Due to COVID 19, all of my art classes are online via ZOOM. I create a lovely community for students via the Google Classroom in edition to the live classes. Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students. All classes have a lecture, slideshow, video and critique! Supply lists are at the bottom of this class list as well. Once you enroll, you will receive an email with great detailed instructions for payment, ZOOM invites and an invitation to the classroom. SPECIALS: BUY TWO CLASSES, RECEIVE 1/2 OFF (2nd class) • REFER A FRIEND, RECEIVE 1/2 OFF (one class).
10 Weeks, September 14-November 23, $200 • 10:00-11:30am NO CLASS ON OCT 5
SOLD OUT! Expressive Watercolor
“Don’t be a sheep, be unique”.I want to teach you what this unpredictable medium can do! You will paint with watercolor, freely flowing with beautiful color to create gorgeous and unique results. My class will teach you to be a creative artist and that painting can be fun enjoyable and magical therapy!
Composition in mixed media
10 Weeks, September 14-November 23, $180 • 1:00-2:30 pm NO CLASS ON OCT 5 Calling all artists, realistic or not. Abstract art design principles are hardly different than representational art design principles. Colleen will guide you through different compositions that master artists use. Abstract art designs can often elucidate the general principles of design in a more straightforward way since there is no narrative subject matter to interfere with a formal interpretation of the work. Students will paint their heart out in any medium of their choice!
Color Theory I
10 Weeks, September 8-November 17, $200 • 10:00-11:30 am NO CLASS ON OCT 6
Color theory is an essential part of any creative’s toolkit. By understanding the principles of color and the science behind how we perceive different hues, I will teach you to mix, match, and blend a wide range of colors to please the eye and confidently be able to navigate the infinite overwhelming color schemes! You will make a deck of cards that you can use to help you in your art practice for years to come!
Paint like an Abstract Expressionist ~the ninth street men 10 Weeks, September 8-November 17, $200 • 3:00-4:30 pm NO CLASS ON OCT 6
This course will take you inside the soul of these abstract expressionist painters who were often characterized by gestural brush-strokes or mark-making, and the impression of spontaneity.Unleash and free yourselfto experiment in different techniques~Richard Diebenkorn, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Hans Hoffmann Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Sam Francis and Bradly Walker Tomlin.
Wednesdays SOLD OUT! Abstracted Landscapes
10 Weeks, September 9-November 18, $200 • 10:00-11:30 am NO CLASS ON OCT 7 Painting is the ultimate creative indulgence!You will translate landscapes into transparent media such as inks and watercolors as well as enjoying the versatility of the opaque media such as acrylics and pastels.Your work will burst with life and energy!
CANCELLED!Art Journaling in Mixed Media
10 Weeks, September 9-November 18, $200 • 1:00-2:30 pm NO CLASS ON OCT 7
Stoke your childhood creative fire! Discover hallmarks of your young imagination as you create a visual diary of thoughts, memories, and emotions through images, art and words.We create a tight knit community and safe place to share art that is meant for our eyes only.Each week there is a prompt and mixed media technique to spark your creative soul!
10 Weeks, September 10-November 19, $200 • 10:00-11:30 am NO CLASS ON OCT 8
This class will prompt you, poke you, challenge you to create in a way you never have before. Creative thinking is the process of generating the ideas that make breakthroughs possible. Ideas are thoughts, designs, possibilities and plans that are formed through the efforts of the mind.Many of my projects are based on experiementing with varying materials, surfaces, and concepts.I will inspire you to be ruthless in your risk taking and to not be afraid of failure.Empower yourself through creativity!
10 Weeks, September 10-November 19, $200 • 1:00-2:30 pm NO CLASS ON OCT 8
Congratulations, you made it through my first series of drawing progression and practice!Drawing can be an escape from the world, but also a way of making sense of it.This course will hone in on your skills andsharpen and refine your concepts even further!As an advanced art student, you will be pushed to see beyond the images themselves. You will learn to view your work as a “creation” of art with your personal touch of creativity.Students will dabble in graphite, charcoal, pastels, colored pencils, watercolor, ink and more!
Fridays CANCELLED!Color Theory II & Design
10 Weeks, September 11-November 20, $200 • 10:00-11:30 am NO CLASS ON OCT 9
Students will be using their knowledge from Color Theory I! In this course students will be applying, analyzing and representing artistic color concepts such as color temperature, color palette and color contrasts and translating color theory into beautiful paintings.Itten’s color and design contrasts will be the north star of this course.
10 Weeks, September 11-November 20, $200 • 1:00-2:30 pm NO CLASS ON OCT 9
If Colleen can learn to draw, anyone can!It is a LEARNED SKILL.The talent comes in the interpretation of the medium in your creative mark making.We will analyze the “how” and “why” and synthesize the information into something transferrable, understandable, and inspiring.Exercises that will stimulate new neuro pathways will be introduced each week as building blocks to help you to learn to “DRAW WHAT YOU SEE, NOT WHAT YOU KNOW”! Let’s get rid of old programming and stimulate your brain!
Custom Semi-Private Class (4 people). You create your own group!
10 Weeks, Date/Time TBD $350
Large classes are not for everyone so this is a nice option! Choose your classmates and choose your curriculum!
Altered Photography Workshop Using 35mm photographs
Saturday, September 19th • 10am-11:30 AM • $25
We all have boxes of 35mm photographs laying around, right? Let's turn them into art! You can use them in a future journal, card making or fine art piece. This workshop will teach you several techniques to alter your photographs in an artful way!
"Colleen is so full of life and creative talent and I am so happy she has brought many special people into my life from her classes as they attract interesting, creative and spiritual people that I now can call friends. "~Linda B.
"I cannot speak highly enough of Colleen Gianatiempo as a teacher who has a sound knowledge base, an organized approach to teaching and learning and a constructive, yet positive and supportive manner to guide me towards further growth as an artist."~Mary Beth H.
Once you reserve your spot, you will receive payment information as well as ZOOM and Google Classroom Invites. You may get started buying your supplies by downloading the supply list today!