Adult Classes and Workshops
Join Alyssa in the inspiring environment of a working artist’s studio space to try your hand at a new art form, improve your skills at something you love, or just explore and create for the fun of it!
"Feed Your Body, Feed Your Soul":
Rediscovering Your Creative Self
Join Alyssa and Jennifer for a day of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and art exploration in painting, drawing, and collage. Slow down, nourish your body, explore your creative side for the sheer joy of it, and recharge your soul. Beginner, dabbler, accomplished, and professional all are welcome to take part in this multifaceted relaxing day of finding the artist inside you.
- Lunch, snacks, and beverages will be served.
- Yoga mats and all art materials will be provided.
- Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle
- Limited to 12 participants
Drawing Foundations (don't be intimidated!)
For Beginners and Intermediates!
This foundation drawing class will work for many different skill levels from absolute beginner to intermediate artists. We will start the class with basic drawing exercises along with explaining your drawing materials and how to use them to your advantage. We will spend time drawing the basic forms from a still life set up using direct lighting to help you understand value. Later, these skills will be applied to breaking down landscape drawing. You will learn how to see these same basic forms when you draw more complex objects, as well as learn about proper proportions and relationships. We will cover perspective, explore line and values, direct lighting and cast shadows as well as soft and hard edges. You will be given lots of one on one instruction with plenty of demonstrations to guide you through the different elements of good drawing.
Mondays: 6 - 7:30pm
September 24th - October 15th
Paint Like the Impressionists!
Learn about the lives and careers of famous French Impressionist artists like Monet, Cezanne, Degas and more. Learn their techniques by working on studies from master works in acrylic, watercolor, and/or pastel. All levels are welcome. (Wine, Tea, and snacks will be served to get us in the proper mood!)
Wednesdays: 6 - 8pm
September 19th - October 17th
Learn to take better photographs with your camera!
Do you have a digital camera, but wish you knew how to use all it's features? Learn not only about how to fully utilize your camera, but also the essential skills of composition, lighting, depth, and contrast. Landscape, portrait, candid, and action shots will be covered. We will also look at some famous photographers and how they do it, as well as the best way to correct or enhance your photo with editing basics! Participants need to bring their own digital camera.
Friday mornings: 10 - 11:30am
September 28th - October 19th
Painting Night Out!
Grab a friend and have an evening out at the studio!
Laugh, relax, and enjoy an evening of painting, sipping and sweets! Class is limited to 20 participants. All materials, beverages and desserts included.