Drawing + Painting

  • Bridging Gaps: Drawing & Painting • DPRB172W18

    Reem Bassous’ five-day workshop will tackle different methods of starting an image. From studying the geometry in Old Master paintings to tackling contemporary abstraction, each lesson will offer the individual student ideas to develop and implement in their own work. This class combines wo...

    Reem Bassous  
    May. 15-May. 19
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    Mon–Fri 9am–noon (5 sessions) Past_exhib_class_full
  • Color Theory & Application • DPSG172A19

    Study of the additive and subtractive principles of color theory as they apply to the visual design process. Instructor emphasizes color mixing, color relationships, and visual impact as well as psychological and symbolic uses of color. All mediums are welcome. This class and is suited for all wh...

    Sergio Garzon  
    May. 17-Aug. 16
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    Wed 6–9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_11
  • Creative Drawing & Painting • DPJP172A20

    No class July 4 This class emphasizes individual projects in any drawing or painting media. Explore your creativity and find solutions to your individual goals. Group exercises and discussions enhance the one-on-one instruction. Take another step with more painting, more drawing...more art. Sup...

    Janetta Napp  
    Jun. 27-Aug. 15
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    Tue 6–9pm (7 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_12
  • Creativity Sparks / May 18 • DPTM172A07

    Ignite your imagination and keep your creative momentum rolling with the inspiration of games, prompts, and exercises to refresh your perspective. Our activities will launch you afresh. Learn to use the everyday world and your inner universe as fodder for your artistic work. Emphasis will be...

    Tamara Moan  
    May. 18-Jul. 29
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    Thu 6–9pm (7 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_02
  • Creativity Sparks / Jul 6 • DPTM172A08

    Ignite your imagination and keep your creative momentum rolling with the inspiration of games, prompts, and exercises to refresh your perspective. Our activities will launch you afresh. Learn to use the everyday world and your inner universe as fodder for your artistic work. Emphasis wil...

    Tamara Moan  
    Jul. 6-Aug. 17
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    Thu 6–9pm (7 sessions) Past_exhib_class_canceled
  • Discipline and Freedom: The Art of Western Calligraphy / May 18 • DPCZ172W09

    Learn the basics of this ancient art of “beautiful handwriting” while synchronizing your mind and body and cultivating inner calm. A single alphabet in its historical and contemporary form is used as the focus while different tools and techniques are used for practice. In each section...

    Chris Zorn  
    May. 18-Jun. 15
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    Thu 6–9pm (5 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_03
  • Discipline and Freedom: The Art of Western Calligraphy / Jul 20 • DPCZ172W10

    Learn the basics of this ancient art of “beautiful handwriting” while synchronizing your mind and body and cultivating inner calm. A single alphabet in its historical and contemporary form is used as the focus while different tools and techniques are used for practice. In each sec...

    Chris Zorn  
    Jul. 20-Aug. 17
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    Thu 6–9pm (5 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_03
  • Drawing Real Life • DPJD172A21

    Begin to really see the objects and spaces before your eyes, and draw them on paper. In this class we work toward achieving drawings with realistic proportion, perspective, and value. Jan Dickey pulls from classical and contemporary methods of drawing instruction to teach students how t...

    Jan Dickey  
    May. 20-Aug. 12
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    Sat 10am–1pm (13 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_13
  • Exploring Art for Grown Ups • DPTM172A22

    Did you last pick up a paintbrush in grade school? Do you want to make art but are afraid you'll embarrass yourself? This class is a place to play, experiment and get reacquainted with the basics of art materials without having to focus on a specific medium or skill. A wide sampling of media&mdas...

    Tamara Moan  
    May. 20-Aug. 19
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    Sat 1–4pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_14
  • Exploring Oil: An Adventure for Beginners / Jun 4 • DPLW172W11

    Always wanted to try oil painting? Here's a quick, focused way to find out if it is something you'd like to pursue. The class is a small group with individualized instruction in a structured setting.  Instructor takes students through a step-by-step process of creating an 8- x 10-inch still-...

    Laura Wiens  
    Jun. 4-Jun. 4
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    Sun 10am–1pm (1 session) Past_exhib_class_full
  • Exploring Oil: An Adventure for Beginners / Aug 6 • DPLW172W12

    Always wanted to try oil painting? Here's a quick, focused way to find out if it is something you'd like to pursue. The class is a small group with individualized instruction in a structured setting.  Instructor takes students through a step-by-step process of creating an 8- x 10-inch st...

    Laura Wiens  
    Aug. 6-Aug. 6
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    Sun 10am–1pm (1 session) Past_exhib_su17_dp_04
  • Introduction to Encaustic • DPSS172W13

    This two-day workshop introduces you to the basics of encaustic wax painting. The instructor demonstrates of exciting methods for image transfer, drawing and mark making. The class is suitable for new and experienced encaustic artists. Supply Fee: $20 supply fee paid to instructor S...

