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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!


Mixed Media: Impressionist Landscape
Kate Savage
Saturday June 29: 2:00-5:00pm
$70
Using Monet, Van Gogh, and other Impressionists and Post-Impressionists as inspiration, learn how to translate a landscape photograph into a vibrant, mixed-media work of art! After creating a fast, loose acrylic underpainting as a base, participants will explore optical color mixing and mark making with pastels to develop their images.

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Diebenkorn: Looking at Figures as Abstract Colors and Shapes
Melissa Dyanne
Tuesday July 2: 6:00-9:00pm
$70
In this workshop we will discuss the figure as shape, color and form, while analyzing Diebenkorn and his approach. Attendees can bring a photographed subject to work with, but images will be available as well. An abstract approach to composition will be a focus and finished works will be made with charcoal and acrylic paint. on heavy watercolor paper.

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Abstract Printmaking: Terry Winters Monotypes
Gary Paller
Wednesday July 10: 6:00-9:00pm
$70
Explore the process of monotype printmaking in the style of dynamic abstract artist, Terry Winters.

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Color Mixing: How To Get Exactly What You Want
Hayley Quentin
Tue/Wed/Thu, July 16-18: 4:00-7:00pm
$210
Do you struggle to achieve the color that you want while painting?

This three-part workshop is designed to demystify color mixing and give students the fundamental tools to accurately mix any color imaginable (really!).

Learn how to set up an optimal working palette, how to mix any color imaginable, and how to select colors that look good together based on saturation, value, color temperature, and “complimentary” colors. Put this theory into practice as you reference famous works of art and recreate the colors therein.

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Pastel: Fish Pond (10yrs+)
Sophia Pezeshk
Saturday July 20: 2:00-5:00pm
$70
In this step by step workshop students will learn watercolor and pastel techniques to create a charming painting of goldfish.

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Morandi: Still Life and Cross-hatching Techniques
Melissa Dyanne
Tuesday July 23: 6:00-9:00pm
$70
In this workshop, students will practice building layers of value through cross-hatching with pencil or pen using artist Morandi, the master of the tonal still-life, as a jumping off point. Students will also have the opportunity to incorporate stippling techniques. All work will be in pencil or pen on heavyweight drawing paper.

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Watercolor: Urban Cityscape (Intermediate/Advanced)
Tim Kitz
Saturday July 27: 1:00-5:00pm
$80
This workshop for intermediate and advanced painters will focus on the compositional and painting skills necessary to capture the essence of an Urban scene in watercolor.

Participants will learn how to select and simplify a subject and use perspective principles and painting techniques to depict a compelling LA cityscape painting.

Intermediate watercolor painters are encouraged to join us for this immersive painting experience. Equipment and materials will be supplied for participants unable to provide their own.

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Pastel with Watercolor: Flowers
Sophia Pezeshk
Tuesday July 30: 6:00-9:00pm
$70
Create an energetic floral abstract painting combining watercolor and pastel techniques in this liberating workshop.

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Collage: Small Works
Hillar Kaplan-New
Wednesday July 31: 6:00-9:00pm
$70
Cut, Paste , Play… not necessarily in that order!

This workshop will immerse you in a fun and experimental 5″ x 7″ world where we will explore the development of a series of manageable, unique collage compositions. Save to bring your photographs, sketches and found ephemera to remember and reimagine.

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Collage: Picasso & Braque
Melissa Dyanne
Saturday August 10: 2:00-5:00pm
$70
In this workshop, students will study Picasso and Braque’s collage techniques and how they were developed. Each workshop attendee will create a large drawing from a still life, cut it up, and then reassemble it to create a unique abstract collage. using charcoal and ink.

They will then cut up the drawing and put it back together in a more abstract way, incorporating collage materials such as magazines, newspaper, colored foil and tissue paper, etc… the sky’s the limit!

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Pastel: Animal Portrait
Sophia Pezeshk
Tuesday August 13: 6:00-9:00pm
$70
Using pastel, portray the personality of your pet as you learn techniques for depicting animal features such as fur, eyes, ears, noses, and expression!

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Watercolor: Fun & Fearless Florals
Tim Kitz
Wednesday August 14: 6:00-9:00pm
$70
This workshop will explore the painting process as you create a successful artwork of a floral arrangement.

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Watercolor: Marina Boat Seascape
Tim Kitz
Wednesday August 21: 6:00-9:00pm
$70
Beginning through advanced painters are invited to join BAC instructor Timothy Kitz in creating a serene harbor watercolor painting.

This workshop is designed to unravel the secrets of plein air painting techniques but in a studio setting. Participants will learn the power of gradient washes and the skills necessary to depict boats and the effects of water reflections.

Experienced watercolorists with equipment and materials are encouraged to bring them, otherwise equipment and materials will be supplied for those unable to provide their own.

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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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