Art classes are appropriate for students 18 years of age or older.
Registered students will receive a supply list 5 - 7 days prior to class. 

The following classes are Sold Out:
Advanced Watercolors with Dottie Greene - Section A
Watercolor for Beginners and Going Beyond with Ricardo Aberle - Section A




 

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Thursday January 18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Thursday April 05
For those who aim to take their skill sets in painting farther, this class introduces the student to a step-by-step process that facilitates capturing the portrait from the initial contour to the fully rendered form in oil paint. Topics discussed will range from ideas on value and color mixing as well as techniques meant to finalize the turn of form as well as the relationship of darkness and lights. Through in depth investigation, the students will employ a signature approach to developing their own independent projects. This class is not for beginners. Students should have prior experience in both drawing and painting. No class March 1 and 29
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Price
$250.00
 
$325.00
 
Thursday January 18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Thursday April 05
Instructor Carlos Gallostra - From the novice to the seasoned, this class is designed to give you a leg up on crafting an oil painting from the ground up. Step by step, students will learn to facilitate drawing from observation, dive into theories on value and color, and with a stronger understanding of oil painting techniques, the student will apply their skill set to turn the form, capture the light, and finalize a realistic record of their subject. No class on March 1 and 29
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Quantity
Price
$245.00
 
$300.00
 
Monday January 22
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday ending Monday February 12
Mixing and painting neutral colors can be a challenge. Join Hillary in the studio and learn how to create just the right shades of gray to paint the delicate colors and textures of the beautiful dried seed pods, coconut shells, bird nests, dried leaves and branches found throughout the Garden. This class is geared to students with previous watercolor experience. NOTE about your supplies for this class: For those students who have previously taken Hillary's classes please plan to bring all of your drawing and watercolor supplies from her previous painting classes. For new students, a supply list will be available. As an option, for a $30 supply fee all art supplies will be provided for use during class time only. This fee would be paid direct to the instructor on the first day of class.
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Quantity
Price
$175.00
 
$225.00
 
Monday January 22
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Monday April 09
Come join us Monday mornings for this popular beginner class on the basics of drawing with Carlos Gallostra. Mastering basic drawing techniques can be a goal in itself or a tool for use in other media, e.g., watercolor, acrylic or oil. Through in depth studies of Bargue plates, learn the technical skills needed to translate three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional drawings, which can then be implemented into independent projects. No class February 19 and March 26
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Price
$250.00
 
$325.00
 
Monday January 22
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Monday April 16
Instructor Carlos Gallostra - Take your skill sets in drawing to brand new heights with our intermediate drawing class taught by Carlos Gallostra. Exploring different types of media, the course reinforces methods in drawing from observation and also challenges the student to develop their own signature style through independent work. No class on February 19 and March 26
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Price
$225.00
 
$300.00
 
Tuesday January 23
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Tuesday April 03
For those who aim to take their skill sets in drawing farther, this class introduces the student to a step-by-step process that facilitates capturing the portrait from the initial contour to the fully rendered form in graphite. Topics discussed will range from ideas on observation, measurement, and value as well as techniques meant to finalize the turn of form as well as the relationship of darkness and lights. Through in depth investigation, the students will employ a signature approach to developing their own independent projects. Artist Carlos Gallostra will tailor this class so both beginners and seasoned students will be able to approach the material effectively. No class March 1 and 29
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Price
$225.00
 
$300.00
 
Tuesday January 23
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday ending Tuesday February 20
Whether you are just getting started, want a review from a previous drawing/painting class or already have drawing and watercolor experience and are looking for a fresh new approach, this class is for you. It offers a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor when it comes to learning the basics of how to draw and paint with watercolors. The focus will be on using line, form and light to create drawings specifically in preparation to paint with watercolors. Students will also learn comprehensive foundation skills with the 4 basic variables of watercolors: paper, brush, pigment and water. Join the fun! NOTE about your supplies for this class: For those students who have previously taken Hillary's classes please plan to bring all of your drawing and watercolor supplies from her previous painting classes. For new students, a supply list will be available. As an option, for a $30 supply fee all art supplies will be provided for use during class time only. This fee would be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
Category
Quantity
Price
$245.00
 
$295.00
 
Wednesday January 24
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Learn to relax and release the artist in you. No experience is necessary and there are no rules to follow as you learn to create a mesmerizing piece to take home with you. Artist Margie Bauer will teach Zendoodle patterns based on each participant's interest and ability. There is no limit to the possibilities that can then be applied to the outlines of garden flora and fauna or to create your own unique design. The results will display your individual personality and creativity. Join us for a day of fun and artistic doodling. All materials are included upon payment of a $10.00 supply fee to the instructor on the day of class.
Category
Quantity
Price
$45.00
 
