Virtual Art School Courses

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AUGUST/SEPTEMBER COURSES

Painting Studio: Jodie Niss

Mondays: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Session 2: 8/17/2020 – 9/21/2020

This virtual course is designed for painters who are familiar with basic techniques and want to move to the next level in their painting. Students can paint in water-based paint or oil paint. The instructor will introduce projects that focus on how to use colors in new ways, and exploring new techniques for applying paint to paper or canvas. Come ready with ideas, images or still life objects to paint.

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Introduction to Oil Painting & Water Mixable Oil: Julia Chen

Tuesdays: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Session 2: 8/18/2020 – 9/15/2020

In this virtual course, students will become familiarized with painting including water mixable oils. The course will kick off with demonstrations to introduce the fundamentals, and will encourage students to experiment with their own creative process. Learn the basics of mixing colors, setting up a palette, and rendering an image on canvas. By honing observational skills, students will cultivate a sensibility about how to portray depth and luminosity. Students are invited to paint from both still life setups and photographs. Painters of all levels are welcome.

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Ceramics: Coil Construction: Evan Hagan

Tuesdays: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Session 2: 8/18/2020 – 9/15/2020

In this virtual five-week course, students will deepen their understanding of hand-building with clay and create robust vessel forms from coiled clay. Students will explore a variety of techniques, focusing primarily on coil construction to produce functional tableware and decorative art objects. Students will learn how to embellish and adorn the surface of these vessel forms with stamps, etching, and underglaze. Anyone interested in pottery is welcome!

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Creative Painting: Jodie Niss

Wednesdays: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Session 2: 8/19/2020 – 9/16/2020

In this virtual course, students will explore different creative processes for planning a project, while simultaneously learning new painting techniques to push their creativity and personal practice. This course explores new ways of expressing ideas, painting a mood, and telling a story. Students will engage in fun activities designed to help them find their individual voice. All skill levels and paint preferences are welcome!

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Ceramic Tile Making: Jaleh Fazel

Wednesdays: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Session 2: 8/19/2020 – 9/16/2020

In this 5-week virtual course, students will learn how to create a small workspace on the kitchen or dining table to make ceramic tiles. Following step-by-step live demonstrations, students will discover how to make handmade tiles using simple tools and decorating them with color, texture and additions. Multiple tiles can be made in a short time and will be ready to be fired when the studio reopens. The possibilities are limitless!

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Introduction to Acrylic Painting: Thomas Legaspi

Thursdays: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Session 2: 8/20/2020 – 9/17/2020

Express your inner artist through acrylic paint by learning about color mixing, tone value, texture, and composition. From a reference picture or a still life setup, students will learn fundamental techniques while cultivating a personal painting style rooted in perception, imagination, or abstraction. Beginners and more advanced students are welcome.

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Handbuilding and Surface Decoration: Evan Hagan

Thursdays: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Session 2: 8/20/2020 – 9/17/2020

In this five-week virtual pottery course, students will deepen their understanding of handbuilding with clay and decorating the surface of their ceramic forms. Students will explore a variety of techniques, focusing primarily on carving from a solid block of clay to produce functional tableware and decorative art objects. Through demonstrations, students will learn how to embellish and adorn the surface of these vessel forms with stamps, etching, and underglaze. Anyone interested in pottery is welcome!

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Handprinting from Home: Jess Leo

Fridays: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Session 2: 8/21/2020 – 10/02/2020

Print at home by learning the art of handprinting! Throughout this five-week virtual course students will explore various types of printmaking techniques without the use of a press including woodblock, linoleum, and monotype. This is an introductory level course that allows students to experiment with printmaking by collaging, carving, and painting imagery which can then be printed on a variety of different surfaces. No previous printmaking experience is necessary.

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Introduction to Drawing: Thomas Legaspi

Saturdays: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Session 2: 8/22/2020 – 10/03/2020

Discover the joy of drawing! Explore your creativity through drawing and experiment with a variety of art materials, including pencil, charcoal, and ink. Working from still lifes, artists will learn fundamentals including line, form, shading, composition, personal self-expression and more.

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Introduction to Watercolor: Jodie Niss

Sundays: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Session 2: 8/23/2020 – 10/11/2020

This virtual course will introduce you to watercolor painting techniques in a fun and easy way. Classes will include demos on color and design, as well as wet-on-wet and dry-brush techniques. Learn how to paint texture, blend and mix colors, maximize the potential of your brushes, and grasp composition. The classes will use still lifes and reference materials such as sketches, reproductions, and photos for inspiration. All levels of experience welcome!

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EA Art School strives to remain welcoming and accessible to all during the hiatus caused by COVID-19, and in keeping with our values, we are offering students the opportunity to choose two different payment options for these new virtual courses beginning in July:

$100 ($20/class): Covers our instructor costs
$150 ($30/class): Covers additional operating costs at Educational Alliance Art School and Manny Cantor Center

We are still offering a limited number of scholarship seats for our virtual art courses. Please click  opens in a new windowhere to inquire about our available scholarships.

All of our virtual offerings will be held via Zoom. Please download the opens in a new windowZoom appon your phone or computer prior to the start of your class or activity. You can find basic instructions on using Zoom opens in a new windowhere. Links and details will be sent out to students who have registered before the start of class.

All virtual courses include instructor demos (both live and via pre-recorded videos), time for creating together, instructor feedback, and student sharing. Some courses have suggested materials lists. Students who want to follow along and create new work from home should purchase these materials before the start of the first class.