At two classes, March 13 and 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bonifas Arts Center, participants will create an acrylic painting inspired by Claude Monet, using his impressionistic style, his palette, and trying his techniques, including the use of many small, varied brush strokes, with the goal of becoming more comfortable and confident with this approach, said Eddie Moritz, instructor.
Moritz, who loves Monet’s work, in part, for its “absolutely overwhelming” liveliness and “motion,” said the goal of this class is not to re-create a Monet, and participants can paint whatever they wish.
Moritz will discuss Monet’s techniques, his life, and the other “sassy impressionists” he spent time with, and bring examples of some of his creations
The class is ideal for those who’ve never painted as well as experienced painters, said Moritz, who will guide participants. Experienced artists accustomed to creating only realistic paintings can benefit from spending this time trying the impressionistic approach, which can be “much freer” and offer the “chance to loosen up a bit,” Moritz said.
For Moritz, painting can be relaxing and connecting, so she encouraged anyone interested to sign up and sign up with others, perhaps a spouse or teen.
The classes are $26 for nonmembers and $20 for members, all materials included.