    Sandy Simonian  
    May. 16-May. 17
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    Tue & Wed 9am–1pm (2 sessions) Past_exhib_class_full
  • Encaustic Painting • DPSS172W14

    Demonstrations of new techniques will introduce students to the basics of encaustic wax painting. Included are encaustic methods including stenciling, image transfer, tracings, mark making and embedding Supply Fee: $40 supply fee paid to instructor Supply list   Instructor BioHonolulu ...

    Sandy Simonian  
    Jun. 11-Jul. 16
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    Sun 9am–noon (6 sessions) Past_exhib_class_canceled
  • Illustration • DPCR172A07

    A picture tells a thousand words. Well, great, that fills the first page—what about the rest? How does one capture the narrative in art? This class navigates a spectrum of techniques and media to try to figure out ways to tell stories through art. Be it comic books, illustrations, or some...

    Cade Roster  
    May. 15-Aug. 14
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    Mon 9am–noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_16
  • Intro to Watercolor • DPJT172A24

    Explore the possibilities of watercolor painting. Students are introduced to the principals of design and composition. Demonstrations and exercises will guide students to create classic transparent watercolor washes. Students will learn how the subtle accumulation of paint can create light, sha...

    Jimmy Tablante  
    May. 15-Aug. 14
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    Mon 9am–noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_class_full
  • Open Painting Studio

    Open Studio / Fri 2–5pm / $5 per session / Room 200 / Jan 27-May 5,  No class Mar 24 No instruction provided. No pre-registration; pay monitor at each session. Artwork by Jahn-Peter Preis

    Jahn-Peter Preis  
    Jan. 27-May. 5
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    Fri 2-5pm Past_exhib_sp17_adult_dp_38
  • Monday Life Drawing

    Open Studio / Room 201 / Mon 7–9:30pm  No Open Studio May 8, June 12 Live models and great music. No instruction provided. No pre-registration; pay monitor at each session. Artwork by Ellen Ercegovich

    Mark Brown  
    May. 1-Aug. 17
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    Mon 7-9:30pm Past_exhib_sp17_adult_dp_37
  • Kindred Spirits Portrait Group

    Open Studio / Mon 9:30am–12:15pm / $8 per session / Room 201  / No class Mar 20, 27 and May 8 Sketch, paint, or draw live models in a quiet setting. Bring your own materials. No instruction provided. No pre-registration; pay monitor at each session.  Image by Laurel Portner

    Yoko Radke/Laurel Portner  
    Jan. 23-May. 1
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    Mon 9:30am-12:15pm Past_exhib_123a12
  • Oil Painting Immersion • DPLW172A26

    We start with the basics, then explore more sophisticated techniques. You'll end up with several finished pieces from this 13-week course. Supply list *Please note this class had a price change. Artwork by Laura Wiens

    Laura Wiens  
    May. 15-Aug. 7
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    Mon 6–9pm (13 sessions) Past_exhib_class_full
  • Oil Painting: Basics and Beyond • DPLW172W27

    New to oil painting? Start developing skills and techniques through still-life and painting-from-photograph instruction. Supply kits included: brushes, palette, paint and canvases. *Please note this class had a price change. Artwork by Laura Wiens

    Laura Wiens  
    Jun. 18-Jul. 23
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    Sun 10am–1pm (6 sessions) Past_exhib_class_full
  • Painting Everyday People • DPMN172A28

    In the spirit of painters such as Edgar Degas, this studio class explores the human figure by having you create and paint true-to-life situations. Using live models in the studio, our subjects may be working, resting, reading or dressing.  The normal activities that make up life will be stud...

    Mark Norseth  
    May. 15-Aug. 14
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    Mon 1–4pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_21
  • Painting & Drawing the Portrait • DPMN172A29

    Explore portrait painting with a live model. Instruction introduces a practical and professional approach to portraiture. Topics include anatomy and structure, lighting, palette set up, color arrangement, color mixing, brushwork, and tips to optimize your ability to see and paint the human head...

    Mark Norseth  
    May. 16-Aug. 22
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    Tue 6–9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_class_full
  • Painting 1+2 • DPJG172A30

    No class July 4 Learn about contemporary and Old Master techniques in a relaxed, upbeat environment. Beginning students are introduced to oil or acrylic painting in a simplified, painless way. Advanced students are guided in the development of their own artistic vision and personal expression....

    James Goodman  
    May. 16-Aug. 22
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    Tue 6–9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_23
  • Sketchbook Techniques • DPSG172W36

    Learn quick and easy techniques to improve your drawing skills, while capturing your daily life in a sketchbook. This class has lots to offer! Together, we will practice exercises and techniques such as color washes, drawing and inking.  Learn accurate scaling, perspective and color theor...

