Register online, stop by at 150 East 8th Street in Downtown Holland, or call 616.396.3278. Please read Class Policies when registering. Member prices are in parentheses.
Finding Beauty in the Brushstroke with Cat Pope Pack your brushes and journey across your canvas with purpose. We will be exploring dynamic brushwork and its importance in creating focused paintings with remarkable edges and implied texture. Students will learn valuable techniques that break boundaries— keeping their paintings “loose” with contrast, movement and visual personality. This oil workshop is open to students of all levels, but previous painting experience is recommended. Instructor demonstrations will begin each day, with class discussion and working time woven throughout the workshop. Class size is limited register early. Supply list upon registration. Ages 18 & up • three days • Friday August 16, Saturday August 17 & Sunday August 18 • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm • $335 ($315 for members) • REGISTER
Big Brush Watercolor Workshop Instructor: Mary Sundstrom Learn to paint in watercolor in a bold and expressive way. We get out the big brushes (Japanese Hake brushes) open palettes, and masking fluid to make a number of simply composed, richly colored pieces. For some this will come naturally, for others it could be the leap of faith you need. This class is for all levels but especially those that have considered watercolor painting too fussy and hard. All supplies are included. Bring a bag lunch. Ages 14 & up • one day • Saturday • August 24 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm • $110 members $125 non members • REGISTER
Seascapes in Oil Instructor: Douglas David Capture the atmosphere and the wave of a seascape in this studio seascape painting workshop. Over a two day period, students will create several waves and exciting seascapes. The first day will be spent in the studio, reviewing Douglas’ palette, concepts for seascapes, and demonstration with follow along. The second day, students will start at the beach to study real waves and gather references to complete more paintings in the afternoon. Douglas will leave time for individual discussion and review and encourage students to work in their own style so that finished works are your own. See the full class overview, Douglas' biography, images of his work, and the class supply list here. Ages 18 & up • Friday & Saturday • October 4-5 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm • $350 REGISTER
Egg Tempera Painting Instructor: Diane Hayworth To make egg tempera paint the artist must mix egg yolk with pure pigment to create beautiful color. This hand mixed paint is frequently used in a very clean, crisp and detailed style layering thin glazes. Egg Tempera paint has a deep historical history. This durable paint was used before the oil paint became common and is the reason why so many incredible 13-14th century works survive today. In this class we learn how to prepare a board and mix pigments along with excellent painting and drawing instruction. Ages 18 & up • Friday & Saturday • November 9-10 • 10:00 am - 3:30 pm • $130 members $135 non-members REGISTER
Holland Area Arts Council 150 East 8th Street Holland, Michigan 49423