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Drawing and Painting

​Supplies will be discussed during the first class.

​One Day Workshops

Workshops include all supplies.

Back to Basics

Sign up for one or all of these stress-free workshops to give you a taste of what ART has to offer. All supplies included. Age 14+

Ballpoint Pen and Alcohol

In this workshop, students will first draw an image on paper with a ballpoint pen and then manipulate the drawing with rubbing alcohol. The drawings will be done on a small format with attention to detail, however no extensive drawing experience is required. Ages 12+

Basic Perspective

Students will learn some basic perspective on how to help you SEE things realistically.


Learn to manipulate charcoal to get the look you are after.

Color Basics I

Learn the basics of color and color mixing.

Color Basics II

Now that you’ve learned some basic properties of color, take it a step further by learning how to manipulate color and solidify an intended emotion or message.

Colored Pencil

Become comfortable with colored pencils and how to blend them.

Drawing from Nature

Whether it’s a tiny leaf or bug, or a vast landscape, examine a different approach to drawing bits of nature as opposed to manmade elements.

Drawing with Pastels

Students will learn an overview of how to use and blend pastels.

Oil Pastels and Acrylics

In this workshop, students will explore the possibilities of oil pastels as a flexible drawing material, that combined with acrylic paint may yield very unique and delicate effects. No prior experience necessary. Children under 8yr should work with an adult.

Painting with Acrylics on Plexiglas

In this workshop, students will apply acrylic paints to a sheet of Plexiglas. The paints are applied to the back of the Plexiglas surface with brushes of different sizes, stencils and sponges. Students will go away with a completed piece. Children under 8yr should work with an adult.

Paper Embossing

This old technique can be new and fresh as we create raised textures and designs on paper.

Portraits & Proportions

Students will learn the basic proportions of the human face and how to draw individual features to make a realistic portrait.

Self Portrait with Charcoal and Conte Crayon NEW

In this workshop, students will learn the anatomy of a human face by looking into a mirror and producing a selfie the old-fashioned way, by drawing with charcoal and Conte crayon. The student will become acquainted with the oldest drawing medium by applying it in a reduction method. The work will be done on paper. Ages 13+

One Day Workshops: Ballpoint Pen and Alcohol7/19Sun1-4pm$40W. Fathi
One Day Workshops: Charcoal8/14Fri1-2:30pm$15W. Fathi
One Day Workshops: Color Basics I8/7Fri1-2:30pm$15W. Fathi
One Day Workshops: Color Basics II8/21Fri1-2:30pm$15W. Fathi
One Day Workshops: Colored Pencil7/24Fri1-2:30pm$15W. Fathi
One Day Workshops: Drawing with Pastels7/17Fri1-2:30pm$15W. Fathi
One Day Workshops: Oil Pastels and Acrylics8/2Sun1-4pm$40W. Fathi
One Day Workshops: Painting with Acrylics on Plexiglas8/9Sun1-4pm$45W. Fathi
One Day Workshops: Paper Embossing7/31Fri1-2:30pm$15W. Fathi
One Day Workshops: Self Portrait with Charcoal and Conte Crayon7/26Sun1-4pm$40W. Fathi
One Day Workshops: Self Portrait with Charcoal and Conte Crayon8/16Sun1-4pm$40W. Fathi


​Drawing Fundamentals

This course develops students' visual awareness and understanding of the range of drawing materials and techniques. Students will develop responses to the visual environment employing varied stylistic and technical approaches. Exercises will include still life, figure study, portrait, and cityscape (weather permitting). This class is also perfect for those just wanting to brush up on past skills.

Drawing with Soft Pastels and Charcoal NEW

In this mixed media class, soft pastels are combined with charcoal to create representational drawings/ paintings. The class starts at a beginner's level. The student will become acquainted with the characteristics of these two traditional media and will acquire fundamental drawing skills, such as perspective, position, overlap, figure ground relation and other essential aspects. Drawing and painting desire is required for this hybrid course. Ages 12+

​Foundation Drawing with Pen & Ink, Brush & Ink and Conte Sticks NEW

In this drawing course, students will learn to combine these different mediums. Conte sticks are made of natural pigments and are commly found in black, white and sanguine tones. Students will use them together with ink washes on watercolor paper and will draw from life settings and recieve lessons on one and two point perspective. Ages 12+

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​Acrylic Painting

Learn to paint using various applications on a variety of surfaces. This class is mixed with beginners and more advanced students to provide a collaborative work environment with positive feedback from peers, all while exploring different methods of acrylic painting.

​Oil Painting

Learn how to get started in oil painting or improve and expand your current skills. You will gain the technical understanding of using oil paints in both a classic and modern way.

​Watercolor Painting

Learn the basic techniques of watercolor painting, including flat and graded wash, wet-onto-wet and glazing. Various elements of design will also be covered. This class is designed for a beginner or someone wanting to brush up on their skills.

Acrylic Painting7/15-8/19Wed6-8pm$105W. Fathi
Acrylic Painting7/25-8/29Sat10-12pm$105W. Fathi
Oil Painting7/25-8/29Sat12:45-2:45pm105W. Fathi
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