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Dominique Hughes of Zola Monroe Art Group, LLC, will be offering an ongoing studio art class online on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-2:30 pm beginning September 27.


This course is designed to further the development of drawing skills using objects in various media as points of departure toward a personal expression. Students will build upon the creative and technical lessons learned in Painting. This course will primarily utilize acrylic based painting media, with an introduction to oil painting, watercolor painting and mixed media painting. The painting techniques and principles taught will include the following: Color Theory, Value Shading (blending), Drapery, Perspective, Texture and other assorted brush techniques.

This course contains 8 classes, each filled with essential drawing and painting techniques. This course also consists of assignments, demonstrations, and critiques followed by weekly homework.

Suggested Materials

  • Pencils: B pencil, 2B pencil, 6B pencil, 2H pencil
  • Erasers: Staedtler white eraser and kneaded eraser
  • Sketchbook (min. 9×12”)
  • Ruler (inches)
  • (5) 16/20 Canvas
  • Easel
  • Acrylic (Primary Colors)
  • (5) Synthetic paint brushes
  • Medium round brush
  • Angle brush
  • Liner detail brush
  • Fan Brush
  • Wash Brush 1”


Dominique Hughes is a Mixed Media Art Educator who has been devoted to the arts and painting since she was six years old. She began her artistic training at an early age under the close tutelage of her mother, and avid painter, seamstress, and dance instructor. “Choreography was my first form of artistic expression and it is a joy to merge my movement of thought with the movement of my paintbrush, paper and found objects to build texture to create something completely new.”

With this background, Dominique‘s work is inspired by the relationship between art, fabric, and dance. Dominique’s artwork is bursting with different creations from paintings to pieces by means of spoken word. She also involves the combination of different art genre to create something not only fresh, but unconventional. She currently teaches Mixed Media Art courses at a Number of schools and centers in and around the DMV. In her life away from teaching, Dominique is a practicing Mixed Media Artist and the Owner of Zola Monroe Art Group, LLC. ZMAG,LLC Provides a service to the community where their intuitive group approach is grounded in the direct experience of engaging many types of people in the art-making process. Dominique has developed art programs for incarcerated youth, adults with acquired brain injuries, people with developmental disabilities, seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as children and the general public.

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