2018  WINTER  &  SPRING  SESSIONS  

All sessions are 6 weeks except * Fundamentals class is 8 weeks* 

These classes are Wednesday - Friday $96.00
(It's not too late to join the sessions, we will except students into the 2nd week)

Session 3: Starts the week of November 20 - ends the week of January 2, 2018 
Session 4: Starts the week of  January 10 - ends the week of February 14                            
Session 5: Starts the week of February 21 - ends the week of March 28

Session 6: Starts the week of April 11 - ends the week of May 30 (8 week session $128.00)  

 
Watercolor & Colored Pencil, Adv. Drawing & Portraiture:  (These classes are on Mondays  $96.00)
Session 3: Starts  November 27 - ends January 15, 2018

Session 4: Starts  January 22 - ends February 26 

Session 5: Starts   March 5 - ends April 16 

Session 6: Starts  April 23 - ends May 28

   
*Fundamentals of Drawing: (Thursdays only) 8 weeks $128.00 
Session 2: Starts  October 26 - ends December 21 

​Session 3: Starts  January 4 - ends February 22, 2018

Session 4: Starts  March 1 - ends April 26

Session 5: Starts  May 3 - ends June 6  (6 weeks only $96.00)  



* Please make a note, classes will still be held on certain holidays, such as Martin Luther Kings Day, Presidents Day  etc....
NO CLASSES ON THESE DATES: 

December 25, 26 & 31 /  January 1, 2018 

​Spring Break April 2 - 6

 

M.J. Studios 5th Annual Student Art Show will be held Sunday, May 20 2018 




Beginning Class:Fundamentals of Basic Drawing (8 wk session $128.00)

Thursdays  3:15-4:15 pm (ages 6-10)        4:15-5:15 pm (ages 11-16)

In this class the students will learn the elements of shape, perspective, composition, design, texture, value and line, in addition, a series of warm-ups first in every class, will allow the students to observe what they are drawing. The students will work in pencil, markers, pen and ink. 
 

Advanced Drawing:Mondays  4:15-5:15 pm (ages 11-16) $96 

The students will learn 1, 2, 3 pt. perspective, using positive and negative space when composing and designing, value, line and technique. The students will work in charcoal, pastels, conte and graphite, rendering realistically from photo reference and life. 

Drawing Animals: Wednesdays  3:15-4:15 pm (ages 6-10) $96

In this class students will learn to draw their favorite animals by using simple shapes, color and composition, while using a variety of mediums: graphite, pen & ink, watercolor, markers, pastels & charcoal. If you have a real good photo of one of your pets, please bring it in and I will show you how to draw them!


Watercolor & Colored Pencil:  Mondays  3:15-4:15 pm (ages 6-10) $96

Students will have fun exploring these 2 mediums. We will learn to draw from shape, create a color wheel, learn about techniques, texture, value, different brushes and papers used.  


Art with the Masters:Fridays 3:15-4:15 pm (ages 6-10) $96

Students will work in several mediums creating works by Van Gogh, Matisse, Warhol Monet, Picasso etc... We will cover their techniques, composition, color and history, while creating our own interpretation. 


CLASS STARTS 2018: Wire sculpture: Wednesdays  4:30-5:30 pm (ages 10-15)  $96 

Create a modern figure or animal sculpture in wire and learn about the artist Alberto Giacometti, famous for the Walking Man. Students will create a sculpture that looks like a real metal sculpture, by using varies materials.   


CLASS NOT AVAILABLEBeg. & Adv. Oils:Thursdays 3:30-5:00 pm (ages 11-17) $96

Learn classical style in painting, like the old masters. Primary focus will be on the development of each student’s personal style & ability. Emphasis on composition, value, and technique,. Students must know how to draw. Work primarily from photo or painting references. Materials fee $10.00

Combination Pokemon & Cartooning:Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 pm (ages 6-10) $96

The basics of cartooning are discussed-including history, types of cartooning, standard cartooning. Materials, humor, storytelling, composition and creating your own personal style. Hands-on learning. Fun  guaranteed!

Advanced Acrylics & Watercolor: Fridays  4:15-5:15 pm (ages 11-16) $96
Students must have experience with this medium, advanced concepts are discussed and employed. Class is similar to the oil class.

Portraiture:Mondays 5:30-6:30pm (ages 11-16) $96

 Learn to draw real life portraits. We will discuss influential portrait artists, study the anatomy of the face and emphasize value and line. Students will work in multiple drawing mediums. 
                                                           NEW CLASSES FOR SUMMER & FALL 2017
Class unavailable at this time: Manga & Anime:Tuesdays  3:30-5:30 (ages 9-17) 

In this class students will create their own Japanese-style comic books, animation or both. Students will practice drawing, character design, story telling and computer animation. Computers will be provided for the students to work on while in class.                                                                          


Art with the Masters: Students will work in several mediums and have fun learning about Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso and Matisse. We will explore their techniques, color and composition working on different surfaces. 


Floral Painting: Students will paint in Acrylic and Watercolor, while experimenting in mixed media and collage. We will work from reference materials, still life and our imaginations. 

After school enrichment classes are taught Monday thru Friday. Students are exposed to the classical elements and principles of art technique and history. Within the classroom there is only positive feedback, as this establishes a strong foundation for self-esteem and respect for one another. Your child will be enriched with confidence, self-discipline and an incredible sense of  accomplishment.  All supplies are included, except the adult classes and non-toxic professional materials are used.


Private lessons & home school enrichment classes are taught during the day 10 am-1:30 pm, Mon-Fri; no home school classes on Saturday. Mondays & Wednesdays adult classes are are taught 2 hours 10 am- 12:00 pm $30.00  Adult classes are not supplied, please ask for a supply list.  Call to schedule any one of these classes. 925-472-0715


HOME SCHOOL ART EDUCATION:  There is a min. of 6  max. of 8 students per class. We have a four month long curriculum. Please call now and register to sign up for the session. Currently, we are a vendor for Visions. The class is held on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 12:30-2:00 pm, 90 minute class once a week for $96.00 per month. The first two months the students learn the fundamentals of drawing: elements of shape, perspective, composition, design and texture. We will use pencil, conte, charcoal, pen & ink, markers. Students will learn about and apply watercolor, acrylic, pastels and create color wheels. They will learn art technique, history and about the artists who represented an era. All professional supplies are included.


There is a minimum of 3 maximum of 8 students per class. The classes are small, so that students can receive individual attention. Majority of the classes are 6 wk sessions, 1 hour, once a week for $96.00. Art demonstrations in every class, taught by professional artists and all art supplies included. 



Go to the Contact page to download registration forms for the classes. 

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