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 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.
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!
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On view now in our gallery we have the Cigar Box Show. See a variety of repurposed cigar boxes that have been painting, turned into speakers, guitars and more! You can view this show when you attend a class at Catalyst, otherwise just reach out to us to set up a time to view the exhibit, email email@example.com
During this playful class make two small mini journals or one larger journal. Artist Jacki Long will demonstrate different techniques each class including collage, mixed media, adding fold outs, and cutting out inside the journal.
Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 per class. All materials provided. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!
Please note the dates and price on this class have changed. There will not be a class on September 11. There will be a class Sunday Septemeber 18 and Sunday September 25, if you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With masterful technique a single ink brushstroke is capable of conveying vitality, delicacy, and contemplation. Artist Whea-Fun Teng will take you step by step through the process, showing how to paint simple flowers, birds and fish during this series. Learn a different tehnique each class. Two haboku brushes are required for class.
Registration is $85 for the series -or- $45 per class. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!
In this full day class in which you will be immersed in the magic of painting on silk. Learn to paint in a precise and controlled manner on silk using the Sistek Method. Leti will guide through the preparation process of design and painting with silk dyes. This is an intermediate class, some painting exerience is helpful but not necessary.
Registration is $125, and includes materials. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All. Limited to 10 students, sign up today!
Learn how to paint a floral painting Bob Ross style. Judy Lugo will lead you through the process 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.
Registration is $45, and includes materials. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All. Limited to 16 students, sign up today!
During this Mix Media workshop series you will get to try out many different art materials with instruction and guidance from Artist and Educator Pam Smith-Hudson. Play with acrylic paint, pencils, encaustics, stencils, printmaking and more!
Registration is $45 per class -or- $160 for the series, and includes materials. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All. Limited to 16 students, sign up today!
Learn how to make a beautiful drawing that looks like an engraving using scratch art. Instructor Darshini Aithal will lead you step by step through the process. Start with transferring the image, then learn how to scratch the image in the surface and how to create different textures.
Registration is $50, and includes materials. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All. Limited to 18 students, sign up today!
Have you noticed something on the Catalyst Website or Newsletter that isn't quite right? Be it a factual error, incorrect spelling or some other random stupidity, we want to hear about it. Find an error and receive a voucher for a FREE life drawing session on a Wednesday or Sunday. Send an email to email@example.com, include your name, contact information, and the mistake we made with the correct spelling or fact. One winner per week. The first person to email in a valid mistake wins!
We're listening! Want to learn more about a particular subject? Have a great idea for a class you would like to attend? Let us know! We will do our best to make it happen. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, include your name and contact information, and we will get back to you.