Courses For Teens and Young Adults

Acrylic Painting


Students are introduced to building texture and surfaces, extending color, and creating opaque and transparent effects. Experimentation and risk-taking is encouraged, enabling students to create a finished panel or canvas piece of their own imagination. 

Fridays | 4 pm – 7 pm  (Ages 13+)
Saturdays | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Ages 13+)

Oil Painting


  This introduction to oil painting provides students with an opportunity to explore and understand this challenging medium. Students become familiar with oil painting through a variety of assignments that highlight color, surface, space, volume composition.

Saturdays | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Ages 13+)

Mixed Media Drawing & Painting


  This exploratory multi-media class encourages the student to discover one's process through the transition from drawing into painting. We will start by drawing from observation and quickly move into using layers of paper, paint and various collected materials. Subject matter may change from representation into abstraction. One will be guided to find one's individual "voice" and to be courageous in use of new materials and process. 

Saturdays | 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm  (Ages 13+)

Architectural Modeling


  This course enables students to explore both the conceptual and practical realms of architecture through a series of studio projects, with supporting lecture content. Discussions focus on how experience, culture and aesthetics influence the field of architectural design, while studio projects develop a creative design process through drawing and model making. Individuals with or without design experience are welcome, as projects are suitable to each student’s background.

Saturdays | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Ages 13+)

Saturdays | 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Ages 13+)

Still Life Drawing


Students will develop ability to view and draw objects with proper perspectives, outline, shape, and proportions; students will learn about form and composition. Explore tone and shading, and practice techniques to build drawings up to three-dimensional forms.

Tuesdays | 4:00 pm   7:00 pm (Ages 13+)

Wednesdays | 4:00 pm 7:00 pm (Ages 13+)

Sundays | 6:00 pm 8:30 pm (Ages 13+)

Fashion Illustration


A multi-media exploration of fashion illustration. We will look at drawing with croquis and figures; using different materials including pastel, ink, collage, and paint; learning to sketch figures, and exploring fabric and pattern.

This class concerns illustration rather than garment construction.

Mondays | 3:00 pm   6:00 pm (Ages 13+)

Tuesdays | 3:00 pm   6:00 pm (Ages 13+)

Digital Media


A course designed to introduce students to the possibilities of digital design. Adobe Illustrator will be particularly explored, with projects based around increasing competencies in this software. 

Mondays | 4:00 - 7:00 pm (Ages 8-12)

Wednesdays | 4:00 - 7:00 pm (Ages 13+)