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Acrylic and Watercolor Painting, Pastels, Hand Painted Furniture, Chinese Brush Painting
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Painting ~ Multi Media, Decorative Finishes (scroll down)


Explore the Mediums or Continue with Your Favorite . . .

Trying to decide which medium is for you? This course is the perfect answer. Students will explore charcoal, pastel, watercolor and oil by spending a two hour class on each medium. No experience is necessary. A $20 fee payable to the instructor at the first class covers all materials and supplies needed. After trying each medium, students may continue in the medium of their choice. Returning students are welcome to attend this class to work on any medium, and individual instruction will be given. Instructor Laura McCormick is a freelance artist specializing in charcoal and pastel portraiture. She has been teaching drawing for many years. Weather date is 11/19.

6 Sessions $ 128 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 96)
Mon., 9/24; 10/1, 15, 22, 29 & 11/5 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)



Decorative Painting


Hand Painted Furniture
No art experience necessary! Learn how to take an old piece of furniture and turn it into a hand done family treasure. Learn how to prepare the surface, develop, create and paint designs using pictures, patterns, lettering, sponging, marbling or feathering. Supply list provided and discussed at first class so bring a notebook. At the end of this class, the student will complete a small piece of furniture (small wall shelf or step stool which can be used as a plant stand) supplied by instructor for a fee of $13-$18 payable at first session. Instructor Shelley Lowell is an award-winning visual artist, illustrator, graphic designer and poet. She earned her BFA in Advertising Design and Visual Communications from Pratt Institute. She hastaught furniture painting to adults in continuing education departments in many cities including Ridgefield, Baltimore and Asheville.

6 Sessions $128 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $96) + $ mtls.
Wed., 10/3, 10, 17, 24; 11/7 & 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School