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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.

Watercolor Atmosphere, Texture, and More!
Louisa McHugh   |   watercolor
Class   |   Oct 16–Nov 13, 2019   |   $185.00
Get your watercolor fix with Louisa's last class of 2019! This class is going to focus on how to achieve different textural effects in watercolor, and how to use atmosphere as a creative tool in your paintings. Louisa's ...

Paint Pouring with Linda
Linda Thompson   |   Acrylic pouring mediums
Workshop   |   October 19–20, 2019   |   $135.00
Paint Pouring: It's new, exciting, and SO MUCH FUN!

Learn a whole new way of using acrylics in creating one of a kind pieces.
Class will focus on a variation of the basic premise, giving you numerous and exciting ...

Paint-In with Fran Nichols
Fran Nichols   |   All
Workshop   |   Tue, October 22, 2019   |   $15.00
Come join us for another informative paint-in with Fran critique - watch your painting skills improve with her suggestions. Bring a lunch or order ...

Pastel Painting with Joe Mancuso
Joe Mancuso   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   Sat, October 26, 2019   |   $95.00
An award winning and professional pastel painter with more than twenty-five years of experience, Joe brings his knowledge into a relaxed and welcoming environment designed for students of all levels. Personal attention ...

Core Class #1: Composition and Picture Planning
David Wolfram   |   all
Workshop   |   Mon, October 28, 2019   |   $50.00
This is the first of Destination: Art's core classes. This class is designed to help you think through and plan your compositions, based on format, medium, and artistic intent. Also covered will be how to use a ...

SIlverpoint with Olga Ryabtsova
Olga Ryabtsova   |   Silverpoint
Workshop   |   Sat, November 02, 2019   |   $85.00
Silverpoint is a metal media that can leave a mark on the prepared abrasive surface and known for its fine, delicate strokes as well as high archival qualities. Many silverpoint drawings of Old Masters can be seen in ...

Frank Minuto Special Holiday Class
Frank Minuto   |   Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor
Workshop   |   Nov 14–Dec 12, 2019   |   $140.00
Frank is offering classes to learn painting within three specific early 20th century techniques and styles: Fauvism, Expressionism and abstract. Working in watercolor, acrylic and oils with odorless turpentine to reach ...

Paint-In with Fran Nichols
Fran Nichols   |   All
Workshop   |   Tue, November 19, 2019   |   $15.00
Come join us for another informative paint-in with Fran critique - watch your painting skills improve with her suggestions. Bring a lunch or order out! Pay in the class - not on line. Let us know if you have to cancel ...

Pastel Workshop with Fran Nichols
Fran Nichols   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   Wed, December 04, 2019   |   $70.00
Come join Fran for another popular workshop where you will be given an excellent demonstration followed by painting one of Fran's images or your own. Fran will assist you as you reach for the next level in your art ...

Portraits in Colored Pencil with Buena
Buena Johnson   |   Colored Pencil
Workshop   |   Sun, December 08, 2019   |   $85.00
You might like doing a colored pencil painting of a person you know and love! This is the perfect workshop to learn how to layer colors to get the effect you want. Buena will offer a workshop once a month so that you ...

Beginner Pastel with Richard McKinley
Richard McKinley   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   March 20–21, 2020   |   $280.00
Learn the Basics of Pastel Painting from a master artist/teacher. This is a two-day Studio Pastel Workshop focused on Fundamental Landscape Techniques for the beginner. ...

Oil Painting with Richard McKinley
Richard McKinley   |   Oil
Workshop   |   March 22–23, 2020   |   $280.00
Enhance your oil painting skills in this exciting class with Richard McKinley. Let Richard help you reach a new level in your painting exploration in this two-day Studio Oil Painting workshop focused on Landscape ...

Mentoring with Richard McKinley
Richard McKinley   |   Patel or Oil
Workshop   |   March 24–25, 2020   |   $280.00
For those who have already taken one or more classes with Richard. This class will allow Richard to assess your skills and help you advance to a higher level of art practice. ...

Tony Allain - Chasing the Light in Pastel
Tony Allain   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   May 21–23, 2020   |   $390.00
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 ...