Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Art Classes for Adults starting at the CAA July 19th



Contact:  Janet G. Erway

Cooperstown Art Association

22 Main Street

Cooperstown, NY  13326

(607) 547-9777



July 9, 2012



Summer Art Classes for Adults at the CAA



Painting the Head with Doug Jamieson

Thursday mornings
8-weeks, July 19 – September 13 *class will not be held August 23rd
10am – 12noon
$110 for Members / $115 for Non-members

Explore the unique characteristics of oil painting by using water soluble oils without the messy cleanup and toxic smells of turpentine. Students will learn a procedural approach to the medium including color mixing, glazing, wet on wet, the use of underpainting and direct and indirect painting. In each session the instructor will give demonstrations and offer hands on help. The class will be working from photos. Fee includes materials.


Doug Jamieson is a professional etcher and painter. His etchings are surreal and explore darkness, dreams and whimsy. His subject matter is a mix of the archaic and the modern. His paintings are naturalistic landscapes and interiors, his interest lying not in the grand vista but rather in exploring beauty in the common place, the familiar, the intimate view, and the moment captured. He now lives in the Western Catskills which provide an endless range of shifting colors, light and moods. He is the author of DRAW FROM YOUR HEAD: A STEP BY STEP SYSTEM OF DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE, published by Watson Guptil. He has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is currently involved in numerous arts organizations and exhibitions. His vast experience includes painting, printmaking, drawing, oil, watercolor, & etching in styles that are figurative, landscape, surrealistic, conceptual & realistic.



Plein Air Landscape Class with Ashley Norwood Cooper

Mondays and Wednesdays, July 23 – Aug 29

9am – 12noon with rain dates on Fridays

$120 for Members / $125 for Non-members

This class will focus on the working landscape—vegetable gardens and small farms. Observational painting is a great way to slow down and look harder and we will be using this opportunity to observe more about our local landscape, the food it produces, and the story it tells.  Students will meet at various locations to paint together.  Please come prepared to work outdoors, to carry your supplies to a good painting site and to tolerate a little heat, a little dirt, and a few bugs. You may work in any medium you are familiar with or would like to explore. I will be using oil sticks and oil paints. Oil sticks (made by Schminke and R and F) are made of oil paint and can mix with oil paints. They are nice for landscape painting because of their portability. If you use acrylics then I recommend Golden Open Acrylics for their slow drying time. Pastels and watercolor are fine, too.  If you are accustomed to painting in the open air and you know what you like to use, bring it.   You should wear a hat and sunscreen, bring a bottle of water and bring comfortable shoes for walking outdoors where it might be muddy.


Ashley Norwood Cooper is a working artist who has shown at galleries in NYC and around the country. She holds an MFA in painting from Indiana University. She has taught painting and drawing at Indiana University and at Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. Ashley is a member of First Street Gallery in NYC and a recipient of the MARK Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.  You may view Ashley’s work and her full resume at ashleynorwoodcooper.com.  If you have questions about the class please e-mail her at ashley@ashleynorwoodcooper.com.


The Cooperstown Art Association is located at 22 Main Street in Cooperstown, NY, diagonally across the street from the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  Please contact the Cooperstown Art Association at 607-547-9777 to register today!  For Cooperstown Art Association exhibit information, classes, special events and more please visit www.cooperstownart.com  Gallery Hours:  Daily 11-4. Sunday 1-4.

Instructor Doug Jamieson will be teaching “Painting the Head”

at the Cooperstown Art Association starting July 19th


--   Janet G. Erway, Director  Cory Anne Sharer, Assistant Director  Cooperstown Art Association  22 Main Street Cooperstown, NY 13326  (607) 547-9777  (607)547-1187 fax  gallery@cooperstownart.com  www.cooperstownart.com

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