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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!


Collage Workshop: Father Figure
Marcus Kuiland-Nazario
Wednesday April 17 & May 1: 6:00-9:00pm
FREE
Father Figure is a collage workshop in tandem with MACHO STEREO, a work in progress by 18th Street Art Center artist in residence Marcus Kuiland-Nazario.

MACHO STEREO explores the relationships between men and their fathers. It is inspired the book Pedro Paramo written by Juan Rulfo.

Concurrent to the Father Figure workshops at the Brentwood Art Center are book groups and outreach activities at several SMPL branches throughout Santa Monica. Workshops are for adults 18+, free and open to the public of all genders. Materials will be supplied.

Participants of all genders are welcome to attend either or both Father Figure workshops to create autobiographical collages about themselves and their Father Figure, or their Father. We will have a color printer on hand, so if you can – please bring pictures of your father, or you and your father, or any documents, photographs, deeds, certificates, awards, diplomas, ephemera significant to the history of your father, or you and your father. These images will be the basis of your Father Figure collage. All items will be handled with care and returned to you.

Workshops will open with a participatory discussion about our Father Figures led by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario in consultation with MACHO STEREO collaborator and therapist Mario Prietto.

Workshops are for adults 18+ of all genders. Materials will be supplied.

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Abstract Painting: Turning Letters into Abstract Forms
Gary Paller
Wednesday April 24: 6:00-9:00pm
$70
The workshop will utilize a technique used by some of the Abstract Expressionists (i.e. deKooning, Diebenkorn) to create interesting, novel shapes within an abstract composition. It can be a quick and easy way to begin abstract painting by following one’s intuition to make a colorful composition of organized forms.

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Pastel: Cityscape at Night
Sophia Pezeshk
Saturday April 27: 2:00-5:00pm
$70
Pastel is a great medium to demonstrate vibrant neon lights, street lamps, lighted storefronts, and the reflective light that’s splashed upon the pavement. In this workshop you will create a moody cityscape on a rainy night.

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Ceramic Wall Hanging
Rob Homsy
Saturdays May 4 – 18: 2:00-5:00pm
$165
Add dimension and interest to your walls— Come make your own ceramic wall hanging in this 3-part workshop. Students will create ceramic elements to use in their own 3D wall art. Open to all.

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Pastel: Landscape
Sophia Pezeshk
Saturday May 11: 2:00-5:00pm
$70
Learn the beautiful and versatile medium of pastel as you create a landscape filled with atmosphere and light.

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Family Workshop: Dog Portraits (10 yrs+)
Shelley Levy
Wednesday May 15: 6:00-9:00pm
$55
This workshop is designed to teach you how to paint a dog, capturing their unique personality using vibrant colors and mixed media. You are encouraged to bring a few of high quality images to work from, showing the body and a close up of the eyes. This is an opportunity for families to create art together. All skill levels are encouraged.

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Cyanotype Printmaking
Michelle Ohm
Wednesday May 22: 2:00-5:00pm
$70
Come and make cyanotypes on paper and fabric with artist, Michelle Ohm. We will explore not only the history and the science of the process, but we will experiment with contemporary ways of approaching the medium. No prior knowledge of skills necessary and all supplies with be provided.

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Tile Design and Decoration
Rob Homsy
Wednesday May 29: 6:00-9:00pm
$70
Come design your own custom tiles! Participants will discuss the fundamentals of pattern and repetition to create beautiful ceramic tiles using underglazes. Open to all!

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Family Book Art: Flag Books & Found Text
Debra Disman
Saturday June 8: 2:00-5:00pm
FREE
Join us to create the fun, innovative and versatile flag book structure and learn “found writing” techniques to take the anxiety out of the writing process. Learn to fold an accordion spine, attach covers, and add multiple flag book pages which create a pattern and move and groove when the book is opened and shut. Discover the artist, writer, designer and collagist within and learn essential bookmaking skills at the same time. Open to all ages. Children under six should be accompanied by an adult.

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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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