FRESNO
ART
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Strictly Graphite

Strictly Graphite

Saturday 01 June
Clovis - 3pm - 2 Hours
Raquel Purganan
Graphite provides a playground for experimentation, from exploring various pencil grades to blending techniques that bring depth to your sketches. It's a medium that encourages spontaneity, allowing you to easily adapt and modify your artwork as you go. Whether you're sketching a whimsical scene or a detailed portrait, the adaptability of graphite makes it a fun tool for expressing your artistic vision.
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$43      
Expressions like Jackson Pollock

Expressions like Jackson Pollock

Saturday 15 June
Clovis - Burl Ave - 12pm - 2 Hours
Raquel Purganan
Welcome to "Expressive Explosion: Unleash Your Inner Pollock"! Step into the world of Jackson Pollock and explore the thrilling realm of expressive painting.

In this dynamic class, you'll dive deep into Pollock's innovative techniques and intense emotional landscapes. From studying his iconic "drip painting" style to discovering how he infused gestures and movements into his work, get ready to unleash your creativity like never before.

Discover the hidden depths of Pollock's art as we delve into the psychological and subconscious elements that fuel his masterpieces. Through lively discussions and hands-on activities, you'll uncover the raw emotion and complexity of human experience embedded in his work.

Get ready to paint with passion and purpose as we journey through the art historical context of Pollock's era and his impact on the Abstract Expressionist movement.

Don't forget to bring your basic art materials and a willingness to explore! Full event details will be shared upon booking confirmation, so you can prepare for an exhilarating day of artistic discovery.

Join us in "Expressive Explosion" and let your creativity run wild as you channel the spirit of Jackson Pollock!
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$43      
Ink and Imagination: Doodle Time Workshop

Ink and Imagination: Doodle Time Workshop

Saturday 29 June
Clovis - Burl Ave - 9am - 2 Hours
Raquel Purganan
Unleash your creativity in our Doodle Art class! This engaging session is designed to let your imagination run wild as you explore the world of doodling. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting your creative journey, this class is perfect for everyone.

Discover the joy of transforming simple lines and shapes into intricate and expressive doodles. Our experienced instructor will guide you through various techniques, helping you create whimsical designs and intricate patterns. This class is not just about drawing; it's about self-expression, relaxation, and having fun with art.

No special skills or materials are required - just bring a pencil and some drawing paper, your enthusiasm, and an open mind.
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$47      

Sparkling Skylines: Drawing Fireworks and Landmarks

Sparkling Skylines: Drawing Fireworks and Landmarks

Saturday 13 July
Clovis - Burl Ave - 10am - 2 Hours
Raquel Purganan
Join us for an exhilarating art class where we'll capture the dazzling magic of fireworks lighting up the night sky and the iconic beauty of famous landmarks! Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned artist, this class promises a blend of fun and creativity as we delve into vibrant colors and dynamic shapes to bring these breathtaking scenes to life on paper. Master techniques to depict the brilliance of fireworks, learn to draw recognizable landmarks with precision, and explore color blending and composition to create captivating artworks. Participants are required to bring their own basic art materials. Full details of the event will be provided upon booking confirmation. Come ignite your creativity with us!
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$47      
Sunny Picnic Palette: Acrylic Art of a Summer Picnic

Sunny Picnic Palette: Acrylic Art of a Summer Picnic

Saturday 27 July
Clovis - Burl Ave - 10am - 2 Hours
Raquel Purganan
Dive into a vibrant summer scene with our "Sunny Picnic Palette" art class! Get ready to paint the warmth and joy of a summer picnic using lively acrylic colors. Whether you're dreaming of sun-soaked fields or colorful picnic blankets, this class will guide you through creating a masterpiece that captures the essence of summer. Participants will learn acrylic painting techniques to bring their picnic scenes to life, from the shimmer of sunlight to the textures of a picnic feast. Bring along your basic art materials and let's craft a summer memory on canvas together! Full details of the event will be provided upon booking confirmation.
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$47      
Nature's Sketchbook: A Journey Through Nature Drawing

