Below is a list of all of the current classes that I am teaching. Register for any or all of these classes at

nude_drawingFigure Art Workshop

10 weeks beginning MONDAY Night, ongoing 2017, 6-8:30pm $15

Uninstructed nude figure drawing & painting workshop. Bring your own drawing supplies, or if you would rather paint, bring an easel and your painting gear. We will alternate short and long poses each week. Short-pose nights: we will start with gesture warm-up poses for the first 25 minutes, then 20-minute long poses for remainder of night. The following week we will do a single long-pose all night. Doors will be open by 5:30 and we will begin at precisely 6:00pm so get there beforehand to set-up and do a meet-n-greet. We have a number of easels and drawing boards, but feel free to bring your own gear.

abaloneOil Painting Class

WEDNESDAY Mornings 9:00-12:00
$200 for 4 classes. $60 for single class — Start anytime.

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


Learning to See & Draw

10 weeks beginning THURSDAY, Sept 7, 2017
6 to 8:30pm
$450 for 10-week class
(includes textbook, sketchbook, pencils, kneaded eraser, pencil pouch)

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.

(includes supplies: sketchbook, pencils, kneaded eraser, pencil pouch, sharpener, chamois)

vinagerHow would you like to be able to “see like an artist?” Come to this 10-week drawing class and learn the basics of accurate realistic drawing. Get un-stuck from your 2nd grade drawing skills (nothing against 2nd-graders) and learn the foundational skills of seeing and understanding the physical world around you. We will be drawing objects from life.

These are the 5 basic skills that you will learn in this drawing class:

  1. Seeing and drawing edges (sometimes called “contour drawing”)
  2. Seeing and drawing spaces (called “negative spaces”)
  3. Seeing and drawing relationships (called “perspective and proportion”)
  4. Seeing and drawing lights and shadows (called “shading”)
  5. Seeing and drawing the whole (called the gestalt, the “thing itself,” the essential nature of the observed subject, which emerges spontaneously from the first four component skills)

Rich Brimer is the Director of Carmel Visual Arts. He has been teaching drawing and painting classes for over 20 years. His students include a wide array of skill levels and ages. 

Register for any or all of these classes at