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After School Painting Classes for Kids


mixingpaintColor My World! After School Painting Classes at Spectrum Gallery

Ages 9-11

Winter Session II: Wednesdays, March 29th; April 5th, 19th, 26th; May 3. Makeup May 10th


$125 for 5 Classes; Members save $13

Let’s learn about color! Students create original art with acrylics on canvas. Learning how to mix colors using a limited pallet and experiment with primary & secondary colors to create shadow and light in their paintings. Please bring a few of your favorite photos for painting reference. Materials included.

Painter, jewelry designer and teaching artist Gloria Nilsson integrates the art of painting on silk with her love of jewelry design to create unique jewelry collections & accessories. The roots of her strong design sense are seeded in her degree in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute, New York, N.Y. She currently enjoys designing and working with wire to create wire wrapped & wire woven pieces sculpting with polymer clay, and incorporating semi-precious stones and crystals in her jewelry designs. At the Arts Center Killingworth Gloria provides instruction in accessory design (scarf/jewelry), calligraphy, drawing, fashion illustration, polymer clay, and children’s art classes. Gloria has been honored with numerous awards including Honorable mention Illustrators Portfolio; Tassy Walden Awards New Voices in Children’s Literature 2003, Madison Art Society Annual Juried Show Award 2008-2011, Second Place; Shearer Award; Guilford Art League Annual Juried Show 2009, Artmajeur Silver Award; Artmajeur International 2008-2012, Honorable Mention; Manhattan Arts International Healing Power of Art “Positive Art That Lifts The Spirit” 2012, Clinton Art Society 62nd & 64th Annual Juried Summer Exhibition Awards 2011 & 2013. Recently, Nilsson was selected to design and illustrate Chapter 11 of The Great CT Caper, a serialized storybook for young people. Her silk painting, Chapter 11: SpellCheck, was published in book form and on the CT Humanities/CT Center for the Book website.

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