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Montclair Art Museum

Register at  www.montclairartmuseum.org

3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair NJ 07042
[Note: weather permitting, classes are held at local sites within a short drive from the Museum, unless otherwise noted.]

$245 members; $275 non-members

 

 

 

 

Spring semester 2017

Wednesday plein air

12 Apr  – 31 May 2017

Artists’ Critique Group: Examining Landscape

600AP     Wednesdays: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 

(Independent Study)

This class  provides an opportunity for advanced study, addressing the garden from from a painter’s point of view.

Students design independent projects in any medium, including, but not limited to: mixed media, pastel, gouache, oil, and drawing mediums.  Group critiques with the instructor are supportive and challenging.

The class works en plein air on site, weather permitting, as well as from a clothed model in a landscape setting.

It is intended for intermediate and advanced students already comfortable in at least one medium.

  Rose by Rebecca Rosenheck

 

 

 

Introduction to Landscape Painting

201AP      Wednesdays: 1 – 4 pm

Using gouache, conte crayon , pastel and a variety of drawing media, students capture the colors and the “feel” of a particular place in spring.

Classes are often held in local gardens, weather permitting.

This spring, students will have the unique opportunity to study from MAM’s exhibition Matisse and American Art and be inspired by how American Modernists interpreted the landscape as influenced by Henri Matisse.

All levels welcome.

Some supplies provided: please bring materials fee to first class.

Winter semester 2017

Independent Study: Landscape 2

 

10 Wednesdays           11 Jan – 15 March 2017     9:30 am – 12:30 pm          [600 APP]

$270 members; $300 non-members

Independent study is a master class — essentially a graduate student seminar: students design their own projects in any medium, including mixed media, pastel, gouache and oil.  In the winter, we address preparation for  painting the landscape in the spring, as weather permits.

This semester, the class has chosen to look at

  • tonal landscape: sepia in a value range for conte, marker, gouache, and dry-brush oil
  • metallics
  • full color personal Persian miniatures with isometric perspective.

Open to artists already comfortable in at least one medium. No plein air experience necessary.

For intermediate and advanced students.

Fall semester 2016

Independent Study: Landscape 1

10 Wednesdays           21 Sept – 7 Dec 2016         9:30 am – 12:30 pm           [600 APP]

$270 Members; $300 Nonmembers

Independent Study is essentially a graduate student seminar: students design their own projects in any medium, including mixed media, pastel, gouache, and oil.  We address plein air painting, weather permitting.

This semester, the class has chosen to look at underpainting, grounds, and opaque watercolor (optional).

Open to artists already comfortable in at least one medium. No plein air experience necessary.

For intermediate and advanced students.

freyda-landscape-img_1289     Freyda Lazarus  “Landscape” pastel on gouache underpainting

Short Course: fall semester 2016

New! Color in the Landscape: Landscape 1

4 Wednesdays  in October     5 Oct – 26 Oct 2016         1:30 – 3:30 pm           [101 APP]

$?   Members            $?    Nonmembers

Held outdoors for the month of October at local gardens, weather permitting, this class addresses color in the landscape using color studies in mixed media, and completing work on site in the medium of choice (pastel, oil, watercolor, gouache).

No experience necessary.  Small class, open to all levels.

Advanced students may design personal projects in any medium.

 

Spring semester 2016

Independent Study: Landscape 3

This semester the class has chosen to address color: greens in the landscape and grounds as color.

mj-plofker-img_6415      MJ Plofker “Old as New” personal project

Winter semester 2016

Independent study: Landscape 2

Fall semester 2015

Independent study: Landscape 1

FullSizeRender      Rebecca Rosenheck at Van Vleck garden

Spring Semester 2015

Independent Study: Landscape 3

Independent Study is essentially a graduate student seminar: students design their own projects in any medium, with a preference for oil and pastel.  This year the class has chosen to address oil painting, plein air painting (fall and spring), strokes, using colored grounds and green in the landscape.

This semester, we will concentrate on monotype and plein air oil.

New!  Spring  plein air short course 2015

a 5 week mini class celebrating spring at Van Vleck Gardens

Montclair Art Museum in partnership with Van Vleck Gardens

$160 members* ; $190 nonmembers

Wednesdays   29 April – 29 May                      12:45 – 3:45 pm

Join the MAM’s senior teaching artist in seeing the Van Vleck House and Garden from a painter’s point of view. Through meditative drawing and painting, we explore the sense of place in the spring.   Pen and ink studies, sometimes with gouache or watercolor, are the basis for work done in the Garden, weather permitting, in the medium of choice.  

Using easily portable supplies, we address composition, perspective and the color of the spring landscape with a limited palette.  Advanced students are encouraged to design their own projects. 

Classes will be held in the Garden, weather permitting [at the Museum in case of rain.].

Some knowledge of color is helpful. Open to students of all levels and any medium.

*Discounted price applies to MAM members, as well as Friends of Van Vleck House and
Gardens.

