Park-Day

Painting

Classes 

Our Park-Day Painting classes are an amazing opportunity for

students of all artistic abilities!

 We meet once-a-month at Elk Grove Regional Park.  In each of our monthly painting classes students will be taught classical painting techniques which are outlined in each month's description below.

 

We teach our students step-by-step instructions to master new skills according to their individual level and ability.  In each class, students will complete the month's painting to take home- ready to be framed!

Students will be blown away at what they can paint!

Take home your finished master piece! 

All levels welcome! Limit 15 students per class. 

Reserve your Easel now! 

$45 PER STUDENT or enroll in all four monthly classes for Fall 2019 and receive a $30 discount. $150 for all 4 classes- over 8 hours of instruction!  

Fall 2019

Painting schedule

Friday Sept. 6th  $45 per student

9:00 am-11:30 am  Elk Grove Park

THE POND STUDY

Students will participate in an outdoor Painting class of the pond.

  • Brush strokes and handling a pallet knife

  • Movement of water with the brush

  • Shadow and light from around the pond

  • Painting shrubs, lilies, and leaves  

  • Reflective and refractive colors

  • Mixing colors

  • Color theory and how to keep paint colors vivid

  • Blending techniques

  • Using specialized painting mediums to acrylic

September's painting

Friday-OCTOBER 4th                $45

9:00 am-11:30 am Elk Grove Park

WATER FOWL STUDY

Students will learn to paint common ducks, geese or swans in this outdoor water fowl study.

  • Composition and layout

  • Brush strokes and palette knife painting

  • Reflective water techniques

  • Bird study- How to see water fowl as a painting

  • Feathers and tails

  • Beaks and eyes 

  • Painting contour lines and detail

  • Mixing neutral and vivid colors

  • Color theory

  • Blending techniques

October's Painting

Friday NOVEMBER 8th          $45

9:00 am-11:30 am Elk Grove Park

TRESS, BARK & LEAVES STUDY

Students will learn to paint the movement and beauty of the changing fall trees!

  • Types of trees, shapes and characteristics

  • Creating 3-dimensional depth in the branches

  • Composition of trees and landscape on canvas

  • Background, foreground and subject

  • Creating Texture with the brush

  • Light and shadow

  • Hues and values

  • Layers and building an image

November's Painting

Friday DECEMBER 6th           $45

9:00 am-11:30 am Elk Grove Park

CLOUDS & SKY STUDY

Students will learn to paint the changing winter sky!

  • Cloud shapes and types of cloud formations

  • Regular and irregular patterns in nature

  • Creating movement and depth

  • Contrasting cool colors and warm colors

  • Hues, values and tones

  • Painting the light source in a composition  

  • Blending techniques

  • Brush strokes with various brushes

        Creating depth with color

December's Painting

Spring 2020

Painting Schedule

$45 PER STUDENT or enroll in all four monthly classes for

Spring 2020 and receive a $30 discount.

$150 for all 4 classes- over 8 hours of instruction!  

Friday, JANUARY 10th             

$45 per painter

9:00 am-11:30 am Elk Grove Park 

WOLF OR FOX FUR STUDY

Students will learn to paint the layered colors of fur and details of a wolf!

  • Composition of background and subject

  • Proportions of wolf or fox's face

  • Creating movement and depth in fur

  • Layering colors

  • Using vivid grays, whites and browns without muddying the colors

  • Brush pulling techniques for fur

  • Detail with liner brush

  • Painting eyes

January's Painting

Friday, FEBRUARY 14th         

$45 per painter

9:00 am- 11:30 am Elk Grove Park

SUNSET & MOUNTAIN STUDY

Students will learn to paint the sunset with character as the backdrop for a pallet knife rocky mountain scene.

  • Color theory- using contrasting colors

  • Mixing warm and cool color

  • Blending techniques

  • Light and shadow throughout the day

  • Texture- painting large rocks & small rocks

  • Pallet knife techniques

  • Vertical and horizontal strokes

       Creating a vanishing horizon line

February's Painting

Friday, MARCH 13th                 

$45 per painter

9:00 am- 11:30 am Elk Grove Park

 

ROBIN ON A BRANCH STUDY

Students will learn how to paint a robin on a branch with blended background.

  • Composition and layout

  • Blending techniques

  • Detailing with line brushes

  • Complimentary textures

  • A bird study- Characteristics of a Robin

March's Painting

Friday, APRIL 10th               

$45 per painter

9:00 am-11:30 am Elk Grove Park

WILDFLOWER FIELD STUDY

Students will do a study the beauty of spring as they learn to paint a hills of wildflowers. 

  • Review of skills

  • Composition and harmonious design

  • Skyscape, colors, cloud formations and depth

  • Painting a vanishing tree line

  • Distance and proportion 

  • Contrasting colors

  • Neutral tones with vivid hues

  • Figures walking or manor house study 

April's Painting

Saturday

Park-Day Painting Schedule

BUSY DURING THE WEEK?

THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU!

We are now offering Saturday Park Day Painting classes for students and Adults. If you have a busy week and  would love to learn how to paint- join us in our Plein Air Painting classes outdoors on Saturdays!

All Levels welcome!

Saturday, January 11th 2020    $45 per painter

3:00 pm-5:30 pm Elk Grove Park

 A POND STUDY

Students will participate in an outdoor Painting class of the pond.

  • Brush strokes and handling a pallet knife

  • Movement of water with the brush

  • Shadow and light from around the pond

  • Painting shrubs, lilies, and leaves  

  • Reflective and refractive colors

  • Mixing colors

  • Color theory and how to keep paint colors vivid

  • Blending techniques

  • Using specialized painting mediums to acrylic

Saturday, February 8th 2020      $45 per painter

3:00 pm-5:30 pm Elk Grove Park

SUNSET AND TREES

Students will learn to paint the beauty of the sunset and evergreen trees!

  • Types of trees, shapes and characteristics

  • Creating 3-dimensional depth in the branches

  • Composition of trees and landscape on canvas

  • Background, foreground and subject

  • Creating Texture with the brush

  • Light and shadow

  • Hues and values

  • Layers and building an image

Saturday, March 7th 2020          $45 per painter

3:00 am-5:30 am Elk Grove Park

 LAKE BOAT STUDY

Students will learn to paint the beauty of a lake and boat. ​

  • Composition and harmonious design

  • Skyscape, colors, cloud formations and depth

  • Painting a vanishing tree line

  • Distance and proportion 

  • Contrasting colors

  • Neutral tones with vivid hues

  • Boat and hardscapes

  • water, reflective light and flora