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Visual Art Center
210 Maud Street
Punta Gorda, FL  33950
(941) 639-8810
Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Kathleen Kelly

Acrylics class but open to oils and pastels focusing on using correct supplies and various approaches for each medium. Will also learn how to promote art on social media and Internet sale sites to step into the realm of selling multiple items from your work. Demos and individual attention given. All skill levels welcome. 



 Titanium White
 Ivory Black
 Cadmium Red Medium
 Ultramarine Blue
 Cadmium Yellow Light

 Burnt Umber
 Burnt Sienna
 Yellow Ochre or Yellow Oxide
 Alizarin Crimson
 Phthalocyanine Blue (Sometimes labeled as “Thalo”)
 Phthalocyanine Green (Sometimes labeled as “Thalo”)
 Sap Green

 Stretched canvas or canvas boards (Stretched is better)
 Watercolor paper IF you “Gesso” it
 Masonite (if Gessoed)

1” flat synthetic or 1” angular shader 1/2” same as above
1/4” same as above
#4 Round synthetic Brush
Liner or script brush NEEDED EXTRAS
 Portable easel (Art Center has large stand up easels for free usage)
 Paper Towels (fold them in fours so you don’t have to carry a whole roll)
 Brush Cleaner (General’s is best)
 Water bucket (the plastic ones are wonderful)
 Disposable palette sheets in a pad (get the cheapest one)
 Pencil, separate eraser (whites are the best)
 Small travel sized hairspray
 Spray Water bottle (small) 

Extras you may like in time
 Graphite paper
 Pliers
 Small Pad and paper to take notes
 Palette knife
 Acrylic Extender
 Travel size hairdryer
I use a cloth scrapbook divider tray to house my supplies and I use a travel tote from office depot to roll them in.
Right Brain Drawing 
Instructor: Kathleen Kelly

Applying discoveries in brain research to the teaching of drawing skills, the student is presented a set of basic exercises to release creative potential and tap into the special abilities of the visual, perceptual right hemisphere of the brain. Basically, it’s a fun class which will show you how to gain the skills you always wanted, enhance creativity and artistic confidence.  


*Book required - “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” by Betty Edwards. You can find this book on Amazon for around $12. There is a workbook to this book, however, it is not necessary to purchase for the class. You will be given many handouts.
Drawing pad 9”x12” nothing smaller, or 11”X14” is fine too.
Masking tape (or painter’s blue tape)
#2 pencil or drawing pencils, preferably without an eraser a white rectangular eraser you hold mirror (Small rectangular or square, not round.) Highlighter (to highlight book) Pigma Pen (any small, soft felt tip marker will do) Sharpie Marker, normal sized small pencil sharpener Hand Sanitizer-small, travel size bottle
If you’d like to learn basic portraiture in charcoal, after I demonstrate in class, purchase these supplies.
I will explain all supplies so you will have no doubt on what to purchase, do NOT purchase the supplies below until you SEE what to use and how to use it.
2 Sheets of Canson paper, light gray colors, light flesh colors, or light blues...no white, no black, no deep colors. Foam board large enough to fit a full piece of Canson Paper OR...a large drawing board with clips.
Vine Or Willow Charcoal sticks
General’s Charcoal pencils (comes in a pack of three or four, including the white, you’ll want to get that, and usually it has a kneaded eraser too.
Face image(s) from a magazine, no children and no relatives please. There’s a reason for this! Get as close to a full page as possible or at least the size of your hand.

Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm 
$100 Price  $80 Members
Fridays 9am - 12pm
$100 Price     $80 Members
Starting January 10th
Four weeks long
Starting January 10th
​Four weeks long
Workshops restart in January 2018.

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On Saturday the 20th, I will be teaching a one day "technique" class on how to sell art online, from 12:30-2:30 at the Sarasota Campus. Calling (941) 361-6590 and you will be on your way with kind guidance on what you need to do to register. An online profile is required. 

January 25th is my first full set of classes which go until March 1st. At the North Port Campus, I will be teaching Charcoal from 2:30 to 5, and Oil/Acrylic for Beginners from 6:30-8:30. Call (941) 361-6590 for more information.  

Finally, on January 27th, I will be teaching a one day "technique" class from
12:30-2:30 on how to paint fruit at the Sarasota Campus. Dial (941) 361-6590



One day trips!!!
Mondays only

February 5th 9-3, meet at the North Port Campus
for a fun day at the Ringling Museum!

February, 26th, 9-3, meet at the North Port Campus
for a day visiting Boca Grande galleries.
Call (941) 361-6590
Transportation via provided bus to locations!

On Monday evening, February 12th, I will be doing a one night paint-along called, 
"One Night Masterpiece"
from 6:30-8:30.
All supplies included.
Dial (941) 361-6590 for additional information.

More one day technique classes available on:
February 3rd, 12:30-2:30, "How to paint leaves"
Sarasota Campus
February 24th, 12:30-2:30, "How to paint waves"
Sarasota Campus

Please note with all the classes held at the Suncoast Technical Collage, both North Port and Sarasota Campus, rooms numbers are not given until they know a class is successfully going through. Also remember an online profile is required for you to register for any class.