Classes and Workshops through Lifelong Learning & Leisure,  Upper Arlington  Ohio

FALL  2020

Vivian has been showing her work both regionally and nationally for many years, and  has  as  many  years  of  teaching  experience.    She  is  a  signature  member  of  Ohio Watercolor  Society, Kentucky  Watercolor  Society,  Central  Ohio  Watercolor  Society, Degas Pastel Society, both the Wyoming and Missouri Watercolor Societies, International Society of Acrylic Painters, a charter member of the Ohio Plein Air Society, and holds membership in several central Ohio art groups.

Recently, Vivian has had works in the Kentucky  Watercolor and the Ohio Watercolor Society Shows, and the Southern Appalachian Art Guild  National Juried Show.   She also won the Special Watercolor Award at the Ninth Biennial Art Exhibition in Punta Gorda, FL, and the Bronze Medal at the recent Ohio Watercolor Society Show.

Classes & Workshop


Registration is ongoing: or by phone, in person, or by mail.   Call Eliese

at 614-583-5331.  You may also call Vivian with questions at 614-451-6254.


The three classes are all 8 weeks in duration.  The fee is $114 for UA residents, and $138 for

non-residents.     The fee for the one-day workshop is $55 for UA residents, and $66 for

non-residents.   For the One and 1/2 day workshop, $76 for residents, $88 for non residents


Acrylic Workshop (8-week class)


September 28-November 16 Mondays, 7:00-9:00 PM, UA Senior Center Building 1 (Room 105).

This versatile medium can be applied with a variety of brush strokes, resulting  in  a  broad

scope  of  interesting  visual  effects.    A strong  composition  evolves from our emphasis on

design and value.   The class includes progressive subject matter, new  techniques,  individual  attention  and  constructive  critique.      A  very  supportive atmosphere.  All levels.  Supply list emailed.


"Vivian is very patient and will bring out the artist in you!”


“I like the variety of subject matter and techniques.”



Pastel Unlimited (8 week class)


September 30 - November 18 Wednesdays 12:00 - 2:00 PM, UA Municipal Services Center (Lower Level Rec Room).   The pastel techniques introduced emphasize tonal value,  light,  color  and  pattern  through  a  variety  of  subject  matter  -  always  something new!  Vivian demonstrates how to build a strong composition using a selection of strokes and  effects.  Benefit  from  individual  attention  and  constructive  critique.     All  levels. Supply list emailed.


"Instructor - remarkable!  She’s knowledgeable and encouraging!” “Exceeded my expectations!”


Creating with Colored Pencil  ( 8 week class)


September 25 0 November 13: Fridays, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, UA Municipal Services Center (Lower Level Rec Room).  Learn a variety of colored pencil techniques, applied in multiple ways to a variety of surfaces.   Composition, value, pattern, and color use are stressed.   The class features demonstration, personal attention and encourages individual projects.  A relaxing and creative way to start the day!  All levels.  Supply list emailed.


"I appreciate the hands-on help, individual critiques and specific instruction!” “Talented,

student-centered teacher!”

Plein Air Painting  ( 1-day workshop)

Saturday,  Saturday October 17: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM,  Location TBA

We will be painting outside in the medium of your choice.  Vivian will give a short demonstration, and help you in every way on your plein air journey at this beautiful time of the year.  You may want to bring a lunch.  We will end our session with a constructive critique of the day's work.


Pouring Your Painting:  Watercolor Workshop  ( 1 & 1/2 day workshop)

Saturday, October 31, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Sunday, November 1, 1:0 PM- 4:00PM.  UA Senior Center Building 1, Room 105.

Take part in a fun and creative art experiment!  In this watercolor workshop, after designing  our painting and learning how to save the whites, we will actually be pouring paints o the surface as we watch the mingling colors  result inligh, dark, and the unexpected.     Next we will enhance and further accent our poured images with brushwork as we each create and complete an entirely unique painting.  All levels.    

One hour lunch break on Saturday.   Supply list e-mailed



Please  feel  free  to  call  me  with  any  questions  concerning  any  of  the  above classes or

workshops.  I look forward to seeing you!


Vivian Ripley         614-451-6254       or  use the  CONTACT PAGE