Fundamentals of Art

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Watercolor Class

Always wanted to learn watercolor but were intimidated? Don’t be! Instructor Susan Lee of Life On Its Side Studios designed this class for everyone from very beginners to old pros.

The techniques are easy to learn and a lot of fun to play with! You’ll bring home a painting you’ll be proud to display in your living room, not hide in your garage. Doesn’t matter if you’re experienced or a first-timer – you will take home a painting you will be proud to hang in your living room.

You can choose your favorite “Harry Potter” character you want to paint – there will be step-by-step drawings for multiple characters to make it easier.

Susan will provide everything you need – 8×10 canvas panels, paint, brushes. All you need to provide is yourself and your enthusiasm!

RESERVE IN ADVANCE as the class is limited to 10 participants.

COVID protocols will be in place – limited seating with social distancing, masks will be required throughout the class, hand sanitizer at every table. Anyone removing their mask other than to eat or drink will be asked to leave for everyone’s protection.

Event fee: $35 per person in advance

No refunds


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Art With Your Kid!

Join instructor Susan Lee for a fun-filled event where parents can create art with their children! Our next project is a color study, creating a “stained glass” tree using color theory.

Recommended for ages 5-12. Parent and child can each create their own art or work together on one project.

You and your child will learn new art techniques and theories with each class. Susan will provide everything you need for the class!

Please reserve in advance if possible. Due to COVID protocols, class size will be limited to 10 students (5 sets of parent/child).

Classes for April:

Wednesday, April 7 at 4:30 pm – Color Tree 

Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00 pm – Clay project

Class fees: 

$15 per parent/child set

Additional $5 per participant – additional child or parent

Pre-pay 4 classes for 10% discount – $54


Fundamentals of Art

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Always wanted to learn how to draw but didn’t think you could? Or are you an experienced artist wanted to firm up some fundamentals or try something new? This is the class for you!

For beginners – we start with simple still life set-ups to learn fundamentals of drawing. Yes, it will be a lot of cups and bowls and apples at first, but it is necessary to use simple objects in order to be able to understand the tools you will be given. These tools will let you draw anything you want once we’re through with the basics. We move on to learning tones to create volume and depth. From there, work continues into portraits to pull it all together. From there, you tell me where you want to go. It will take 3-6 months to go through these levels, depending on your comprehension and attendance. But it’s worth spending the time learning the basics so you can then apply them to everything else!

For experienced artists – It’s up to you as to what you’d like to do. Always wanted to try watercolor? Need to brush up on color theory? Want to create your own comic book? Need help learning anatomy and get better at drawing people? Let me know and I’ll make a plan so you can get better!

Although this is a group class, every student works at their own pace and receives individual attention. Class size is limited.

Class is open to everyone ages 15 through 115. All you need is enthusiasm!

Class fee: $45 per class, discount available for monthly payments in advance. No refunds. Classes must be cancelled 24 hours in advance for credit for the following month.


Classes are currently held online on Sundays 12:30-2:00 PST

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