ART 101

For Only SRAL Members

Are you a beginning artist and want to learn the basics about different mediums, design, and color? Are you an artist that has wanted to learn a different medium? Then Art 101 is perfect for you. The Art 101 classes offered this fall and winter will be presented by SRAL members volunteering to share their time and expertise.

  • Each class will be held in the SRAL studio, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
  • Materials for classes will be provided by SRAL and include paints, paper or canvas, and an appropriate paint brush.
  • Participants will need to bring a water container, paper towels, an apron, or any
    appropriate working clothes.
  • The class size is determined by the instructor; generally, 12 – 18 people. We encourage members to sign up for only one media class per month to enable everyone to participate. This will ensure participants a fuller mastery of the new medium and allow us to accommodate more members.
  • Registration for each class will be on this page. A small material fee of $10.00 is required to complete and validate your registration. Each class list is compiled on a first-come first-served basis. You will receive notification after you have registered. You will then be notified about how and when the material fee is to be paid.


December 2023 Art 101 Classes


“Beginner Intro to Acrylic Paint”

Instructor: Nan Lux

Date: December 9, 2023

Maximum Number of Participants: 10

This informal discussion of the pros and cons of using acrylic paint in art will be offered for folks who have never used it. I will discuss the various opaque qualities along will the many different liquidities available. Other topics include mixed media, brushes, and various finishes.

Come and enjoy seeing what the world of acrylic painting is all about.

Click the teal “Register Now” button below to sign up.


  • Beginner Intro to Acrylic Paint
     December 9, 2023
     10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beginner Intro to Acrylic Paint admission

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“Creative Design”

Instructor: Angelique Gillespie, AFCA

Date: December 16, 2023
Maximum Number of Participants: 15

Design “….an outline, sketch, or plan, as of the form and structure of a work of art, an edifice, or a machine to be executed or constructed. Or an organizational structure of formal elements in a work of art; composition…….”

So, what is design? And how does an artist use design? Or why use it at all? The answer lies within us and how we use it, especially when we understand how it can enhance our visual voice.

Angelique graduated 40 years ago as a Graphic Designer in Canada and has constantly looked for answers to the questions above. For her the answers lie within understanding what are the basic elements and principles of design and how they are used effectively in mastering artistic expression. Simple exercises will be done in class time so that the student will be empowered with an understanding of what design is and how to use it effectively in future work.

For this class, please bring 1-2 paintings of your current work to use in the final exercises.

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  • Creative Design
     December 16, 2023
     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Creative Design admission