Teens & Adults
Mill Art Center & Gallery provides an environment in which the community can express and develop their artistic abilities through instruction, observation and interaction with professional artists. Our unique blend of classroom studios and professional gallery exhibition space encourages students to immerse themselves in art, with inspiration from instructors and the art that surrounds them.
Children and teen classes follow the public school calendar. Arrangements may be made with specific instructors for make-up classes. Gift certificates for art classes and art purchases are available.
photoshop for the beginner
Adobe Photoshop helps you bring out the best in your photographs. You’ll learn how layers, selections, masks, and filters help you make a great image and find out why resolution, file formats, and color profiles matter. Students will break down commonly-heard technical jargon so you know what others are saying and you’ll learn keyboard commands that will make your work easier. By the end of this class you’ll be confident and comfortable working in Adobe Photoshop and know how to troubleshoot when problems arise.
Instructor: Mary Rapp Reakes
Who :: Teens and Adults
Fees :: $25/hour (one on one) Register
Days and times are flexible
WATER COLOR applications and techniques - landscape paintings
This class will explore the three applications for watercolor and the related textures found in landscape painting. Regardless of any medium, be it oil, acrylic or watercolor, these textures must be “symbolized” with the brush and technique. Understanding symbolism, shape and texture will make painting more understandable. Working with watercolor will also become easier once we understand how the “water” reacts to “water”. We also can’t forget about the paper, it’s use and critical part of the equation. This class will teach you how to get the paper to work for you, not against you.
Instructor :: Paul Taylor Who :: Adults Fees :: $90 for 6 consecutive classes (supplies included)
Fee :: $90 for 6 consecutive classes (supplies included) :: Register
Class Dates :: Tues. 10:15 - 12:15 : RETURNING IN 2017 (Dates will be announced)
This is a class for students of all levels with basic instruction in chalk-pastel techniques. We will immerse ourselves in color exploration. Emphasis on figure drawing, portraiture and still life composition.
BASIC DRAWING, PAINTING AND PASTELS
You've always known you had talent, and now you have a little time to spend on yourself. Learn to draw, from the basics! With demonstrations and careful one-on-one lessons, Denise will start you drawing in black and white. Learn how to sketch the things you see, then how to draw the forms, shadows, and perspective. Learn to create a pleasing composition. Drawing techniques will be introduced. Color and painting techniques will be introduced.
DRAWING, PAINTING & THEN SOME
With Denise you will have individualized instruction in traditional and mixed media. She will work with you on painting and drawing fundamentals and at advanced levels. Discussions on concepts, personal directions and techniques are all part of this course.
DRAWING & BEYOND
Work in a variety of media to expand your skills and develop your personal drawing and painting style. Individualized instruction allows you to focus on your interests. All types of media are available.
PORTFOLIO CLASS - Portfolio Series
Round out your portfolio for college submission. Our instructor has reviewed portfolios for students applying to college art programs, and taught Drawing and Design for RIT. Don't let another semester go by and get caught unprepared during your busy senior fall application time! Ongoing class.
PORTRAIT PAINTING in Oil
Explore painting with oils AND portraiture in one class! Enjoy the experience of working with a live model as you learn to mix colors and systematically build your portrait. Value analysis and drawing principles examined, developing skills at your own pace. Model fee included.
2 D IN THE STUDIO - Portfolio Series
One of the portfolio series designed to encourage young artists to grow in their skills and develop their repertoire. Work with a variety of media, including Photoshop. Learn the fundamentals of design composition, a necessity for all 2D media. Discover your own style.
DRAWING FIGURES & FACES - Portfolio Series
Learn how to render people, likenesses, hands and feet: the really tough stuff when it comes to drawing people! Loosen up with several quick gesture drawings of live models, then focus on longer studies of the human form. This is a necessity for the future art major's portfolio. Models will be clothed. Bring a kneaded eraser and a large drawing pad. Students will also work from a life sized accurate skeleton
PAINTING IN OILS AND ACRYLICS
Expert instruction for all levels in oil and acrylics. Students will use still life to explore color, design and composition, or you may work on their individual projects. Bring your canvas and painting supplies. Call Lanna for supply list. (585)-624-3585