Jen Livia

Jen Livia

Join Jen and Phyllis of Red Brick Art and the Crew of Poseidon Brewing Company for this fun Paint and Pint class. Only $39 each Includes 1 Pint of Craft Beer, All of your Supplies and Instruction.  

All class reservations must be made in advance and cannot be cancelled or changed less than 72 hours prior to class. Sorry, no exceptions.  Paint Parties at Poseidon Brewing Company are open to anyone 14 and up.


Whale Dance Paint and a Pint Class 

Sunday, April 15th 3-5:30pm

$39 each includes your

1st Pint, Supplies and Instruction

Capture the Whales of the Spring that migrate off of our coast every year.  This Mother and Baby Humpback Whales are iconic singers of the sea.

Have a fun afternoon learning to paint your own unique Whale Painting in acrylics with Jen.  You will learn to paint a soft cloud filled sky, reflections of light shining in the ocean and the undersea world of a Humpback whale duo.  Templates will be provided to get the correct shape of your whale and Jen will teach you how to create the whale's skin texture and personality.  Choose from a variety of whale positions and sizes.

Jen will walk you through all of the steps needed to create your own acrylic painting and have fun making the piece your own.

No previous experience necessary- WE Promise!

Join us for a fun adventure in painting with Red Brick Gallery's Painting Parties.   You will learn the techniques to paint your own Acrylic painting, you can choose your own colors and add your own flair to your painting.  What makes our parties unique is that we all start with the same theme, but everyone's piece will turn out different, you really have a chance to make it your own!   All Supplies are Included.

Please note this class is at Poseidon Brewing Company

5777 Olivas Park Drive, Unit Q, Ventura, CA 93003 View map




Reemerging Southern Cal native glass artist Chris Strode has traded in her glass cutter for a palette knife. Rediscovered Redefined Art is what Chris's Business Card reads these days. Having run her own glass business in Hawaii for fifteen years, Chris, upon returning to So Cal went "dark" with regards to pursuing her commercial art adventures until... a rekindling desire along with freed up time lured Chris back to becoming a working artist once again.


Chris explains that the new medium in which she is working lends to creating heavy texture. And along with the layering of bright and vibrant colors which are sealed with a protective coating, she is able engage the viewer not only a visual experience but also a tactile one. Yes, you can touch the art!



Chris also has taught/ teaches art classes to children, young adults, and mentally challenged individuals both in school and private venues.


All class reservations must be made in advance and cannot be cancelled or changed less than 72 hours prior to class. Sorry, no exceptions.


Debi Wilson’s card-making class 

Saturday February 24th 10-1 

$64 all supplies included

In this beginner card class Debi will amaze you as she teaches you how to create a variety of unique professional-looking cards.  The  focus in this class will be on papers and adhesives with demonstrations of some of the tools used as you accent your  4 pre-cut cards with a variety of embellishments and prepared materials.

Debbie has been making hand-made cards for over 20 years and has endless ideas on how to make your ideas come to life.

Red Brick Gallery's 1st Annual Open Competition Juried Exhibit

September 16th through Nov 18th - Artist Reception September 27th 6-9pm

Join the Red Brick Gallery in their 1st Annual Juried Exhibit "Coastal Dreaming"


  • Watercolor
  • Acrylic and Oil
  • Photography/ Digital Art
  • Mixed Media/ Pastels

Awards: Over $1500 of cash and gift prizes - All Awards except People's Choice to be Awarded at Artist Reception

  • 1 Best in Show Award
  • 1st Place Award in each Category
  • 1 People's Choice Award
  • Honorable Mentions in each category


Juried Show is open to artist of all mediums, artists must be located in the US or Canada and able to ship or hand deliver artwork.

This year's theme is "Coastal Dreaming"

All work must have been created within the last 5 years, max size is 30x40, Artists are responsible for delivery to and from the gallery


Over my decades in the studio more than 250,000 ‘little signed Ryan originals’ have dispelled many a ‘Photo Assumption’.  I have long believed “The difference between Art and Craft is Invention”. As in “Amaze me with something beautiful that I have not seen before.” The last day of Art School, I gave my paints away. That same day I began my lifelong quest of re-interpreting and blending all of the known Arts & Crafts forms and including the discoveries in my three dimensional creations. I soon realized I was accumulating a “multi-media fluidity” and this was the secret key that allows my original spirit to soar.
The latest ‘happening’ is this New Art Form that my own Gallery patrons have dubbed “Ryan’s Mouthwatering Jewelry”. Cumulative ‘little lessons learned’ from working a volume of ‘little originals’ continues to accumulate into Big Impact. And, this is exactly what jewelry is supposed to do. Girls love to receive the frequent notice my works unfailingly deliver. So you see, it is only my price points that are little.


This entertaining night out provides an upbeat, casual yet creative atmosphere where Red Brick Art's experienced and enthusiastic resident artists will guide you step by step through the process of recreating the party’s featured original acrylic painting.
This party isn’t about creating the perfect piece of art nor is it a serious art lesson, it is about exploring your imagination and having a fun-filled evening as you enjoy festive snacks and get a peek into your inner creative artist.  At the end of the evening, each guest will go home with the best party favor ever, your very own a one-of-a-kind art creation.

