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PAD 11 - Painting with The Beatles
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PAD 11 - Painting with The Beatles

$100

with Nathaniel Emerson

Calendar Sep 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The Beatles were probably the most influential band of their day, and they continue to move and inspire artists and musicians alike. When you listen to music while you paint or draw, it is bound to change the outcome of your artwork.  In this class, we will be painting and drawing to the music of The Beatles, focusing on several of their key albums as artistic inspiration.  With each album, will be a brief lecture, providing context and background for the music. The class will be run in an open studio format, with one on one consultation with the instructor and at least one group critique. While this is essentially a painting class, wet and dry media are allowed, so bring your oil paint, acrylic, water color, or graphite and charcoal. This class is for intermediate and advanced students only who have some experience working with wet or dry media.  Be prepared to, “turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream…” as you make art to the music of The Beatles.

About the Instructor: Nathaniel Emerson is a practicing Atlanta artist with a background primarily in painting and diorama building. He graduated from the Atlanta College of Art in 2005, where he studied painting, photography and videography, graduating with with a degree in studio art. As an artist, his paintings are inspired by surrealism, abstract expressionism and the contemporary New Liepzig School movement in Germany.  He has been a painting instructor at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center since 2009 and also teaches at The Paideia School. His paintings and other work can be seen at www.artroundhouse.com.

PAD 12 - Abstract Painting

$275

with Suzy Ferriss

Calendar Sep 4, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 11 weeks

This adult painting course introduces students to the art of abstract painting as they study the various styles and methods of such modern masters as Kandinsky, Rothko, Frankenthaler, and more. Painting techniques explored include staining, impasto, tape, drip, mixed media, etc. This class is suitable for all levels.

Supply List:

  • Acrylic paints: You will need the 3 primaries (red, yellow, blue), the 3 secondaries (orange, green, violet), and white and black. I advise that you purchase a 12-step color wheel from the art supply store or find a color wheel in an art text which you can use as a reference when purchasing your paints. (Try to match your paints to the colors on the color wheel as closely as possible.) You can buy the tubes of paint individually or in a set. The purchase of additional colors is optional. Liquitex and Golden both have a good line of acrylic paints. Some recommended colors are: titanium white, ivory black, cadmium red light, yellow light hansa, cadmium yellow light, cobalt blue, prism violet, cadmium orange, and light green permanent.
  • 3 or 4 synthetic brushes minimum suitable for use with acrylics. Should be assorted rounds and flats, ranging in size from small detail brush to 1" flat.
  • Disposable paper palette pad or plastic mixing tray (styrofoam or paper plates work well also)
  • 2 plastic cups for water
  • Absorbent cotton rags or paper towels
  • Sketch pad, suitable for mixed media or Bristol Board pad, medium finish, approx. 14" x 17"
  • 1 canvas board or 1 pre-stretched & primed canvas, any size
  • Sharpened drawing pencil (2H, H, or HB recommended)
  • Eraser 
  • Scotch magic tape or painters tape 
  • Magazines with interesting imagery
  • Sheet or roll of graphite paper
  • Ruler

Optional: Glue such as white glue or glue stick, Scissors

You can order all supplies and have them ready for you at your class on the first day by ordering from binders! Abstract Painting supplies available here: https://bindersart.com/supply-lists/11769-callanwolde-abstract-painting-with-suzy-ferriss.html

About the Instructor:  Suzy Ferriss is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in the fields of drawing and painting, puppetry theater, filmmaking, photography, and writing. She currently teaches a variety of art classes that include drawing, acrylic painting, abstract painting, watercolor, color theory, and collage. Ms. Ferriss has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards towards her work and has participated in both group and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and in Europe.

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 2 payments of $100.00, paid monthly.

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PAD 13 - The Art of Collage

$275

with Suzy Ferriss

Calendar Sep 4, 2019 at 12 pm, runs for 11 weeks

Inspired by such masters as Matisse and Picasso, students will be taken through the collage process, beginning with basic painting and drawing techniques, followed by composition and assemblage. Methods include photomontage, cut paper collage, assemblage, and fabric collage. 

