Category Archive: For Beginners

Workshops for beginners: introductory techniques, no experience necessary

Enjoy an Evening of Art

Friday and Saturday Nights at artEAST are full of excitement and of course: Art Making!

Join us for one or all of the following classes focusing on quality art instruction in a relaxed atmosphere:

Print Night Out, second Fridays monthly, March 10, April 14, May 12 & June 9, 6:30-9:30pm Quality instruction from …

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Colored Pencil Drawing Class

Thursdays, 12–1:30pm, March 9–June 1 monthly registration

Instructor: Ekta Gupta

Remember the joy that a new box of colored pencils filled you with, as a child? Come experience the same thrill while learning additional techniques to use this versatile, portable and easily accessible medium. No drawing experience or expertise necessary.

Each month we will focus …

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Oil Painting 6-Week Course

Second session now enrolling: Thursdays, March 2 -April 6, 6:30pm–8:30pm (6 sessions each)

Instructor: Linda Harold

Join Instructor Linda Harold and learn the basic “how-to’s” of oil painting. If you have painted before, join us for a refresher and quickly move on to working at your own pace. We will begin with different types of brushes and …

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Watercolor for Beginners

Saturday, January 14, 10am–12pm

Instructor: Priyanka Parmanand

This is a beginner level class where you will learn the basics of water colors. This class will introduce you to variety of simple supplies and tools you need to know when you start working with watercolors. Watch short demos given by instructor and explore …

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Introduction to Encaustic

Saturday, February 4, 10am–4pm 

Instructor: Deborah Kapoor

Discover the ancient technique of encaustic painting! Made of beeswax, damar resin and pigment, it is recognized for its luminous layering capacity to build rich surfaces. The process involves heat fusing layers of paint together to create smooth and textured finishes. Basic techniques are covered in this workshop …

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Ceramic Wheel Throwing

Saturdays, May 6, 13 & 27, 6–9pm (3 sessions)

Instructor: Shelly Vollstedt

Bring a friend and enjoy 3 weeks of ceramics instruction on the potter’s wheel with instructor Shelly Vollstedt. Students will spend the first two weeks learning to throw pottery and successfully build ceramic pots using the hypnotic and tactile potter’s wheel. You’ll …

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Photography Composition

New Dates: Saturdays, May 20, 1–4pm and June 3, 1–3pm (2 sessions)

Instructor: Sarah Dalton

Learn the basics of photography composition in this two day workshop with Instructor Sarah Dalton. You will have the opportunity to practice what you learn and return for a second session to discuss and expand on your own photographic …

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Mono Print Portraits

Sunday, February 19, 1–5pm

Instructor: Gail Baker

Mono print portraits… with mixed media.

In this workshop we begin with Touch Drawing to create several mono print portraits (intuitive, quiet, sensual, slow) on archival tissue paper and rice paper. When these pieces dry (about 1/2 hour) We”ll embellish them with Nupastels, ink, and watercolor …

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Introduction to Mixed Media

Saturday, February 25, 10am–4pm

Instructor: Jacqui Beck

This workshop will give you a good introduction to incorporating a variety of media into paintings. 

You will learn: creating and using collage materials, stamping, stenciling, incorporating drawing materials (colored pencils & watercolor crayons). There will also be an introduction to scratching, sanding, scraping, and other …

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Spring Felted Egg Workshop

Saturday, April 1, 11am–1pm

Instructor: Shelly Vollstedt

Make felted eggs to celebrate the return of life after Winter’s thaw this spring. This drop-in workshop is open to all ages with parental participation as needed. Felting can be messy, please dress accordingly.

Create your own unique art pieces you will cherish for years to come. Families are encouraged …

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