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Art.Beat – Kids Art Extravaganza Camp 2015!


Supply List for Michael Longhofer’s Acrylic Painting Class

Take Time to Look - Michael LonghoferBrushes

Brushes come in many different sizes, styles, shapes, types and textures. Picking them can be overwhelming. Just get student grade to begin with, upgrade if you become more serious about painting. The brushes are your choice; the list below is a good place to start. You can never have too many brushes. You will find ones you love and not so much. 6 to 8 brushes in a variety of sizes and shapes are what you need to get started. Student Grade Brush packs or sets can be purchased online for a reasonable price. I even found a variety pack of assorted artist brushes at Wal-Mart for super cheap.

Definitions

  • Sizes: 0-24, ½ inch, ¾ inch, oversize and so on
  • Styles: long and short handles
  • Shapes: filbert, bright, flat, round, and fan and more
  • Types for acrylic: bristle/hog hair,  synthetic, and blends
  • Textures: soft, medium, firm and hard

1 qty. Set of medium or firm Synthetic Brushes or buy individually) Suggested brushes

  1. Size 1 and 4 round
  2. Size 2 and 12 flat
  3. Size 3 and 6 bright or filbert
  4. Size 4 fan
  • 3 qty. 16 x 20 canvases (3 can be canvas board or masonite, canvas multipacks are cheapest)
  • Q-tips 1 box
  • 1 qty.  inexpensive 2 inch flat brush
  • 2 qty. different shaped palette knives (for mixing paint)
  • 1 qty. palette (you can be creative here, piece of glass, Styrofoam plates, pie pan and tin foil,  paper palettes, etc.)
  • 2-3 qty.  Inexpensive containers, coffee cans, or jars (for holding water/brushes -Dollar Store)
  • White Rags
  • Golden Acrylic Retarder smallest size

Acrylic Paint (there are many different brands, get whatever fits your budget) I recommend Golden or Liquitex professional quality.

  1. Titanium White
  2. Mars or Bone Black
  3. Burnt Umber
  4. Lemon Yellow (this is a Cool yellow)
  5. Cadmium Yellow Medium (this is a Warm yellow)
  6. Alizarin Crimson or Magenta* (this is a Cool red)
  7. Cadmium Red Medium (this is a Warm red)
  8. Ultramarine Blue (this is a Cool blue)
  9. Cobalt Blue or Cerulean Blue* (this is a Warm blue)

*Only pick one

More Colors can be purchased when you get to the last painting if you need them.

Places to Purchase Supplies

  1. Online- Dick Blick or Cheap Joes
  2. Nova Color 
  3. Amarillo – Hobby Lobby and Michaels

All these stores have sales, discounts and coupons download their App if to save dinero.

Questions and concerns email me at Michael@longhofer.name

Intermediate to Advanced Acrylic Painting with Michael Longhofer

Acrylic Painting Intermediate to Advanced Summer Session – Instructor Michael Longhofer

Cost – $140 members $165 non-members

Thursdays at 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 11th – Aug 6th

COURSE PRACTICAL APPLICATION

Paint from Still Life

Value within colors Applying and mixing color Creating depth and texture Learn how to paint from photo Tips, tricks and shortcuts.

This class is being taught by award-winning artist Michael Longhofer.
Michael earned a B.F.A. from The Laguna College of Art and Design in California. He currently is working on his Masters at WTAMU and doing commissioned works. His work has been seen in Texas Highways Magazine, and he’s been commissioned by American Express and Baylor Health Care.

Amarillo Art Institute
3107 Plains Boulevard 
Suite 117
Amarillo, Texas 79102
(806) 354-8802

$165.00 Add to cart

Children’s Art.Beat Art Extravaganza Camp June 23th–25th, 2015

What: Children’s Summer Art Camp
When: June 23-25, 2015 Tuesday – Thursday
Where: Amarillo Art Institute
Time: 9am – Noon
Cost: $95 with all supplies included
Other: Ages 6-12

Children’s Art.Beat Art Extravaganza Camp is just around the corner. Art  Extravaganza Camp will be held June 23th–25th, 2015 so register now to reserve your spot!

Please dress in play clothes that can get messy!

Chris Johnson Mural

We are going to have some fantastic fun for 3 busy days of creativity and awesome art! We are going to work in Acrylic, Chinese Brush Painting, Clay, and Printmaking! Masterpieces are going to happen!

$95.00 Add to cart

 

Corrected: Introduction to Glass Art with Matthew McUne

4 different opportunities for ONE 4-hr session

Starting June 13, June 20, June 27 and July18 –  8am – Noon

Members –  $150  Non-Members – $165

Come join Fine Artist, Matthew McUne, to learn professional techniques for cutting and fusing glass into masterpieces of your own design. Learn tips and tricks to make your personally created plates into works of art that will amaze your family and friends. Everything is provided in this exciting 4-hour seminar in which you will make an 8″ x 8″ glass plate. Plates will be fired after the workshop and available for pick-up a few days later. No experience with glass is required for this course—recommended for beginners.

