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Hanging with Chickens! (Online Class)

$25

with Kari Ganoung Ruiz

Calendar May 26, 2022 at 5 pm

Thurs, May 26, 5:00pm EDT

(Oils, advanced beginners and up.)

In this session we spend time exploring chicken characters! Kari will discuss how to compose a painting with animals that are constantly moving and how to handle shifting light effects over a painting session. We will recreate this painting from the summer of 2021 - “Breakfast Is Served”. Kari will demonstrate the compositional sketch, initial block in, and painting finish using oil color.

Materials: rigid panel with white, smooth surface we will be toning during class, choose a size your comfortable with.

Oil colors: white cool yellow (Cadmium Yellow Light or Cadmium Lemon), warm yellow (Cadmium Yellow Medium), cool red (Quinacridone Red), warm red (Cadmium Red Medium or Naphthol Red), Ultramarine Blue.

Brushes: an array of synthetic long and short.

Flatspaper (or sketchbook), pencil, eraser, mineral spirits, paper towels reference photo printed out.

Reference Image
Click here to view/download the reference image for class!

Kari Ganoung Ruiz was raised at the edge of The Finger Lakes National Forest in Central New York State,which set the stage for her deep connection to the natural landscape. After receiving her BS in Fine ArtPainting from Ashland University in Ohio, Kari and her husband Photographer Diego Ruiz opened a picture framing studio and Gallery featuring fine art. An encouraging response to her work prompted more space at the boutique to be used to display paintings, and eventually the move to a much larger location. Due to the increased visibility of the new gallery, the draw on their time became much greater and began to cut into studio hours. At this time, Kari began to focus on plein air work; feeling the need to learn about light andshadow directly from the natural world. In 2014, the couple moved the gallery online in order to allow both of them to travel and move forward with their artistic careers. Kari and Diego now travel the US, capturing thel andscape as they experience it. Awards include Best in show Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival in New York2017, First Place Quick Draw at Lighthouse Plein Air Festival in Florida 2018, Grand Prize Two Rivers PleinAir Festival in Texas 2019, Grand Prize Adirondack Plein Air in New York in 2020, and Grand Prize Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Colorado in 2021. Kari’s work is held in public and private collectionsacross the United States and Canada, most recently added to the collection of the Bureau of LandManagement in Colorado. On Instagram as @kariganoungruizOn facebook as @KGRuizArt

Twilight River with Sarah Yeoman (Online Class)

$35

with Sarah Yeoman

Calendar May 31, 2022 at 5 pm

Class Title: Twilight River

Instructor: Sarah  Yeoman

Medium: Watercolors

Level: Advance beginners and up

Location: Online Class

Date(s): May 31st

Times: 5:00pm to 7:00pm EST

Full class info & reference materials.

Will run

In-Person 6-week Adult Improv Class

$90

with Joseph Conto

Calendar Jun 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Wednesdays June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 6:30-8:30pm 

Break out of your comfort zone! Shake off the cobwebs of quarantine! Join Joe Conto and flex your Improv muscles. New to Improv? No problem. Not so new but need a refresher (hey, it's still been a long year)? We've got you covered. Get ready to have some fun...

Joe Conto has been with Montreal Improv Theatre in Montreal, Quebec for 10 years.  First as a student and then as a performer and instructor.  He has taught all levels of experience as well as in classic improv formats such as Harold, Armando, Pretty Flower and Narrative.  He has performed at festivals in New York City, Toronto, Ottawa, Boston, Burlington and Hartford, and has also competed and placed first in Montreal’s city-wide Threepio Competition.  He has studied under improv notables Armando Diaz, Will Hines, Jill Bernard and Kirsten Rasmussen.  Joe Conto continues to teach in Montreal while employed as the Department Chair of Business & Hospitality with Paul Smith’s College.  Most recently, he has begun teaching improv in the tri-lakes area at both BluSeed Studios and Lake Placid Center for the Arts. 

