Fall Classes


Wednesday


The Path to Painting Success - Portrait Intensive (Special - 5 hour sessions!)

Instructor: Michael Van Zeyl

Open to all levels, this class will introduce the elements for making representational art in the classic sense.  We will cover the basics of portraiture from a construction drawing through painting delicate values and color transitions of skin.  Students will learn essentials for creating dimensional, like-like paintings including: luminous flesh tones, composition and design, values, edges, color harmony, observation from life, and paint application through demonstrations and group exercises.

When live models are used, fees payable to instructor.  

When: 5 Week session - 11/14 - 12/12

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cost: $330



Winter Classes

Winter Discount

$10 discount on any class when you register by December 15, 2018. If you know you're going to be taking class with us this winter, take advantage of this special discount- it helps us plan and it helps you save money!
Use code winter adult class in the space provided on the left-hand side of the check out page.



MONDAY

Figurative/Portrait Drawing PLUS Painting from Life
Instructor: Lisa DePinto
Many of you have been asking for a daytime figure drawing class- here it is!
Figurative work is the most challenging and stimulating form of drawing- a great addition to any art portfolio!  In this class you will learn to draw the human form from direct observation, beginning with short and working to longer poses, exploring line, tonal value, proportions, personal expression and perspective... all essential to seeing and translating the figure a a whole.  All levels of experience are welcome as well as all mediums.  Class will include preparation and demonstration,  Students are also welcome who wish to transition from drawing to painting, looking for a starting point to paint or just to look to delve deeper into painting... encouraged to work on individual projects with instruction provided.  Model fees included!
When: 1/7 - 3/18 (9 classes)
No class: 1/21, 2/18
Time: 9:30am-noon   
Cost: $308 ($240 flex)


Watercolor and Pastels    
                                                                            
Instructor: Fran Vail 
Discover the limitless possibilities of the wonderful world of watercolors and pastels. Frequent demonstrations will enhance your knowledge of the mediums and advance your level of comfort by studying various materials, composition, techniques and useful tips as they relate to your individual projects.
When: 1/7 - 3/18 (9 classes)
No class: 1/21, 2/18
Time: 1:00-4:00pm 
Cost: $244 ($176 flex)


Beginning Drawing! (For ALL of us!)
Instructor: Lyndsay Murphree
This class will introduce you to basic techniques of drawing from still life subjects.  We will focus heavily on creating realistic pieces, fundamental planning, shadowing, dimensional effects, lighting, etc.  For beginners who want to kick-start their skills as well as more experienced artists who want to brush up!
When: 1/7 - 3/18 (9 classes)
No class: 1/21, 2/18
Time: 7:00 - 9:30pm
Cost: $241


TUESDAY

Oil & Acrylic/Oil Pastels - Tuesdays  
Instructor: Nancy Behles 
Develop painting skills related to composition, brushwork and color mixing. Bring your own projects to work on, work from photographs, or paint from still life set-ups in the studio.
Beginners welcome. 
When: 1/8 - 3/19 (10 classes)
No class: 3/5
Time: 9:00am-noon
Cost:  $263 ($173 flex)


Brush Up! Painting

Instructor: Diana deMeuse
This is your chance to work in the medium of your choice! Diana will demo both drawing and painting techniques as well as give individual instruction to students of all levels. Emphasis will be on improving your own personal style in a welcoming and creative atmosphere.  
When: 1/15 - 3/19 (10 classes)
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $263 ($173 flex)

NEW 5- week Learn to Paint session!

Brush Up! Painting & Pours
Instructor: Diana deMeuse
Join this versatile class and learn to paint (or brush up on your skills) in a casual, fun atmosphere … in the medium of your choice! Diana will demo both drawing and painting techniques as well as give individual instruction to students of all levels. Emphasis will be on improving your own personal style in our creative atmosphere. PLUS, there will be refreshments served.
When: 2/12- 3/12 (5 classes)
Time: 7:00-9:30pm
Cost: $173


