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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.

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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. See below for discounted quarterly registration.

Un instructed   |   Any Medium
Class   |   Jul 3–Sep 25, 2018   |   $100.00
Come join us for a day of uninstructed painting, working on your own project. A great time of mutual encouragement and ...

A Structured Approach to Oil Painting
David Wolfram   |   Oils and Acrylics
Workshop   |   Jul 19–Aug 16, 2018   |   $180.00
Learn to become a better painter with this proven method. Viewing the painting process as a systematic approach allows you to make the right choices at the proper time greatly improving your chances for a successful ...

Pastel Application for Realism
Otto Sturcke   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   Sat, August 18, 2018   |   $85.00
This workshop provides in depth solutions to create the realism you’re looking for in your work. Working from photo reference, attendees will use a variety of techniques on two different surfaces, La Carte Sanded Paper ...

Paint in With Fran Nichols
Fran Nichols   |   all
Event   |   Tue, August 21, 2018   |   $15.00
This is one of our Tuesday paint-ins with an added bonus. Fran Nichols, one of our popular instructors, will be here to offer assistance and advice. ...

Fran Nichols Pastel Workshop
Fran Nichols   |   pastel
Workshop   |   Wed, August 29, 2018   |   $85.00
Whether you are a beginning pastellist or are so experienced that you have pastel dust coming out of your ears, Fran's one day Workshop is for you. Fran does great demos, teaches interesting techniques , and gives ...

Watercolor FUNdamentals
Louisa McHugh   |   Watercolor
Class   |   Sep 12–Oct 10, 2018   |   $180.00
Refresh and fine tune your skills, or start from the beginning. This class will go over technique and color- which will be incorporated into each painting. Fundamental elements will be put together so that you can learn ...

Desmond O'Hagan Pastel Workshop
Desmond O'Hagan   |   pastel
Workshop   |   September 14–16, 2018   |   $375.00
Join us for an exciting three day workshop with Nationally known, returning Master Pastellist, Desmond ...

MORE How to Bring Your Animal Paintings to Life
Lerri Peterson   |   all
Workshop   |   Sep 20–Oct 11, 2018   |   $144.00
Back by popular demand! Learn how to bring your paintings of your furry, feathered.scaled, and otherwise, friends to life. If you missed out the first time, you'll want to make this one. Or... take it again, just to ...

Mixed Media Collage/ Assemblage Workshop
Darcy Roberts   |   multi media
Workshop   |   Sat, September 22, 2018   |   $125.00
Darcy will guide you step by step on how to create a pleasing composition, review best adhesive practices and will provide paint, lettering stencils, rubber stamps, magazines, glitter, buttons, & fabric. You will bring ...

Warm and Cool Colors - Dynamic Pastel Painting
Otto Sturcke   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   Sun, September 23, 2018   |   $85.00
In our August 18 workshop, we had lots of discussion about Warm & Cool colors and all agreed that a class devoted to a better understanding of this subject would be of great value. Otto will show us through ...

Do it Again, and Again- in Pastels
Mike Ishikawa   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   Sat, November 03, 2018   |   $85.00
I will provide photos of landscapes, and participants will choose one. They will start with a 6x9, and have 1 hr to complete, then they will do a 8x10 or 12, and have 2 hr to complete. In the afternoon they can do a ...

How to Paint Atmospheric Watercolors
Frank Eber   |   Watercolor
Workshop   |   January 11–13, 2019   |   $325.00
Learn how to paint luminous watercolors by manipulating tonal values, color and edge. In this class, Frank will share advanced painting techniques to create atmosphere, balance and unity in your work. Topics will ...

Alan Flattmann Workshop
Alan Flattmann   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   March 1–3, 2019   |   $395.00
A Pastel workshop with Alan Flattmann. More details to ...

Richard McKinley Pastel Basics
Richard McKinley   |   pastel
Workshop   |   March 29–30, 2019   |   $265.00
If you haven't taken Richard's entry class, here's your chance. This class is a prerequisite to his other advanced techniques and mentoring classes. Lots of great information from one of the top artists and teachers in ...

Oil Painting with Richard McKinley
Richard McKinley   |   oil
Workshop   |   Mar 31–Apr 1, 2019   |   $265.00
You asked for it! Richard returns for a two day oil painting workshop- something he has never taught here before. If you are an oil painter, this one is for ...

Richard McKinley Advance Pastel Mentoring
Richard McKinley   |   pastel
Workshop   |   April 2–3, 2019   |   $265.00
This is Richard's Advanced Pastel Mentoring class. To take this you must have taken one of his basic workshops. Amazing insights into tips and techniques. One day may be plein air, so appropriate equipment ...