Local Classes In The Villages, FL

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Arrachme's Online Courses

A FRESH APPROACH TO PAINTING – Arrachme is teaching for The Villages  Enrichment Academy Classes Oct – March 2017 which are located at Lake Miona – Not affiliated with any other  private workshops.

These classes use acrylics to introduce, help identify, develop and build your own unique style.  Please join internationally exhibited award winning published artist, Arrachme, to learn fresh unique visual painting skills and techniques.  After years of listening to students she developed a course especially for you.  She learned how to unlock the flow of creativity by teaching specific techniques in each category which enhance the senses.  Arrachme is currently exhibited in museums worldwide drawing ideas from this experience as well.  Her  proven program starts the beginner with good habits and helps the seasoned artist to grow.  You can take the classes in any order. No stress, No judgement.  just and easy fun experience.

You can call her with questions about supplies or the class instruction 828-230-6613.   

When Can I watch the free Introductory videos on the online? Answer.  You can watch her Free Introductory Videos Now.   Click on the online page of this website. Please look at them as they will help you understand how to use acrylics. You can print the pdfs so that you can read the information if this will help you. There are no strings attached. They are a gift to you. there are 7 free educational videos.

General  Supplies are listed to create an artist’s tool box.  You will not use all these colors in each class. If you are limited in your budget and are only taking one class, just call and I will tell you which ones you need to get first. Don’t forget to look at each specific class under special supplies to see if there is something special needed for that particular class. (updated 10-2017)

 Main General Paints Supplies

Liquitex heavy body paint tubes (not Liquitex basic paint ,not other brands)

I do not use fluid paints with the flip top.

Canvases are 16 x 20 unless otherwise specified

Main paint brushes
Here are some suggestions for brushes

Basic painter’s required supplies are:

Ipallet picturef you are local –  DK Art Supply on Hwy 441 Leesburg, FL – 352-326-9555 open Mon – Sat, usually everything and  Dennis the owner will make a package for you.  Just say you are taking Arrachme’s classes.

 

Location – We will resume classes in one location ” The Villages Fall 2017″ – All residents and non-residents will be welcome to take classes. The classes will be held in Lake Miona Recreational Center

See Below Upcoming Classes -click on the class pictures to see details and special supplies and or instructions for each class.

 

 

 

 

Gentle Water and Sky – The Enrichment Academy

Class #: ART16102 Location: Lake Miona Center - Buena Vista 10/24/2017 & 10/24/2017

Subject  - Gentle Water and Sky

Class Objective-  Gentle water  and sky tells a story

Also learn layering, glazes, and balance of color.  No stress. Relax.

Paint Colors from the main list – Liquitex - heavy body - white, phthalo blue (green shade),  phthalo green (yellow shade) hooker -green (looks black inside not green), alizarim crimson,portrait pink,     updated 10/08/17

Special Supplies  -rectangular canvas, 1" wash brush, very, round pottery sponge,  angled palette knife,  very small spray bottle, golden airbrush medium, If you do not have  your own airbrush medium don't panic.  You may want to just watch how it works or use mine.

See the main page for basic supplies that artists use such as  plastic tablecloths, paints, paper towels,   a canvas, a Masterson small travel palette, easel, (you will be painting flat most of the time),bucket for water, brushes.

You will be painting many layers in this class so the Masterson travel palette will be important so you can close it to keep you paints from drying out. You should have no problem finding them. They do not have any cups on them. They come with sheets and a sponge. When you see the free videos on my online page of this site (introductory classes) you will be able to see a picture of it and I explain how to use this type of acrylic palette).

See the main page for basic supplies that artists use such as  plastic tablecloths, paints, paper towels,   a canvas, a Masterson small travel palette, easel, (you will be painting flat most of the time),bucket for water, brushes.

You will be painting many layers in this class so the Masterson travel palette will be important so you can close it to keep you paints from drying out. You should have no problem finding them. They do not have any cups on them. They come with sheets and a sponge. When you see the free videos on my online page of this site (introductory classes) you will be able to see a picture of it and I explain how to use this type of acrylic palette).


12:00pm - 4:30pm break for snack

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Painting with Gold Leaf – The Enrichment Academy

Class #: ART15101 Location: Lake Miona Center - Buena Vista 11/07/2017 & 11/07/2017

Subject Art- Gold Leaf

Check supply updates as we get close to the day of class as I will continue to update this page. updated 8/29/2017
Class Objective- Learn to use gold leaf, compose abstract paintings sucessfully and easily. You will be able to identify the relationship between shapes and form then create them yourself using color. Explore creating new colors directly on the canvas.