Multi-Level Printmaking              
Instructor: Paula Campbell 
Ink on paper: Few things are more beautiful or mysterious! And of all the ways to put ink on paper, etching is perhaps the most tactile and satisfying. In this class you will explore intaglio techniques such as etching and aquatint using zinc or copper plates, as well as relief processes on linoleum or wood. Discover the joys of printing and learn skills both modern and antique. Make prints look luscious on an assortment of papers. Students of all levels are welcome. Come create, learn, discuss and have some fun! Lab time included!
When: 1/8 - 3/19 (11 classes)
Time: 7:00-10:00pm 
Cost: $366 ($254 flex)



WEDNESDAY

The Path to Painting Success: Paint a Still life - Copy a Master - or Work from your references
Instructor: Michael Van Zeyl
Open to all levels.  Michael will guide you to learn about the essentials for creating dimensional, life-like paintings.  Subjects covered will include how to prepare your surface, composition, basic clock-in techniques, value scale arrangement, basic proportions/mass drawing, how to achieve color harmony and more. 
Two 5- week sessions:
When: 1/ 16 - 2/13 & 2/20 - 3/20 (5 weeks each)
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: $330 each session


Etching Wednesday

Instructor: Jessica Feith 
Transform your ideas, sketches or snapshots into something fresh and new using centuries-old techniques!  Instruction will focus on traditional intaglio methods of etching on copper or zinc plates using various resist grounds and aquatints. Class members may receive individualized guidance in other print methods as well.
All levels welcome.  Lab time included.
When: 1/9 - 3/20 (11 classes)
Time: 12:00-3:00pm 
Cost:  $360 ($254 flex)


Painting Studio
Instructor: Nina Weiss
Delve deep into your painting practice! Master composition, gesture, line, color study & expressive color usage. Techniques such as broken brushstroke, optical color mixing, layering and glazing will be studied. Individual instruction and group critique will enhance the students' learning experience.
When: 1/9 - 3/20 (11 classes)
Time: 7:00-9:30pm
Cost: $285 ($173 flex)


THURSDAY

Watercolor     
Instructor: Peter Jablokow
Instruction in the art of watercolor painting is geared to all levels. Advanced students are encouraged to continue their development. Drawing skills, color and subject matter will be explored. The layering technique will be taught for those interested. Demonstrations and group projects complement individual student attention. 
When: 1/10 - 3/21 (9 classes)
No class: 2/7, 3/14
Time: 9:00am-noon 
Cost: $241 ($173 flex)


Gouache & Oil Painting
Instructor: Mary Jo O’Gara
Bring your paints and brushes and work with Mary Jo on a project or two of your choosing.  All experience levels welcome. Theories about composition, value, and color will be explored through demonstration.
When: 1/10 - 3/21 (11 classes)
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $285


FRIDAY

Oil & Acrylic/Oil Pastels - Fridays
Instructor: Nancy Behles
Develop painting skills related to composition, brushwork and color mixing. Bring your own projects to work on, work from photographs, or paint from still life set-ups in the studio.
Beginners welcome. 
When: 1/11 - 3/15 (9 classes)
No class: 3/8
Time: 9:00am-noon
Cost: $241 ($173 flex)


Mixed Media Encaustic Painting 
Instructor: Robin Samiljan
This class will cover everything you need to know about painting with beeswax, an ancient art form that has become more accessible to modern-day artists. Students will explore various methods used when painting with the encaustic medium; how to fuse and transfer images, collage and embedding objects, painting with inks, and shellac burn techniques.
All levels welcome.
When: 1/11 - 3/15 (9 classes)
​No class: 1/25
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $241


SUNDAY

Open Studio
Members are invited to this popular addition to our studio schedule. Come use our studio on Sunday Afternoons and work on your own projects in a relaxed, inspirational setting. No instruction, but a monitor will be available for drop-in registration. Prepay for five sessions if you prefer. Dates will be announced during the term.
When: tbd
Time: 1:00-4:00pm 
Cost: $50/5 days or $15/one day
 


ANY DAY 

Independent Study
NSAL Faculty
Private, one-on-one instruction and critique for those wanting personalized attention. Time is flexible. Schedule one lesson or a series. 
When: Call the office to arrange your lesson (847)446-2870
Cost: $70 per hour 




 

Adult & Teen Classes