Class Calendar

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February

 

Saturday, Feb 18th 10-1

  • Through Shades of Grey Acrylics with Marco

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

Capture a dynamic crashing wave while learning to work with a limited palette.   Marco will lead you in painting a grey scale work and make it come to life by adding a touch of color to black and white imagery. 

 

Saturday, Feb 18th 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Choose your favorite silly critter and learn to capture them in watercolors.  You will learn to create contour shapes, shadows, light reflections and more as you paint their personality.  Bring your own inspiration or choose from one of ours; pick from sea critters, jungle critters, African critters and more.

 

Sunday, February 19th 1-4pm

  • Silly Critter Faces in Acrylics with Jen Livia

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

Choose your favorite silly critter and learn to capture them in acrylics.  You will learn to create contour shapes, shadows, light reflections and more as you paint their personality.  Bring your own inspiration or choose from one of ours; pick from sea critters, jungle critters, African critters and more.

 


Sunday, February 26th 1pm-4pm

  • Watercolor on Canvas:  Exploring Watercolors on a New Canvas Surface with Phyllis Gubins

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

Learn how to adapt your watercolor techniques to painting on canvas and never again have to frame your work behind glass. You’ll learn the process to prepare your canvas for watercolors.  It has a very unique look, and is so much fun!  Our subject will be brightly colored boats. We’ll cover tips to paint the wooden boats, sparkling water and soft and hard reflections all on this new canvas surface.

 

Saturday, February 25th 2-5pm

  • Creating Light Holes, Glimmering Sunsets and Magic in Watercolors with Joe Cibere

$54 each (class link)

Join Joe in exploring how you can create a variety light in your landscapes in watercolors.  You will work on creating radiating light for luminous sunrises and sun sets and how to create a focal glow with your skies.  Joe will take you through a variety of exercises to loosen you up and then walk you through how to paint your own fresh and exciting landscape.  Bring a large sheet of watercolor paper along with several smaller sketch pieces of watercolor paper.  This will be a fun and freeing class.

 

March 

Friday, March 3rd 6-8:30pm (class link)

  • Cherry Blossoms Paint Party

$39 each or 2 for $68

Welcome Spring in this colorful class with twisty trees and soft flowers.  Choose from a variety of inspirations to create a colorful Cherry Blossom Tree in full bloom.  Trees are one of my favorite things to paint because they are full of movement and whimsey. Join us for a class all about color and the magic of Spring.

 

Saturday, March 4th 2-5pm (class link)

  • Pick Your Subject in Acrylics with Jen Livia

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Interested in coming all day, give Jen a call 805-827-1095

Choose from any of Jen's painting classes or bring your own inspiration and Jen will lead you to create your own piece of art.  Sometimes we know our schedules don't match up with yours so Jen wanted to offer her students a unique opportunity to create the painting they were wanting to make but missed the class. The sky is the limit, choose from a more traditional landscape to any animal to something more abstract, anything is possible in this class.

 

Sunday, March 5th 1-4pm (class link)

  • Seashells along the Shore in Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins

$49 each or $64 with supplies

The Seashells will offer new painting opportunities as we under- paint and highlight them to add to their luminosity. You will learn to create shape and texture of beautiful shells with the use of glazing and shadows and a variety of other techniques will be used for the sand and sky of our locale. Ventura is the iconic beach community and what a lovely addition for any home this shell painting would be.

 

Saturday, March 11th 10am-1pm (class link)

  • Buddha in Pastels

$57 includes all supplies

In this fun and playful pastel class you will learn to capture this magical world of a colorful Buddha. Tasia will guide you in painting this scene with the iconic image, color reflections and lotus flower.  You will learn to create shape and contour with color and shading as well as adding fun little details that capture the essence of the Buddha. Best of all you will leave with a finished painting and lots of new skills. Great for any level of painter, even beginners.

 

Saturday, March 11th 2-5pm (class link) 

  • How To Create Rainbow Art with Succulents as Subjects  in Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Bring personality and whimsy to your still lives as we experiment with a variety of colors.. We’ll avoid details, but uniquely capture our subjects in this fun class focusing on the many shapes and forms as we find new ways of introducing color and shadows to give the illusion of depth and shape.

 

Sunday, March 12th 1pm-4pm  (class link)

  • Clouds in Acrylics with Jen Livia

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Learn to capture color layers to create depth, movement and perspective while painting clouds.  Bring something that inspires you or choose from one of the many samples Jen has.  Clouds make a sunset, sunrise and afternoon sky sing.  Jen will teach you how to paint a variety of layered clouds with paint sketches and we will work on one larger painting. Bring one 8x10 canvas and Jen will provide canvas paper for the paint sketches.

