Creativity takes courage.

Henri Matisse

Open your world to fine art classes. Where paint, pen, charcoal, your hands, or sculpting knives become the ways you express something deep inside you that has wanted to show itself. Feel the freedom and the confidence of creating something from nothing. Of showing who you are through art. Everyone is an artist and every life is made better by allowing your artist to emerge.

Our fine art classes include:

Oil painting
Portrait painting (for more advanced students)
Watercolor
Drawing
Sculpting

 

2019
Adult(8 weeks)

Session 4: June 16 – August 17
no classes and studio is closed June 30-July 6

Art Alliance classes are held on schedule when the Greensboro Cultural Center is open.The Greensboro Cultural Center is closed on Federal Holidays.
2019 Holiday Closings

Art classes meet in room 127 of the Greensboro Cultural Center weekly for 7 or 8 weeks per session. There are 6 sessions per year. Class size is limited to 8 to 10 students and pre-registration is required. Payment is due by the first class. Click on the link to register or the Register tab above.

Fine Art

FA0 Life Drawing

Mondays, 1:30-4 |
$90/4weeks, class begins June 17

Highly suggested–previous drawing experience is recommended for the artist interested in drawing directly from a live model, as it presents very complex problems/solutions that may otherwise prove overwhelming for beginners. This 4 week class will be dedicated to understanding the human form in space through drawing.  There will be
an encouragement to gain knowledge of human anatomy to aid in understanding the forms of the human body and it’s consequent depiction.  See our Monday Drawing Class for a great foundation class.

 

FA1 Drawing

Mondays, 6:30-9 pm | Instructor: Tristin Miller
$125/6 weeks, class begins June 17

Suitable for beginners and intermediate students, this class is for the person who wants to learn and expand upon basic drawing techniques using pencil, pen, and ink.

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FA2 Oil Painting

Tuesdays, 1:30-4 pm | Instructor: Mike Northuis
$125/8 weeks, class begins June 18

This class will explore the basics of oil painting with an emphasis on individual expression. Working from still life and photographs, students will explore materials and techniques to develop their skill with oil painting and develop an understanding of composition and color theory.  Highly suggested–previous drawing experience is recommended.  See our Monday Drawing Class for a great foundation class.

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FA3 Oil Painting

Tuesdays, 6:30–9 pm | Instructor: Mavis Liggett
$125/8 weeks, class begins June 18

This class will explore the basics of oil painting with an emphasis on individual expression. Working from still life, the student will develop the rudiments of oil painting, basic drawing techniques, color theory, and composition in order to create a finished painting.

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FA4 Intermediate Oil Painting

Wednesdays, 10:30-1 pm | Instructor: Mavis Liggett
$125/8 weeks, class begins June 19

This class is for artists with some experience who want to focus on developing a greater understanding of color theory and composition through the medium of oil paint. Students will learn more about how color is created and used compositionally as well as more advanced techniques to create a unique painting using their photographs, still life objects or their own imagination. 

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FA5 Drawing and Watercolor Painting

Wednesdays, 7–9:30 pm | Instructor: Jack Stratton
$125/8 weeks, class begins June 19

This class, appropriate for beginning and intermediate students, will cover basic drawing and watercolor techniques with discussions of composition, color theory, and masters of painting
and drawing.

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FA6 Drawing and Watercolor Painting

Thursdays, 10 am–12:30 pm | Instructor: Jack Stratton
$125/8 weeks, class begins June 20

This class, appropriate for beginning and intermediate students, will cover basic drawing and watercolor techniques with discussions of composition, color theory, and masters of painting
and drawing.

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FA7 Portrait Painting

Thursdays, 1:30–4 pm | Instructor: Tom Edgerton
$145/8 weeks, class begins June 20

A comprehensive class exploring the fundamentals of painting portraits in oil while reviewing the principals that underlie all good art.

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FA8 Sculpting the Human Figure

Thursdays, 7–9:30 pm | Instructor: Jim Barnhill
$145/8 weeks,class begins June 20

In this class, students sculpt in clay from a live model, creating both portrait and figurative sculptures. Experience not required, but enthusiasm is essential. Class size is limited to 9 students and preregistration is required at least two days prior to the start of class.

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Please call 336-373-2725 or email artalliancegso@gmail.com for more information.