Current Classes & Workshops

We offer a variety of classes from one day workshops to eight-week long courses! 

New classes added regularly! Check back or sign up for our newsletter for updates!

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment within four days of class start will be cancelled.

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Figure Drawing (August)
This is a four-week class.
Wednesdays, August 1 - 22, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

Come practice your figure drawing skills with our live models in this four-week course! Each session consists of a few 10 second poses to get warmed up, followed by three 5-minute poses, two 15-minute poses, and two 30-minute poses. These open studio sessions provide no formal instruction, but an instructor will be on hand to help answer questions, if needed.

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Intro to Earth Arts: Cultivating an Ecological Perspective
This is a four-week class.
Fridays, August 3 - 24, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM 

In this course, students will be introduced to the modern and historical applications of earth arts and begin to experiment with natural materials not normally associated with an art practice.

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Outer Space Art: The Final Frontier
This is a one-day workshop.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM 

You can be an outer space artist by using these simple techniques. Learn how to create an awesome eclipse painting using shaving cream, food coloring, and black acrylic paint. You will also learn how to create authentic looking stars by using a simple paint splattering technique.

Class Description
Around the World:
Art Camp for Kids

Take a journey around the world in this multi-cultural art class for kids! From Ancient Egypt to Australia, Japan to Africa, we'll discover art throughout history and across the globe as we create our own artwork based on these civilizations.

Class Description
This is a four-day class.
August 6 - 9, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 
Figure Drawing Drop-In
This is a one-day class.
Monday, August 13, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

Come practice your figure drawing skills with our live models in this drop-in class! This session consists of a few 10 second poses to get warmed up, followed by three 5-minute poses, two 15-minute poses, and two 30-minute poses. These open studio sessions provide no formal instruction, but an instructor will be on hand to help answer questions, if needed.

Class Description
Airbrush Open Studio
This is a one-day class.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM 

This is an open studio for airbrushing. Want to try airbrushing? Need a place to practice? Want to get better? Do you need help setting up or trouble shooting your equipment? Bring your own equipment to work with or take advantage of an airbrush station provided by the instructor.

Class Description
Handmade Books
This is a two-week class.
Saturdays, October 6 - 13, 2018
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM 

In this class, students will learn to make several different kinds of books. In the first class, students will learn to make a star book. We will create designs using shaving cream and food coloring and construct the book while our designs dry. In the second class, we will make a journal and an accordian book, designing the covers with the same process or with other materials provided by the instructor.

Class Description
Watercolor without Brushes
This is a one-day class.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM 

The challenge is to paint a watercolor without using any brushes. The class will explore fun ways to make marks in watercolor with alternative means: sponges, sticks, paper edges, vegetables, string, etc. and still produce a creative and expressive image.

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THE GEM CENTER FOR THE ARTS
2417 W. Bank Drive
Boise, Idaho 83705