By Brentwood Art Center December 29

"As an artist I seek to explore composition, texture and space while maintaining a clear color key and value structure. I travel often and consider my ongoing study of history, science and language as an essential part of my work. The subjects of my work range from portrait, to figurative, landscapes and still lives as they are directly inspired by life."

This semester (winter/spring) Kathiucia will be teaching Beginning Figure Painting and a plein air class, "Painting the Outdoors." Below she decribes her upcoming classes. 

  self portrait

Beginning Figure Painting 

Session 1: 1/9 - 3/20 (no class 1/16 & 2/20) Mondays 2pm - 5pm

Session 2: 3/27 - 5/22 Mondays 2pm - 5pm 

"This class will be centered around the accurate depiction of the human form. A variety of traditional methods for tackling the complexity of the live model will be discussed and demonstrated and instruction will be catered to each individual student. Techniques for the accurate representation of shapes, anatomy, proportion and rhythm will be examined in depth as will an understanding of light and the rendering of volume. 

The class will begin with simple exercises to understand different applications of the medium and basic artistic principles. As the student advances they will gain consistency and be able to tackle more complex concepts, color palettes, and application methods. Please note: some drawing principles will be addressed. 

The class is structured so that the student can continue to build on past lessons and experience. This allow serious students to keep forward momentum as they progress in their understanding of fundamental concepts and as artists." 


Painting the Outdoors

Session 1: 1/12 - 2/10 Thursdays 10am - 1pm

Session 2: 2/16 - 3/16 Thursdays 10am - 1pm

Session 3: 3/23 - 4/20 Thursdays 10am - 1pm

Plein air classes are held off-site at different locations throughout the session. In these classes students will be working on small panels, 5"x7" and 4"x6"

"Through plein air painting students will learn about color, light and composition. We'll cover basic perspective as well as review materials, and different application methods and procedures. 

Emphasis on color matching and basic color concepts will be covered and re-enforced as we encounter different painting situations. By starting with simple technique we will be able to improve and add on new layers of understanding for a more dynamic and complex execution, eventually leading to highly realized finished paintings as well as a deeper connection with nature and life. It's a win-win!"

See a full schedule with tuition here

By Brentwood Art Center August 18

We are extremely excited to report that Friends of the Brentwood Art Center has been granted federal tax-exempt status by the IRS!

Our tax-exempt status further solidifies our financial well-being and provides us new opportunities to pursue grants and relationships with other community organizations. Our primary purpose, of course, will be to continue to operate the BAC and to provide the best educational experience we can to our community at all age and experience levels.

Donations to Friends are generally deductible for federal and state income tax purposes (subject to your own tax situation). This applies to the generous donations that you have made in the past as well as to future contributions. Both federal and state exemptions are effective as of the date Friends was formed, September 4, 2012. We thank you for all of your support and look forward to the BAC remaining a fixture in the community for many years to come!

If you have any questions regarding our tax-exempt status please contact our Director, Samantha Ollstein.