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ADULT CLASSES

our adult classes come in three formats:

Workshops

They may only be 1 session, but we pack in a lot!

Spend a few hours with friends or make new ones as you learn a new art form, craft or skill in this welcoming format for people of all skill levels.

 

Check back often as we are always adding exciting new workshops to the schedule!

4 or 6 week Classes

These classes are designed for people looking to dive a little deeper, spending 4 or 6 consecutive weeks in one specific medium.

 

Appropriate experience levels are noted in the description.

special Classes

These classes don't fit the mold!

Multi-day workshops, classes that run for several months, off-site experiences and more.

Appropriate experience levels are noted in the description.

Check back often as we are always adding classes to the schedule!

early fall classes (4+6 week)

early fall Acrylic painting:

exploring the figure in the landscape 

With Janet

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Dates: Sundays 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

Using photographs that you’ve chosen for reference, we will explore different ways of interpreting and designing the figure within a setting or landscape. Through exploration, we will find ways to design the human form within a setting, through value, color, line and shape. For some that might mean interpreting a certain gesture in the photograph; for others—simplifying or even abstracting from the photograph. Ultimately we will build figurative paintings that stand uniquely on their own. Each week we will use a different media (graphite, ink, collage, paint). 

This 6 week class is also appropriate for those of you who have taken acrylics with us before, as you will be able to build on what you have already learned!

 

$420

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early fall figure drawing

With Rosie

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 4:30-7:00pm

Dates: Dates: Sundays 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

In this 6 session class we will explore figure drawing from the live nude model. Beginner to experienced drawers are invited to join as we practice observing through tone, mark making and composition, and bring the model to life through gesture. We will mostly be working in charcoal, and all materials will be provided, but students are also welcome to bring their own additional drawing supplies. 

Students who have taken this class before are welcome to join, as material will be tailored to class participants, whether just beginning or building on existing skills.

$530*

*Cost reflects a longer class meeting and includes a weekly live model fee

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early fall watercolor Painting 

With Susan

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 6:45-8:45pm

Dates: Mondays 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21

Come experience the joy of watercolor and discover how you can use this medium to create your own beautiful paintings! This 4 session class has it all: instruction for beginners as well as the opportunity for those with previous experience to build on their existing skills. This class will begin with an exploration of the materials to uncover what watercolors can really do (for those who are new to watercolors) and then each week students will learn new skills and techniques to enhance their work. We will work from objects arranged in simple still lives each week.

 

This class is also appropriate for those of you who have taken watercolors with us before, as you will be able to build on what you have already learned!

All materials provided.

$280 - THIS CLASS IS FULL

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early fall printmaking 

With Susan

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 6:45-8:45pm

Dates: Tuesdays 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

Join us as we explore a variety of printmaking techniques in this 4 session class! Printmaking will invite you to layer, arrange and experiment with color and composition. We will use a variety of papers and fabric as our printing surface as we explore styrofoam printing, collographs, and monoprints. We will also use stencils, and carve stamps to create beautiful prints. All levels welcome! 

All materials provided.

$280

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early fall Acrylic painting 

With Janet

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Dates: Wednesdays 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16

Paint the still-life using acrylic paint! Working directly from arranged objects, you'll learn how to compose and paint your own compelling still life by recognizing and translating values, simplifying detail and shapes, color mixing with a limited palette and applying paint to achieve desired effects! Start from the beginning if you're new to painting, or hone your skills in a new creative community if you're a more experienced artist - all levels welcome!

This 6 session class is also appropriate for those of you who have taken acrylics with us before, as you will be able to build on what you have already learned!

All materials and supplies included.

$420

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early fall mixed media collage

With Emilia

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 6:45-8:45pm

Dates: Wednesdays 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16

In this 6 session class we will explore the exciting intersection of collage and printmaking! Our primary focus will be on learning various collage techniques and creating unique compositions using hand painted papers and other unique materials. We will also spend some time making prints with rubber blocks to incorporate into our collage work.

All levels welcome!

Students who have taken this class before are welcome to join, as material will be tailored to class participants, whether just beginning or building on existing skills.

 

All materials provided.

$420

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early fall creating a sketchbook practice

With Susan

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Dates: Thursdays 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24

Drawing is an essential part of moving one's art practice forward. Having a sketchbook allows you to draw at any time, wherever you are. In this 4 session class we will use a variety of materials such as a micron pen, a Kurateke pen (brush pen) and watercolor to explore a variety of ways of drawing. Students will also work within a sketchbook and learn the tools needed to develop a sketchbook practice. Come spend your lunch break with Susan as she shares her approach and invites you into this way of working. 

