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. 

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Mask making workshop!

4 Saturdays,  1:00 – 4:00 PM

September 22nd & 29th , October 13th &20th

Halloween is right around the corner her!

Join ZAFA as we dress up from the neck up!

Create your very own spectacular animal mask during this, hands on, arts and crafts workshop.

An introduction and overview of drawing and painting

September 25th – November 1st

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9PM

A comprehensive overview of classical drawing and painting. In this workshop, we will be creating a number of small projects, each focused on a different aspect of drawing and painting. This is a great class for introduction level students as well as experienced artists.  We will work from masterworks, casts, still life setups and live models. 

Overcoming the challenges of painting the figure



October 5th- November 23rd

Friday afternoons 1:00 – 4:00 PM

This workshop is open to all skill levels. 

This workshop specifically deals with challenges artists face when painting the figure. We will be discussing the common mistakes artists make and how to avoid these pitfalls with a systematic approach to figure painting. The workshop will delve into figure drawing, value studies, color studies, how to confidently mix skin tones, and much more over the 8-day workshop. 

During the workshop we will primarily working form selected master works as well as still life objects as we discuss various concepts related to figure drawing, figure painting, and portraiture. Towards the end of the workshop we will work from live models.

This class will be after the open model sessions on Friday mornings. Students of this workshop are encouraged to attend the live model sessions in the earlier part of the day. 


Sargent Master copy workshop

September 23rd – November 25th

Sundays 1-4 PM

Copying masterworks is a time-honored way of improving one's painting skills

In this workshop we will create a study of a work by one of Americas greatest painters, John Singer Sargent. 
Through replicating his paintings, we will delve into his method of approach while also discussing oil painting and portraiture more broadly. 

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