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What to expect in our online classes

Prima Materia Institute is replicating the exact experience of in-studio lessons: receive step-by-step instructions, get immediate answers to your questions, and receive individualized coaching on your work from the instructor – and you can join these classes from anywhere in the world! 

To help you prepare for any online class, we created a list of quality art supplies in the medium of your choice. Order directly from that page!

Learn, create, have fun, share! 

See Online Class Calendar

Image from Nikusha’s Essential Drawing Course for Beginners, every Tuesday from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR AN ONLINE ART CLASSES

  1. Go to https://primamateriainstitute.com/schedule.
  2. Find the class that you’d like to participate in.
  3. Click on the class and click “BOOK NOW”.
  4. Create an account or log-in if you already have one.
  5. Complete the check out process and you are done!

After registration, you will receive an email with the Zoom link, Zoom password, and supply list.

All classes are for those 15 and older.

Weekly Art Class Schedule

Click on each heading to learn more about the specific class.

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING

Introduction to Drawing for Beginners

Saturdays 12:00pm – 1:00pm Pacific Time 

FREE

This is the best online drawing class to start with if you are an absolute beginner in drawing. This eye-opening experience will engage you in hands-on exercises that will burst-open your mind to art and your artistic potential. All you need is a pencil, paper, and eraser. Everyone is welcome, the class is FREE for all. You can share and attend it with as many of your friends as you want – there is room for everyone.

To register, click here

INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING

Introduction to Painting for Beginners

Mondays 10:00am – 11:00am Pacific Time 

FREE

Learn about all the basic aspects of painting: paints, brushes, color-mixing, and how to create paintings. You will discover that painting can be easy – once you learn techniques. This online class is as effective and interactive as the in-studio Introduction to Painting. You only need to take it once – and you will see your artistic potential. This class will open your mind and help you see that you can develop your skills further. This class is like a tester: to prepare you for the full Painting course. Painting is a joy, it can heal and inspire, and become one of your most profound life experiences. 

Share this class with your loved ones – this weekly class is free for all! Bring your friends – there is room for everyone!

Learn more or click here to register.

Essential Drawing Course for Beginners

Essential Drawing Course for Beginners Online

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm Pacific Time

$299 for 12 Classes or included in any membership.

This online drawing course is as effective as in the studio: it provides you with the essential drawing tips and  techniques – to help you learn how to draw any subject. Each session is filled with energy: instructor’s demonstrations, students’ discussions and sharing of work create a rich and fulfilling experience. The international group of participants is growing every week. All levels welcome. Ages: adults and mature teens (15+).

Order your supplies here.

Learn more or click here to register.

6-Week Art Courses

6 – Week Art Courses

Wednesdays 10:30am – 12pm Pacific Time

$199/6 classes or included in any membership.

6-Week Art Courses are in-depth painting courses will help you advance your skills. Each course is 6 weeks long. New courses introduced every 6 weeks.

Click here to register.

ArtLab

ArtLab Online

Mondays 6pm – 7:30pm Pacific Time

$35/class or included in any membership.

Every Monday, ArtLab starts with a presentation or demo by the instructor on the theme or technique announced. You will be able to follow along in real time from the comfort of your own home, using any art supplies at hand. Learn new techniques every month and have fun painting flowers, pets, boats, surrealist portraits, impressionist landscapes, abstractions, realistic scenes, and other subjects, too numerous to mention! Beginners welcome.

Don’t have art supplies? You can find helpful art packages here.

Learn more or click here to register.

The Art of Meaning

The Art of Meaning

Thursday 6:30pm – 8:30pm Pacific Time

Art is about more than technique — art is a language. In this online interactive class, the instructor will engage creatives in conversations and discussions on psychology, literature, poetry, history, and philosophy as they relate to fine art. Have your writing and drawing materials handy. Everyone is welcome. Ages: adults and mature teens. Click here to learn about the upcoming topic this week.

Click here to register.

Live Model Sessions
Live Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing Sessions

Saturdays, 10am – 11:30am Pacific Time

Figure Drawing Sessions are apart of the Intermediate Membership. Please email hello@primamateriainsitute.com to learn how to enroll.

Figure Drawing sessions are for growing artists that want to develop their skill further. These classes have a prerequisite: must complete all 12 classes in the Essential Drawing Course.

Advanced Coaching

Advanced Coaching

Thursdays & Fridays, 10am – 11:30am Pacific Time

Advanced Coaching is apart of the Advanced Membership. Email hello@primamateriainstitute.com to learn how to enroll.

These live online sessions are for advanced artists. In order to qualify for these sessions, you must complete all 12 classes in the Essential Drawing Course, attend 10 ArtLab sessions, and participate in 8 live model sessions.

Register for Online Classes Below

Prima Materia Institute is donating all art classes to the community for FREE during the shutdown. Art classes are conducted online, in real time, and hosted on Zoom. 

Click here for the supply list.

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