Special Art Class with Exhibiting Artist!

Portrait Painting with Yuki Horikawa

Saturdays, January 6 – 27, 10 am – 4 pm 

Morning class 10 am – 12:30 pm,  Tuition $110 (4 classes)
Afternoon class 1 – 4 pm, Tuition $120 (4 classes)
All day class, $200 (4 classes)
20% Member discount applies

Adults, ages 16+
Instructor: Yuki Horikawa

These classes will help intermediate/advanced students develop the fundamental skills and foundational understanding to create their own pastel portraits. Mr. Horikawa will emphasize basic charcoal drawing skills, the fundamental study of human anatomy, portrait composition, and understanding light direction as the essential elements of a portrait. A clothed human model will serve as muse, allowing students time for study of the human figure. This class will be a great opportunity for artists to improve their skills, make friends, and help contribute to the Loveland art community.

About Yuki Horikawa

Mr. Horikawa has developed his own technique with pastel. He creates many layers of fine lines of color layered to create all of the elements of a portrait from lifelike skin tones, to human hair and clothing, as well as the soft and specific surfaces of furniture and interiors. While he is willing to teach his technique, he also believes that it is important for students to discover their own method with pastel as they explore and engage with the medium. His exhibitions have been included in multiple New York art galleries.

 

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Registration for the following “clinics” opens on Thursday, December 28th

Painting and Drawing “Clinics”

Thursdays, January 18, February 8, March 22, April 26
(separate sessions)
4 – 6 pm
$20 per session, pre-registration required
Instructor: Trish Murtha

See your work from a new vantage point to help you understand next steps, refinement or repair. Get gentle critique and advice in any media as your work is viewed through the eyes of a professional artist and teacher. Bring up to three pieces for this informal session and stay to learn from others about how to “see” your work. Especially helpful to those who think they can’t “fix” watercolors. Tricks of the trade revealed!

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Winter/Spring 2018 Adult Classes

Registration for the following classes opens on Thursday, December 28th

All classes are suitable for any skill level, and all materials are provided and will meet at the Lovleand Museum unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required at least one week prior to each class.
Ages 16 and older.

$50 each ($40 for museum members)

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Dreamtime Pictographs
Thursday, January 25, 1 – 4 pm
By combining contemporary art materials of acrylics, pastel and collage with ancient Aboriginal symbols, your personal adventure will unfold. Handouts and demonstrations will enable the learner to design and implement their creation. Instructor: Pat Saunders-White

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Watermedia Your Way
Wednesday, January 31, 1 – 3 pm
Do you have a painting or two in mind that you want to create and/or pieces that you’d like to finish? We all do! Bring your ideas for a new piece or complete one that needs to move forward through challenges or finishing touches in acrylics and watercolor. Instructor Trish Murtha

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Snowy and Starry Nights
Tuesday, February 13, 1 – 4 pm
Watercolor paints bring winter night scenes to life with a few simple techniques. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

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Abstracts the Beginners Way
Thursday, February 22, 1 – 4 pm
Have you wondered what it would be like to paint an abstract? Learn how with your hands directly on paper – no brushes! Mix paints without palettes and let imaginations run free. Guidelines, handouts, and instructor demonstrations will help you achieve a successful abstract. If you have some “orphan-art” in your portfolio, bring them along and turn them into a success. Instructor: Pat Saunders-White

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Northern Lights Van Gogh Style
Tuesday, February 27, 1 – 4 pm
With some Van Gogh inspiration, you will re-create the colors and swirls of the Northern Lights. We will use colorful strokes of pastels on sanded pastel papers.
Instructor: Mary Giacomini

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Great Composition for Painting & Drawing 
Wednesday, February 28, 1 – 3 pm
Breaking down artwork into simple, balanced shapes for strong composition is not hard and is the foundation for any good painting or drawing. In this class, create a simple composition “road map” and study basic tools that truly make a difference in two-dimensional art media. Instructor: Trish Murtha

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Poppies 
Tuesday, March 6, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Spend your morning creating beautiful paper poppies.Poppies have great significance in remembering those who have passed while serving our country, but are also a dominant part of many gardens. They can also symbolize sleep and peace. Instructor: Diane Ramsey

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Drawing Faces 
Tuesday, March 20, 1 – 4 pm
Start by learning to draw facial features and then re-create a black and white photo with what you’ve learned. Please bring an 8″x 10″ black and white photo of someone you’d like to bring to life on paper. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

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Watercolor Batik Beaches 
Tuesday, March 27, 1 – 4 pm
Winter blues? Be transformed to the beach by creating simple designs of the beach using fresh washes of watercolors. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

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Palette Knife Palms 
Tuesday, April 3, 1 – 4 pm
Take an imaginary trip to the tropics as you learn how to paint a beach scene with acrylic paint and a palette knife. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

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Simple Color Theory & Mixing 
Wednesday, April 11, 1 – 3 pm
With a very simple understanding of color theory, artwork will be more colorful and brilliant than ever before. No more muddy mixes, just gorgeous dark and light values, color mixing, and that elusive color wheel. Learn how to use fresh color to every advantage. Instructor: Trish Murtha

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Two-Part Collage and Color 
Thursdays, April 12 & 19, 1 – 3:30 pm
(2 session class)

Begin by creating a well-balanced composition using stencils and black on white paper. In the second session we will use color wheels to make our choices of color to add. Develop your painting with a primary, complementary, and two spice colors. Handouts and demonstrations are combined with individual attention for your success. Instructor: Pat Saunders-White

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Basics to Drawing 
Tuesday, April 17, 1 – 4 pm
This introductory class will show you step-by-step basic drawing skills that you can take home to draw what you see. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

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Colorful Blooms 
Tuesday, April 24, 1 – 4 pm
Spring is here! Celebrate by creating unique, abstract, and brilliant blooms in watercolor on Yupo paper. Instructor: Mary Giacomini

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