October 30, 2020

Lyme Academy Offers Wide Range of Fall Classes, All Welcome

OLD LYME — Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is offering an exciting selection of classes, which bridge the skills of the past with the inspiration of the future.

A full listing of all the classes and workshops on offer is given below. If you would like to obtain further information on any of the classes or workshops, visit lymeacademy.edu or call 860.434.5232.


Lyme Academy alumna and now teacher works on a sculpture.

Facilitator: Kimberly Monson
Tuesdays/Thursdays 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Six weeks
Tuesday Instructed, Thursday Open Studio
Independent lessons are collaborative in order to best serve the student in reaching developmental goals in drawing, painting and sculpture.

Taught by: Michael Viera
Thursdays, Oct. 2 – 23
1-4 p.m.
Lessons focus on navigating pictorial composition, color selection and mixing, value, temperature and light. The class will be held on various on-site locations in Lyme and Old Lyme to experience the exceptional regional landscape.

Taught by: Rick Lacey
Mondays, Oct. 19 – Nov. 23
6-9 p.m.
In this course, instructor Rick Lacey provides a framework to plot and map the cast on the page. Special attention is paid to construction, line work and quality, and the importance of value.

Taught by: Hollis Dunlap
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 10
6-9 p.m.
Over the six classes, students will learn to revise the drawing by examining proportions and angles in order to get the most out of their abilities.

Taught by: Justin Wiest
Oct. 16-18
9-4 p.m.
This workshop will make the contention that: The set-up has to look like a painting before the artist begins to paint.
The methods and materials will be thoroughly discussed.

Lyme Academy alumnus and now teacher Michael Viera will be leading a class titled, ‘Afternoon Landscape,’ this fall.

Three Day Workshop with Kellie Pereira
Oct. 23, 24 and 25
9-4 p.m.
This course provides instruction on how to produce a bas-relief sculpture, a silicone mold from the sculpture produced in class and plaster casts.

Two-day workshop with Kathryn Bevier
November 7 – 8
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In this workshop, attention will be given to a more classical painting approach with encaustic exploring monochromatic and a la prima practices. Working from a simple still life or landscape imagery, Bevier will guide you through several exercises to help you hone in on a fresh and energetic composition of color.

Three-Day Workshop with Tyler Berry
April 23 to 25
9-4 p.m.
In this three-day workshop, artists will learn the fundamentals of portrait drawing. With an emphasis on structure and anatomy, Tyler will help students in understanding likeness through careful observation of proportion, skeletal landmarks, and abstract shape-design. Artists will also learn to create a sculptural quality to their portraits through in-depth analysis of the light source and how it interacts with the forms of the face.

Color Mentorship – Online Learning with West Fraser
Zoom Discussions,
Tuesdays, Oct. 6 to 27
Beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Gain familiarity with color concepts for yourself or in preparation for West’s on-site workshop “Going Beyond Theory of Color to Application” set for the Spring of 2021.

Fundamentals of Illustration with Greg Mursko
Mondays, Oct. 19 to Nov. 23
1-4 p.m.
This course introduces the basic principles being an illustrator. The majority of work created in the medium of your choice (graphite, colored pencil, acrylic paint, etc.)

Graphic Arts
Fundamentals of Imaging Software with Greg Mursko
Mondays, Oct. 19 to Nov. 23
9-12 p.m.
This class will introduce the basics of imaging software, including the user interface, working with layers, color, type, tools, filters, masks, and more.

Value in the Landscape
Online Learning with Thomas Caleb Goggans
Tuesdays, Nov. 3 to 24, at 4:30 p.m.
Caleb Goggans will demonstrate and guide a progressive exercise designed to give students the knowledge and confidence to compose compelling, well organized, and beautiful paintings.


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