Jen Livia

Jen Livia

Join Jen and Phyllis of Red Brick Art and the Crew of Poseidon Brewing Company for this fun Paint and Pint class. Only $39 each Includes 1 Pint of Craft Beer, All of your Supplies and Instruction. 


All class reservations must be made in advance and cannot be cancelled or changed less than 72 hours prior to class. Sorry, no exceptions.  Paint Parties at Poseidon Brewing Company are open to anyone 14 and up.


Turtle Paint and a Pint Class

Sunday, Sept 24th 3-5:30pm

$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.

No previous experience necessary- WE Promise!

Join us for a fun adventure in painting with Red Brick Gallery's Painting Parties.   You will learn the techniques to paint your own Acrylic 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!   All Supplies are Included.

Please note this class is at Poseidon Brewing Company

5777 Olivas Park Drive, Unit Q, Ventura, CA 93003 View map




Reemerging Southern Cal native glass artist Chris Strode has traded in her glass cutter for a palette knife. Rediscovered Redefined Art is what Chris's Business Card reads these days. Having run her own glass business in Hawaii for fifteen years, Chris, upon returning to So Cal went "dark" with regards to pursuing her commercial art adventures until... a rekindling desire along with freed up time lured Chris back to becoming a working artist once again.


Chris explains that the new medium in which she is working lends to creating heavy texture. And along with the layering of bright and vibrant colors which are sealed with a protective coating, she is able engage the viewer not only a visual experience but also a tactile one. Yes, you can touch the art!



Chris also has taught/ teaches art classes to children, young adults, and mentally challenged individuals both in school and private venues.


All class reservations must be made in advance and cannot be cancelled or changed less than 72 hours prior to class. Sorry, no exceptions.


To Sign up for the whole series please select the first date and on the next page it will allow you to select the whole series.

New Acrylics Water and Skies Series with Jen Livia

Learn how to create dynamic skies and water with magic using a variety of techniques in acrylics.  Each week we will explore a different landscape essentials that will help you create our own spin on this week's theme.

Series Begins Aug 23rd and goes every other week for 12 weeks (6 classes total)


Sign up for all 6 classes for only $240, with all needed supplies $330
Individual classes $49 each, $64 with supplies


Tranquil Waters

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

$49 each or $64 w/ supplies

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.



Soft Skies and Clouds of All Kind

September 6th 5:30-8:30pm

$49 each or $64 w/ supplies

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.



Crashing Waves

Thursday, Sept. 28th 5:30-8:30pm

$49 each or $64 w/ supplies

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.


Bold Summer Sunsets, Clouds and Silhouettes 

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

$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


Rincon Magic

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.


Mini Paintings and Small Studies

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

$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. 


Red Brick Gallery's 1st Annual Open Competition Juried Exhibit

September 16th through Nov 18th - Artist Reception September 27th 6-9pm

Join the Red Brick Gallery in their 1st Annual Juried Exhibit "Coastal Dreaming"


  • Watercolor
  • Acrylic and Oil
  • Photography/ Digital Art
  • Mixed Media/ Pastels

Awards: Over $1500 of cash and gift prizes - All Awards except People's Choice to be Awarded at Artist Reception

  • 1 Best in Show Award
  • 1st Place Award in each Category
  • 1 People's Choice Award
  • Honorable Mentions in each category


Juried Show is open to artist of all mediums, artists must be located in the US or Canada and able to ship or hand deliver artwork.

This year's theme is "Coastal Dreaming"

All work must have been created within the last 5 years, max size is 30x40, Artists are responsible for delivery to and from the gallery


Over my decades in the studio more than 250,000 ‘little signed Ryan originals’ have dispelled many a ‘Photo Assumption’.  I have long believed “The difference between Art and Craft is Invention”. As in “Amaze me with something beautiful that I have not seen before.” The last day of Art School, I gave my paints away. That same day I began my lifelong quest of re-interpreting and blending all of the known Arts & Crafts forms and including the discoveries in my three dimensional creations. I soon realized I was accumulating a “multi-media fluidity” and this was the secret key that allows my original spirit to soar.
The latest ‘happening’ is this New Art Form that my own Gallery patrons have dubbed “Ryan’s Mouthwatering Jewelry”. Cumulative ‘little lessons learned’ from working a volume of ‘little originals’ continues to accumulate into Big Impact. And, this is exactly what jewelry is supposed to do. Girls love to receive the frequent notice my works unfailingly deliver. So you see, it is only my price points that are little.


