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WEEKLY ADULT CLASSES

The Desert Art Center maintains the highest standards of instruction to encourage and inspire you to be your creative best. 
Our instructors are award-winning artists who have made the desert their home.

MOST OF OUR INSTRUCTORS ARE RESUMING CLASSES IN DECEMBER. 

Covid safety protocols are in place and class size is limited to maintain appropriate distancing.
Contact the instructor of the class of your choice for registration, materials list, and further information.

Classes opening up again in December are marked in red.

  MONDAYS 

JULIANNA POLDI: ABSTRACT ACRYLIC PAINTING | AUDITORIUM, 1:00 pm  – 4:00 pm. CLASS RESUMES IN DECEMBER
Julianna holds an MFA in Arts and Consciousness and is a very popular instructor. Her Open Studio format allows students to work at their own pace on their projects.

$40 per class. (505)603-2658 | Jpoldi.com Juliannapoldi@gmail.com

 

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  TUESDAYS

TERRY MASTERS: OILS | AUDITORIUM, 9:00 – 12:00 pm. CLASS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Terry was raised here in the desert and has a beautiful appreciation of our valley and desert life. These classes are for beginner to advanced students. Terry’s art is known nationally as well as here in the desert.

$130 for 4 classes

Contact Terry for place availability and to receive the materials lists.

(760) 668-6968 or tdesertpainterinps.@gmail.com

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JUDE WIESENFELD: FLORALS IN WATERCOLOR | STUDIO GALLERY, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm CLASS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Jude is an accomplished floral watercolorist with many awards to her name. Students will learn to study the subject in depth as well as learn composition and watercolor techniques. Beginners to advanced.

$100 for 4 classes, $30 for 1 class. Contact Jude for place availability and to receive the materials lists.  818 903-4083 or judemwiesenfeld@gmail.com

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ELAINE MATHEWS: OILS/ACRYLICS | AUDITORIUM 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. CLASS RESUMES IN DECEMBER
Elaine holds a BA in Art and an MA in teaching. Her large paintings are included in several corporate collections. Classes are for intermediate to advanced students who will paint from photos and learn plein air techniques.

$120 for 4 classes. $35 for 1 class.

Contact Elaine for place availability and to receive the materials lists.

(760) 328-4911 or elaineartist@yahoo.com

   

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LOUISE PASSEY: OILS | STUDIO GALLERY 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. CLASS RESUMES IN DECEMBER
Louise’s professional experience ranges from clothing and costume design to painting and education.  She holds a Masters and teaching credential in art.  The class emphasizes classic oil painting techniques using subject matter of your choice.

$120 for 4 classes.  $35 for 1 class. Contact Louise for place availability and to receive the materials lists.

(310) 629-8155 or passeylouise@gmail.com

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  WEDNESDAYS

ROBERT ROGERS: HANDBUILDING AND CERAMICS | AUDITORIUM 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. CLASS RESUMES IN DECEMBER
You will be shown basic to advanced techniques in slab building and 3 dimensional clay modelling, as well as the use of different clays, glazes and other finishes.

$35 per class, $130 – 4, plus clay and firing fees.

Contact Robert for place availability and to receive materials lists.

(760) 778-1880 or robpsoro33@aol.com   

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MOIRA JOHANNESSEN: WATERCOLOR | AUDITORIUM 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. CLASS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Moira’s popular classes are well attended, so call for reservations. She has won many awards in local and national shows. She teaches the different techniques of watercolor to students from beginner to intermediate.

$100 for 4 class. $30 for 1 class. 

Contact Moira for place availability and to receive the materials lists.

(760) 322-2523 or moirajohannessen@gmail.com

        

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JESSICA SCHIFFMAN: PLEIN AIR | STUDIO GALLERY/OUTDOORS  9:00 am – 12:00 pm. CLASS RESUMES IN DECEMBER
This class will de-mystify basic drawing problems. Beginning to advanced students. With a BFA in painting, Jessica is a full-time painter and has illustrated sixteen children’s books.

$120 for 4 classes. $35 for 1 class.

Contact Jessica for place availability and to receive the materials lists.

(951) 212-3783 or jscaschiffman@gmail.com

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ELAINE STARRETT: VISIONARY SCAPES – ACRYLICS/MIXED MEDIA | STUDIO GALLERY 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm CLASS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Elaine offers over 35 years’ experience in both painting, and inspiring/guiding her students to tap into their CREATIVE IMAGINATION, where amazing, transformative results can be achieved via color, mood and feeling. Coaching and guidance offered, but not a “paint by number” class.

$35 for 1 class, $130 for 4 classes.

