Let our instructors help to improve your artistic skills while allowing you to develop your own style. Small intimate classes focus on each student's needs and goals in the medium of their choice.
Still-life, landscape, florals and portraits (both people and animal) are subjects studied in this course. Working in charcoal will help students to understand value, composition, line quality and other drawing concepts. Further exploration can be very exciting when adding color into the mix with soft pastels. Lessons in pastels will introduce one to color mixing, pastel application, various types of pastel and surface to work on, etc. Pastels are the perfect combination of drawing and painting.
Learn how to draw the fashion figure using the correct proportions while creating your own style. Discover the importance of the fashion croquis and how fashion is represented on this figure. Students will create their own designs based on a variety of themes: seasonal wear, current and classical collections and accessories.
Experience drawing the human figure working from a live nude or clothed model. Students study proportion, gesture, line quality, foreshortening, composition and more while drawing from short/long poses. Life drawing course is a must for a portfolio.
Painting on canvas can be very exciting in either one of these mediums. Whether it's a landscape, still-life, portrait or abstract. Students will be taught various techniques while developing their own style. Color mixing, paint application, medium use, value and composition design are some of the concepts studied.
This course is for the college-bound art major. Students receive individualized instruction towards the development of a well-rounded portfolio. To achieve this a variety of media and techniques are utilized.
Students work in oil or pastel as they enter the world of portrait painting from a live model. In teaching the fundamentals of classical drawing/painting the following will be introduced: Sight-drawing technique, model posing/lighting, portrait palette and more.
Wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, dry brush, glazing, masking, splattering and washes are some of the techniques introduced in this course. Mixed-media can be explored by combining ink, charcoal or pastel with watercolors. Students are enrouraged to experiment and develop their own style through exploration of the medium.
Customized classes are designed to give the unique artists a positive experience. Our art educators work with parents / therapists to create a special program, that suits the individual's / group’s needs. They will have the opportunity to paint, sculpt, draw, craft, etc. in a nurturing and friendly environment. Process vs. product will be emphasized while exploring the different mediums. In the past 22 years we have been fortunate to teach the highly creative and enthusiastic individuals in a private or group setting.
friday, april 13th - wine glass painting
saturday, april 14th - springtime
friday, may 11th - daisies
friday, june 1st- watercolor beach
friday, june 22nd - lighthouse
friday, july 13th - starfish
friday, july 27 - sailboat
friday aug 10th - waterlillies
friday, aug 24th flowers in vase
B.Y.O.B. - step by step instructions and
$40.00/pp must register in advance as space is limited.
friday start time: 7:30pm
saturday start time: 6:30pm