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PAINTING IN ACRYLICS (C)
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

Tuesday 1-4pm class is full

Wednesday, 6 - 9pm for Intermediate or Advanced students
14 Week Fee: $400
(14 Week Registration Only)
Painting in Acrylics (C)
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EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH MIXED MEDIA
Deanna Ditzler

This class focuses on expression. Art is a key to the soul. Using drawing and painting to tap into what needs expressing you will be learning about color, line, composition, and the use of positive and negative space, while exploring acrylic paint and mixed media. Art is a tool that allows us to access beauty. Beauty itself is enough to spark the inner imagination to re-ignite the soul. If you have been feeling the need to get moving on your creativity; or if your life has been tumultuous lately, come express yourself in a safe place and get things rolling. Making art is a soul experience.

Prerequisite: Drawing


Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm

7 week fee: $240
14 week fee: $400
Express Yourself w/ Mixed Media
Express Yourself With Mixed Media
PAINTING IN OIL (C)
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

Tuesday 1-4pm class is full

Wednesday, 6 - 9pm for Intermediate
or Advanced students
(Must have studied previously
with the instructor and been invited
to join.)

14 Week Fee: $400
(14 Week Registration Only)
Painting In Oil (C)
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ABSTRACT PAINTING
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: $240
14 Week Fee: $400
Abstract Painting
Abstract Painting
PAINTING IN OILS OR ACRYLICS (TRADITIONAL PAINTING)
Stephen Curry
This course is for oil and acrylic painters of all levels looking to learn the basics of painting. This course will emphasize traditional and classical techniques of representational painting. Whether you have never picked up an artists paint brush and are not sure how to start a painting or you are an experienced painter just looking to refine skills and technique, students will receive one on one instruction, while enjoying the energy and excitement of the group classroom setting.

Prerequisite: Drawing

Wednesday, 1 - 4pm
7 Week Fee: $240
14 Week Fee: $400
Painting in Oils -or- Acrylics (Traditional Painting)
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ABSTRACT PAINTING IN OIL OR ACRYLIC
Stephen Curry
Abstraction encompasses a wide range of painting styles, from semi-abstract figurative and landscape painting to geometric and organic abstraction, cubism, abstract expressionism, color field, minimalism and everything in between. This course is appropriate for all skill levels, but a basic understanding of drawing and painting is recommended. Beginning students will work with the basic ideas of formalism to gain an understanding of abstraction. An emphasis will be placed on composition, color, balance and the use of ones own intuition in the creative process. Advanced students will be encouraged to explore their own ideas and vision in the realm of abstraction with individual instruction on technique and concept and one on one critiques. Students may work from imagination or may want to use still life or photographic materials as inspiration for the painting process. Students may choose to work from either oil, acrylic or both.

Prerequisite: Drawing

Monday, 1 - 4pm or
Tuesday, 6 - 9pm
7 Week Fee: $240
14 Week Fee: $400
Abstract Painting in Oil or Acrylic
Day
Painting Curry
WATERCOLOR (C)
Connie Athens
Approach watercolor with a sense of spontaneity and simplicity while exploring the unique properties of the medium. During the process, learn the value of developing sketches and value studies, by keeping a watercolor sketchbook. This class is process oriented, allowing technique to develop in a natural and progressive way. Individuality is encouraged, and all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Students will be required to bring courage and a sense of adventure to each class.

Prerequisite: Drawing

Thursday, 1 - 4pm
7 Week Fee: $240
14 Week Fee: $400
Watercolor (C)
ADVANCED WATERCOLOR (C)
Connie Athens
Wednesday, 9:30am - 12:30pm
7 Week Fee: $240
14 Week Fee: $400
Advanced Watercolor (C)
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

GRAFFITI: FUNDAMENTALS, STYLE, TECHNIQUE
Israel "IzzeWST" Serrano
Learn fundamentals of Graffiti Art including sketching and letters basics, color theory and effects, as well as the tools and techniques needed to create your own styles and masterpieces.
Saturday 9:30am - 12:30pm or Saturday 1:00pm - 4:00pm

7 Week Fee: $240
14 Week Fee: $400
Graffiti Fundamentals, Style, Technique
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Graffiti Fundamentals
INTRODUCTION TO SOFT PASTEL
Glen Maxion
This class will explore the expressive immediacy and rich depth of color that can be attained using soft pastel, a unique medium, where pure pigment is applied without the use of tools such as brushes or pallet knife. Emphasis will be on developing compositions working from photographs. This class will reinforce and build on the students knowledge and skill in the use of color theory, principles of composition and design, and drawing and perspective.
Tuesday, 9:30am - 12:30pm
7 Week Fee: $240
14 Week Fee: $400
Introduction to Soft Pastel
Introduction to Soft Pastel
PAINTING THE FIGURE IN SOFT PASTEL
Glen Maxion
This course is for students who have completed advanced drawing or for those with past experience in drawing who are interested in exploring the medium of soft pastel while expanding their drawing skills with emphasis on the figure, knowledge of color theory, principles of composition and design, and drawing and perspective.
Wednesday, 9:30am - 12:30pm
7 Week Fee: $240
14 Week Fee: $400
Painting the Figure in Soft Pastel
Paintig the Figure in soft pastels