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ONLINE TEEN & ADULT CLASSES

As of April 2020 the Brentwood Art Center is transitioning its programs online. Below are our current offerings. Stay tuned as more classes and workshops come online.

Zoom links to access classes will be emailed 30 minutes before class starts upon registration.

Enroll via the links below. Questions? Email us at info@brentwoodart.org.

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

JUNE

6/3 – 6/19, Every Wed & Fri – Intro to Portrait Drawing Class (6 Sessions) 
6/4, Thursday – Abstract Mixed Media: Freewheeling and Unconstrained 
6/6, Saturday – It’s In the Mail
6/8 – 6/29, Monday – Artistic Anatomy Made (Relatively) Easy (4 Sessions) 
6/10 – 7/1, Wednesday – Art of Collage (4 Sessions)
6/12 – 7/3, Every Friday – Painting Studio: All Levels (4 Sessions)
6/12 – 7/3, Every Friday – Pride Month Series: Queer Collage (4 Sessions) 
6/13, Saturday – Abstract Flowers in Action
6/15 – 6/23, Every Mon & Thurs – Teen Drawing Fundamentals (12 Sessions) 
6/16 – 7/21, Tuesday – Painting Fundamentals: Still Life Class (6 Sessions) 
6/17 – 7/22, Wednesday – iPad Fundamentals (6 Sessions) 

JULY

7/8 – 7/29, Wednesday – Art of Collage (4 Sessions) 
7/8 – 7/10, Wed – Fri – Dream House: Drawing, Watercolor and Collage Class (3 Sessions) 
7/10 – 7/31, Friday – Painting Studio: All Levels (4 Sessions) 

*Please note for miniseries & classes you must be enrolled in all sessions to participate 


SUPPLIES

  • All online classes require students to purchase their own supplies. In each class listing you’ll find a Blick U Wishlist which is a collection of items we’ve curated on Blick’s website that may be used for supplies. You are welcome to find alternatives for items listed in our Blick U wishlists and are free to use materials from home.
  • If you decide to use the wishlist you can purchase directly through Blick, but please note that shipping to each state will vary and may take up to 7 business days. Find your state’s shipping range
  • Blick also offers curbside pick-up from local stores if you are registering for a class at a closer date. Find out more 

Intro to Portrait Drawing

Instructor: Sophia Pezeshk
Every Wed & Fri, June 3 – June 19 (6 Sessions) 
3-5PM

Ages 16+
$360 

Hosted on ZOOM

In this course students will delve into the art of drawing portraits using both charcoal and graphite. Proportion, anatomy, and the structure of the face as well as individual features will be studied. Shading of the head, nose, mouth and teeth will be covered as well as how to show emotion. We’ll also explore drawing kids and babies, wrinkles, and more. 

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Supplies:

  • Graphite pencils (2H, HB, 2B, 6B, 8B)
  • Drawing sketchbook or drawing papers (soft textured)
  • Eraser, knitted eraser 
  • Sanded paper block 
  • Paper blending stumps 
  • Paintbrushes (number 2 and 4)

Order all of the workshop supplies on our Blick U wishlist here.


Abstract Mixed Media: Freewheeling and Unconstrained 

Instructor: Stephanie Waisler-Rubin 
Thursday, June 4
1-3PM

Ages 12+
$30 

Hosted on ZOOM

Mixed media art is a celebration of many different artistic types, techniques, and methods. Mixed media demands a new way of thinking about what art is and how the creative process uses anything and everything. In this workshop we’ll explore painting, drawing, collaging, and printing while looking to Matisse, Joseph Albers, and Rex Ray for inspiration. Color theory, composition, line and shape as well as positive and negative space will be explored. Less thinking and more DOING in this process focused workshop.

Student will explore

  • Process is just as important as product
  • How to find flow
  • Everyone can make art
  • Less thinking more doing
  • Color Theory
  • Composition
  • Line & Shape
  • Positive & Negative space

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Supplies:

  • 5-6 sheets
  • Drawing paper 9×12
  • Acrylic paint
  • Wide flat brush
  • White glue w/ sm glue brush or glue stick
  • Large to-go food container top/bottom to use as paint palette
  • Scissors
  • 10 Fresh leaves and flowers to use for printing- look for leaves with texture

Order your supplies from our Blick U Wishlist here


It’s In the Mail  

Instructor: Kate Ingold
Sat, 6/6  
1-3PM 

Ages 14+ 
FREE 

Hosted on ZOOM

Imagine opening your mailbox and finding a handmade splash of color or a personalized work of art in an envelope. There is no ordinary mail, It’s Mail Art! 

In this community workshop, we’ll explore the history of Mail Art while we create our own special postal art pieces using materials you already have on hand. Join the fun in making mail art tyou can send to friends, family or anyone that needs a little pick-me-up. 

