• Day/time: Tuesday/5 - 6:30 pm

  • Class Duration: 4 weeks

  • Fees: $160 ($40/class)

  • Students: 4 to 6 students per class

Class Description : 

This is a course for those either with or with no previous experience with medium, which covers painting techniques of oil/acrylic media on paper, canvas as well as collage. Each student will receive individual instruction based on their own skill level. 

This course emphasizes the development of a personal and creative use of painting media through an exploration of classic and contemporary imagery. Learn to trust their intuition and develop their natural ability to be creating an artwork.

Topics may include the use of composition, color, texture, form and value through still life, landscape, and portrait.

Through visual presentation, with plenty of discussion, demonstrations, exercises, and completing painting, students can expect an interesting, fun and informative painting class.

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Jessica D Perez is a self taught artist who has spent her entire life pursuing the arts. She has lived in three different countries and has developed an appreciation for the environments she encounters. She paints primarily in oil and acrylic colours but has experience in Water-colour and all forms of mediums for drawing (pencil, pastel, conte, charcoal, pen and ink). From the wide landscape to the still life of tools she uses, Jessica is on a continuous search to find beauty and interest in the most subtle scenarios. While working as an artist in Canada, she has sold her work all around the world, including Europe, U.S., Canada, Australia, and China. In the last five years she has made a name for herself while working with the arts community in Ottawa, Canada. She has painted as an Art Battle contestant, producing competitive works within 20 minutes or less. She has also performed many live paintings for audiences as large as 200 viewers and live on CTV local news station. She has been showcased along with other two other artists for the Art Battle competition for a local television series dedicated to the community of Ottawa. She has since been traveling to the New England area to work on more landscape and other series that touch upon her daily life. Jessica is dedicated to the spirit of the arts and how they benefit a community, a person and any genre that can uplift the learning and living experience of anyone of any background and interest. Many of her works have been showcased for events that raise funds for charitable causes, auctioning off her paintings for the benefit of youths in need. She continues to look for opportunities to benefit the appreciation of the arts, showcase her work and ways to teach others its value. 

Payment and Missed Class Policy:

Training requires consistency in order to achieve the most benefit. However, we understand that students may occasionally need to miss a class. Use the following guidelines to ensure that you get the most out of your classes at The Academy of Creative Arts. 

  1. Your fees are due on or before the first class in a month

  2. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card

  3. If you pay for several months in advance and cannot complete all months, we will refund months not used when notice is received before the beginning of the month

  4. If you or your child plan to miss a class - 48 hour advance notice is required - so another student can be accommodated - if the student does not provide 48 hour notice, student can coordinate the make-up class with the instructor.

  5. Your monthly fee pays for your space in class for the month. It is your responsibility to make up classes if you or your child miss the class.

  6. One makeup class will be offered each month. During any month that you are enrolled, you may make up a class by attending any other appropriate session (please coordinate with the instructor for scheduling the make up class). Make up classes should be completed within 60 days of missing the class. Fees for missed classes are not refundable.

  7. If you are having trouble scheduling a make up class, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you

  8. Class timings and schedule are subject to change

We wish you a wonderful learning experience - these policies are required so that we can be respectful of the instructors time and commitment.