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Pastimes for a Lifetime
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Pastimes for a Lifetime, established in 1989, offer a comprehensive curriculum for all levels. Students will learn fundamental skills such as measurement, sketching, shading, and creating dimension, perspective, and texture on paper, with customized projects.

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Pastimes for a Lifetime

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Drawing with Graphite 102 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Take your drawing skills to the next level with this intermediate-level class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn to measure, sketch, and shade with more challenging subject matter. Develop your artistic abilities in a safe and professional studio environment.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 4–5pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Drawing with Graphite 101 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Unlock your artistic potential and bring your drawings to life with the historic medium of graphite. Learn measuring, shading, and sketching techniques to create dimension and texture on paper. Perfect for beginners or those returning to art, this class will improve your hand-to-eye coordination and teach you the skills needed to create stunning line and tone drawings.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 4–5pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Painting with Acrylics 301 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Discover the vibrant world of acrylic painting in this class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn techniques of the 20th-century masters and create your impressive works of art using acrylic paint. Unleash your creativity and explore different styles like impressionism, contemporary realism, color block, and abstract.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 3:45–4:45pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

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Pen and Ink 101 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Unleash your creativity and master the art of pen and ink illustrations in this intricate class. Learn to represent textures, shading, and tone with precision, as well as utilize positive/negative space. Ideal for detail-oriented artists and those interested in a career in illustration or commercial art.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 4–5pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Watercolor 201 - Beginner (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Discover the beauty of watercolor painting in this beginner-friendly course at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Develop your brush techniques, learn about color mixing, and create stunning works of art. Perfect for aspiring artists and those interested in illustration.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 3:45–4:45pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Drawing with Charcoal 101 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Unleash your creativity with charcoal drawing techniques in this comprehensive course. Learn the fundamentals of sketching and creating illustrations with incredible depth and tone. Perfect for aspiring fine artists and illustrators.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 4–5pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Oil Pastel 101 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Discover the vibrant world of oil pastels in this beginner-friendly course. Explore color theory, blending techniques, and the art of creating works that resemble oil paintings. Unleash your creativity with safe in-studio sessions at Pastimes for a Lifetime.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 4–5pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Gray Colored Pencil 101 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Master the art of working with gray-colored pencils in this unique course offered by Pastimes for a Lifetime. Explore the three Gray Families - Cool, Warm, and French - and learn techniques for achieving rich tonal values and depth. This is ideal for colored pencil enthusiasts looking to create stunning grayscale works of art.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 4–5pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Water - Soluble Oils 401 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Unleash your creativity with delicious and non-toxic water-soluble oils. Learn brush techniques, color mixing, and traditional painting methods in this safe and environmentally friendly art class. Say yes to oil painting and explore a variety of styles and subject matter with Pastimes for a Lifetime.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 3:45–4:45pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Watercolor 202 - Intermediate (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Take your watercolor skills to the next level with this intermediate class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn advanced brush and color layering techniques to create texture and tone, and discover how to create deeper, richer colors. Perfect for artists interested in fine art or illustration.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 3:45–4:45pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

Chalk Pastel 102 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Explore the beauty and versatility of chalk pastels in this intermediate-level class. Discover the history and chemistry of pigments while creating stunning scenery, still life, and portrait pieces. Perfect for the artist who enjoys the combination of art and science.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 4–5pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

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Monthly Safe In-Studio Drawing Class Package

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

This class is available online and safe in-studio - Click here for the online class. Drawing with Graphite 101 + Project Booklet: Monthly Package Indulge your creative side and channel your inner-artist with this fun and informative Drawing with Graphite 101 course from Pastimes For A Lifetime. Your future self will thank you! Ideal for beginners as well as students returning to art class after a long absence. Basic skills are learned or...

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45 Minute Zoom Piano 5-Lesson Package

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Online Class, Los Angeles, CA

Please note: Online Class times are in Pacific Standard Time All lessons are currently presented online via Zoom. 45-Minute Individual Piano Lessons. Requirements: 1. Either an 88-key acoustic piano or an 88-weighted key keyboard with proper stand and bench. 2. A Metronome which can be purchased from the provider if needed. 3. Beginners are required to purchase the Beginner Essentials Kit: Classic Series Volume 1 Music Journal Piano Practice...

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45 Minute Zoom Piano 4-Lesson Package

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Online Class, Los Angeles, CA

Please note: Online Class times are in Pacific Standard Time All lessons are currently presented online via Zoom. 45-Minute Individual Piano Lessons. Requirements: 1. Either an 88-key acoustic piano or an 88-weighted key keyboard with proper stand and bench. 2. A Metronome which can be purchased from the provider if needed. 3. Beginners are required to purchase the Beginner Essentials Kit: Classic Series Volume 1 Music Journal Piano Practice...

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30 Minute In-Studio Piano 4-Lesson Package

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

30-Minute Individual Piano Lessons. For over 25 years, Pastimes for a Lifetime has been providing innovative and inspiring piano lessons to children, teens, adults and seniors. Programs are designed to bring out the inner musician in each and every student. Founder/Instructor Linda Wehrli has designed a unique curriculum for the recreational or serious student, age 7 and up. It blends musicianship and technical skills with creativity and expression....

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Intro to Drawing Class • Safe In-Studio

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Ready to try your hand at drawing with graphite? Give the Intro to Drawing with Graphite course a try. Tuition includes instruction at Pastimes for a Lifetime's beautiful zen studio, a Project Booklet you may keep and complementary use of school supplies. Ideal for beginners as well as students returning to art classes after a long absence. Learn or rekindle basic skills. Unique projects may be taken home and practiced at your leisure. This lesson...

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45 Minute Zoom Piano 3-Lesson Package

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Online Class, Los Angeles, CA

Please note: Online Class times are in Pacific Standard Time 45-Minute Individual Piano Lessons. All lessons are currently presented online via Zoom. For over 25 years, Pastimes for a Lifetime has been providing innovative and inspiring piano lessons to children, teens, adults and seniors. Programs are designed to bring out the inner musician in each and every student. Founder/Instructor Linda Wehrli has designed a unique curriculum for the...

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Kids 1 Hour Art

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Individual art lessons in a small group setting for children ages 6 - 12. This class allows for open ended scheduling, meaning students will be able to book their specific dates with the school once they have enrolled. The dates listed in the options can be changed after enrolling, but once you have selected dates you will be subject to the school's cancellation policy.

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