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Con­roe Art League Ev­ery Mon­day 9:30am-12:30pm Ev­ery Tues­day 6pm-9pm Ev­ery Wed­nes­day 1pm The Won­ders of Water­color Classes with Car­rie Allbrit­ton! Car­rie dis­counts that old say­ing that water­color is the hard­est me­dia and un­for­giv­ing, be­liev­ing in­stead that when you un­der­stand the paints and what they do on pa­per, you will find it fun, re­ward­ing and very for­giv­ing. On­go­ing water­color classes ev­ery Mon­day from 9:30am - 12:30pm AND ev­ery Tues­day from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at the Con­roe Art League Gallery. Con­tact Car­rie di­rectly at: car­rieallbrit­ton@gmail.com or 936-444-7303 Cost: $25 per class (payable a month in ad­vance) Con­roe Art League Ev­ery Tues­day 1pm-3:30pm Oil Painting Classes w/Gary Her­nan­dez Each stu­dent works at his/her own pace in a cre­ative and pleas­ant at­mos­phere. The stu­dents will learn the tools and ma­te­ri­als of oil painting. New stu­dents will be painting a new painting at the first ses­sion. You will copy mas­ter paint­ings as a path­way to creat­ing your own style of painting. You will learn.... -How to use a grid to quickly lay­out the painting. -How to se­lect the right pal­ette. -How to se­lect and mix col­ors. -How to se­lect the right paint brushes -How to ap­ply color the­ory and use the color wheel. -How to pick the right can­vas and how to coat a can­vas. -How to var­nish a painting. -How to paint in Gri­saille These are only a few of the tips I will teach you to cre­ate suc­cess­ful paint­ings and more im­por­tantly have an en­joy­able painting ex­pe­ri­ence. On­go­ing classes ev­ery Tues­day from 1:00pm - 3:30pm at the Con­roe Art League Gallery- 127 Si­mon­ton St. - Con­roe, TX 77301 Con­tact Gary Her­nan­dez di­rectly to sign up: 713569-9209 or gary­h­er­nan­dezs­tu­dio@ya­hoo.com Cost: $35/per class paid in ad­vance monthly. Con­roe Art League First Thurs­day of the month 11am-5pm Pho­tog­ra­phy Learn­ing Cen­ter w/Ed Gor­man The Pho­tog­ra­phy Learn­ing Cen­ter is back at the Con­roe Art Gallery!! If you have ques­tions about pho­tog­ra­phy or how to use your cam­era, whether it’s a DSLR, SLR, film, cell phone, iPad, etc., then come to the Con­roe Art Gallery on the first Thurs­day of each month from 11am - 5pm. The Con­roe Art Gallery is at 127 Si­mon­ton St., Con­roe, TX 77301. Ed will show you how to work your cam­era and take bet­ter pho­to­graphs. Con­tact Ed Gor­man: ed­gor­man1973@gmail.com or call 936-443-3487 for more in­for­ma­tion. Con­roe Art League First and Third Thurs­day 1pm-3:30pm Fig­ure Draw­ing Group Classes are at the Con­roe Art League Gallery 127 Si­mon­ton St. Con­roe, TX 77301 Live Model, All Skill Lev­els Wel­come! For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact: Darby Kach­mar dar­bykach­mar@me.com 936-228-5126 or Mar­i­lyn Lowry mlowry3@com­cast.net or 936-447-1579 Fee is $10 per ses­sion, no reser­va­tion nec­es­sary

Con­roe Art League Ev­ery Thurs­day 2pm-4:30pm

Painting with Pas­tels

This is an on­go­ing weekly course, be­gin­ning Fe­bru­ary 5, 2015. The class meets ev­ery Thurs­day from 2:00pm - 4:30pm in the up­stairs class­room at the Con­roe Art League Gallery - 127 Si­mon­ton St. - Con­roe, TX 77301. Painting in pas­tels is quick, easy, col­or­ful, beau­ti­ful, very por­ta­ble - and FUN! Han­dled cor­rectly, pas­tels will last many life­times and their pure col­ors never fade, crack, or peel. No stress and no pres­sure here to paint a mas­ter­piece. You’ll learn how to turn “happy ac­ci­dents” into a part of your painting, or erase it - pas­tels are very for­giv­ing. Ev­ery­one will hjave a chance to ex­per­i­ment with dif­fer­ent tech­niques and ma­te­ri­als, and you’ll de­velop your own unique style over time. For those who are new to art, you’ll learn the ba­sics of draw­ing and painting. For more ex­pe­ri­enced artists who are new to pas­tels, you’ll learn the char­ac­ter­is­tics and tech­niques that are unique to pas­tels. At the end of each class, you’ll have a fin­ished or nearly-fin­ished painting to take home, ready for fram­ing. Each stu­dent is en­cour­aged to learn at their own pace. You are wel­comed to do a class-based painting from ref­er­ence photos pro­vided by the in­struc­tor, or bring in your own ref­er­ence ma­te­ri­als to use. We may also paint from life, or go out­doors to paint as the weather per­mits. Dur­ing this on­go­ing course, you will: -Im­prove your draw­ing skills, in­clud­ing pro­por­tions and per­spec­tive. -Learn how to see and paint val­ues, types of un­der-paint­ings, both wet and dry. -Cre­ate dif­fer­ent ef­fects us­ing hard vs. soft pas­tels. -Layer and blend pas­tels to get ex­actly the color you want. -De­velop and use a por­ta­ble pas­tel kit for out­door painting and travel. -Know how to paint trees, clouds and wa­ter. -Learn how to paint and draw from life and en plein air (out­doors). There’s no pres­sure to de­velop a mas­ter­piece or “do it right”. This class is all about hav­ing fun and dis­cov­er­ing the artist in you. You’ll have lots of in­di­vid­ual at­ten­tion from the in­struc­tor with help­ful feed­back so your paint­ings keep get­ting bet­ter. Your sup­ply list has op­tions to fit a bud­get, and ev­ery­one is wel­comed to regis­ter and join us any time. Please con­tact the in­struc­tor, Kathy Fediw, at Kathy@jfa­con­sult­ing­biz.com or call her busi­ness num­ber at 281-687-6966, if you have any ques­tions and for a list of ma­te­ri­als. Cost: $30.00 per class, payable at the first of each month or at the be­gin­ning of each ses­sion. In­struc­tor: Kathy Fediw, LEED AP ID+C, CLP, CLT


Bar­bara Bush Branch Li­brary On­go­ing [call for class dates & times] On­go­ing Com­puter Classes Dave Smith, com­puter in­struc­tor, will be teach­ing seven dif­fer­ent com­puter classes at the Bar­bara Bush Branch Li­brary in March 2015. The classes are Com­puter Ba­sics, In­tro­duc­tion to the In­ter­net, Email, MS Word, MS Ex­cel, MS Power Point, and MS Pub­lisher. He also teaches ad­di­tional classes which are of­fered at var­i­ous times through­out the year, in­clud­ing Dig­i­tal Pho­tog­ra­phy and Smart­phone Tips. Please call for the dates and times of the classes and to regis­ter. Each class meets for a sin­gle 2-hour ses­sion. As class size is lim­ited to 12 peo­ple, pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired for each class. Reg­is­tra­tion is on a first-come, first-served ba­sis. Reg­is­tra­tion opens 30 days prior to the class.

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