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Pastimes for a Lifetime

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.

Pastimes for a Lifetime

Upcoming Classes at Pastimes for a Lifetime

  • Online Painting with Acrylics 301

    Unleash your creativity and learn the techniques of 20th-century masters with the Online Painting with Acrylics 301 course. Discover how to mix colors, prepare the canvas, and execute styles such as impressionism, contemporary realism, color block, and abstract. Take your painting skills to the next level with this flexible and vibrant medium.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 3–4pm Pacific Time
    Price: $160
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  • Online Drawing with Graphite 101

    Discover the beauty of graphite drawing in this engaging course that teaches the fundamentals of measuring, shading, and creating dimensions. Perfect for beginners and those returning to art, students will develop their skills while honing their hand-to-eye coordination. Unleash your creativity and bring your drawings to life in this unique online class.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 3–4pm Pacific Time
    Price: $160
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  • Online Drawing with Charcoal 101

    Master the traditional classical medium of drawing with charcoal in this online course at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Learn the fundamentals of sketching and creating illustrations with incredible depth and tone, with valuable tips and tricks from the instructor. Perfect for aspiring fine artists and commercial or book illustrators.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 3–4pm Pacific Time
    Price: $160
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  • Online Watercolor 201 - Beginner

    Discover the beauty of watercolor painting with Online Watercolor 201. Learn essential techniques, color mixing, and brushstrokes to create stunning works of art. Perfect for aspiring fine artists, illustrators, and designers.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 3–4pm Pacific Time
    Price: $160
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  • Online Water - Soluble Oils 401

    Discover the eco-friendly joy of oil painting with water-soluble oils. Learn the techniques of mixing colors and brushwork while creating stunning traditional and contemporary pieces. Say yes to this delicious and non-toxic medium at Pastimes for a Lifetime.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 3–4pm Pacific Time
    Price: $160
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  • Online Oil Pastel 101

    Discover the world of oil pastels with this online art course. Unleash your creativity as you learn color theory, blending techniques, and how to create stunning works of art that resemble oil paintings. Perfect for beginners looking for a mess-free and vibrant medium.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 3–4pm Pacific Time
    Price: $160
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  • Online Pen and Ink 101

    Discover the power of the pen as you delve into the intricate art of Pen and Ink. Unlock your creativity and learn the techniques needed to create stunning black-and-white illustrations. Perfect for aspiring illustrators and those seeking to enhance their artistic skills.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 3–4pm Pacific Time
    Price: $160
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  • Online Watercolor 202 - Intermediate

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

    Next start date: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 3–4pm Pacific Time
    Price: $160
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  • Online Gray Colored Pencil 101

    Learn to create stunning gray-scale works of art using colored pencils in this unique course. Explore the three Gray Families - Cool, Warm, and French - and discover techniques for achieving rich tonal values and depth. Perfect for colored pencil enthusiasts who prefer working in tone rather than color.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 3–4pm Pacific Time
    Price: $160
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  • Online Drawing with Graphite 102

    Take your drawing skills to the next level with an intermediate online drawing class at Pastimes for a Lifetime. Develop your measuring, sketching, and shading skills with challenging subject matter. Explore still-life set-ups, tinted paper, and larger formats for a more advanced drawing experience.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 3–4pm Pacific Time
    Price: $160
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  • Online Chalk Pastel 102

    Explore the delicate and versatile world of chalk pastels with an intermediate-level class that combines art and science. Discover the history and chemistry of pigments while learning to mix and apply chalk pastels for various subject matters. Perfect for the artist who enjoys getting their hands dirty.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 3–4pm Pacific Time
    Price: $160
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13615 Burbank Blvd Unit B, Van Nuys, CA 91401
Pastimes for a Lifetime
Van Nuys, The Valley
13615 Burbank Blvd Unit B
Btwn Buffalo & Ventura Canyon Avenues
Van Nuys, California 91401

Directions:
Studio cottage located 1 block East of Woodman Avenue, North side of Burbank Boulevard.

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Description

Small Drawing classes offer a great curriculum for all levels. Learn proper measurement and best practices for sketching and shading to create dimension, perspective and texture on paper. Fun and understandable projects are customized for each student. Ideal for beginners as well as students returning to art classes after a long absence. No prerequisites.

Established in 1989

Since 1989, Linda Wehrli has prepared young artists for pastimes they can enjoy for a lifetime, professional schools or careers of their own.


