The Arts Center offers a variety of painting classes in oil, watercolor, and mixed media for painters of all levels.

Beginner

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Intermediate

  • 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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  • 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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