Sun, Apr 14
1:00pm - 4:00pm
21 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...
Sunday Apr 14th, 1pm - 4pm
Dragons are the symbol of supreme power and good fortune in the East. It is a mythical creature that combines the features and qualities of multiple animals, birds and fish. Learn the anatomy of a classic dragon of the East, draw it in pencil and markers, and finish it in watercolor.
Saturday Mar 30th, 1pm - 4pm
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 Mar 31st, 1pm - 4pm
Explore the art of Asian brush painting and learn to paint showy hydrangea flowers in different styles, including the detailed outline method, expressive strokes, and white gouache over color wash method.
Saturday Apr 6th, 1pm - 4pm
Let’s make beautiful block-printed cards for any occasion. Nothing says love like unique handmade cards. Learn how to choose and create a design that sends your personal message. Alex will teach simple carving techniques to create your block as well as the different block materials available to you. Then it’s time to cover...
Sunday Apr 7th, 1pm - 4pm
How to make your bird pictures not only anatomically correct but “alive”, by seeing the individual “models’” physical structures, and color patterns, in terms of both form and function. Learn all this through guided practice, with the instructor’s help.
Saturday Apr 13th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Saturday Apr 20th, 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 May 5th, 1pm - 4pm
In this three-part monoprinting workshop we will explore many ways to create Monoprints. Every monoprint is a one of a kind works of art, unique in every way. We will use paints and inks as well as incorporating stencils and found objects to create form and design. In part 1 of the workshop we will start with using...
Sunday May 5th, 1pm - 4pm
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...
Sunday May 12th, 1pm - 4pm
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.
Saturday May 18th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
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...
Sunday May 19th, 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