Acrylic Painting

Acrylic Painting

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CLASS DESCRIPTION

Come paint with acrylics! All skill levels are welcome, from fresh beginners to experienced artists. We’ll work on a combination of directed projects and personal projects to improve your skills in your style. Please bring any water-based media that you would like to use. 
 
There will be no class on April 1st
 

Supplies List Below

 

Recommended Supplies:

 something to paint on – 

stretched canvas, canvas board, artboard, or illustration board are all good options – acrylic sticks to just about anything, so use what you’d like 

brushes 

 at least 1 flat (about an inch wide), 1 larger round, and 1 smaller round is a good assortment – bristle brushes create more texture, nylon/taklon brushes make smoother strokes

 acrylic paints 

 craft paints work okay, but student- and professional-grade paints behave better 

 color suggestions – 

a warm red (like cadmium or scarlet) –

 a cool red (like alizarin crimson or quinacridone rose) – 

a warm blue (like ultramarine or cobalt) – a cool blue (like phthalo blue – green shade)

 – a warm yellow (like hansa yellow deep or quinacridone gold) 

– a cool yellow (like hansa yellow light or cadmium lemon) 

– titanium white 

– mars black 

– sap green 

– raw sienna 

– burnt sienna 

essential tools 

 palette (anything to mix on) – old rag / paper towels – water cup – pencil

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Allison Frink

Allison has been creating since she was old enough to hold a crayon. She earned a BFA in Animation and has been teaching and organizing community art classes since 2006. She loves trying new mediums, learning new skills, and sharing that knowledge. Current favorites include watercolors, drawing, jewelry, and fiber arts. 

 

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Acrylic and Oil Painting AM

Acrylic and Oil Painting AM

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CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn to paint confidently with acrylics and oils in this 6 week class! Students of any skill level are welcome – this is a beginner-friendly class, so don’t worry about lack of experience. We will start by covering several different techniques for both acrylic and oil painting. Once students have a comprehensive understanding of both mediums, we will learn how to safely and effectively use oils and acrylics in the same piece. Creativity will be encouraged!

 

 

Supplies

Students are advised to wait until after our first class meets before purchasing materials (if they have not painted before). Your instructor will provide advice during the first class. –

 Variety of brushes: synthetic are generally best for acrylic use, while natural bristles are more suited for oils 

Linseed oil or liquin, your choice (instructor will explain the difference in class, you may wait to purchase)

 Canvases or canvas paper – you will NOT need to bring a canvas on the first day of class (though you can if you want to!) We will provide surfaces to paint on for our first day, and then you will be responsible for bringing in any canvases you want to work on moving forward. 

Rags 

Acrylic paints (suggestions): 

Recommended brands: Liquitex BASICS, Golden, Winsor & Newton, BLICK, etc.  

Recommended colors: (feel free to buy a pre-assembled set if you prefer) white, black, primary red, primary yellow, phthalo blue, phthalo green, deep violet 

 Other useful colors: burnt sienna, burnt umber, yellow ochre 

Oil paints (suggestions): 

Recommended brands: Winsor & Newton, BLICK, Williamsburg etc. 

Recommended colors: (again, pre-assembled sets are fine) Phthalo blue, naphthol/pyrrole red, hansa yellow, phthalo green, titanium white, black, dioxazine purple – 

Other useful colors: burnt sienna, burnt umber, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson 

Optional:

Sketchbook 

Graphite or colored pencils 

Palette knife 

 Jars (to hold brushes or solvent)

 Glass or plastic palette (palette paper will be provided as an alternative) 

Disposable gloves

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Ellen Roberts

Ellen Roberts has a BFA in Painting from the University of Georgia, where she also minored in Art History. She works primarily with acrylic, oil, graphite, and colored pencil. Her inspiration is drawn from anatomy and physiology, comic books, nostalgia, and the natural world. Recently, Ellen has taken up machine sewing, embroidery, and knitting, and is enjoying her foray into the world of textiles (when her sewing machine decides to be agreeable). Ellen has been teaching art classes since 2021.

