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Art Classes Summer 2017

The Desert Art Center offers adult classes six days a week in variety of different art mediums. Unless otherwise indicated, classes are held in the art education center at the Desert Art Center.

All of our instructors are accomplished, professional artists/craftsmen with years of experience in the subjects they're teaching. For a complete list of Desert Art Center Instructors click here. You can also connect to their bios from the class list shown below. Please contact the instructor for more information and to sign up for a class.

Click on the day to jump to classes for that day of the week:
MONDAY

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MODERN ABSTRACT ACRYLIC PAINTING with JULIANNA POLDI
Julianna holds an MFA in Arts and Consciousness. She holds workshops for beginner to advanced students, materials provided (canvas extra). Private, couple or group classes.
Call for rates.

www.jpoldi.com  juliannapoldi@gmail.com (505) 603-2658


TUESDAY

  9:00 AM
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OILS with TERRY MASTERS

Terry was raised here in the desert and has a beautiful appreciation of our valley and desert life. These classes are for beginner to advanced students. Terry’s art is known nationally as well as here in the desert. 
$130 for 4 classes. Held in the DAC Auditorium
www.desertpainter.com  tmasters452@earthlink.net  
(760) 778-8855
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OILS & ACRYLICS with ELAINE MATHEWS

Elaine holds a BA in Art and an MA in teaching. Her large paintings are included in several corporate collections. Classes are for beginner to intermediate students who will paint from photos and learn plein air techniques. 
$120 for 4 classes.  $35 for 1 class. Auditorium
elaineartist@yahoo.com       (760) 328-4911

WEDNESDAY

  
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BASIC DRAWING with JESSICA SCHIFFMAN
 
 
This class will de-mystify basic drawing problems. Beginning to advanced students. With a BFA in painting, Jessica is a full-time painter and has illustrated sixteen children’s books.
$120 for 4 classes. $35 for 1 class.  Small Studio.
jscaschiffman@gmail.com              (951) 212-3783
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SCULPTURE with KAY HENKEL
 
 

Learn to work with clay making figures or animals with accurate proportions. Hand build pots, or learn the process of making portraits of yourself or others with the time saving use of face masks. Lean the use of tools, drying, and firing the kiln. “Tell me what you want and I can help you make it.” 

Call for rates. Classes are small. All levels welcome.

www.kayhenkelsculpture.com          (760) 320-5276
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PAINTING - ALL MEDIA with ELAINE STARRETT

Elaine painted and gave classes for twenty years while living on Maui, receiving excellent reviews from her students.  Her focus is on accessing creative imagination, while introducing and demonstrating unique painting techniques.  Fun and relaxing!

$125 for 4 classes or $35 for 1 class. Small Studio.

ecstarr22@gmail.com   (808) 298-9551
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PAINTING IN OIL/ACRYLICS with
JESSICA SCHIFFMAN
 
 
Jessica has a BFA in painting.  She can teach you her step by step system and help you solve visual problems.  Still life supplied or paint your own subject. All levels are welcome. Materials supplied for a modest fee. 
$120 for 4 classes. $35 for 1 class.  Small Studio
jscaschiffman@gmail.com                 (951) 212-3783

THURSDAY

  
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PAINTING - ALL MEDIA with DAVID FAIRRINGTON

David has an extensive  background in painting and drawing. He has painted over 500 personal portraits, ballet subjects and he was a Combat Artist for the US Army.  He will emphasize drawing, values, color and edges.

$140 for 4 classes.  Held in the DAC Auditorium.
www.davidfairrington.com     fairrington@verizon.net   
(951) 966-6800
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PHOTOGRAPHY with SCOTT KLINGER
Scott is a college faculty member with an MFA in Studio Art who has exhibited around the world. Learn the tips and tricks of professional photograghers. Composition, camera functions and lighting taught.  Students must bring camera or mobile device (such as iphone).
$120 for 4 classes, $35 for 1 class. In the Small Studio.
If you have any questions or suggestions, contact Scott at klinger.scott@gmail.com or call (310) 386-7614.
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OPEN STUDIO

Bring your supplies and a subject to paint for an Open Studio session.  No instruction.  All media welcome.  $5 per session.

FRIDAY
  
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OIL PAINTING TECHNIQUES with LOUISE PASSEY

Louise has been an artist all of her adult life. Her professional experience ranges from clothing and costume design to oil painting in which she holds a Master’s and a teaching credential.  She specializes in figure painting, with an emphasis on classic oil techniques.  

$100 for 4 classes. $30 for 1 class. Auditorium

passeylouise@gmail.com      (310) 629-8155
SUNDAY
  
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LIFE DRAWING with
DAVID FAIRRINGTON

This class will have both nude and clothed models. Drawing from the “inside out” will be taught to get more volume and depth in your drawings and paintings. Painting with various media covered. Line work and capturing drama in the drawing emphasized.
$120 for 4 classes; $35 for 1.  Held in DAC Auditorium.
www.davidfairrington.com  fairrington@verizon.net   
(951) 966-6800
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