Nature's Sketchbook: A Journey Through Nature Drawing

Saturday 10 August
Clovis - Burl Ave - 10am - 2 Hours
Raquel Purganan
Embark on a creative journey with our "Nature's Sketchbook" art class! Dive into the beauty of nature as we explore the art of drawing landscapes, plants, and wildlife. Whether you're inspired by the serene beauty of a forest, the delicate petals of a flower, or the graceful flight of a bird, this class will guide you in capturing nature's wonders on paper. Participants will learn essential drawing techniques to depict textures, shapes, and details found in nature. Bring your basic art materials and let your imagination bloom as we sketch our way through the natural world! Full details of the event will be provided upon booking confirmation.
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$47      

Urban Impressions: Ink Art of Buildings

Urban Impressions: Ink Art of Buildings

Saturday 24 August
Clovis - Burl Ave - 10am - 2 Hours
Raquel Purganan
Step into the vibrant world of urban landscapes with our "Urban Impressions" ink art class! Unleash your creativity as we focus on capturing the architectural beauty and character of buildings using ink. From towering skyscrapers to charming townhouses, participants will learn techniques to create striking and expressive ink drawings that bring buildings to life on paper. Dive into the fluidity and contrast of ink as we explore line work, texture, and shading to create captivating cityscapes. Bring along your basic art materials and let's sketch the city skyline together in ink! Full details of the event will be provided upon booking confirmation.
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$47      
ABOUT FRESNO
ART
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere, and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Facebook Group here to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.

You can also subscribe here to receive notifications of upcoming events.

Our meetups and classes are limited to a max of 12 people
REVIEWS
My daughter and I really loved the event. It was quiet and very peaceful . The art project was easy which is great! Can?t wait for the next one
5/5
Dylan
2024-05-05
I have fun today learning how to draw portraits and working on my shading.
5/5
Steven
2024-04-14
It was really nice to sit at the tables in the park and share techniques with the other participants. I really liked the dice for the activity to get us out of our comfort zone.
5/5
Stephanie
2024-03-10

I had so much fun at this event I can?t wait for the next one!
5/5
Steven
2024-03-10
I loved it. Had a great time and enjoyed all the participants.
5/5
Lisa
2024-02-12
ARTISTS
Raquel Purganan
Raquel Purganan is a highly talented artist who recently earned her master's degree in Media Design from Full Sail University, building upon her strong foundation with a bachelor's degree in graphic design. Her educational journey reflects her unwavering commitment to honing her artistic skills and understanding the dynamic intersection of art and media. Before pursuing formal education, Raquel dedicated herself to the study of fine art and art history, laying the groundwork for her nuanced approach to creativity.

With a profound passion for art, Raquel seamlessly blends traditional and contemporary elements in her work, showcasing a rich understanding of artistic principles. Her artistic journey is a testament to her dedication and the continuous evolution of her craft, as she navigates the ever-changing landscape of media design. As she embarks on the next chapter of her career, Raquel's diverse background and educational achievements position her as a promising artist with a unique perspective, ready to make meaningful contributions to the world of visual expression.

Raquel Purganan is available for private bookings

PHOTOS
Fresno Art Group
2024-05-20
Fresno Art Group
2024-04-13
Title or Location: Blue Notes
Inspired by spring and experimenting with different mediums spray stain, acrylics, alcohol inks and gouache. The blue softens the look and the pink adds a pop.
Credit: Dawn M. Gatz

