It is the core belief of Martin Fine Art Classes that anyone can learn to draw and paint skillfully, given the right instruction. This credence is what drives the instructional approach for both children and adults and makes Martin Fine Art Classes unique in comparison to other North County art schools or drop-in arts and crafts programs.
Martin Fine Art Classes uses the approach that has been in existence for hundreds of years, the old masters' approach.Albert Martin
The “atelier” approach is made unique in that the concepts and skills are broken down in easy to understand terms so that students focus on mastering a skill or idea before moving on to another. Each skill and/or concept builds upon the other and is taught in a sequence such that the students do not feel overwhelmed and frustrated, wanting to give up because they are not talented.
Once a student learns the basics, the frustration and struggle will be replaced by confidence and a world of enjoyment.
Our staff members are practicing artists and are passionate about making drawing and painting available to everyone, children as well as adults, no matter of what skill level they possess. Our work behind-the-scenes is focused on designing classes that teach the old masters' approach in a relaxed environment.
The vision of Martin Fine Art Classes is that students of all ages will be able to freely create high-quality works of art to enrich their lives and the lives of those around them, develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world and aesthetics, as well as influence career choices and opportunities.
We encourage in students the skill of drawing with confidence by observing the object matter and understanding how to render in drawing its size, placement, and proportion. After mastering the basics, students will experiment with drawing in charcoal, oil painting, and watercolor.