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.


We are Vendors for Inspire Charter Schools.


Location: DeRaud Art School @ DeRaud Home, NW Fresno

CLASSES BEGIN TUES., SEPT. 3RD

MOST CLASSES ONGOING - START ANYTIME (except for a-g Art 1) 

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! 

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

Beginning Drawing I - Ages 6 - 9

Age 8

1 SPOT LEFT

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 : Tuesday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Beginning Drawing II - Ages 10 - 12

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1 SPOT LEFT

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 : Wednesday, 4 - 6 pm

Intermediate Art I - Ages 6 - 12 (new & continuing students)

Age 9

2 SPOTS LEFT

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 : Wednesday, 1 - 3 pm 

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

Age 11

This class is FULL

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 : Thursday 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Art I (a-g credit ) - Grades 7 - 12

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THIS CLASS IS FULL 

This class meets the a-g requirement for credit in applying to the UC system (Grades 9-12 only) 


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. 

Grades 9-12 for a-g credit, grades 7-8 for enrichment. 

Instructor: Mark DeRaud

Times:   FULL- Wednesday, 10 am - 12 noon

              FULL - 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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Sept. 6 - Oct. 11

Session 1 at the Unschool Hub will feature a 6 week course taught by Mark DeRaud, "How to Draw the Human Face." 


It's not too late to sign up. There are 3 spots available, and 5 weeks remain, bringing the cost down to $135.00 including materials. 


When: 9:30 - 11:30 am 

Where: 4474 Bungalow Lane

Fresno, California

Cost: ($160) $135/5 weeks 

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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 session, email Katie Nelson at theunschoolhub@gmail.com. Also, please email us at mderaud@gmail.com to let us know you're joining. 

new classes forming

Advanced Art - Ages 14 & Up

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Tuesday morning, 9:30-11:30 - $30 OR

9:30 - 12 pm - $40

Classical training after the Old Masters

Student needs to demonstrate some proficiency and experience. 

Instructor Mark DeRaud 

Story Art - Ages 6-10

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Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 am

Art & Creative Writing 

Student must know how to read and write to participate in this class. 

Instructor Wendy DeRaud 

Art for Adults

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Tuesday evening, 7-9 pm (Ongoing)

$30/2 hr class

Instructor Mark DeRaud

Our Partners

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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