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!
Your upcoming models:
Kenny McBride will help your young artist expand their creative skills. During this series projects range from drawing and painting trees, drawing robots, creating a rainbow city skyline, and painting with glitter. Techniques covered include how to create an underdrawing, painting techniques and more.
Registration is $130 for the series -or- $35 per class. Skill Level: all. Ages: 8-12. Seats are limited, sign up today!
Great for teenagers that enjoy the arts, this class will cover foundation skills necessary for all visal arts fields. Justin Galloway, illustrator and caricature artist will break down the process of drawing, covering observation skills, how to simplify shapes and one session on how to draw a caricature.
Registration is $140 for the series -or- $40 per class. Please bring to class. Skill Level: all. Ages: 12-18. Seats are limited, sign up today!
Justin Galloway, Artist and Illustrator for over 25 years, will show you how to break down your drawing into simple shapes. Through a combination of one-on-one help and demonstration Justin will cover line and value drawings as well as observational techniques to help you draw what you see. Also learn about what materials to use and how to use them to create the desired effect.
Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 per class. Please bring to class. Skill Level: all. Ages: 12-18. Seats are limited, sign up today!
Explore abstract painting with Elaine Cohen. Step out of the box and paint from their emotions and imagination. Learn basic elements of design, color, paint applications, and more. You will try out various mediums, brushes, and specialty tools including new Pebeo pouring paint. Create a large and a small painting during class.
Registration is $120. Skill Level: all. Ages: 16+. Seats are limited, sign up today!
Each class delve into a different mixed media project. Artist Jacki Long known for beautiful collages will go over a variety of techniques she uses. One class will be focused on creating stamp people, one on making mini collages and mail art, and the last acrylic and collage on canvas. All materials will be provided.
Registration is $45 per class -OR- $120 for the series. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!
With masterful technique a single ink brushtroke 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 plants, (fowers, bamboo) and fish. You will make multiple paintings during this class. Two haboku brushes are required for class.
Registration is $45. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!
Get a special glimpse into artist Kate Sikorski's practice and learn what you can do with Sennelier's inks and acrylic paint. During this demo learn about Sennelier's product and have a change to try out a new technique utilizing drawing and painting methods on paper. Great for artists looking to try out new materials and processes.
Registration is $10. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!
Great for mixed media artists looking to expand into a new medium, or those that are curious about encaustics, learn all about painting with was with R&F encaustic artist, Caryl St Ama. Learn the step by step process of how to paint with encaustics, covering a variety of technqiues as well as technical information on how to use the materials properly.
Registration is $120, all materials provided. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, 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, all materials provided. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!
Great for intermediate students that have experience with silk painting or watercolor, in this class learn how to paint your own unique design or pattern on a silk scarf using Derwent Inktense blocks. Artist Leti Stiles will show you her process step by step and then you will have the chance to make your own scarf.
Registration is $55, all materials provided. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!
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 question-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.
Registration is $299. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All (some watercolor experience suggested). Please email email@example.com for supply list. Seats are limited, sign up today!
Join artist Jacki Long in this fun class that uses a variety of media. Try out and play with water soluble graphite creating loose and textured backgrounds. Jacki will show you how to combine this with acrylics and collage on canvas. Each student will work on their own mix media painting during this class.
Registration is $45, all materials provided. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!
Using ink with watercolor adds a wonderful dimension. Push your cretivity to new heights and explore what ink can add to your paintings. Discover the potential to create spontaneous, quick imagery. Begin with a short lecture and demonstraiton and at the end a gentle critique. Subject matter will be varied including landscape, street scenes, and/ or floral. Skill Level: All. Ages: 18+.
Registration is $299. Ages 18+. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for supply list. Seats are limited, sign up today!
Learn how to draw a portrait step by step with artist and instructor Kaleeka Bond. Understand how to observe, simplify, and draw what you see from life. During this class you will draw from a live model each session with instruction from Kaleeka Bond. Through a combination of lecture, demonstration, and practice you will learn methods nad techniques to help you understand how to draw portraits from life.
Registration is $ 199 -or- $55 per session, please inquire for list of materials required. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All. Seats are limited, sign up today!
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