Painting



Abstraction Series I: Abstract Expressionists

This course focuses on Abstract Expressionism and artists that best represent this type of art. Students define abstraction in terms of color, line, form, and process as they evaluate key abstract movements. Learn to “see’, appreciate, and be inspired by their work. Students use this to create, and give meaning to their own work, in the spirit of the abstract expressionists. Projects utilize a number of different materials with acrylic paint as the primary medium.

FALL Quarter: 6 week class. No class 11/27.

 



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Zarem 9/25 - 10/30 We 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $210.00 View 6
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Zarem 11/6 - 12/18 We 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $210.00 View 9

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.

FALL Quarter: 7 week class. No class 10/12 or 10/19

 

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Yu 9/28 - 11/23 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $200.00 View 10

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.

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

 



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Mustard 9/24 - 12/10 Tu 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $310.00 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.

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

 

 



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Mustard 9/25 - 12/11 We 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM $310.00 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.

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

 



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Mustard 9/24 - 12/10 Tu 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM $310.00 View 3

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.

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

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Scholl 9/25 - 12/18 We 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $420.00 View 3

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.

FALL Quarter: 10 week class. No class 10/17 and 10/24.

 



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Yu 9/26 - 11/21 Th 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $200.00 View 12

Chinese Watercolor 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. Materials fee of $6 for color copies payable to instructor .

FALL Quarter: 8 week class. No class 10/21, 10/28, 11/11 & 11/25.



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shei 9/23 - 12/9 Mo 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM $280.00 View 4

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

Follow Your Path

The intent of this class is to encourage students to discover or rediscover their own path in painting and to follow their individual direction. Emphasis is on learning painting skills and tips as well as exercises in creativity and imagination to open up possibilities for visual work. Available to all painting mediums. Bring your own materials to class. Class is limited to four students.

FALL Quarter:  9 week class. No Class 10/17 or 11/28.

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Curtiss 10/10 - 12/12 Th 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM $190.00 View -3

High Intensity Color and Still Life: Painting Graphic Compositions from Life

This class focuses on preparation, set-up, and techniques for creating vibrant paintings with a graphic quality. Class topics include still-life arrangement and set-up practices, constructive drawing techniques for symmetrical objects, color theory, and painting techniques for simplification and efficiency. Oil or acrylic.

FALL Quarter: 12 week class. No class 11/25.



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Beams 9/23 - 12/16 Mo 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM $420.00 View 10

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. 

Summer Quarter: 10 week class.

FALL Quarter: 12 week class.

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Teed 9/23 - 12/16 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $420.00 View 5
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Teed 9/28 - 12/21 Sa 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM $420.00 View 9

Landscape Studio Painting

 Create ambitious landscape paintings and learn to develop strong composition, design, light effects and personal style, completing the development of small finished paintings through various stages. Classes taught in the studio. Oil or acrylic welcome. No class 11/28

 

 



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Akinaga 9/26 - 10/31 Th 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM $210.00 View 8
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Akinaga 11/21 - 12/19 Th 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM $140.00 View 11

Mixed Media

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.

FALL Quarter: 7 week class. No class 11/29

 



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Zhang 11/1 - 12/20 Fr 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM $245.00 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.

 

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

 

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Sines 9/25 - 12/4 We 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $350.00 View 1

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.

Summer Quarter: 10 week class.

FALL Quarter: 12 week class.

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Teed 9/23 - 12/16 Mo 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM $420.00 View 4
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Teed 9/28 - 12/21 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $420.00 View 4

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.

FALL Quarter: 11 week class. No class 11/29.



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Carta 9/27 - 12/13 Fr 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM $385.00 View 10

Painting I

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. This class was formerly known as Beginning Painting.

Summer Quarter: 10 week class.

FALL Quarter: 12 week class.

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Painting Studio

For graduates of Caroline Mustard’s different Beginner’s painting classes, join her for this short series of classes where you can continue to experiment and paint under her expert eye and direction.

 

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



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Mustard 9/25 - 12/11 We 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM $310.00 View 8

Painting Watercolor 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 11/3 - 11/3 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $120.00 View 13

Portrait Painting

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

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

 



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Kerr 10/9 - 12/18 We 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM $400.00 View 5

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

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.

FALL Quarter: 11 week class. No class 11/30.



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Stonesifer 9/28 - 12/14 Sa 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $200.00 View 11

Watercolor and Pastel

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.

FALL Quarter: 12 week class

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Scholl 9/23 - 12/16 Mo 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $420.00 View 5

Watercolor and Water based Oil Painting

Learn both watercolor and water based oil painting in one class! Start by learning how to create an underpainting from observation and learn painting techniques through many different projects. Classes are self paced with minimal lectures and more one-on-one guidance. Water soluble oil paint does not require linseed oil or turpentine and is safer and more convenient to use.

 Summer Quarter: 10 week class.

 



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Akinaga 11/26 - 12/17 Tu 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM $140.00 View 11

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.
 
FALL Quarter: 10 week class. No class 11/29

 

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Curl 9/27 - 12/6 Fr 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $350.00 View 0

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.


FALL Quarter: 10 week class. No class 11/26 and 11/28.

 

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Curl 9/26 - 12/5 Th 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $350.00 View 2

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 9/28 - 9/28 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $120.00 View 5