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ART CLASSES
Visual art is a form of expression that provides a special autonomy to the artist and the viewer, both children and adults. It can help you see the world from different perspectives and offer a true sense of release and well being. It is an art form that expects the rules to be broken. Please note that we offer artist training, not extracurricular crafts. Learn to draw and paint with expert skill. Although our art classes are not therapy classes, they can certainly be therapeutic. So sign up for a class in: painting, drawing, graphic design or other genre where you are sure to be challenge and inspired. We also host Paint Parties too! Celebrate a birthday, retirement, anniversary etc.

YOURSELF

Express yourself

 

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ART LESSONS FOR CHILDREN TEENS AND ADULTS

 

 

Membership Registration is $45 per year (non-refundable).

For new-members, your first class includes a $45 Registration fee. Each class after is tuition only. Instructors may be substituted without prior notice. This fee is non-refundable and only paid once per year, no matter how many family members or how many classes you take with us. By enrolling you agree to our terms. Instructors may be substituted without notice. Substitution does not entitle student to a refund.

 

SATURDAY YOUTH ART CLASS AGES 8 to 13
EVERY SATURDAY  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm  (2 hrs. each)  $20 per class- drop in

These are not craft classes. There are no scissors or glue involved. These are not busy classes where children come to play. These are classes where aspiring artists come to learn how to develop their skill. Classes begin with drawing skills using pencils and charcoal. As students progress through the sessions, we introduce different media such as pastel, watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic, collage and mixed media. Most supplies are included although students will be encouraged to purchase a few supplies to use in class and for practicing at home.

 

SUMMER FUN!

 

AGES: 8-12

2 hours each Monday through Friday

Supply list will be provided prior to first class or you may purchase a supply packet from us.
Non Member: $145/5 Sessions 
Member: $100/5 Sessions- Members please register by phone or in studio

 

Monday June 12th – Friday June 16th- Registration Closed

9:00 am – 12 noon

Painting with Style (ages 8-12)

From color mixing to brush technique, composition and more, learn some foundational techniques in this beginner painting camp using acrylics. Experiment with different styles of painting and let your creativity emerge!


Monday June 19th – Friday June 23rd- Registration Closed

9:00 am –12:00 noon

I Wish I Could Draw (Ages 8 to 12)

Designed with beginners in mind, this drawing course teaches a step-by-step method that involves organizing shapes and lines together until a recognizable outcome is achieved. Young artists will apply the knowledge they gain through each lesson to create unique masterpieces of their own.

 

Monday June 26th – Friday June 30th

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Story Telling through Art  (ages 8-12)

Learn some of the history of story telling through vase paintings, face jugs, and textile art while completing their own stories.

 

Thursdays Monday July 17th  –  Friday July 21st

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Creative Acrylic Art (Ages 8 to 12)

When painting with Acrylic Paints artists have a wide spectrum of surfaces to choose from. We'll explore the many options

 

Fridays Monday July 24th  –  Friday July 28th

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Charcoal and Color Pencil (Ages 8 to 12)

Explore the possibilities of charcoal drawing! We'll create bold engaging black and white images using charcoal and a hint of color for dramatic effect.

 

Monday July 31st  –  Friday August 4th

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Watercolor Painting (Ages 8 to 12)

Learn about basic supplies to the various techniques to create beautiful and stunning art you'll be proud to hang.

 

Monday August 14th  –  Friday August 18th

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Exploring Art Forms and Styles (Ages 8 to 12)

We'll explore four of the main styles that I work in: photorealism, abstract, whimsical, and composite

 

Monday August 21st  – Friday August 25th

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Mixed Media (Ages 8 to 12)
We'll use various tools and techniques to create exciting pieces of expressive art.

 

Tween through Teen
                                                                                                                                  
2 hours each Monday through Friday

Supply list will be provided prior to first class or you may purchase a supply packet from us.
Non Member: $145/5 Sessions 
Member: $100/5 Sessions- Members please register by phone or in studio

 

Creative Acrylic Art (Ages 12 to 17)

When painting with Acrylic Paints artists have a wide spectrum of surfaces to choose from. We'll explore the many options.

 

Monday July 24th – Friday July 28th

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Charcoal/ Color Pencil (Ages 12 to 17)

Explore the possibilities of charcoal drawing! We'll create bold engaging black and white images using charcoal and a hint of color for dramatic effect.

 

Monday July 31st – Friday August 4th

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Watercolor Art (Ages 12 to 17)

Learn about basic supplies to the various techniques to create beautiful and stunning art you'll be proud to hang.

 

Monday August 21st – Friday August 25th

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mixed Media (Ages 12 to 17)

We'll use various tools and techniques to create exciting pieces of expressive art.

 

Older Teens / ADULTS

 

Tuesdays 6pm-8:00pm . $125/4 sessions Non Member  (Members $80)

Introduction to Drawing. Artists beginning & intermediate skill levels. This class will impart the serious student with the skills necessary to achieve your individual potential in artistic expression.

 

Thursdays 6pm-8:00pm . $125/4 sessions Non Member (Members $80)

Introduction to Charcoal Drawing. Artists beginning and intermediate skill levels. We will learn the basics of drawing with charcoal on paper. Students will explore lighting, composition, and image rendering. Charcoal is a great medium for beginners, and masters alike to create beautiful, bold, black and white imagery.

 

Fridays 6:00pm-8:00pm . $125/4 sessions Non Member (Members $80)

Introduction to Acrylic Painting. Artists beginning & intermediate skill levels. Enjoy creativity and relaxation at the same time. You will learn all about Acrylics, and our methods for painting acrylics and creative expression. This workshop is a perfect starting point for the absolute beginner or anyone wanting to know more about painting in acrylics. This will be a very relaxed, fun workshop where you will leave with your very own finished piece(s) of art and possibly some new friends. We will learn all about color theory, mixing acrylic paints, brushes, canvas, color and painting techniques while exploring acrylic painting methods.


Saturdays 12:30pm-2:00pm . $205/8 sessions (Members $160)
Graphic Design - Older teens and Adults

Learn the basics of tool use as well as the standards for graphic design practices. Curriculum includes: Vocabulary, Elements of Design Principles of Design, Typography, Images for web vs. print, Create a design projects step by step. Where to find usable images without breaking copyright laws. Basic typography does and don'ts. Taught by 30 year practicing graphic artist. Laptop required.

 

TBD 6pm-7:30pm . $85/4 sessions (Members $40)

Open Studio. Whether you have some experience or have never drawn nor painted before, we'll teach you the skills needed to become a fine artist in an easy to learn, step-by-step sequence. You'll guide you every step of the way. Our unique method of instruction and personal attention allows you to learn at your own pace, while making definitive progress in every class. Students work at their own pace on their own projects in a pleasant non-competitive studio setting. Student continue to build knowledge and expand upon fundamental techniques. This class runs continually with beginners, intermediate mixed together and working at their own pace. Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages to enjoy while we work.

 

One on One PRIVATE PAINTING LESSON 14 through ADULT - $35 hr.
Schedule a private one on one painting lesson. Choose from our existing images or ask about an image of your own (additional fee $ depending on complexity). Spend 2 to 3 hours with the artist and leave with a completed painting you can be proud of. All supplies included.

 

One on One PRIVATE Drawing 14 through ADULT $35 hr.

Schedule a private one on one drawing lesson. Choose from our existing images or ask about an image of your own (additional fee $ depending on complexity). Spend 2 to 3 hours with the artist and leave with a completed drawing you can be proud of. All supplies included. (gallery to come).