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The open and airy Bunkhouse is home to the Visual Art Studio. Students in Visual Arts classes and workshops have available to them easels, tables, lights, chairs, and a model stand. A HEPA air filter is part of the ventilation system.

Shelburne Craft School Oil Painting Policy: We have developed classes to work with traditional oil painters as well as water base oil painters.  The Shelburne Craft Schools is dedicated to teaching traditional oil painting and are very aware of the health concerns around solvents and other toxic materials that can be found in artist material, and strive to operate a safe studio environment while continuing to teach the classics. We are a NON-SOLVENT studio.

FALL :

MONDAY:


ADULT: Drawing Foundations
Instructor: Misoo Filan
Learn the fundamental skills of observational drawing.  Explore the technical and conceptual foundation of drawing using a variety of drawing materials such as graphite, charcoal, pen and ink. Develop personal goals while examining creative concepts through demonstrations. Materials not included.


FALL 2017: 7 weeks, Mondays, 10:00am-12:00pm,
November 6- December 18
Materials List, Members: $196, Non-Members: $217 Register Here

TUESDAY:

ADULT: Painting Practice
Instructor: Neil Berger
Together we will explore painting as performance- a series of gestures more like a dance than a marathon. We’ll complete more pictures than fewer. We’ll look at pictures as holistic arrangements of shapes and colors instead of ‘subject matter.’ We’ll try to trust the intimate, awkward, face-to-face encounter with nature more than the safety of photography. I want us, embedded as we are in the rich and nourishing tradition of Western Painting, to let go and play.

FALL 2017: Level 1, 7 weeks, Tuesdays , 10:00am-12:00pm,
September 12- October 24
Materials List, Members: $196, Non-Members: $217 Register Here
FALL 2017: Level 2, 7 weeks, Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm,
November 7- December 19
Materials List, Members: $196, Non-Members: $217 Register Here

ADULT: Drawing
Instructor: Clark Derbes
Explore the foundation of drawing by learning how to depict objects, people, space and emotion.  Using a variety of drawing mediums such as graphite, charcoal, conte, and ink, students will learn how to develop and expand drawing skills through demonstrations and one on one instruction. Instructor will also tailor classes based on student interests. Materials not included.

FALL 2017: Level 1, 7 weeks, Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm,
September 12- October 24
Materials List, Members: $196, Non-Members: $217 Register Here
FALL 2017: Level 2, 7 weeks, Tuesdays , 6:00pm-8:00pm,
November 7- December 19
Materials List, Members: $196, Non-Members: $217 Register Here

THURSDAY:


ADULT: Oil Painting Advanced
Instructor: Sage Tucker-Ketcham
Gain professional direction with advanced oil painting techniques, discussions, and critiques. Explore style development while completing a series of work. Examine color value, modeling form, handling edges, finishing details and challenge yourself to see a work through to completion. Learn through group demonstrations, brief critiques, and one on one consultation. Previous experience in oil painting is necessary to attend this course. *This class is designed to help traditional oil painters develop their work while not using solvents and explore the best health practices as they also develop as professional artist, water base oil painters explore water base oils to operate more like traditional oils.

FALL 2017: Session 1, 8 weeks, Thursdays, 9:30am-12:00pm,
September 7- October 26
SOLD OUT email info@theshelburnecraftschool.org to be added to wait list
FALL 2017: Session 2, 6 weeks, Thursdays, 9:30am-12:00pm,
November 9- December 21, no class November 23
SOLD OUT email info@theshelburnecraftschool.org to be added to wait list


ADULT: Oil Painting 
Instructor: Brooke Monte
Develop confidence in composition, color, layering and mixing using oil paint. Designed for beginners, students will use still life set-ups to explore techniques ranging from layout and surface preparation, to a variety of brush work including wet into wet, scrubs, and glazing. Materials not included.

