Thurs. 4pm - 6pm
Learning and experimenting with countless amounts of varying pigments, materials, and tools can be a daunting task. The possibilities are endless if you’re willing to explore art movements or styles and understand the techniques mastered by influential artists years ago.
During the year, students will explore and create art pieces from the following time periods:
February • STONE AGE (30,000b.c – 2500b.c.) Cave paintings, textured surfaces, dry pigments and more,
March • ANCIENT ART (Before 500) Greece
April • Egyptian – Papyrus / Calligraphy
May • Islamic - Geometric Patterns and Chinese – Ink Painting
June • RENAISSANCE (1400-1550) Charcoal Drawing and Relief Sculpture Making Learn from Da Vinci and Michelangelo! We will create a drawing using various kinds of charcoals and a relief sculpture by mixing plaster.
July • ROMANTICISM (1780-1850) Watercolor Painting, or oil Hudson-River-School
August • REALISM (1848-1900). (Self-Portrait Drawing), Landscape: realistic space
September • IMPRESSIONISM (1885-1910). Landscape Painting, Still Life using Acrylic or Pastel to create an illusion of colored light
October • Cubism (1908-1920) Referencing real life in a fractal way. Oil stick exploration
November • Abstract Expressionism (1940 - 1960) Action Painting,
December • Contemporary : Disrupted Realism
Students can start during the beginning of any month and will be working on the current project for the specified month above.
Please Note: most supplies will be provided at the studio with a small supply fee per month of $25 and $10 per single class, all already included in the enrollment fees.
What You'll Learn
How to incorporate texture with painting techniques
How to use various surfaces and pigments
Learn to use unique tools such as calligraphy brushes, palette knives, stencils and more
Several historical time periods and their relation to art
Understand our human past and its relationship to our present
Explore various painting styles
Live demonstrations and personalized instruction
Clarisse Abelarde is a current BFA student in CSU Long Beach specializing in drawing and painting. As an immigrant from the Philippines, she is incredibly influenced by adaptation and the changes that occur when assimilating to a culture foreign to her own upbringing. Displacement and disorientation are two prominent themes in her paintings as she attempts to pinpoint her place in society. Her work deals with issues of identity and representation. As she was forming her education in Los Angeles City College, her body of work was more carefully made and calculated, while their subject matter dealt with the monotony of daily life, and the impact of social and digital media on identity.
As she develops her more recent work, Abelarde’s paintings echo the visceral impact of the abstract expressionist movement as she is drawn to their physicality and raw emotion. Combining the techniques and skills she has accumulated throughout the years, she sees a balance between chaos and structure.
Most recently, her work was published in The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, LGBT Heritage Month Calendar, and Cultural Guide, and in Primary Magazine Vol. 1 this year. She is also involved in the organization, nous-ance, which is an online community and platform dedicated to increasing visibility for up-and-coming contemporary artists.
Clarisse lives and works in Koreatown, Los Angeles; in the midst of the hustle and bustle of city life, which serves as her inspiration on a daily basis.
Classical Painting Student
I’ve been coming to Kline Academy for 5 years now, and couldn’t be happier with my choice of art school. I feel very lucky to have Cheryl as my teacher. She is an incredible instructor and has taught me so much! I will always be grateful!
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*Note - Ongoing classes bill from the beginning of the month but you can start your instruction any week!
*Also be sure to prepay, as this class fills up quickly!