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Taste it all in this drawing and painting class for beginners! Artistic expression in the form of painting and drawing expression is exciting, energizing and incredibly freeing! Discover your authentic inner-artist and your creative passion in this popular weekend beginner’s art class as you:Explore your creativity through painting, drawing and the...

$165
Su.   Dec 21st - Jan 18th, 1pm
All levels
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Sunday December 21 1pm - 3pm 5 Sessions $165
Sunday January 25 1pm - 3pm 7 Sessions $349
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This class is for you if you are relatively new to drawing and want direction on how to proceed. This class is for beginners and for people who consider themselves beginners. The Class:We will begin with a short Q & A session where we answer some common questions: Do I begin with one tiny piece or do I try to get the whole image on the paper?...

$45
Sa.   Jan 10th, 6pm
Beginner
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Saturday January 10 6pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $45
Saturday January 17 6pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $45
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Everyone can draw, including YOU! If you’re longing to re-spark your inner artist but aren’t sure where to start, these short classes will give you the jump you need. Professional artists take you step by step through basic techniques, opening your eyes to infinite possibilities. An affordable way to get your creative juices flowing, have fun,...

$190
W.   Jan 14th - Feb 4th, 7pm
Beginner
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Wednesday January 14 7pm - 9:30pm 4 Sessions $190
Saturday January 17 1:30pm - 4pm 4 Sessions $190
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An entry point into the world of pen, ink, brush and color washes. Examine the work of sepia masters like Da Vinci, the Expressionists and modernists like Raymond Pettibon, and develop a series of drawings (utilizing expressionistic contour, cross hatching, pointillism, color wash and dry brush) that utilizes the full potential of ink. Perfect for...

$220
Th.   Jan 15th - Feb 19th, 7pm
Beginner
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Thursday January 15 7pm - 9pm 6 Sessions $220
Sunday March 1 1:30pm - 3:30pm 5 Sessions $185
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Can’t draw a straight line? No creative bone in your body? Everyone can draw, including you! In this 90-minute drawing class crash course, jump into the world of self-expression through drawing. In this encouraging and fear-free beginner’s drawing class, you will:Learn basic drawing techniques, including line, composition, gesture, and shadingExplore...

$29
M.   Dec 22nd, 5pm
Beginner
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Monday December 22 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $29
Monday December 29 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $29
Tuesday January 20 1:30pm - 3pm 1 Session $29
Tuesday February 10 1:30pm - 3pm 1 Session $29
Monday March 2 1:30pm - 3pm 1 Session $29
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This class will cover fundamental aspects of the visual language of drawing including perspective, charcoal tonal drawing, mark making (line, hatching, cross-hatching, etc), still-life, portraiture, figure drawing with the live model and much more. Behind many great works of art, abstraction or realism, lies a strong drawing. Drawing is the bridge...

$250
T.   Jan 20th - Feb 17th, 6:30pm
Beginner
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Tuesday January 20 6:30pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $250
Tuesday March 31 6:30pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $250
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Students attending this class will learn the many aspects of drawing a still life and the figure, working from live models. In this class, students will focus on the basics and more advanced concepts will begin to easily translate a three dimensional experience onto a two dimensional surface. Charcoal, pastels and oil pastels will be provided. Floral...

$25
M.   Feb 2nd, 1:30pm
Beginner
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Monday February 2 1:30pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $25
Monday February 9 1:30pm - 4:30pm 10 Sessions $460
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Do you ever wish you could capture the details of a plant long after you've seen it? This intro class teaches you how to make realistic drawings of plants using a variety of techniques. Learn to draw a selection of plant parts, including branches, stems, leaves, and flowers, for pleasure or to expand your drawing skills.Recommended Textbooks:Botanical...

$229
Th.   Feb 12th - Mar 5th, 10am
Beginner
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Broaden your understanding of the artistic, technical, and historical aspects of art through an intensive study of drawing. Work from the basic gestures, forms, and structures of the live model, supplementing your studio time with museum visits and art historical lectures. This is a progressive yearlong course, though students can join each new Session....

