Art Classes

The Creative Arts School at Old School Square offers a variety of art classes for all levels. Come and create! 

To contact the Creative Arts School, please call 561-243-7922, ext. 478. Deborah will be happy to take care of you!

Art by: Sally Cooper

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 12/15/18 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Fall/Winter 2018-19 CLASSES:

Term 1 – 10/1/2018 – 11/11/2018
Term 2 – 11/13/2018 – 12/23/2018
Term 3 – 1/7/2019 – 3/10/2019
Term 4 – 3/11/2019 – 4/21/2019

Art Workshops

november 2018

02nov(nov 2)9:30 am03(nov 3)4:30 pmExpressive Abstract: Large Scale Painting9:30 am - 4:30 pm (3)

december 2018

14dec9:00 am12:00 pmPlein Air Painting Workshop9:00 am - 12:00 pm

january 2019

18jan9:00 am12:00 pmPlein Air Painting Workshop9:00 am - 12:00 pm

18jan(jan 18)9:30 am21(jan 21)4:30 pmBUILDING AN ABSTRACT SERIES: A NEW APPROACH (Visiting Artist)9:30 am - 4:30 pm (21)

19jan(jan 19)9:30 am20(jan 20)4:30 pmNEW! Point of View Drawing9:30 am - 4:30 pm (20)

25jan(jan 25)9:30 am26(jan 26)4:30 pmExpressive Abstract: Large Scale Painting9:30 am - 4:30 pm (26)

february 2019

15feb(feb 15)9:30 am16(feb 16)3:30 pmPowerful, Acrylic Paint Layers9:30 am - 3:30 pm (16)

march 2019

01mar9:30 am02(mar 2)4:30 pmAdventures in Acrylic Landscapes9:30 am - 4:30 pm (2)

08mar(mar 8)9:30 am09(mar 9)4:30 pmExpressive Abstract: Large Scale Painting9:30 am - 4:30 pm (9)


  • Painting

    • Contemporary Painting

      Instructor: Peter G. Pereira ALL LEVELS – ACRYLIC (SOME OIL) Take a fantastic journey into painting! This course is perfect for those students and professional artists itching to flush out and consolidate aspects of your artwork that are in need of some R & D…creative therapy! I want to help you pull out individual styles

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    • Discover Your Personal Painting Style

      Instructor: Carla Golembe ALL LEVELS – ACRYLIC Explore painting techniques, composition, color and creative expression in an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere. Learn brushwork, layering, and color mixing techniques and apply them to express yourself in paint. Discover how source material can be a springboard for your imagination to take flight and create a work of

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    • Oil Painting 101

      Instructor: Beth Sloat BEGINNERS – OIL Are you new at painting in oils? Do you want to learn new methods or break old habits? Then this class is for you! The oil paint medium is versatile, challenging and rewarding. With an initial focus on representational painting from life, each painting will apply basic skills —drawing,

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    • Multimedia Master

      Instructor: Donna Fuller INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED – OIL/ACRYLIC/WATERCOLOR You will learn to understand what your paint and brushes can do for you – learn color, concept, perception and usage. Learn how to make them work in creating your art and developing your own distinctive style. You will use copy/photographs of your own for reference. However serious about

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    • Collage and Mixed Media

      Instructor – Sharon Koskoff ALL LEVELS – ACRYLIC/MISC MATERIALS Explore and learn about the fascinating world of collage and mixed media using found materials, recyclables, personal photographs, collectibles and other unusual art mediums! Discover assemblage and construction techniques for 2-D and 3-D creations. Class includes emphasis on design principles including balance, color, composition, direction, geometry,

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    • Picturesque Pastels

      Instructor: Deborah LaFogg-Docherty BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE – PASTEL Students will explore the use of pastel, learn technique, experiment with underpainting, textures and play with color. Classes will include themed subjects and student choice. All will have the chance to create pastel paintings that have strong compositions, pleasing colors with exciting results. Registration goes live 9/1/18 at 9:00

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    • Beginning Urban Mix Media: Textured Abstracts

      Instructor: Erin Ashley BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE – ACRYLIC/MIXED MEDIA This class is for the beginner abstract artist. You will discover new and exciting ways to create dynamic textured abstracts using a variety of different mediums including, newspapers, tape, acrylic, house paints, etc. Over six classes I will teach you a variety of simple exercises using untraditional tools

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    • Discovering Abstract Painting

      Instructor: Sally Cooper BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE (basic acrylic painting skills necessary) – ACRYLIC This course will explore your creative self and open your mind to the possibilities of working with new methods, taking risks, painting intuitively and allowing chance to create a breakthrough. Artistic originality is encouraged in a light atmosphere where “mistakes” can be turned into

