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.



  • Painting Color Concepts: Oil & Acrylic

    A creative approach to color theory with a focus on adding richness and vitality to your paintings. This class is appropriate for complete beginners or experienced painters who would like to deepen their u...

    November 2, 2016 — 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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  • Drawing for the Terrified

    This is a class for anyone who has ever said, "I can't draw" (but wished it were otherwise!). In this introductory drawing class for new students as well as those looking to build on a little experience, y...

    November 3, 2016 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Metaphoric & Symbolic Self-Portraits

    Historically, artists have not only made self-portraits to represent what they look like in a mirror, but also to represent their personal narratives or express their internal selves. In this class, we wil...

    November 3, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Keeping a Visual Journal

    ANYONE can learn to draw and be creative, and everyone can begin to do so by keeping a sketchbook, or visual journal. In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of how to use this tool, and come away...

    November 6, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Coogan

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  • Relief Printmaking: Linocut

    The student will be introduced to printmaking from linoleum blocks. Linocuts, as they are called, have been made by artists starting in the early 20th century as an alternative to traditional woodblock pri...

    November 7, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: William Skerritt

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  • Traditional Chinese Brush Painting taught by Zhong-hua Lu

    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 philosophical and technical aspects of this ancien...

    November 10, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Zhong-hua Lu

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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...

    November 12, 2016 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Learning the Fundamentals of Painting

    This class will focus on mixing your own colors, color theory, and planning a composition. By the end of this class, you will be able to see a color out in the world and be able to mix it for a painting! A...

    November 19, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • Geometry in Nature, Art & Architecture

    Discover and explore the geometric patterns found everywhere in the world around us. This hands-on workshop will deepen your understanding and appreciation of the universal patterns found throughout nature...

    November 29, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Kurt Przybilla

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  • Drawing Steps to Painting

    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...

    November 9, 2016 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Just Added! 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...

    November 9, 2016 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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