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Figure Drawing – Evenings

Offered: Monday, 7-10pm & 2nd Thursdays, 7-10pm

Levels: Previous drawing experience required.

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $16 non-members, $14 members, $10 students. Not a member?

Facilitated by Open Studio Artist Richard Bennett, dickbennett@baymoon.com Drawing the human figure is acknowledged to be the best foundation for learning the process of really …

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Series Classes

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(LIVE ONLINE) The Value of Grisaille Underpainting

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Hajra Meeks

Offered: LIVE ONLINE, One Saturday Afternoon, 4/4/20 12:00pm-3:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $35.00

I this live online workshop Create a lovely painting using layers of watercolor in the historical grisaille value under-painting method, while also developing wet-in-wet, wet-on-dry, …

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Assembly Required: Assemblage/Mixed Media Workshop

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Janet Silverglate

Offered: 2-Days, Sun 4/5 & Sat 4/11

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $120, one price

Learn to create unusual art pieces using recycled, found and reuse materials. Day 1 (4/5/20, 10:00am-2:00pm): In-class discussion of process, design and construction. This class …

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Oil Painting from Beginning to End

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Barbara Bailey Porter

Offered: 4 Monday mornings, starting 4/6/20 9:30am-12:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $180/$158.13 members

In this class you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about oil painting.  Primarily a landscape class,  Barbara will demonstrate as needed, while …

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Watercolors-Thursdays (Apr-May)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Linda Lord

Offered: 6 Thursday Afternoons, starting 4/9/20 1:00pm-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 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 …

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Beginning Watercolors -Fridays (Apr-May)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Linda Lord

Offered: 6 Friday afternoons, starting 4/10/20 1:00pm-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 members

This class is aimed at familiarity of  materials, as well as why to chose them.  In the 6 week, we  will endeavor to produce 6 …

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(LIVE ONLINE) 5 Ways to Draw Anything! Facial Features

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Hajra Meeks

Offered: LIVE ONLINE One Saturday afternoon, 4/11/20 12:00pm-3:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $35.00

Drafting skills are essential to traditional art—the better you can draw and render with a pencil, the better you can do so with your paint. …

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Let’s Get Serie-ous: Creating a Series of Artwork (Apr-May)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Carrie Clayden

Offered: 6 Monday afternoons, starting 4/13/20 1:00pm-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 members

This class is for advanced painters who want to set goals, create a series of 10 paintings in a theme and show the finished pieces …

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Components of Landscape in Watercolor

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: JoNeal Graves

Offered: 1 Sunday afternoon, 4/19/20 10:00am-4:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99, one price

This one day workshop will include studies of the most basic elements/features found in landscape paintings. We will paint, trees, shrubs, hills, mountains, skies and …

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Get the Feel of it!: Creating a Highly Textured Canvas

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Janet Trenchard

Offered: 1 Saturday afternoon, 4/25/20 10:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $89.00, one price

“Student will learn how to get that highly textured canvas surface using common and uncommon materials!  A highly textured surface evokes the elements of earth …

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Flower Power (Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Carrie Clayden

Offered: One Saturday Morning 4/25/20 11:00am-4:00pm

Location: Studio199 @ Tannery Arts Center

Fee: $120, one price

Welcome blooming artists to this floral themed painting workshop taught by Carrie Clayden. Carrie is excited to be teaching her favorite theme: Flowers! I encourage …

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Botanical Beauty of Spring

Levels: All, some drawing experience helpful

Instructor: Maria Cecilia "Cissy" Freeman

Offered: 1 Sunday Morning 4/26/20 9:30am-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00 - one price for this class

Buds and flowers and new leaves – Spring offers fresh colors and textures, and many beautiful plant subjects to paint.  In traditional botanical art we strive …

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Colored Pencil Workshop

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Laurel Bushman

Offered: One Saturday afternoon, 5/2/2020 12:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00 - one price

Colored pencil is a versatile medium that is portable, inexpensive and great for mixing with other media from watercolor to marker. A huge variety of …

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Beginning Floral Oil Painting

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Thalia Stratton

Offered: One Sunday Afternoon 5/3/20 12:00pm-4:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $89.00, one price

Working with the accomplished artist Thalia Stratton, students will be learning valuable fundamentals in the beautiful art of floral oil painting. She will cover important …

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Travel Sketching

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Cynthia Armstrong

Offered: 6 Tuesday mornings, starting 5/5/20 9:30am - 12:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 members

Travel sketching & painting allows us to slow down and to be wholly present while exploring the world.  Keeping an illustrated travel sketchbook enhances the …

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Pastel Studio (5 Weeks)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Joan Hellenthal

Offered: 5 Fridays, Beginning 5/8/2020 9:30am-12:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $144.56/$127 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 …

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Seascape Painting in Acrylic or Oil

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Maggie Renner Hellmann

Offered: One Saturday afternoon, 5/9/20 12:30pm-4:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $89.00 - one price

In this Seascape painting class, Maggie will help each individual student elevate their own understanding of color and it’s dominate and supportive usage in creating …

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Building Blocks of Scratch Board

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Logan Parsons

Offered: 2 Saturday mornings, 5/16/20 & 5/23/20 10:30am-1:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00, one price

In this two day workshop, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of scratchboard such as, what it is, how to make marks on the …

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One-Minute Drawing Class

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Robert Dvorak

Offered: One Sunday morning, 5/17/20 10am - 4pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00

THE ONE-MINUTE DRAWING CLASS: Anyone can draw!  This enjoyable class is for you if you: would like to be able to draw? think that you …

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Seascapes in Watercolors

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Cynthia Armstrong

Offered: 6 Sunday mornings, starting 6/7/20 9:30am-12:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 members price

This 6 week series class is a follow up and extension of the previously offered, Landscapes in Watercolor course. A combination of studio and plein …

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Take it Outside: Pastels in Plein Air (Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center)

Levels: Some experience needed

Instructor: Erika Perloff

Offered: 2 days, Starting 06/13/20 9:00am-3:00pm, end time approximate

Location: Studio 199 @ Tannery Arts Center

Fee: $175.00, One price

Come discover the joys of landscape painting with the exciting medium of soft pastel. Pastels are vibrant, immediate, quite forgiving and ideal for taking on …

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Sketching With Watercolor, Pen & Ink

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Bonni Carver

Offered: 1 Saturday Afternoon, 6/20/20 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00

  Watercolor and pen and ink are the perfect portable media through which any place or setting can become a springboard for a creative sketch. …

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Take Your Acrylic Painting to the Next Level – Class is Full!

