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All instructed workshops are $60 with supplies included unless otherwise noted.

Uninstructed workshops are $15 per session and students must bring their own supplies.
Enroll online on our registration page or by calling us at (310) 451-5657!

Abstract Painting in the Style of Diebenkorn
Gary Paller
Wednesday February 21: 6:00-9:00pm  
$60
Richard Diebenkorn is probably the most celebrated California painter. His abstract works from the late 60s through the 80s were created in his Santa Monica studio on Main Street near Ocean Park Blvd and are entitled “The Ocean Park Series”. Each student will choose one of the Ocean Park works as a starting point for an abstract painting and see how it may evolve.

Art and Mindfulness
David McDonald
Wednesday March 7: 6:00-9:00pm
$60
You will tap into your true self and inner artist through guided meditation. Focus is placed on process over product as you work from a place of intuition, exploring different media such as pastel, watercolor, and collage.

Calligraphy
Carrie Imai
Saturday February 10: 12:30-4:30pm
$75
Italic is one of the most recognizable calligraphic alphabets. It is elegant and can be used daily to create cards, envelopes and gifts for loved ones. This class will give you an introduction to the beautiful art of calligraphy. You will have a hands-on experience with pen and ink and will create a hand-made Valentine card. No art or calligraphy experience is required to be successful. Individual attention will help to give you a fun experience.

Collage: Landscapes
Hillar Kaplan-New
Wednesday January 17: 6:00-9:00pm$60
This introductory Collage Workshop presents endless possibilities in the student’s creative process. We will focus on creating a landscape by tearing and layering an assortment of handmade and printed ephemera. Surface preparation, composition, movement, color and other art elements will be discussed. Join us for a night of soul-soothing exploration into the Art of Collage.

Create Your Own Cubist Artwork
Jill Douglas
Wednesday March 14: 6:00-9:00pm
$60
Cubist artists such as Picasso created portraits and still-lifes using multiple views, creating an abstracted representation of the subject. In this workshop we will learn how to break up and reassemble subjects to create your own cubist artwork. Your final piece could be a painting, mixed media, or collage.

Mosaic: Whatnot Boxes
Hillar Kaplan-New
Wednesday January 31: 6:00-9:00pm
$60
This introductory mosaic workshop will focus on creating an attractive, personalized, and functional box with the use of a variety of unexpected and fun materials. Surface and material prpearation, pattern, texture, color and other art elements will be discussed. Join us for a night of exploration into the art of mosaic.

Portrait in the Style of Frida Kahlo
Jill Douglas
Thursday March 22: 6:00-9:00pm
$60
Create a portrait or self-portrait inspired by the work of Frida Kahlo. Her main inspiration was drawn from Mexican popular culture mixed with surrealism in a naïve folk art style combining both realism and dream-like fantasy. Finished artwork could be a painting, mixed-media or collage.

Watercolor: Fun & Fearless Florals
Pamela Harnois
Thursday January 25: 6:00-9:00pm
$60
This workshop is for all levels, especially if you want to branch into more artistic expression. Non-traditional watercolor techniques will be demonstrated to allow students to play with design, texture and contemporary expression to stimulate your creativity. Our goal is to bring joy and fearlessness back into your art so you may grow and develop your own unique style.
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Watercolor: Funky Animals (Koala)
Pamela Harnois
Thursday March 1: 6:00-9:00pm
$60
Learn how to paint a koala in stunning watercolor! You’ll learn how to use watercolors in light and loose techniques. You will learn a basic understanding of washes that are unique to watercolors. By the end of the class, you’ll bring home a beautiful animal painting that you made yourself!
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Figure Drawing: Romanticism and the Figure
David Schoffman
Thursdays February 15 – March 8: 6:30-9:30pm
$350
This special series workshop will attempt to echo the convulsive poses of Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa and Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People, allowing students to invent their own complex multi-figure compositions. Together with art making, the class will discuss the historical contexts within which these two great paintings were made and students will be challenged to echo the expressive tropes of French Romanticism. In order to capture the swirling commotion of figures in space, each three-hour session will have two models posing together.
*Students must bring their own supplies.

 

Uninstructed Life Drawing
Every Wednesday from 2-5pm and Thursday from 3-6pm when classes are in session
$15
Twice weekly, the Brentwood Art Center provides a model for an uninstructed workshop. Wednesdays feature 3 hour poses (to allow for oil painting) and Thursdays are short, 20 minute poses. Students must bring their own supplies to uninstructed workshops.
Please call to reserve your spot at (310) 451-5657.