Visual Arts Classes

Acrylics Class
A class to learn or enhance your skill in painting with acrylics, this group is also about accepting the joys of being an artist. If you don’t know how already, you will learn how to employ many painting tools, including palette knives, brushes, and paper towels (you’ll see!). The class will cover landscapes, portraits, seascapes, still life, architecture – pretty much anything you like. You will have complete freedom to paint whatever you wish. Structure is catered to your needs. You will learn over time color theory, perspective, foreshortening, when to use a brush and when to use a knife, color temperature, pushing your values, how to place a proper bead on the edge of a painting knife, how to balance the consistency of the paint in a liner brush to easily paint beautiful tree limbs and blades of grass, and many, many other things. Perhaps you will learn what is sometimes the hardest thing to learn: that you are, in fact, a real artist and that your creations are wonderful! Supply list can be picked up prior to registering. The class will exhibit their work in the month of March 2018 in the Galleria.
Instructor………………………….Omar Bolado
Dates………………………………..Wednesdays
Times………………………….10:00am – 12:00pm
Ages…………………………………………18+
Member Fee……………………….$50 per month
Non-Member Fee…………………..$60 per month


Beginner/Advanced Watercolor Portraits
For this class, inspiring artists will learn the medium of watercolor by mimicking what the instructor does in class (no experience required). Through observation and verbal instruction, inspiring artist learn basic skills in application of the medium. More skilled artists in the class will work on projects that are self-driven with verbal critiques and directed tutoring provided by instructor.
Instructor …………………………..Wanda Cox
Dates…………………………………Thursdays
Times……………………………1:00pm – 3:00pm
Ages…………………………………………18+
Member Fee……………………….$50 per month
Non-Member Fee…………………..$60 per month

Realistic Drawing Class
In this on-going class, you will learn techniques to render realistically the three-dimensional forms and textures found in the world around you, including people and animals. In an informal, at your own-pace-setting, we will be exploring shape, line, value and texture using charcoal and graphite. A supply list will be provided.
Instructor …………………………..Amy Watts
Dates…………………………………..Mondays
Times……………………………5:30pm – 7:00pm
Ages…………………………………………16+
Member Fee……………………….$50 per month
Non-Member Fee…………………..$60 per month
Minimum Artists………………………..5 artists
Maximum Artists………………………10 artists