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Beginning Watercolor Landscape
w/ George Ngo Tang
2 Wednesdays, 12/11-10/18, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm, 5 Hrs
$80, optional $5 supplies
Watercolor, Beginning
Language: English

You will practice the very basic watercolor techniques: flat wash, transitional wash, graduated wash. Learn tips for how to simplify your technique in order to discover the big picture. This course will focus on creating dynamic, beautiful landscapes using watercolor. Develop your work in the studio and  creating relaxed mood with watercolors beautiful tone and depth.

Try it! The Basic Elements of Still Life Drawing
2 Tuesdays 12/10-12/17, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm, 6 Hours
$95, optional $5 supplies
Graphite Pencil, Beginning
Language: English, Mandarin

You will learn to practice the very beginning of black and white value scales, using 2H to 6B graphite pencils and other tools to create tones, and how to observe and transfer a  3- dimensional shapes to 2-dimension drawing on the paper.  Still Life is the art of drawing and painting inanimate objects, fruit, flowers, food and everyday things, this workshop will lead you enter the fun of realistic drawing


 Chalk Pastel Sky and Clouds
2 Saturdays 12/14-12/21, 3:30 pm-6:30 pm, 6 Hours
$90, optional $5 supplies
Chalk Pastel, Beginning to Intermediate
Language: English, Mandarin

Pastels are one of the easiest and most immediate ways to draw and get color at the same time. In this workshop, you’ll plunge into those gorgeous colors, learning to create spectacular effects of clouds in the sky,  while creating a fantastic landscape painting. Come join us in this relaxed workshop, and find out if soft chalk pastel is your thing !

Impression Painting- Creating in the style of Vincent van Gogh
w/ Bernard Rosenberg
5 Saturdays, 12/14-01/25, no 12/28-1/4, 3:30-6:30 pm, 15 Hours
$325, optional $40 supplies
Acrylic or oil painting, Intermediate to Advanced
Language: English

Of the world’s great impressionists, van Gogh is best remembered. In this workshop you will learn the technique of the “short stroke” that will be used by you either in landscape or still life as subject content. Acrylic or oil paints, pre-stretched canvas, painting tools, and reference pictures required.

Color Theory and Color Mixing – Pick the hues that showcase your talents 
w/Bernard Rosenberg
3 Sundays, 1/12-1/26, 1:30 pm-4:30 pm, 9 Hours
$195, optional $20 supplies
Acrylic, Beginning to Intermediate
Language: English

Having a working knowledge of how colors mix is fundamental to painting. Bernard will take out the mystery and replace it with an understanding of the techniques of lightening and darkening pigments as well as how color tones influence the overall mood in composition. With fun exercises and cool tools, you’re on your way to success in the second dimension. Acrylic paints, pre-stretched canvas, painting tools, and reference pictures required.

Discover the joy of paint and brushes in a combined presentation 
w/Bernard Rosenberg
3 Fridays, 10/11-10/25, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, 9 Hours
$195, optional $50 supplies
Acrylic/Mixed medium, All levels
Language: English

Paint and brushes will mix together into becoming one singular work of art! In this workshop Bernard will lead you through brush and color selections and then guide you through producing an abstract composition whereby the actual brushes that you use become part of the finished work. This is painting at a fun and interesting level and it will result in a final product that your friends will be amazed to view! Acrylic paints, pre-stretched canvas preferred 2’x2′, or larger stain, glue, painting tools, and chisel point brushes required.


Get Ready for  Plein Air Painting
4 Thursdays 1/9-1/30, 1:00-4:00 pm, 12 Hours
$180, optional $30 supplies
Acrylic or oil painting, Beginning
Language: English

Get ready for plein air painting outdoors! This indoor course will focus on creating dynamic, beautiful landscapes using acrylics. You will learn many tips for how to simplify your technique in order to discover the big picture. Develop your work in the studio and discover the versatility of drawing, creating mood with tone and depth.


Portrait Drawing Basics
8 Mondays 1/6-2/24, 5:30-8:30 pm, 24 Hours
or 8 Thursdays 1/9-2/27, 12:30-3:30 pm, 24 Hours
$360, optional $30 supplies
Graphite Pencil, Beginning
Language: English, Mandarin

This is NOT a life drawing workshop, instead, more like  getting ready for life drawing. Drawing from the figure is a classic skill and these tutored life drawing classes are ideal for those wanting to learn and improve, build a portfolio or for beginners who would like to just have a go. At this workshop, we will practice drawing eyes, nose, ears and lips, copy from the instructor’s artwork, till you are comfortable with drawing all figures in face.

Paint your pet – with a twist!3 Thursdays, 1/9-1/23, 1:00-3:30 pm, 7.5 Hrs
$120, optional $20 supplies
Acrylic, All levels
Language: English

Bring a few great photos of your favorite four-legged (or two-legged) friend? Why not turn your pet’s photo into a fantastic caricature? Choose from impressionist, modern and post-modern art. At this workshop, instructor will guide you sketching from a photo, choose or change the background, to blend the colors, and adding furs texture. Expecting complete 2 pet portraits.


