A.C.S. Core Program K-8:

Updated version now age-specific for better results!

Students will enjoy leaning to create beautiful artwork! Please note that as we work primarily with reference, we do not work from cell phones or other devices. Thanks for understanding. Call/Text Antoinette with questions or to schedule the free trial class. :-)  661.609.0337

5 to 7 years old
8 to 12 years old (by request)

Soft pastels provide an excellent opportunity to learn basic painting techniques such as mixing and application of colors, strokes, layering, creating textures, shading,etc. Heavily pigmented and vibrant, this lovely, traditional medium with a 500 year old history is sure to delight friends and family. Students will use fingers to blend colors, be prepared to get messy with beautiful results!

8 to 9 years old Level 1
9 to 19 years old Level 2

Level 1.The beauty of painting with watercolors is explored beginning with lessons of mixing colors, water-to-paint ratios, brush applications, how to make washes, layering, lifting, blending, wet-into-wet, and abstract painting.Then the student is ready to work from drawing reference, creating beautiful paintings with more detail. 
Level 2. The student will work from printed reference, imagination and still life (objects under a light) , further developing control of the medium and building 3 dimensional skills with better and better creative results.

11 to 12 years old Level 1
12 years +  Level 2  (by approval)

Students will learn to work at the easel with long brushes and heavy bodied paint. Color mixing, value study, brush stroke techniques and applications, shading, layering, texture, etc.,will all be explored in a traditional approach certain to impress. Students will need to choose oil or acrylic, purchase supplies and prepare to commit to the medium for 6 months, for a better and more complete learning experience. Sudents will work from printed reference, imagination, and still life.

More Learning Options

These newly featured classes are 2 hours each week, evening time slots, with separate pricing or as add-ons to the A.C.S. Core Program, at a discounted monthly rate.

Advanced Drawing:

Provides a deeper study into rendering techniques and various methods of working with the materials and lessons with realism as the goal.

Graphite and Colored Pencils are the main materials we will be using.

Advanced Watercolor:

Allows students to spend time learning more and varied ways to explore this amazing medium and achieve better control of the medium: removing the anxiety of accidental drips and puddles, replacing it with the ability to anticipate results with confidence. 

Advanced Pastel/Oil:

Both mediums have a similar handle with layering/application techniques, blending,  working with edges and color mixing. This class will help students to begin the stepping stones to achieve higher goals with a greater understanding of their mediums and the amazing versatility/beauty of each one.

More Learning Options

These newly featured classes are 2 hours each week, evening time slots, with separate pricing or as add-ons to the A.C.S. Core Program, at a discounted monthly rate.

Advanced Drawing:

Provides a deeper study into rendering techniques and various methods of working with the materials and lessons with realism as the goal.

Graphite and Colored Pencils are the main materials we will be using.

Advanced Watercolor:

Allows students to spend time learning more and varied ways to explore this amazing medium and achieve better control of the medium: removing the anxiety of accidental drips and puddles, replacing it with the ability to anticipate results with confidence. 

Advanced Pastel/Oil:

Both mediums have a similar handle with layering/application techniques, blending,  working with edges and color mixing. This class will help students to begin the stepping stones to achieve higher goals with a greater understanding of their mediums and the amazing versatility/beauty of each one.