Class Calendar

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

 


October

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

CLASS FULL

Tuesday, Oct  24th 5:30-8:30pm

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

$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.

 

 

 


CLASS FULL

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.

 
 

Sat, Oct 28th 10am-1pm (class link)
  • Rainbow Rose with Marco Aguilar
$49 each $64 with supplies
 
Capture a rainbow of layers and pedals as you learn to capture shadows, hi-lights and depth in this fun class with Marco.  There are lots of techniques and fun within this painting, so join Marco and paint the day away
 
 

 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. 

 

 

Sat. Nov. 4th 10am - 1pm

  • Shore Reflections - Pastels with Tasia Erickson (class link)

$57 includes all supplies

Tasia will guide you through capturing the coastline and reflections within Richard Schloss's painting.  She will guide you through all of the steps in creating this colorful and dynamic painting.  You will learn to layers colors to create shadows, reflections and ground the piece with perspective in both the foreground rocks and the cliff side.

 

Saturday, Nov. 4th 2-5pm

  • Seahorses and Underwater Movement - Watercolor Workshop with Phyllis Gubins (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Discover the magic and unique properties that masking fluid can provide for your watercolors as you learn to create your own colorful seahorse.  You will learn to layer colors to create a wet and wet salted background with multiple colors and a bold graphic style for your seahorse.
 

 

Sunday, Nov 5th 3-5:30pm

  • Wave Rider Paint and a Pint Class at Poseidon Brewery (class link)

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

Have a fun afternoon learning to paint your own Sunset Surfer in acrylics with Jen.  You will learn to paint a crashing wave, light sparkles and a silhouette of a surfer catching a wave.  Templates will be provided for a male or female surfer.  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, 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.

 

Saturday, November 11th 10-1pm

  • Paint Your Pet

$55 each, limited to 14 people

Eventbrite - Pet Painting Party

You will learn to paint a whimsical semi-realistic painting of your pet in acrylics in this fun paint party.  You choose the image of their face and we will draw it on the canvas for you.  This will be a fun party of painting where Jen will guide you in painting your own acrylic.  You will create contours to give depth and add sparkle to their eye.  No Experience Needed and ALL supplies included.

Please send us the picture you would like to paint of you pet by Friday, so we can draw it on the canvas for you.  This is great for any pet Dog, Cat, Bird, Lama whatever Pet you choose.

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 11th 2pm-5pm

  • Liquid Acrylics, Inks, Pouring Liquids and Resin
  • $49 each or $70 with supplies

Eventbrite - Liquid Acrylics, Inks, Pouring Liquids and Resin with Jen

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.
 
Supplies Required for this class: 3-5 Golden Hi-Flow Acrylics, 1-2 Golden Hi-Flow Iridescent Colors, 1-3 Acrylic Inks, Liquitex Pouring Medium, Golden Self Leveling Gel and 3 canvases or canvas boards (any size).

 

Sunday, Nov. 12th 11-3pm

  • Watercolor Holiday Cards - Watercolor Workshop with Phyllis Gubins (class link)
    $75 includes all supplies

Create your own holiday cards in this fun class with Phyllis, she will teach you a variety of fun techniques to create mini watercolors that make perfect cards for the holidays.  Choose from a variety of Holiday theme subjects and play the day away.

 

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.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 15th 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.

 

 

Saturday, Nov 18th 10am-1pm

$49 each $64 with supplies

Capture the elegant movement of this magical underwater creature as you learn to paint you own colorful jellyfish with Marco.  He will walk you through the steps to capture the underwater translucence creature, flowing tentacles and reflective bubbles.  There are several techniques you will learn and Marco will guide you to paint with ease.

 

 

 

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.

 

Sunday, November 26th 2-4pm

$39 each or 2 for $68

Create your own Fall painting with the colors of the season, layers of leaves and depth of trees in this fun paint party.  Choose to paint soft colors of the season or the fiery vibrant colors.  Add a couple of people for an extra layer of depth.

 

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.

 

 

Wednesday, November 29th 6-9pm

  • Golden Tree in Colored Pencil with Icarus Board (class link)

$64 includes all supplies

This class will focus on creating a vibrant fall tree with bold shadows, and subtle background.

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 he will go over the wax based colored pencils and what to expect by using the Prismacolored pencils on the Icarus Board.

Discover colors and how to mix and layer them to achieve the proper hues. He will cover the pressure needed to mix and burnish the colors and get that photographic look.  With Phil's system beginners or professionals can follow along and discover how I see colors and how he makes colors.  This class is to enjoy and learn about a new tool to use with wax base tools. 


 

 

Saturday, Dec 2nd 1-4pm

  • Colorful Snowy Mountain Range- Watercolor Workshop with Phyllis Gubins (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, 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.

 

 

Sat. Dec. 9th 10am - 1pm

$57 includes all supplies

Capture reflections, soft shadows and a bold lotus flower atop soft waters.   Tasia will guide you through capturing this beautiful and tranquil painting.  She will guide you through all of the steps in creating this colorful and dynamic painting. 

 

 

 

Sunday, Dec 10th 1-4pm

  • Vibrant Succulents - Watercolor Workshop with Phyllis Gubins (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Capture a closeup colorful image of our native plants. You will learn layering techniques with varied colors to create depth and make your painting come to life.

 

 

Wednesday, December 13th 6-9pm

  • Funky Name in Colored Pencil with Icarus Board (class link)

$64 includes all supplies

This class will focus on creating a fun drawing using your name or choose to give the painting away as a gift and draw one of your family member's names.  Let us know what name you would like to create by Dec. 6th so Phil can have it ready for you.

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 he will go over the wax based colored pencils and what to expect by using the Prismacolored pencils on the Icarus Board.

Discover colors and how to mix and layer them to achieve the proper hues. He will cover the pressure needed to mix and burnish the colors and get that photographic look.  With Phil's system beginners or professionals can follow along and discover how I see colors and how he makes colors.  This class is to enjoy and learn about a new tool to use with wax base tools. 

 

Saturday, Dec. 16th 3-5pm

$39 each or 2 for $68

The holidays are full of fun and festive joy and we will capture your holiday love.  Choose any holiday or winter subject from a snowy forest to a tropical Christmas tree or Frosty or even Rudolph.  This fun class will get you in the season and add a flair to your holiday decor.