Class Calendar

Open During Classes or By Appointment, please don't hesitate to give us a call 805-643-6400.

 


September

 

Tuesday, September 19th 5:30-8:30pm

  • Week 5: Painting Trees Through the Seasons in Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins (class link)

Capture all the color and beauty of trees as they appear in all the 4 seasons.  Paint the look of winter light as you paint trees enveloped in snow. Warm up from winter by painting a picture of spring with realistic leaves and beautiful blossoms. Move on to summer with steps for painting big, leafy green trees. Then, capture the magic of changing leaves as you learn how to paint autumn.

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 23rd 10am-1pm

  • Lino and Mono Printing - Pick your Subject Workshop

$57 each No Experience Required. All Supplies Included (class link)

This class is a fun day of carving, stamping and art making.  You will learn all the techniques to create your own lino cut stamp, how to ink it and create several of your own mono-prints with a wide variety of colors.   

The subject of your lino is wide open to a variety of topics such as flowers, koi, seashells, sea creatures, landscapes and more. Choose from one of our patterns or bring your own graphic picture and we will help you turn it into your own creation. The possibilities are endless.

 

 

Saturday, Sept 23rd 2m-5pm (class link)

  • Liquid Acrylics, Inks, Pouring Liquids and Resin with Jen Livia

$49 each or $70 with supplies

Learn to create a kaleidoscope of colors without brushstrokes in this fun class of random accidents and more.  We will combine fluid acrylics and inks in layers to create a soft background similar to a watercolor, we will then add layers of drips, streams of paint, pouring mediums and resin.  You will learn how to combing pouring mediums and self leveling gel with paint to create a variety of dirty pours, soft edge, hard edge and supreme pours.  Once the base is dry we will add other elements to make it come to life, choose from a variety of inspired pieces and have a blast in this slightly messy class.
 

 

Sunday, Sept 24th 3-5:30pm (class link)

  • Turtle Paint and a Pint Class at Poseidon Brewery

$39 each includes your 1st Pint, Supplies and Instruction

Have a fun afternoon learning to paint your own Sea Turtles in acrylics with Jen.  You will learn to paint one ortwo turtles in their undersea world with soft moving water and bubbles.  Jen will walk you through all of the steps needed to create your own acrylic painting and have fun making the piece your own.

 

Tuesday, September 26th 5:30-8:30pm

  • Week 6 Iconic Ventura Two Trees Scene with Fields of Flowers  (class link)

You can paint your own keepsake of our local Two Trees and there will be several seasonal versions for you to choose.  The sky can be a sunset, stormy or filled with fluffy clouds and the fields can be brilliant flowers or multi-colored vegetable fields.

 

Wednesday, September 27th 6-9pm

  • Magnolias in Colored Pencil with Icarus Board with Phil Zubiate (class link)

$64 includes all supplies

Learn basic colored pencil skills using the Icarus Board as you learn layering, burnishing, and a variety of techniques of drawing with colored pencils.  Phil will discuss the Icarus board, the hot and cold sides and how to use them, then I will go over the wax based colored pencils and what to expect by using the Prismacolored pencils on the Icarus Board. I will talk about the system I use to discover colors and how I mix and layer my colors to achieve the proper hues. He will cover the pressure needed to mix and burnish the colors and get that photographic look. We as a class look over the image and discuss its many color variations and draw color swatches to mix the proper colors. With the system I use beginners or professionals can follow along and discover how I see colors and how I make colors.  This class is to enjoy and learn about a new tool to use with wax base tools.  This class will focus on creating a unique Magnolia.

 

Thursday, September 28th 5:30-8:30pm

  • Crashing Waves Acrylic Series with Jen Livia

$49 each or $64 w/ supplies (class link)

Capture distance, depth and transparency as you learn to paint a crashing wave landscape.  Choose to paint from within the tube of the wave or the view of the wave from a distance.

 

Sept. 30th and Oct 1st No Classes Jen's Getting Married

 


October

Wednesday, October 4th 5:30-8:30pm

  • Bold Summer Sunsets, Clouds and Silhouettes in Acrylics with Jen Livia(class link)

$49 each or $64 w/ supplies

Learn to capture big Summer Sunset Skies full of clouds with sunset colors in Acrylics.  This class will focus on creating big skies, we will capture back-lit clouds, sun reflections, and various cloud shapes.  We will first paint a couple of acrylic sketches to get comfortable with painting clouds and then you will choose your inspiration for your main painting

 

Saturday - Sunday October 7-8th

ArtWalk Ventura Join Jen and Phyllis in Downtown Ventura for a fun weekend of Art and more. New paintings by both of us.

 


Tuesday, Oct 10th 5:30-8:30pm (class link)

  • Watercolor Workshop with Phyllis Gubins - Paint the Beauty of Snow & a Mountain Stream in Motion

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Learn techniques that will give new dimensions to your paintings as you add natural water elements into your art. We will create a beautiful river scene with chilling water flowing through the snow and beautiful colorful reflections & shadows.

 

 

Saturday, Oct. 14th 10am-1pm (class link)

  • New Beginning in Pastels with Tasia Erickson

$57 includes all supplies

Capture a unique perspective and almost dream like scene in this class with Tasia.  She will walk you through how to capture this iconic landscape with a dramatic palm duo in the foreground and our local landmark 2 trees in the distance. This class will give you a different look at landscapes and you will learn a wide variety of skills that can be applied to various paintings.

 

 

Saturday, Oct 14th 2-5pm

$64 each includes all supplies

Spend the afternoon creating your own garden rock for a your own garden or as a gift.  Select one garden sized rock or two smaller rocks to create a fun creative piece.  You can create any pattern on the rock or covering the rock with hearts, animals, shells and more.  This is a fun and creative class and you will go home with a finished piece.

