Cumberland Public Library will host a four-session Learn Acrylic or Oil Painting class over four Friday afternoons: May 15, 22, 29 and June 5, 2009 from Noon-2:30 PM.
Students will have the choice of working with Acrylic or Oil paints. Germaine Gerie will demonstrate all aspects of painting. Students will learn composition, color theory, depth and perspective. A variety of painting techniques will be taught.
Beginning and intermediate artists are welcome to join. Students will value the principles and techniques taught to achieve realistic results in their paintings. Technique is taught – style is a personal development. Germaine encourages individual style.
**Students using oil paint will not be permitted to use turpentine in the classroom. An odorless Turpenoid must be used instead, Or a water based oil paint.
Germaine Gerie, a professional artist and a graduate in art education from SUNY at New Paltz, has been teaching privately since 1981. She is an accomplished artist in a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, watercolor, ink and pastels. Her style ranges from very detailed renderings to pieces with the simplest line but greatest understanding of form and beauty.
Advance in-person registration is required.
Fee: $68, payable upon registration.
Limit: 15. For directions or more info, call the Reference Desk: 333-2552, x2.