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As of April 2020 the Brentwood Art Center is transitioning its programs online. Below are our current offerings. Stay tuned as more classes and workshops come online.

Zoom links to access classes will be emailed 30 minutes before class starts upon registration.

Enroll via the links below. Questions? Email us at info@brentwoodart.org.



5/27, Wednesday – Creative Collage: A Community Workshop

5/30, Saturday – Abstract Flowers in Action


6/3 – 6/19, Every Wed & Fri – Intro to Portrait Drawing Class (6 Sessions) 

*Please note for miniseries & classes you must be enrolled in all sessions to participate 


  • All online classes require students to purchase their own supplies. In each class listing you’ll find a Blick U Wishlist which is a collection of items we’ve curated on Blick’s website that may be used for supplies. You are welcome to find alternatives for items listed in our Blick U wishlists and are free to use materials from home.
  • If you decide to use the wishlist you can purchase directly through Blick, but please note that shipping to each state will vary and may take up to 7 business days. Find your state’s shipping range
  • Blick also offers curbside pick-up from local stores if you are registering for a class at a closer date. Find out more 

Creative Collage: A Community Workshop

Instructor: Hillar Kaplan-New
Wednesday, May 27

Ages 12+ 

Hosted on ZOOM

In this collage workshop, students of all experience levels will explore and develop their personal voice, while building their artistic vocabulary and expanding their art making techniques through collage. In this fun, no rules and supportive class, students will learn how to conceptualize, as well as explore the basic principles of art including color, value, and composition. Demos will cover tearing, cutting, and gluing techniques, as well as drawing and painting. Methods for combining and layering various 2-D materials will also be explored. 

The prompt inspiration for this workshop is ADVENTURE. Come discover how to reimagine the bits and pieces of your saved paper ephemera while visiting the certainty of the unknown through this collage journey!

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  • Few sheets of computer or scrap paper (8.5 x 11” or larger)
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Small Scissors
  • Acrylic paint 
  • Wide flat brush 
  • Assortment of brushes 
  • 8 x 10” canvas panel or other stiff surface (wood or cardboard)
  • Glue stick 
  • Matte medium 
  • Hair dryer & extension cord
  • Container for water
  • Paper towels
  • Paint Palette (can use plastic take-out container lid, large plastic plate or foil pie tin)
    • Magazines, newspaper, old books, music pages
    • Miscellaneous PAPERS: wrapping, origami, scrapbook, tracing, cocktail napkins, 
    • Photos, letters, receipts, maps, words, drawings, that remind you of a recent or dream adventure. 
    • RECOMMENDATION TO MAKE PHOTOCOPIES OF ORIGINALS (matte paper finish good for collaging)

Order all of the workshop supplies on our Blick U wishlist here

Abstract Flowers in Action

Instructor: Sophia Pezeshk
Saturday, May 30

Ages 12+ 

Hosted on ZOOM

Embrace the playfulness and allure of acrylics as you create captivating abstract art with confidence!

In this workshop, students will learn an array of essential acrylic techniques to complete an abstract floral painting from start to finish. Working with a limited palette and just a few key tools, we’ll explore developing a composition by learning essential acrylic techniques for color mixing, mark making, layering, and more. We’ll work through mistakes and “happy accidents” along the way to boost the overall composition. We’ll add final touches, such as bright accents and pops of color, to complete a stunning abstract painting.

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  • Canvas or canvas board (size is your choice but smaller is suggested)
  • Acrylic gesso 
  • Heavy gel gloss ( Golden)
  • Painting knife 
  • Water container 
  • Plastic plate as a palette 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Paintbrushes in different sizes 
  • Paper 
  • Pencils 
  • Rage 
  • Acrylic paints
    • Use complementary colors, some neutral colors and black

Order all of the workshop supplies on our Blick U wishlist here.

Intro to Portrait Drawing

Instructor: Sophia Pezeshk
Every Wed & Fri from June 3 – June 19 (6 Sessions) 

Ages 16+

Hosted on ZOOM

In this course students will delve into the art of drawing portraits using both charcoal and graphite. Proportion, anatomy, and the structure of the face as well as individual features will be studied. Shading of the head, nose, mouth and teeth will be covered as well as how to show emotion. We’ll also explore drawing kids and babies, wrinkles, and more. 

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  • Graphite pencils (2H, HB, 2B, 6B, 8B)
  • Drawing sketchbook or drawing papers (soft textured)
  • Eraser, knitted eraser 
  • Sanded paper block 
  • Paper blending stumps 
  • Paintbrushes (number 2 and 4)

Order all of the workshop supplies on our Blick U wishlist here.

Dream House: Drawing, Watercolor and Collage Class

Instructor: Nicole Cohen
Coming Soon 

Ages 12+ 

Hosted on ZOOM

In this class students will create a drawing and work with watercolor and collage to add many parts that together become the design of a dream home. A dream house does not need to be a practical home, as it can have a lot of unexpected elements, such as a rooftop bowling alley, an indoor playground, and murals on the walls. Why not? Each student will create a unique home that will be playful and thoughtful, as we stretch our imaginations and reconsider what makes a home. 

Using drawing, watercolor and constructions, we will create a house, starting with the blue prints, then the walls, floors, lighting and working our way to furniture design and special features.  On the last day of class we will have an “online open house” and present our houses. 

Students will Learn: 

  • Perspective
  • Working with color
  • Design Elements
  • Invention and imagination of brainstorming our dream houses
  • Building the space

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  • Ruler, any straight edge
  • Pencil, Eraser
  • Scissors/Exacto Knife
  • Masking Tape
  • Fabric Swatches (optional: to give texture to work) 
  • Fine Black Pen