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.



  • 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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  • 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...

    August 16, 2016 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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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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  • Creating Beautifully Expressive Autumn 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...

    September 16, 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 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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  • 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 16, 2016 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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