June Class: Words and Mixed Media

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Artful Thursday Class: June 1, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Satur-Day of Art Class: no class available this month
Joan’s Studio: 2003 Pleasant Valley Rd, Pearland TX 77581

In this class, we will be choosing a verse or phrase from a song, poem or scripture and creating a unique expression of those words in a mixed media painting. I will demo collage and paper techniques that you can incorporate into your own design.

Come to the class with your phrase or verse already determined!!! Bring your paints, pencils, markers, and stamps. You can bring any size surface to work on but I would encourage you to think about sizes like 9×12, 12×12 and bigger (max. size 16×24). Or, you might even want to choose several smaller sizes like 9×9 and work on 2 to 4 at a time. A stiffer surface like a wood panel or gessoed heavy weight paper can be used though a canvas works too!

 I will have deli paper and stencils – available for all.

What you can expect:
Artful Thursdays and Satur-Days of Art are multilevel classes designed to allow anyone to jump in right where you are today in a safe and inspiring class setting. You do NOT have to come with experience. You will be challenged, affirmed and encouraged to get your feet wet, make mistakes and own your personal style and ideas.

We will have a brief opening prayer, instruction on the days assignment, plenty of time to work before and after lunch, time to show any current work(s), share helpful art information or ask a question, and participate in a helpful and supportive critique.

This is a safe place to be yourself and risk trying something new. The goal isn’t perfection but moving forward in art. 

Bring: Your lunch, a journal, paints, pencils, brushes, stamps and ideas. For this class, bring the meaningful word or phrase that you will use and the surfaces that you’d like to try (canvas, heavyweight paper, canvas board, etc).

Reminder! Please do not wear fragrances or perfume. In the studio, we are in close quarters and some individuals have severe reactions to them!

Cost: $50, cash or check, due before class starts. You bring your own materials or pay $10 additionally per class to use my materials. You must let me know if you will be using my materials.

Register: Let me know you are coming by emailing me, joan-of-art@sbcglobal.net, or use the form below!

May Class: Inspired by Plants!

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May 4
9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Joan’s Studio: 2003 Pleasant Valley Rd, Pearland TX 77581

Plants…any type or color, realistic or abstract. During this Artful Thursday, you will create 4 separate pieces of the same subject during timed sessions, similar to what we did in April’s classes. I will have a plant-inspired still life set up for you in the studio or you can use images that you bring. This promises fun and improves your skill at painting or drawing more loosely. 

If you choose to bring an image, PLEASE bring a printed copy instead of using your phone. I will not be able to print images for you during class.

You can focus on painting or drawing your images, OR both…a combo is fine too! Bring paper, watercolor paper that has been gesso-ed AND/OR canvases. Bring pencils, watercolors or acrylic paints. You could just bring all of your supplies and decide on your medium when you get to class!

What you can expect:
Artful Thursdays are multilevel classes designed to allow anyone to jump in right where you are today in a safe and inspiring class setting. You do NOT have to come with experience. You will be challenged, affirmed and encouraged to get your feet wet, make mistakes and own your personal style and ideas.

We will have a brief opening prayer, instruction on the days assignment, plenty of time to work before and after lunch, time to show any current work(s), share helpful art information or ask a question, and participate in a helpful and supportive critique. This is a safe place to be yourself and risk trying something new. The goal isn’t perfection but moving forward in art. 

Bring: Your lunch + drink, a journal, your image, paints, pencils, brushes, paper, gesso-ed water color paper and/or canvases. 

Reminder! Please do not wear scented lotions or perfume. In the studio, we are in close quarters and some individuals have severe reactions to fragrances!

Cost: $50, cash or check, due before class starts. You bring your own materials or pay $10 additionally per class to use my materials. You must let me know if you will be using my materials.

Register: Let me know you are coming by emailing me, joan-of-art@sbcglobal.net, or use the form below!

April Classes! Drawing from a Still Life

Artful Thursday Class: April 6, 9:30 am -2:00 pm
Satur-Day of Art Class: April 22, 10:00 am -2:30 pm
*Deadline to register for the Satur-Day of Art Class: April 13. 

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photo credit: Kevin MacPherson’s still life set up.

Artists who regularly draw from real life drastically improve overall. We draw in order to see details, light and shadow, and to understand perspective. It trains our eyes in a way that drawing from a picture can’t. 

It’s been said, “If you can draw it, you can paint it.” I believe it! Without this practice, we can begin to rely on photographs or copies. So…whether you do or don’t draw from real life, join us! You will probably surprise yourself.  