    Sergio Garzon  
    May. 21-Aug. 20
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    Sun 1–4pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_24
  • Sumi-e Etagami • DPYP172A08

    This class focuses on sumi-e painted postcards, or etegami, and the basics of Japanese calligraphy. Supplies: Bring sumi-e brush, sumi ink or ink stick, ink well, and color (gansai colors work well). Other materials can be purchased from the instructor. Supply list Artwork by Yumiko Pierce

    Yumiko Pierce  
    May. 21-Jul. 23
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    Sun 10am–noon (10 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_25
  • Projects in Ink • DPTT172W31

    Create their own artwork using the techniques of Chinese ink brush painting. Choose your favorite subject—landscape, flowers, animals, portrait, etc.—and learn how to design and compose your own ink brush painting using detailed or freehand style. Supply list:  Chin...

    Tom Tong  
    Jun. 3-Jun. 4
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    Sat–Sun 10am–4pm (2 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_26
  • Techniques of Klimt+Schiele • DPTT172W32

    Gustav Klimt was a leader of the Vienna Secession Art Movement, moving the world with his fascinating artistic expressions. Egon Schiele was a talented student of Klimt who developed his own unique style. This workshop will introduce these two great artists’ styles and techniques, especiall...

    Tom Tong  
    May. 27-May. 28
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    Sat–Sun 10am–4pm (2 sessions) Past_exhib_class_full
  • waterCOLOR for Beginners • DPJD172A33

    This class simultaneously introduces the medium of watercolor and the science of color. We start off with a series of skill-building exercises using the slow and careful method of pointillism. Brush stroke by brush stroke, students will gain confidence in using a new material and in creating real...

    Jan Dickey  
    May. 15-Aug. 7
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    Mon 6–9pm (13 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_28
  • Watercolor • DPAL172A34

    Students learn from each other in a cooperative studio atmosphere. Students work with still life and occasionally from a live model. Each session concludes with a round table critique of student work. Supply List Artwork by Jim Trimble

    Anthony Lee  
    Jul. 1-Aug. 19
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    Sat 9am–noon (8 sessions) Past_exhib_class_full
  • Yoga + Art • DPAD172W35

    Many of the principles that guide yoga—observation, focus, following one's intuition, and being non-judgmental—will be practiced through movement and then applied to art making. Each week, students will first participate in a 45-minute hatha yoga class and then create an a...

    Abbey Day  
    Jun. 4-Jul. 9
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    Sun 10am–1pm (6 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_30
  • Advanced Soft Pastel • DPHI172A16

    Learn to create your own sanded ground, use pastel for four different under-painting techniques and reclaim broken pastels. Students work from their own photos or objects. Experience with soft pastels is necessary.   Supplies: Bring your own professional soft pastels. The first night, bring...

    Helen Iaea  
    Jul. 1-Aug. 19
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    Sat 9am–noon (8 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_08
  • Appreciating Our World: The Art of Watercolor / May 17 • DPCZ172W05

    Experience the luminescence, spontaneity and immediacy of watercolor while sharpening your perceptions and sense of light and color. We progress through a series of exercises designed to lay the foundation for understanding and enjoying this famously difficult medium. We’ll develop the basi...

    Chris Zorn  
    May. 17-Jun. 14
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    Wed 6–9pm (5 sessions) Past_exhib_class_full
  • Appreciating Our World: The Art of Watercolor / Jul 19 • DPCZ172W06

    Experience the luminescence, spontaneity and immediacy of watercolor while sharpening your perceptions and sense of light and color. We progress through a series of exercises designed to lay the foundation for understanding and enjoying this famously difficult medium. We’ll develop the ...

    Chris Zorn  
    Jul. 19-Aug. 16
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    Wed 6–9pm (5 sessions) Past_exhib_class_full
  • The Art History Project: Expressionism • DPRB172W17

    Learn about artists and art movements in Northern Europe at the turn of the 20th century. How did artists like Edvard Munch, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde or Wassily Kandinsky influence the art world until today? Get inspired by colors, shapes and expression and create your own artworks. We...

    Regina Bode  
    Jul. 20-Jul. 21
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    Thu & Fri 9am–3pm (2 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_09
  • The Fun of Painting • DPJN172A23

    Explore your creativity and find solutions to your painting goals. Group exercises and individual instruction guide students in the mixing of color, paint application, color theory, developing visual awareness and energizing your creative process. Students may work with oils or acrylics. Supply ...

    Janetta Napp  
    Jul. 1-Aug. 19
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    Sat 9am–12pm (8 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_15
  • Acrylic Painting • DPTW172A15

    This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about painting techniques and concepts, with an emphasis on the understanding of its formal language and the fundamentals of creative expression. Previous painting experience is not necessary, however, those with a painting background...

    Tom Walker  
    May. 18-Aug. 17
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    Thu 6-9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_class_full
  • Life Drawing Studio • DPMN172A25

    Drawing from a live model is a classical technique that sharpens and improves drawing ability. Each session includes a series of poses, some brief to practice gesture drawing and others lasting more than an hour. Presentation topics cover visual measurement, selection of materials, drawing te...

    Mark Norseth  
    May. 18-Aug. 17
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    Thu 6–9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_18