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Acrylic Painting Adventures

Ages 18 and up

Day Date Time Location price Activity Number
Wednesday
April 12th to June 14th
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Manhattan Beach Arts Center

Studio B

(MBAC - SB)
1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Residents:

$229

Nonresidents:

$252

27766

Use acrylic paints to explore your creativity. Enjoy learning about light and shadow, color theory, composition, and techniques through discussions and exercises. Students can bring in photos for inspiration and develop their own style. Instructor, Ann Pitts, brings a unique perspective of an anthropologist, marine life naturalist, and graphic designer to this colorful world. Beginners and advanced students welcome. Supply list will be emailed to participants prior to class.

Art of Oil
Ages 18 and up

Day Date Time Location price Activity Number
Monday
April 10th to June 12th
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Manhattan Beach Arts Center

Studio B

(MBAC - SB)
1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Residents:

$149

Nonresidents:

$164

27132

You will learn the basics of oil painting, including use of mediums, color, value, shape and line through specific exercises and then apply this to the canvas. All skill levels welcome. Please download the supply list (PDF).

Beginning Jewelry Wire Wrapping
Ages 18 and up

Day Date Time Location price Activity Number
Tuesday April 11th to June 13th
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Manhattan Beach Art Center

Studio B

(MBAC - SB)

Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Residents: $229
Nonresidents: $252
27157

Explore the art of jewelry wire wrapping. Students will be introduced to making jewelry while learning the basics about metals, beads and stones. Projects may include earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches. Basic tools and materials included but students may choose to purchase additional materials and supplies. Duration: 10 weeks.

Landscape Pastel Painting
Ages 16 and up

Day Date Time Location Price Activity Number
Thursday April 13th to June 15th
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Manhattan Beach Arts Center

Studio B
(MBAC - SB)
1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Residents: $229
Nonresidents: $252
27261
Enjoy the creative process of painting landscapes using soft pastels. Students will learn the necessary tools to create beautiful landscapes inspired from their own photographs. Through instructor demonstrations and personal guidance, students will develop a greater understanding of how to see, interpret, and paint the landscape with pastels.

Oriental Watercolor
Ages 16 and up

Day Date Time Location price Activity Number
Tuesday April 11th to June 13th
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Manhattan Beach Arts Center

Studio B

(MBAC - SB)
1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Residents $149
Nonresidents $164
27292
Noted artist and instructor Hisako Asano will share her approach to a world of delicate ancient watercolor painting. Special attention will be focused on technique and styles which allow for a creative and individual approach to painting. Please download list of supplies (PDF).


Painting Intensive with Alex Weinstein

Ages 18 and up

Day Date Time Location price Activity Number
Wednesday April 12th to May 3rd
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Alex Weinstein's Studio
1866 West 169th Street
Gardena, CA 90247
Residents: $349
Nonresidents: $384
27761

Manhattan Beach artist Alex Weinstein is a renowned painter, exhibiting as well as selling his work throughout the U.S.A., Asia, South America, and Australia. This fall, Alex opens the doors to his sunlit Gardena studio and invites a few students to join him in this incredible, hands-on painting workshop. Over the span of 4 weeks, students will paint alongside Alex and explore fundamental concepts in modern art making such as figuration vs. abstraction, gesture, color relationships, and compositional strategies. While this will be a painting workshop, the focus will be on experimentation and exploration of personal work and ideas as well as critical thinking. All levels welcome! Activity will take place in artist's studio; address, directions and supply list will be provided upon sign up. Duration: 4 Weeks.


Precious Metal Clay Jewelry
Ages 18 and up

Day Date Time Location price Activity Number
Saturday April 1st
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Manhattan Beach Arts Center

Studio A
(MBAC - SA)
1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Residents:

$119
Nonresidents:
$131

27300
Beginning and returning students will learn how to make a pair of earrings or a pendant with a stone, using Precious Metal Clay. Students will learn to design and make a piece with the stone in mind and make a secure setting using smaller elements. Topics addressed will be achieving visual and physical harmony between metal and stone, adding wire loops and bail, making a domed piece and more. This small class offers plenty of individual attention in an intimate setting. Fee includes all tools, materials and PMC. Bring your lunch, imagination and curiosity (and glasses for detailed work if you need them)!

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