Drawing + Painting

  • Art and Science • DPRB181L04

    Artists—like scientists—study materials, people, culture, history, technology...and transform information into art. This class focuses on selected topics in Western Art history and how artists connect and respond to new technical developments. Topics include:Leonardo and the Renaissa...

    Regina Bode  
    Jan. 18-Jan. 19
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    Thu-Fri 10am–4pm (2 sessions) Past_exhib_dp_1
  • The Art History Project: Expressionism • DPRB181L05

    Learn about artists and art movements in Northern Europe at the turn of the 20th century. How did artists like Edvard Munch, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde or Wassily Kandinsky become such enduring influences on the art world? Get inspired by colors, shapes and expression and create your own ...

    Regina Bode  
    Jan. 16-Jan. 17
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    Tue-Wed 10am–4pm (2 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_09
  • The Art of Watercolor / Feb 7-Mar 7 • DPCZ181L06

    Experience the luminescence, spontaneity and immediacy of watercolor while sharpening your perceptions and sense of light and color. We progress through a series of exercises designed to lay the foundation for understanding and enjoying this famously difficult medium. We’ll develop the ...

    Chris Zorn  
    Feb. 7-Mar. 7
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    Wed 6–9pm (5 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_1
  • The Art of Watercolor / Mar 28-Apr 25 • DPCZ181L07

    Experience the luminescence, spontaneity and immediacy of watercolor while sharpening your perceptions and sense of light and color. We progress through a series of exercises designed to lay the foundation for understanding and enjoying this famously difficult medium. We’ll develop the ...

    Chris Zorn  
    Mar. 28-Apr. 25
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    Wed 6–9pm (5 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_1
  • The Art of Western Calligraphy / Jan 22-Feb 19 • DPCZ181L08

    Learn the basics of this ancient art of “beautiful handwriting” while synchronizing your mind and body and cultivating inner calm. A single alphabet in its historical and contemporary form is used as the focus while different tools and techniques are used for practice. The study and p...

    Chris Zorn  
    Jan. 22-Feb. 19
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    Mon 6–9pm (5 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_7
  • The Art of Western Calligraphy / Apr 2-30 • DPCZ181L09

    Learn the basics of this ancient art of “beautiful handwriting” while synchronizing your mind and body and cultivating inner calm. A single alphabet in its historical and contemporary form is used as the focus while different tools and techniques are used for practice. The study ...

    Chris Zorn  
    Apr. 2-Apr. 30
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    Mon 6–9pm (5 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_03
  • Classical Drawing Course • DPJD181L10

    In this repeatable class, the teacher works with students to develop an impeccable ability to draw what they see. A classical method of instruction will be employed throughout: making "sight-size" drawings (precise and proportional copying) from the artist Charles Bargue's lithographs. This is an...

    Jan Dickey  
    Jan. 26-May. 4
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    Fri 9am–noon (13 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_3
  • Creative Drawing and Painting • DPJN181L11

    This class emphasizes individual projects in any drawing or painting media. Explore your creativity and find solutions to your individual goals. Group exercises and discussions enhance the one-on-one instruction. Take another step with more painting, more drawing...more art. No class Mar 20 Sup...

    Janetta Napp  
    Jan. 23-May. 1
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    Tue 6–9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_6
  • Drawing • DPAL181L12

    Become familiar with the mechanics and materials of drawing. Students use traditional and nontraditional materials to learn about line, contour, gesture, and shading. Emphasis is on building students’ confidence in their drawing abilities. The class will visit the museum galleries to study...

    Anthony Lee  
    Jan. 23-May. 1
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    Tue 9am–noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_8
  • Drawing in the Museum / Jan 24-Mar 14 • DPKK181L13

    Every session includes a museum visit to study the collection and learn to draw. Instruction includes drawing demonstrations, some art history and exercises: drawing figures, copying masterpieces and drawing in space. Students must follow the museum's policy for sketching in the galleries— ...

    Kosta Kulundzic  
    Jan. 24-Mar. 14
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    Wed 10am–noon (8 sessions) Past_exhib_dp_8
  • Drawing in the Museum / Mar 28-May 2 • DPKK181L14

    Every session includes a museum visit to study the collection and learn to draw. Instruction includes drawing demonstrations, some art history and exercises: drawing figures, copying masterpieces and drawing in space. Students must follow the museum's policy for sketching in the galleries— ...