Winter Semester 2015

Independent Study: Landscape 2

This year the class has chosen to address oil painting, plein air painting (fall and spring), strokes, using colored grounds and green in the landscape.

This semester, we will concentrate on oils.

Fall Semester 2014

Independent Study: Landscape         

 

Independent Study is essentially a graduate student seminar: students design their own projects in any medium, with a preference for oil and pastel.  This year the class has chosen to address oil painting, plein air painting (fall and spring), strokes, using colored grounds and green in the landscape.

Open to artists already comfortable in at least one medium.  For intermediate and advanced students.

 

Landscape 1: Color in the Landscape

an introduction to plein air landscape

Held outdoors at local gardens, weather permitting, this class addresses color in the landscape using pen and ink with soft pastel or gouache.  The fall and winter semesters prepare students for going outside to paint “en plein air” in the spring. 

No experience necessary.  Small class. For new, intermediate and advanced students. 

Advanced students may design their own projects in any medium.

 

Spring Semester 2014

* Short Course: Plein Air in the Garden        

New!  a 5 week mini- class celebrating  Spring at Van Vleck 

[jointly sponsored with the MAM]

Tuesdays April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27          9:30 am – noon

21 Van Vleck St, Montclair NJ 07042

$160 MAM members + Friends of Van Vleck,  $190 Nonmembers

Join the MAM’s senior teaching artist in seeing the Van Vleck House and Garden from a painter’s point of view.  Through meditative drawing and painting, we explore the sense of place in the spring.  Pen and ink studies, sometimes with gouache or watercolor, are the basis for larger work done in the Garden in the medium of choice – oil, pastel, watercolor or gouache.  Advanced students may design personal projects in any medium.

We’ll address composition and perspective using easily portable supplies.  Some knowledge of color helpful.  All classes will be held in the Gardens, weather permitting.  Open to students of all levels and working in any medium.

 

Independent Study          Landscape 3:   Plein Air  [600 APP]

8 Wednesdays   9 April – 28 May 2014            9:30 am – 12:30 pm 

$230 Members; $260 Nonmembers

This class is comparable to a graduate student seminar.  Students design their own projects, with a preference for pastel, gouache, mixed media, and oil.  This semester the class has voted to continue to address underpainting, the calligraphy of under-drawing, and painting en plein air.

Open to artists already comfortable in at least one medium.  For intermediate and advanced students.

Color in the Landscape 3:   Plein Air  [100 APP]

an introduction to plein air

held outside at local sites within 20 minutes of the Museum

8 Wednesdays   9 April – 28 May 2014             1 – 3:30 pm

$230 Members; $260 Nonmembers

This class addresses the skills and “tools” necessary for outside landscape en plein air in the spring, using soft pastel, gouache and mixed media. Explore a customized limited palette and your realism/abstraction comfort level. Small class. Open to students of all levels who are already comfortable with at least one medium; knowledge of color helpful. No plein air experience necessary. Advanced students may design personal projects in any medium.

For new, intermediate and advanced students.

 

Workshop:  Color Intensive at the Van Vleck House

Wednesday, 2 April 2014                                                           10 am – 2:00 pm

$60 MAM members and Friends of Van Vleck; $80 non-members

Develop a better understanding of color in this one-day workshop with artist Catherine Kinkade.  Explore hue, value, intensity and their shared relationships at the Van Vleck House and Gardens.  This is a workshop with wide applications for anyone who works with color.  Pack a lunch and join us for the day.  All materials supplied.

 

Winter Semester 2014

10 classes:  22 January – 2 April, 2014

3 South Mountain Ave, Montclair NJ 07042
[Note: weather permitting, classes are held at local sites within a short drive from the Museum]

Landscape 2: Color in the Landscape [100APP]

10 Wednesdays                    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

$230 Members; $260 Nonmembers

This class provides the skills and “tools” necessary for outside landscape en plein air in the spring, using soft pastel, gouache and mixed media. We address simplifying, composition, turning the form, and perspective as they relate to the landscape. Explore your personal limited palette and realism comfort level. No experience necessary; knowledge of color helpful.  Small class, open to all levels.  Advanced students may design personal projects in any medium.

For new, intermediate and advanced students.

 

Independent Study: Landscape  [600 APP]

10 Wednesdays                          9:30 am – 12:30 pm

$230 Members; $260 Nonmembers

This class is comparable a graduate student seminar.  Students design their own projects, with a preference for gouache, pastel, mixed media and oil.  This semester, the class has chosen to address under painting, the calligraphy of under-drawing and  the personal “artistic voice”.

Open to artists already comfortable in at least one medium.  For intermediate and advanced students.

Register: at  www.montclairartmuseum.org

 

 

 

 

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Plein Air Painting Classes

Catherine Kinkade teaches landscape, plein air landscape, and color at the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ.

For a current list of her offerings check out her Teaching Page