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Artist Toolbox

Artist Toolbox

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CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course will focus on the skills and materials you need to create great acrylic paintings. Beginners will focus on learning the basic elements that go into making a great piece of art, while more seasoned artists will learn how to level up their work. Students will create studies to hone their new skills, and by the end of the session will complete a painting that they can be proud of using their new “toolbox” of skills. Students are asked to bring a canvas for their final painting but all other supplies for this class will be provided.

There will be no class held April 1st
 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Kacee Friedman

Kacee Friedman is a painter living in Woodstock, Georgia. She has a background in film and fashion, but has devoted the last 11 years to being a full time artist. She works in series and past collections featured moody landscapes, foggy roads and high fashion portraits. She has shown in multiple galleries in Atlanta and has been published in Create magazine. Her most recent solo show was at Echo Contemporary and was featured in the AJC.
 

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Acrylic and Oil Painting PM

Acrylic and Oil Painting PM

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On Fridays

Please select post type On Tuesdays

Class Location

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn to paint confidently with acrylics and oils in this 6 week class! Students of any skill level are welcome – this is a beginner-friendly class, so don’t worry about lack of experience. We will start by covering several different techniques for both acrylic and oil painting. Once students have a comprehensive understanding of both mediums, we will learn how to safely and effectively use oils and acrylics in the same piece. Creativity will be encouraged!

 

 

Supplies List

Students are advised to wait until after our first class meets before purchasing materials (if they have not painted before). Your instructor will provide advice during the first class. –

 Variety of brushes: synthetic are generally best for acrylic use, while natural bristles are more suited for oils 

Linseed oil or liquin, your choice (instructor will explain the difference in class, you may wait to purchase)

 Canvases or canvas paper – you will NOT need to bring a canvas on the first day of class (though you can if you want to!) We will provide surfaces to paint on for our first day, and then you will be responsible for bringing in any canvases you want to work on moving forward. 

Rags 

Acrylic paints (suggestions): 

Recommended brands: Liquitex BASICS, Golden, Winsor & Newton, BLICK, etc.  

Recommended colors: (feel free to buy a pre-assembled set if you prefer) white, black, primary red, primary yellow, phthalo blue, phthalo green, deep violet 

 Other useful colors: burnt sienna, burnt umber, yellow ochre 

Oil paints (suggestions): 

Recommended brands: Winsor & Newton, BLICK, Williamsburg etc. 

Recommended colors: (again, pre-assembled sets are fine) Phthalo blue, naphthol/pyrrole red, hansa yellow, phthalo green, titanium white, black, dioxazine purple – 

Other useful colors: burnt sienna, burnt umber, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson 

Optional:

Sketchbook 

Graphite or colored pencils 

Palette knife 

 Jars (to hold brushes or solvent)

 Glass or plastic palette (palette paper will be provided as an alternative) 

Disposable gloves

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Ellen Roberts

Ellen Roberts has a BFA in Painting from the University of Georgia, where she also minored in Art History. She works primarily with acrylic, oil, graphite, and colored pencil. Her inspiration is drawn from anatomy and physiology, comic books, nostalgia, and the natural world. Recently, Ellen has taken up machine sewing, embroidery, and knitting, and is enjoying her foray into the world of textiles (when her sewing machine decides to be agreeable). Ellen has been teaching art classes since 2021.

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If you have any questions, please let us know.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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Art Charcuterie

Art Charcuterie

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On Thursdays

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Class Location

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Do you want to get into art, but aren’t sure where to start? Don’t really want to get supplies without knowing if you’ll like a new medium? This is your chance to try before you buy! Each week we’ll make a project using different materials and different techniques, so that you can get a feel for what you enjoy most. Options include acrylics, abstract pouring, watercolors, dry pastels, polymer clay, resin casting, block printing, miniatures, and jewelry techniques. (Class interest will determine the specific mediums and projects that we do.) 
 
There will be no class held on April 4th

 

Class space is limited. 

 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Allison Frink

Allison has been creating since she was old enough to hold a crayon. She earned a BFA in Animation and has been teaching and organizing community art classes since 2006. She loves trying new mediums, learning new skills, and sharing that knowledge. Current favorites include watercolors, drawing, jewelry, and fiber arts. 

