Get Ready to Paint - beginners really welcome

This class is an orientation for enthusiastic but novice painters who want to paint with acrylics. Learn the scoop about brushes, supports, mediums, how to prep a canvas and basic color mixing. Through presentation and hands-on activities you will "get ready to paint" in a supportive, relaxed setting. Following this materials & terms introduction, you'll be ready to jump into your avorite painting class, be it landscape, still life, abstract, etc. We will take a short break so bring lunch or snacks, if you wish.

Click here for Get Ready to Paint Supply List. (Updated March 1, 2014)


art class
Date Location
February 8, 2014 Drake High School
March 22, 2014 College of Marin

Artistically Yours

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Pablo Picasso

Think of Picasso, Diebenkorn or Brown... it's not their traditional work that comes to mind but rather those paintings created once they discovered/created their unique style.

While there are many skills and techniques to learn along your art journey (composition, value, line etc.) it is also important (and fun!) to look for inner inspiration, to tap into your creativity and find your own voice.

In this workshop we'll start with warm-up exercises and then set you on your personal journey. You'll have a chance to experiment in a supportive environment. You will paint an original work without the aid of set up subject or photographs.

Acrylic paint, hard pastels or crayon is best for this class.

Click here for Artistically Yours Supply List. (Updated March 1, 2014)

All levels welcome.

Date Location
March 8, 2014 Drake High School
June 7, 2014 Drake High School

Location Details

Drake High

Rm 505, Sir Francis Drake High School
1327 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Anselmo, CA

Register with Tam Community Education. Supply list will be provided upon registration.

Tamalpais High

Mill Valley, CA

Register with Tam Community Education. Supply list will be provided upon registration.

College of Marin

Fine Art Center 301, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
Register with College of Marin.