Fall/Winter 2024/25 Semester Schedule - In-person classes at Studio 1.6 for Adults

5:00 - 6:00 pm "Drawing & Painting" (1 hr class)
6:15 - 7:15 pm "Drawing & Painting" (1 hr class)
7:30 - 8:30 pm "Drawing & Painting" (1 hr class)
5:00 - 7:00 pm "Drawing & Painting" (2 hrs class)
6:30 - 8:30 pm "Drawing & Painting" (2 hrs class)

Drawing & Painting

In this class, students will learn realistic drawing, painting and observational skills using a variety of drawing and painting techniques including acrylic, ink, watercolors, pastels, charcoal and much more. We will cover the study of line, linear perspective, light and shade, form and proportion and projects such as portrait and figure drawing, landscape painting, and still life projects. 

Thursday 5:00 - 6:00 pm
                 6:15 - 7:15 pm
                 7:30 - 8:30 pm
                 5:00 - 7:00 pm (2 hrs class)
                 6:30 - 8:30 pm (2 hrs class)

Life drawing

Students will be working from a  nude female model and the class will cover the study of anatomy and proportion, as well as drawing with charcoal and white chalk on toned paper. The class includes instruction, all art supplies and materials, and a professional model from the Bay Area Models' Guild. If you would prefer to work in a different medium (such as pastels, painting etc.) please contact us to determine the availability and pricing. All levels and ages are welcome, differentiated instruction will be provided. 

Next session: TBA


Studio 1.6 holds a variety of workshops taught by established artists and designers. Our past workshops included watercolor, oil painting, and concept design workshops.

Next workshop: TBA 

"I am moved to write this review for Studio 1.6 out of a profound appreciation for the positive impact that my art classes have done to enhance the quality of my life in general, but particularly during this era of shelter in place.

About a year ago, I started as a beginning art student at Studio 1.6 and was intimidated about doing art, having been pretty much estranged from it since Kindergarten! But I’d observed Anita working with my son at camp and I trusted her to help me  through! And true to her nature, Anita has offered me thoughtful instruction, gentle direction and enthusiastic encouragement. Anita is particularly skilled as a teacher as she teaches art skills while actively encouraging creativity and self expression.

The Studio 1.6 classes have offered a range of art projects and hands on learning experience on working with different mediums and art subjects. Over time, I have gained some confidence in my nascent art abilities, but most importantly, I have enjoyed becoming more aware of what I see. This enhanced awareness creeps up at times when I am not “doing my art,’ but simply shows up wherever I might be. I’ve become more attuned and “present” to my environment and have noticed visual things, I’d otherwise have missed.

When the shelter in place began, Anita worked very hard to quickly learn how to convert our in studio experience to a meaningful online one, which included creating bags of art supplies for us to use at our homes. It was really a marvel to see how well she has succeeded in not only presenting lessons and making videos, but how she is able to give us feedback and suggestions in real time. Perhaps this burst of flexibility and creativity stems from the great artist she is! Anita has also generously encouraged her students to reach out to her between lessons to get feedback on class art work if we have been able to do more outside of class. Finally, I am so grateful to have my art lessons and projects as my “personal respite” providing hours of calm from my worries and responsibilities. It makes me happy."
- Geri Thomas

Adult Art Parties & Team Building Workshops - Now offered (in-person or Zoom)

Choose from Canvas painting, Life Drawing, Watercolor painting, Self-portrait drawing, Realistic clay sculpture, Life painting, Oil Painting or Custom theme.

"Anita is an encouraging, talented and thoughtful teacher. The space is open and large with good light. She supplies the materials and guides you to complete projects at your own pace with individual tips, pointers, and ideas that allows you to find your inner artistic voice.. I highly recommend this class to artists of any age and level."

Studio 1.6 is phenomenal. Last month, Anita organized a private life drawing class for a group of adult novices, which provided a challenging yet enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Anita was proactive in asking what duration, medium, model, and pose we wanted and then she was very responsive by e-mail as we worked out the details. We settled on a 90 minute class, using charcoal on paper, with a professional model from the Bay Area Models' Guild. Anita and the model worked out a pose that not only prevented fatigue by the model, but also maximized our success by avoiding technical challenges such as foreshortening. During the class, Anita provided a very short demonstration (about three minutes) before having us begin, then spent the class offering specific and constructive feedback one-on-one. The 90 minute duration was absolutely worth the slightly higher tuition; 60 minutes would have been too short. At the end of the class, Anita spray-sealed our drawings and provided poster tubes for transport home. You will not be seeing these works in a museum, but that was not the point. The point was to bring our group together through a shared challenge, and it was a phenomenal success, delivered by a professional, talented, and personable instructor. A+ for Studio 1.6!"