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Drawing painting classes Adults

How many adults do you know that say they do not have an “artistic gene” or who say “I don’t know how to draw a straight line?” Most of us stop drawing at about 10 years of age when we are very critical and self-conscious about ourselves. As Pablo Picasso said, “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

Our adult classes offer personalized instruction depending on the experience of the student and their interests. Everyone in the class can work on different projects and at different levels.

For adult students who are beginners, we start with drawing instruction. We like the method of Dr. Betty Edwards, who wrote “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” and we use it with our students. As part of this curriculum, we review: contour line, cross contour line, negative space, perspective and basic shading techniques. We mainly use pencil and paper at first. Once basic skills are mastered, we encourage students to work with charcoal and soft pastels and go deeper to understand values and shading.

For experienced students, we have an initial talk to determine the current level of the student and discuss their interests and objectives for the class. We then suggest a series of projects that will strength the skills they need to improve or teach a new medium they have not experienced before. Students can choose from charcoal, pencil, watercolor, soft and oil pastels and acrylics and, in some classes, oils.

Our on-going weekly classes run from September to end of May. You can enroll any time if we have space in the class. You do not need to wait for the beginning of the month to enroll (we will pro-rate tuition if that is the case).

The tuition covers FOUR art classes which meet once a week. There is a $35 annual registration fee.

Adult Classes


2018-2019 Schedule
Start any time!

 

You also can join any of our mixed classes for teenagers and adults.


2018-2019 Schedule
Start any time!

Adult Classes


2018-2019 Schedule
Start any time!

 

You also can join any of our mixed classes for teenagers and adults.


2018-2019 Schedule
Start any time!

Adult Classes


2018-2019 Schedule
Start any time!

 

You also can join any of our mixed classes for teenagers and adults.


2018-2019 Schedule
Start any time!

How many adults do you know that say they do not have an “artistic gene” or who say “I don’t know how to draw a straight line?” Most of us stop drawing at about 10 years of age when we are very critical and self-conscious about ourselves. As Pablo Picasso said, “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

Our adult classes offer personalized instruction depending on the experience of the student and their interests. Everyone in the class can work on different projects and at different levels.

For adult students who are beginners, we start with drawing instruction. We like the method of Dr. Betty Edwards, who wrote "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" and we use it with our students. As part of this curriculum, we review: contour line, cross contour line, negative space, perspective and basic shading techniques. We mainly use pencil and paper at first. Once basic skills are mastered, we encourage students to work with charcoal and soft pastels and go deeper to understand values and shading.

For experienced students, we have an initial talk to determine the current level of the student and discuss their interests and objectives for the class. We then suggest a series of projects that will strength the skills they need to improve or teach a new medium they have not experienced before. Students can choose from charcoal, pencil, watercolor, soft and oil pastels and acrylics and, in some classes, oils.

When can I enroll in a class?

You can enroll at anytime as long as we have space in the class. The tuition for the first month will be prorated based on your enrollment date. Tuition fees listed in the schedule cover four classes.

What is your missed Class Policy?

If you need to miss a class, you can make it up by attending another class. You will need to contact us to schedule your makeup class. However, there is ABSOLUTELY NO PRORATING NOR REFUND for missed classes. Missed classes cannot be used as a "class credit" for the next session.

What material do I need?

Once you are enrolled, we will contact you to discuss your level and objectives for the class and we will let you know about the materials you need.

Do you have other locations?

We have two locations conveniently located in Northwest Austin, Southwest Austin and Cedar Park.

How young can a student be to attend a class?

We accept students as young as four years old depending upon their level of maturity (how the child handles being without Mom or Dad at their side). For more information or special requests, please contact us.

How is Art Plus Academy different from other art classes?

Our continued class approach (as opposed to a one-time class), small groups and focus on technique, allows us to take each student from a beginner level to an intermediate or advanced level. Through skill development and freedom, we foster individual creativity.

Do you offer scholarships or reduced tuition?

We believe in providing the best instruction by offering a small student-to-teacher ratio. Unfortunately, we cannot afford to offer reduced tuition or scholarships.

Additional questions?

Please feel free to send an email or call us. We’d love to hear from you and provide the information you need!

 

1. TUITION and FEES

ART + Academy weekly classes are held from September to May and you can enroll any time during that period. No need to wait for beginning of the month, we will pro-rate your tuition.

During Summer, we mainly provide Summer Camps and a reduced number of weekly classes throughout the week.

 

FOR WEEKLY CLASSES:

For students in the Children and Teen classes, all materials are included. There is a quarterly registration fee  in Sep, Dec and March. If you start classes in the middle of the trimester, your registration fee will be pro-rated. 

 

Adult students are responsible for his/her own material. There is an annual registration fee  for all adult students. This fee is pro-rated depending on your enrollment date.

