Painting

Southwest School of Art offers a wide array of classes, at all skill levels, in oils, acrylics and watercolors. Composition, technique, style and conceptual vigor are typically covered in every class – with creative experimentation encouraged along the way.

Painting Material List

  Materials List

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

Registration

Fall 2019 Registration Dates
Friends of SSA: Online | Tues, Aug 6 at 9:00am
Phone | In-Person | Thurs, Aug 8
Open registration | Tues, Aug 13

Painting Course Descriptions

 8010a | Painting

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Sam Velasquez
Dates: Tues, 9/17/2019 to 11/19/2019 | 6:30 PM- 9:15 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Basic Painting is an ideal class for the beginning student who wants a structured approach to painting or for the intermediate student who wants one-on-one instruction. The class will cover color mixing, paint application, selection and use of brushes and other painting tools, as well as painting composition. Students will use a limited color palette in order to learn how to mix a variety of colors. Bring a sketchbook; a materials list will be discussed at the first class. There are no prerequisites; however, Basic Drawing is recommended. Note: Sections a and b work with acrylics, section c works with oils.

 8010b | Painting

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Sam Velasquez
Dates: Thurs, 9/19/2019 to 12/5/2019 | 6:30 PM- 9:15 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Basic Painting is an ideal class for the beginning student who wants a structured approach to painting or for the intermediate student who wants one-on-one instruction. The class will cover color mixing, paint application, selection and use of brushes and other painting tools, as well as painting composition. Students will use a limited color palette in order to learn how to mix a variety of colors. Bring a sketchbook; a materials list will be discussed at the first class. There are no prerequisites; however, Basic Drawing is recommended. Note: Sections a and b work with acrylics, section c works with oils. No class Nov 7 & 28.

 8010c | Painting

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jerry Cabrera
Dates: Sat, 9/21/2019 to 11/23/2019 | 9:30 AM- 12:15 PM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Basic Painting is an ideal class for the beginning student who wants a structured approach to painting or for the intermediate student who wants one-on-one instruction. The class will cover color mixing, paint application, selection and use of brushes and other painting tools, as well as painting composition. Students will use a limited color palette in order to learn how to mix a variety of colors. Bring a sketchbook; a materials list will be discussed at the first class. There are no prerequisites; however, Basic Drawing is recommended. Note: Sections a and b work with acrylics, section c works with oils.

 8011a | Watercolor Painting

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Ric Dentinger
Dates: Mon, 9/16/2019 to 11/18/2019 | 6:30 PM- 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

This class is for the first-time painter, as well as the student who would like to learn more about the various approaches to painting in this very direct medium. Demonstrations will be given each week showing students how to paint wet-on-wet washes, dry-on-wet washes and with a dry brush. Color theory as it relates to watercolor will be discussed. Intermediate level students, while developing an independent vision, will learn ways to improve their painting skills through advance demonstration, practice and critique. A materials list will be provided at the first class.

 8011b | Watercolor Painting

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Ric Dentinger
Dates: Tues, 9/17/2019 to 11/19/2019 | 9:30 AM- 12:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

This class is for the first-time painter, as well as the student who would like to learn more about the various approaches to painting in this very direct medium. Demonstrations will be given each week showing students how to paint wet-on-wet washes, dry-on-wet washes and with a dry brush. Color theory as it relates to watercolor will be discussed. Intermediate level students, while developing an independent vision, will learn ways to improve their painting skills through advance demonstration, practice and critique. A materials list will be provided at the first class.

 8017 | A Weekend of Drawing & Painting

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Fri & Sat, 10/18/2019 to 10/19/2019 | 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: studio | COMFORT TEXAS | 716 High Street, Comfort, Texas 78013
Tuition: $190.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $175.00

Explore various approaches to interpreting the landscape plein air style. Spend time drawing and/or painting (in water-based media) with focus on developing a personal style while improving composition and technique. Various methods of rendering from observation will be covered. Previous drawing or painting experience recommended, but not required. Participants may have the option to spend the night in the area as well as pre-ordering a gourmet meal through arrangements with the instructor. Please see SSA website for details and a list of suggested materials. Class will be held on location in Comfort, TX.

