Art Classes

2013 Painting Classes with Maryann Thomas

Learn painting techniques and tips, color-mixing, composition, and tools for painting in either watercolors or oils. Individualized instruction and guidance from professional artist, Maryann Thomas. Refine your painting skills with subject matter of your choosing, from life or photo reference. Appropriate for artists of all levels of experience since instruction will be taylored to individual artist’s goals. Two sessions of four hours each. Saturdays, 12 pm to 4 pm, Feb. 16th and Feb. 23rd. $25 per four hour workshop session, or $40 for both Saturday sessions (totaling eight hours) due at the first class. Classes will be held at West Line Studio, 166 Grandview Drive, Bishop. Paints and easels available at the class. A list of suggested supplies that are not included is available upon request. A second class has just been added: March 2nd & 9th. To register, call (760)258-1177, or email Maryann.

Drawing with a Fresh Perspective!
Instructor Mary Matlick shows adults how to draw still life with a creative eye, emphasizing design. One session with live model. High School age and up. Thurs. nights, March 7, 14, and 21st. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $30 per class ($10 per session). To register email : or call 760-387-2233

Kids Draw the Wildest Things!
Mary Matlick takes kids on a creative journey drawing animals, then using paint, print, and sculpture to complete their individual masterpieces. Saturdays, 10am to noon (snack included); April 6th (painting), 13th(printmaking), & 20th (sculpture); $10 per session. To register email : or call 760-387-2233

Beginning Ballroom Dancing with Leah Dutcher
Learn how to Cha Cha, Fox Trot, Swing, and Waltz or just brush up on your steps with the basics of ballroom dancing. One-day workshops for beginners held throughout winter and spring. $30 for a 3 hour workshop. Advance to Leah’s Tuesday night class. To register for class, email Leah or call 760-873-8183.

Beginning Hula with Kymberlee Tabit
Learn the basic steps used in both modern and ancient hula; ongoing class open to beginners. Learn hula vocabulary, chants, modern hula dances, and more. $40/month or $12/class. Advanced Hula Monday 6:30—8:00pm. This is a continuation of the beginner class. Open to more advanced dancers who also have an interest in performing. $45/month; $12/class. To register for class, email Kymberlee.

Hatha Yoga with Sabine Elia
Breath work, yoga postures, relaxation. Beginning and continuing students. Mondays, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.; New Morning Class: Thursdays 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. $10 per session. For more information, call (760)920-0462 or email Sabine.

Calligraphing the History of the Owens Valley, Los Angeles Water Conflict
2013 is the 100th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Students will select powerful historical quotes to design and calligraph into a finished piece of art. Instructor: Richard Potashin. Weds, 6: 30. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13th to March 13th. Cost $ 40. To register: 760-263-5022; email

Spring into an Accordian book — Kids ( 4th to 9th grade)
Using a variety of calligraphy tools, papers, and marbeling, students will discover basic calligraphy and create small books about the Nature of Spring which can be used as a journal. Instructor: Richard Potashin; 3 classes: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays, April 2, 9, & 16. Cost: $30 Materials list available upon registration. To register: 760-263-5022 / cell: 775-772-6473 email:

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