Adult & Teen Art Classes

February 2017
Adult, Youth

Drawing to Painting (Ages 10-17)

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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4 Sundays
February 12 - March 5
4 Sundays (see all)
Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

In this class students will work from examples with the objective of turning a drawing into a painting. Students will learn the canvas sketching process, be introduced to acrylic painting, and color theory. Previous painting experience is not required. Supply list: • Assortment of pencils • Sharpie Ink Pen (black) • 8 x 10 canvas ...

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Adult

Dry Media: Drawing II (Ages 16+)

February 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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6 Mondays
February 20 - March 27
6 Mondays (see all)
Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

Further experience with drawing will be gained as you work with materials like powdered graphite, charcoal, markers, pens, and much more. Materials such as acrylic sheets, sanded papers, Bristol vellum, plate and smooth, clay coat (too many to list) will also be used in class. All materials will be provided by instructor.

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Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

February 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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6 Mondays
February 20 - March 27
6 Mondays (see all)
Members: $75
Non-Members: $95

Come join this safe and nurturing environment for the creative process open to students of all levels. Inspiration comes through sharing ideas, stimulating critiques and challenging assignments. Lecture/demos cover areas such as composition, form, color and contrast.

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Adult

Out of the Box Art (Ages 16+)

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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6 Mondays
February 20 - March 27
6 Mondays (see all)
Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

Here we go again!! More out of the box art through out of the box thinking, out of the box use of materials and out of the box artists!!! Acrylics, watercolor, pastels, decoupage, and all sorts of fabulous mediums for fabulous effects will be employed. Mr. Clean magic eraser??? Yes. The sky is the limit; ...

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Adult

Watercolors Everywhere! Where Do I Begin? (Ages 16+)

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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6 Mondays
February 20 - March 27
6 Mondays (see all)
Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

In this introductory watercolor painting class beginners will learn both traditional techniques and a few non-traditional tricks.  All paints and materials needed for class will be provided by the instructor.  Come empty handed and leave as a watercolor artist!

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

February 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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6 Tuesdays
February 21 - March 28
6 Tuesdays (see all)
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums.

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
February 21 - March 28
6 Tuesdays (see all)
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums.

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
February 21 - March 28
6 Tuesdays (see all)
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

Novices through advanced students are invited to this oil, acrylic and pastel painting studio. Students may start withdrawing color class or begin with their own individual projects.

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March 2017
Adult

Instructed Life Drawing – Gestural & Structural Approach to the Figure (Ages 18+)

March 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Members: $115
Non-Members: $145

Francesco’s one-on-one assistance and feedback ensure beginners students understanding and keep advanced and returning students engaged and challenged.

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Adult

Introduction to Adult Improv (Ages 16+)

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Wednesdays
February 8 - March 15
6 Wednesdays (see all)
Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

This introduction to the improvisation developed at Chicago’s Second City and seen on "Whose Line is It Anyway?" is about playing together, laughter, joy and support. Through exercises and games you will learn about the “rules” of Improv, agreement, listening, story, teamwork, and the basics of scenes. You will also improve your memory, self-confidence and ...

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Adult

Beginning Oil Painting – Follow the Masters (Ages 16+)

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
February 8 - March 1
4 Wednesdays (see all)
Members: $105
Non-Members: $135

This class is designed to give beginners and intermediate students a way to understand how to handle the medium of oil paint and how to mix color effectively.  Students will work with painting from old Masters like Gainsborough, Rembrandt, and Zorn.  Francesco will paint along with students and provide one on one assistance and feedback.  ...

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Adult

Relaxing – Meditative Watercolor Painting (Ages 16+)

March 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
February 16 - March 9
4 Thursdays (see all)
Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

Join teaching artist Susan Beavers and enjoy a relaxing, meditative form of painting using one brush and colors which please you.  Create shapes and forms using basic brush strokes while listening to soothing background music.  As Susan says, “You don’t have to be an artist.  The art I teach is meditative; for relaxation.”  Whatever your ...

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Adult, Youth

Travel Journaling Workshop (Ages 13+)

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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2-Day Workshop
March 2 - March 3
2-Day Workshop (see all)
Members: $70
Non-Members: $90

Going on a trip?  Having a special event?  Want to do something more on a weekend?  Learning to do watercolor journaling can enhance your trip or make a memory for you to enjoy in coming years.  This workshop is for advanced painters and beginners alike.  The technique is friendly to beginners, and experienced painter will ...

