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



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


  • 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 of classes, 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 can choose any direction you want to develop: master drawing skills, learn portraiture, creating abstract art, mixed media, and take Saturday classes with live model and learn figure drawing and painting.

Buy 2 Special Introductory classes


  • Two 4b pencils
  • Sketchpad with white drawing paper (not newsprint), 9x12", 12x16”, or any size
  • ArtGum eraser
  • Pencil sharpener with cap
  • Roll of paper towels

TUESDAY, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Abstract Art or Realism, Drawing or Painting

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Instructor will distribute individual assignments. If you had your own project, you may want to put it on hold this week and try something new.

If you are a new student, you will 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.                                                                                      


Please note that you will be taking your wet artwork home after class, so we recommend to protect your car with a drop-cloth or plastic.

You can have a choice: to paint on canvas or on paper.


  • Piece of canvas, no less than 1 yard (unstretched, either primed or unprimed), OR stretched canvas any size: 36x36”, 20x20”, 30x40”, etc.  
  • Brushes, bristle and hair, long-handled, in different sizes.
  • Acrylic paints, colors you already have
  • Box of gloves, surgical type
  • Palette knife
  • Paper towels
  • Mist bottle
  • Air-tight jar for collecting recycled paint - optional
  • Freezer paper for palette: 18” roll, Reynold’s brand from VONS, Ralphs, or Wallmart (NOT parchment or sandwich paper)
  • Photo camera


  • Paper - Borden & Riley roll, 90-100 LB, or 2 sheets of thicker paper 20x30” or any size
  • Tempera paints, 8-oz bottles - “Blick” brand, colors: red, yellow, blue, green, white, black
  • Bristle brushes in various sizes
  • Palette knife
  • 4 sturdy, disposable, large paper plates for palette
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Gloves, surgical type, optional
  • Photo camera

WEDNESDAY, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Perspective and Perception

Beginner to Advanced

Try this new drawing exercise that will help you improve your grasp on perspective. One of the most important parts of mastering drawing is developing sensibility to expressing the form, its dimension, i.e. the perspective. After that, your paper for you is no longer the two-dimensional surface. Instead, the white field becomes the “space” similar to “window” where now you are able to create your magic, “sculpting” your subject with an ordinary graphite.

Individual assignments will be given upon completing this exercise.


  1. Drawing pad of any size, 16x20”, 10x14” (no newsprint please)  
  2. Pencil 4B + Pencil sharpener with a cap + Artgum eraser 
  3. Paper towels
  4. Photo camera (or cell phone), for taking snapshots of your progress
  5. Canvas, acrylic paints, Freezer paper, and brushes for the individual assignments

THURSDAY, 10:00am-1:00pm

Painting Flowers in Large Format

Beginner to Advanced

New students: regardless of your art experience, your first class will be special baseline drawing, so please bring the Basic 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: on April 14, you will be offered a colorful array of flower images (you can bring live flowers if you prefer). You will start with the special “warm-up” technique on paper and in one day you will create a painting of a giant flower in mixed media and immediately begin your even-larger flower on canvas. Please note that you will be taking your paintings home after class, so please bring a drop cloth to protect your car.


First technique 

Watercolor paper 18x24 (2 sheets)

Pencil + Artgum eraser

Roll of paper towels

2 sticks Willow charcoal, 1 stick Compressed charcoal

Conte crayons soft (1 stick each, black and white) or soft pastel NuPastel Prismacolor (1 stick each, black and white)

Workable fixative spray (not Permanent and not Final)

Gloves, surgical type

Tempera paints in 8-oz bottles - “Blick” brand only, colors: red, yellow, blue, green, white, black; long-handled bristle brushes in 3-4 sizes; four large sturdy paper plates; photo camera or cell phone for recording the evolution of your work.

Second technique 

Stretched or unstretched canvas, size choices: 30x30”, or 36x36”, or 48x48”.

Acrylic paints, any colors you like

Roll of paper towels

Gloves, optional (surgical type)

Palette knife - for cleaning your palette, not for painting

Freezer paper as palette: 18” roll Reynold’s from VONS, Ralphs, or Wallmart (NOT parchment or sandwich paper)

Brushes - bring the ones you already have, 4-5 different sizes, long-handled, bristle

Airtight jars for recycling the leftover paint (optional)

Mist bottle

FRIDAY, 10:00am-1:00pm

Individual Projects

Beginner to Advanced

New students will begin with the baseline drawing. All you need to bring is Basic 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: have your art supplies ready and your special lesson plan will be waiting for you. Please note that at the end of the class you will be taking your creation home, so bring drop cloth for your car.


  • Unstretched or stretched canvas of any size. Recommended size 30x40 and larger. 
  • Acrylic paints, colors of your choice.
  • Brushes
  • Freezer paper as palette - 18-inch roll Reynold’s brand from VONS, Ralph’s or Wallmart. Parchment paper and sandwich paper are not recommended
  • Mist bottle
  • Graphite pencil 4B + pencil sharpener with a cap + Artgum eraser
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Box of gloves, optional, surgical type
  • Photo camera (or cell phone), for taking snapshots of your progress

SATURDAY, 10:00am-1:00pm

Reclining Nude Model in Bright Light

Level: Beginner to Advanced

The subject is light. The dark background around the illuminated figure will provide the high contrast. You can paint or draw - the choice is yours. Our model will maintain the same pose for one more 3-hour session.


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

Please note that you will be transporting your wet painting home, so bring a drop cloth for your car.  

Materials of your choice + model fee

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

Blick Art, Rhino Art, Artist&Craftsman, Aaron Brothers - offer 10% DISCOUNT to Losina students. Print the Materials for the course you’ve chosen and present it at the register when buying your supplies.