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/

Still Life Painting like the Old Masters
Thursdays    9:00am – 12:30pm
Jun 20th – Aug 8th (8 Sessions)
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. Drawing experience recommended. Previous experience with paint is helpful but not necessary. Come to the first class with materials ready to work. Material list online at www.communityarts.org/materials.

Figure Drawing
Fridays    9 AM – 12 PM
Jun 21st – Aug 9th (8 Sessions)
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. Material list online at www.communityarts.org/materials

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting
Saturdays   9:30am – 1:00pm
Jun 22nd – Aug 10th (8 Sessions)
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. Material list online at www.communityarts.org/materials

Further Adventures in Color and Light
Saturdays    1:30pm – 5:00pm
Jun 22nd – Aug 10th (8 Sessions)
Center for Community Arts – Annex B
Ages 18+ (16-17 with parent permission)
You’ve had basic color theory, now to put it into practice! Gain a deeper understanding of the effect of light on color with projects designed to increase observational and practical skills. Each week we paint a single object under different light and color conditions. Oil paint and a palette knife preferred, acrylic and palette knife OK. Previous enrollment in Secrets of Color or Painting the Still Life with Color and Light recommended. Materials list online at http://www.communityarts.org. Bring your color ‘bible’ from Secrets of Color to use as a reference. Students 16+ can enroll with parent approval. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials

Sunday Workshops

Pastel Painting Workshop I
10:00am – 5:00pm
Jun 23rd – Jun 30th
Center for Community Arts – Annex B
Ages 18+ (16-17 with parent permission)

Alla Prima Painting Workshop
10:00am – 5:00pm
Jul 7th – Jul 14th 2 Sessions
Center for Community Arts – Annex B
Ages 18+ (16-17 with parent permission)

Pastel Painting Workshop II
10:00am – 5:00pm
Jul 21st – Jul 28th 2 Sessions
Center for Community Arts – Annex B
Ages 18+ (16-17 with parent permission)
Quick Painting Studies
10:00am – 5:00pm
Aug 4th – Aug 11th 2 Sessions
Center for Community Arts – Annex B
Ages 18+ (16-17 with parent permission)

Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting

Monday evenings     6:30pm – 9:30pm
Apr 1 – Jun 3 (9 Sessions)
Center for Community Arts – Annex B
Ages 18+ (16-17 with parent permission)

Friday afternoons     1:00PM – 4:00PM
Apr 5 – Jun 7 (10 Sessions)
Code 9463
Center for Community Arts – Annex B
Ages 18+ (16-17 with parent permission)

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

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