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Art School of SF Bay
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(4.8-star rating across 5 reviews)

The Art School of SF Bay offers creative and approachable classes in representational drawing from nature for kids and adults. Their skilled artists teach traditional disciplines and techniques to help students fully express themselves through art.

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Art School of SF Bay

3 classes in-person in San Francisco have spots left, and 1 class live online is available.

Color Theory

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

Uncover the secrets of using colors to evoke emotions and create stunning visual masterpieces. Explore color psychology and unleash your creativity with expert guidance from seasoned artists.

(5) Intermediate 18 and older
$300

7 sessions

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Key Elements of Fine Arts

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

Discover the secrets to drawing and painting like a pro. This course at the Art School of SF Bay will teach you the fundamentals of art, from color mixing to composition. By the end, you'll be able to create stunning portraits and captivating compositions.

(5) Beginner 18 and older
$400

13 sessions

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Oil Painting, Old Masters Technique

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

Master the art of creating glowing skin, soft shadows, silky hair, and unforgettable eyes using a traditional oil painting technique from the XVII century. Unleash your creativity and learn to transform your work from a grisaille underpainting to mesmerizing glazes. Join us at the Art School of SF Bay and discover the secrets of the Old Masters.

(5) All levels 13 and older
$350

8 sessions

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Art School of SF Bay @ Virtual Classroom

Unlock your creative potential and master the fundamentals of fine arts at the renowned Art School of SF Bay. This comprehensive course will equip even beginners with the skills to paint breathtaking portraits and compose stunning artwork from scratch. Embark on a journey of artistic discovery and bring your imagination to life.

(5) Beginner 18 and older
$350

13 sessions

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Oil & Acrylic Painting

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

Unlock your artistic potential and master the techniques of oil and acrylic painting at the renowned Art School of SF Bay. Explore the beauty of nature through landscapes, learn to capture emotions in portraits, and develop your unique style. With high-quality art materials provided, embark on a transformative artistic journey.

(5) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$560

14 sessions

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Manga Art Camp (Ages 10-16)

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

Ever had an awesome idea for a story or a picture but didn't know how to make it happen? Come join fellow fans of comics and animated shows to take your drawing skills to the next level! This five-day camp offers a freeform project-based experience where students can create comics and illustrations of their favorite characters, both original or from existing media, while being guided with advice for anatomy and proportion, posing, perspective, composition,...

(5) All levels 10 - 16 years old
No upcoming schedules
$280

5 sessions

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Manga/Comic/Anime (Ages 10-16 yrs)

Art School of SF Bay

Week 1: Manga Basics Dedicated to characters and background design, coloring and texture techniques, various Manga styles. Week 2: Manga Storytelling Focuses on storytelling, from panels and lettering to character journey and development. ​ Week 3: Manga Anime Provides the first experience with animation - animation principles, drawing frames and animating your character. Bring your own lunch and snacks.  High-quality art...

(5) All levels 10 - 16 years old
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Sketching for Kids (Ages 8-12)

Art School of SF Bay

Dive into the comic world with our (Traditional or Digital) Sketching class! Designed for kids who want to draw characters from their favourite games, movies and books. Taught by professional game design artist Ali Naqvi, this class will focus on teaching drawing fundamentals to students 8-12 years old. Students will learn to draw realistic and comic figures from scratch, create vehicles and locations, and tell stories through comic panelling....

(5) All levels 8 - 12 years old
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All About Drawing Teens (Ages 13-18)

Art School of SF Bay

This course is dedicated to everything you need to know about drawing: sketching, shading, perspective, anatomy of humans and animals.  Learn to draw everything you wish freely from your imagination! Recommended for students willing to improve their realistic drawing skills. The course is focusing on the basics of the representation of 3D objects on a 2D surface. It does not cover color. For color theory and brushwork, we recommend taking...

(5) All levels 13 - 18 years old
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Comic Art Camp

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

Do you often find yourself doodling characters in different positions, but always alone on a page, willing to move further? Are you a fan of comic art and animation, and would like to try your hand at it? Or, maybe, you draw comic books, and would like professional advice? We have a camp for you! It's dedicated to visual storytelling. Bring your sketchbooks or drawing tablets, instruction will be provided for both digital and traditional media! ...

