Beginning and Intermediate Painting:  Watercolor and Acrylic

Course Description:
Have you wanted to learn how to paint?  This class is for you with its introduction to color theory, paint mixing and painting techniques.  Participants are encouraged to bring either watercolor or acrylic paints. Exercises and handouts will help to teach participants how to compose a painting, emphasize a focal point and create a mood. Fellow participants will support each other in the process of learning how to paint what is observed. 

Session & Class Structure:

Our classes will take place at the Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center.  Classes will begin with 30 minutes of color exercises and demonstrations of painting techniques followed by an hour and a half of studio time for participants to work on their paintings.

Class Supply List: Please bring these supplies to class with you. CLICK HERE TO VIEW SUPPLY LIST

Minimum: 4 students     Maximum: 15 students
Classes take place on Fridays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Art Room at the Springfield Township Senior and Community Art Center.

Classes cost $75 per session for non-members and $67.50 for members.

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About the Instructor
Sue Mueller is a painter who lives in Cincinnati.

Susan L. Mueller is a painter and artist living in Cincinnati. Susan attended the University of Cincinnati, graduating with a MBA in Finance. Over the past 30 years, Susan worked in personal financial planning, earning a CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designation, then moved into Business Appraisal, earning through education and experience, the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser) designations.

Over the past fifteen years, she actively pursued her interest in art with art workshops and classes at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Baker-Hunt Foundation, and Manifest Drawing Center. Local instructors include Ken Buck, Charlie Berger, Bruce Neville, Savannah Tate Cuff, and John Leon. Outside the area, she studied with Christopher Shink, Skip Lawrence, Judy Morris, John Salminen, Sue Archer, Carol O’Conner, David Drummond, Judith Carducci, Bill Fletcher, and Robert O’Brien. She is a member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, St. Louis Watercolor Society, and the Cincinnati Art Club.

Class Session dates  Session Theme
Beginning/Intermediate Painting
Session 1: February 3 - March 10, 2017
Introduction to Color Theory
Beginning/Intermediate Painting Session 2: March 31 - May 5, 2017 Composition Creation
Beginning/Intermediate Painting Session 3: May 26 - June 30, 2017 Application
Beginning/Intermediate Painting Session 4: July 21 - August 25, 2017 Open Air Painting: Landscapes
Beginning/Intermediate Painting Session 5: Sept. 15 - Oct. 20, 2017 Open Air Painting: Landscapes
Beginning/Intermediate Painting Session 6:  Nov. 10 - Dec. 22, 2017
No class on 11/24
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Contact Us

  1. ArtsConnect™ 

    (513) 522-2108

    9150 Winton Road
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Kimberlee Flamm
    Executive Director

    Katherine Smith
    Education Director

    Springfield Township Administration
    (513) 522-1410

    Springfield Township Senior &
    Community Arts Center
    (513) 522-1154