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Illustration Classes San Francisco

Learn the art of illustration in the vibrant city of San Francisco, with classes ranging from digital illustration to traditional techniques such as watercolor and pen and ink, taught by experienced artists and industry professionals.

1 class in-person in San Francisco has spots left, and 5 classes live online are available.

Manga for Adults

Art School of SF Bay @ 1601 Irving St, San Francisco, CA

Embark on a journey to master the art of manga with professional manga artist Austin Bath at the Art School of SF Bay. Unleash your creativity as you learn the characteristics, drawing techniques, and proportions of manga style. Join us in person at our San Francisco studio for an immersive experience in the world of manga.

Saturday Mar 2nd, 6–8pm Pacific Time

 (15 sessions)

$450

15 sessions

Online Drawing with Charcoal 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

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.

Tuesday Dec 5th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

Online Drawing with Graphite 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

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.

Wednesday Dec 6th, 2–3pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

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Online Pen and Ink 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

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.

Tuesday Dec 5th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

Online Watercolor 201 - Beginner

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

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.

Tuesday Dec 5th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

Online Watercolor 202 - Intermediate

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

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.

Tuesday Dec 5th, 3–4pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

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Intro to Illustration

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

In this five week course we will delve into the world of illustration! We will learn about illustration as a communicative art that is used to narrate books, magazines, newspapers, and advertising. Illustrators must create eye catching work, but also be able to hold an audience with a story and a message. We will learn the process of making a successful illustration, from concept and sketching thumbnails to making color studies and seeing the final...

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$175

5 sessions

Visual Journaling

Richmond Art Center @ Virtual Classroom

Join artist Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh in an exploration of ways to document the day to day visually to keep records when words fail. Comfort with drawing or painting is recommended. This class is geared towards more on formulating and illustrating ideas and events as opposed to a 'how to draw' instructional class. Ages 16+ and up. Register for classes individually, or register for all 4 with the bundle. Required Supplies Bristol or watercolor...

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Online Class Intro to Fashion Design

Dragonfly Designs @ Online Class, Online, CA

Have an eye for fashion? In this class, students show off their style through drawing and illustration with pencil, watercolor, pen and ink. Fashionistas will learn to create a croquis or sketch of a figure and then dress it in creations that are ready for the runway!  AGE 8 + Projects Include  Casual everyday clothing that we wear for day to day life. Outwear to keep us warm and dry  Evening wear to highlight us at special...

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$145

5 sessions

Urban Nature Journaling

Richmond Art Center

Explore the wildlife in your backyard or on your block like a naturalist. We will record our observations using simple tools and all of our senses. Using drawings and words in combination you can describe your environment, or a single organism. This class will meet in-person at the Richmond Art Center for the first class. The following classes will be held outdoors at an off-site location designted by your instructor. Sessions: 1.Intro with Leaves...

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$210

6 sessions

Planting Creativity

Richmond Art Center @ Virtual Classroom

Planting Creativity is a mixed media class for students interested in an introduction to herbalism. Using techniques such as illustration, collage and watercolor, we will explore some of the uses of safe, gentle plant medicines that can be found in our neighborhoods, gardens and kitchens. This class will engage students who enjoy folklore, botany, observational drawing, use of our five senses and a curiosity about how to take care of our health....

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$162

6 sessions

Character Design (Ages 14 - 17)

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Develop a character in this workshop by recognizing iconic and quintessential shapes, postures, and gestures. Move from a sketch, creating several small thumbnails to a finished piece. Combining storytelling and illustration, character design focuses on how people present themselves and what our trappings and features convey. Various media options will be discussed. Workshop will include pencil drawings, inking, and pastel shading. $25 materials...

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Art Journaling for Teens

Richmond Art Center @ Virtual Classroom

In this class young artists will begin to fill the pages of their art journals with fun projects using watercolors, colored pencils, ink, marker, paint, folded paper, and found objects. Sign up for one class or as many as you like!  Classes will include illustrating animal self-portraits, adding dimension to illustrations with cut-paper inserts, making DIY stencils, pop-up book and folding techniques, lettering basics, texture-making with...

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$135

6 sessions

Choosing and Mixing Color

Richmond Art Center @ Virtual Classroom

If you are tired of guessing color schemes or frustrated with the color in your paintings, this class is for you. Use your own media - oil, acrylic, or watercolor - to apply color concepts to personal projects.  Short, engaging discussions, and exercises to do in and out of class are designed to teach you about color through experience, not theory. Achieve clarity on the role color plays in your painting or illustration projects and improve...

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$140

4 sessions

Pen and Ink Architecture

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA

Learn perspective and drawing techniques, along with how to simplify plants and buildings. Using both photo reference and studying from life, we will create a series of pen illustrations of buildings, accenting with watercolor. Whether you are just learning how to draw in perspective, or are experienced, this class is a good way to relax and build observational skills with pen and watercolor.  Experience Level: Beginning to Intermediate...

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$160

4 sessions

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