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Manga Art Classes for Adults
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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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Custom Painting Parties

Custom Painting Parties

All levels

Offered at:

All studios

price for 10 students, each additional $45

$350

Planning a birthday party, or a team building event / painting party for your department? We can help! Each students chooses their own subject. Just let us know what you like, and we will design an art party around it.

Beginner Adult Art Class

Key Elements of Fine Arts

Beginner & Intermediate

Offered at:

All studios

13 in-person classes, 26 hours

13 online classes, 26 hours

$400

$350

If you are looking to kick-start a new hobby, this course is the best choice. It covers all the fundamentals artists use to draw freely from imagination or real life. Even a complete beginner by the end of this course will be able to paint a portrait and create a composition from scratch.

Academic Drawing Course

Academic Drawing

Beginner & Intermediate

Offered at:

All studios

14 in-person classes, 28 hours

$450

This course is dedicated to the fundamental drawing skill - consistent shading. It is what makes your drawings and paintings look convincing, finished, and awesome.

Adult Oil and Acrylic Painting Class

Oil and Acrylic Painting

Intermediate and Advanced

Offered at:

All studios

14 in-person classes, 28 hours

$560

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; 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.

Animal Drawing Course

Animal Drawing Course

Intermediate and Advanced

Offered at:

SF

14 in-person classes, 28 hours

$450

This would be an introductory class for students who are a little more experienced than complete beginner, but are not familiar with drawing non-human animals and want to get more serious about their drawing skills. During the course students will get an overview of several animal species, but each will be recommended to begin thinking on which type of animals they’d like to focus on or find most interesting.

Oil Painting Old Masters Method Class

Oil Painting, Old Masters' Technique

Intermediate and Advanced

Offered at:

SF, Online

6 in-person classes, 12 hours

6 online classes, 12 hours

$350

$255

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.

Story-Driven Character Design

Story-Driven Character Design

Intermediate and Advanced

Offered at:

SF

10 in-person classes, 20 hours

No class on 7/19 and 7/26

$480

This course will be a more advanced look at character design through the lens of a story-teller and is
geared for those looking to improve their skills as concept artists and illustrators. The ten-week course
covers a wide range of related subjects and students will have the opportunity to create an entire portfolio while developing a story of their own.

Adult Landscape Class

1 day Landscape Workshop

Beginner & Intermediate

Offered at:

All studios

1 in-person class, 2 hours

$55

Our 2-hour-long holiday workshop is a great chance to 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: fast acrylic painting or sculpting skills.

Live Figure Drawing Class

Figure Drawing

Intermediate and Advanced

Offered at:

MV, SJ, SR

6 in-person classes, 12 hours

$375

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

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

Adult Watercolor Class

Watercolor 101

Beginners & Intermediate

Offered at:

MV, SJ, SF, SR

10 in-person classes, 20 hours

10 online classes

$480

$400

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.

Impressionist Painting

Impressionist Painting

All levels

Offered at:

MV, SJ, SF, SR

6 in-person classes, 12 hours

$300

Master vibrant colors, vivid brushstrokes, and immersive composition you adore in the works of impressionist artists! Besides the practical studies, learn about the history of the most beloved art movement, and the art styles that grew out of it!

Adult Manga Class

Manga for Adults

Beginner & Intermediate

Offered at:

SF, SJ

14 in-person classes, 28 hours

$450

This course is designed for adult manga lovers, who are eager to master their favorite art style. Зrofessional manga artist Andrew Kim (SJ) and Austin Bath (SF) will guide you through this journey.

Adult Pastels Class

Soft and Oil Pastels

Beginners & Intermediate

Offered at:

SF, MV, SF

12 in-person classes, 24 hours

$540

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.

Adult Outdoor Sketching

Outdoor Sketching

Beginner & Intermediate

Offered at:

SF, MV

4 in-person classes, 16 hours

$375

Students who take this class will realize why sketching outdoors is one of the fastest ways to become a better artist. Students will not only learn to improve their technical drawing skills; they will find that sketching is about living more deeply in the world around them.

Comic Art Open Studio

Comic Art Open Studio

Intermediate and Advanced

Offered at:

SF, SJ

10 in-person classes, 20 hours

4 in-person classes weekly

$ 450

$180

Students will work and receive feedback on independent, self-directed, short-term and long-term projects. Expert-level manga/comic related tutoring will be provided in a hands-on setting to provide a creative workspace for students to work with a professional comic art teacher on anything they want. Recommended for advanced students who want to take their skills to the next level.

Adult Portrait Class

Portrait Workshop

Beginner & Intermediate

Offered at:

All studios

5 in-person classes, 10 hours

$320

Improve your portraiture skills! Students will complete numerous head studies and improve their knowledge of proper head construction. The second half of the workshop will allow students to focus on a project of their choice in whatever medium they choose. We will discuss how to create and/or select an appropriate reference photograph during class.

Realistic Art Open Studio

Realistic Art Open Studio

Intermediate and Advanced

Offered at:

SR, MV

10 in-person classes, 20 hours

4 in-person classes weekly

$475

$190

Students will work and receive feedback on independent, self-directed, short-term and long-term projects. Expert-level tutoring will be provided in a hands-on setting to provide a creative workspace for students to work on anything they want. Recommended for advanced students who want to take their skills to the next level.

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