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.


Summer 2016

Urban Sketching For Adults
Scott Renk

Mondays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1 & 8; 6-9pm
Class Fee: $180 members/$200 non-members

Embark on a hands-on journey into the world of urban sketching. Students will gain knowledge of techniques and concepts, as well as learn experimental methods to find stories in the places we take for granted. The class will sketch on location around the Artspace/Moore Square area using a variety of media including pen and ink, watercolor, rubbings of gravel and asphalt, etc.

Image: Brooklyn Bridge



Portraiture in Oils
with Stephen Cefalo

Mondays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1 & 8; 6:30-9:30pm
Class Fee: $180 members/$200 non-members

Portraiture can be intimidating, but with a few practical concepts that are easy to remember, capturing the likeness can be far less bewildering. Learn the meaning behind portrait motifs, and and how to breathe life into a likeness with great color and dynamic composition. All portraits will be completed from the live model.

Image: Untitled, detail



adults2Abstract Painting with Anne Gregory

Tuesdays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2 & 9; 6:30-9:30pm
Class Fee: $180 members/$200 non-members

Have you ever looked at modern and contemporary art and wondered “How did they do that?”  This class will take the mystery out of abstract painting. Working in acrylics, we will explore various techniques to create original abstract art. Splattering allowed!

Image: Another Uprising, detail



Dynamic Figure Drawing
with Scott Renk

Wednesdays, July 13, 20, 27, August 3 & 10; 6:30-9:30pm
Class Fee: $180 members/$200 non-members

This drawing course is designed to emphasize energetic and intensive color studies of the human figure. Working with a live model, the instructor and participants will create gesture studies in charcoal and pastel which visually capture the force of the poses. They will then begin sketching longer poses to learn how to obtain various color effects with pastels.

Image: Untitled


adults6Alla Prima Figure Painting
with Alia El-Bermani

Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28, August 4 & 11; 6:30-9:30pm
Class Fee: $180 members/$200 non-members

This class is designed for the student who has some experience with drawing or painting the figure from the live nude model. Working on a new painting each night and working in a direct manner you will learn to quickly capture the gesture of the pose. Our goal is to retain this vitality as we continue to flesh out the figure in oil paint. Several approaches to Alla Prima painting will be discussed and demonstrated.

Image: Angel Seated, detail



Drawing: Anatomy for Artists

with Stephen Cefalo

Fridays, July 15, 22, 29, August 5 & 12; 6:30-9:30pm
Class Fee: $180 members/$200 non-members

To represent convincing figures and faces in art, it is essential to understand its operative parts, their movements and relationships. This course is a creative and entertaining take on anatomy as you’ve never experienced it before. Gain an insider’s knowledge on the design of the body that you will not learn in a medical class. The class will involve open discussions and drawing from various live models.

Image: Drawing, detail



Hladky Artwork DetailSculpted Paintings

Instructor: Andrew Hladky
Saturdays, July 23 & 30
Ages: 14+
$150 members/$175 non-members

materials provided (but bring your own found objects and images) 


In this two-day workshop, meet English artist Andrew Hladky and work with him to create your own work of art that exists somewhere between painting and sculpture.

Session One: Saturday July 23rd

Andrew will demonstrate the techniques and materials he uses to create his sculptural paintings. You will then work with a variety of found objects, both items provided and objects you have brought to include in your piece. A surface of caves and hollows, walls and structures will be completed, connected and covered with paint.

Session Two: Saturday July 30th

Please bring an image, photographic or otherwise, that you would like to work from for this portion of the workshop. Andrew will demonstrate how he works to paint imagery onto the structure previously created. Play with space and distortion using sticks, paintbrushes and your fingers to create a painting that literally stands out.


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