Painting and Drawing Classes with FAA

Meet the Instructors

Melissa Sexstella

Kathy Mercer

Sandra Patterson

Register for a Painting or Drawing Class

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ART CLUB FOR AGES 6-9

About Art Club

Instructor: Kathy Mercer
  • for ages 6-9
  • Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • 1/25/201 to 3/29/2021
    • Class #: VASP2111 or VASP2111-OL (online)
Let’s explore your mind and creativity as we paint and draw the students’ ideas. Paint, pastel and all media will be used.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.
Instructor: Kathy Mercer
  • for ages 10-18
  • Mondays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
  • From 1/25/2021 to 3/29/2021
    • Class #: VASP2112 or VASP2112-OL (online)
Come on and have fun, exploring your mind and creativity as we paint and draw the student’s ideas. Paint, pastel and all media will be used.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials. This class is the online version of Art Club II.

CARTOONING FOR AGES 6-9

About Cartooning

Instructor: Kathy Mercer
 
Session 1:
  • for ages 6-9
  • Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
  • From 1/27/2021 to 3/17/2021
    • Class #: VASP2113A or VASP2113A -OL (online)

Session 2:

  • for ages 6-9
  • Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
  • From 3/24/2021 to 5/19/2021
    • Class #: VASP2113B or VASP2113B -OL (online)
Instructor: Kathy Mercer

Create your own cartoon character and let’s bring it to life!

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

COMICS FOR AGES 9-13

About Comics

Instructor: Sandara Patterson
  • ages 10-18
  • Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • 1/26/2021 to 5/18/2021
    • Class #: VASP2114 or VASP2114 – OL (online)
Create your own comic book while learning the style of drawing and creating a character, scenery and conversation. We will finish the class with a “Comic Book” drawn and written by the student.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

PAINTING & DRAWING FOR KIDS - TEENS

About Creative Painting and Drawing (CPD)

Instructor: Melissa Sexstella
  • for ages 6-9
  • Thursdays from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • From 2/11/2021 to 5/13/2021
    • Class #:VASP2115 or VASP2115-OL (online)
Children will build their skills with an extensive variety of drawing and painting tools and supplies. Students explore in a creative environment while learning techniques and strategies.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.
Instructor: Melissa Sexsetlla
  • ages 9-12
  • Thursdays from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m 
  • 2/11/2021 to 5/13/2021
    • Class #: VASP2116 or VASP2116-OL (online)
For the young artist looking to grow! Students experiment with watercolor techniques, build their skill level with acrylic and elevate their drawing ability while developing their own unique style.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.
Instructor: Sandra Patterson
  • for ages 13-18
  • Tuesdays from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. 
  • From 1/26/2021 to 5/18/2021
    • Class #: VASP2117 or VASP2117-OL (online)
Studio atmosphere with professional support. Students explore drawing and painting in a variety of media. Projects may be customized class projects or individual projects.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.
Instructor: Sandra Patterson
  • for ages 13-18
  • Mondays from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • From 1/25/2021 to 5/17/2021
    • Class #: VASP2130 or VASP2130-OL (online)
Build a strong foundation in drawing and watch all of your visual art skills improve! What do you like to draw? Bring your ideas or favorite subject matter and get expert advice on how to grow your skills. This class utilizes a studio atmosphere and a variety of drawing media, featuring pen and ink, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, and more.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

PAINTING FOR ADULTS & SENIORS

About Painting

Instructor: Kathy Mercer
Session 1: Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • for adults
  • From 1/28/2021 to 3/18/2021
    • Class #: VASP2131A or VASP2131A-OL (online)
Session 2: Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • for ages 18+
  • From 3/25/2021 to 5/20/2021
    • Class #: VASP2131B or VASP2131B-OL (online)
  • “Grab a cup of coffee and jump into Spring! Join artist Kathy Mercer and the rest of the class to create a spring-themed acrylic painting. Kathy will show you her favorite expert techniques to capture the beauty of the season and address all of your painting questions. Kathy loves individuality and you are encouraged to express your own style and choose your own subject matter. Laugh, sip, and chat while you create a unique painting you will be proud to show off. Students provide their own supplies for this class. Any brand of art supplies is welcomed. If you already have these supplies there is no need to buy new ones.

You will need:

  • A 11×14 canvas
  • The following acrylic paint colors:
    • Cerulean Blue, White, Ultramarine Blue, Violet, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Viridian, Red, Paynes Gray, Any color orange, Any dark yellow (darker than lemon yellow)
  • An assortment of paintbrushes:
    • ½” flat, 1” flat, ½” filbert, a fine brush for details, ¼” flat, #6 round (make sure they say “for acrylic paint” in the description)
  • Masking Tape
  • HB pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Something to use as a palette
Instructor: Kathy Mercer
 
Session 1: Wednesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. 
  • for high school students and adults
  • From 1/27/2021 to 3/17/2021
    • Class #: VASP2132A or VASP2132A-OL (online)
Session 2: Wednesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. 
  • for high school students and adults
  • From 3/24/2021 to 5/19/2021
    • Class #: VASP2132B or VASP2132B-OL (online)

Relax and have fun with Evening Painting and Acrylic. Join artist Kathy Mercer and the rest of the class to create a spring-themed acrylic painting. Kathy will show you her favorite expert techniques and address all of your painting questions. Kathy loves individuality and you are encouraged to express your own style. Laugh and chat while you create a unique painting you will be proud to show off. Students provide their own supplies for this class. Any brand of art supplies is welcomed. If you already have these supplies there is no need to buy new ones.

You will need:

  • A 11×14 canvas
  • The following acrylic paint colors:
    • Cerulean Blue, White, Ultramarine Blue, Violet, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Viridian, Red, Paynes Gray, Any color orange, Any dark yellow (darker than lemon yellow)
  • An assortment of paintbrushes:
    • ½” flat, 1” flat, ½” filbert, a fine brush for details, ¼” flat, #6 round (make sure they say “for acrylic paint” in the description)
  • Masking Tape
  • HB pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Something to use as a palette