Come get creative with us!!
• Saturday, May 18th – Succulents Watercolor Lesson with Hilda Vandergriff
• Tuesday, May 21st – Zentangle and the Art of Mindful Creation with Debbie Gedayloo
• Tuesday, May 21st & Wednesday, May 22nd – Encaustic Playdate with Flo Bartell
• Thursday, May 23rd, June 6th, & June 20th – “Painting in Watercolor with Strong Values” with Harwood “Woody” Benton (ongoing)
• Saturday, June 8th – Golden Acrylic Lecture/Demo with Judy Gittelsohn
• Saturday, June 8th – “Materials As Metaphor” Golden Acrylic Class with Judy Gittelsohn
• Sunday, June 9th – Free Summer Series: From Charcoal to Oil Paint – The Beauty and Joy of Making it Easy with Jason Mayr
Please remember that we have a small parking lot. If you are attending one of our demonstrations or workshops, and it is not a physical hardship for you, please park on one of the nearby side streets. We appreciate your consideration!
WORKSHOP: WATERCOLOR PAINTING
SATURDAY, MAY 18TH, 12:30PM – 2:30PM
SUCCULENTS WATERCOLOR LESSON
WITH HILDA VANDERGRIFF
Learn how to paint succulents using a few tubes of paint. Learn how to apply layers of color and values. Learn how to mix colors from light to darker tones. Learn how to apply an interesting shadow in the foreground. You will receive a lesson handout and watch demo stepson the painting process. This is a class for anyone and you will take home a finished painting. Come have fun painting and learn about watercolors!
-Daniel Smith Watercolor Paint for this Lesson: Aureoline Yellow, Naples Yellow, Cobalt Turquoise, Serpentine Green, Violet, Quinacridone Gold, Ultra Marine Blue, Permanent Rose, Payne’s Gray
-Watercolor brushes (Round size 8, 6 and 4) 9×12
-Watercolor paper pad or Arches 140 lb. watercolor paper
-Watercolor palette with mixing area or white plate
-Water container for cleaning brushes
-Pencil, Pen and Eraser
To enroll, contact Hilda Vandergriff by phone: 559-322-6557 or email: Hvandergri@aol.com
WORKSHOP: ZENTANGLE ART
TUESDAY, MAY 21st, 10:30AM – 1PM
ZENTANGLE AND THE ART OF MINDFUL CREATION
WITH DEBBIE GEDAYLOO
FEE: $40 for new students, $25 for continuing students.
Spend the afternoon exploring your creative self. The Zentangle Method is designed to expand your way of seeing things and to help you quiet your mind, all while playing in the realm of art.
No artistic confidence is needed in order to have fun and focus using this process of creating.
It’s yoga on paper!
$3 discount if paid by cash or check. Pre-payment reserves your place in the class, must be paid at least 48 hours in advance. Non-refundable. To register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-550-2487
TUESDAY, MAY 21ST, 2PM – 5PM (free, optional) & WEDNESDAY, MAY 22ND, 10:30AM – 4PM
WITH FLO BARTELL
FEE: $35 (5/22)
Join the fun! If you have at least a basic knowledge of encaustic techniques and would like to join other artists for a day or two of waxy fun, sign up for our Encaustic Play Days. Paint and medium will be provided. You bring projects/ boards you want to work on, and any special supplies or tools you like to use.
Flo Bartell will be here working in an open studio setting and will be available for consultation. There will be no formal instruction.
Tuesday will be a short day; so if you’d like to get a head start on your Wednesday project (on us!), come by in the afternoon! If you wish to participate in either of the Play Days, please contact Flo Bartell at email@example.com or 805-528-7983.
