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Art Hiking: Sketching Nature

Join Caroline Mustard and Katy Lea's popular weekly art hiking meetup group and learn the enjoyable art of sketching nature. Each week the class visits different locales where you will learn how to sketch nature, starting with the simple fundamentals. No prior drawing experience needed, just an inquiring mind and creative spirit! Each week a different meeting point will be decided. Drop-ins welcome.

This class takes place at Atherton Art Foundation Studio : Main House, Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton. 

FALL Quarter: 11 week class. No class 11/27.

 



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Mustard 10/2 - 12/18 We 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $310.00 View 7

Beginner Art Series: Intro to Drawing

If you would love to draw but just never learned how, this is the class for you. Caroline Mustard will take you in easy steps through the basics that are so often “assumed”, yet which are critical to acquiring the skill to draw:
• How to hold a pencil - sounds silly, but yet it is critically important.
• Taking a line for a walk - Caroline follows the basic drawing exercises created by famed art teacher and artist Paul Klee who noted: “Drawing is simply a dot going for a walk.”
• Textures and patterns - how to use your pencil (or pen) to create different textures and patterns. This is NOT drawing for dummies. It is a class that enables you to SEE and to draw what you SEE instead of what you think you see.
If you have ever wanted to draw and felt you lacked the skill or training, take this class and enter into a new world of being able to see things around you... Materials for the two first classes are provided.

FALL Quarter: 11 week class. No class 11/26.

 



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Studio One
Mustard 9/24 - 12/10 Tu 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM $310.00 View -2

Beginning Art Series: Introduction to Portrait Drawing

This new course, taught by accomplished artist and animator Chris Petrocchi, is designed for beginner artists who want to learn how to accurately draw the human face and become more confident with portraits. Chris guides students through his 7-step process on how to create portraits that are dynamic, solid and impactful. By the end of this course students will know how to: see and simplify like an artist; construct believable forms; capture attitude and essence; draw the feature; understand lighting, drama, and story. See Chris's work on instagram at @drawjuice.

FALL Quarter: 5 week class.

 



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Studio One
Petrocchi 9/27 - 10/25 Fr 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $200.00 View 3

Beginning Figure Drawing

This class introduces the exercises necessary for students to develop a solid foundation in drawing and rendering the human figure. Through demonstration and individual instruction, students learn how to see, depict and analyze their work. Each class provides students with hands-on experience in manipulating drawing tools and materials to apply the principles of composition and design. Two classes include clothed model to introduce life drawing.

FALL Quarter: 10 week class. No class 11/27.

 



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Studio One
Kerr 10/9 - 12/18 We 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM $400.00 View 10

Cartooning & Comics with Steve Curl

Have fun learning the art of cartooning and caricatures in this workshop. Let your imagination and your drawing skills soar as you learn how to see and analyze cartoons and jokes. Emphasis is on developing and editing your ideas; effective sequential storytelling; concise and effective draftsmanship; professional inking and finishing skills; and the power of delivering a strong visual punch.

 



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18 - &up Curl 11/17 - 11/17 Su 10:30 AM - 04:00 PM $100.00 View 11

Drawing & More

This class is designed for kids who love to create art such as; drawing, collage, clay, watercolor, and more. Students are introduced to essencial art concepts while working with all type of activity and material. The main purpose of this class is to stimulate visual perception, observation and imagination. All materials are included. Ages14+

FALL Quarter: 11 week class. No class 11/27.

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Studio Two
9 - 15 Moura 10/2 - 12/18 We 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM $280.00 View 1

Drawing in Preparation for Landscape Painting

Learn the drawing skills that will prepare you for painting more successful landscapes in either watercolor or oil. In this class the following skills are emphasized: value, composition and depth . Students work from photos, create graphite drawings and then translate those drawings into finished paintings.

FALL Quarter: 12 week class. No class 11/27.

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Main Gallery
Scholl 9/24 - 12/17 Tu 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $420.00 View 7

Figure Drawing Unbound

Focusing on short poses (mostly 30 seconds to 5 minutes), students utilize different media (ie pencil, charcoal, pen, ink and watercolor). Practice techniques and exercises including contour drawing and eyes-closed drawing, to develop hand-eye coordination and to improve the liveliness and expression of their drawings of the human figure along with their overall drawing skills.This class is appropriate for all levels including beginners with experience. Demos and hands-on critique is an important part of the class. Model fee included.

FALL Quarter: 10 week class. . No class 11/28.

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Saint Georges 9/19 - 11/21 Th 04:00 PM - 06:30 PM $400.00 View 1

Head Drawing
  This class is for students who want to learn to draw the head and achieve a greater likeness. Composition, perspective, proportion, focal point, value, pattern and use of light and shadow are developed. Basic drawing skills are recommended. Model fees included.

 

FALL Quarter: 10 week class. No class 11/26.

 

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Sin 9/24 - 12/3 Tu 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $400.00 View 10

Landscape Drawing with Colored Pencils

This workshop covers the characteristics, color range of the main kinds of color pencils, hard, soft, water soluble and pastels. Drawing from landscape photos, students receive step by step guidance with visual demonstrations of each key technique - blending, burnishing, shading, transferring images as well as the basics of composition and perspective. This workshop is held at The Foster located at 940 Commercial St., Palo Alto.

 



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Sacred Places Gallery
Lamprell 9/28 - 9/28 Sa 12:30 PM - 04:30 PM $90.00 View 10

Next Step: Drawing

This class takes off from the Intro to Drawing class with project based lessons covering different drawing styles and subjects including figure drawing to still life, landscape, portraiture and urban sketching.

 Prerequisite: Completion of Beginner Art Series - Intro to Drawing or equivalent.

 

 



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Main Gallery
Akinaga 9/24 - 10/29 Tu 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM $170.00 View 8
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Main Gallery
Akinaga 11/26 - 12/17 Tu 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM $110.00 View 11

Step by Step Drawing : Portraits and Composition

Learn drawing and composition skills through step by step demos. In this class the following skills are emphasized: the structure of form, value or light and shadow and composition. Students work from models and still life set ups using charcoal, graphite and toned paper.

FALL Quarter: 10 week class. No class 11/26.

 



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Studio One
Sin 9/24 - 12/3 Tu 12:00 PM - 02:30 PM $400.00 View 9

Step by Step Portrait Drawing

Learn how to make competent drawings of portraits through step-by-step instruction and demonstrations. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this class will further your drawing skills. Draw from live model and learn the techniques of mastering expressive portraiture with different dry media.

 



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Sin 9/22 - 9/22 Su 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $220.00 View 10
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Studio One
Sin 12/15 - 12/15 Su 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $220.00 View 20

Uninstructed Life Drawing and Painting

This open-studio style class allows students to work from a live model without instruction. Focusing on medium with short-length poses, students work on their own non-toxic drawing or painting media. Drop-ins welcome. Model fee included. All uninstructed classes with a model must have a minimum of 5 regular registered students.

FALL Quarter: 10 week class. No Class 10/14, 11/11 or 11/25.

 

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Studio One
Sines 9/23 - 12/16 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $200.00 View 7

Vibrant Realism With Colored Pencil: Denise Howard
Description: Learn how to use a variety of techniques and tools with colored pencil to create glowing color and details that blur the distinction between drawing and painting. Colored pencil offers the control and portability of pencil and the color of paint!

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Sacred Places Gallery
Howard 11/2 - 11/2 Sa 12:30 PM - 04:30 PM $90.00 View 15