Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking

Course Skill Level Key: See the symbol(s) at the end of each course description to determine the recommended skill level for students. Most classes are open to artists of all skill levels. Teenagers age 15 and up are eligible to register for adult classes.

b_beginner = Beginner
e_some_experience = Some Experience
i_intermediate = Intermediate
a_advanced = Advanced
l_all_levels = All Levels

Drop-in Open Figure Drawing Studio

1st and 3rd Monday of the month
September 16, October 7 & 21, November 4 & 18 (No open studio in August)
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
$5 per session, pay at the door (cash or check only), no reservation

Whether you are experienced at drawing the human figure or just beginning, this drop-in open studio is a great way to practice drawing from a live model. All drawing media is welcome. $5 per session, pay at the door (cash or check only), no reservations.
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Printmaking Open Studio

2nd and 4th Monday of the month
September 23, October 14 & 28, November 11 & 25
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Monitored
$15 per session, pay at the door (cash or check only), no reservations

Open Studio provides an opportunity for experienced printmaking students to work independently in the studio. Completion of a previous printmaking class or approval by a Museum instructor is required to attend. An instructor will be available for help or feedback on projects. Students are responsible for bringing their own paper, but other basic supplies are provided.
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Printmaking Open Studio

2nd and 4th Monday of the month
September 23, October 14 & 28, November 11 & 25
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Monitored
$15 per session, pay at the door (cash or check only), no reservations

Open Studio provides an opportunity for experienced printmaking students to work independently in the studio. Completion of a previous printmaking class or approval by a Museum instructor is required to attend. An instructor will be available for help or feedback on projects. Students are responsible for bringing their own paper, but other basic supplies are provided.
e_some_experience i_intermediate a_advanced

Painting in the Loper Tradition – Cancelled

Tuesdays, September 10 – November 19 (no class Oct. 8)
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Instructor: Thomas Del Porte
$275 Members, $300 Non-Members

This “Loper Method” class is designed to provide students with methods and techniques taught by the   late Delaware artist Edward Loper Sr. Students will learn about achieving rich color through direct observation and the use of a limited palette by painting a still life while focusing on light, line, color, and space.
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Drawing

Tuesdays, September 10 – November 19 (no class Oct. 8)
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Amanda Kamen
$175 Members, $200 Non-Members

Practice basic drawing techniques. Gesture, contour, quality of line, composition, form, and perspective will be emphasized. Register.
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Watercolors

Tuesdays, September 10 – November 19 (no class Oct. 8 and 22)
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Instructor: Wendy Hatch
$245 Members, $270 Non-Members

This course is designed to provide students with a foundation in watercolor painting. Get ready to have fun learning color mixing and application techniques including wet-in-wet, glazing, dry brushing, and resists. Register.
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Oil Painting

Wednesdays, September 11 – November 20 (no class Oct.9)
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Instructor: Frank DePietro
$275 Members, $300 Non-Members

This course will focus on approaches and techniques for representational oil painting. Direct observation along with working from a photographic reference will be the basis for combining light, shadow and color to create realistic paintings. Register.
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Drawing and Painting

Wednesdays, September 11 – November 20 (no class Oct. 9)
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Instructor: Eo Omwake
$275 Members, $300 Non-Members

Offering a clear step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, students of all levels will progress according to their own interests and needs. Art history and theory will be discussed and inform student’s work. Register.
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Expressionistic Painting

Wednesdays, September 11 – November 20 (no class Oct. 9)
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Instructor: Eo Omwake
$275 Members, $300 Non-Members

Use color, shape, and brushstrokes to loosen up your artwork and move away from realistic painting towards more expressive painting. Register.
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Painting

Thursdays, September 12 – November 14
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Amanda Kamen
$175 Members, $200 Non-Members

This is a good basic course for beginning and intermediate painters interested in acrylic or gouache painting. The Instructor will advise students on materials and methods while providing individual instruction tailored to each student’s particular needs and interests. Register.
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Continuing Watercolors

Thursdays, September 19 – November 21
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cynthia Swanson
$275 Members, $300 Non-Members

Post-beginner to advanced-level students will continue to learn about watercolors and refine their skills. This session will focus on fall foliage, glazes, and painting with washes. Register.
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Gelli-printed Holiday Ornaments

Friday, November 15
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown
$40 Members, $55 Non-Members

Learn to make beautiful patterned paper on a gelatin plate, then use that paper to collage holiday star ornaments. Register.
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Gelli-printed Holiday Ornaments

Saturday, November 16
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown
$40 Members, $55 Non-Members

Learn to make beautiful patterned paper on a gelatin plate, then use that paper to collage holiday star ornaments. Register.
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Supplies provided.