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

  • Etching

    This class will cover basic etching techniques and the use of copper plates, etching tools, and an etching press. It will also introduce significant works by artists who have worked with this medium throug...

    September 21, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Sunghee Park

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  • Beginning Drawing

    Learn fundamental drawing skills and how to see like an artist. Beginners or experienced artists can work at an individual pace within a structured format. We’ll do some fun exercises to shift into the c...

    September 22, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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  • Comic Book Storytelling

    Students will the learn the basics of comic book creation, character designs, storytelling, pencil and inking. Learn the process of creating a 3-page narrative style comic, establishing dynamic stories and...

    September 23, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Jerad Gribben

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  • Drawing from Observation (Ages 14 & Up)

    In this workshop, we will use charcoal and draw from observation. We will start with contour (outline) drawings and work toward shading and value. All levels are welcome!...

    September 23, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • Letterpress & Relief Printmaking Intensive

    This class involves both traditional and experimental approaches to letterpress and relief printmaking. We will use a variety of matrices, including linoleum blocks and photopolymer relief plates. Students...

    September 24, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Colleen Cox

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  • Introduction to Paper Electronics

    In this one-day workshop we will learn the basics of paper electronics using LED stickers and copper tape. We will then apply those skills to create a luminous greeting card or other small paper artworks. ...

    September 30, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Sarah Haze

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  • Craft for Credit: Introduction to Printmaking

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

    October 4, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Sunghee Park

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  • Painting the Colors of Fall

    Capture the fleeting colors of fall! We will complete two paintings, one “portrait of a tree” and one “panoramic fall scene.” We’ll focus on color intensity and creating a sense of depth. Bring y...

    October 5, 2017 — 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Noreen Powell

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  • Learning the Fundamentals of Drawing (Ages 12 & up)

    This class will teach you the drawing basics, like perspective and value. We will concentrate on a series of exercises to build and improve drawing skills. Drawing from observation, you will work from a st...

    October 7, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • Learning the Fundamentals of Painting (Ages 12 and up)

    Focus on the fundamentals of painting, like mixing 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 mix it for a painting! We...

    October 7, 2017 — 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • Photopolymer Intaglio

    Photopolymer Intaglio is a nontoxic printmaking technique with rich tonal results for both photographic and hand-drawn images. Students will learn to use Photoshop to create or alter images to make printma...

    October 8, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Colleen Cox

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  • The Art of Bookbinding

    Learn the art of bookbinding and create one-of-a-kind, handmade journals and sketchbooks. Using a variety of stitching methods, students will have the opportunity to create both soft and hardcover books, w...

    October 10, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Ali Herrmann

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  • Introduction to Encaustics

    This workshop is for individuals interested in the process of encaustic painting. We will go over the safety, materials, process, and creative possibilities of this medium. You will create an encaustic pie...

    October 14, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Dorothea Osborn

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  • Independent Study in Printmaking

    Students with previous experience in printmaking can further develop their skills with the assistance of an instructor. The course will be taught as a workshop/open studio model, with demonstrations given ...

    October 19, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Colleen Cox

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio

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

    October 21, 2017 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Illustration 101

    This class will focus on developing confidence in illustration techniques and materials. Primary mediums for this class will be pen and ink, watercolor, and gouache (a water-based paint medium popular in t...

    October 21, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Cara Hanley

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  • Comic Book Storytelling

    Students will the learn the basics of comic book creation, character designs, storytelling, pencil and inking. Learn the process of creating a 3-page narrative style comic, establishing dynamic stories and...

    October 21, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Jerad Gribben

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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 condensed course, students work independently as they are guided through the general language...

    October 23, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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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...

    October 24, 2017 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Riverside Community Outreach: Mixed Media

    If you love all things art, you’ll love this class! Students will engage in a variety of visual arts projects that utilize painting, drawing, and sculpture techniques. If you’re ready to join the commu...

    October 25, 2017 — 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Instructor: Tamara DeMartino

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  • Beginning Oil Painting

    Never painted in oils before? This painting class is for beginners or those who desire a refresher course after a long break from painting. You will learn to see well, simplify the visual world into basic ...

    October 26, 2017 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Introduction to Watercolors

    Have fun with color using transparent watercolor paints. Try free experimentation on wet paper or use more a controlled approach. Learn about the materials, practice different techniques, and apply color t...

    October 27, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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  • Community Inclusion Project: Mixed Media

    If you love all things art, you’ll love this class! Students will engage in a variety of visual arts projects that utilize painting, drawing, and sculpture techniques. If you’re ready to join the commu...

    October 31, 2017 — 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Victoria Tucker

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  • Intuitive Painting

    Have fun with flowing tempera color on large sheets of paper and learn about process painting. Explore making marks playfully to see what unfolds. Discover your own unique imagery, guided by inner directio...

    November 4, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio

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

    November 18, 2017 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Comic Book Storytelling

    Students will the learn the basics of comic book creation, character designs, storytelling, pencil and inking. Learn the process of creating a 3-page narrative style comic, establishing dynamic stories and...

    November 18, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Jerad Gribben

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  • Painting Winter Landscapes

    This beginner-friendly class is for those interested in learning the basics of painting in acrylics. We will concentrate on creating a focal point using composition, contrast, and detail. You will learn ho...

    November 29, 2017 — 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Noreen Powell

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio

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

    December 16, 2017 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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Intermediate

  • Finding Your Painting Voice: Oil & Acrylic

    This class explores why we paint, how to choose subject matter and source materials, and how to work toward your own personal style as an artist. Quick and fun exercises explore expressive possibilities an...

    October 24, 2017 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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  • Finding Your Painting Voice: Oil & Acrylic

    This class explores why we paint, how to choose subject matter and source materials, and how to work toward your own personal style as an artist. Quick and fun exercises explore expressive possibilities an...

    October 25, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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  • Tonal Painting

    This class focuses on using a limited painting palette, value and temperature. Using neutral tones of gray, brown, or blue, students will concentrate on the atmosphere of the painting with an emphasis on m...

    November 1, 2017 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Intermediate Encaustic Painting

    This class is for individuals with a basic knowledge of encaustic painting. We will experiment with etching, stenciling, and glazing along with the basic encaustic technique of layering....

    November 11, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Dorothea Osborn

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  • Individualized Study in Oil Painting

    Learn advanced techniques in oil painting and build upon the skills you already have. The instructor will demonstrate techniques in class and discuss the materials and tools of oil painting. It is recommen...

    November 13, 2017 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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