There will be a still life set up, large paper, drawing pencils and erasers or bring your own. If you want to take your drawing(s) and add watercolor or paint then bring materials to do this. 

Where: Joan’s Studio: 2003 Pleasant Valley Rd, Pearland TX 77581

What you can expect: Artful Thursdays and Satur-Days of Art are multilevel classes designed to allow anyone to jump in right where you are today in a safe and inspiring class setting. You do NOT have to come with experience. You will be challenged, affirmed and encouraged to get your feet wet, make mistakes and own your personal style and ideas.

We will have a brief opening prayer, instruction on the days assignment, plenty of time to work before and after lunch, time to show any current work(s), share helpful art information or ask a question, and participate in a helpful and supportive critique.

Bring: Your lunch, a journal, paints, pencils, brushes and ideas. 

Cost: $50, cash or check, due before class starts. 

*Interested in learning about additional classes? Go to my Class Sign Ups page

Register: Looking forward to seeing you in class! Let me know you are coming by emailing me, joan-of-art@sbcglobal.net, or use the form below.

Ready for February Classes!

Time to sign up for February classes!

  • Artful Thursday Class: February 2, 9:30 am -2:00 pm
  • Satur-Day of Art Class: February 18, 10:00 am -2:30 pm

img_6464In February’s classes we will be focusing on landscapes!

During class we will paint a landscape, preferably from a photo you have taken. I will have a selection of landscapes if you are not able to bring one.

Where: Joan’s Studio: 2003 Pleasant Valley Rd, Pearland TX 77581

What you can expect:
Artful Thursdays and Satur-Days of Art are multilevel classes designed to allow anyone to jump in right where you are today in a safe and inspiring class setting. You do NOT have to come with experience. You will be challenged, affirmed and encouraged to get your feet wet, make mistakes and own your personal style and ideas.

We will have a brief opening prayer, instruction on the days assignment, plenty of time to work before and after lunch, time to show any current work(s), share helpful art information or ask a question, and participate in a helpful and supportive critique.

Bring: Your lunch, a journal, paints, pencils, brushes and ideas. Bring your landscape image and your choice of surfaces to paint on: canvas, paper, wood panels. Suggested sizes: 9×12 or 12×16. A square is not recommended. 

Cost: $50, cash or check, due before class starts. You bring your own materials or pay $10 additionally per class to use my materials. You must let me know if you will be using my materials. *My individual classes are $50 per session. I am currently offering a ONE PAYMENT option of $250 FOR 6 CLASSES! By registering and paying for 6 classes at one time you will save $50, which basically gives you one FREE class. 

*Interested in learning about additional classes? Go to my Class Sign Ups page

Register: Looking forward to seeing you in class! Let me know you are coming by emailing me, joan-of-art@sbcglobal.net, or use the form below.

 

 

 

A quick reminder about Satur-Day of Art on January 21!

It’s not too late to sign up!

In Saturday’s class, we will be learning to paint images that are white using mostly colors that are NOT white.

When: Saturday, January 21, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Where: Joan’s Studio, 2003 Pleasant Valley Rd, Pearland TX 77581

Bring: Your lunch, a journal, paints, pencils, brushes and ideas. Bring your choice of surfaces to paint on: canvas, paper, wood panels. Suggested sizes: 9×12 or 12×12 or 12×16.

Be sure to bring an image of something that has strong shadow/dark and strong light in it (not a landscape with snow). If you are struggling to find an image to use for class, just use a bed at your house and put a white or cream blanket on it. I manipulated the lines until they grabbed me. *This is just one idea. Your image does not have to be sheets or linens.

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Cost: $50, cash or check, due before class starts. Bring your own materials or pay $10 additionally per class to use my materials. You must let me know if you will be using my materials.

Register: Let me know you are coming by filling out the registration form below!

To find out more about future Artful Thursday and Satur-Day of Art classes, visit my website Class Signup page.

A quick reminder about Artful Thursday on January 12!

It’s not too late to sign up! This class is FULL! Check out the Satur-Day of Art class on Jaunary 21 instead.

In Thursday’s class, we will be learning to paint images that are white using mostly colors that are NOT white.

When: Thursday, January 12, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Joan’s Studio: 2003 Pleasant Valley Rd, Pearland TX 77581

Bring: Your lunch, a journal, paints, pencils, brushes and ideas. Bring your choice of surfaces to paint on: canvas, paper, wood panels. Suggested sizes: 9×12 or 12×12 or 12×16. Be sure to bring an image of something that has strong shadow/dark and strong light in it (not a landscape with snow).

