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 pricing has changed for the life drawing pass.
Your upcoming models:
During each class you will make a different project with instruction from artist Kenny McBride. Try out painting with acrylics, watercolor, drawing, color pencil and more. Sign up for individual sessions or a month at a time. All levels, Ages 7-12.
Registration is $35 per class -or- $130 for a month (four sessions).
This class is sold out. To be put on the waiting list please contact email@example.com
Learn how to paint landscapes Bob Ross style. Judy Lugo will lead you through th eprocess of painting with oils step-by-step. No painting experience necessary for this class! As Bob Ross once said, "painting is not just for the chosen few -- it is for everyone." All materials provided, receive a coupon for 15% off Bob Ross products. Skill Level: All. Ages: 18+.
Registration is $45
During this class create a unique silk scarf. Leti will guide you on the basics of working with silk and dyes. Simple techniques produce beautiful results. Walk out with a ready to wear silk scarf perfect for gift giving. One scarf will be provided, and all other materials. No experience necessary.
Registration is $50
During this two day workshop, create a giant collage on canvas with direction and guidance from Jacki Long. Using paint, paper, paint markers, gesso, mediums and more, create a large mixed media painting.
Registration is $85. All materials provided. Sign up today as there are limited seats available.
Learn how to make a beautiful drawing that looks like an engraving using ScratchBord by Ampersand. Instructor Darshini Aithal will lead you through the process. Start with transferring the image, then scratch the image into the board. Learn how to create different textures and more! All materials are provided. Ages: 12+. Skill Level: All.
Registration is $50
This workshop is designed to help students paint watercolor landscapes full of atmosphere and light. Keiko Tanabe will cover the fundamentals and a variety of techniques focusing on the California landscape. Demonstrations each day, one-on-one guidance, and questions and answer sessions. Keiko Tanabe's paintings have been juried into many international exhibitions and has had her paintings published in leading art magazines in the U.S., France, and Japan. Some watercolor experience suggested. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the material list.
Registration is $299. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.
During this fun series play with different materials each class. Play with ink, markers, acrylic paint, pencils, collage and more. During each class Jacki Long will demonstrate a different technique. Great for artists looking for weekly inspiration.
Registration is $45 -or- $160 for the series. 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.
Registration is $99 and includes all materials. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.
A single brushstroke is capable of conveying vitality, delicacy, and contemplation. During this class Gloria (Whea-Fun Teng) will teach you about materials and how to hold the brush to create different brush strokes. You wil practice different strokes and make multiple paintings during this class. Two Hoboku brushes are required for this class.
Registration is $45. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.
Learn from artist Graham Berry on how to draw and paint the human form accurately while capturing the body in movement as well in repose. Discover tips and techniques on how to use watercolor media to capture the illusion of light and be bold with color! Students will work from source photographs that will be provided. Paint step-by-step from start to finish. Materials required, please contact email@example.com for the list.
Registration is $199. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.
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.
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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