By Brentwood Art Center March 09
"I'm a sculptor specializing in the human and animal form. I draw direct inspiration from life; I can regularly be found at the Los Angeles Zoo sculpting animals or in the studio sculpting the human form."

Adam Matano is a professional artist and educator specializing in figurative sculpture.
Adam studied at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Connecticut. He received a BFA in Sculpture with honors and was awarded the excellence in sculpture award along with the student leadership award. During school he competed in multiple figure sculpture competitions held at: the New York Academy of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Art (placing first), and the New York Academy (placing third).
Although Adam's main training was in the human figure, he has always had a special love for animals and he applies his knowledge of the human figure to sculpting them. He can be found once a week at the LA Zoo making sculptures from life.
Join Adam this semester:
All Levels Sculpture Workshop
Thursday, 2:30pm-5:30pm March 23 - May 25
"This class is for beginners as well as advanced students. Over the ten week course I'll introduce you to exercises that will enrich your understanding of sculpting fundamentals, and you'll be given the option to indulge your artistic voice by creating your own project, too. Although we don't provide models, if you wish to work from life you can always bring your own to class."
All Levels Figure Sculpture
Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm April 19 - May 31
Intermediate/Advanced Sculpture Workshop
Tuesdays, 10am-2pm (join any time, space permitting)
"Get inspired directly by our fantastic local models! By experimenting with different skills and sculpting techniques, you'll learn how to approach creating a figure or portrait based on anatomical knowledge and direct observation of the subject."
Work from Adam's students:
By Brentwood Art Center January 05

"I've grown to learn and appreciate that art is a channel to express different attitudes and perspectives towards all aspects of life."

Zahra is a charcoal and pastel artist who recently came to us from Tehran. For the past 12 years she has studied under some of the most prestigious professors in Iran. This coming semester she will be teaching pastel drawing for both beginners and as well as an intermediate/advanced class. 

"Contrary to what seems to be the current opinion, pastel is a powerful medium in which numerous painting styles can be applied. In my courses I strive to improve my students' drawing and layering techniques to execute different styles while still maintaining their personal methods and aesthetic."

Join Zahra this coming semester: 

Artwork Zahra Pezeshk

Beginning Pastel

Session 1: 1/18 - 3/22, Wednesday 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Session 2: 3/29 - 5/31, Wednesday 2:00pm - 5:00pm

In Beginning Pastel students will spend the first two weeks working monochromatically in charcoal to strengthen their ability to draw value before moving on to the more complex art of layering color. The class is structured so that each lesson builds on the previous and students will see themselves improve from project to project. 


Artwork Zahra Pezeshk

Intermediate/Advanced Pastel

Session 1: 1/11 - 3/15, Wednesday 10:00am - 1:00pm

Session 2: 3/22 - 5/24, Wednesday 10:00am - 1:00pm

Intermediate/Advanced students will work on their own indivdual pieces with guidance and encouragement to acheive their desired goals. 


Student work:

Student Hadi Morshed

pastel class

Student Tom Lifka

pastel drawing

Student Claudia Ryan


For full schedule and tuition click here