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. $45 for four sessions (buy three get one free), $75 for 8 sessions (buy five get three free) valid for Wednesday and Sunday sessions! When you sign up for either pass, stop by Art Supply Warehouse to pick up your pass for entry to the life drawing session. Limited seats are available, sign up today!
Your upcoming models Wednesday afternoon 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.-
Your upcoming models Wednesday evening 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 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.
Registration is $15 per person, per session. $45 for four sessions (buy three get one free), $75 for 8 sessions (buy five get three free) valid for Wednesday and Sunday sessions! Seats are limited, sign up today!
Your upcoming models:
Quick sketching is an integral part of an artist's process and a great tool for studying value and compositions. Artist Kate Sikorski will teach the art of creating a quick sketch in this basic drawing class, covering issues of structure, composition, shape and more. Master the sketching process using pen, ink, marker and more.
During each session you will practice a new technique, including drawing from a still life, a clothed model and more. Please bring your preferred materials for drawing (pencil, pen, ink, etc) and a pad of drawing paper.
Skill level: All. Ages: 14+.
Registration is $180. This includes all instruction and fee for model. This class is limited to 18 seats, sign up today!
Back by popular demand, Judy Lugo will be here to take you step by step through the oil painting process Bob Ross style. During this class you will finish a 16"x20" painting. This class is great for beginning to intermediate painters. As Bob Ross once said, "painting is not just for the chosen few -- it is for everyone."
Skill level: All. Ages: 18+.
Registration is $40. Fee includes all materials for the class and instruction PLUS receive a coupon for 15% off Bob Ross products. This class has 5 seats left, sign up today!
Lisa Engelbrecht will lead you on a journey to discover contemporary styles of calligraphic lettering using a variety of pens. Start the class by learning to basic alphabet, then move on to creating thin and thick pen strokes.
Explore traditional and formal lettering styles as well as more modern, funky lettering with influences of traditional calligraphy, urban calligraphy and street art. Beginners and kids are more than welcome. No lettering experience necessary. Sample book provided for further play.
Skill level: All. Ages: 15+.
Registration is $45 (Registration includes instruction and materials for the class) This class is limited to 18 seats, sign up today!
Join us for this demonstration covering many unique painting products by Pebeo. Founded in 1919 by French chemist and artist Claudius Chaveau, Pebeo offers innovative painting products and mediums. During this demonstration showcasing exciting new painting products find out what you can do with Pebeo! Receive a coupon towards your purchase of Pebeo products when you attend.
Skill level: All. Ages: 10+.
Registration is $10. This class is limited to 20 seats, sign up today!
Bring your painting skills to a higher level! In this three day workshop Frank Eber will share advanced watercolor techniques. Learn how to paint luminous watercolors through manipulation of tonal value, color and edge! Learn time sensitive and challenging wet-on-wet and dry-on-wet approaches in landscapes, cityscapes or street scenes.
Frank Eber will provide discussion and demonstration on composition, direct color mixing, positive and negative painting as well as the 'state of mind' while painting. With numerous demos broken into parts Frank will help students keep up and absorb all aspects of the painting techniques covered.
(Some watercolor experience required! Suggested supply list will be provided.)
Registration is $249. There are 6 seats available, sign up today!
A couple of Frank Eber's watercolor paintings are pictured below:
Learn how to create one of a kind cards, t-shirts and more in this four part screen printing class. During this month long class you will go through the screen printing process step by step with one on one help from artist Joy Shannon.
First learn how to draw your design directly onto the screen and print. Then learn how to print using the photo emulsion method. Learn tips and tricks on how to apply the photo emulsion, expose the screen and print to ensure a clean print.
Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.
Registration is $199. This includes all instruction. You are required to bring the Diazo Screen printing set by Speedball for this class, sku: SPD45059, get 25% off the set for this class. This class is limited to 12 seats, sign up today!
During this very informative session learn all about oil paint and painting methods with artist and instructor, Craig Antrim. From different painting methods, materials and additives for oil paint to pigments and more learn all you need to know to achieve desired results in your paintings.
Skill level: All. Ages: 12+.
Registration is $10. Fee includes free samples PLUS a coupon for 10$ off your purchase of Winsor & Newton paint and brushes. This class is limited to 20 seats, sign up today!
In this full day workshop Pamela Smith Hudson will show you how to create beautiful one of a kind prints with the GELLI PLATE (a gelatin printing plate). Learn surprising tricks to mimic traditional printmaking methods. Experiment with layering imagery, making and using stencils, making your own mark making tools and exploring a variety of inks, papers and found objects. We will also play with making decorative wax papers and embedding the prints with encaustic medium.
A Gelli-Plate (8x10) and Strathmore mixed media paper pad (9x12) is required for class, some materials will be provided.
Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.
Registration is $95 (Registration includes instruction and some materials for the class) This class is limited to 15 seats, sign up today!
This class is for the novice. No prior experience necessary. Artist Linda Gunn will show you the basic techniques you need to know to start painting with watercolors today! Learn how to do washes, wet on wet, how to mix color, how to keep your paintings from getting muddy and more!
Skill level: All. Ages: 12+.
Registration is $45. This class is limited to 18 seats, sign up today!
During this full day workshop textile artist Erica Batchelder will cover many silk painting techniques. Learn how to use dye-na-flow to paint vibrant paintings and patterns on silk. Erica will discuss resist methods, salting, diluting, wet on wet and more! No prior art or painting experience necessary for this class.
Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.
Registration is $90. This class is limited to 10 seats, sign up today!
Join us for a three day instensive portrait workshop by national award winning and Oil Painters of America Signature Member, Ying Liu. In this 3-day workshop, students will learn how to paint expressive pastel or oil portraits through demonstration, class discussion and critiques, and painting multiple paintings with one-on-one help from Ying. She will cover basic elements such as shape quality, value, color and edge handling. Learn how to 'see' in terms of mass and shape like an artist. This class will take every student to the next level.
Skill level: Beginner-Intermediate, experience in live portrait drawing required. Ages: 16+
Registration is $249. There are limited seats available, sign up today!
A couple of Ying Liu's paintings are pictured below:
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