Time – 12-4:30pm

Paint Colors – Liqutex heavy body Phthalo Blue (green shade) , Naples yellow, diaxzonine purple, white

Special Supplies for this class  – air brush medium,  very small spray bottle, scissors, painter's tape, a sheet of gold leaf, a large flat  2 inch brush, gold leaf adhesive (available at DK art supply), I am using the 2" Redline Princeton brush. You can use the $4 painters brush cream handled brush that is about 2-1/2 wide also.

See the main page for basic supplies that artists use such as  plastic tablecloths, paints,  a canvas, a Masterson small travel pallet, easel, (you will be painting flat most of the time),bucket for water, brushes.  If you can not find a  single sheet of gold leaf. There  available in class for $1. Call is you have questions 828-230-6613. There are also free videos here on this website and on you tube by this instructor that you can watch so you can be prepared for an acrylic painting class.
12:00pm - 4:30pm break for snack

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Peaceful Water – The Enrichment Academy

Class #: ART16103 Location: 11/14/2017 & 11/14/2017

Source Art- “In the Swim” is one painting from Arrachme’s signature seascape series, “Fluid Dreams”, that are in private collections.

Class Objective- translucent moving water in the ocean . layering, glazes, happy water or surface combinations

We will paint active water in an ocean setting using Arrachme’s signature “Z” brush stroke. Learn the secrets to painting beautiful deep ocean water perfectly. Collectors of her paintings remark that they evoke fond memories of cruising on the ocean. They can feel the waves moving.

Paint Colors – liquitex heavy body paints from the general supplies - white, phthalo blue green shade, violet blue, light permanent blue, hooker green, alizarin crimson, yellow, diaoxazine purple , Golden - high flow- in squeeze bottle phthalo blue

Special Supplies –phthalo green -yellow shade, golden high flow phthalo blue, linen square 20” x 20” canvas or a 16 x 20 retangular regular canvas depending on which paint you choose. You do not have to use a linen canvas. If you do not use a fine sanding block to smooth the canvas. See the main page for basic supplies that artists use such as plastic tablecloths, paints, a canvas, a Masterson small travel pallet, easel, (you will be painting flat most of the time),bucket for water, brushes. Call is you have questions 828-230-6613. There are also free videos here on this website and on you tube by this instructor that you can watch so you can be prepared for an acrylic painting class.
12:00pm - 4:30pm break for snack

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Walk In The Woods – The Enrichment Academy

Class #: ART10101 Location: 12/05/2017 & 12/05/2017

Subject Art- Walk In The Woods

Class Objective- Learn to balance your composition with colors and images in one gentle workshop. Beginners welcome. Start with a gentle low horizon line and beatiful warm color.

Time – 12-4:30pm

Paint Colors – Liqutex heavy body paints from your general supply list, yellows, hooker green, alizerun crimson,indian yellow, white reds

Special Supplies for this class – we will use some of our background orange, brilliant yellow green

See the main page for basic supplies that artists use such as plastic tablecloths, paints, a canvas, a Masterson small travel pallet, easel, (you will be painting flat most of the time),bucket for water, brushes. Call if you can not find a single sheet of gold leaf for group sharing. Call is you have questions 828-230-6613. There are also free videos here on this website and on you tube by this instructor that you can watch so you can be prepared for an acrylic painting class.
12:00pm - 4:30pm break for snack

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Whimsical Village – The Enrichment Academy

Class #: ART10102 Location: 12/12/2017 & 12/12/2017

Subject Art- Landscape Happy Whimsical Painting
Check supply updates as we get close to the day of class as I will continue to update this page. updated 8/29/2017

Class Objective- Explore composition, light, while creating a collectible village of your own making. We will use negative painting to create trees and blend brillant happy color. Fun class. You can continue in this whimsy spirit to share with family and friends or to hang on your own walls.

Paint Colors – white, light yellow, naples yellow, brilliant blue, portrait pink, blue violet, light red, red, light permanent blue, hooker green, alizarin crimson . We will be using most of the colors for our basic tool box.

