With cautious anticipation of the ongoing development to state and local regulations, we are sharing the upcoming schedule for the summer session. Keeping the health and safety of our students, instructors, and staff at the forefront of our minds, we are making several changes to this season's classes. For example, we are significantly limiting class sizes. Once open, we will also be taking every precaution regarding the cleaning and maintenance of our facilitates. Due to the uncertainty of the future, we may not be able to run this session as planned. In the event of our cancellation we will issue refunds to all parties affected. Head to huntingtonbeachca.gov/summersands for updated class information!Thank you for your patience and continued support of HBAC.
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Basics of Portraiture Learn the relative geometry of the head and body and how to shadow for 3D effect. We will be using pencils and pastels or bring your choice of medium after the first class. This class will pair well with the pastels class following directly after. Marilyn Oropeza 351633-4A 18 yrs + F 8/14–9/4 10am–12pm $70/64
Beginning Drawing This class will run in two 5-week sessions. The first session will focus on perspective, value, portrait, figure, and color. The second session will go deeper into the information learned in the first session. Katie McGuire 351608-4A 10+ Sa 6/27–8/1 1–4pm $106/96 351608-4B 10+ Sa 8/8–9/5 1–4pm $106/96
Beginning Watercolor – Landscape Class is designed for beginners to learn the fundamentals of painting with watercolor. Follow step-by-step instruction as you create a landscape painting. Focus will be on watercolor technique, design, and basic art skills. Eileen McCullough 351636-4A 18 yrs + Th 8/13–9/3 12:30–3pm $66/60
Chinese Brush Painting – Foundations Our successful Chinese Brush Painting Foundations class returns on Mondays with NEW subjects! Mayee Futterman offers delightful “small bites” into a rich, ancient artistic tradition. Through lively and engaging step-by-step instruction, students will explore the classical skills, techniques, and philosophy of spontaneous-style Chinese Brush Painting. This course complements Mayee’s popular Saturday morning class and is suitable for newcomers and continuing students alike. Drop-ins: $30 per day. Mayee Futterman 351618-4A 13 yrs + M 6/22–7/13 2–4pm $66/60
Beginning Watercolor – Still Life Class is designed for beginners to learn the fundamentals of painting with watercolor. Follow step-by-step instruction as you create a still life painting. Focus will be on watercolor technique, design, and basic art skills. Eileen McCullough 351635-4A 18 yrs + Th 8/13–9/3 9:30am–12pm $66/60
Chinese Brush Painting Explore the wonders of Chinese Brush Painting on six Saturday mornings. The lively interaction of brush, ink, water, and rice paper is transformative and fun! Mayee Futterman’s teaching is founded on classical brush painting skills, techniques, philosophy, and subject matter. She teaches at UCLA Extension and at the Institute of Chinese Language and Culture. Mayee’s step-by-step approach is great for all ages and levels. We will produce masterpieces in one day! Drop-ins: $30 per day (with instructor approval). Mayee Futterman 350174-4A 13 yrs + Sa 8/1–9/5 9:30am–12:30pm $133/120
Collage Mix your medias to create sketchbooks filled with your doodles and ideas, or make full-fledged artwork. Some supplies will be provided. Marilyn Oropeza 351632-4A 18 yrs + W 8/12–9/2 1–3pm $70/64
Contemporary Art Workshop This series of workshops explores traditional and non-traditional principles of visual composition in abstract paintings. Focus on finding your unique style of expression, while gaining knowledge of the concepts and color relationships in abstract and non-objective art. Each session covers a different topic and can be taken individually. Beginners and advanced students welcome. Supply list provided on receipt. Iris Kern-Foster 350197-4A 16 yrs + F 8/28 3–5:30pm $46/40 350197-4B 16 yrs + F 9/4 3–5:30pm $46/40
Creative Writing Do you have a half-finished novel, great family stories or an idea for a children’s book, short story or screenplay? Commit to your creativity and complete your project with guidance from a former magazine editor. New to creative writing? This class will help you begin. Open to all levels of experience. More info: YourProfessorD@gmail.com. Dorothy Spirus 350144-4A 18 yrs + Tu 6/23–7/28 6:30–8pm $185/167
Creative Writing Jumpstart You want to write, but don’t know where to start. Begin with a session of guided writing exercises and tips on how to put your ideas into motion for books, scripts, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. We’ll discuss structure, technique, characters, and conflict. This one-day intensive class, taught by a published writer and former magazine editor, will encourage both the novice and experienced writer. Bring writing supplies. More info: YourProfessorD@gmail.com. Dorothy Spirus 350198-4A 16 yrs + Sa 6/27 2–4pm $75/68
