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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Painting & Drawing

PAD100 - Introduction to Drawing


with Christopher Hall

Calendar Sep 1, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

This class is for students with little or no previous drawing experience and includes the basic fundamentals of drawing, including line, contour, value, perspective, and composition. 


  • Set of graphite drawing pencils (must have at least these three: HB, 4B, and 8B)
  • Small pack of General's compressed or jumbo graphite sticks (NOT charcoal)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • White Pearl or Pink Pearl eraser
  • Kneaded rubber eraser (small to medium size)
  • 11" x 14" sketchbook or drawing pad (must be spiral bound)
Payment plan available: $50 deposit plus 2 payments of $75.00, paid weekly

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PAD101 - Introduction to Drawing: Itten's Design and Form


with Suzy Ferriss

Calendar Sep 5, 2018 at 12 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Based on Johannes Itten's landmark classes taught at the Bauhaus, this course will introduce students to the basics of drawing. The text "Design and Form," a compilation of exercises from Itten's teachings, will serve as a springboard for examining elements and principles of art and design that include line, value, texture, harmony, and movement. A variety of drawing techniques will be covered as students create works in media such as pencil, charcoal, ink, and conte. This class is suitable for students of all levels.


  • Pencils (1 each: 4B, 2B, HB, 2H)
  • Erasers (1 each: kneaded, art gum, Pink Pearl)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Charcoal (2 sticks vine (can be purchased in packets), and 1 stick compressed)
  • Conte crayon (1 each: white, brown, black)
  • Black India ink (for drawing, not mechanical pens)
  • Pen staff and assorted pen points (Can be purchased in kit. Make sure for drawing, not lettering)
  • Brush suitable for ink (bamboo handled brush recommended)
  • Small containers for waters (plastic)
  • Cotton rag
  • Paper towels
  • 18 "ruler
  • 1 sketchbook, approximately 14" x 17" in size (suitable for a variety of media)
  • 18" x 24" pad drawing paper (suitable for a variety of media)
  • 1 pad newsprint
  • 1 sheet tinted paper (suitable for conte crayon, gray or brown recommended)
  • Scissors
  • The following 3 items will be discussed during class): 1 sheet clear plastic (such as acetate), 1 sheet thin cardboard, 1 black sharpie marker
  • Masking tape.


  • Colored medium such as pastels, colored pencil, or oil pastels
  • Tool box for transporting supplies
  • Glue (glue stick, white glue, or rubber cement)
  • Inexpensive portfolio or some means of carrying and protecting your work
  • Magazines with interesting imagery
  • Graphite paper
  • Xacto knife, #11 blades
  • Old shirt or smock.

Text for class: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Edwards (optional, but recommended) - Can be found online at discount prices. Try or eBay. Additional recommended text: The Natural Way to Draw, Nicolaides.

Payment plan available: $50 deposit plus 2 payments of $100.00, paid every four weeks
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PAD102 - Intermediate Drawing


with Lorriane Brennan

Calendar Sep 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Designed to increase students' confidence in drawing, this course introduces drawing as an expressive medium, while encouraging students to sharpen their technical and observational skills. Students are encouraged to use traditional and conventional media, including color. Composition is emphasized as students learn the relationships of the parts of the drawing to the whole.  Min. 4, Max. 10.


  • Drawing paper
  • Color drawing media
  • Colored pencils
  • Pastels
  • Erasers
Payment plan available: $50 deposit plus 2 payments of $100.00, paid every four weeks

PAD103 - Relief Printmaking workshop


with Chris Bray

Calendar Oct 23, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Relief prints are created through carving an image into wood or linoleum, applying ink to the surface, and transferring the inked image onto paper. In this introductory workshop, students will use carving tools to create images on linoleum blocks, which will be printed with oil-based inks using hand tools and the Vandercook press.  Studio time is balanced with a brief presentation on historical and contemporary relief prints. All materials will be provided, so come and give printmaking a try!  Min. 5, Max. 8

Payment plan available: $50 deposit plus 2 payments of $25.00, paid every four weeks

PAD104 - Painting with Color


with Suzy Ferriss

Calendar Sep 5, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

The illusions of perspective, three-dimensionality, and movement. Moods such as excitement, drama, mystery, and grief. The sensations of cold and warmth. Even the feeling of hunger. How can the use of color evoke such varied responses? Through this class, students will study the use of color by the masters and learn how! While being introduced to various acrylic painting techniques, students will paint from both life and imagination. A course suitable for all levels. 

