Classes – Adult
Most classes require pre-registration, there are four options to register. You may pay online with Paypal using the buttons below the class descriptions. You may also submit a Registration Form via U.S. Mail, telephone, or in person at PAAL.
Fundamentals of Crochet with Brianna Bevan
Saturday, May 18, 2013 11:00am-3:00pm
$25 Non Members Rate +$8
$20 Members Rate + $8
$33 Online Registration for Non-Members
$28 Online Registration for Members
Previously Scheduled Classes
The following classes are no longer open for registration, but give you an example of some of the classes we have offered at PAAL.
Encaustic with Lynda Ray
Saturday, Febuaray 23, 2013 11:00am-3:00pm
Charcoal Portrait Drawing for Beginners with Shari Mason
Wednesdays, July 11, 2012-July 25, 2012 6:00pm-8:00pm
$50 Non Members Rate
$40 Members Rate
Encaustic is a luminous medium that is made up of molten beeswax, pigment and resin. It can be smooth and shiny, textured and three-dimensional all on the same painting. We willexplore melting and fusing, line and edge, working with paper, texture and scraping. It is ideal for scribing with lines, working abstractly or in a more representational style. Encaustic, once an ancient process, is now updated with new tools and equipment.Each participant will be supplied with a small piece of board (4×6”) for each of the techniques. If you would like to work larger please bring wood panels up to 9×12”. This is a good sizefor workshops. The equipment, paint, medium,brushes and tools will be provided. This is a solvent free medium.Lynda Ray is a professional artist whose paintings have been shown locally and nationally.Her work is included in The Art of Encaustic Painting by Joanne Mattera. She has a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been working with the ancient medium of encaustic since it’s re-emergence in the 1980s.Understanding the properties of encaustic is the first step to incorporating it into your work.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw portraits of people? Have you ever wanted to learn how to use charcoal but didn’t know where to begin? This class is designed for the curious beginner. You will learn how to “see” like an artist and will surprise yourself with how easy it is to draw a person’s face using charcoal. All levels are welcome to draw the model, but the focus of the class will be on beginners.
Encaustic Workshop with Lynda Ray
Saturday October 22, 2011
Encaustic is a luminous medium that is made up of molten beeswax, pigment and resin. It can be smooth and shiny, textured and three-dimensional all on the same painting. We will explore melting and fusing, line and edge, working with paper, texture and scraping through. It is ideal for scribing with lines, working abstractly or in a more representational style. Encaustic, once an ancient process, is now updated with new tools and equipment. The participant will be supplied with a small piece of board (4×6”) on which to practice eac hof the 6 techniques. This is a solvent free medium.The equipment, paint, medium, brushes and tools will be provided by the instructor. No prior experience necessary.
Lynda Ray is a professional artist whose paintings have been shown locally and nationally. Her work is included in The Art of Encaustic Painting by Joanne Mattera. She has a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been working with the ancient medium of encaustic since it’s re-emergence in the 1980s. Although she works in a non-representational style, she finds encaustic to be an excellent medium for all types of work. Understanding the properties of encaustic is the first step to incorporating it into your work.
What Am I Looking At: Art Appreciation 101 with Margaret Hancock
Saturday, October 1st, 2011
10 am – 3 pm
Batik Workshop With Carolyn Jolly
Saturday September 24, 2011
A one-day hands-on workshop canvassing the processes involved in batik fabric work. Originating in Central Asia, batik is a method of producing colored designs on textiles by dyeing them. Students do so by applying wax to the parts to be left undyed. Each student will make at least 2 batiks. All supplies are included.
