Painting & Drawing

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Below are sample classes taught at Adobe Art Center. For specific class offerings, please see our Recreation Guide.

Drawing Studio Art Space 
First time beginners to advanced artists Art Space is your space. This is not a class but a guided studio session held in our large, well lit, well equipped painting / drawing studio. Art Space is focused on drawing, and painting is welcome too. The instructor is on hand to give as much or as little instruction and feedback as you'd like. Each studio session has multiple still lifes you can choose from including flowers, plaster models. Guided drawing exercises by the instructor help you practice fundamentals. Every other session we'll have a short video presentation on contemporary art or global art history. Come make Art! 

Life Drawing  
A cooperative drawing class for all levels of proficiency. Each session involves gesture poses, 20 minute studies and one hour-long pose. There is a three hour pose at the end of each month. All medias are included. Odorless thinners only. No cameras. This  is a drop-in program. Please pay at the door. Hosted at the Adobe Art Center. 

Acrylic & Oil Painting  
Discover the qualities and versatility of acrylic and oil paints as you create your own unique works of art. Learn to use a variety of gels and solvents to create depth and impactful visual effects. Be introduced to significant artists and their techniques to enhance your creativity and knowledge. No previous art experience is necessary. Beginning to intermediate levels. Wear clothes you can get messy in. 

Beginning students learn the basics of water media painting with an emphasis on drawing, perspective, color theory and problem solving. Advanced students focus on original compositions based on a given theme (i.e., motion, light, flight, etc.). Emphasis is on fundamental elements of design derived from value sketches, going beyond the mere copying of photographs. Individual/group critiques.