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

WINTER  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



Acrylic Workshop (8-week class)


January 13 - March 2:  Mondays, 7:30 - 10:00 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


January 15 - March 4:  Wednesdays, 12:00 - 2:30 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


January 17 - March 6:  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!”

Say "Yes" to Yupo:   Watercolor or Acrylic   ( 1-day workshop)

Saturday,  February 15,  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, UA Senior Center Building 1

Experiment and have fun with some different watercolor techniques on this unusual painting surface!  Vivian shows you how to paint in a realistic or abstract fashion, and instructs on blending colors.  Acrylics can also be used.   You will get plenty of assistance and instructor attention - so jump on board no matter what your level, and enjoy a new painting experience!

Yupo "paper" can be purchased at the class.   One-hour lunch break.  Supply list e-mailed.

                                                "Fun and instructional day!"


Vivian's  Water Method with Pastel  (1-day workshop)

Saturday February 29:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, UA Senior Center Building 1, Room 105.

After the introduction of various pastel stokes and application of color, we move quickly into Vivian's "water method".   This innovative idea is performed on unique surfaces and starts with a wash of water to the first application of pastel.   When dry, colorful pastel accents complete the work.  The result is one of fluidity and richness.  Watercorists with no pastel experience my find this technique to their liking.    The instructor demonstrates and guides each student through the process.  All levels.  Includes one-hour lunch break.  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