Center for Community Arts

classes held at

Center for Community Arts
formerly known as
City of Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education
111 N. Wiget Lane,
Walnut Creek, California
925-943-5846

link to my classes http://www.communityarts.org/

Figure Drawing
Fridays    9 AM – 12 PM
Apr 6th – Jun 8th  (10 Sessions)
Code 3375
Center for Community Arts – Annex B
Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe and render the human form. Learn to use blocking, foreshortening, value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills.

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting
Saturdays   9:30am – 1:00pm
Apr 7th – Jun 9th  (9 Sessions)
Code 3427
Center for Community Arts – Annex B
Ages 18+ (16-17 with parent permission)
This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and painting students. One, two, or three session poses with nude and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome and strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build up drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil, acrylic, water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in, composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy, value, color, layering and brushwork.

Secrets of Color
Saturdays    1:30pm – 5:00pm
Apr 7th – Jun 9th  (9 Sessions)
Code 3424 Center for Community Arts – Annex A

Ages 18+ (16-17 with parent permission)
Does Color Theory make you cross-eyed? Learn the secrets of color in this exciting 5 session summer workshop. Color mixing becomes a breeze once you understand the simple rules. Each week we will discover different aspects to using color, while you assemble a color ‘bible’ to keep as your personal guide. Lecture and demo, with lots of practical painting exercises.

Painting Still Life Like the Old Masters
Sundays    9:30am – 1:00pm
Apr 8th – Jun 3rd  (8 Sessions)
Code 3428 Center for Community Arts – Annex B

Ages 18+ (16-17 with parent permission)
Learn the techniques of Titian and other old masters. Using oils (preferred) or acrylics we will work through the processes of underpainting, grisaille, layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless three-dimensionality. Previous experience drawing recommended. Previous experience with paint is helpful but not necessary.

Quick Painting Studies: Oil, Acrylic, and Pastel
Sundays   1:30pm – 5:00pm
Apr 8th – Jun 3rd  (8 Sessions)
Code 3421 Center for Community Arts – Annex B

Ages 18+ (16-17 with parent permission)
Spend Sundays improving your painting skills! This new class is designed to help you become more confident each time you approach the canvas. Whether in oil, acrylic, or pastel, working within a limited time is an exhilarating experience. Paintings will be 30 to 60 minutes, ranging from still life, landscape, and figure. Demonstrations will be numerous! This class is for students with some knowledge / experience with materials, color, and drawing skills.

Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting
Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own supplies. Different model each week). Enrollment limited. Note: mild solvents (i.e. Turpenoid) ok in Monday class. No solvents in Friday class.Age: 14 and up

Monday evenings     6:30pm – 9:30pm
Apr 2nd – Jun 4th (9 Sessions)
Code 3365
Center for Community Arts – Annex B
Ages 18+ (16-17 with parent permission)

Friday afternoons     1:00PM – 4:00PM
Apr 6th – Jun 8th (10 Sessions)
Code 3426
Center for Community Arts – Annex B
Ages 18+ (16-17 with parent permission)

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