$165.00 Add to cart

Working with Watercolors 
with Janette Dickerson – July 15th

Janette Dickerson - Scissortail

Wednesdays 1:00-3:30 pm

Starting July 15th – August 12th (5 weeks)

Tuition:
$120-members
$135-non-members

Watercolor, how to control the unpredictable! At all skill levels, we want to choose how the paint will flow. Whether a beginner or experienced painter, this class will teach you how to improve the outcome of your paintings in transparent watercolor. We will review and learn the basic ways to paint with watercolor.

  • Learn to paint a flat wash and a graded wash.
  • Learn value scale.
  • Painting wet in wet and dry in wet.
  • Simple and complex still life.
  • Learn or revue the color wheel.
  • Complementary colors, analogous colors, monochromatic colors and color triads.
  • Composition, what makes it interesting.
  • Painting atmosphere in landscapes.

Supply List

  • Cadmium Lemon Yellow
  • Viridian Green
  • Sap Green
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Burnt Sienna
  • 140 lb Arches Cold Press Water Color Paper, either in tablet or sheets
  • Sponge
  • Spray bottle
  • Kleenex or soft paper towel roll
  • Masking tape
  • Board to place paper on.
  • 1 inch flat brushes
  • 4, 8, 12 round brushes of good quality synthetic sable or sable
  • Any other brushes
  • Water container
  • HB pencil
  • Pink pearl eraser
  • An old toothbrush.

$135.00 Add to cart

All Things Artful: 4th Annual Arts Festival

All Things Artful - 4th Annual Arts FestivalJoin us for All Things Artful: 4th annual Arts Festival, Amarillo Art INSTITUTE fundraiser to support the institute’s educational programming and scholarship fund on Saturday, July 11th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. The event will be held in Sunset Center’s sculpture garden and Amarillo Art Institute, 3701 Plains Blvd in Amarillo.

All Things Artful will highlight the art of the handmade, and include everything from various art demonstrations, to locally produced artisan foods right from the source!  There will be samples to try, and live homegrown Texas Bluegrass music by the well-known Boxcar Bandits.  Texas wines will be featured, with several wineries offering tastings.  Specialty coffee, bottled wine, baked goods, as well as locally raised beef will be on sale for attendees to take away.  In addition, guests will be able to indulge in homemade ice cream, and keep a unique handmade bowl filled with their choice of flavors for each full-price admission paid.

Come and celebrate the arts in all their forms, from traditional painting and pottery to the art of producing delicious and healthful homegrown, and homemade delicacies, while at the same time supporting the Amarillo Art Institute. 

Since 2004, The Amarillo Art Institute has been dedicated to providing educational experiences that will challenge student artists and art lovers of all ages and skill levels to reach their creative potential and develop awareness and appreciation of the visual arts.  Our mission is to inspire, educate, and enrich lives through art.

Tickets are $40.00 per guest and $10 per child 10 years old & under

For information & Tickets call (806) 354-8802

Adult Tickets

$40.00 Add to cart

Kids Tickets

$10.00 Add to cart

Children’s Art.Beat Art Extravaganza Camp June 23th–25th, 2015

What: Children’s Summer Art Camp
When: June 23-25, 2015 Tuesday – Thursday
Where: Amarillo Art Institute
Time: 9am – Noon
Cost: $95 with all supplies included
Other: Ages 6-12

Please dress in play clothes that can get messy!

Chris Johnson Mural

We are going to have some fantastic fun for 3 busy days of creativity and awesome art! We are going to work in Acrylic, Chinese Brush Painting, Clay, and Printmaking! Masterpieces are going to happen!

$95.00 Add to cart

 

Updated Date: Dyan Newton 
One Day Acrylic Workshop May 9, 2015

9am – 4pm, Saturday, May 9, 2015               

Cost: $90 – Members $100 – Non-Members
Level: Beginner to Advanced

Dyan Newton has been painting for over 30 years, working in watercolors, pastels and oils. She has studied with well-known local and national artists. Throughout the years Dyan has developed her own impressionistic style of painting, recognizable by her lively brushwork and bright, vivid colors. Her love of painting is evident whether she is painting landscapes, portraits, animals or florals. Dyan is a signature member of West Texas Watercolor Society, has won numerous awards, and has paintings in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and internationally.

She also teaches classes at Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts in Lubbock, Texas and at Amarillo Art Institute in Amarillo, Texas starting in February 2013.

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Michael Longhofer – 2-Day Mixed Media Workshop

Michael LonghoferFriday, March 20, 6-9pm & Saturday, March21, 2015, 1pm – 4pm
Cost: $140 – Amarillo Art Institute  Members $155 – Non-Members
Level: Beginner to Advanced

This workshop will consist of learning incredible mixed media techniques!

Supplies – whatever you’re painting with, please bring it! Supplies needed for this mixed-media workshop are provided.