$60.00
 
Friday January 26
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Friday March 16
This is your opportunity to put power behind your oils or acrylics brushes and create a small and simple masterpiece from start to finish. No matter what your skill level is, this class will cater to your individual needs. All levels of experience are welcome in this series where artist/instructor Marcelle Zanetti will lead you on an exploration of composition, color and paint application techniques. She will demonstrate special painting effects for students to help inspire the flow of their creative juices. Students will participate in group critiques. No class March 9
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This event is currently sold out.
Wednesday January 31
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday March 21
Artist Dottie Greene will guide and encourage you as you take your work to a new level of excellence. Using a limited palette, instruction will be given in color, value and design; critiques will be a part of every class. Basic knowledge of watercolor painting is required.
Sold Out
This event is currently sold out.
Friday February 09
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Friday March 23
If you have always wanted to try watercolor painting but thought it looked too difficult, this is the class for you. This class will explore the many facets of watercolor in a fun and relaxing way. As a beginner, the first two classes are mandatory since basic instruction will be given which will be the foundation for your success in watercolor painting. The class focuses on the principles and elements of design and offers instruction in the various techniques. Students will be encouraged to work at their own pace to develop their unique, creative style. Optional critiques and group interaction will allow students to learn from one another. The majority of the class will be spent painting and receiving one-on-one guidance by the instructor. Fridays, February 9 - March 23* no class on March 9
Sold Out
This event is currently sold out.
Saturday February 10
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Whether you are just starting out, or already have taken drawing or watercolors classes, these four-hour Saturday studio classes are fun and informative! Through unique exercises, demonstrations and personal guidance, each student will progress and work independently at their own level, while building a strong foundation of skills in both drawing and watercolors. NOTE about your supplies for this class: For those students who have previously taken Hillary's classes please plan to bring all of your drawing and watercolor supplies from her previous painting classes. For new students, a supply list will be available. As an option, for a $15 supply fee all art supplies will be provided for use during class time only. This fee would be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
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Quantity
Price
$85.00
 
$125.00
 
Tuesday February 20
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Wednesday February 21
Shibori is having its moment of fame in today's fashion world. Learn this ancient Japanese technique of fabric dyeing so you too can add a new piece of fashion too your wardrobe. Urszula will demonstrate two basic Shibori techniques: Arashi and Kumo in which students will then create two silk scarves. Enjoy experimenting with a wide array of colors where the results are limitless and the pieces you create will be a unique surprise. Have fun in this casual and relaxed environment with individual guidance. No previous experience is necessary. Fairchild will provide the material and the dyes to make two 11"x 60" scarves; an additional supply list will be sent upon registration.
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$75.00
 
$100.00
 
Wednesday February 28
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday March 21
This new class is for both novices and experienced artists. Our experienced illustrator, Leo Hernandez, will guide students in the realistic representation of plants with an emphasis on combining them with other natural subjects such as wildlife. Students may use graphite, colored pencils, pen and ink, watercolors or any combination of these mediums. Fresh plant material will be provided by Fairchild but reference material such as photos should be brought to class.
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Price
$135.00
 
$170.00
 
Monday March 05
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday ending Monday March 19
Identify, observe, sketch, and paint the many different types of beautiful local and migratory birds found at Fairchild. This wonderful class provides a great opportunity for artists of all levels to learn more about the lifestyles of birds while they develop and practice important drawing and watercolor techniques including washes and dry brush detail work. Students will create beautiful bird studies that also include feathers and nests of birds that call Fairchild home. NOTE about your supplies for this class: For those students who have previously taken Hillary's classes please plan to bring all of your drawing and watercolor supplies from her previous painting classes. For new students, a supply list will be available. As an option, for a $30 supply fee all art supplies will be provided for use during class time only. This fee would be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
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Quantity
Price
$160.00
 
$195.00
 
Tuesday March 06
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday ending Tuesday March 20
Take advantage of this great opportunity for artists with previous watercolor experience to explore the mysterious and delicious world of mushrooms! Students will create a palette with a wide range of neutral browns and grays to show form and texture as they create delicate studies of various mushrooms. Be ready to forage along the grounds in the shady areas of the Garden, following a tropical shower in search of Fairchild's mushrooms. NOTE about your supplies for this class: For those students who have previously taken Hillary's classes please plan to bring all of your drawing and watercolor supplies from her previous painting classes. For new students, a supply list will be available. As an option, for a $30 supply fee all art supplies will be provided for use during class time only. This fee would be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
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Quantity
Price
$160.00
 
