Art Classes

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

VIEW Fall/Winter Catalog.

To contact the Creative Arts School, please call 561-243-7922, ext. 478 (Stephanie or Deborah) or ext. 317 (Sharon), and we’ll be happy to take care of you!


  • Painting

    • 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


    • Figure and Portrait Painting

      Instructor: Robert Barra ALL LEVELS – OIL/ACRYLIC 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


    • NEW! Representational Painting

      Instructor: Nancy Spielman ALL LEVELS – OIL/ACRYLIC This class will focus on representational subject matter from images that you supply. Nancy will guide you through creating a strong composition, color mixing, brushwork and use of mediums when necessary. The goal is for you to produce fresh, lively and effective paintings. Friday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


    • NEW! Painting from Video Media

      Instuctor: Ralph Papa INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED – ACRYLIC In this class, participants will create drawings and paintings from streaming or paused video media from a large screen video monitor. Emphasis in this unique class is to work spontaneously influenced by visual media from the original video archives and select video clips accessible to the public from the internet


    • NEW! 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,


    • 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


    • Exploring Possibilities in Pastel

      Instructor: Deborah LaFogg-Docherty BEGINNER/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


    • Discovering Abstract Painting

      Instructor: Sally Cooper ALL LEVELS – ACRYLIC This course will explore your creative self and open your mind to the possibilities of working with new methods, painting intuitively and allowing chance to create a breakthrough. Artistic originality is encouraged in a light atmosphere where “mistakes” can be turned into masterpieces. We will learn about the


    • Painting Fundamentals

      Instructor: Vicki Siegel BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE – OIL/ACRYLIC Develop a new hobby or try something new! In this class you will learn the fundamentals of painting in either acrylic or oil paints. The elements of art, composition, color mixing, and basic paint materials will be taught in a fun and creative atmosphere. How to get started, gridding


    • NEW! Discover Pouring Paint

      Instructor: Roxene Sloate BEGINNER – ACRYLIC Pouring paint is like a performance. Bring excitement to your work by layering, glazing and exploring color. Experiment with specialty gels, paint skins and interference colors. We will also look and talk about other artists who use pours in their work. Let the journey prod your imagination! Tuesday 9:00 pm


    • Exploring Painting

      Instructor: Vicki Siegel INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED – OIL/ACRYLIC Using your choice of medium – oil, acrylic, pastel, or water color, 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


    • NEW! Abstract Painting & Mixed Media

      Instructor: Gary Antonio ALL LEVELS – OIL/ACRYLIC This course will focus on seeing, not just looking, as we explore traditional & non-traditional image making. We will be combining black/white and color with found objects, abstract forms and self-expression. This is a stress free class which will nurture the student’s personal style, concepts and approach to


    • 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


    • NEW! Figure Drawing and Expressionism

      Instructor: Hana Davis ALL LEVELS – INK/ACRYLIC/CHARCOAL/PASTELS Use the model as inspiration for unique interpretations of the figure. Through the process of experimentation, students will explore shape, gesture, color, rhythm, and space. This will allow each person to develop their own unique vision of the figure. Good quality paper and media of your choice: Ink,


  • 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,


    • 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


    • 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


    • 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


  • Drawing

    • Drawing 101

      Instructor: Beth Sloat BEGINNERS 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 learn to draw realistically from observation with exercises that include line, shape, mark making, shading, perspective and composition. The instructor provides


    • Drawing and Painting

      Instructor: Ralph Papa ALL LEVELS – ACRYLIC/WATERCOLOR Join us in this class to develop and enhance your skills in both drawing and painting. With each class session, students will focus on creating drawings and developing them into original paintings. This is an excellent forum for artists at all levels to enhance essential drawing skills and


    • NEW! Drawing the Figure

      Instructor: Steve Kessel BEGINNERS/ADVANCED For centuries artists have considered the figure essential in their work. Drawing the figure can accelerate artistic expression and skill. Each session will consist of a short duration of exercises followed by a longer duration pose in which to develop a fully considered composition and rendering. Developing an individual style and approach is an


    • 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


    • 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


  • 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, line, repetition and


    • Unlocking Creativity: An Intensive Dream Class for Artists

      Instructor: Neal Wiseman ALL LEVELS The objective of this class is to learn to turn stress and stagnation into creative excitement and productivity. Our tools are intensive dream work, awareness training, group encounter and psychodrama.Students rediscover feelings of inspiration, energy, and persistence. They learn to feel better about their work and about themselves; they learn


  • Installation Art


      Instructor: Peter Pereira Peter G. Pereira, creator of the Trees of Life Sculpture and Multimedia Installation Series will introduce you to advanced study of this groundbreaking and exciting course: Installation Art. This course will delve into the art of installation as a deeper, more focused, more transitory narration: translating our (2D and 3D) indoor models of installation art


  • Printmaking

    • Traditional Printmaking

      Instructor: Ron Garrett Learn to create painterly colorful monoprints, textural collagraphs and carve linoleum blocks! It’s almost magic! Students will learn about the rich history of printmaking and why many great artists from Rembrandt and Goya, to Picasso and Jim Dine were and still are so passionate about making prints and pulling editions. Ideal for


  • Sculpting

    • Sculpting in Creative Paperclay

      Instructor: Dick Rosenberg This is an adventure in creativity, as we create beautiful abstract sculptures using aluminum wire, plaster cloth and Creative Paperclay. Bring your imagination, and together we will create a thing of beauty. A $75.00 starter kit fee is not included in the class price. Monday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Terms 3,


  • Glass

    • NEW! 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


    • NEW! 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


    • NEW! 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.


    • NEW! 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


  • Jewelry

    • Introduction to Jewelry Making

      Hannah Long BEGINNER Release your hidden artistic talents by learning to make a simple setting for a pendant, bracelet or earrings using tumbled stones and metal. In this introduction to jewelry making, we will explore the fundamentals of design and use of materials and tools. Skills developed will include sawing, filing, forging and fold forming


    • Intermediate Jewelry Making

      Instructor: Hannah Long In this intermediate jewelry class, we will further explore design concepts and use of materials and tools. Students will learn riveting and other cold connection to create hollow beads and finished jewelry. New weekly projects will encourage a broader understanding of acquired skills. You are encouraged to express your own unique vision