Art-is-Davis is a local art co-op and studio at 222 D St. that encourages artists and the public to create and display artwork, and to learn from and teach various art classes.
This spring, the art studio will be offering both old and new classes. These include Spring Sketch and Paint, Painting for Relaxation, Family Art Journaling, Calligraphy, Watercolor, Figure Drawing sessions and introductory art classes.
Spring Sketch and Paint includes trips to various locations to learn to interpret the setting through pencil, watercolor studies, and pen and ink. On the final day of the class, participants will learn to convert one of their sketches into a painting. This four-day course that takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays, April 6, 13, 27 and May 4.
Painting for Relaxation is a drop-in opportunity for all levels in the art of acrylic painting. This course meets from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday.
Family Art Journaling gives family members a chance to bond by collecting their personal mementoes and displays their family story through an art journal. This course is ideal for an adult and child/grandchild (5 and over). It runs from 2 to 4 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month.
Figure Drawing sessions allow artists to practice their renditions of the human working directly from a model . All mediums are welcome. Gesture and Short Pose sessions take place from 6 to 9 p.m. every Monday and a three-hour pose from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday each week.
Introductory art courses include Working With Color and Introduction to Calligraphy.
In Working with Color, participants will learn how to paint in acrylic by mixing color, recognizing hue, color and intensity, and to use color effectively to describe and express ideas through painting. This course meets from 6:30 to 8:30 Thursdays.
Introduction to Calligraphy provides participants with the chance to learn classic Italic style penmanship. This course is taught from 9 to 11 a.m. on Fridays.
Introduction to Watercolors is geared for those who are unfamiliar with art, in particular watercolor painting. This five-week course meets from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. on Thursdays beginning April 3.
For more information, visit www.art-is-davis.com.