Learn the proper proportions for drawing a portrait with instructor Maria Ojascastro. Both novice and advanced artists will receive step-by-step instructions and encouragement to experiment with blending pigment using luxurious PanPastels, a range of professional artists’ quality soft pastels that can be mixed and applied like paint.
Get inspired by the wisdom of legendary painter Bob Ross. In this art class, you’ll learn how to make happy little clouds from happy accidents. Participants will create a landscape painting using acrylic paints and canvas board. Join Maria Ojascastro, Art for Well-Being instructor, for an afternoon of creativity and joy.
Take inspiration from Van Gogh’s Starry Night in this pop-up art class and combine his classic painting style with silhouettes of your favorite cities. Artist Maria Ojascastro will teach you several watercolor techniques to help you turn your compositions into a contemporary watercolor nightscape. Invite a friend to come, or meet new friends during a relaxing afternoon of making art.
Spend quality time with your mother or grandmother on Mother’s Day weekend, or create a handmade gift for her at a special art class event! Maria Ojascastro, Art for Well-Being instructor, will walk you step-by-step through the process of designing and painting your own mandala, which is a specific geometric configuration of symbols. Novice and experienced artists are invited to enjoy this meditative art experience. The class will be outside if weather permits.
Both shy and experienced artists are invited to express themselves with color and texture while learning non-figurative painting. Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will teach you how to blend acrylic paint to create secondary and tertiary colors. Then she will challenge you to experiment with a palette knife, plastic fork, and aluminum foil to create a non-figurative painting inspired by the work of Amy Sillman. Enjoy 90 minutes of creativity to exercise your brain and boost your mood while receiving personalized instruction.
In this art workshop, we’ll use Pablo Picasso’s “Bottle of Suze” as our inspiration. Both novice and experienced artists will enjoy stretching their creativity with Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro. You’ll learn art history and design concepts and receive guidance on making your own unique work of art. Supplies needed: pencil, eraser, scissors, glue stick or glue, 2-3 magazines and/or newspapers, 2 pieces of paper from your printer or any color construction paper, an interesting bottle, and acrylic or watercolor paint.
In this five-day painting camp with Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro, participants will take inspiration from master artists and learn techniques that they can use long after camp is over. Supplies needed: please pull from your stash or purchase the following: tempera or acrylic paint, brushes, palette knife, palette, plastic bag to cover the table, white paper, five canvas boards, scissors, glue stick, magazines, pencil, eraser, painters tape, or masking tape.
In this art workshop, learn the basic proportions for drawing a portrait with Art for Well-Being Instructor Maria Ojascastro. All you need is a pencil, an eraser, paper from your printer, a dime, and colored pencils or watercolor pencils or markers. This is perfect for the shy artist who wants step-by-step instructions.
Get ready to experiment with watercolor, salt, spice, and liquid soap. Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will teach you elements of art and design, introduce you to the style of master artist Henri Matisse and contemporary artist Lance Whitner, and give you individualized instruction. Enjoy 1½ hours exercising your creativity and interacting with other PALM artists. If you don’t have watercolor paint, brushes, and paper, Blick Art Materials and Michael’s have curbside pickup (which may change with COVID-19 circumstances).
Boost your immunity by exercising your creativity and spending quality time with other PALM members. We’ll take inspiration from both French Impressionist Claude Monet and Pop Artist Rosalyn Drexler and create our own master mashup. Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will provide a lesson about art history, elements of art, and painting techniques. You’ll provide acrylic or watercolor paint, canvas or paper, and a fun beverage.