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Ned Muller Workshop

Last Light St. Ives - England- Ned Mueller

Last Light St. Ives – England- Ned Mueller

Date Updated April 17-19, 2015

$300 for price of workshop that is normally $450!

“The Art of Seeing – Making a Painting Work”

All Paint Media Welcome

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

$450.00 Add to cart

Dyan Newton 
One Day Acrylic Workshop March 7, 2015

9am – 5pm, Saturday,March 7, 2015               

Cost: $120 – Members $135 – 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.

$135.00 Add to cart

Watercolors 
with Janette Dickerson Starting February 17, 2015

Date: Feb 17 – March 31, 2015 Tuesdays

Time: 1:30-4:00pm

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.

$155.00 Add to cart

Merry Christmas!

merry-christmas

We are blessed this year and I am thankful for all of you!

Dear Amarillo Art Institute Friend,

As I prepare for a few days with my own precious children for this Christmas time, I am reflecting today on each of you being a part of Amarillo Art Institute and I am so very thankful for you all. Our opportunity and privilege to reach out to those in our community for the sake of beauty, art, and creativity is dear and wonderful to me. I am honored and blessed to know all of you as you choose to be involved in Amarillo Art Institute, this incredible place we all love! Thank you for all! I pray blessings of love and joy for you and your families during this Christmas holiday.

Love,

Spunky

Adult Clay Classes Starting in January

Alex Gregory – Tuesday Clay Class – January 20, 2015

Nannette Womack – Thursday Clay Class – January 22, 2015

Cost: AAI Members – $165, Non-Members – $180

Clay Prices

Box 50 Lbs – $34.00

Bag 25 Lbs – $18.00

This is an adult class for (ages 15 & up) The class is for beginners through advanced. Students can expect to receive quality instruction in a variety of clay techniques including wheel throwing, hand building, and sculpture.  The fee for our eight week sessions includes instruction, glazes, and firing. Our studio is fully equipped with 12 potter’s wheels, a slab roller, a wedging table, extruder, basic tools, three kilns and a variety of glazes.

Instructor Alex Gregory

Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 PM

$180.00 Add to cart

Instructor Nannette Womack

Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 PM

$180.00 Add to cart

Beaujolais Nouveau Party and 10 Year Celebration of Art & Excellence on Thursday!

The Amarillo Art Institute will pop the cork on its second annual Beaujolais Nouveau Party and 10 Year Celebration of Art & Excellence on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in the Special Events Room at Sunset Galleries, 3701 Plains Boulevard from 5:30 – 8pm.

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It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Time!

What: Beaujolais Nouveau Party, a wine-tasting fundraiser to benefit Amarillo Art Institute
When: 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014

Where: Special Events Room, Sunset Galleries, 3701 Plains Boulevard

Details: Tickets cost $50 per person, and can be purchased online or at the Amarillo Art Institute by calling 806-354-8802. Office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available at the door.

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Beginner to Advanced Portraiture with Lindsey ‘Fred’ McCown

Tuesday, September 30 – November 18, 6:30-9pm
$120 – Members $135 – Non-Members

Space is limited!

This course is for anyone interested in exploring the challenges and joys of drawing the human face. Just as we as people connect to expressions and non-verbal language on a daily basis in person-to-person interaction, artists have a great opportunity to convey meaning and an instant visual connection to their artwork through portraiture.

We will begin the course with a strong foundation in proportion shading, and light. The class will have the opportunity to use different drawing mediums including graphite pencil charcoal, pastel and colored pencil, development if personal style through realism, emphasis, contrast, or expression will be explored in final drawings to create beautiful original works of art.

Students will be encouraged to keep a buy and keep a sketchbook (5×7 or larger ) to study, practice, and refine your drawings.

Instructor: Lindsey “Fred” McCown.
lindseymccownart.wix.com

$135.00 Add to cart

Art Beat – Experimental Technique: Monster Illustration – Saturday, October 11, 2014

10am-1pm, Saturday, October 11, 2014

$25 per Student Artist – All supplies included

We will be using a watercolor technique that involves ‘spraying’ drops of watercolor to create some unruly and unique designs for our monster characters. Also students will be introduced to and explore quality of line, color, and contrast to complete your illustrations. Instructor: Lindsey “Fred” McCown lindseymccownart.wix.com
Join us for a bit of monstrous art fun!

$25.00 Add to cart

Adult Clay Classes are Happening NOW!

Alex Gregory – Tuesday Clay Class – September 30 – November 18

Nannette Womack – Thursday Clay Class – October 2 – November 20

Cost: AAI Members – $165, Non-Members – $180

This is an adult class for (ages 15 & up) The class is for beginners through advanced. Students can expect to receive quality instruction in a variety of clay techniques including wheel throwing, hand building, and sculpture.  The fee for our eight week sessions includes instruction, glazes, and firing. Our studio is fully equipped with 12 potter’s wheels, a slab roller, a wedging table, extruder, basic tools, three kilns and a variety of glazes.

Instructor Alex Gregory

Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 PM

$180.00 Add to cart

Instructor Nannette Womack

Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 PM

$180.00 Add to cart

Learn Paper Cutting With Tong

Tong SteinleTuesday and Thursday 6:30pm-9:00pm, 2 1⁄2 hours per class, total is 8 classes in 4 weeks.
$190 class fee + $60 supply fee=$250 (Min. 4 students, Max. 6 students)

Age: 13 and older

These classes are designed to teach:

  • Step by step basic to advanced paper cutting using knives and scissors;
  • Step by step design creation;
  • Step by step mounting and display
  • Only 8 classes, 2 1⁄2 hours per class,4 weeks total; you will become a skilled paper cutting artist;
  • Cost per person: $190 class fee + $60 supplies $250.00 (Min 4 students, Max 6 students. Age 13 and older).

Classes:

Class 1: Practice folding and cutting paper (Scissor cut symmetric cuttings, 4, 5, 6, 8-sided folding and cutting);
Class 2: Pattern cutting (knife cut, practice pattern cutting);
Class 3: Symmetric pattern cuttings;
Class 4: Folding and cutting pattern cuts (knife cut)
Class 5: Chain pattern cuttings;
Class 6: How to make your own cutting patterns;
Class 7: People pattern cuttings;
Class 8: Mounting your paper cuttings, and Chinese character pattern cuttings.

All supplies: ($60.00 supplies fees)

  • Pointed Scissors,
  • X-Acto Knife,
  • Two side Self-healing Cutting mat (18” x 12”), 100 8” x 8” Color paper,
  • 5 new #11 blades,
  • Printed materials for class use

Contact information:

Tong Steinle,
Cell: (806)683-3432
Email: tongli602@yahoo.com