About Claire Wyzenbeek
Claire has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Illustration from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA;  plus a Diploma from the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston, MA with a concentration in Painting and Art History. She also has a nearly completed Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education from Tufts University. 

Claire has taught Fine Arts classes in Charlottesville, VA;  Boston, MA and in Gloucester and Beverly from the 1990s onward.  She has exhibited her Paintings, Collages and other Artwork widely in the New England area.

Her Art Classes are held at her studio Yes Art Space, studio 20-21, 222 Cabot St., Beverly, MA. Her focus is on creating a supportive and friendly atmosphere while providing techniques, inspiration and insight to help students progress in their work.


Please note: I am fully vaccinated since early April. I ask that students coming to my indoor classes be vaccinated. Please bring an image of your vaccination card on your phone or in person.

 

Solvent Free Oil Painting for Beginners

6 Sunday classes, 12 Noon-3:15 PM, September 12-24th, 2021.

This introductory class covers all the basics of beginning oil painting. You will learn:

Setting up your palette and color mixing.

Painting on different grounds such as panel, canvas, and gessoed paper.

Discover your favorite ways to use brushes and palette knives.

How to use Non Toxic oil painting mediums.

** Only Gamblin Solvent Free oil or gel mediums will be used**

Painting directly and intuitively, "Alla Prima" (wet on wet).

We will paint from Still Lives, and make Experimental Color Studies from Memory.

Materials list on request


Personalized instruction: Limited to 4 students

Cost $400

Please contact: clairewyzenbeek@gmail.com


Visual Diary, MIxed Media Collage

6 Thursdays 12 Noon-3 PM, September 23-October 28, 2021


Work spontaneously and intuitively using your choice of mixed media materials
such as inks, watercolors, acrylics, fabrics, oil pastels, and found images. Each week a new material will be demonstrated, and many materials are provided.
We will explore multiple approaches including working from observation, imagination, and abstraction. Individualized instruction will aid your experimentation to lead you to discover personal imagery which speaks to you. All levels, Beginners very welcome


All levels, Beginners very welcome.

Personalized instruction: Limited to 4 students

Cost: $360.

Please contact: clairewyzenbeek@gmail.com


Watermedia Splash!--Watercolor & Gouache

5 Thursdays 12-3 PM. November 4-December 9th, 2021.

Come and explore the many ways of working in water media in my sunny Beverly studio. You will learn to use and intermix colored inks, watercolor and gouache. Color mixing and layering, glazing, and brush techniques will be taught. We will keep it lively with drawing and painting abstractly, from imagination, and from observation. Weekly material demonstrations are given. Contemporary and historical examples of each water media will be shared for inspiration. Small classes and a friendly, helpful atmosphere will support your progress.
Open to all levels. Beginners are very welcome.

Classes meet at YES Art Space, 222 Cabot Street Studios, Beverly, MA.
5 Thursday classes are $330. Materials list is sent on registration.
Please contact claireskylark@gmail.com

Mixed Media Collage
Next session to be announced


Work spontaneously and intuitively using your choice of mixed media materials
such as inks, watercolors, acrylics, fabrics, oil pastels, and found images. Each week a new material will be demonstrated, and many materials are provided.
We will explore multiple approaches including working from observation, imagination, and abstraction. Individualized instruction will aid your experimentation to lead you to discover personal imagery which speaks to you. All levels, Beginners very welcome!

Classes meet at YES Art Space, 222 Cabot Street Studios, Beverly, MA.
6 Thursday classes, 3 hours each, (18 hours of class) cost $400.
Materials list is sent on registration, many materials are provided.
Please contact claireskylark@gmail.com

Mixed Water media--Ink, Watercolor & Gouache
Next session to be announced
Come and explore the many ways of working in water media in my sunny Beverly studio. You will learn ways to use and intermix colored inks, watercolor and gouache. Color mixing and layering, glazing, and brush techniques will be taught. We will keep it lively with drawing and painting abstractly, from imagination and from observation. Weekly materials demonstrations are given. Contemporary and historical examples of each water media will be shared for inspiration. Small classes and a friendly, helpful atmosphere will support your progress.
Open to all levels. Beginners are very welcome.

Classes meet at YES Art Space, 222 Cabot Street Studios, Beverly, MA.
6 Tuesday classes, 12:30-3:30PM, are $400. Materials list is sent on registration.
Please contact claireskylark@gmail.com

Previous Classes (Likely to run again in the future)


Experimental Drawing: Abstraction and Observation

Drawing is a delightful way to connect to both seen and imaginary worlds.  In this supportive and friendly class, you will learn to see and use elements of drawing such as line, form, space, contrast, proportion and expressive mark making. You will draw expressive still lives from observation and create abstractions from experimentation with multiple media including charcoal, pencil, ink, oil pastel, oil stick, and acrylic gesso. Weekly materials demonstrations and Contemporary Art examples for inspiration will be shared. All levels. Beginners are very welcome!
 
Classes meet at YES Art Space, 222 Cabot Street Beverly, MA.
Materials list is sent on registration.
Please contact Claire at claireskylark@gmail.com to register. 

Nature Drawing:  Flowers, Rocks, Water, Leaves     

Enjoy drawing in beautiful outdoor settings from small natural objects, such as rocks, leaves, shells, flowers, and plants, as well as the patterns of light on water. Charcoal, pencil, color pencil, ink drawing and watercolor drawing will be demonstrated and taught. Classes will meet at Stage Fort Park, Gloucester. On rainy days we will meet at my Gloucester home studio and work from my collection of Nature specimens. Materials list is sent on registration. 
Beginners are very welcome
 
Classes will meet at Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA 
(or Claire's studio if raining)
To contact Claire about future interest, please email her at: claireskylark@gmail.com