    Kosta Kulundzic  
    Mar. 28-May. 2
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    Wed 10am–noon (6 sessions) Past_exhib_dp_8
  • Drawing: Understanding Abstraction • DPEM181L15

    Explore the rich possibilities of abstraction in this dynamic drawing workshop. Students will be guided to generate imagery that bridges the gap between observation and invention, perception and imagination. Classes consist of slide presentations, drawing activities and projects, one-on-one instr...

    Emily McIlroy  
    Mar. 5-Apr. 30
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    Mon 5–8pm (7 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_36_4
  • Drawing with Watercolors • DPGW181L17

    Did you know you can “draw” with watercolors? The idea is to keep a wet edge at all times, gradually pulling (drawing down) the colors, letting the composition unfold sequentially. This process results in a very clean, transparent and luminous painting that feels wet and alive. Instru...

    George Woollard  
    Jan. 26-May. 4
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    Fri 9am-noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_9
  • Encaustic: Botanical and Textures • DPSS181L18

    This two-day workshop is an introduction to encaustic wax painting and will teach you how to use organic elements to make a fossilized impression in wax. You will also learn the process of creating a three-dimensional textured surface by building patterns onto the wax. The class is suitable for n...

    Sandy Simonian  
    Feb. 1-Feb. 8
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    Thu 9am–noon (2 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_11
  • Encaustic Painting • DPSS181L19

    Demonstrations of new techniques will introduce students to the basics of encaustic wax painting. Included are encaustic methods including stenciling, image transfer, tracings, mark making and embedding. Supply Fee: $40 paid to instructor Supply List Artist Bio Honolulu artist Sandy Simoni...

    Sandy Simonian  
    Mar. 29-May. 3
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    Thu 9am–noon (6 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_10
  • Exploring Art for Grown Ups • DPTM181L20

    Did you last pick up a paintbrush in grade school? Do you want to make art but are afraid you'll embarrass yourself? This class is a place to play, experiment and get reacquainted with the basics of art materials without having to focus on a specific medium or skill. A wide sampling of media&mdas...

    Tamara Moan  
    Jan. 23-May. 1
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    Tue 9am–noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_12
  • Open Studio: Painting

    Fri 1–5pm • Sep 8–Dec 15 • Jan 26–May 4 $10 per session • Room 200 No instruction provided. No pre-registration required. No open studio Mar 23 Artwork by Jahn-Peter Preis

    Jahn-Peter Preis  
    Jan. 26-May. 4
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    Fri 1-5pm Past_exhib_sp17_adult_dp_38
  • Open Studio: Monday Life Drawing

    Mon 7–9:30pm • Sep 11–Dec 11 • Jan 22–Apr 30 $10 per session • Room 201 Live models and great music. No instruction provided. No open studio Mar 19 & 26 Artwork by Ellen Ercegovich

    Mark Brown  
    Jan. 22-Apr. 30
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    Mon 7-9:30pm Past_exhib_sp17_adult_dp_37
  • Open Studio: Kindred Spirits Portrait Group

    Sketch, paint, or draw live models in a quiet setting. Bring your own materials. No instruction provided. No pre-registration; pay monitor at each session. Mon 9:30am–12:15pm • Sep 11–Dec 11 • Jan 22–Apr 30 $10 per session • Room 201 Sketch, paint, or draw live...

    Yoko Radke/Laurel Portner  
    Jan. 22-Apr. 30
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    Mon 9:30am-12:15pm Past_exhib_123a12
  • Figure Drawing • DPAL181L21

    This course addresses essential drawing principles and relates them to the human figure in pictorial space. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the body’s underlying anatomical structure and geometry. Students address volume, movement, proportion, perspective, light notation, and ana...

    Anthony Lee  
    Jan. 26-May. 4
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    Fri 9am–noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_13
  • Finding Your Museum / Jan 28-Mar 11 • DPTM181L22

    Using the museum building and its collections as a primary resource, this class explores ways to find inspiration and spark your own artistry. Most sessions will involve a museum visit—to become familiar with a category of work, a specific artist, or a time period or technique—as well...

