Weekly Classes
 
Register here for new 2022-2023 weekly classes.
We are offering both in-person and virtual classes this coming year.

Classes are ongoing/monthly with occasional seasonal camps during school closures. 

Youth; Ages 5-17
Art 1; Ages 5-7
Art 2; Ages 8-12
Art 3; Ages 12-17
Art History for Kids; Ages 8-12
Homeschool Art & Science 1; Ages 5-7
Homeschool Art & Science 2; Ages 8-10
Homeschool Art & Science 3; Ages 12-15
Character Illustration; Ages 10-17
Private Lessons
Teen Mentoring/Portfolio Prep. for Rising Art Majors

Call to join, or to schedule a drop-in class: 831-566-0768

School-year classes go through May, 26, 2023.
*Ocean Grove ends May 26, 2023.

No classes held Sept. 5, Nov. 11, Nov. 21-25, Dec. 19-30, Jan. 2, 1Jan. 6, Feb 20, Apr. 3-7

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To register, go to registration tab or click here.

 

If you would like to "drop-in" to a class please contact Yvette so we can plan for your arrival and make sure there is enough space in the class. 1 hour drop-in classes are $30. 
 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CHARACTER ILLUSTRATION

In this class, we explore the wonderful world of visual storytelling through a variety of stylized character art. We draw inspiration from popular graphic novels, film, tv and games, as well as real-world photographic references. Students learn how to design original characters and interesting scenes using artistic principles such as shape, scale, color and contrast. All experience levels are welcome, and an active imagination is highly encouraged.

Materials: your favorite drawing supplies! Suggestions include: paper, pencils, pens/markers, watercolors. Digital drawing tablets are welcome.

DRAWING: 

This class is for students who want to deepen their ability to draw what they see. Learning to look is the foundation of this drawing class, set in a positive & relaxed environment. Confidence soars when visual connections are made and renderings improve.  A “Drawing Sketch Book” is required.

Materials you will need: sketchbook, #2 pencil, sharpener, eraser, colored pencils, markers of choice.  

HOME SCHOOL ART & SCIENCE: Ages 8 and up

Students enjoy this fun, positive & relaxed environment where they can explore materials, follow their creativity, naturally deepen their concentration and enhance their visual perception of the world around them. The subject matter in this class is Biology-based, with in-depth studies of plant life, animals, insects, fish & humans. A sketch book is required and will be used in class each week.

Materials: sketchbook for exercises, #2 pencil, sharpener, eraser

colored pencils, markers, watercolors or similar paints, steady supply of heavyweight white paper for painting (1 per day) black sharpie.

BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS Ages 8-12 

This class is designed to be an extension of your creative home school morning at the Art Factory. We will read a variety of inspiring books and short stories together where students and teacher take turns reading aloud. We discuss the book each week, create a companion drawing/project and end each story with our own written book review. 

 

STUDIO ART 1: Ages 5-7

We’ll explore pastel, colored pencil, watercolor, tempera and sculpture as a small group with simple instruction. A great art foundation starts here!

A sketch book is required and will be used in class each week.

Materials: sketchbook for exercises, #2 pencil, sharpener, eraser

colored pencils, markers, watercolors or similar paints, steady supply of heavyweight white paper for painting (1 per day) black sharpie.

 

STUDIO ART 2: Ages 8 and up

Created for returning students or students with 1 to 2 years prior art experience. Students will find more freedom in their practice as they are familiar with studio materials and basic techniques. We’ll explore pastel, mixed media collage, colored pencil, watercolor and tempera paint. A sketch book is required and will be used in class each week.

Materials: sketchbook for exercises, #2 pencil, sharpener, eraser

colored pencils, markers, watercolors or similar paints, oil pastel set of 12 colors or more, steady supply of heavyweight white paper for painting or pastel (1 per day) black sharpie.

TEEN DRAWING/STUDIO ART 3: Ages 12 and up.  

Created for returning students or students a minimum of 2 years prior art experience. We will focus on technique development and the creative process through a variety of studio art mediums, including science illustration, watercolors, acrylic painting, mixed media collage and printmaking over the course of the school year. This class provides a wonderful opportunity for students to expand on school-related projects associated with reports and special presentations, as an alternative to the planned lessons. Independent work is encouraged.A sketch book is required and will be used in class each week.

Materials you will need: sketchbook, #2 pencil, sharpener, eraser, colored pencils, markers of choice.

ART HISTORY FOR KIDS; Traveling the 20th Century Art & Artists Timeline

Look closely and think critically. There is so much to see! Each week we will meet a new artist as we travel the historical timeline of the 20th century. Students will learn to unpack the imagery of work from some of the world’s most reclusive and outspoken (and those in between) artists, while we expand our critical thinking, observation and dialog skills. Students gain a better understanding and appreciation of the creative process while they learn to look longer.