Below is a summary of the Teen and Adult Art Classes offered at the HBAC. Visit HBSands.org to enroll online.
Drawing & Painting in the Afternoon This fun class is designed for beginning and intermediate students who would like to improve their drawing and painting skills. The class will include exercises and sketchbook assignments. Students will use acrylic paints in their paintings and have the opportunity to include their paintings in an art show! No Class Dates: Oct-16
Pati Kent | Studio 450103-4A 12 yrs + Tu 2:30 - 4:15pm 9/25 - 10/23 $85/77 450103-4B 12 yrs + Tu 2:30 - 4:15pm 11/6 - 11/27 $85/77
Beginning Oil Painting Learn the fundamentals of oil painting. This course is ideal with two sections intended for learning further but not required. The first section (five weeks), we will work with "monochromatic" colors (black and white) from observation with one simple still life set up with lighting. In the second section we will be doing the same still life set up but with color. Two complementary colors like yellow and purple will be mixed with black and white to create shades and tints. This class is intended to be an easy way to learn and see value first, in black and white painting, and then, to see the same set up in color.
Gia Moody | Studio 450104-4A 12 yrs + W 6 - 7:45pm 9/12 - 10/10 $125/113 450104-4B 12 yrs + W 6 - 7:45pm 10/17 - 11/14 $125/113
Beginning Digital Photography I This is the first of two 3-session classes that will focus on both technical and creative aspects of digital photography. It is designed to enhance your appreciation of the medium itself as well as provide you with the basic technical skills required to better express yourself through the creation of images using the camera of your choice. No prior experience required... only a desire to learn.
Beginning Digital Photography II This is the second of two 3-session classes that will focus on both technical and creative aspects of digital photography. It is designed to enhance your appreciation of the medium itself as well as provide you with the basic technical skills required to better express yourself through the creation of images using the camera of your choice. No prior experience required... only a desire to learn. Beginning Digital Photography I is a prerequisite.
Watercolor Painting This class is for intermediate to advanced students to learn the joys and pitfalls of watercolor painting. The focus will be on skills and techniques with weekly demonstrations and critiques. Materials list will be provided on the first day of class. If you already have supplies, please bring them.
Diane Merrill | Studio 450116-4A 18 yrs + Tu 9:30am - 12:30pm 9/11 - 10/16 $104/94 450116-4B 18 yrs + Tu 9:30am - 12:30pm 10/30 - 12/4 $104/94
Intro to Watercolor The beginning or returning artist will build skills through experiencing a variety of watercolors (tube, sticks, and pencil), materials (absorbent grounds, watercolor medium, and varnish), techniques (i.e. color language, perspective), and 8 basic types of application methods. No Class Dates: Nov-21
Marilyn Oropeza | Studio 450125-4A 18 yrs + W 9:30am - 12:30pm 9/12 - 10/10 $96/87 450125-4B 18 yrs + W 9:30am - 12:30pm 10/17 - 11/7 $78/71 450125-4C 18 yrs + W 9:30am - 12:30pm 11/14 - 12/12 $78/71
Intro to Acrylic Painting The course is designed to introduce the basic elements of acrylic painting. All skill levels are welcome. Students will explore the many ways paint can be handled through demonstrations and observation based painting. Instruction will be given on preparation of materials, painting process, composition, and technique. The smaller class size and extended hours are meant to prioritize one-on-one instruction.
Jose Loza | Studio 450135-4A 15 yrs + F 2:45 - 5:45pm 9/14 - 10/12 $186/168 450135-4B 15 yrs + Tu 6 - 7:45pm 10/16 - 11/13 $151/136
Watercolor Basics 1 The goal of Watercolor Basics 1 is to teach the student some basic watercolor painting techniques. These shall include washes, lifting, and textures. Basic composition, values, and understanding the paint shall be covered. This class is for beginning painters but will be a good review for the more advanced painter too.
Intermediate Acrylic Painting This course is designed to explore advanced techniques in acrylic painting with an emphasis on content, composition, technique, and color harmony. Students will get the opportunity to experiment and work on personal projects, learn illustrative techniques, work from photographs or observation. The smaller class size and extended hours are meant to prioritze one-on-one instruction. No Class Dates: Nov-23
Jose Loza | Studio 450152-4A 15 yrs + Tu 6 - 7:45pm 9/11 - 10/9 $151/136 450152-4B 15 yrs + F 2:45 - 5:45pm 10/26 - 11/30 $186/168
Intro to Non-Fiction Filmmaking Interested in creating a non-fiction/documentary film for entertainment or promotional purposes? Or perhaps you simply want to better appreciate these types of films? This workshop introduces you to production and storytelling techniques from start to finish including development, research, writing, production, editing, and finishing. Taught by Huntington Beach resident and Emmy Award winning documentarian Rudy Poe.
Crafting a Non-Fiction Film: Shooting Interviews Shooting quality interviews is crucial to producing a professional non-fiction/documentary style film. Emmy Award winning documentarian Rudy Poe shares with you the tricks of the trade and how best to prepare, shoot, and edit a professional quality video interviews for entertainment and promotional films.