 8030 | Studio Time

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Mira Hnatyshyn
Dates: Wed, 9/18/2019 to 11/20/2019 | 6:30 PM- 9:15 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

This is a course for artists working in all media who want to explore a more self-directed practice. Like an open studio with a classroom environment, artists can finish existing projects, start new ones, or push themselves in new directions. Instruction will be tailored to each individual student, with as much feedback as desired. The instructor will help students finish what they've already started, get from idea to completion, bridge skill and concept, (re)discover individual creative interests, or recover from artist's block. Prerequisite: Previous art-making experience. Bring a blank canvas, sketch-pad, a work in progress, images or a sample of finished work, and supplies you currently use to the first class; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed at that time.

 8062 | Intensified Abstraction

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Sylvia Benitez
Dates: Mon, 9/16/2019 to 11/18/2019 | 9:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $280.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $265.00

This course is geared to empower artists with the many possible creative approaches used in abstract expression. Working with acrylic medium on paper or canvas, as well as mixed media applications, the course will concentrate on color relationships and gradations to provide a foundation for abstract exploration. In addition, compositional resource will be explored through geometric design, texture, pattern, and line. Prerequisite: Prior painting experience required. Please see SSA website for a list of materials.

 8087 | Landscape Painting

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Sylvia Benitez
Dates: Tues, 9/17/2019 to 11/19/2019 | 9:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $280.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $265.00

Working from photographs and plein air (outdoor) sketching, students will learn basic landscape principles. Students can explore different grounds and painting media as well as mixed media applications, and study stylistic examples of artists who have worked within these methods. Painting methods and various working approaches will be demonstrated and encouraged. Required materials will be discussed at the first class. Previous drawing or painting experience recommended, but not required.

 8097 | "Grade School Technology" for Adults

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Katie Pell
Dates: Sat & Sun, 10/12/2019 to 10/13/2019 | 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Studio: Bowers Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $190.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $175.00

Remember all those art projects from elementary school? Or maybe you didn't have them, but wish you did? This weekend workshop is a fun but informative exploration of some of those low-tech methods from childhood that can result in beautiful and complex artworks. Come prepared to work with paper, metal, paint and learn (or revisit) frottage, collage, assemblage and drawing exercises to reawaken a sense of play and adventure in your art repertoire. Simple doesn't mean basic, and with these easygoing techniques that are certain to engage conversation and camaraderie while rethinking image making. Includes all materials; please bring a bag lunch.

 
 

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8010a | Painting
See description above.
Dates: 9/17/2019 - 11/19/2019 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/17/2019 and ending 11/19/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8010b | Painting
See description above.
Dates: 9/19/2019 - 12/5/2019 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/19/2019 and ending 12/5/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8010c | Painting
See description above.
Dates: 9/21/2019 - 11/23/2019 | 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 9/21/2019 and ending 11/23/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8011a | Watercolor Painting
See description above.
Dates: 9/16/2019 - 11/18/2019 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/16/2019 and ending 11/18/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.

8011b | Watercolor Painting
See description above.
Dates: 9/17/2019 - 11/19/2019 | 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/17/2019 and ending 11/19/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8017 | A Weekend of Drawing & Painting
See description above.
Dates: 10/18/2019 - 10/19/2019 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 10/18/2019 and ending 10/19/2019 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.

8030 | Studio Time
See description above.
Dates: 9/18/2019 - 11/20/2019 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/18/2019 and ending 11/20/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8062 | Intensified Abstraction
See description above.
Dates: 9/16/2019 - 11/18/2019 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/16/2019 and ending 11/18/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 280.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.

8087 | Landscape Painting
See description above.
Dates: 9/17/2019 - 11/19/2019 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/17/2019 and ending 11/19/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 280.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.

8097 | "Grade School Technology" for Adults
See description above.
Dates: 10/12/2019 - 10/13/2019 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 10/12/2019 and ending 10/13/2019 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

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