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Drawing and Painting

​Drawing

​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 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+

​Foundation Drawing with Pen & Ink, Brush & Ink and Conte Sticks

In this drawing course, students will learn to combine these different mediums. Conte sticks are made of natural pigments and are commly found in black, white and sanguine tones. Students will use them together with ink washes on watercolor paper and will draw from life settings and recieve lessons on one and two point perspective. Ages 12+

  
  
  
  
  
  
Registration
Drawing Fundamentals7/22-8/26Thu3-5pm$105W. Fathi
Drawing Fundamentals9/16-10/21Thu6-8pm$105W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Drawing Fundamentals10/28-12/9Thu6-8pm$105W. Fathi

​Enrollment begins 8/6

Drawing with Soft Pastels and Charcoal9/14-10/19Tue6-8pm$105W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Drawing with Soft Pastels and Charcoal10/26-12/7Tue6-8pm$105W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

​Painting

​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+

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+

​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+

​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.

  
  
  
  
  
  
Registration
Acrylic Painting7/22-8/26Thu6-8pm$105W. Fathi
Acrylic Painting7/24/8/28Sat10-12pm$105W. Fathi
Acrylic Painting9/15-10/20Wed6-8pm$105W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Acrylic Painting10/27-12/8Wed6-8pm$105W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Acrylic Painting10/30-12/11Sat10a-12pm$105W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Acrylic Painting10/30-12/11Sat10a-12pm$105W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Oil Painting7/24-8/28Sat12:45-2:45pm$105W. Fathi
Oil Painting9/18-10/23Sat12:45-2:45pm$105W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Oil Painting10/30-12/11Sat12:45-2:45pm$105W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Pet Portraits9/16-10/14Thu6-8pm$85S. Dyer

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Pet Portraits10/21-11/18Thu6-8pm$85S. Dyer

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Plein-Air Painting8/7Sat10-1pm$40S. Dyer
Plein-Air Painting8/7Fri9:30-11:30am$40S. Dyer
Watercolor Painting7/20-8/24Tue6-8pm$105W. Fathi
Watercolor Painting9/13-10/18Mon6-8pm$105W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Watercolor Painting10/25-12/6Mon6-8pm$105W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

​One Day Workshops

​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 Plexiglass

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 14+

​Terra Cotta Pot Painting

In this one day workshop we will create a lovely painted pot for your plant! All supplies will be provided, and then you have a chance to either rehome an existing plant or head over to a local plant store and grab a new plant baby to bring home! All supplies included.

  
  
  
  
  
  
Registration
Ballpoint Pen and Alcohol9/19Sun1-4pm$40W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Ballpoint Pen and Alcohol10/24Sun1-4pm$40W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Oil Pastels and Acrylics9/12Sun1-4pm$40W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Oil Pastels and Acrylics11/14Sun1-4pm$40W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Painting with Acrylics on Plexiglass9/26Sun1-4pm$45W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Painting with Acrylics on Plexiglass12/5Sun1-4pm$45W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Self Portrait with Charcoal and Conte Crayon10/3Sun1-4pm$40W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Self Portrait with Charcoal and Conte Crayon12/12Sun1-4pm$40W. Fathi

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Terra Cotta Pot Painting9/19Sun12-2pm$25S. Dyer

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

Terra Cotta Pot Painting10/9Sat10-12pm$25S. Dyer

​​Enrollment begins 8/6

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