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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!


Artist Workshop: Pei-Yu Lee
Saturday September 15: 1:00-4:00pm
Free with online RSVP
18th Street Arts Center and Brentwood Art Center are pleased to present a free community workshop and reception with Taiwanese artist Pei-Yu Lee. Workshop participants will create a votive inspired by the shape of their own homes, using a mixture of ball clay sediment and locally sourced soil. At the closing of the installation, the clay vessels will be placed back into the land from which the soil was borrowed, where they will disintegrate back into the land over time.

Votives created by workshop participants will be incorporated into a participatory installation in her live-work studio at 18th Street Arts Center on Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 18, when 18th Street will host a public reception for the artist and workshop participants along with the public and invited guests.

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Artist Masterclass: Kate Savage
Thursday September 27: 7:00-9:00pm
Free with online RSVP
Join artist and instructor Kate Savage for a slide presentation and discussion of her artwork. Kate works with psychologically-charged imagery based in folktales and personal history. Her artwork mixes media in drawings, collages, paintings and handmade headdresses. The masterclass will include a demonstration and small hands-on project in creating value drawings with ink washes.

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Picasso Portraits
Gary Paller
Wednesday October 3: 6:00-9:00pm
$75
Paint a self-portrait in the style of Picasso. Looking into a mirror, the students will create an expressive self-portrait by amalgamating a multi-dimensional composite of themselves using paint in bold colors in the manner of the most important artist of the 20th Century.

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Fun & Fearless Watercolor: Moody Mums
Pamela Harnois
Saturday October 6: 1:00-4:00pm
$75
Chrysanthemums will be our main focus as we celebrate with a bright Autumn color palette. You’ll learn new watercolor sketching techniques and loosen up while having fun. Bring your creativity and let it shine.

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Color and Light (Mini-series)
Yvette Gellis
Wednesday October 10 & 17: 6:00-9:00pm
$150
This workshop takes inspiration from Impressionism and Luminism of the Hudson River School and explores changing light and the sublime. After exploring and mixing paint with thumbnail studies, each student will paint the same image with changing light, both warm and cool. Students will walk away with a stunning diptych.

The class is structured for the beginner student as well as the most advanced student where all can take off.

Students are requested to bring 2 black and white 8×10 xerox prints of the same scene. Please choose an image with lots of contrasted light and shadow – the more reflections the easier the process. Pick something you love and want to paint. If you bring a digital image, you can get it printed at the front desk before the workshop begins.

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Letting the Materials Lead The Way
Kristin Hough
Saturday October 20: 2:00-5:00pm
$75
In this workshop we will use experimental painting techniques to let chance play a role in the creation of an oil painting on yupo paper. We will start by painting a representational image, and then by using tools other than a paintbrush (squeegee), parts of the image will dissolve into abstraction. Lose control in order to get surprising and fun results!

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Tile Design & Decoration
Rob Homsy
Thursday October 25: 6:30-9:30pm
$75
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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Landscape Collage
Hillar Kaplan-New
Saturday October 27: 2:00-5:00pm
$75
This fun, no rules Landscape Collage Workshop is for the beginner to advanced level student looking to stir up their artistic vocabulary and techniques. Whether your work is traditional or contemporary, you will become aware of a new way to visually tell your stories. Students are encouraged to create a landscape from their photos, drawings memories or imagination by integrating a variety of ephemera: printed, hand made or other 2D paper materials onto a canvas board surface. Composition, color theory, drawing and painting techniques will be discussed.

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Acrylic Mixed Media & Masking Techniques (Mini-series)
Tanja Rector
Saturday November 3 & 10: 2:00-5:00pm
$150
Learn to translate the design and color elements of a landscape to create an expressive painting using many different application techniques such as stenciling, squeegeeing, and blocking out negative spaces.

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Pastel: Cityscape at Night
Sophia Pezeshk
Wednesday November 7: 6:00-9:00pm
$75
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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Artist Masterclass: Barbara Drucker
Tuesday November 13: 7:00-9:00pm
Free with online RSVP
Join artist Barbara Drucker as she discusses her art career, teaching and studio practice, followed by a one-hour experiential workshop. In the experiential workshop participants combine the power of mandala drawing with reflective writing to access their inner voice, self-compassion and natural creativity through intuitive drawing, collage and journaling exercises.

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Fun & Fearless Watercolor: Watercoloring is a Verb
Pamela Harnois
Saturday November 17: 1:00-4:00pm
$75
Take some fun and fearless action to find your creative voice using watercolor. We will play, delve, decide and incorporate values, visual and verbs. Take an active approach into your next semi-abstract watercolor and keep moving to express yourself.

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Painting with Stencils
Melissa Dyanne
Saturday December 1: 2:00-5:00pm
$75
Learn to create original stencils in order to make patterns or enhance sharp edges in your artwork. Students will go step by step through the stencil making process, starting with source images (provided), tracing, cutting and pushing paint through the final stenciled image. Emphasis will be placed on materials and proper technique for clean images and long lasting stencils.

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Narrative Illustration: Little Red Riding Hood
Kira Cain
Wednesday December 5: 6:00-9:00pm
$75
Beginning with some fun, easy exercises designed to release creativity and open the channels of your mind, you’ll learn a simple approach to narrative illustration with a clearly defined set of criteria. For this workshop, we will break down a short excerpt from Little Red Riding Hood and create a line drawing illustration which adds richness, energy, and drama to the narrative.

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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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