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Acrylic Painting

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Great class to explore expressive painting in acrylics. Learn how paint instinctively with acrylics and explore all the nuances of this wonderful medium to your advantage. Work on visual sensitivity, cultivating technical skills and developing personal view points. This class may be repeated as assignments are designed to meet the needs of all...

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$295

10 sessions

Pure Pastel (Zaremba)

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

For beginning and intermediate artists - Pastel is color in its purest form. Through demos, short lectures and individual encouragement, discover the versatility of this medium and how its immediacy can help develop your understanding of color and composition. Still life and 19th century Impressionist landscape traditions provide inspiration. Weather...

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$270

9 sessions

Finding Your Style in Watercolor

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Learn watercolor painting techniques that will enable you to identify and develop your personal painting style.  Demonstrations complement both group and individual instruction. Topics include: drawing/sketching; color mixing; shapes and values; painting skies, trees, water and reflections, people and more. Work at your own pace as you build your...

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$275

9 sessions

Pet Portraits in Oil

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Paint your pet. Working in oil from reference photos, learn to capture the expression and personality of your four-legged friends. This class will cover the basics of oil painting, focusing on textures such as fur and feathers. We will look at historical examples and there will be in-class demonstrations and individual instruction.

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$260

8 sessions

Basic Drawing

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Learn a variety of basic drawing skills from contour and scribble to building volume and shading. Students will experiment with a variety of media including graphite, conte crayon and ink

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$285

9 sessions

Painting From Photos

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Learn to use photographs to create beautiful and believable paintings. Students will have the opportunity to paint the subject matter of their choice—from portraits of loved ones to far away landscapes to lively scenes—while receiving instruction in painting techniques and advice on the challenges of working from photos. 

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$278

8 sessions

Creating a Likeness: Portrait Painting Techniques

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Become a master portraitist in this fun and intensive class! Paint from beautiful model setups inspired by master paintings. Learn from lectures and demonstrations on anatomy, creating a likeness, mixing color for flesh tones, and capturing personality. More experienced students are welcome to work at their own pace.

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$298

8 sessions

Watercolor Painting (Beginner and Intermediate)

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Designed for beginning and continuing students with emphasis on still life and landscape using watercolors.  An introduction to color theory, composition, techniques and materials.

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$260

8 sessions

Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Designed for beginning and continuing students with emphasis on still life and landscape using watercolors.  An introduction to color theory, composition, techniques and materials.

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$260

8 sessions

Encaustic (hot wax) + Mixed Media Workshop

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Discover encaustics! Workshop includes painting and collage with wax, fusing, carving into wax, and more experimenting with techniques. You can upcycle existing art (drawings, prints, photos) if you like. See how encaustic painting can be a sculptural art form. Apply tools and techniques to create relief emphasizing positive and negative space and...

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$150

Emerging Young Artists

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Artists ages 13-18 will expand their drawing and painting skills in various drawing media, watercolor, and acrylic paint. We will work from observation and images to explore techniques, imaginative work and design. Students are also welcome to pursue their own interests. Connections to museums and the art world are part of the ongoing discussions. ...

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$260

8 sessions

Charcoal Drawing from Photos Workshop

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Create a black and white masterpiece in this energetic and satisfying workshop! Students use photographs of their choice to draw lumuinous and impressive compositions. Discussions and demos on composition, value, and charcoal application.

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$178

2 sessions

Introduction to Watercolor and Gouache

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Watercolor and gouache are two of the most versatile and user-friendly mediums for a painter. No toxic mediums are necessary, transport is easy, and clean up is quick. Learn to paint with a direct approach and take advantage of the unique qualities that each paint offers. Our plans will include interpreting still life, the figure, working on location...

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$295

10 sessions

Fresh Style Portraits & Figure (Intermediate/Advanced)

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Learn how to work with the figure in your art and/or create portraits. Loosen up and have some fun. Create believable and painterly skin tones, hair, features, and backgrounds. We will work from both reference photos and the model. Some experience (such as drawing or prior painting class) is required. Intermediate/Advanced. All media welcome. Instructor...

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$280

9 sessions

Opaque Watercolor: Try it, You'll Like It!

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Have you tried using transparent watercolor with opaque media like gouache or black gesso?  Have you ever painted on alternative surfaces such as black or toned grounds? Expand your watermedia experience using a mix of techniques to create interesting compositions.  Experience with watercolor and watermedia is desirable.

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$275

10 sessions

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