Sat, May 25
1:00pm - 4:00pm
12 classes have spots left
Learn the basics of operating an airbrush with basic airbrush techniques. Students will handle several types of airbrushes and discover the difference between single and double action. A combination of demonstrations and hands-on techniques will be used to teach color mixing, blending, mixed media, stenciling, and how to use different surfaces. All...
Saturday May 25th, 1pm - 4pm
Need help with your DIY framing projects? Come by The Picture Framing Studio. We will have mat cutters and other specialized framing tools for you to use for fitting as well as the knowledge and support of a seasoned professional. Instructor will be available for advice and instruction on mat cutting, mounting and fitting techniques....
Sunday May 26th, 1pm - 4pm
Explore the beauty of sumi-e brush painting and learn to paint peony, known as the King of Flowers and the symbol of prosperity in the East. Learn to paint this showy flower in transparent watercolor and white gouache on rice paper.
Saturday Jun 8th, 1pm - 4pm
Our area offers easy access to a wide range of ocean, bay, and estuary locales susceptible of warming the seascape painter’s heart and capable of endless rich variation dependent on changes in Sunlight, wind, water, and other natural variables. With Firouzeh’s help, learn to make the best use of those possibilities...
Saturday Jun 15th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
We will be sculpting animals and humans out of 18- or 20-gauge wire, a perfect medium for small to medium size sculptures. We will mostly concentrate on the technique of making three-dimensional wire figures that can stand alone as sculptures
Sunday Jun 16th, 1pm - 4pm
Build on the wire sculpting workshop and use your three-dimensional figure as an armature and applying clay over your wire figure to create a professional looking traditional sculpture.
Sunday Jul 7th, 1pm - 4pm
Well-depicted images of reflections enhance the depth and power of your paintings and can even serve as principal subjects themselves. To achieve that effectiveness takes care but is easily possible.
Saturday Jul 13th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Come discover the joy of painting landscapes in watercolor! We will explore color choices, painting approaches, watercolor mixing, and textural techniques. We will discuss options for Plein Air as well. All levels welcome. Bring a reference photo or use one of the teachers.
Saturday Jul 27th, 1pm - 4pm
Come discover the joy of painting landscapes in acrylic! We will explore color choices, painting approaches, and acrylic techniques in 2D and 3D. We will discuss options for Plein Air as well. All levels welcome. Bring a reference photo or use one of the teachers.
Saturday Aug 3rd, 1pm - 4pm
Come discover the joy of water-mixable oils! All the easy rework ability of oils and none of the mess! We will explore different approaches to using this versatile paint as well as what mediums to use with it. All levels welcome!
Saturday Aug 10th, 1pm - 4pm
Even the mere word “perspective” frightens many beginning or would-be artists, who’ve heard tales of how difficult it is to master this tool basic to success in almost any form of in-depth picture-making technique. Surprise!!! Any reasonably intelligent person with good hand-and-eye coordination can learn this skill through practice and by applying...
Saturday Aug 17th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Learn to paint roses, America’s favorite flower, in simplistic strokes with watercolor and white gouache on rice paper in which every stroke becomes a petal or leaf.
Sunday Aug 18th, 1pm - 4pm
In Advanced Hand Lettering, we will dive into how to create beautiful lettering using multiple mediums (brush, brush pen, water brush, and pencil), from each letter to forming words and sentences. We will also spend some time discussing composition, different styles, and how to make what you’ve envisioned a reality! Following the teaching portion...
Easily applicable pointers on sky-scene painting of several basic sorts, from Sunrise/Sunset scenes to cloud types, Sunny days, Moonlight, starlight. overcast/darkness, major cloud types, fog/mist, and forms of precipitation.
What is “Brush Lettering?” Brush lettering is beautiful hand lettering that looks like calligraphy, but is created with a brush pen rather than a dip pen and ink. Brush pens provide a great way to get started with brush/ hand lettering without the messy cleanup of traditional calligraphy. Heather will teach you how to create beautiful and elegant brush...