Classes for adults

We help adult art students master various acrylics, oil, watercolor techniques, and refresh the art fundamentals needed for successful representational drawing and painting.  Please find the right fit below and join us for a creative journey! 

 

 

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We offer adult art courses in-studio and online, live, and in small groups (6-12 students).

Each course is a sequence of classes that build up. We guarantee that it will help you master an art skill of your choice. To schedule a make up for missed classes please contact your teacher directly.

Reasons to choose an online VS in-studio class:

 CLASSES WE OFFER 
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Holiday Workshops

(Beginners & Intermediate)

2 - 2,5 hours

IN-PERSON

San Francisco,

Mountain View,

San Jose

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Recommended for beginners and for art lovers who'd like to refresh and pull their skills together.

 

Our 2,5 hour long Holiday workshop is a great chance experience one in-studio class with no commitment. It is beginner-friendly. We promise that you will be bringing home not just your original creation, but also master something new: acrylic painting or sculpting skills.

Key Elements of Fine Arts

(Adult Art Course)

(Beginners & Intermediate)

2 hours

ONLINE 

& IN-PERSON

San Francisco,

Mountain View,

San Jose

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Recommended for beginners and for art lovers who'd like to refresh and pull their skills together.

 

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.

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Acrylic and Oil Painting Class

(Intermediate)

2 hours weekly

IN-PERSON

San Jose,

San Francisco,

Mountain View 

next sessions start in September

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Recommended for Adult Art Course graduates / students with basic experience in drawing and sketching, understanding of art fundametals.

Old Masters Technique is included in course.

This course will help art lovers master various methods of oil and acrylic painting, and find a personal unique style! We will work on painting nature: landscape composition, clouds, waves, waterfalls, trees, sun spots; learn to represent texture of various objects; we will practice expressing character and emotions in portraits, set up the mood of the painting, and deliver the right artistic message through it. 

 

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Soft & Oil Pastels

(Beginners & Intermediate)

2 hours

IN-PERSON

San Jose,

Mountain View

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Recommended for beginners in pastels. Realistic art background is a plus but not necessary.

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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Oil Painting Class:

Old Masters Technique

(intermediate and advanced)

IN-PERSON

San Francisco,

San Jose,

Mountain View:

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Recommended for students that have experience in drawing and painting portraits.

This class is the last project of Oil&Acrylic painting courses and can be purchased separately.

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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Manga for Adults

(Beginners & Intermediate)

2 hours

IN-PERSON

San Francisco

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Recommended for beginners in Manga. Realistic art background is a plus but not necessary.

This course is designed for adult Manga lovers, who are eager to master their favorite art style. You will learn to draw faces and figures figures with distinct manga proportions, and design your own Manga characters. A professional Manga artist Austin Bath will guide you through this journey.

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Watercolor 101 Class

(Beginners & Intermediate)

San Francisco,

San Jose,

Online:

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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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Figure Drawing Workshop

(Intermediate & Advanced)

2,5 hours

IN-PERSON

San Francisco,

San Jose

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Recommended for Adult Art Course graduates / students with basic experience in drawing and sketching, understanding of art fundamentals.

Get your figure drawing skills moved to the next level with our Figure Drawing workshop!

Human proportions, anatomy overview, detailed studies of the head, hands, feet, short and long sketching sessions, and a final well-rendered drawing.

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