Fall Classes & Workshops Announced

Our newest selection of classes is open for registration. This season, we're welcoming guest teaching artists to our studios and introducing new offerings by known-and-loved Artistry instructors. The 2019 Fall Session is brimming with possibilities! Read about some of our featured workshops below ↓


Sumi-e: Ink Play with Scenes of Autumn
Instructor: Susan Frame

Saturday, September 14

Have fun learning to paint colorful maple leaves and little birds. We'll use ink, watercolor, rice paper, and bamboo brushes to capture the beauty of this season. Join us to learn and refine your brushwork skills in a non-intimidating, relaxing environment. Emphasis is on expressive painting from the heart, learning new techniques, and developing a personal style. Open to beginning through advanced artists. Watercolorists and other painters will also find this useful.


Continuing Clay
Instructor: Risa Nishiguchi

Section A: Mondays, Sept 9 - Oct 14
Section B: Monday,s Oct 28 - Dec 9

Have you learned some clay basics, but are hoping to move your process to the next level? Explore techniques in handbuilding and wheel throwing with a new-found energy and appreciation as you discover different ways to think about clay in this class for continuing students. Problem-solve, take risks, and move your work to the next level with individualized instructor attention in an encouraging and fun atmosphere.


Pastel Portraits
Instructor: Ann Solyst

Saturdays, Sept 14 - Oct 5

Dive into the world of portraiture using the classic and versatile medium of pastel. With the help of guided exercises and teacher demonstrations this class will make portraiture more approachable and enjoyable by giving students tools and foundations to support them in their work. Students will learn about negative space, line, and value, while experiencing along with fellow students the fun of creating an expressive and compelling portrait in an easy-going atmosphere.


Drawing to Painting
Instructor: Sharon Stadther

Section A: Mondays, Sept 9 - Oct 14
Section B: Mondays, Oct 28 - Dec 9

Learn to create a painting from start to finish in this special two-session class inspired by the methods of the old masters. Session 1 covers value, perspective, composition, and relationships, and culminates with the process of transferring student's charcoal sketch to canvas. Session 2, students pick up brushes, paint, and palettes, and learn just how important value is and how to utilize the whole canvas. Class will further study focal points, explore color and color mixing, tint, tones, and hues.