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Courses

Restarts every 13 weeks

Drawing Course
for Beginners

12 classes / 12 weeks

TUESDAYS,
6:30PM–8PM 
PST

$299

New course every 6 weeks

6-Week Drawing Course

6 classes / 6 weeks

WEDNESDAYS,
6:30PM–8PM 
PST

$199

New course every 6 weeks

6-Week Painting Course

6 classes / 6 weeks

MONDAYS,
6PM–7:30PM 
PST

$199

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Essential Drawing Course for Beginners

Every Tuesday, Join anytime
6:30pm – 8:00pm PST

You will learn the most important aspects of drawing from the very beginning. You will build the foundation for rendering basic objects and environments, and become ready to practice these techniques with more complex subjects in future drawings. All the techniques of the Essential Drawing Course are done in monochrome (black and white) so you can keep your focus on structure, tonality, shading, form, and texture.

Online & in real time

Urban Sketching – 6-Week Drawing Course

Wednesdays, July 14th – August 18th
6:30pm – 8:00pm PST

Sketching while traveling can be one of the most satisfying experiences while traveling, especially if you learn to jot down these scenes quickly and effortlessly. Being inspired by the new scenery awakens this deep desire in us to be an artist. This 6-week course will help you learn which materials to have, how to mind perspective while sketching futuristic cities and historic sites, ancient villages and coffee shops, or a view from your hotel window with joy and virtuosity.

No experience is necessary. This is a perfect course to START learning to create art! 

Online & in real time

Drawing on Tonal Paper
6-Week Drawing Course

Wednesdays, August 25th – September 29th
6:30pm – 8:00pm PST

  • Live online 1.5-hour class
  • No experience necessary
  • Adults and teens 15 years or older
  • Access to recordings

There are very few surprises in life. In this course, you are GUARANTEED to be surprised. Not just surprised but blown away. You will learn how Color Theory can help you in drawing, and how drawing can help you grasp the physics of Color Theory. In this course, you’ll learn how to incorporate the color of your substrate as a color in your drawing, as well as how to use black and white conte crayon to create the effect of 3D. That is how everyone teaches it – but at Prima Materia, you can always expect the unexpected: this course is going to take drawing on tonal paper one step further by introducing you to the optical illusions that happen on colored substrates! 

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Painting a Realistic Still Life Inspired by Renaissance Art
6-Week Painting Course

Mondays, June 28th – August 2nd
6:00 – 7:30pm PST

  • Live online 1-hour class
  • No experience necessary
  • Adults and teens 15 years or older
  • Access to recordings

There are two well-known axioms, one: learning to paint realistically is the most direct way to learn to paint, period, and two: painting a still life is the ultimate means for skill-building. Through observing inanimate objects, artists begin to understand the laws that govern the visual behaviour of reality. Many abstract and modern masters, the great visionaries who shifted the course of Art History such as Kandinsky, Matisse, Dalí, Mondrian, and others, started off as realist painters.

Online & in real time

Introduction to Oil Painting
6-Week Painting Course

Mondays, August 9th – September 13th
6:00 – 7:30pm PST

  • Live online 1-hour class
  • No experience necessary
  • Adults and teens 15 years or older
  • Access to recordings

A course you’ve been waiting for is finally here! If you have never tried oils before, you must – it’s divine! From the Old Masters to contemporary painters, oils have been a long-time favorite for many artists: its longevity, versatility (blending, impasto, glazing, etc.), and nobility appeals to all. Find out why artists throughout the centuries have fallen in love with oils, as you’ll get to experience the bliss in this course. 

By the end of the course, you’ll have painted your very own, original oil painting.

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