We are thrilled to offer two summer art making programs this year for the first time: a festive evening Drink and Draw for Adults and two, three-day Drawing Intensives for Youth. All programs are limited to 10 participants.
Drink & Draw for Adults
Thursdays in July and August, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
$100 per person ($80 for Ojai Institute Members)
Enjoy a summer evening drawing course for beginners and artists alike, with small bites and drinks included. Includes individual instruction in addition to group exercises, and all materials.
Dates: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29
Drawing Intensives for Youth
July 15-17, Drawing from Nature
August 12-14, Drawing from Fantasy
$200 per student, per session, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm each day
Students will explore the fundamental concepts of drawing, such as line, shape, value, texture, form, volume, spacial relationships, and perspective while working with a variety of drawing materials. They will develop works over multiple days. Includes individual instruction in addition to group exercises, all materials, and lunch. Scholarships available.
About our instructor:
Roy Grillo is a highly skilled artist in pencil and oil and has taught local elementary school students and adults for many years in the Ojai Valley. He was the Art Teacher for grades first through sixth at Mira Monte Elementary, and was also the Fine Arts Teacher for Ojai Valley School’s summer program. Roy teaches the necessary skills to create a finished work of art from the use of pencils to the study of other artists. His lessons will include a discussion, demonstration and then practice. However his focus is on mindset, encouraging the student to be mindful of their thoughts during the creative process and to remove negative beliefs and self judgement so they can be free to learn, focus and create unencumbered by self doubt.
And in his own words:
My desire is to foster an atmosphere of joy so that the student creates art simply because they love it.