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PAINTING IN ACRYLICS
Stuart Burton
Acrylic paints are a unique and challenging medium for the painter. This course is for beginning to experienced students. Using a limited palette of five colors, learn to develop an initial plan for painting while recognizing how experimentation with the medium can produce welcome results. Emphasis is on pictorial composition, shape, value and color to create harmonious paintings.

Prerequisite: Drawing

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


Tuesday afternoon class is full.

14 Week Fee: $420
(14 Week Registration Only)
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PAINTING IN OIL
Stuart Burton
This course offers a complete approach to oil 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


Tuesday afternoon class is full.

14 Week Fee: $420
(14 Week Registration Only)
Day
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ADVANCED PAINTING IN OIL OR ACRYLICS
Stuart Burton
This class is for painters who are ready to focus on a preferred style and produce a body of work for gallery or portfolio presentation.

Prerequisite: Must have studied previously with the instructor and be invited to join this class.

Wednesday, 6 - 9pm

14 Week Fee: $420
(14 Week Registration Only)
Advanced Painting
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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
Discover and explore the excitement of painting from your imagination. The subject of your paintings will be of your own choosing, and can be purely non-objective, or based on a visual reference you bring in (photograph, reproduction, sketch, still life, landscape, the figure, etc.). Individual and group critiques will encourage each student to improve visual perception and to enhance understanding of abstract language. My focus is to help each student develop and refine their unique voice.

Prerequisite: Drawing

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

FREE FORM ABSTRACT PAINTING
Theresa Vandenberg Donche
Paint looser, bolder and freer while working more intuitively. Creating layers, textures, depth and finding your own dialog with your work. You will be encouraged to let loose and to develop an authentic approach to your painting through methods and application to make it your own unique style.

Tuesday, 6 - 9pm

7 Week Fee: $250
14 Week Fee: $420
Free Form Abstract Painting
Wednesday, 9:30am -12:30pm

7 Week Fee: $250
14 Week Fee: $420
Free Form Abstract Painting
Free Form Abstract Painting
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

Both watercolor classes are full.
Wednesday 9:30am - 12:30pm or
Thursday, 1 - 4pm


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

REALISM IN WATERMEDIA
Chuck McPherson

Learn to render subjects believably from photos and other references. If you enjoy still life, landscape, animals, whatever, this is a class that will expand your skills and how you interpret the space around you. Photographic realism through realistic "interpretation" will be covered.

Prerequisite: Not for the beginner; students should have medium to advanced drawing skills

Monday, 9:30am - 12:30pm
7 Week Fee: $250
14 Week Fee: $420
Realism In Watermedia
ABSTRACTION IN WATERMEDIA
Chuck McPherson

Find your intuitive voice through watercolor and/or acrylic. Paint looser and more intuitively without worrying about "...what is it supposed to be?" An interesting twist for those experienced painters will be translating select artwork you have already created through the language of abstraction.

Prerequisite: Intermediate and advanced students

Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:30pm
7 Week Fee: $250
14 Week Fee: $420
Abstraction In Watermedia
EXPERIMENTAL WATERCOLOR
Chuck McPherson

It's all about the expression of an idea in paint. Artists will be exposed to processes for getting their concept across and creating well designed, award-worthy artwork. Explore unconventional techniques using watercolor and non-traditional materials... like coffee, sandpaper, stamping, and the magic eraser.

Prerequisite: Basic watercolor skills, Drawing, and an Open mind..

Wednesday, 6 - 9pm
7 Week Fee: $250
14 Week Fee: $420
Experimental Watercolor
EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH MIXED MEDIA
Deanna Ditzler

The beauty all around us is enough to spark the imagination and get your creativity moving. Come learn to use acrylic and related mediums to bring your perceptions to life. Demonstrations on using and mixing colors are featured.  We cover all aspects of painting including composition, negative space, line, contrast, rhythm and balance.

Each class begins with warm-up sketching exercises to get anchored in. Students go through basic painting exercises to build skill levels in handling paint; then work independently on a subject approved of by the instructor. 

Expand your art and enjoy a community of artists.  Making art is a soul experience.

Prerequisite: Drawing

 
Thursday 9:30am - 12:30pm

7 week fee: $250
14 week fee: $420
Acrylic Painting
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT FOR PAINTERS
Jessica R. Van Hulle

Learn how to create a professional art portfolio that will make you stand out!  This course is for intermediate to advanced painters who are ready to take their art to the next level. It is perfect for preparing to apply to galleries, job opportunities, and higher education programs. Create exciting new work with the support of one-on-one coaching, group exercises and lots of painting time in the studio.

In this class, students will get:

- A solid understanding of what makes a cohesive and strong professional portfolio.

-  A Step-by-Step Portfolio Building Plan, with emphasis on becoming a prolific artist.

-  A clear focus on what your portfolio communicates, the foundation for creating a compelling Artist’s Statement.

-  A list of helpful resources such as the best DIY websites and where to find Calls for Entries.

-   Individual and Group Portfolio Reviews, Critiques and Exercises

Saturday 1-4pm

14 Week Fee: $420
(14 Week Registration Only)

Portfolio Development