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.
Abstract by Design Instructor: Christi Dreese Find Your Creativity: Combine mixed media techniques using acrylics, colored pencil, graphite, and gel medium with artists Christi Dreese. Explore and paint intuitively. Join us for a flexible, fun class of experimentation to find your own voice through painting! Ages 18 & up • Friday • January 31st• 10:00 am - 4:00 pm • $125 members $150 non-members REGISTER
Natural Science Illustration with Watercolor Instructor: Mary Sundstrom If you're fascinated by the natural world and are interested in capturing wild beauty with paint, Natural Science Illustration is here to guide you. This 6 week course will kick off with an intro day where we cover basic watercolor techniques such as color mixing and blending approaches. Each following meeting, we will focus on a different group of organisms: plants, insects, fungi, birds, and mammals. Using both specimens to draw from life and photo references, students will work on a different study every class, practicing demonstrated techniques to capture a variety of textures. We will look to the master to guide us in the planning composition and developing a painting strategy. All supplies provided. Ages 14 & up • Mondays • February 17th - March 23rd • 6:00 - 8:00 pm • $250 members $275 non-members REGISTER
Beginning Acrylic Painting Instructor: Bux Dhyne Imaginary Landscapes for beginners! Have a fun and creative time learning the basics and beyond of acrylic painting. Bux will teach you how to mix paints and all the brush techniques you need to create beautiful, lush, landscapes. Learn easy techniques to create a variety of trees, bodies of water and rock techniques to create a landscape from you imagination! The supply list includes a mixing set of acrylic paints, a flat 1" brush, flar 14", round #0, and 16 x 20 canvases Ages 14 & up • February 21st - March 27th • 3:45-5:00 pm • $90 members $115 non-members REGISTER
Contemporary Floral Workshop Instructor: Christi Dreese Want to loosen up your painting style? Join artist Christi Dreese for a splash of color, quick brush strokes, and scribbles of graphite. Learn Christi's approach to contemporary floral paintings by painting loose and gestural. Beginners welcomed and great for the experienced who want a fresh approach, working towards a looser style. Ages 18 & up •Thursday • March 26th • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm • $125 members $150 non-members REGISTER
Tulip Paint Series Instructor: Christi Dreese Come and express yourself with this fun, loose, contemporary floral painting class. Christi will show you her techniques using acrylic paint using a step by step process. Great for beginners! Ages 18 & up • Saturday • April 18th • 1:00 - 3:00 pm • $50 members $75 non-members REGISTER
Let Loose: Expressing Yourself Through Abstract Painting Instructor: Christi Dreese Combine mixed media techniques using acrylics, colored pencil, graphite, and gel medium with artist Christi Dreese. Explore and paint intuitively. Christi will show you how to build layers with gel medium, stamping, printing with wax paper, adding washes and revealing underneath layers. Join Christi for this fun, flexible, expressive class learning new techniques in mixed media. Beginners are welcomed and great for the experienced who want a fresh approahc working towards a looser style. Ages 18 & up • Thursday • May 28th • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm • $125 members $150 non-members REGISTER
Pushing Color with Landscapes (Oil Painting) Instructor: Christi Dreese Learn to use loose, expressive and bold colors in your landscapes. Edit scenes to achieve better compositions. Improve your skill and confidence while putting pizazz into your paintings with bold color. Christi will supply photo references and students are welcome to bring their own. This is an easy-going, casual class for all levels of painters! See a list of suggested supplies: SUPPLY LIST Ages 18 & up • Friday & Saturday • September 25th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm & September 26th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm • $250 members $275 non-members REGISTER
Beginners Birch Tree Paint Class Instructor: Christi Dreese Short strokes of paint create loose, contemporary birch tree paintings. Learn about composition, blocking in color, layers, and the types of brush strokes used to transform your painting. Christi will show you her techniques using acrylic paint in a step by step process. Great for beginners! Ages 18 & up • Thursday • October 8th • 6:00 - 8:00 pm • $50 members $75 non-members REGISTER
Beginners Holiday Paint Class Instructor: Christi Dreese Take a break from the holiday hustle and create a holiday themed painting with Christi Dreese in a fun painting class. Ages 18 & up • Thursday • November 19th • 6:00 - 8:00 pm • $50 members $75 non-members REGISTER
Winter Weather Policy: When Holland Public Schools close, the Arts Council is also closed.
Holland Area Arts Council 150 East 8th Street Holland, Michigan 49423