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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!


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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Landscape Collage
Hillar Kaplan-New
Wednesday February 13: 6:00-9:00pm
$70
Come expand your “Horizon Line” and learn how to reinterpret the Landscape through the use of diverse, creative & fun Collage techniques. Explore the many processes for building a landscape as you learn the role of seeing, and how to make a 2D surface plane into a 3D space by incorporating unlimited materials (misc papers, acrylic paint, colored pencils, oil pastels, etc.) to create an imaginative Collage.

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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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French Masters: Matisse
Jill Douglas
Monday March 4: 2:00-5:00pm
$70
Jill Douglas, former instructor at the BAC, and now living in Provence is bringing France to us and teaching five individual workshops, each one focusing on a different French artist.

Each of these painters were the first to create a style of painting that had never been seen before and went on to become the inspiration for so many artists later.

The painters individual and distinct styles, brushwork, composition and color mixing will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will create and paint their own landscape, still life or portrait in the style of Matisse.

Henri Matisse is widely regarded as the greatest colorist of the 20th century. Still life and the nude remained favorite subjects throughout his career. Matisse used pure colors and the white of exposed canvas to create a light-filled atmosphere in his paintings. He was heavily inspired by art from other cultures and the decorative qualities of Islamic art, the angularity of African sculpture, and the flatness of Japanese prints, these deeply influenced his own style.

*All materials are included and all levels are welcome.

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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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French Masters: Monet
Jill Douglas
Monday March 11: 2:00-5:00pm
$70
Jill Douglas, former instructor at the BAC, and now living in Provence is bringing France to us and teaching five individual workshops, each one focusing on a different French artist.

Each of these painters were the first to create a style of painting that had never been seen before and went on to become the inspiration for so many artists later.

The painters individual and distinct styles, brushwork, composition and color mixing will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will create and paint their own landscape, still life or portrait in the style of Monet.

Monet:

Claude Monet was the leader of the French Impressionist movement, he was masterful as a colorist and as a painter of light and atmosphere.

He painted outdoors in order to capture the fleeting qualities of nature and experimented with loose brush strokes, bold color, depicting different qualities of light and atmosphere in each scene.

*All materials are included and all levels are welcome.

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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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French Masters: Cezanne
Jill Douglas
Monday March 18: 2:00-5:00pm
$70
Jill Douglas, former instructor at the BAC, and now living in Provence is bringing France to us and teaching five individual workshops, each one focusing on a different French artist.

Each of these painters were the first to create a style of painting that had never been seen before and went on to become the inspiration for so many artists later.

The painters individual and distinct styles, brushwork, composition and color mixing will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will create their own landscape, still life or portrait in the style of Cézanne.

Cézanne:

Known as the father of modern art, Cézanne did not consider himself a Impressionist.

Although he did many landscape paintings he preferred painting in a studio to working en plein air.

Cézanne played with perspective and flattened surfaces to show the same arrangement from multiple angles at once. He achieved this by emphasizing each individual object rather than the scene as a whole, giving the still life an off-kilter composition.He painted portraits, still lives and landscapes using a vivid palette.

*All materials are included and all levels are welcome.

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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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French Masters: Gauguin
Jill Douglas
Monday March 25: 2:00-5:00pm
$70
Jill Douglas, former instructor at the BAC, and now living in Provence is bringing France to us and teaching five individual workshops, each one focusing on a different French artist.

Each of these painters were the first to create a style of painting that had never been seen before and went on to become the inspiration for so many artists later.

The painters individual and distinct styles, brushwork, composition and color mixing will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will create their own landscape, still life or portrait in the style of Gauguin.

Gauguin’s painting technique is distinctive in the use of thick, bold, expressionistic brushstrokes, with a very exaggerated palette, often not true to life.

*All materials are included and all levels are welcome.

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French Masters: Bonnard
Jill Douglas
Monday April 1: 2:00-5:00pm
$70
Jill Douglas, former instructor at the BAC, and now living in Provence is bringing France to us and teaching five individual workshops, each one focusing on a different French artist.

Each of these painters were the first to create a style of painting that had never been seen before and went on to become the inspiration for so many artists later.

The painters individual and distinct styles, brushwork, composition and color mixing will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will create their own landscape, still life or portrait in the style of Bonnard.

Bonnard was fascinated by the scenes of simple daily life around him. Because of this, he has been called an “intimist.”

Color was so important to Bonnard that when he had mixed a color that was particularly to his liking, he would even go back and touch up other paintings with that color. Bonnard painted many of his scenes from memory, capturing the spirit of the moment rather than the exact person or place. He is known for his colors and patterns. Object, person and background are all equally important and usually very patterned.

*All materials are included and all levels are welcome.

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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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