$195.00
 
Tuesday March 13
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Tuesday April 10
Students at all levels are welcome to learn the fascinating art of pastels. Discover how to paint in Soft Pastel, considered by many as the purest of painting media. Soft pastel is bright, colorful and easy to learn. Award winning Miami artist, Dan Bondroff, will teach students how to create tropical landscape paintings in Soft Pastel from concept to completion. No class March 27
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$120.00
 
$145.00
 
Thursday March 15
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Thursday May 03
Creating an image with a palette knife is like sculpting with paints. In this class you will be mesmerized by the texture, movement and flow that can only be achieved using a palette knife. Ms. Yap will give basic instruction and frequent demonstrations on how to handle the different knives, mix colors and apply various techniques. In this class students will be using regular oils or water mixable oils. Students already knowledgeable in the use of acrylics are welcome to join this class. No class March 29
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$290.00
 
$340.00
 
Monday April 02
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday ending Monday April 30
Learn to make your orchid paintings come alive by delving into their mysterious world. Learn the stories behind the pollinators and discover their role in the unique fashion, form, and function of an orchid bloom. Focusing on the tropical orchids at Fairchild and the orchids of the high elevation cloud forest, students with experience in basic drawing and watercolors will enjoy this class as they create delicate studies of orchid blooms in graphite and watercolors. NOTE about your supplies for this class: For those students who have previously taken Hillary's classes please plan to bring all of your drawing and watercolor supplies from her previous painting classes. For new students, a supply list will be available. As an option, for a $30 supply fee all art supplies will be provided for use during class time only. This fee would be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
Category
Quantity
Price
$245.00
 
$295.00
 
Wednesday April 04
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday May 09
Artist Dottie Greene will guide and encourage you as you take your work to a new level of excellence. Using a limited palette, instruction will be given in color, value and design; critiques will be a part of every class. Basic knowledge of watercolor painting is required.
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Quantity
Price
$190.00
 
$225.00
 
Tuesday April 03
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday ending Tuesday April 24
Make a splash and delve into the underwater world of aquatic plants found in the ponds at Fairchild! Students will explore, observe, and sketch on location throughout the grounds of the Garden and then return to the studio to create beautiful botanical studies in graphite and watercolors of the lovely lotus and water lilies. This class is just right for those with previous watercolor experience and will focus on combining washes and dry brush to define texture and details of their plants. A note about your supplies for this class: For those students who have previously taken Hillary's classes please plan to bring all of your drawing and watercolor supplies from her previous painting classes. For new students, a supply list will be available. As an option, for a $30 supply fee all art supplies will be provided for use during class time only. This fee would be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
Category
Quantity
Price
$175.00
 
$225.00
 
Wednesday April 04
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday ending Wednesday April 25
This new class is for both novices and experienced artists. Our experienced illustrator, Leo Hernandez, will guide students in the realistic representation of plants with an emphasis on combining them with other natural subjects such as wildlife. Students may use graphite, colored pencils, pen and ink, watercolors or any combination of these mediums. Fresh plant material will be provided by Fairchild but reference material such as photos should be brought to class.
Category
Quantity
Price
$135.00
 
$170.00
 
Friday April 06
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Friday ending Friday May 11
If you have always wanted to try watercolor painting but thought it looked too difficult, this is the class for you. This class will explore the many facets of watercolor in a fun and relaxing way. As a beginner, the first two classes are mandatory since basic instruction will be given which will be the foundation for your success in watercolor painting. The class focuses on the principles and elements of design and offers instruction in the various techniques. Students will be encouraged to work at their own pace to develop their unique, creative style. Optional critiques and group interaction will allow students to learn from one another. The majority of the class will be spent painting and receiving one-on-one guidance by the instructor.
Category
Quantity
Price
$170.00
 
$280.00
 
Friday April 06
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Friday ending Friday May 25
For a change of pace, let Ms. Zanetti open your eyes to abstract painting. This class will teach the student how to compose an abstract painting that is focused around nature. Students will bring a photo of a well composed landscape or plant to use as a base from which to explore. Enjoy the forgiving medium of acrylic paint to develop a natural, organic composition through design, line, form, color, texture and special relationships. One can easily alter colors and shapes or paint only the essence of the chosen subject. All levels of experience are welcome!
Sold Out
This event is currently sold out.
Monday April 23
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Monday June 04
Come join us Monday mornings for this popular beginner class on the basics of drawing with Carlos Gallostra. Mastering basic drawing techniques can be a goal in itself or a tool for use in other media, e.g., watercolor, acrylic or oil. Through in depth studies of Bargue plates, learn the technical skills needed to translate three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional drawings, which can then be implemented into independent projects. No class May 28
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Quantity
Price
$170.00
 
