Art Classes for Adults

Free Introductory Class Prices

At Martin Fine Art Classes you will gain the ability to confidently create fine representational art with skills that will last a lifetime. You will be amazed at what you can learn in a short amount of time. We created our art classes for adults in a way that we focus on teaching various art techniques while still encouraging creativity.

The instruction in our classes is personalized, we work with small groups to offer one-on-one instructions for each of our students. Our staff members are not only instructors; they are practicing artists who love to make drawing and painting available to everyone.

Line Drawing

  • Using primarily still-life, you will learn to confidently sketch and refine line drawing for proportion and accuracy.
  • You learn the basic fundamentals of being able to confidently and quickly get a sketch of the subject matter on paper
  • Build the drawing from this sketch, using strategies and tools to ensure that proportions and relationships are correct.
  • Through line drawing, you will develop a new way to "see like an artist" the subject matter.
  • We illustrate and explain a variety of drawing techniques in a way that anyone can learn them.

Value Drawings in Charcoal

  • After completing the line drawing course, you will learn to create mass and dimension through the addition of shading and values.
  • Using charcoal on paper, you will learn the secret to creating a strong three-dimensional foundation that gives life and dimension to any work regardless of medium.
  • You will learn how to use white and black charcoal to add value and highlights to your drawing.
  • We explain and illustrate how to have a balance of lights, darks, and medium values.

Oil Painting

  • During this stage, you will learn how to handle and blend oil paint to create transitions of value and color.
  • You will be able to apply the knowledge you have gained in line drawing and shading to oil painting.
  • You will learn the purpose of oil painting materials and how to care for them.
  • You will also learn how to mix and add color while still maintaining proportion and dimension.
  • You will learn how to create contrast, reflection, and transparency with oil painting.

Technique and Style

  • During this stage, you will learn how to duplicate the greatest masters' paintings.
  • Through duplicating paintings of the great masters of the past, you will learn their techniques and styles.
  • We teach painting techniques used in a variety of art movements such as Renaissance, Classicism, and Impressionism.
  • These techniques are key to developing your own individual style and expertise.
  • You will also be able to apply your knowledge and skills to other mediums such as pastel and watercolor.

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