Classes in Progress

Loosen Up & Have Fun with Acrylics (Nov-Dec) – Class is Full!

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Carrie Clayden

Offered: 6 Monday afternoons, starting 11/11/19 1:00pm-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $175.75/$150.00 members

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.  www.carrieclayden.com

 

 

Introduction to Figure Drawing (Oct-Dec) – Class is Full!

Levels: Beginner

Instructor: Susie Wilson

Offered: 6 Weds. beginning 10/30/19 10am-12:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75 / $150 member price

This is a small group to begin a study of the human form from a live model. Immerse yourself in an intimate and comprehensive introduction to the art of REALLY seeing. This class is limited to 14 students per class so sign up today!

**NO CLASS 11/27/19**

Instructor Susie Wilson has a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design (UK), a degree in Illustration and an HNDBTEC degree in Education, also in the UK. . She taught Life Drawing at the Norfolk Institute and was a college lecturer in the subject at the Norwich School of Art. Since arriving in America she has taught private and group classes for approximately 20 years, and has participated in Open Studios.

Model Fee: $45-Model fee to teacher at first class

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Traditional Figure Drawing (Oct-Dec) – Class is Full!

Levels: All

Instructor: Susie Wilson

Offered: 6 Weds. beginning 10/30/19 1pm-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75 / $150 member price

Drawing can be described as an inquiring investigation into visible appearance, and the learned discipline should never exclude the potential for free and spontaneous input. Intuition, feelings and impulse are essential elements to the personal development of drawing skills. This class offers an opportunity to really look at the form, structure, spaces and surfaces of the nude figure and seek a unique and individual expression of making what we see visible. 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 class is limited to 14 students per class so sign up today!

**NO CLASS 11/27/19**

Instructor Susie Wilson has a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design (UK), a degree in Illustration and an HNDBTEC degree in Education, also in the UK. She taught Life Drawing at the Norfolk Institute and was a college lecturer in the subject at the Norwich School of Art. Since arriving in America she has taught private and group classes for approximately 20 years, and has participated in Open Studios.

Model Fee: $45 at 1st class to the teacher

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Pastel Studio (Oct-Nov)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Joan Hellenthal

Offered: 6 Friday mornings, starting 10/25/19, *NO CLASS 11/29/19* 9:30am-12:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 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!

**NO CLASS Thanks Giving weekend, Friday 11/29/19 **

 

 

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