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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.

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Main Gallery
Yu 2/2 - 3/23 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $186.00 View 10

Approaching the Landscape in Watercolor

In this special workshop held in our new teaching studio location at The Foster, in Palo Alto, we will learn how to observe the landscape and break it down into manageable visual elements to create an exciting design in our paintings. You will focus on learning to simplify, manage clean washes, and explore various watercolor techniques to bring validity & definition to the specific areas of our paintings. There will be an 'Open House' with Steve to introduce PAL students to the new venue on Sunday, February 10th from 1p - 4p. Please join us there!

 



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Curl 3/2 - 3/2 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $120.00 View 15

Art &Wine: Coastal Watercolor

Over a glass of wine, learn to paint coastal watercolors through step-by-step instruction from Robert Dvoark. During this workshop learn how to paint the sky, distant ocean waves, breaking waves, coastal rocks, beach with seaweed, a figure on the beach and more!

 



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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. Material fees included in price.

FALL QUARTER: 11 week class. No class 11/23.

Winter Quarter: 12 week class.

 



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Studio One
Mustard 9/28 - 12/14 Fr 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM $219.00 View -3
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Main Gallery
Mustard 1/9 - 3/27 We 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM $269.00 View 12

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: 11 week class. No class 11/22.

Winter Quarter: 11 week class.

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Materials Fee of $10 made payable to instructor at first class. Any other supplies needed will be discussed during the weekly classes. You will leave this class with the knowledge that will allow you to shop with confidence for the best materials for your needs.

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Pacific Art League
Main Gallery
Scholl 9/27 - 12/13 Th 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $366.00 View 3
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Main Gallery
Scholl 1/16 - 3/27 We 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $366.00 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.

Fall Qtr: 12 week class.

WINTER qtr: 12 week class

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Studio One
Teed 9/26 - 12/12 We 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM $399.00 View 5
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Studio One
Teed 1/9 - 3/27 We 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM $399.00 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.

 



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Main Gallery
Yu 10/1 - 11/19 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $212.00 View 0
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Studio One
Yu 1/24 - 3/14 Th 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM $213.00 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.

FALL QUARTER: 6 week class.

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



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

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Main Gallery
shei 11/5 - 12/17 Mo 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM $199.00 View 1
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Main Gallery
shei 1/7 - 3/4 Mo 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM $233.00 View 12

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.

WINTER 2019: 6 week classes on Thursdays only.

FALL QUARTER:

  • Wednesday Class: 5 week class. No Class 11/21
  • Thursday Class : 5 week class. No Class 11/22

 

 



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Materials fee of $30, made payable to instructor, due at first class.

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Pacific Art League
Studio Two
Zarem 11/8 - 12/13 Th 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $166.00 View
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Main Gallery
Zarem 11/14 - 12/19 We 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $166.00 View 0
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Studio One
Zarem 1/10 - 2/14 Th 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $199.00 View 6
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Studio One
Zarem 2/21 - 3/28 Th 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $199.00 View 8

Exploring Acrylic & Watercolor Painting

Using watercolor or acrylic paint, pursue your own chosen subjects and styles, from realistic landscape or still life to abstraction or collage. Learn to compose a painting concentrating on brush strokes, color mixing and creating a center of interest. Develop your personal style and try new techniques. 6 week class.

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Main Gallery
Zander 11/7 - 12/12 We 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM $199.00 View 8

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. No Class 11/22.

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Main Gallery
Curtiss 9/27 - 12/13 Th 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM $219.00 View 2

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.

Winter Quarter: 12 week class.

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Pacific Art League
Main Gallery
Scholl 9/25 - 12/11 Tu 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $399.00 View 5
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Main Gallery
Scholl 1/8 - 3/26 Tu 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $399.00 View 12

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.

Fall Qtr: Monday class 12 week class.

WINTER Quarter: 12 week class.

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Class typically meets away from the Pacific Art League for painting outdoors. 

In the event of rain, classes will meet at PAL.

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Studio Two
Teed 9/24 - 12/10 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $399.00 View 3
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Studio Two
Teed 9/29 - 12/15 Sa 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM $399.00 View 7
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Studio Two
Teed 1/7 - 3/25 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $399.00 View 12
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Studio Two
Teed 1/12 - 3/30 Sa 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM $399.00 View 11

Landscape Studio Painting

  **Ray is not able to teach this Thursday evening class. Please check back next Spring.**

 

 Create ambitious landscape paintings. 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.

FALL QUARTER: 10 week class. No class 11/22.

 

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Studio One
Mendieta 9/27 - 12/6 Th 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM $332.00 View 9

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.

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Main Gallery
Scholl 9/24 - 12/10 Mo 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $399.00 View 0
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Main Gallery
Scholl 1/7 - 3/25 Mo 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $399.00 View 12

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.

FALL QUARTER: No classes: 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7

WINTER QUARTER: 7 week class.

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Main Gallery
Zhang 10/5 - 12/21 Fr 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM $266.00 View 1
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Zhang 1/11 - 2/22 Fr 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM $233.00 View 12

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. No class 11/21.

 

Winter Quarter: 10 week class.

 

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Sines 9/26 - 12/5 We 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $332.00 View 1
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Sines 1/9 - 3/13 We 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $332.00 View 9

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.

FALL QUARTER: Monday class 12 week class.

FALL QUARTER: Saturday class 12 week class.

Winter Quarter: 12 week class.

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Teed 9/24 - 12/10 Mo 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM $399.00 View 5
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Teed 9/29 - 12/15 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $399.00 View 6
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Teed 1/7 - 3/25 Mo 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM $399.00 View 12
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Teed 1/12 - 3/30 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM $399.00 View 12

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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Studio Two
Mendieta 1/15 - 3/19 Tu 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM $482.00 View 12

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.

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FALL QUARTER: 11 week class.

Winter Quarter: 12 week class. 



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Kerr 9/26 - 12/12 We 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM $366.00 View 4
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Kerr 1/9 - 3/27 We 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM $489.00 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.

FALL QUARTER: 10 week class. No class 11/19.

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

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

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Sines 9/24 - 12/3 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $300.00 View 6
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Sines 1/7 - 3/25 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $300.00 View 12

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: 3 hr class for 11 weeks.

Winter Quarter: 12 week class.



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Stonesifer 10/6 - 12/15 Sa 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $198.00 View 5
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Stonesifer 1/12 - 3/30 Sa 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $216.00 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. No class 10/12, 11/23.

Fall Qtr: 10 week class.

WINTER QTR:  8 week class

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Curl 10/5 - 12/21 Fr 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $332.00 View -1
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Main Gallery
Curl 2/8 - 3/29 Fr 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $266.00 View 11

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 Qtr: 10 week class.

 

WINTER QTR:  8 week class.

 

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Curl 10/4 - 12/20 Th 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $332.00 View -3
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Curl 10/16 - 12/18 Tu 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM $332.00 View -2
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Main Gallery
Curl 2/5 - 3/26 Tu 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM $266.00 View 14
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Main Gallery
Curl 2/7 - 3/28 Th 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $266.00 View 4

Watercolor: Big Bold Flowers

In this 2 day workshop, learn how to simplify a flower and turn it into a stunningly beautiful dramatic composition. Potential compositions are the Matilija poppy, red poppies, rhododendrons, foxgloves and white tulips. Beginners with experience are welcome as well as advanced painters. 

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Pacific Art League
Main Gallery
Osborne 1/12 - 1/13 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $190.00 View 12