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PAINTING IN OIL AND ACRYLICS
Stuart Burton
This course offers a complete approach to oil and/or acrylic painting. Using a limited palette of five colors, beginning students will work from a still life, while more advanced students may work from photographs or other reference materials. All will learn techniques and procedures for the successful use of oil paints in personal expression. Emphasis will be on composition, the importance of simple shapes, value, and color to create interesting compositions and harmonious paintings.

Prerequisite: Drawing

Monday, 6 - 9pm
or Tuesday, 1 - 4pm*
or Wednesday, 6 - 9pm

*Class is full

14 Week Fee: $420
(14 Week Registration Only)
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CREATIVE PAINTING IN OIL OR ACRYLIC
Stephen P. Curry
This course is for oil and acrylic painters of all levels looking to learn the basics of paint application, color and composition. Instruction will range from traditional techniques of representational painting to contemporary and abstract approaches to creating interesting compositions. Whether you have never picked up a paint brush and are not sure how to start a painting or you are an experienced painter just looking to refine skills and techniques, students will receive one on one instruction, while enjoying the energy and excitement of the group classroom setting.

Prerequisite: Drawing

Mondays 1:30 - 4:30pm
7 Week Fee: $250
14 Week Fee: $420
Creative Painting in Oil or Acrylic (Mondays)
Wednesdays 1:30 - 4:30pm
7 Week Fee: $250
14 Week Fee: $420
Creative Painting in Oil or Acrylic (Wednesdays)
Stephen Curry Painting
CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES; TRADITIONAL TO ABSTRACT
Pia Stern
Loosen up and take creative flight! In this self-directed class, you will have as much one-to-one guidance as you’d like. You’ll be encouraged to expand your understanding of various materials and techniques, in order to develop and refine your unique voice. Your work may be representational or abstract, rendered in acrylic or oil, on canvas, paper or any other surface. Subject matter can come from your imagination, or from a visual reference (photo, sketch, landscape, figure, etc.). Individual and group critiques provide support and increase visual perception. Expand your painting horizons in a lively, congenial atmosphere. Enjoy the process as you take your work to the next level!

Prerequisite: Drawing

Thursday, 1 - 4pm
7 Week Fee: $250
14 Week Fee: $420
Abstract Painting
Abstract Painting

FREE FORM ABSTRACT PAINTING
Chris Reilly
All Kinds of Painting: Quiet the inner critic with a group of painters! Paint loosely and relaxed with this class. Abstract or representational subjects are welcome or a combination of the two. many paint mediums and processes will be experienced in this exploration of painting. Painters can see which materials and attitudes enhance their art making and express themselves freely in an atmosphere of joyful creativity, allowing ones’ own voice to emerge through spontaneous painting. Beginners and experienced artists alike can discuss subject matter and goals for their art-making.

Tuesday, 6 - 9pm

7 Week Fee: $250
 
Free Form Abstract Painting
Encaustic and Mixed Media
Chris Reilly
Experiment with the ancient art of encaustic: painting with molten beeswax and pigment on wood panels. Students will be encouraged to experiment with various media above and below the encaustic surface such as photograph transfers, water media, oil paint and collage. no drawing or painting experience is necessary to make a unique work of art.
Tuesday, 6 - 9pm
7 Week Fee: $250 + $40 Materials fee
Encaustic and Mixed Media
WATERCOLOR
Connie Athens
In a non-competitive and relaxed atmosphere, beginners will learn to mix a full range of brilliant color using only 4 hues, and to mix interesting darks and luminous transparent lights, using a "wet into wet" and layered approach.

These skills will be applied to still life and landscape painting projects which will be guided and demonstrated. As new students become comfortable with the medium and brushwork, they will work from subject matter of their own choice, including drawings and photographs.

Intermediate and Advanced students will work from their own subject matter, while continuing to experiment with new ideas, compositions and techniques. They will continue to expand their knowledge and confidence with this ever changing, expressive medium, while pursuing more sophisticated subject matter and methods.

Prerequisite: Drawing

 
Wednesday 9:30am - 12:30pm or
Thursday, 1 - 4pm
or
Wednesday 1:30pm - 4:30pm

*Classes above are full

7 Week Fee: $250
14 Week Fee: $420
Painting Athens

Student testimonial:
"Connie Athens is probably the best watercolor instructor teaching in San Diego today. Her mastery of technique, color and composition are inspirational to all students from beginner to advanced levels. Constructive criticism is always given in a positive and respectful manner... A unique opportunity awaits Art Academy
of San Diego students to learn watercolor from this great teacher and fantastic artist."
Susanne Flowers 2/10/07

EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH MIXED MEDIA
Deanna Ditzler

Each class we begin with a session of expressive drawing using markers or oil pastels, using shapes and colors to fill the page. This draws out the artist and begins the creative flow, having a balancing effect.

Students will learn the color wheel with demonstrations of color mixing each session. Each subject is sketched first with oil pastels learning to design the scene using key painting principles.

Most class sessions include a lecture about the pillars of designs. Come build your skill set and enjoy the community of artists working together.

Prerequisite: Drawing

 
Thursday 9:30am - 12:30pm

7 week fee: $250
14 week fee: $420
Acrylic Painting
Portrait Painting in Oil
with Kris Finch
Portrait painting in oils is a perfect class for those looking to take their oil painting to a new level. In this class we will focus on proportions of the face, values, edges, skin tones, and capturing the likeness of the model. The course will have weekly demos or discussions. Beginners will use a limited color palette and paint from cast models, a skull, and photo references for master studies.  Returning students will have the option of working with a more advanced color palette and can choose to bring their own photo reference to paint from to create a more personalized painting.
Prerequisite: Portrait Drawing
Wednesday 6 - 9pm

7 week fee: $250 
14 week fee: $420
Portrait Painting in Oil
Storytelling/Design
with Kris Finch
Storytelling with a single image is a great way to keep your audience engaged in your artwork. This is a great class for those looking to open their imagination and looking into a future in design and illustration. The course will have weekly demonstrations and discussions in a creative team environment. The first three weeks of this class will have a strong focus on the importance of preparation of an illustration.  This will include character and environment design along with thumbnail creation.  The remaining weeks in the class will be focused on creating a finished quality illustration, which can be a pencil drawing, painting, or other medium of the student's choosing. 

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Prerequisite: Drawing

Friday 1:30 - 4:30pm

7 week fee: $250
14 week fee: $420

NOTE: Not offered in Spring/Summer II