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Course Number: 243PTMM070

Dates: Monday, August 5-26, 2024
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Meets: M from 10:00 AM to 12 N , 4 sessions

Fee: $151.00


Start your week with some relaxing, fun studio time using any media: Oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, mixed media. Any level and style is fine; it’s up to you. The instructor will help you compose and paint whatever you want. Sometimes there will be props on a table for you to paint or you can use your own photos or drawings. There will be a short demo using different media each week and a short critique for each painter. You can have fun discovering ways to make your paintings interesting and beautiful. An emphasis on color theory and composition will help you paint successful works of art. Each person will get help with their projects in an encouraging, learning atmosphere. Bring your painting supplies and ideas to the first class. A $5 material fee made PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR will cover props such as fresh flowers, fruit, etc.
Fee: $151.00

Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 150.00
Mandatory FeeDonation$ 1.00

Estelle Hart

Landscape in Watercolor by Estelle Hart
Estelle's Classes

Estelle was born in New York State and raised on a 200-acre farm in Wallkill at the foot of the Shawangunk Mountains (90 miles north of NYC). Her mother was a Pratt Institute graduate and art and design were always a part of her life. The mountains and countryside where she grew up greatly influenced her love of the landscape and feeling for the colors of nature both literally and as a basis of fantasy for her abstract impressionistic paintings.

Landscape in Watercolor by Estelle Hart

She received an Associates degree in business from Rider College in Trenton, New Jersey. Later she studied art in Italy as part of the University of Georgia's Art Abroad program and then earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts with a Concentration in Painting and Drawing from Georgia State University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude as a Faculty Scholar.

Landscape in Watercolor by Estelle Hart

Since graduating Estelle has been an instructor of watercolor painting, drawing and book arts at Jacquelyn Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts and was an instructor for the Staff Development program for Gwinnett County Art Educators. She also instructed pre-teens in drawing and watercolor painting at Pinckneyville Community Center and adult watercolor instruction at OCEE as part of the Fulton County Arts Council. She is currently teaching oil painting and Watercolor at the Spruill Center for the Arts in Atlanta and works in her own studio in Stone Mountain

Artist's Statement

To explore and interpret the landscape as an artist has occupied me throughout the past few decades, especially in regard to color and form. The miracle of the earth's surface and it's geological history compels me to put on canvas and paper what I see, know and feel about all of it. Local color, however,

Study of Koi Fish in Watercolor by Estelle Hart

has never really been an issue for me in my art and so, I feel free to alter and enhance color wherever and whenever the mood strikes. Pushing this color to extremes is an important issue and I believe that this, and experimentation is what brings me into the studio to work or takes me out into the world to gather material and observe with my pencil and sketchbook in hand. Many times I am struck with the geology of the world being an obvious metaphor for man's development as a physical and an emotional being. An example of this is a glacial melt after the ice age. Another is the obvious destruction of a flood and yet, silt and new soil comes with it to refresh and renew the earth. These comparisons are endless and often trigger my desire to paint. Because of this, I often include figurative shapes in the rocks, trees, grasses and topography in my paintings.

Date Day Time Location
08/05/2024Monday10 AM to 12 N RM 112
08/12/2024Monday10 AM to 12 N RM 112
08/19/2024Monday10 AM to 12 N RM 112
08/26/2024Monday10 AM to 12 N RM 112


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