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adult classes 2019 - 2020 Season


We offer adult classes, open to the public, seven days a week in a variety of different art mediums.

Our instructors are accomplished, professional artists who are locally and nationally recognized in their fields with vast experience in the subjects they teach. Most teachers welcome beginners and will advise on supplies to get started.

Please contact class instructors by email or phone to assess place availability and to receive the materials lists.


JUMP TO CALENDAR

MONDAYS

AUDITORIUM - 9:00 - 12:00 

To be announced.


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MICHAEL STEIRNAGLE Steirnagle.com

OIL PAINTING

AUDITORIUM
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Michael is a nationally known artist who taught 30 years at the college level.  He exhibits at the Coda Gallery in Palm Desert.  This class will address painting from life as well as photographs with a focus on color, composition and expression.  Int. to advanced.

$120 for 4 classes, $35 for 1 class. 

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

760 712-2424 or mikesteirnagle@gmail.com  


TUESDAYS

TERRY MASTERS desertpainter.com
OILS 

AUDITORIUM
9:00 - 12:00
 

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 tmasters452@earthlink.net

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JUDE WIESENFELD
FLORALS IN WATERCOLOR

STUDIO GALLERY
9:00 – 12:00 

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 - 4:00

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 - 4:00

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



WEDNESDAYS

ADELE HILL
SCULPTURE

AUDITORIUM
9:00 – 12:00

Adele was a student of Kay Henkel’s from 1995 and has continued working with her until her retirement.

Adele will use different clay types, glazes and acrylic finishes. Beginner to advanced students.

$35 per class, plus clay and firing fees.

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

760 416-5476 or Adele2290a@gmail.com

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MOIRA JOHANNESSEN
WATERCOLOR

AUDITORIUM
1:00 – 4:00

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
BASIC DRAWING

STUDIO GALLERY
9:00 – 12:00

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 – 4:00 

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




THURSDAYS

DAVID FAIRRINGTON davidfairrington.com
PAINTING – ALL MEDIA

AUDITORIUM
9:00 – 12:00

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.

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

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TAYLOR MICKLE taylormicklephotography.com
PHOTOGRAPHY

STUDIO GALLERY
10:30 - 12:00 

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

(760)861-3276 or info@theluxfarm.com

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DON DIETZ
STAINED GLASS/FUSED GLASS

9:00 – 12:00 (at Don’s Studio)

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 – 4:00
 

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

FRIDAYS

DON DIETZ
STAINED GLASS/FUSED GLASS

9:00 – 12:00 (at Don’s Studio)

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 – 12:00

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
CERAMICS

AUDITORIUM
1:00 - 4:00

Robert is a former instructor in ceramics and welcomes beginners as well as those who are familiar with clay building. He has worked in ceramics for many years. Students will learn slab, molding, coil and glazing selections and kiln firings for greenware and glazes.

$130 for 4 classes or $35.00 per class

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

760-778-1880


SATURDAYS

MERIDY VOLZ meridyvolz.com
LIFE DRAWING

AUDITORIUM
9:00 – 12:00

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


SUNDAYS

DAVID FAIRRINGTON
LIFE DRAWING

AUDITORIUM
9:00 – 12:00

This class will have both nude and clothed models. Drawing from the “inside out” will be taught to get more volume and depth in your drawings and paintings. Painting with various media covered. Line work and capturing drama in the drawing emphasized.

$35 for 1 class.

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

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

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JESSICA SCHIFFMAN
PAINTING IN OIL/ACRYLICS

AUDITORIUM
1:00 – 4:00

Jessica has a BFA in painting. She can teach you her step by step system and help you solve visual problems. Still life supplied or paint your own subject. All levels are welcome. Materials supplied for a modest fee.

$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


CLASS CALENDAR

    • 11/06/2019
    • 06/30/2021
    • 87 sessions
    • DAC Auditorium

    ADELE HILL
    SCULPTURE

    AUDITORIUM
    9:00 – 12:00

    Adele was a student of Kay Henkel’s from 1995 and has continued working with her until her retirement.

    Adele will use different clay types, glazes and acrylic finishes. Beginner to advanced students.

    $35 per class, plus clay and firing fees.

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

    760 416-5476 or Adele2290a@gmail.com


    • 11/06/2019
    • 12/29/2021
    • 113 sessions
    • DAC Studio Gallery

    JESSICA SCHIFFMAN
    BASIC DRAWING

    STUDIO GALLERY
    9:00 – 12:00

    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


    • 11/06/2019
    • 12/29/2021
    • 113 sessions
    • DAC Auditorium

    MOIRA JOHANNESSEN
    WATERCOLOR

    AUDITORIUM
    1:00 – 4:00

    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


    • 11/06/2019
    • 12/29/2021
    • 113 sessions
    • DAC Studio Gallery

    ELAINE STARRETT
    VISIONARY SCAPES – ACRYLICS/MIXED MEDIA

    STUDIO GALLERY
    1:00 – 4:00 

    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


    • 11/07/2019
    • 12/30/2021
    • 113 sessions
    • DAC Auditorium

    DAVID FAIRRINGTON davidfairrington.com
    PAINTING – ALL MEDIA

    AUDITORIUM
    9:00 – 12:00

    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.

