TUESDAY, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

WEDNESDAY, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

THURSDAY, 10:00am-1:00pm

FRIDAY, 10:00am-1:00pm

SATURDAY, 10:00am-1:00pm

Losina Art Center 619-630-9278

Art Classes

TEACHING YOUR MIND TO SEE

EVENING SESSIONS

  • Tuesday 6pm-9pm
  • Wednesday 6pm-9pm

MORNING SESSIONS

  • Thursday 10am-1pm
  • Friday 10am-1pm
  • Saturday 10am-1pm (live model, model fee)

Introductory Drawing Classes

2 Special Introductory Classes ($97)

All levels

These two classes can be taken on any day, except Saturday. You will create a baseline drawing so the instructor can see your current level. You will be introduced to the 10 quintessential drawing concepts. After completing these two classes you will be ready for any direction you want to develop: drawing, painting, portraiture, abstract art, mixed media, and join Saturday classes with live model.

Buy 2 Special Introductory classes

Materials

  • Two 4b pencils
  • Sketchpad with white paper (not newsprint), 9x12", 12x16”, or any size.
  • ArtGum eraser
  • Pencil sharpener with cap
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Photo camera or cell phone, to record your progress

TUESDAY 6:00pm - 9:00pm

WEDNESDAY 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Sketching in Mixed Media 

Level: Beginner to Advanced

If you are a new student and this is your first or second class, you will only need the Basic Kit: sketch pad 12x16” or 16x20” or any size; two 4-B pencils; Artgum eraser; paper towels; pencil sharpener, photo camera or cell phone.

Returning students: This week we will develop quick hand, sketching figures from observation, using photo-reference. We’ll start with 1-minute sketches on white paper, and then switch to 5-minute drawings on colored paper. Smaller format paper is helpful but not necessary. You will create 30-60 studies in just one day. After having selected the most successful of them, we will use these studies in another mixed-media project.

Please note that you will need to spray your sketches, to protect them from smudging as you transport them home, and also you will want to bring a protective drop cloth for your car.                                                                                    

Materials

  • 9x11” set of acid-free colored paper (Michael’s, Staples, Office Depot), or you can pre-cut into quarter-size pieces the sheets of 20x26” colored Canson paper (4-6 differents colors: can be bright or subtle tones, but NOT BLACK)
  • White regular office paper (printer paper) - package 500 sheets
  • 4 sticks compressed charcoal or 2 sticks black NuPastel Prismacolor (soft pastels)
  • Scissors
  • White school Elmer’s glue
  • White tempera paint
  • Freezer paper as palette (18-inch roll Reynold’s brand, found at VONS, Wallmart, Ralph’s, but please do not buy sandwich paper or parchment paper)
  • Brushes
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Fixative spray “Workable” (NOT final and not permanent)
  • Photo camera (or cell phone), for taking snapshots of your sketches

THURSDAY, 10:00am -1:00pm

FRIDAY, 10:00am -1:00pm

Quick-Hand Figurative Studies on Paper

Beginner to Advanced

New students: regardless of your art experience, your first two classes will be special baseline drawing, so please ignore the list of supplies below and only bring the Basic Drawing Kit: sketch pad 12x16”, 16x20” or any size; two graphite 4-B pencils; Artgum eraser; paper towels; pencil sharpener, photo camera or cell phone.  

Returning students: Sketch figure from photo-reference to develop quick hand in sketching. Project - mixed media in charcoal and tempera, that we will use for creating 40 to 60 one-minute studies, and shift to five-minute studies on colored paper. We will review the entire quantity of sketches and pick the best. The rest of the sketches will be utilized in another project. All of the drawings, generated in one day, will need to be sprayed with a fixative, to protect them from smudging in the subsequent project. Some drawing may require a protective drop cloth for your car, when you transport them home.                                                                                        

Materials

  • 9x11” set of acid-free colored paper (Michael’s, Staples, Office Depot), or you can pre-cut into quarters the sheets of 20x26” colored Canson paper (4-6 differents colors: can be bright or subtle tones, but NOT BLACK)
  • White regular office paper (printer size) - package 500 sheets
  • 4 sticks compressed charcoal or 2 sticks black NuPastel Prismacolor (soft pastels)
  • Scissors
  • White school Elmer’s glue
  • White tempera paint
  • Freezer paper as palette (18-inch roll Reynold’s brand, found at VONS, Wallmart, Ralph’s, but please do not buy sandwich paper or parchment paper)
  • Brushes
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Fixative spray “Workable” (NOT final and not permanent)
  • Photo camera (or cell phone), for taking snapshots of your progress

SATURDAY, 10:00am-1:00pm

Clothed Figure. Gestural Poses on Colored Paper (Mixed Media)

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Working from observation (live model) on colored paper (white paper is optional), you’ll create 20 to 40 high-pace sketches of the figure by means of mixed media. During the 3-hour class, the model will hold 20 to 40 poses, varying in duration.

Please note that you will need to spray ALL these sketches with fixative. Typically we don’t spray quick sketches as they are done just for practice. However, these drawings will have to be protected from smudging, because after we select the best ones and put them aside, we will use the rest of the sketches in a subsequent project. So please do not weed-out any “bad” sketches! The next project will help you see possibilities of turning any “unwanted”, “unsuccessful” art - by means of “creative recycling” - into a new and exciting artwork.

Please note that some of your quick studies may still be wet at the end of class, so please bring a protective drop cloth for your car.  

Model fee applies, $6 to $10, depending on the number of students in class.

Materials

  • 9x11” set of acid-free colored paper (Michael’s, Staples, Office Depot), or you can pre-cut into quarter-size pieces the sheets of 20x26” colored Canson paper (4-6 differents colors: can be bright or subtle tones, but NOT BLACK). Colored construction paper is NOT suitable for this project.
  • White regular office paper (printer size) - package 500 sheets.
  • 4 sticks compressed charcoal or 2 sticks black NuPastel Prismacolor (soft pastels)
  • Scissors
  • White school Elmer’s glue
  • White tempera paint
  • Freezer paper as palette (18-inch roll Reynold’s brand, found at VONS, Wallmart, Ralph’s, but please do not buy sandwich paper or parchment paper)
  • Brushes
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Fixative spray “Workable” (NOT final and not permanent)
  • Photo camera (or cell phone), for taking snapshots of your sketches
  • Model fee - $7-$10, depending on the number of students in class

Questions about materials? Call 619-630-9278

For information about openings in any class, call 619-630-9278 or email info@LosinaArtCenter.com

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NEW! Executive Package now has extended flexibility: buy 8 classes and have three full months to use them. Any class, any day, any time within 3 months from date of the first class taken.

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Canvas sizes we recommend for your future classes, regardless of which project you want to work on:

  • 36 x 48” - “the size of a washing machine”, the most popular with art buyers
  • 48 x 60” - the size every artist must try
  • 30 x 30” - perfect size for multi-panel installations
  • 8 x 10” - best size for creating art as gifts

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