Supply List:

  • Pad drawing paper (suitable for both dry and wet media) approx. 14" x 17"
  • Bristol Board Pad, medium finish recommended, approx. 18"x 24" 
  • Assorted drawing pencils (4B, 2B, HB, 2H are recommended)
  • Assorted erasers (kneaded, art gum, and Pink Pearl are recommended)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Acrylic paints (or some other kind of quick drying paint such as watercolor or gouache). You'll need white, black, plus an assortment of colors (red, blue, yellow, green, orange, and violet recommended)
  • Brushes suitable for your paint, both rounds and flats, assorted sizes from small detail to 1" recommended
  • Various sized plastic containers for water and paint
  • Disposable palette pad, plastic palette, or paper plates for mixing paints
  • Cotton rag or paper towels
  • Several sheets thin cardboard (file folders work well)
  • Ruler (cork backed recommended)
  • Scissors
  • Tape such as Scotch Magic tape, painter's tape, and/or masking tape
  • Glue (glue stick and white glue such as Elmer's)
  • Magazine(s) with interesting imagery
  • Clean white scratch paper such as computer paper
  • Items for collage such as photographs, postcards, maps, sheet music, light weight textures, fabrics, ribbons, advertisements, stationary, decorative papers, paper scraps, cardboard, old drawing or painting projects, wood scraps, etc. etc. Basically anything that can be cut up and adhered with glue.

The following are optional but useful:

  • Xacto knife with blades
  • Hot glue gun
  • One sheet nicer paper, approximately 18" x 24" or larger (Make sure heavy enough to support collaged materials.)
  • Other possible media: Charcoal (1 stick of vine or compressed, or 1 charcoal pencil), Conte crayon (white, brown, black recommended), Black India ink (for drawing, not mechanical pens. If using India ink, you will also need pen staff and assorted pen points. Can be purchased in kit. Make sure for drawing, not lettering) and brush suitable for ink, dry colored medium such as pastels, colored pencil, oil pastels, colored markers, 1 black fine point sharpie marker,
  • Tracing paper
  • Graphite paper
  • Assorted brushes such as house painting brushes, toothbrushes, inexpensive house painting brush, etc.
  • Any additional media or materials which you would like to work with and/or incorporate into your work.

You can order all supplies and have them ready for you at your class on the first day by ordering from Binders! Art of Collage supplies available here: https://bindersart.com/supply-lists/11767-callanwold-art-of-collage-with-suzy-ferriss.html

About the Instructor:  Suzy Ferriss is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in the fields of drawing and painting, puppetry theater, filmmaking, photography, and writing. She currently teaches a variety of art classes that include drawing, acrylic painting, abstract painting, watercolor, color theory, and collage. Ms. Ferriss has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards towards her work and has participated in both group and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and in Europe.

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 2 payments of $100.00, paid monthly.

PAD 14 - Self Expression & Exploration in Oil Painting

$200

with Nathaniel Emerson

Calendar Sep 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This is an adult painting class.

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.

SUPPLY LIST:

  • 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.

About the Instructor:  Nathaniel Emerson is a practicing Atlanta artist with a background primarily in painting and diorama building. He graduated from the Atlanta College of Art in 2005, where he studied painting, photography and videography, graduating with with a degree in studio art. As an artist, his paintings are inspired by surrealism, abstract expressionism and the contemporary New Liepzig School movement in Germany.  He has been a painting instructor at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center since 2009 and also teaches at The Paideia School. His paintings and other work can be seen at www.artroundhouse.com.

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 1 payment of $125.00, paid monthly.
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PAD 15 - Introduction to Watercolor

$200

with Lorriane Brennan

Calendar Sep 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Learn about the basics of watercolor including working with a variety of painting techniques, line and wash, texture, and value.