$210.00
 
Monday April 23
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Monday June 04
Instructor Carlos Gallostra - Take your skill sets in drawing to brand new heights with our intermediate drawing class taught by Carlos Gallostra. Exploring different types of media, the course reinforces methods in drawing from observation and also challenges the student to develop their own signature style through independent work. No class May 28
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Quantity
Price
$160.00
 
$200.00
 
Tuesday April 24
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday ending Tuesday June 05
For those who aim to take their skill sets in drawing farther, this class introduces the student to a step-by-step process that facilitates capturing the portrait from the initial contour to the fully rendered form in graphite. Topics discussed will range from ideas on observation, measurement, and value as well as techniques meant to finalize the turn of form as well as the relationship of darkness and lights. Through in depth investigation, the students will employ a signature approach to developing their own independent projects. Artist Carlos Gallostra will tailor this class so both beginners and seasoned students will be able to approach the material effectively.
Category
Quantity
Price
$180.00
 
$230.00
 
Thursday April 26
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday ending Thursday June 07
For those who aim to take their skill sets in painting farther, this class introduces the student to a step-by-step process that facilitates capturing the portrait from the initial contour to the fully rendered form in oil paint. Topics discussed will range from ideas on value and color mixing as well as techniques meant to finalize the turn of form as well as the relationship of darkness and lights. Through in depth investigation, the students will employ a signature approach to developing their own independent projects. This class is not for beginners. Students should have prior experience in both drawing and painting.
Category
Quantity
Price
$175.00
 
$225.00
 
Thursday April 26
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday ending Thursday June 07
Instructor Carlos Gallostra - From the novice to the seasoned, this class is designed to give you a leg up on crafting an oil painting from the ground up. Step by step, students will learn to facilitate drawing from observation, dive into theories on value and color, and with a stronger understanding of oil painting techniques, the student will apply their skill set to turn the form, capture the light, and finalize a realistic record of their subject.
Category
Quantity
Price
$175.00
 
$210.00
 
Saturday April 28
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Whether you are just starting out, or already have taken drawing or watercolors classes, these four-hour Saturday studio classes are fun and informative! Through unique exercises, demonstrations and personal guidance, each student will progress and work independently at their own level, while building a strong foundation of skills in both drawing and watercolors. NOTE about your supplies for this class: For those students who have previously taken Hillary's classes please plan to bring all of your drawing and watercolor supplies from her previous painting classes. For new students, a supply list will be available. As an option, for a $15 supply fee all art supplies will be provided for use during class time only. This fee would be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
Category
Quantity
Price
$85.00
 
$125.00
 
Saturday May 05
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Whether you are just starting out, or already have taken drawing or watercolors classes, these four-hour Saturday studio classes are fun and informative! Through unique exercises, demonstrations and personal guidance, each student will progress and work independently at their own level, while building a strong foundation of skills in both drawing and watercolors. A note about your supplies for this class: For those students who have previously taken Hillary's classes please plan to bring all of your drawing and watercolor supplies from her previous painting classes. For new students, a supply list will be available. As an option, for a $15 supply fee all art supplies will be provided for use during class time only. This fee would be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
Category
Quantity
Price
$85.00
 
$125.00
 
Wednesday May 09
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Learn to relax and release the artist in you. No experience is necessary and there are no rules to follow as you learn to create a mesmerizing piece to take home with you. Artist Margie Bauer will teach Zendoodle patterns based on each participant's interest and ability. There is no limit to the possibilities that can then be applied to the outlines of garden flora and fauna or to create your own unique design. The results will display your individual personality and creativity. Join us for a day of fun and artistic doodling. All materials are included upon payment of a $10.00 supply fee to the instructor on the day of class.
Category
Quantity
Price
$45.00
 
$60.00
 
Tuesday May 15
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday ending Tuesday May 29
Come and enjoy this special three-session acrylic workshop with artist Dan Bondroff. The workshop will start with a complete beginning to end demonstration of a landscape painting in acrylic paint. Students will learn composition, value, and color mixing. Beginning students will learn the fundamentals of painting while more advanced students will learn how to interpret value, color, intensity, and other advanced concepts of color theory. This is the perfect class for beginner students looking for a complete painting class as well as for advanced students looking to become more painterly or impressionistic in their approach.
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$170.00
 