 

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If you have any questions, please let us know.

Clay Explorations: Wheel 7:30

Clay Explorations: Wheel 7:30

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On Thursdays

Class Location

CLASS DESCRIPTION

This is a 6 week class for students with or without knowledge of pottery. It’s going to be based in the material, exploring shapes on the wheel, and by hand. Getting in contact with wild clay and principles of self processing the material. It’s going to have an approach to South American pottery as well as contemporary pottery using color glazes and underglazes. We will center the class around making a mug with a handle and the chance of adding a handmade figure. The process will be throwing a piece, trimming it, adding handles, glazing it and firing. 

 

Class space is limited. Supplies will be provided.

Woodstock Arts is taking  measures to ensure your safety and well-being. We want to make this experience as comfortable, safe, and fun as possible for everyone involved.

 

Meet Your Instructor

Feliciano Abaurre

I’m an Argentinian potter working and living in Georgia since 2015. I’m a production potter, I work with an electric and a kicking wheel, processing my own clay and some of the glazes. I’ve been always very curious about different cultures and their approach to ceramics. I’ve been lucky to have had a lot of mentors and teachers from different fields of the ceramic world. You can find my work in my Facebook page :El Gaucho Virgen or My Instagram: elgauchovirgen

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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Clay Community: 9:00 Fri AM

Clay Community: 9:00 Fri AM

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On Fridays

Class Location

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Welcome to the Clay Community-an 8 week hand building class that explores the many possibilities of the hand building process! Lessons will be taught in a way that allows options for project outcomes so that both beginners and advanced students enjoy. Skills will include steps for functional bakeware, windchimes, and a large vase-though artists may use the lessons as an inspiration and create what their heart desires. Classes come with access to weekly open studio opportunities to practice skills. Join the clay community at the Kish Center!

There will be no class held April 5th.

 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Heather Stevens

Heather Stevens is an artist that loves utilizing creative objects in her work. She loves focusing on textures and combining art skills in unique ways. Teaching Ceramics brings her great joy; she loves that it provides students of all experience levels the opportunity to make impressive pieces.

When Heather isn’t staying up too late obsessing about her own art projects, she can be found working with her own Photography Company, exploring the beautiful outdoors with her family, or having fun with her children.

She has taught at Jan Dempsey Community Art Center, Jules Collins Smith Museum, and in various school systems. She loves working at, and managing, the Kish Center for Pottery and Ceramics!

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If you have any questions, please let us know.

Clay Community: 11:00 Fri AM

Clay Community: 11:00 Fri AM

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On Fridays

Class Location

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Welcome to the Clay Community-an 8 week hand building class that explores the many possibilities of the hand building process! Lessons will be taught in a way that allows options for project outcomes so that both beginners and advanced students enjoy. Skills will include steps for functional bakeware, windchimes, and a large vase-though artists may use the lessons as an inspiration and create what their heart desires. Classes come with access to weekly open studio opportunities to practice skills. Join the clay community at the Kish Center!

There will be no class held April 5th.

 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Heather Stevens

Heather Stevens is an artist that loves utilizing creative objects in her work. She loves focusing on textures and combining art skills in unique ways. Teaching Ceramics brings her great joy; she loves that it provides students of all experience levels the opportunity to make impressive pieces.

When Heather isn’t staying up too late obsessing about her own art projects, she can be found working with her own Photography Company, exploring the beautiful outdoors with her family, or having fun with her children.

She has taught at Jan Dempsey Community Art Center, Jules Collins Smith Museum, and in various school systems. She loves working at, and managing, the Kish Center for Pottery and Ceramics!

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Clay Community: 7:00 Wed PM

Clay Community: 7:00 Wed PM

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On Wednesdays

Class Location

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Welcome to the Clay Community-an 8 week hand building class that explores the many possibilities of the hand building process! Lessons will be taught in a way that allows options for project outcomes so that both beginners and advanced students enjoy. Skills will include steps for functional bakeware, windchimes, and a large vase-though artists may use the lessons as an inspiration and create what their heart desires. Classes come with access to weekly open studio opportunities to practice skills. Join the clay community at the Kish Center!

