current classes:

Portraits with Silverpoint, Thursday evenings for 8 weeks, Fall 2018

Plein-Air Landscape Sketchbooking / Drawing with Calligraphy in the Park, Saturday September 22, 2018

Drawing for High School Students, 10 weeks, Saturdays, September 29 – December 1 (No class on November 24) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

time / day: Thursdays and Saturdays Fall 2018

recent classes:

Passion for the Palette Workshop

Night Painting

Drawing with Color Pencil


All art is but dirtying the paper delicately.” 

John RuskinThe Elements of Drawing



current classes:

Painting in the Abstract, July 10 – August 07, 2018

Add sophistication to your abstract work in this applied and analytical course, structured to let you work at your own pace in a supportive environment. Honing in exclusively on invented forms, this course focuses on painting materials, techniques and concepts that help students improve their abstract painting style – and their results. Learn the basics of color mixing, color theory, techniques and pictorial composition, with an emphasis on perceptual painting.

Perceptual Painting, September 25, 2018 – November 27, 2018

This course explores painting materials, technique and concepts with a focus on capturing realistic works from direct observation. Learn the basics of color mixing, mark-making techniques and composition. You may choose to work in acrylic or oil as you paint still life setups, color mixing exercises, and live models. Topics include: color mixing while noticing proportions of hue and saturation, distinctive palettes, light and space, tone, analogous color, complementary color, reflection and Transparency,mark-making, interior, Portraiture, and Model Painting.

time/day: Tuesday evenings 6 -8:30 PM

recent classes: Perceptual Painting


“Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still. The image is passing
through you in a physiological way, into your brain, into your memory - where it stays - it's 
transmitted by your hands.”
-Martin GayfordA Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney



current classes: Introduction to Drawing

Drawing is a way to express meaning through different visual methods; to organize visual information, in cohesive arrangements; to communicate who you are, what you see, and what you value. It is also simply making marks with different kinds of physical pressure and visual acuity on surfaces like paper, canvas, or even stone. The more you draw – the more you see – the more you learn, increasing the opportunity for your hand and eye to work together.  We will focus on creating the illusion of three dimensions on a two dimensional field.  We will explore issues of line, shape, structure, perspective, composition, and quality of light – using primarily sources from life.

time / day: TBA Fall 2018

recent classes: Introduction to Painting, Design 1, Design II Color Theory


“A designer relies on their senses and intuition, tools, materials, and intellect.”

– George Nelson





Please contact Michelle at michellebaan@hotmail.com.