Classes in Progress

The Artist’s Way to Success 04/16/18

Levels: All

Instructor: Carrie Clayden

Offered: 6 Mondays, beginning 04/16/18 1pm - 3:30pm

Fee: $160.00 / $140.00 with member discount

Welcome artists! If you want to build a series of paintings, set some goals, learn about how to show and price your work, then this class is for you. I combine my experience with Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way to help you take it to the next level.

What is the “next level”? To push past the fear of showing your work to the public, build a website and to declare yourself a professional artist. This is a great next-level class for those who have taken many classes, have painting experience and are wanting to grow toward being a professional artist. We will paint with acrylics in every class, rotating canvases to produce many expressive paintings.

Come with an open mind and have fun learning about yourself as an artist.

Loosen Up and Have Fun with Acrylics

Levels: All

Instructor: Carrie Clayden

Offered: 6 Mondays, beginning 04/16/18 10am-12:30pm

Fee: $160.00 / $140.00 with member discount

Painting from the heart and loosening up are fundamentals of this class. We work fast and loose, layering our canvas with color, blocking in shapes, and adding definition to create a beautiful masterpieces. I want to introduce you to the fun of paint, we will use spray bottles and drip, splat, brush,even use our hands to create magic. We work on several canvases at a time, producing much work. The more you make, the better the results. Themes change every session. Many students repeat the class as it gives them a valuable critique of their work, and time and space to commit to a regular art practice.

Members  Instructor: Carrie Clayden is a professional artist and teacher. Carrie graduated from UCSC in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Fine Art in 1995. Her studio is at 17th Avenue and her work can be found on her website

Urban Sketching; Explore and Enjoy where you are through journaling! (Sunday afternoons) – Class is Full!

Levels: All

Instructor: Brian Bowes

Offered: 4 Sunday afternoons starting 04/08/18 - 04/29/18 1pm - 4pm

Fee: $120 / $105 member price

Explore the world, Experiment with new tools and techniques, & Enjoy life!

Urban sketching is a wonderful way to connect with the world around you. While making drawings on location, this workshop will cover a range of different techniques including watercolor, other water-media, collage, pen, ink, and the good old pencil! During the course we will discuss the unique methods and techniques that can help to develop artistic abilities and super-charge your creativity!

The workshop will begin with in-class demonstrations and discussions at the Art League, and followed by field trips to nearby locations.

Increasing our knowledge and extending our ability is an ongoing and continuous process to which everyone is invited! Please join our quest for improvement and ways to make different or better drawings. This workshop is limited to 15 students so sign up today!

Instructor Brian Bowes has an MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford, a BFA in Illustration from the California College of Arts and Crafts, and an AA in Graphic Design from the Santa Rosa Junior College. He has taught at the Disney Family Museum, Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, among others. Brian is proud of the work he does as the Youth Education Director for SCMAC in bringing Art After School Classes to the children of the San Lorenzo Valley. Brian teaches private lessons, and is a working illustrator.