1. Acrylic Painting classes - Howards Arts - Dual Highway, Hagerstown
 March 2020 - starts March 2 - Adult acrylic painting classes -Choose a subject theme - Landscape &/or Animals,with a focus on color mixing and basic color theory
Howards Art - Dual Highway Hagerstown,   301-733-2722
Students will learn how to create an acrylic painting of animals and/or landscapes with a focus on color theory! The first two classes will begin with learning basic color theory and color mixing Students will be working from direct observation and photos. The third class will be dedicated to the transition from pencil to color media. The last three classes will be focused on painting and the techniques involved in completing the work. Individual attention will assist students with little, or previous experience. The goal is for students to gain/sharpen skills, learn how to organize a composition, and develop full color acrylic painting.
Class Dates: Begins March 2nd (6 weeks)

Times: 1pm-3pm
Ages: 14 and up
Cost: $125 + $135 supply kit (supplies may also be purchased separately)
Registration Fee: $25* (will be applied to cost of class on first day)
Duration: 6 weeks

2. UPCOMING SUMMER - June 18 Full Day Landscape Workshop in City Park

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020 Hours: Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020 Hours: Six hour workshop from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Cost: $70 for VAA members and Washington County Museum of Fine Art members, and $80 for non-members. Payment by check made out to David Bottini, mailed or dropped off during business hours to the Mansion House Art Gallery, Attn.: Treasurer, Mansion House Art Gallery, 501 Highland Way, Hagerstown, MD 21740. (Payment by credit card is possible if you go to the Mansion House during business hours. Mansion House business hours: Friday and Saturday, 11am - 4pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm. ) Lunch will be provided - this saves time and reduces distraction. The goal of the workshop will be how to find a subject (in beautiful Hagerstown City Park), develop a painting and work through the basic glazing process, concluding with a discussion of how the process will be completed at home. If a student adds 60 to 90 minutes after the workshop, a completed painting is easily achievable. Minimum number of participants is 6, and the maximum is 9. Deadline for Registration is Thursday, June 8, 2020: to register, please contact Elaine Wolfe at valleyartinfo@gmail.com or call 304-754-5116. Further information will be emailed to you at the time of registration, including the materials list. Essential to this workshop will be glazing liquid and fluid acrylic medium. NOTE: If you do not wish to purchase acrylic paints and mediums for this workshop, these can be supplied to you for an additional fee: One day palette paper, paint and medium use - A full palette of Golden Acrylic paint as well as both glazing liquid and acrylic polymer liquid will be available for use. Paper disposable palettes will also be furnished. $ 20.00 per person using the paint/medium/palette option.
CLASS DESCRIPTION Working from direct observation of landscape to develop an acrylic painting on canvas using a layered, glazing method. Students will work from observation, quick sketches and take reference photographs, then develop a basic underpainting, and build the image through layers of glazing. The class will close with a 30 minute review and discussion of how to continue to complete the process at home.