Online Interactive Classes

AWESTRUC = Art With Elders Shared Through Resourcefully Using Computers

Our experienced professional artists provide instruction and build community through online interactive art classes. Classes are scheduled for 2-hour sessions throughout the week. Art students from beginner to advanced levels can join us to take their creative abilities to the next level with the guidance of an instructor and support from classmates. Students will need a computer, tablet, or smart phone for visual and audio access to the interactive classroom platform. See our Portfolio page for example lessons and online classwork.

Individuals and groups living independently or residing at senior living communities are invited to sign up for our classes. $10-15 per session suggested donation for individuals requested, but not required, first class is free. Group rates and full scholarship available. Please fill in the form below so we can contact you with more details.

Fill in the form below to join our new Friday 11a-1p Intergenerational Open Community Studio! All ages welcome.

Also, we are now offering custom Art Get-Togethers! Invite your friends and family for an art gathering. A fun way to gather with your tribe. Invite any guests you want, you can provide the theme, art project, art history, etc. We will organize and facilitate. A novel gift idea or just for fun. $50 per hour. 

Provide us with your contact info and we will connect with you to give you details and get you signed up!

You can pay for Online Interactive Classes by clicking the Donate button below. Major Credit Cards and PayPal accepted:

Online Classes Schedule

Mondays with Dmitry 1:00pm – 3:00pm (On Lok with Rose Center in Gee Center S.F.)
Mondays with Virginia 5:00pm – 7:00pm (The Davis Center)
Tuesdays with Santiago 10:30am – 12:30pm (Mission Neighborhood Centers)
Tuesdays with Yvette 1:30pm – 3:30pm (The Carlisle)
Wednesdays with Mei Mei 11:00am – 1:00pm (Belmont, Western Park, & El Bethel – Open Community Studio)
Fridays with Darcie 11:00am – 1:00pm (Intergenerational Open Community Studio)
Fridays with Santiago 2:00pm – 4:00pm (The Sequoias)
Saturdays with Santiago 10:30am – 12:30pm (Mission Neighborhood Centers)
Saturdays with Sarah 1:00pm – 3:00pm (Lytton Gardens)
Saturdays with Darcie 1:30pm – 3:30pm (Intergenerational Open Community Studio)
Sunday-Thursday with Betty at The Reutlinger Community

Online Learning Tutorials

Welcome Art With Elders Artists! Please enjoy this online art tutorial collection from some of our Artist Instructors.

From our Executive Director and Laguna Honda Program Director, Mark Campbell: Drawing Lesson 1. Learn more about Mark’s work on his website: BFA, painting and sculpture Rollins College. MFA, Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Studied classical realistic oil painting 1992-96. Started using wood and stone in compositions in 1997. Collected internationally by museums, celebrities and businesses since 2000.

Mark’s Drawing Lesson 1

Source Image for Drawing Lesson 1

Mark’s Watercolor Video

Source Image for Mark’s Watercolor Lesson

From AWE Artist Instructor Yvette Brown, Fibonacci Secret to Drawing Succulents. Learn more about Yvette’s work on her website: “My work is about the deep psychological and physical responses people have to motion. I create images that tap into the rich vein that lies between our dreams of flying and our nightmares of falling out of control.”

YouTube link: Fibonacci Secret to Drawing Succulents

From Artist Instructor Min Lee – The Drawing Board E3: Still Life
Min Lee is a traveling photographer and filmmaker. He has traveled throughout thirty destinations worldwide, and has accumulated a growing collection of over 600 photos and videos. For an inside look at the work coming out Fuglee Studio, please visit

More drawing instruction from Min Lee on YouTube:
The Drawing Board E1: Drawing Fundamentals
The Drawing Board E2: Figure Drawing and Proportions

From Hugh Leeman: An art history presentation about the Renaissance period

From AWE Artist Instructor Emeritus, Zimou Tan:

Zimou graduated from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco in 2001 with degrees in both Fine Arts and Traditional Illustration. Zimou has exhibited widely from New York to Pasadena, and has been recognized extensively for his abilities in art.

You can learn more about Zimou and his work on his website:

Here’s an example of the many tutorials you will find at Zimou Tan You Tube, enjoy!