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Losina Art Center, 619-630-9278
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To register for our classes, simply contact us 619-630-9278 and we will help you choose the best class for you. We accept absolute beginners in all the classes we offer.
If you have artistic experience you can register for any class; just choose a class that fits your schedule and call us.
Classes are ongoing, there is no beginning or end of session; new students can join any class at any time.
Students can enroll for one class, 5 classes, 8 classes, a year of classes, or Portfolio Program (see Pricing). In each class the instructor works with you personally. Classes are structured around a specific theme of the day, which is recommended for the new student but not mandatory. For example, if you want to learn to draw but can’t come to the Wednesday Drawing class, you can focus on drawing in ANY class. It is OK to work on a landscape as others are studying portraiture, or to bring your commission to complete, or you can request to learn a specific subject or technique, and the instructor will play your game on your board with you. An exception is College Portfolio Program where the students target the requirements of the chosen college(s).
Contact: olya@LosinaArtCenter.com or call 619-630-9278
NEW! Online Critique with Olya; see Pricing and instructions.
Instructor Olya Losina, MFA
TEACHING YOUR MIND TO SEE
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Learn a different way of making an abstract work of art. Explore a new approach to creating a surface in an artwork, with a color harmony found as a result of working with the scissors, not the brush.
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Beginner to Advanced
Join the drawing class to gain the most fundamental and essential skill. Drawing will help you to excel faster in many directions: in painting, design, sculpture, illustration, portraiture, cartooning, architecture, etc. Program consists of 4 levels: Drawing I, Drawing II, Drawing III, Drawing IV. You will progress by means of a series of exercises, gradually increasing in complexity. In one year you will acquire drawing skills, knowledge of drawing techniques, control over drawing mediums and substrates, and familiarity with famous master draftsmen in the History of Art. While in the course, you will build confidence and a body of work that will distinguish you from all other artists. If you are a painter who is “stuck”, a high-schooler wanting to raise your drawing level, an art student needing more instruction, a freelance graphic designer in search of a unique style, a self-taught artist seeking direction, - you will find what you are looking for. Portfolio students, this class is included in your program.
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Beginner to Advanced
A touch of mixed media will expand your vision of what landscape painting can be. We will start by building a special surface for painting and drawing. Project will be especially exciting if you bring materials that you normally throw away, from newspapers to toys. You can transform any junk into beautiful texture! Landscape is a perfect subject for this “creative recycling” concept, but do feel free to use any other subject (an image of a single tree, a flower, or an object, for example). Bring some extra canvases with you, as this technique provides quick results. Call 619-630-9278 to register.
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Beginner to Advanced
This class proposes a different take on still life. The huge benefit of this project is that regardless of your current level, you will quickly develop your painting skills and your “third eye” (the ability to “visualize”). San Diego artist Manny Farber created his beautiful and cluttered depictions of the table tops by composing the objects that when placed together, tell a story. You will be encouraged to brainstorm how you can express something about yourself by organizing random objects (or carefully selected items) on a HUGE canvas. For inspiration we will study Manny Farber's inventive setups painted mostly with the palette knife. You will learn how to create your own story/concept, arrange your work-space, deal with the challenge of painting big, and bring all of the details together to an impressive completion. Enjoy the liberating painterliness of the palette knife and the experience of creating a giant painting rich in detail.
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*Oil paints are not suitable for this project; learn in class why.
**Latex acrylic house paint (NOT OIL-BASED) is a less expensive option than regular acrylics. You’ll need pints or testers, flat or eggshell (not gloss or semigloss!) from Home Depot, Frazee, etc. - any 5-7 colors you like. I suggest the following 7 basic colors: 100MPH (red), Grasslands (green), Cosmic Cobalt (blue), Unmellow Yellow (yellow), XOXO (magenta), white (any bright white), and black (the darkest black they have - deep base), plus any additional colors of your liking. For additional colors choose saturated bright hues, not “pastels”.
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Female model wearing contemporary clothes, at the table, waiting for her two companions. Two others will appear, one at a time, becoming the 3 subjects of the painting: “three friends in a coffee shop”. Setup will be held for 2 consecutive weeks so you can work on a larger canvas.
Model fee applies, $6 to $10, depending on the number of students in class. To join this class, call 619-630-9278 to register.
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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 purchase.
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Canvas sizes I recommend for your future classes, regardless of which project you want to work on: