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Fall 2017


Pastel – r.d.abrams

Pastel Intro
Test out hard and soft pastels, and pastel pencils. How to layer. What kind of paper is best? Supplies included.

Saturday Nov 410:30 –12:30 PM

K8 Benni – participant

Fall Landscapes
Paint outside at various locations in, and around, Durham. Work in your choice of pencil, pastel, watercolour, oil or acrylic. All levels welcome. Class will meet at The Colour Jar to review materials, techniques and approaches and then go to location to paint. Dress for the weather!

Wednesdays, Nov 1/8/15
1– 3PM

Chiaroscuro Skills: Intro
Learn skills to improve your ability to paint the effect of light from a single source, and extreme darkness. The first lesson will review how to see tone, and its effect on form.  The second lesson you will sketch a subject lit from the interior of the composition and in the third session will paint a still life lit in the chiaroscuro style. At Durham Art School Pop up, 211 Garafraxa Street N.

Tuesdays, Nov 14/21/28
7– 9:30PM

Alison- Advance participant

Advanced Painting
For painters who have taken previous Durham Art School courses or equivalent background and want to refine technique & take skills to the next level. Work from still lifes in your choice of acrylic, oil (no solvents) watercolour or pastel.  At spacious new location – 211 Garafraxa St. N.

Thursdays, Nov 9/16/23

Thursdays, December 7/14/21



Figures Drawing at the Garafraxa Café 
Sketch from unclothed models.  These sessions will begin with a short talk with historic examples of figures, basic direction to get you started, and minimal instruction as needed. Bring your own supplies and work in pencil, conte, pastel or watercolour. Easels provided. Classy drinks available for purchase.

Tuesdays, Dec 5/12/19