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Fall Classes 

Fall Discount 
$10 discount on any class when you register by August 31, 2019. If you know you're going to be taking class with us this fall, take advantage of this special discount- it helps us plan and it helps you save money! 
Use code fall adult class in the space provided on the left-hand side of the check out page.


MONDAY
Essentials of Painting and Building a Good Composition                                                          
Instructor: Lisa DePinto
Students transitioning from drawing to painting, looking for a starting point to painting or just looking to delve deeper into painting. Primarily working on still lifes, students will learn to build a composition and value pattern through sketch and then move to developing a well-constructed painting. Working from photographs or other reference materials, class will include preparation, demonstration, and how to set up your own palette. Students are encouraged to work on individual projects with instruction provided.
When: 9/16-12/16 (13 classes)
No class: 9/30
Time: 9:30am-noon  
Cost: $368

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: 9/16-12/16 (13 classes)
No class: 9/30
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $371

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: 9/17-12/17 (14 classes)
Time: 9:00am-noon
Cost: $393

Brush Up! Painting & 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: 9/17 – 12/17 (12 classes)
No class: 9/24, 11/12
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $343

Multi-Level Printmaking
                                                               
Instructor: Paula Campbell
I
nk 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: 9/17-12/17 (13 classes)
No class: 10/8
Time: 7:00-10:00pm
Cost: $449

Special 5 week session!
Brush Up! Evening Painting Sessions

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.  
When: 10/1-11/5 (5 classes)
No class: 10/8
Time: 7:00-9:30pm
Cost: $188

WEDNESDAY
The Path to Painting Success   (Offering two - 5 week sessions!)         
Instructor: Michael Van Zeyl
Open to all levels, we will explore painting techniques from classical masterworks and also learn about more contemporary methods, providing fundamentals that will help each student gravitate to their own personal painting style. This class will empower students to make creative decisions that will launch or refine the development of a unique artistic vision. Students will learn about the essentials of the picture-making process including: composition and design, value structure, color harmony and paint application. Find out how to approach the entire process and select appropriate surfaces to achieve a desired result.
When: Two, 5 Week sessions –
Session 1: 9/18-10/23, (No class: 10/9)
Session 2:  10/30-12/11, (No class: 11/27, 12/4)
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Cost: $335

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: 9/18-12/18 (12 classes)
No class: 10/9, 11/27
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Cost:  $424

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: 9/18-12/11 (10 classes)
No class: 10/9, 11/6, 11/27
Time: 7:00-9:30pm
Cost: $293

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: 9/19-12/19 (10 classes)
No class: 9/26, 11/7, 11/28, 12/5
Time: 9:00am-noon
Cost: $293

New Day & Time!
Oil & Acrylic/ Oil Pastels - Thursdays        
                                             
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: 9/19-12/19 (12 classes)
No class: 11/7, 11/28
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $343


FRIDAY
New Class!!
Multi-Level Abstract Painting Studio

Instructor: Janet Trierweiler
This studio class introduces you to creative processes and methods
designed to answer your questions about abstraction, while enjoying the practice of personal expression. These skills enrich creativity and bring a new sense of organization to your paintings.
Students are guided and encouraged to evolve through investigation of their own work, giving you the confidence to develop an exciting and cohesive body of work.  This class is for acrylic or oil painters of all levels.
When: 9/20-12/20 (12 classes)
No class: 11/8, 11/29
Time: 9:00am - noon                                   
Cost: $343

Mixed Media Studio
Instructor: Robin Samiljan
You will learn about mixed media painting and collage, highlighting the use of encaustic medium. We will combine found objects, papers, transfers, and just about anything else with wax. Focus will include collage, also working with alcohol ink on yupo, with and without the use of wax medium; just about anything goes! All levels welcome.
When: 9/20-11/22 (9 classes)
No class: 11/8
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $268

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: 9/22-12/15
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $50/5days 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: $75 per hour 


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