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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.

Individual Oil Painting Instruction by Doug Castleman
Douglas Castleman   |   Oil
Workshop   |   Jan 9–Feb 27, 2019   |   $50.00
Doug will help you individually with your painting selection and lend his expertise to advising you how to improve your oil techniques. If you love the work that Doug shows in his studio, this is the class for you. ...

Interpreting the World in Watercolor
Louisa McHugh   |   Watercolor
Class   |   Jan 23–Feb 20, 2019   |   $185.00
Interpret the world around you, including seascapes, landscapes, and urban scenes using contemporary watercolor trends with one of our most popular ...

NEW! Evening Pastel Class
David Wolfram   |   Pastel
Class   |   Jan 24–Feb 21, 2019   |   $185.00
Our first evening class! This class will cover all aspects of soft pastels, including materials, types and theories of underpainting, color theory, composition, and even framing. If you want to take your work to the ...

Fran Nichols   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   Fri, February 15, 2019   |   $85.00
Fran alway has something exciting to teach us - from a well planned demonstration, to help selecting your image, and then assisting you to completion of your painting, we always learn so much! Come spend the day ...

Fran Nichols   |   ALL
Class   |   Tue, February 19, 2019   |   $15.00
Paint-In Critique with Fran Nichols.
Come get Fran's instruction on how to improve your paintings or start something new. Associates pay $10 and Non Associates pay $15. Quite a bargain. YOU NEED TO REGISTER BUT PAY IN ...

Suzanne Kuuskmae   |   silk painting
Workshop   |   Fri, February 22, 2019   |   $45.00
Students will complete two silk scarves using the folding or draping over glass methods. A demonstration will be given before students begin work on selecting the colors they wish to use. Additional scarves can be ...

Joe Mancuso   |   PASTEL
Workshop   |   Sat, February 23, 2019   |   $85.00
Joe Mancuso is one of our favorite pastel teachers, and we are thrilled to have him back teaching a class with us. Let Joe take you several steps further in your art journey!
As an award winning and professional ...

A Smorgasbord of Art Techniques
Vickie Sekits   |   A Different Medium/ Technique each week
Class   |   Feb 27–Mar 27, 2019   |   $185.00
Join Vickie on a fun exploratory journey through a variety of Mediums. Whether you're a beginning artist or an experienced artist, this class is a great way to try out new mediums and techniques. On the docket are ...

Take Your Watercolors to the Next Level
Louisa McHugh   |   watercolor
Class   |   Feb 27–Mar 27, 2019   |   $185.00
Join our popular watercolor instructor for her new adventures in all things watercolor. Working from photos, you will be working on landscapes incorporating experimental techniques.
A supply list is included, but there ...

Evening Watercolor Class with Louisa McHugh
Louisa McHugh   |   watercolor
Class   |   Feb 27–Mar 27, 2019   |   $185.00
Whether you are new to watercolors, haven't painted for a while and want a refresher, or are an experienced watercolorist, come & relax and have a good time with our Watercolor Instructor Extraordinaire, Louisa McHugh, ...

Pour Your HeART out
Linda Thompson   |   Acrylics
Class   |   Feb 28–Mar 28, 2019   |   $185.00
It's new, exciting, and so much fun!
You will learn a whole new way to use acrylics in creating one of a kind pieces. Each session will focus on a variation of the basic premise, giving you numerous and exciting ...

Alan Flattmann Workshop
Alan Flattmann   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   March 1–3, 2019   |   $375.00
A Pastel workshop with Alan Flattmann. Author of The Art of Pastel Painting, which is considered by many as the definitive guide to pastels. His French Quarter Impressions and The Poetic Realism of Alan Flattmann are ...

paint-in with Fran Nichols
Fran Nichols   |   All
Workshop   |   Tue, March 19, 2019   |   $15.00
Paint-In Tuesday with Fran Nichols. Fran gives you critiques that help you make the most of your painting day. Any medium is fine, and you need to register on line but you will pay in the classroom! ...

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 or Oil
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 ...

Chasing the Light with Tony Allain
Tony Allain   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   May 17–19, 2019   |   $375.00
Tony will share some of his working methods in this workshop, concentrating on painting land & seascapes that are filled with colour and light. We will explore the use of direct strokes on a textured surface to ...