Drawing & Painting Classes San Francisco

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Oil & Acrylic Painting

Art School of SF Bay @ 1603 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

This course will help art lovers master various methods of oil and acrylic painting, and develop a personal unique style! We will work on painting nature: landscape composition, clouds, waves, waterfalls, trees, sun spots; learn to represent texture of various objects; we will practice expressing character and emotions in portraits, set up the mood of the painting, and deliver the right artistic message through it.  High-quality art materials...

Thursday Oct 26th, 6:30–8:30pm Pacific Time

 (16 sessions)


16 sessions

Oil Painting, Old Masters Technique

Art School of SF Bay @ 1603 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

Master the effects of glowing skin, soft shadows, silky hair and unforgettable eyes! Learn to use traditional oil painting technique of XVII century, leading your work from the grisaille underpainting to glazes. This amazing technique can be applied to any genre of realistic painting. I am currently working on paintings of people riding subway. Detailed Schedule: ​Day 1: Human head and neck proportions and anatomy overview. Priming. Finalizing...

Tuesday Nov 7th, 6:20–8:20pm Pacific Time

 (7 sessions)


7 sessions

Wild Paint: Abstract Art Day Long Workshop

Living Your Wild Creativity @ 1695 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

These workshops will push your limits and help you make dynamic paintings. Through fun, guided exercises you will explore the topic of the workshop, then you will have time to develop your own paintings.  Open to all Levels. Limited to 8 people. SEPTEMBER — Building intuition and confidence OCTOBER — Color to make your paintings punch and sing. NOVEMBER — Strengthening composition DECEMBER — Giving a solid structure Students will...

Saturday Oct 14th, 10:30am–4pm Pacific Time

Weekend Wine & Paint Picasso

Yijun's Fine Art Studio San Francisco @ 1120 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

Let's paint this weekend. Don't miss it. Bring PICASSO'S art work home with you and you only spent less than $100 to create your one a kind masterpiece to take home with you that night! How fascinating to appreciate Banksy's Art on Your dining room wall everyday? Actually you are able to create them yourself. Indulge in an evening of creativity, laughter, and libations at our highly anticipated Sip and Paint Night. Get ready to channel your inner...

Friday Oct 6th, 7–10pm Pacific Time

Journey Into Expression - Abstract Art Workshop

Living Your Wild Creativity @ 4404 Ross Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95407

This exciting daylong abstract art workshop is a journey into your own unique expression. The emphasis will be on being present while creating. We will play, develop a structure, and learn how to bring your image into balance. There will be lots of exploration, fun, and support. All levels are welcome. Limited to 8 students. Bring your lunch. Students will be responsible for bringing the following supplies.   Mixed media (Canson) workbook...

Saturday Nov 11th, 10am–4pm Pacific Time

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Manga for Adults

Art School of SF Bay @ 1603 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

This course is designed for adult manga lovers, who are eager to master their favorite art style. A professional manga artist Austin Bath will guide you through this journey. The class will be held IN-PERSON in our San Francisco Studio.  High-quality art materials are provided and included in the course price. Detailed Schedule: Day 1: Introduction: what is manga? Defining the characteristics of the manga style and how to begin...

Saturday Oct 28th, 6–8pm Pacific Time

 (18 sessions)


18 sessions

Studio Practice in Abstract Art

Living Your Wild Creativity @ 4404 Ross Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95407

Each month we will explore a different topic. We meet as a group, check in, discuss the topic of the day, explore the topic through guided exercises and then have free time to paint and receive one-on-one support. A great way to meet artists from all over. Small class size. No experience necessary. Students will be responsible for bringing the following materials. Mixed media (Canson) workbook 9” x 12” or 11” x 14” larger paper: Canson...

Thursday Nov 2nd, 10:30am–12:30pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Watercolor 101

Art School of SF Bay @ 1603 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

This workshop covers everything you need to know about watercolor to use it fluently in your projects: how to mix colors, use washes, work from light to dark, use reserve and  additives, and even such advanced technique as watercolor underpainting. You will learn the science behind the watercolor fluorescent colors, learn how to lead your work, what to do to prevent and fix watercolor accidents. We will try our hands in both Classical European...

Thursday Nov 2nd, 6:20–8:20pm Pacific Time

 (12 sessions)


12 sessions

Watercolor With a Splash

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804

If you love color and like experimenting with watercolor, this is the workshop for you. Start your painting by creating a ground through splashing, dripping and manipulating the paint. Then paint your own subject matter on top using overlapping images and transparencies that interact with and highlight your ground. You will discover intriguing effects and a new way of looking at your subject matter.  Should feel comfortable using watercolor...

Saturday Oct 28th, 10am–4pm Pacific Time

Japanese Brush Painting and Calligraphy

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804

Gain creativity and daily peace of mind by learning Japanese ink brush painting and calligraphy, which are deeply related to Zen. While learning fundamental brush and ink handling and brush strokes, challenge yourself to create original works of art. Required supplies for this program: *For the first class:s some bamboo brushes (At least one large bamboo brush) craft felt (approximately 24""x30"") to place under the paper paper towels or...

Thursday Oct 12th, 2–4pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Mixed Media Lab

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804

This will be a class where the students will learn how to use a variety of media and techniques to include in their own work such as how and why to use different art "mediums" and how they are applied/used on a variety of substrates. It is a sort of "skills lab" for the mixed media artist. Each week we will experiment using different media and mediums to see what effects we can achieve when combining techniques and art materials. Experience Level:...

Tuesday Oct 31st, 10am–12pm Pacific Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

Flash Zines & Prints

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804

This workshop series invites participants to engage in a 4 week creative process where artists/zinesters will create writings and a combination of three flash zines or prints. Participants will create personal remedies and spiritual recipes of balance, wellness, and survival for navigating our current modern world. Students will engage with chapters of "Ritual: Power, Healing, and Community" by Malidoma Somé.  Week #1: Topic: Machine Culture...

Saturday Oct 14th, 10am–12pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Marin Park Deal

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Marin Park

Digital Photo Academy @ 3530 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903

Digital Photo Live In-the-Field Workshop @ Marin County Civic Center Lagoon Park This lush 10-acre park is part of the Marin Country Civic Center campus designed by famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, embroiled in national controversy at the time, but completed nonetheless, just after Wright’s death in 1960. The lagoon is a photographer’s dream for photo ops. Your instructor will demonstrate and supervise a myriad of composition strategies...

Saturday Oct 28th, 4–7pm Pacific Time

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Drawing and Painting Still Life

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804

Drawing and painting should not be separate practices. In this class, we will always do a drawing or two prior to painting in order to understand the challenges of the subject, learn to simplify what we see through drawing, and then transfer the knowledge to painting. Class may be taken with oils or acrylics.

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9 sessions

Evening Figure: Drawing to Painting

Richmond Art Center @ 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804

Fast and slow drawing, working from the inside structures and outside reference points, training eye and intuition: We'll approach our understanding of our fellow human bodies using charcoal, cut paper, chalk, and paint.  The best way to gain skill is to practice! Class is for beginners or experienced artists, following exercises or working more independently. Class sessions will begin with 30 minutes of warmup drawings, followed by 20 and...

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10 sessions

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