Formerly Coastal Arts Guild of CT

Calendar

Jan
18
Mon
Bringing New Ideas Into Your Work @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Beginner and Intermediate levels welcome

Register here.

Fee is for the entire 4-session series. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close Sunday, January 17, 2021.

Invite new ideas into your art practice through a series of playful exercises designed to wake you up, consider new possibilities, and connect you with art that has resonated with you over years. Each week Lenny Moskowitz shares his processes of creative investigation, demonstrating his approach in a live 45 minute Zoom Meeting, taking an hour break to individually explore the concept, and returning to another 45 minute group Zoom discussion and feedback.

Lenny’s assignments will include looking at how artists throughout history have been influenced by work outside their cultures or eras, including palette, mark making, dimensional space, and composition, and how you can use this concept to inform your creative choices. You will also use images and ideas of your own work as a departure point for new possibilities by searching out new resolutions and pushing abstractions. This playful class inspires curiosity by activating  imagination as you work with Lenny, as well as individually in your studio and collectively as a group.

Supply List:

A variety of drawing implements such as pencils crayons and water soluble crayons.

Large drawing paper, scissors, glue, pencils, old magazines (preferably magazines that are colorful, like fashion, home and garden, etc.), paint (your choice, acrylic* or watercolor), a couple of brushes, a palette to mix paint on, a spray bottle to keep your acrylic from drying out, painting surfaces (such as canvas boards, a stretch canvas, or paper), and a water jar.

*If you’re using acrylics it’s nice to have a medium, which is clear acrylic paint with no pigment in it. This comes in gloss or matte. Lenny prefers the matte because the paint is matte.

Lenny Moskowitz is a Connecticut landscape painter who lives in New Haven with his wife.He graduated with his B.F.A from the Philadelphia College of Art and received his M.F.A. from Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy. Lenny has participated in both group and solo shows at numerous Galleries throughout the U.S. and has taught classes and workshops in Connecticut, Block Island, and Nantucket. Presently he teaches at Quinnipiac University and the Rowayton Arts Center. He has been awarded several artist residencies, including at the Anderson Center in Minnesota and at the NISDA Foundation on Nantucket, MA. In the summer of 2011 he was awarded a residency at Weir Farm in Wilton, CT. He makes yearly painting trips to Maine, Nantucket, and frequently sojourns to the surrounding Connecticut woods to paint.

This class is offered in partnership with the Artists Association of Nantucket.

Jan
19
Tue
Beginner Drawing @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Adults, 18+

(8 students minimum)

Fee is for the entire 6-session series. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close Monday, January 18, 2021.

Register here

Anyone can learn to draw! This course is for all those with little or no experience. This is an introductory class to understand and build fundamental drawing skills based on the concept of seeing and defining basic shapes in relation to each other in a lit environment.

Students will learn about positive and negative space and how it defines shape and form. Students will bring in weekly assignments for critiquing. Through class work and assignments, growth and improvement will be achieved. Individual attention is provided to each student.

Students will provide their own materials.

Materials (approximate cost: $5 – $10)

  • basic drawing pad at least 9×12 or larger
  • pencils (#2)
  • erasers
  • 18″ ruler

About the instructor

Joe Adiletta, beginner drawing instructorJoe Adiletta

Joseph Adiletta has been teaching well loved drawing classes at Milford Adult Education consistently for 8 years. He teaches beginner through advanced drawing classes covering topics such as two dimensional line drawings and progression to third dimension/ depth; light and shade; perspective; the human figure and how it influences drapery; the human head including facial features and changing positions; animals; drawing mechanical and natural objects realistically; and textures.

Jan
21
Thu
Dynamic Portraits @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An online workshop

Adults, 18+
(9 student minimum)

Fee is for the entire 4-session series. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

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One of the most challenging endeavors for artists is drawing the human head. This class offers artists basic construction and facial features of the head, as well as and rendering shades and hair textures.

Facial expressions and movement of the head will be taught as well. This class is an asset for those wishing to draw or paint portraits.

Students will provide their own materials.

Materials (approximate cost: $5 – $10)

  • basic drawing pad at least 9×12 or larger
  • pencils (#2)
  • kneeded erasers
  • 18″ ruler

About the instructor

Joe Adiletta, beginner drawing instructorJoe Adiletta

Joseph Adiletta has been teaching well loved drawing classes at Milford Adult Education consistently for 8 years. He teaches beginner through advanced drawing classes covering topics such as two dimensional line drawings and progression to third dimension/ depth; light and shade; perspective; the human figure and how it influences drapery; the human head including facial features and changing positions; animals; drawing mechanical and natural objects realistically; and textures.

Animal Anatomy and Quick Sketch Thursdays @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Alison Kellom Animal Anatomy Workshop: FrogsThursdays, 6 sessions
Online (Zoom) Workshop

For ages 12 +
(7 student minimum)

Fee is for the entire 6-session series. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close Monday, January 18, 2021.

Register here

This is a fast paced, gesture drawing class aimed at strengthening your ability to draw animals from life or photos. We will discuss basic anatomy and drawing techniques as we study specific animal groups. Field sketch concepts will be discussed.