(5) All levels 10 - 16 years old
No upcoming schedules
$550

5 sessions

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Sketching 101 Art Camp (Ages 10-16)

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

Sketching is a very important way to develop your drawing and observation skills, it helps you to draw freely and can be a basis for your final work or be considered as a work of art on their own. In this course, we will study different techniques and talk about composition and color theory to master your sketching skills. Day 1: 9:00am - 12:00pm: Getting to know the material:  Introduction. Techniques (using shapes of your pastel effectively,...

(5) Beginner 10 - 16 years old
No upcoming schedules
$550

5 sessions

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Digital Painting Art Camp (Ages 10-16)

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

An introduction to digital drawing and painting. After this camp, students will be more familiar with digital art, which is nowadays a primarily art media in most art industries. They will also practice drawing objects, landscapes, and character design. Please bring your own digital set up. We recommend one of these: iPad with proCreate and an Apple pen. PC or laptop with Photoshop and a drawing tablet (wacom or similar). If you have another...

(5) All levels 10 - 16 years old
No upcoming schedules
$550

5 sessions

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Soft Oil and Pastels

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

Pastels can be so much more than simple crayons and quick sketches! Since 16 century it was used by many great artists to create unique paintings. In this course, we will study not only different techniques but also talk about composition and color theory, to master your painting skills. Detailed schedule: OIL PASTELS Day 1. Introduction. Different techniques: layering, blending, sgraffito, using different tools to apply pastel. Sketching...

(5) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$540

13 sessions

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Fan Art (10-16 yrs)

Art School of SF Bay @ 2424 Clement St, San Francisco, CA

Bring your favorite book/movie or video game and spend a day creating cool fan art in a company of fans like you! Each camper will be working on his/her own artwork while our wonderful teachers will provide any help you or your artwork need. Notes: Bring your own lunch and snacks High-quality art materials provided

(5) All levels 10 - 16 years old
No upcoming schedules
$475

5 sessions

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Character Design Art Camp (Ages 10-16 yrs)

Art School of SF Bay

This camp teaches character design from the ground up: starting with fundamentals like anatomy, gesture, and shape design. Students will learn to create original characters from scratch.  Bring your sketchbooks or drawing tablets, instruction will be provided for both digital and traditional media! High-quality art materials provided. Detailed Schedule Character Design: DAY 1. Realistic Head Drawing The creative approach for drawing the...

(5) All levels 10 - 16 years old
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Digital Painting (Online)

Art School of SF Bay

This course is designed to help students learn the fundamentals of art through digital media. You can use your computer and tablet or an Ipad Pro/Apple Pencil. Procreate and Photoshop will be covered in tandem.  If you are considering a career in visual arts; if you have some experience in traditional media and want to translate your skillset to digital media then this class is designed for you.  The course will be held online via Zoom...

(5) Beginner 12 - 18 years old
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All About Painting (Online)

Art School of SF Bay

This course is dedicated to various aspects of painting with the most popular painting media: acrylics or oils (students can choose), plus an intro on watercolor. By the end of this camp students will learn to asses the desired color by mixing, correctly represent lighting, texture and proportions of objects, strengthen their knowledge of color theory and human anatomy, and move their painting skills to the next level. ​ It will be held...

(5) All levels 12 - 18 years old
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Modern Portrait (10-16 yrs)

Art School of SF Bay

Before photography was invented, a portrait was the only way to show and record the appearance of a person. In the first half of the XX century, photography became the most accessible and popular media of traditional portraiture, bringing what was previously an expensive art for almost everyone. This way, photography freed artists from realistic depictions and many contemporary artists began exploring new ways to represent people. It was (and is)...

(5) All levels 10 - 16 years old
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Dinosaur Camp (Ages 6-10 yrs)

Art School of SF Bay

This camp will be held ONLINE via ZOOM video conference. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with internet connection and zoom.us. Art materials will be available for pick up from the studio few days before the start of the camp (dates and details will be provided). In the Dinosaur Art Camp students will dive deeper into learning about these astounding prehistoric creatures! We will learn to draw, sculpt and even make...

(5) All levels 6 - 10 years old
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Art History Applied (Ages 4-7)

Art School of SF Bay

They are curious and self-confident, open to new ideas, and certain about what they like. They are what many adult artists dream to be. We find it very important for young artists to know that Fine Art is not about just following step-by-step instructions. We teach them to create something brand new, using the endless resource of their imagination. All they need is encouragement and advice, which we are always happy to provide. Each...

(5) All levels 4 - 7 years old
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