Fall 2014 Class Schedule

WEEKLY CLASSES
(Click on class name for description)

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Sat-Sun August 23-24
Sun Sept 7
Sun  Sept 21, Oct. 19
Sun Nov 2, 9
Sat Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 13
Sun  Aug 17, Sept 14 , Oct 12, Nov 16, Dec 14
Sun Oct 26
Sun Nov 9
Sat Dec 6
Sun Dec 7

WORKSHOPS ABROAD

Late March/Early April 2015
tba

 

MONDAY

Watercolor: Loose & Luminous!

Mira M. White, instructor

Mon 9:30-12:30   Sept 15 – Nov 10, no class Nov 3

Tuition $250    8 classes

This class is experimental; you will be encouraged to explore a variety of both wet and dry media: ink, pastels, watercolor, acrylic, use spraying and scraping techniques, try both traditional and non-traditional tools, work on a variety of surfaces.  Continual instructor demo and individual support will be given.  Applicable to both representational and abstract imagery.

Register: 925 947-5773 (limited enrollment)

miraMwhite@earthlink.net

www.miraMwhite.com

Painting for Beginners and Beyond: oil and acrylics

Patsy Taylor, Instructor

Monday evenings 6:30 – 9:30 pm         Max: 10 students

Sept 15 – Nov 17,  Tuition $250  10 classes

Beginning to paint, either if you have never done so before or haven’t done so in years can be difficult. This class will start by helping you select a medium and then move through teaching you the basics of how to use the medium you’ve selected. It will also cover drawing basics (under every painting is a drawing), mixing color, use of brushes, application of paint and more. Materials: to be purchased after 2nd week. Instructor provides materials for first 2 classes. Students with own supplies should bring them to the first class to help with subsequent purchases.

Register: 925-435-0156

ptaylor.artist@gmail.com

www.patsytaylor.com

TUESDAY

Tuesday Night Open Studio Workshop with Model

Jody Mattison and Doug Riggs, coordinators, no instruction

Tuesday nights ongoing,  6:30 – 9:30 p.m.,  minimum 8 registrants

$65 monthly
includes model fee, drop in $25 as available
max 10 participants
register at lafayettestudio@att.net
or 925-284-5143

email lafayettestudio@att.net to register or
paypal here

www.jodymattison.com

WEDNESDAY

Collage with Acrylic and Watercolor

Seema Mahboob, Instructor

Wednesday afternoons, 2 – 5 p.m.

11/5, 11/12,11/19,11/26     Tuition $200 (paints and gels included)

This class is for those who have never painted before as well as painters of all levels. Learn about the proper grounds and mediums suitable for collage. Create an interesting effect with multiple thin layers of dyed papers. Learn to blend the edges of added material without creating hard cut and paste edges. Techniques include how to color and dye tissue paper, treat and alter magazine papers, and hand print making  techniques to enhance your collage. Also includes demonstrations and critique.
For the teacher’s work examples visit her website:
www.seemamahboob.weebly.com

Register: seemamahboob@gmail.com or (925) 348-1951

 

THURSDAY

Painting: From Concept to Completion

Patsy Taylor, Instructor

Thursday mornings  9-12

Sept 18 – Nov 20       Tuition: $250  10 classes

Painting is fun, exciting, challenging, and rewarding. Come explore the multitude of various aspects that go into developing a successful painting. Sessions will include demos, exercises, and individualized instruction. All levels of experience welcomed. If you have previous work, please bring one of your recent pieces to the first class and come prepared to paint. Beginners: help with selecting materials and supplies provided first class. Registration: ptaylor.artist@gmail.com or call 925-435-0156; www.patsytaylor.com

Plein Aire Painting around the Delta

Jody Mattison, instructor

Thursday afternoons  2:00-5:00 p.m.

Tuition $100 5 sessions  pay here

$25 per session drop in pay onsite
on location : rain dates in Antioch studio

I’m going out to paint and inviting you to join me out in the fresh air. Each week we will meet at a different location to paint the local scene, both rural and small-town locations in and around the east bay.  Beginners welcome.

My emphasis will be on demonstration, including topics such as blocking in, composition, color, brush stroke and paint handling. Other topics throughout the year will include gestural, abstracted and tonal painting, quick studies, painting to a finish, and personal style.

