Classes


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Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - May 2021
May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021
(Taught online via Zoom)


"Adventures In Mixed Media Collage Paintings"

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
April 13 – June 15, 2021

(Taught online via Zoom)

NOTE:A Curriculum Course of the West Hartford Art League (WHAL)

Program Description

10 Weekly Classes in Five Main Parts

The goal of this course is to create mixed media paintings in a minimum size of 12" x 12". Using acrylic painting techniques, layering and collage, we'll work together to make paintings, based on design and composition principles, in a style that seems natural to you. Through demonstrations, we'll explore a variety of GOLDEN products that may be unfamiliar to you and that you may want to later add to your arsenal of art supplies. We'll work on the paintings during class as well as between classes as homework.

Part 1: Design and Composition (Black and White)
Part 2: Make Your Mark (Color and Mark Making)
Part 3: Layering with Collage
Part 4: Creating Texture
Part 5: Acrylic Skin Application

Materials List:

–GOLDEN Soft Gel Gloss (8 oz. or larger)
–Gloss Medium (8 oz. or larger)
– Gesso (white or black)
–12" x 12" Wood panels, Masonite Panels or Cradle Boards (at least three)
–At least two larger Wood Panels, Masonite Panels or Cradle Boards (for example 12" x 16", 16" X 20" or 20" x 24" NOTE: You can also have the panels cut from 1/4" birch plywood
–Heavy paper at least 12" x 12" (for example, watercolor or mixed media paper)
– Acrylic paints in a variety of colors including black and white
–Paint brushes (synthetic) in a variety of sizes, including one that is 1"-2" wide
– Cutting mat, if you have one
– Scissors
– X-Acto knife
– Palette (painting) knife or similar tool
– Graphite pencil

Tuition:

$245 - Tuition
$225 - WHAL Member Tuition

CLICK HERE to Register with the West Hartford



Recent Workshops and Classes


Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - May 2021”
May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021


Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - April 2021”
April 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2021


Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - March 2021"
March 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021


"Mail Art: More Techniques, More Joy"
March 5, 12 and 19, 2021

Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - February 2021”
February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021


"Art Journaling 101"
(Taught online via Zoom)

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
January 12 - March 16, 2021

NOTE:A Curriculum Course of the West Hartford Art League (WHAL)


Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - February 2021”
February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021


Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - January 2021
January 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2021


Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - December 2020
December 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2020


Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - November 2020"
November 18 and 25, 2020


"Mail Art Envelopes: Design and Create Your Own Envelopes
[A Two-Session Online Workshop - Thursdays]
October 15 and October 22, 2020


"Mail Art Postcards: Share Your Joy with Collage Art
[A Two-Session Online Workshop - Thursdays]
September 17 and September 24, 2020


"Scissors, Paper, Paint: Explorations in Collage”
[An Online 10-Week Course]
September 9 - November 11, 2020
A Curriculum of the West Hartford Art League


"Mail Art Postcards: Share Your Joy with Collage Art
[A Two-Session Online Workshop - Thursdays]
September 17 and September 24, 2020


"Mail Art Postcards: Share Your Joy with Collage Art
[A Two-Session Online Workshop - Tuesdays]
July 28 and August 4, 2020


"Mail Art Postcards Course - Share Your Joy" (Tuesdays)
[A Two-Session Online Workshop]
June 23 and 30, 2020


"Mail Art Postcards Course - Share Your Joy”(Wednesdays)
[A Two-Session Online Workshop]
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"Color Playshop: Explore Possibilities
(Canceled Due to COVID-19)
[A Ten-Week Course]
West Hartford Art League
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“Picture Perfect: Turn your photos into hand-painted works of art”
[A Two-Hour Workshop]
The Norfolk Hub
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March 4, 2020


“Mixed Media Extravaganza”
[A Weekend Workshop]
Housatonic Valley Art League
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January 25 - 26, 2020


Mixed Media Boot Camp
[A Six-Week Co-Taught Course]
West Hartford Art League
West Hartford, CT
January 9 - February 13, 2020


"A Joyful Heart: Using Gel Press Plates to Make Artful Valentines for Your Loved Ones
[A Two-Hour Workshop]
The Norfolk Hub
Norfolk, CT 06058
January 29, 2020


"Have Fun Making Art Prints with a Gel Press Plate”
[A Two-Hour Workshop]
The Norfolk Hub
Norfolk, CT 06058
December 4, 2019


"Gel Press Plate Image Transfers”
[A Printmaking Workshop]
West Hartford Art League
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"Design + Composition for Painters"
[A Five-Week Course]
West Hartford Art League
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Sept. 12, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 24, 2019


"Playful Abstracts: A Mixed Media Immersion Weekend”
[An Intensive Weekend Workshop]
Dar James Studio
Yardley, PA

May 18 - 19. 2019


The Joy of Printing with Gel Press Plates"
[An Evening of Printmaking]
West Hartford Art League
West Hartford, CT
May 28, 2019


"Design + Composition for Painters"
[A Ten-Week Course]
West Hartford Art League
West Hartford, CT
April 11 - June 13, 2019


"Principles of Design and Composition for Painters"
[A Ten-Week Course]
West Hartford Art League
West Hartford, CT
September 18 - November 20, 2018


“Using Collage to Enrich Your Acrylic Paintings: New Directions of Expression”
[A Two-Day Workshop]
West Hartford Art League
West Hartford, CT
May 19-20, 2018


It’s a pleasure to be able to work with so many wonderful people.

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