There will be no class held April 3rd.

 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Heather Stevens

Heather Stevens is an artist that loves utilizing creative objects in her work. She loves focusing on textures and combining art skills in unique ways. Teaching Ceramics brings her great joy; she loves that it provides students of all experience levels the opportunity to make impressive pieces.

When Heather isn’t staying up too late obsessing about her own art projects, she can be found working with her own Photography Company, exploring the beautiful outdoors with her family, or having fun with her children.

She has taught at Jan Dempsey Community Art Center, Jules Collins Smith Museum, and in various school systems. She loves working at, and managing, the Kish Center for Pottery and Ceramics!

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Clay Community: 11:00 Monday Am

Clay Community: 11:00 Monday Am

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On Mondays

Class Location

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Welcome to the Clay Community-an 8 week hand building class that explores the many possibilities of the hand building process! Lessons will be taught in a way that allows options for project outcomes so that both beginners and advanced students enjoy. Skills will include steps for functional bakeware, windchimes, and a large vase-though artists may use the lessons as an inspiration and create what their heart desires. Classes come with access to weekly open studio opportunities to practice skills. Join the clay community at the Kish Center!
 
There will be no class held on April 1st.
 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Heather Stevens

Heather Stevens is an artist that loves utilizing creative objects in her work. She loves focusing on textures and combining art skills in unique ways. Teaching Ceramics brings her great joy; she loves that it provides students of all experience levels the opportunity to make impressive pieces.

When Heather isn’t staying up too late obsessing about her own art projects, she can be found working with her own Photography Company, exploring the beautiful outdoors with her family, or having fun with her children.

She has taught at Jan Dempsey Community Art Center, Jules Collins Smith Museum, and in various school systems. She loves working at, and managing, the Kish Center for Pottery and Ceramics!

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If you have any questions, please let us know.

Drawing Basics

Drawing Basics

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On Mondays

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Class Location

CLASS DESCRIPTION

If you’ve always wanted to learn to draw, but aren’t sure where to start, this 6 week class is for you! We’ll cover basic perspective, value (shading), people and animals, and how to get your eyes and hands working together.

Supplies will be provided but if you have a sketchbook you already use feel free to bring it.

There will be no Class on April 1st

 

Class space is limited. 

 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Allison Frink

Allison has been creating since she was old enough to hold a crayon. She earned a BFA in Animation and has been teaching and organizing community art classes since 2006. She loves trying new mediums, learning new skills, and sharing that knowledge. Current favorites include watercolors, drawing, jewelry, and fiber arts. 

 

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If you have any questions, please let us know.

Fabulous Felting

Fabulous Felting

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On Mondays

Class Location

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Needle felting lets you make amazing flat objects and sculptures by stabbing loose wool with a special needle. We’ll make a different project each week, so you’ll go home with lots of fiber art to keep or share. This session has new projects, so returning students are welcome. (Warning: Felting needles are sharp! We’ll be careful, but you’ll probably poke yourself at least once.) Supplies are included.

 

There will be no Class on April 1st.

Class space is limited. 

 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Allison Frink

Allison has been creating since she was old enough to hold a crayon. She earned a BFA in Animation and has been teaching and organizing community art classes since 2006. She loves trying new mediums, learning new skills, and sharing that knowledge. Current favorites include watercolors, drawing, jewelry, and fiber arts. 

 

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If you have any questions, please let us know.

Kids Pottery Party | 7-9

Kids Pottery Party | 7-9

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On Wednesdays

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Class Location

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Come and join Miss Allie for a fun filled lesson learning how to handbuild pottery! Students will learn how to build with clay slabs that the students can decorate however they want. There will be weekly projects/themes to guide the process and learn the technique but there is no right or wrong way to complete the assignment as long as each student is happy with their artwork. Students will make a variety of forms, some examples of the projects will be: Crowns, Mugs/cups, Luminaries, etc. (Projects and themes are subject to change based on students interest and student abilities)
 
There will be no class held on April 3rd (Cherokee County Spring Break)
 
Supplies Provided  but students are welcome to bring any of their favorite tools/cutters/textures from home. This can include textured fabrics they want to use to stamp into the clay, cookie cutters, stencils, or things found in nature such as leaves, sticks, flowers, etc.
 