FALL 2017: Level 1, 7 Weeks, Thursdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm,
September 7- October 19
Materials List, Members: $196, Non-Members: $217 Register Here
FALL 2017: Level 2, 7 Weeks, Thursdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm,
November 9- December 21, no class November 23
Materials List, Members: $196, Non-Members: $217 Register Here

FRIDAY:

 
ADULT: Color Theory
Instructor: Dana Heffern
Explore advanced color theory using Munsill’s Color Theory Workbook. Gain an understanding of ambience, atmosphere, clash, vibration, and other color perceptions through guided experiments and lively class discussions. Then develop your own style with how color can create environment, mood and a sense of aesthetics. This Class requires a text book.

FALL 2017: Level 1, 7 Weeks, Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm,
September 8- October 20
Materials: List and Book ($84.64), Members: $196, Non-Members: $217 Register Here
FALL 2017: Level 2, 7 Weeks, Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm,
November 3- December 22, no class November 24
Materials: List and Book ($84.64), $196, Non-Members: $217 Register Here

SATURDAY:


ADULT: Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Misoo Filan
Learn fundamental acrylic painting techniques including color-mixing, paint and brush handling, composition, form and value. This course is perfect for a beginner painter and someone who would enjoy water soluble paint medium. Some of the topics we will cover are, still life, landscape, portrait, and old master’s reproduction.

FALL 2017: Session 1, 7 weeks, Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm,
September 9-October 21
Materials List, Members: $196, Non-Members: $217 Register Here
FALL 2017: Session 2, 6 weeks, Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm,
November 4- December 16
Materials List, Members: $196, Non-Members: $217 Register Here

SUNDAY:

ADULT: Experiments with Ink
Instructor: Misoo Filan
Explore the foundations of drawing with ink while learning to have fun with the unpredictability of ink as a medium.  Students will experiment with a variety of techniques and processes through hands on demonstrations.
FALL 2017: 1 Day, Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm, November 12
Materials List, Members: $90, Non-Members: $100
Register Here

SUMMER 2017:

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Adult: Drawing
Instructor: Misoo Filan
8 Classes, Materials List, Members: $236, Non-Members: $258
Learn the fundamental skills of observational drawing.  Explore the technical and conceptual foundation of drawing using a variety of drawing materials such as graphite, charcoal, pen and ink. Develop personal goals while examining creative concepts through demonstrations including drawing from a model in the final class. Materials not included.

SUMMER: Mondays, 6:00pm-8:00pm,
July 10-August 28
Register Here


Adult: Intro to En Plein Air
Instructor: Clark Derbes
8 Classes, Materials: no fee, Members: $226, Non-Members: $248
Practice the traditional fair weather art of painting outside.  Learn the basics of open air landscape painting from how and where to set up your easel, to selecting your palate, to how to capture changing light.  This is an intro level class, but all ability levels are welcome. The atmosphere is supportive and respectful and ideal for those who like to be outdoors.  If the weather gets the best of us, we have a classroom reserved. Locations are posted online before each session begins. All mediums welcome.

SUMMER:Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm,
July 11-August 29
Register Here


 

Cancellation Policy

All classes must be paid for one week before the beginning of class. Refunds are given one week prior to class, 20% is non-refundable. No refunds for classes you miss during a session. We will not prorate the cost of a class for classes missed. For workshops, you must cancel one week prior to class for a refund (minus the 20%). A full refund will be given if we cancel a class due to low enrollment.

Winter Cancellation Policy: We follow the Shelburne Community School closing for adult day and after school classes, and office closing  CLICK HERE for up-to-date info.  If you are enrolled in a evening adult class or weekend workshop your instructor or a staff member will be in touch.  We will also post on our Facebook page.

NEWS ABOUT THE VISUAL ART PROGRAM

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are a wonderful way of sharing the joy of making with someone. Gift certificates can be purchased in any amounts.  Great for classes, summer camps, the gallery and more. CLICK HERE to purchase online.

Interested in setting up a private group?  please fill out the on-line request form, HERE.  We will be in contact within 3 days or sooner.