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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.

  • 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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  • Right Brain Figure Drawing with Live Models

    Right Brain Figure Drawing with Live Models

    Draw what you really see, rather than what you think you see. Skills are cultivated in exercises about perception of edges, spaces, gestures, and include achieving entire compositions. Employ your intuition. Experiment with a variety of media. Learn the value of patience and persistence, in a welcoming group setting. Tuition: $240.00 Materials Fee: $10.00 Model Fee: $85.00 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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  • Oil Painting & Drawing

    Oil Painting & Drawing

    If you're an experienced artist, or always wanted to paint and draw and are ready to dive in, this course offers a supportive Right Brain approach to personal expression. Beginning with contour drawing, students work on individual projects with guidance from the instructor, learning about color and shape, how to use oil paint, and developing their own style. Read More

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  • Right Brain Figure Drawing with Live Models

    Right Brain Figure Drawing with Live Models

    Draw what you really see, rather than what you think you see. Skills are cultivated in exercises about perception of edges, spaces, gestures, and include achieving entire compositions. Employ your intuition. Experiment with a variety of media. Learn the value of patience and persistence, in a welcoming group setting. Tuition: $240.00 Materials Fee: $10.00 Model Fee: $85.00 Read More

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