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* * * AAC CURATOR LED DISCUSSION + LUNCH + PAINTING INSTRUCTION! * * *

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Instructor: VIRMARIE DEPOYSTER
1 Session: March 18
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuition: $48 members, $60 non-members - No additional discounts
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Tuition includes AAC curator-led discussion, lunch in Canvas restaurant, and painting instruction with Museum School Pastel Instructor Virmarie DePoyster.
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Location: Meet in the AAC Lower Lobby (also working in Studio 1)
Class Limit: 10
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Register by: March 6 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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The AAC is showing Georgia O'Keeffe's pastel From Pink Shell, unseen since 1931. Curator of Drawings, Dr. Ann Prentice Wagner, will discuss O'Keeffe's early modernist drawings. After lunch students will observe nature, experiment with scale, and use line and color while abstracting the natural world on sanded paper like O'Keeffe. Pastels, paper, and drawings will be provided or bring your favorite art kit. All skill levels welcome!
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This class in making pastels like Georgia O'Keeffe is being held to celebrate the first exhibition in 85 years of O'Keeffe's pastel From Pink Shell. O'Keeffe drew this beautiful work in 1931 under the inspiration of petrified shells she had picked up outside, Taos, New Mexico. It was exhibited at the American Place Gallery in New York later that year and then was not seen again in public until it was left to the Arkansas Arts Center by long-time supporters Louise and Fred Diercks. From Pink Shell is a glorious example of the pastel technique to be taught in this class by Virmarie DePoyster. O'Keeffe at this early date made many such pastels on sanded paper, combining naturalism with abstraction.
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Curator of Drawings, Dr. Ann Prentice Wagner, will begin the class by discussing with students the great American modernist artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her early modernist use of drawing media like pastel. Wagner wrote her dissertation on O'Keeffe's modernist drawings, so she is eager to share her ideas. The class will have lunch and then spend the afternoon trying their hand at pastel on sanded paper with the guidance of Museum School instructor and internationally recognized pastel artist, Virmarie DePoyster.
Single class scheduled on 3/18/2017 at 11:00AM
Instructor: LOGAN HUNTER

10 Sessions: March 28 - May 30
Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Admission Fee: $20 per session
Class limit: 15 - SPACE LIMITED. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!
Location: Studio 8
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PREREQUISITE: Intended for intermediate and advanced drawing and/or painting students
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This is a drop-in class. Registration not required. $20 per session, paid at the door. CASH ONLY. Draw or paint from a live model. No formal instruction provided; instructor is present to coordinate class and model only. Admission fee includes model fees.
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PUNCH CARD:
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1) You will receive a punch card the first time you attend this class.
2) Your card will be punched each time you attend a full 3-hour session.
3) After four punches your fifth class is free.
4) Punch cards do not expire.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 3/28/2017 and ending 5/30/2017 at 6:00PM
Instructor: LAURA RABORN

1 Session: April 15
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (with one hour for lunch on your own)
Tuition: $168 members, $198 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 8
Class Limit: 12
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The registration deadline for this class was April 3 at 11:59 p.m. The tuition shown above includes a $50 administrative late fee.
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In this one-day immersion, learn how to tell a story using personal photos, photocopies, receipts, tickets, maps, newspaper articles and images, magazine images, printed text, and anything you can cut out and glue down into your two-dimensional work surface. Explore how content and meaning changes as you shift and play with colors, scale, textures, and imagery. Bring old drawings to recycle into new work, along with some favorite printouts of words and photos. All skill levels welcome!
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Single class scheduled on 4/15/2017 at 10:00AM
Instructor: DIANE HARPER - NEW INSTRUCTOR

1 Session: May 6
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (with one hour for lunch on your own)
Tuition: $168 members, $198 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 8
Class Limit: 12
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The registration deadline for this class was April 24 at 11:59 p.m. The tuition shown above includes a $50 administrative late fee.
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Follow your intuition - and your ink - in this exciting one-day workshop with artist Diane Harper. Learn how to layer random applications of ink blots on paper then build a personal narrative on top, using automatic drawing techniques. Find the hidden imagery and bring it to light with an assortment of techniques and pens. All skill levels welcome!
Single class scheduled on 5/6/2017 at 10:00AM
Instructor: GRAHAM BERRY - VISITING ARTIST

2 Sessions: May 12 & 13
Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (with one hour for lunch on your own)
Tuition: $160 members, $200 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 8
Class Limit: 12
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Register by: May 1 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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The workshop will focus on how to render the figure individually; as well as, in small groupings. Berry will demonstrate how to draw/paint the human form accurately while capturing the body in movement; as well as, in repose. He will share tips and techniques on how to use watercolor media to capture the illusion of light and be bold with color! Students will work from source photographs, provided by instructor. Berry will paint step-by-step, having students paint each step before moving on to the next step and so on. He will also paint a painting from start to finish as a demonstration of the speed at which he normally works.
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Graham Berry lives in Blackpool, England and will be visiting the United States during the summer of 2017. The AAC is excited to host an international artist for a watercolor workshop.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 5/12/2017 and ending 5/13/2017 at 9:00AM
Instructor: JENNIFER WILSON

