Intersession and Winter 2016 Class Schedule

WEEKLY CLASSES
(Click on class name for description)

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Dec 5, Dec 12, Jan 9, Jan 23 plus additional dates
Sun. Jan 24
Sun. Feb 21
Mar. 13
Jan. 30
Jan. 15 – 16
 Feb. 19 – 20
 Mar. 11 – 12
  Mar. 19

WORKSHOPS ABROAD

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MONDAY

Watercolor: Loose & Luminous!

Mira M. White, instructor

Mon 9:00-12:00

Intersession 11/9, 16, 30, 12/7
Tuition $180 4 meetings

Winter Jan. 11 – Mar. 7 (no class Jan 18)
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. Previous experience in watercolor painting preferable.

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) PayPal here

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 intermediate 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

Intersession  Nov 23 – Dec 14
Tuition $110   4 meetings

Winter Jan 11 – Mar 14, no class Jan 18, Feb 15
Tuition $220  8 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

Intersession  Nov 24 – Dec 15
Tuition $110   4 meetings

Winter  Jan 12 – Mar 15
Tuition $275  10 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

Intersession  11/10, 17, 12/1, 8
Tuition $180 4 meetings

Winter Jan. 12 – Mar. 1
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

Tuesday Night Open Studio Workshop with Model

Jody Mattison and Doug Riggs, coordinators, no instruction

Tuesday nights 6:30-9:30   10 sessions    Jan 12 – Mar 15
$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

Jan. 13 – Mar. 2   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 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

Intersession  Dec 3 – 17,
Tuition $83   3 meetings

Winter  Jan 14 – Mar 17
Tuition: $275    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 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

Intersession  Dec 3 – 17,
Tuition $83 3 meetings

Winter Jan 15 – Mar 18
Tuition: $275   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

 Experimental, Expressive Drawing

Mira M. White, Instructor

Friday afternoon 1-4 pm

Feb.5,12,26, March 4   Tuition: $ 150

( pre-register 925 947-5773/ miraMwhite@earthlink.net
( as we begin late, the current class will be a 1/2 session( 4 classes). Spring and summer sessions will be 8 week classes)

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!

 

SATURDAY 

WEEKEND WORKSHOP SERIES

Monoprint Workshops at Antioch Atelier

Jody Mattison , Instructor

Sunday January 24, 11 – 5

Sunday  February 21, 11 – 5

Sunday  March 13, 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 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
Saturdays

Nov 14, Dec 5, Dec 12, Jan 23 (additional dates ~2x/mo will be added)

10 AM – 1 PM (weather dependent)

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

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

The New Action Art Abstract Basics (plus Abstract Space Art)

Michael Schaffer, Instructor

Fri-Sat Jan 15th-16th, 1PM to 3PM

Tuition $79 includes materials

Learn the New Action Art way of creating Abstract Art.  A two step process that works with acrylic paint, acrylic inks, rubbing alcohol, and other materials. Watch how the inks and paint become your true partners in creating great abstract art.  Plus, learn to use the New Action Art process to make cool abstract space art.

PDF Brochure

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

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

 

Winter Landscape – Painting Snow Scenes (Oil/Acrylic)

Patsy Taylor, Instructor
Saturday  Jan 30, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Tuition: $89

Paint along with the instructor, step-by-step, from sketching shapes to completing details. The reference will be provided, but students may bring photos of their own which may be used if they provide the right information. Focus will be on creating snow, shadows on snow and snow sitting atop other objects.

Come learn to paint winter scenes and snow!!

Bring paints and canvas (9 X 12” or similar size)

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

Abstract Landscapes

Meriel Wisotsky, Instructor

Fri-Sat February 19-20, 1PM to 3PM

Tuition $79 includes materials

Learn how to create beautiful abstract landscapes of mountain , desert, ocean, and many other themes of landscape , The New Action Art way.  The process will surprise you as to what great ideas emerge !

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

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

Shapes and Lines to Create Abstract Art

Michael Schaffer, Instructor

Fri – Sat Mar 11-12, 1PM to 3PM

Tuition $79 includes materials

Learn how some of the great masters of abstract art used shapes and line to create innovative narratives that capture your imagination.  Learn the methods that take beautiful and spontaneous color and adds a new dimension.

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

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

Just Trees (Oil/Acrylic)

Patsy Taylor, Instructor

Sat. Mar 19, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Tuition: $89

 Step-by-step instruction, from sketching shapes to completing details. We will cover basic tree shapes, specific trees from evergreens, deciduous trees and palms to thick and sparse vegetation. Bring paints and 4-5 canvas boards.

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

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