Adult studio classes are tailored to reinforce museum exhibition themes and/or concepts. Filling a niche in the community, studio classes offer a nurturing, creative environment and provide a wonderful opportunity to advance your artistic talents. All classes and workshops are at the Jepson Center unless otherwise noted. Contact Kip Bradley for more information at email@example.com.
Mondays, June 6-July 11 | 2-4:30pm
Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instuctor: Michelle Stafford
An oil-painting class for all levels. In this class we introduce fun elements of color theory by working with cools and warms to create vibrant paintings. The first three classes will be dedicated to learning to see color through painting still-lifes. The last three classes will be dedicated to completing one painting from a photo that we will learn to transfer, block in, and layer to create a colorful final piece.
The Still-Life Painting Class
Instructor: Kip Bradley
June 7–July 12 | Tuesdays, 2–4:30pm
Members $175 | Non-members $195
A painting class for both the beginner and intermediate painter. Explore the Alla Prima (all-at-once) process, the elements of color, and how they work together. Develop a more confident approach to painting by gaining grounding for strong color choices. The first three classes explore the color palette and elements of color while strengthening basic painting skills. The second three explore the potential within the elements of color by painting in a variety of schemes.
Studio Art Club
1 Day a week
Members $60 | Non-members $85
June 1–August 3 | Wednesdays, 2–5pm
June 2–August 4 | Thursday, 2–5pm
2 Days a week
Members $85 | Non-Members $110
Instructor: Kip Bradley (non-instructional & guided options)
The tough part of the painting is not always the “how-to” but sometimes just the “when.” Set aside a regular time to meet, and ensure time is taken each week to create a safe and social atmosphere. This studio program will provide studio space for artists to work independently but with a teacher on hand to provide guidance when requested. Work on your own or from still life, work in the media of your choice, and see how others work as well. Bring your own materials. Choose one or both sessions.
Figure and Portrait Drawing
Instructor: Michelle Stafford
Session 1: Thursdays, 10am-12:30pm | January 27–March 3
Session 1: Thursdays, 10am-12:30pm | April 7– May 12
Members $195 | non-members $215
In this class we will explore fundamental approaches to figure drawing, learning briefly about many different tools and processes. Students will be exposed to classic and contemporary methods (the envelope, line of action, block in gesture, scribble gesture, etc.), taking time to play with each and develop a basic understanding of the process. This class will draw from models, from casts in the museum’s collections, and from photos.
Art Making Explorations
A fun program for those who don’t believe they have an artistic bone in their body as well for those that just want to learn some thing new.
These one-day, two hours workshops offer time to mess about. Learn special skills or just have a new experience under the guidance of a helpful teacher. Intended for the absolute beginner or intermediate artists looking for new skills. See the class description online for project examples.
Thursdays 2-4pm $25 per two-hour session. Materials included.
May 5: Try charcoal painting
May 12: Try watercolor pour, drip, and paint large-format organic abstractions on paper
May 19: Try acrylic pour paintings
Try it Friday! Art-making Explorations
A fun program for those who don’t believe they have an artistic bone in their body as well for those who just want to learn something new. These one-day, two-hour workshops offer time to mess about. Learn special skills or just have a new experience under the guidance of a helpful teacher. Intended for the absolute beginner or intermediate artists looking for new skills.
Fridays 2–4 pm, $25 per two-hour session. Materials included.