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Drawing
Pencil Portraits
This intermediate, individually focused and interactive course on pencil portraitures will concentrate on the fundamentals - covering general shapes and facial features, proportions and shading with the goal of capturing the subject’s personality. Prerequisite: completion of a basic drawing course. 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.

4 Tuesdays
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Feb 21 – March 14, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $90 plus optional $6 material fee
#8238.102
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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
5:15 – 7:15 pm
March 23 – May 18, 2017
(no class April 13)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $105 plus optional $6 material fee
#8235.302
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Painting: Rocks, Trees & Buildings

Class will emphasize painting, using various mediums. Bring pastels, watercolors, colored pencils, acrylics or oils. Emphasis will be on color theory and its interaction with value. We will explore the representation of built forms and natural forms in building a composition. Competent drawing and skills recommended. Contact jerryferguson6@gmail.com with questions.

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.

6 Wednesdays
3:00 – 5:15 pm
March 1 - April 5, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $100 plus $20 material fee to instructor
#8239.201

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Simple Stroke Watercolor Flowers

With the simple stroke of a brush you can create pretty watercolor flowers, grasses, flower pots and more. Learn how to let the brush and paint do the work to design cards, enhance store bought stationery, or use in your journals. 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.

6 Thursdays
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Feb 16 – March 23,2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8211.201

OR

4 Thursdays
9:15 am – 12:15 pm
April 27 – May 18, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8211.102

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: Dr. 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 Wednesdays
12:30 – 2:30 pm
Feb 15 – April 26, 2017
(no class April 12)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $125 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8236.203
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Intro to Oils

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: 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.

10 Mondays
10:00 am– 12:00 pm
Feb 27 – May 15, 2017
(no class April 10 and 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $115 plus $20 material fee to instructor
#8200.103

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Watercolor Painting Demonstrations
To watch an artist at work is a rare opportunity. This unique class will feature painting demonstration sessions where your master watercolor painting teacher will start, develop and finish landscape and seascape paintings, while explaining what he is doing and why. Get answers to all your questions, see techniques performed, and learn how to use watercolors successfully.

(NOTE: DEMOS ONLY, ATTENDEES WILL NOT PAINT IN THIS CLASS.)

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

2 Saturdays
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
April 22 and 29, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $50
#8241.101
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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
Feb 21 – May 2, 2017
(no class April 11)
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3

Cost per session: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $75 plus $10 material fee to instructor

#9340.205

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10 Tuesdays
Feb 21 – May 2, 2017
(no class April 11)
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3

Cost per session: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor
Seniors: $75 plus $10 material fee to instructor

#9340.306

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Watercolor
for Beginners

Learn basic techniques including wet in wet, dry brush, using salt and sponging, as well as what brushes, paints and paper to use. Demos are offered in each class with individual attention provided for the benefit of students at all levels. You will have a lot of fun as you learn.

Instructor: Yoka Yohanna is a world renowned portrait artist “of all living things." View her work at www.yokasgallery.com.

4 Wednesdays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
April 19 – May 10, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $95 plus $15 material fee to instructor
#8213.102

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California Style Landscape Watercolor Painting
Follow your teacher in step-by-step “paint-along” demos of each California Style 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.

6 Mondays
3:00 – 5:30 pm
Jan 23 – March 6, 2016
(no class Feb 20)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $80 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8212.203

8 Mondays
3:00 – 5:30 pm
March 13 - May 15, 2017
(no class April 10 and 17)
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $125 plus $10 material fee to instructor
#8212.204
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Plein Air Painting
The best way to paint a landscape is by painting outdoors on site. Come learn how to compose and paint Plein Air vistas at a different scenic location each week.We will discuss color harmony and the role of light, contrast and shadow in creating urban and landscape paintings. No materials fee; students provide their own paint, easel and supplies. Please contact the instructor in advance of class for a supply list: StellaViolano@gmail.com

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.

6 Tuesdays
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
March 21 – May 2, 2017
(no class April 11)
First class meets at Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 3
Cost: $105
#8251.101
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For more information, call 805-497-2761 ext. 1201, 1202 or 1203, or e-mail Anne Bartholomew at AnneB@ConejoAdultEd.org
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