Current Class & Clinic Schedule

 

Quick Sketch & Color Mixing Clinic

Our last Quick Sketch & Color Mixing Clinic was jam-packed so we’re offering it again. Whether you’re new to oils or have been working with the medium for years, you’re sure to learn excellent tips from Chris to enhance your palette work and painting techniques. Register for the morning session, afternoon session, or full day.

Course Date & Time: Saturday, February 24, 2024 9:30 AM-4:00 PM 

Clinic Rates
Full Day: $150
1/2 Day: $80

Supply List:
Palette 11″x14″ or larger
Palette Knife
Brushes, I prefer Flats #4-#6
Rags or Paper Towels
Solvent-odorless mineral spirits
Suggested Palette:
Titanium White
Cad. Lemon
Cad. Yellow
Cad. Orange
Cad. Red Light
Alizarin Crimson
Ultramarine Blue
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
Ivory Black

 

8 Week Figure Painting in Watercolor Course

This 8-week program is an excellent chance to improve your graphite, ink, and watercolor skills. Using line and wash techniques, the program focuses on proportions, gestures, basic anatomy, and movement. This broad approach is designed to improve both skill and speed delivering practical insights and expanding your life drawing and painting skills. Course materials will be provided.
 
Course Date & Time: Mondays 10 AM-12 PM; January 8, 2024-February 26, 2024
 
Program Rate: $325
Drop-in: $50

 

8 Week Figure Drawing Course

This figure drawing course is open to anyone: whether you’re a beginner, wanting to return to a beloved genre you’ve set aside for a time or an experienced artist wanting to enhance your technique. Over the course of eight weeks, we will explore the basics of figure drawing, gesture, motion, proportion, and values. Sessions meet weekly on Mondays 10am-12pm.

Course Date & Time: Mondays 10 AM-12 PM; March 4, 2024-April 22, 2024
 
Program Rate: $300
Drop-in: $50
 

Supply List:
Permanent marker
Charcoal
Newsprint drawing paper
Kneaded eraser
Chamois

 

Ongoing Classes

 

Plein Air Oil Painting

Plein Air painting takes you out in nature to capture the beauty of the Pikes Peak region. Students will meet at the Alvarez Gallery and Art School and then head to various locations in the city. Seasoned painters, beginners, and everyone in between are invited to these sessions to enhance their abilities to illustrate the local landscape.

Course Date & Time: Tuesdays 10 AM-12 PM, location TBA

Class Rates
Drop-in: $50
5 classes: $150
Private lessons: $60/hr

Supply List:
Outdoor Easel
Palette 11″x14″ or larger
Palette Knife
Brushes, I prefer Flats #4-#6
Rags or Paper Towels
Solvent-odorless mineral spirits
Suggested Palette:
Titanium White
Cad. Lemon
Cad. Yellow
Cad. Orange
Cad. Red Light
Alizarin Crimson
Ultramarine Blue
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
Ivory Black
Sunscreen
Hat
Water

 

Still Life Oil Painting

Instructional ongoing class. 

Course Date & Time: Wednesdays 1-3 PM, starting January 10, 2024

Class Rates
Drop-in: $50
5 classes: $150
Private lessons: $60/hr

Supply List:
Palette 11″x14″ or larger
Palette Knife
Brushes, I prefer Flats #4-#6
Rags or Paper Towels
Solvent-odorless mineral spirits
Suggested Palette:
Titanium White
Cad. Lemon
Cad. Yellow
Cad. Orange
Cad. Red Light
Alizarin Crimson
Ultramarine Blue
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
Ivory Black
 
 

Open Figure Drawing

Non-instructional figure drawing session focusing on short poses ranging from 1 minute to 20 minutes.

Course Date & Time: Thursdays 6-8 PM

Monthly Membership Rate: $60
Non-Member Rate:
$20 per session 

 

Please be advised:

We request that if you have had a fever, chills, cough, fatigue, or have been exposed to someone with Covid-19 that you do not come to class. Stay home and get well.

 

Call (719) 337-2863 or email chrisalvarezpaintings@gmail.com for information or to register for classes.