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Fine Arts
Register now for Fall 2017 classes.

Drawing with
One Pencil
Join this introductory, individually focused and interactive course on learning to draw with a single pencil. Students will use creativity and imagination to put onto practice the basic principles of drawing; topics include shading and rendering texture, proportions and perspective. Please bring your own HB pencil, drawing paper and eraser if available.

Instructor: Steve Tanaka worked as an artist in industry for more than thirty years. He enjoys helping others maximize their artistic abilities through drawing and sketching.

8 Thursdays
9:30 – 11:30 am
Sept 28 – Nov 16, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room C
Cost: $105 plus optional $6 material fee
#8235.101
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Composition

 
A rock, a tree and a building do not a painting make…Composition is the study of the structure of a painting. Where do we look first? How does the eye travel through space? How do color and value enhance line and shape? What makes you respond to a painting? Bring a range of soft pencils/ or pigment medium of your choice.

Instructor: Jerry Ferguson, M.Arch, Ed.D, helps students develop an individual painting style through the analysis and use of materials, processes and design principles - all while having fun.

8 Tuesdays
12:30 – 2:30 pm
Sept 26 – Nov 14
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $105 plus $16 material fee to instructor
#8242.201
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Simple Stroke Watercolor for
Fall and Winter

Let the brush and paint do the work using the simple stroke watercolor technique. With the simple stroke of a brush you can learn to create lovely fall foliage, flowers, fruit and winter holiday wreaths, trees and more. No art experience needed, 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
9:00am – 12:00 pm
Sept 14 – Oct 5, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8211.101

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Beginning Drawing
Drawing involves the analytical skills of seeing, and then of practicing making the marks that represent what you see. We will use the elements and principles of art to go from remembered images to compositions through drawing.
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Instructor: Jerry Ferguson, M.Arch, Ed.D, helps students develop an individual painting style through the analysis and use of materials, processes and design principles - all while having fun.

10 Tuesdays
9:30 – 11:30 am
Sept 12 – Nov 14, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $125 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8236.101
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Intro to Oil Painting

This beginning painting class will teach you the basics of oil painting, along with the theories of color and composition. With basic oil painting techniques beautiful projects can be created quickly. Materials furnished for first class; supply list for additional items provided at that time.

Instructor: Stella Violano is a published artist whose artwork is licensed and sold on greeting cards, garden flags and puzzles.  Her work painting animals and wildlife is award winning.

8 Thursdays
12:30 - 3:00 pm
Sept 28 – Nov 16, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $115 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8200.201

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California Style Landscape Watercolor Painting
Follow your teacher in step-by-step “paint-along” demos of each California Style landscape painting technique. Learn to paint more boldly and directly using techniques that allow you to complete a painting more quickly. Materials will be supplied for the first meeting.

Instructor: Tom Winans is a professional watercolor, oil, and pastel painter. Also a credentialed teacher, Tom has taught at numerous schools including Ventura College.

7 Mondays
3:00 – 5:50 pm
Oct 9 – Nov 20, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $125 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8212.201
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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: YokaYohanna is a world renowned portrait artist “of all living things”. She has had many exhibits and paints private commissions. View her work at www.yokasgallery.com.

3 Thursdays
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Sept 7 - 21, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $80 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8243.201
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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, and 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.

10 Tuesdays
Sept 12 - Nov 14, 2017
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3

Cost: $110 plus $12 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $75 plus $12 material fee to instructor

#9340.201

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10 Tuesdays
Sept 12 - Nov 14, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3

Cost: $110 plus $12 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $75 plus $12 material fee to instructor

#9340.302

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Watercolor
for Beginners

In this beginning watercolor class, you will gain knowledge of basic watercolor painting skills with practical tips, easy methods, and techniques. No experience necessary to paint a personal work of art, DaVinci was once a beginner!

Instructor: Day Steinhart is an accomplished watercolor teacher and artist who brings creativity, humor and passion to her art class; she holds a BA in Fine Art & Design.

4 Fridays
1:00 – 3:30 pm
Sept 8 – 29, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $80 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8213.201

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For more information, call 805-497-2761 ext. 1201, or e-mail Anne Bartholomew at AnneB@ConejoAdultEd.org
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