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.
Please note we do not have a life drawing session on May 14th.
Your upcoming models:
The self portrait is a traditional painting genre that focuses on the artist as subject matter and can take various forms. Abstract, humorous, or literal, the self portrait is an expression of how the artist views themselves. This collection of 16 paintings range in subject matter and painting style.
This exhibition is sponsored by Masterpiece Canvas.
This class is being rescheduled. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
During this class play with stenciling techniques, learn how to make your own stencil. Play with ink and paint using your handmade stencils to make paintings on paper. During this class you will have the chance to make multiple stencils and paintings. No experience necessary. Ages 14+.
Registration is $45 per sessions -or- $85 for both
During this watercolor workshop with artist Nan Oleksa discover how to use color! This class is an informative, fun watercolor exploration of color, light and design. Focus on cityscapes provided by Nan, while you learn about pigment and color theory. Material list available on request.
Registration is $99. Skill Level: All. Ages 16+.
Learn to draw portraits in charcoal with instructor Kaleeka Bond. Learn about the structure of the head, how to layer and build up your drawing step by step, how to utilize lighting, and a variety of charcoal drawing techniques. During this class you will be working from photographs, please bring some with you. Some materials required (charcoal pencils, willow charcoal, newsprint pad, and drawing paper).
Registration is $45 per class -or- $160 for the series. Skill Level: All. Ages 15+.
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." All materials provided, receive a coupon for 15% off Bob Ross products. Skill Level: All. Ages: 18+.
Registration is $45
Learn how to paint flowers 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. Skill Level: All. Ages: 18+.
Registration is $45
During this series of classes you will learn how to creat a strong composition by breaking up the landscape into shapes nad values. Start with a demonstration at Cynthia Britain's studio, then paint on location in Laguna Beach. Learn different techniques that help you create strong paintings on location. Materials and a plein air easel required. Skill level: Beginning - Intermediate. Ages 18+.
Registration is $100 per day -or- $380 for all four sessions
During this demo learn all about Faber Castell Pitt Pens, pencils and more! Artist Don Colley, known for his sketches of people and places will demonstrate drawing techniques and products. This demonstration will be held at Art Supply Warehouse.
Registration is FREE
During this collage and mix media workshop with Jacki Long you will play with a variety of materials and techniques. Each week is a new adventure. Collage and paint in a mini journal, play with paint, markers, and more on canvas, make postcards, and create a magic book with heavyweight watercolor paper.
Registration is $45 per session, or $160 for the series. All materials provided.
During this fun class, instructor Darshini Aithal will show you how to write using different calligraphy nibs. Learn the strokes necessary for a basic calligraphy alphabet- Roman Script, great for cards, invitations, and more! Fee includes a small kit for this class.
Registration is $50
This class is SOLD OUT. If you wish to be put on the waiting list, please email email@example.com.
Learn from artist Graham Berry on how to draw and paint the human form accurately while capturing the body in movement as well in repose. Discover tips and techniques on how to use watercolor media to capture the illusion of light and be bold with color! Students will work from source photographs that will be provided. Paint step-by-step from start to finish. Materials required, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the list.
Registration is $199. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.
During this intermediate ink on yupo class learn how to paint with alcohol inks on Yupo, testing out a variety of materials. Artist Leti Stiles will show you how to use Pinata inks on Yupo and tiles, testing out different techniques. Some painting experience recommended. All materials provided.
Registration is $50. Ages 15+.
During this workshop, Fealing Lin will teach you how to relax and enjoy the process as you discover the spontaneity and uniqueness of watercolor. Discover how values and temperature change when planes of the face change, as well as how to use transparent glazing to allow the glow of the paper to shine through. Each day of the workshop there will be a lecture, an exercise and a demo. Materials required, please email email@example.com for the list.
Registration is $299. Ages 18+. Skill Level: All.
Paint flowers up close in a representational style. Explore the compositional potentials. Lectures and emonstrations will focus on materials, technique and design in painting. Bring a few flowers of your choice (i.e. orchid, rose, birds, of paradise) from nature to be painted. Individual assistance will be given throughout the course to meet each students needs. Some watercolor experience is preferred, but not necessary. Materials required, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the list. Skill level: Beginning-Intermediate.
Registration is $199. Ages 16+. Skill Level: All.
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