Winter Holiday December 2017 Class Schedule


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Quick Painting Studies/oil, acrylic, pastel
Jody Mattison Instructor
Monday Afternoons 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. November 27 – December 18, 4 classes

This is a taste of the class I will be teaching on Sundays starting in April and is designed to help you become more confident each time you approach the canvas. Whether in oil, acrylic or chalk pastel, working within a limited time is an exhilarating experience.
Still Life paintings will be 30 to 60 minutes. If I can get someone to volunteer we can have some quick figure poses as well!
Not for beginners, some knowledge/experience with materials, color, drawing skills desirable.

Bring your regular materials (no heavy solvents, gamsol/turpenoid ok). Also bring 4 canvases, canvas boards or a pad, or neutral colored pastel papers to each class. First ones can be 8 x 10 to 11 x 14. Please tone your canvases ahead of time if you can; light/midtone neutral gray, blue (or yellow ochre).

Cost is $130, minimum 6 students, maximum 10
Reserve by email and then send payment by check to
813 W. 3rd Street Antioch CA 94509 to Jody Mattison
(Or deliver personally)
Registration: or 925-997-3315


Stunning Soft Pastels
Mira M. White, instructor
Tuesdays 1-4 pm
Nov.28- Dec.19
Tues 1-4 pm  $ 175( Minimum 4)
Register: 925 947-5773

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.


Color & Design With Oils, Cold Wax & Pigment Sticks
Mira M. White, instructor
Nov. 29-Dec. 20
Wednesdays, 9:00 am -12:00 pm
$ 175( Minimum 4)

This experimental workshop will focus on innovative, abstract approaches to the combination of oils, cold wax and pigment sticks.
Definitely a mixed media medley and designed for continuing painters who wish to move forward in their artistic expression.
A supply list will be sent to registered participants.

Register: 925 947-5773

Figure Sculpture Workshop
David Hill, Instructor
Wednesday Evenings 7 – 10 p.m.
November 29th, December 6th and 13th, 3 sessions

This is a 3-week instructed sculpture class using plasticine with a small armature. We will use the same model for all three weeks in the same pose. (No water clay.) Minimum for the class is 6 students and a maximum of 12. If you are interesting in painting or drawing, you are also welcome.

The price will be $125 for the three classes. Students may provide their own ­materials for sculpture or they can be provided by the instructor for a cost of ­approximately $45. This price will include a board for the base, 6 lbs. of plasticine, and wire for the armature. Sculpture students will need to bring their own tools for working the clay. Tools can be as simple as an old kitchen table knife or clay tools.
I will be able to provide a couple of sculpture stands.

Fees can be paid the first day of class but a FIRM commitment is needed right away to insure the booking of the model.

To register contact David Hill at:
925-788-9820 or send an email to



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,


Paint Santa Claus!
David Hill, co-host and model
Jody Mattison, Co-host

Friday afternoons, 1:30 until 4:30 p.m.
December  15th and 22nd, 2 sessions

$50 for two, $30 for one

David has a brand new, custom made Santa Suit and has invited us to draw and paint him as good ‘ol Saint Nick! Come join us for some almost Christmas eve cheer…

To register contact David Hill at:
925-788-9820 or send an email to


Annual Holiday 2fer!
Doug Riggs and Jody Mattison, hosts
Sun, December 10, 1pm – 5pm
$25 per person

Two models for the price of one! (No, we are not the models)

Two models will pose simultaneously, same pose all afternoon, for the same price as one model. Lafayette Studio’s annual holiday “thank you” for the artists who’ve worked in the space the past year. Bring your own art materials (no strong solvents please–mineral spirits or turpenoid only); tables and easels provided.

register with Doug at


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