Workshops | Painting Workshops

455 W - Acrylic, Meet Your Future Better Half

Member Tuition: $225.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $250.00

Instructor: Kouffman, Jakki

Let's see where acrylic mediums intersect with "wow" underpaintings and explore how to make your paintings sing. Combine acrylic pigments with liquid mediums, solid gels and opaque pastes and watch how they magnify sheen, transparency, texture and chromatic brilliance. Bring digital or prints images of landscapes that you can use as starting points for compositions. Also bring examples of previous paintings (or reproductions), whether acrylic or other medium.

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542W - Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Member Tuition: $75.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $90.00

Instructor: Thomas-Weible Debra

This is a one day workshop.
Learn how to draw/paint eyes, human or animal from someone who knows eyes...a retired opthamologist! Come with your paints, pencils and good photographs of eyes, human or otherwise. We will learn the anatomy, how to draw the eye and then add color. You can choose your medium.

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499W - California-Vibe Watercolor Portraiture with David Lobenberg

Member Tuition: $375.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $400.00

Instructor: Lobenberg, David

Like California’s San Andreas fault line, David Lobenberg likes to shake things up. He applies watercolor paint to paper with splatters, swabs, slaps, splats, and slashes. It is added, subtracted, and added again. He floods, blossoms, and textures. His style is about gesture, no-holds-barred expressive color, odd shapes in odd places, soft transparency and hard opacity. In his three-day workshop, you too will learn how to shake It up starting with David’s method of posing and taking photographs of your subjects to tracing out simple outline contour drawings of their head and features from the photographs. The drawings are then easily traced onto sheets of watercolor paper from quarter to full sheet size.. After that, it’s time to California-Vibe them!

David Lobenberg’s watercolor paintings can be found in private, public, and corporate collections across the country. He has had his work published nationally and internationally in American Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, the French art magazine, Pratique Des Art, Plein Air Magazine, The Palette Magazine, and the European magazine, The World of Watercolour.

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383W - Color Intensive Workshop with Elio Camacho

Member Tuition: $345.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $375.00

Instructor: Camacho, Elio

Elio Camacho, a San Francisco painter, is an accomplished colorist who teaches in oil and acrylic. He uses engaging demos in his still life workshops and stresses design and color theory in conveying emotion and effective composition. His technique incorporates an ala prima approach to mixing color on the canvas as well as the palette. Revealing how warm and cool colors, value and transparency control composition, depth and focal points of the painting, Elio can help you bring new life to your work.

Students will work from still life setups in the studio that provide basic challenges of composition, form, texture, highlighting and shadowing. Each student is given personal attention with care not to discourage their style or vision, but to enhance them. This workshop is meant to help the student to raise the bar on their own work by finding new freedom in painting. Let your brush become your voice!
Demo scheduled for Monday, October 16 from 1-4pm. Free for members/$5 non-members.

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497W - One Day Intro to Acrylic Painting

Member Tuition: $65.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2

Non-Member: $95.00

Instructor: Rosefelt, Carole

Find out if acrylic painting is for you. Students will complete three small projects on paper and/or canvas inspired by the subject of your choice. A $5 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor and includes all supplies.

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597W - One Day Watercolor Workshop

Member Tuition: $65.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2

Non-Member: $95.00

Instructor: Wiley, Susan

This class is a brief introduction to watercolors for beginners. No experience is necessary but it is helpful to have some drawing skills. In this hands on class, you will learn basic brush techniques, some mixing, and some basic principles of watercolor such as line, balance, value, color and composition. You will have a completed painting (or nearly so) by the end of the class.

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452W - Pastel Brilliance-Underpaint with Pizzazz!

Member Tuition: $225.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $250.00

Instructor: Kouffman, Jakki

This 2 day workshop will offer several techniques for altering the environment using different “underpainting” strategies. Employing dry grounds, wet grounds and pumice-infused acrylic grounds, we will sample several methods for preparing the surface to enhance the effect of your pastel marks. In this way, you will see there are many choices for bringing flair to your final statement. To give your pastels more pizzazz, just try some nifty re-tooling from underneath! Bring personal source material such as photos of landscapes (print or digital), preferably with clear patterns of light and dark.

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