Special Supplies –magenta, daler rowney graduate acrylic - orange (this is the color and paint you use for your base coat), burnet sienna. Bring your fan brush, and what ever brushes you have. Make sure you have ar least one firm acrylic brush from the list I provided. For those that have angled brushes bring them, 1" wash brush with clear handle. 16 x20 verticle canvas
12:00pm - 4:30pm break for snack

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Successful Abstract Painting – The Enrichment Academy

Class #: ART10502 Location: Lake Miona Center - Buena Vista 01/09/2018 & 01/09/2018

Subject Art- Successful Abstract Painting

Check supply updates as we get close to the day of class as I will continue to update this page. updated 8/29/2017

Class Objective- Pure Abstracting. Abstracting Composition using organic materials and black gesso.  How to create abstract paintings with focus on shapes, balance and color. Give yourself permission to find that inner voice using elements of nature and natural methods to coax out or spark the artist within.  Step-by- step instruction focuses on form, line, and comfortable strokes.  Questions are welcome in class.

Paint Colors –    Regarding paint, bring the paints that you have. Only  2  types of Paint are required. Black gesso in the jar and the curved palette knife to scoop it out with. If you are not sure, you can go to DK Art Supply and Dennis will pick them out for you. No stress. They are all on sale.  In the painting shown I used black gesso, magenta, green, indian yellow, white, a ruler and black paint in a  very small squeeze bottle (a large bottle will not work) .  

Special Supplies for this class –   regarding special supplies bring a pencil or a charcoal pencil. You will need a canvas or canvas board to paint on.  Small squeeze bottle. See picture. The usual painters supply like a table cloth, water bucket, paper towels, painter’s palette are listed on the main page of this website.  See full description for......
12:00pm - 4:30pm break for snack

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Eye of The Wave- The Enrichment Academy

Class #: ART16101, ART16104 Location: Lake Miona Center - Buena Vista 10/10/2017 & 01/16/2018

Subject  - Eye of The Wave- This class is taught on 2 separate dates  Once in Oct and once in Jan

Check supply updates as we get close to the day of class as I will continue to update this page. updated 9/16/17

Class Objective-   In class you  will choose to  paint a more realist eye of a wave or to paint a more abstract interpretation of the eye of a wave. You will be able to choose the color options and see samples of what making these choice will look like. No stress. This is a fun part. Painting is sometimes a series of bold moves like  in the game of chess. This class may get you closer to taking those risks. Observation may be enough. You may think the colors are perfect the way they are. Making no change is a choice too.  No stress. Also learn layering, glazes contemporary abstract water.  Learn how to paint the inside of a a rolling wave. No stress. Relax.

Paint Colors – Liquitex - heavy body - white, light permanent blue, hooker green (looks black inside not green #225  not #224) , alizarin crimson, phthalo blue green shade, portait pink

We will be putting a very thin base boat of orange on part of  the canvas. We will not be covering the entire canvas so do not do it before coming to class.

Special Supplies  - any rectangular canvas. I will use a 16 x 20, optional brushes, 1" wash brush, very  small fan brush, round pottery sponge, sea sponge, orange ( for base coat this is not liquitex paint - Daler Rowney)  . Don't forget your standard supplies like paper towels, rectangle table cloth etc.
12:00 - 4:30pm break for snack

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Cheerful Flowers – The Enrichment Academy

Class #: ART10103 Location: Lake Miona Center - Buena Vista 01/23/2018 & 01/23/2018

Subject Art-  Cheerful Happy Flowers

Check supply updates as we get close to the day of class as I will continue to update this page. updated 8/29/2017
Class Objective- Easily creating composition from emotions, life. We will explore movement and form of a cheerful painting. Also learn to direct the viewers eye using color variation with little effort. Fun class.

Paint Colors – white, light yellow, naples yellow, portrait pink, blue violet, light permanent blue, hooker green, alizarin crimson. transparent raw sienna.

Special Supplies –magenta, Daler Rowney graduate acrylic - reddish orange (this is the color of the paint you use for your base coat). Make sure you have at least one firm acrylic brush from the list I provided, 1" wash brush clear handle is important, Liquitex Brilliant violet.  Liquitex- Dioxazine purple (soft body is best ), Indian yellow. I used an 18" x 24" canvas. you can use any rectangular shape.

12:00pm - 4:30pm break for snack

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The Poured and Painted Abstract – The Enrichment Academy

Class #: ART15103 Location: Lake Miona Center - Buena Vista 02/06/2018 & 02/06/2018

Subject Art- The poured flower- Using line as an emotional element painting
Check supply updates as we get close to the day of class as I will continue to update this page. updated 8/29/2017

Class Objective- you will pour and paint in combination and learn to use a liner bottle which you will make in class

Paint Colors – we will use small golden squeeze bottle of high flow paints. Bring your basic paints, a few colors of golden high flows.

