def.: random objects moving in parallel, a technique intended to stimulate creativity. Established 2011

Workshops & Parties

Workshops & Parties


Introduction to Figure Drawing
WHO:     Adults
WHEN:   Thursdays, 9:00-11:30
                April 5, 12, 19, 26
WHAT:  This class will provide a basic introduction to figure drawing using charcoal, gray scale pastels, and black and white paints.  Students will develop an understanding of the human form and developing mass and three dimensionality.  This is not a portrait class.
HOW MUCH: $100 for 4 sessions including supplies

Beginner Pastels
WHO:    All skill levels are welcome
WHEN:  Fridays from 9:00am-11:30am
              March 2, 9, 16, 23
WHAT:  Learn how to manage this dusty, yet dynamic medium.  This class will provide a basic introduction to using soft pastels, one of the earliest art forms.  Learn how to manage the medium by learning the following techniques: underpainting, overpainting to complete colorful paintings.   You can also work in charcoal to hone your drawing skills, master the gray scale, eliminate outlines & create depth & volume.  
HOW MUCH:   $68 with your supplies, $88 with mine

Intermediate Pastels
WHO:      Adults familiar with pastels
WHEN:    Fridays, 9:00am-11:30am                
                 April 6, 13, 20, 27
WHAT:    This class will expand upon the basic class to hone skills and learn how to develop additional depth and detail in your pastel paintings.  Learn some pastel techniques used by Master Artist Edgar Degas.  (supply lists available upon registration)
HOW MUCH:   $68 with your supplies, $88 with mine

Advanced Pastels
WHO:     Adults
WHEN:   Fridays, 9:00am-11:30am            
                May 4, 11, 18, 25
WHAT:   The primary focus in this class will be to explore new possibilities by adding liquid mediums that will  transform the dry pigment into paint right on your pastel paper.  (supply lists available upon registration)
HOW MUCH:   $68 with your supplies, $88 with mine 

Painting Exploration Party
Ladies night, team building, family bonding,... the possibilities are endless! You even get to pick the subject/theme of the paintings.  Three hours, I supply the paints, brushes, supplies, inspiration & guidance.  You supply the music, beverages, and snacks.
$30 per person and leave with your own completed painting! Maximum time 3 hours. Contact me to reserve a date! 

Birthday Parties
WHO:      Children turning 5 - 12
WHEN:    Check availability & coordinate a date
WHAT:    Each party provides a themed appropriate art project using watercolors and non-staining supplies.  The project lasts 30-45 minutes.  The party lasts 2 hours.  Bring your own cake, snacks, drinks,...Pick one of our themes or make a special request.
    Outback/Explorer        Darth Vader
    Dinosaurs                       Flamingos
    Under the Sea               Cats
    Mermaids                       Sports
    Princess                          Pirates                
HOW MUCH:   $125 for the first eight children; $15 for each additional child
Payments for parties are due 50% to hold the date and the remaining balance the day of the event.

Canvas Exploration Parties
WHO:   Youths turning 13-18
WHAT: Contemporary painting project on canvas.  The project can be planned for you.  Bring your own food and drinks and enjoy a casual and creative event.
HOW MUCH:  $160 for the first 8, $20 for each additional participant.