Levels: Some painting experience required

Instructor: Wayne Jiang

Offered: One full weekend, Fri 8/21/20-Sun 3/23/20 10:00am-5:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $251.00/$220.50 members price

The talented Wayne Jiang will be returning to California and will teach another 3 day workshop at the Santa Cruz Art League, March 2020. His …

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Weekend Workshops

Assembly Required: Assemblage/Mixed Media Workshop

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Janet Silverglate

Offered: 2-Days, Sun 4/5 & Sat 4/11

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $120, one price

Learn to create unusual art pieces using recycled, found and reuse materials. Day 1 (4/5/20, 10:00am-2:00pm): In-class discussion of process, design and construction. This class …

Read more»

(LIVE ONLINE) 5 Ways to Draw Anything! Facial Features

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Hajra Meeks

Offered: LIVE ONLINE One Saturday afternoon, 4/11/20 12:00pm-3:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $35.00

Drafting skills are essential to traditional art—the better you can draw and render with a pencil, the better you can do so with your paint. …

Read more»

Components of Landscape in Watercolor

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: JoNeal Graves

Offered: 1 Sunday afternoon, 4/19/20 10:00am-4:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99, one price

This one day workshop will include studies of the most basic elements/features found in landscape paintings. We will paint, trees, shrubs, hills, mountains, skies and …

Read more»

Flower Power (Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Carrie Clayden

Offered: One Saturday Morning 4/25/20 11:00am-4:00pm

Location: Studio199 @ Tannery Arts Center

Fee: $120, one price

Welcome blooming artists to this floral themed painting workshop taught by Carrie Clayden. Carrie is excited to be teaching her favorite theme: Flowers! I encourage …

Read more»

Get the Feel of it!: Creating a Highly Textured Canvas

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Janet Trenchard

Offered: 1 Saturday afternoon, 4/25/20 10:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $89.00, one price

“Student will learn how to get that highly textured canvas surface using common and uncommon materials!  A highly textured surface evokes the elements of earth …

Read more»

Botanical Beauty of Spring

Levels: All, some drawing experience helpful

Instructor: Maria Cecilia "Cissy" Freeman

Offered: 1 Sunday Morning 4/26/20 9:30am-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00 - one price for this class

Buds and flowers and new leaves – Spring offers fresh colors and textures, and many beautiful plant subjects to paint.  In traditional botanical art we strive …

Read more»

Colored Pencil Workshop

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Laurel Bushman

Offered: One Saturday afternoon, 5/2/2020 12:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00 - one price

Colored pencil is a versatile medium that is portable, inexpensive and great for mixing with other media from watercolor to marker. A huge variety of …

Read more»

Beginning Floral Oil Painting

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Thalia Stratton

Offered: One Sunday Afternoon 5/3/20 12:00pm-4:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $89.00, one price

Working with the accomplished artist Thalia Stratton, students will be learning valuable fundamentals in the beautiful art of floral oil painting. She will cover important …

Read more»

Seascape Painting in Acrylic or Oil

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Maggie Renner Hellmann

Offered: One Saturday afternoon, 5/9/20 12:30pm-4:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $89.00 - one price

In this Seascape painting class, Maggie will help each individual student elevate their own understanding of color and it’s dominate and supportive usage in creating …

Read more»

Building Blocks of Scratch Board

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Logan Parsons

Offered: 2 Saturday mornings, 5/16/20 & 5/23/20 10:30am-1:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00, one price

In this two day workshop, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of scratchboard such as, what it is, how to make marks on the …

Read more»

One-Minute Drawing Class

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Robert Dvorak

Offered: One Sunday morning, 5/17/20 10am - 4pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00

THE ONE-MINUTE DRAWING CLASS: Anyone can draw!  This enjoyable class is for you if you: would like to be able to draw? think that you …

Read more»

Take it Outside: Pastels in Plein Air (Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center)

Levels: Some experience needed

Instructor: Erika Perloff

Offered: 2 days, Starting 06/13/20 9:00am-3:00pm, end time approximate

Location: Studio 199 @ Tannery Arts Center

Fee: $175.00, One price

Come discover the joys of landscape painting with the exciting medium of soft pastel. Pastels are vibrant, immediate, quite forgiving and ideal for taking on …

Read more»

Sketching With Watercolor, Pen & Ink

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Bonni Carver

Offered: 1 Saturday Afternoon, 6/20/20 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00

  Watercolor and pen and ink are the perfect portable media through which any place or setting can become a springboard for a creative sketch. …

Read more»

Take Your Acrylic Painting to the Next Level – Class is Full!

Levels: Some painting experience required

Instructor: Wayne Jiang

Offered: One full weekend, Fri 8/21/20-Sun 3/23/20 10:00am-5:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $251.00/$220.50 members price

The talented Wayne Jiang will be returning to California and will teach another 3 day workshop at the Santa Cruz Art League, March 2020. His …

Read more»