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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 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 ...

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 ...

Fran Nichols   |   ALL
Workshop   |   Tue, October 16, 2018   |   $15.00
Description: Once a month, Popular instructor Fran Nichols joins us to add a bit of extra Pizzazz to our weekly paint-ins. Come! Join your fellow artists for a fun and artistic day! $10 for DA Associate members PLEASE ...

A Smorgasbord of Art
Vickie Sekits   |   A differs medium each week
Class   |   Oct 17–Nov 14, 2018   |   $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 ...

Watercolor Tricks of the Trade
Louisa McHugh   |   watercolor
Workshop   |   Oct 17–Nov 14, 2018   |   $185.00
Our popular watercolor instructor has a whole bunch of new techniques and thoughts on color theory that she is dying to pass on to you! This class should be a fun way to learn some new things to give your paintings some ...

Silk Scarf Paining with Susan Lily
Destination: Art   |   Painting on. Silk Scarves
Workshop   |   Sat, October 27, 2018   |   $40.00
Join us in making an original silk scarf for yourself, as a gift for the Holidays or for a friend's birthday. Tuition includes all materials and one silk scarf. Additional scarves can be purchased for $10 each. ...

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 ...

Destination: Art   |   Silk Painting with Susan Lily
Workshop   |   Sat, November 10, 2018   |   $40.00
Join us in making an original silk scarf for yourself, as a gift for the Holidays or for a friend's birthday. Tuition includes all materials and one silk scarf. Additional scarves can be purchased for $10 each. ...

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   |   $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 ...

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 ...