    Tamara Moan  
    Jan. 28-Mar. 11
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    Sun 1–4pm (7 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_14
  • Finding Your Museum / Mar 18-Apr 29 • DPTM181L23

    Using the museum building and its collections as a primary resource, this class explores ways to find inspiration and spark your own artistry. Most sessions will involve a museum visit—to become familiar with a category of work, a specific artist, or a time period or technique—as well...

    Tamara Moan  
    Mar. 18-Apr. 29
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    Sun 1–4pm (7 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_14
  • Fun and Fundamentals in Watercolor • DPPF181S24

    Build a strong foundation while exploring the playful qualities of watercolor. There are as many ways to paint with watercolor as there are people. Students experience many painting techniques, allowing them to choose a favorite. Instruction includes the basics of color mixing, paint application,...

    Patrice Federspiel  
    Jan. 23-May. 1
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    Tue 10am–1pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_f16_dp_web_16
  • Fun of Painting • DPJP181L25

    Explore your creativity and find solutions to your painting goals. Group exercises and individual instruction guide students in the  mixing of color, paint application, color theory, developing visual  awareness and energizing your creative process. Students may work with  oils or ...

    Janetta Napp  
    Jan. 26-May. 4
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    Fri 9am–noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_dp_18
  • Illustration • DPCR181L26

    A picture tells a thousand words. Well, great, that fills the first page—what about the rest? How does one capture the narrative in art? This class navigates a spectrum of techniques and media to try to figure out ways to tell stories through art. Be it comic books, illustrations, or someth...

    Cade Roster  
    Jan. 23-Mar. 6
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    Tue 6–9pm (7 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_16
  • Ink Brush Painting • DPGC181L27

    Students are introduced to the aesthetics of the Eastern art through the study of Chinese brush painting. The class leads students through learning and practicing various techniques of brush holding, ink usage, watercolor, and rice papers. Students will also be guided through their sketches and t...

    Guoliang Cai  
    Jan. 24-Mar. 15
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    Wed 9am–noon (7 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_4
  • Intro to Watercolor / Tue 1-4pm • DPJT181L28

    Explore the possibilities of watercolor painting. Students are introduced to the principals of design and composition. Demonstrations and exercises will guide students to create classic transparent watercolor washes. Students will learn how the subtle accumulation of paint can create light, shado...

    Jimmy Tablante  
    Jan. 23-May. 1
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    Tue 1–4pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_19
  • Intro to Watercolor / Thu 9am-noon • DPJT181L29

    Explore the possibilities of watercolor painting. Students are introduced to the principals of design and composition. Demonstrations and exercises will guide students to create classic transparent watercolor washes. Students will learn how the subtle accumulation of paint can create light, shado...

    Jimmy Tablante  
    Jan. 25-May. 3
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    Thu 9am–noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_19
  • Life Drawing Studio • DPMN181L30

    Drawing from a live model is a classical technique that sharpens and improves drawing ability. Each session includes a series of poses, some brief to practice gesture drawing and others lasting more than an hour. Presentation topics cover visual measurement, selection of materials, drawing techni...

    Mark Norseth  
    Jan. 25-May. 3
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    Thu 6–9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_18
  • Personal Color and the Portrait • DPRB181L31

    This workshop will help the student decode color. In the first two weeks, students will learn a specific color-mixing technique developed by the instructor. A lot of consideration will go into personal use of color and the symbolism behind it. In the final two weeks, students will reconcile their...

    Reem Bassous  
    Mar. 4-Mar. 25
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    Sun 10am–1pm (4 sessions) Past_exhib_dp_reem
  • Oil Painting / Jan 22-Mar 5 / Mon 9am-noon • DPKK181L32

    Based on the model of the Parisian “atelier,” this course offers a space where the student can express creativity and learn the basics oil painting. Through several simple exercises, still lifes, portraits or self-portraits, and a constant practice of painting, we will experience and ...

    Kosta Kulundzic  
    Jan. 22-Mar. 5
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    Mon 9am–noon (7 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_21
  • Oil Painting / Jan 22-Mar 5 / Mon 6-9pm • DPKK181L33

    Based on the model of the Parisian “atelier,” this course offers a space where the student can express creativity and learn the basics oil painting. Through several simple exercises, still lifes, portraits or self-portraits, and a constant practice of painting, we will experience ...

