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Drawing and Painting

​Supply lists will be emailed at the time of enrollment and can also be obtained at the front desk upon request.

​One Day Workshops

Workshops include all supplies.

Oil Pastels and Acrylics

In this workshop, students will explore the possibilities of oil pastels as a flexible drawing material, that combined with acrylic paint may yield very unique and delicate effects. No prior experience necessary. Children under 8yr should work with an adult.

Ballpoint Pen and Alcohol

In this workshop, students will first draw an image on paper with a ballpoint pen and then manipulate the drawing with rubbing alcohol. The drawings will be done on a small format with attention to detail, however no extensive drawing experience is required. Ages 12+

Painting with Acrylics on Plexiglas

In this workshop, students will apply acrylic paints to a sheet of Plexiglas. The paints are applied to the back of the Plexiglas surface with brushes of different sizes, stencils and sponges. Students will go away with a completed piece. Children under 8yr should work with an adult.

Self Portrait with Charcoal and Conte Crayon NEW

In this workshop, students will learn the anatomy of a human face by looking into a mirror and producing a selfie the old-fashioned way, by drawing with charcoal and Conte crayon. The student will become acquainted with the oldest drawing medium by applying it in a reduction method. The work will be done on paper. Ages 13+

Back to Basics

Sign up for one or all of these stress-free workshops to give you a taste of what ART has to offer. All supplies included. Age 14+

Color Basics 2

Now that you’ve learned some basic properties of color, take it a step further by learning how to manipulate color and solidify an intended emotion or message.

Drawing with Pastels

Students will learn an overview of how to use and blend pastels.

Portraits and Proportions

We’ll cover basic proportions of the human face and how to capture individual features to make a realistic portrait.

Light and Shadow

Don’t overlook the importance of shadows and lighting. We’ll learn how these two elements can drastically change the mood of a piece.

Colored Pencil

Become comfortable with colored pencils and how to blend them.

Drawing from Nature

Whether it’s a tiny leaf or bug, or a vast landscape, examine a different approach to drawing bits of nature as opposed to manmade elements.

One Day Workshops: Colored Pencil2/28Fri1:00-2:30pm$15C. Martin
One Day Workshops: Ballpoint Pen and Alcohol3/1Sun1:00-4:00pm$40W. Fathi
One Day Workshops: Self Portrait with Charcoal and Conte Crayon3/8Sun1:00-4:00pm$40W. Fathi
One Day Workshops: Drawing from Nature3/13Fri1:00-2:30pm$15C. Martin

​Watercolor Painting

Learn the basic techniques of watercolor painting, including flat and graded wash, wet-onto-wet and glazing. Various elements of design will also be covered. This class is designed for a beginner or someone wanting to brush up on their skills.

2/17 - 3/23Mon6:00-8:00pm$105W. Fathi

​Drawing Fundamentals

This course develops students' visual awareness and understanding of the range of drawing materials and techniques. Students will develop responses to the visual environment employing varied stylistic and technical approaches. Exercises will include still life, figure study, portrait, and cityscape (weather permitting). This class is also perfect for those just wanting to brush up on past skills.

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​Acrylic Basics

If you want permission to explore your own style of painting, this class offers you the opportunity to express yourself while learning or honing techniques of acrylic painting in a relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere. This class is also perfect for those just wanting to brush up on past skills.

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​Acrylic Painting

Learn to paint using various applications on a variety of surfaces. This class is mixed with beginners and more advanced students to provide a collaborative work environment with positive feedback from peers, all while exploring different methods of acrylic painting.

2/22 - 3/28Sat10:00am - 12:00pm$105W. Fathi

​Basic Drawing

No need to fear, basic drawing is here. In this mini class, students will learn the fundamentals of traditional drawing, using pencils and erasers as tools. Line, shading, texture and simple perspective will be covered. All supplies included, no experience necessary. Age 14+

2/13 - 2/27Thu1:00-3:00pm$65C. Martin
3/12 - 3/26Thu1:00-3:00pm$65C. Martin

​Watercolor for Beginners

Painting with watercolors can be such a fun experience with the right tools and the understanding of its nature. We will focus on painting from observation and learning to embrace its qualities to help express mood and the overall feeling you want to portray. We will practice designing compositions, building and layering washes, and how to bring a painting to completion. Our time will be packed showing multiple approaches and techniques that can help you loosen up and have fun with your art. This class is also perfect for those just wanting to brush up on past skills.

2/20 - 3/26Thu3:00-5:00pm$105J. Kinder

​Drawing with Pen & Ink and Colored Pencil

Students will learn to combine these two classic mediums. Drawings will be done from observation and materials such as photos. Age 12+

2/20 - 3/26Thu6:00-8:00pm$105W. Fathi

​Oil Painting

Learn how to get started in oil painting or improve and expand your current skills. You will gain the technical understanding of using oil paints in both a classic and modern way.

2/22 - 3/28Sat12:45-2:45pm$105W. Fathi

Call 316-350-3245 to enroll

​Drawing with Soft Pastels and Watercolor NEW

In this mixed media class, soft pastels are combined with watercolors and gouache to create representational and non-representational paintings. The class starts at a beginner’s level. The student will become acquainted with the characteristics of these two traditional media and will acquire fundamental drawing skills, such as perspective, position, overlap, figure ground relation and other essential aspects. Drawing and painting desire is required for this hybrid course. Ages 12+

2/18 - 3/24Tue6:00-8:00pm$105W. Fathi
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