FRESNO
ART
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Draw Start Explore: Beginners Drawing Class

Draw Start Explore: Beginners Drawing Class

Saturday 20 April
Clovis - Burl Ave - 12pm - 2 Hours
Raquel Purganan
Beginner drawing involves mastering foundational skills that form the backbone of artistic expression. Firstly, understanding lines and their variations, such as straight, curved, or diagonal, allows beginners to sketch basic shapes. Learning to recognize and draw basic shapes, like circles, squares, and triangles, serves as a crucial step in creating more complex objects and scenes. As beginners progress, they delve into the importance of shading to add depth and dimension to their drawings. Practicing proportion and scale ensures that the elements within a drawing are accurately sized and balanced. Through consistent practice and experimentation, beginners gradually build confidence and competence in their drawing skills, setting the stage for further artistic exploration and development.
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$43      
Create like Andy Warhol The  Pop Art Pioneer

Create like Andy Warhol The Pop Art Pioneer

Saturday 04 May
Roseville - 12pm - 2 Hours
Raquel Purganan
Master the art of crafting a project in the unmistakable style of Andy Warhol's pop art. Dive into the vibrant world of Warholian creativity and discover the techniques that defined an era. Transform everyday subjects into bold, iconic statements using vivid colors, repetition, and a touch of celebrity allure. Channel your inner pop artist as you experiment with Warhol's signature visual language, bridging the gap between high art and popular culture. Unleash your creativity and embark on a journey to capture the essence of Warhol's groundbreaking style in your own project. Get ready to infuse your work with the spirit of pop art and make a statement that resonates with the boldness and innovation of this iconic artistic movement.
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$43      
Taking it back to the '90s: Color Theory and Music

Taking it back to the '90s: Color Theory and Music

Saturday 18 May
Roseville - 12pm - 2 Hours
Raquel Purganan
This unique event invites you to enjoy the rhythmic tunes of the 90s while enhancing your understanding of color relationships.
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$43      

Strictly Graphite

Strictly Graphite

Saturday 01 June
Roseville - 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      

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.

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Our meetups and classes are limited to a max of 12 people
REVIEWS
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
Atlanta Art Group
2024-04-15
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
Richmond Art Group
2024-04-15

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
Pasadena Art Group
2024-04-10
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

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
Sydney Art Group
2024-02-25

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
Sydney Art Group
2024-02-25
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

Belfast Art Group
2024-04-15
Title or Location: New beginnings
I'm new to oils and painting, I would say my style would be fine art and surrealism, no rules and I can escape, experiment and have fun. I painted this scene as I'd came across a beautiful photo of calla Lilly valley in California, I use the idea but made it my ownwith the colours and changed parts of it, I like the perspective and the enchanting mysterious vibe it gave. Returned to art almost a year ago, still finding my way, but determined, excited and fully motivated to reach my potential,
Credit: Emmanuel Cunningham
Instagram: @manoc81
Aberdeen Art Group
2024-04-15
Title or Location: A stag do!
I wanted to paint something that reflected the amazing part of the world that I live in. Scotland has magnificent scenery and wildlife so I was spoilt for choice. These 3 good looking beasts were the result.Acrylics on a 16? x 20? canvas board.
Credit: Keith Price
Facebook: Keith price art
Instagram: Keithprice547
Cleveland Art Group
2024-04-14
Title or Location: The Boats at Sunset in Bradenton
I was at The Starfish Restaurant when I captured this view on a cold day in Bradenton Florida from the dock behind the restaurant. I was fascinated by the light coming from one of the boats and the gas pump. The photograph helped me to produce this oil painting when I got home in Ohio.
Credit: Patrick Funke
Facebook: Patrick Funke
Instagram: patrickfunkemoderndaymonet

Oklahoma City Art Group
2024-04-12
Title or Location: Studio
"Twilight fortress" a 5X7 acrylic on canvas panel.
Credit: Robert Daniels
Baton Rouge Art Group
2024-04-12
Title or Location: Ruth Ann and Mon-Ami
My wife Ruth Ann's beloved cat, Mon-Ami passed away about a month ago. Mon-Ami was a rescue kitten 12 years ago. She is sadly missed by my wife Ruth Ann. This portrait of my wife holding Mon_Ami was from a Halloween night a few years ago. It will commemorate their bond for generations to come. 30 x 40 Oil
Credit: Mark Gil
Facebook: ArtistMarkGil
Portland Art Group
2024-04-11
Title or Location: Vivi
This painting is part of a collection I am working on called the Beautiful Project. The Beautiful Projects lifts up everyday people in our communities doing amazing things. People nominate people in their lives they think are beautiful. Then we sit down and have a discussion about why. They give me a bunch of pictures and I paint the beautiful person and write up a story about what I found that was beautiful about them as I painted. Vivi is beautiful because she never gives up. Fall down get b
Credit: Stevie Woods
Facebook: www.steviewoodsart.com
Instagram: stevie_woods_art

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