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Each semester the Brentwood Art Center offers fine art workshops and mini-series for all levels.

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!



November 13 – European Masters: Van Gogh

November 13 – Printmaking Inspired by Kandinsky

November 20 – European Masters: Vuillard

November 23 – Free Kids Workshop: CAN THE TRASH!


December 7 & 14 – Ceramic Plates and Platters


Tuesdays & Wednesdays – Uninstructed Figure Workshops

European Masters: Van Gogh
Jill Douglas
Wednesday November 13: 2:00-5:00pm
His canvases with dense, visible brushstrokes were rendered in a bright palette emphasizing his personal expression through paint. Each painting provides a sense of how the artist viewed each scene, through his eyes, mind, and heart. He used an impulsive, gestural application of paint and symbolic colors to express subjective emotions.

His dramatic, imaginative, rhythmic, and emotional canvases convey far more than the mere appearance of the subject.

His style has continued to affect artists and movements throughout the 20th century and up to the present day.

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Printmaking Inspired by Kandinsky
Gary Paller
Wednesday November 13: 6:00-9:00pm
Explore the medium of monotype printmaking using the artwork of Kandinsky as a starting point.

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European Masters: Vuillard
Jill Douglas
Wednesday November 20: 2:00-5:00pm
For Vuillard, reticent by nature, the subject of the interior served as a symbol for the interior self, separate from the rest of the world.

Because of his preference for the painting of interior and domestic scenes, he is often referred to as an “intimist,” along with his friend Pierre Bonnard, with whom he shared a studio.

Vuillard painted many pictures of women sewing because his mother worked as a dressmaker, this explains the presence of so many patterned fabrics in his paintings into which his figures were embedded. They appear locked into their surroundings creating a beautiful struggle between figure and space with sumptuous colors and patterns.

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Free Kids Workshop: CAN THE TRASH!
Saturday November 23: 1:30-2:30pm
Free with RSVP
We are welcoming children in grades 3-5 to come and make their CAN THE TRASH! artwork submissions at the BAC! Students will have access to a variety of art supplies and a faculty member available to guide them. CAN THE TRASH! is an annual art contest is open to children grades 3-5 who reside in LA County. Winners will have their artwork and environmental message displayed on trash barrels all over LA beaches. Make your art make a difference!

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Ceramic Plates and Platters
Rob Homsy
Saturday December 7 & 14: 2:00-5:00pm
Students will utilize a variety of hand building techniques to make plates out of clay slabs, then glaze them.

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Uninstructed Life Drawing
Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-5pm when classes are in session
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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