Registration: jmattison@jodymattison.com or 925-997-3315

Drop- In Figure Painting/Drawing Open Studio

Thursdays 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.   ongoing

No instructor. $25 per session.

If it’s Thursday , we will be there with a professional model every week and welcome you to  join us.  Just  drop-in whenever  you can!

Bring your acrylics, watercolors, oils, pencils, or pastels to our congenial open studio and join us to explore diverse approaches to depicting the figure. Creativity flourishes in a supportive small group environment. Sensitive feedback optional at end of class.

No instruction. Pay when you arrive.

We start with 5 two minute nude  poses followed by a long draped pose, paint or draw as you like. No heavy solvents. There is no instruction, we all paint differently and have an optional critique at the end of class.

Easels and tables provided.

For additional information contact:

Lynn Glenn 1 510-697-8041, lsglenn@gmail.com

FRIDAY

Drawing With Confidence

Patsy Taylor, Instructor

Friday mornings 9–12  Max: 10 students

Sept 19 – Nov 21       Tuition: $250   10 classes

The first step in all art is learning to draw. Learning to draw with confidence is the desire of every artist. This course is designed to provide the basics of drawing and to help develop your confidence in all areas of drawing. Whether you have never drawn before, believe you can’t draw (you can!), or want to improve the drawing skills that you already have, this course is for you. We will cover all the basics: value, proportion, perspective, and composition. We will also work on line quality, expressing texture, creating space, and using design principles in our drawings. Lessons will include exposure to a variety of drawing materials and mediums. Individualized attention and instruction provided.

materials list: 18” X 24” pad of newsprint (rough, not smooth), a sketch board (large enough for your pad of paper, large clip preferred), vine charcoal (soft), a kneaded eraser, and a chamois (may be purchased from instructor for $2). A sketchbook journal for personal notes and drawings is a plus, but not a requirement

Registration: ptaylor.artist@gmail.com or call 925-435-0156; www.patsytaylor.com

SATURDAY 

WEEKEND WORKSHOP SERIES

Mixing Color Workshop

Jody Mattison, Instructor

Saturday-Sunday August 23-24

$180 tuition and  $90 supply fee, all supplies provided for use during workshop pay here

Two day intensive workshop, instruction and practical exercises based on the book Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green. Learn how to mix any color simply and accurately using only six tube colors. Color mixing becomes a breeze once you understand the simple rules. At the end of the workshop you will have created a color notebook to keep for reference.

email jmattison@jodymattison.com or call 925-997-3315  to register   www.jodymattison.com

Paint your Self Portrait
Sunday September 7, 2014, 10 – 5 p.m.
fee $100
pay here
or contact Jody at jmattison@jodymattison.com

This one-day workshop, will focus on painting the self-portrait from life. Using the mirror provided, students will work on a painting of their head and shoulders. Emphasis will be on using proportion, measuring, diagonals, value and a limited palette. Student will learn how to draw with the brush, block in light and shadow shapes, refine and work to a finish.

We will be working in with the ancient limited palette (just look at some cave paintings) of titanium white, yellow ochre, red ochre (terra rosa), and ivory black. (Color mixing with such a limited palette is a lesson in color saturation, as two of the four pigments have no color at all, and the other two are desaturated color. )

Each student provides their own easel and supplies. Materials list will be sent out upon paid registration.

email jmattison@jodymattison.com or call 925-997-3315  to register   www.jodymattison.com

Advanced Painting Seminar: All Media Discussion & Critique

Mira M. White, Instructor
Sundays  10am-1 pm, Sept. 21, Oct. 19

Tuition:   $ 100

You wonder what an advanced painting seminar is? Well, we discuss your work, its content, the ideas you are trying to express. We talk about artistic focus and priorities, marketing your work, getting it exhibited, and positive promotion.

This seminar focuses on your growth and development as an artist . It is not intended as a tutorial on how to execute a painting or how to use materials.

