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Drawing and Painting

Classes meet once a week, unless otherwise noted.


​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 Oil Pastels 

Oil pastels are one of the most inexpensive drawing media. They are opaque and easy to handle. Thinned with turpentine they become translucent and pasty. You will learn to draw with this largely underestimated medium. Some drawing experience required.​

​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 Fundamentals6/8-7/13Thu6-8p$125W. Fathi
Drawing Fundamentals7/20-8/24Thu6-8p$125W. Fathi
Drawing with Oil Pastels6/6-7/18Tue6-8p$125W. Fathi
Drawing with Oil Pastels7/25-8/29Tue6-8p$125W. Fathi


Abstract Painting

Create a custom abstract work of art! Students will learn to work with techniques such as balance, shape and line. Students will be responsible for providing an 11x14 canvas and preferred paint. Age 16+

​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.

Mural Painting

​Explore the medium of mural painting in this collaborative course for beginners. Students will learn the basics of mural painting, including techniques such as design selection, scaling, color blocking and brush control. The mural will be on a large, interior wall at CityArts. All supplies included. Ages 14+.​

​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.

​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.

Abstract Painting6/21-6/28Wed6-7:30p$50S. Dyer
Abstract Painting7/5-7/12Wed6-7:30p$50S. Dyer
Acrylic Painting6/7-7/12Wed6-8p$125W. Fathi
Acrylic Painting6/10-7/15Sat10a-12p$125W. Fathi
Acrylic Painting7/19-8/23Wed6-8p$125W. Fathi
Acrylic Painting7/22-8/26Sat10a-12p$125W. Fathi
Mural Painting6/8-6/29Thu1-3p$95A. Lawrence
Mural Painting7/6-7/27Thu10a-12p$95A. Lawrence
Oil Painting6/10-7/15Sat12:45-2:45p$125W. Fathi
Oil Painting7/22-8/26Sat 12:45-2:45p$125W. Fathi
Watercolor Painting6/5-7/17Mon6-8p$125W. Fathi
Watercolor Painting7/24-8/28Mon6-8p$125W. Fathi

​One Day Workshops

Abstract the Greats

Learn to emulate​​​ the Great Artists in this one day workshop. We will be working from photos and abstracting them using line and dimension. We will transfer the new image to paper and paint it with watercolor. The end result will be an abstracted watercolor painting based on the Greats. All supplies included. 14+​

​Introduction to Procreate

Procreate is a graphics editor and digital painting app available through the Apple Store for iPads. In this one day workshop, students will learn the basics of Procreate, along with tools, tips and tricks. Students will need to bring their own iPad, charger, and purchase Procreate prior to class. All ages

Abstract the Greats6/14Wed6-8p$30S. Dyer
Abstract the Greats7/19Wed6-8p$30S. Dyer
Abstract the Greats7/26Wed6-8p$30S. Dyer
Introduction to Procreate6/12Mon6-8p$30S. Dyer
Introduction to Procreate7/17Mon6-8p$30S. Dyer
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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