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Tuesday Evening - Instructor Noah Buchanan

January 23-March 27, 2018 

*Please Note Portrait Class Winter is Full to Capacity.

Send us an email to be put on the waiting list.

Sign up now for Spring 2018
(9) Tuesdays April 3 through (1) last Thursday May 31, 2018.

Class max 18

(*the focus of this course alternates between “Figure” and “Portrait” every other quarter.) 

This course will serve all students from beginning to advanced levels, and is intended to be repeated as students progress in skill level. 

-Beginning students will be asked to focus on drawing from the live model during the course of a 10-week long pose. 

-Intermediate students will focus on painting the model using grisaille (black and white) and/or limited palettes. 

-Experienced students will paint the figure in full color palette exploring both direct painting and indirect painting as per the student’s interest. (see below for description of “indirect painting”)

For upper-level students, Buchanan’s 10-week workshops offer rare instruction in the historical act of Indirect Painting: 

Figure painting which utilizes underpainting techniques of the 16th and 17th centuries. Students will learn the historical painting practices of developing a preparatory underdrawing, painting on a toned ground, utilizing Imprimatura, underpainting, velatura and glazing techniques to develop a figure painting or drawing from life. 


BACAA Noah Buchanan Portrait Drawing and Painting January 23 Registration form9 (PDF) 2018 

BACAA Noah Buchanan Figure Drawing and Painting April 3 - Thursday May 31, 2018 (PDF)

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Email registration form and pay online or via check.

All tuition fees are non refundable and non transferable

Partial Payments not accepted. All registration fees are non refundable and non transferable

We do not accept cash.

You can mail a check or cashiers check to the BACAA business address below

Registration form/Terms and conditions must be signed prior to attendance

Business address: 

BACAA LLC. (Not Studio Address)
969G Edgewater BLVD, PMB 106
Foster City, CA 94404

Winter Classes 2018

Cost: $410 (10) Regular students
Cost: $365 (10) CSM College of San Mateo Students with current Student ID to be presented when registering.

Spring Classes 2018

Cost: $425 (10) Regular Students
Cost: $380 (10) CSM Students

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Winter, 2018 - Regular

Winter, 2018 - CSM

Spring 2018 - Regular

Spring 2018 - CSM


Studio address:
345 Quarry Rd.
San Carlos CA 94070


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