Adult Programs

Whether you are new to art or advanced in your skills and seeking a creative challenge, the Rahr-West Art Museum adult art classes are an affordable and fun way to explore your inner artist and meet other like minded people. All classes are taught by knowledgeable instructors who have a passion for the arts.

WINTER/SPRING 2024


Feb 24 - Adult Instructed Fig DrawingFigure Drawing From Life Instructional

February 22nd, 2023, 6:00-8:30pm

For the first time since the creation of the Figure Drawing and Painting classes (normally self-guided) at the Rahr-West Art Museum, instructor Sonia Vasquez will lead a fully instructed from-life figure/portrait drawing class. Students will learn about the process of creating gesture drawings through finished drawings from a live model. 

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March 24 - Adult Watercolor DioramaWatercolor Diorama

March 7th, 2023, 6:00-8:00pm

Students will create a 3-dimensional diorama using watercolor painted landscape pieces in a shadow box.

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_March 24 - Adult CharcoalDrawing with Charcoal

March 14th, 2023, 6:00-8:00pm

Students will learn techniques and practices of using different types of charcoal to create a drawing. 

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Figure Drawing Class (1920 x 1005 px)Figure Drawing & Painting - Clothed

March 28th, 2023, 6:00-9:00pm

Students will bring their own materials and work mostly self guided from a live model.  Instructor will be around to answer questions and provide input. 

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april 24 - Adult Acrylic IIAcrylic Painting II (Glazing and Layering)

April 11th, 2024, 6:00-8:00pm

Students will learn about glazing and layering techniques done with acrylic and mediums to create a dynamic painting.

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_april 24 - Adult Portrait in WatercolorPortrait in Watercolor

April 18th, 2023, 6:00-8:00pm

Students will learn how to use watercolor to create a life-like portrait. 

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georgia may 24Georgia O’Keeffe Acrylic Painting

May 2nd, 2024, 6:00-8:00pm

Students will create an acrylic painting inspired by works by Georgia O’Keeffe such as “Birch and Pine No. 2” in the Rahr-West Art Museum collection.

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May 24 - Adult Expressive Drawing Expressive Drawing

May 16th, 2024, 6:00-8:00pm

Students will learn about how to create an energetic, expressive drawing using techniques like gesture and hatching.

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Figure Drawing & Painting (Nude)

May 30th, 2024, 6:00-9:00pm

Students will bring their own materials and work mostly self guided from a live model.  Instructor will be around to answer questions and provide input. 

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For more detailed information on Figure Drawing & Painting classes: 

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