Painting Classes

Structured classes for ALL LEVELS are on-going. Instructor Gretchen Lopez offers one-on-one instructions. Sign up includes course information prior to class. Class sizes and fees vary.

Call Visible Difference at 928.774.3349, stop by 116 S. Beaver St. or email Visible Difference. Cash or check only. Please contact the store with questions. Enrolled students receive a student discount.

Oil & Acrylic Painting for All Levels with Gretchen Lopez

$40 per lesson, cash or check only. Pre-register please.

On-going Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Students may arrive early @ 9:30 to set up!

May 11 :: Jun 29 :: Jul 6 & 27 :: Aug 3, 17 & 31 :: Sep 7 & 21

Registration required.

Oil & Acrylic painting for All Levels is geared for painters—the beginner, intermediate or skill brush up. Ample 1-on-1 interaction. Work from a simple still life for newcomers to paint. Gain confidence on how to get started and get painting! For those who have been painting, work from the still life, a personal photo reference or on your original. Composition, brush, palette knife technique and principles of color mixing are covered. Bring more confidence and success into your work! Please bring your supplies for oil or acrylic painting. Call to enroll and sign up in advance as class size is limited to 8.

Recommended supplies: Tube colors; titanium white, cadmium yellow, indian yellow, burnt sienna, burnt umber, French ultramarine, cerulean blue, cadmium red light, alizarin crimson. Brushes: #4, #8 and #10 flats, #2 round, #2 and #4 filberts, a 2” brush for backgrounds, palette knives for mixing color, palette for paint, either one with a lid or traditional wood, paper towels, containers for painting medium or water. Several 11x14 canvas panels are recommended or your preferred surface. Discounts for registered students.

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All Levels Watercolor Painting with Gretchen Lopez

Wednesday evenings 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. $150 cash or check, pre-register please.

Six lessons, must enroll in the entire session. No refunds or rain-check for missed class.

Wednesday evenings 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Session I Watercolor: Full

March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17, May 1 & 8. $150 for 6 sessions, space is limited. Pre-registration required.

Session II Watercolor: Open

July 10, 17 & 24, August 7, 14 & 21. Wednesday evenings 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Six lessons, must enroll in the entire session. No refunds or rain-check for missed class. Cash or check only. Pre-registration required, space is limited.

Watercolor for All Levels is designed for the beginner and intermediate and for skill brush up. With ample 1-on-1 interaction, paint from a simple still life. Gain confidence with instruction on how to get started and get painting! For those who have been painting, work from the still life or a personal photo reference or your original. Composition, brush, painting techniques and principles of color mixing are covered. Bring more confidence and success into your work! Please bring your supplies for watercolor painting. Call to enroll and sign up in advance as class size is limited to 8.

Recommended Supplies: Daniel Smith or Winsor Newton professional water colors or comparable; Cadmium Red Medium, New Gamboge, Quinacridone Gold Deep, Perinone Orange, Magenta, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Utramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Sap Green, Opaque or Chinese White. Small sponge and paper towels, watercolor palette, small water container. Brushes: 1" oval wash, #4 #6 and 10 rounds, 2" wash, large mop (Natural Squirrel). 140lb cold press paper Arches or Fabriano cut into quarter sheets or halves and two pieces mounted onto a painting board using with either tape or staple gun. Drawing materials, pencils and sketch book plus a photo reference. Discount on supplies for students.

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