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Fine Arts: Spark an Interest

Anyone Can Draw
Drawing is a skill which can be learned, just like reading and writing. Once you learn the basics, you can draw anything. No art knowledge is necessary and students at all levels are encouraged to enroll. Please bring 8 ½ x 11 unlined paper, pencil and eraser to the first meeting. Additional materials required will be discussed at that time.

Instructor: Peter Kraus is an established graphic designer, author and artist with more than 35 years experience. He has a BA in Art Education and has studied extensively with Master Saul Bernstein. His works are in private collections in Europe and the United States. Highly proficient with multimedia and styles, Peter brings out the natural ability of each student. More info on Mr. Kraus


8 Tuesdays
6:00 - 8:00 pm
May 20 - July 8, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School Room C

Cost: $125 plus optional $15 book fee to instructor
#4154-6

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Greeting Cards for All Occasions
Create your own work of art for cards and more. In this hands-on class you’ll explore techniques using gold leaf, glitter, die cutting, perfect pearls, simple watercolors and special settings for photo copying. Learn the tricks of the trade for scoring, choosing papers, decorating and lining envelopes and creating cards that are a gift in themselves. All materials are provided by instructor.

Instructor: Shirley LaPorte is a member of the Society for Calligraphy and owns her own calligraphy and invitation business. She has appeared on the DIY network craft show and has had art projects and articles published in national and international magazines.

6 Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:00 am
May 15 - June 19, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $85 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#4390-3
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Simple Stroke Watercolor Flowers
With the simple stroke of a brush you can create quick and pretty watercolor flowers, grasses, flower pots and more. You will learn how to let the brush and paint do the work. Use this technique to design greeting cards, invitations, enhance store bought stationery or use in your sketch books or journals. No art experience needed, please contact the instructor at SJLaporte@verizon.net in advance of class for supply list.

Instructor: Shirley LaPorte is a member of the Society for Calligraphy and owns her own calligraphy and invitation business. She has appeared on the DIY network craft show and has had art projects and articles published in national and international magazines.

4 Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
May 15 - June 5, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $75 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#4216-1
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Beginning Drawing
This course includes the various methods of shading and rendering texture, proportions and perspective. Use creativity and imagination to put into practice the basic principles of drawing. All materials are provided.

Instructor: Samantha Fried, MFA Academy of Art University of San Francisco, is a professional artist showing in multiple galleries and exhibits. View her work on her website: www.samanthafried.com


10 Fridays
9:30 - 11:30 am
Feb 21 - May 2, 2014
(no class April 18)
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 3

Cost: $135 plus $30 material fee to instructor
#4186-2
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Beginning
Copperplate
Calligraphy


sample not necessarily accurate depiction
We will start from the beginning stages and learn off-hand flourishing, flourishing capitals, illuminating, layout and design and reproducing your originals. You will be working with different types of paints and inks. Bring 1 bottle of Pelican ink, blue or black and 1 tablet of Bianfang marker paper.

Instructor: Shirley LaPorte is a member of the Society for Calligraphy and owns her own calligraphy and invitation business. She has appeared on the DIY network craft show and has had art projects and articles published in national and international magazines.

8 Thursdays
9:00 – 11:00 am
Jan 9 - Feb 27, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#4383-1
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Plein Air Painting

Spring is in the air and what a wonderful time to get out and get creative! This course focuses on the landscape genre of art. Come learn to paint landscapes and urbanscapes on location. Classes will be held at 2 different locations as you study your natural surroundings and learn how to apply what you observe using the paint medium.

Instructor: Nela V. Steric is a long-time art teacher, Master of Fine Arts from Europe, MAE, and a credentialed art teacher. View her work.

6 Saturdays
9:00 – 11:30 am
Feb 22 - March 29, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School
First class will meet in Room G
Cost: $115 plus $35 material fee to instructor
#4278-1

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Painting with Acrylics

Receive individual attention while learning to paint in acrylics, and complete a beautiful painting to take home. Explore the color mixing, glazing, creating new textures, and many more techniques in this always-evolving medium. Beginning artists are welcome, as are advanced ones.

Instructor: Nela V. Steric is a long-time art teacher, Master of Fine Arts from Europe, MAE, and a credentialed art teacher. Her works in acrylics and oils are in many private collections. View her work.

2 Saturdays
9:00 – 11:30am
May 10 & May 17, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $65 plus $10 material fee payable to instructor.
#4288-2
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Zentangle
Made Easy

The many benefits of Zentangle range from stress reduction to problem solving!!! Come and learn this exciting art form! Zentangle is easy to learn and comprised of repetitive structured patterns that create beautiful images. This class will work with pencil, ink, watercolor, glitter and more to make designs for greeting cards and for framing. Basic materials provided.