Four Simple Steps to Better Painting This class is designed to take beginner and intermediate students through a process of learning to "see like a painter." Once you learn to see you are ready to paint. There are four core principles that, once learned, will unlock the creative genius in you! All painting mediums are acceptable.
Crafting a Non-Fiction Film: Writing The first step in making a non-fiction/documentary film is figuring out what story you want to tell. Whether you’re interested in making a traditional documentary, an educational film, a promotional film for your company, or simply want to better appreciate these types of films, this workshop focuses on the process of conceptualization, research and writing, and will show you how compelling stories are crafted. Taught by Huntington Beach resident and Emmy Award winning documentarian Rudy Poe.
Crafting a Non-Fiction Film: Editing It is said that nonfiction/documentary films are made in editing. Once you’ve shot your footage, it’s time to weave it all together into a cohesive story. Emmy Award winning documentarian Rudy Poe will walk you through the various approaches to the editing process. This workshop is not a technical class about how to edit but rather focuses on the conceptual storytelling process that can be applied to whatever editing system you use from iMovie to professional editing systems.
Chinese Brush Painting This course is for students with minimum experience, allowing them to learn basic techniques including how to handle the Chinese painting brush with ink, water, and color to execute brush strokes professionally as well as to develop skills to draw different subjects. Students will get a hands-on opportunity to create an evocative brush painting. No Class Dates: Dec-1
Lily Su | Studio 450174-4A 13 yrs + Sa 9:30am - 12:30pm 9/15 - 10/6 $86/78 450174-4B 13 yrs + Sa 9:30am - 12:30pm 10/13 - 11/3 $86/78 450174-4C 13 yrs + Sa 9:30am - 12:30pm 11/10 - 12/8 $86/78
iPhone Photography Learn to use the camera that's always with you. Whether it's for travel, business, family, or fun with friends, this class will teach you how to use your iPhone to create gorgeous iPhone photographs that are so much more than simply snapshots.
Imagination & Creativity Imagination and creativity are the foundation of all artistic endeavors. This class will teach you how to tap into your natural talents and enrich your creative work and life in general. Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker Rudy Poe brings with him interviews he shot with the world’s foremost experts in the subject. Together they speak about the importance of curiosity, risk, failure, flow, and how imagination and creativity are uniquely human and integral to happiness and wellbeing. This class is for everyone.
Masters of Photography Masters of Photography is a look at the world through the eyes of the most celebrated photographers of all time. Ever since Louis Daguerre photographed the first person in Paris in 1939, photographic images have exposed the world in which we live. For 90 minutes you will enjoy decades of powerful, iconic images from a variety of genres that illustrate the magic, power, and wonder of the photographic medium. It's a perfect way to start your Saturday evening.
Photography: Critique & Conversation This class provides the opportunity for intermediate and advanced students of photography to gather weekly and share their work and learn from each other. Commercial and fine art photographer and filmmaker Rudy Poe, MFA, moderates the critique sessions and leads conversations about a variety of technical and creative aspects of the photographic medium.
Controlling the Photographic Image Just as a painter must master paint, brushes, and technique, photographers must master light, their equipment, and camera settings. This seminar covers the four basic components that control the photographic image: shutter, aperture, ISO, and lenses. This is a class for intermediate and advanced photographers who have a fundamental understanding of these elements so that we may effectively discuss the nuances of the relationship between these aspects of capturing light.
Learning to See Whether you’re interested in photography, painting, or image creation of any kind, this class is designed to increase your visual awareness of the world around you and help you better express yourself through the images you create. We will exercise your mind and imagination as we get back to the basics and explore shape and color, rhythm and patterns, depth and perspective, and light and shadow.
Exploring Image Composition Relationships of subjects, their color, shape and size, positive and negative space, light and shadow, lines, direction and perspective; they all play a role in how your eye travels through an image and how your mind processes the contents of that image. All of these factors are integral to image composition and will be discussed in this class. While this class uses primarily photographic examples, it is for anyone with an interest in creating imagery of any kind.
Exploring Color We live and create in a wonderful world of color. Understanding color is a necessary skill for both photographers and artists working in every medium. While this is primarily a photography class using photographic examples to illustrate the quality of color, light, and how to capture that, the concepts discussed are relevant and useful to painters and visual artists of every kind. As such, artists of every discipline are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Street Photography Expose your mind to a presentation of imagery from the masters of street photography and from it, apply lessons learned to your own work. Discussion includes subject and situation, lighting and composition, humor, drama and emotion, depicting time and motion, and other topics both technical and creative. For anyone with an interest in shooting street photography or simply appreciating the genre.
Photographic Portraiture Over the years photographic portraits have evolved considerably. Join us as we explore the evolution of a wide variety of portraits from the 1800s to present day and learn how lighting, lens and aperture selection, subject positioning, and the environment all play a role in depicting not only a person’s physicality but their character, inner beauty, and emotional state.
