$10 discount for early registration. To receive this discount for Spring 2017, registration must be complete and paid by March 15th. This allows teachers enough time for planning and preparation of any necessary materials. Participants signing up after that point will be accommodated if space is available.


MONDAY

Learning to Paint from Life
Instructor: Lisa DePinto
Students transitioning from drawing to painting or just looking for a starting point to painting. Primarily working on still lifes, students will learn to build a composition, to truly observe paint from life, create a value pattern through sketch and then move to constructing a painting using oil based or water-based oil paints. Class will include preparation, demonstration, individual projects, and instruction on how to set up your own palette. All supplies included!
When: 4/3-6/5 (8 classes) 
No class: 4/24, 5/29
Time: 9:30am-noon
Cost: $276


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: 4/3-6/5 (9 classes)
No class: 5/29 
Time: 1:00-4:00pm 
Cost: $244

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TUESDAY

Oil & Acrylic/ Oil Pastels - Tuesdays                                              
Instructor: Nancy Behles
Develop painting skills related to composition, brushwork and color mixing. Bring your own projects, work from photographs, or paint from still life set-ups in the studio. Beginners welcome.
When: 4/4-6/6 (10 classes)
Time: 9:00am-noon 
Cost: $263


Brush Up! Painting and Drawing
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: 4/4-6/6 (9 classes)
No class 4/11
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $241


Beginning Oil Painting 
Instructor: Lisa DePinto
Students with experience are welcome! This class will be geared for the beginning to intermediate painter. Using personal or provided photographs or other reference materials, students will learn an approach to and the basics of oil painting. Tailoring to the individual, students will progress at their own pace. Demos will be a part of the class and prepare to have fun!
When: 4/4-6/6 (10 classes)
Time: 7:00-9:30pm
Cost: $263


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 with luscious inks on an assortment of papers. Students of all levels are welcome. Come create, learn, discuss and have some fun! Lab time included.
When: 4/4-6/6 (10 classes)
Time: 7:00-10:00pm
Cost: $344



WEDNESDAY
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The Path to Painting Success – Portrait Intensive (Special - 5 hour sessions!)   Instructor: Michael Van Zeyl
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 the delicate values and color transitions of skin. Students will learn essentials for creating dimensional, life-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 – 4/19-5/17
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Cost: $330


You Can Draw!
Instructor: Nina Weiss
Immersive three-class instruction on the building blocks of drawing. Learn to see like an artist; use gestural line; accurately translate the 3-D world into 2-D; construct an effective composition, and recognize and use value.  Black and white materials used in the class are effective and minimal.  Boost your confidence! ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Let's DRAW!
When: 5/24-6/7 (3 classes)
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $114



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: 4/5-6/7 (9 classes)
No class 5/10
Time: 12:00-3:00pm 
Cost: $322


Painting Studio
Instructor: Nina Weiss
Topics in this studio painting class will cover composition, gesture, line, and 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: 4/5-6/14 (9 classes)
No class 5/10, 6/7
Time: 7:00-9:30pm
Cost: $241


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: 4/6-6/8 (8 classes)
No class 4/20, 5/11
Time: 9:00 am-noon 
Cost: $219


Gouache & Oil Painting  
(FULL)
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 are welcome. Learn theories about composition, value, and color through demonstration.
When: 4/6-6/8 (8 classes)
No class 4/20, 5/11
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $219


Portrait and Figure Art
Instructor: Lisa De Pinto
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 and perspective...all essential to seeing and translating the figure as a whole. All levels of experience are welcome as well as all mediums. Class will include preparation and demonstration. Model fees included. 
When: 4/6-6/8 (8 classes)
No class 4/20, 5/11
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
Cost: $318


Friday


Oil & Acrylic/Oil Pastels - Fridays                                                              
Instructor: Nancy Behles
Develop painting skills related to composition, brushwork and color mixing. Bring your own projects, work from photographs, or paint from still life set-ups in the studio. Beginners welcome.
When: 4/7-6/9 (8 classes)
No class 4/14, 4/21
Time: 9:00am-noon
Cost: $219


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: 4/28-6/2 (5 classes)
No class 5/12
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $153


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 with luscious inks on an assortment of papers. Students of all levels are welcome. Come create, learn, discuss and have some fun! Lab time included.
When: 4/7-6/9 (8 classes)
No class 4/14, 4/21
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $300


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.
When: Dates will be announced during the term.
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