 

Saturday, March 18th 10-1pm (class link)

  • Ventura Waves in Acrylics with Jen Livia

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Paint this half underwater and half above world with the iconic pier and crashing wave.  You will learn how to capture a crashing wave, our pier and the glimmer of the sun on the water. In this class you will capture your version of Ventura.

 

Sunday, March 18th 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

You will explore a variety of techniques as we paint the sky with billowy clouds, the lighthouse, the rocks at the shore and the soft sea. 

 

Sunday, March 19th 3-5:30pm (class link)

  • Jelly Magic 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 Jellyfish surrounded by a colorful magic undersea nebula.  Learn to paint depth in your background, colorful Jellyfish and all of his tentacles.  This class is easier than it looks and Jen will walk you through all of the steps needed to create your own acrylic painting.No previous experience necessary- WE Promise!

 

Sunday, March 26th 1-4pm (class link)

  • Feather Movement and Magic in Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Learn to paint soft whimsical feathers.  We will capture movement, and work on fie details in this class. Choose to capture a more realistic feather or one with imaginative creatures added into the mix.  You will learn a variety of textures that help capture the feeling of soft flow and more.

Sunday, March 26th 1-4pm (class link)

  • Feather Movement and Magic
    in Acrylics with Jen Livia

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Learn to paint soft whimsical feathers.  We will capture movement, and work on fie details in this class. Choose to capture a more realistic feather or one with imaginative creatures added into the mix.  You will learn a variety of textures that help capture the feeling of soft flow and more.

 

March 30th 6-8:30pm (class link)

  • Beach Dogs Paint and Sip at Four Brix Winery

$43 each Glass of Wine & all supplies Included

Join Four Brix Winery and Red Brick Gallery for a fun evening where great wine and fun painting come together.

Escape to the beach with your best friend in this fun paint party, you will capture our local coast with a variety of colors, soft reflections, islands in the distant and sand so soft you can touch.  We will then add in some of your own furry friends watching the water.  We will bring along several animal shapes that you can choose to put into your painting. You can choose your own colors and add your own flair to your painting. What makes our parties unique is that we all start with the same theme, but everyone's piece will turn out different, you really have a chance to make it your own!

 

April

Saturday, April 1st 2-5pm (class link)

  • New Mosaic Rocks 

$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.

 

Sunday, April 2nd 1-4pm (class link)

  • Happy Flowers in Acrylics with Jen Livia Join Class

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Paint your own Spring Bouquet, Fun Flower or Landscape with a field of blooms in this happy and colorful class in Acrylics.  There are lots of fun flower styles and types to choose from.  You can bring your own photo or painting as inspiration or choose from the many samples Jen has painted and has on hand. 

 

Sunday, April 2nd 1-4pm (class link)

  • Happy Flowers in Acrylics with Phyllis Gubins Joint Class

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Paint your own Spring Bouquet, Fun Flower or Landscape with a field of blooms in this happy and colorful class in watercolors.  There are lots of fun flower styles and types to choose from.  You can bring your own photo or painting as inspiration or choose from the many samples Phyllis has painted in Watercolors. 

 

 

Thursday, April 6th 11-2pm (class link)

  • Night Watcher 

$49 each or $64 w/ supplies

Learn to paint the last light of the day as the pelicans fly home for the evening. This painting is all about our local scenery with the silhouetted Channel Islands, vibrant winter sky and local iconic birds.  You are sure to capture a moment of Ventura in this class.  Drawings will be provided to help you create both the silhouetted birds and the focal pelican.
 

Saturday, April 8th 2-5:30pm

  • Paint Your Pup Paint Party

$69 each, limited to 14 people

Eventbrite - April Pet Painting Party

Please send us the picture you would like to paint of you dog by March29th so we can draw it on the canvas for you.

You will learn to paint a whimsical semi-realistic painting of your pup 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.
 

Friday, April 21st 6-8 pm (class link)

  • Wave Rider Paint Party

$39 each or 2 for $68

Learn to paint this whimsical painting full of color and movement.  You will learn to paint a cresting wave with sun reflections and surfer silhouette in this fun paint party.  Choose your color palette and paint the afternoon away.  Great class for anyone in any skill level, we will provide a template for the surfer to help you paint the silhouette.

 

April 29th 10am-1pm (class link)

  • Last Light in Acrylics with Marco Aguilar

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Capture the end of the day along the beach in this fun morning with Marco.  You will create that moment when the sun sinks behind the clouds and kisses the sea and its reflection across the world.