    Kosta Kulundzic  
    Jan. 22-Mar. 5
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    Mon 6-9pm (7 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_21
  • Oil Painting / Apr 2-30 / Mon 9am-noon • DPKK181L34

    Based on the model of the Parisian “atelier,” this course offers a space where the student can express creativity and learn the basics oil painting. Through several simple exercises, still lifes, portraits or self-portraits, and a constant practice of painting, we will experience ...

    Kosta Kulundzic  
    Apr. 2-Apr. 30
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    Mon 9am–noon (5 sessions) Past_exhib_dp_28
  • Oil Painting / Apr 2-30 / Mon 6-9pm • DPKK181L35

    Based on the model of the Parisian “atelier,” this course offers a space where the student can express creativity and learn the basics oil painting. Through several simple exercises, still lifes, portraits or self-portraits, and a constant practice of painting, we will experience ...

    Kosta Kulundzic  
    Apr. 2-Apr. 30
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    Mon 6-9pm (5 sessions) Past_exhib_dp_28
  • Oshibana / Mar 27-Apr 3 • DPEC181L36

    Created in Victorian England and refined in Japan within the last century, Oshibana is an art form that utilizes fresh pressed flowers to create elegant designs. Learn proper procedure for preserving the natural color and beauty of flowers. The flowers are used as design elements, either by thems...

    Edwin Cheung  
    Mar. 27-Apr. 3
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    Tue 9am–noon (2 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_ftr_fl
  • Oshibana / Apr 10-1 • DPEC181L37

    Created in Victorian England and refined in Japan within the last century, Oshibana is an art form that utilizes fresh pressed flowers to create elegant designs. Learn proper procedure for preserving the natural color and beauty of flowers. The flowers are used as design elements, either by thems...

    Edwin Cheung  
    Apr. 10-Apr. 17
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    Tue 9am–noon (2 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_ftr_fl
  • Painting from the Masters • DPJD181L38

    The tradition of learning to paint through copying the work of masters is as old as painting itself. There is no better way to deepen your understanding of how great painters have painted than to take on the task of replicating their work. This class allows you the freedom to work in the paintin...

    Jan Dickey  
    Jan. 25-May. 3
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    Thu 6–9pm (13 sessions) Past_exhib_dp_25
  • Painting 1+2 • DPJG181L39

    Learn about contemporary and Old Master techniques in a relaxed, upbeat environment. Beginning students are introduced to oil or acrylic painting in a simplified, painless way. Advanced students are guided in the development of their own artistic vision and personal expression. Students often tak...

    James Goodman  
    Jan. 23-May. 1
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    Tue 6–9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_22
  • Painting and Drawing the Portrait • DPMN181L40

    Explore portrait painting with a live model. Instruction introduces a practical and professional approach to portraiture. Topics include anatomy and structure, lighting, palette set up, color arrangement, color mixing, brushwork, and tips to optimize your ability to see and paint the human head i...

    Mark Norseth  
    Jan. 23-May. 1
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    Tue 6-9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_23
  • Painting Everyday People • DPMN181L41

    In the spirit of painters such as Edgar Degas, this studio class explores the human figure by having you create and paint true-to-life situations. Using live models in the studio, our subjects may be working, resting, reading or dressing.  The normal activities that make up life will be stud...

    Mark Norseth  
    Jan. 26-May. 4
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    Fri 1–4pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_24
  • Drawing Without Fear • DPJD181L16

    Does the thought of drawing make you want to to hide under the bed? The art of drawing is fun and easy to learn when you get beyond the fear of failure. When you join this easy drawing workshop, you will be in for some surprises, and will learn to draw without cold sweats, panic attacks, or feeli...

    Robert Regis Dvořák  
    Jan. 20-Jan. 20
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    Sat 10am–4pm (1 session) Past_exhib_dp_10
  • Plein Air Figure Drawing • DPKK181S43

    The painterly study of human subjects out-of-doors is one of the great challenges in painting. Join our group as we embark on what will surely be an unusual and valuable experience for any practicing artist. Each class begins a new pose with an approximate working time of two to three hours. Open...

