Wednesday Nights, April 17th thru May 22nd
Wednesday Night Life Drawing - $33
Back by popular demand and better than ever! Wednesday Night Life Drawing is back! The expaned class is now 3 hours and features a live model from the San Francisco Models Guild. Come ready to relax and learn. You are welcome to bring your own supplies, and there will be supplies available to purchase from ARCH. Classes include instruction by artist and teacher Holly Highfied. This is a great way to learn how to draw or brush up existing skills!
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Saturday March 9th, 2019
Golden Acrylics Lecture and Demo with Tesia Blackburn - FREE
This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, and the OPEN acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a grip on the many gels and mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects and more. Check out the amazing new grounds to prepare truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, and mixed media. Discover how acrylics can simulate oil and watercolor, even gouache, yet are infinitely more versatile. Space is limited so please RSVP here.
Saturday March 16th, 2019
Comic Style Rendering in Pen and Ink with Mark Simmons - $69
In this 2.5 hour workshop, we'll explore the inking techniques of comic-book art and apply them to life drawing and sketching. We'll create value and texture with ink, experiment with creating focus and depth, play with silhouettes and abstract shapes, and examine the fine details of line weight, shading, and hatching. Your class fee includes a pack of nifty ink-sketching tools and a cute mini sketchbook (a $20 value) to practice in! RSVP here.
Saturday March 23rd, 2019
The Gift Of Calligraphy Workshop with Maybelle Imasa - SOLD OUT!
This 3.5-hour workshop is in conjunction with the recent publication of Maybelle's book- The Gift of Calligraphy: A Modern Approach to Hand Lettering with 25 Projects to Give and to Keep. The workshop will allow you to experiment with different tools and colors that she talks about in the Experimenting with Colors and Materials chapter. Please don't worry if you don't have any experience with calligraphy. This class is designed for the complete beginner, as well as for those who have some practice underway. The idea is less about creating perfect calligraphy and more about experimenting. There will be a demonstration on creating letterforms using an assortment of a different nibs and brushes. You will have time to practice making marks and calligraphy. Class includes an amazing tool kit of nibs, inks, pens and a signed copy of Maybelle's book! Click here for tickets.
Saturday March 30th, 2019
From Line To Design with Suma CM - $65
Get ready for spring/summer sketch walks with this dynamic workshop! First, we’ll learn to use line to simplify an outdoor scene and lay out balanced compositions. Then we’ll go over how to add vibrant watercolor to bring your designs to life. Weather permitting, we’ll use these techniques to create a progressive series of sketches as we explore the local area. A sketchbook, fineliner, and kit of hand-poured watercolors are included in the class fee. Click here for tickets.
Saturday April 13th, 2019
Acrylic Pouring Workshop with Tesia Blackburn - $94
It's the hottest thing going in acrylic painting! Learn the RIGHT WAY to create these luminous, delicious paintings. Tesia has been teaching acrylic painting for 25 years. Add to that he deep and extensive training as a Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors and you have a bona fide acrylic expert as your teacher. In this four hour workshop you will: Create 3 small (12" x 12) poured paintings and get all the technical info you need on creating them at home, safely. You'll walk away with materials lists and technique handouts to take home. Learn important safety protocols and learn what NOT to do. Class includes all materials. Click here for tickets.
Thursday May 9th, 2019
8 Great Sketching Hacks with Andrea Joseph and David Lowther - $69
In this workshop Andrea Joseph and David Lowther will take you through a series of sketching hacks that’ll help you fill your drawings with rich textures and tones. Using repeated patterns and mark making the pair, from the UK, will show you how to create brick work, stone work, shadows, windows, foliage, trees. Helping you to sketch quickly and efficiently without getting bogged down or preoccupied with the detail. Their 10x10 Urban Sketching Class sold out quickly. Sign up right away!! Click here for tickets.
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