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Explore the fundamentals of the ancient art of Sumi-e (“ink picture”) painting, and discover how just a few simple strokes of the brush can express an idea. Enrich your knowledge of a different art technique with ancient and Eastern roots, and learn about the traditional art and culture of Japan. Optional $15 for a painting kit.

$89
Sa.   Jan 10th - Feb 7th, 10:30am
Beginner
(30)

Experience how it feels to be an artist. Let a gentle specialist in healing creators’ block guide you through step-by-step drawing, painting, and creativity exercises in a relaxing, supportive, fun atmosphere. Feel the incredible high of finding the secrets that awaken the art maker innate in us all! If you’re an absolute beginner—or someone...

$89
Sa.   Jan 10th - Feb 7th, 11:15am
All levels
(30)

Come try your hand at a wonderful art form with subtle nuances and spontaneity, as well as brilliance and control. Learn traditional watercolor techniques through invaluable demonstrations that will give you a solid foundation. Watercolor is a medium that’s not as unforgiving as you might think, so come find out about some surprising tricks that...

$89
Su.   Jan 11th - Feb 8th, 10am
Beginner
(30)

Join a class designed for those who wish to improve and guide their watercolor techniques toward a more personal and creative direction. In a supportive, constructive, and stress-free environment, learn how to achieve desired effects that will enhance previous painting attempts, and find out about effective methods for attaining more satisfying results...

$89
Su.   Jan 11th - Feb 8th, 2pm
Intermediate
(30)

Stimulate your creativity through mixed media to create abstract painting. Get inspired by the special exhibition Variations: Conversations in and around Abstract Painting. Explore the diverse media that the artists in thie exhibition used to create their works and learn different techniques to create a range of masterpieces of your own. Work...

$210
Su.   Jan 11th - Feb 8th, 1:30pm
All levels
(1)

This class focuses on fundamental painting and drawing techniques. It will be a 5 hour pose with a female model. We will review color and composition as well as figure and head construction.

$100
Sa.   Dec 27th, 10am
All levels
Saturday December 27 10am - 4pm 1 Session $100
Saturday January 3 10am - 4pm 1 Session $100
Saturday January 10 10am - 4pm 1 Session $100
Saturday January 17 10am - 4pm 1 Session $100
Saturday January 24 10am - 4pm 1 Session $100
Saturday January 31 10am - 4pm 1 Session $100
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In this class you will focus on... Training your eye so you know what to look for when painting... Learn how to make brush strokes and not to be afraid of paint... Values, Mixing colors, Learning Cool and Warm colors... Form, Shadow and Light Composition Setting up a still life. You will not only learn the fundamentals of painting, you will learn how...

$240
Th.   Jan 8th - Jan 29th, 10am
All levels
(5)
Thursday January 8 10am - 1pm 4 Sessions $240
Thursday January 8 10am - 1pm 1 Session $75
Thursday January 15 10am - 1pm 1 Session $75
Thursday January 22 10am - 1pm 1 Session $75
Thursday January 29 10am - 1pm 1 Session $75
Thursday February 5 10am - 1pm 4 Sessions $260
Thursday February 5 10am - 1pm 1 Session $75
Thursday February 12 10am - 1pm 1 Session $75
Thursday February 19 10am - 1pm 1 Session $75
Thursday February 26 10am - 1pm 1 Session $75
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Students will learn about Color mixing, Working in an outdoor environment, Blocking in big shapes, Composition, oil or Pastel, and Live Demonstrations Sharon Weaver, an award winning plein air artist, will take you to outdoor sites in our local parks and scenic areas as well as instruction in-studio when weather is not ideal. By painting both in studio...

$240
F.   Jan 9th - Jan 30th, 10am
All levels
(5)
Friday January 9 10am - 1pm 4 Sessions $240
Friday January 9 10am - 1pm 1 Session $75
Friday January 16 10am - 1pm 1 Session $75
Friday January 23 10am - 1pm 1 Session $75
Friday January 30 10am - 1pm 1 Session $75
Friday February 6 10am - 1pm 4 Sessions $260
Saturday February 7 10am - 1pm 1 Session $75
Saturday February 14 10am - 1pm 1 Session $75
Saturday February 21 10am - 1pm 1 Session $75
Friday February 27 10am - 1pm 1 Session $75
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Learn the basic painting acrylic and watercolors brush stroke techniques. This class will give emphasis on understanding/experiencing color composition, value and design impact.

