Weekly Painting Classes & Workshops

WORKSHOPS

DRAWING BASICS I

DRAWING BASICS I

DRAWING BASICS FOR BEGINNERS!

 

LEVEL: Beginner

WHERE: In-Studio

COST: $292 for a 6-week workshop

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Discover the joys of artistic expression with our Drawing Basics Course! This introductory course is tailored for those who have little to no prior drawing experience and wish to embark on a creative journey. Our skilled and supportive instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, from understanding basic shapes and lines to shading and perspective. You’ll learn essential techniques, gain confidence in your abilities, and develop a strong foundation that will set you on a path to creating your own beautiful artworks. Whether you dream of sketching landscapes, portraits, or anything that inspires you, this class is your first step toward unlocking your artistic potential. Join us and bring your imagination to life on paper!

UPCOMING WORKSHOP DATES:

Drawing Basics I – Wednesdays – 9:00-11:30AM
9/4/24 – 10/16/24 (NO CLASS 10/9/24) | REGISTER NOW!

 

STAY TUNED, MORE WORKSHOPS COMING SOON!

 

SUPPLY LIST:
  • SKETCHBOOK: 9″x12″ spiral bound
  • LARGE DRAWING PAD: 18″x24″
  • PENCILS: HB and 6B
  • ERASER: Kneaded and vinyl
  • CHARCOAL: Compressed charcoal and vine charcoal
  • OTHER: Pencil sharpener, blending tortillon, micron pen (or thin sharpie)
DRAWING BASICS II

DRAWING BASICS II

DRAWING BASICS FOR BEGINNERS-INTERMEDIATE!

 

LEVEL: Beginner-Intermediate

WHERE: In-Studio

COST: $292 for a 6-week workshop

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Take your drawing skills to the next level with Drawing Basics II. Designed for those seeking to expand their artistic horizons, this intermediate course delves deeper into the world of drawing. Led by our experienced instructors, you’ll refine your techniques and explore new dimensions of artistic expression. From mastering intricate shading techniques to refining perspective and composition, you’ll develop the skills needed to create captivating artworks. Whether you aspire to sketch landscapes, portraits, or imaginative scenes, this class is your gateway to unlocking your full creative potential. Join us and let your imagination flourish!

UPCOMING WORKSHOP DATES:

Drawing Basics II

Wednesdays – 9:00-11:30AM
10/23/24 – 12/4/24 (NO CLASS 11/27/24) | REGISTER NOW!

 

STAY TUNED, MORE WORKSHOPS COMING SOON!

 

SUPPLY LIST:
  • SKETCHBOOK: 9″x12″ spiral bound
  • LARGE DRAWING PAD: 18″x24″
  • PENCILS: HB and 6B
  • ERASER: Kneaded and vinyl
  • CHARCOAL: Compressed charcoal and vine charcoal
  • OTHER: Pencil sharpener, blending tortillon, micron pen (or thin sharpie)
WATERCOLOR BASICS

WATERCOLOR BASICS

WATERCOLOR FOR BEGINNERS!

 

LEVEL: Beginner

WHERE: In-Studio

COST: $292 for a 6-week workshop

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Dive into the world of watercolors with our Watercolor Basics Workshop! Whether you’re picking up a brush for the first time or looking to refine your skills, this workshop is designed for art enthusiasts of all levels. Join us for a creative journey where you’ll learn fundamental watercolor techniques, explore color blending, and create your own masterpiece. Our experienced instructor will guide you through each step, ensuring a fun and supportive environment. Unleash your creativity and discover the joy of watercolor painting in this immersive workshop tailored for beginners.

UPCOMING WORKSHOP DATES:

Watercolor Basics
Mondays – 6:00-8:30PM
9/9/24 – 10/14/24 | REGISTER NOW!

 

STAY TUNED, MORE WORKSHOPS COMING SOON!

 

