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ONSITE: Creating a Landscape with Soft Pastel (B)

February 07, 2023

Learn methods of using soft pastels for landscape subjects from conception to completion. We'll cover application methods, color mixing techniques, and blending processes for drawing the landscape. Various methods and techniques will be discussed based on the papers and materials chosen by each student. We'll go over principles of composition based on format variation including […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Mystery Monster Machine Game

February 07, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. Join your family in this spooky art class, and play the mystery monster machine game! Pick 3 cards and draw a monster based on the description!!

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ONSITE: Drawing + Painting with Ink

February 07, 2023

Want a new approach to drawing and painting? Explore mark making with ink, pen and brush. We’ll examine both the classical and contemporary use of ink wash, pen, ink and more. Exercises will be focused on gesture, contour, observation and texture.

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ONSITE: Watercolor Landscapes

February 07, 2023

Use watercolor to paint landscapes while exploring basic watercolor skills, materials and techniques. Watercolor can be both fun and frustrating, dynamic and meditative. You will learn to use color to make simple watercolor washes and layering techniques while exploring the history, materials, tricks and ways to capture light as you paint and sketch using this […]

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (D)

February 07, 2023

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Drawing Outside in Richmond- only offered a few times per year

February 07, 2023

Bring along your oil pastels or oil paint sticks for this plein air class that meets in different locations around our fabulous River City. We’ll visit some of Richmond’s favorite sites – such as Pony Pasture and Maymont – and discover some new ones too! This course will meet off-site and instruction will happen in […]

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ONSITE: Encaustic Painting Workshop (B)

February 07, 2023

Explore encaustic painting for the first time or return to expand your skills. You will work with opaque and transparent colors, layering, using stencils and creating patterns using hot wax. 

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ONSITE: Mixed-Media Journaling (Ages 9-11)

February 07, 2023

Create your own functional visual journals. We'll explore mixed media, collaging, and book binding throughout the week to create our own journals and fill them with our artful ideas!

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Mix it Up: Fun with Color Mixing

February 07, 2023

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. This class is inspired by Herve Tullet’s book Mix it Up! Young artists will learn about the color wheel, basic color theory and how to make secondary colors by mixing primary […]

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ONSITE: Resin Painting

February 07, 2023

Learn how to safely use epoxy while taking a dimensional painting class! Together we will brainstorm 3D scenes and have them come to life with multiple layers and pours of epoxy. This class will work for both representaional and abstract painters. We will use both colored resin, as well as building up surface and painting […]

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (N)

February 07, 2023

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (I)

February 07, 2023

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Build + Paint Your Own Canvas (Ages 12-14)

February 07, 2023

Learn how to build a wooden frame then stretch a canvas to paint on! We will be learning the proper techniques for using tools in the woodshop to build the frame. Then we will go over how to stretch canvas fabric on their frames and prime the surface. From there, students will have their own […]

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ONSITE: Yoga + Mixed Media Color Exploration (Ages 6-8)

February 07, 2023

Explore the joys of colors and yoga! Students will learn the basics of yoga, explore the color wheel, and how certain colors correlate to emotions and sensations in the body. We will practice yoga in the garden, color, draw, paint and tie-dye to explore the full spectrum of the rainbow and the range of emotions […]

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (E)

February 07, 2023

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Color Theory with the Masters

February 07, 2023

Make knowledgeable color choices! Explore temperature, intensities, chromatic neutrals, color schemes, and limited palettes to help students construct harmonious color compositions based on personal expressive goals. Learn how masters from pre-Renaissance to modern times have worked with these same color challenges. Students will be expected to complete out of class assignments, and should have a […]

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ONSITE: Painting with Gouache: Opaque Watercolor (Ages 9-11)

February 07, 2023

Explore using gouache paint, a unique material that's between watercolor media and acrylic paint! This paint’s versatility has attracted all types of artists and illustrators throughout the decades. Gouache is surprisingly easy to use and creates very flat color, great for pop art-inspired artwork. We'll explore a variety of skills with daily prompts and try […]

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ONSITE: Painting, Collage + Sculpture (Ages 6-8)

February 07, 2023

Experiment with a mixture of painting, sculpture, and collage. Explore process-based watercolor techniques to create beautiful results. We'll also explore sculpture and use recycled materials to build hanging and tabletop sculptures. Cut and glue with a variety of paper materials to make our own beautiful collages and 3D sculptures.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (F)

February 07, 2023

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Chinese Ink Painting

February 07, 2023

This class is an introduction to basic Chinese ink and watercolor painting, including brush line drawing and ink wash techniques. Students will make small studies of a variety of subjects and a final painting from their own design.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Acrylic Painting

February 07, 2023

In this acrylic painting class for all levels, you will learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting and discover your own style of painting as you advance through the class. We will learn how to paint in three dimensions, learn about color theory, facial anatomy and how to paint from life. More advanced students will […]

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ONSITE: Artmaking + Storytelling (Ages 6-8)

February 07, 2023

Read stories and make art that tell them! In this class we will explore stories by reading books together, then make exciting things like picture books and puppets. This class is perfect for artists who love making up stories and characters and exploring new ways to create art.

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ONSITE: Experimental Comics

February 07, 2023

Study experimental comics of the past and present and explore different artistic mediums and methods of storytelling to make our own comics.

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Figure

February 07, 2023

Conducting figure studies can improve your representation of the human body, as well as the way it interacts with light. We’ll use various media, including graphite, charcoal, sanguine and conte chalk, as we work through a series of quick-gesture and long-pose drawings. Enjoy demonstrations and discussions about anatomy and drawing techniques.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (M)

February 07, 2023

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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