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Painting Class

ADULT CLASSES

our adult classes come in three formats:

evening Workshops

They may only be 2 hours, but we pack in a lot!

Spend an evening with friends or make new ones as you learn a new art form, craft or skill in this welcoming format for people of all skill levels.

 

Check back often as we are always adding exciting new workshops to the schedule!

Month-long Classes

These classes are designed for people looking to dive a little deeper, spending four consecutive weeks in one specific medium.

Appropriate experience levels are noted in the description.

Check back often as we are always adding classes to the schedule!

special Classes

These classes don't fit the mold!

Multi-day workshops, classes that run for several months, off-site experiences and more.

Appropriate experience levels are noted in the description.

Check back often as we are always adding classes to the schedule!

evening workshops

There are no evening workshops scheduled at this time.

Please check back often as we are always adding new events to the calendar. 

And if there's something you'd like to learn in a workshop, send us an email!

month long Classes - november+December

Acrylic painting (The next level)

With Janet

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 6:45-8:45pm

Dates: Mondays 11/7,11/14,11/21, 11/28

Interested in taking your painting skills to the next level? In this four session class we'll work from photo-reference as a subject to design a painting. The focus will be on working out a value map, color-mixing and applying paint to achieve desired effects. Reference materials including figurative, landscape and still life will be provided, but students are also welcome to bring their own. All materials provided.

This class is deigned for painters with some experience, who have either taken an acrylic class with us before, or have spent time painting on their own or in other classes.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

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watercolor Painting

With Susan

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 6:45-8:45pm

Dates: Thursdays 11/3,11/10,11/17, 12/1*

(No class 11/24 for Thanksgiving)

Come experience the joy of watercolor and discover how you can use this medium to create your own beautiful paintings! This class has it all: instruction for beginners as well as the opportunity for those with previous experience to build on their existing skills. This class will begin with an exploration of the materials to uncover what watercolors can really do and then each week students will learn new skills and techniques to enhance their work. We will work from objects arranged in simple still lives each week to build these skills. 

THIS CLASS IS FULL

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drawing from observation

(November)

With Rosie

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 7-9pm

Dates: Wednesdays 10/26, 11/2, 11/9 and 11/16

During this beginning drawing class we will exercise the connection between our hands and our eyes, practicing seeing and portraying proportion, perspective, contour and weight in our drawings. We will begin with still life drawings and will further develop our skills as we draw from a live nude model. All doodlers and margin sketchers invited! (all experience levels)

All materials provided.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

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figure drawing

With Rosie

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 7-9pm

Dates: Wednesdays 11/23, 11/30, 12//7, 12/14

In this 4 session class we will explore figure drawing from the live nude model. Beginner to experienced drawers are invited to join as we practice observing through tone, mark making and composition, and bring the model to life through gesture. We will mostly be working in charcoal, and all materials will be provided, but students are also welcome to bring their own additional drawing supplies.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

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special Classes

freedom and observation in drawing

With Rosie

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 7-9pm

Dates: Tuesdays 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29

During this 8 week figure drawing class we will draw from a nude model, exploring gesture, tone, composition, mark making and weight. We will begin in charcoal and have the opportunity to explore sumi ink, gesso and conté. We will sink into observation and will experiment to free ourselves of our constraints and patterns.

 

This class will be geared toward those who have either taken Figure Drawing with us before, or have a bit of figure drawing experience.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

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  • Do you offer Drop In Classes?
    We do! We offer drop in options for any of our Early Childhood classes that are not full. Drop In registration opens the first day of the semester. Simply click here or on the "Drop In Class" button beside the class you are interested in to register. The class fee includes one adult and one child. You can register for as many drop in classes as you like, there is no limit. We cannot accommodate refunds or credits for missed drop-in classes at this time. Advanced registration for drop in classes is required, we cannot accommodate drop-ins at the door/at the time of class.
  • What if my child misses a class?
    We are not able to offer refunds for missed classes unless we cancel a class. Each enrolled family can schedule 2 makeup classes per semester. If you enroll in a class, you'll be given instructions for how to arrange a makeup, should you miss a class. Makeups are permitted as space allows and are on a first come, first served basis. Makeups must be scheduled for the same semester in which you are enrolled. They do not carry over to future semesters. Drop-in classes are not eligible for makeups, credit, or refunds.
  • Does a grownup have to attend classes with my child?
    For our Early Childhood Classes (ages 1.5-4) we do ask that a grownup stay with your child for the duration of class. Our teachers lead each session, but having the child's grownup stay not only helps the child feel comfortable, but also offers adults tools and techniques for continuing art experiences at home.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    We understand that sometimes things come up that make it no longer possible for your child to attend class with us. But we ask that you also understand that late cancellations mean we are unlikely to be able to fill the space in the class, but have already made arrangements for staff and materials. We cannot accommodate refunds or credits for missed drop-in classes at this time. You have two options for cancellation of semester-long classes: Option 1: More than 4 weeks prior to the first class? You can receive credit for the full class minus a $75 cancellation fee. Less than 4 weeks prior to the first class but more than 1 week? You can receive 50% credit for the class minus a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than one week prior to the start of class are not eligible for credit. Option 2: If it's more than one week prior to the start of class and we are able to fill your spot from the waitlist (if there is one), we will refund you the cost of the class minus a $75 cancellation fee. We cannot give refunds less than one week prior to the start of class. Please note that we only offer full (100%) refunds for a class if WE cancel the class. We are also unable to offer refunds for days or classes missed due to illness or travel. Even if it's COVID. Two makeup classes per semester are available for all of our Early Childhood classes. Drop-in classes are not eligible for credit or refunds.
  • How do the semesters work?
    With the goal of creating classes that are at different price points and therefore accessible to more families, we split the winter semester into two parts: Semester A and Semester B. You can register for just one, or both (now for a discount!). In response to feedback provided by families, we are testing out running our Saturday classes as one longer (8 week) semester. We welcome your feedback on the topic!
  • Can I bring my child's sibling if they are outside the age group?
    Possibly! We want to work with families to create a meaningful art experience for everyone attending our classes. So if you would like to bring a child's sibling who is outside the age group listed in the description, please just email us: info@theartannexbrooklyn.com. If they are within the age group, please just sign them up for a drop in that day.
  • Do you offer discounts or scholarships?
    We fundamentally believe that people of all ages deserve access to high quality arts programming. If you or your child would like to attend one of our classes but cannot for financial reasons, please contact us at info@theartannexbrooklyn.com.
  • What are your COVID safety protocols?
    The Art Annex will be carefully following current CDC and local guidance, and will update our policies as necessary. Masks are now optional for students and their grownups in our Early Childhood Classes. The door will be kept open to ensure air circulation (weather permitting), HEPA air purifier will remain on at all times along with fans to circulate air, and all shared equipment will be cleaned between classes. All of our Early Childhood teachers are vaccinated and boosted.
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