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Soraya Sarah Nazarian Program in Fine Arts

The Soraya Sarah Nazarian Program in Fine Arts upholds American Jewish University’s legacy of supporting the fine arts. Our classes range from painting and drawing to stone sculpture and carving. The Whizin Center’s extraordinary faculty, all professional working artists, mentor and guide each student, some of whom may be taking their first class while others are mastering a technique. The Soraya Sarah Nazarian Program in Fine Arts develops new classes, nurtures top-notch faculty and provides state-of-the-art studio space. We encourage you to become part of our exciting community of artists. Explore our class list and register today.

  • Right Brain Figure Drawing, Monday

    Right Brain Figure Drawing, Monday

    Receive perceptual training (for students with any level of experience) Release your creativity Explore by using multi-media: charcoal, pastel, ink and collage Study masters and graphic theory Benefit from discussion and critique Tuition: $270.00 Materials Fee: $10.00 Model Fee: $30.00 Read More

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  • Painting and Drawing

    Painting and Drawing

    This ongoing workshop offers a flow/grow/glow experience for all levels, from beginning to advanced students who appreciate the right-brain approach to artistic expression. Personal exploration and discovery are encouraged to unlock your unconscious creative energies. The course begins with contour drawing and evolves to the elements of painting composition - line, shape, color, value, movement and texture. You will receive individual guidance, work at your own pace and arrive at your own style. Students may paint in either oil or acrylics. Read More

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  • Stone Carving

    Stone Carving

    Since very earliest times, people have found meaning and enjoyment from carving forms in stone. In this class, experienced carvers, as well as beginning students, work each at their own level, to discover and develop their own idiom and style. Each student is given individual instruction and supervision. Basic tools and equipment are provided on loan to first time students. Students supply their own stone. Read More

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  • Acrylic Painting Wednesday

    Acrylic Painting Wednesday

    This course is a comprehensive exploration of the creative and expressive sides of acrylic painting and mixed media, with the accent on a more contemporary approach. While all styles and genres are welcomed and encouraged, the emphasis in this class will be on personal expression and finding the inner artist. This course is open to students of all levels – from beginner to advanced, with individual attention given to each student according to their needs. Read More

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  • Stone Sculpture Daytime

    Stone Sculpture Daytime

    Beginning, intermediate and advanced students sculpt in stone. Continuing students will be encouraged and assisted in developing their own vocabulary of forms. Basic tools and equipment are provided on loan to first time students. Students supply their own stone. Read More

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  • Stone Sculpture Evenings

    Stone Sculpture Evenings

    Beginning, intermediate and advanced students sculpt in stone. Continuing students will be encouraged and assisted in developing their own vocabulary of forms. Basic tools and equipment are provided on loan to first time students. Students supply their own stone. Read More

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  • Acrylic Painting Thursday Afternoon

    Acrylic Painting Thursday Afternoon

    This course is a comprehensive exploration of the creative and expressive sides of acrylic painting and mixed media, with the accent on a more contemporary approach. While all styles and genres are welcomed and encouraged, the emphasis in this class will be on personal expression and finding the inner artist. This course is open to students of all levels - from beginner to advanced, with individual attention given to each student according to their needs. Read More

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  • Acrylic Painting Thursday Morning

    Acrylic Painting Thursday Morning

    This course is a comprehensive exploration of the creative and expressive sides of acrylic painting and mixed media, with the accent on a more contemporary approach. While all styles and genres are welcomed and encouraged, the emphasis in this class will be on personal expression and finding the inner artist. This course is open to students of all levels - from beginner to advanced, with individual attention given to each student according to their needs. Read More

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  • Mixed Media Collage

    Mixed Media Collage

    Collage is a work of art that includes glued papers/objects. In this Mixed Media Collage course we will discover various ways to create interesting papers for use in collage while learning how to incorporate paint, printing and image transfer techniques. No previous experience is necessary and while basic compositional principles are discussed, there is room for an experimental and personal approach to the projects. This course is open to all levels from beginner to advanced. Read More

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