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.

CLASSES and WORKSHOPS:

MONDAY:


ADULT: Drawing Foundations
Materials: List, Member: $224, Non-Member: $248
Instructor:  Neil Berger
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.
WINTER 2018: 8 weeks, Mondays, 10:00am-12:00pm, January 8-March 5, no class February 26 Register Here


ADULT: ART 101
Materials: List, Member: $224, Non-Member: $248
Instructor: Kristen Maniscalco
Visual art for beginners!  This is a technique based 2D sampler series that offers a little bit of everything: drawing, watercolor, collage, painting, and mixed media.  Students will gain an overview of the history behind each technique while exploring and playing with each medium.  To document the variety of techniques, students will make an altered book to accompany each lesion and have as a take home reference when the class is done.
SPRING 2018: 8 weeks, Monday1:00pm-3:00pmApril 2- June 4, no class April 23 or May 28 Register Here


ADULT: Life model Drawing/Painting
Material: List, Member: $128, Non-Member: $142
Instructor: Misoo Filan
Practice the traditional art of drawing the human figure in a supportive and respectful atmosphere. With a Life Drawing Model present each class, the students will be able to capture the human form in varying mediums, and develop drawing skills by studying human anatomy. Bring your favorite medium. (Water based) Basic drawing experience recommended.
SPRING 2018: 4 Weeks, Monday, 6:00pm-8:00pm, March 12-April 2 Register Here

TUESDAY:

ADULT: Painting Practice
Materials: List, Member: $224, Non-Member: $248
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.
WINTER 2018: 8 weeks, Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm, January 9-March 6, no class February 27 SOLD OUT
SPRING 2018: 8 weeks, Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm, March 20-May 15, no class April 24 Register Here


ADULT: Drawing
Material: List, Member: $224, Non-Member: $248
Instructor:
Misoo Filan
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.
SPRING 2018: 8 weeks, Tuesday, 6:00pm-8:00pm, March 20-May 15, no class April 24 Register Here

THURSDAY:


ADULT: Drawing Foundations
Materials: List, Member: $224, Non-Member: $248
Instructor: Neil Berger
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.
SPRING 2018: 8 weeks, Thursday, 10:00am-12:00pm, March 22-May 17, no class April 25 
Register Here


ADULT: Oil Painting Advanced
Materials: List, Member: $279, Non-Member: $310
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.
WINTER 2018: 8 weeks, Thursdays, 9:30am-12:00pm, January 11- March 8, no class March 1
SPRING 2018: 8 weeks, Thursday, 9:30am-12:00pm, March 22- May 17, no class April 25
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ADULT: Intro to Watercolor
Materials: List, Member: $224, Non-Member: $248
Instructor: Frances Cannon
In this introductory watercolor painting series, we will turn our attention to the beauty of Vermont winter crops and natural objects: gourds and squash, driftwood, lake stones, dried herbs and flowers, and other specimens from our landscape. As the seasons change and new growth appears, we will begin to incorporate the living, dynamic subjects of Vermont flora and fauna, farm life and garden plants. We will learn how to translate three-dimensional objects two-dimensional surfaces through basic drawing techniques, how to set up a color palette, and how to apply basic color theory. We will also explore various approaches to texture and composition. We will incorporate various techniques of a field study or a “Naturalist’s Journal,” such as taking notes in the margins of our painting, and comparing the scale of small detail to the larger landscape. At the end of this eight-week series, you will have filled a notebook with sketches, as well as a handful of fully finished paintings.
SPRING 2018: 8 weeks, Thursday, 6:00pm-8:00pm, March 22-May 17, no class April 27 Register Here

 

WORKSHOPS:

WORKSHOP: Watercolor Still Life
Materials: List, Member: $90, Non-Member: $100

Instructor: Frances Cannon
In this introduction to watercolor painting, we will turn our attention to the beauty of Vermont winter crops and natural objects: gourds and squash, driftwood, lake stones, dried herbs and flowers, and other specimens from our landscape. We will learn how to translate a three-dimensional object onto a two-dimensional surface through basic drawing techniques, how to set up a color palette, and how to apply basic color theory. We will also explore various approaches to texture and composition.
SPRING 2018: 1 day, Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm, May 19 Register Here

 

WORKSHOP: Exploration in Watercolors
A Tour of Shelburne
Instructor: Joel Popadics
Materials List, Members: $625, Non-Members: $650
(Lunch each day and entrance fees included in tuition)

Optional accommodations at the Inn at Shelburne Farms at a program discount of 40%, please call the Inn at 802-985-9498 to make a reservation.
(discount is only available from Sunday night to Wednesday Night)

Come join Watercolor artist, Joel Popadics in beautiful Shelburne, Vermont.  Joel will guide you on a vista hunt around the area, exploring Shelburne Farms and Lake Champlain.  Each day, participants will meet at different locations and Joel will offer the group two brief painting demonstrations. Topics for the demonstrations will vary from painting cows, handling the summer greens, and composing the lake’s reflections.  Following the demonstrations, students will have the opportunity to paint and apply the concepts presented and individual instruction will be provided all day. Participants should plan on making at least two sketches each day. Materials list is provided.  The scenic landscapes of Shelburne will provide the subject and inspiration for your pictures.
FALL 2018: Sept 17-20th Monday to Thursday:  9am-4pm
Register Here

WORKSHOP: Love to Print
Instructor: Kristen Maniscalco
Learn to design, carve, and print a two layer linoleum block print.  We will be working in a format that is sized perfectly for cards and small wall prints.
WINTER 2018: 1 day, Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm, February 10 Register Here

WORKSHOP: Batik Painting on Fabric
Instructor: Kristen Maniscalco
Students will learn how to create and transfer a design to fabric and use wax and paint
to create a beautiful twist on a traditional batik technique.
WINTER 2018: 1 day, Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm, March 10 Register Here

WORKSHOP: Monoprinting Mixed Media
Instructor: Kristen Maniscalco
Students will create multiple monoprints. We will then investigate different ways to add detail and layering to the surface with additional monoprints, colored pencils, stencils, chalk pastel, and charcoal.
SPRING 2018: 1 day, Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm, March 24 Register Here
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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.

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.

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.

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