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Class Calendar

Open During Classes or By Appointment, please don't hesitate to give us a call 805-643-6400.

 

Tuesday, Dec 12th 5:30-8:30pm 

  • Create Easy Mini Winter Landscapes in Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins (class link)
  • $49 each or $64mwith supplies

This week we will paint several easy snow-covered mini landscapes that will make perfect small paintings that can be given as gifts or they even can be transformed into holiday cards.

 

Wednesday, December 13th 6-9pm

  • Funky Name in Colored Pencil with Icarus Board (class link)

$64 includes all supplies

This class will focus on creating a fun drawing using your name or choose to give the painting away as a gift and draw one of your family member's names.  Let us know what name you would like to create by Dec. 6th so Phil can have it ready for you.

Learn basic colored pencil skills using the Icarus Board as you learn layering, burnishing, and a variety of techniques of drawing with colored pencils.  Phil will discuss the Icarus board, the hot and cold sides and how to use them, then he will go over the wax based colored pencils and what to expect by using the Prismacolored pencils on the Icarus Board.

Discover colors and how to mix and layer them to achieve the proper hues. He will cover the pressure needed to mix and burnish the colors and get that photographic look.  With Phil's system beginners or professionals can follow along and discover how I see colors and how he makes colors.  This class is to enjoy and learn about a new tool to use with wax base tools. 

 

Saturday, December 16th 11-2pm (class link)

  • Lighthouse Moon

$49 each or $64 with Supplies

Capture this night scene along the coast with Marco and learn to create depth, moon reflections and a glowing lighthouse.  You will learn a variety of new techniques and will expand your painting powers.  Night scenes are unique to paint, learn to capture the night with ease.

 

 

Sunday, Dec. 17th 1-3pm

$39 each or 2 for $68

The holidays are full of fun and festive joy and we will capture your holiday love.  Choose any holiday or winter subject from a snowy forest to a tropical Christmas tree or Frosty or even Rudolph.  This fun class will get you in the season and add a flair to your holiday decor.  

 

 

 


Tuesday, Jan 9th 5:30-8:30pm

  • Dancing White Cockatoo with Attitude Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins  (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

He knows he is beautiful and he loves to show off. We will paint him in all his glory using transparent watercolors and add an interesting background.

 

 

Sat. Jan 13th 10am - 1pm (class link)

  • Lotus Reflection Pastels with Tasia

$57 includes all supplies

Capture reflections, soft shadows and a bold lotus flower atop soft waters.  She will guide you through all of the steps in creating this colorful and dynamic painting. 

 

 

Saturday, January 13th 2-5pm

  • Painting reflective, colorful glass vases Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

We’ll paint colorful glass vases with their lustrous highlights and reflections.   In this class you will use layering, glazing, masking and wet in wet techniques.

 

 

Sunday, Jan 14th 10am-1pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Paint the world above and below the sea capturing the world of this baby turtle.  You will create a soft sky, crashing wave, rocky ocean shore, bubbles and baby turtle.  You will learn a variety of techniques in this class that will help you capture the undersea world.  You can choose to paint the baby turtle or a full grown turtle.  Supplies needed - 11x14 or larger canvas, several paint brushes (liner brush, fan brush, small angle brush and medium filbert), paint - titanium white, sap green, chromium green, burnt sienna, brunt umber, black, turquoise, pthalo blue and cobalt blue.
 

 

Tuesday, Jan 16th 5:30-8:30pm

  • Peacock with Shimmering Feathers Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins  (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

The luminosity of their feathers appear to gradually change colors as we look at them from different angels and we will explore various methods to paint their elegance.

 

 

 

Thursday, January 18th 11am-1pm

  • Bold Summer Sunsets, Clouds and SilhouettesAcrylics with Jen Livia (class link)

$49 each or $64 w/ supplies

Learn to capture big Summer Sunset Skies full of clouds with sunset colors in Acrylics.  This class will focus on creating big skies, we will capture back-lit clouds, sun reflections, and various cloud shapes.  We will first paint a couple of acrylic sketches to get comfortable with painting clouds and then you will choose your inspiration for your main painting

 

 

Saturday, Jan 20th 11am-4pm

  • Glass Mosaic Pick Your Project Workshops For both Beginning and Intermediate Students

$120 each or 2 for $200 (class link)

In these classes you will create your own glass mosaic on a pre-cut 
wood board. Choose from over 25 
shapes to make your own or create a landscape on one of our square forms.  Some of the forms include dolphin, sea horse, sea shells, 
fish, butterfly, mirror, duck or turtle, surfboard, dragon fly and more . 
You will learn all the steps needed to create your desired stained 
glass mosaic and you will also learn how to incorporate designs 
within your mosaic to make it uniquely yours. You will leave the 
class with a finished piece ready to hang on your wall.

