Vivian Ripley
                                                  Classes and Workshops

                                 Through Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation
                                                                    Winter 2021

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.   Vivian has recently won 
awards from the Ohio Watercolor Society national show, the Degas Pastel Society national exhibit, 
and the Best of Show award at the Dublin Ohio Paint Out competition.

Classes & Workshops

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 workshops is $55 for UA residents, and $66 for 

Acrylic Workshop (8-week class)
January 18 - March 8:   Mondays, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, Amelita Mirolo Barn, Sunny 95 Park.  

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!” the variety of subject matter and 

Pastel Unlimited (8-week class)
January  20  -  March  10:    Wednesdays,  12:00  -  2:30  PM,  Senior Center Building 1, Room 105 

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)
January  22  -  March  12:    Fridays,  9:30 AM  -  12:00  PM,  Senior Center Building 1, Room 105.

   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!”

Watercolor Flowers:  

Close-up and Large Scale (1-day workshop) Saturday, February 27, 9:00 AM - 
4:00 PM.  Amelita Mirolo Barn, Sunny 95 Park. Fill your image space with flowers, or one perfect 
bloom up close.  This is a very appealing and popular presentation, with watercolor as our medium 
of choice.  Focusing on value, contrast, and color result in a strong, incisive, and beautiful 
composition.  Background treatment plays a major part in the overall impact.   Demonstration, 
individual attention, and constructive critique are all part of the day.   Bring your favorite 
blooms, or photos.   One hour lunch break.   Some painting experience needed.  Supply list emailed.

Big Brush Watercolor (1-day workshop)
Saturday, March 6:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Amelita Mirolo Barn, Sunny 95 Park. Loosen the reins a bit, 
and learn to create a bold and powerful painting without overworking the subject.   Freeing your 
creative energy lets you rearrange nature, and not just reproduce it.   Big brushes get the 
painting process started.   Bring reference photos and learn how to use them, but NOT  just  copy  
them.    Landscape  is  emphasized,  but  other  subjects  are  possible.    Workshop format 
includes demonstration, individual attention, and critique.   One hour lunch break.   Some painting 
experience needed.  Supply list emailed.

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