Practice different drawing and painting techniques in a fun, studio environment. Learn about line quality, form, color, negative space and composition while drawing from observation and reference. Participants will have a chance to improve technical and representational skills through a variety of subjects such as still life, a live model, natural and urban landscape and each other. We will look at local and contemporary artists and consider how representation can also be a means of expression. Instructor: Leah Yael Levy Bio: Leah Yael Levy is a visual artist storyteller and teacher based in Berkeley, CA. Born and raised in Israel, she first moved to New York City in 2002 to attend the Art Students League of New York, and later completed a BFA of Illustration from Parsons the New School for Design (2011). She moved to California to pursue an MFA in Comics at California College of the Arts (2017). She is a Teaching Artist in Kala's Artists in Schools program and was an Artist In Residence at Kala. She also teaches Mural Painting for the Richmond Art Center and various art classes for the JCC of the East Bay.