This entertaining night out provides an upbeat, casual yet creative atmosphere where Red Brick Art's experienced and enthusiastic resident artists will guide you step by step through the process of recreating the party’s featured original acrylic painting.
This party isn’t about creating the perfect piece of art nor is it a serious art lesson, it is about exploring your imagination and having a fun-filled evening as you enjoy festive snacks and get a peek into your inner creative artist.  At the end of the evening, each guest will go home with the best party favor ever, your very own a one-of-a-kind art creation.

We are happy to organize a private party for a group of your friends or co-workers.  These parties are a fun evening that are great for celebrating an event or a unique way to do a little team building.  You can pick from a variety of our subjects and we will provide everything you need from the materials, the location and  the instruction.   You are welcome to bring your own refreshments, but please keep in mind you will need to clean up after yourselves.

If you wish us to come to you that is also an option, we are flexible and can work with your desires; additional travel fees apply and a minimum of 10 day cancellation policy applies.

These parties can be on just about any night you like, but advance reservations are required so please give us a call to discuss possibilities 805-643-6400.

No experience is needed to have a great time with our Painting Party.

How many people and what are the costs?
Our pricing all depends on how many people you wish to invite, these are the prices for parties at our location.

1-5 People $90 each including all supplies

6-11 People $64 each including all supplies

12-30 People $39 each including all supplies (the bigger the party the more fun you'll have)

For Parties at your location we require a minimum of 16 people.

Additional travel fees apply - $25 for parties in Ventura and West Oxnard; $50 for any area from SB to the Grade; please call for other location fees.   

All off site class reservations must be paid 72+ hours in advance and cannot be cancelled or changed less than 72 hours prior to class. Sorry, no exceptions.  If you wish to have your guests pay we can set-up an on-line payment option, however the host is responsible to make sure the minimum number is met or they will have to pay for the missing guests.

Please email or give us a call for more details 805-643-6400. 

How do I pick a date and time?
Email or call us and request a date. Ideally, we would like your request 3-4 weeks in advance of the party, because we try and update the calendar on a rolling monthly basis. The calendar fills up quickly, so email us as soon you can!

Parties can start at just about any time and they last about 2 hours.

What can we paint?

You can choose your subject in advance from a wide variety of images, everyone in your party will using the same reference painting. Below are some of the options, give us a call if you have something specific in mind.



To Sign Up for the Whole Series, select any date and on the next page select the correct amount.

8 weeks of 3 Hour Classes on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:30PM  October 10th to December 14th 

No Classes on Oct 31st (Halloween) and Nov 21st (Thanksgiving week)


Series Discount for all 8 weeks is $320 if you bring your own supplies

OR  $440 for all 8 weeks with all watercolor supplies included. 

You may also purchase individual classes at $49 without supplies or $64 each with supplies.

Week 1:  Tuesday, Oct 10th 5:30-8:30pm - Paint the Beauty of Snow & a Mountain Stream in Motion

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.



Week 2:  Tuesday, Oct 17th 5:30-8:30pm - Painting a Heavy Evening Snowstorm 

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.




Week 3:  Tuesday, Oct  24th 5:30-8:30pm - Capture the Beauty of Nature ’s Winter Birds

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.




Week 4:  Tuesday, Nov 7th  5:30-8:30pm - Majestic Snow Covered Mountain Range 

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




Week 5:  Tuesday, Nov 14th 5:30-8:30pm - Winter Fog & Mist with Distant Mountains and Pine Trees 

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.




Week 6:  Tuesday, Nov 28th 5:30-8:30pm - Evening Glow of a Winter Sunset on Snow Covered Trees

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.




Week 7:  Tuesday, Dec 5th 5:30-8:30pm - Create Easy Mini Winter Landscapes 

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.




Week 8:  Tuesday, Dec 12th 5:30-8:30pm - Winter Wildlife Scenes

This final class of the series will be your choice of an Arctic fox, a snowy owl, a polar bear & cub, a snow bunny, a penguin & baby chick or a Christmas squirrel in their natural winter habitats. 

Jen's new pieces at Fox Jewelry

July 11th- September 12th, stop in and see what's new.




We understand that life has unexpected events but the following policies are required for the success and enjoyment of the fine art workshops offered here, along with the consideration of your fellow students and out of respect for your instructors. Please be on time, being late affects the quality of the class for all participants. Be aware that if you are late, the instruction you missed will not be repeated.

All class reservations must be paid in advance and cannot be cancelled or changed less than 72 hours prior to class. Sorry, no exceptions.

There are NO “MAKE-UPS” for any missed class or part of a class. This applies to any session or part of a session that you realize you will miss after your registration has been complete ~ SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS.

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