Questions? Contact edonline@lakeplacidarts.org 

Color Your Garden with Cynthia Rosen (Online Class)

$25

with Cynthia Rosen

Calendar Jun 2, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Class Title: Color Your Garden

Instructor: Cynthia Rosen

Medium: Medium of Choice

Level: Advance beginners and up

Location: Online Class

Date(s): June 2

Times: 5:30pm to 7:00pm EST

Learn more about the class, including any reference materials by clicking here.

Plein Air In-Person Workshop with Dennon Walantus

$75

with Dennon Walantus

Calendar Jun 7, 2022 at 11 am

Class Title: Plein Air In-Person Workshop

Instructor: Dennon Walantus

Medium: Oils

Level: Advance beginners and up

Location: In-Person Class. Meet outside the LPCA’s Annex Building at the start of class.

Date(s): June 7

Times: 11:00am to 4:00pm EST

Learn more about the class, including any reference materials by clicking here.

Painting a Vintage Truck with Kari Ganoung Ruiz (Online Class)

$25

with Kari Ganoung Ruiz

Calendar Jun 7, 2022 at 5 pm

Class Title: Painting a Vintage Truck

Instructor: Kari Ganoung Ruiz

Medium: Oils

Level: Advance beginners and up

Location: Online Class

Date: June 7

Times: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST

Learn more about the class, including any reference materials by clicking here.

Adirondack Sunset with Dennon Walantus (Online Class)

$25

with Dennon Walantus

Calendar Jun 14, 2022 at 5 pm

Adirondack Sunset with Dennon Walantus (Online Class) June 14th 5:00EST (Oils, Advanced Beginners and up)

 

In this workshop Dennon Walantus will be working on a demo for students to create an oil painting of an Adirondack Sunset. Using techniques that focus on color saturation, composition, and alla prima painting Dennon will guide you on creating a moody and dramatic sunset.

This will be a small scale painting in an 8” x 10” format and painted in the alla prima, single session style Dennon uses in his plein air paintings.

Materials List

-Oil Paints

            -Titanium White

            -Cadmium or Lemon Yellow

            -Yellow Ochre

            -Burnt Sienna

            -Burnt Umber

            -Cadmium Red (Light)

            -Cerulean Blue

            -French Ultramarine

            -Terre Verte

-Assortment of Brushes

            (I like to use soft bristled Filbert or Square)

-Palette (Glass or Paper)

-Medium (I use Gamsol or Linseed Oil)

-Palette Knife (Any your comfortable with)

-Canvas or Wood Panel 8” x 10”

Reference Picture printed Out

About Dennon: 

Beekmantown Graduate of 2014, after high school graduation I attended Clinton Community College for 2 years to explore opportunities, this is where I was introduced to painting. I then chose to concentrate on painting and a career in Fine Art. This led me to SUNY Plattsburgh into the BFA program, where I graduated from in May of 2019. After graduation I worked with SUNY ESF to bring NYS K-12 students out the the landscape teaching plein-air workshops to them. Now living as a full time painter.

Artist Statement: I primarily paint with oils out in the landscape then refer to this work back in the studio.

In my plein air painting I am pursuing a personal connection to the landscape by working from direct observation. Painting on a small scale requires every brushstroke to be relevant when seeing the work as a whole image. This immediate way of working directly reflects the intimate connection when experiencing the landscape. When choosing my subject to paint I look for a particular space that can act as a vehicle for capturing the light and mood of the environment. These smaller works sometimes offer themselves as the source material to create a larger work, expanding in physicality of the mark and immersion of the viewer into the landscape.

 

Questions? Contact edonline@lakeplacidarts.org

With a Vase Full of Roses - with Cynthia Rosen (Online Class)

$25

with Cynthia Rosen

Calendar Jun 16, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Class Title: With a Vase of Full Roses

Instructor: Cynthia Rosen

Medium: Medium of Choice

Level: Advance beginners and up

Location: Online Class

Date(s): June 16

Times: 5:30pm to 7:00pm EST

Learn more about the class, including any reference materials by clicking here.





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