$65
F.   Jan 23rd - Feb 27th, 7:30pm
Beginner
(6)

Students will learn the basics of hand-painted lettering techniques. This course is recommended for beginners in lettering who want to develop hands-on techniques into their artistic skills rather than relying on computerized methods. Students practice a set of alphabets or phrases during the course. Please bring to class: drawing paper or sketch...

$55
Sa.   Jan 24th - Feb 28th, 12pm
Beginner
(6)

In this class, we will study old masters and learn all important questions they went through. Tonal solution of the composition, composing details, color balance, figure construction, and a lot more. Art was developed through the centuries, just like scions, and we should always learn from them. To understand and progress more in your art. We will...

$529
M.   Jan 5th - Mar 9th, 7pm
All levels

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Learn principles and techniques to create strong oil paintings. Acrylic painters also welcome. Develop your own personal style. Lots of individual instruction in every class. Location Instructions: The class is located in the Main Hall as you walk in the front doors. Any questions, please come to the Office located on the Main floor of the...

$135
W.   Jan 7th - Feb 25th, 6:30pm
All levels
(1)

Learn to draw and paint from the still life. Topics will include how to draw with line and tone, mixing paint, different tools for applying paint, painting in shapes and basic color theory (hue, saturation and value).

$220
T.   Jan 13th - Mar 17th, 6:30pm
All levels
(1)

Students will learn the basics and styles of Chinese brush painting. Another longstanding museum tradition, taught by Guang-Li Zhang. Potential students are welcome to observe a free class before enrolling.Note: Students under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

$120
Sa.   Dec 27th, 10am
All levels
Saturday December 27 10am - 12pm 1 Session $120
Saturday January 3 10am - 12pm 1 Session $120
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Other Dates (2)

Choose the subject you wish to paint and recieve expert, individualized instruction to achieve your personal goals and develop your artistic skills. Location Instructions: The class is located in the Main Hall as you walk in the front doors. Any questions, please come to the Office located on the Main floor of the building.Note: Material lists...

$115
F.   Jan 9th - Feb 27th, 10am
All levels
(1)

Explore a variety of painting styles and techniques while working with acrylic paints, watercolors and dry pastels. Learn color mixing, controlling the medium and shading techniques for realistic rendering. Paint a portrait with pastels, create a landscape in acrylic paints and paint a still life with watercolors.** Pastels are supplied by PVAC.BUY...

$150
T.   Jan 13th - Mar 3rd, 4:30pm
All levels
(1)

While working from the model, our practice in observation will be less about careful rendering of details and more about finding the big relationships in values, edges, color and composition. Each week we will have a theme and discussion paired with an opportunity to interpret from the model. Focus on developing an expressive approach by exploring...

$280
Th.   Jan 15th - Mar 19th, 6:30pm
All levels
(1)

Learn special silk velvet burn-out and discharge techniques. Use French dye, acid dye and fabric paint for scarves, garments, wall hangings and more. Lab fee. Instructor provides patterns as needed. Supplies discussed at first class.

$220
F.   Jan 16th - Mar 20th, 9am
All levels
(1)

Experiment with acrylics and/or mixed media All media and subjects welcome; however, the abstract qualities of materials will be emphasized. Progress in your own direction with encouragement from instructor. Supplies:  • Charcoal • Oil Pastels • Pastels (chalk) • Tissue Paper • Textured papers • Old...

$280
Th.   Jan 15th - Mar 19th, 9am
All levels
(1)

Students learn basic drawing and painting skills while experimenting with various materials and techniques.Personal photos, sketches, and ideas can be used as inspiration for a finished painting, or come and be inspired by the museum's permanent collection. All levels are welcome. With artist Rosanne Kleinerman.Note: Art materials and parking fees...

$210
T.   Feb 17th - Mar 17th, 1pm
All levels
(1)
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