About the instructor

Instructor Alison KellomAlison Kellom is a Master Drawer, Classically Trained artist in Old Master Technique at the Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland, California. Her training led to a career in feature films and video games, working with Disney, Warner Bros. and 2K Games. Alison is currently a Model Maker and Producer on the short film Crickets Would Sing.

Jan
22
Fri
Still Life Adult Workshop Fridays @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Still Life WorkshopFridays – 6 sessions
Online (Zoom) Workshop

Adults, 18 years of age or older
(7 student minimum)

Fee is for the entire 6-session series. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close Thursday, January 21, 2021.

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Learn to set up and draw your own Still Life. We will discuss how to create a scene and render in Charcoal and Chalk. Using an Underpainting technique, the students will learn to see the form using light and shadow.

About the instructor

Instructor Alison KellomAlison Kellom is a Master Drawer, Classically Trained artist in Old Master Technique at the Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland, California. Her training led to a career in feature films and video games, working with Disney, Warner Bros. and 2K Games. Alison is currently a Model Maker and Producer on the short film Crickets Would Sing.

Jan
23
Sat
Costumed Figure Drawing – Teen Workshop @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Costume Figure DrawingSaturdays, 6 sessions
Online (Zoom) Workshop

For ages 12 – 17
(9 student minimum)

Fee is for the entire 6-session series. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close Friday, January 22, 2021.

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Learn to draw the costumed figure. We will discuss basic anatomy as well as figure drawing techniques. Emphasis on the gesture and movement of the form, the students will be challenged to draw what they see with my guidance.

About the instructor

Instructor Alison KellomAlison Kellom is a Master Drawer, Classically Trained artist in Old Master Technique at the Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland, California. Her training led to a career in feature films and video games, working with Disney, Warner Bros. and 2K Games. Alison is currently a Model Maker and Producer on the short film Crickets Would Sing.

Anatomy and Figure Drawing @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Saturdays, 5 sessions
Online (Zoom) Workshop
(8 student minimum)

Fee is for the entire 6-session series. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close Monday, January 18, 2021.

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Must be 18 years of age or older

Focus on gesture, head, torso, arms and legs
Learn Artistic Anatomy as we draw from a live model. Gestures for warmups and long poses to discuss specific anatomy concepts. Emphasis on bone and muscle structure. Using line and tonal values to describe the forms.

About the instructor

Instructor Alison KellomAlison Kellom is a Master Drawer, Classically Trained artist in Old Master Technique at the Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland, California. Her training led to a career in feature films and video games, working with Disney, Warner Bros. and 2K Games. Alison is currently a Model Maker and Producer on the short film Crickets Would Sing.

Still Life Adult Workshop Saturdays @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jan 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Still Life WorkshopSaturdays, 6 sessions
Online (Zoom) Workshop

Adults, 18 years of age or older
(7 student minimum)

Fee is for the entire 6-session series. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close Thursday, January 21, 2021.

Register here

Learn to set up and draw your own Still Life. We will discuss how to create a scene and render in Charcoal and Chalk. Using an Underpainting technique, the students will learn to see the form using light and shadow.

About the instructor

Instructor Alison KellomAlison Kellom is a Master Drawer, Classically Trained artist in Old Master Technique at the Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland, California. Her training led to a career in feature films and video games, working with Disney, Warner Bros. and 2K Games. Alison is currently a Model Maker and Producer on the short film Crickets Would Sing.

Jan
24
Sun
Still Life Teen Workshop Sundays @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Still Life for TeensSundays, 6 sessions
Online (Zoom) Workshop

For ages 12 – 17
(8 student minimum)

Fee is for the entire 6-session series. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close Saturday, January 23, 2021.

Register here

Learn to set up and draw your own Still Life. We will discuss how to create a scene and render in Charcoal and Chalk. Using an Underpainting technique, the students will learn to see the form using light and shadow.

About the instructor

Instructor Alison KellomAlison Kellom is a Master Drawer, Classically Trained artist in Old Master Technique at the Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland, California. Her training led to a career in feature films and video games, working with Disney, Warner Bros. and 2K Games. Alison is currently a Model Maker and Producer on the short film Crickets Would Sing.

Animal Anatomy and Quick Sketch Sundays @ Zoom Videoconferencing
Jan 24 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Alison Kellom Animal Anatomy Workshop: FrogsSundays, 6 sessions
Online (Zoom) Workshop

For ages 12 +
(7 student minimum)

Fee is for the entire 6-session series. Students may not sign up for individual sessions. Registration will close Monday, January 18, 2021.

Register here

This is a fast paced, gesture drawing class aimed at strengthening your ability to draw animals from life or photos. We will discuss basic anatomy and drawing techniques as we study specific animal groups. Field sketch concepts will be discussed.

About the instructor

Instructor Alison KellomAlison Kellom is a Master Drawer, Classically Trained artist in Old Master Technique at the Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland, California. Her training led to a career in feature films and video games, working with Disney, Warner Bros. and 2K Games. Alison is currently a Model Maker and Producer on the short film Crickets Would Sing.

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