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


    • 11/07/2019
    • 12/30/2021
    • 113 sessions
    • Don't Studio

    DON DIETZ
    STAINED GLASS/FUSED GLASS

    9:00 – 12:00 (at Don’s Studio)

    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


    • 11/07/2019
    • 12/30/2021
    • 113 sessions
    • DAC Auditorium

    MOIRA JOHANNESSEN
    WATERCOLOR

    AUDITORIUM
    1:00 – 4:00
     

    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


    • 11/08/2019
    • 12/31/2021
    • 113 sessions
    • Don's Studio

    DON DIETZ
    STAINED GLASS/FUSED GLASS

    9:00 – 12:00 (at Don’s Studio)

    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


    • 11/08/2019
    • 12/31/2021
    • 113 sessions
    • DAC Auditorium

    IAN COOKE
    PAINTING WATERCOLORS

    AUDITORIUM
    9:00 – 12:00

    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


    • 11/09/2019
    • 12/18/2021
    • 111 sessions
    • DAC Auditorium

    MERIDY VOLZ meridyvolz.com
    LIFE DRAWING

    AUDITORIUM
    9:00 – 12:00

    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


    • 11/10/2019
    • 12/19/2021
    • 111 sessions
    • DAC Auditorium

    DAVID FAIRRINGTON
    LIFE DRAWING

    AUDITORIUM
    9:00 – 12:00

    This class will have both nude and clothed models. Drawing from the “inside out” will be taught to get more volume and depth in your drawings and paintings. Painting with various media covered. Line work and capturing drama in the drawing emphasized.

    $35 for 1 class.

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

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


    • 11/10/2019
    • 12/19/2021
    • 111 sessions
    • DAC Auditorium

    JESSICA SCHIFFMAN
    PAINTING IN OIL/ACRYLICS

    AUDITORIUM
    1:00 – 4:00

    Jessica has a BFA in painting. She can teach you her step by step system and help you solve visual problems. Still life supplied or paint your own subject. All levels are welcome. Materials supplied for a modest fee.

    $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



    • 11/11/2019
    • 12/27/2021
    • 112 sessions
    • DAC Auditorium

    MICHAEL STEIRNAGLE Steirnagle.com

    OIL PAINTING

    AUDITORIUM
    1:00 - 4:00 pm

    Michael is a nationally known artist who taught 30 years at the college level.  He exhibits at the Coda Gallery in Palm Desert.  This class will address painting from life as well as photographs with a focus on color, composition and expression.  Int. to advanced.

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

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

    760 712-2424 or mikesteirnagle@gmail.com  

    • 11/12/2019
    • 12/28/2021
    • 112 sessions
    • DAC Auditorium

    TERRY MASTERS desertpainter.com
    OILS 

    AUDITORIUM
    9:00 - 12:00
     

    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 tmasters452@earthlink.net


    • 11/12/2019
    • 12/28/2021
    • 112 sessions
    • DAC Studio Gallery

    JUDE WIESENFELD
    FLORALS IN WATERCOLOR

    STUDIO GALLERY
    9:00 – 12:00 

    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


    • 11/12/2019
    • 12/28/2021
    • 112 sessions
    • DAC Auditorium

    ELAINE MATHEWS 
    OILS/ACRYLICS

    AUDITORIUM
    1:00 - 4:00

    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


    • 11/12/2019
    • 12/28/2021
    • 112 sessions
    • DAC Studio Gallery

    LOUISE PASSEY
    OILS

    STUDIO GALLERY
    1:00 - 4:00

    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


    • 11/12/2019
    • 12/28/2021
    • 112 sessions
    • DAC Auditorium

    ROBERT ROGERS
    CERAMICS

    AUDITORIUM
    1:00 - 4:00

    Robert is a former instructor in ceramics and welcomes beginners as well as those who are familiar with clay building. He has worked in ceramics for many years. Students will learn slab, molding, coil and glazing selections and kiln firings for greenware and glazes.

    $130 for 4 classes or $35.00 per class

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

    760-778-1880


    • 11/13/2019
    • 12/29/2021
    • 112 sessions
    • DAC Studio Gallery

    TAYLOR MICKLE taylormicklephotography.com
    PHOTOGRAPHY

    STUDIO GALLERY
    10:30 - 12:00 

    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

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


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