$200.00
 
Wednesday May 16
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Irregular classes scheduled ending Friday May 18
Accomplished artist, Dottie Greene, will instruct a small group of students as they take watercolor painting to a new level with the understanding of color and light. Using transparent watercolor as the medium and working with a limited palette, students will distinguish the behavioral differences of pigments and explore the nuances of color while painting white objects. Participants should come to class with supporting reference materials of white objects (student photos that include some white objects, white flowers, etc.). Bring a light lunch.
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$190.00
 
$225.00
 
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Event registration summary
Painting the Portrait in Oil with Carlos Gallostra - Section A:
Member
0
$250.00
Non-Member
0
$325.00
From The Ground Up: Painting the Still Life in Oils-Section A:
Member
0
$245.00
Non-Member
0
$300.00
Watercolor Shades of Gray with Hillary Parker:
Member
0
$175.00
Non-Member
0
$225.00
The Basics of Drawing: Bargue Studies with Carlos Gallostra - Section A:
Member
0
$250.00
Non-Member
0
$325.00
Intermediate Drawing: Graphite, Charcoal and Conte - Section A:
Member
0
$225.00
Non-Member
0
$300.00
Drawing the Portrait in Graphite with Carlos Gallostra - Section A:
Member
0
$225.00
Non-Member
0
$300.00
ABC's of Drawing and Watercolors with Hillary Parker:
Member
0
$245.00
Non-Member
0
$295.00
Zendoodle: Releasing the Inner Artist in You with Margie Bauer - Section A:
Member
0
$45.00
Non-Member
0
$60.00
Creative Saturdays at Fairchild with Hillary Parker - Section B:
Member
0
$85.00
Non-Member
0
$125.00
Shibori Silk Scarves: Techniques In Painting and Dyeing with Urszula Rossiter (Dudek):
Member
0
$75.00
Non-Member
0
$100.00
Flora and Fauna Life in Botanical Illustrations with Leo Hernandez - Section A:
Member
0
$135.00
Non-Member
0
$170.00
Fairchild's Birds in Watercolors with Hillary Parker:
Member
0
$160.00
Non-Member
0
$195.00
Marvelous Mushrooms in Watercolors with Hillary Parker:
Member
0
$160.00
Non-Member
0
$195.00
Soft Pastels in the Garden with Dan Bondroff - Section B:
Member
0
$120.00
Non-Member
0
$145.00
The Art of Painting Using Palette Knives with MaiYap - Section B:
Member
0
$290.00
Non-Member
0
$340.00
Orchid Blooms in Watercolors with Hillary Parker:
Member
0
$245.00
Non-Member
0
$295.00
Advanced Watercolors with Artist Dottie Greene - Section B:
Member
0
$190.00
Non-Member
0
$225.00
Lotus and Water Lillies in Watercolors with Hillary Parker:
Member
0
$175.00
Non-Member
0
$225.00
Flora and Fauna Life in Botanical Illustrations with Leo Hernandez - Section B:
Member
0
$135.00
Non-Member
0
$170.00
Watercolore for Beginners and Going Beyond with Ricardo Aberle - Section B:
Member
0
$170.00
Non-Member
0
$280.00
The Basics of Drawing: Bargue Studies with Carlos Gallostra - Section B:
Member
0
$170.00
Non-Member
0
$210.00
Intermediate Drawing: Graphite, Charcoal and Conte - Section B:
Member
0
$160.00
Non-Member
0
$200.00
Drawing the Portrait in Graphite with Carlos Gallostra - Section B:
Member
0
$180.00
Non-Member
0
$230.00
Painting the Portrait in Oil with Carlos Gallostra - Section B:
Member
0
$175.00
Non-Member
0
$225.00
From the Ground Up: Painting the Still Life in Oils-Section B:
Member
0
$175.00
Non-Member
0
$210.00
Creative Saturdays at Fairchild with Hillary Parker - Section C:
Member
0
$85.00
Non-Member
0
$125.00
Creative Saturdays at Fairchild with Hillary Parker-Section D:
Member
0
$85.00
Non-Member
0
$125.00
Zendoodle: Releasing the Inner Artist in You with Margie Bauer - Section B:
Member
0
$45.00
Non-Member
0
$60.00
Spring Acrylic Studio Workshop with Dan Bondroff:
Member
0
$170.00
Non-Member
0
$200.00
Advanced Transparent Watercolors with Dottie Greene:
Member
0
$190.00
Non-Member
0
$225.00
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