Center for Community Arts

classes held through

Center for Community Arts
formerly known as
City of Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education
111 N. Wiget Lane,
Walnut Creek, California

link to my classes

Hybrid Into the Abstract
Wednesdays 9:00am – 12:00am
9/15/21 – 11/3/21
Center for Community Arts – Studio A and on Zoom
A new class to explore abstraction through composition! Both the abstraction of reality and the process of creating non-representational art will be our focus; compositional principles will be discussed and implemented in our paintings and drawings. There will be technique demonstrations each onsite week (beginning with the first week), with time for questions and individual advice. Online sessions will be every other week and will include time for sharing and discussing student work online, as well as lively exploration of well known artists past and present. Weeks 1, 3, 5 and 7 will be onsite: 2, 4, 6 and 8 will be online. We are trying this differenmt sort of hybrid class because this past year online was so wide-ranging and enjoyable that we wanted to continue, but we also want to get our hands messy in a group!

This is a mixed media class; materials can be both painting and drawing media, even some collage materials may be used.

Old Masters Painting: Exploring Western Classical Techniques
Thursdays 9:00am – 12:00pm
9/16/21 – 11/04/21
Center for Community Arts – Studio B
Explore the techniques of the old masters. Using oils or acrylics, work
through the processes of underpainting, grisaille, layering and
glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless three-dimensionality.
Previous experience with paint is not necessary, drawing skills are helpful. Come to first class
with materials from list, ready to work! Returnees are welcome!

Material list online at

Figure Drawing
Fridays 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
9/17/21 – 11/05/21
Center for Community Arts – Studio B
Gestures and longer poses, figure and portrait, demonstration, instruction, and advice. Materials can be basic, what is on the materials list, or your preferred medium. The model will be pre-recorded, so we will not have 5-minute breaks as we do in the regular class. Material list online at

Open Studio Figure Drawing and Painting
Fridays 1:00 – 4:00 PM
9/17/21 – 11/05/21
Center for Community Arts – Studio B
Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use; no instruction. Participants provide their own supplies. Different model each week. Enrollment limited. No solvents. Students 16 and above can enroll with parent approval.

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