Classes and Workshops
Through Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation
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,
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 vivianripleyart.com