Adult students experience a warm, congenial and supportive environment to learn and create in. The large roster of programs, are designed to allow each individual to advance at his or her own pace. Each class offers a nice balance between challenging, fun, creative, and skill-based approaches. Working with professional instructors who are practicing artists, helps to inspire students and ensure the latest studio approaches are being taught.

Course are listed in alphabetical order.

Drawing & Painting: Contemporary Approaches

with Bogdan Luca

This course explores contemporary approaches to drawing and painting. Emphasis will be placed on the development of independent themes and ideas, irrespective of the student’s skill level: those with some experience in painting or students at a more advanced level are welcome. Working from still life, photographic images and/or independent themes and ideas, students will be introduced to specific drawing and painting fundamentals and techniques through the use of custom tools and materials, with a view to developing a basis for a unique formal language.

This course is not being offered Spring 2014

Drawing for Beginners

with Sadko Hadzihasanovic, Jennifer Hinrichs, Martha Johnson, Bogdan Luca, and Joseph Romantini

This program is designed for beginners, as well as those who wish to improve their drawing skills and refine their understanding of visual language. Using pencils, conté and charcoal, fundamental techniques such as proportion, shape, perspective, line weights, shading, value and highlighting will be explored. Students will develop their drawing skills and become confident with the tools of visual expression.

Mondays 7:00-9:00 PM /Jennifer Hinrichs

Download Material List

Spring: $290.00

Tuesdays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM /Bogdan Luca

Download Material List

Spring: $440.00 Cancelled

Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 PM /Martha Johnson

Download Material List

Spring: $355.00 Cancelled

Wednesdays 12:30-3:30 PM /Martha Johnson

Download Material List

Spring: $440.00

Saturdays 9:00-10:30 AM /Martha Johnson

Download Material List

Spring: $245.00 Cancelled


Master Class in Portraiture

with John Viljoen

This structured curriculum responds to the increasing desire of serious artists to acquire the skills to be able to paint the portrait from life. Precise consideration will be given to accurate drawing and the effects of light on form. Working on a single piece throughout the term, you will cultivate an ability to challenge yourself, problem-solve and self-correct. Instruction will be in the form of intensive, daily demonstrations and individual critique. Using traditional ideas and techniques, you will create a personal expression through technical excellence. The only prerequisites are self-motivation, a passion to learn, and desire to be pushed to very high levels. You will perceive more deeply, think more clearly, and create more skillfully with your own hands, in this field where skills count! This is an ARC approved Atelier course.

This course is not being offered Spring 2014

Portrait and Figure Drawing

with Paul Robert Turner

Designed for students who would like to explore the human figure in depth, this class will delve into the many subtle details of working with this subject matter. Students will depict the human figure in the context of its surrounding space and will address some of the issues related to drawing this complex form. Proportion, shape, line, value and capturing the individual's character will be some of the topics dealt with in this studio class. This course is suitable for both beginners and those who have had some experience with drawing.

Thursdays 12:45-3:45 PM

Download Material List

Spring: $460.00Full - Add to Waitlist