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Advanced Chinese Brush Painting

This class is taught by demo and instruction in the methods of the old Chinese masters and modern Chinese painters. Study the use of ink, water and watercolor on rice paper with an emphasis on brush control. This course aims to harmonize classical techniques with more contemporary ones, allowing the individual artist to adapt these universal lessons to advance his or her own artistic practice.This class is offered to intermediate or advanced students.7 week class.

Winter Quarter: 7 week class. No class 3/16.

Spring Quarter: 5 week class

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Yu 2/2 - 3/23 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $186.00 View -1
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Yu 5/18 - 6/15 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $133.00 View 7

Beginner Art Series: Beginners Guide to Painting

Would you love to paint but don't know where to start or which medium would best suit you? This class will take you on an adventure into the world of water based paint: Watercolor, gouache and acrylics. Each is studied using examples of paintings by well known artists in each medium, covering all types of art from impressionism to watercolor artists. Materials for the two first classes are provided.

Winter Quarter: 12 week class.

Spring Quarter: 11 week class. No class 5/8.

 



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Mustard 1/9 - 3/27 We 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM $269.00 View -5
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Mustard 4/10 - 6/26 We 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM $249.00 View 10

Beginner Art Series: Introduction to Acrylics

Explore the world of acrylic painting. Learn the different ways of applying paint and color and how some of our greatest 20th century modern artists used this modern day medium. Learn the different ways of applying the paint to canvas and other substrates. With confidence building, you pick your own subjects and style from abstract to realistic, landscape, still life, and collage. Materials for the two first classes are provided.

Winter Quarter: 12 week class.

Spring Quarter: 11 week class. No class 5/3.

 

 



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Mustard 1/11 - 3/29 Fr 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM $269.00 View 4
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Mustard 4/12 - 6/28 Fr 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM $249.00 View 5

Beginner Art Series: Introduction to Gouache Painting

The least known water based painting medium, Gouache was used by many well known painters including Matisse, Magritte, Edward Hopper, Paul Klee and many modern masters (Calder and even Pollack). This class was formed by popular demand from beginning artists in Caroline's Beginner's Guide to Painting. Once they used the medium her students fell in love with it and thus we created the first class to concentrate on this wonderful medium. Learn how to use it to create intricate designs, illustrations and find your own style. Materials for the two first classes are provided. 12 week class.

 



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Mustard 1/8 - 3/26 Tu 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM $269.00 View 4
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Mustard 4/9 - 6/25 Tu 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM $269.00 View 6

Beginner Art Series: Introduction to Watercolor

Never painted? Always loved watercolor? This class is especially designed for you. Feel right at home with all beginning students. This class is a step by step process into the basics necessary to learn fundamental watercolor skills. Students work from landscape photos, either their own or those provided in class. Demonstrations each week cover the following topics: Value and learning lights and darks, how much water to use, washes and transparency, light source, composition, color mixing, lifting, and wet into wet. Supplies will be discussed on the first class. Please bring your own landscape photo for the first class.

Winter Quarter: 11 week class.

Spring Quarter: 8 week class

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Scholl 1/16 - 3/27 We 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $366.00 View 2
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Scholl 4/3 - 5/22 We 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $266.00 View 11

Beginning Painting

Beginners with some experience, will learn and practice traditional painting techniques and impressionistic color application in oil or acrylic. Explore color mixing, layering and brush techniques used in handling edges and surfaces for optimum illusion. Suggested precursor to intermediate/advanced painting classes. 12 week class

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Teed 4/10 - 6/26 We 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM $399.00 View 9

Chinese Brush Painting

Learn ink and brush techniques and various calligraphic scripts. Knowledge of Chinese language or characters is not required. This class is comprised of demonstration and instruction in the methods of the old Chinese masters and modern Chinese painters. We study the use of ink, water and watercolor on rice paper, emphasizing brush control.

Winter Quarter: 8 week class.

Spring Quarter: 5 week class.

 



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Yu 5/16 - 6/13 Th 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $133.00 View 11

Chinese Painting with May Shei

Learn to seamlessly blend Asian and Western watercolor techniques to create beautiful and unique works of art in watercolor and mixed media. Through demonstration, individual instruction and critique, students learn to represent flowers, birds, figures and landscapes to create interesting, dynamic compositions. No class during Thanksgiving week.

Winter Quarter: 7 week class. No class 1/21 & 2/18

Spring Quarter: 1st session 6 week class / 2nd session 5 week class.



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shei 3/11 - 4/22 Mo 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM $199.00 View 4
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shei 4/29 - 6/3 Mo 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM $166.00 View 10

Discover Encaustic Painting

Whether you're new to Encaustic painting or have already fallen in love with it, this class is for you! Encaustic is the art of painting with layers of hot wax mixed with colored pigments and resin. The result is a beautiful, unique finish for your art. You will be taught through demo, instruction and exploration. We encourage your creative development while learning about the wax materials and their applications. Techniques we will explore include collage, stencils, ink and other materials. This class is for all levels. 6 week class.

No class in 3/21. The make-up class is scheduled for 4/4.



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Zarem 2/21 - 3/28 Th 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $199.00 View -7
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Zarem 4/11 - 5/16 Th 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $199.00 View -3
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Zarem 5/23 - 6/27 Th 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $199.00 View 9
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Follow Your Path

This class offers individually-tailored instruction to improve your painting skills while further developing your personal style and direction. Class will emphasize getting in touch with your own creative ideas and imagery, exercising your intuition and imagination, and learning to make innovative use of visual material in the environment around you. Any painting medium welcome. Class limited to 4 students. Please note the time is: 2:00p - 3:30p. 9 week class. No Class 5/29.