SUPPLY LIST:
  • SKETCHBOOK: 9″x12″ spiral sketchbook
  • PAPER: Watercolor paper pad 11″x15″ (140lb or higher weight is recommended, Strathmore brand works well)
  • BRUSHES: Various sizes, synthetic round #2, #6, #10 (or similar sizes)
  • PALETTE: Plastic or porcelain watercolor palette with wells for mixing colors (Royal & Langnickel® Large White Folding Palette)
  • PAINT: Tube watercolor paints
    BASIC 10 COLORS : Lemon Yellow Hue, Cadmium Orange Hue, Cadmium Red Deep Hue, Permanent Rose, Dioxazine Purple, Ultramarine, Cerulean Blue Hue, Hooker’s Green Light, Burnt Sienna, and Lamp Black (Winsor & Newton™ Cotman Water Colours™ 10 Color Paint Set, sold at Michaels or BLICK)
    OR
    EXTENDED 24 COLORS:  Chinese White, Lemon Yellow Hue, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Cadmium Orange Hue, Cadmium Red Deep Hue, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Permanent Rose, Purple Lake, Dioxazine Purple, Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, Cerulean Blue Hue, Turquoise, Emerald, Viridian Hue, Hooker’s Green Light, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, and Lamp Black (Winsor & Newton™ Cotman Water Colours™ 20 Color Paint Set, sold at Michaels or BLICK)
  • MASKING MATERIAL: Frisket (used for preserving white areas of your painting)
  • WATER CONTAINERS: Two or more clean jars or cups for water (to rinse brushes)
  • TOWEL: Towel/rag for blotting and cleaning brushes
  • OTHER: HB pencil, kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener, micron pen (or thin sharpie), blue painters tape

All of these materials can be bought at Michaels or Blick Art Materials. Please contact the studio if you have any supplies questions, we would love to help!

LARGE ACRYLIC LANDSCAPE BASICS

LARGE ACRYLIC LANDSCAPE BASICS

PAINTING BASICS FOR BEGINNERS!

 

LEVEL: Beginner-Intermediate

WHERE: In-Studio

COST: $292 for a 6-week workshop

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Join us for a 6-week journey into the world of acrylic landscape painting! In this course, you’ll learn the essentials of working with acrylics, from mastering brush techniques to understanding color theory and composition. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of creating stunning landscapes. By the end of the course, you’ll have completed one large acrylic landscape painting of your choosing, ready to showcase your newfound skills and creativity. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to refine your techniques, this course is designed to inspire and elevate your artistic journey.

UPCOMING WORKSHOP DATES:

Large Acrylic Landscape Basics

Tuesdays – 9:00-11:30AM
10/22/24 – 12/3/24 (NO CLASS 11/26/24) | REGISTER NOW!

 

STAY TUNED, MORE WORKSHOPS COMING SOON!

 

SUPPLY LIST:
  • PAINT: Liquitex® BASICS Acrylic Color Starter Set (4oz tubes in this set includes: Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Naphthol Crimson, Phthalocyanine Green, Ultramarine Blue, Mars Black, Titanium White)
  • BRUSHES: Scholastic White Hog Bristle Set – Set of 6, Winsor & Newton Artists’ Oil Synthetic Hog Brush – Fan, Size 6, Long Handle, Princeton Select Series 3750 Natural and Synthetic Blend Brush – Deerfoot, Short Handle, Size 5/8″, 3″ tapered palette knife
  • PALETTE: 16″ Masterson Sta-Wet Premier Palette, Sta-Wet Palette Sheets (package of 30), and Sponge Insert
  • CANVAS: Two 8″x10″ canvas (boards or stretched) and One 24″x36″ Stretched canvas (recommended: Level 2 Gallery Wrapped Traditional Canvas by Artist’s Loft® – this is the Michael’s brand, or any similar canvas will work!)
  • OTHER ITEMS: Paper Towels, Water containers (2), Spray bottle, Pencils, eraser + sharpener, Sketchbook, 9×12 spiral on the side

All of these materials can be bought at Michaels or Blick Art Materials. Please contact the studio if you have any supplies questions, we would love to help!

WEEKLY CLASSES

VIRTUAL ACRYLIC PAINTING BASICS

VIRTUAL ACRYLIC PAINTING BASICS

PAINTING BASICS FOR BEGINNERS!

 

LEVEL: Beginner-intermediate

WHERE: Virtual

WHEN: Tuesdays, September – May

COST: $270 for a 6-class session

TIME: 9:00am-11:00am

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Explore your creative side in our Live Virtual Acrylic Painting Basics Course! This course is for anyone who wants to learn to paint with acrylics or advance their painting and creative skills. Start at the very beginning, learn about choosing paints, painting surfaces, and how to make the most of your paint and brushes as you create. Basic color theory and color mixing will be explored as well as textures and techniques. Also incorporated are drawing lessons on perspective and composition. This course begins with important painting basics and continues to teach technical skills for intermediate and advanced painting as sessions continue. Everyone will work at their own pace. No previous skills required, that is except for some basic painting tools to start, like brushes, surfaces and paints.

 

UPCOMING COURSE DATES 2024-2025:

Session 1: 9/3/24 – 10/15/24 (NO CLASS 10/8/24) | REGISTER NOW!

