Painting Workshop

Let’s Paint! The practice of painting has always been a way artists can express ideas, emotions and themselves. We will begin the workshop exploring the fundamentals of composition, color, value, and light. Students will work in a number of mediums (watercolor, tempra and acrylic) and strengthen their observational drawing skills, practice color theory and have a better understanding of value and form. Using traditional demonstrations and explanations, students will work on landscape, still life and figure paintings, using their own artistic voice. At the end of the week, students will have completed a number of paintings and have gained confidence and an appreciation for this classic art making genre.

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  • Ages

    Ages 13-130
  • Dates

    Session 1: Monday, June 10 - Thursday, June 14 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)


    Session 2: Monday, June 24 - Thursday, June 28 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Cost

    $300/week or $500 for dual week enrollment

    Class must meet minimum enrollment of 5 to run
  • Materials

    Students will need to bring watercolor paper and canvases. All other materials will be provided. A specific materials list will be emailed to participants prior to the start of the class.
  • Location

    Perkinson Art Center
  • Instructor

    Jennifer Parker,

About the Instructor

Jennifer Parker has been a professional artist for over 30 years. At Trinity, she teaches drawing and painting and serves as the two-dimensional (2D) art instructor for the International Baccalaureate (IB) visual arts program. She has led group and private workshops, and has participated in artist-in-residence programs. Her commissioned portraits and still lifes are in many homes and collections nationally. She is successful in teaching students with little art experience, to learn the fundamentals and challenges intermediate students to reach their artistic potential.

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