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Beginning Acrylic Landscape Painting Class on Wednesdays in Nov./Dec. at River House

$54

with Jenny Keyser

Calendar Nov 2, 2022 at 11:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

In this painting course, Jenny will lead you through the fundamentals of landscape painting from composition to finished piece.  

You will learn how to break down a composition into readable shapes and patterns, how to mix colors as well as how to apply different painting applications all within an art historical framework.  Jenny’s goal is to work with each student from where they are and help them take the steps to get where they want to be.

Jenny is an award-winning, independent, St. Augustine area artist and has shown her work internationally in galleries and museums.  Her formal education includes a BS from Vanderbilt University, a certificate in Museum Studies from Northwestern University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Supplies Needed:

A few images of landscapes you might want to paint - printed out

a 16”x20” canvas,

a painter’s palette (do not get one with dividers as it is not conducive to mixing colors, paper plates can work quite well),

a variety of round and flat paintbrushes,

a general set of tube acrylic paints including black, green, yellow, red, brown, blue and two tubes of white or one large tube (white is used more than the other colors),

a rag for clean-up,

a plastic cup for water,

a pencil and eraser,

a plastic trash bag to transport your piece,

a sketchbook or white paper to make preliminary sketches on. 

Classes will be held on Wednesdays, November 2, 16, 23, 30 and December 7, 14 from 11:30 to 1:30 at the River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

No class on November 9.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Full Course

Intermediate Acrylic Painting on Wednesdays in Nov./Dec. at River House

$54

with Jenny Keyser

Calendar Nov 2, 2022 at 2 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class is for students with some prior knowledge of painting (for example, anyone who has taken Jenny’s Acrylic Landscape Painting class should consider this next step!). In this class, a variety of experimental techniques will be introduced that can serve to add to the students’ current repertoire and consequently deepen the artist’s practice and individual voice. The use of layering, glazing, mixed media, mono-printing, pulling, scraping, the incorporation of words/poetry or just further developing your style all within an art historical framework. It is this “fabric of the individual voice” that Jenny will try to help cultivate by working with each student from where they are and help them take the steps to get where they want to be.

Materials:  

Bring a canvas, art board or art paper to work on (your choice) and the materials you enjoy using in your practice.

For example:

  • a variety of acrylic paints in tubes,
  • a variety of brushes,
  • watercolor paints,
  • papers,
  • inventive mark-makers,
  • colored pencils,
  • graphite,
  • fine markers,
  • a palette (paper plates work well!),
  • inspirational writings,
  • sketchbook thoughts,
  • a rag for clean-up,
  • a cup for water,
  • a pencil and eraser,
  • sketchbook paper,
  • a plastic bag to transport your piece etc… (I also invite water soluble oil paints as well, but these may be harder to transport while wet).

Classes will be held on Wednesdays, November 2, 16, 23, 30 and December 7, 14 from 2:00-4:00 pm at River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084).

No class on November 9.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Full Course

Colored Pencil Art on Thursdays in Nov./Dec. at River House

$54

with Liz Monaco

Calendar Nov 3, 2022 at 1:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

With instructor Liz Monaco, this class is designed to teach you the popular art of Colored Pencil to create your very own works of art. You will learn color mixing, layering, and other techniques to get the results you have always wanted. 

*Supplies Needed:

  • Prisma Color Premier Colored Pencils – Set of 24
  • Open Stock Colors: Black Grape, Magenta
  • Colorless Blender
  • White Plastic Eraser, Pencil Sharpener, Ruler
  • Bristol Vellum Drawing Paper
  • Tracing paper, Graphite Transfer Paper

Class will be held on Thursdays, November 3, 10, 17, and December 1, 8, 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 at River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

No class on November 24.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Full Course

Introduction to Calligraphy on Thursdays in Nov./Dec. at River House

$3375

with Liz Monaco

Calendar Nov 10, 2022 at 11 am, runs for 5 weeks

The word calligraphy means beautiful writing. It can be used on letters, note cards, invitations, place cards, bookmarks, documents, certificates, etc. Look around and you will see some form of calligraphy on signs, home decor goods, and buildings.

