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Drawing and Painting


​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 Pen and Ink

Students will explore the possibilities of using pen and ink to create one of a kind drawings. Drawings will be done from observation and materials such as photos.

Drawing Fundamentals6/10-7/15Thu3-5pm$105W. Fathi
Drawing Fundamentals7/22-8/26Thu3-5pm$105W. Fathi
Drawing with Pen and Ink6/8-7/13Tue3-5pm$105W. Fathi
Drawing with Pen and Ink7/20-8/24Tue3-5pm$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.

Pet Portraits

Do you need a portrait of your beloved pet to put on display? You're in the right place! Have fun creating an abstract oil painting creation of your furry friend. Bring a photo of them for reference and be ready to have fun! 16+

​Plein-Air Painting

Come enjoy some time outside with Plein Air in the Square! Plein air is a 19th century style of painting outdoors, with a strong sense of the open air, that became a central feature of French impressionism. Bring a blanket to sit on, and a creative mind! This class is for beginners, as well as advanced students wanting to brush up on their skills. We will be using watercolor, or acrylic, and all supplies will be provided. 16+

​Resin Ocean

Create a tranquil ocean scene by mixing seashells, rocks, sand and Epoxy (resin). The result is a beautiful abstract painting with a huge "Wow!" factor! Students are responsible for providing a painting surface, all other supplies included. Ages 16+

Pour Painting

Learn the art of pouring paint on a surface to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces. Express yourself through colors and textures in this 2-week class. Children under 8 should work with an adult. Students are responsible for providing a painting surface, all other supplies included. Ages 16+

​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 Painting6/5-7/17Sat10-12pm$105W. Fathi
Acrylic Painting6/10-7/15Thu6-8pm$105W. Fathi
Acrylic Painting7/22-8/26Thu6-8pm$105W. Fathi
Acrylic Painting7/24/8/28Sat10-12pm$105W. Fathi
Oil Painting6/5-7/17Sat12:45-2:45pm$105W. Fathi
Oil Painting7/24-8/28Sat12:45-2:45pm$105W. Fathi
Plein-Air Painting6/5Sat10-1pm$40S. Dyer
Plein-Air Painting6/25Fri9:30-12:30pm$40S. Dyer
Plein-Air Painting7/10Sat10-1pm$40S. Dyer
Plein-Air Painting7/24Sat10-1pm$40S. Dyer
Plein-Air Painting8/7Sat10-1pm$40S. Dyer
Plein-Air Painting8/7Fri9:30-11:30am$40S. Dyer
Pour Painting5/16-5/23Sun2:30-3:30pm$40E. Kurbanova
Resin Ocean5/2-5/23Sun12-1:30pm$60E. Kurbanova
Watercolor Painting6/8-7/12Tue6-8pm$105W. Fathi
Watercolor Painting7/20-8/24Tue6-8pm$105W. Fathi
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