The Irving Art Association offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.
The free classes are sponsored by IAA as part of the IAA Community Fine Art School, which is funded through grants from the Irving Arts Board and the Irving Chamber of Commerce Share Tank.
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.
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.
The classes are 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 is Lety Garcia. The classes will be held on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm on specified dates.
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Supplies: Some basic supplies are provided. The instructor will email you about the complete supplies needed. You can also bring any extra supplies you wish to try out (paint, brushes, paper, etc.). Wear old clothes or bring an apron.
Registration is open for the Spring classes. To register for a class, click on the Register link.
Limit of 15 students per class. Minimum age: 16.
To register for Level 2 Class, you must have completed the level one class or have basic experience with the medium.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED — NO WALK-INS!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
April 4, 11, 18 & 25
Photography 1 all spots filled
Instructors: Robert Moore / Terry Cockerham / John Hunter
Watercolor 2 all spots filled
Instructor: Sarah Murphy
May 2, 9, 16 & 30
Basic Drawing 2 all spots filled
Instructor: Michele Quarton
Printmaking 1 all spots filled
Instructor: Junanne Peck
June 6, 13, 20 & 27
Oil Painting 2 all spots filled
Instructor: Sarah Murphy
Pastels 1 all spots filled
Instructor: Marie Maines
To request to be added to the waiting list for a class, please email email@example.com.