Adult Drawing and Painting Class in Los Angeles
"Art for All Ages and Abilities"
The goal of our adult drawing and painting art class in Los Angeles is to master multiple advanced techniques using oil paint, such as composition, underpainting, blocking-in, building up textures, chiaroscuro, dry-brushing, glazing, grisaille, & triangulated drawing, from Master copies from the past and present. Furthermore, the class will help you reduce stress, improve your creativity, and improver your cognitive functions including memory, attention, and most of all it is a great place to meet new friends and like minded people.
Techniques to Master
This is the foundation of oil painting. You will learn how to mix primary colors to create secondary colors, and how to use different colors to create different effects.
This is the lightness or darkness of a color. You will learn how to use color value to create depth and contrast in your paintings.
This is the arrangement of elements in your painting. You will learn how to use composition to create a balanced and visually appealing painting.
This is the way you use your brushes to apply paint to the canvas. You will learn different brushstroke techniques that can be used to create different textures and effects.
This is the way you apply paint to the canvas. You will learn different methods of paint application, such as stippling, scumbling, and blending.
This is the surface quality of your painting. You can create different textures by using different brushes, painting mediums, and techniques.
This is the art of painting landscapes. You will learn how to create the illusion of depth and space in your paintings.
This is the art of painting portraits. You will learn how to capture the likeness of a person in your paintings.
This is the practice of painting outdoors. Painting en plein air can help you to capture the natural light and atmosphere of your subject.
This is a technique where you apply thick layers of paint to the canvas. Impasto can be used to create a sense of depth and texture
The Artist Lab + Education offers adult drawing and painting art classes in Los Angeles every Wednesday and Thursday from 6 PM to 8 PM. Our adult drawing and painting art classes in Los Angeles specialize in drawing and painting. This philosophy is a core component in all of our adult drawing and painting art classes in Los Angeles. In our adult drawing and painting art classes in Los Angeles, students will be given the freedom to choose how to express themselves, w/ parameters put in place, creating their own interpretations & original work, including a multiple-sized canvas series.
Our adult drawing and painting art classes in Los Angeles are designed for independent individuals who are passionate to learn more about Fine Art and want to express themselves through painting! In these drawing and painting classes for adults in Los Angeles, students will have the opportunity to develop into fine artists by building a strong portfolio and will create beautiful works of art to exhibit, hang in their homes, or gift as special memory pieces. With the support of our professional teachers and accomplished artists, students are encouraged to develop their own aesthetics and style, all while affirming their skills to implement their artistic ideas and vision.
We welcome adults of all backgrounds and ability levels and provide a wide selection of beautiful images to select and start from. As they grow and become confident in their making, students are challenged to develop their own conceptual ideas, share their own stories and message as artists, and create meaningful works. In our adult drawing and painting class in Los Angeles, students are encouraged to research their own inspiration sources, and to compile, adapt, appropriate, translate, modify, and transform art into their own expressions. Through their ongoing projects and studies, the artists’ depth, appreciation, understanding of the arts, creativity, and conceptual development will expand, while boosting their technical skills.
Artists will strengthen their technical drawing, sketching, and rendering skills, such as complex shape building, brushstrokes, shading, highlights & shadow, perspective, compositions, color theory and mixing, layering, etc. Classes will offer a wide range of exercises, from sketching traditional still-life scenes to advancing to painting with oils on a large canvas. As students learn the unique properties and potential that each medium can offer, it will hasten an even deeper love of Fine Art that will continue to enrich their journey as creative and expressive individuals for the rest of their lives.