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Figure Drawing – Evenings

Levels: Previous drawing experience required.

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

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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Watercolor Thursdays-Linda Lord (Sept-Oct) – Class is Full!

Levels: All

Instructor: Linda Lord

Offered: 6 Thurs, beginning: 09/19/19 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 Watercolor-Linda Lord-Fridays (Sept-Oct)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Linda Lord

Offered: 6 Friday afternoons, beginning: 09/20/19 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 weeks, we  will endeavor to produce 6 …

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Watercolor Essentials – Everything You Need to Know!

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Cynthia Armstrong

Offered: 6 Tuesday mornings, starting 9/24/19 9:30am-12:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 for members

Watercolor has the reputation for being difficult. It can cause frustration, defeat, and disappointment, especially for those just starting out. Having a solid understanding in …

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Intuitive Landscapes-A Direct Watercolor Approach – Class is Full!

Levels: All

Instructor: Cynthia Armstrong

Offered: 6 Sundays, starting 10/6/19 10:00am-12:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 members

This studio course will focus on the materials and techniques of spontaneous, impressionistic watercolor to explore shapes, patterns, textures, and abstractions that can be found …

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Fundamentals of Realism I- Evening Series (Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center)

Levels: All

Instructor: Laurel Bushman

Offered: 6 Monday evenings, starting 10/14/19 5:15pm-8:00pm

Location: Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 members

Over the course of this class, students will learn fundamental elements of realism drawing, composition and technique. Emphasis will be placed on how to be …

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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 …

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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. …

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Botanical With an Artists Eye-Linda Lord (Thursdays)

Levels: All

Instructor: Linda Lord

Offered: 3 Thursday afternoons, starting 10/31/19 1:00pm-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $112.69/$99.00 for members

Come join us Fridays for this short 3 week watercolor series focused on botanical watercolor painting! This series will be geared towards the artistic representation …

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Botanical With an Artists Eye-Linda Lord (Fridays)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Linda Lord

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

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $112.69/$99.00 for members

Come join us Fridays for this short 3 week watercolor series focused on botanical watercolor painting! This series will be geared towards an artistic representation …

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Weekend Workshops

The Art of Selling Art

Levels: All

Instructor: Robert Dvorak

Offered: One Sunday Afternoon, 09/22/19 10:00am-4:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $120, one price for all

    SELLING ART, YOUR OWN OR OTHER ARTISTS’ IS EASY WHEN YOU KNOW HOW! This is a comprehensive sales program oriented to the individual …

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Sketching with Watercolor, Pen & Ink

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Bonni Carver

Offered: One Saturday, 09/28/19 10am - 4pm

Location: The Castro Adobe State Historic Park,   Address: 184 Old Adobe Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Fee: $99.00

Join us at the Castro Adobe in Watsonville for a day full of plein air painting and instruction. Since the adobe has been reserved for …

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One-Minute Drawing Class

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Robert Dvorak

Offered: One Saturday, 10/12/19 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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Painting the Luminous Peace Rose

Levels: Some experience recommended

Instructor: Jo-Neal Graves

Offered: One Saturday Afternoon, 10/26/19 9:30am-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $99.00

In this workshop we will learn the layering processes and colors used to create a beautiful luminous flower with depth and also an interesting background. …

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Inktober Ink-&-Wash: Pumpkins & Scrub Jays! (Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center)

Levels: All

Instructor: Hajra Meeks

Offered: One Saturday 10/26/19 12:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center

Fee: $99.00, one price for all

Celebrate Autumn, Halloween, and Inktober with this spooktacular Pumpkins & Scrub Jays workshop in ink-and-wash! Learn how to make the most of your liquid colored …

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Golden Age Portrait Masters Study (Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center)

Levels: All

Instructor: Hajra Meeks

Offered: One Sunday afternoon, 11/3/19 12:00pm-6:00pm, Including lunch break

Location: Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center

Fee: $99.00 one price for all

Learn how to capture the romantic realism and Film Noir style of a Coby Whitmore female portrait in this exciting Golden Age Masters Study! Painting …

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Start to Finish Oil Painting Workshop

Levels: All

Instructor: Laurel Bushman

Offered: One Sunday afternoon, 11/10/19 12pm-5:30pm

Location: Studio 199 @ Tannery Arts Center

Fee: $99.00

Join Laurel Bushman to create an alla prima oil painting. Alla prima painting is the art of painting wet on wet in oil to complete …

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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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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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