 

 

Sunday, January 21st 11am-2pm

  • Winter Wonderlands Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins  (class link)

    $49 each or $64 with supplies

    We will create several 20 minute landscapes during this class where you will be able to explore several techniques including wet-in-wet, splatter, scraping, masking and more.

 

 

Tuesday, January 23rd 5:30-8:30pm

  • Tropical Parrots & Big Macaws Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins  (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

These are the Rainforest Beauties that artists love to paint. We will detail their bright, rainbows of feathers with soft and bold watercolor techniques.

 

 

Wednesday, January 24th 6-9pm

  • Winter Barn in Colored Pencil with Icarus Board with Phil Zubiate (class link)

$64 includes all supplies

This class will focus on a snow covered mountain, stormy sky and vibrant red barn.

Learn basic colored pencil skills using the Icarus Board as you learn layering, burnishing, and a variety of techniques of drawing with colored pencils.  Phil will discuss the Icarus board, the hot and cold sides and how to use them, then he will go over the wax based colored pencils and what to expect by using the Prismacolored pencils on the Icarus Board.

 

Saturday, January 27th 10am - 1pm

$57 each includes all supplies

Each class the student will discover how to draw fun filled works of art that pop of your paper! The skills and techniques taught will help you to approach any new drawing project with confidence. The first class  will be to draw rocks stacked at the beach, we will learn about shapes, values, textures using just five pencils. Come out with friends, expand your drawing knowledge and always know that at the end of each class you will be amazed at what you have drawn.

 


Saturday, Jan 27th 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Choose from any of Jen's painting classes or bring your own inspiration and Jen will lead you to create your own piece of art.  Sometimes we know our schedules don't match up with yours so Jen wanted to offer her students a unique opportunity to create the painting they were wanting to make but missed the class.  Please email Jen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with what you would like to paint by March 17th so she can be ready for you.   The sky is the limit, choose from a more traditional landscape to any animal to something more abstract, anything is possible in this class.

 

 

Sunday, January 28th 11am-2pm

Winter’s Poinsettia Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins  (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

While most people think of flowers blooming in the spring, there are some beautiful winter plants that can provide subject matter for your painting in the wintertime, too. One favorite is the poinsettia painted in a realist style or close-cropped and loosely painted making it look like a firey geometric star.

 

 

Tuesday, January 30th 5:30-8:30pm

  • Sparkling White Egrets Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins  (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

These are our local shorebirds and they will be wonderful subjects to apply a variety of watercolor procedures such as masking, wet-on wet, negative painting and glazing.

 

 


 

 

Saturday, Feb. 3rd 10am-1pm

 

$57 includes all supplies

 

Capture this soft and serene cluster of leaves with a soft dreamy background and bold patterns.  Learn a variety of techniques to create a soft background, shadows and depth with the bold foreground.
Tasia will guide you through capturing this beautiful and tranquil painting. 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, February, 4th 1-4pm

$49 each or $64 with all supplies

Paint your own forever tree landscape with a fun twist.  We will paint a soft cloudy sky, colorful hills, flowers and your own creative version of a forever tree.  Paint your own colors and season with this fun love inspired class. Join the fun and make it your own.

 

 

Tuesday, February 6th 5:30-8:30pm

  • Tropical Toucan on Watch Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins  (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

This is the most unusual yet colorful bird of the tropics and we will paint him in his natural environment as we experiment with new techniques.

 

 

 

Saturday, Feb 10th 2-5pm

$64 each includes all supplies

Spend the afternoon creating your own garden rock for a your own garden or as a gift.  Select one garden sized rock or two smaller rocks to create a fun creative piece.  You can create any pattern on the rock or covering the rock with hearts, animals, shells and more.  This is a fun and creative class and you will go home with a finished piece.

 

 

Tuesday, February 13th 5:30-8:30pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

These could be called the clowns of the big bird species.  Their silly expressions will make anyone smile and we will have fun as we portray their images.