This course will give you an introduction to italic style alphabet. Many variations can be attributed to the italic style also known as Chancery, such as modern calligraphy and the more elegant Copperplate.

Supplies needed:

  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Calligraphy Pens: 1 pointed nib, 1 broad tip nib (Cartridge style or dip pens)
  • India ink or non-waterproof ink for dip pens
  • 12" ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Right triangle
  • Unlined paper (printer copy paper)
  • White plastic eraser
  • Small water container
  • Lint-free cloth

Class takes place on Thursdays, November 10, 17, and December 1, 8, 15 from 11:00 - 12:30 at the River House, 179 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

(No class on November 3 or 24)

Classes are for adults age 18+

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Elements of Acting and Script Analysis on Tuesdays in Nov./Dec. at River House
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Elements of Acting and Script Analysis on Tuesdays in Nov./Dec. at River House

$45

with Sherrie Provence

Acting is a craft that can be learned by anyone. The way one can learn this craft is the study of how to use technique in a more truthful portrayal of scene work and in order to do that, script analysis is where we start and then we apply it to our work.

Class will be held on Tuesdays, Nov. 15, 22, 29 and Dec. 6, 13 from 2:00-4:00 at at The River House (179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084)

No class on November 1 and 8.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Holiday Herbal Crafts: Herb Infused Oils, Vinegars, Ciders & Spirits at COA, Nocatee

$10

with James Carucci

Calendar Dec 6, 2022 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

Herb-infused oils, vinegars, ciders and spirits are easy to make and are wonderful holiday gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Combinations of aromatic herbs, spices and fruit can create a flavor- packed oil perfect for a vegetable sauté, a bright floral vinegar for a salad or an aromatic gin to make the perfect holiday cocktail. Participants will learn the basic principles of herbal infusions and take home their creations to enjoy themselves or give as gifts during the holiday season.

About the Instructor: James is a Professor of Biological Sciences and Master Herbalist with over 20 years of experience.

Fee: $10

Wednesday, December 6 from 3:00 - 4:00

This is a one day, one hour class.

Class will be held at COA Center at Flagler Health+ At NOCATEE

351 Town Plaza Ave Suite 205, Ponte Vedra  32081

Ages 18 and up.

Will run

Holiday Herbal Crafts: Herb Infused Oils, Vinegars, Ciders and Spirits on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at River House

$10

with James Carucci

Calendar Dec 7, 2022 at 3:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Herb-infused oils, vinegars, ciders and spirits are easy to make and are wonderful holiday gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Combinations of aromatic herbs, spices and fruit can create a flavor- packed oil perfect for a vegetable sauté, a bright floral vinegar for a salad or an aromatic gin to make the perfect holiday cocktail. Participants will learn the basic principles of herbal infusions and take home their creations to enjoy themselves or give as gifts during the holiday season.

About the Instructor: James is a Professor of Biological Sciences and Master Herbalist with over 20 years of experience.

Fee: $10

Wednesday, December 7 from 3:30 - 4:30

This is a one day, one hour class.

Class will be held at River House, 179 Marine St. St Augustine, FL 32084

Ages 18 and up.

Full Course

Holiday Herbcrafting: Herbal Skincare on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at River House

$10

with James Carucci

Calendar Dec 14, 2022 at 3:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Many skincare and cosmetics products contain herbs and essential oils in their formulations. Herbs can moisturize, reduce inflammation and irritation as well as tone and brighten the skin. In this one-day course you will learn how to make soothing skin salves, creams and lip balms which make for great stocking stuffers. You will be able to create the base for your own skincare products and take home your creations for your own use or to give as gifts.

About the Instructor: James is a professor of Biological Sciences at St. Johns River State College and is a Master Herbalist with over 20 years of teaching and clinical experience.

Fee: $10

December 14 from 3:30 - 4:30

This is a one day, one hour class.

Class will be held at River House, 179 Marine St. St Augustine, FL 32084

Ages 18 and up.

Full Course




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