Our Classes

Drawing & Painting, ages 6 & Up

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Ours is a realistic drawing curriculum that has enough structure for achieving skill and success with enough freedom for individual creativity. It is a progressive art curriculum with drawing projects starting with animal drawings and progressing to Still Life, volume drawing and shading, faces, and an introduction to acrylic painting.   Students will learn to use a variety of media. 


For junior high and high school students, Mark DeRaud offers more advanced courses, including the a-g Art 1 course for VAPA credits.. 8 students maximum per class.


Location: DeRaud Art School @ DeRaud Home, NW Fresno

CLASSES ONGOING - START ANYTIME

Mark & Wendy DeRaud, Artists & Instructors

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Art Classes at DeRaud Art Studio

See how much your child can learn and accomplish in our classes! 

summer art camps (subject to change)

Camp 1 - June 24-28, 9:30 - 1 pm: Sea Life

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Campers will create a sea animal drawing  every day, as well as create a watercolor painting for the sea animal's habitat. These are different animals than the ones we draw during the school year.

Instructor: Wendy DeRaud

Ages 6 on up


Cost: 3.5 hr. session - $200/week or $45/day per single session

Please bring a bag lunch.


Note: 30% discount for each additional sibling 

Camp 2 - July 15-19, 1:30 - 5 pm: Fun with Watercolor

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Campers will learn how to use various watercolor techniques, using collage and paper craft, to create works of art.

Instructor: Wendy DeRaud

Ages 6 on up


Cost: 3.5 hr. session - $200/week or $45/day per single session

Please bring a bag lunch.


Note: 30% discount for each additional sibling 

Camp 3 - July 22 - 26, 9:30 - 1 pm: Story-Art

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Campers will create their own imaginative illustrations and characters, then write poems and stories to go with them. They will also make a decorative book for all their work. 

Instructor: Wendy DeRaud

Ages 8-11 (must know how to write/print)

Cost: 3.5 hr. session - $200/week or $45/day per single session

Please bring a bag lunch.


Note: 30% discount for each additional sibling 

Camp 4 - August 5 - 9, 1:30 - 5 pm: The World of Birds

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Campers will learn to draw 5 different birds and put them in their natural habitats using watercolor techniques.

Instructor: Wendy DeRaud

Age 9 - 12 (or show competency)

Cost: 3.5 hr. session - $200/week or $45/day per single session

Please bring a bag lunch .


Note: 30% discount for each additional sibling 

Art for Teens - June 24 - 28, 1:30-5, Aug. 5 - 9, 9:30 - 1 pm: How to Paint like Van Gogh

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For serious art students, ages 13-18.


Students will learn to paint in the style of Van Gogh using acrylic paint.

Instructor: Mark DeRaud

Cost: 3.5 hr. session, $200/week or $45 per single day session, or $20 per hour of instruction. 


Note: 30% discount for each additional sibling 

Art for Teens - July 15-19, 9:30-1 pm, July 22-26, 1:30 - 5: Drawing the Human Face & Figure

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Students will learn to draw the human form, starting with faces, from memory and with various techniques, including copying the Old Masters, grid, and from life. 

Instructor: Mark DeRaud

Cost: 3.5 hr. session, $200/week or $45 per single day session, or $20 per hour of instruction. 


Note: 30% discount for each additional sibling 

fall classes - sept. 3 - dec. 19, 2019

Beginning Drawing I - Ages 6 - 9

Age 8

Students will learn to draw by learning to see, and take home a beautiful drawing every week. 


Students will be introduced to the elements of art and will learn to draw animals with step-by-step instruction. Weekly 2 hour classes include lessons on the color wheel, line, shape, form, and an introduction to Still Life. Mediums include high-quality markers, color pencils, and pastel. 

Instructor: Wendy DeRaud

Time (Tentative): Tuesday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Beginning Drawing II - Ages 10 - 12

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Students will learn to draw by learning to see, and take home a beautiful drawing every week.  


Students will be introduced to the elements of art and will learn to draw animals with step-by-step instruction. Weekly 2 hour classes include lessons on the color wheel, line, shape, for,, and an introduction to Still Life. Mediums include high-quality markers, color pencils, and pastel. 

Instructor: Wendy DeRaud

Time (Tentative): Wednesday, 4 - 6 pm

Intermediate Art I - Ages 10 - 12 (including 6 -9 year old continuing students)

Age 9

Students will be developing their ability to see.


Students will integrate the elements of art into work on Still Life, contour and volume drawing and shading, and will be introduced to drawing faces and acrylic painting. Mediums include high-quality markers, color pencils, pastel, conte' crayon, and acrylic paint. 

Instructor: Wendy DeRaud

Time (Tentative): Wednesday, 1 - 3 pm 

Intermediate Art II - For continuing & new students * Ages 10 - 12

Age 11

Students will continue to develop their ability to see.


Having completed most of the Intermediate Art I curriculum, students will continue to develop their skill in Still Life, Plein Air, developing great skill in following instruction in contour drawing, copying the Old Masters, and learning to draw faces from memory and life, prepared for advanced level courses. Mediums include high-quality markers, color pencil, pastel, conte' crayon, acrylic paint, and mixed-media work.

* New students must show examples of competency in their work in order to join the class. 

Instructor: Wendy DeRaud

Time (Tentative): Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Art I (a-g credit ) - High School Gr. 9 - 12

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This class meets the a-g requirement for credit in applying to the UC system. 


This course provides a balanced visual arts program which guides students to achieve the standards in the visual arts and visual perception while participating in various forms of creative expression.


In this 1-year program, students will apply the elements of art in the following units: learning how to see, contour drawing, positive and negative space, value drawing, pen and ink drawing, linear perspective, color theory, watercolor, pastel, portraits, design concepts and careers. 

Instructor: Mark DeRaud

Times (Tentative): Wednesday, 10 am - 12 noon

              Thursday, 5 7 pm

the unschool hub

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What is the Unschool Hub?

We are excited to be partnering with The Unschool Hub, an up and coming self directed learning center. DeRaud Art Studio is one of many Inspire vendors who will be teaching a variety of subjects, offering students opportunities to try out and be exposed to new subjects, community support, and workshops.

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A-G Art 1 - Sept. 6 - Oct. 11

Session 1 at the Unschool Hub will feature a 6 week course taught by Mark DeRaud, especially geared toward High School students, grades 9 - 12,  who need to fulfill their VAPA a-g requirement. There will be more 6 week sessions later in the semester to gain more credits. 


When: 9:30 - 11:30 am starting Friday, Sept. 6th.

Where: 4474 Bungalow Lane

Fresno, California

Cost: $160

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How to Connect

If you're interested in contacting the Unschool Hub and getting more information about how to join the Unschool Hub for this 6 week course, email Katie Nelson at theunschoolhub@gmail.com

Contact Us

Sign up for our classes by contacting us via email, phone or text.

Feel free to visit during our weekly classes and see if they are a good fit for your child. Your student can always try a class for free. 

DeRaud Art School & Studio

1161 West Celeste Ave., Fresno, CA 93711

Email us at mderaud@gmail.com or call or text us at 559 - 326-3160

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The DeRaud Art School & Studio

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NW Fresno 

near Bullard High School


email: mderaud@gmail.com

(559) 326-3160