Adult (ages 16+)

Adult Classes

Learn a new skill or expand your artistic practice with these classes designed to engage both the beginning and seasoned artist. *Great opportunity for college-bound high school students looking to add quality work to their art or design admissions portfolios!!!

All classes are for ages 16 and up, unless otherwise specified. Looking for our Figure Study Programs, like Long Pose and Life Drawing? See our Figure Study page.


September 2016

Photographic Portraits with Titus Brooks Heagins at Chavis Community Center

Saturday, September 17

Ages: 14+

Contact Annah Lee at for more information.

October 2016

Photographing Your Artwork with Chris Ciccone

Saturday, October 15
10am-3pm (with a lunch break)

Ages: 16+
$35 members/$50 non-members
Materials provided.
Walk-ins welcome!


Master artwork documentation in this five-hour workshop with NCMA Art Photographer Chris Ciccone. Ciccone will walk you through every step of the process, from camera settings to image editing, and make sure you leave with your art looking like it was photographed by a professional.

November 2016

Painting the Figure in Watercolor with Mario Andres Robinson

Saturday-Monday, November 12-14
10am-5pm (with a lunch break)

Ages: 16+
$325 members / $375 non-members
Materials extra.


Students will learn how a detailed drawing leads to an accurate representation of the model. The painting process will commence with a monochromatic block-in, in order to establish the proper values. Once the proper values are established, a full application of color will be applied using thin glazes of color. The objective of the workshop is to show how a methodical process increases the sense of depth and realism in watercolor paintings.


The instructor will give a demonstration at each stage of the process. There will be a discussion of materials and instruction provided, as needed.

Artist Bio:

Mario Andres Robinson was born in Altus, Oklahoma and studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Robinson is an Exhibiting Artist Member (EAM) of The National Arts Club, an Artist Member of The Salmagundi Club and a Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America. His work has been featured several times in The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal, Watercolor Magic,American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur and on the cover of American Artist magazine. In the February, 2006 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, Mario was selected as one of the top 20 realist artists under the age of 40. Robinson’s work is widely collected by private and public collectors.