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

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Drop-in Open Figure Drawing Studio

1st and 3rd Monday of the month
June 3 & 17, July 1 & 15, no open studio in August
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
For experienced artists as well as beginners, the Drop–in Open Figure Drawing Studio offers an excellent 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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Oil Painting

Tuesdays, June 18 – July 23
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Learn the fundamentals of oil painting using photographs and still-life as inspiration. In addition to oil painting basics, the class will cover composition, color mixing and brush work, with both demonstration and individual instruction. Students can bring their own traditional oil paint, or they can try painting solvent-free with water mixable oil paints. Water mixable oil paints will be provided for the class, students bring remaining supplies. Instructor: Charley Parker. $185 Members, $210 Non-Members. Register.
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Calligraphy for Weddings, Part 1

Mondays, June 17 – July 8
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of Script Calligraphy to personalize envelopes, table cards, menus and more! Instructor: Riva Brown. $150 Members, $175 Non-Members. Register.
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Calligraphy for Weddings, Part 2

Mondays, July 22 – August 12
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
In part two of this workshop, put your calligraphy skills to work for your wedding. Learn all the finishing touches for a clean and professional presentation. Instructor: Riva Brown. $150 Members, $175 Non-Members. Register.
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Plein Air Painting Along the Brandywine

Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28 (5 days)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Students are invited to join in the historic practice of painting along the Brandywine River. Using the Loper tradition of painting, gentle instruction and critique will be provided in these daily sessions. Meet at the Jasper Crane Rose Garden at 1080 Park Drive in Wilmington. Instructor: Tom Del Porte. $145 Members, $170 Non-Members. Register.
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Watercolors

Tuesdays, June 18 – July 23
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Designed to provide students with a foundation in watercolor painting, this course includes color mixing and application techniques including wet-on-wet, glazing, dry brushing, and resists. Instructor: Amanda Kamen. $150 Members, $175 Non-Members. Register.
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Drawing and Painting

Wednesdays, June 19 – July 24
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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. Instructor: Eo Omwake. $175 Members, $200 Non-Members. Register.
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Drawing

Thursdays, June 20 – August 1 (no class on July 4)
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Working from observation is the basis of this course with individual expression as the goal. Practice basic drawing techniques with emphasis on gesture, contour, line, composition, form, and perspective. Instructor: Amanda Kamen. $175 Members, $200 Non-Members. Register.
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