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All instructed workshops include supplies in the registration fee, unless otherwise noted.

Artist Masterclasses are free but attendees must reserve their seat online.

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!


Masterclass: Kate Ingold
Wednesday January 23: 6-8pm
FREE with RSVP
Join multidisciplinary artist and poet Kate Ingold for a presentation and discussion of her work and artistic process. Following the presentation, students will have two art-making opportunities: 1. Erase Kate Ingold’s “Mending Wall” community art installation, 2. Transform magazine images into text and collage poems.

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Collage: Text, Letters & Words
Hillar Kaplan-New
Saturday January 26: 2:00-5:00pm
$70
In this fun, no rules workshop, students will create a collage utilizing text, letters and words. Students are encouraged to bring their own miscellaneous ephemera: journal pages, letters, poetry or other inspirations to include in their art making. Experimental painting, drawing and printmaking techniques will be demonstrated.

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Painting: Edward Hopper Lighthouse
Gary Paller
Wednesday January 30: 6:00-9:00pm
$70
Explore the genius of Hopper’s compositional sensibility as you are encouraged to work toward essential, minimal forms in order to create a strong and moving composition inspired by Edward Hopper.

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Photoshop Quick Start
Stephanie Waisler-Rubin
Wednesday February 6: 6:00-9:00pm
$70
In this workshop students will gain an understanding of the basic Photoshop editing tools, including color correcting, cropping, exposure adjustments, file formats, saving, output workflow and Adobe Bridge. Whether you have previously used Photoshop, or are just getting started, students will learn a range of techniques for editing and sharing their work.

*Participants will need to have Photoshop CC installed on their personal laptop computers.

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Masterclass: David Hicks
Friday February 8: 7:00-9:00pm
FREE with RSVP
Ceramicist David Hicks will present his work and participants will be invited to do a hands on art activity inspired by his artistic process. David Hicks “has long been fascinated by the cyclical momentums he has observed in nature and agriculture, and has sought to capture these transitions through dimensional, biomorphic ceramics. Hicks sees these transitions in nature as allegorical extensions of similar passings, metamorphoses, and shifts in human experience.”

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Pastel: Ocean Waves
Sophia Pezeshk
Saturday February 16: 2:00-5:00pm
$70
Pastel is a ideal medium for rendering waves and seascapes. In this workshop, students will learn how about colors, composition, and application techniques to produce calm water and gently lapping waves.

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Figurative Abstraction
Ashton Allen
Saturday February 23: 2:00-5:00pm
$80
Elevate your figurative practice into the exciting world of abstraction. In this class students will work from a live nude model starting with short poses and then spending the remainder of the class on a long pose. A selection of materials and tools will be available, but students are encouraged to bring their owns materials with which they want to experiment. Get ready to loosen up and take the figure into a whole new realm!

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Expressive Calligraphy: Making Words Speak
Daniel Diaz-Tai
Wednesday February 27: 6:00-9:00pm
$70
In this workshop students will explore the the explosive freedom and spontaneity of expressive calligraphy using charcoal, ink, and graphite. Student will learn how this illustrative approach to calligraphy can transform a word into a unique work of art.

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Watercolor: Mastering Coastal Sunsets
Timothy Kitz
Wednesday March 6: 6:00-9:00pm
$70
Create a dramatic coastal sunset painting by learning how to achieve intense color washes, effective brushwork and compositional impact while using watercolor to depict breathtaking skies, luminous water effects and natural looking silhouettes.

*Materials are part of the registration fee but participants with watercolor experience are encouraged to bring their own equipment and paints.

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Dynamic Illustration: Turning up the Emotional Volume in Your Work
Carlynn Whitt
Saturday March 16: 2:00-5:00pm
$70
This low-pressure, supportive, and experimental workshop is designed to help you add extra emotional oomph to your artwork, whichever medium you use. Working with cut paper students will explore how shape, color, size and placement can impact our emotional understanding of a picture.

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Abstract Painting: Space In Architecture
Yvette Gellis
Saturday March 23: 2:00-5:00pm
$70
Looking to architectural elements (wood beams, walls, windows etc.) for inspiration, students will expand upon the techniques of abstraction to structure your approach to abstract painting. Students will start with some fun exercises with color and then finish a painting with a step-by-step approach to build deep space and light into your abstract mark making.

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Uninstructed Life Drawing
Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-5pm 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 Tuesdays are short, 20 minute poses. Students must bring their own supplies to uninstructed workshops.
Please call to reserve your spot at (310) 451-5657.

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