Brenda’s classes focus on the power of the arts to transform lives. Art education creates benefits that manifest themselves far beyond competency in the arts, helping people lead more productive and engaged lives.

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Brenda’s Intermediate-Advanced Painting Class offers small groups of students beneficial critiques, focused individual help, exposure to the Art Center’s gallery and a guided tour through a major art exhibiiton. The eight-week classes are based on the elements and structure of standard college programs and are tailored to those who are interested in challenging and advancing their work in an inviting and nurturing environment.


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Students are provided with opportunities that build self-esteem through artmaking experiences and friendship. While exploring a variety of creative experiences, students will work on individual and collaborative projects in disciplines such as painting, drawing, printmaking and STEAM classes where science meets art. Students are invited to participate in critiques, and learn how to present and discuss their work. Students will learn to feel comfortable expressing themselves artistically and within a group setting. Teen classes are particularly beneficial for college bound art majors.