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Ms. Chris's Art for Pre-schoolers

Introduction to Drawing and Painting 

with Ms. Nancy Benton

For six sessions, every other Saturday (starting April 4th), this class will be focused on the fundamentals of drawing and painting. This is a great class for brand new artists and anyone who would like a refresher course on the basics. The theme for each session will be:


Session 1: Shapes

Session 2: Value

Session 3: Line

Session 4: Form and Shading

Session 5: Edges

Session 6: Review


Each session will be 2.5 hours long and start with some instruction and then time to work on an assignment or your own project. Suggested readings, videos and homework assignments will be provided.

Level: All levels

Ages: Adults

Days: Every other Saturday

Upcoming Classes: April 4 - June 13

Times: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cost per class:

$30 for FAA (Fremont Art Association) Members ($162 for all 6 sessions)

$35 for Non-members ($189 for all 6 sessions)

10% discount if you sign up for all 6 sessions 

How to register: 

Register with the form below OR stop by during gallery hours OR call during gallery hours OR contact instructor directly. 

For any inquiries, please contact instructor at:

about the instructor

Nancy Benton is a painter based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She started painting in her 2-bedroom condo, which she shares with her husband and daughter. Canvases were hung from the bedroom wall and the kitchen table was covered with ongoing projects. In 2014 she rented a studio space which allowed her to grow and expand as an artist. 

Since then she has been drawing out a conversation between the painter, painting and viewer about the landscape, focusing on themes such as solitude, loneliness and human relationships. Nancy's work is available through JCOs ArtHaus in Los Gatos.

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