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:
Paint waves, water, rocks, plant life, and quaint local scenes with Kristen Olson. During this series, meet at a variety of local OC gems to paint "en plein air." Kristen will start each morning with a demonstration and lecture, then give one-on-one help throughout the rest of the day. Each session is open to beginner-advance level students and painters working in watercolor, oil, acrylic or gouache. You will visit locations such as Heisler Park, Laguna Beach, Sherman Gardens, Crescent Bay point park, Balboa Island, and more.
Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.
Registration is $45 per session, $140 for four session, $325 for the series. This class is limited to 12 seats, sign up today!
Learn the art of figure drawing with figurative artist Kaleeka Bond. During these four sessions Kaleeka will start each session with a quick demonstration, then spend the rest of the time helping each student one on one. Learn how to block in a gesture, how to measure, how to observe and understand proportions. During each session you will draw from a different live model.
MATERIALS REQUIRED: Kneaded eraser, 2b, 4b, and 6b charcoal pencils, willow charcoal, 18x24 newsprint pad, and drawing board.
Skill level: All. Ages: 18+ (15+ with consent of parent).
Registration is $55 per session, -or- $199 for the series. This class is limited to 15 seats, sign up today!
Join artist Bobbi Boyd and discover what you can do with watercolor. A great class for both beginners and intermediate students, Bobbi Boyd will help lead you in your watercolor painting process. Bring a resource to work off of and Bobbi will help you step by step to achieve your goal. Bring a painting that you are working on to get tips and suggestions. Don't have a project to start? Bobbi will provide those just getting started with ideas and projects.
MATERIALS REQUIRED: Watercolor paint (student or artist grade acceptable), watercolor brushes, 140lb Watercolor Paper, and board.
Skill level: All. Ages: 15+.
Registration is $45 per session, -or- $160 for the series. This class is limited to 15 seats, sign up today!
Make your own journal choosing from various styles of books- hardbound, accordian style, stab-bound amd more! In this fun series Joy Shannon will show you how to make your own journal, and then fill it with different methods, painting, drawing, block printing, etc. You choose which style of book you wish to create and what methods you would like to test out. During the series you will be able to make up to two journals.
Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.
Registration is $140 for the series, $35 per session, book binding, and lino-block carving materials will be provided, however you will need to purchase your own lino-block and decorative papers (if you wish to). This class is limited to 15 seats, sign up today!
Back by popular demand, Judy Lugo will once again be here to take you step by step through the oil painting process Bob Ross style. During this class you will finish a 16" x 20" Bob Ross painting. No painting experience necessary for this class! As Bob Ross once said, "painting is not just for the chosen few -- it is for everyone." At the edn of the class you will receive a coupon for 15% off your purchase of Bob Ross products.
Skill level: All. Ages: 18+.
Registration is $45, this includes all the materials needed for the class. This class is limited to 18 seats, sign up today!
Join Justin Galloway, illustrator and caricature artist for over 20 years, for this delightful series. During this series of classes Justin will break down the process of drawing a caricature into an easy to follow process through demonstration and instruction. Learn how to simplify a portrait into shapes and forms. Understand how to observe facial features and accentuate certain attributes.
Skill level: All. Ages: 14+.
Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 per class, this includes all the materials needed for the class. This class is limited to 12 seats, sign up today!
In this series of classes artist Don Ray McKinney will help you create work based on abstraction and a contemporary approach to drawing. Learn the fundamentals of drawing, how to draw from your subconscious and the automatic drawing technique used by Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Jackson Pollock, and more. Learn how to manipulate your work to develop exciting compositions, and how to utilize the contrast of light/ dark and warm/ cool in abstract paintings.
Don Ray McKinney has been an active artist for over 40 years. Primarily a painter, he has exhibited in several solo exhibitions and a few American Museums. He has lectured and taught at numerous Universities and Colleges across the United States.
Skill level: All.
Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 per session. This class is limited to 12 seats, sign up today!
Join us for this great introductory course showing you basic airbrush techniques. Artist Justin Galloway will take you through the parts of the airbrush, as well as show you different basic techniques to get you started. This class is great for beginners and those who need a refresher.
Skill level: All. Ages: 15+.
Registration is $129, this includes all the materials needed for the class. This class is limited to 12 seats, sign up today!
Join Artist Jacki Long for a fun, motivational series of classes. Try out collage, painting, and drawing to get your creative spirit going. At the end of the class your sketchbook will be full of different methods and techniques.
Skill level: All.
Registration is $140 for the series -or- $40 per class, this includes all the materials needed for the class. This class has limited seating, sign up today!
Learn how to draw with charcoal, graphite, and more. Learn about compositional structure, shading techniques, how to draw what you "see" and more. Artist and Instructor Barbara Spies will help each student draw with confidence. Great for beginners and students looking for a fresh perspective on drawing.
Bring a resource to work off of and Barbara will help you step by step to achieve your goal. Feel free to bring work that you have been working on to get tips and suggestions. Skill level: All.
Registration is $160 for the series -or- $45 per class, bring your favorite drawing materials with you to class. This class has limited seating, sign up today!
During this fun and informative demo, learn how to dye with the natural indigo dye. Textile artist Erica Batchelder will be here to take you through the process step by step. Great for scarves, t-shirts, tie-dye, and shibori, the possibilities are endless. You will receive a free natural indigo dye kit by Jacquard when you attend.
Registration is $10. This class has limited seating, sign up today!
Learn about block printing with Speedball, great for printing on multiple surfaces. Create a stamp for a logo, print patterns on materials, illustrate a book, or create a series of fine art prints. Learn different tips and techniques for this multifacted medium. During this class you will carve a block and print it.
Skill level: All. Ages: 15+.
Registration is $10 for the class, all materials provided. This class has limited seating, sign up today!
Join Jacki Long and learn how to create large portraits using paper, canvas and gel medium. Jacki will lead you through the class exploring various color choices, composition, technique, and how to let loose and enjoy the process. Feel free to bring photo references with you. Paper, a large canvas, gel medium and more will be provided.
Registration is $129 for the class. This class is limited to 12 seats.
Play with a wide range of stenciling methods with art supply fanatic, Blacque Diamond. Great for journaling, altered books and more, try using stencils on different surfaces using a wide range of materials. Learn how to create texture and dimension using acrylic mediums.
Registration is $45 for the class, includes materials. Limited seating for this class, sign up today!
Learn how to create intricate patterns when dyeing cloth. Textile artist Erica Batchelder will show you different shibori tying methods during this class. Learn how to twist and tie cloth to create the patterns you want. Great for scarves, book bags and more! Works great for indigo dyeing.
Registration is $45 for the class, and includes materials.
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