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Plein-Air Landscape Oil Painting

$65

with Christopher Reed, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jul 13, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
This class is open to beginners as well as those looking to build upon prior experience in landscape oil painting along the Eastern Promenade and the Audubon sanctuary in Falmouth, weather permitting. The objective will be in developing color accuracy, new painting techniques, and gaining a better understanding of composition. These skills can be applied to online classes as well based on photos from the same locations. Mindfulness tools will be utilized for minimizing inhibitions and fears associated with the creative process. Masks and proper social distancing will be practiced during this class. A supply list and further information will be provided when class is determined to run.

Mindful Abstract Landscape Painting (Zoom Class)

$65

with Christopher Reed, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jul 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
This class will incorporate mindfulness based techniques with an expressive approach to landscape oil painting. Exercises will emphasize various mark making and painting effects in an abstract way while providing an understanding of the basic principles of color theory and composition. The objective of the class will be to gradually overcome natural inhibitions, perfectionism, in order to fully express yourself at an intuitive level. No experience is required, just a willingness to tap into unchartered territory to discover your creative potential. A supply list will be provided when class is determined to run.

Mindful Landscape Pastel Drawing (Zoom Class)

$65

with Christopher Reed, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jul 15, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
This class will introduce students to the basic principles of pastel drawing, including the mixing of colors on various textured surfaces, layering, and blending (dry and wet technique). Composition and value will be explored through landscape photographs. Mindfulness exercises will accentuate the creative process and allow the inner artist to unfold naturally without judgment and fear. A supply list will be provided when class is determined to run.

Botanical Mixed Media (Zoom Class)

$65

with Christopher Reed, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jul 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Students will be introduced to the basic techniques of botanical drawing through the close observation of various types of plants, primarily native to Maine, in addition to the use of photos. The principles of line, composition, and value will be emphasized utilizing graphite, charcoal, pastel, ink, and watercolor pencils. Meditative exercises will help to minimize inhibitions and fears associated with the creative process. A supply list will be provided when class is determined to run.




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