As adults, we often lose our creative and artistic paths as we navigate careers, families, and life. Adult art classes reclaim the imaginative time we need to keep our minds fresh and active. Art classes can also give us new ideas and inspiration as well as teach us new and interesting techniques.
Offered exclusively through Paterson Academy, these classes are geared toward helping adults get back in touch with their inner artist, learn and hone artistic skills, and build a positive and encouraging community to share in their creative journey. You will find classes that teach specific techniques or materials as well as exploration classes that introduce new concepts, techniques, and materials and open-creation classes intended to build community and push your creative boundaries.
In this one-time class, we will explore continuous contour lines with India ink and finish our artwork with acrylic paints.
Mixed Media Paper Collage
In this one-time class, we will use the mask of divine proportions to create a collage that studies the Golden Ratio of the face as well as the balance and unity of creating complex paper collage.
Value Landscape Painting
In this one-time class, we will create a landscape painting that uses values of black to give the painting depth.
Northern Lights Chalk Pastels
In this one-time class, we will use chalk pastels to create a Northern Lights Landscape.
In this one-time class, we will use multiple layers of paint to create a beautiful painting of roses.
In this one-time class, we will create unique and interesting art through tessellations.
In this one-time class, we will explore the Japanese design art of Notan and create our own Notan pieces.
Mixed Media Numbers
In this one-time class, we will create a mixed media piece inspired by Jasper Johns.
In this 4-week class, we will explore different watercolor techniques.
In this 4-week class, we will explore different acrylic paint techniques.
In this 4-week class, we will explore different pencil and colored pencil techniques.
In this 4-week class, we will explore different inking techniques including pens and liquid ink.
In this 4-week class, we will explore different oil pastels techniques.
In this 4-week class, we will explore different chalk pastels techniques.
In this 4-week class, we will explore different charcoal techniques.
In this 4-week class, we will create a variety of pieces using mixed media.
In this 4-week class, we will explore different techniques for using alcohol markers.
Ongoing Weekly Classes
In this weekly class, students will be given a theme or creation prompt and will be challenged to create an artistic piece that represents that theme/prompt. In addition, students will be challenged to use a certain material, technique, or other idea within their creation. This class will push students to build their critical thinking and problem-solving skills through creative solutions.
In this weekly class, we will come together and be walked through an art creation piece step-by-step. Students will explore a variety of different art mediums and/or techniques each week to complete a unique piece of artwork. Each project is subject to the student’s imaginative insertions.
In this bi-weekly class, we will paint a guided picture with acrylic or watercolor paint. Students will practice painting skills, color blending, and composition planning while socializing with other adult artists. This is an encouraging learning environment where students can come together to talk, share ideas, and make new friends.
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