Adult Painting & Drawing Classes

Artist taking an online art class

5337 Painting from A-Z
Instructor: Sandy Ruda
Tuesdays, 6:30–9 PM
This general painting class places the emphasis on oil painting, but you may work in the medium of your choice. Each class will begin with a short talk or demonstration covering multiple topics. Explore your inspiration and discover your vision!
5 sessions: 11/8–12/6
Tuition: member $180, non-member $200

5333 Interior Paintings
Instructor: Mary Jean Canziani
Mondays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Because of recent events, many of us have spent more time indoors than ever before. In this class, we will use our indoor surroundings for inspiration to make paintings of rooms that are imbued with much more than their actual furnishings. Interior rooms and spaces can project many personalities or moods that have an effect on our feelings. Students will learn technical aspects such as how to use the grid system for transferring photographs to canvas and using washes to lay in colors that reflect the feeling of the space. We will also study celebrated interior painters and their work such as Hopper, Vuillard, and Vermeer. Instruction will focus on painting with water media such as acrylic and watercolor.
5 sessions: 11/7–12/5
Tuition: member $180, non-member $200

5350 NEW! Painting from Photographs
Instructor: Mary Jean Canziani
Tuesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Creating successful paintings from photographic references goes beyond simply copying. Learn how to analyze and redesign images to produce stronger compositions. By sketching basic shapes and values, decide what to leave in and what to edit out. Changing or introducing new colors will also be discussed. Students may work in their choice of wet media and use their own or copyright-free photos. Painting techniques, including how to transfer their finished sketch to canvas through the grid system, will be demonstrated and discussed.
5 sessions: 11/1–11/29
Tuition: member $180, non-member $200

5450 NEW! Fundamentals of Gouache
Instructor: Amanda Ciurciu
Thursdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Learn how to paint with a vibrant, versatile medium—gouache! Spanning from realism to abstract to illustration and beyond, this class will teach students the fundamental techniques of gouache while encouraging them to be as creative as possible. As an introduction to the world of gouache, the subject matter of this class will change each week.
5 sessions: 11/3–12/8 (no class on 11/24)
Tuition: member $180, non-member $200