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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)
Painting in Acrylics
Day of Week
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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)
Painting in Oil
Day of Week
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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: Drawing

Wednesday, 6 - 9pm

14 Week Fee: $420
(14 Week Registration Only)
Advanced Painting
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CREATIVE PAINTING IN OIL OR ACRYLIC
Stephen 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 2:30-5:30pm
7 Week Fee: $250
14 Week Fee: $420
Creative Painting in Oil or Acrylic (Mondays)
Wednesdays 2:30-5:30pm
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
Contemporary Approaches; Traditional to Abstract
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
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

EXPERIMENTAL WATERCOLOR
Chuck McPherson

For the intermediate and experienced artist. 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 through the rule of thirds and Chuck's Composition Clinics.

Explore unconventional techniques in watermedia using watercolor and non-traditional materials... like coffee, sandpaper, stamping and the magic eraser.

Paint from a variety of sources including direct photo reference, PhotoShopped images and occasional still life, depending on interest. Traditional watercolor approaches will also sneak into the curriculum.

Prerequisite: Basic watercolor skills, Drawing


Wednesday 6 - 9 pm

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


Thursday 9:30am - 12:30pm

7 week fee: $250
14 week fee: $420
Express Yourself With Mixed Media
Express Yourself With Mixed Media