Painting,Drawing and Fine Art Classes on STX  

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Iris Richardson
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I just visited the UVI of STX website and can't seem to find any art related courses other than music. Where do STXien learn their arts? I am taking painting classes now and would like to continue them when we move to STX
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Posted : September 16, 2006 3:49 pm
jane
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Private classes, would be my guess. I have seen groups of people with easels around town - The public library might have info.

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Posted : September 16, 2006 4:00 pm
Iris Richardson
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Thanks, it would be strange if none of the schools teach art. Do any of the highschools have adult evening classes?

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Posted : September 16, 2006 4:08 pm
terry
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There is a group that meets. Some are just starting, and some are pros. Don't know how to contact them. You might try at some of the galleries. I'm sure someone at one of them would know something.

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Posted : September 16, 2006 6:21 pm
Iris Richardson
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Thanks I will do that. At least I know I could continue to learn painting. I am just a beginner myself.
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Posted : September 16, 2006 6:31 pm
debralu
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Iris,

What type of painting do you do?

I've taken watercolor painting classes years ago (beginner and intermediate - twice each 🙂 ) and would like to take a refresher course now that I have lots of free time on my hands. I just received my paint supplies last week (shipped from Michigan) and I'm having difficulty feeling comfortable with it. I'm getting a bit frustrated that it doesn't come naturally anymore.

I've been watching an acrylic painting class on TV and I'm almost at the point of switching. The teacher makes it look so easy! 🙂

Please post or PM me with what you find out about art classes on STX.

Thank you!

Deb
(formerly Christiansted, St. Croix - now in Michigan)

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Posted : September 18, 2006 11:18 am
danieljude
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Hello there. There is an artist that gives watercolor classes on STX. I have her number (on a small piece of paper somewhere in the house!). I will look for it and post again. I saw the work of one of her students and was just blown away. Very impressed.

Although I think the student had a natural aptitude, it also reflected the coach and her skills.

As far as Acrylics, I do paint with them often, and find them a bit more work-able than watercolor. I have also used both oil pastel and just the chalk pastel, and have found those as workable as acrylics. I think some of it is experience (not that I am such a pro or anything). The 'dry color' of any of these really can only be predicted with a good deal of going through the process. I have also mixed watercolor and acrylic, and have found the results to be really great. It becomes sort of an embossing process, so the acrylic really pops out!

Best wishes, and I will get back to you. If I forget, please just pm me and I will look before I post. Just had some framing done and need to run and pick that up. Oh, and pay for it. Rats.

Dan

Daniel J. Gilbride, MRC/LPC

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Posted : September 18, 2006 1:18 pm
debralu
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Thanks (again) Dan. I look forward to getting the name and number of the watercolor paint teacher/artist. If he or she holds classes in the evenings or on weekends, I'll be all set!

I see we have three things in common - a love of gardening, painting and St. Croix. I think we're gonna be "buds". 🙂

I'll see you Friday!

Deb
(formerly Christiansted, St. Croix - now in Michigan)

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Posted : September 18, 2006 7:40 pm
Iris Richardson
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I started with pastel. Last month I moved to oil as my teacher wants me to try out a new media. I gather after that I will get into watercolor. I am a little afraid of watercolor as one can not correct mistakes as easily lol. I am not on island yet. I am still working on my dh. He finally agreed on next year. I think now is the right time as the children are still young. Off course if we find a good job for dh before a year from now we might get their sooner.:)

I can't wait to get into some tropical gardening. I love orchids. I might just be crazy enough and try my luck on vanilla orchids.

Iris

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Posted : September 18, 2006 10:24 pm
islandjoan
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hello everyone

Jane Akin, a renowned local artist, will have drawing classes at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in Frederiksted. The classes are Thursdays Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 and Nov 2, 9 from 10-12 noon. The classes are for Adults and Home Schoolers. Pre-registration and payment is required and the cost is $95 for all 6 workshops. Registration fee is $5. Call 772.2622 for more information. Class size is limited.

ps. the ads haven't started running yet but they will be in the Avis starting on Sept 29.

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Posted : September 19, 2006 1:26 pm
danieljude
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I'm sorry I forgot to get back to you re: the instructor. I know Jane and her work, and she is quite accomplished. This other instructor is more mid island and teaches from her home. I believe it is $50 for three hours of instruction, and is an ongoing thing. I believe her concept is being more of a coach than anything.

Again, I did see the work of one student and under this lady's supervision, did some phenomenal work. I will check today, find that slip of paper and re post with the name and number. Today I think I need to clean anyway as the dust is getting thick (I know, yuck), so will look for scrap of paper!

Dan G.

Daniel J. Gilbride, MRC/LPC

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Posted : September 20, 2006 9:30 am
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