New Acrylic Studio

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  • February 3, 2023 - March 3, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The focus will be on enjoying the painting process. Whether you are beginning your painting journey or already have some painting experience. Painting demonstrations and the instructor painting along builds confidence and encourages questions. We will work from reference photos (yours or supplied) of primarily landscape or still life images.  Tackling composition, color mixing, and color value. Practicing drawing techniques to refine drawing skills making for better paintings. Exploring unique challenges with each new subject, and developing our paintings to a finished level. We will end each class with a friendly critique of our work.

A list of basic supplies will be sent to interested artists.

Dates: Fridays 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24; 3/3. Makeup 3/10

Time: 10am-12pm

Cost: $160; Members pay $144

Instructor: Gloria Nilsson

Gloria Nilsson is a professional teaching artist. She received her degree in Graphic Design from Pratt
Institute and worked as a graphic designer for several years. Nilsson is currently painting on silk, where
she applies a variety of techniques to fine art paintings and scarves. Her silk painting, Chapter 11:
Spellcheck, was published in 2015 by Connecticut Humanities/Connecticut Center for the Book. She also
creates her own unique artisan crafted jewelry designs and fine art note cards.

Nilsson enjoys teaching art at Spectrum Gallery, including the Fashion Illustration, Nature Camp
programs and New Silk Painting: Beyond the Borders. She also teaches a weekly art program at
Masonicare at Chester Village.

Gloria has won several awards over the years including Manhattan Arts International, Healing Power of
Art. Nilsson’s artworks have been exhibited in solo and group shows, and her works have been accepted
into juried shows at Lyme Art Association, New Haven Paint and Clay, and both Clinton and Madison Art
Societies where she holds elected artist status. Her work is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in
Centerbrook, Connecticut.