DRAWING & PAINTING

Drawing & Painting

Introduction to Painting

If you have ever wanted to learn to paint, but don't know where to start, this is the class for you.
If you want to try painting in a different medium, without the initial expense of buying all the supplies, then this is also the class for you.

In this 4 week class, you will be following the step-by-step demonstrations each week in order to completely paint a different landscape each time.

In the first session you will paint in Pastel, in the second session you will paint in Oil, in the third session will paint in Acrylic and the last session will be in Watercolor.
You will find out about the various materials that you would need to use to paint in each type of media and where to obtain them. Other general considerations that will be covered in these sessions will be - drawing for painting, choosing the subject matter to paint, basic composition, mixing colors and many tips on how to paint landscapes and seascapes.

All painting materials will be supplied – you will only have to bring your own brush for the oil, acrylic and watercolor classes. These will be shown and explained at the first class session.

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Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee
Introduction to Painting Tricia Reichert 9/14/2019 - 10/5/2019 Saturdays
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$189

Drawing the World Around You

Much like riding a bike, drawing is a skill that anyone can learn at any time. Find out how careful observation coupled with a little technique will allow you to draw any subject with confidence.

No prior drawing experience is required for this class, just a desire to experience the process of drawing and a willingness to practice what you learn.

Note: There will not be a class meeting on November 30, 2019. Actual dates of the class are as follows: Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, and Dec 7 and 14.

Materials list

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Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee
Drawing the World
Around You
Tricia Reichert 11/2/2019 - 12/14/2019 Saturdays
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$189
Drawing the World
Around You
Tricia Reichert 11/2/2019 - 12/14/2019 Saturdays
1 - 4 p.m.
$189

Understanding Color and Color Mixing

Whether you are painting in Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic or Gouache, this class is for you. This class will help if you have ever had any difficulty mixing colors or choosing a combination of colors for your paintings.

Using just a limited number of tube colors, you will learn how to directly and accurately mix the exact colors you need and want for each painting. You will also learn, with the help of the Three Bears, how to understand the Color Wheel and use it as an invaluable aid to making your paintings more harmonious overall.

Handouts will be shared to help you to remember what you will be learning in this class. The materials list is available on our website.

Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee
Understanding Color and Color Mixing Tricia Reichert 1/4/2020 - 2/8/2020 Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$169

Botanical Watercolor Sketchbook

This class will teach you how to draw and paint botanical studies and sketches of plants, both in their natural habitats on campus and also in more detail in the classroom. Carefully observing the characteristics of the plant parts, how they fit together and grow and then translating this into sketches in your sketchbook will be the first part of the process.. Then you will learn how to paint these sketches in watercolor to achieve a realistic interpretation of your plants. Ink line can be added to vary your plant interpretations. You will also learn how to mix a wide variety of colors to achieve the subtle variations of color in nature needed for each of these subjects.

Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee
Botanical Watercolor Sketchbook Tricia Reichert 2/22/2020 - 3/21/2020 Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$189

Drawing and Painting Animals and Birds with Sumi Ink

A bottle of ink, a bamboo pen, a brush, and paper open up a world of possibilities. In this class you will learn how to make your drawings with Sumi ink and then, adding ink washes, with a litle watercolor if your wish, to create a variety of beautiful ink wash drawings. The subjects that you will be drawing during this class include animals and birds. You will start all of the drawings in pencil until you are comfortable with drawing directly with ink.

Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee
Drawing and Painting Animals and Birds with Sumi Ink Tricia Reichert 4/4/2020 - 5/2/2020 Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$189

About the Instructors


Raymond Mullikin

Raymond Mullikin is a cartoonist, animator and credentialed teacher. He has published cartoons in books, magazines, newspapers, and e-cards, along with creating his own video games and software. He has created animated film shorts for multiple film festivals in the U.S. and Canada.

Tricia Reichert

Tricia Reichert obtained her formal teaching credentials from Battersea College, University of London. Although she had always been keenly interested in art, most of her artistic expressions were made through her chosen major of Home Economics and minor of Textile Art. When more time became available, Tricia developed her true passion for art and for the past twenty eight years has studied and practiced drawing and painting in a wide variety of media. She specializes in the art of portraiture in pastel and watercolor. Her other areas of expertise and interest include many forms of printmaking and figurative sculpture. Tricia also teaches a wide range of classes, workshops and individual students. In teaching, she uses her broad experience and highly developed, natural teaching ability to present all material and explanations in the most accessible way.

“I believe that in art, as in writing, a developed vocabulary and an understanding of grammar are necessary fundamental requirements for self expression. In art the vocabulary could be attributed to the use of the materials, while the grammar may be considered the design and composition of the finished work. My aim as an art teacher is always to devise and present the fundamental vocabulary and grammar of art related skills, (in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking) in ways that make them accessible and easy to understand.”

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Art Materials Resources

Local Sources for Supplies

  • Art Central, Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo
  • Aaron Bros, Higuera Sreet, San Luis Obispo
  • Michaels, Broad Street, San Luis Obispo
  • The Artery, Atascadero

Online Sources for Supplies