Painting



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 5/18 - 6/15 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $133.00 View 4

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 4/10 - 6/26 We 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM $249.00 View 5

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.

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

 

 



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Mustard 4/12 - 6/28 Fr 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM $249.00 View -4

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 4/9 - 6/25 Tu 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM $269.00 View 2

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

Summer Quarter: 10 week class.

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Teed 4/10 - 6/26 We 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM $399.00 View 4
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Teed 7/10 - 9/11 We 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM $332.00 View 12

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 9

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: 5 week class. No Class 5/27.



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shei 4/29 - 6/3 Mo 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM $166.00 View 5

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 5/23 - 6/27 Th 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $199.00 View 0

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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Studio Two
Curtiss 4/10 - 6/12 We 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM $219.00 View 1

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

Summer Quarter: 10 week class.

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Teed 4/8 - 6/24 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $399.00 View 6
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Teed 4/13 - 6/29 Sa 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM $399.00 View 7
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Teed 7/8 - 9/9 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $332.00 View 12
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Teed 7/13 - 9/14 Sa 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM $332.00 View 11

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.

Spring Quarter: 12 week class.

Summer Quarter: 8 week class.

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Zhang 4/12 - 6/28 Fr 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM $399.00 View 7
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Zhang 7/12 - 8/30 Fr 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM $266.00 View 9

New Approaches in Acrylic and Watercolor

Using watercolor or acrylic paint, develop your subject matter: realistic landscape, still life, abstraction or collage. Learn how to compose a painting concentrating on brush strokes, color mixing and creating a center of interest. Develop your personal style and try new techniques.

Summer Quarter: 5 week class.

 



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Zander 8/16 - 9/13 Fr 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM $166.00 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 6

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.

Summer Quarter: 10 week class.

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Teed 4/13 - 6/29 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $399.00 View 3
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Teed 7/8 - 9/9 Mo 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM $332.00 View 8
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Teed 7/13 - 9/14 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $332.00 View 12

Painting from life

This class offers a traditional approach for both the beginning and seasoned student. Painting techniques that begin with a solid drawing and good value relationships will be taught. The student will start with a tonal painting, or a grisaille, and follow with layers of translucent paint to create a painting that glows. Emphasis will be on composition, value, and moving from the monochromatic underpainting to a full color palette. The student can choose between still lifes, an interior or a self-portrait.

Summer Quarter: 6 week class.

 



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Carta 8/7 - 9/11 We 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $239.00 View 12

Painting the Figure Simply/Beautifully in Watecolor

This workshop will be directed to the spontaneous representation of the male and female figure in watercolor.  There will be a strong emphasis on the use of color, white space and composition.  Color mixing from a limited palette, light, shade, shadow, brush techniques, graded washes, foreshortening, facial details, lost and found edges, and proportion will be demonstrated and practiced.  We will work from professional models.  No matter how much previous instruction you have had, this class will have you seeing and painting the figure in a new way.  This class is for you if you:

  • Have had some experience with watercolor.
  • Have had some experience drawing the figure.
  • Would like to learn some easy techniques for painting the figure quickly.
  • Want more confidence and skill painting figures in watercolor.
  • Want to paint the figure loose and free.



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Dvorak 7/14 - 7/14 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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Studio Two
Kerr 4/10 - 6/12 We 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $332.00 View 7

Saturday's Painting Studies

Come explore an opportunity to use different approaches in painting from a live model using the medium of your choice. Practice quick studies in efforts to develop your own process and elaborate in one final long pose at the end of class. Open to all levels.

 



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Beverleigh 8/17 - 8/17 Sa 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $100.00 View 12

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 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. This model class must have a minimum of 5 regular registered students.

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

Summer Quarter: 6 week class.

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Sines 4/8 - 6/17 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $300.00 View 8
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Ragains 8/5 - 9/16 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $120.00 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.

 

Summer Quarter: 10 week class.



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Stonesifer 4/13 - 6/29 Sa 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $216.00 View 6
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Stonesifer 7/13 - 9/14 Sa 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $150.00 View 12

Watercolor and Water based Oil Painting

Welcome to Watercolor & Oil Painting! In this course you will learn painting techniques through many different projects. Classes are self paced with minimal lectures and more one on one guidance. We will start by learning how to create an underpainting and mix accurate colors. We will absostudy composition and painting from observation. The type of oil paint we use is Windsor and Newton’s water soluble oil paint. This type of paint does not require linseed oil or turpentine and is therefore safer and more convenient to use. Please be advised that paint may get on clothing, but most stains come out with soap and water.

 Summer Quarter: 10 week class.

 



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Akinaga 7/9 - 9/10 Tu 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $266.00 View 12

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 4/12 - 6/28 Fr 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $266.00 View -1

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 1
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Curl 4/11 - 6/27 Th 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $266.00 View 0

Workshop: Watercolor en Plein Air

Get out and capture the beauty of nature in this easily portable medium! In this daylong, outdoor workshop we will work on strengthening observation and design skills, mixing accurate colors, technique, and planning and executing a painting in the time available. Class will meet at a location provided by the instructor. Class will be rescheduled in case of rain.

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Curl 9/14 - 9/14 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $120.00 View 11