Studio One

Select weekdays, 1-3:30pm

In these workshops, adults work alongside a professional artist to learn new techniques and establish familiarity with a medium. Classes are appropriate for students of all levels—no artistic experience required! Supplies for in-class projects provided, but students may choose to independently purchase additional supplies.

WORKSHOPS

Drawing with Peter Pasha

January 10, 17, 24, and 31 / 6-8:30 pm

Tuition: $150, Museum Members receive a 10% discount on tuition

Learn tips and tricks for designing and executing brilliant drawings in a variety of media. This foundations course will introduce students to basic principles of composition as they explore classic genres like still lifes, portraits, and landscapes.

Peter Pasha is an artist, graphic designer, and educator with a lifetime’s love of fine art and commercial design.His many clients have included national entertainment entities such as Disney and Universal Studios along with local Florida favorites NASA and leisure lifestyle brand Panama Jack. As a teaching professional, Peter has specialized in the variety of artistic experience: drawing and painting in all mediums, illustration, digital graphic design, and sculpture. He has taught Art in Orange County Public Schools, Bishop Moore High School, and several state and local colleges. His latest major works are two bronze sculptures commemorating Apopka Florida’s legendary mayor John H. Land. Peter lives in Orlando, FL.

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Painting with Jamieson Thomas – Discover Your Style

March 26, April 2, April 9, and April 16 / 6-8:30 pm

Tuition: $150, Museum Members receive a 10% discount on tuition

In this class we will discuss different approaches to the perception of a subject and the creation of a unique painting. We will analyze how artists explore and discover their own personal style. Students will choose to work from a live still life composition, photographic image, or from the imagination and will be guided as they seek their personal direction.

We will touch on the fundamentals of color, principles of composition, and various painting methods and techniques that you can use to bring a composition to life. Our goal will be to discover a point of departure that enables you to push your work toward your own personal expression, whether representational, whimsical, graphic, or abstract.

During the four sessions you will complete at least one painting. Working with a still life set up by the instructor or from a photograph you supply, you will learn how to paint from observation, measure, and use paint to bring the composition to life. While we will study the genre of “still life,” the techniques and methods learned are applicable to other genres such as portraiture, landscapes, and figurative.

Jamieson Thomas is a multidisciplinary artist who works in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video to create provocative installations that speak to social and environmental issues. Well versed in painting techniques, Thomas adapts her style according to the subject she is working with. She studied at Skidmore College, the Arts Students League, Crealdé School of Art, and received her MFA at School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has participated in multiple group shows in Florida, Maine, and New York and has had solo shows at alt_space Arts on Douglas, FL and Parasol Projects, NYC. In her most recent exhibit, Jamieson created a site-specific installation for the City of Orlando, where the public was invited to collaborate to complete the piece by sewing into it or adding mementos that she and volunteer artists sewed. You can see more of her work on her website www jamiesonthomas.com.

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Precious Metal Clay Jewelry with Ralphine Ippoliti

April 13 and April 20 / 1 – 3:30 pm

Tuition: $95, Museum Members receive a 10% discount on tuition

Precious metal clay allows artists to easily create unique pieces of jewelry that result in a 99.9% fine silver composition after firing. In our first session, we’ll create a gorgeous piece of jewelry using this easily worked material. After these pieces are fired, we’ll spend our second session on burnishing and finishing techniques. You’ll discover a new craft and leave with a beautiful piece of bling!

Ralphine Ippoliti has been a certified PMC instructor since 1999. When not doing engineering, she loves to explore different art mediums. Art allows her to use both sides of her brain—the engineer in her needs a creative release! Over the years, many of her jewelry pieces have been donated to the Mendocino Hospital Foundation, where she has a following that looks forward to what new items she’ll create from PMC and various beads. Ralphine has led workshops at various locations, and she considers watching her students create masterpieces the best part of teaching!

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REGISTRATION

Pre-registration required. Call 407.896.4231, ext. 262 to register or register online using the links above.