Workshops offer instruction in classical drawing and painting to students of all skill levels. Students learn the principals of drawing and painting and then build upon those concepts to create finished works ready for their portfolios. 

Friday Morning Model Sessions

ZAFA will be starting up the weekly model drawing and painting sessions again soon. Join us Friday mornings from 9am - 12 to draw and paint the figure from life. Poses last for for the entire 3 hour period. This gives artists a chance to complete a oil painting or more in-depth drawing. No reservation or appointment required. The doors open at 8:30. First come, first serve for easels around the model.

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Private Lessons

Sign up for personalized, one-on-one instruction on the principals of drawing and painting with William Zwick. Sign up for weekly lessons, or reserve a block of lessons focused on a larger project. This is a fantastic resource for students looking to create strong portfolio, as well as more experienced artists interested in learning a traditional approach to drawing and painting. All skill levels welcome, as the lessons are tailored to each student's needs. 

Overcoming the challenges of painting the figure

January 12th - February 16th

Friday afternoons 1-4pm

This workshop is open to all skill levels. 

This workshop specifically deals painting a figure. We will be discussing how to mix skin tones as well as an efficient way to organize your pallet and approach figure painting. This class will be after the open model sessions on Friday mornings. During the workshop we will primarily work form selected master works as well as still life objects as we discuss various concepts related to figure drawing, painting, portraiture, color and value.

An introduction and overview of drawing and painting

February 17th - March 11th

Saturdays and Sundays 1pm-4pm

An exciting overview of drawing and painting. In this wokshop, we will be creating a number of small projects, each focused on a different aspect of drawing and painting. In this way, we will be able to cover a wider range of topics than is usually discussed in other workshops. This is a great class for introduction level students as well as experienced artists.  We will work from masterworks as well as cast and still life setups. 

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