Class Calendar

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August

 

Thursday, August 17th 11am-2pm (class link)

  • Animals of All Kinds Acrylics with Jen Livia

$49 each or $64 w/ supplies

Learn to paint any animal you can imagine, Jen will walk you through how to create the magic and sparkle in the animals eye, the contours of their structure, fur, details and more.  Jen has samples of horses, safari critters, sea animals, your pet and more.   Pick from her ideas or bring your own inspiration.

 

 

Saturday, August 19th 11am-5pm (class link)

  • Seasons of Change Acrylics with Marco Aguilar

$95 each or $120 with supplies

Capture the whole year's worth of beauty in this one painting as you learn a variety of techniques to capture life in the whole year through.  Marco's magic will help you capture a unique scene and inspire you to paint more.

 

 

Sunday, August 20th 1-4pm

  • Watercolor Essentials Made Easy The Characteristics of your Paints & Mastering Water to Paint Ratios with Phyllis Gubins

$49 each or $64 with supplies (class link)

Now we go into detail about the magical properties of the paint in your palette and practice color mixing using transparent, semi-transparent, opaque, staining, non-staining, granulating and sedimentary paints. . As you learn the differences in all of these, you will paint numerous personalized reference charts that will very helpful for all future painting projects.  We’ll also study the major manufacturer’s color charts. Next the big question of water will be covered, including how to control your water to paint ratios.   This is the fundamental lesson in why we love watercolors. 

 

 

Tuesday, August 22nd 5:30-8:30pm

  •  Birch Trees in the Fall in Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins

$49 each or $64 with supplies (class link)

We will look at various ways to use special effects to enhance your scene and when to exaggerate color and when to subdue values as we create this colorful landscape.

 

 

Wednesday, August 23rd 5:30-8:30pm

  • Tranquil Waters New Acrylic Series with Jen Livia

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

Some scenes seem simple yet are full of small elements that create a dynamic impact.  This class is all about creating a balanced painting with minimal colors that creates a calming effect.  You will learn to paint soft water movements and will create distance with simple color variations.

 

 

 

Saturday, August 26th 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, Aug 26th 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Learn to paint a sea siren in this class of imagination and fanciful delight, we will paint a fun fanciful mermaid in the water.  Choose from a variety of mermaids and make her your own. You will learn a variety of techniques to capture this creatures' environment and the mermaid herself.

 


Sunday, August 27th 1-4pm

  • Watercolor Essentials Made Easy Painting Techniques with Phyllis Gugins

$49 each or $64 with supplies (class link)

We will explore an amazing variety of techniques including more in-depth wet-on-wet methods, wet on dry, dry brush, lifting out, scratching in, softening edges, glazing, back-runs, blossoms, blending, color washes, negative painting, spattering, sponge painting, scraping back with credit cards, palette knives, brush ends, an exacto knife, sandpapers, and using a variety of unexpected items such as Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, rice, salt, masking tape, masking fluid, wax-paper, saran wrap & candles as resists and an atomizer..  You will discover how the watercolor that we love truly is magical but it is also controllable, when you just think it all through.  

 

Wednesday, August 30th 6-9pm

  • New Poppy in Colored Pencil on Icarus Board with Phil Zubiate

$64 includes all supplies (class link)

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 Poppy flower.

 


September

 

Saturday, Sept 2nd 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, September, 3rd 2-4pm (class link)

  • Paint Party Tropical Heat

$39 each or 2 for $68

Escape from the normal colors of landscapes and be bold with your colors in this vibrant and dramatic class all about tropical places.  Learn to paint a hot sunset or cool day scene filled with things that resemble your last vacation.  You will learn all of the steps to create this vibrant scene with bold silhouettes and soft waters.

 

 

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

  • Week 3: Capturing Light in a Forest with Textured Overlays of Rice Papers with Phyllis Gubins (class link)

Creating a strong focus area with sun-rays of light, shade and shadows will be the first step and then we will add texture and impact with exotic rice papers.

 

 

September 6th 5:30-8:30pm

  • Soft Skies and Clouds of All Kind New Acrylic Series with Jen Livia

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

Learn to paint big fluffy clouds, soft wispy clouds and everything in between with hints of blue skies peeking through.  You can choose to paint several smaller paintings with big skies with minimal landscapes or choose to paint one larger painting with lots of sky.  We will practice with a few warm up exercises to get you into painting clouds of all kinds.


 

Saturday, September 9th 10am-1pm (class link)

  • Cascading Falls 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 create a dynamic landscape with distant mountains, fluffy clouds and cascading falls.  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.

 

 

Tuesday, September 12th 5:30-8:30pm

  • Week 4: Autumn Leaves in Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins (class link)

Experience the fun of using watercolors to create the beauty of the colors of fall foliage.  We’ll create a layer of textured and colorful leaves on the forest floor, while using a variety of techniques and when finished you will have a colorful and inspiring painting.

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 16th 10am-1pm

  • Fisherman’s Moon

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Learn to capture the subtle tones of a full moon evening on the shore.  You will learn to create soft splashing waves, a glowing moon, glistening reflections and a little Egret star.  Marco will help you capture this tranquil scene with ease. 

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 16th 2-5pm

  • Koi of all Colors watercolors with Phyllis Gubins (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Paint a zen of Koi swimming in a tranquil pond as you learn how to layer shapes and colors to create depth in your painting, how to add subtle lines to create the movement of water and add your ideal number of luck Koi. 

 

 

Sept. 17th 11am-2pm (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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 20th 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, 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 or two 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Friday, Oct. 27th 6-8pm

$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.