Thursday AM Adult Classes

Basic Drawing

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

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.

Supplies provided. Come to class in old paint clothes!

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

Open Studio Figure Drawing


First TuesdayS, September - December; March- June

6-8:30 PM

$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.

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 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.

Thursday PM Adult

Essential Skills

6:30-8:30PM    5 weeks

November 9th-December 14th (no class on November 23rd)  


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.  Once registered, the minimal supply list will be emailed; please bring your own supplies.

Instructor: Eileen McDonnell

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