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Supplies: 

  • standard-size envelopes (can reuse envelopes you’ve received)
  • stamps
  • art-making materials of your choice
    • junk mail, old postcards
    • drawing or watercolor paper
    • wire, ribbon
    • sewing needles, thread
  • pens
  • pencils
  • scissors or x-acto knife
  • tape or glue

Artistic Anatomy Made (Relatively) Easy  

Instructor: David Schoffman
Mon, 6/8 – 6/29 (4 Sessions) 
4-5PM 

Ages 15+ 
$80

Hosted on ZOOM

In this course, students of all levels will learn drawing techniques to render the anatomy of the human body using a model during live Zoom classes. Students will work towards the goal of drawing the human form accurately, and develop their ability to capture their model’s unique features and personality. Students will examine the works of Renaissance and Baroque masters to build their understanding of the human form. David Schoffman will teach students how to render anatomy step-by-step including proportions of the figure, the behavior of tendons, ligaments, and main muscle groups, as well as the skeletal framework of the human form. Student may use graphite, charcoal, and conte (sanguine), see supply list.

Optional text: Anatomy Lessons Of the Great Masters by Robert Beverly Hale

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Supplies: 

Order all the class supplies through our Blick U wishlist here


Art of Collage (June) 

Instructor: Hillar Kaplan-New
Every Wed, 6/10-7/1 (4 Sessions) 
10AM-12PM

Ages 16+ 
$100  

Hosted on ZOOM

This class welcomes students of all experience levels who are looking to stir up their artistic vocabulary, expand their art making techniques, and discover their own unique artistic voice. In this fun, no-rules and supportive class, students will learn strategies to begin a collage through conceptualizing through the elements of art: color, value, composition. Students will learn how as how synthesize these elements to create a compelling visual experience. Explore how to intuitively reimagine the bits & pieces of your saved paper ephemera into creative personal expressions. Online demos will cover tearing, cutting, gluing techniques, drawing, painting and the methods for combining and layering various 2-D materials.

“I love the unknown, both of the process of making these works as well as the unknown of where they’ll end up next.”—Johanna Goodman, collage artist

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Supply List


Painting Studio: All Levels (June) 

Instructor: Hillar Kaplan-New
Every Fri, 6/12-7/3 (4 Sessions) 
10AM-12PM

Ages 16+ 
$100  

Hosted on ZOOM

This class is for students who wish to explore and develop their own personal visual language. Students work on their own individual projects under the guidance of the instructor. Students will expand their skills and learn new techniques while strengthening their creative vocabulary. Students may have a variety of interests and work if different styles. The instructor works to inspire each student and help them build and grow from their strengths to create their best work. Composition, symbolism, color theory, and art history and group critiques will be incorporated into the class curriculum.

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Pride Month Series: Queer Collage 

Instructor: Austyn De Lugo & Molly Wurwand 
Every Fri, 6/12 – 7/3 (4 Sessions)  
5-7PM 

Ages 15+ 
$120 

Hosted on ZOOM

In this workshop, we’ll discuss how collage perverts the social, political, and cultural specificity of images, and how collage, as a practice, negotiates the public and the private. We will learn how collage has been used by queer and feminist artists throughout art history. Our discussions will serve as the backdrop for explorations in our own collages. We’ll apply additive and subtractive methods and play with a range of materials in this Pride Series workshop.
Please note this class will contain nude artwork and adult themes will be discussed.

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Abstract Flowers in Action

Instructor: Sophia Pezeshk
Saturday, June 13
1-3PM

Ages 12+ 
$30

Hosted on ZOOM

Embrace the playfulness and allure of acrylics as you create captivating abstract art with confidence!

In this workshop, students will learn an array of essential acrylic techniques to complete an abstract floral painting from start to finish. Working with a limited palette and just a few key tools, we’ll explore developing a composition by learning essential acrylic techniques for color mixing, mark making, layering, and more. We’ll work through mistakes and “happy accidents” along the way to boost the overall composition. We’ll add final touches, such as bright accents and pops of color, to complete a stunning abstract painting.

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Supplies:

  • Canvas or canvas board (size is your choice but smaller is suggested)
  • Acrylic gesso 
  • Heavy gel gloss ( Golden)
  • Painting knife 
  • Water container 
  • Plastic plate as a palette 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Paintbrushes in different sizes 
  • Paper 
  • Pencils 
  • Rage 
  • Acrylic paints
    • Use complementary colors, some neutral colors and black

Order all of the workshop supplies on our Blick U wishlist here.


Teen Drawing Fundamentals 

Instructor: Zara Feeney
Every Mon & Thurs, June 15 – July 23 (12 Sessions)
1-2PM

Ages 13-18 (Teens Only) 
$240

Hosted on ZOOM

In this class students will develop technical skills as they explore the fundamental concepts of drawing. During this course students will investigate various techniques and methods that will aid in their ability to see, observe and draw from life, memory and a combination of these. Within the context of representation, students will explore relative measuring, mark making and material sensitivity. During each Monday’s meeting, students will learn a new concept and be given a short assignment to be completed by Thursday’s meeting. Thursday we will have a group critique of everyone’s work.

