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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. Contact Kip Bradley for more information at bradleyk@telfair.org.

Drawing for All Levels

Wednesdays, 10am–1pm
September 18 – November 6

Members $235 / non-members $195
Instructor: Mickey Boisvert

You asked for more classes, and we listened! Now expanded to eight weeks, these sessions offer a positive approach for both the beginning and seasoned student. Beginning students will receive lots of personal attention as we explore drawing fundamentals. Intermediate and returning students can look forward to new sketch sessions, and challenging new still-life subjects as we draw from life. Later in the series, all students will be guided through portrait drawing using a proven method that breaks it down to understandable steps. And new this year: one week, we’ll be outside “drawing Savannah” for the plein air experience; and one week we’ll be drawing in Telfair’s indoor Sculpture Gallery. Let’s learn and draw together in a fun and relaxed judgment-free zone. Artists of all levels welcome.

This class is full. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at bradleyk@telfair.org.

Early drawing of the Jepson Center from the building's architect, Moshe Safdie
Early drawing of the Jepson Center from the building's architect, Moshe Safdie

Savannah Sketchers Plein Air Group

Fridays, 1–4pm
September 20 – November 15

Members $40 / non-members $65
Instructor: Kip Bradley

The tough part of painting isn’t always the “how to” but sometimes just the “when.” Set aside a regular time to meet and ensure time is taken each week to create in a safe and social atmosphere. This non-instructional group will meet each week in a different location to execute paintings in plein air. Work in the media of your choice and have the opportunity to see how others work as well.

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Henri Fantin-Latour (French, 1836 – 1904); Still Life, 1869; oil on canvas; 18 x 14 ½ inches; collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Dixon, 1975.29

The Still-Life Painting Class

Mondays, 10:30am–1pm
September 23 – October 28

Members $175 / non-members $195
Instructor: Kip Bradley

A painting class for both the beginner and intermediate painter to explore Alla Prima (“all- at-once process”), the elements of color, and how they work together. This class will develop a more confident approach painting by providing grounding for strong color choices. The first three classes will explore the color palette and elements of color while strengthening basic painting skills. The second three classes will explore the potential within the elements of color by painting in a variety of color schemes.

This class is full. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at bradleyk@telfair.org.

adult art classes at Telfair Museums are located in the Jepson Center studio

Oil Painting Class: Intro to Landscape Painting

Tuesdays, 1–4pm
October 22 – November 26

Members $175 / non-members $200
Instructor: Kip Bradley

Start with the basic materials, add the right tools and techniques, and let painting become a lifelong passion. Explore painting techniques, composition, color, and creative expression in an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere. Learn brushwork, layering, applying paint to the surface, and color-mixing techniques.

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Henri Matisse (French, 1869 – 1954)The Palace,Belle Île, c. 1896 – 97, Oil on canvas, 12 ¾ x 15 ¾ inches, Collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Dixon, 1975.15

5-Hour Plein Air Boat Excursion and Tour

October 1
8am–1pm

Members $135 / non-members $155

For the adventurous painter, this optional guided or non-instructional painting excursion will explore Little Tybee with two one-and-a-half-hour opportunities to paint the front-side beach of Little Tybee and the back-side hammocks/maritime forest. The tour will wind through the interior, providing a great opportunity for reference photographs or quick sketches with added background narrative and ecology by a master naturalist. On the beach- side, in addition to painting, you will be free to collect shells.

This class is full. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at bradleyk@telfair.org.

Larry Moore

Featured Artist Workshop:

The Visual Language/Summon the Sea!

October 30 – November 1, 2019

Members $400 / Non-Members $425
Instructor: Larry Moore

A three-day workshop in conjunction with Telfair Museums’ Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick exhibition.

The Visual Language workshop, led by Larry Moore, is designed to help the artist generate richer, more personal responses to subject/object, incorporating the methods that facilitate digging deeper, concept generation and development, implementation, and the relevance of materials and mediums. The class will address components of 2-dimensional communication: concept, narrative, written word, form, paint, collage, mark-making, edge, symbolism, and metaphor. While there will be some emphasis on painting, this is a conceptual process, mixed-media workshop. All levels are welcome.

About Larry Moore

Larry Moore is the author of Fishing for Elephants: Insights and Exercises to Inspire Authentic Creativity, a nationally recognized artist, and recipient of the prestigious Society of Illustrators Gold medal award. In addition to working as an artist and author, Moore is also an instructor and creative coach. He says, “I have a diverse background as a visual communicator: Advertising and design, fine art, plein air (location painting), illustration (35 years) where I worked in almost every medium and style you can think of… except maybe egg tempera and marble. And I’ve made an interesting discovery, the creative process behind all of these approaches is pretty much the same. As an instructor, I am taking my years of acquired knowledge from illustration, graphic design, location painting, teaching critical thinking and the aforementioned topics and morphing them together in my work, what I teach and what I write. I give people a way to access the creative spirit and broaden not just the way they paint but the way they think and play.”

To see more of Larry’s work and his book, please go to www.larrymoorestudios.com.

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