Community Classes

Art for Everyone!

Painting

The SSA 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.

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8003 | Introduction to Water-Based Painting (Full)
Want to start painting but don't know where to start? Get a step-by-step introduction to painting with water-based mediums, watercolor, gouache, and acrylic, through demonstration and hands-on practice. All supplies will be provided or students may bring their own. Let this non-judgmental introductory class jumpstart a new creative direction. Please bring a bag lunch.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Wed, 5/25/2016 to 5/25/2016 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $75

Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 5/25/2016 and ending 5/25/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $75.00 ea.

8008 | Color Design
Color Design is a three-day in-depth exploration of color theory and color interaction. This course considers color as a descriptive and expressive element of art, emphasizing color perception and application. Investigations of 2-D design problems and the formal, technical, creative, and psychological aspects of color usage will be introduced and emphasized. This is a basic course essential for understanding how to use color and apply it effectively in all areas of art. Basic Design.1 helpful but not required.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Jessica DeCuir
Dates: Fri - Sun, 7/8/2016 to 7/10/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $150 | Member/Senior (65+): $135
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 7/8/2016 and ending 7/10/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $150.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $135.00 ea.

8010a | Basic Painting
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: 8010a works with oils and acrylics; 8010b works with acrylics only. No class Jul 4.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Sam Velasquez
Dates: Mon, 6/6/2016 to 8/15/2016 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275 | Member/Senior (65+): $260

Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/6/2016 and ending 8/15/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.

8010b | Basic Painting | Date Change
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: 8010a works with oils and acrylics; 8010b works with acrylics only. No class Jul 4.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Jeremiah Teutsch
Dates: Mon, 6/13/2016 to 8/22/2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275 | Member/Senior (65+): $260
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/13/2016 and ending 8/22/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.

8011a | Watercolor Painting
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. No class Jul 4.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Ric Dentinger
Dates: Mon, 6/6/2016 to 8/15/2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265 | Member/Senior (65+): $250
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/6/2016 and ending 8/15/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

8011b | Watercolor Painting
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.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Ric Dentinger
Dates: Wed, 6/1/2016 to 8/3/2016 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265 | Member/Senior (65+): $250
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 6/1/2016 and ending 8/3/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

8125 | Painting the Figure
This course will explore the principles of learning how to depict the figure in oil paint. It will be structured to teach the student the fundamentals of painting tools, creating flesh colors, composition, painting details of the figure, lighting, and producing contrast and shadows. This course will focus on painting from the live model.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Mira Hnatyshyn-Hudson
Dates: Fri, 6/3/2016 to 8/5/2016 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $295 | Member/Senior (65+): $280
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 6/3/2016 and ending 8/5/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $295.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $280.00 ea.