Anne Stine Fine Art Studio — Purcellville
Encaustic Collage Workshop
Ready for something totally different? Learn the basics of creating encaustic artwork by fusing mixed media collage to the wax surface. Students will practice techniques and complete an original 8x8" encaustic collage mixed media painting on cradled wood panel in class. (Students may bring papers, fabric and others collage materials to use in their original artwork. Check with me if you have a questions about materials.) No painting experience necessary. This is a great class for beginners and artists looking to explore this exciting medium. Age 16 to adult, 6 seats available, 2 hrs. $89 fee includes all supplies.
- Saturday, March 10, 1 - 3pm
- Visit annestinepainting.com/product/encaustic-collage-workshop-saturday-march-10-1-pm-3-pm/ for more details or to register
Encaustic Burn-In Technique Workshop
This class is HOT! Learn encaustic burn-in techniques using a hand held blow torch. Students will be working with pigmented wax and firing up shellac, wood glue and alcohol inks for dramatic results. Students will practice techniques and complete an original 8x8" encaustic mixed media painting on cradled wood panel in class. This is a great class for artists familiar with encaustic and students who attended the collage workshop (not required). Age 16 to adult, 6 seats available, 2 hrs. $89 fee includes all materials.
- Saturday, March 24, 1 - 3pm
- Visit annestinepainting.com/product/encaustic-burn-in-workshop-march-24-1-pm-3-pm/ for more details or to register
ArtSpace — Herndon
ArtSpace Herndon is a community art gallery created and supported by art lovers in the greater Herndon area. ArtSpace Herndon is a gathering place to celebrate the arts, showcasing artwork and events by local, regionally, and nationally known artists and performers. ArtSpace Herndon features a 1700 square foot art gallery and two classrooms for all types of art classes and small group sessions with artists.
- Visit www.artspaceherndon.com for more information
Atelier Garage — Marcia Klioze — Leesburg
Private and Semi-Private Classes
Beginning and Intermediate figurative and portrait painting classes in home studio. Hours are flexible and coordinated with students needs and instructor.
- Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9pm
- Visit www.atelierinthegarage.com for more information
Painting in Oil — Portraits and Still Life
Interested in painting or drawing portraits or still life? This session is designed for the beginner and the advanced artist. We will be painting the portrait or still life. It’s your choice! To keep cost down we will be painting from a photo of the instructor’s choice for the portrait. By keeping the image “impersonal” it helps the student learn about values, temperature, and color. It also helps by learning from a photo that you can “see” from, with contrast, for the beginning artist tend to choose weak photo reference. In this class I will also have a still life set up if the student prefers not to paint the portrait. Beginners learn the fundamentals, including color, composition, value, and materials. In this class you will gain the knowledge of basic painting concepts and techniques such as value, color temperature, composition and transition through one on one instruction. You will be exposed to the different approaches to start a portrait or still life painting and the theories behind them. The advanced artist will hone existing skills and explore new challenges. Short demos in oil through the entire process. Fee of $175 includes two live model sessions.
- Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9pm
- Visit www.atelierinthegarage.com, email email@example.com, or call 703-402-3327 to learn more or register
Oil Painting Classes — Still Life and Portraits
Interested in painting or drawing portraits or still life? This session is designed for the beginner and the advanced artist. We will be painting the portrait or still life. It’s your choice! To keep cost down we will be painting from a photo of the instructor’s choice for the portrait. By keeping the image “impersonal” it helps the student learn about values, temperature and color. It also helps by learning from a photo that you can “see” from, with contrast, for the beginning artist tend to choose weak photo reference. In this class I will also have a still life set up if the student prefers not to paint the portrait. Beginners learn the fundamentals, including; color, composition, value, and materials. In this class you will gain the knowledge of basic painting concepts and techniques such as value, color temperature, composition and transition through one on one instruction. You will be exposed to the different approaches to start a portrait or still life painting and the theories behind them. The advanced artist will hone existing skills and explore new challenges. Short demos in oil through the entire process.