 

Sunday, Feb. 17th 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 w/ supplies

Learn to paint the last light of the day as the pelicans fly home for the evening. This painting is all about our local scenery with the silhouetted Channel Islands, vibrant winter sky and local iconic birds.  You are sure to capture a moment of Ventura in this class.  Drawings will be provided to help you create both the silhouetted birds and the focal pelican.

 

 

 

Sunday, February 18th 11am-2pm

  • Winter’s Poinsettia Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins  (class link)

    $49 each or $64 with supplies

    While most people think of flowers blooming in the spring, there are some beautiful winter plants that can provide subject matter for your painting in the wintertime, too. One favorite is the poinsettia painted in a realist style or close-cropped and loosely painted making it look like a firey geometric star.

     

 

Tuesday, February 20th 5:30-8:30pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Tall, peach colored and elegant, this bird is so beautiful and unique. We will paint  them feeding at the shore in their tropical home.

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 27th 5:30-8:30pm

  • The Lone Owl Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins  (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Always watching with those huge brown eyes, we rarely encounter this nocturnal bird but we will enjoy their company  through photos as we paint their feathered fluffiness..
     

 

 


 

Saturday, March 3rd 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 w/ supplies

Some scenes seem simple yet are full of small elements that create a dynamic impact.  This class is all about creating a balanced painting with minimal colors that creates a calming effect.  You will learn to paint soft water movements and will create distance with simple color variations.

 

 

 Sunday, March 4th 11am-1pm

  • Hummingbirds In Motion Watercolors with Phyllis Gubins  (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

We’ll take our art inspiration from one of nature’s smallest creatures that fly. Rarely will you see them sitting still, so we will re-create their fluttering movements as they fly freely in the air & we’ll paint them in the lustrous colors of the rainbow.

 

 

Sunday, March 11th 1-4pm

  • Liquid Acrylics, Inks, Pouring Liquids and Resin Acrylics with Jen Livia (class link)

$49 each or $70 with supplies

Eventbrite - Liquid Acrylics, Inks, Pouring Liquids and Resin with Jen

Learn to create a kaleidoscope of colors without brushstrokes in this fun class of random accidents and more.  We will combine fluid acrylics and inks in layers to create a soft background similar to a watercolor, we will then add layers of drips, streams of paint, pouring mediums and resin.  You will learn how to combing pouring mediums and self leveling gel with paint to create a variety of dirty pours, soft edge, hard edge and supreme pours.  Once the base is dry we will add other elements to make it come to life, choose from a variety of inspired pieces and have a blast in this slightly messy class.
 
Supplies Required for this class: 3-5 Golden Hi-Flow Acrylics, 1-2 Golden Hi-Flow Iridescent Colors, 1-3 Acrylic Inks, Liquitex Pouring Medium, Golden Self Leveling Gel and 3 canvases or canvas boards (any size).

 

 

Sunday, March 18th 11am-4pm

  • Glass Mosaic Pick Your Project Workshops For both Beginning and Intermediate Students

$120 each or 2 for $200 (class link)

In these classes you will create your own glass mosaic on a pre-cut 
wood board. Choose from over 25 
shapes to make your own or create a landscape on one of our square forms.  Some of the forms include dolphin, sea horse, sea shells, 
fish, butterfly, mirror, duck or turtle, surfboard, dragon fly and more . 
You will learn all the steps needed to create your desired stained 
glass mosaic and you will also learn how to incorporate designs 
within your mosaic to make it uniquely yours. You will leave the 
class with a finished piece ready to hang on your wall.

 

 

 

Saturday, March 24th 2-5pm

  • Mermaids and their Worlds Acrylics with Jen Livia (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Learn to paint a sea siren in this class of imagination and fanciful delight, we will paint a fun fanciful mermaid in the water.  Choose from a variety of mermaids and make her your own. You will learn a variety of techniques to capture this creatures' environment and the mermaid herself.

 


 

Saturday, April 7th 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

We will be painting rain and people, you can either pick to paint one person or a whole group of people.  With both options you will learn to paint flowing water, splashes and people. We will provide samples and drawings to help you get the right shape for your people and umbrellas.  This class is all about exploring color and creating something fun.

 

 

Sunday, April 15th 1-4pm

  • Sand Dunes and the Sea Shore  Acrylics with Jen Livia (class link)

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Lean to paint depth and layers in this class all about the sea.  We will capture a wind blown seascape with layers of water, sky, dunes and sea grass.