Our Classes

Art II, ages 15-adult

This class is for high school students with previous experience in art, and provides an in-depth exposure to advanced levels of drawing and painting. Students will improve their ability to see and create as they master varied materials and techniques while creating representational and interpretational drawings and paintings. 

Media include charcoal, pastel, pencil, acrylic paint, mixed-media and oil paint. 

Some supplies included.

Time: Wed., 1 - 3 pm, Starting Oct. 3rd

Location:  Vernissage Studio & Gallery

Instructors: Mark & Wendy DeRaud

The Joy of Painting, ages 12-adult

Learn how to be a painterly painter by jumping into a painting experience with the drawing already on the canvas. By the end of the course, students will be able to draw their own image and paint it in a painterly style all their own.

Students will learn color-mixing, brush strokes, texture, and how to look at a photograph and paint it like an artist. Taking a more counter-intuitive plan of action, this approach provides a fun short-cut to both beginning and advanced students. 

Time: TBA

Location: River Park

Instructors: Mark & Wendy DeRaud

How to Draw the Human Head and Figure ages 15-adult

Students will learn how to draw the human body from memory, starting with the face and head, and will develop skill in learning to see and draw the face and figure from life, incorporating these 2 skills with confidence. 

Students will use a variety of media, including charcoal, conte crayon, pastel, and graphite pencil. Previous experience (with portfolio) required. 

Time: Wednesday, 3:30-5:30, starting on October 3rd

Location: Vernissage Studio & Gallery

Instructors:  Mark & Wendy DeRaud

Monart Drawing, ages 7-15

Monart is a realistic drawing curriculum that has enough structure for achieving highly skilled success and enough freedom for individual creativity. It is a progressive art curriculum that has information and drawing projects for children and adults. Students will learn to use a variety of media.

Times: Tuesday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm

            Wednesday, 2 - 4 pm

             Thursday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm

              Friday, 10 - 12, 1 - 3  pm

Location: River Park

Instructors: Sandy Derksen & Wendy DeRaud


River Park

Located at River Park on Via Del Parque, right next to the parking garage on the east side of the shopping center, across from Me 'n Ed's Coney Island Grill and near Edwards Theater.  

Vernissage: Fresno's Art Rendezvous

Ma Ly's studio/gallery space, at 2024-2026 North Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA  93704