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Visual Arts Programs

The City of San Ramon Parks & Community Services Department offers a variety of visual arts programs from elementary school age to adults. For full details on class offerings and to register please visit the Activity Guide.

Fall 2020 Visual Arts Programs

Yoga & Art Camp (Online Virtual) (Act #7626)

Instructor: Disha Bheda

Children will unleash their creativity and energy in this virtual camp. Basic yoga postures and related art will be covered. Techniques to focus and calm the mind will be incorporated so that children have an avenue to release their stress in these uncertain times. Each week, a theme will be covered. Visiting the rainforest, a Halloween party, trip to the zoo, trip to the aquarium, sun salutations are some of the class themes. Yoga poses and art related to each theme will be done. Children are requested to have their own mat, water bottle and dress in comfortable clothing.

Ages: 5-10

$150.00(R)/$187.50(N)

 Wed & Fri 9/16-10/21         3pm-4pm

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Creative Virtual Art (Online) Ages 6 - 9 (Act #7433)

Instructor: EverPro Kids

Learn essential drawing and painting techniques in watercolor in combination with other media. Instructor provides step-by-step demonstrations for brushwork, texture techniques, light and shadow, and color scheme. Students will progress through elements of art to make stronger compositions, creating bright and vibrant watercolor paintings of still-life arrangements, wildlife, scenery, sea creatures, and much more. More subjects will be added based on the student's skills. All new lessons for the returning students.

Ages: 6 - 9

$150.00(R)/$187.50(N)

Mon 9/14-11/16         4:30pm - 5:30pm

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Creative Virtual Art (Online) Ages 10 - 13 (Act #7632)

Instructor: EverPro Kids

Learn essential drawing and painting techniques in watercolor in combination with other media. Instructor provides step-by-step demonstrations for brushwork, texture techniques, light and shadow, and color scheme. Students will progress through elements of art to make stronger compositions, creating bright and vibrant watercolor paintings of still-life arrangements, wildlife, scenery, sea creatures, and much more. More subjects will be added based on the student's skills. All new lessons for the returning students.

Ages: 10 - 13

$150.00(R)/$187.50(N)

Tues 9/15-11/17         4:30pm -5:30pm

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Anime & Manga Chibi Edition  (In Person)  (Act #7482) 

Instructor: Warren Paylado

Calling all art ninjas! Ready to kick off the fall with fun and exciting Anime art Chibi Edition? Chibi is a slang term in Japanese for small or short, typically used in people and objects for all things “kawaii” (cute) which we will use as an inspiration for this Japanese cartooning art style. To give you an idea, Funko Pop, Sport’s Bobble Heads are those 2 head proportionate characters that appear instantly “kawaii” which is a form of Chibis.

 You, the art ninja will gain the understanding of the mighty pencil (which is mightier than the sword) and learn the way of the Chibi! We adventure through basic drawing techniques using templates you design from scratch for Chibi design explorations. This is an all levels art class where no art ninja will be left behind. Live demonstrations, step by step instructions along with daily student art gallery presentations, art contest, art drawing games, prize and movies are lessons in this art dojo! Continuing art Ninjas from Mr. Warren’s previous art class will refine techniques on the tools they’ve learned.

So art ninja, join us and draw Chibi characters confidently through what you envision through this lovable Anime character genre. Ever try drawing yourself as an anime character or design your own original manga comic strip? Art Ninjas, here is your chance. Are you ready for the next mission?

Ages: 8 - 12

$200.00(R)/$250.00(N)

Tues, Wed & Thurs  9/8 - 9/17     3:30pm -5:00pm

Dougherty Station Community Center

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Fantasy Animals: Creatures In Movies Edition (in person)   (Act #7481) 

Instructor: Warren Paylado

How To Train A Dragon, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Detective Pikachu, Pegasus from Disney’s Hercules; These popular movie titles and many others all share something really magical. These fantasy worlds would not exist without the wonderful world of fantasy animals! Let’s take a creative art path exploring these popular movies to the basics in drawing animals to magical beasts.

 We'll go through step by step instructions utilizing Gesture, Construction, Anatomy and Technique (G.C.A.T.) to explore everything from winged horses, fire breathing dragons, sea serpents, unicorns and all things in between. We'll cover realistic and cartooning techniques throughout the course. You provide the imagination and we'll take those magical creatures to life through art! Class is open to all levels. Bring all art materials from the receipt to the first day of class.

Ages: 8 - 12

$200.00(R)/$250.00(N)

Tues, Wed & Thurs  9/22 - 10/1     3:30pm -5:00pm

Dougherty Station Community Center

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Urban Sketching in Central Park (in person)  (Act #7624)

Enjoy the colors of Central Park and it's surroundings in a whole new way! Artists will learn how to see and capture different perspectives in a natural setting. This outdoor sketching class will cover a different area of the park each week.
You'll have ample opportunity to sketch and draw outdoors in your notebook, which can be enhanced with watercolors, acrylics, oil pastels, etc. Part of the class time will be indoors for critique and/or enhancing your landscape pictures and studies. On the first class please meet in front of the community center. Bring all supplies on the receipt to the first day of class.

Ages: 18+

$130.00(R)/$162.50(N)

Wed  9/16 - 11/4     10:00am - 12:30pm

Central Park

 



For information about Visual Arts Programs please contact Erika Valentine at EValentine@sanramon.ca.gov  or (925) 973 - 3205.

Supporting The Arts

The City of San Ramon Arts Advisory Committee is committed to supporting the arts community in San Ramon. They have recently published this Arts Marketing Toolkit to assist those involved in the local arts community.

>>Download the Arts Marketing Toolkit

 

Art Galleries

San Ramon has five art galleries with rotating shows. Exhibits range from local to regional artists and art groups, youth art, and traveling exhibits. You do not have to travel far to see wonderful works of art on a regular basis! Stop by and enjoy the galleries to enjoy a variety of art exhibits. Galleries hours vary by location. Please call for specific evening and weekend hours.