Winter 2015 Class Schedule

WEEKLY CLASSES
(Click on class name for description)

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Saturday: Jan 10, 24, Feb 7, 21 and Mar 7
Sat Jan 31
Sat Mar 14
Sunday:   Dec 14, Jan 18, Feb 8, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17, June 14
Sunday:  Feb 22, Apr 12, Jun 7
 Dec 7, Jan 25

WORKSHOPS ABROAD

March 22 – 31 2015
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MONDAY

Watercolor: Loose & Luminous!

Mira M. White, instructor

Mon 9:30-12:30   Jan 12 – Mar 16, no class Jan 19 or Feb 16

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
Jan 12 – Mar 16; no class  Jan 19, Feb 16   Tuition $225   8 meetings
April 6 – June 8: no class May 25                      Tuition $254   9 meetings
June 22 – August 17                                                 Tuition $254   9 meetings

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 26 spread out over three quarters.  Each quarter can be taken separately;   students who prepay for all three quarters (winter, spring and summer) will receive a 10 % discount.
Materials list will be available upon registration

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         Max: 10 students
Jan 12 – Mar 16; no class Jan 19, Feb 16
Tuition $200         8 meetings

This class is geared to making learning enjoyable for all levels of
painters. Topics vary session to session and include everything from the selection of a medium, to drawing, mixing color, application of paint, use of brushes and/or any topic relevant to students in the class. More experienced painters will be challenged to push beyond their level. Materials are provided for the absolute novice for the first 2 weeks.
Students with their own supplies should bring them to the first meeting and come ready to paint.

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

TUESDAY

Painting for Beginners and Beyond: oil and acrylics #2 (New Section!)

Patsy Taylor, Instructor

Tuesday mornings 9:00 – 12:00 am
Jan 13 – Mar 17
Tuition $250         10 meetings

This class is geared to making learning enjoyable for all levels of
painters. Topics vary session to session and include everything from the selection of a medium, to drawing, mixing color, application of paint, use of brushes and/or any topic relevant to students in the class. More experienced painters will be challenged to push beyond their level. Materials are provided for the absolute novice for the first 2 weeks.
Students with their own supplies should bring them to the first meeting and come ready to paint.

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

Stunning Soft Pastels

Mira M. White, instructor

Tuesdays 1-4 pm

Jan. 13- March 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 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

Mix Those Media!

Mira M. White, instructor

Wednesdays   , 9:30 am -12:30 pm

January 14- March 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

Collage with Acrylic and Watercolor

Seema Mahboob, Instructor

Wednesdays, 2 – 5 p.m.
1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28     Tuition $200

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

Portrait Painting From a Photograph

(Oil Paints only)
Days:  Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Dates: 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11    Tuition: $200

Painting a human head is more challenging than painting other
subjects. This class will teach you to understand the basic anatomy of human head. Learn how to choose  the important shapes to achieve the resemblance. The class will focus on how to read form as
values and capture the essence of the subject. We will be using a
limited palette to gain a harmonious overall effect.

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
Jan 15 – Mar 19       Tuition: $250  10 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 meeting 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

Jody Mattison, instructor

Thursday afternoons  2:00-5:00 p.m. (1:30 – 4:30 in January)

Tuition $100 5 meetings  pay here

$25 per meeting 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

Jan 16 – Mar 20       Tuition: $250   10 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.   Sundays  Dec 14, Jan 18, Feb 8, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17, June 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

Monoprint Workshop at Antioch Atelier

Jody Mattison , Instructor

Sunday February 22, April 12, 11 – 4

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. 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

Have Brush, Will Travel – Plein Air Painting
Patsy Taylor, Instructor
Saturday: Jan 10, 24, Feb 7, 21 and Mar 7, 1-4 PM

Tuition: $100 for all; $25 drop-in

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

Winter Landscape – Painting Snow Scenes (Oil/Acrylic)
Patsy Taylor, Instructor
Jan 31, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Tuition: $67

It’s time for fun with snow! The goal is to work on the nuances of painting snow,

from selecting the correct color and value combinations to painting the shapes

of the snow covered landscape. Class will begin with a demo. References will be

provided, but students may bring photos of their own.

Come learn to paint snow!!

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

Painting Workout (Oil/Acrylic)

Patsy Taylor, Instructor

Mar 14, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Tuition: $67

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.

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

Figure in Monoprint Workshop at Antioch Atelier
Jody Mattison , Instructor

Sunday December 7,  January 25,  11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

$100 tuition plus model fee per date ($20-25 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

March 22 – 31 2015

Come join me on our sixth 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!

Costa Rica brochure March 2015

Dell’arte in Italia

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

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