Painting Workshop (Teacher Workday):
Friday, March 2, 8-12 years
Vincent van Gogh: Boats and Seascapes
Friday, March 2, is a teacher workday for Arlington County and a day off for kids. Have them come learn about the Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh and his beautiful boat paintings. The teacher, Amy West, brings van Gogh to life. Students will learn a little about the time period and the place where he lived, as well as, some of his extraordinary painting methods. They will work with thick paint to create a painting with the texture and vibrancy of his masterpieces. All materials are included. Students should bring a snack.
Fri, March 2, 10am – 12:30pm
$70 (early-bird $65, expires Feb. 21)
Instructor: Amy West
Painting Workshop: Thursdays: April 12, 19, 26, adults
Contemporary Acrylics, with Jane Coonce
Three-class workshop. Students will explore a unique technique using a synthetic paper that is coated with an acrylic varnish. An abstract underpainting is put down in the first layer. From there, different techniques will be applied to create a contemporary landscape or figure painting by using lifting, negative painting, and carving out shapes allowing the 1st layer to always play a part of the final painting. It’s lots of fun and very experimental.
Thursdays, April 12, April 19 and April 26, 10am – 1pm
$190 (early-bird $180, expires March 27)
Instructor: Jane Coonce