Adult studio classes are tailored to reinforce museum exhibition themes and/or concepts. Filling a niche in the community, studio classes offer a nurturing creative environment and provide a wonderful opportunity to advance your artistic talents. All classes and workshops are at the Jepson Center unless otherwise noted.
Abstraction in Representational Painting
Instructor: Woody Cornwell
|Designed for both beginners and experienced artists, this course will cover the fundamentals of abstraction and its application in the development of style and expression in representational painting. Explore line, shape, color, texture, and composition using a variety of media. The class will approach abstraction from specific “points of entry”: gestural abstraction, texture and collage, music, language, and visual studies of established abstract artists. Explore the world of abstraction with experimentation and discussion to become more familiar with your own personal style.|
Figure-Drawing Boot Camp
Instructor Kip Bradley
|If you can draw the figure, you can draw anything! This two-day intensive figure-drawing course is for students who are serious about learning how to draw. Learn tricks and tools with both classical and unusual approaches.|
Two-Day Figure-Painting Workshop
Instructor: Carl Fougerousse
|This two-day workshop for advanced students will focus on rendering the figure using oil paints. Students will work form a live model, focusing on anatomy, planner construction, and light with oil paints. Attention will be paid to mixing naturalistic flesh tones and placing the figure in space.|
Art of Diplomacy Sketch Walk
Saturday, May 9 | 2:30–5pm
|The paintings of Winston Churchill embody all the elements that make sketching a wonderful activity. Come by the Jepson Center at 12 noon to tour the exhibit The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting and discuss why painting was integral to Churchill’s life. Then meet at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum 2:30 pm for sketching at the museum.|
Print Yourself! Mini Me 3D Printing Pop Icons
|3D printed figurines are all the craze lately and in this celebration of pop culture, we are inviting you and your loved ones to have your own mini me sculpture printed in pop colors. Imagine what it would be like to have a miniature figurine of yourself or a loved one, now we can make that a reality. Sign up for a time slot to come by the museum and strike a pose while we make a digital scan of you. We will mail the figurine and digital 3D image to you as soon as the printing is complete.
Sign up for your 15 minute time slot to be scanned and learn how 3D prints are made.
Guided Summer Open Studios
Still Life Painting
Plein Air Landscapes
|Set aside time to paint! We will help ensure you’re spending time this summer doing what you love with this 3-hour guided open studio. Work independently or ask advice as needed. The focus is on making as a means to improved artistic skills. The instructor will set up a simple still life or suggest a great plein air painting location each week. All you have to do is come in and make the commitment to paint!|
A Smorgasbord of Living Color
|Explore the vibrancy of color in this workshop as we dig deep into Pop art and its many variants. You be able to free yourself from older forms of color interaction for something more modern and vital today. We will visit the current exhibit “In Living Color” and scour the artistic landscape for color ideas that will become uniquely yours. You will also learn about repetition of color and its rhythm and patterning. This will be a fun and informative exploration you will remember as you continue your artistic endeavors. So come join us in this extravaganza of color.|