Classes for adults

We offer art classes for adults of all levels. Please find the right fit below and join us for a creative journey! 

 

 

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Staring March 2020, we teach our adult classes online, live, and in small groups. We have figured out ways to make the learning experience similar, and in many ways better than the in-studio ones.

How can online classes be better than in-studio classes?

1) You don't have to drive (and wait in traffic), you don't have to be physically present in the area to take the class. You can take a class with a distant friend, together.

 

2) You  will see all demonstrations in detail on your screen, not from behind someone's back. We pre-record our instructional videos, and your connection won't affect their quality.

 

3) Teacher won't just verbally explain how to make your work better, and they won't touch your work either. All corrections are made on a digital version of your work, and sent to you. You can add corrections while looking at a big screen.

 

Cons?

1) You have to find a place where you can paint at home, and

2) buy your own art materials  (but anyways, if you are studying art, it's a good idea to have some materials handy).

GREAT NEWS! Adult Art Course will be offered in MV and SF studios starting late June.

 

If you interested in this class in San Jose studio, please let us know. We may be able to add it soon.

 

Key Elements of Fine Arts

(Adult Art Course)

(Beginners & Intermediate)

2 hours

ONLINE & IN-PERSON

$300 for 12 classes

$540 for a couple

This course introduces you to the key concepts of fine art. Each lesson starts with explanation and examples from the art history.​ Even a complete begeinner by the end of this course will be able to paint a portrait and create a composition with one or several human figures from scratch. Recommended for beginners and for art lovers who'd like to refresh and pull their skills together.

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Advanced Adults

(Intermediate & Advanced)

2 hours

ONLINE:

Mondays 6:50pm-8:50pm:

This session is ongoing, to join it, please request a trial class.

$300 for 12 classes

$540 for a couple

 

This course helps to organize and expand your artistic knowledge.

 

If you have experience in drawing and painting, and want to move your skills to the next level; if you have a particular goal in mind, and seeking a professional advice; if you enjoy working on your projects among other artists - this class is for you. Projects vary from figure drawing / portrait painting to creative compositions. Students request topics they would like to work on.

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Oil Painting: Old Masters Technique

(intermediate and advanced)

ONLINE:

Mondays 6:15-8:30pm 

Pacific Standard Time

2,5 hours weekly, 5 weeks: $200

New session starting soon on April 26, 2021.

Master the effects of glowing skin, soft shadows, silky hair and unforgettable eyes! Learn to use traditional oil painting technique of XVII century, leading your work from the grisaille underpainting to glazes.

 

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Watercolor 101

(Beginners & Intermediate)

ONLINE:

Tuesdays 6:15-8:15pm 

Pacific Standard Time

2 hours weekly, 10 weeks

$350

New session starting on May 4, 2021.

 

This workshop covers everything you need to know about watercolor to use it fluently in your projects: how to mix colors, use washes, work from light to dark, use reserve and  additives, and even such advanced technique as watercolor underpainting. You will learn the science behind the watercolor fluorescent colors, learn how to lead your work, what to do to prevent and fix watercolor accidents. We will try our hands in both Classical European and Eastern watercolor styles. By the end of the course, students will paint a portrait of a pet, a portrait of a loved one, a couple of watercolor landscapes, and plenty of small studies, and a final project of a choice.

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Pastels & Mixed Media

(Intermediate & Advanced)

2 hours weekly, 10 weeks

$350: 

Mondays 6:00-8:00pm 

Pacific Standard Time

 

Pastels can be so much more than simple crayons and quick sketches! Since 16 century it was used by many great artists to create unique paintings. In this course, we will study not only different techniques but also talk about composition and color theory, to master your painting skills.

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Drawing a furry animal

(Beginners & Intermediate)

2 hours weekly, 3 weeks

$80: 

Monday, 6:15-8:15pm Pacific Standard Time

This course will help you draw an amazingly realistic portrait of your pet, no previous drawing experience needed.

 

 

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