Art classes and workshops: schedule, info and registration

Please scroll down to register and pay for art classes, workshops, private or semi-private lessons, or book your own painting party.

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I have extensive art teaching and art instruction experience (more than 3 decades), great painting and drawing skills. I have Master’s degree in Arts, Education and Psychology.

Art instructor and visual artists Inese Poga offers ART CLASSES for any age students: youth, adults and teens older than 12 years.  Students enjoy plenty of attention and very individualized art instruction, watch live demos and get immediate answers to their questions. PRIVATE or SEMI-PRIVATE ART LESSON is an exclusive opportunity to learn on your own terms and to explore the areas that are of most interest to you. WORKSHOPS deal with specific set of techniques and explore specific subject, theme, composition, colors, effects and materials. One should have painting experience to participate in a workshop.

All classes and all workshops require to have your own materials because it is a huge advantage to know what your paper, canvas, brushes and paints can or will do.

MATERIALS FOR ACRYLIC PAINTING classes and workshopsAcrylic painting materials for art classes

MATERIALS FOR WATERCOLOR, SKETCHING and DRAWING classesWatercolor and sketching materials for art classes

 Spring art classes

ART CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS 2018

Please check back for MARCH break: most likely we will have any age watercolor and sketching at 12.30-2 pm every day from Monday to Friday.

WATERCOLOR SKETCHING and PAINTING: DEPTH, DIMENSION and PERSPECTIVE TUESDAYS 6.30-8 pm

JANUARY 16 to FEBRUARY 6, 2018

We will learn how to create feeling of perspective in our sketches and paintings. We will be sketching and painting spring scenes. Students have many choices for painting elements. Think spring, trees and blooms wake up and the scenery is sunny, warm and colorful!

Class is well suited for youth, adult beginners and everybody who wants to learn drawing, sketching and eventually painting multidimensional scenes and subjects, as well as for teens 12 and up who would like to create their portfolio or simply enjoy drawing and painting.

We will explore simple things that create volume and perspective, as well as depth and atmospheric feeling in a painting. Drawing is very important and sketching out the scene helps everybody who works either in watercolor, or in acrylic and oil. We will apply different colors to distant and close-up subjects. Learn how to mix and adjust colors so that the  painting looks complete and attractive.

Watercolor paper has to be taped onto a firm and light base material for easier handling. Please make sure the size of base is similar to size of watercolor paper.

1 spot in watercolor and sketching class for 4 weeks: $85




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ACRYLIC  NATURE PAINTING: DEPTH, DIMENSION and PERSPECTIVE

WEDNESDAYS 6.30-8.30 pm

NEXT CLASS: FEBRUARY 7 (no class on February 14) to MARCH 7, 2018 

We will learn how to create a spring scene with blossoming trees and/or buildings (student’s choice). We will explore artistic tools and techniques that create volume and perspective, as well as depth in a painting.  Mixing up a perfect color for each part of painting and doing value adjustments is a big deal. We will learn how to mix up spring greens without using any greens from a tube.

Class is well suited for youth, adult beginners and everybody who has a small experience with acrylic paint, as well as for teens 12 and up who would like to create their portfolio or get skilled with acrylic paint application. We use very creative techniques that reveal full range of acrylic paint application options.

Never struggle with blending again. We pay special attention to this aspect and learn doing blending the easy way. One simply has to learn brushing techniques. They are useful for any style painting and handling any subject.

Learn how to mix any color from 3 primary colors, understand how with color temperature and strong contrast an average painting becomes excellent. See materials at the top, click on link. Use smaller canvas if you think you would rather practice more (12 x 16 in) or our regular size (20 x 16 in).

1 spot in acrylic painting class, 4 weeks: $98




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BOOK PAINTING PARTIES OR PRIVATE PAINTING EVENTS FOR 6 to 10 PARTICIPANTS!  https://inesepogagallery.com/make-painting-party/

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PRIVATE OR SEMI-PRIVATE ART CLASSES

Drawing, pen, ink and watercolor, watercolor and acrylic: still life, flowers, birds, buildings, perspective, landscape, fashion drawing, figure, parts of human body, fashion accessories.  Please let me know what medium and subject you prefer: drawing, sketching, watercolor, pen, ink and watercolor, abstracted or representational acrylic. Create portfolio  and fill up your sketchbook, learn at your own pace and practice many painting and drawing techniques, ask questions and get immediate answers, as well as see how it is done since I paint along with students.

For watercolor,sketching and drawing, you will need a set of watercolor paints (just a few basic colors), thick, heavy, cold press watercolor paper, watercolor paper for practicing and testing techniques and colors, paper towel, pencils, soft eraser and fine black pen that does not bleed with application of water. For acrylic, you will need canvas 12 x 16 in, acrylic paints in 8 basic colors (see the link above for materials), 2 brushes, white plastic plates and paper towel.

Private art classes for youth (15 years and older) and adults, including absolute beginners or artists with skills: 1 class, (2 academic hours: 1 hour and 20 minutes) between 12 (noon) and 7 pm, Monday, Thursday or Saturday. From  January 15, 2018 to June  14, 2018. Fees: $50 per class or $25 per class if you have a second person to come with you and pay also $25 per class, so that you have a semi-private class.

Private and semi-private TEENS’ (10-15 years) art classes handle the same subjects listed above.  Fees: $40 per 1 hour private class, or $20 per 1 hour of semi-private class.

PLEASE SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FORM IN ORDER TO SECURE YOUR SPOT IN ART CLASSES OR ORGANIZE A PAINTING PARTY

APPLICATION FOR ART CLASS OR PAINTING EVENT

Application is completed when payment is made.

In case of unexpected absence, you can transfer your participation fee to another person. We have often people from one family, colleagues or friends.

GIFT CERTIFICATES are available for any event or classes: special birthday, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, Holiday and similar gift certificates are available. They look beautiful, as well. Gift certificate can be used towards any painting purchase (choose from more than 2100 paintings).

PAYMENTS:

Please e-mail for last minute inclusions. Payment should be made in advance. You can pay by e-mail transfer, using the Buy Now button (debit, credit cards and Paypal)  or stop by at the studio and pay cashPlease do not send notifications of absence briefly before the class: every class is set up at least 4 hours ahead. That refers to private classes, semi-private classes, group classes and workshops.

Please notify at least 7 days prior to project start date of any cancellations to receive a refund (amount paid minus $20). There are no refunds for cancellations requested less than 7 days prior to painting session or project start date or during the painting session or project. Any fee can be transferred to another participant, as well.

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