Painting classes with Bonnie McClellan to begin June 21

“Old Barn at Sunset” painting is the subject of the next oil painting class for beginners at CNY Arts Center. Taught by Bonnie McClellan, no experience is required but pre-registration is required. All materials are provided. For more information or to register, please go to www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 598-2787.
“Old Barn at Sunset” painting is the subject of the next oil painting class for beginners at CNY Arts Center. Taught by Bonnie McClellan, no experience is required but pre-registration is required. All materials are provided. For more information or to register, please go to www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 598-2787.

Summer classes are now forming for a series of classes with Bonnie McClellan.

No experience is required for these classes. Students will complete a painting during the class as the instructor paints alongside, step by step teaching brush strokes and techniques.

Enthusiastic response to Bonnie’s unique teaching style have created an iconic following.

“I just fell in love with the process of painting,” said Diane Sokolowski, eager student. “Bonnie makes it so easy. I never imagined I could walk in, start with a blank canvas, and go home with a completed painting.”

Sokolowski and several other students regularly enjoy McClellan’s  classes learning her technique with pallet knife painting among others.

Rediscovering a childhood passion for painting, artist McClellan picked up a paint brush just three years ago and quickly launched an art career that includes not only her paintings, but a role as gallery director, board member and teacher for CNY Arts Center.

As coordinator of Arts in the HeART Gallery in downtown Fulton, McClellan oversees a volunteer staff and the art work of more than two dozen local artists.

Students can learn her technique with a pallet knife while painting an “Old Barn Sunset” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday June 21.

“Geese in Flight”, in oils will be the piece of art done from 6 to 9 p.m. June 25  followed by “The Falls” in oils from 6 to 9 p.m. July 2 and “Elk in Birches” in oils on custom beveled canvas from 6 to 9 p.m. July 16.

McClellan switches to acrylics with ‘Bears Fishing” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19 and “Loons in Lilies” from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7.

Pallet knife oil painting returns from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 16 with “The Dunes” followed by “Islands in the Stream” acrylic painting from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27.

For all these classes, materials are included and pre-registration is required. All classes are held at CNY Arts Center located in 357 State St. Methodist Church, through the Park Street entrance.

For more information or to register, please go to CNYArtsCenter.com or call 598-2787.

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