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Drawing and Painting

​Supplies will be discussed during the first class.

​One Day Workshops

Workshops include all supplies.

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+

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.

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

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+

Ballpoint Pen and Alcohol12/6Sun1-4pm$40W. Fathi
Oil Pastels and Acrylics11/15Sun1-4pm$40W. Fathi
Painting with Acrylics on Plexiglass9/27Sun1-4pm$45W. Fathi
Painting with Acrylics on Plexiglass10/25Sun1-4pm$45W. Fathi
Self Portrait with Charcoal and Conte Crayon10/4Sun1-4pm$40W. Fathi
Self Portrait with Charcoal and Conte Crayon12/13Sun1-4pm$40W. 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.

Drawing with Soft Pastels and Charcoal

In this mixed media class, soft pastels are combined with charcoal to create representational drawings/ 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+

Drawing Fundamentals10/29-12/10Thu6-8pm$105W. Fathi
Drawing with Soft Pastels and Charcoal10/27-12/8Tue6-8pm$105W. Fathi


​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.

​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.

​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.

Acrylic Painting10/28-12/9Wed6-8pm$105W. Fathi
Acrylic Painting10/31-12/12Sat10-12pm$105W. Fathi
Oil Painting10/31-12/12Sat12:45-2:45pm$105W. Fathi
Watercolor Painting10/26-12/7Mon6-8pm$105W. Fathi
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Hours of Operation: M-TH: 9 am-8 pm | F: 9 am-5 pm | SAT: 9 am-3 pm | SUN: 12-5 pm