Basic Art Classes

The Irving Art Association offers classes for adults wanting to get started in art or in a new medium. NOTE: The minimum age for registration is 17.

The art 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.

Instruction is FREE, but beginning in September, there will be a $10 materials fee for a class session (weekly classes for a month in length).

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

Clases Básicas Gratis en Español
NEW! Basic Art Classes are now available in Spanish! The instructor is Lety Garcia.

Location: IAA Gallery at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving.

Schedule: The class series for each media is a month in length, with classes held weekly.

The English-speaking classes are held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. The Spanish Speaking Basic Art Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 7-9. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Supplies:  Instruction is FREE, but beginning in September, there will be a $10 materials fee for a class session (weekly classes for a month in length). Please bring whatever extra supplies you wish to try out. (paint, brushes, paper, etc.). Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

Contacts:
Email irvingartassociation@gmail.com for questions about the English-Speaking classes. Contact Leticia Garcia at Letygarcia082009@hotmail.com for questions about the Spanish-Speaking Classes.

Winter 2019

All classes filled.

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(left brain-right brain drawing fun!)(small gallery)
Instructor: Michele Quarton (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)

Spring 2019

Registration is closed for the Spring classes. 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 irvingartassociation@gmail.com for questions.


April:  April 4, 11, 18 & 25 FREE BASIC CLASSES: Photography 1 (large gallery)
Instructors: Robert Moore / Terry Cockerham / John Hunter  all spots filled
April 4, 11, 18 & 25 FREE BASIC CLASSES: Watercolor 2 (small gallery)
Instructor: Sarah Murphy all spots filled
April 17 & 24 Clases Básicas Gratis en Español (SPANISH SPEAKING FREE BASIC CLASSES) (large gallery)
Instructor: Leticia Garcia all spots filled

May:
May 2, 9, 16 & 23 FREE BASIC CLASSES: Basic Drawing 2 (large gallery)
Instructor: Michele Quarton all spots filled
May 2, 9, 16 & 23 FREE BASIC CLASSES: Printmaking 1 (small gallery)
Instructor: Junanne Peck all spots filled
May 15 & 22 Clases Básicas Gratis en Español (SPANISH SPEAKING FREE BASIC CLASSES) (large gallery)
Instructor: Leticia Garcia  all spots filled

June:
June 6, 13, 20 & 27 FREE BASIC CLASSES: Oil Painting 2 (large gallery)
Instructor: Sarah Murphy all spots filled
June 6, 13, 20 & 27 FREE BASIC CLASSES: Pastels 1 (small gallery)
Instructor: Marie Maines all spots filled
June 19 & 26 Clases Básicas Gratis en Español (SPANISH SPEAKING FREE BASIC CLASSES) (large gallery)
Instructor: Leticia Garcia  REGISTER

To request to be added to the waiting list for a class, please email info@irvingart.org.

No Summer Classes for July & August

Fall 2019 Basic Art Classes

Tentative schedule – registration will begin approximately 6 weeks prior to the first class each month. There will be a $10 supply fee for all classes, payable at registration.

To register for Level 2 Class
, you must have completed the level one class or have basic experience with the medium.

September:
Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26 Acrylic 1 (large gallery)
Instructor: tba
Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26 Pastel 2
Instructor: Marie Maines
Sept. 18 & 25 SPANISH SPEAKING BASIC CLASSES (large gallery)
Instructor: Leticia Garcia
 
October: 
Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24 Acrylic 2 (large gallery)
Instructor: Zakehia Uscanga
Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24 Dot Painting 2 (small gallery)
Instructor: Susan Murray
Oct. 16, 23 & 30 SPANISH SPEAKING BASIC CLASSES (large gallery)
Instructor: Leticia Garcia
 
November:
Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28 Watercolor 1 (large gallery)
Instructor: Sarah Murphy
Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28 Printmaking 1 (small gallery)
Instructor: Junanne Peck
Nov. 13 & 20 SPANISH SPEAKING BASIC CLASSES (large gallery)
Instructor: Leticia Garcia
 
No Classes in December
 
 

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4 thoughts on “Basic Art Classes

  • June 23, 2016 at 3:56 pm
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    Hello! I am very interested to join the art classes – to see whether I have any bit of talent in me. Have always been inspired by the grandmasters and how art has changed over the centuries. But I have never received any professional training. Would love to be part of this group to see if I have it in me!

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  • August 1, 2017 at 4:39 pm
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    Hi looking for some art classes for my kids if you have or know where I can look for it. Thank you!!

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  • May 30, 2018 at 2:01 pm
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    I have a student who turns 15 in October who is interested in the art class. Although he is not an adult, he is quiet and very well mannered. Would he be able to attend and do you have classes this summer?
    Thank you!

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    • June 6, 2018 at 10:15 am
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      Hi Lyn,

      We don’t have Free Basic Classes in the summer. Yes, we do accept older teens in classes. We will be posting fall classes in August.

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