A Simple Approach to Oil Painting Seascape
4 Wednesdays, 1/8-1/29, 1:00-3:30 pm, 10 Hours
$160, optional $30 supplies
Medium: oil painting or acrylic
Level: Intermediate or advanced

Seagulls on the horizon, brilliant light shining through dark clouds, colorful lighthouse and twilight skies reflecting in ocean…these are elements that take paintings from good to great. At this workshop, you will learn  creating bold, powerful paintings using simple techniques. Step by step from block-in to finishing touches, create exciting skies and atmospheric light effects.

Wild West Charcoal Nostalgia
w/ Vince Kodikal
2 Saturdays 1/11-1/18, 3:30-6:30 pm, 6 Hours
$95, optional $10 supplies
Charcoal, All levels
Language: English,Hindi, French

Come away from this class with your own beautiful interpretation of the Wild West rendered in charcoal. You will be carefully supported and guided through the entire process, from discussing which materials you will need, onto accurate measuring in order to replicate the image realistically.  From there we will walk through how to add value including shading. When we are finished, you will walk away with a new set of skills you can use to create more beautiful drawings.


Unravel the mysteries of the universe with Mandala Art 
w/ Crystal Hering
2 Thursdays, 12/12-12/19, 1 pm-3:30 pm, 5 Hrs
$85, optional $20 supplies
Acrylic, All levels
Language: English

A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, “mandala” is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. It generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms, and can contain both geometric and organic forms. Enjoy some relaxed time and the mandala you create !

Express your creation of Ganesha or other Indian Gods
w/ Vince Kodikal
Sat 12/14 or 12/21, 3:00-6:30 pm, 3.5 Hours
$65, optional $10 supplies
Acrylic on canvas, All levels
Language: English,Hindi, French

Celebrate the festival of Ganesha by creating your artistic expression of the God of prosperity and wisdom. Get ready for an amazing workshop with Vince, who will not only take you through a magical experience of artistry, but also treat you with some Indian chai and sweets.

Abstract Painting-From concept to application 
w/ Bernard Rosenberg
3 Thursdays,  1/16-1/30, 9:30 am-12:30pm, 9 Hours
$195, optional $20 supplies
Acrylic on Canvas, All levels
Language: English

Non objective art is a puzzle you can solve. In this workshop you will learn how to achieve results by using the tools of “thumbnail sketches” and “empty frames” to bring your composition onto the canvas. Color and motion will then become your own applied discoveries. Acrylic paints, pre-stretched canvas, and painting tools required.

Paint Your Own Backyard Blooms
3 Mondays  1/13-1/27, 3:30-6:30 pm, 9 Hours
$170, optional $20 supplies
Acrylic on Canvas, Beginning to Intermediate
Language: English, Chinese Mandarin

Create fresh light and color in your nature paintings with this workshop from Tiffany Tao. Follow along with step by step demonstrations that show you how to draw, blend, emphasize and add in highlights and shades. A great class for any level, whether you’ve painted before or never touched a brush. Sign up for an enchanting experience in creating your very own masterpiece!

Birds of a Feather – Watercolor Techniques 
3 Thursdays, 1/9-1/23, 1 pm-3:30 pm, 7.5 Hours
$110, optional $15 supplies
Watercolor, Beginning to Intermediate
Language: English

Have a great photo of your favorite four-legged (or two-legged) friend? Why not turn your pet’s photo into a fantastic caricature? Choose from impressionist, modern and postmodern art.


Enter the Enchanting World of Chinese Painting
w/ George Ngo Tang
2 Wednesdays, 1/8-15 or 1/22-29, 10:30 am-1 pm, 5 Hrs
$75, optional $20 supplies
Acrylic, All levels
Language: English

This workshop is for anyone interested in learning outlining and color transition technique in acrylic painting, even if you do not have any prior knowledge in Chinese culture. Step by step, our students will be able to master their brushstroke, color laying, outlining, composition for this highly visual chinese art.

Still Life

Beginning Still Life in Soft Pastel Colors
4 Wednesdays, 1/8-1/29, 10:30 am-1:00 pm, 7.5 Hrs
$135, optional $10 supplies
Chalk Pastel, Beginning to Intermediate
Language: English, Chinese Mandarin

Still life provides unparalleled learning opportunities for a painters. Working with actual objects allows you to observe subjects closely to see exactly how forms connect or how they vary. Depth perception is important in realistic rendering and it’s easier to observe from 3-D objects than a photo.  You will learning to mix colors of every hue, value and intensity at this workshop , step by step guide to create the basic of realistic still life.


From Photo to Watercolor Portrait
w/ Vince Kodikal
Saturday 12/14 or 12/21, 12:30 am-6:30 pm, 6 Hours
$105, optional $5 supplies
Watercolor, Intermediate to Advanced
Language: English,Hindi, French

When an artist has control of watercolor the results can be spectacular and it is one of the most rewarding and accessible mediums to work in.  Along with more traditional techniques you’ll find suggestions and ideas that may be new to you, that could help you realise your own inventive instincts and support you  observe and transfer a photo into a watercolor painting