Fall 2015 Class Schedule

WEEKLY CLASSES
(Click on class name for description)

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

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Sat. Dec 12
 Saturday-Sunday August 22-23
on hiatus
 October 5-9

WORKSHOPS ABROAD

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MONDAY

Watercolor: Loose & Luminous!

Mira M. White, instructor

Mon 9:00-12:00   Sept. 14 – Nov. 9 (no class Oct.19)

Tuition $260    8 meetings

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 (enrollment limited to 10)

miraMwhite@earthlink.net

www.miraMwhite.com

Chasing Nicolaides

Jody Mattison, Instructor

Mondays 1:30 – 4:30      Min 8,  Max 12 students

First Quarter  Sept 21 – Nov. 16
Tuition $320  9 meetings (includes model fee and most materials) PayPal here

Second Quarter Jan 11 – Mar 14,(no class Jan 18, Feb 15)
Tuition $295, 8 meetings (includes model fee and most materials)

Third Quarter dates to be announced
Tuition $320 9 meetings (includes model fee and most materials)

This figure drawing class is based on The Natural Way to Draw by  Kimon Nicolaides.

For beginners to advanced students, this series of classes based on the well-known work by Kimon Nicolaides will follow his course of study in drawing the figure.
In the introduction to his book, Nicolaides stated that it is the job of the teacher to “teach students, not how to draw, but how to learn to draw”. By following the exercises planned each week, students can expect to increase observational skills, improve their drawing ability, and become more confident in their quest for “the true nature of artistic creation” .
We have condensed the course of study from an original 125 lessons to a manageable 27 spread out over three quarters.  Each quarter can be taken separately.
Bring large drawing board, most other materials will be provided

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

Painting for Beginners and Beyond: oil and acrylics

Patsy Taylor, Instructor

Monday evenings 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Sept. 14 – Nov. 16, no class Oct. 5
Tuition $248         9 meetings

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

Painting for Beginners and Beyond: oil and acrylics #2

Patsy Taylor, Instructor

Tuesday mornings 9:00 – 12:00 am
Sept. 15 – Nov. 17, no class Oct. 6
Tuition $248         9 meetings

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

Stunning Soft Pastels

Mira M. White, instructor

Tuesdays 1-4 pm

Sept. 15 – Nov. 3

Tuition: $ 260    8 meetings

Register: 925 947-5773 (enrollment limited to 10)

This class is for adventurous beginners and continuing artists who want to introduce fresh visual elements into drawings and paintings. One of the amazing qualities of the soft pastel medium is its versatility, which combines well with watercolor, acrylics, oils and all drawing media (colored pencils, graphite, charcoal, marking pens and ink). Traditional and innovative processes will be covered.

miraMwhite@earthlink.net

www.miraMwhite.com

Tuesday Night Open Studio Workshop with Model

Jody Mattison and Doug Riggs, coordinators, no instruction

Tuesday nights 6:30-9:30   10 sessions    Sept 15 – Nov. 17
$200.00 includes model fee
drop in $25
minimum 6 registrants
PayPal here

email lafayettestudio@att.net to register

www.jodymattison.com

WEDNESDAY

Mix Those Media! (Dry and Wet Color Media)

Mira M. White, instructor

Wednesdays   , 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Sept. 16 – Nov. 4   Tuition: $ 260   8 meetings
Register: 925 947-5773 (enrollment limited to 10)

Stretch your boundaries and approach painting from a less predictable perspective. This class inspires continuing artists and adventurous beginners to strengthen their visual voice and discover the joy of working in a more personal way in new visual territory. Combine traditional and unusual media to yield rich results. Watercolor, acrylics, soft pastels, oil sticks/oil pastels, collage techniques, some photo transfer-a potpourri of mixed media methods. Work with the technique of the week or pursue individual projects.

miraMwhite@earthlink.net

www.miraMwhite.com

THURSDAY

Painting: From Concept to Completion

Patsy Taylor, Instructor

Thursday mornings  9-12
Sept. 17 – Nov. 19, no class Oct. 8

Tuition: $248    9 meetings

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 selecting materials and supplies provided first class.

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

Plein Aire Painting

Jody Mattison, instructor

Thursday afternoons  3:00-6:00 p.m. (earlier after November 1)

September 17 – November 12 no class Oct. 1

$25 drop in fee, contact me each week for confirmation

minimum 3 participants
on location (rain dates at Antioch studio)

download pdf list of locations: Fall Plein Air class on Thursday afternoons, 3 – 6 p.m.-

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 often start with 5 two minute nude poses followed by a long pose (usually draped), 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

Sept 18 – Nov. 20, no class Oct. 9

Tuition: $248   9 meetings

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

Figure Painting and Drawing Weekend Open Studio

Monthly, 1-5 p.m.  on hiatus

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

Monoprint Workshops at Antioch Atelier

Jody Mattison , Instructor

Saturday December 12, 11- 5

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

$100 tuition per date, 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 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.

email lafayettestudio@att.net to register

www.jodymattison.com

Have Brush, Will Travel – Plein Air Painting
Patsy Taylor, Instructor
Saturday tba 10 AM – 1 PM (times may vary based on weather)

call Patsy for dates

Tuition:  $25 drop-in, $20 if enrolled in another of Patsy’s classes

Plein air (on location) painting – for beginners and intermediates. All locations

approximately within 10 mile radius of Lafayette Studio.

Focus will be on a variety of landscape scenes, from parklands and water views to cityscape.

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

Mixing Color Workshop

Jody Mattison, Instructor

Saturday-Sunday August 22-23

11 – 5 p.m.

$180 tuition   $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

Plein Air in Moab, Utah with Patsy Taylor

October 5-9, 2015
Tuition: $300, 4 days of workshops

Join me at the Moab Plein Air event.  The focus of the event will be education and collaboration, not competition as are most plein air events.  We will painting as a group, engaging in plein air lessons and enjoying the art scene and scenery.  Students wishing to join in the events (Paint Out, Quick Draw, Art Sales) may do so for $25 paid to the event coordinators after arrival.

Instruction will be provided the 5th thru the 9th with one day off on the 8th for exploring as well as participating in the Quick Draw in the afternoon. The event continues thru the 10th for those interested.

Price does not include travel, food or lodging. Plan (depending on numbers) will be to rent a unit to share. The road trip out will be part of the fun and exploration. The intended route: on October 3-4 pass through Zion, Bryce and Capital Reef; return October 10-11 via Highway 50 and Lehman Caves for additional fun and exploration. Flights are available to Moab and to Durango, CO for those interested in flying.

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

WORKSHOPS ABROAD

Painting in Costa Rica

Dell’arte in Italia

coming up in 2016

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

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