Special Supplies – a couple liner bottle where you will make your own liner paints. these are squeeze bottles that come to a point that are not open. you will cut them off in class with a scissors. If you are not sure what a liner bottle is please vist DK Art supply in Leesburg as they will have all the supplies needs for the classes ready. It is up to you which color combinations that you will like. You will not need all of them. A couple pictures have been provided below.

Brushes- Princeton brown handled flat chiseled edge brush, small round brush. You are welcome to bring the brushes that you have. The goal is that you have a medium firm brush and a soft brush.
12:00pm - 4:30pm break for snack

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Moving Water – The Enrichment Academy

Class #: ART16105 Location: Lake Miona Center - Buena Vista 02/13/2018 & 02/13/2018

Source Art- “Tropical light colors”

Check supply updates as we get close to the day of class as I will continue to update this page. updated 8/29/2017
Class Objective- how to achieve tropical warm water by blending color. Combination of many different technique

We will throw away everything you have been taught about acrylic painting and approach it from an entirely different perspective. The paint colors will be few but important. You will need a couple different size brushes for this class. See full description. DK Art Supply has the 1" wash brush.

Paint Colors – liquitex heavy body paints - white, phthalo blue green shade, light yellow, phtalo green yellow shade

Special Supplies – ultra marine , sea sponge , a wide brush, a medium brush and a round brush . The wide brush is to mix paint and coat the canvas so it should not be thick at the end. It can be about 2 inches wide. I will enclose a picture.

See the main page for basic supplies that artists use such as plastic tablecloths, paints, a canvas, a Masterson small travel pallet, easel, (you will be painting flat most of the time),bucket for water, brushes. Call is you have questions 828-230-6613. There are also free videos here on this website and on you tube by this instructor that you can watch so you can be prepared for an acrylic painting class.
12:00pm - 4:30pm break for snack

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Think Outside The Box – The Enrichment Academy

Class #: ART15104 Location: Lake Miona Center - Buena Vista 02/20/2018 & 02/20/2018

Subject Art- Outside The Box

Check supply updates as we get close to the day of class as I will continue to update this page. updated 8/29/2017
Class Objective- Think outside the box. Turn shapes into an abstract painting. What does abstract painting require of us? Traditional painting conforms to a sent of guidlines from reality. Abstract painting lets you explore further outside the box to external sources to find the resources where expressiveness exsists. Step by step exercises will unlock the keys to the kingdom.
12:00pm - 4:30pm break for snack

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Powerful Color – The Enrichment Academy

Class #: ART10104 Location: Lake Miona Center - Buena Vista 03/06/2018 & 03/06/2018

Subject Art- “Breath of Nature”, Original curated into South Korea Museum exhibtion 2017 ”

Class Objective- Powerful color blending. We will focus on creating a stand alone background then a watch what happens with the foreground. Learn the magic.

We will learn the secret to painting fantastic contemporary abstract backgound. You do not have to use a tree in the forgroud. The class is mainly about creating a abstract foundation that will result in a successful painting.
choice in the
foreground.
12:00pm - 4:30pm break for snack

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Happy Flowers- The Enrichment Academy

Class #: ART15105 Location: Lake Miona Center - Buena Vista 03/13/2018 & 03/13/2018

Subject Art- Abstract Garden

Class Objective- How to develop a pictoral language using symbols from landscape. How to create abstract paintings with focus on shapes, balance and color . Give yourself permission to find that inner voice though a sense of play with methods to coax out or spark the artist within. Using a multitude of methods of the arts from painting, pouring intentionally coax out the beauty of nature. Step-by- step instruction focuses on form, line, and comfortable strokes. Questions are welcome in class.
12:00pm - 4:30pm

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Day at The Beach – The Enrichment Academy

Class #: ART16106 Location: Lake Miona Center - Buena Vista 03/20/2018 & 03/20/2018

Source Art- Dat At The Beach

Class Objective- Layering, glazes, happy water or surface combinations. Contemporary abstract water. Another unique way to paint water. Painting water formations initially appears to be a daunting task. This is a gentle sweet painting of easy water coming in on the shore. No stress. Relax.

Paint Colors – Liquitex - heavy body - white, naples yellow, portrait pink, blue violet, light permanent blue, hooker green, alizarin crimson, phthalo blue green shade, phthalo green yellow shade. Golden-high flow phthalo blue green shade

Special Supplies – phthalo green yellow shade (notice this is a different color than the one above) , 1” wash brush - optional
12:00pm - 4:30pm break for snack

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