- Tuesdays, Noon - 2:30pm
- Visit www.atelierinthegarage.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 703-402-3327 to learn more or register
Open Studio with Models — Painting Party!
Four week open studio session. Figure and costumed models. No instruction. Looking for a place to paint and exchange ideas with like-minded artists? Haven't signed up? Start your four week session at any time and we'll keep track of your weeks! Can't make it every week? No problem! You can always make it up later! Fee of $90 includes model fees.
The Clay and Metal Loft — Leesburg
Summer Arts Programming — Summer Kids Camps
Imagine combining your wildly imaginative children with impressive art supplies, phenomenal art teachers, and a ton of fun! All you need to worry about is deciding where you're going to display your new art collection! We strive to create a welcoming environment that fosters your child's creativity and individuality, where new friendships blossom and kids get time to collaborate with other camp-mates as well. Each day, we plan a well-paced line up of projects, involving a wide variety of materials, subjects, and art principles. We might start the day with a watercolor painting project, and then finish a papier mache project from the day before. Throughout the week, students could have the chance to explore pottery, painting, drawing, chalk pastel, oil pastel, sculpture, jewelry making, collage, and printmaking. As necessary, students are split into age groups to work on age and developmentally appropriate projects. Join us for a morning, an afternoon or BOTH! A short break half way through each day allows for a healthy snack & giggle break. Your budding super stars are washed up and ready to go right at pick-up. Be prepared, as they will have (slightly drippy) projects in hand that they are beaming to tell you about!
- Summer 2018
- Visit www.theclayandmetalloft.com/new-products-2 for more details or to register
The Cooley Gallery — Leesburg
This class if for those that have some experience with painting, or if you are a beginner, you're in for a treat.
- Tuesdays, March 6 - April 10
- Visit the-cooley-gallery.myshopify.com/products/watercolor-classes for more information or to register
DebKArt Home Studios — Ashburn
David Shevlino Paints the Nude or Clothed Figure from Photos
This class is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) from photos. We’ll explore the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects. We’ll also discuss what makes a good photo to use as reference, as well as creating a sense of movement and avoiding the inherent problems of photos. On the first morning there will be a demonstration, then the class will paint. Students will learn to look at the figure and see it in terms of large, overall basic shapes. Working on a toned ground, we’ll start by sketching and placing the subject on the canvas. Then we block in two simple values: light and dark tone. After that we begin adding mid tones. By learning to simplify form, values and color, we begin to interpret and break down the figure into more understandable tones and shapes instead of becoming distracted by details. This helps us to paint our subjects with greater clarity and directness. This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to paint their subject with greater economy.
- March 8 - 11, 2018, 9:30am - 4:30pm
- Visit debkart.com/blog/115000/david-shevlino-paints-the-clothed-figure to register
Juan Jr. Ramirez Paints Realistic Portraits from Photos
Keeping it real... "Ever since I was a child, I was struck by realistic illustrations. The older I got, and the more I learned about art history and painting techniques, the more my understanding and awareness about realism developed. Da Vinci's Mona Lisa was more realistic than other portraiture of his time. Rubens was more realistic than the renaissance artists. Sargent was more realistic than romantic artists. Even in movies, the T-Rex in Jurassic Park was more realistic than the Claymation T-Rex from King Kong. Today, we see realistic contemporary artworks made out of all kinds of materials. Realistic heads are made out of gum balls, yarn, nails, strings, wires, finger prints, jello, and countless ordinary objects. Regardless of the medium, what is Realism? How could any found object, or painting techniques produce realism? In this workshop, we'll delve into the details that make painted portraits look realistic. From drawing methods, to color mixing and paint application, we will focus on producing realistic paintings. We will use a photo to make it easier, but paint it as if it were from life. I hope to pass on to you knowledge and techniques that will make your work appear more real." —Juan Jr. Ramirez
- April 15 - 18, 2018, 9:30am - 4:30pm
- Visit debkart.com/blog/123447/juan-jr-ramirez-paints-realistic-portraits to register
Carlo Russo Paints the Still Life
In this four day class we will explore some of the key elements in creating a successful still life painting. The instructor will cover subjects such as composition, object selection, color harmony, painting technique, materials and more. Often the success of a painting is determined before a mark is ever made on the canvas. In this class, the instructor will share his insights, experience, and expertise on how to create a harmonious, well designed and successful picture. Each day the instructor will demonstrate for the class to give a deeper understanding of the techniques involved.
