Summer 2019 Class Schedule

WEEKLY CLASSES 

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MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY 
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY

WORKSHOPS OUT OF TOWN

MONDAY

The Way of Watercolor: Loose & Luminous
Mira M. White, instructor
Mon 9:00-12:00
June 3, 10, July 1 – Aug 5 no class June 17, 24
Tuition $310    8 meetings

Here is a wonderful opportunity to explore the luminosity and versatility of watercolor! Beginners get a strong foundation in fundamental painting approaches, including traditional and innovative wash techniques. Variety of subject matter. Intermediate painters work more independently with emphasis on color and design sensitivity. Please contact the instructor for more information and the materials list.

Pre-register: 925 947-5773
mira@mirawhitefineart.com
www.miraMwhite.com

Mix Those Media: Focus on Abstraction
Mira M. White, instructor
Mon 1:00-4:00
June 3, 10, July 1 – Aug 5 no class June 17, 24
Tuition $310    8 meetings

 I offer a mixed media class that includes watercolor, acrylic, soft pastels, sometimes collage and, recently oil, cold wax and pigment sticks. It varies every time I teach it because I get excited about new possibilities.  This class, of necessity, is  for continuing artists who want to enrich their current practice and expand their visual vocabulary. For materials list and contact info: mira@mirawhitefineart.com

Register: 925 947-5773 (enrollment limited to 10)
mira@mirawhitefineart.com
www.miraMwhite.com

Monday Night Painters
Patsy Taylor, Instructor
Mondays 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Jun 17 – Aug 5
8 classes, $250
Place in class will be held with payment for session.
Drop-ins are available once minimum class of 6 students is obtained.
Drop-in is $40 per class.

We love to paint! Come paint in a fun and supportive environment. In this class we will explore the multitude of various aspects that go into developing a successful painting. Sessions include demos, exercises, and individualized instruction. If you have previous work, please plan to bring one of your recent pieces to the first class and come prepared to paint.

Register: 925-435-0156
ptaylor.artist@gmail.com
www.patsytaylor.com

TUESDAY

Painting for Beginners and Beyond: oil and acrylics 
Patsy Taylor, Instructor
Tuesday mornings 9:30 – 12:30 pm

Jun 18 – Aug 6
8 classes, $250
Place in class will be held with payment for session.
Drop-ins are available once minimum class of 6 students is obtained.
Drop-in is $40 per class.

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

Color w/ Soft Chalk Pastels
Mira M. White, instructor
Tuesdays 1:30 – 4:30 pm
June 4, 11, July 2 – Aug 6, no class June 18, 25
Tuition: $ 310 (8 meetings)

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.

Register: 925 947-5773 (enrollment limited to 10)
mira@mirawhitefineart.com
www.miraMwhite.com

WEDNESDAY

Drawing With Confidence
Patsy Taylor, Instructor
Wednesday mornings 9:30–12:30
Jun 19 – Aug 7
8 classes, $250

Place in class will be held with payment for session.
Drop-ins are available once minimum class of 6 students is obtained.
Drop-in is $40 per class.

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), willow charcoal , 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

Life Sculpture
David Hill, Instructor
Wednesday Evenings 7 – 10 p.m.
Jun 5-Jun 26
Tuition: $160 (4 meetings) includes water clay and base
costs of firing to be determined

to register contact David Hill at Seekeerr@aol.com

Life Drawing
David Hill, Instructor
Wednesday Evenings 7 – 10 p.m.
Aug 14 – October 16
Tuition: $ 300 ( 10 meetings)

Drop Ins welcome, $35 per class

Drawing the human body is the best way to improve all drawing skills. During the class we go from quick gestures 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 high school 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
Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Jun 20 – Aug 8, no class July 4
7 classes, $220
Place in class will be held with payment for session.
Drop-ins are available once minimum class of 6 students is obtained.
Drop-in is $40 per class.

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. If you have previous work, please bring one of your recent pieces to the first class and come prepared to paint.

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 (no heavy solvents) 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   510-697-8041, lsglenn@gmail.com

FRIDAY

Drawing With Confidence
Patsy Taylor, Instructor
Friday mornings 9:30–12:30
Jun 21 – Aug 9, no class Jul 5
7 classes, $220
Place in class will be held with payment for session.
Drop-ins are available once minimum class of 6 students is obtained.
Drop-in is $40 per class.

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), willow charcoal , 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

Nature By Design : Drawing as Meditation
Mira M. White, instructor
Fri 1:00-4:00
June 7, 21, July 5 – Aug 9 no class June 14, 28
Tuition $310    8 meetings

I think of the drawing process as a meditation, regardless of the imagery, although I  intend to regard the natural world with awe and amazement when I give myself enough time to really look. My mediums are usually simple, either graphite, colored pencils, pens,  ink.  Papers vary because they offer different effects  and surfaces upon which the tools glide.  Imagery will derive primarily from our  external environment. A time to offer space for quiet and visual contemplation. I hope you will join me.  Beginners are welcome!

Tuition $ 310

For materials list and contact info: mira@mirawhitefineart.com

Register: 925 947-5773
mira@mirawhitefineart.com
www.miraMwhite.com

SATURDAY

Plein Air / Sketching on Location
Patsy Taylor, Instructor
Saturdays/Sunday

TBA – weather dependent

Please give me your name by Sunday prior to the outing and I will email our location for the upcoming weekend. Limited to 8 students.

$20 for students enrolled in any of my classes; $25 for all others

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

WORKSHOPS OUT OF TOWN

Plein Air 2019
Patsy Taylor, Instructor

location TBA
September 30 – October 4
Past workshops: Moab, UT; Taos, NM; Mammoth, CA

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

Painting in Costa Rica
Jody Mattison, Instructor

Rescheduled until March 2020 (Getting new knees in August)
Come join me on our seventh painting excursion to beautiful Costa Rica…
Spend a relaxing week in the beautiful coastal region of Guanacaste, painting on the beach in your sarong, sipping cocktails while we watch the sunset on the Pacific. There’s plenty of time to paint, play and sightsee!

Tuition $550 not inc room/board and travel

email for brochure/details

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

 

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