Reviews of Pastimes for a Lifetime

(4.9-star rating across 17 reviews)
  • Online Painting with Acrylics 301

    Reviewed by Claudia G. on 2/8/2024
    Linda is a joy to have as an instructor! Learning many basics missed in other classes I’ve taken and finding it very valuable.
  • Drawing with Graphite 102 (Safe In-Studio)

    Reviewed by Linda K. on 3/19/2023
    Linda is wonderful…her studio is great. And, I learned so much!
  • Online Intro to Drawing Class

    Reviewed by Roberta B. on 12/7/2022
    I am learning that there is more to drawing than just making lines and circles. It's an interesting course.
  • Online Intro to Drawing Class

    Reviewed by Samantha W. on 11/2/2021
    My daughter and I both took this class. Lynda was very professional and did a great job describing what we were doing to both me and my 7 year old. Definitely learned some good fundamentals.
  • Online Intro to Drawing Class

    Reviewed by Francine M. on 4/11/2020
    I learned something new and thought the teacher was very nice
  • Intro to Drawing Class • Safe In-Studio

    Reviewed by Christi H. on 5/8/2019
    This was the most amazing experience! I’ve been looking for an art class for years and never found one that “fit” until now! Although I have been drawing for several years, I’ve never taken a drawing class. This class starts at the most fundamental level, which is what I’d been hoping to find. The instructor is also amazing and it was so cool to see what other students are creating! The ambiance in the classroom was also perfect for creativity!
  • Intro to Drawing Class • Safe In-Studio

    Reviewed by Heidi N. on 12/15/2018
    This class was not what I was expecting because I thought we were going to be learning to use graphite sticks. To my surprise, all materials were provided, and it was actually a very basic beginners class in graphite pencil drawing that taught me some very valuable skills and history. I have been drawing my whole life and have taken many art classes, but these techniques were still new to me and very useful in improving my drawing skills. It went by fast, but I had a wonderful time.
  • Intro to Drawing Class • Safe In-Studio

    Reviewed by Sara H. on 3/22/2017
    I loved my afternoon exploring "Drawing with Graphite". Great teacher, great information, great environment. They were kind, helpful, and reached out to check in on me when I was running late which I really appreciated. I look forward to returning for more - art classes and other classes! Thanks!
  • Monthly Safe In-Studio Drawing Class Package

    Reviewed by SM on 9/30/2016
    My children started this course over a year ago. Linda listens and explains everything in detail and encourages these creative minds to keep exploring. If you’re thinking to take this class, do so. You’ll be greatly rewarded.
  • Intro to Drawing Class • Safe In-Studio

    Reviewed by Paul M. on 12/30/2022
  • Intro to Drawing Class • Safe In-Studio

    Reviewed by Lisa L. on 8/20/2022
  • Online Intro to Drawing Class

    Anonymous review on 3/7/2021
  • Online Intro to Drawing Class

    Reviewed by Oliver M. on 1/7/2021
  • 30 Minute Zoom Piano 5-Lesson Package

    Reviewed by John L. on 6/3/2020
  • Online Intro to Drawing Class

    Reviewed by Michelle F. on 5/30/2020
  • Intro to Drawing Class • Safe In-Studio

    Reviewed by Annie M. on 12/8/2019
  • Intro to Drawing Class • Safe In-Studio

    Reviewed by Tish B. on 1/31/2019

Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students have expressed their satisfaction with the classes at Pastimes for a Lifetime, praising the instructor's teaching style and the positive learning environment. They appreciate the opportunity to learn new techniques and gain valuable skills in drawing. One student mentions that the class goes beyond simple lines and circles, providing an interesting and in-depth learning experience. Another student remarks on the teacher's professionalism and ability to cater to both adults and children in the class. Students also appreciate the provided materials and the opportunity to learn fundamental drawing skills. The positive reviews highlight the enjoyable and rewarding nature of the classes at Pastimes for a Lifetime, encouraging others to join and explore their creativity. 1. "I’ve been looking for an art class for years and never found one that fit until now. Although I have been drawing for several years, I’ve never taken a drawing class. This class starts at the most fundamental level, which is what I’d been hoping to find. The instructor is also amazing and it was so cool to see what other students are creating! The ambiance in the classroom was also perfect for creativity!" 2. "This class was not what I was expecting because I thought we were going to be learning to use graphite sticks. To my surprise, all materials were provided, and it was actually a very basic beginners' class in graphite pencil drawing that taught me some very valuable skills and history. I have been drawing my whole life and have taken many art classes, but these techniques were still new to me and very useful in improving my drawing skills. It went by fast, but I had a wonderful time." 3. "My children started this course over a year ago. Linda listens and explains everything in detail and encourages these creative minds to keep exploring. If you’re thinking of taking this class, do so. You’ll be greatly rewarded."

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