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Art Classes – Winter 2018


Beginning and Continuing Watercolor Painting for Adults

Thursdays, 10AM to 12PM (noon) at the MAC Studio
November 29 – January 24 (8 classes; No class on December 27; January 31 reserved for make-up date for inclement weather)
$180 MAC members/$195 non-members (supplies not included, minimum 5 students)
Patricia White, Instructor

Description: After a brief introduction each week, students will explore different techniques, while working on the landscape, still life, figurative, and/or imaginative painting, in a nurturing environment.

About the Instructor: Patricia White is an illustrator, a painter, and a Gallery Instructor Associate at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is past President of the Marion Art Center and the current President of the Bourne-Wareham Art Association. She studied Illustration and Realist Painting at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, and has shown her work in numerous exhibitions in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including the Marion Art Center, The Jonathan Bourne Library, The Thomas Hanley Gallery in Falmouth, The Wareham Library, Don’s Art Shop of Warren, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, ArtWorks of New Bedford, the Annual BWAA Show and Sale, and the Gift Shop of The Cape Cod Museum of Art.


Continuing & Advanced Watercolor Painting for Adults

Fridays, 10 AM to 12pm (noon) at the MAC Studio
November 30 – January 18 (8 classes)
$180 MAC members/$195 non-members (supplies not included; minimum 5 students)
Jay Ryan, Instructor

Description: This course is a perfect “next step” for those who would like to explore watercolor painting beyond a basic understanding of color and brush strokes. Using the brilliant nature of light (and dark), we’ll “push” the medium, adding other water media, brushes, and paper surfaces, and experiment with palette color mixing to capture magic and luminosity. In each class, we will start a new painting together using landscape, still life, the figure, abstract or imaginative thought, or narrative ideas as subjects. Each class will also provide a brief and supportive group “critique”. Students will leave with expanded knowledge of technique and traditional and contemporary use of watercolor.

About the Instructor: Jay Ryan is a Fairhaven painter and a Gallery Instructor at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  A former K-12 public school art teacher and administrator, Jay has studied at Massachusetts College of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Framingham State and Lesley Universities. His work has been locally shown at the Judith Klein Gallery, ArtWorks! and Gallery X in New Bedford, and the Marion Art Center.


NEW: Painting Expressive Landscapes with Acrylics

Saturdays, 10AM to 12PM (noon) at the MAC Studio
December 1 – January 26 (8 classes over 9 weeks; No class on December 29)
$180 MAC members/$195 non-members (supplies not included, minimum 5 students)
John Irwin, Instructor: visit John’s website here.

Description:  In this class, students are encouraged to paint rapidly using emotion and feeling to create works of art that will focus on atmosphere, movement, and energy.  Using photographs, drawings, and memory, we will attempt to finish at least one painting per session.  Instructor John Irwin will take students step by step through the process, using live demonstrations, techniques, specialized brushes and other “tricks of the trade” he has learned through forty years of painting experience.

About the Instructor: John Irwin is a practicing artist who has been painting for many years.  He received his Associates Degree in Art from CCRI and is currently a teaching assistant in the East Providence school system.  John is pursuing his Bachelors degree at Providence college, and he is currently represented by Dryden Gallery in Providence.  He offers private art lessons and is also a reading tutor.