Bakersfield

Art

 Association



Classes For Adults
















Classes For Adults

(by Carol Bradshaw, Chairperson)

The copyright of all paintings. Drawings and photographs shown on this site are owned and retained by the individual artists and the BAA. All rights reserved.



Open Invitation to Paint at The Art Center


Short on studio space? Bring some friends and use our space to paint! Bring your latest project and supplies. Beginners to advanced - just enjoy the company of other artists in a creative environment! Open Studio is available 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sunday. Just call the Art Center to see if space is available.

Studio cost is $5 per member, $10 non-members, and is payable to the BAA. Come and let’s have some fun! For more information, contact the Art Center 1-661-869-9320

Plein Air Trek Group



In August, the Plein Air Trek (PAT) group will meet on the 8th at White Forest Nursery; and on the 22nd at Hart Park. As usual, details will be emailed to everyone on the plein air list a few days before the event. Any member can request inclusion in our email list by notifying Norma Eaton at normartist@hotmail.com or 661-633-4640.



Private Painting Class

Is your Sunday School class or “group of friends” looking for something to do as a group? How about a Private Painting Class. Each Participant will receive an 11”x14” canvas panel, acrylic paints, and one and a half hours of painting instruction. You may bring snacks for your guests, have a potluck snack., or order pizza. Cost $20 per person.

Call now to reserve the Art Center for your two hour Private Painting Class. Reservations at the Art Center at 869-2320.

ART BIRTHDAY PARTIES



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Have a birthday party with a different theme, ART. Birthday parties at the Art Center are generally scheduled for two hours and include art instruction plus all materials for one and a half hours. The host may then serve birthday cake, etc. Instead of the usual goodie bag, each guest goes home with an original 11”x14” acrylic painting as a souvenir of the party at the Center. Cost is $20 per person. Reservations at 869-2320 or party hostess at 661-330-2676.


NEW FOR SEPTEMBER


Portraits in Colored Pencil with Carol Bradshaw. This is a 6-week mini-course in doing a portrait in colored pencil. Each of the facial features will be explored - head shape and proportions, eyes, nose, ears, mouth and hair. Students will use their own reference photo for their portrait. Students may work in graphite or pen and ink or just use the information for a portrait study. Classes are on Tuesdays from 9 to 12 p.m. Class dates:  September 5, 12 & 19

and October 3, 10 & 17. No class September 26 or October 24 or 31. Cost is $150 for the 6-week course. Supply list with registration. For additional information or to register, contact Carol at 760-376-6604 or bradshawartist@earthlink.net.


Beginning Drawing I with Carol Bradshaw. This is the first of four structured mini-courses of six 3-hour classes in graphite for the person who has never drawn before or for those who wish to brush up on the basics with drawing. Learning to recognize and draw basic shapes is the focus of this series of class, along with learning when and how to use the different pencil marks for textural effects. Sea shells are used as subjects. Classes are on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Class dates:  September 5, 12 & 19 and October 3, 10 & 17. No class September 26 or October 24 or 31. Cost is $150 for the 6-week course. Supply list with registration. For additional information or to register, contact Carol at 760-376-6604 or bradshawartist@earthlink.net.


Beginning Watercolor I with Carol Bradshaw. This is the first in a structured series of six 3-hour classes, for the person who has never painted in watercolor before, or for those who wish to brush up on the basics. Basic washes, brush strokes and some special techniques are covered. A primary palette of red, yellow and blue is used along with burnt sienna. Class subject is available from the instructor for those who wish to drop-in. Classes are on Fridays from 9 to 12 p.m.  Class dates:   September 1, 8 & 15 and October 6, 13, & 20.  No  class September 22  or  29  or  October 27.  Cost is $150 for the course or $25 per class for drop-ins. Supply list with registration. For additional information or to register, contact Carol at 760-376-6604 or bradshawartist@earthlink.net.


Fall Classes with Norma Neil. Explore a variety of watercolor techniques with this trio of Fall classes! For September 11th, grapes will be painted using positive and negative techniques to model form. The painting will be started with a loose under painting and develop the grape form as the paper dries. On October 2nd, a fall color painting of trees and their foliage will be the subject, using the black mountain oaks of the Sierras for the tree. On November 6th, the holiday season will open with watercolor with mixed media exploring using a collage of oriental and decorative tissues. Classes are on Mondays from 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. Class dates: Grapes - September 11; Fall Trees - October 2; and Watercolor Collage - November 6. Cost: $25 per class. Supply list with registration. For additional information or to register, contact Norma at 661-204-4653 or nneil2@att.net.