Stenciling with Matthew Hawthorne
Saturday, August 13, 2011
This class begins with a brief overview that includes the history of stenciling, as well as artists that are using stencils in their work. Students will learn where stencil art originated as well as where the trend is going. Students will learn the basic techniques and methods (i.e. spray paint vs. acrylic rolling, computer paper vs. construction paper vs. vellum, etc.) to let them choose which medium fits them best. Hawthorne will show the versatility of stencil making and how it can be applied to almost anything and repeated over and over. Students will be able to select from over 100 multiple layer stencils or create digital stencils with their own images to make their own prints. In the end, the class students will be comfortable with any aspect of the stencil making process, whether it be a simple one layer print to a complex 13 layer print.
Katie is a recent graduate from VCU’s art education program and has a double minor in art history and painting/printmaking. She had a passion for art and teaching, combining the two and sharing that passion with Richmond and abroad.
A one day workshop focused on using the most economical means to produce basic screen-printed art pieces. Students will learn how to use a photo-emulsion technique to produce several copies of their own image. Screen printing can be used on multiple surfaces such as: fabric, wood, plastic, paper, etc. After the class, students will be able to take home their screen – to continue practicing printing on their own – as well as prints they made during the workshop
Bizhan Khodabandeh, holds an MFA in Graphic Design from VCU and is the Graphic Design teacher for Appomattox Regional Governors School. As an artist, Khodabandeh moves freely across the professional boundaries as a designer, illustrator, artist and activist. His work has been published both internationally and nationally in publications & books such as: PRINT, Adbusters, Green Patriot Posters, Creativity International, and many more. You may find more information about Khodabandeh on his website: www.mendedarrow.com
Drypoint With Kevin Orlosky
May 21st, 2011
A printmaking technique developed during the Middle Ages from the metalworking techniques of goldsmiths and armorers, drypoint was used by some of the most famous printmakers in history, including Rembrandt Van Rijn, Albrect Durer, and Francisco Goya. This technique evolved into etching, a highly regarded process still used today. In this class students will create their own drypoint, using tools to carve grooves into a plate. Aku waterbased Ink is then wiped across the plate and printed through a printmaking press. Additionally there is a $5 materials fee.
Oil & Acrylic Painting With Shelia Holland
Starting June 8, 2011 6 Week Class
Local painter Sheila Holland brings us a 6-week beginner to intermediate level painting course using two methods for those who are canvas-curious. This class concentrates on negative space, color mixing, contrast and form. All are welcome!
Batik Workshop With Carolyn Jolly
Saturday June 18, 2011
A one-day hands-on workshop canvassing the processes involved in batik fabric work. All supplies are included.
Landscapes and Portraits With Carolyn Jolly
A six-week course in which students will explore watercolor, acrylic and other art techniques while honing their landscape and portrait-painting skills. Classes will begin Wednesday, January 26th from 6pm-8pm and will be held on consecutive Wednesdays after that.
Make Felt Jewelry! With Betsy Townes
A one-day workshop from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. on January 15.
September 25, 2010, 1-4pm
Spend the afternoon with craft mistress Sarah Hand using paper, scissors, and all sorts of fun embellishments? Learn a few basic book binding decorative paper techniques to equip yourself with journals, sketchbooks and albums!
6 Wednesdays, starting September 22, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
Artist Doris Gilliland will teach students how to wield the pen, the pencil, and the pastel in this 6-week course. All beginners welcome!
Oil & Acrylic Painting
6 Wednesdays, starting September 22, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
Local painter Sheila Holland brings us a 6-week beginner-level painting course using two methods for those who are canvas-curious. All beginners welcome!
Wire & Metal Jewelry Making
6 Tuesdays, starting September 28, 2010, 10:00am-12:00pm
Learn wire wrapping, cold connection and design techniques with artist Lynalise Woodlief, a jeweler for the John Adams movie filmed in Virginia! Take home beautiful pieces of your own making.
Memorial Art & Sculpture
6 Tuesdays, starting September 28, 2010, 6:00-8:00pm
My Precious Studio spills its secrets! Tere Hernandez-Bonet offers a special seminar on the art of remembrance… create a sculptural piece in memory (or in celebration!) of a loved one.