Destination: Art Classes & Workshops

Destination: Art offers a variety of art classes and workshops to provide our community with quality instruction, a comfortable environment and support to improve their technique and knowledge. Destination: Art continues to hold classes in pastel, oil painting, watercolor, mixed media, and drawing. Our instructors are award winning artists, and our classes are kept small, granting students the best learning opportunity. Please revisit this page each month to see what classes and workshops are scheduled. If there is an art skill you wish to learn and you don't see it here, please email us to let us know. LocalArtists@destination-art.net

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Paint-Ins

Come join us for a day of uninstructed painting. Everyone works on their own projects with their own supplies. A great time of mutual encouragement and camaraderie.
Tuesdays, 10 AM – 3PM. Drop in, no registration, $15 each or $10 for Associate artists.


Queen Anne's Lace with Mike Ishikawa
Mike Ishikawa   |   Pastels
Workshop   |   Sat, June 01, 2024   |   $110.00
I was traveling in Sicily last year. Miki and I took a walk along a dirt road, and I stumbled upon these wonderful white and yellow flowers. I took a bunch of photos on my I pad and did not think about them, until my ...

Composition and Painting from a Photograph
Sean Barrett   |   Watercolor
Workshop   |   June 5–26, 2024   |   $140.00
Composition and painting from photograph
• Students will learn the basics of watercolor and gain insights into this beautiful medium.
• Students will be encouraged to go at their own pace, be creative and have fun.
• ...


Art for Everyone - Mark Making
KimKelly Ryan   |   Mixed Media
Workshop   |   Thu, June 06, 2024   |   $10.00
This is a process approach to drawing that emphasizes play, scribbles and messiness!
Come and explore mixed media mark making!
We will be using simple materials like gel pens, markers, pencils, charcoal, crayons and ...


REPEAT: Mark Making: GELLI PLATE PRINTING
Lynn Mikami   |   Mixed Media
Workshop   |   Sun, June 16, 2024   |   $50.00
If you are feeling stuck, unmotivated, bored or just want to play,
explore and learn a little, these classes may be for you. Beginners as well
as experienced artists are welcome!

Destination Art is presenting an ...


Art for Everyone - Collage & Composition
Debbie Abshear   |   Mixed Media
Workshop   |   Thu, July 11, 2024   |   $10.00
Come play with papers and make 9 small collages to be framed, used for greeting cards, or turned into bookmarks.
You will have fun while learning a bit about composition and arrangement of shapes and colors.
All ...


Building Mixed Media Layers in Abstract Compositions
Dina Wakley   |   Mixed Media
Workshop   |   July 13–14, 2024   |   $250.00
Join me for a 2-day workshop that is all about play, composition, and telling stories with the elements of art (line, shape, color, and texture). We’ll start by experimenting with different mediums and substrates, ...

Creative Conversation: Writing for Well-Being
Ellen Bell   |   Notebooks & Pens provided
Event   |   Sun, July 28, 2024   |   $10.00
Writing is an act that has the power to transform a person’s perspective, mood and way of thinking and being in the world. “It’s an art and an important form of expression — I do believe it’s therapeutic,” says author ...

Art for Everyone - Pouring Paint!
Dianne Joffino   |   Acrylic Paint
Workshop   |   Thu, August 01, 2024   |   $10.00
Come try Tips and Tricks of acrylic paint pouring on canvas! We will go over mixing paints, how marbling cells are created, using string pulls, and using leftover wall paint so your picture goes with your room! This ...

Good Stuff I've Learned & Want to Share AGAIN
David Wolfram   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   August 9–10, 2024   |   $250.00
“Please join me in my August “beat the desert heat’ two day workshop.” I had such a good time teaching this last year, and so did the attendees, that I decided to do it again!
Over the years I have attended numerous ...


Art for Everyone - Accordion Book & Gelli Printing
Robin Johns   |   Mixed Media and Paint
Workshop   |   Thu, September 05, 2024   |   $10.00
We will be making an accordion book, which is made out of watercolor paper, and has a pocket and little bookmarks that you can make all from one sheet of watercolor paper. The book will include a closure of some kind ...

Breaking Free: Mood and Atmosphere
Tony Allain   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   May 21–23, 2024   |   $425.00
BREAKING FREE: MOOD AND ATMOSPHERE

The quest for perfection can bring with it fear of making mistakes and can result in a style which can seem inhibited. In this workshop we will concentrate on freedom and ...


Part 2: Must-Know Watercolor Techniques
Joe Cibere   |   Watercolor
Workshop   |   Sat, May 25, 2024   |   $75.00
This workshop is Part 2 of a tribute to Nita Engle. Learn how to paint a field of wildflowers that paint themselves. This water resist technique can be used for many subjects. We'll also make our own stamps that are ...