  

“Draw everywhere and all the time. An artist is a sketchbook with a person attached.”    -Irwin Greenberg

$120

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late fall classes (4+6 week)

late fall Acrylic painting:

exploring the figure in the landscape 

With Janet

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Dates: Sundays 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8*

*No class on 12/1 for Thanksgiving

Using photographs that you’ve chosen for reference, we will explore different ways of interpreting and designing the figure within a setting or landscape. Through exploration, we will find ways to design the human form within a setting, through value, color, line and shape. For some that might mean interpreting a certain gesture in the photograph; for others—simplifying or even abstracting from the photograph. Ultimately we will build figurative paintings that stand uniquely on their own. Each week we will use a different media (graphite, ink, collage, paint). 

This 6 week class is also appropriate for those of you who have taken acrylics with us before, as you will be able to build on what you have already learned!

 

$420

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late fall figure drawing

With Rosie

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 4:30-7:00pm

Dates: Sundays 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8*

*No class on 12/1 for Thanksgiving

In this 6 session class we will explore figure drawing from the live nude model. Beginner to experienced drawers are invited to join as we practice observing through tone, mark making and composition, and bring the model to life through gesture. We will mostly be working in charcoal, and all materials will be provided, but students are also welcome to bring their own additional drawing supplies. 

Students who have taken this class before are welcome to join, as material will be tailored to class participants, whether just beginning or building on existing skills.

$530*

*Cost reflects a longer class meeting and includes a weekly live model fee

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late fall watercolor Painting 

With Susan

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 6:45-8:45pm

Dates: Mondays 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9

Come experience the joy of watercolor and discover how you can use this medium to create your own beautiful paintings! This 6 session class has it all: instruction for beginners as well as the opportunity for those with previous experience to build on their existing skills. This class will begin with an exploration of the materials to uncover what watercolors can really do (for those who are new to watercolors) and then each week students will learn new skills and techniques to enhance their work. We will work from objects arranged in simple still lives each week.

 

This class is also appropriate for those of you who have taken watercolors with us before, as you will be able to build on what you have already learned!

All materials provided.

$420 - 1 space remaining!

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late fall printmaking 

With Susan

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 6:45-8:45pm

Dates: Tuesdays 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10

Join us as we explore a variety of printmaking techniques in this 6 session class! Printmaking will invite you to layer, arrange and experiment with color and composition. We will use a variety of papers and fabric as our printing surface as we explore styrofoam printing, collographs, and monoprints. We will also use stencils, and carve stamps to create beautiful prints. All levels welcome! 

All materials provided.

$420

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late fall Acrylic painting 

With Janet

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Dates: Wednesdays 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4

Paint the still-life using acrylic paint! Working directly from arranged objects, you'll learn how to compose and paint your own compelling still life by recognizing and translating values, simplifying detail and shapes, color mixing with a limited palette and applying paint to achieve desired effects! Start from the beginning if you're new to painting, or hone your skills in a new creative community if you're a more experienced artist - all levels welcome!

This 6 session class is also appropriate for those of you who have taken acrylics with us before, as you will be able to build on what you have already learned!

All materials and supplies included.

$420

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late fall mixed media collage

With Emilia

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 6:45-8:45pm

Dates: Wednesdays 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4*

*No class 11/27 for Thanksgiving

In this 6 session class we will explore the exciting intersection of collage and printmaking! Our primary focus will be on learning various collage techniques and creating unique compositions using hand painted papers and other unique materials. We will also spend some time making prints with rubber blocks to incorporate into our collage work.

All levels welcome!

Students who have taken this class before are welcome to join, as material will be tailored to class participants, whether just beginning or building on existing skills.

 

All materials provided.

$420

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late fall creating a sketchbook practice

With Susan

Ages: Adults

Class Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Dates: Thursdays 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12*

*No class 11/28 for Thanksgiving

Drawing is an essential part of moving one's art practice forward. Having a sketchbook allows you to draw at any time, wherever you are. In this 6 session class we will use a variety of materials such as a micron pen, a Kurateke pen (brush pen) and watercolor to explore a variety of ways of drawing. Students will also work within a sketchbook and learn the tools needed to develop a sketchbook practice. Come spend your lunch break with Susan as she shares her approach and invites you into this way of working. 

  

“Draw everywhere and all the time. An artist is a sketchbook with a person attached.”    -Irwin Greenberg

$180

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fall Workshops 

We are hard at work putting together our workshop lineup for fall!

We'll send out an email once they are up and open for registration.

And if there's something you'd like to learn in a workshop, send us an email!

summer Workshops 

This summer, in place of longer, multi-session classes

we will be offering several different one evening workshops.