9 Sessions: March 27 - May 22
Mondays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $276 members, $332 non-members
Location: Studio 8
Class Limit: 12
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The registration deadline for this class was March 19 at 11:59 p.m. The tuition shown above includes a $50 administrative late fee.
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This class teaches a step-by step approach that simplifies the process of painting in oil. Learn the basics of composition, perspective, volume, color-mixing, and applying and manipulating paint. Learn to render objects in a naturalistic setting.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 3/27/2017 and ending 5/22/2017 at 9:00AM
Instructor: DEBBIE POE

10 Sessions: March 29 - May 31
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $300 members, $363 non-members
Location: Studio 1
Class Limit: 10
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The registration deadline for this class was March 19 at 11:59 p.m. The tuition shown above includes a $50 administrative late fee.
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Concentrate on using experimental techniques with acrylic paints, including pouring liquid acrylics. Alter surfaces, using acrylic paint skins, rice paper, tissue paper, and other multi-media strategies. This will be a fun time to experiment and see what you do by letting GO!
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 3/29/2017 and ending 5/31/2017 at 9:00AM
Instructor: JENNIFER WILSON

10 Sessions: March 28 - May 30
Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Tuition: $300 members, $363 non-members
Location: Studio 8
Class Limit: 12
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The registration deadline for this class was March 19 at 11:59 p.m. The tuition shown above includes a $50 administrative late fee.
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Build on the knowledge of the basics of painting in oil through a focused study of color theory, composition, and glazing techniques. Work from objects in a naturalistic setting as you gain confidence in rendering with oil paint.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 3/28/2017 and ending 5/30/2017 at 1:00PM
Instructor: DAN THORNHILL

9 Sessions: March 27 - May 22
Mondays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Tuition: $198 members, $235 non-members
Location: Studio 8
Class Limit: 12
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The registration deadline for this class was March 19 at 11:59 p.m. The tuition shown above includes a $50 administrative late fee.
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Need extra studio time and an opportunity to create in a group setting? Students are invited to paint or draw in any medium. Instructor will be on hand to answer questions. At students' request, individual or group critiques can be arranged.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 3/27/2017 and ending 5/22/2017 at 6:00PM
Instructor: EMILY WOOD

10 Sessions: March 28 - May 30
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $215 members, $256 non-members
Location: Studio 8
Class Limit: 12
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The registration deadline for this class was March 19 at 11:59 p.m. The tuition shown above includes a $50 administrative late fee.
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Need extra studio time and an opportunity to create in a group setting? Students are invited to paint or draw in any medium. Instructor will be on hand to answer questions. At students' request, individual or group critiques can be arranged.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 3/28/2017 and ending 5/30/2017 at 9:00AM
Instructor: EMILY WOOD

10 Sessions: March 29 - May 31
Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Tuition: $300 members, $363 non-members
Location: Studio 8
Class Limit: 12
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The registration deadline for this class was March 19 at 11:59 p.m. The tuition shown above includes a $50 administrative late fee.
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Explore the potential of painting in acrylic, using the medium in different ways and applying it to various subject matter. Exercises and demonstrations will be offered, but students are also welcome to work independently.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 3/29/2017 and ending 5/31/2017 at 1:00PM
Facilitator: SUZZETTE PATTERSON

10 Sessions: March 30 - June 1
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Tuition: $148 members, $185 non-members
Location: Studio 1
Class Limit: 12
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Register by: March 30 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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Come to the studio and paint with friends.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 3/30/2017 and ending 6/1/2017 at 6:30PM
Instructor: DAVID PAUL COOK

8 Sessions: March 28 - May 16
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $250 members, $300 non-members
Location: Studio 1
Class Limit: 12
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The registration deadline for this class was March 19 at 11:59 p.m. The tuition shown above includes a $50 administrative late fee.
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PREREQUISITE: Serious beginners and experienced watercolorists
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Study art history and painting too! Paint along with the instructor, exploring the lives and paintings of such master artists as Georgia O'Keeffe, Winslow Homer and Claude Monet. Drawings will be provided. Instructor demonstrates each painting step, followed immediately by student emulation.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 3/28/2017 and ending 5/16/2017 at 9:00AM
Instructor: DAVID PAUL COOK

8 Sessions: March 31 - May 19
Fridays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $250 members, $300 non-members
Location: Studio 1
Class Limit: 12
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The registration deadline for this class was March 19 at 11:59 p.m. The tuition shown above includes a $50 administrative late fee.
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Learn to include Eastern tranquility and simplicity in your watercolor landscapes. Use Western brushes, papers and watercolors to paint iconic Arkansas scenes such as Pinnacle Mountain, the Arkansas River, pines, willows and cypress. Seek the spirit of each landscape. Projects and instructor guidance provided for each class.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 3/31/2017 and ending 5/19/2017 at 9:00AM

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