 

Tuition will be charged to your credit card during the first week of each month. If you rather use an alternative payment method, such as a check, please pay a week prior to the next month in order to avoid the charge to your card.    

 

FOR SUMMER CAMPS:

Payment is due upon registration.

 

All tuition and fees are non-refundable. Please read our make-up class and cancellation policy.

 

2. CANCELLATION POLICY

FOR WEEKLY CLASSES:

To cancel a class and stop the monthly payments, please send an email to info@artplusacademy.com no later than the 15th of the month to avoid next month’s tuition charge. Please notice that there are no refunds for tuition and fees that are already paid.

 

FOR SUMMER CAMPS:

Withdrawal from a summer camp session are refunded minus a $30 cancellation fee provided you give us an eight (8) days advance notice. Due to instructor/school preparation costs, no refunds will be granted seven (7) days or less prior to the summer camp session's start date.

 

3.  MISSED /MAKE-UP CLASS POLICY

FOR WEEKLY CLASSES:

To request a make-up class, fill-out our "Schedule a make-up" form, located at the bottom of our website and allow 48hrs to be processed. A student can request to make-up a class of the same age group, if their monthly tuition is paid. A student can attend a make-up class, provided there is room available, and you have received a confirmation email. However, there is ABSOLUTELY NO PRORATING NOR REFUND for missed classes. "Missed" classes cannot be used as a "class credit" for the next session.

 

If you are absent for your make-up class, you are ineligible to reschedule this class. You must contact us at least 48hrs before the make-up class to reschedule.

 

FOR SUMMER CAMPS:

There are no make-up classes or refunds if campers miss a day(s) of their camp.

 

4. CLASS POLICIES

* PARENTS IN WAITING AREA -

Our three locations are equipped with a lobby/waiting area for parents who wish to wait while students are in class. Please be aware that parents ARE NOT ALLOWED to sit in the class or inside the studio area. Parents in the classroom during class can be disruptive to the teacher, other students, and your own child. Please wait in the lobby area until the class has finished. Please contact us if you have any specific concerns about this policy.

 

* DROP OFF/PICK UP AND PUNCTUALITY -

Please be on time for your class. Do not "drop off" your child early or leave him/her at the studio past their class time. Our staff needs time to get ready for the next class or go home at the end of the day. We are not equipped to watch/babysit children that are not enrolled on a class.  There is a $2 fee per minute for children picked up after our 10 min tolerance window.

 

5.  INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

In the event of inclement weather, the decision to open or close ART+ Academy will be made as follows:

 

- For morning classes the decision will be done by 8:30 am.

- For afternoon classes the decision will be done by 1 p.m.

 

Please note that ART+ Academy DOES NOT follow local school district closings.

 

We will communicate class cancellations using the following methods:

 

-Mass e-mail to all families.

-Text-message (to those families who opted-in and activated this option).

-A post in our website in the page "Student's Corner"

-Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/artplusacademy/

 

If classes are suspended due to inclement weather, students can make up their classes following our make-up procedure. ART+ Academy does not refund or credit for classes cancelled due to inclement weather closures.

 

We also want to stress that the safety of our students and families is of the utmost importance to us and we want everyone to use their best judgment at all times and make a judicious decision for you and your family based on road conditions in your area. Even though we may be open for classes, please don't feel like you need to travel to the studio if you are questioning the safety of your trip. We will work with you to arrange a make-up class. Our ultimate goal with this policy is to keep everyone safe.

TUITION

Our tuition covers four (4) weekly art classes. Class tuition varies by class and the cost is listed in the class schedule.

REGISTRATION FEE

There is an annual registration fee of $30 ($25 for other family members).

FAMILY DISCOUNTS

We offer a $5 discount in the tuition for each additional family members.

ADULTS

  • I NEVER LEARNED HOW TO DRAW…

    Most of us stop drawing at about 10 years old when we are very critical and self-conscious about ourselves and what we do. As Pablo Picasso said, “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
  • HOW DOES IT WORK?

    We use methods such as Dr. Betty Edwards, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain,” and a combination of warm-up exercises to help you draw realistically. We explore different media such as charcoal and soft pastels to draw and learn about value and shading. We then have students work on several still life compositions, as well as some masterpieces.
  • WHAT MEDIA DO YOU TEACH?

    We can teach you to use charcoal, watercolor, soft pastels, acrylics or oils.

Learn at your own pace.

Our classes are individualized to your needs and interests. A small group of students meets together with everyone working on their own projects, at different levels or in a different medium.

Choose a class schedule.

Select one of the classes we offer in both of our locations, Cedar Park or Northwest Austin. Feel free to join a group of other art lovers today!

Start today!

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