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ART CLASSES

Many of the classes are on-going - you can start a class whenever it is most convenient for you. Feel free to contact the instructors for class registration and more information.

MONDAY

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DRAWING: BACK TO BASICS
Instructor: Douglas Land
daland53@yahoo.com
(727) 643-2554
Mondays from 10:30am - 12:30pm
$15.00 per person/per class

These classes emphasize the basics of drawing and sketching using the elements of art and principles of design. Each session will have instruction, handout, time for drawing exercises & discussion.
 

MONDAY

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PAINTING: OIL INSIDE & OUT
Instructor: Janie Haskins
haskins.jane@gmail.com
Mondays from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
$140/month Suntan Member
$160/month Non Member
4 classes a month

Get started with oil painting or take your work to the next level with this combination of plein air and studio class. Each week we’ll start with a lesson designed to build your knowledge and improve your painting skills. There will be demos and exercises, and students will have plenty of time to work on their own paintings with instructor feedback. There will be a different theme every month, focusing on the elements of our local landscape. Classes will either meet outdoors for plein air studies, or in the studio at Suntan. Suitable for all levels.

TUESDAY

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Tuesday Mornings
Tuesday Afternoons
PAINTING: IMPRESSIONISM, THE EASY WAY 
Instructor: Jack Providenti
fineartjp@aol.com
Tuesday Mornings from 9:30am - 12:00pm
Tuesday Afternoons from 1:00am - 3:30pm
$140/month Suntan Member

$160/month Non Member
4 classes a month

Create a dramatic, light-filled impressionistic landscape or seascape painting, indoors or outdoors without having to draw. Learn theory & practice in 5 easy steps to create your painting and achieve beautiful results in a single painting session. Paint in oils or acrylics. Suitable for beginning or intermediate painters
 

Class fee includes 4 weekly 2.5 hour sessions; 2 time slots to choose from:Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM or Tuesdays 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Double sessions are available on Tuesdays on a week-to-week basis. A student who has already paid for 4 sessions can join the afternoon session for an additional fee of $35 per session.

TUESDAY

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OPEN STUDIO TIME
Instructor: None
Tuesdays from 10:00am - 4:00pm
$5.00 per person (pay at boutique) 

Join us for Open Studio on Tuesdays, 10-4, in the Libit Jones Art Studio. Come socialize while painting or drawing with other Suntan members, in the morning, the afternoon, or all day. $5.00 studio fee. MEMBERS and guests accompanied by members. No Instructor.

WEDNESDAY

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Painting with Oils: Capture the Sunset's Radiance!
Instructor: Makaila Zelin
makailazelin7@gmail.com
Wednesdays from 2:00am - 5:00pm
$35.00 per person

Oil for beginners. Join Makaila for this workshop on sunsets. Makaila will be teaching color theory, line, shape, space, and composition in this 3-hour oil workshop. Each class will end with a critique. Bring your own oils and canvas of choice.

We recommend Gamsol by Gamblin as a nontoxic solvent for cleaning brushes. Hope to see you there

THURSDAY

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PAINTING: FUNDAMENTALS OF OIL OR ACRYLIC PAINTING 
Instructor: Ron Marvin
ronmarvinart@gmail.com
Thursdays from 9:00am - 12:00pm
$140/month Suntan Member
$160/month Non Member
4 classes a month

With Ron's class, unleash your artistic style and learn to paint with oils or acrylics. This class is great for beginners looking to learn and experienced artists wanting to grow. Students will have the opportunity to refine their skills by working from photographs or still lifes. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, contact Ron directly at ronmarvinart@gmail.com. Don't forget to ask for a list of materials!

FRIDAY

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PAINTING: ADVANCED STUDIES IN OIL OR ACRYLIC PAINTING
Instructor: Ron Marvin
ronmarvinart@gmail.com
Fridays from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
$140/month Suntan Member
$160/month Non Member
4 classes a month

This class is for artists that have some experience with painting in either oil or acrylic & want to continue to develop their skills. This class starts with a demo, followed by studio time. Students work from live models, still-lifes or photographs.

SATURDAY

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LEARNING WATERCOLORS THROUGH TEXTURES
Instructor: Jennifer Townsend Auge
Feb 3 to April 27
Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:00am
$140/month Suntan Member
$160/month Non Member
4 classes a month
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A 12 week course from February 3rd to April 20th. This watercolor class will help you learn watercolor painting through the experience of painting textures such as wood grain, glass, metal, fruits and vegetables, plants, water, seashells and rocks, a woven texture (basket), clouds, and animal fur or feathers or scales. This class can be a great learning experience for the beginner or a good practice for the artist who has some experience painting and wants to discover some new challenges and skills. It is very helpful if the student knows basic sketching skills. At the end of the series of classes, you should feel confident to create any painting which will include any of or a variety of these textures.

The class will be a fun and casual approach to improving skills as a watercolor artist. There is no right or wrong - just exploration and learning and growth. My style as an artist is realism and trying to capture as much detail as I can but still presenting the loose watercolor flow and letting the paint do its thing. I will teach you how I look at the subject and go about creating it on the paper. You can mimic my style or explore and create your own. l am looking forward to a variety of talents and experience as well as a variety of styles from the artists in the class.

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