$1,069
M.T.W.Th.F.   Jan 20th - Mar 16th, 9am
All levels
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Tuesday January 20 9am - 12pm 40 Sessions $1,069
Monday March 23 9am - 12pm 40 Sessions $1,069
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This course is designed to give students a solid foundation in the fundamentals of drawing. The skills necessary to render a subject three-dimensionally will be taught through a variety of exercises using still life and eventually the model. Observational techniques, composition and different artistic approaches will be explored as students use a variety...

$250
W.   Jan 21st - Mar 11th, 7pm
Beginner
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Wednesday January 21 7pm - 10pm 8 Sessions $250
Wednesday March 25 7pm - 10pm 8 Sessions $250
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Students will learn basic shading techniques, simple anatomical concepts, the comprehension of line, how to build solid planes, and a variety of other topics. This class will teach the basic skills necessary to approach figure drawing. Working with a live model, poses will range from quick gestures poses to longer poses. This class is designed for...

$250
M.   Jan 26th - Mar 16th, 7pm
All levels
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Monday January 26 7pm - 10pm 8 Sessions $250
Monday March 23 7pm - 10pm 8 Sessions $250
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Learn to develop form and space with cross-hatching and shading. Never taken a drawing class before? Feel rusty or simply lack confidence? This course- our most popular offering -is designed for you. Beginning with a simple contour, you will use line to discover a variety of shapes, from the still life to the figure. You'll draw from life and...

$465
T.   Feb 3rd - Apr 7th, 6pm
Beginner
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Tuesday February 3 6pm - 9pm 10 Sessions $465
Saturday February 7 10am - 1pm 10 Sessions $465
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Beginning with drawing from the historic plaster casts in the Academy’s collection and transitioning to the live model, this course examines multiple drafting strategies for both long and short poses. Guided by lectures, weekly class demonstrations, and personalized demonstrations, students will create observational drawings while studying material...

$505
Sa.   Jan 31st - Apr 25th, 10am
All levels
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This is a beginning class in drawing and painting designed for those with little or no artistic training. Weekly exercises will train the student to master the foundation skills needed to continue to more advanced courses. Exercises include value scales, sighting, construction, and still life. Classes begin with demonstrations of the exercises followed...

$545
Sa.   Jan 31st - Apr 25th, 2pm
Beginner
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Saturday January 31 2pm - 5pm 13 Sessions $545
Monday February 2 6:30pm - 9:30pm 14 Sessions $545
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This concentrated; two-day workshop offers the absolute basics for getting started in drawing. It will cover topics such as basic materials, proportion, lighting, and space. It is intended for people who have little or no experience drawing, and who want to get started in a relaxed, no-pressure setting.Note: Last part of this class is studio time supervised...

$225
Sa.Su.   Jan 24th - Jan 25th, 10am
Beginner
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Develop skills to visually communicate what you see. Using elements of drawing and composition, students explore the versatility of pencil and charcoal to represent and express your ideas.Through demonstrations and observation, students explore concepts using line, gesture, shape, value and texture.

$275
M.   Jan 12th - Mar 23rd, 10am
Beginner
Monday January 12 10am - 12pm 9 Sessions $275
Monday January 12 6:30pm - 8:30pm 9 Sessions $405
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This course is ideal for students who want to create and draw short stories, novel-length stories, newspaper comics, super hero comics or Manga. Students use a variety of techniques such as penciling, inking, shading, perspective, character design, anatomy and effective story structure.

$405
T.   Jan 13th - Mar 17th, 6:30pm
Beginner
Sa.   Jan 17th - Mar 28th, 10:30am
Beginner
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Saturday January 17 10:30am - 1pm 11 Sessions $440
Saturday January 17 1:30pm - 4pm 11 Sessions $440
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Learn to draw from direct observation using pencil, charcoal and ink in this special introductory class.

$185
T.   Jan 13th - Feb 17th, 7pm
Beginner
(42)

Learn the fundamentals of color theory while continuing to develop your drawing skills.

$485
T.   Jan 13th - Mar 31st, 10am
Beginner
(42)
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