Classes in Progress

ON SITE Pastel Painting (January 2022)

Levels: All levels

Instructor: Joan Hellenthal

Offered: Four Fridays, beginning January 14th 10am-12:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $175 non-members

The perfect way to start the weekend… Loosen up and have fun with pastels!  Using expressive marks and color we will paint vibrant landscapes and still life. The essentials of pastel painting will be covered including approaches and methods of application, pastels from hard to soft, surface possibilities, color theory and under painting. Demos, problem solving, and lots of individual instruction are included. This class is appropriate for both beginners in pastel and those who are experienced with the medium. Just bring whatever pastels you may have and explore the possibilities of this versatile medium!

Students must show proof of vaccination to attend.

Instructor Joan Hellenthal, BA Fine Art Brown University, MA Fine Art SJSU; CA credentialed art instructor, painter and mixed media artist who exhibits in many private and corporate collections inc. MAH, UCSC and Open Studios. joanhellenthal.com

Additional Instructions: All participants must present proof of vaccination and wear masks during class

(ONSITE) Watercolor Thursdays (Jan-Feb 2022) – Class is Full!

Levels: all levels

Instructor: Linda Lord

Offered: 6 Thursdays, beginning January 6th 1-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $200 non-members

This class is geared to facilitate those who have never painted and those who have advanced their skills. Most class sessions will include a demo and then time to work on the elements of the demo. Information on materials, including colors and “gimmicks”, and tools is given throughout the six-week period. The goal of this class is to encourage the joy of painting, while improving skills and knowledge. This is a “fun” class, so bring a sense of humor and whatever materials you have and enjoy.

Instructor Linda Lord is a self-trained artist and illustrator with over 16 years teaching experience in her studio and via the SC Watercolor Society; an Open Studio artist whose exhibitions include Cozumel, Mexico. Linda also publishes with a decorative art publisher.