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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. Supplies will be provided for the first day of class only.

​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+ Supplies will be provided for the first day of class only.

​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+ Supplies will be provided for the first day of class only.

Drawing Fundamentals6/9-7/14Thu6-8p$105W. Fathi
Drawing Fundamentals7/21-8/25Thu6-8p$105W. Fathi
Drawing with Soft Pastels and Charcoal6/7-7/12Tue6-8p$105W. Fathi
Drawing with Soft Pastels and Charcoal7/19-8/23Tue6-8p$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. Supplies will be provided for the first day of class only.

​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. Supplies will be provided for the first day of class only.

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+

​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. Supplies will be provided for the first day of class only.

Acrylic Painting6/4-7/16Sat10-12p$105W. Fathi
Acrylic Painting6/8-7/13Wed6-8p$105W. Fathi
Acrylic Painting7/20-8/24Wed6-8p$105W. Fathi
Acrylic Painting7/23-8/27Sat10-12p$105W. Fathi
Oil Painting6/4-7/16Sat12:45-2:45p$105W. Fathi
Oil Painting7/23-8/27Sat12:45-2:45p$105W. Fathi
Watercolor Painting6/6-7/18Mon6-8p$105W. Fathi
Watercolor Painting7/25-8/29Mon6-8p$105W. Fathi

​One Day Workshops

​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+

​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+

​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.

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