• Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton

  • Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.

  • Austin Young is from Reno, Nevada and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. The foundation of his career is from studying at Parsons in Paris. Early in his career, Austin transferred his interests from traditional portrait painting towards a long celebrated career in portrait photography. In many ways, Austin is more accurately described as an image-maker: his projects illustrate the sublime qualities of character that make celebrated people unique.

  • McFetridge is a artist based in Los Angeles California. Born in Canada, he was schooled at the Alberta College of Art and the California Institute of the Arts. He has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, London, the Netherlands and Japan. Instinctively ignoring creative boundaries McFetridge is a truely multidisciplinary artist, ‘an all round visual auteur’. From poetry to animation, from graphics to 3D work, from textile and wallpaper to paintings, McFetridge has complete control over these widely divergent disciplines. 


Continuing Education Course

Watercolor Painting

Open to beginning through advanced students this course explores the techniques, styles, and materials, which are unique to watercolor painting. Course focuses on layering of color to create contrast and texture in a two-dimensional composition. Also examines characteristics of transparent pigment, color mixing, basic brushstroke, and painting techniques. Covers different weights and textures of paper, as well as the tools needed to complete the job. Course emphasizes the basic rules of good design. Projects are designed to expose students to various challenges specific to the medium.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: Transparent watercolors: ultramarine blue, winsor violet, winsor yellow, winsor red; #8 round watercolor brush (sable, sable mix, or synthetic,) pencil, kneaded eraser, paper towels, water bucket, palette (Robert Wood or one of similar size – round or rectangle,) 12”x16” block of 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper or a single large sheet

Course Details
Course Code: XPTG1750
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Section 1 Painting
Instructor: Deborah Swan McDonald
Meeting Day(s): Saturday
Meeting Time(s): 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 10, 2016  -  November 12, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 12
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35402 $435  
Certificate 35403 $475  
Credit 35404 $1370  
0 of 12 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT applied to individual courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
* 2.75% fee to pay online. Read More
Section 2 Painting
Instructor: Deborah Swan McDonald
Meeting Day(s): Sunday
Meeting Time(s): 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): September 11, 2016  -  November 13, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 12
Meeting Room:
Location: LA Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 35502 $435  
Certificate 35503 $475  
Credit 35504 $1370  
0 of 0 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT applied to individual courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
* 2.75% fee to pay online. Read More
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