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.
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)!
Your upcoming models:
Participate in our first art swap! Collage, draw, paint, etc on a provided Strathmore Postcard. At the end of the exhibit another artists card will be mailed to you. Look out for postcards being mailed out the week of December 4th!
Great for young artists interested in learning a variety of skills. This class focuses on starting with a foundation in drawing. Learn observational skills, different materials and mediums. Learn to draw from life and photographs. Instruction will be geared towards each individual students drawing level. Each students will receive their own sketchbook to draw in during class. All materials provided.
Registration is $30 per session -or- $110 for the series. All materials provided. Skill Level: All.
This class has been cancelled. If you wish to attend this class in March email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when it becomes available online.
Artist and Educator Joe A. Oakes will take you through the landscape painting process with acrylic paint, teaching color theory, color mixing, and composition. Paint a landscape during this class.
Registration is $49. All materials provided. Ages 14+. Skill Level: All.
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Start the year right! Join this fun class with Jacki Long and explore collage, graphite, acrylics, watercolor , paint markers and more while you create your own journal full of creative inspiration. Each class will focus on different techniques while exploring what interests you.
Registration is $45 per class -or- $160 for the series. All materials provided. Ages 14+. Skill Level: All.
Artist and instructor Cynthia Lujan will take you step by step trhough the painting process with acrylics. Start with focusing on value, then move on to a monochromatic painting and last a full color painting. Bring a photography for reference.
Registration is $45 per class -or- $160 for the series. Paint and brushes will be provided for the first day of class, please bring an 11x14 canvas to paint on. Ages 14+. Skill Level: All.
During this fun class with Barbara Spies explore watercolor techniques. Play with different watercolor styles, paint from photographs or bring objects to paint from. Barbara will offer creative guidance and inspiration each class. Bring a sketchbook and basic watercolor supplies to class.
Registration is $45 per class -or- $160 for the series. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All.
Learn how to paint landscapes 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."
Registration is $45. All materials provided. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.
Paint leaves, twigs and seed pods from nature of your choice, in a representational style. Explore the compositional potentials. Lectures and demos will focus on materials, technique and design in painting. Individual assistance will be given throughout the course to meet each students needs. Some watercolor experience is suggested. For a list of materials required email- email@example.com. Bring leaves, twigs and seed pods from nature to be painted.
Registration is $199. Limited to 10 students. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All.
Receive an introduction to printmaking with Akua inks and accessories through a hands-on demonstration on monotype printmaking. Create your own prints using Akua Intaglio and Liquid Pigment Inks. Each attendee will receive a sample of Akua Intaglio Ink and be entered for a chance to win an Akua Starter Set! Great for painters, mixed media artists, photographers and animators.
Registration is $10. All materials provided. Skill Level: All.
Learn about contemporary oil painting techniques with Gamblin. Artist Timothy Robert Smith will go over color theory, color palettes, oil painting mediums and more. Learn about different oil painting techiques and the oil painting process.
Registration is $10. Bring pen and paper to take notes. Skill Level: All.
During this three day workshop with Fealing Lin (NWS) learn how to create watercolor portraits full of life and color. Fealing Lin will demonstrate techniques and take you step by step through her process. You will paint multiple portaits during this class. Some watercolor experience reccomended. For materials list email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is $299. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.
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