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You don’t have to be Picasso to enjoy our Drawing and Painting classes. Artists of all levels have the opportunity to create mini-masterpieces in The Arts Center’s drawing, painting, and printmaking courses.

Not sure where to begin? Try Drawing for the Terrified, Intuitive Painting, or any other Beginner-level class.

Bring your sense of adventure as you explore new tools, materials, and mediums in Studio Art classes at The Arts Center.

 

Beginner

  • Landscape Painting in Oils

    Paint with expression the landscapes you love - in oils! This class will explore the popular, inspiring genre of landscape, and will enable the painting student to develop an attitude or “landscape sense...

    May 5, 2016 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Creating Beautifully Expressive Landscapes in Pastel with Master Pastelist Robert Carsten

    Join master pastelist Robert in this fun and informative two-day workshop designed for you to learn ways to significantly loosen up, create beautiful color, strong design and expressive mark making with th...

    May 20, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Robert Carsten PSA-mp, IAPS-mc

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  • Introduction to Printmaking

    This is an introduction to two forms of printmaking, monoprint and collograph. Monoprints are one-of-a-kind prints that are made through a process similar to painting. Collographs are made by creating a hi...

    May 24, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Sunghee Park

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  • Mixed Media Exploration: Community Inclusion Project

    If you love all things art, you’ll love this class! If you’re ready to join the community and explore new mediums, join us. No experience necessary! ...

    June 1, 2016 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: To Be Announced

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  • Traditional Chinese Brush Painting Workshop taught by Zhong-hua Lu

    This workshop will give you an introduction to the philosophical and technical aspects of this ancient art, a language of symbolic brush strokes. Working on rice paper with Chinese ink and water colors, st...

    June 11, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Zhong-hua Lu

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  • Oil Painting Bootcamp for Beginners

    An intensive two day session for the beginner or slightly experienced painter. Students will create monochromatic images on toned canvases from landscape images provided by the instructor or from the stud...

    June 25, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Drawing Portraits

    So you’ve been drawing for a while and now feel like you need to learn some new skills. In this beginner friendly class, you’ll learn the process of drawing accurate portraits. Working from live models...

    July 5, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Traditional Chinese Brush Painting Bootcamp taught by Zhong-hua Lu

    Come learn an ancient art in this intense week. Chinese brush painting is about the interrelatedness of all things in nature. Xie yi hua is one kind of traditional style of painting. Students will learn ph...

    July 11, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Zhong-hua Lu

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  • Color Painting Workshop

    A creative approach to color theory with a focus on adding richness and vitality to your paintings. This all-levels workshop is appropriate for complete beginners or experienced painters who would like to ...

    July 16, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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  • Drawing for the Terrified: Bootcamp Edition

    Want to finally take the time for yourself and learn to draw? This bootcamp is for anyone who has ever said, "I can't draw" (but wished it were otherwise)! Whether you are new to drawing, or looking to bui...

    July 18, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Abstract Painting Workshop

    Express yourself through line and shape. No need for realism, and you can’t fall back on your brush! In this abbreviated version of the course, students will work independently as they are guided throu...

    July 26, 2016 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Botanical Illustration

    In this class, you will focus on drawing plants and flowers based on the incredible illustrations by the Blaschka brothers. Students will carefully explore and draw the full system of a plant; from roots t...

    August 2, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Diving into Drawing Weekend Workshop

    In this beginning-to-intermediate intense workshop for the no-longer terrified, you will experience drawing a variety of subject matter, sharpening skills and learning techniques while exploring still-life...

    August 6, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Dabbling with Watercolors

    Come experiment and learn about the fluid and beautiful medium of watercolors and its many applications and techniques in this three session class in color! Students will use a playful approach and explor...

    August 8, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Painting from Life Workshop

    Painting from life is a foundational skill for learning to paint. In this all-levels class we will work from still life, with a focus on observation and rendering of form, space, light, perspective, and co...

    August 27, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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  • Introduction to Printmaking

    This is an introduction to the form of printmaking, monotype. Students will learn a variety of techniques for creating images on monotype plates. Students will work on single-pass and multi-pass printing t...

    October 4, 2016 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Sunghee Park

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Intermediate

  • Figure Drawing Open Studio

    Immerse yourself in an intensive afternoon-long figure drawing experience offered in the "open-studio" tradition. The Arts Center faculty will be available for discussion, but no instruction will be provi...

    May 21, 2016 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Urban Sketching: Perspective, Proportion & Scale

    Get to know the beauty of downtown Troy in this weekend intensive. Throughout this workshop students learn how to see and represent proper proportion, scale, and perspective by sketching the beautiful down...

    June 4, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Tony Conner

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio

    Immerse yourself in an intensive afternoon-long figure drawing experience offered in the "open-studio" tradition. The Arts Center faculty will be available for discussion, but no instruction will be provi...

    June 11, 2016 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Drawing Steps to Painting Bootcamp

    A class designed to take your drawing skills to another level: Painting in oils. Class begins with exercises in charcoal and pencil and gradually progresses to black and white preparatory oil sketches, def...

    June 27, 2016 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio

    Immerse yourself in an intensive afternoon-long figure drawing experience offered in the "open-studio" tradition. The Arts Center faculty will be available for discussion, but no instruction will be provi...

    July 9, 2016 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Oil Painting Boot Camp

    In this intensive oil painting boot camp for the intermediate and experienced painter, students will work on large toned canvases using house painting bristle brushes, working quickly to block in images t...

    July 18, 2016 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Landscape Painting in Oils: A Bootcamp

    Paint with expression the landscapes you love - in oils! This intense bootcamp will explore the popular, inspiring genre of landscape, and will enable the painting student to develop an attitude or “land...

    August 1, 2016 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio

    Immerse yourself in an intensive afternoon-long figure drawing experience offered in the "open-studio" tradition. The Arts Center faculty will be available for discussion, but no instruction will be provi...

    August 13, 2016 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Introduction to Portrait Painting: A Bootcamp

    This course will focus on accurate portrait drawings executed in oil paint on canvas. Working from live models and photo reference materials, students will learn about the structural proportions that are s...

    August 15, 2016 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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