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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.

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

Brilliant Colors

Session 2: November 8–December 13| Tuesdays, 10 am–12:30pm

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Members $175 |
Non-members $195
Instructor: Michelle Perez

An oil painting class for all levels.  In this class we work with the color wheel and fun elements of color theory to create vibrant paintings using imaginative colors.  We focus on hue, saturation, and brightness through impressionistic painting techniques using weekly still lifes and your own photos. If you choose to bring your own photos after the first few classes you may continue to work on the guided color challenges or you may work on a painting for a longer period of time.

still life with pitcher

The Still-Life Painting Class

Session 1: September 14–October 19| Wednesdays, 10am–12:30pm
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Session 2: November 9–December 14 | Wednesdays, 10am–12:30pm
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Kip Bradley

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

Studio Art Club

Session 2: November 9–December 21 | Wednesdays, 1pm – 4:30pm
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Members $65 | Non-members $85
Instructor: Kip Bradley (non-instructional & guided options)

The tough part of the painting is not 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 studio program will provide studio space for artists to work independently but with a teacher on hand to provide guidance when requested. Work on your own or from a still life, work in the media of your choice, and see how others work as well. Bring your own materials.

Oil Painting Class: Intro to Landscape Painting

Mondays, September 12–October 17, 2–4:30pm
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Kip Bradley

Start with the basic materials, add the right tools and techniques, and let 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. All materials are provided.

Sketch-Booking, Observational Painting, and Drawing Foundations

Tuesdays, September 13 – October 18,  2 – 4:30pm
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Kip Bradley

This is the ideal beginner art class, designed specifically for those who think they can’t or are scared to try. The more technology is integrated into our lives, the cooler low-tech activities such as 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 are welcome. All materials are provided.

The Second Sketchbook

Session 1: September 15 –October 20 | Thursdays, 10am–12:30pm

For more information, please contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823.

Session 2: November 10–December 15| Thursdays, 10am–12:30pm (No class Nov. 24)
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Erica Fulp

This class will build on the techniques and skills learned in the Sketch-Booking Foundation class; however, artists of all levels are welcome. Keeping a sketchbook can seem daunting. This class is ideal for those who are too nervous about being imperfect to create. This six-week class will help bring you past that feeling and find a new sense of fun and excitement in creating art in your sketchbook. We will explore techniques such as watercolor, ink drawing, mixed media, and collage to help find what inspires you most. Sketchbooks required.

Figure and Portrait Drawing

Session 1: September 15–October 20 | Thursdays, 10am–12:30pm

For more information, please contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823.

Session 2: November 3–December 22| Thursdays, 10am–12:30pm (No class Nov. 24)
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Members $195 | Non-members $215
Instructor: Michelle Perez

In this class we will explore fundamental approaches to figure drawing, learning briefly about many different tools and processes. Students will be exposed to classic and contemporary methods (the envelope, line of action, block in gesture, scribble gesture, etc.), taking time to play with each and develop a basic understanding of the process. This class will draw from models, from casts in the museum’s collection, and from photos.

Intro to Gouache

Session 1: September 15–October 20 | Thursdays, 2–4:30pm

For more information, please contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823.

Session 2: November 10–December 22| Thursdays, 2–4:30pm (no class Nov 24)
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Michelle Perez

A painting class for beginners, great for those looking to build on their watercolor skills. In this class, we will learn the basics of painting with gouache, also known as opaque watercolor. Learn to translate what you see into a layered gouache painting by working from life, your own photos, and outdoors. We will cover color mixing, brush work, paint application, layering, and blending. We’ll also touch on more general principles such as composition, shape, form, light, and value.

Plein Air Art Club

Morning Sessions:
Session 1: September 16–October 28| Fridays, 9am–12pm
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Session 2: November 4–December 23 | Fridays, 9am–12 pm
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Various locations
Members $65 | Non-members $85
Instructor: Kip Bradley

 

Afternoon Sessions:
Session 1: September 16–October 28| Fridays, 2–5pm
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Session 2: November 4–December 23 | Fridays, 2–5pm
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Various locations
Members $65 | Non-members $85
Instructor: Kip Bradley

 

The tough part of the painting is not 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. Both sessions will provide a time for painters to work independently but with a teacher on hand to provide guidance when requested. Work in the media of your choice and see how others work as well. Participants are welcome to come to both or change between time sessions as needed. Bring your own materials.

Just Try It, Explore Drawing, an Introduction

Mondays, November 7–December 12, 2–4:30pm
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Members $65 | Non-members $85
Instructor: Kip Bradley

An introductory drawing class for curious people who think they can’t. This class will explore basic drawing techniques including light and shadow, line, perspective, and composition. Through a series of demos and practice, students will learn to draw from direct observation, gaining a sound understanding of materials and process. This course is intended for students looking to gain basic drawing skills and a foundation in drawing, which will provide the confidence to draw more. All materials provided.

Drawing for All Levels

November 15–December 20| Tuesday, 2–4:30pm
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Kip Bradley

Each week’s class will be jam-packed with demos, discussions, and handouts—perfect for both the beginning and seasoned drawing student. Working from a still-life setup, beginning students will be guided through easy drawing fundamentals; and all students will receive lots of personal attention in a fun, supportive, judgment-free zone. Later in the series, we will progress to portrait drawing using a proven step-by-step method. To painters out there, remember: Good drawing skills make better paintings. Join us!

The Costumed Figure in Oil with with Melinda Borysevicz

February 3, 2023February 5, 2023 Jepson Center
What a person wears tells a story. From the choice of specific attire, colors, accessories, and fabrics to the way in which someone inhabits their clothes (comfortably, stiffly, self-consciously …), we find clues that chronicle the nature of the person in front of us, both on the superficial societal level and on the deeper psychological level. In this workshop, we’ll be working on one long pose with an elegantly dressed model (with a twist!) to find/create their story.