Instructor: Joan Hawks earned a BA in Art from UCLA. With the Society for Calligraphy, she has specialized in both commercial and fine art. She teaches workshops and has had articles published in national and international magazines.

6 Wednesdays
9:30 – 11:30 am
May 14 - June 18, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $85 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#4395-5
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Pastel for Beginners
Pastels are a colorful medium that was favored by many Impressionist artists, such as Monet and Degas. This class is designed to explore techniques of charcoal and pastel, sometimes in combination together. Come use this imaginative resource cultivated through the experience of drawing as painting! All materials are provided.

Instructor: Samantha Fried, MFA Academy of Art University of San Francisco, is a professional artist showing in multiple galleries and exhibits. View her work on her website: www.samanthafried.com


10 Fridays
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Feb 21 - May 2, 2014
(no class April 18)
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 3

Cost: $135 plus $30 material fee to instructor
#4273-2
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Pet Portraits

Do you think you aren’t talented enough to render a beautiful watercolor portrait of your pet or favorite animal? Well, think again and let instructor Yoka guide you through the steps. She will offer individual instruction as well as class demonstrations. By the end of 3 weeks, you’ll have a beautiful finished pet portrait.

Instructor: Yoka Yohanna is a world renowned portrait artist "of all living things." She has had many exhibits and paints private commissions. View her work, and see complete bio, at www.yokasgallery.com.

3 Tuesdays
12:30 - 3:30pm
Feb 25 - March 11, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 3
Cost: $80 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#4861-1

 

Art Appreciation

This course examines art history from the artistsí perspective. We will delve into hidden symbolism and imagery discovered in the Sistine Chapel, and the intimate life of Leonardo Da Vinci and his pupils. We will explore the California Regional painters and their influence during post WW1 era and the Great Depression. Other fascinating topics include artists copying artists, artists copying from photos and devices used in Contemporary Art, plus continuing stories not found in art history books.

Instructor: Peter Kraus is an established graphic designer, author and artist with more than 35 years experience. He has a BA in Art Education and has studied extensively with Master Saul Bernstein. His works are in private collections in Europe and the United States. Highly proficient with multimedia and styles, Peter brings out the natural ability of each student. More info on Mr. Kraus

8 Tuesdays
4:00 - 5:30 pm
May 20 - July 8, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School Room C

Cost: $95
#4234-3
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Above watercolor by your instructor. Click to enlarge.

Summer Watercolor

Exciting new techniques using Yupo paper, watercolor pencils, and crayons, as well as traditional watercolor and paper. Summer themes including landscape, floral, water, and animals will be demonstrated in each class with individual attention provided. All levels are welcome!

Instructor: Yoka Yohanna is a world renowned portrait artist "of all living things." She has had many exhibits and paints private commissions. View her work, and see complete bio, at www.yokasgallery.com.

4 Tuesdays
12:30 - 3:30pm
May 13 - June 3, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 3
Cost: $85 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#4231-1

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Oil & Acrylic Basics
This beginning painting class will teach you the basics of acrylic and oil painting, along with the theories of color and composition. With basic oil painting techniques and a wet on wet method, beautiful projects can be created quickly. Please contact the instructor at rosinapaluzzi@yahoo.com in advance of class for the supply list.

Instructor: Rosina Paluzzi is an award winning artist who attended art school in both the US and Italy. Rosina brings a creative energy to her work, and her oil paintings have appeared in many galleries.

8 Fridays
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 9 - June 27, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School Room 3
Cost: $110 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#4348-3

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Oil/Acrylic Workshop
Join master artist Barbara Shannon for an opportunity to paint in her workshop setting. Instruction is provided for new students while returning students get the benefit of consultation with the instructor for their works in progress.

Instructor: Barbara Shannon is an award- winning artist and author of the multimedia textbook Exploring Art Media. For the past 40 years, she has taught art courses for Camarillo and Thousand Oaks High Schools, the Conejo Valley Adult School, and the Gate and Independent Study programs for the Conejo Valley Unified School District. Although she is proficient in all aspects of the visual arts, her personal passion is portraiture. More about your instructor


10 Tuesdays
6:30 – 8:30 pm
May 6 - July 8, 2014
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3

For under age 62, use:
#4860-11
Cost $95
Plus material fee $10 payable to instructor

For seniors age 62 and above, use
#860-11
Cost: $75

Plus material fee $10 payable to instructor

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