Art Classes

2017 Art Classes

Spring Celebration Children’s Art Workshop (6-10 year olds)

With the art of Georgia O’Keeffe as the inspiration, Sarah Beth Latane will teach techniques in artfully interpreting spring flowers with oil pastels.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10am-Noon
$15/$13 members
Pre-registration required by calling 540-885-2028

Watercolor Studio Series for adults

Guided by teacher Peg Sheridan, students will learn how to gently assess their skills, strengths, and weaknesses to set goals and devise plans for more consistent work and more effective personal expression through watercolors

Six Wednesdays, March 29-May 3, 2017
9:30am-Noon
$170/$150 members
Pre-registration required by calling 540-885-2028

Designing Better Watercolors

Peg Sheridan, teacher

Review and apply principles of design and compositional strategies in realistic and abstract paintings. Students determine their own compositions; individualized guidance is offered.

Wednesdays, 9:30am-Noon, January 25-March 1
$170/$150 members

Saturdays-in-March classes

The Staunton Augusta Art Center is pleased to once again host Saturdays-in-March classes for the next generation of artists, ages 6-10. Classes are held 10 – Noon every Saturday in March in the R.R. Smith Center for History & Art at 20 S. New Street in historic downtown Staunton. Pre-registration is required by calling the Art Center (540-885-2028). The cost per class is $15/$13 for members. All materials are included.

Expand your understanding of color in 2-D artwork. Evan Clough will reveal techniques for creating, mixing, blending color with a variety of mediums. Sign up for one class or all four!

Coloring the Sea, March 4th

By mixing, creating, and coloring with paints, create beautiful seascapes to gain a better understanding of color theory and complementary color.

Lights and Darks, March 11th

Draw your favorite heroes and villains with pastels and charcoal to better understand form and figure, shading and blending.

Pet Pictures, March 18th

Bring in a photo of your favorite pet or animal. Using colored paper and/or markers, depict your favorite animal using colors created through optical blending.

Out in Space, March 25th

Imagine and create landscapes from outer space using mediums such as watercolor, tissue paper, and/or color pencil to learn about layering colors.

Materials List for Watercolor Classes

Quality watercolor paper, Arches 140 lb. preferred or Fabriano, Winsor and Newton, Gemini, etc.

Brushes: flats and rounds in sizes you prefer, bigger is recommended.  Include a 1″ or larger flat and a #10 or larger round

Paints: whatever you prefer including reds, blues, yellows, brown

Palette: a white plate or a plastic plate or butcher tray will suffice

Sketchbook and pencil

2017 Art in the Park Details

 Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill

The 51st two-day art festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 27 (10am-5pm) and Sunday, May 28 (Noon-5pm) in 2017.

Are you an artist who is interested in being a part of Art in the Park? Please complete our application.

Upcoming Exhibit

April 7-May 13: Concurrent Exhibits

Paintings by Susan Egbert and Jewelry by Brecken Geiman, Art in the Park ’16 Best in Show Winners
Opening reception Friday, April 7, 5-7pm 

Art: a path to recovery
A collaborative exhibit hosted by Staunton Augusta Art Center, Western State Hospital, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health America of Augusta, Valley Community Service Board, and Shenandoah Art Therapy

Opening Reception Friday, April 14, 6-8pm

An Evening at Barren Ridge Vineyards, 2017

An Evening at Barren Ridge Vineyards

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 6pm

Cocktails and fancy hors d’ouerves on the patio, gourmet dinner, and memorable entertainment overlooking the vineyards

A benefit for the Staunton Augusta Art Center, reservations required

More details coming soon.

Summer Studio 2017

Summer Studio, 2017

June 26-30, 10am-Noon

July 10-14, 10am-Noon

July 17-21, 10am-Noon

A series of art classes taught by professional artists/art educators in a day-camp style setting. Classes are designed developmentally for ages 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12 and incorporate art history, theory, technique, creativity and lots of fun. The curriculum will be finalized in March. Please check back.