Summer 2016 Class Schedule

WEEKLY CLASSES 

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MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Summer: Jun 4, Jun 25, Jul 30, Aug 13

Fall: Sept 17, Oct 22

Sunday 8/21
Sat/Sun  July 9 – 10
Sat. Jun 18
Aug. 27 – 28

WORKSHOPS OUT OF STATE and COUNTRY

October 1 – 8, 2016
Postponed until January or March

MONDAY

WATERCOLOR WALKABOUT: In the Studio and Out
Mira M. White, instructor
Mon 9:00-12:00
Jun 6 – Aug 1  (no class Jul 18)
Tuition $260    8 meetings

This summer we will be painting on location as well as in the studio. Our nature visits will be within a 25 mile radius and an opportunity to work with pencil and/or paint. Sketching with pen or pencil is a great preparer for in studio watercolor painting.  Continual instructor demo and individual support will be given.  Previous drawing experience helpful but not required.

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

miraMwhite@earthlink.net
www.miraMwhite.com

Painting for Beginners and Beyond: oil and acrylics
Patsy Taylor, Instructor
Monday evenings 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Summer Quarter: Jun 20 – Aug. 8
Tuition $193  7 meetings
Fall Quarter: Sept 12 – Nov. 14, no class Oct. 3
Tuition $248, 9 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

Painting for Beginners and Beyond: oil and acrylics #2
Patsy Taylor, Instructor
Tuesday mornings 9:00 – 12:00 am
Summer Quarter: Jun 21 – Aug. 9
Tuition $220  8 meetings
Fall Quarter: Sept. 13 – Nov 15, no class Oct. 4
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
Summer Quarter June 7- Aug.2, no class July 19
Tuition: $ 260    8 meetings
Register: 925 947-5773 (enrollment limited to 10)

This class is for 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

WEDNESDAY

Life Drawing
David Hill, Instructor
Wednesday Evenings 7 – 10 p.m.
tba for summer
Tuition  plus $85 model fee

Drawing the human body is the best way improve all drawing skills.  During the class we go from quick gesture to long poses, training the eye to observe and draw what we see. Lectures and instruction will cover techniques, composition, tone and shading, and more. There will be discussion of basic human anatomy. We will work from live undraped models. More advanced students will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of mixed and multi-media. Students should have charcoal and large drawing pad (18×24) for the first class.
All levels are welcome from beginner to advanced. Adults 18 or older (or highs chool juniors or seniors with written parent permission).

to register contact David Hill at Seekeerr@aol.com

THURSDAY

Painting: From Concept to Completion
Patsy Taylor, Instructor
Thursday mornings  9-12
Summer Quarter: Jun 23 – Aug 18, no class Jul 21
Tuition: $220    8 meetings
Fall Quarter: Sept 15 – Nov. 17, no class Oct. 6
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

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
Summer Quarter:  Jun 24 – Aug 19, no class Jul 22
Tuition: $193   7 meetings
Fall Quarter:  Sept. 16 – Nov. 18, no class Oct. 7

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 $3). 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

Experimental, Expressive Drawing
Mira M. White, Instructor
Friday afternoon 1-4 pm
Summer Quarter  June 3- July 29  Fridays 1-4 pm, no class July 22
Tuition:  $ 260 ( 8 meetings)

( pre-register 925 947-5773/ miraMwhite@earthlink.net

Historically, drawing has mostly been considered an adjunct, a preparation, a think time for working out ideas destined for other mediums.  For many people drawing is entirely about documenting, rendering form from what we see- giving it volume and clarity.

However, drawing can be about giving form to the formless, making the invisible visible.  It can be about recording internal realities, dreams, fantasies.  It can be about manifesting spirit. Drawing can also be about creating order out of chaos; it is about doodling and random mark making.Ultimately, drawing is about YOU and your personal form of handwriting.  It is about creating your own world.

This class embarks on a journey to expand your understanding of drawing to include all of the above processes.  I make a big distinction between descriptive drawing ( documentary) and expressive drawing  ( emotion based).  This class is for continuing artists who have previous drawing experience and are anxious to meld traditional drawing methods with an innovative and contemporary vision!

I hope you will join me!

miraMwhite@earthlink.net
www.miraMwhite.com

 

SATURDAY 

WEEKEND WORKSHOP SERIES

Monoprint Workshops at Antioch Atelier
Jody Mattison , Instructor
Sunday August 21
11 – 5
$100 tuition per date, includes materials, bring a lunch, max 6 students

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

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 assist with the the press work! Our press is a sturdy 22″ x 42″ Praga Etching Press

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
Summer Quarter: Saturdays Jun 4, Jun 25, Jul 30, Aug 13,
9 AM – 12 PM (weather dependent)
Tuition:  $25 drop-in, $20 if enrolled in another of Patsy’s classes

Fall Quarter: Saturdays Sept. 17, Oct. 22, other dates tba

Plein air (on location) painting

On location painting for a all levels, including beginners.  Locations and difficulty of access will vary from the close to home to more adventurous venues.  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. Contact instructor to be included on list for locations and updates.

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

Just Water (Oil/Acrylic)
Patsy Taylor, Instructor

Sat. Jun 18, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Tuition: $89

 Step-by-step instruction, from sketching shapes to completing details. We will cover multiple situations that include water, from lakes and streams to oceans. Bring paints and 4-5 canvas boards.

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

Painting without Brushes
Meriel Wisotsky, Instructors
Sat-Sun 7/9 -10, 1PM to 3PM
Tuition $79 includes materials
Escape from the tyranny of the brush.  Relearn the joy of painting you had as a child…but without reverting to finger-painting!  Learn the New Action Art way to use untraditional materials and new approaches to old materials in order to free up your creative abilities.  This two-day workshop will give artists a chance to play with their materials in the company of other creative people!
This two day, two hours each day workshop will provide students a chance to paint acrylic backgrounds with textured effects by using paper towels, fabric, sponges, cleaning brushes and other tools and materials.  For the next phase, students will use paint, acrylic ink, alcohol, cleaning brushes and other tools and media to embellish their artworks.  Students will complete the class with three or more completed paintings, all made without brushes!
Materials are provided but students are encouraged to bring acrylic pens and other non-traditional tools to apply acrylic paints, inks, and other media.

For more information: http://www.thenewactionart.com

To register   www.thenewactionart.com/workshops
or contact Michael Schaffer at 916-213-3530

Mixing Color Workshop

Jody Mattison, Instructor

Saturday-Sunday August 27-28

11 – 5 p.m.

$270 Tuition, 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

WORKSHOPS Out of State and Country

Plein Air Painting in Moab – Oct 1-9, $300 + travel, lodging, and food

We will be attending the Plein Air Moab event. It is a competitive event this year, but our focus will be on learning, practice and fun. Students are welcome to participate in the event competitions and take workshops from event instructors (see www.pleinairmoab.com for the schedule and prices) or paint with me. We will also be painting on the travel out and on the return through this beautiful rock country. Non-painting family members are welcome at no charge from me. Let’s go have fun in this most magnificent country at our back door!

Schedule and approximated costs to be announced shortly.
Patsy Taylor, Instructor

email ptaylor.artist@gmail.com to be placed on the ‘interested’ list

Painting in Costa Rica
Jody Mattison, Instructor

I have postponed the December trip, since I found it conflicts with my son’s December graduation from engineering school! Mom has gotta be there!      Looking at January or March now…

for information: jmattison@jodymattison.com or 925-997-3315

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