FRESNO
ART
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Nature Drawing Meetup

Nature Drawing Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Clovis - 12pm - 2 Hours
Raquel Purganan
Unlock your creativity and connect with nature in our Nature Drawing Meetup! Join us for a delightful artistic journey where the serene beauty of the outdoors becomes your canvas.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of nature as we gather for a relaxing and inspiring drawing session. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, this meetup is open to all skill levels. Our friendly and supportive environment encourages experimentation and self-expression.
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$43      
Mastering Portraits: Capturing Emotion like Mona Lisa

Mastering Portraits: Capturing Emotion like Mona Lisa

Saturday 23 March
Clovis - Burl Ave - 12pm - 2 Hours
Raquel Purganan
Learn to draw a portrait using a selfie or an image. Learn lighting techniques to help with shading.
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$43      
Expressive Hatching: Emulating Van Gogh's Brushstrokes

Expressive Hatching: Emulating Van Gogh's Brushstrokes

Saturday 06 April
Clovis - Burl Ave - 12pm - 2 Hours
Raquel Purganan
Dive into the world of expressive hatching and unleash your inner Van Gogh! Discover the magic of hatching, learn its secrets, and master its use in creating mesmerizing art. In this class, we'll guide you through the fascinating technique of hatching, inspired by the legendary Vincent Van Gogh's brushstrokes. Get ready to infuse your artwork with energy and vitality as you bring your project to life using this dynamic method. Join us for a fun-filled adventure in artistry where you'll learn, create, and leave feeling inspired!

NOTE: Pencil, pastels, charcoal, or pastel chalk works best!
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$43      

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
Woodward Park - 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      

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
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
Sydney Art Group
2024-02-25
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

Sydney Art Group
2024-02-25
Fresno Art Group
2024-01-17
Title or Location: SUMMER DREAMING
This is the eighth in a series of childhood painting I am creating. Telling the story of youth through painting has been a joyful experience. Art for me, is not a commercial endeavor. It is personal, something I do for myself. I am just a Sunday painter. I paint what I want, when I want, how I want. All my work is oil on panel.
Credit: Jim Morris
Facebook: MorrisJaSp
Plymouth Art Group
2024-01-02

Fresno Art Group
2024-01-04
Title or Location: Evening In Paradise
This is a new style of painting for me. It is a triptych painting (a single image across three canvases ) I was inspired by my fiancee to create this painting
Credit: Terry Scheinoha
Plymouth Art Group
2024-01-02
Fresno Art Group
2023-11-27
Title or Location: Chrystal's Puppies!
I work with a doctor that has dachshunds and she commisioned me to paint her pups! Done in acylics 15 in x 30 in on canvas. It was fun painting this and I put a lake tahoe background as the pups were actually in a pen and the owner has a cabin in Tahoe and wanted a sun setting sky.
Credit: Cynthia Bernd
Facebook: Cynthia Bernd
Instagram: @cynrnc

Tampa Art Group
2024-02-27
Title or Location: "Glow"
40 X 40, Acrylic on board. This piece is part of a continuing series titled " Earth Tones ",it features images depicting or inspired by the vibrant colors and abstract textiles found in African culture
Credit: Herbert Davis
Instagram: Herbertdavisart
Minneapolis Art Group
2024-02-26
Title or Location: Lovers dance
Lovers dance. To someone else it could be a hug. I would like the viewers to interpreted this artwork in their own way, the way that they when they look at it
Credit: Emma
Facebook: Emma Safarova
Instagram: az_emma_art
Norfolk Art Group
2024-02-26
Title or Location: The Girls
This is Isla, Ellie and Millie. Oil on canvas 27.5 inches x 39.5. They are my friends daughters. I often ask how 'the girls' are doing and there's always a funny story. Isla is full of mischief. Ellie is the sassy budding artist and Millie is a 'little devil' in the best way. I thought it was important to try and capture each of their personalities by working and finishing one at a time. They are beautiful girls. This was a pleasure to paint and I feel it has really tested my ability. I've defin
Credit: Tiffany Bealey

Brisbane Art Group
2024-02-25
Title or Location: Memories of Bassano Del Grappa
A beautiful town in northern Italy - a town who protected partisans during WW2 and suffered the loss of all men and boys as retribution. Today it still bears the marks of war on the walls of the town, with the wooden bridge having been rebuilt a number of times due to war. This mosaic commission was created for a much happier reason, to commemorate a long held friendship between two families, here in Australia and there in Italy. Entirely created with hand cut pieces of glass.
Credit: Clare Green
Facebook: claregreenart.mosaics
Dallas Art Circle
2024-02-25
Title or Location: Crystal Tray
Epoxy Tray with handmade crystals and glass
Credit: Christina Biggert
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DayGypsy/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedaygypsy
Colorado Springs Art Group
2024-02-25
Title or Location:
I did this painting for a dear friend. All the pups and the cat represent her pets through the years. The pets that have passed away have gold halos around them. Her last remaining dog in on the far right.Acrylic on Canvas
Credit: Vickie Byrne

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