Three new classes this Fall!

Call (408) 247-9340 or email for information and registration.

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On-site art classes are offered throughout the year in a variety of media for all ages and levels of training. Together with our professional artist/educators, students explore the creative process in a supportive and experimental environment, and all classes involve educational experiences in the museum galleries.

Jaya King

Monday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m.,Sept 12 to Nov 21, 2011, no class Oct. 31

New Class

Acrylic Mixed Media Collage with Jaya King

$150TMA members, $175 General, Drop in fee: $20/session


This exciting course offers a fresh look at collage and mixed media with a strong emphasis on acrylics.  Each class will open with an informative demo on materials and technique.  Throughout the course we will explore new, creative possibilities with bold colors, fluid and gel mediums, inks, acrylic grounds and decorative papers.  With group and individual coaching, Jaya will stretch your creative limits.Ten week session. Open to all levels.

George Rivera

Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m.,Sept 13 to Nov 15, 2011

New Class

Portrait & Figure Painting with TMA Executive Director & Senior Curator George Rivera

$200TMA members, $220 General, Drop in fee: $25/session


Beginning to advanced work with noted figurative artist and teacher, George Rivera. Receive expert guidance in techniques, methodology, and coaching in how to exercise your own artistic vision. All painting media accepted. Bring your own supplies and easel (portable, collapsible, French easel and small paper or canvas drop cloth, etc…). Tables and chairs are provided. Ten week session.

Jane Hofstetter Watercolors
First Wednesdays of each month, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.,Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7

Watercolor Masters' Class with Jane Hofstetter

$135 members, $155 non-members


Using her book, 7 Keys to Great Paintings, as a manual for the class, Jane R. Hofstetter will teach four classes presenting techniques and posing solutions to problems encountered when using watercolor. Many examples of famous artists will be looked at in each class with Ms. Hofstetter demonstrating techniques. Students will work at home and bring their work for critique.

Life Drawing
Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m., Sept 8 to Nov 10, 2011

Life Drawing with Kristin Lindseth-Rivera

$175 TMA members, $195 General , Drop in fee: $20/session


Beginning to advanced work. One on one coaching for all levels. Gain a basic understanding of direct observation with different models, short to medium range poses, advance-critiques, and feedback from instructor. Bring your own easel, tables and chairs are provided. Ten week session.

Jeff Bramschreiber Pastels

Friday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m.,Sept 9 to Dec 2, 2011, no class 10/14, 11/11, 11/25

Pastels with Jeff Bramschreiber

$150 TMA members, $175 General, Drop in fee: $20/session


Beginning to advanced work, using soft pastel, oil pastel, different grounds, velours, varying grades of paper. Learn the techniques of the masters, from the basics of pastel application to advance refinements in your art. Ten week session. All levels welcome.


Jeff Bramschreiber

Saturday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m.,Sept 10 to Dec 3, 2011, no class 10/15, 11/12, 11/26

New Class

Explorations in Drawing with Jeff Brambschreiber

Beginner to Intermediate

$150TMA members, $175 General (Drop in fee: $20/session)


This class will explore all the dimensions of traditional and contemporary approaches to drawing from the fundamentals to illustration. Students will use a variety of traditional and mixed media approaches including dry and wet techniques. Ten week session. Beginner to intermediate.

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