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Classes, Demos and Workshop Schedule




All classes are on a first come first served basis. Email to reserve your spot to

 FRIDAY SHORT CLASSES ARE HELD 9:30 AM -12:00 PM, West Henrietta Fire Hall, 774 Erie Station Rd, West Henrietta


16th: The Tree Trunk in the Snow. Using texture to say “snow” on the bark, introducing a variety of colors and adding scratching to enhance the surface of the tree. Once dry, add a cast shadow on the snow. Other small details are illustrated. SEE THE POST WORKSHOP PAINTING ON THE “WORKSHOP AND DEMONSTRATIONS” PAGE TO THE RIGHT.

23rd: Direct Painting. Without pre sketching on the paper. A good exercise that will test your “drawing” with the brush and brush techniques. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


2nd: The Illusion of Fog. Painting fog will test your value changes with watercolor especially working in grays. A simple painting of a field of trees and ground with a structure or two. This session will use mostly brown and blue.

16th: Quick Sketch of Still Objects and Painting:  Speed drawing and painting will get you out of your comfort zone. Expect to struggle and make a mess of things.  You will make quick decisions on shapes, scale, direction and angles. The result will be far looser than usual.

17th: Rochester Art Supply: Basics of Watercolor: 10:30-2:30 Up stairs class room. This class will introduce the basics of watercolor with respect to making shapes and textures in watercolor. Short demonstrations will be presented for students to attempt after. A materials list is available through the store at registration. You may contact Paul with any questions by using the Contact form on this site.

23rd: Drawing and Painting a Boat: Taking lessons learned in the previous Quick Sketch session, draw a boat with a similar method but taking into account the curves and angles associated with boats. What edges and lines of the boat are parallel or perpendicular? What tricks can be implemented to draw boats? ( figure 8 perhaps) BRING IN A  PHOTO OF A BOAT IN WATER OR ON LAND FOR COMPARISONS SAKE.

31st: Subject to be determined. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day. Cake on the 31st for yours truly’s birthday. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>






OTHER EVENTS IN APRIL: Paul hangs his one man show at the 1570 Gallery on East Avenue for the Episcopal Church Home. Opening night is April 6th to coincide with First Fridays, 6:30-9:30 with light refreshments. This show will exhibit all new landscape originals Paul has created in latter 2017 and 2018. There will be works from the St. Lawrence River, Cape Cod, and the Chesapeake Bay to name a few. Prints and beverage coasters will also be available for purchase. The show runs through May 3rd.

April 17th: Demonstration for the Penfield Art Association. Acrylics  Penfield High School








May 3rd: Demonstration for the Pittsford Art Group. 7:00 pm. Match Stick and Watercolor          

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