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Adult

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Ages 16+)

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Thursdays
March 2 - April 6
6 Thursdays (see all)
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

This class, for beginners and experienced artists alike, is based on the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards.  Instructor, Terry Lynn, will show and teach techniques that make it possible for ANYONE to draw.  Class instruction will begin with the basics of line, move on to perspective, and finally ...

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Adult

Member Artist Open Studio (Ages 16+)

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Every Friday
March 3 - March 31
Every Friday (see all)
FREE for Alliance Members

Join fellow Alliance members every Friday for an open studio. All mediums, techniques and styles are welcome.

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Adult, Youth

Empowering Meditative Movements (Ages 14+)

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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3 Consecutive Tuesdays
March 7 - March 21
3 Consecutive Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $75
Non-Members: $95

Meditative Movements™ uses safe, easy to follow, therapeutic movements that support your physical, emotional, and mental needs. The movements are adaptable to anyone's physical ability. By practicing this new technique, you will feel more relaxed and be able to release stress in healthy ways. You can integrate the movements easily into your daily routine or ...

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Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
March 8 - March 29
4 Wednesdays (see all)
Members: $145
Non-Members: $180

You know some of the basics, but are ready to call the shots when it comes to setting your camera’s functions. No more auto setting for you.

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Adult

Free Artist Demo with Elio Camacho (Ages 16+)

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Members: $Free
Non-Members: $10

San Francisco artist Elio Camacho will provide a free demonstration ($10 for non-members) of his painting style for artists and art connoisseurs, showing his Alla Prima style which captures the first impression and light on a given subject. Elio is scheduled to teach a 3 – day workshop at the Alliance in March. Come meet ...

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Adult

Copyright and Fair Use for Artists – Workshop Series (Ages 18+)

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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4 Separate Thursdays
March 9 - March 30
4 Separate Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

An interactive, fast-paced and fun series of workshops on legal issues of critical importance to creative artists. Protect your work. Use other artists’ work without getting into trouble. Simple contract tips.  Using fur? Using feathers? This and more from an experienced creative arts attorney. Appropriate for every level of sophistication, from beginners to advanced. Each ...

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Adult

Business of Art: Licensing, Negotiating and Collaborating (Ages 18+)

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

Learn to spot “legalese” traps and tricks in contracts of all types, plus simple contract strategies to protect yourself. Discover “The Law of Unintended Consequences” affecting your collaboration with other creatives and how to work around it. This and more, from an experienced creative arts attorney. Includes Q and A. Supply list: Notebook and pen ...

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Adult

Still Life Workshop with Elio Camacho (Ages 16+)

March 10 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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3 Day Workshop
March 10 - March 12
3 Day Workshop (see all)
Members: $375
Non-Members: $475

As a painting instructor, my mission is to provide students with the foundation necessary to be creative. My goal is to assist students in capturing the particular mood of the moment and to express themselves in a bold and colorful way, while capturing the beauty and spontaneity of nature. My workshops are very hands-on, with ...

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Adult, Youth

The iCreate Series – for iPhone and iPad (Ages 13+)

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Fridays
March 10 - April 14
6 Fridays (see all)
Members: $185
Non-Members: $235

Apple’s popular mobile devices are also Powerful Portable Art Studios that you can take with you wherever you go!  You don’t have to be an artist to attend the iCreate Series but you may be one when you finish.  Express yourself!  *Apps will be downloaded during class.  Please be prepared to use your Apple ID ...

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Adult

Sea Turtle – Batik Workshop (Ages 16+)

March 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $80
Non-Members: $100

In this workshop you will use the Batik process to paint a beautiful sea turtle swimming underwater on Ginwashi rice paper.  Batik is a wax-resist process.  Wherever the hot wax is placed print cannot enter the rice paper.  The process involves placing wax, painting with watercolors, and drying multiple times with different sheets of patterns ...

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Adult, Youth

Still Life & Landscape Drawing (Ages 10-17)

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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4 Sundays
March 12 - April 2
4 Sundays (see all)
Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

In this course student will learn the fundamentals of drawing still life objects in addition to spending time outside observing scenery and learning to sketch the environment around them. The goal of this course is to give students the opportunity to create natural designs that are new and challenging.

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Adult

Copyright for Visual Artists and Photographers (Ages 18+)

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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What does copyright apply to in 2017? Discover copyright fallacies and facts. Learn simple and inexpensive copyright protections for your work, joint copyright issues, use of pseudonyms and nicknames and much, much more, from an experienced creative arts attorney. Includes Q and A. Supply list: Notebook and pen Each class is stand-alone but when purchased ...

