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Painting Class

ADULT CLASSES

our adult classes come in three formats:

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!

special classes + Workshops - june

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!

plein air drawing

With Rosie

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 1pm-5pm

Date: Saturday 6/24*

*In the event of rain, this workshop will be moved indoors

Join us for an afternoon of drawing in Prospect Park! We will meet in a specific spot in the park and spend the afternoon drawing, working between landscape and detail and getting to know the space around us through observation of different elements. We will mainly use graphite, but will introduce colored pencil and conte as well. 

All materials will be provided, and all levels are welcome. In the case of rain, we'll move the workshop inside and set up a glorious plant still life! You'll receive an email a few days before the class with the exact meetup location in the park.

$125 - 1 space remaining!

Pink Blossom

6 week Classes - April-may

WEEKEND Acrylic painting 

With Janet

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Dates: Sundays 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21

Paint the still-life using acrylic paint! Working directly from arranged objects, you'll learn how to compose and paint your own compelling still life by recognizing and translating values, simplifying detail and shapes, color mixing with a limited palette and applying paint to achieve desired effects! Start from the beginning if you're new to painting, or hone your skills in a new creative community if you're a more experienced artist - all materials provided, all levels welcome!

This class is also appropriate for those of you who have taken acrylics with us before, as you will be able to build on what you have already learned!

 

$365 - THIS CLASS IS FULL

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Acrylic painting 

With Janet

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 6:45-8:45pm

Dates: Mondays 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22

Paint the still-life using acrylic paint! Working directly from arranged objects, you'll learn how to compose and paint your own compelling still life by recognizing and translating values, simplifying detail and shapes, color mixing with a limited palette and applying paint to achieve desired effects! Start from the beginning if you're new to painting, or hone your skills in a new creative community if you're a more experienced artist - all materials provided, all levels welcome!

This class is also appropriate for those of you who have taken acrylics with us before, as you will be able to build on what you have already learned!

 

$365 - THIS CLASS IS FULL

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figure drawing

With Rosie

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 6:45-8:45pm

Dates: Tuesdays 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23

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. 

Students who have taken this class before are welcome to join, as material will be tailored to class participants, whether just beginning or building on existing skills.

$365 - THIS CLASS IS FULL

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meditative drawing

With Rosie

Ages: Adults

*WEEKDAY DAYTIME CLASS*

Class Time: 11:45am-1:45pm

Dates: Wednesdays 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

During this class we will explore the use of drawing as a form of meditation. We will connect our breath to our drawing and practice intuitive drawing exercises, connecting to our imagination. We will immerse ourselves in the possibilities of new materials and will use observational drawing to settle into the present. Our time together will be focused primarily on experience and exploration, though some products will emerge.

Students who have taken this class before are welcome to join, as material will be tailored to class participants, whether just beginning or building on existing skills.

$365 - 1 space remaining

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watercolor Painting 

With Susan

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 6:45-8:45pm

Dates: Wednesdays 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31

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 (for those who are new to watercolors) 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.

 

This class is also appropriate for those of you who have taken watercolors with us before, as you will be able to build on what you have already learned!

All materials provided.

$365 - 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 weekday 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 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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