Ocean Reef Art League
120 Anchor Dr.
Key Largo, FL  33037
305-367-2359  Fax: 305-367-2346
2018-2019  Art League Classes

Mondays

Watercolor with Monica Bankowski
10:00am – 3:00pm | Studio 5 & 6
$250 Per Session
Session 1: November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3 & 10
Session 2: January 7, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18,
Session 3: February 25, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Creative techniques and color mixing will be emphasized in various compositions by working with direct
observation and reference material. Students may utilize their own painting ideas or the instructor’s suggested
weekly lessons.

Tuesdays

Drawing Fundamentals with Monica Bankowski
10:00am – 3:00pm / Studio 5 & 6
$250 per session
Session 1 November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4 & 11
Session 2 January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 12 & 19
Session 3 February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2
Learning to draw is learning to see. Increase your creativity and observation skills by applying the concepts of
perspective, proportion, light/shadow, negative/positive and contour line. Lessons and exercises will be from
direct observation, imagination and reference.

Hands on Clay with Georgina Hosek
10:00am- 3:00pm | Studio 2
$250 per session
Session 1: November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4 & 11
Session 2: January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5 & 12
Session 3: February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, & 26
Clay is a most rewarding tactile medium with the possibilities of creating everyday useful articles tosculpted
artistic pieces. Methods taught include pinch, slab, and coil, to using a potter’s wheel.
Also offered is a Japanese type of open flame firing called Raku. We welcome the beginner
through advanced student. Take your masterpiece home for all of your loved ones to admire.

Wednesdays

Abstract Painting 1 & 2 with Ruth Gilmore Langs
10:00am – 3:00pm / Studio 5
$250 per session
Session 1: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6 & 13
Session 2: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, & 27
Have you ever wanted to traverse through a more loose and freer style or try to imagine how abstract painters
think and communicate? Remove the mystery and discover the tools necessary to create a successful abstract.
Each six-week session will provide the opportunity to delve deeper into each student’s understanding of
abstract expressionism while painting and learning from the masters like Joan Mitchell, Diebenkorn
and Elaine and Willem de Kooning. We will combine meditations and artistic techniques to create positive energy
in an atmosphere designed to encourage the free painter inside of us. We will study a new painter each week and
learn about technique based on freedom and form.

Stained Glass and Mosaics with Veronica Gutierrez
10:00am- 3:00pm | Studio 7
$250 per session
Session 1: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6 & 13
Session 2: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 27, & April 3
Veronica invites you to learn the fundamentals of cutting and assembling stained glass into beautiful self-
inspired projects or one the instructor might suggest. Mosaic is also offered, a similar technique, using tile,
glass, mirror, found
objects, sea glass, shells, or anything else you may want to use. Join us for the fun filled class! No experience
necessary.

Creative Drawing with Rodney Jackson
10:00am- 3:00pm | Studio 5 & 6
$250 per session
Session 1: November 7,14, 21, 28, December 5 & 12
Session 2: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6 & 13
Session 3: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, & 27
This course is designed to address the traditional qualities and unique properties of creative drawing with the
inclusion of solving problems in observation and expression by translating these experiences into graphic terms,
by exploring the
elements of gesture, line, texture, shape, volume, space, light/shadow, and perspective.

Painting Pottery with Marijke Browning
10:00am- 3:00pm | Studio 2
$35 per class plus the cost of pottery.
$45 per non-class member
November 7, 14, 21, 28 December 5, 12, 26 January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 April 3, 10, 24
This class teaches you to design and paint your own pottery. There are a wide variety of pottery pieces Marijke
has available for purchase. You then paint and decorate them. It's a great way to make gifts for all occasions and
meet new friends.
No experience necessary.

Thursdays

Oils and Acrylics for the Beginner with BJ Royster
10:00am- 3:00pm | Studio 5 & 6
Session 1: November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6 & 13
Session 2: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, & February 7
Session 3: February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, & 21
BJ Royster unlocks the creative process in you in a relaxed, informative and creative manner. This class is
designed for beginners, as well as those artists who want to enhance their knowledge and discipline within the
creative process.
Born and raised in South Florida, BJ is recognized as a foremost artist specializing in reefs. After overcoming a
fear of diving, she became a certified SCUBA diver and now translates the underwater beauty to her canvases.
Her award winning work can be seen around the world, in several publications, and in her gallery, BJ Royster
Ocean Gallery in Islamorada.

Beading with Linda Richmond
10:00am-3:00pm | Location TBA
$235 per session
Session 1: November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6 & 13
Session 2: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & February 7
Session 3: February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, & 21
Participants will work at their own skill level and pace. Beginners will learn the basic stitches including peyote,
herringbone, fringe and many more. After mastering the basics, we will move on to combining stitches for more
complicated designs.
Students with a working knowledge of the basics will advance to more complicated pieces,
including bezzeling and dimensional designs. You will leave with an understanding of how pieces are constructed
and be able to recognize stitches in a piece you admire. We will also be working on a loom for those that would
like to experience this technique.

Making Your iPad Work for You with Cheryl Conklin
4:00pm – 6:00pm | Conference Room
$65 per class member
$85 per class non-member
November 22, December 13, January 17, January 31, February 21, March 14 & April 3
The following topics and more will be discussed:
iBook, (the iPad as an E-Reader), creating photo albums, the App Store & what apps to get, creating contacts,
sending and receiving email, using your calendar, using notes and reminders, surfing the web, how to update
and sync your IPad to your computer, and how to have Siri work for you. (hands free texting, emailing, taking
notes, etc.).

Making Your iPhone Work for You with Cheryl Conklin
4:30pm – 6:00pm | Conference Room
$65 per class member
$85 per class non-member
November 8, December 6, January 10 & 24, February 7, March 7 & March 28, April 11 & 25
The following topics will be discussed: Email, setting up contacts, the App Store, tracking weather, using maps,
text massaging, using the Internet, taking photos and emailing them, setting your passwords, using finger prints
as a pass code, using your notes and reminders.

Fridays

Oils & Acrylics with Kathleen Denis
10:00am- 3:00pm | Studio 5 & 6
$215 Short Session
November 9, 16 & 30
Develop and deepen your artistic skills where brief demos/lessons will be given such as: mixing and using colors,
good composition, creating a focal point, creating depth with temperature, creative brush strokes, and much
more. Individual attention will be given to each student. Bring your own reference or suggestions for a subject
will be provided.

Oils & Acrylics with Mike Rooney
10:00am – 3:00pm / Studio 5 & 6
$250 per session
Session 1: January 4, 11, 25, February 1, 8 & 15
Session 2: February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
The first 30-45 minutes of every class will be a short “how-to” lesson or demonstration on different subjects like
the importance of values, composition, oil techniques, acrylic techniques, glazing, under painting, painting water,
palm trees,
drawing tips, color mixing tricks etc.
The remainder of the class will be devoted to helping students, easel-to-easel, with their own paintings or giving
constructive critiques with emphasis on hands on problem solving.
Rooney is one of the Florida Keys most popular instructors so don’t delay signing up. Classes fill up quickly.