Instructor Deanna R. Clucas
Duration 10 Weeks
Start Date July 8, 2024
End Date September 16, 2024
Location Lower Level



MONDAY 3:30- 6:00 PM I JUL 8 – SEP 16, 2024 I (10 WKS) *No Class Sep 2

BEGINNER with Deanna Clucas  – For those who think that the only people who can draw are those born with that “gift”; guess again.  If you have never progressed beyond the drawings you did in grade school, this class should help you gain those skills. If you are already a painter, this class will help refine your drawing skills and gain confidence. Through a series of exercises, students will be taught how to really see what they are drawing.  Students will need to bring a 2″ 3-ring binder for handouts and commit to spending 10 weeks learning to do something they never thought they could do. This class does include homework assignments.  M $178 NM $203


Deanna Clucas Biography

As a realistic to abstract watercolor and acrylic artist and instructor, Deanna Clucas has been painting since childhood and steadily since 1989 and shows and sells her work in 20+ juried shows a year.

After studying with the Art Instruction School and while maintaining a full-time career with Myers Industries and raising her family as a single parent, she earned a degree in Commercial Art and Business Administration from the University of Akron. Taking ongoing watercolor and acrylic classes and workshops since 1989 from the area’s finest artists keeps her work fresh. Her award-winning realistic and abstract paintings include colorful local landscapes, still lifes, pet and home commissions, some of which are included in private and corporate collections throughout the country.

Deanna teaches Drawing for the Novice at Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, Peninsula Art Academy and offers private lessons in her home studio.

Alliance for the Visual Arts Kaleidoscope (Chair)
Crooked River Gang at MD Garage in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (Drawing for the Novice Instructor)
Hudson Society of Artists (Chair Clothesline Art Show)
Medina County Art League (President) & (Chair Aquarius Exhibition)
Ohio Collage Society
Ohio Watercolor Society
Peninsula Art Academy
Sisters in Art
Whiskey Painters of America
Women’s Art League of Akron (Vice President) (Exhibition Co-Chair) (Past President)

Supply List

  • 3" 3-ring binder and Commitment to be in class for the entire duration.
  • Students MUST ATTEND the first class. *This is a fast paced class, if the first class is missed it may be difficult for a student to get caught back up.
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