Drawing

Drawing Classes

 

Click on the plus sign (+) for a full description. Our drawing classes and workshops are open to all levels unless otherwise noted in the descriptions. Members receive 15% off all classes and workshops.

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The Active Observer – Basic Drawing

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Dan GottsegenPut pencil (and charcoal) to paper and see where you can go! Learning to draw is learning to see and a wonderful way to slow down. Understand line, contour, gesture and form while using various materials and the unique marks they make. Begin your creative journey at AVA! Working from a model included.Mondays, Jan 21 - Mar 186:30pm - 9pm $250.75 $295 Materials list provided
Daytime Open Studio (Winter Session)

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MonitorWeekly monitored life drawing sessions, without instruction, open to individuals of all levels of experience.Wednesdays, Jan 16 - Mar 209am -12pm$144.50$170
Evening Open Studio (Winter Session)

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MonitorWeekly monitored life drawing sessions, without instruction, open to individuals of all levels of experience.Wednesdays, Jan 16 - Mar 206:30pm - 9:30pm$144.50$170
Long Pose Figure Painting and Sculpture Open Studio (Spring Session I)

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MonitorExperienced sculptors and painters looking to work from long poses are invited to practice their art in this weekly session. Participants are responsible for all materials, and instruction is not provided. Tuition includes model fee.Fridays, April 5 - May 109 am - 12 pm$85$100
Daytime Open Studio (Spring Session)

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MonitorWeekly monitored life drawing sessions, without instruction, open to individuals of all levels of experience.Wednesdays, April 10 - June 129 am - Noon$145$170
Evening Open Studio (Spring Session)

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MonitorWeekly monitored life drawing sessions, without instruction, open to individuals of all levels of experience.Wednesdays, April 10 - June 126:30 - 9:30 pm$145$170
Stretching Your Line: Continuing Drawing

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Dan GottsegenHone skills as you continue stretching your mastery of line from Beginning Drawing. Poetic contour drawing, various approaches to light and shadow and a closer look at linear perspective will enrich your draftsmanship. Build skills using interior and exterior views, landscape drawing if weather permits, portraiture, and new approaches to drawing the figure. Ink, oil stick, dry pastel, and oil pastel are just some of the media at hand. Join the fun and be emboldened!Mondays April 22 - June 17; No Class May 276:30 - 9 pm$251$295
Long Pose Figure Painting and Sculpture Open Studio (Spring Session II)

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MonitorExperienced sculptors and painters looking to work from long poses are invited to practice their art in this weekly session. Participants are responsible for all materials, and instruction is not provided. Tuition includes model fee.Fridays, May 17 - June 219 am - 12 pm$85$100
Feel the Power! Drawing from Memory and Observation

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John David and Rachel (Eastman) O'ShaughnessyGet everyone drawing! Enjoy the dynamism of mixed media drawing from observation and memory. Work with charcoal, ink, acrylic and graphite, expand your ability to see, perceive, and make strong, convincing drawings. Draw from nature and memory with increased confidence. Enjoy responding to the changing phenomena of the natural world.Mondays, June 10 & 174 - 8 PM$192$225$30

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