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    • Advanced Abstract Painting

      Instructor: Sally Cooper ACRYLIC This course will take you deeper into your creative self where play, exploration and fun interactions along with some new contemporary approaches for self-expression will guide you to discovering your unique voice. You will learn to deal with self-doubt and the frustrations of the creative process and become more aware of

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    • Exploring Painting

      Instructor: Vicki Siegel ALL LEVELS – OIL/ACRYLIC Pursue your passion for painting and develop your individual style. Learn key principles that every artist needs to know to improve their paintings. Topics such as palette and color mixing, color value, composition, brushwork, light and shadow and experimental techniques will be covered. Demonstrations and individual instruction set

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    • NEW! Mixed Media Painting

      Instructor: Fernando Porras All LEVELS – OIL/ACRYLIC Explore the creative possibilities of Mixed-Media Painting. Whether it is canvas, clay tablets, wood, paper, or a mix of all of them, panels can become one of your best allies as an artist. Explore oil, acrylic, and mixed media techniques and experiment with the amazing effects that can

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    • Intuitive Painting: Art from the Heart

      Instructor: Carla Golembe ALL LEVELS – ACRYLIC In this fun process-oriented class, students will be encouraged to tap into their creative source. Focusing on painting from your inner being, you’ll discover your authentic style of mark making, palette, and imagery. Through guided step-by-step prompts and demos at the start of each class you’ll allow your

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  • Watercolor

    • Traveling Artists: Ink, Watercolor/WC Pencil Techniques

      Instructor: Fernando Porras All LEVELS Can you finish a base-wash and your wine before it starts raining and make it to the station in time for the last train? Soon you will! Join our class to learn how to tackle wonderful problems like this and a good number of great techniques to make the best

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    • Intermediate Watercolor

      Instructor: Sid DelMar Leach Beginners This class will establish the basics of what watercolor is and how to use it carefully and accurately. Instruction will be in the use of transparent watercolor. Students will be given a drawing, depicting European subject matter, which they will transfer to watercolor paper. All students will work from the

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    • Advanced Watercolor – Passarelli

      Instructor: Charles Passarelli PREVIOUS WATERCOLOR PAINTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Students will further their skills by learning how to use color, the correct ways of applying paint, technique, styles and tricks to accomplish effects in their work. A photocopy will be furnished to students as all will work on the same subject at the same time. Registration

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  • Drawing

    • Drawing 101

      Instructor: Beth Sloat BEGINNER Learn to see like an artist in a structured and supportive environment. Learning to draw can be a life changing experience and drawing is the gateway to all the visual arts. Students will become acquainted with various drawing tools and learn to draw realistically from observation with exercises that include line,

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    • NEW! Drawing 102

      Instructor: Beth Sloat INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Let’s continue the drawing experience! Now that you’ve learned the fundamentals in Drawing 101, We will hone in on those skills and take your artistry to the next level. With ever changing still life subjects, this class will focus on composition, rhythmn/movement, pattern, unity/variety and value development. Listen to music as

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    • Drawing and Painting “Alla Prima”

      Instructor: Ralph Papa ALL LEVELS – ACRYLIC/WATERCOLOR Develop and enhance your skills in both drawing and painting. Participants are encouraged to work with a limited color palette on canvas or heavy paper with the aim of starting a new work at each class session. With each class session art students work with the instructor in

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    • NEW! Advanced Artistic Perspective

      Instructor: Fernando Porras A class for those who want to master artistic perspective. Learn a realistic approach to one, two, three, and variable-point perspectives, perspective of shadows, perspective of reflections, and transparency distortions. Learn tricks to quickly apply amazing perspectives to your freehand sketches, your paintings and illustrations. Stop avoiding foreshortening in the human figure

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    • NEW! Animal Drawing

      Instructor: Fernando Porras ALL LEVELS Learn to draw your animal friends – realistically or as children’s illustrations. Big and small, learn how to separate the basic volumes and shapes of their anatomy to be able to draw them in any position you want, moving or still! Master those perfect textures, from the skin of an

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    • Figure Drawing & Painting

      Instructor: Robert Barra ALL LEVELS – PENCIL/CHARCOAL/OIL/ACRYLIC This class will concentrate on drawing and painting the figure using pencil, oil, acrylic or watercolor. Students will work from the model and learn about structure, gesture and likeness to develop understanding of the pose and form. Class participants will build confidence in painting the live figure. Learn

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