- May 18 - 21, 2018, 9:30am - 4:30pm
- Visit debkart.com/blog/123426/carlo-russo-paints-the-still-life to register
TJ Cunningham Paints the Landscape Outdoors Plein Air
The focus of this workshop is learning to see reflected light and color in landscape painting. Working from life, TJ Cunningham will demonstrate his process during daily demonstrations and then assist attendees as they complete their own paintings. This focused, four day workshop will be conducted outdoors at various wooded sites in the Broadlands neighborhood of Ashburn, Virginia. We will locate close to amenities and parking. All levels of experience are welcome. Composition, drawing, and basic value and color distribution will all be discussed. As an optional activity, you are invited to join TJ Cunningham at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, September 25th. You can meet him there, or travel on the metro bus and rail system from Ashburn with TJ. It is about a one hour commute, and exact change or a metro card are required for the bus rides. TJ has researched select paintings in the gallery's collection. He will seek them out and lead a discussion on each one. Lunch is available for purchase in the museum's cafeteria. This will be a fun and educational experience.
- September 21 - 25, 2018, 9:30am - 4:30pm
- Visit debkart.com/blog/122713/tj-cunningham-teaches-landscape-painting-plein-air-plus-optional-trip-to-the-national-gallery-of-art to register
Felicia Forte Paints Alla Prima Still Life and Portrait
Alla Prima painting, or wet into wet, single session painting is a stimulating method which teaches you to be present in every brush stroke, focusing only on the essentials, ultimately giving you great dexterity and control. With demonstration and gentle critique, Felicia will challenge you to correctly observe and record the fundamentals: shapes, values, edges and color. In this workshop Felicia will combine portraiture, the subject that she was first interested in, and with which she gained her skill with her current interests in still life, interiors and abstraction. Felicia is an inspired and creative teacher with 9 years of teaching experience under her belt. She will interact with each student according to their experience and strengths. All levels welcome!
- October 5 - 7, 2018, 10am - 5pm
- Visit debkart.com/blog/123472/felicia-forte-paints-alla-prima-still-life-and-portrait to register
Kurt Schwarz & Lavender and Vine
Painting in Provence France with Kurt Schwarz
Painting workshop in Provence with local artist/instructor, Kurt Schwarz, will combine plein air and studio painting. This small group stays in a villa near Orange, France. Full days of painting and alternate days of sightseeing offered (although you can work on art every day if you choose). Fall is a great time of the year to visit Provence, with sunny days and fewer tourists. Sightseeing includes: Roman ruins, Van Gogh asylum, and colorful markets. An ochre mine painting workshop, multimedia art show featuring Picasso/Spanish Masters and a painting day at a friend’s vineyard during the harvest and more.
- September 21 - 29
- Contact email@example.com for a brochure or more information
LisArts.com — Sterling
Art Classes for Children & Teens, After-School & Home-Schooled
Art Classes for children aged 5yrs through teens, after school Wednesdays and on Saturday mornings. Homeschool classes on Wednesdays and Fridays. Visit www.LisArts.com for complete class descriptions, times, and fees.
Round Hill Arts Center — Round Hill
Round Hill Arts Center is community-based, encouraging participation in the arts for the benefit of the entire community of western Loudoun. We also seek to foster an understanding of the many ways in which art is present in our lives — from paintings and drawings to furniture and textiles. In short, we are about getting people into art!