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. Faber-Castell has provided Charcoal, Pastel, Graphite, Pitt Pens 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.
Please note there isn't a life drawing session on Wednesday July 4th
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:
Please note this class is cancelled and will begin again in September on Thursdays. Stay tuned for new info for the class in September.
Great for young artists interested in learning a variety of skills. During this fun series artist Jorge Mujica will lead students through projects with a wide range of art materials, including clay, painting, drawing, and more. Learn about color and composition through a range of projects. Parents are welcome to join in on the weekly project with their kids. This class is bilingual Spanish/ English. Great for kids ages 7-11.
Durante esta divertida serie, el artista Jorge Mujica dirigirá a los artistas jóvenes a través de proyectos con una amplia gama de materiales de arte, como arcilla, pintura, dibujo y más. Aprende sobre el color y la composición a través de una variedad de proyectos. Los padres son bienvenidos a participar en el proyecto semanal con sus hijos. Ideal para niños de 7-11 años. Esta clase es bilingue ingles/ espanol.
Registration is $30 per session -or- $110 for the series. All materials provided. Skill Level: All.
Please note class on August 17th is cancelled due to an emergency.
Using Gelli Plates create mix media paintings and collages during this class. In each session artist and instructor Aleta Jacobson will demonstrate different techniques showing you how to create prints using the gelli plate. You will create prints by image tracing, make nature prints, and create beautiful papers for collage. Have fun with stencils, make textures, and more!
Registration is $45 per session -or- $160 for the series. Skill Level: All
Paint, draw, collage, doodle, and play during this mix media class with Jacki Long. Try out different technqiues and materials while you create mix media work on paper, canvas, panels and more! This class is great for beginners and artists looking to "loosen" up.
Registration is $45 per session -or- $160 for the series and includes all materials. Skill Level: All. Ages: 16+.
Please note the morning session and evening session are sold out. To be placed on a waiting list please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Paint a landscape inspired by Van Gogh with an artist from the movie “Loving Vincent.” Learn the painting process step by step. During this session you will paint a small landscape with Van Gogh oils. Choose between a morning or afternoon session.
Registration is $25. Skill Level: All. Ages: 12+.
Join us for a special screening of Loving Vincent, the first fully painted feature film. Meet with artists who worked on the film for a question and answer session and refreshments. Limited seating available. Please note this movie is rated PG-13.
Registration is $10
Paint landscapes with acrylic's with artist Joe A. Oakes during this class. Learn about color mixing, how to layer colors, composition, and more. Joe A. Oakes will take you step by step through the painting process. You will paint a landscape painting during this class. Sponsored by M. Graham.
Registration is $45. Skill Level: Beginning-Intermediate. Ages: 18+.
Play with different pouring techniques during this fun class with Leti Stiles. Perfect for anyone with a desire to create, no experience necesary. You will create multiple abstract painting sduring this class. Paint, mediums and canvases will be provided.
Registration is $60. Skill Level: All. Ages: 14+.
Join us for a conversation with Kim Del Valle for Daniel Smith Manufacturing. Learn about Primatek colors, how Moonglow get's it's name or how does Daniel Smith test pigments for lightfastness? Learn the history of Daniel Smith, see firsthand lab paint outs, and minerals used to manufacture colors. Play with Daniel Smith paint at the end of the demo.
Registration is $10 (receive a $10 off coupon when you attend) Skill Level: All. Ages: 14+.
Learn about the distinct qualities of M. Graham acrylic and oil with a representative from M. Graham. Play with paint and test out different techniques at the end of each session. Receive free samples of paint. Choose to attend either oil or acrylic or both! Get a coupon for $5 off your purchase of M. Graham Oil or Acrylic paint when you attend.
Registration is $5 per session. Skill Level: All. Ages: 14+.
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