Free 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 16.

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 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! Free Basic 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.

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

Supplies:  Some basic supplies are provided. The instructor will inform students of extra supplies required before the class. 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 letysart2013@yahoo.com for questions about the Spanish-Speaking Classes.

Winter 2019

All classes filled except for the Spanish-Speaking

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  REGISTER

Spring 2019

Registration is open 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  REGISTER
April 4, 11, 18 & 25 FREE BASIC CLASSES: Watercolor 2 (small gallery)
Instructor: Sarah Murphy  REGISTER
April 17 & 24 Clases Básicas Gratis en Español (SPANISH SPEAKING FREE BASIC CLASSES) (large gallery)
Instructor: Leticia Garcia. REGISTER

May:
May 2, 9, 16 & 30 FREE BASIC CLASSES: Basic Drawing 2 (large gallery)
Instructor: Michele Quarton  REGISTER
May 2, 9, 16 & 30 FREE BASIC CLASSES: Printmaking 1 (small gallery)
Instructor: Junanne Peck.  REGISTER
May 15 & 22 Clases Básicas Gratis en Español (SPANISH SPEAKING FREE BASIC CLASSES) (large gallery)
Instructor: Leticia Garcia  REGISTER

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

No Summer Classes

Fall 2019

Tentative schedule – registration will open in July

September:
Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26 FREE BASIC CLASSES: Acrylic 1 (large gallery)
Instructor: Sarah Murphy
Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26 FREE BASIC CLASSES: Pastel 2
Instructor: Marie Maines
Sept. 18 & 25 SPANISH SPEAKING FREE BASIC CLASSES (large gallery)
Instructor: Leticia Garcia
October: 
Oct. 3, 10, 17 &24 FREE BASIC CLASSES: Printmaking 2 (large gallery)
Instructor: Junanne Peck
Oct. 3, 10, 17 &24 FREE BASIC CLASSES: Acrylic Abstract (small gallery)
Instructor: John Hunter
Oct. 23 & 30 SPANISH SPEAKING FREE BASIC CLASSES (large gallery)
Instructor: Leticia Garcia
November:
Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28 FREE BASIC CLASSES: Watercolor 1 (large gallery)
Instructor: Sarah Murphy
Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28 FREE BASIC CLASSES: Mixed Media (small gallery)
Instructor: TBA
Nov. 20 SPANISH SPEAKING FREE BASIC CLASSES (large gallery)
Instructor: Leticia Garcia  REGISTER
 
No Classes in December
 
 

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4 thoughts on “Free 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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