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Workshop Reminders

By July 24, 2016No Comments

Two stupendous workshops are coming up.  Don’t miss out! 

1Larry Le Brane_BW Drawing_ pencil

Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5-8pm.
Fee: $45/3 hr.
Students will apply COMPOSITION skills to achieve objectives, such as controlled eye movement & use of a focal point in drawing. Lecture, demo & practice include exercises & group CRITIQUE feedback about use of skills.
REGISTER & QUESTIONS: or 805-528-8791

Push your drawing skills to the next level.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from a superb artist and draftsman!

968 Live Oake Life

Ardella Swanberg: Beginning Watercolor Eight lessons Series
August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, Sept 12th, 19th, and 26th
Fee: $160 for 8 session series
Times: 1:00 to 4PM
This class is for the person who wants to learn the basics. A list of needed supplies will be provided before the class starts.
To enroll, contact Ardella: 771-0281 or by email at

Topics to be covered are:
Lesson 1 — You will learn how to select and use tools and materials. There will plenty of time to practice using wet on wet, dry on wet and interesting additions to the paint such as salt and glycerin.
Lesson 2 – You will learn how to mix paint to get the color you want. You will make your own color wheel and learn how to use it. You will try out several color schemes.
Lesson 3 — You will learn how to plan your painting and how the elements of design (line, shape, value, color, and shape) are used in art. You will paint a painting from your own photo or sketch.
Lesson 4 – We will paint a still life from a display we make.
Lesson 5 — After a demonstration of how to paint water, you will try painting a wave or a waterfall using techniques.
Lesson 6 – You will learn about the principles of design and apply them to a painting from your own photo or sketch.
Lesson 7 – After a demonstration of how to paint a portrait in watercolor, you will paint a picture from your own photo or sketch.
Lesson 8 – You will learn how to save a bad painting by using the elements and principles of art and more paint.

If you have ever wanted to learn the wonderful art of watercolor, this is your chance to learn from a skilled and knowledgeable artist!