SUPPLY LIST:

  • One sheet of 22x30 140lb. watercolor paper (arches recommended)
  • Travel watercolor set; or intro set of tube watercolor paint and a pallet with sections
  • Set of watercolor brushes. For example: small (round), medium (square w/ angle), large (round)

 You may also just bring what you already have.

About the Instructor:  Lorraine Brennan recently won an Award of Excellence in an international online exhibition called the Healing Power of Art on www.manhattanarts.com.  She is a modern genre’ scene painter and you can see her oil paintings at www.lorrainebrennan.com.  Lorraine has 18 years teaching experience in college art foundations in all levels of drawing, painting, and design. 

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 1 payment of $125.00, paid monthly.

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PAD 16 - Introduction to Watercolor

$200

with Jessica Blinkhorn

Calendar Aug 24, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 8 weeks

*New class time:  11:00 - 1:00.*

*Please note new ending date.*  Class skips Sept. 14.

Learn about the basics of watercolor including working with a variety of painting techniques, line and wash, texture, and value.

SUPPLY LIST:

  • 2 Arches 140lbs watercolor blocks (1 each 5x7" and 9x12")  If you cannot locate these sizes, an 8x10 block is fine.
  • Winsor Newton Cotman Watercolor Pocket Plus
  • Brushes: Liner, Rigger, Filbert (small/medium size), Moper, Round (small/medium size)
  • Semi-permanent masking fluid.  (make sure it is the kind that is rubbery and pulls up otherwise it is really frustrating to work with.  You may need to check with a salesperson.)
  • 5x7" sketchbook (bound).   The 5.5 x 8.5 size is fine.
  • 2 plastic containers (cups)
  • T-shirt torn into squares (paint rags)
  • Extras: Salt, Alcohol, Cotton swabs, Tea bags...

You can order all supplies and have them ready for you at your class on the first day by ordering from Binders! Introduction to Watercolor supplies available here: https://bindersart.com/supply-lists/11770-callanwolde-intro-to-watercolor-with-jessica-blinkhorn.html

About the Instructor:  Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with her BFA in Drawing and Painting and she pursued her MFA in the same concentration at Georgia State University. Following her Master's degree, which she received in the spring of 2010, Blinkhorn worked as a self-sustaining artist. She began working as an Instructor in the arts while in grad school but her first adjunct position arrived in June of 2011 at Georgia Perimeter College in Dunwoody. She continued working for GPC at their Dunwoody and Clarkston campuses until the summer of 2016 before accepting a full-time position as a Middle School Art teacher in Clayton County. Blinkhorn held that position from 2016-2017 but ultimately decided to return to higher education accepting a full-time faculty position at Georgia State University and Perimeter College's. Blinkhorn has a total of 11 years of instructional experience, has been spotlighted on ABCNEWS, is the subject of an award-winning documentary short, was a semi-finalist for the Forward Arts Emerging Artist Award, and has a passion for teaching the arts.

PAD 17 - Painting the Figure and Portraits in Oils

$300

with Patrick Hobaugh

Calendar Sep 6, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks

*This class skips Oct. 11.*

Designed for both the beginner and experienced painter, this adult painting 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.*

You can order all supplies and have them ready for you at your class on the first day by ordering from Binders! Painting the Figure Portraits in Oils supplies available here: https://bindersart.com/supply-lists/11765-callanwolde-painting-the-figure-and-portraits-in-oil.html

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 1 payments of $115.00, paid monthly. Final payment of $110.00.

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PAD 18 - Painting the Figure and Portraits in Oils

$300

with Patrick Hobaugh

Calendar Sep 6, 2019 at 1:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

*This class skips Oct. 11.*

Designed for both the beginner and experienced painter, this adult painting 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.*

You can order all supplies and have them ready for you at your class on the first day by ordering from Binders! Painting the Figure Portraits in Oils supplies available here: https://bindersart.com/supply-lists/11765-callanwolde-painting-the-figure-and-portraits-in-oil.html

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 1 payments of $115.00, paid monthly. Final payment of $110.00.

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