Class space is limited. 

 

INSTRUCTOR

Allie Benoit

 

Allie Benoit is an interdisciplinary artist born in Albany, New York and currently lives and works in metro Atlanta, Georgia where she teaches ceramic classes and workshops in hand-building, mold-making and slip casting to all ages. Allie graduated Cum Laude from Kennesaw State University with a BFA in Ceramics and Sculpture with a minor in Italian Language. While at Kennesaw State University Benoit was awarded the Global Learning scholarship, the Visual Arts Study Abroad scholarship, and an Honorable Runner Up for the Benjamin Gilman International scholarship to fund a five-week residency with the University of Georgia System to study art and culture in Montepulciano, Italy. Her work has been exhibited at the Zuckerman Museum Fine Arts Gallery, Mable House Arts Center, Sewell Mill Cultural Center, Savannah Clay Community and Mint Gallery. Allie’s work has also been presented in national juried exhibitions with Wildfire Ceramic Studio (partnered with The Last Prisoner’s Project) in Montana, James May Gallery in Wisconsin, The Clay Center of New Orleans, and the Amelia Center Gallery in Florida. Along with exhibitions, her work, process and teaching has been featured in publications from The Sentinel newspaper, Peachtree Corners Magazine, and for Shoutout-Voyage Denver Colorado Magazine. Allie Benoit is the Founder of Rainy-Day Studio established in 2020.

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Kids Claypalooza | 6-10

Kids Claypalooza | 6-10

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On Mondays

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Class Location

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Each week we’ll make a different clay sculpture projects using handbuilding techniques. Once our pieces are dried and fired, we’ll add color with glazes. We’re going to get messy, so wear play clothes and tie back long hair if you have it!
 
There will be no class held Cherokee County Spring Break (April 1st).
 
Supplies Provided
 

Class space is limited. 

 

INSTRUCTOR

Allison Frink

Allison has been creating since she was old enough to hold a crayon. She earned a BFA in Animation and has been teaching and organizing community art classes since 2006. She loves trying new mediums, learning new skills, and sharing that knowledge. Current favorites include watercolors, drawing, jewelry, and fiber arts. 

 

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If you have any questions, please let us know.

Watercolor in the Wild

Watercolor in the Wild

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On Thursdays

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Class Location

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn to do plein air painting and urban sketching! Each week we’ll go to a different location around Woodstock to make work on location. (If the weather is bad, we’ll retreat to the Reeves House to work from photos.) We’ll discuss different techniques for working quickly, and create a fresh plein air piece during each class. Students encouraged to keep their supply kit lightweight and fast to set up. ** Please note that this class will be mostly outside! We won’t be hiking, but there will some walking and sitting in the sticky Georgia heat. ** Zero experience, some experience, and intermediate experience levels are all welcome!
 
There will be no class held on April 4th

Recommended Art Supplies:

a small block of watercolor paper

– cold-press paper is a good choice if you want to focus on painting

– hot-press paper is a good choice if you want to draw with ink and then paint

– smaller sizes like 5”x7”or 8”x10” are best for painting fast

a pigment ink pen

– single-width 0.5 (or larger) – Sakura Pigma Micron or Faber-Castell Pitt Pens are good choices

a small watercolor set 

– pans are easier to transport, but tubs offer more options

Watercolor Brushes

– a reservoir brush with water in the handle is really convenient – but regular short-handle watercolor brushes are also great!

a mechanical pencil

a paper towel (or an old washcloth)

Optional Art Supplies:

artist or painters’ tape

a binder clip (or bulldog clip)

a compact travel easel (if you like to work upright)

INSTRUCTOR

Allison Frink

Allison has been creating since she was old enough to hold a crayon. She earned a BFA in Animation and has been teaching and organizing community art classes since 2006. She loves trying new mediums, learning new skills, and sharing that knowledge. Current favorites include watercolors, drawing, jewelry, and fiber arts. 

 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, please let us know.