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

  • Drawing Steps to Painting Intensive

    This class is designed to take your drawing skills to another level: painting in oils. We will begin with exercises in charcoal and pencil and gradually progresses to black and white preparatory oil sketch...

    June 3, 2017 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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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...

    June 6, 2017 — 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Victoria Tucker

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  • Beginning Oil Painting

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

    June 6, 2017 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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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...

    June 7, 2017 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Victoria Tucker

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  • Japanese Inspired Watercolor Painting

    Students will immerse themselves with the timeless mythology of traditional Japanese painting. Each student will choose one creature and five elements from Japanese inspired art to create a unique finished...

    June 8, 2017 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Dan Gribben

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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 10, 2017 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Friends & Family Workshop: Pop Culture Collage (Ages 12 & Up)

    Making art together is a great way to spend time with your friends and family. In this four week workshop you will create your own mixed media collage compositions by combining your favorite popular cultur...

    June 11, 2017 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Dan Gribben

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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 make or alter images which will be use...

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

    Instructor: Colleen Cox

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  • Intro to Figure Drawing

    Have you always been intrigued by drawing from a nude model, but aren’t sure where to start? This class is for you! We will break down the experience of drawing from a model to the most basic techniques,...

    July 1, 2017 — 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Dabbling with Watercolors: Landscape

    Come experiment and learn about the fluid and beautiful medium of watercolor while enjoying the freedom of making art outside! We will use a playful approach and explore how to paint en plein air. Througho...

    July 3, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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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 8, 2017 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Perspective Drawing

    This one-day workshop introduces one of the most important elements in drawing: perspective. Through demonstrations, presentations, and drawing exercises, students will learn the basic skills of drawing fr...

    July 22, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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  • Drawing for the Terrified Intensive

    This week-long intensive 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 build on a little experience, you will develop and refine...

    July 24, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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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. Sharpen skills and learning techniques while exploring still-l...

    August 5, 2017 — 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Painting Color Workshop: Oil and Acrylic

    This class provides 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...

    August 12, 2017 — 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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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 19, 2017 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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Intermediate

  • Landscape Painting in Oils

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

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

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Simply Oil Painting

    An impressive painting starts with a strong composition. Students will begin by creating thumbnail sketches that will be used to establish a composition. We will learn to use soft/sharp edges, contrasting ...

    June 7, 2017 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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