Nancy Storch - Paintings and Pleasanton Art Classes
Creativity in Action

Adult Classes

Adult Classes are currently suspended, however Nancy is continuing to teach children's classes.

Classes are taught in Nancy Storch's Pleasanton Art Studio where class size is generally limited to 5 students. 

Upcoming class:  None scheduled at this time.

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Classes that have been offered in the past are:

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Fun with Watercolor.  Class includes painting a landscape, still life and abstract painting. Also, if weather permits, we will also do outdoor painting. Basic watercolor skills, including how to use a brush, mix colors, shade, and compose a painting will be reviewed. You will need to bring your own watercolors, brushes and watercolor paper (a suggested materials list will be provided). $225,  Five sessions, each 3 hrs. 

More Fun with Watercolor.  This class is a continuation of Fun with Watercolor with the addition of experimentation using additional media of your choice with the watercolor --- such as inks, charcoal, pastel, pencil and collage materials. Class includes abstract painting, painting from your photographs, and painting a still life with a volunteer model. You will need to bring your own watercolors, brushes and watercolor paper (a suggested materials list will be provided). $225,  Five sessions, each 3 hrs. 

 Watercolor Play on Yupo. Make beautifully colored, but somewhat unpredictable paintings on synthetic paper. Apply paint and remove it as much as you want! Use textures. Paint from still life/flower arrangements and from your imagination. $135, Paper provided, use own paints and brushes. Three sessions, each 3 hrs. 

 Introduction to Watercolor Painting.  Learn basic watercolor skills, including how to use a brush, mix colors, shade, and compose a painting.  $135, All materials provided. Three sessions, each 3 hrs.

 Painting Flowers.  Review watercolor skills, focus on painting fresh flowers in various arrangements. $135, Paper provided, use own paints and brushes. Three sessions, each 3 hrs

Introduction to Realistic Drawing.   This series of lessons and exercises will train you to see more perceptively so you can draw accurately what you see. Fundamentals of drawing, composition and design are included. You will gain confidence in your creative abilities. Seven sessions of 2 hrs each. $175, all materials provided.

Marina

Introduction to Portraiture.   This intermediate drawing class trains you to observe people and to accurately draw faces and postures. Fundamentals of drawing, composition and design are reviewed. You will gain confidence in your ability to draw people. Seven sessions of 2 hrs each. $175, all materials provided. Friends and family volunteers will be used as models.

Jonah

 Intermediate Portraiture.   This class is for those who have had some experience doing contour drawing of faces and are familiar with using the technique of sighting.  You will practice observing people and drawing faces and postures. Fundamentals of drawing, composition and design will be reviewed. Three dimensionality, perspective and expression will be emphasized. We will use charcoal and pastel: at first drawings will be in blank and white, and then we will get into color. You will need to bring your own pastels with appropriate paper (a suggested materials list will be provided). Friends, family and participant volunteers will be our models. Seven sessions of 2 hrs each for $175.  (A future more advanced class will inculde wet media for portraiture.)

Stenciling on fabric

 Paint on Fabric. Stimulate your imagination and creativity. Learn to use oil paintstiks to create original patterns and designs. Paint on fabrics of your choice.Try canvas shoes, backpacks or other items. Includes step-by-step introduction to techniques of painting, designing with masks and stencils, and texturing with rubbings. Three sessions of 3 hrs each. $135, all materials provided except for the fabric that you will paint on. On request, this class may be extended with additional 3 hr sessions ($45 each) Click here for more information about this class

Meditative Drawing. In a friendly, non-judgmental environment, find your inner vision. For artists and non-artist, this workshop offers meditation and visual expression. $45, all materials provided. Two sessions, each 1.5 hr. (No directed art instruction given)

* Note that limited classes are offered at Nancy Storch's studio. Group classes must have 3 or more people enrolled.  When Nancy teaches at Las Positas Community College, the class is described in the Community Education Flyer and you sign up  through Las Positas.