Workshops and Lectures

All instructed workshops are $60 with supplies included.
Uninstructed workshops are $15 per session and students must bring their own supplies.
Enroll online on our registration page or by calling us at (310) 451-5657!
 
Fall 2017 Workshops
Art and Mindfulness
David McDonald
Wednesday November 8: 6:00-9:00pm
$60
You will tap into your true self and inner artist through guided meditation. Focus is placed on process over product as you work from a place of intuition, exploring different media such as pastel, watercolor, and collage.
 
Art of Bookbinding: The Flag Book
Hayley Quentin
Wednesday November 29: 6:00-9:00pm
$60
The flag book is a unique form of book art that results in a sculptural book with a dramatic presentation. This is perfect for showcasing drawings, quotes, photos, travel mementos, or other small, 2-D materials.
 
Art of Bookbinding: Japanese Stab Binding
Hayley Quentin
Thursday December 7: 6:00-9:00pm
$60
Japanese stab binding is a simple type of bookbinding with many possibilities for different visual outcomes. These books can become journals, sketchbooks, photo albums, or notebooks.
 
Assemblage: Joseph Cornell Inspired Boxes
Jill Douglas
Thursday November 2: 6:00-9:00pm
$60
Invite the viewer into a private, magical world by creating a Joseph Cornell inspired shadow box.
 
Collage: Floral Still Life
Hillar Kaplan-New
Thursday October 19: 6:00-9:00pm
$60
Create a floral still life using a variety of unexpected and fun amterials. Preparation, composition, movement, color and other elements will be discussed. Join for a night of soul-soothing exploration!
 
Experimental Watercolor: Reflective Landscapes
Julia Montgomery
Tuesday November 14: 6:30-9:30pm
$60
Explore non-traditional watercolor techniques to create a beautiful and haunting landscape that is reflected in water.
 
Experimental Watercolor: Abstract Leaves 
Julia Montgomery
Tuesday December 12: 6:30-9:30pm
$60
You will learn non-traditional watercolor techniques to create an interesting and unique abstract composition using leaves as a guide!
 
Mixed Media: Allegorical Self-Portrait
Jill Douglas
Thursday October 26: 6:00-9:00pm
$60
Who are you? Create a visual autobiography as you explore symbolism with a variety of materials.
 
Printmaking: Monotype
Gary Paller
Wednesday December 6: 6:00-9:00pm
$60
Have fun making unique, single prints by creating your own designs with ink and using our press to transfer them directly onto paper.
 
Uninstructed Life Drawing
Every Wednesday from 2-5pm and Thursday from 3-6pm when classes are in session
$15
Twice weekly, the Brentwood Art Center provides a model for an uninstructed workshop. Wednesdays feature 3 hour poses (to allow for oil painting) and Thursdays are short, 20 minute poses. Students must bring their own supplies to uninstructed workshops.
Please call to reserve your spot at (310) 451-5657.