Michael earned a B.F.A. from The Laguna College of Art and Design. He is currently working towards his MFA at WT A&M. Michael’s commissioned works include murals, portraits, landscapes, and custom hand painted art boxes. He teaches beginner to advanced acrylic painting classes, Mixed Media workshops, and Fun Painting at Amarillo Art Institute.

longhofer.name

Sign UP TODAY! Spaces are limited. No previous experience required!

$165.00 Add to cart

Amarillo Art Institute Annual Members Meeting – March 17

DSC_0044Dear Members of Amarillo Art Institute,

It is once again time for our regular annual members’ meeting on Tuesday, March 17 beginning at 5pm at the school.  We will start with a short social time with heavy snacks and drinks.  We will then conduct our business meeting including an update on Amarillo Art Institute, what has happened during the last year and what we can expect for the coming year. Our slate of new officers will be presented and then, be voted on.  We thank you for your support.

If you have not yet renewed your membership, this will be a great time to do so.  Your support of Amarillo Art Institute is very important to us.

Please try to attend.

Thank you,

Marshi Lair

Chairman of the Board

Learn How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal from Photographs with Mel Richey

mel-richie-IMG_0948February 19 March 26, 2015    6-week session

Thursday mornings  9am – Noon

Cost: Members – $120    Non-members – $135

Level: Beginners to Intermediate

Purpose: Present basic drawing fundamentals, materials, and techniques.

In 6 sessions we are going to explore the basic foundation of drawing people. You will learn step-by-step techniques for drawing portraits from photographs. Students should bring supplies they currently use, a sketchbook and pencil to the first class; suggestions for additional materials, including photographs will be discussed at that time.

mel-richie-IMG_0946SIGN UP TODAY! Spaces are limited. No previous experience required!

Supply list:

  • Protractor (circle drawer)
  • Paper Stump
  • White Charcoal Pencil
  • 2 – Charcoal Pencils (1-Soft/1-Hard)
  • Graphite Soft Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Ruler 6  inch or longer
  • Drawing Paper 11”x14”
  • 80 lb Strathmore

$135.00 Add to cart

Updated Time: Watercolors 
with Janette Dickerson Starting February 17, 2015

Date: Feb 17 – March 31, 2015 Tuesdays

Time: 9:00am-Noon

Tuition:
$140-members
$155-non-members

Watercolor, how to control the unpredictable! At all skill levels, we want to choose how the paint will flow. Whether a beginner or experienced painter, this class will teach you how to improve the outcome of your paintings in transparent watercolor. We will review and learn the basic ways to paint with watercolor.

  • Learn to paint a flat wash and a graded wash.
  • Learn value scale.
  • Painting wet in wet and dry in wet.
  • Simple and complex still life.
  • Learn or revue the color wheel.
  • Complementary colors, analogous colors, monochromatic colors and color triads.
  • Composition, what makes it interesting.
  • Painting atmosphere in landscapes.

Supply list

Watercolor Class with Janette Dickerson:
Cadmium Lemon Yellow
Viridian Green
Sap Green
Ultramarine blue
Alizarin Crimson
Cobalt Blue
Burnt Sienna
Any other colors you may have.

140 lb Arches Cold Press Water Color Paper, either in tablet or sheets

Sponge
Spray bottle
Kleenex or soft paper towel roll
Masking tape
Board to place paper on.

1 inch flat brushes
4, 8, 12 round brushes of good quality synthetic sable or sable.
Any other brushes.
Water container
HB pencil
Pink pearl eraser
An old toothbrush.

$135.00 Add to cart

Ned Mueller Workshop

Last Light St. Ives - England- Ned Mueller

Last Light St. Ives – England- Ned Mueller

Date Updated April 10-12, 2015, 9am-4pm.

$300 for price of workshop that is normally $350!

“The Art of Seeing – Making a Painting Work”

For oils, Pastels and Acrylic mediums

A good painting is a very personal statement by the artist and tells as much about the artist as the painting itself. We will talk about the whole process of putting a painting together, from the first concept, to small idea, value or color studies to a more finished product. Weather permitting students may work outside if they choose as Portland has a multitude of great painting subjects. The emphasis will not be so much on a finished painting as the process of achieving it. Most paintings are ruined at the start because of little thought and idea of what to paint and how one will do it. We will work on color harmony and the balance of shapes and edges in size, value and color. We will work on seeing things in a more “abstract” way instead of more literally. In other words, to not see things as sky, water, trees, and ground, but as an interesting and compelling arrangement of shapes and colors. This opens up to seeing more options of what to paint, seeing more as an artist and being able to find your own “voice”. Bring a good sense of humor and we will have a grand time, making mistakes, working hard, and enjoying the whole experience. Artists may work from their own photos and I will have a large selection and variety of great things to paint from, including landscapes, figures and portraits. Students can work outside or inside in the studio as the weather an inclination of the student desires. Join Ned Mueller in this exciting 3-day indoor painting workshop. Please visit Ned’s website for more information.

NedMueller.com

Thanks,

Spunky

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