After School Classes

Winter 2019/AGES 6-14: Acrylics & Oil Painting and/or Drawing Class: Learn How to Paint and/or Draw Any Image that Inspires You

from 499.00

 Tuition: $499.00 includes NINE 2 HOUR LESSONS and all the finest professional grade paints, top quality brushes and thick cotton canvas aprons. 

SIBLING DISCOUNT: Take 75.00 off if you are signing up 2 siblings for our after school art classes for 6 to 14 year olds only. PLEASE NOTE: Sibling discount NOT offered for 1 day workshops or pre-school classes.

siblings discount code: SIBLING75

AGE GROUP: Kindergarten through 8th grade (No preschoolers)

Painting Course Description: Through visual and verbal consultation, teachers instruct students on how to produce two 15 by 24-inch paintings of any picture or still life in the world of their own choosing.  Students develop basic highlighting and shading skills and painting techniques through being taught the way to hold and put pressure on a brush to make a variety of line qualities, mixing paint colors and applying various hues of what ever medium each artist chooses to learn how to use: liquid or heavy body acrylic or water soluble oil paints

Drawing Course Description: Through visual and verbal consultation our teachers instruct students how to draw their chosen images or still life using the grid method. Shading and highlight techniques using pencil and pastels are offered if student is only interested in learning how to draw, not paint. 

Limit: 10 students

Teacher/student ratio: 5 to 1

Location: Chris Babcock Art, 5907 California Street@21st Ave in San Francisco. 


Tuesdays, 4 to 6 pm: Jan. 22- April 2 PLEASE NOTE on your calendar that there is no class on President’s Week

Thursdays, 4 to 6 pm: Jan. 24-Dec. April 4 PLEASE NOTE ON YOUR CALENDAR that there is no class during President’s Week

How the choosing of the 2 paintings works: All students will email Chris Babcock the two images of their choosing 1 week prior to the first day of class. Send to

What if your child does not know what he or she wants to paint? Please email Chris and she will email some images for your child to choose from.

What if your child chooses something very complex like the Mona Lisa? All works of art are studied so that your child can develop his or her own painting skills and personal style. Every work of art has something to teach us, so any artwork, no matter how complex, will help develop your child’s artistic skills. It is not the goal of the student to reproduce the painting, exactly in the same way, but to use the image as a jumping off point to further develop his or her technical and creative skills.

Please note:  Unless this class is canceled, there are no refunds for this class. If your child is not able to attend, Chris Babcock Art does offer a credit for the unused portion of your child's tuition to be put towards any future art lessons.

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