Colonnade Classes

Here at the Colonnade Art Gallery and Studio, we encourage professionals as well as new and developing artists to strengthen, improve and advance in their education, appreciation, study and practice of the ever-growing art world. If you are interested in learning more about our classes or would like to sign up for one, you can go to our Contact Us page and submit an inquiry about our classes or call us direct at 626-239-3153.

 

What if I don’t have real talent?

Artists are not born; they are developed and trained.  Talent comes from enjoyment of the activity not from birth.

Am I too old to learn?

Learning doesn’t stop at any birthday.  You can always add to your knowledge and skills.

Do I have to be good at drawing?

There are ways to improve your sketching skills.

NOTE:  Class sessions are consecutive.  Please notify the Gallery if you will be absent to allow for  make-up session.  Thank you.

 

Digital Photography: Improving Your Photos

  • Instructor:   Larry Ellis
  • Day:   Tuesdays
  • Dates: Call the gallery to register
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Fee:   $59 for 6 sessions
  • Materials:   Bring your digital camera

 

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION

In this class we will cover camera settings, composition, portrait lighting and posing, filters and flash photos. Includes one field trip.

 

Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Oil Painting and Acrylic

  • Instructor:  Ron Pettie
  • Days:  Wednesdays, Thursdays (Call to RSVP)
  • Dates: Call the gallery to register
  • Time:  Thurs (7pm – 9:30pm)
  • Fee:   $59 for 4 sessions(save $20) or $19 per session
  • Materials:   All materials provided

 

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students will learn or review basic painting skills and produce original work.
Ron is an outstanding art teacher whose students have won awards and sold their work. Let him help you achieve professional status. VISIT RON’S ARTIST PAGE

  • Classes are small for individual attention.
  • Each session is 2.5 hours long with break and refreshments
  • One to two paintings will be completed in four weeks.
  • Students will paint their own original paintings from photos and life experiences.
  • Explore techniques such as grid and projection for more accurate painting of subjects.
  • Ron will share with you the secrets of being a good painter.
  • Ron’s eagle eye will gently keep you on task and provide advice and encouragement.
  • Our goal is for you to have fun while experiencing artistic achievement

 

Midmorning Senior Art Class

  • Instructor:  Ron Pettie
  • Days:  Thursdays (Call to RSVP)
  • Dates: Call the gallery to register
  • Time:   Thurs (11am – 130pm)
  • Fee:   $39 for 4 sessions
  • Materials:   All materials provided
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Students will learn or review basic painting skills and produce original work. Create an art legacy!
Ron is an outstanding art teacher whose students have won awards and sold their work. VISIT RON’S ARTIST PAGE

  • Classes are small for individual attention.
  • Each session is 2.5 hours long with break and refreshments
  • One to two paintings will be completed in four weeks.
  • Students will paint their own original paintings from photos and life experiences.
  • Explore techniques such as grid and projection for more accurate painting of subjects.
  • Ron will share with you the secrets of being a good painter.
  • Ron’s eagle eye will gently keep you on task and provide advice and encouragement.
  • Our goal is for you to have fun while experiencing artistic achievement.

 

 


Colonnade Instructors

Larry Ellis

Has over 25 years experience as a professional photographer. He is experienced in all aspects of photography. He is truly amazing and his work can be seen here at the Colonnade Art Gallery.

 

 

Ron Pettie

Has taught Art Appreciation for 10 years and is a professional oil landscape artist and teacher. He has attended the Chouinard School of Art and the Otis College of Art and Design. VISIT RON’S ARTIST PAGE

 

 

Photo of artist Robert StewartRob Stewart

Is a professional photographer, oil painter and muralist. He is an expert graphite and drawing artist.

 

 

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