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Intro to Illustration

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

In this five week course we will delve into the world of illustration! We will learn about illustration as a communicative art that is used to narrate books, magazines, newspapers, and advertising. Illustrators must create eye catching work, but also be able to hold an audience with a story and a message. We will learn the process of making a successful...

Sunday Apr 19th, 11am - 2pm

  (5 sessions)
$175

5 sessions

Botanic Illustration in Colored Pencil

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

This is a class designed to introduce students to the wonderful world of Botanic illustration! Each week I will choose a subject for study and will demonstrate specific techniques for rendering, layering, blending, shading, and adding texture in colored pencils. The students are welcome to bring in their own subjects to draw as well. We will use magnifying...

Thursday Apr 16th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$235

7 sessions

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Next Steps in Kiln Casting

at Public Glass - Bayview 1750 Armstrong Ave, San Francisco, California 94124

Students will build on their knowledge of mold making as they explore more intricate and complex forms to cast in glass. Emphasis will be placed on planning and intent as students create one or several pieces based on their ideas.  Different molding materials, including plaster, silica and flexible mold materials such as latex. Molds of objects...

Sunday Apr 5th, 12:30pm - 4:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$760

4 sessions

Design for Embroidery

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

This class covers the basics in recognizing and recording inspiration, drawing exercises, composition, perspective, presentation, proportion, balance, harmony, creating a stitch plan and more. Equipment Needed: All materials are supplied but a notebook is recommended in case you wish to take notes.

Saturday Aug 1st, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Never picked up a needle or haven’t since you were young? Join us for Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners. Easy and fun, you will leave with a completed embroidery! Learn chain stitch, satin stitch, whipped back stitch, and French knots as well as basic skills such as how to trace a design onto fabric and thread the needle. Personalize your piece...

Saturday Apr 11th, 1pm - 4pm

Sand Casting

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 833 S 19th St, Richmond, California 94804

Great for all ages from 0-103! Get creative and press or draw your own design into sand. We will then pour molten glass over the molded sand to create an embossed panel of glass art. Use your handprint, your pet's paw print, or a memento. What you immortalize in glass up to you. Five pounds of glass included. (Larger designs are charged $2/lb beyond...

Thursday Apr 16th, 6pm - 9pm

Color Curiosity: Screen Printing Study

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Explore color screen printing through a variety of layered image making processes. Learn methods for color juxtaposition, creating additional color through overlapping shape and texture, and create simple photographic halftones using the computer. This class is intended for students with basic screen printing experience to expand their image making...

Sunday Apr 19th, 10am - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$175

5 sessions

Express your Wild Creativity: Cut Loose, Get Wild

at Living Your Wild Creativity - Santa Rosa 4404 Ross Rd
Studio 4404, Sebastopol, California 95407

GO WILD TOGETHER!   In this memorable 4 Days, you will be lead through a series of discussions, demonstrations, structured exercises, and personal support to help you learn and explore:   Tools and techniques used in the creation of non-objective paintings Ways to give your paintings structure and clarity Ways to activate and...

Friday May 29th, 9:30am - 4pm

  (4 sessions)
$950

4 sessions

Get Wild, Paint Big

at Living Your Wild Creativity - Santa Rosa 4404 Ross Rd
Studio 4404, Sebastopol, California 95407

Have you been wanting to push your envelope and paint larger but haven't done it yet? Have you been painting large but are not satisfied with the results? This intensive workshop might be just perfect for you. You will learn techniques to make larger images than you have before.  This workshop is a combination of guided exercises and independent...

Friday Jun 5th, 9:30am - 4pm

  (4 sessions)
$950

4 sessions

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Intensive Collage and Mixed Media

at Living Your Wild Creativity - Santa Rosa 4404 Ross Rd
Studio 4404, Sebastopol, California 95407

Exploring Within: 3 Day Intensive Collage and Mixed Media Workshop This is an exciting intensive workshop to learn the complete process of collage, mixed media methods and techniques. At the same time we will be working intuitively, exploring our own unique expressions. Come join us for work and fun and learning: Learn to mix and create your...

Friday Jul 10th, 10am - 4pm

  (3 sessions)
$700

3 sessions

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Fundamental Drawing

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Gain confidence in your art-making by sharpening your representational drawing skills with charcoal, graphite and ink. A warm-up is followed by direct instruction, then individual practice.  Learn composition, measurement, and rendering of 3D objects including the human head. Work on optional assignments or watch instructional videos curated by...

Thursday Mar 26th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$175

5 sessions

Holistic Exercises

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

This is a class of simple exercises that provide invaluable content. Participants will improve their sense of positive and negative space and increase their understanding of how space impacts balance in composition. This is a drawing and collage course.

Monday Mar 23rd, 1pm - 4pm

  (9 sessions)
$320

9 sessions

Digital Drawing Fun ( Ages 11 - 13 )

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

This class is a playful exploration of what makes digital drawing on the iPad fun and special. We will have fun with digital drawing tools and compare some pencil techniques with what can be done with actual pencil and paper. activities.  This will include finding different ways to create symbolic shapes and forms, scribbles, solid and textured...

Thursday Mar 26th, 4pm - 5:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$100

9 sessions

iPad Drawing Experience Teen Workshop (Ages 14 - 17)

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

This class is an exploration of what makes digital drawing on the iPad fun and special. We will have fun with digital drawing tools and compare some pencil techniques with what can be done with actual pencil and paper. activities. This will include creating images using symbolic shapes and forms, scribbles, solid and textured colors and exploring...

Saturday Mar 28th, 2pm - 5pm

Paint Sketching

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Improve brush handling, color mixing, and simplifying a complex topic into its most important elements through painting sketches. Free yourself from the stresses of always working on a finished painting! Allow yourself to learn quickly by embracing learning as the ultimate goal.  We will be executing two painting sketches per class, focusing...

Tuesday Mar 24th, 2pm - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$320

10 sessions

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