• Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 05-05-2021 to 05-26-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 02:00 PM-03:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Susan Carmen-Duffy
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Do you love the brilliance and translucence of water media? If you want to learn to paint with watercolor but has no idea where to begin, then this workshop is perfect for you. We will explore the very basics of painting with watercolor paints. You will learn watercolor painting skills through experimentation and demonstration. The workshop will help you... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-20-2021 to 05-20-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Emily Kuenstler
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - The Oasis Institute

    We’ll look at examples of mixed-media art, introduce ourselves, and do an exercise like the following: Tear up scrap papers of various shades and colors. Draw a horizantal line. This is the landscape. Pick Desert or Mountain or Seashore, and make a study landscape in torn paper from your imagination. After discussion on technique, we will work, sharing... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-27-2021 to 05-27-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Emily Kuenstler
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - The Oasis Institute

    In this class we will work on a larger piece. Decide on a Landscape view OR Set up a still life. Sketch still life or view (landscape). Supplies for this class: Acrylic paint A variety of paper: used, decorative, found, printed, colored, newspaper, or patterned (plus fabric, yarn, sand, etc.) Sketches or drawings (art on paper) to cut up, use, and... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 06-02-2021 to 06-23-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 02:00 PM-03:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Susan Carmen-Duffy
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    If you are familiar with watercolor, basic techniques and skills, this workshop will inspire you to go further. You will learn wonderful techniques to work with watercolors and create whimsical paintings including botanicals. We will refresh your use with studio basics for watercolors and move on with planning out and exploring botanicals. The workshop will... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-03-2021 to 06-03-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Emily Kuenstler
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - The Oasis Institute

    In this session, the power of simple media is exposed! This technique can be incorporated into previous projects, or stands alone: Silouette Study You’ll need your pencil and acrylic paint …and plenty of water handy Follow the contour of your still Life objects or the forms on a Landscape: Just THE OUTLINES. Use a single color of wash outside the pencil... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-10-2021 to 06-10-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 04:00 PM-05:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Shirley Keller
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - The Oasis Institute

    Spirit Hill Meditation Garden and Art Studio, in Three Rivers, is Keller’s favorite place to be, letting the creative energies have the day. She will share repurposed items including hubcaps, skill saws, horseshoes, and more, made into art pieces with dots of acrylic. She is currently working on a project mixing words with dots on... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-17-2021 to 06-17-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Emily Kuenstler
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - The Oasis Institute

    We make a meditation of the art process, just as meditators just watch the breath. Two exercises to warm up our perception: -contour drawing (blind) -pattern painting: from a dot, a universe Then on a larger scale (after a 2-minute meditation together), we attempt our own:Supplies: Heavy, Large-scale paper or a primed/gessoed wood (larger than 11 x... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-24-2021 to 06-24-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Emily Kuenstler
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - The Oasis Institute

    In this class, we follow our internal imagery loyally from blank paper to the end. Whatever drama or expression of force, nature, or care needs to come through our psyche is welcome. Responding to what appears on your paper or posterboard as it happens. Respond to what is in front of us. Allow “boring” images or mistakes. Allow disturbing images from... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-01-2021 to 07-01-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Emily Kuenstler
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - The Oasis Institute

    Visualization Using guided imagery, we are led to images to paint. Or we may simply want to paint the face of a beneficent guide we meet in a visualization. 5 minute check-in 5 minute meditation in which we imagine meeting a safe, caring friend: Our Guide. The Guide brings you to a safe space to Paint. Imagine it: Is it a wooded clearing? A beautiful... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 07-21-2021 to 08-11-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 02:00 PM-03:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Susan Carmen-Duffy
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Collage derives its name from the French verb coller, to glue. The work of art is made by gluing things to the surface. Pasting, ripping, and cutting fragments of paper or any other materials of choice can be quite intoxicating for the artist. You will create in several styles. We will discuss composition, rules and freedoms and create beautiful farmable... read more
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