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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.

Fran Nichols   |   Watercolor
Workshop   |   Wed, December 12, 2018   |   $55.00
Come join Fran for a workshop of four hours where you will receive instruction in watercolor painting. Many of you have expressed interest in having Fran give such a class so here is your opportunity to learn her ...

Suzanne Kuuskmae   |   Silk Painting
Workshop   |   Sat, December 15, 2018   |   $45.00
Students will use various folding methods as well as the flower forming method to complete two scarves. All supplies will be provided and additional scarves can be purchased for $5 each. ...

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. ...

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 ...

Bernard Fallon   |   All Media
Workshop   |   Sat, January 19, 2019   |   $85.00
Bernard Fallon: Color, Composition & Camera. An all-media workshop for artists to help improve their painting by understanding some fundamentals of "seeing". Composition is often based on our own sense of balance and ...

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 ...

A Structured Approach to Oil Painting... PLUS
David Wolfram   |   Oil, but Acrylic is OK as well
Workshop   |   Jan 24–Feb 21, 2019   |   $185.00
This comprehensive painting class is good for all painters, whether you are new, or if you have been painting for a while, but want to take your work to the next level. We will cover all the material from the original ...

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 ...

Mike Ishikawa   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   Sat, February 02, 2019   |   $85.00
Practice and more practice at a workshop or home will make you a better painter. You can select one of Mike's photos or bring your own, and to get started we are going to do a simple, black and white value drawing that ...

Suzanne Kuuskmae   |   silk painting
Workshop   |   Sat, February 23, 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 ...

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 ...