Looking for a space to paint, draw, or create your own work? Have those creative vibes but not sure how to use them? Just want a place to relax and rejuvenate and see where your thoughts and emotions lead? Dragonfly Art For Life may just be the answer you are seeking. The open concept studio offers a place for visual artists to use their skills and explore new ones.
Owner Barbara Alvarado invites artists of every level to come to the studio and use the space as they need. Perhaps you have your own project and supplies but need a place to do your work. Maybe you’re thinking about trying a particular medium but are not ready to commit to the cost of the supplies. Dragonfly Art For Life offers opportunities for individuals and groups to be creative as fits them best. The tables, easels and supplies are available to use Tuesday through Saturday. Instructors are on-site to support and walk through techniques as needed.
Alvarado and fellow partner and instructor, Patrick Barr, offer individual lessons in a variety of mediums as well as small group sessions. The cost is $25 per class.
Classes are offered in acrylics, watercolor, digital painting, mixed media, cartooning, lettering, charcoal and drawing. Surfaces used include canvas, watercolor paper, pastel paper, wood, glass, mixed media, sewing and textile art. There are also classes in mythological creatures drawing, character development and beginning sewing both machine and hand-stitching.
Memberships are available for $50 per month. Members have access to the studio during open hours which includes use of the supplies and instructor support. The fee also includes one canvas and a 20% discount on individual sessions.
Group classes are scheduled at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The classes are taught in four sessions; the cost is $100 which includes that month’s membership fee.
Whether you’ve never touched a brush, have always been an artist, or just want to be creative, come into Dragonfly Art For Life and experience all the studio has to offer. Alvarado and Barr are ready to welcome and assist you.
Dragonfly Art For Life is located at 1210 J. Street in Modesto. The studio is open 12 – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Friday night events are held at 7 p.m.
For more information call the studio at 209 916-4489 or visit their website. Gift certificates are available.