Subject Art- Think Outside The Box
Check supply updates as we get close to the day of class as I will continue to update this page. updated 2-7-18
Class Objective- Learn to think outside the box. This is an experimental abstract class. Turn shapes into abstract painting or experimenting with shapes forms and lines and take home a finished painting that unlocks your creative voice. What does abstract painting require of us? Traditional painting conforms to a sent of guidelines from reality. Abstract painting lets you explore further outside the box to external sources to find the resources where expressiveness exists. Step by step exercises will unlock the keys to the kingdom. click to see the updated list
Local Classes In The Villages, FL
Arrachme is teaching for The Villages Enrichment Academy. See photos and details of classes, next to each photo, below. More classes will continue to be added. Location Lake Miona Rec. Center – 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 a world renown professional artist that is exhibited in museums internationally. She draws ideas from this experience as for the classes in her endorsed educational programs. They start beginners with good habits and helps the seasoned artist to grow. The teaching is her way of giving back to the community. No additional fees are added for lodging. Classes are kept very affordable for three years. Residents and non-residents are welcome in live classes. Golf cart accessible. 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.
Where can I register for classes? After you look below to choose a class, you can stop by any regional rec. center in person, or go to the www.district.gov website, or call The Villages 352-674-1800, to sign up for classes.
When Can I watch the free Introductory videos online? Answer. You can watch now. Click on the online page of this website. They will prepare you for classes and after you finish your masterpiece. You can also print the pdfs so that you can read the information. There are no strings attached. They are a gift to you. There are 7 free educational videos.
General Supplies are listed below to create an artist’s tool box. You will not use all these colors in each class. Continue past the full list to see the painting supplies for your specific class.
General Paints Supplies
Liquitex heavy body paint tubes (not Liquitex basic paint ,not other brands)
- titanium white
- hookers green(***open tube-should look black inside not green)
- light blue permanent
- light blue violet
- alizarin crimson
- naples yellow
- cadmium yellow (or a bright yellow)
- portrait pink
- phathlo blue (green shade)
- napthol red
- dioxazine purple
- transparent Raw Sienna
- raw sienna
- brilliant violet
- Phathlo green- yellow shade
- Golden Paint – 1 –Pathalo Blue – small bottle (used on water paintings)
- 1 jar black of gesso
I do not use fluid paints with the flip top.
Main paint brushes
Here are some suggestions for brushes -please have at least one good brush see stars
- a square brush that comes to a chiseled flat edge (e.g. Bright #8 Princeton 6300B )
- angled brush (e.g. Princeton angular bright 6300 AB 6) optional
- a tiny fan brush
- a round thin point brush ***
- a soft wash brush. (e.g. Princeton 1″ #4050W – clear handle) ***
- a large flat basic brush 2″ – Princeton red handle – optional ***
- Script brush – simply simmons #1 – new addition
Basic painter’s supplies are:
- a water bucket
- paper towels (important)
- water spray bottle ( med in size not the tiny one)
- table cloth
- a large foam brush
- Masterson stay wet pallet ( not the big one or one with cups).
- Please bring your own canvas. (16 x 20 is recommended unless otherwise noted)
- orange or red-orange base coat paint- Daley Rowney
- round yellow pottery sponges, and a sea sponge
- 1 angle pallet knife (preferably metal)
If you are local – DK Art Supply on Hwy 441 Leesburg, FL – 352-326-9555, usually has everything and Dennis the owner will make a package for you. Just say you are taking Arrachme’s classes.
See Upcoming Classes Below -click on the class pictures to see details and special supplies for each class.
Subject Art- Think Outside The Box
Subject Art- “Breath of Nature”, Original curated into South Korea Museum exhibition 2017 ” - updated 2-8-2018
Class Objective- Powerful color blending. We will focus on creating a standalone background then a watch what happens with the foreground. Learn the magic.
We will learn the secret to painting fantastic contemporary abstract background. You do not have to use a tree in the foreground. The class is mainly about creating an abstract foundation that will result in a successful painting. Students will use the basic plan of lights and darks of color but will be able to be creative with colors to make the painting their own. click to see supply list
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.
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.
Easy Cloud Layering
Learn one fun way to layer Clouds and achieve depth every time. Add fin images if you please.... oooor not. Learn to glaze and layer like the master artists. How did they get those beautiful translucent layers of clouds.
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Splash and Bounce (updated 2-2-2018)
Abstract class that has a fun element of expressive freedom that won't leave you wanting. A full day of joy share with others. Finish a painting that you can take home and hang on your wall. There are elements of this painting that will surprise you if you are an experienced painter and if you have never painted before your will be amazed at what you can accomplish by learning to throw paint.
Midnight on The Beach (updated 2-2-2018)
discover painting water at different times of the day, light hitting the water, flowing water, reflection, and a smorgasbord of fun experiences of the how and whys of painting water. If you have taken a class before you know that the classes are full of fun information. If you haven't taken a class with Arrachme before you are in for a treat.
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The Basics of Abstract and Experimental Painting (updated 2-2-2018)
We will section off a sheet of paper to use shape form and color to expand our creativity as simple as one two three. The Basic formula will draw out the creativity from our heart mind and body onto the paper. From there were enter into our own personal realm that we have we have chosen for ourselves and begin to paint. Fascinating yet scientific. Specific yet free form. Totally experiential. Fun? You Betcha!!!!
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Beautiful Beach (updated 2-2-2018)
Learn to paint Impressionistic bright cheerful paintings. This beach has bold brush strokes. The tendency is to smooth out the strokes and over paint. Learning when to stop is an art in itself. The impressionists started the movement when it was not popular. Why did id it sweep the art world. why to this day does it add so much feeling and emotion to a painting. Is this the ingredient that you are looking for?
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