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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 Two
Lamprell 9/30 - 9/30 Su 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM $89.00 View 7

Beginner Art Series: Analysis of Form in Drawing
Develop drawing skills by focusing on how light creates form while learning to draw basic forms and proportions, measuring height and width, one and two point perspective and ellipses in perspective. This class helps students develop a solid foundation upon which to build emerging artistic skills. Summer 6 week class. Fall 8 week class.

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Studio Two
Mendieta 10/16 - 12/4 Tu 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM $266.00 View 11

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...

FALL QUARTER: 12 week class.

 



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Materials List:

  • drawing pad 9x12 
  • Hb and 6b pencils
  • Eraser
  • Blending stumps/tortillions
  • Fine tip pen
  • Ruler
  • Pencil sharpener

 

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Pacific Art League
Studio One
Mustard 9/25 - 12/11 Tu 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM $239.00 View -6

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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TBD
Curl 11/18 - 11/18 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $99.00 View 6

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. 11 week class.

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Studio Two
9 - 15 Moura 9/26 - 12/12 We 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM $297.00 View 1

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 does not include model fee for 2 classes.  

FALL QUARTER: 10 week class.

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$10. Materials fee check made payable to instructor at first class.

$30. model fee made payable to Pacific Art League at the first class.

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Studio Two
Beverleigh 9/25 - 11/27 Tu 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM $332.00 View 7

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 $15 payable to instructor.

 



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Main Gallery
Lamprell 12/9 - 12/9 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $150.00 View 10

Figure Drawing Unbound

Focusing on short poses (mostly 30 seconds to 5 minutes), students utilize different media (ie pencil, charcoal, pen, ink and watercolor) and 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. Demos and hands-on critique is an important part of the class. Model fee included. No class 11/8, 11/22

 



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Saint Georges 9/13 - 11/29 Th 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM $482.00 View 6

Head Drawing
     *Date change from catalog. Start date: 10/16/18.
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 fee included. Fall qtr: 8 week class.

 

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Studio One
Mendieta 10/16 - 12/4 Tu 10:30 AM - 01:00 PM $386.00 View 10

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.

FALL QUARTER: 12 week class.

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Main Gallery
Scholl 9/25 - 12/11 Tu 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $399.00 View 5

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.

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Main Gallery
Scholl 9/24 - 12/10 Mo 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $399.00 View 1

Next Steps for 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.

 

FALL QUARTER: 12 week class

 



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Studio Two
Mustard 9/25 - 12/11 Tu 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM $239.00 View 11

Spontaneous Drawing

This one workshop will save you months of trail and error and frustration so that your drawings will continue to delight and fascinate you. Spontaneous drawing will be explained and demonstrated through hands-on exercises designed for fun. No matter what your skill or background, this workshop will give you confidence with your drawing skill.

 



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Materials fee $22 payable to instructor.

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Main Gallery
Dvorak 9/29 - 9/29 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $110.00 View 6

Textures in Nature with Colored Pencil

Does the idea of trying to draw convincing rocks, leaves, bark and grasses with colored pencil seem too overwhelming to even attempt? Learn how easy they can be with some techniques that anyone can master. Open to all levels. Materials fee due to instructor: $10

 



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Main Gallery
Howard 10/7 - 10/7 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $90.00 View 4

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. All uninstructed classes with a model must have a minimum of 5 regular registered students.

FALL QUARTER: 10 week class.

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Students should bring their own drawing materials or quick drying non-toxic painting supplies.

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Studio One
Sines 9/24 - 12/3 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $300.00 View 7

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. No class 11/22.

FALL QUARTER: 11 week class.



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Supplies: Sketch book, small ruler, HB & 4B pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener, blending stick, fine point drawing pen, black brush pen, gray brush pen.

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Studio Two
Mustard 9/27 - 12/13 Th 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM $219.00 View 0