Letterforms & Typography Letterforms play an integral role in all of our lives. They not only form the words we read but through the art of typography we can bring added dimension and meaning to the letters and words themselves. In this class we will learn about the various letterforms, how they communicate visually to us and how they can be combined, arranged, and integrated into your art and designs.
Photojournalism Many of the most compelling photographic images ever created have been captured by photojournalists. Experience history through their eyes and lenses via a presentation of compelling imagery from photojournalists and publications the world over. This class is for anyone with an interest in shooting photojournalism or simply appreciating history and the genre. Please note that this presentation includes historic, dramatic, and sometimes graphic imagery of war, political unrest, violence, and the human experience.
Product Photography Product photography exists for one reason... to sell product. Product images not only have a huge impact on the success of the products themselves but also deliver information about the personality and message of the company/brand itself. Learn how lighting, composition, and art direction all contribute to the final image and how to communicate to your creative team or shoot the images yourself.
Light & Shadow Photography is, quite simply, the capturing of light... and light cannot exist without shadow. In this class, a variety of creative lighting styles and techniques will be discussed and how to achieve them. Whether you prefer to work on location exclusively with natural light, in a studio environment with lights, or blend natural with supplemental light, the concepts discussed in this class will be applicable to your creative photographic endeavors. This class is for intermediate and advanced photographers who want to broaden their lighting awareness and skill.
How to Make a Promo Video In today’s business world, video is a necessary tool for promoting yourself, your business, and your products or services. Emmy Award winning filmmaker Rudy Poe shares the fundamental secrets of how to craft a short yet impactful video that succinctly delivers your message in a professional manner. This class is useful for anyone who wants to make their own video or wants to effectively communicate with a creative team who makes videos for them.
What is a Film Producer? Many people wonder "what is a producer?" and "what do they do?" Find out exactly what it means to "produce" a documentary or any other type of film, large or small. Emmy Award winning filmmaker Rudy Poe will discuss the processes of initiating, budgeting, managing, and presenting a film from creative, practical, and business perspectives.
Rudy Poe Inc HB Art Center 450194-4A 16 yrs + Sa 1 - 2:30pm 11/17 $26/24
Intro to Color Theory & Color Mixing Learn the fundamentals of color theory, mixing colors, and creating complementary color schemes in this three-hour workshop.
Iris Kern-Foster | Studio 450196-4A 14 yrs + Sa 1 - 4pm 10/13 $46/42 450196-4B 14 yrs + Sa 1 - 4pm 10/20 $46/42
Abstract Painting In this class you will explore the process and inspiration of abstract art. Create works in a range of mediums with a guided explorative approach. Find your unique interpretation of themes based on shape, line, and color.
Iris Kern-Foster | Studio 450197-4A 14 yrs + W 1 - 2:30pm 9/12 - 10/10 $106/96 450197-4B 14 yrs + W 1 - 2:30pm 10/17 - 11/14 $106/96
Gentle Yoga Gentle yoga is a restorative and therapeutic yoga style class suitable for all ages and levels. This class will focus on reconnecting the mind and body through the art of movement using awareness exercises, restorative poses, and breathing techniques that calm the nervous system. Please bring your own yoga mat, two yoga blocks, and one yoga strap with you to each class. No Class Dates: Oct-31, Nov-21
Tai Chi Chuan - All Levels The Simplified Yang Style integrated exercise-art for mental and physical wellbeing. Tai Chi Chuan produces a balanced unification of body, mind, and spirit while stretching and toning the body. Wear comfortable clothing and sun protection as portions of class will be outdoors. No Class Dates: Nov-21
Shona Howe | Multipurpose Rm/Triangle Park 450884-4A 18 yrs + Tu 9:30 - 10:45am 9/11 - 12/11 $110/100
Yoga: A Vinyasa Flow Ignite and unleash your creativity through a fun and energetic yoga flow at the HB Art Center. In this class, students will enjoy a multi-sensory experience through movement and art. Each week students will explore a new yoga sequence and receive the benefits of breathing and flowing while surrounded by the sights and sensations of the exhibits displayed at the Art Center. All levels are welcome to join and modifications will be offered to increase or decrease the intensity of the flow. Come start your day with a burst of energy and art!
Group Guitar Have you ever wanted to be a rockstar? Well now's the time! Learn to play guitar from Mr. Greg and have fun playing your favorite songs in no time! Beatles, Rolling Stones, Green Day, Weezer, and so much more! All levels welcome, so don't delay and learn to play today. Bring your own guitar, $20 material fee for book. No Class Dates: Nov-22
Group Ukulele Have you ever wanted to play ukulele? Well now’s the time! Learn to play from Mr Greg, and have fun playing your favorite songs in no time! Learn traditional Hawaiian, Pop and Rock Songs, and even modern-day adaptations of your favorite Radio Hits! All levels and all ages are welcome, so don’t delay and learn to play today! For best availability, please register prior to the first week of class. $20 material fee for book due first class (payable to the instructor). Students must provide their own Ukulele. Please call Greg if you have questions about acquiring an ukulele. No Class Dates: Nov-21