This course is for students with some experience in oil painting. Your instructor, Alaina Plowdrey, will explore new and traditional oil painting practices. You will learn how to stretch and prime your own canvases or other painting surfaces as well. New painting themes and concepts will be presented. Students who wish to work on their own painting themes are welcome as well. Alaina is a professional artist with a MFA from the New York Academy of Art and an BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. You will be sent a supply list with your registration confirmation.
This is a new OLLI art class which is sure to be lots of fun and it is acceptable for novice artists! You will create an accordion-style book compiled of a series of overlapping multi-directional fold out pages that can be viewed as both a book and a sculptural piece. The continuous pages can exist purely as a work of color and texture or can be used to portray a theme which could involve collage possibilities. You decide! With both sides of the pages being used, the book will become an in-the-round sculptural piece, inviting the viewer to inspect the book from all sides. The flip book is made from each participant’s unique combination of watercolor and textures on a large sheet of paper. The instructor is Marti Wesley, a retired high school art teacher and OLLI member. The class price includes a supply fee for paper and paints. You will receive a supply list for everyday items you will need to bring to class. The class maximum is 15.
Have you ever watched Bob Ross on PBS and thought that by using his techniques even YOU might be able to paint? If so, this class is for you. Using the wet-on-wet oil painting techniques used by Ross and Bill Alexander, everyone from the first-time painter to the aspiring artist can experience the joy and magic of oil painting. The class will be led by Morris Hinson, who has both an Alexander Art and Bob Ross Certification. This class is geared toward the hobby, or recreational painter. The class fee includes all painting supplies and a canvas panel. A picture of the painting you will do appears below. You will receive a list of a few everyday supplies from home that you will need to bring to class. Please bring a bag lunch.
This class is for everyone who wants to exploit their photographic ability and hardware by following a repeatable path to success. The decision points only take about 15 seconds to execute once you learn the techniques. This is not a master class in art, nor is it a “how do I turn on my camera” class. This is an intermediate to advanced class. You should know the basics of running a DSLR camera. Advanced Point and Shoot owners may learn technique but will be limited on exploitation. Lynn Dumbrille, a retired programmer and project manager with GM/EDS leads the class. Lynn has been leading OLLI digital image classes for five years. The class maximum is 12.