In response to Covid 19 and the need for social distancing, I am teaching live online art classes using Zoom. Each class session is six weeks long. To participate, you will need internet and a device with a working microphone and speaker.

Once you register and pay, you will receive an email with all the class information: including the Zoom invite, materials list, and anything you will need for the first class.

Painting With Pastel

Tuesdays, May 11 – June 15
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (CDT)
(Six Weeks)

Instructor: Lenin Desol     visit website
Soft pastels combine the expressive mark-making of a drawing tool with the highest pigment concentration of any art medium! If you have a set lying about that you never learned to use properly, this is your chance!

Combining thorough demonstrations and a live model, this class will get you on the road to making luminous portraits and figure paintings with your new favorite medium!

Some drawing experience will be required in this class, as will a basic knowledge of color theory. We will experiment with different techniques and surfaces, and students can expect to do a minimum of 3 different poses.


Plein Air Cityscape

Friday, May 14
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (EDT)

Instructor: Claudia Selene
Drawing and painting ‘en plain air’ (in the open air) will teach you volumes about composition, light, color and everything that makes a great work of art.

In this workshop I will guide you through all the basics, including
  • Assembling your supplies and gear
  • Figuring out where to set up at what time of day
  • Narrowing down all the stuff you see into a compelling composition
  • Choosing a color scheme
  • Working with the limitations of time and changing light
  • Interacting with passers by

Students will draw or paint in the medium of their choice. Demonstrations will be applicable to every medium, and individual help will be tailored to the students needs.

Workshop to be held at an outdoor location near Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti. Details available on registration.

Please feel free to contact me (below) if you have any questions about the classes or want help testing your device.