Digital Photography – Beyond Basics Designed for the photographer who wants a more thorough understanding of what a digital camera can do. Tutorials on camera controls and functions, HDR (High Dynamic Range), shooting in camera RAW, an exploration of specialty lenses and filters. Presentations of post editing software techniques are included in this class. No class: 7/3. Kurt Weston 350109-4A 17 yrs + F 6/26–7/31 3:30pm–5:30pm $126/114
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! $5 materials fee due to instructor at first class plus supplies list provided on receipt. Pati Kent 350103-4A 13 yrs + Tu 8/11–9/1 2:45–4:15pm $82/74
Drawing & Painting On Location This unique class is only offered once in the summer. First class is at the Lake Park Clubhouse (1035 11th St) where maps will be handed out. We will meet each week at a different location. This is a fun and relaxing class where the student can create their own artwork at each location. Students will bring their own materials of their choice to each class. A $5 material fee is due to the instructor at the first meeting. Pati Kent Lake Park Clubhouse 350134-4A 13 yrs + Tu 7/7–7/28 6–7:30pm $82/74
Drawing, Painting, & Printmaking Explore drawing, painting, and printmaking in this mixed media class. Students explore a variety of artmaking techniques while engaging in the creative process of making art. Students will work with a variety of materials for drawing like charcoal, ink, ball point pens, and pencils. For painting we will explore acrylic and watercolor paint. And for printmaking we will explore inks. All materials are provided with materials fee of $40 due at first class. HB Art Center 351637-4A 16 yrs + W 7/8–7/29 6–7:45pm $78/71 351637-4B 16 yrs + W 8/5–9/2 6–7:45pm $96/87 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 is meant to prioritize one-on-one instruction. Jose Loza 350135-4A 15 yrs+ Tu 6/23–7/21 6–7:45pm $166/150
Intermediate Acrylic Painting This course is designed to explore advanced techniques in acrylic painting with an emphasis on concept development, content, composition, technique, and color harmony. Students will develop personal projects, learn illustrative techniques, work from photographs and observation. The smaller class size is meant to prioritize one-on-one instruction. Jose Loza 350152-4A 15 yrs+ Tu 7/28–8/25 6–7:45pm $166/150
Oil Painting – Creating Depth with Color Oil painting for new and continuing students. Instructor works individually with each student on oil painting fundamentals plus intermediate to advanced concepts. Materials and paint handling, color mixing, composition, light and shadow, and some color theory will be covered. Oils and Water-Mixable oils are acceptable. Students work from their own photos or instructor photos. Jim Ellsberry 351631-4A 18 yrs + Th 7/9–7/30 5:30–7:30pm $135/122 351631-4B 18 yrs + Th 8/13–9/3 5:30–7:30pm $135/122
Pastels Bring your favorite pastels and supplies and maybe an artwork to share. Learn application, types of grounds (surfaces), solvents, how to create illusion of 3D forms, mixing various forms of pastels together, and protective framing. Lots of samples to try as we cover pan, soft, pencil, compressed, and oil pastels. Marilyn Oropeza 351616-4A 18 yrs + F 8/14–9/4 12:30–2:30pm $70/64
Perspective for Artists Without math or protractors, master perspective and learn to control the viewer’s experience by understanding how to use the Golden Means, and zero-to-four point perspective for landscape, architectural, exaggeration and foreshortening, and how to warp space to create a sense of movement. Marilyn Oropeza 351634-4A 18 yrs + Sa 6/27 9:30am–12:30pm $26/24 351634-4B 18 yrs + Sa 7/25 9:30am–12:30pm $26/24
Photo Critique This class is designed to further the photographer’s artistic vision and technical skills. Students will bring digital photographs on a USB flash drive to be viewed by the class for evaluation and comments. Visual aesthetic, concept, subject matter, technique, and digital image modification will be the basis for discussion. No class: 7/3. Kurt Weston 350180-4A 18 yrs + F 6/26–7/31 1:30–3:30pm $126/114
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. Bring source material. Materials list will be supplied on first day of class. For new students, materials will be provided on the first day. Diane Merrill 350116-4A 18 yrs + Tu 8/11–9/1 9:30am–12:30pm $86/78
Watercolors 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 eight basic types of application methods. Marilyn Oropeza 350125-4A 18 yrs + W 8/12–9/2 9:30am–12:30pm $78/71
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