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Drawing & Painting
Intensive | Prepare Your Portfolio

In this optional third and fourth week of the program, students will expand on fundamental approaches, techniques, and concepts of drawing and painting. This Intensive can be taken as a stand-alone class or taken directly after the Drawing & Painting Intensive I class. Drawing will be taught using observation as a means of investigating line, contour, negative space, volume, light, and composition, and students will learn to use a wide array of media. We will use watercolor to learn color theory and continue to explore composition, color, and technique. Students will also gain valuable insights through one-on-one portfolio discussions, and will complete between three to five paintings and drawings.

Our Visual Arts classes do not require any type of assessment or portfolio to get into the program. Instructors will work with your child at the level that they are at. Your child will improve and learn new skills whether they are a beginner or have been an artist for years.

  • 9:00am-12:00pm Demos and lectures
  • 1:00-4:00pm Studio time
  • Two Bristol vellum pads (24” x 18”)
  • Any brushes you prefer
  • One standard black portfolio case
  • One 35mm digital camera (optional)
  • Any completed works you wish to include in your portfolio
  • Old clothing or an apron to use during class time

Linda Lucía Santana earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her MFA from the University of North Texas. In 2013 Linda was the Featured Artist by the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas-Fort Worth Chapter. In 2014 Linda was named one of “13 Young Latina Artists Changing the Contemporary Art Landscape” by the Huffington Post. Linda is currently the Chair of the Visual Art Department at Idyllwild Arts Academy where she teaches printmaking, professional practices, and metalsmithing. (


Age: 14-18

July 17 to July 30, 2022
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit: Friday, July 29th at 6:00pm

Tuition, room and board:

Day student tuition:

Lab fee:

Enrollment limited to 16 students.

Linda Lucía Santana

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