Session 2: 10/22/24 – 12/3/24 (NO CLASS 11/26/24) | REGISTER NOW!

Session 3: dates coming soon!

Session 4: dates coming soon!

Session 5: dates coming soon!

 

 

 

INTRODUCTORY VIDEO:

Before joining Acrylic Basics, we HIGHLY recommend purchasing our introduction tutorial video! Students will gain a greater understanding of the essential art supplies needed to get started with acrylics and how to navigate the overwhelming buying options online and in the stores. We will go over the different brush selections, painting surfaces, palettes, paints, and more. There will be drawing exercises, helping you build the foundation for painting.

The only supplies you will need for this video is a sketchbook (or plain paper), pencil, and an eraser!

Purchase Introduction Tutorial Video: Register on our calendar!

 

SUPPLY LIST:
  • PAINT: Golden or Liquitex Brand – Cadmium yellow light, Cadmium yellow deep, Cadmium red light, Quinacridone magenta, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Viridan, Burnt Umber, Titanium white (large tube)
  • BRUSHES: Long handle Simply Simmons Synthetic Bristle Brushes (not regular bristle brushes) Size 16 Bright, Size 12 Bright, Size 6 Bright, Size 4 Round, Size 16 Roun
  • PALETTE: 16″ Masterson Sta-Wet Premier Palette, Sta-Wet Palette Sheets (package of 30), and Sponge Insert
    CANVAS: Blick Studio Canvas Panels – these are a perfect blend of economy and quality – Package of 5, 8×10, Package of 5, 12×16
  • OTHER ITEMS: Paper Towels, Water containers (2), Spray bottle, Pencils, eraser + sharpener, Sketchbook, 9×12 spiral on the side
ACRYLIC PAINTING BASICS (IN-STUDIO)

ACRYLIC PAINTING BASICS (IN-STUDIO)

PAINTING BASICS FOR BEGINNERS!

 

LEVEL: Beginner-intermediate

WHERE: In-Studio

WHEN: Thursdays, September – May

COST: $292 for a 6-class session

TIME: 9:00am-11:30am

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Explore your creative side in our Acrylic Painting Basics Course! This course is for anyone who wants to learn to paint with acrylics or advance their painting and creative skills. Start at the very beginning, learn about choosing paints, painting surfaces, and how to make the most of your paint and brushes as you create. Basic color theory and color mixing will be explored as well as textures and techniques. Also incorporated are drawing lessons on perspective and composition. This course begins with important painting basics and continues to teach technical skills for intermediate and advanced painting as sessions continue. Everyone will work at their own pace. No previous skills required, that is except for some basic painting tools to start, like brushes, surfaces and paints.

 

UPCOMING SESSION DATES 2024-2025:

Session 1: 9/5/24 – 10/17/24 (NO CLASS 10/10/24)  | REGISTER NOW!

Session 2: 10/24/24 – 12/5/24 (NO CLASS 11/28/24) | REGISTER NOW!

Session 3: dates coming soon!

Session 4: dates coming soon!

Session 5: dates coming soon!

 

 

INTRODUCTORY VIDEO:

Before joining Acrylic Basics, we HIGHLY recommend purchasing our introduction tutorial video! Students will gain a greater understanding of the essential art supplies needed to get started with acrylics and how to navigate the overwhelming buying options online and in the stores. We will go over the different brush selections, painting surfaces, palettes, paints, and more. There will be drawing exercises, helping you build the foundation for painting.

The only supplies you will need for this video is a sketchbook (or plain paper), pencil, and an eraser!

Purchase Introduction Tutorial Video: Register on our calendar!

 

SUPPLY LIST:
  • PAINT: Golden or Liquitex Brand – Cadmium yellow light, Cadmium yellow deep, Cadmium red light, Quinacridone magenta, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Viridan, Burnt Umber, Titanium white (large tube)
  • BRUSHES: Long handle Simply Simmons Synthetic Bristle Brushes (not regular bristle brushes) Size 16 Bright, Size 12 Bright, Size 6 Bright, Size 4 Round, Size 16 Roun
  • PALETTE: 16″ Masterson Sta-Wet Premier Palette, Sta-Wet Palette Sheets (package of 30), and Sponge Insert
    CANVAS: Blick Studio Canvas Panels – these are a perfect blend of economy and quality – Package of 5, 8×10, Package of 5, 12×16
  • OTHER ITEMS: Paper Towels, Water containers (2), Spray bottle, Pencils, eraser + sharpener, Sketchbook, 9×12 spiral on the side

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