If you are struggling to find an image to use for class, just use a bed at your house and put a white or cream blanket on it. I manipulated the lines until they grabbed me.

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Cost: $50, cash or check, due before class starts. Bring your own materials or pay $10 additionally per class to use my materials. You must let me know if you will be using my materials.

Register: Let me know you are coming by filling out the registration form below!

***If you can’t make it to this class and would still like to learn how to paint white images, you can also attend my Satur-Day of Art class on January 21. To find out more about future Artful Thursday and Satur-Day of Art classes, visit my website Class Signup page.

Special Sale

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This is for all you resolution-setters, word-of-the-year makers, and even the procrastinators. If you listened to those creative urges in 2016 and ignored them or signed up for a class or two and want to commit to more (or if you just like a good sale), come and dive in to 2017 with me!

My individual classes are $50 per session. I am currently offering a ONE PAYMENT option of $250 FOR 6 CLASSES! By registering and paying for 6 classes at one time you will save $50, which basically gives you one FREE class. To register and get all the specific info on class dates and times, please visit my Class Signups page.

*You can select any 6 classes between January and June 2017. Classes can be a combination of Artful Thursday classes or Satur-Day of Art classes. You must determine the specific date of the 6 classes you are registering for at time of payment. 

Artful Thursdays and Satur-Days of Art are multilevel classes designed to allow anyone to jump in right where you are today in a safe and inspiring class setting. You do NOT have to come with experience. You will be challenged, affirmed and encouraged to get your feet wet, make mistakes and own your personal style and ideas.

Big Announcement about January Classes!

I’m now offering a Saturday time slot for my monthly classes beginning in January!

January Classes: Learn to Paint White Objects
Artful Thursday Class: January 12, 9:30 am -2:00 pm
or
 Satur-Day of Art Class: January 21, 10:00 am -2:30 pm

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*paintings by Marc Whitney and Ruth Phipps.

Learn to paint WHITE objects (not a landscape with snow). Pick an image of something that has strong shadow/dark and strong light in it. We will paint images that are white using mostly colors that are NOT white. 

Where: Joan’s Studio: 2003 Pleasant Valley Rd, Pearland TX 77581

What you can expect:
Artful Thursdays and Satur-Days of Art are multilevel classes designed to allow anyone to jump in right where you are today in a safe and inspiring class setting. You do NOT have to come with experience. You will be challenged, affirmed and encouraged to get your feet wet, make mistakes and own your personal style and ideas.

We will have a brief opening prayer, instruction on the days assignment, plenty of time to work before and after lunch, time to show any current work(s), share helpful art information or ask a question, and participate in a helpful and supportive critique.

Bring: Your lunch, a journal, paints, pencils, brushes and ideas. Bring your choice of surfaces to paint on: canvas, paper, wood panels. Suggested sizes: 9×12 or 12×12 or 12×16. 

Cost: $50, cash or check, due before class starts. You bring your own materials or pay $10 additionally per class to use my materials. You must let me know if you will be using my materials.

Register: Let me know you are coming by emailing me, joan-of-art@sbcglobal.net, or use the form below!

To find out more about future Artful Thursday and Satur-Day of Art classes, visit Class Signups.

Paint a Gift

This month’s Artful Thursdays class will focus on creating with others in mind.

DECEMBER 1 Class: Paint a Gift!

gift-ideasTis the season to think of creative gifts for the people we love and appreciate. In this class we will focus on making art to give to others. 

BRING: Your lunch, a journal, paints, pencils, brushes and ideas.

Bring materials for the gift ideas that you have. Possible ideas: wooden boxes, coffee mugs, picture frames, glass ornaments. If you would like to gift a painting, bring a canvas and paints.

glass-paint**Keep in mind that if you are painting glass, be sure to bring paints that are designed for that purpose (typically these paints dry and then are baked to seal them), especially if you are thinking about something like a coffee mug. Feel free to call or email me if you have questions about any materials that you are considering.

When and where: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm, Joan’s Studio: 2003 Pleasant Valley Rd, Pearland TX 77581

Payment: Cash, Check to Joan Moody or PayPal.

Cost: $50. You bring your own materials or pay $10 additionally per class to use my materials. You must let me know if you will be using my materials.

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DECEMBER 8 Class: No class this week. Happy Holidays!

To find out more about Artful Thursday classes, visit Class Signups.