Classes and Workshops

Register for any or all of these classes at http://www.carmelvisualarts.com

nude_drawingFigure Workshop

Monday Evenings 6-8:30pm
$15 if you drop-in
$100 for 10-workshop pass

Uninstructed nude figure drawing & painting workshop. Bring your own drawing supplies, or if you would rather paint, bring an easel and your painting gear. Usually gesture warm-up poses for the first 25 minutes, then 25-minute long poses for the remainder of the night. Every month or so, we do a single long-pose all night. We start at precisely 6:00 so get there beforehand to set-up and do a meet-n-greet. We have a couple of easels, but it is a good idea to bring your own gear.

NOTE: Although we take our art seriously, this is a very fun & social art gathering with good music playing to set the pace. I will usually bring a bottle of wine and others are encouraged to bring drinks and food to share as well. Homemade cookies, hummus, chips and dip, cheese and crackers. Whatever you think others might enjoy.


abaloneOil Painting Class

Thursday Mornings 9:00-12:00
$200 for 4 classes. Start anytime.

Classes will be a mix of still-life and studio work on paintings started from photos and copies of old master paintings. Students will work on personal projects as well as copies of master works and still life paintings, learning basic through advanced concepts of composition, contrast (value) and color will all be covered.


before_afterBeginning Drawing

Fall 2019
10 consecutive weeks
$450 for 10-week class (includes textbook, sketchbook, pencils, kneaded eraser, pencil holder)

Developing the art of observation will be the principal aspect of this drawing class. The way we perceive the world, shapes our worldview and our approach to life. The ability to “see” is one of the most important aspects of creating a drawing. We will be learning to gaze at a subject, discovering relationships between shapes, looking for subtle shifts in light and shadow, composition, perspective and many other tools for creating an accurate rendering of any subject.

Students will be working on classroom projects, and will also be required to follow-up each week in their sketch journal. Instructor demonstrations are an important part of any session and take place often and when necessary. Attention will be given to different skill levels within the class.


Register for any or all of these classes at http://www.carmelvisualarts.com/workshops/weekly-classes/