Payment plan available: $50 deposit plus 2 payments of $100.00, paid every four weeks

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PAD106 - Self Expression & Exploration in Oil Painting


with Nathaniel Emerson

Calendar Sep 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This class is designed to guide students to find their inner artist and explore conscious and subconscious ideas – much like painters throughout history have found inspiration. The class is suitable for all levels and includes basic instruction for using oil paints as well as composition, subject matter, and concepts. Min 4, max 10.


  • Paint (Artist or high grade paint recommended): - Titanium White - Unbleached Titanium - Cadmium Red (Medium or Light) - Cadmium Yellow (Medium or Light) - Pthalo Blue - Cobalt Blue - Viridian (a rich dark green) - Alizarin Crimson - Burnt Sienna - Burnt Umber.  Add any other colors of your choosing.
  • Mediums and Solvents: Liquin- Sun thickened linseed oil, - Odorless Turpenoid, (not turpentine) 
  • Other necessary materials: - Various brushes... different sizes and shapes. Make sure to get at least one “round” and one “flat” brush. Make sure they are meant for oil paint; the more variations the better. (Artist grade brushes are essential)
  • Palette: Disposable palette paper or a reusable palette
  • Rags, (old washcloth or shop rag)
  • Palette knife
  • 2 containers with lids. (We will use these to mix and store our mediums.)
  • Pencil
  • Paper, (News print pad, sketch pad, or typing paper)
  • Carrying case for everything
  • Pre-stretched canvas, (at least 3). Many will be used, but only one will be necessary for the first class
  • Other materials may be added as class progresses.
Payment plan available: $50 deposit plus 3 payments of $50.00, paid every two weeks

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PAD107 - "Larger Than Life" Drawing Class


with Mary Beth Andrews

Calendar Aug 23, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Monumental drawing will stretch your skills to new heights!!! Overcome your fear of the big white page and embrace new drawing skills and techniques. Students are encouraged to experiment and use multi media. Drawings 5ft tall plus will be from life models.

Payment plan available: $50 deposit plus 5 payments of $60.00, paid every two weeks

PAD108 - Painting the Figure and Portraits in Oils


with Patrick Hobaugh

Calendar Sep 7, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks

Designed for both the beginner and experienced painter, this course introduces you to the language of painting and the use of color and composition to create realistic portraits and figures in oil. Students will work from photographs as reference. Relax and learn in a stress-free environment! Returning students are introduced to new techniques to help them move forward with their art.

Supply List

  • Brushes: You will eventually want as many brushes as possible, but you will at least need 4-6 to start with. I will explain the different types during the first day of class, but here are the recommended types and sizes for now. Filberts: At least one brush, size 2, and/or 4 Rounds: At least three brushes of the following sizes: 1, 2, 4 Flats: At least One brush of the following sizes: 6, and/or 8 The Synthetic Rounds and Flats can usually be found cheaper in sets. The synthetic brushes are cheaper and work fine. The sable or sable/synthetic blend brushes are more expensive but will last longer.
  • Canvas: You will need at least one canvas for this class, perhaps two, pre stretched and primed, of at least 16" x 20" size, and no larger than 24" x 30".
  • Containers/Cleaners: You will need a small-lidded jar to keep for water, baby food jar sized. With water-miscible oil paints you will not need any solvents for clean up, however, you will want some Brush Washing Soap sold at any of the art stores, or some dish/laundry soap.
  • Miscellaneous: Some Cotton Rags, Paper towel roll
  • Optional: Rubber Gloves

Paint colors needed for the class: Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue hue, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Alizarin, Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Naples Yellow Hue, Sap Green. We will be using water-miscible oil paints, which look and handle just like regular oil paints but with easier clean up and less noxious fumes. *If you already own regular oil paints, you are welcome to use those rather than buy a whole new set, however, I would like you to have the colors listed above. If you have any questions about which paint to buy we can discuss it the first day of class.*

Payment plan available: $50 deposit plus 5 payments of $50.00, paid every two weeks

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