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Curtiss 4/10 - 6/12 We 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM $219.00 View 3

Impressionistic Landscape Oil Painting

During this two day workshop learn the skills to improve your impressionist landscape oil paintings. Day one focuses on techniques and values and how to create distinct light and dark patterns, which are the foundation of every painting. Through demo with a lecture, Ferenc demonstrates his techniques on how to paint scenery with trees, rocks and figures. Students with less experience can follow the instructor's painting or use their own reference materials, such as sketches or photographs. On the second day, review color theory and a demo with a water scene, then spend the rest of the morning painting. The afternoon includes a second demo followed by a critique at the end of the day. Please bring photos to work from.

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Besze 5/4 - 5/5 Sa Su 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM $250.00 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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Scholl 1/8 - 3/26 Tu 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $399.00 View 6
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Scholl 4/2 - 5/21 Tu 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $266.00 View 8

Landscape Plein Air Painting

Learn techniques of impressionistic color application using any media. Study how to render nature's values and colors. Classes are taught outdoors in the beautiful surrounding areas and rainy days are spent in the studio. Instructor will e-mail students with location of first class. All media welcome.Class requires a good foundation in drawing/painting. 12 week class

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Teed 4/8 - 6/24 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $399.00 View 11
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Teed 4/13 - 6/29 Sa 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM $399.00 View 10

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 4/1 - 5/20 Mo 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $299.00 View 9

Mixed Media & Abstract Painting

Discover a variety of mixed media and abstract painting techniques using different materials while exploring your own ideas and inspirations. Learn to translate your ideas and experiences onto a canvas. Continuing students can hone their skills with instructor support.

WINTER QUARTER: 7 week class.

Spring Quarter: 12 week class.

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Zhang 4/12 - 6/28 Fr 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM $399.00 View 10

Oil Painting with Jared Sines

This class teaches a traditional approach to the study of oil painting. Learn color theory, paint handling, layering and composition while focusing on still life and landscape oil painting techniques. 10 week class.

 

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Sines 4/10 - 6/12 We 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $332.00 View 8

Oil, Acrylic or Pastel Painting

Choose your medium: oil, acrylic or pastel, to learn traditional painting techniques and impressionistic application. Explore color mixing, layering and brush techniques used in handling edges and surfaces for optimum illusion. Instructor provides still life subjects, or work from your own photos or materials. 12 week class.

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Teed 4/13 - 6/29 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $399.00 View 11

Painting Portraits the Easy Way

Learn to paint portraits in watercolor. If you have always wanted to be able to successfully paint portraits in watercolor join this workshop!  Most people who try painting portraits don't know how to begin, and end up practicing the wrong way.  In this workshop you will learn good habits that will give you hours of fun and increase your ability, every time you paint a portrait. All levels welcome.

                                                               



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Dvorak 4/7 - 4/7 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $120.00 View 14

Portrait Painting

Applying an academic approach, students will paint portraits from life and photo reference. We will devote some time to short poses and studies, then develop more finished paintings over two or more weeks. Later in the class, we will devote a session on how to pose, light, and photograph portrait photo references, then produce finished paintings. Each class will include a short demo, after which students will have opportunities for individual instruction. Classes will focus on creating interesting compositions, accurate proportions, and recreating colors from life. Suitable for beginning to advanced students. Model fee for 6 classes $90, not included.

Spring Quarter: 10 week class.

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Kerr 4/10 - 6/12 We 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $332.00 View 10

Travel Drawing and Painting

Want to make your next trip the most rewarding of all? Take a sketchbook with you and take a few extra minutes to make some fine quick sketches and color them with watercolor. Drawing and painting while traveling is fun and will increase your perception and enjoyment. Learn to quickly draw people, architecture, water, trees, and landscape. Know what to bring and how to relax while sketching and painting in public.

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Dvorak 6/9 - 6/9 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $120.00 View 10

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 4/8 - 6/17 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $300.00 View 11

Uninstructed Oil or Acrylic Studio

Meet with friends or make new ones while working on your independent projects in oil or acrylic paint. Easels, drawing horses and stools will be available for use. Students are responsible for setting up and putting away all equipment used. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed at least two quarters of instructor-led painting courses at PAL. 12 week class.



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Stonesifer 1/12 - 3/30 Sa 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $216.00 View 7
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Stonesifer 4/13 - 6/29 Sa 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $216.00 View 9

Watercolor Critique
This class is for students accomplished in watercolor. The emphasis is on helping students continue to develop their skills and personal style. Risk-taking is encouraged in order to expand skill range and understanding of the medium. Group critiques are held the last half hour of class in order to sharpen observation and painting skills.

 

WINTER QTR:  8 week class

SPRING QTR: 8 week class. No class 4/19, 4/26, 5/24 and 6/14.

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Curl 2/8 - 3/29 Fr 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $266.00 View -4
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Curl 4/12 - 6/28 Fr 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $266.00 View 4

Watercolor Painting
This class focuses on the development of watercolor painting skills. For beginners, the emphasis is on understanding the tools and use of the medium to build confidence and knowledge of essential art principles. For returning students, the emphasis is on enhancing skills and taking risks to deepen understanding of the medium and develop a personal style.

 

WINTER QTR:  8 week class.

SPRING QTR: Tuesday class -10 week class. No class 4/16.

                         Thursday class - 8 week class. No class 4/18, 4/25, 5/23                                                       and 6/13     

 

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Curl 4/9 - 6/18 Tu 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM $332.00 View 14
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Curl 4/11 - 6/27 Th 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $266.00 View 1