Winter 2020 Class Schedule

WEEKLY CLASSES 

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WEDNESDAY 
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY

WORKSHOPS OUT OF TOWN

MONDAY

The Way of Watercolor: Loose & Luminous
Mira M. White, instructor
Mon 9:00-12:00
Jan 6 – March 23  (no class Jan 20/Feb 17)
Tuition $330    10 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: Abstraction in Layers
Mira M. White, instructor
Mon 1:00-4:00
Jan 6 – March 23  (no class Jan 20/Feb 17)
Tuition $330    10 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 Painting
Patsy Taylor, Instructor
Mondays 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Jan 6 – Mar 16; no class Jan 20, Feb 17, 9 classes, $300

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.

Payment by check or cash will secure your spot in class.
Thank You!

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

TUESDAY

EXPERIMENTAL  DRAWING: MULTIPLE MEDIA

Mira M. White, instructor
Tuesdays 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Jan 7 – March 17 (no class Feb 25)
Tuition: $ 330 (10 meetings)

Drawing is a visual dance. One line motivates another and when does the thinness or thickness of a line become a shape? Does that line imprison a form or set it free?
Whether it is a feather,  a toothpick or a traditional tool-it is the force that propels us to make marks that fascinates me. We work with multiple black & white media- sometimes large,
exploring unusual mark making tools.
We do blur the boundaries between drawing & painting in our experimentsRegister: 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
Jan 8 – Mar 18; no class Feb 19, 10 classes, $330

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

Payment by check or cash will secure your spot in class.
Thank You!   Registration: ptaylor.artist@gmail.com or call 925-435-0156; www.patsytaylor.com

 

Life Drawing
David Hill, Instructor
Wednesday Evenings 7 – 10 p.m.
Jan 8 – Mar 11
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
Jan 9 – Mar 19; no class Feb 20, 10 classes, $330

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.

Payment by check or cash will secure your spot in class.
Thank You!   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

Painting for Beginners and Beyond: oil and acrylics 
Patsy Taylor, Instructor
Friday mornings 9:00 – 12:00 pm
Jan 10 – Mar 20; no class Feb 21, 10 classes, $330

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.   Payment by check or cash will secure your spot in class.
Thank You!

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

SATURDAY

Plein Air
Patsy Taylor, Instructor
Saturdays, 9 AM – 12 PM (times and dates may vary based on weather)

Drop-in, $20 for students enrolled in any of my classes; $25 for all others.

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

WORKSHOPS OUT OF TOWN

Plein Air Painting 2020 – TBA
Patsy Taylor, Instructor

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

Painting in Costa Rica

Jody Mattison, Instructor

March 17 – 26, 2020
Come join me on our 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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