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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. Drawing the human figure is acknowledged to be the best foundation for learning the process of really seeing …

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Series Classes

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Beginning Floral Oil Painting Workshop

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Thalia Stratton

Offered: One Saturday Afternoon, 11/23/19 1:00pm-4:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $89.00

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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Painted Holiday Ornaments & Cards!

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Hajra Meeks

Offered: One Saturday afternoon, 11/30/19 12pm-6pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00, one price for all

*The location of this class has been moved from the Tannery to the Santa Cruz Art League classroom* Whether it’s for a holiday, special occasion, …

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Adire Elecko, African Textile Workshop

Levels: All

Instructor: Donna Thompson

Offered: 2 Saturdays, 12/7/19 & 12/14/19

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00

With their own unique designs, students will make a resist patterned textile pillow, inspired by the artwork of the Yoruba people from Nigeria in West …

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Botanical Beauty of Winter

Levels: All, some drawing experience helpful

Instructor: Maria Cecilia "Cissy" Freeman

Offered: One Sunday 12/8/19 9:30am-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00 - one price for this class

Evergreen leaves, berries, nuts, seed pods and more – winter offers many beautiful plant subjects to paint.  Traditional Botanical Art strives for a beautiful portrayal of …

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Watercolors-Thurs (Jan-Feb)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Linda Lord

Offered: 6 Thurs, beginning: 1/2/20 1am -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 (Jan-Feb)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Linda Lord

Offered: 6 Fridays beginning: 01/03/20 1:00pm-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 for members

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

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Discovering Water Soluble Oils & Introduction to Early California Impressionism

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Anna Lee Steed

Offered: Saturday Afternoon, 01/11/20 10:00am-4:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99

A great opportunity to try a new medium without having to invest!  All paint and mediums will be provided for a $10.00 material fee.  Water …

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Getting into Gouache

Levels: All

Instructor: Cynthia Armstrong

Offered: 6 Thurs, beginning: 01/16/20 9:30am-12pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 members

Gouache is an under appreciated watercolor medium that has amazing versatility and can transcend the boundaries of many other mediums. It can wash like watercolor, …

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Pastel Studio (Jan-Feb)

Levels: All Levels Welcome

Instructor: Joan Hellenthal

Offered: 6 Fridays, Beginning 1/17/2020 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 …

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A Day of Delft with Claire Mills

Levels: All

Instructor: Claire Mills

Offered: One Saturday Morning 01/18/20 9:30am-12:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $89.00 - one price for this class

Come join me in exploring the history and world of Delftware and this unique and beautiful shade of blue – Delft Blue. Painting with just …

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Paint Colorful Landscapes in the Studio.

Levels: All

Instructor: Maggie Renner Hellmann

Offered: 1 Sunday afternoon, 1/19/20 12:30pm-4:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $89.00

In this Landscape painting class, Learn how to keep colors clean and fresh, and also learn about focal points, composition, value, perspective, shapes and volumes, …

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Introduction to Acrylics

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Erin Hunter

Offered: Saturday Afternoon, 1/25/2020 12:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00 one price for all

Acrylic paint is a fast-drying, versatile medium that can be used to create a wide range of techniques—it can be used for thick, textured effects, …

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Watercolor-Negative Space Painting

Levels: All

Instructor: Cynthia Armstrong

Offered: 6 Tuesday mornings, beginning 01/28/20 9:30am-12pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 members

This course is will demystify negative painting for beginners and intermediate watercolor artists. From shape-making (working with positive and negative shapes), simplified design strategies to …

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Pastels for the Enthusiastic Beginner: Getting Started with Soft Pastels

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Erika Perloff

Offered: Saturday Morning, 2/8/2020 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00

Come get immersed in the world of soft pastels. In this one day intensive class you will learn the basics of working with this vibrant, …

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Weekend Workshops

Beginning Floral Oil Painting Workshop

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Thalia Stratton

Offered: One Saturday Afternoon, 11/23/19 1:00pm-4:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $89.00

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»

Painted Holiday Ornaments & Cards!

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Hajra Meeks

Offered: One Saturday afternoon, 11/30/19 12pm-6pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00, one price for all

*The location of this class has been moved from the Tannery to the Santa Cruz Art League classroom* Whether it’s for a holiday, special occasion, …

Read more»

Adire Elecko, African Textile Workshop

Levels: All

Instructor: Donna Thompson

Offered: 2 Saturdays, 12/7/19 & 12/14/19

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00

With their own unique designs, students will make a resist patterned textile pillow, inspired by the artwork of the Yoruba people from Nigeria in West …

Read more»

Botanical Beauty of Winter

Levels: All, some drawing experience helpful

Instructor: Maria Cecilia "Cissy" Freeman

Offered: One Sunday 12/8/19 9:30am-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00 - one price for this class

Evergreen leaves, berries, nuts, seed pods and more – winter offers many beautiful plant subjects to paint.  Traditional Botanical Art strives for a beautiful portrayal of …

Read more»

Discovering Water Soluble Oils & Introduction to Early California Impressionism

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Anna Lee Steed

Offered: Saturday Afternoon, 01/11/20 10:00am-4:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99

A great opportunity to try a new medium without having to invest!  All paint and mediums will be provided for a $10.00 material fee.  Water …

Read more»

A Day of Delft with Claire Mills

Levels: All

Instructor: Claire Mills

Offered: One Saturday Morning 01/18/20 9:30am-12:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $89.00 - one price for this class

Come join me in exploring the history and world of Delftware and this unique and beautiful shade of blue – Delft Blue. Painting with just …

Read more»

Paint Colorful Landscapes in the Studio.

Levels: All

Instructor: Maggie Renner Hellmann

Offered: 1 Sunday afternoon, 1/19/20 12:30pm-4:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $89.00

In this Landscape painting class, Learn how to keep colors clean and fresh, and also learn about focal points, composition, value, perspective, shapes and volumes, …

Read more»

Introduction to Acrylics

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Erin Hunter

Offered: Saturday Afternoon, 1/25/2020 12:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00 one price for all

Acrylic paint is a fast-drying, versatile medium that can be used to create a wide range of techniques—it can be used for thick, textured effects, …

Read more»

Pastels for the Enthusiastic Beginner: Getting Started with Soft Pastels

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Erika Perloff

Offered: Saturday Morning, 2/8/2020 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00

Come get immersed in the world of soft pastels. In this one day intensive class you will learn the basics of working with this vibrant, …

Read more»