Vivian Ripley
                                                  Classes and Workshops

                                 Through Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation
                                                                   Fall 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)

September 20 - November 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!”
“I like the variety of subject matter and techniques

Pastel Unlimited (8-week class)

September 22 - November 10: Wednesdays, 12:00 - 2:30 PM, 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 24 - November 12: Fridays, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM. Senior Center Building 1, 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!”

Watercolor on Yupo  (1-day workshop)

October 30: Saturday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Amelita Mirolo Barn, Sunny 95 Park.

                 Yupo, a slick and interesting surface, allows you to experiment with new painting techniques. Learn to use             rollers and brushes to create a variety of texture and value. Design and color are emphasized through                               demonstration, individual attention, and class critique. Purchase the Yupo surface at minimal cost from the instructor. Some watercolor experience needed. One-hour lunch break. Supply list emailed.

Rescue, Repair, or Renew Your Art! (1-day workshop)

November 13: Saturday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Senior Center Building 1, Room 105. 

Here is the chance to rescue and complete your artwork! Vivian can show you how to repair or re-do your work to your ultimate satisfaction. She also changes some of her own artwork with new compelling ideas. Bring your supplies appropriate to your medium (Vivian will have some supplies on hand). You may also bring any work for a constructive critique. Look forward to a fun day! All mediums welcome, one-hour lunch break, 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