Winter 2019 Free Basic Classes

The Irving Art Association offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners of a particular art medium. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Update: All classes for Winter 2019 are now FULL. We will announce registration for the Spring Free Basic Classes soon (April-June). To receive updates about IAA offerings, sign up for the IAA Updates service in the sidebar.

WE NOW HAVE TWO CLASS SERIES EACH MONTH! Plus many new art media for you to explore!

Each student is strongly encouraged to sign up for, and attend all four classes as each class topic and activity will be based on information from the preceding class. Registration is limited to 15 students per class, so please be sure that you can commit for the entire month of classes.

Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Doors open 6:30 pm to allow artists time to get set up and be prepared for class.

Clases Básicas Gratis en Español

NEW! Free Basic Classes are now available in Spanish! The instructor will be Lety Garcia. The classes will be held on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm on specified dates.

Supplies:  Basic supplies are provided. Please bring any extra supplies you wish to try out (paint, brushes, paper, etc.). Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

Contact: irvingartassociation@gmail.com if you have questions.


To register for a class, click on the Register link for the class desired.

Winter 2019

January

January 10, 17, 24 & 31 FREE BASIC OIL PAINTING CLASSES (large gallery)
Instructor: Sarah Murphy  (All spots filled)

January 10, 17, 24 & 31 FREE BASIC DRAWING WITHOUT TEARS CLASSES (small gallery)
Instructor: Michele Quarton  (All spots filled) (left brain-right brain drawing fun!) (All spots filled)

January 23 & 30. SPANISH SPEAKING FREE BASIC CLASSES: Frida Kahlo in 3D (large gallery)
Instructor: Leticia Garcia (All spots filled)

February

February 7, 14, 21 & 28 FREE BASIC ART JOURNALING CLASSES (large gallery)
Instructor: Jackie Byers  (All spots filled)

February 7, 14, 21 & 28 FREE BASIC COLLAGE CLASSES (small gallery)
Instructor: Sarah Murphy  (All spots filled)

February 20 & 27. Clases Básicas Gratis en Español (SPANISH SPEAKING FREE BASIC CLASSES): (large gallery)
Instructor: Leticia Garcia  (All spots filled)

March

March 7, 14, 21 & 28 FREE BASIC DOT PAINTING CLASSES (large gallery)
Instructor: Susan Murray (All spots filled)

March 7, 14, 21 & 28 FREE BASIC ABSTRACT ACRYLIC CLASSES (small gallery)
Instructor: John Hunter  (All spots filled)

March 13 & 27. Clases Básicas Gratis en Español (SPANISH SPEAKING FREE BASIC CLASSES) (large gallery)
Instructor: Leticia Garcia (All spots filled)