Great for 1st time students and those who have had other classes.  What makes a better gift than something original and created by you.

 

 

Sun, October 15th 1-4pm

  • Tropical Flowers in Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Escape to a tropical paradise with this fun class of watercolor flowers with Phyllis.  Choose between painting a dramatic colorful hibiscus, plumeria or bird of paradise with an atmospheric background and bold contrasts.  You will learn a variety or techniques to create these stunning florals with ease.

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 17th 5:30-8:30pm 

  • Watercolor Workshop with Phyllis Gubins - Painting a Heavy Evening Snowstorm (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

How to paint the effect of heavy snowfall on evergreens and see how reflected light and cast shadows could be used to describe mass and form in the winter evening landscape.

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 18th 5:30-8:30pm

$49 each or $64 w/ supplies

Incorporate the various techniques from the last 4 weeks of class to create your own bold sky, water reflections and silhouettes as you learn to paint our own Rincon coastline.  There is magic in the water and in the colors of this scene.

 

 

Tuesday, Oct  24th 5:30-8:30pm

  • Watercolor Workshop with Phyllis Gubins - Capture the Beauty of Nature ’s Winter Birds(class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Choose either a beautiful, fluffy red Cardinal or a bright Blue Jay as your subject sitting on a snow-covered branch with falling snow in the background.

 

 

 

Saturday and Sunday Oct 21-22nd - Join us at the Ventura Marathon and Beach Party at the Ventura Pier.  We will have a booth at the Ventura Marathon this year so stop by and see what's new.

 

Wednesday, October 25th 6-9pm

  • Wild Cherries in Colored Pencil with Icarus Board with Phil Zubiate (class link)

$64 includes all supplies

Learn basic colored pencil skills using the Icarus Board as you learn layering, burnishing, and a variety of techniques of drawing with colored pencils.  Phil will discuss the Icarus board, the hot and cold sides and how to use them, then I will go over the wax based colored pencils and what to expect by using the Prismacolored pencils on the Icarus Board. I will talk about the system I use to discover colors and how I mix and layer my colors to achieve the proper hues. He will cover the pressure needed to mix and burnish the colors and get that photographic look. We as a class look over the image and discuss its many color variations and draw color swatches to mix the proper colors. With the system I use beginners or professionals can follow along and discover how I see colors and how I make colors.  This class is to enjoy and learn about a new tool to use with wax base tools.  This class will focus on creating a unique Wild Cherry Bunch.

 
 

 Saturday, Oct. 28th 2-5pm (class link)

  • Paint Your Zen, Summer Flowers, Buddha and More Acrylics with Jen Livia

$49 each or $64 w/ supplies

Learn to paint a Zen experience with your choice of happy Buddha or summer flowers from a photo or another painting sample. You will learn how to create depth, layering and more in your painting as you paint your own version of a zen setting realistic or abstract.

 

Sunday, Oct. 29th 2-4pm

$39 each or 2 for $68

Paint the spirit of the season with your own whimsical Halloween theme painting from Pumpkins, Creepy Trees, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Haunted Houses and Crows.  Bring your own inspiration or choose from our many samples.  This is a fun class to get you in the mood for the season.

 


November

 

Wednesday, November 1st 5:30-8:30pm

  • Mini Paintings and Small Studies in Acrylics with Jen Livia (class link)

$49 each or $64 w/ supplies

Learn to create your own mini works of art, we will focus on a variety of local mini landscapes.  You can learn to paint these fun little creations on smaller surfaces 2-3 small pieces ready to paint (3x6, 5x7, 5x5, 4x6 or your choice) and we will explore a variety of fun creations full of color and magic.   This is a fun class where you can really try some new ideas without committing to a large painting, this is great to try something new and Jen will help guide you through the steps. 

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 7th  5:30-8:30pm

  • Watercolor Workshop with Phyllis Gubins - Majestic Snow Covered Mountain Range (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Paint the varied colors of snow covering these huge, rugged mountains with a few soft details of trees and a river in the foreground.

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 14th 5:30-8:30pm

  • Watercolor Workshop with Phyllis Gubins - Winter Fog & Mist with Distant Mountains and Pine Trees(class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Atmosphere can be created by many watercolor techniques and in this class we will explore a variety of ways to create fog and mist in a cool winter landscape.

 

 

Sunday, Nov. 19th 11am-4pm (class link)

  • Glass Mosaics Pick Your Subject $120 each or 2 for $200

In these classes you will create your own glass mosaic on a pre-cut 
wood board. Choose from over 25 
shapes to make your own or create a landscape on one of our square forms.  Some of the forms include dolphin, sea horse, sea shells, 
fish, butterfly, mirror, duck or turtle, surfboard, dragon fly and more . 
You will learn all the steps needed to create your desired stained 
glass mosaic and you will also learn how to incorporate designs 
within your mosaic to make it uniquely yours. You will leave the 
class with a finished piece ready to hang on your wall.

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 28th 5:30-8:30pm

  • Watercolor Workshop with Phyllis Gubins - Evening Glow of a Winter Sunset on Snow Covered Trees (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Create a snowy night scenes blanketed with reflective snow and powerful contrasts.  We will paint the illusion of fluffy snow with pines and cast shadows on the snow.

 


 

Tuesday, Dec 5th 5:30-8:30pm

  • Watercolor Workshop with Phyllis Gubins - Create Easy Mini Winter Landscapes (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

This week we will paint several easy snow-covered mini landscapes that will make perfect small paintings that can be given as gifts or they even can be transformed into holiday cards.