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VA1 Virtual: Beyond Reality

*THIS CLASS HAS FILLED* Please call us (719) 475-2444 to be added to the wait list.

Are you feeling a little tired of strict realism in your paintings, but just don’t know how to break away? We know that a painting needs to be more than a copy. Yet, how do we move beyond our training of copying nature, models, or still-life motifs into a more abstracted and expressive interpretation? The instructor will virtually lead you through exercises designed to help bring more abstraction, excitement, and passion to your work. This class includes live Zoom sessions, online video content, and studio hours with instructor.

Registration for this virtual course will close on June 13th, as there will be videos shared by the instructor to be watched before the first class session on June 20th.

Level III

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Instructor: Dena Peterson


Class Dates:

June 20, 2020 – July 18, 2020


S: 1-2 p.m., T: 6-7 p.m.

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7 sessions


Bemis Virtual Class

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Saturdays | Tuesdays

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Live Zoom: Saturdays, 1 - 2 p.m. 6/20 - 7/18 Virtual Studio: Tuesdays, 6 - 7 p.m. 6/30 - 7/14 No class 7/4

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