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Adult

Alcohol Ink Workshop (Ages 18+)

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

Alcohol inks are bold and beautiful and create artwork that cannot be duplicated. No two pieces are ever alike making this medium distinct and unconventional. During this one day workshop you will learn various techniques, using different tools and these vibrant inks. You will complete different pieces of art and finish them to be used ...

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Adult

Fair Use for Visual Artists and Photographers (Ages 18+)

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

Fair use is constantly changing. Make sense of this often-confusing area and ensure that you have absolutely up-to-the-minute information about what you can and cannot do under fair use. Real-life examples. Useful handouts.  Includes Q and A. Supply list: Notebook and pen Each class is stand-alone but when purchased together you save $20 - Members: ...

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Adult

Mixed Media & Techniques in Modern Art (Ages 16+)

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
March 29 - May 3
6 Wednesdays (see all)
Members: $115
Non-Members: $145

Artist and instructor Leo Johnson will guide students to investigate and use all forms of painting and drawing media and then to move on to found objects, collage, and assemblages.

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Adult

Invasion of Privacy, Defamation, Fur & Feathers (Ages 18+)

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

Can you use someone’s face or name in your work? What is the role of parody? What the heck is invasion of privacy, anyway? Also includes a basic introduction to the perils of using fur or feathers in your work. This and more from an experienced creative arts attorney. Includes a Q and A. Supply ...

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April 2017
Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

April 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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6 Tuesdays
April 4 - May 9
6 Tuesdays (see all)
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums.

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
April 4 - May 9
6 Tuesdays (see all)
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums.

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
April 4 - May 9
6 Tuesdays (see all)
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

Novices through advanced students are invited to this oil, acrylic and pastel painting studio. Students may start withdrawing color class or begin with their own individual projects.

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Adult

Instructed Life Drawing – Gestural & Structural Approach to the Figure (Ages 18+)

April 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
April 5 - April 26
4 Wednesdays (see all)
Members: $115
Non-Members: $145

Francesco’s one-on-one assistance and feedback ensure beginners students understanding and keep advanced and returning students engaged and challenged.

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Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

April 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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6 Mondays
April 17 - May 22
6 Mondays (see all)
Members: $75
Non-Members: $95

Come join this safe and nurturing environment for the creative process open to students of all levels. Inspiration comes through sharing ideas, stimulating critiques and challenging assignments. Lecture/demos cover areas such as composition, form, color and contrast.

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Adult

Gentle Yoga (Ages 16+)

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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6 Wednesdays
April 19 - May 24
6 Wednesdays (see all)
Members: $105
Non-Members: $135

Let Gentle Yoga at the Alliance help you discover how the unhurried pace of meditative movement & breathing can refresh, body, mind & spirit!

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May 2017
Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
May 3 - May 24
4 Wednesdays (see all)
Members: $145
Non-Members: $180

You know some of the basics, but are ready to call the shots when it comes to setting your camera’s functions. No more auto setting for you.

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Adult

Member Artist Open Studio (Ages 16+)

May 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Friday
May 5 - May 26
Every Friday (see all)
FREE for Alliance Members

Join fellow Alliance members every Friday for an open studio. All mediums, techniques and styles are welcome.

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Adult

Mixed Media & Techniques in Modern Art (Ages 16+)

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
May 10 - June 14
6 Wednesdays (see all)
Members: $115
Non-Members: $145

Artist and instructor Leo Johnson will guide students to investigate and use all forms of painting and drawing media and then to move on to found objects, collage, and assemblages.

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June 2017
Adult

Member Artist Open Studio (Ages 16+)

June 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Friday
June 2 - June 30
Every Friday (see all)
FREE for Alliance Members

Join fellow Alliance members every Friday for an open studio. All mediums, techniques and styles are welcome.

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Adult

Mixed Media & Techniques in Modern Art (Ages 16+)

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
June 21 - July 26
6 Wednesdays (see all)
Members: $115
Non-Members: $145

Artist and instructor Leo Johnson will guide students to investigate and use all forms of painting and drawing media and then to move on to found objects, collage, and assemblages.

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July 2017
Adult

Member Artist Open Studio (Ages 16+)

July 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Friday
July 7 - July 28
Every Friday (see all)
FREE for Alliance Members

Join fellow Alliance members every Friday for an open studio. All mediums, techniques and styles are welcome.

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August 2017
Adult

Mixed Media & Techniques in Modern Art (Ages 16+)

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
August 2 - September 6
6 Wednesdays (see all)
Members: $115
Non-Members: $145

Artist and instructor Leo Johnson will guide students to investigate and use all forms of painting and drawing media and then to move on to found objects, collage, and assemblages.

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