Classes and workshops

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Fall 2019

Plein Air Painting in Gouache
Enjoy the fun of painting on location with the flexible and forgiving medium of opaque watercolor.
Learn to paint landscapes in gouache through demonstration and individual instruction. Topics will include choosing a subject, using values to create a strong composition, identifying colors by their hue, value and chroma, mixing a wide range of colors from a limited palette, simplifying foliage and grasses with brushstrokes and suggestion instead of details, and creating depth and distance in your painting.
Gouache paint will be provided for the workshop; a suggested materials list will be provided for other materials (paper, palette, brushes, etc.) A plein air easel is not necessary; a folding chair and a watercolor sketchbook will do, though a portable drawing board can be helpful. Location: Battery Park, New Castle, DE. Instructor: Charley Parker; $40 per session; Saturdays, Oct. 19 & 26; 9 am – noon; Rain Date Nov. 2. Open to beginners and experienced painters, 18 and over.

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Theatrical Monster Special Effects

Zombies! Monster face! Up your Halloween game with makeup and latex. Come get made up for your Saturday festivities! Come learn all the secrets you’ll need to make a ghoul outta yourself this halloween! Create realistic scars, zombie skin, and harlequin eyes with face paint, brushes, and latex made for skin. Location: Buzz Ware Village Center, Saturday Oct. 26; 9 am – noon with Susan Benarcik.


Linocut Printing

This simple, hand-printing technique is suitable for everyone from beginners to professionals. Make one-of-a-kind holiday cards, or a limited-run of original art. Locaton: Buzz Ware Village Center, Saturday Nov. 16, noon – 3 pm, with Alan Baseden and Susan Benarcik, materials provided.