art workshop for adults

This course will help art lovers master various methods of oil and acrylic painting, and develop 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. 

It will be held IN-PERSON in our Mountain View studio.

High-quality art materials are provided and included in the course price. 

Fridays, 6:40-8:40 pm Pacific Standard Time
16 weekly in-person classes:
February 25 - June 10, 2022
pastels 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25,   
acrylics 4/1, 4/8, 14/15, 4/22, 4/29,
oils 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 5/11, 6/3, 6/10


$580 full course
$200 pastels / acrylics
oil (old masters technique)

Detailed Schedule:


Day 1 

Soft Pastel. Introduction. Techniques (using shapes of your pastel effectively, shading, blending, powder painting, stencils, and more). Abstract artwork.

Day 2 Still-life. Classical technique.

Day 3  Landscape. Underpainting technique.

Day 4 Flowers. Mixed media (watercolor, acrylic, soft pastel on craft paper).

Day 5 Portrait. Facial features.


Day 1 Impressionism versus classical painting. Starting a master copy of your favorite work of an impressionist artist (Monet /Pissarro / Gauguin / Van Gogh)

Day 2 Tips on painting grass, clouds, water, and mountains. Finishing the landscape. 

Day 3 Portrait of a pet: animal anatomy overview, drawing, starting painting.

Day 4 Portrait of a pet: finishing the painting.

Day 5 Expressive painting of a flower bouquet.


Day 1 Starting a still life/ a portrait: introduction to classical oil painting. Compositional thumbnails, preparing a cartoon (drawing on thin paper), priming a canvas.

Day 2 Making an underpainting.

Day 3 First layer of color. Changes in color temperature. Tips on painting metal, glass, silky fabrics, text.

Day 4 Second layer of paint.

Day 5 Final touches, varnishes. Finishing the work.

Sample instructional video:

Refund Policy:

We are not offering refunds for new purchases. However, full credit towards future bookings or transfer to another camp/class will be offered for any cancellations made up to 24 hrs before the camp or class start.