CLASS: WATERCOLOR PAINTING
THURSDAY, MAY 23rd, JUNE 6th, & JUNE 20th; 10:30AM – 1PM (ongoing, every other Thursday, and once a month on Saturdays)
PAINTING IN WATERCOLOR WITH STRONG VALUES
WITH HARWOOD “WOODY” BENTON
FEE: $45 one session
$150 for 5 consecutive classes
Watercolor painting is the process of staining heavy paper with water based pigment. With practice and patience, you can learn to capture the subtle shapes and light in the world around you. Watercolor, at its best, is about being in the moment and finding the essence of a subject rather than getting caught up in all of the minute details. In this class, we will start from a blank page and learn to bring to life the subject of choice from start to finish. Woody will demonstrate technique and show you how to create relationships with strong values, guiding each person as they try their hands at this wonderful medium.
This class is for adults. You do not have to have any prior experience. Woody has inspired adults for decades to add this form of moving meditation to their self-care regime. Paper supplied, students supply their own paint & brushes.
To enroll, contact Woody Benton
DEMO: GOLDEN ACRYLIC
SATURDAY, JUNE 8th, 10:30AM – 12:30PM
GOLDEN ACRYLIC LECTURE/DEMO
WITH JUDY GITTELSOHN
The Golden lecture/demo is a fast paced one and one half-hour free educational presentation on acrylic paints, gels and mediums: an advanced technical explanation of acrylics, and their inherent possibilities. It covers information about the different types of pigments, viscosities, types of paints, grounds and color mixing. Various gels and mediums are demonstrated.
The possibilities will blow your mind!
You will learn how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. Get key information on color mixing, blending and controlling drying time. Learn how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels. Techniques for the use of iridescent and interference paints will be shown. The lecture covers, lightfastness of pigments and health and safety concerns.
The lecture will also include a brief explanation of the new Qor Watercolors and an overview of the stunning color palette of Williamsburg Oils.
A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels are available for all those who attend.
Presenter – Judy Gittelsohn, Certified Golden Paints Working Artist
(650) 248 5381
WORKSHOP: GOLDEN ACRYLIC
SATURDAY, JUNE 8th, 1PM – 4PM
MATERIALS AS METAPHOR
WITH JUDY GITTELSOHN
Judy Gittelsohn, Certified Golden Paints Working Artist leads Materials As Metaphor: a three-hour Golden Paints workshop featuring three separate projects!
Using watercolor paper and plenty of water, plunge into the flow and enjoy the voyage. Experience effects of Golden High Flow and Golden Fluid Acrylics. Wet into wet with water leading the way.
Now on board (acid free backing board), learn how to add depth, texture and interesting dimension. Golden Heavy Body Acrylics will help you scramble down the gulch, scale the shale, scratch at the edges, shimmer at the shore and explore the heady world of rough Golden Gels. Pumice gel, Glass bead gel and more.
Forging the Stream
A Fierce offering.
Formulate a theme, a symbol, something simple, an emblem and then some. A synthesis on canvas. Blending and layering and delaying and engaging. Then selecting and eliminating and refining and highlighting.
Delighting, in your findings.
The blank canvas manifest.
Please bring one canvas 16 x 20 or larger. All other materials are provided, and you may bring brushes and tools of your choice. All levels welcome.
To enroll, contact Judy Gittelsohn by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 650-248-5381
LECTURE: CHARCOAL to OIL
SUNDAY, JUNE 9th, 1PM – 2:30PM
Also: JULY 27th & AUGUST 10th
FROM CHARCOAL TO OIL PAINT: THE BEAUTY AND JOY OF MAKING IT EASY
WITH JASON MAYR
FREE! Registration required.
These presentations will explore how we can create powerful paintings with just a few simple concepts and tools . Beginning with a blank mind and blank page the ideas will be introduced with clear and simple illustrations. We will then turn to masterpieces of the past and present to see how the concepts were employed in their master works. The presentation is aimed at artist and non-artist alike.
Each presentation will build one upon the other but each one can also stand alone. You can come to one or come to all.
Contact Jason by email: email@example.com or phone: 805-234-6941 to register.
The event is free but registration is required.