Painting & Mixed Media Classes

Rhododendron watercolor

Craft Enrichment painting classes provide instruction in a variety of media – oils, acrylics, watercolor, and East Asian brush painting, depending on the semester.  Topics apply to any subject matter, abstract or realistic, and include composition, perspective, proportion, lighting, texture, and color harmony. Skills are applicable to landscapes, still life, florals, portraits, animal paintings (including pet portraits) and abstract expression. Each class description will include whether supplies are or are not included.


PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 1 week before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Elizabeth Fields at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Michael Rall,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Elizabeth Fields at 828-262-2944 or email

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

Copyright © 2003 Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program


Director: Michael Rall

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard

Registration: Elizabeth Fields

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