    Kosta Kulundzic  
    Jan. 24-Feb. 28
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    Wed 1–4pm (6 sessions) Past_exhib_dp_31
  • Recording Your Journey • DPTM181L44

    Whether you’re traveling up the Amazon or exploring your emotional landscape, keeping a record of your wanderings can help increase self-awareness during and after the process. We’ll sample traditional and nontraditional methods for putting your experiences on paper. Exercises will co...

    Tamara Moan  
    Apr. 28-Apr. 28
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    Sat 10am–4pm (1 session) Past_exhib_dp_32
  • Sketchbook Techniques • DPSG181L45

    This class has lots to offer!  earn quick and easy techniques to improve your drawing skills, while capturing your urban settings and daily life in a sketchbook.  Together, we will practice exercises and techniques such as color washes, coordinated drawing and inking patterns. Learn ac...

    Sergio Garzon  
    Jan. 28-Apr. 29
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    Sun 1–4pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_dp_33
  • Travel Drawing and Painting • DPRD181L49

    Want to make your next trip the most rewarding of all? Instead of pointing and shooting your phone, bring a sketchbook with you and really look. Drawing and painting while traveling is fun and will increase your perception and enjoyment. Take a few extra minutes to make some fine quick sketches a...

    Robert Regis Dvořák  
    Jan. 21-Jan. 21
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    Sun10am-4pm (1 session) Past_exhib_dp_36
  • Soft Pastel / Tue 9:30am–12:30pm / Jan 30–Mar 13 • DPHI181L46

    Learn the techniques for successful “painting” with soft pastels. Working from a still life, students are introduced to the fundamentals of composition and how to mix color on the paper with pastels. Each class includes demonstrations, personal help and critiques. This class will also...

    Helen Iaea  
    Jan. 30-Mar. 13
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    Tue 9:30am–12:30pm (7 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_27
  • Soft Pastel / Wed 6–9pm / Mar 28–May 2 • DPHI181L47

    Learn the techniques for successful “painting” with soft pastels. Working from a still life, students are introduced to the fundamentals of composition and how to mix color on the paper with pastels. Each class includes demonstrations, personal help and critiques. Soft Pastel is geare...

    Helen Iaea  
    Mar. 28-May. 2
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    Wed 6–9pm (6 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_27
  • Sumi-e Etegami • DPYP181L48

    This class focuses on sumi-e painted postcards, or etegami, and the basics of Japanese calligraphy. Supplies: Bring sumi-e brush, sumi ink or ink stick, ink well, and color (gansai colors work well). Other materials can be purchased from the instructor. This class will visit the museum gallerie...

    Yumiko Pierce  
    Jan. 28-Apr. 1
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    Sun 10am–noon (10 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_25
  • Painting Flowers in Watercolor • DPRD181L42

    Painting flowers in watercolor can be learned by anyone. This class is for you if you: • have had some previous watercolor painting instruction • would like to be able to paint flowers in watercolor • would like to learn some easy techniques for making your flowers glow • ...

    Robert Regis Dvořák  
    Jan. 23-Jan. 23
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    Tue 10am–4pm (1 session) Past_exhib_dp_30
  • Watercolor / Mon 1–4pm • DPAL181L50

    Students learn from each other in a cooperative studio atmosphere. Students work with still life and occasionally from a live model. Each session concludes with a round table critique of student work. This class will visit the museum galleries to study the collection for inspiration. No class M...

    Anthony Lee  
    Jan. 22-Apr. 30
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    Mon 1–4pm (13 sessions) Past_exhib_f16_dp_web_08_02
  • Watercolor / Wed 9am–noon • DPAL181L51

    Students learn from each other in a cooperative studio atmosphere. Students work with still life and occasionally from a live model. Each session concludes with a round table critique of student work. This class will visit the museum galleries to study the collection for inspiration. Supply Lis...

    Anthony Lee  
    Jan. 24-May. 2
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    Wed 9am–noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_dp_29
  • Watercolor for the Timid • DPJB181L52

    Individual guidance and encouragement is offered as you develop fundamental skills in a structured, step-by-step format beginning with basic drawing and monochromatic washes to paint simple objects. Demonstrations, exercises and assignments are designed to increase confidence in drawing and vario...

    Jonathan Busse  
    Jan. 25-Apr. 5
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    Thu 1–4pm (10 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_dp_32