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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.

A Structured Approach to Oil Painting
David Wolfram   |   oil
Class   |   Jan 8–Feb 5, 2018   |   $180.00
Whether you are new to oils, or an experienced painter who wants to learn a proven method to becoming a better, more consistent painter, this class is for you. This class breaks the oil painting process into simple ...

Louisa McHugh Watercolor Techniques
Louisa McHugh   |   Watercolor
Class   |   Jan 10–Feb 7, 2018   |   $175.00
An excellent intermediate course! Experiment with different techniques and learn popular styles of watercolor painting. Have fun and improve your skills with a variety of ...

Working Faster, yet Better in Pastels
Mike Ishikawa   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   Sun, January 14, 2018   |   $75.00
Mike, who is renowned for his beautiful pastels, which he creates with Blazing Speed, is doing a one day workshop designed to loosen you up, and make you work more efficiently and decisively through a series of timed ...

Un instructed   |   Any Medium
Class   |   Jan 23–Mar 27, 2018   |   $100.00
Come join us for a day of uninstructed painting, working on your own project. A great time of mutual encouragement and ...

Fran Nichols Pastel Landscape Workshop
Fran Nichols   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   Sat, January 27, 2018   |   $75.00
Whether you are just starting out, or an experienced pastelist, you will benefit from Fran's expert instruction. All the way from the underpainting stage to the final mark making will be covered. Work from your own ...

Silk Painting Workshop
Suzanne Kuuskmae   |   inks on silk
Workshop   |   Fri, February 09, 2018   |   $75.00
Learn the art of silk painting on scarves and pillow covers from Sue and Anna. All inks and two silk scarves included, with more available for nominal ...

Secrets of Gold Leafing
Morgan Kari   |   All
Workshop   |   Sat, March 03, 2018   |   $70.00
Learn how to apply gold/ metal leaf correctly. Learn about the different varieties of metal, and techniques for achieving different effects including embossing, distressing, bas relief, antiquing, metallic backgrounds, ...

Richard McKinley Basic Pastel Workshop
Richard McKinley   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   March 6–7, 2018   |   $265.00
Destination: Art is honored to have Richard here again to teach again. This is the workshop to take if you have not taken one of his workshops before. Great demonstrations and personal instruction from one of the pastel ...

Richard McKinley Advanced Mentoring Session
Richard McKinley   |   Pastel
Workshop   |   March 8–10, 2018   |   $390.00
A mentoring/ advanced techniques workshop aimed at the experienced Pastellist who wants to take the next step, taught by one of the masters in the art ...

Underpainting Techniques for Pastels
David Wolfram   |   Pastel
Class   |   Mar 12–Apr 9, 2018   |   $180.00
One of the great things about Pastels is that there are so many different materials and techniques that can be used to create underpaintings that yield a variety of specific effects. We will be working on a different ...