Zentangle Demo for ages 8 to Adult Terry Hall  and  Lauren Vazquez. Stop by and learn what Zentangle is all about with this free demo on Saturday from 10 to10:30 a.m. Demo dates: September 30th. We will show you a few designs and let you try one or two also and see how easy and fun it is to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. For additional information please call Terry at 661-343-5303 or Lauren at 661-304-5678 or email at tangledterry@gmail.com. Please check us out on our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/ alltangledupinbakers- field.


Beginning Zentangle Classes for ages 8 to Adult with  Terry Hall and Lauren Vazquez. Zentangle Method is an easy-to- learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It’s a form of a healing and meditative art, very therapeutic. It helps to increase your focus, creativity, relaxation, concentration, self-esteem and so much more. You don’t draw? Don’t consider yourself an artist? Well, there is no artistic talent needed! We will show you how simple it is. There are only 4 elemental strokes we use and they are letters in the alphabet. To keep the “Zen” philosophy of the class we ask that you keep your small children and babies at home. Classes will be held on Saturdays. Class dates and times: September 9th from 1 to 2:30 and September 30th from 11 to 12:30. Cost is $25 per class which includes your materials. For more information or to register for a class, call Terry at 661-343-5303 or Lauren  at  661-304-5678. Check us out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AllTangledUpInBakersfield.

ON-GOING CLASSES/COURSES


Drawing and Painting Class for Adults – with Charlotte White Each week will feature skill development in drawing and painting using a variety of materials. Classes are on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Class dates: September 6, 13, 20 & 27. Cost $10 per weekly class and includes materials. For additional information or questions or to register, contact Charlotte at 661-330-2676.


“Painting with Julie” - with Julie Fleming. This is a mixed media class for adult beginners and intermediate painters who work in, or are interested in oil, watercolor or acrylic. The class motto, "No Mistakes in Art", expresses the stress level of this class. Classes are on Mondays from 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. Class dates: Instructor will not be teaching until January 2018  –  watch for dates!  Cost: $25 per 3-hour class. Class size is limited to 8 so early sign up is encouraged. Please call if you are planning to attend and contact instructor to confirm dates prior to class! For additional information or to register, contact Julie at 661-345-3074 or artbyjulie@bak.rr.com.


Create Your Own Art Class - with Rebecca Haigh. This is your chance to work on the project of your choice with individualized instruction as needed! Classes are for beginning and intermediate students - all types of styles and media are encouraged, along with your own pictures and supplies. Classes are on Mondays, from 9 to 12 p.m. Class dates: September 4, 11, 18, & 25. Cost: $20 per 3-hour class. First time students will be given a list of supplies along with free paint, papers and brushes until they have their own equipment. Supply list on registration. Pre-registration is preferred. For additional information or to register, contact Rebecca at 559-784-1766  or rebhai@sbcglobal.net.


 “Color, Simply Color"- with Phyllis Oliver. This class will focus on coaching and the use of color for students working in all media. Bring your project and bring it to life with color! Classes are on Thursdays from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. Class dates: check with instructor for dates for September classes! Cost: $25 per class. For more information about dates or to register, contact Phyllis at 661-348-4717  or pegoliver@ix.netcom.com.


Fun with Watercolor Pen and Ink with Iva Cross Fendrick: Find your creative side with watercolor and ink and learn fun ways of combining pen and ink and watercolor. If you like watercolor, then this is the class for you. No pressure-just fun! Classes are on Wednesdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Class dates: September 6, 13, 20 & 27. Cost: $100 for 4 classes or $25 per class. Please call if you are planning to attend! For more information or to register, contact Iva at 661-872-2332 or at 661-303-5327.


Open Studio: Short on studio space? Bring some friends and use our space to paint! Bring your latest project and supplies. Beginners to advanced - just enjoy the company of other artists in a creative environment! Open Studio is available 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Labor Day September 4th. Just call the Art Center to see if  space  is  available. Studio  cost  is  $5  per  member,  $10 non-members, and is payable to the BAA.


Come and let’s have some fun! For more information, contact the Art Center 661-869-9320


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