Order all the class supplies on our Blick U wishlist here.

Supplies: 

  • 11’’ x 14’’ drawing sketchbook
  • 2 graphite crayons
  • 4 graphite pencils (HB, 2B, 6B, 8B)
  • 4 micron pens
  • 1 large black marker
  • 1 kneaded eraser
  • 1 gum eraser
  • 2 blending stumps
  • 1 blending cloth

Painting Fundamentals: Still Life Class

Instructor: Melissa Dyanne
Every Tues, 6/16-7/21 (6 Sessions) 
10AM-1PM

Ages 16+ 
$320 

Hosted on ZOOM

Set up your at-home painting studio while learning the basics of color theory, still life set up, lighting, and materials. This 6 week course will take you through the basics of palette set-up, color mixing, painting from observation and some basic drawing and composition. There will be a combo of lecture, demo and working time in 3 hour sessions through Zoom. Get the full in-class painting experience at home! 

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iPad Fundamentals

Instructor: Melissa Dyanne
Every Wed, 6/17-7/22 (6 Sessions) 
10AM-12PM

Ages 16+ 
$180

Hosted on ZOOM

With the new surge in digital art technology, the iPad is wonderfully suited to be a “one-stop-shop” for drawing and painting. Free apps such as the Camera, iPhoto and Sketchbook allow you to lay out and finish a composition with any tool you desire, while everything can be stored on one device with no messy clean up. 

This 6 week class will take you through the basics of using your iPad as a Digital Sketchbook and Painting Studio. All students will need an iPad and the Sketchbook app (free in the apple store). An iPencil is extremely helpful but not required. Each student will draw or paint a still-life and landscape using the Camera and Sketchbook scanner, learn the interface and tools in the Sketchbook app as well as how to create patterns and work with imported images and studies that can enhance the final piece.

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Art of Collage (July)

Instructor: Hillar Kaplan-New
Every Wed, 7/8 – 7/29 (4 Sessions) 
10AM-12PM

Ages 16+ 
$100  

Hosted on ZOOM

This class welcomes students of all experience levels who are looking to stir up their artistic vocabulary, expand their art making techniques, and discover their own unique artistic voice. In this fun, no-rules and supportive class, students will learn strategies to begin a collage through conceptualizing through the elements of art: color, value, composition. Students will learn how as how synthesize these elements to create a compelling visual experience. Explore how to intuitively reimagine the bits & pieces of your saved paper ephemera into creative personal expressions. Online demos will cover tearing, cutting, gluing techniques, drawing, painting and the methods for combining and layering various 2-D materials.

“I love the unknown, both of the process of making these works as well as the unknown of where they’ll end up next.”—Johanna Goodman, collage artist

Register Now

Supply List


Dream House: Drawing, Watercolor and Collage Class

Instructor: Nicole Cohen
Wed- Fri, 7/8-7/10 (3 Sessions) 
1-3PM

Ages 12+ 
$90 

Hosted on ZOOM

In this class students will create a drawing and work with watercolor and collage to add many parts that together become the design of a dream home. A dream house does not need to be a practical home, as it can have a lot of unexpected elements, such as a rooftop bowling alley, an indoor playground, and murals on the walls. Why not? Each student will create a unique home that will be playful and thoughtful, as we stretch our imaginations and reconsider what makes a home. 

Using drawing, watercolor and constructions, we will create a house, starting with the blue prints, then the walls, floors, lighting and working our way to furniture design and special features.  On the last day of class we will have an “online open house” and present our houses. 

Students will Learn: 

  • Perspective
  • Working with color
  • Design Elements
  • Invention and imagination of brainstorming our dream houses
  • Building the space

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Supplies:  

  • Ruler, any straight edge
  • Pencil, Eraser
  • Scissors/Exacto Knife
  • Masking Tape
  • Fabric Swatches (optional: to give texture to work) 
  • Fine Black Pen

    Order all the class supplies on our Blick U Wishlist here


Painting Studio: All Levels (July) 

Instructor: Hillar Kaplan-New
Every Fri, 7/10 – 7/31 (4 Sessions) 
10AM-12PM

Ages 16+ 
$100  

Hosted on ZOOM

This class is for students who wish to explore and develop their own personal visual language. Students work on their own individual projects under the guidance of the instructor. Students will expand their skills and learn new techniques while strengthening their creative vocabulary. Students may have a variety of interests and work if different styles. The instructor works to inspire each student and help them build and grow from their strengths to create their best work. Composition, symbolism, color theory, and art history and group critiques will be incorporated into the class curriculum.

Register Now

Supply List