Intro to Art

copying master artists a practice for students
Art Student, Jean Harrison’s rendition of Derain, Les Peniches.

You know you need art, but where do you start?  Here! at Intro to Painting & Drawing.  In 5 weeks, we’ll explore watercolor painting, acrylic painting, oil painting, plus a short drawing practice each week to develop skills and comfort. Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm, beginning January 8, 2019.  $119 materials included.

Acrylic Painting; 5 weeks

Join local artist Liz Frankland for a 5-week class on acrylic painting. Frankland, who is based in Berkley, is an award winning painter with a love of mid-century modern design, everyday spaces, and interiors filled with light and shadow.

Frankland will demonstrate how to create a scene that is loose but realistic in style, and how to find the point where detail can be expressed accurately yet abstract. Students are asked to bring 2-3 inspirational images to work from and will leave at the end of the class with their own painting. And don’t worry about a cluttered photo! Frankland will help students navigate what to highlight and minimize in the final work.

Next class: Wednesday evenings, beginning January 9, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm. A materials list will be provided to registered students prior to class. We must have minimum 5 students or the class will be cancelled. Register on the calendar page.

Scenes of the past
Past Time, art recalling the past.

Art in the Afternoon

10 week class
glass fusion, one of the 10 media classes

Tuesdays SUMMERTIME Sessions: 3:00pm-5:00pm 

  • Paper mache´  6/5
  • print making  6/12
  • glass fusion  6/19
  • fabric collage  6/26
  • abstract painting  7/10
  • up-cycling found items  7/17
  • sculpture of paper, wood, wire  7/24
  • Notan paper craft  7/31
  • mandalas  8/7
  • cyanotype (sun) prints  8/14  

Our most popular classes all lined up in a row for summer.  This class is for everyone; children who want to learn the craft, men and women. Pay for one session or SAVE by prepaying for 4 sessions- or by bringing 3 friends! Please call ahead and let us know you’re coming.  $25 per session or $88 for four sessions or 4 people.

Refund Policy: cancel 24 hours in advance for a refund.

Figure Drawing Class

drawing class
figure drawing by wildweasel

Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00pm. Drawing the human figure has long been a staple for artists. With gesture and form drawings, in this 6 week class, we will also look at perspective, value and composition. Dan Keller, artist and teacher, has taught at WSU, BBAC and CCS.  Five of the classes will have a live model.  $169, includes cost of model. Specific dates are: 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 8/7, 8/14.

Paper Maché Class

make paper mache
paper mache creature!

July 11, 7:00pm-9:00pm

You will love the shapes and versatility of paper maché! It’s a satisfying process; the construction or molding of an armature, the draping and smoothing of paste soaked paper, then the decoration and painting of the hardened shell. Come and try it! Five weeks, Wednesdays, all materials included, $115.  Begins July 11th.  Class size limited to 8 people.

Drawing and Painting Class

Acrylic painting by Greg Carr
Acrylic painting by Greg Carr

Tuesdays, 7-9:00pm, Greg Carr will alternate weeks of drawing instruction (September 5th) and painting instruction (September 12th). The concepts of shape, perspective, proportion, light, value and color will be addressed. Students will learn techniques in several media and concepts to manifest realism. Each class is $25 or you may buy 5 classes in advance for $100. You are free to pick the dates you would like to attend, within 3 months (by Nov. 28th). Bring your own materials or pay a materials fee of $5 at the time of the class. https://articipate.us/event/drawing-and-painting-with-greg-carr/

After School Art Lessons at Angell

art cart goes into the schools
art lessons after school 

Articipate’s Art Cart is offering after school, one hour art lessons for students in grades 2-5. Taught by experienced art teachers, the lessons will include drawing with shading, printmaking, sculpture, Zentangle/patterns, life size self drawings, and collage. Our objective is to foster imagination and play while exploring new materials. A personal sketchbook is included to encourage practice and creativity outside the classroom. Teachers will also teach one of the standard art concepts per lesson (line, shape, space, color, values, form, texture).

For students in grades 2-5. Course number: 720-1 in the Winter Program Guide by Berkley Enrichment. Information about registering here

Drawing on Life

Next class is JAN. 4th

Drawing on Life.  Carole Wayner gently guides us into proportion and lets self expression prevail. Concentrated effort has rewards. You’ll learn more than drawing. You’ll learn how to see. Wednesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm: Pre-register HERE, please. $20. Bring your own sketchbook, or buy one here for $3.