Thursday PM Adult
6:30-8:30PM 5 weeks
October 5th-November 2nd
For adults just beginning, this primer class will introduce key strategies of composition and value. Starting with simple subjects, weekly demonstrations of basic fine art materials (drawing and painting), medium components, supports and conservation will be interjected. Instructor: Eileen McDonnell
Saturday Junior/ Teen Classes
Introduction to Fine Art
Ages 9 -18 (class size limited), 10 weeks
October 7-December 9
This class supplies its junior students with an initial foundation in the traditional fine arts via each student’s imaginary, representative or abstracted interpretation. Highlighting one noted artist/art movement per class, instructor Eileen McDonnell (see her biography in ABOUT US) actively provides students a working knowledge of classic art mediums through painting, drawing and printmaking demonstrations. Students are strongly encouraged to experiment with each new concept before ultimately choosing their favored method of individual expression.
Thursday AM Adult Classes
9:30-11:30AM 10 weeks
October 5th- December14th (no class November 23rd)
Learn the basic skills of drawing, using graphite pencils and charcoal. As students progress, optional personal segues into basic painting skills (watercolor, gouache, acrylic) will be introduced. We will be working from a variety of subjects. Beginners will learn new skills, or students can fine-tune the ones they already have. Instructor: Ava Blitz
Tuesday AM Adult Classes
Drawing and Painting: Independent Projects
9:30AM-11:30AM 10 weeks
October 3rd- December 5th
These classes are for adults 18 and older. Instructor is Ava Blitz (see her biography in ABOUT US). Students are able to work on individual projects in the medium of their choice. This class is for beginners to advanced. Students will receive personal instruction.
Tuesday PM Adult/Junior/Teen
Introduction to Clothed Figure Drawing /Open Studio
Third Tuesdays, September-December; March-June
$12 (pay during each session)
This program was designed as an opportunity for artists of all ages to learn how to approach drawing the clothed human-figure-as-subject, perhaps for the first time. Our models will present themselves in clothes/costume, to be announced prior to each session. Especially ideal for students preparing their portfolios.
Basic tenets of gesture and composition will be demonstrated to beginners requesting instruction (write to firstname.lastname@example.org). A complement to CAL's regular open studio adult figure drawing sessions, each open studio class will incorporate both croquis and long poses. Instructor/monitor: Eileen McDonnell
Please provide your own supplies.
Tuesday PM Adult
Open Studio Figure Drawing
First TuesdayS, September - December; March- June
$12 (pay during session)
Working with professional live artist models, these monitored sessions are an exciting opportunity for the 18+ artist who wishes to affordably work figuratively, independent of instruction. Primarily geared for the intermediate-advanced adult artist.
Each session includes an initial series of croquis followed by one or two long poses. Please provide your own supplies (some easels available). All mediums welcome.