Fresno Art Group
2024-04-05
Title or Location: Toads, Tortoise, and Mushrooms
I created this art piece with graphite pencils on Strathmore 400 drawing paper. For the past few years most of my artwork has been drawing on my IPad with an Apple Pencil, however, more recently I?ve been inspired by a couple of great artists (Lauri Lipton & Joe Fenton) to get back to the basics of traditional artwork. I?m working on new pieces all the time and looking forward to share my next one!
Credit: Scott Elliott
Facebook: Scott Elliott
Instagram: scottsartcave
Fresno Art Group
2024-03-13
Title or Location: WINE HAVE WE
Today offering wine to a guest.
Credit: Jim Morris
Facebook: Jim MORRIS
Instagram: Jimmorrisjasp

Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-20
Fresno Art Group
2024-02-17
Title or Location: TOURIST No. 1
As the sun dippes below the rugged horizon, it's golden rays embrace Yousemit?s Half Done in a breathtaking farewell. The sheer face of the monolithic granite formation blushed with hues of amber as the mountain itself holds its breath in awe. As the last ember of daylight vanishes behind the silhouette, Half Dome stands as a silent testament to nature?s grandeur, etching its brilliance into the souls of all who witness this celestial dance. (20x32 oil on panel)
Credit: Jim Morris
Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-20

Fresno Art Group
2024-02-09
Title or Location: Good Morning
16x20 inches acrylic on canvas. Just loved the photo so I decided to paint it.
Credit: Cynthia Nernd
Instagram: @cynrnc
Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-19
Fresno Art Group
2024-01-19
Title or Location: Nick Jonas
i drew this portrait in about 2 days with pencils on graphite and it was a gift for a good friend who's a big fan of Nick
Credit: etchgraphics
Facebook: etchgraphics
Instagram: etch_graphics

Orlando Art Group
2024-05-06
Seattle Art Circle
2024-05-29
Title or Location: Crashing Oregon
This is an acrylic painting that is an amalgamation of numerous photos of the Oregon Coast. My mom goes down to San Diego every winter, and one year we drove down the coast and stopped everywhere for pics.
Credit: Kerri Kirk
Facebook: AdornamentDesigns
Instagram: @adornamentdesigns.com
Leeds Art Group
2024-05-29
Title or Location: Jane Walsh Original watercolour Derbyshire Dales
This old farmyard barn is located to the North of Tideswell in a hamlet called Wheston. There are miles of old stone walls, wild flower borders where I loved the contrast between the grasses and flowers. Birds and bees were going about their busy day and managed to capture the early Summer. by Jane Walsh House and property portraits
Credit: Jane Walsh
Facebook: Jane walsh house and property portraits
Instagram: house_and_property_portraits

Aberdeen Art Group
2024-05-28
Title or Location: Edzell
This prominent stone arch spans the road into Edzell village from the south. Erected in 1887, it commemorates the 13th Earl of Dalhousie and his wife, who died within hours of each other from different causes. An entrance this grand promises a village with great things.Original oil on canvas. 20" x 30"
Credit: Eric Meikle
Harrisburg Art Group
2024-05-27
Title or Location: Jeweled Tree of Life
I have so many incredible beach memories with my mom & dad. It was fitting to apply beach background to this beautiful family tree of life I created using a very cool resin template.
Credit: Laurie E Holmes
Facebook: Laurie Eckels Hartman
Perth Art Group
2024-05-27
Title or Location: Maureen - Black Cockatoo
I paint with acrylics and love painting our native birds but I have to say that my favourite bird to paint is the Black Cockatoo.
Credit: Anne-Marie Bloor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annemariebloorart/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artbyambloor/

Cincinnati Art Group
2024-05-24
Title or Location: "Wine festival in Tuscany , Italy " was painted in Blue Ash, Ohio
As a amateur Painter, I started this painting with just a plain country side scene with some distant mountains. But then I got creative and added a Tuscany Villa. I kept at it , as my creativity kicked in and I began adding characters from the 1600's. My addition of Characters became a real challenge, as I had few references to Tuscany residents of the 16th century. Then I began adding the activities , such as a Monk bring in the wine, and the artist, There are two workers putting a cor
Credit: William P King
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