Come make art with us!

printmaking workshop

With Emilia

Ages: Adults  (16+)

Class Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Date: Thursday 7/18/24

Join us for an evening of exploring the art of printmaking using Gelli Plates!

 

Throughout the workshop we will be learning the basic techniques of using a gel plate and inking rollers to create unique monoprints. Our focus will be on composition, color layering, stencils and found objects to produce a series of prints. This is a playful and creative process with instant results.

 

All materials provided, all levels welcome.

$65 - THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

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intro to drawing workshop

With Rosie

Ages: Adults  (16+)

Class Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Date: Tuesday 7/23/24

In this 3 hour workshop we will explore the possibilities of different drawing materials, will practice seeing shape, tone, volume, pattern and line, and will practice translating what we see onto our page. 

 

We all draw for different reasons - to document, to tell stories, to explore ideas, to imagine, to see more clearly. In this class we will practice seeing and observing, using our materials to translate what we see, and being open to what we can learn from each material we use. This class is meant for those with little to no observational drawing experience and will be a space for taking the risk of building a new skill, with tools, exercises and an exploratory mindset.

$96 - THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

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figure drawing workshop

With Rosie

Ages: Adults  (16+)

Class Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Date: Thursday 7/25/24

In this 3 hour drawing workshop we will explore figure drawing from the live nude model. Total beginners to experienced drawers are invited to join as we practice using drawing as a way to observe and record the moment, as we bring the model to life through gesture, and make a finished drawing that considers volume, proportion and tone.

 

We will be working in charcoal, and all materials will be provided, but students are also welcome to bring their own additional drawing supplies. 

$96 - THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

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  • Do you offer Drop In Classes?
    We do! We offer drop in options for any of our Early Childhood classes that are not full. Drop In registration opens the first day of the semester. Simply click here or on the "Drop In Class" button beside the class you are interested in to register. The class fee includes one adult and one child. You can register for as many drop in classes as you like, there is no limit. We cannot accommodate refunds or credits for missed drop-in classes at this time. Advanced registration for drop in classes is required, we cannot accommodate drop-ins at the door/at the time of class.
  • What if my child misses a class?
    We are not able to offer refunds for missed classes unless we cancel a class. Each enrolled family can schedule 2 makeup classes per semester. If you enroll in a class, you'll be given instructions for how to arrange a makeup, should you miss a class. Makeups are permitted as space allows and are on a first come, first served basis. Makeups must be scheduled for the same semester in which you are enrolled. They do not carry over to future semesters. Drop-in classes are not eligible for makeups, credit, or refunds.
  • Does a grownup have to attend classes with my child?
    For our Early Childhood Classes (ages 1.5-4) we do ask that a grownup stay with your child for the duration of class. Our teachers lead each session, but having the child's grownup stay not only helps the child feel comfortable, but also offers adults tools and techniques for continuing art experiences at home.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    We understand that sometimes things come up that make it no longer possible for your child to attend class with us. But we ask that you also understand that late cancellations mean we are unlikely to be able to fill the space in the class, but have already made arrangements for staff and materials. We cannot accommodate refunds or credits for missed drop-in classes at this time. You have two options for cancellation of semester-long classes: Option 1: More than 4 weeks prior to the first class? You can receive credit for the full class minus a $75 cancellation fee. Less than 4 weeks prior to the first class but more than 1 week? You can receive 50% credit for the class minus a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than one week prior to the start of class are not eligible for credit. Option 2: If it's more than one week prior to the start of class and we are able to fill your spot from the waitlist (if there is one), we will refund you the cost of the class minus a $75 cancellation fee. We cannot give refunds less than one week prior to the start of class. Please note that we only offer full (100%) refunds for a class if WE cancel the class. We are also unable to offer refunds for days or classes missed due to illness or travel. Even if it's COVID. Two makeup classes per semester are available for all of our Early Childhood classes. Drop-in classes are not eligible for credit or refunds.
  • How do the semesters work?
    With the goal of creating classes that are at different price points and therefore accessible to more families, we split the weekday semester into two parts: Semester A and Semester B. You can register for just one, or both (now for a discount!). In response to feedback provided by families, we running our Saturday classes as one longer (8 week) semester. We welcome your feedback on the topic!
  • Can I bring my child's sibling if they are outside the age group?
    Possibly! We want to work with families to create a meaningful art experience for everyone attending our classes. So if you would like to bring a child's sibling who is outside the age group listed in the description, please just email us: info@theartannexbrooklyn.com. If they are within the age group, please just sign them up for a drop in that day.
  • Do you offer discounts or scholarships?
    We fundamentally believe that people of all ages deserve access to high quality arts programming. If you or your child would like to attend one of our classes but cannot for financial reasons, please contact us at info@theartannexbrooklyn.com.
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