Contact Elaine for place availability and to receive the materials lists.

(808) 298-9551 or ecstarr22@gmail.com

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  THURSDAYS

DAVID FAIRRINGTON: PAINTING – ALL MEDIA | AUDITORIUM 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. CLASS RESUMES IN DECEMBER
David has an extensive background in painting and drawing.  He has painted over 500 personal portraits, ballet subjects and he was a Combat Artist for the US Army.  He will emphasize drawing, values, color and edges.

$40 per class. 

Contact David for place availability and to receive the materials lists.

davidfairrington.com (951) 966-6800 or fairrington@verizon.net

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TAYLOR MICKLE : PHOTOGRAPHY | STUDIO GALLERY 10:30 am – 12:00 pm  CLASS RESUMES IN DECEMBER
Taylor holds a Masters in Digital Photography and has taught for over 20 years.  Beginners to advanced students. Learn to use your smart phone to digital SLR cameras with confidence.  Call her for more information.

Contact Taylor for place availability and to receive the materials lists.

$125 for 4 classes

taylormicklephotography.com (760)861-3276 or info@theluxfarm.com

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DON DIETZ: STAINED GLASS/FUSED GLASS | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (at Don’s Studio). CLASS RESUMES IN DECEMBER
Don is a retired teacher with an MA in Vocational Education.  He has been making stained glass for 12 years.    Students learn glass selection, pattern transfer, cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering and finishing.  Students will complete a basic project.

$30 per class. 

Contact Don for place availability and to receive the materials lists.

(414) 722-7931 or donald.dietz1@gmail.com

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MOIRA JOHANNESSEN: WATERCOLOR | AUDITORIUM 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. CLASS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Moira’s popular classes are well attended, so call for reservations. She has won many awards in local and national shows. She teaches the different techniques of watercolor to students from beginner to intermediate.

$100 for 4 class. $30 for 1 class.

Contact Moira for place availability and to receive the materials lists.

(760) 322-2523 or moirajohannessen@gmail.com

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PATRICIA ROSE FORD: PASTELS | STUDIO GALLERY 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  CLASS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Patricia’s painterly approach using artists soft chalk pastels explores the fluid versatility and vivid color of working with pure pigment.

Please contact Patricia for information:

909-553-3883 patriciaroseford@gmail.com

www.fineartbypatriciarose.blogspot.com

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  FRIDAYS

DON DIETZ: STAINED GLASS/FUSED GLASS | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (at Don’s Studio). CLASS RESUMES IN DECEMBER
Don is a retired teacher with an MA in Vocational Education.  He has been making stained glass for 12 years.    Students learn glass selection, pattern transfer, cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering and finishing.  Students will complete a basic project.

$30 per class. 

Contact Don for place availability and to receive the materials lists.

(414) 722-7931 or donald.dietz1@gmail.com

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IAN COOKE: PAINTING WATERCOLORS | AUDITORIUM 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. CLASS RESUMES IN DECEMBER
Ian welcomes beginners as well as those wishing to improve their watercolor techniques. He will have weekly projects for students. Painting from your own photos also fine. Ian is an award-winning artist.

$100 for 4 classes. $30 for 1 class.

Contact Ian for place availability and to receive the materials lists.

(760) 408-3313 or iancooke49@gmail.com

 

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ROBERT ROGERS: HANDBUILDING AND CERAMICS | AUDITORIUM 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. CLASS RESUMES IN DECEMBER
You will be shown basic to advanced techniques in slab building and 3 dimensional clay modelling, as well as the use of different clays, glazes and other finishes.

$35 per class, $130 – 4, plus clay and firing fees.

Contact Robert for place availability and to receive materials lists.

(760) 778-1880 or robpsoro33@aol.com   

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  SATURDAYS

MERIDY VOLZ: LIFE DRAWING | AUDITORIUM 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. CLASS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Meridy is one of our most popular teachers. Her subjects are nude models. You will have exercises to loosen up and instruction on how to render the human figure. Warm up is usually in charcoal on newsprint with longer poses in any medium.

$120 for 4 classes

Contact Meridy for place availability and to receive the materials lists.

(760) 668-9852 or mersart@hotmail.com

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  SUNDAYS

DAVID FAIRRINGTON: LIFE DRAWING | AUDITORIUM 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. CLASS RESUMES IN DECEMBER
David has an extensive background in painting and drawing.  He has painted over 500 personal portraits, ballet subjects and he was a Combat Artist for the US Army.  He will emphasize drawing, values, color and edges.

$40 per class. 

Contact David for place availability and to receive the materials lists.

davidfairrington.com (951) 966-6800 or fairrington@verizon.net

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