Figure drawing is a cornerstone of artistic training. The figure presents many technical issues including form, structure, foreshortening and more. Stripped of the cultural baggage of clothing, the nude figure can express every aspect of humanity, from the heroic to the pathetic.
Join us every Wednesday for our life drawing session that focuses on the figure. This uninstructed session is great for students young and old. Starting with shorter poses to warm up your artistic brain, we range from 2 minute poses to 20 minute poses. All mediums are welcome. Easels, benches, and refreshments are provided. Please bring your own paper and drawing materials. Derwent has provided Charcoal, Pastel, Graphite and other drawing pencils for attendees to try out during the session.
We request courtesy, maturity, and respect to the model and other artists. Photography is not allowed. We promote an open atmosphere where artists can interact, view, discuss, and encourage each other. Please note that models are subject to change without notice.
Registration is $15 per person, per session. OR you can purchase a pass for $60 for five sessions ($12 a session) valid for Wednesday and Sunday sessions (this is available in-store only)! Limited seats are available, first come first serve.
Your upcoming models Wednesday afternoon 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.-
Your upcoming models Wednesday evening 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.-
Join us Sunday evenings for long pose sessions. During this session the model will strike one pose for the entire session. This allows the attendee to make an advanced study of the figure or portrait. With a longer pose one can not only study the figure, but focus on color issues as well. Painting from life rather than a picture can achieve more realistic results. This session is designed for painters, pastel artists, and anyone who desires time for a more in depth study, all mediums are welcome. Models will be nude or costumed. Please note that the models are subject to change without notice.
Please note we do not have a life drawing session on May 14th.
Your upcoming models:
Cute cats, hamsters, puppies and more! Join us for this group show featuring artworks of local LA and Orange County artists. 50% of the proceeds will go towards WAGS Westminster, a shelter, rescue, and adoption center that provides care to neglected and rescued pets.
RSVP to the opening reception via Facebook.
During this series of classes you will learn how to create a strong composition by breaking up the landscape into shapes and values. Start with a demonstration at Cynthia Britain's studio, then paint on location in Laguna Beach. Learn different techniques that help you create strong paintings on location. Materials and a plein air easel required. Skill level: Beginning - Intermediate. Ages 18+.
Registration is $100 per day -or- $380 for all four sessions
During this collage and mix media workshop with Jacki Long you will play with a variety of materials and techniques. Each week is a new adventure. Collage and paint in a mini journal, play with paint, markers, and more on canvas, make postcards, and create a magic book with heavyweight watercolor paper.
Registration is $45 per session, or $160 for the series. All materials provided.
This class has been rescheduled. If you would like to take this class in the future, please contact email@example.com
A single brushstroke is capable of conveying vitality, delicacy, and contemplation. During this full day class Gloria (Whea-Fun Teng) will teach you a wide range of techniques including flowers and animals. Practice different strokes and make multiple paintings during this class. A small and a medium Hoboku brush are required for this class.
Registration is $90
During this intermediate ink on yupo class learn how to paint with alcohol inks on Yupo, testing out a variety of materials. Artist Leti Stiles will show you how to use Pinata inks on Yupo and tiles, testing out different techniques. Some painting experience recommended. All materials provided.
Registration is $50. Ages 15+.
Sign up and learn a variety of basic drawing techniques. Play with different materials, pen, ink, graphite, and more. Bring photos or items you would like to draw, and a sketchbook. Artist Barbara Spies will work with each student individually. Pencils, ink and more will be provided. Great for beginners to intermediate students. Ages 14+. Some materials provided. Bring a sketchbook or paper to draw on the first day of class.
Registration is $45 per class -OR- $160 for the series.
During this workshop, Fealing Lin will teach you how to relax and enjoy the process as you discover the spontaneity and uniqueness of watercolor. Discover how values and temperature change when planes of the face change, as well as how to use transparent glazing to allow the glow of the paper to shine through. Each day of the workshop there will be a lecture, an exercise and a demo. Materials required, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the list.
Registration is $299. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.
Explore abstract painting with Elaine Cohen. Students will be encouraged to step "out of the box" and paint from their imagination and emotions. Topics covered will include basic elements of design, color, paint application, and more. You will try out various mediums, specialty tools, and brushes during class. All supplies will be provided.
Registration is $99. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All.
Paint flowers up close in a representational style. Explore the compositional potentials. Lectures and emonstrations will focus on materials, technique and design in painting. Bring a few flowers of your choice (i.e. orchid, rose, birds, of paradise) from nature to be painted. Individual assistance will be given throughout the course to meet each students needs. Some watercolor experience is preferred, but not necessary. Materials required, please contact email@example.com for the list. Skill level: Beginning-Intermediate.
Registration is $199. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All.
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