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
Jan 10 – Mar 14 (10 Sessions)
Code 11786
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
Jan 11 – Mar 15  (10 Sessions)
Code 9462
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
Jan 5 – Mar 16  (9 Sessions)
Code 9464
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

Secrets of Color
Saturdays    1:30pm – 5:00pm
Jan 5 – Mar 16  (9 Sessions)
Code 10018 
Center for Community Arts – Annex A
Ages 18+ (16-17 with parent permission)

Afternoon painting class emphasizing the use of color and light in painting the still life in oil, chalk pastel or acrylic. Both alla prima (all at once) and indirect layering methods will be explored. Weekly on topics such as composition, lighting, color palette, layering: techniques will be addressed, as well as use of materials. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials

Still Life Painting like the Old Masters
Sundays    9:30am – 1:00pm
Jan 6 – Mar 17 (9 Sessions)
Code 10016
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.

Alla Prima in Oil, Acrylic, or Pastel
Sundays   1:30pm – 5:00pm
Jan 6 – Mar 17 (9 Sessions)
Code  10013 Center for Community Arts – Annex B
Ages 18+ (16-17 with parent permission)

Alla prima (Italian for at first attempt) is a method of painting directly, brush stroke on brush stroke, to complete a painting in one or two sessions. Some weeks will be quick studies as well. Working with still life and interiors, we will go through the steps to create luminous paintings. Demonstration and discussion each week. Oil, acrylic or chalk pastel. Beginners and returnees welcome. Material list online at www.communityarts.org/materials

Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting

Monday evenings     6:30pm – 9:30pm
Jan 7 – Mar 11 (8 Sessions)
Code 9460
Center for Community Arts – Annex B
Ages 18+ (16-17 with parent permission)

Friday afternoons     1:00PM – 4:00PM
Jan 11 – Mar 15 (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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