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Architectural Drawing Around Town

In this workshop students focus on learning the conventions of freehand drawing through observing, documenting and analyzing design details. The workshop starts with a discussion of drawing techniques, shading, principals of perspective, space and composition and proceed to drawing selected local buildings and landscapes in downtown Palo Alto and the surrounding area.

 



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Studio One
Lamprell 4/14 - 4/14 Su 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM $89.00 View 4

Architectural Travel Drawing: An Exercise in Selective Seeing

With a quickness and spontaneity of line, learn to translate built and landscape environments and forms into their essential elements. Selectively observe and draw architectural and landscape environments, and develop awareness about spatial and textural qualities. Class meets in the classroom and proceeds to nearby outdoor locations.

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Studio Two
Bernstein 4/12 - 6/28 Fr 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM $319.00 View 11

Art Hiking

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! The first class takes place at the Foster Gallery (940 Commercial St, Palo Alto) home of an outstanding collection of the work of artist/explorer Tony Foster and each week a different meeting point will be decided. Drop-ins also welcome if you cannot commit to the full series.

Spring Quarter: 12 week class.



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Mustard 4/10 - 6/26 We 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM $269.00 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.
12 week class.

 



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Mustard 1/8 - 3/26 Tu 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM $269.00 View -2
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Mustard 4/9 - 6/25 Tu 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM $269.00 View -1

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. Ages 9-15. 12 week class.


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Studio Two
9 - 15 Moura 1/9 - 3/27 We 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM $297.00 View 1
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9 - 15 Moura 4/10 - 6/19 We 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM $297.00 View 6

Drawing Foundations

This class will introduce the exercises necessary for students to develop a solid foundation in drawing and rendering the human body. Through demonstration and individual instruction, students will learn how to see, depict and critically analyze their work. Each class will provide students with hands-on experience in manipulating drawing tools and materials to apply the principles of composition and design. Price includes model fee for 2 classes.

Winter Quarter: 9 week class. No class 1/21, 2/18, 2/25.

Spring Quarter: 10 week class.

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Studio Two
Beverleigh 4/8 - 6/10 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM $362.00 View 8

Drawing Portraits the Easy Way

You can easily learn to draw a portrait.  Don’t waste your time trying to learn to draw portraits from a book, or an expensive on-line course, the slow way—practicing bad habits that will frustrate and disappoint you. 
If you have always wanted to be able to draw portraits of friends and family, know that your lack of success is not because you don’t have talent or artistic ability, or because you don’t practice enough.  Most people who try to draw faces practice the wrong way.  In this workshop you will learn how to do amazing drawings of faces.  You will surprise your friends and family and most important yourself. 

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Main Gallery
Dvorak 4/6 - 4/6 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $120.00 View 14

Elements of Landscape Drawing with Colored Pencil

Explore the possibilities of this gorgeous art medium yielding a range of effects. Drawing from landscape photos and still life, students learn about materials, composition and perspective as well as transferring images, burnishing, hatching, blending and texturing. Materials fee of $10 payable to instructor.

 



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Main Gallery
Lamprell 6/2 - 6/2 Su 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM $89.00 View 9

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.

Winter Quarter: 10 week class.

Spring Quarter: 10 week class. No class 4/25.

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Studio One
Saint Georges 1/17 - 3/21 Th 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM $482.00 View 1
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Saint Georges 4/11 - 6/20 Th 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM $482.00 View 8

Gesture Drawing & Drapery Study

Using a dynamic approach to seeing and drawing the human figure, students are introduced and taught directly from a live model. Learn to simplify form using gesture, building upon it with construction and later on, anatomy. This class also introduces the study of drapery where students learn to create realistic draping and folds. Model fees are included.

Winter Quarter: 10 week class. No class 2/26.

Spring Quarter: 10 week class.

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Beverleigh 4/9 - 6/11 Tu 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM $482.00 View 10

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.

 

 Winter Quarter: 10 week class.

Spring Quarter: 6 week class.

 

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Studio One
Mendieta 4/30 - 6/4 Tu 10:30 AM - 01:00 PM $289.00 View 5

Intermediate 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.

 

Spring Quarter: 12 week class

 



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Studio Two
Mustard 4/9 - 6/25 Tu 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM $269.00 View 12

Landscape Drawing & 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.

Winter Quarter: 12 week class.

Spring Quarter: 8 week class.

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Main Gallery
Scholl 1/8 - 3/26 Tu 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $399.00 View 6
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Main Gallery
Scholl 4/2 - 5/21 Tu 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $266.00 View 8

Landscape Watercolor with Pastels

This class is geared for students already familiar with watercolor technique, but are interested in learning new skills: combining watercolor with gouache, soft chalk pastel, lifting techniques, color-layering with washes and watercolor handling that Instructor Robin Scholl has developed and taught for many years at PAL. This is a friendly class with gentle motivation and guidance. Students work from their own landscape photos and are encouraged to plan/prepare for their paintings with a value drawing before the painting process begins. Paper is available for purchase from instructor.

Winter Quarter: 12 week class.

Spring Quarter: 8 week class.

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Scholl 1/7 - 3/25 Mo 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $399.00 View 5
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Main Gallery
Scholl 4/1 - 5/20 Mo 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $299.00 View 9

Pastel Portrait Painting
This class is for students looking to improve their portrait drawing and painting skills. Learn to achieve a greater likeness through color, perspective, proportion, focal point, value, pattern and the use of light and shadow. Basic drawing skills are recommended. Model fee included.

Winter Quarter: 10 week class.

 

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Uninstructed Life Drawing and Painting

This open-studio style class allows students to work from a live model without instruction. Focusing on medium  to short-length poses, students work in their own non-toxic drawing or painting media. This class is for intermediate to advanced levels. Drop-ins welcome. Model fee included. 10 weeks of classes. This model class must have a minimum of 5 regular registered students.

Winter Quarter: 10 week class. No class 1/21, 2/18.

Spring Quarter: 10 week class. No class 5/27.

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Sines 1/7 - 3/25 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $300.00 View 8
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Studio One
Sines 4/8 - 6/17 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $300.00 View 11

Urban Architectural Sketching - Plein Air

This class covers the fundamentals of drawing and sketching urban
architecture with sketch walks to different locations in Palo Alto including Stanford Campus. If you want to sketch while you travel, this is the class for you! Even if you have never drawn before Caroline will take you through the fundamentals that you will need in order to draw buildings effectively. Materials for the two first classes are provided.

Winter Quarter: 12 week class.

Spring Quarter: 11 week class. No class 5/2.



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Mustard 1/10 - 3/28 Th 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM $269.00 View 5
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Main Gallery
Mustard 4/11 - 6/13 Th 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM $249.00 View 8