Class Descriptions

Welcome! Whether you are just thinking about applying to Ryman Arts, or have been a student with us for some time, this is the place where you can find out what you need to know.  

All students start with Foundation Drawing. Upon completion of each semester they reapply to move on to the next course level.

  • Foundation Drawing emphasizes the foundations of drawing technique and composition.
  • Intermediate Drawing and Painting builds on the previous course, and introduces watercolor painting, more extensive use of color, and portraiture.
  • Advanced Art: Painting focuses on acrylic painting and mixed media in more extended projects.


With these links you can view and download the syllabi for Ryman Arts classes:

Fall 2021, Saturday classes at California State University, Fullerton

Fall 2021, Sunday classes at Otis College of Art & Design

Our Student Handbook [19pgs, PDF: 1.02MB] is your resource for learning what to expect from your time at Ryman Arts, and what we expect from you as a student. It also includes practical information about getting to classes and contacting your instructor.