Courses

Make your acrylic paintings more impactful by building a strong foundation through design, composition and value. Explore the four elements of good design, proper composition techniques as well as principles of color excitement and value. Some acrylic painting experience is helpful. Paints provided for the first class, panels available to purchase from instructor ($7- $10). A list of materials required for the remaining classes will be reviewed at the first class session.


October 7-28, 2019, BEC 0152
Develop your own artistic language in this fast-paced introduction to drawing. A variety of techniques will be explored to help you build fundamental drawing and composition skills.


June 24, 2019 to July 25, 2019, PEN 0105
September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, RTEC 113
September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, PRI 127
Explore your creativity with oil painting. Learn concepts in composition such as design, color and value. Take inspiration from still life in a fun and encouraging environment. Class includes demonstrations, hands-on participation and design coaching. All skill levels welcome.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019, PRI 127
Explore your creativity with oil painting. Learn concepts in composition such as design, color and value. Take inspiration from still life in a fun and encouraging environment. Class includes demonstrations, hands-on participation and design coaching.


Thursday, October 17, 2019, BEC 0152
Immerse yourself in key principles of design and color while learning how to lead the viewer's eye into a painted landscape. This hands-on course provides students with an opportunity to compose a landscape with the encouragement and coaching of a professional artist.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, PRI 127
This course applies artistic technique to drawing the human anatomy, figure and portraiture. Representational as well as expressive approaches will be applied. All skill levels supported in this course. Instructor will provide one-on-one coaching based on each individual student's needs.


June 24, 2019 to July 25, 2019, PEN 0105
Be part of a community of beginning and professional artists as you practice drawing or painting the human figure. This class offers a structured studio environment with nude and clothed male and female models.


September 27, 2019 to December 6, 2019, PCA 0000
Explore how to strengthen a painting's composition with Notan, the Japanese term for "light-dark harmony." Notan can be used to create different patterns of light and dark element in a painting. Learn how to apply basic Notan techniques to reveal the balance behind a painting. Students may want to bring a lunch or snack. Materials are required for this course.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, BEC 0152
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes. Materials provided.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, BEC 0152
Saturday, August 17, 2019, BEC 0152
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, BEC 0152
Monday, November 4, 2019, RDM3 306
This class builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified class. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth. Materials provided.


Saturday, August 24, 2019, BEC 0152
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, BEC 0152
Monday, November 18, 2019, RDM3 306
Join professional artist Barbara Berry as you learn the principles of translating what you see to paper. Refine your skills by practicing the concepts of volume, perspective, negative space, shading, line and more. Bring a 9" x 12" spiral bound sketchbook. All other materials provided.


Saturday, October 19, 2019, BEC 0152