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 or Lianna will be happy to take care of you!

TERM 1 9/18/17 – 10/29/17 | TERM 2 10/30/17 – 12/17/17

TERM 3 1/2/18 – 3/4/18 | TERM 4 3/5/18 – 4/22/18

FALL 2017/WINTER 2018 CLASSES:

  • Registration opens 8/21/17 @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Open House is Saturday, September 9th, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

PREVIEW OUR FALL 2017-WINTER 2018 CATALOG

Art Workshops

september 2017

23sep9:30 am- 4:30 pmNEW! Expressive Figure Drawing9:30 am - 4:30 pm

23sep9:30 am- 4:30 pmNEW! Drawing Face & Figure9:30 am - 4:30 pm

november 2017

3nov9:30 am- 4:30 pmNEW! Expressive Figure Drawing9:30 am - 4:30 pm

december 2017

15dec9:00 am- 12:00 pmNEW! Plein Air Painting9:00 am - 12:00 pm

15dec9:00 am- 12:00 pmNEW! Plein Air Painting9:00 am - 12:00 pm

january 2018

6jan - 7jan 69:30 amjan 7NEW! Perspective for the Artist9:30 am - 4:30 pm (7)

6jan9:30 am- 4:30 pmNEW! Expressive Figure Drawing9:30 am - 4:30 pm

12jan - 15jan 129:30 amjan 15BUILDING AN ABSTRACT SERIES: A NEW APPROACH (Visiting Artist)9:30 am - 4:30 pm (15)

27jan - 28jan 279:30 amjan 28NEW! The Illusion of Paint9:30 am - 4:30 pm (28)

february 2018

3feb - 4feb 39:30 amfeb 4NEW! Painting in Monochromatic9:30 am - 4:30 pm (4)

9feb - 10feb 99:30 amfeb 10Powerful, Acrylic Paint Layers9:30 am - 3:30 pm (10)

16feb - 17feb 169:30 amfeb 17Expressive Abstract Workshop: Large Scale Painting9:30 am - 4:30 pm (17)

march 2018

2mar - 3mar 29:30 ammar 3Painting with Waterbased Oils9:30 am - 4:30 pm (3)

9mar9:30 am- 4:30 pmNEW! Expressive Figure Drawing9:30 am - 4:30 pm

10mar - 11mar 109:30 ammar 11Lessons from the Masters (Visiting Artist)9:30 am - 4:30 pm (11)


  • Painting

    • NEW! Foundations in Oil Painting

      Instructor: John Grande ALL LEVELS – OIL Learn the foundations of oil painting—from building and stretching your own canvas to priming with gesso, to the completion of your masterpiece! Developing your own language while honing your skill set, exploring new and traditional techniques and ways of seeing. You will learn composition and color theory all

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    • NEW! 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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    • NEW! Paint It!

      Instructor: Beth Sloat INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED – OIL The still life setups from the morning drawing class will be available as a painting reference in the afternoon. We will also experiment with painting from our drawings to promote “loosening up” and creativity. Instruction will focus on painting with oil mediums. Artists working in other mediums are welcome

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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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    • 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 Class

      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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    • Exploring Possibilities in Pastel

      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. Wednesday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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    • Discovering Abstract Painting

      Instructor: Sally Cooper 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 masterpieces. Through a process of experimentation and

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    • NEW! Urban Mixmedia Textured Abstract

      Instructor: Erin Ashley BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE – ACRYLIC/MIXED MEDIA Learn to paint without using paintbrushes at all. Create unique sculptural textures on your canvas with different mediums. Distress your art into a cool urban modern piece and learn techniques to master the art of layering. This class will train you to push yourself to do things you

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    • Exploring Painting

      Instructor: Vicki Siegel INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED – OIL/ACRYLIC Pursue your passion for painting and develop your individual style. Learn key principles that every artist needs to know in order to improve their paintings. Topics such as palette and color mixing, color, value, composition, brushwork, light and shadow, atmospheric perspective, achieving distance, edges and experimental mixed media materials

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    • Figure and Portrait Painting

