Classes

Daytime Introductory Art Classes

 

INTRO TO DRAWING   

Tuesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm  $20. Try several techniques: training your hand /eye coordination, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” exercises, using a grid, trusting your eyes. Instruction and materials.

ART FOR RELAXATION

Tuesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm. $15. Learn the art of making mandalas, or get creative with coloring books.

ART  BOOKS

Tuesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm instruction and materials: $20. Each of these book types are packed with creativity and fun. Altered books, art journaling, constructed books.  Make this a keepsake.                                            

MOM AND ME PAINTING CLASS

Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm  $10 per person. Paper, brushes and your choice of many types of paint:  Images for inspiration and instruction as needed. Smocks and all materials provided.                                

INTRO TO SCULPTURE

Wednesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm $20. Several types of sculpture for making 3 D art: foil with tape, wire, mobiles, celluclay (similar to paper maché) and paper and box structures.

INTRO TO WATERCOLOR

Thursdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm  $20. Watercolor is the most versatile type of paint. Learn four watercolor techniques; wet on wet, wet on dry, resists, blotting.                                  

SUMI INK SATURDAYS

Saturdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm. $5. Express yourself in picture graffiti. Grab a brush and some ink!                                  

Evening Classes

 

ZENTANGLE, BEYOND BASICS

Wednesday (3rd of each month) 6:00pm-8:00pm. $25. Learn to make intricate patterns, one step at a time. Certified instructor, Pam Signorelli, teaches new tangles on imaginative projects.                                                        

LADIES ART NIGHTS

Occasional Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Jen Blake leads the way into fun crafts, several times per month.  Check on facebook.com/articipateinberkley or here. $20-$30. Materials included. BYOB. 

DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASS

Beginning September 5th, on Tuesdays from 7:00pm-9:00pm, Greg Carr will teach drawing with various materials then alternate a week to teach painting (both oil and acrylic paints.) Each class is $25 per person 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. You may bring your own materials or pay a materials fee of about $5. 

ABSTRACT PAINTING

Beginning September 28th, Artist Justin Bean will lead participants through a playful exploration of paint with the intention of creating abstract art. Using acrylic paints and palette knives, we will explore both wet-on-wet gestural painting and the use of a dry base layer to create texture and dramatic color combinations. In addition, we will introduce tape into the painting process to create layered compositions with increasing complexity and vibrancy. The end goal is for each participant to produce at least one frame worthy painting.