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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.

Figure Drawing

Session 1: Tuesdays, 2-5pm | September 3 – October 8
REGISTER FOR SESSION 1
Members $175 | Non-members $195
Materials Provided
All Levels

This figure drawing course provides a practical, hands-on approach to mastering the human form. Drawing from live models, students will engage directly with the challenges of capturing the human figure. They will learn to capture gestures and later explore foreshortening, quality of line, shading, weight, volume, hands, and feet. All materials will be provided.

Participants in this course are also invited to 6 untutored Figure Drawing Art Clubs on Thursdays from 2 to 5pm, at no additional charge, as long as space is available and only while enrolled in this class.

Life Portrait Art Club

Session 1: Fridays, 11am–2pm | August 23-October 18
REGISTER FOR SESSION 1
Members $120 | Non-members $135
Materials Not Included
Level: Intermediate

This course is for intermediate painters who want the richer experience of working directly from a live model in an extended pose rather than from secondary sources. While no formal instruction will be provided, the interactive experience of working in a group is a valuable improvement tool. In addition, individual assistance will be available to those who desire it. Often, a second pair of eyes is needed for the work. Please bring your own materials.

Drawing Basics

Session 1: Mondays, 1-4:30pm | October 21-November 25
REGISTER FOR SESSION 1
Members $175 | Non-members $195
Materials Provided
All Levels

This class will explore drawing techniques and a variety of drawing media. Each week will feature a different material and drawing process. It is a perfect drawing class for new artists wishing to improve their drawing skills and advanced artists looking for new challenges. Through demos and practice, students will learn to draw from direct observation, gaining a sound understanding of materials and processes. This class is perfect for both beginning and seasoned drawing students. All materials are provided.

Traditions in Landscape Painting (Studio Class)

 Mondays, 1–4:30pm, September 9-October 14
REGISTER FOR SESSION 1
Members $175 | Non-members $195
Materials Included
All Levels

In this beginning-to-advanced studio-based class, students will be guided through the process of creating master copies from a variety of artists to study their technical processes and mark-making. Working in oil paint, students will learn to transfer images from photos and estimate working processes by making studies from early English and French plein air artists to contemporary painters.

Each class will explore an individual artist or genre style with a discussion of unifying or key techniques of each artist or style.  Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the development of landscape painting while developing individualized painting approaches and personal styles. All materials provided.

 

Themed Still Life

Session 1: Tuesdays, 10am–12:30pm | September 3 – October 8
REGISTER FOR SESSION 1

Members $175 | Non-members $195
Materials Included
All Levels

If you are excited about a subject, you will likely be happier with the outcome. A fun still-life is an excellent way to learn to paint and build new skills. This class will create a painting for each class session from a fresh-themed still-life arrangement inspired by the fall season that you will enjoy. Learn paint application, color mixing, and understanding the structures that create the illusion of space and volume. This class is like going to the gym—only much more fun! Participants will build their observational and creative muscles. All materials provided.

Oil Painting Intro: Landscape

Thursdays, 9-11:30am | September 12 – October 17
REGISTER

Members $175 | Non-members $195
Materials Included
All levels

There is no better way to enjoy the day than to paint it. Painting on location throughout downtown Savannah, this fall session will focus on the combination of architecture and nature found in the views of our beautiful squares. Start with the basic materials, add the right tools and techniques, and let painting outdoors become a lifelong passion. Learn to work in oils to create impressions of Downtown Savannah. 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, and use them to express yourself in color. The class meets on-site around the Savannah area, with light walking. Location details will be emailed to registrants a week prior to the first class. All materials are provided.

Studio Art Club

Morning Session 1: Wednesdays, 10am-1pm | August 21 – October 16
REGISTER for Morning session 1
Afternoon Session 1: Wednesdays, 1-4pm | August 21- October 16
REGISTER FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 1

Members $65 | Non-Members $85
Materials not Included
All Levels

The tricky part of the painting is not always the “how-to” but sometimes just the “when.” Set aside time each week to ensure art gets done. This studio program provides studio space for artists to work independently in a quiet and safe social setting with a teacher on hand to provide guidance when requested. Each session includes a new, fresh, fun-themed still-life arrangement, or you can bring your inspiration and work with the media of your choice. Please bring your own materials.

Plein Air Art Club

Morning Session 1: Fridays, 9am-12pm | August 23 – October 18
REGISTER for Morning session 1
Afternoon Session 1: Fridays, 2-5pm | August 23- October 18
REGISTER FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 1

Members $65 | Non-Members $85
Materials not Included
All Levels

The tricky part of the painting is not always the “how-to” but sometimes just the “when.” Set aside a regular meeting time and ensure time is taken each week to create in a safe and social atmosphere. All sessions allow painters to work independently but with a teacher to offer guidance when requested. Work in the media of your choice and see how others work. Participants can come to multiple sessions or change between sessions as needed. The class meets on-site around the greater Savannah area, with light walking. Location details will be shared with registrants a week prior to the first class. Please bring your materials.

 

 

Sketchbook Studies: Gouache

Thursdays, 10am- 12:30pm | October 24 – December 6
*No class on November 28
REGISTER

Members $175 | $195 Non-Members
Materials Included
Level: Beginner & Intermediate

This class is for beginners or intermediate artists looking to further their learning through study. This studio-based class will introduce and build drawing and painting skills using a drawing method called planar analysis. This process simplifies complex curved surfaces into flat planes using straight lines, helping students think about the volume of objects. In each class, the students will execute a drawing and painting of a single object using gouache.  All materials provided.

Figurative Art Club

Session 1: Thursdays, 2-5pm | August 22 – October 17
REGISTER FOR SESSION 1

Members $110 | $125 Non-Members
Materials Not Included
All Levels

Practice makes perfect—the tricky part of making is not always the “how to” but sometimes just the “when.” Ensure time is taken each week to work from the figure. This open-figure studio provides a safe and social atmosphere in which to work independently or get help from a participating instructor. This program will provide time for artists to work independently from the live model in the media of their choice and see how others work. Bring your materials.

Featured Artist Workshop with Karen B. Wilharm: Drawing the Portrait from Life

November 1November 3 Jepson Center
In this 3-Day workshop, Karen will demonstrate her process of drawing a portrait from life. She will explain and give strategies for design, proportion, massing shapes, rendering form, and creating sensitive edges.

Featured Artist Workshop with Melinda Borysevicz: The Costumed Figure in Oil

December 6December 8 Jepson Center
Join figurative artist Melinda Borysevicz for a three-day costumed figurative painting workshop. Instruction will include class demonstrations and plenty of individual hands-on guidance.
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