      Instructor: Robert Barra ALL LEVELS – OIL/ACRYLIC/WATERCOLOR This class will concentrate on drawing the portrait and figure with paint using oil, acrylic or watercolor. Students will work from the model’s continuous pose to develop understanding of the pose and form. Class participants will build confidence in painting the live figure. Emphasis will be placed on

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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

    • Watercolor – Eskesen

      Instructor: Karen Eskesen ALL LEVELS Develop your own style, or sharpen your techniques by exploring traditional techniques of realism in watercolor. Original observation and creativity are our goals as we experiment with drawing and painting, color, positive/ negative spaces, and volume. We use natural daylight and subject matter such as orchids, tropical plants and flowers,

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    • Beginning Watercolor – Jomok

      Instructor: Manny Jomok Watercolor has inherent characteristics that, because of its fluidity, can produce an exciting expression that can be bold or subtle. This course will teach techniques to produce loose, spontaneous brush strokes that “indicate not duplicate” what is seen; applying paint in a way that’s different from other mediums, even from some other

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    • Intermediate Watercolor – Leach

      Instructor: Sid DelMar Leach PREVIOUS WATERCOLOR PAINTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 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

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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. Tuesday

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  • Drawing

    • NEW! Draw It!

      Instructor: Beth Sloat INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Students asked for a drawing class that would be followed by opportunities to paint the same subject. This is it! Drawing mainly from still life setups, and later, possibly from photo references, we will explore the possibilities of representation with drawing media and techniques. There will be instruction and critiques. A

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    • 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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    • 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! Perspective for the Artist

      Instructor: Sid DelMar Leach BEGINNER It is obvious to the viewer of any painting of a traditionally realistic subject matter if the artist who created the painting did not understand the “rules” of perspective. In this class, we will examine these “tools” that have been handed down historically. Perspective is most important in the creation

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    • Pencil Magic

      Instructor: Sid Delmar Leach ALL LEVELS The pencil is something everyone has and can use to good advantage to capture images onto paper or illustration board. In this class, you will be given line drawings along with value studies of the images and the pencils you will need for your exercises. Students will learn to

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    • Figure Drawing

      Instructor: Robert Barra ALL LEVELS In this class, we will try to relearn how to see with the emphasis on using your eyes and mind to develop what you see, what to use and what to leave out. The instructor will provide assistance to break old habits while learning new ones. Students will work with

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  • Collage & Mixed Media

    • 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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  • Installation Art

    • ADVANCED INSTALLATION ART

      Instructor: Peter Pereira Are you a writer/poet, musician, painter, sculptor, photographer, movie-maker, dancer, gymnast, engineer, astronomer, chef, or some combination? This inclusive course explores installation art in all media and will incorporate your media including photographs, paintings, drawings, video, sound and sculptural materials in the exciting field of mixed and multimedia installation works. So, bring

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  • Glass

    • Glass Fusing

      Instructor: Bob Schmidt BEGINNER In this course, we will teach you basic glass cutting skills and go over the differences between what fused glass is and what stained glass is. We will talk about compatibility and COE’S, glass manufacturers and different types of fusing materials. Frits, stringers, powders and dichroic glass. You will start with

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    • Copper Foil Glass Window

      Instructor: Bob Schmidt BEGINNER In this course, we will cover basic cutting skills and go over all tools needed to produce a copper foil window. We will talk about design and layout, pattern cutting, glass cutting, jigging, grinding, foiling, soldering, patina, and finishing your panel. You will leave this class with a true appreciation for

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    • Leaded Window: Using Stained Glass

      Instructor: Bob Schmidt BEGINNER In this course, you will learn basic glass cutting skills, a brief history of stained glass, color theory, layout and design, and all skills necessary to produce a leaded glass panel. There will be four different patterns to choose from and you will complete your panel in this seven week course.

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    • Tropical Fish with Fusing & Copper Foil

      Bob Schmidt INTERMEDIATE In this course, you will make a copper foil tropical fish…or two. Basic cutting skills will be covered and adding a fused eye to your piece will add that special touch. We will go over color selection, grinding, fitting, foiling, and soldering. We will also cover hanging your work of art and

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