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A-40 Expressionist Pet Portraits (SU23)

  • June 15, 2023
  • July 20, 2023
  • 6 sessions
  • June 15, 2023, 4:00 PM 6:00 PM (EDT)
  • June 22, 2023, 4:00 PM 6:00 PM (EDT)
  • June 29, 2023, 4:00 PM 6:00 PM (EDT)
  • July 06, 2023, 4:00 PM 6:00 PM (EDT)
  • July 13, 2023, 4:00 PM 6:00 PM (EDT)
  • July 20, 2023, 4:00 PM 6:00 PM (EDT)
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Registration deadline:  June 8

Ages 16 - Adult

Using acrylic or oil paints, we will capture the beauty of pets through Expressionism. Learn how to distort and radically alter a photo of our pets bringing emotion and life to the canvas. New artists will be taught the fundamentals of color theory, composition, using shapes, and value. Each class includes a demo & individual guidance. Students are encouraged to bring their own reference photo. Bring your own supplies or purchase an oil or acrylic kit available through NHAC - order by registration deadline; pick up at first class.

Oil Kit

Acrylic Kit

Instructor: Shelia Smith

Dates: Thursdays 6/15-7/20

6 sessions

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

North Hills Art Center

3432 Babcock Blvd | Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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