We are happy to organize a private party for a group of your friends or co-workers.  These parties are a fun evening that are great for celebrating an event or a unique way to do a little team building.  You can pick from a variety of our subjects and we will provide everything you need from the materials, the location and  the instruction.   You are welcome to bring your own refreshments, but please keep in mind you will need to clean up after yourselves.

If you wish us to come to you that is also an option, we are flexible and can work with your desires; additional travel fees apply and a minimum of 10 day cancellation policy applies.

These parties can be on just about any night you like, but advance reservations are required so please give us a call to discuss possibilities 805-643-6400.

No experience is needed to have a great time with our Painting Party.

How many people and what are the costs?
Our pricing all depends on how many people you wish to invite, these are the prices for parties at our location.

1-5 People $90 each including all supplies

6-11 People $64 each including all supplies

12-30 People $39 each including all supplies (the bigger the party the more fun you'll have)

For Parties at your location we require a minimum of 16 people.

Additional travel fees apply - $25 for parties in Ventura and West Oxnard; $50 for any area from SB to the Grade; please call for other location fees.   

All off site class reservations must be paid 72+ hours in advance and cannot be cancelled or changed less than 72 hours prior to class. Sorry, no exceptions.  If you wish to have your guests pay we can set-up an on-line payment option, however the host is responsible to make sure the minimum number is met or they will have to pay for the missing guests.

Please email or give us a call for more details 805-643-6400. 

How do I pick a date and time?
Email or call us and request a date. Ideally, we would like your request 3-4 weeks in advance of the party, because we try and update the calendar on a rolling monthly basis. The calendar fills up quickly, so email us as soon you can!

Parties can start at just about any time and they last about 2 hours.

What can we paint?

You can choose your subject in advance from a wide variety of images, everyone in your party will using the same reference painting. Below are some of the options, give us a call if you have something specific in mind.



To Sign Up for the Whole Series, select any date and on the next page select the correct amount.

8 weeks of 3 Hour Classes on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:30PM  October 10th to December 14th 

No Classes on Oct 31st (Halloween) and Nov 21st (Thanksgiving week)


Series Discount for all 8 weeks is $320 if you bring your own supplies

OR  $440 for all 8 weeks with all watercolor supplies included. 

You may also purchase individual classes at $49 without supplies or $64 each with supplies.

Week 1:  Tuesday, Oct 10th 5:30-8:30pm - Paint the Beauty of Snow & a Mountain Stream in Motion

Learn techniques that will give new dimensions to your paintings as you add natural water elements into your art. We will create a beautiful river scene with chilling water flowing through the snow and beautiful colorful reflections & shadows.



Week 2:  Tuesday, Oct 17th 5:30-8:30pm - Painting a Heavy Evening Snowstorm 

How to paint the effect of heavy snowfall on evergreens and see how reflected light and cast shadows could be used to describe mass and form in the winter evening landscape.





Week 3:  Tuesday, Oct  24th 5:30-8:30pm - Capture the Beauty of Nature ’s Winter Birds

Choose either a beautiful, fluffy red Cardinal or a bright Blue Jay as your subject sitting on a snow-covered branch with falling snow in the background.





Week 4:  Tuesday, Nov 7th  5:30-8:30pm - Majestic Snow Covered Mountain Range 

Paint the varied colors of snow covering these huge, rugged mountains with a few soft details of trees and a river in the foreground.




Week 5:  Tuesday, Nov 14th 5:30-8:30pm - Winter Fog & Mist with Distant Mountains and Pine Trees 

Atmosphere can be created by many watercolor techniques and in this class we will explore a variety of ways to create fog and mist in a cool winter landscape.




Week 6:  Tuesday, Nov 28th 5:30-8:30pm - Evening Glow of a Winter Sunset on Snow Covered Trees

Create a snowy night scenes blanketed with reflective snow and powerful contrasts.  We will paint the illusion of fluffy snow with pines and cast shadows on the snow.




Week 7:  Tuesday, Dec 12th 5:30-8:30pm - Create Easy Mini Winter Landscapes 

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.




Week 8:  Tuesday, Dec 19th 5:30-8:30pm - Winter Wildlife Scenes

This final class of the series will be your choice of an Arctic fox, a snowy owl, a polar bear & cub, a snow bunny, a penguin & baby chick or a Christmas squirrel in their natural winter habitats. 

Jen's new pieces at Fox Jewelry

July 11th- September 12th, stop in and see what's new.




We understand that life has unexpected events but the following policies are required for the success and enjoyment of the fine art workshops offered here, along with the consideration of your fellow students and out of respect for your instructors. Please be on time, being late affects the quality of the class for all participants. Be aware that if you are late, the instruction you missed will not be repeated.

All class reservations must be paid in advance and cannot be cancelled or changed less than 72 hours prior to class. Sorry, no exceptions.

There are NO “MAKE-UPS” for any missed class or part of a class. This applies to any session or part of a session that you realize you will miss after your registration has been complete ~ SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS.

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