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


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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 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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Workshop #1: The Broad strokes

Septemer 9th - October 1st

Saturdays and Sundays 2pm-5pm

As this is the first workshop of the semester, we are starting off with 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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October 7th - October 29th

Saturdays and Sundays 1 - 4 PM

In this workshop we will be making a copy of one of the works by renowned painter John Singer Sargent. We will examine his color pallet, painting materials and procedure as described by first hand accounts of his teaching. We will also be using this workshop as an opportunity to discuss painting and portraiture in general. Join us as we embark on this exciting 4 week project.  

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November 25- December -17th

Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm

Learn how to compose and paint your own classical still life painting from life. This advanced painting workshop will use an extended still life painting project to discuss the finer points of composition, drawing, painting, color mixing and much much more. Join us as we work to push your painting process to the next level.

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