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Drawing and Painting

​NOTE: Classes meet once a week


​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.​

​Figure Drawing

This course will go over the basics of figure drawing including full figure, and portraiture techniques. Students will have the opportunity to draw from a live model, to help capture the accuracy in structure, texture and posture. Supplies needed: sketchbook or canvas, medium of your choice. Age 18+

Drawing Fundamentals1/18-3/7Thu6-8p$165W. Fathi
Figure Drawing1/15-2/19Mon6-8p$125L. Ebach


​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.​

Acrylic Painting with Wil Fathi.pdf

​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.

Oil Supplies-Wil Fathi.pdf

Oil Pastel with Acrylic and Watercolor

​In this class, students will explore the combination of three mediums: oil pastels, acrylic paint and watercolor. The student will design reductions and fragmentations of representational subjct matter for creating abstract versions of themselves. Color theory and linear perspective will be discussed. Age 16+.

Painting and Paper Flowers

This class will go over how to create a small portrait, learn to make hand-made paper flowers, and then incorporate the paper flowers into the portrait. Students will learn color theory and design principles to help them integrate the flowers into the art piece. Previous drawing experience required. Students will need to provide 11x14 canvas and acrylic paint. Age 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.​

Watercolor with Wil Fathi.pdf

Acrylic Painting1/17-3/6Wed6-8p$165W. Fathi
Acrylic Painting1/20-3/9Sat10a-12p$165W. Fathi
Oil Painting 1/20-3/9Sat12:45-2:45p$165W. Fathi
Oil Pastels with Acrylic and Watercolor1/16-3/5Tue6-8p$165W. Fathi
Painting and Paper Flowers1/14-3/3Sun1-3p$165J. Lechuga
Watercolor Painting1/15-3/4Mon6-8p$165W. Fathi

​One Day Workshops

​Abstract Expressionism

This one day class leads you through a painting exercise that involves heavy influence in abstract expressionism. This exercise focuses on using non-representational forms to convey emotions. Students will need to provide an 11x14 canvas. Age 16+

Beginner Still Life Charcoal Drawing

In this workshop, students will get a crash course on how to draw a still life. Still lives are a collection of objects observed by artists to enhance their skills and accuracy of their drawings. Students will practice contour lines, mark making, observation of proportions, shading and more. All supplies included. Age 16+

​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 Expressionism12/11Mon6-8p$30M. Clark
Beginner Still Life Charcoal Drawing Workshop 1/10Wed6-7:30p$30R. McDaniel
Beginner Still Life Charcoal Drawing Workshop1/28Sun2-3:30p$30R. McDaniel
Beginner Still Life Charcoal Drawing Workshop2/24Sat2-3:30p$30R. McDaniel
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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