Classes in Progress

Loosen Up and Have Fun with Acrylics – Class is Full!

Levels: All

Instructor: Carrie Clayden

Offered: 6 Thursday, beginning: Sept. 21st 9:30 - noon

Fee: $160 / $140 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 isat 17th Avenue and her work can be found on her website

Wonderful Basic Drawing Techniques-You can do this! – Class is Full!

Levels: All

Instructor: Kathryn Harper

Offered: 6 Mondays beginning September 11th 1:30 - 3:30pm

Fee: $160 / $140 with member discount

This class will be an introduction to successful drawing techniques, strategies and exercise to allow you to gain confidence in drawing and enhance your creativity.

Instructor Kathryn Harper: BFA ’78 CCAC with distinction California State Teaching Credential- Drawing, Painting and Design Teacher 9-12th grader, 37 years at Santa Cruz High School Education Awards: Art Teacher of the year, Santa Cruz County Cultural Educator of the year for “Innovation” Santa Cruz Eddy Awards, NASA Youth Flight Ambassador

Watercolor – Linda Lord – Mondays

Levels: All

Instructor: Linda Lord

Offered: 6 Mondays, beginning: Sept. 11th 9:30am-Noon

Fee: $160 / $140 with member discount

for Sept. & Oct. 2017

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 exhibits include Cozumel, Mexico. Linda also publishes with a decorative art publisher.
Level: All. Offered: 6 Mondays, beginning: Sept. 11th  , 9:30 – noon  Fee: $155 / $135 Members