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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.

Sketch-Booking, Observational Painting, and Drawing Foundations

Tuesdays, March 5 – April 23 | 10am – 1pm
Members $175 / non-members $195
Instructor: Kip Bradley

The more technology is integrated into our lives, the cooler low-tech activities like sketch-booking become. It’s time to enjoy the simplicity, growth, and delight that comes from sketching. This eight-week class will introduce you to keeping a sketchbook and assist you in developing your own methods. This class will provide a strong introduction to drawing and watercolor techniques while helping you develop the habits of incorporating sketching into your daily routine. Artists of all levels welcome.

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Drawing Savannah

Wednesdays, April 3-17 | 11am – 1pm
Members $75 / non-members $95
Instructor: Mickey Boisvert

Find challenging subjects on our doorstep! Each week, we’ll meet in the museum studio, then venture outside seeking interesting views. Students will home thier observational skills on site, and reference photos will bring drawings to a finished state in the studio. Students will learn to: plan for changing light, never underestimate the mundane subject, vary the quality of line and shading to convey atmosphere, and more.
For graphite artists: When you can draw “plein air,” no view is beyond your scope.
For painters: Remember, solid drawing skills make better paintings!
All levels welcome.

This class is full. Please contact Kip Bradley to be added to the waitlist.

Savannah Sketchers Plein Air Group

Fridays, February 1 – May 3 | 1-4pm
No Class March 22
Members $40 / non-members $65
Instructor: Kip Bradley

The tough part of painting isn’t always the “how to” but the 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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adult art classes at Telfair Museums are located in the Jepson Center studio

Oil Painting Class: Intro to Landscape Painting

Thursdays, March 28-April 25 | 1-4pm
Members $175 / non-members $200
Instructor: Kip Bradley

Start with the basic materials, add the right tools and techniques, and let the painting become a lifelong passion. Learn to work in oils outdoors to create impressions of 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 apply them to express yourself in paint. We will be working with still life and landscapes.

This class is full. Please contact Kip Bradley to be added to the waitlist.

Oglethorpe Square by Shari Blaukopf

Featured Artist Workshop:

Sketching Savannah’s Historic Squares

March 20-22, 2019 | 9am–5pm
Members $450 / non-members $475
Instructor: Shari Blaukopf

*This workshop is currently full. Please email bradleyk@telfair.org to be placed on the waitlist.

Savannah is a sketcher’s paradise—22 historic squares, each one surrounded by lovingly restored homes and churches, shaded with majestic live oaks, filled with fountains and statues, and flanked by wooden benches. This three-day watercolor sketching workshop with Shari Blaukopf will help participants celebrate and capture this visual wealth, with special focus on the buildings of local master architect William Jay.

According to Blaukopf, location sketching is all about capturing the flicker of changing light and shadows, the fleeting impressions that give a plein air sketch its characteristic sense of place. A gifted instructor who teaches to the individual, Blaukopf will strengthen your sketching skills and help you express your individual style and way of seeing.

Her structured workshop will cover good value planning; establishing a well-designed composition; distilling complex scenes to their essence; mixing clean colors; capturing plays of light and shadow; and preserving whites. Each day will begin with a demonstration and conclude with a group critique. In between, participants will receive plenty of individual sketching time and personalized instruction.

This workshop is geared toward participants who have some experience in drawing, sketching and the use of watercolor.

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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