Seminar limited to 7 painters of all genres who are at a stage of their development where a critique class of this level will prove valuable.
Pre-register: Mira M. White @ 925 947-5773

miraMwhite@earthlink.net

 

Figure Painting and Drawing Weekend Open Studio

Monthly, 1-5 p.m.   Sundays  Aug 17, Sept 14 , Oct 12, Nov 16, Dec 14

Jody Mattison and Doug Riggs, coordinators, no instruction

$25 pre-register, $30 drop in (per class)

Four great hours of painting the model (or drawing, if you prefer)

email lafayettestudio@att.net to register

www.jodymattison.com

Plein Air Painting on Location – All Mediums

Patsy Taylor, Instructor

Saturday Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 13  9:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Tuition: $100 for all 4 classes: $30 individually

On location painting for beginners and intermediates. All locations approximately within 10 miles of Lafayette Studio.

Focus will be on different aspects of landscape painting from drawing to seeing color and values, finding your focal point, creating distance, and simplifying your vision.

Monoprint Workshop at Antioch Atelier

Jody Mattison , Instructor

Sunday October 26, 11 – 4

Antioch Atelier, 813 W 3rd Street, Antioch CA 94509

$100 tuition includes materials, bring a lunch, max 6 students

Work with old drawings or images to create new exciting monoprints, or create the imagery as you go along! We will provide the materials for this inaugural printmaking class at Antioch Atelier, and the press work!

You will provide the imagination, the visual material or reference: old drawings, paintings or photo references that can be placed under the plate and painted from. This is a great way to use newsprint sketches, figure gestures etc. to inspire a new work of art. You can also bring a still life to paint from, or from whatever you see in the studio!

You will have several plates for use during the day, with enough paper for 4-8 small to medium prints (quarter to half size sheets). Additional printmaking paper available at cost.

Note: Solvents will NOT be used in this workshop. We will be holding various printmaking workshops throughout the year as we get rolling. Some will use the more traditional printmaking materials, and others will be specifically solvent-free.

email lafayettestudio@att.net to register

www.jodymattison.com

Paint Your Pet – All Mediums

Patsy Taylor, Instructor

Sunday Nov 2, 9 @ 16, 9:30 – 12:30 p.m.

tuition $121

This workshop is about learning to paint fur as well as providing an appropriate setting for painting the animal(s) you love. Finding the right reference, cropping and composition, tackling solid and mixed colors of fur will all be included.

Paint Along –  Winter Landscape/Painting Snow Scenes

Patsy Taylor, Instructor

Saturday: Dec. 6, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

$67.00 tuition

This is an opportunity to learn while doing as you paint along with the instructor.  We will paint together, step-by-step from sketching in the shapes to completing the details. The reference wil be provided, but students may bring photos of their own which may be used if they provide the right information. Come learn to paint snow!

Registration: ptaylor.artist@gmail.com

or call 925-435-0156; www.patsytaylor.com

Sunday Portrait Drawing Intensive at Epperson Gallery

Jody Mattison, Instructor

Sunday November 9 at Epperson Gallery

(located at
1400 Pomona Street, Crockett, CA 94525)

10-4:30 p.m.   $120.00 includes all model fees pay here

Six hours intensive work on the portrait using charcoal or graphite. Demonstration and individual guidance through the steps in creating a likeness of the model.

Minimum 6 students

email lafayettestudio@att.net to register

www.jodymattison.com

Figure in Monoprint Workshop at Antioch Atelier
Jody Mattison , Instructor

Sunday December 7, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Antioch Atelier, 813 W 3rd Street, Antioch CA 94509

$100 tuition plus model fee ($15-23 model fee per student dependent on enrollment, max 6)

includes materials, bring a lunch

We will be painting directly from the model onto printmaking plates, and printing our results the same day. You will have several plates for use during the day, with enough paper for 4-8 small to medium prints (quarter to half size sheets). Additional printmaking paper available at cost.

Note: Solvents will be NOT used in this workshop. We will be holding various printmaking workshops throughout the year as we get rolling. Some will use the more traditional printmaking materials, and others will be specifically solvent-free.

email lafayettestudio@att.net to register

www.jodymattison.com

 

WORKSHOPS ABROAD

Painting in Costa Rica

tba late March 2015,

Dell’arte in Italia

Summer 2015?

email lafayettestudio.org to be placed on the ‘interested’ list

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