Avianne Academy of Arts: Fine Art Classes for Adults, Teens and Kids
Jul
11
to Jul 10

Avianne Academy of Arts: Fine Art Classes for Adults, Teens and Kids

Avianne Academy of Arts: Fine Art Classes, Camps, Workshops and more for Adults, Teens and Kids (www,TakeArtClasses.com)

Artist: Avianne (Engela Wilson)

 

Learn to make Art like a Real Artist would. Draw and paint from real life, reference and imagination. Classes cater for individual needs and preferences if it applies. Learn different techniques, styles and processes used in drawing and painting. Learn Art Theory, Art History and several mediums and practical applications. For more information, scheduling and easy on-line sign-ups, please go to www.TakeArtClasses.com

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Colored Pencil: Basics and Beyond
Oct
22
9:30 AM09:30

Colored Pencil: Basics and Beyond

Colored Pencil: Basics and Beyond.  Classes are for beginners and intermediate students.

Classes start Mon Oct 22nd, 9:30 to Noon for five weeks.  Beginners will learn the properties of the colored pencil, color theory, and how to create realistic drawings.  Intermediate students will review basic principles of colored pencil and learn more colored pencil techniques.  Adult $135.  Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore CA. Contact: maryannkot@gmail.com for more information or to sign up.

 

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Drawing: Focus on Nature
Oct
18
9:30 AM09:30

Drawing: Focus on Nature

Drawing: Focus on Nature.  This class is for beginners and the artists who want to improve drawing techniques.  Instruction includes site techniques, three-dimensional development and composition.  Class start Thurs Oct 18th, 9:30 - Noon for 5 weeks.  Adult $135. Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore CA.  Contact maryannkot@gmail.com for more information or to sign up.

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Colored pencil classes
Sep
8
9:30 AM09:30

Colored pencil classes

Classes for Beginners and intermediate students. Learn the properties of the colored pencil, color theory, and how to create realistic drawings. Review basic principles and learn extended techniques. All students will be able to create their own colored pencil projects at the end of each of Five week sessions.

Choose SATURDAYS classes Sept8 through Oct 6 (five weeks), 9:30 -12 OR MONDAYS Sept 10 through October 9 (five weeks) 9:30 - noon

Maryann has a certificate in nature illustration from the Tucson Desert Museum, Art Institute. The three-year certificate program has a strong curriculum in drawing and colored pencil.

 

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Drawing Class: Focus on Nature
Sep
6
to Oct 4

Drawing Class: Focus on Nature

Classes start Thurs Sept 6, 9:30 to Noon for five weeks.  This class is for beginners and the artists who want to improve drawing techniques to bring better results to the artwork they produce in all mediums.  The session starts with the basics of drawing that include site techniques, three dimensional development and composition.  Focus is on nature drawing; whether the student is interested in detailed nature illustration or a more artistic expressional of nature drawing, this class has all that is needed to complete desired results.

  $135.  Contact maryannkot@gmail.com for more information or to sign up.

Maryann has a certificate in nature illustration from the Tucson Desert Museum, Art Institute. The three-year certificate program has a strong curriculum in drawing and colored pencil.

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Beginning Linocut & Hand Coloring Workshop
Jun
3
to Jun 10

Beginning Linocut & Hand Coloring Workshop

2 Sundays, June 3 & 10, 2018
10am - 4pm
$145 (doesn’t include materials)
Register for class and information: karenbarry53@gmail.com
Materials list & handout will be emailed after registration

Instructor: Karen Barry - Printmaker, Designer, Fine Artist

This two-day workshop will introduce the art of making linocut prints. Discover how artists in the early 20th century began to print carved linoleum  as a means of artistic expression. Different examples of linocut work done in the past 100 years will offer some inspiration regarding how this medium can be used for your own self-expression.

Come to class with a design or sketch that you want to make a print from. You will learn about designing, transferring your design to a piece of linoleum, and carving techniques. We will use hand printing methods throughout so that you can continue to print without a press at home with minimal investment in equipment.

We will print with one color (black) on paper suitable for adding hand coloring, if desired. The class is flexible, so, time permitting, you will be able to make prints and add color with watercolors, color pencils, etc. Or if you just want to concentrate on one-color design, you can work on another block.

Bring a bag lunch.

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Drawing & Colored Pencil Open Studios
May
21
to Jun 14

Drawing & Colored Pencil Open Studios

Join and draw from a still life set up or work on your own ongoing projects. Help is here from fellow studnts (gentle critiquing) and Instructor, Maryann Kot.   Choose 4 class times of your choice of the ten available classes.  Sign up early, class space is limited.

Mondays 9:30-noon May 21, 28, June 4, 11

Thursdays 12:30-3pm May 24, 31, June 7, and 14;

Adults  $75.   Contact maryannkot@gmail.com for more information or to sign up.

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Drawing class: Focus on Nature
Apr
19
to May 17

Drawing class: Focus on Nature

Classes start Thurs April 19, 9:30 to Noon for five weeks.  This class is for beginners and the artists who want to improve drawing techniques.  Classes focus on nature projects in graphite.  Classes start Thurs April 16 for five weeks   9;30am - noon Adult  $135.  Contact maryannkot@gmail.com for more information or to sign up.

Maryann has a certificate in nature illustration from the Tucson Desert Museum, Art Institute. The three-year certificate program has a strong curriculum in drawing and colored pencil.

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Pocket Sketching with Paultette Lagana
Feb
6
to Feb 27

Pocket Sketching with Paultette Lagana

The Perfect on the go technique for a spontaneous and creative sketching experience anywhere you are! On your next excursion, don't just take a photo, create a memory to treasure in 25 minutes or less!

POCKET SKETCHING technique is easy to learn, compact and portable to use, and quick to complete. Ideal for the timid beginner and for the artist who wants minimal equipment, portability and speed/ Adults 18+

No experience needed; just a willingness to have fun.TUESDAYS 10 am - 1 pm Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

Call 925-325-9632 to register.

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Pocket Sketching with Paulette Lagana
Feb
6
to Feb 27

Pocket Sketching with Paulette Lagana

The perfect setting for a spontaneous and creative  sketching experience is anywhere                                                                 you are! On your next excursion, don’t just take a photo, create a memory to treasure in 25 minutes or less! Pocket Sketching technique is easy to learn, compact and portable to use, and quick to complete.  No experience needed. Adults [18+] Join the fun! 

TUESDAYS, Feb 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10am-1pmSeries of 4 workshops: $120, Materials on first day $45       TOPICS:  Landscape, Still Life, People, Sketch-Journaling

Paulette Lagana, Certified Instructor of Pocket Sketching  [created by Kath Macaulay]

To register call

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Drawing: Focus on Nature with Maryann Kot
Jan
11
to Feb 8

Drawing: Focus on Nature with Maryann Kot

Drawing: Focus on Nature.  This class is for beginners and the artists who want to improve drawing techniques.  Instruction includes site techniques, three dimensional development and composition.  Class start Thurs, Jan 11th, 9:30 - Noon for 5 weeks.  Adult  $135. Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore CA (classes also offered in Brentwood).  Contact maryannkot@gmail.com for more information or to sign up.

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Linda Ryan Pour Painting
Aug
13
to Sep 10

Linda Ryan Pour Painting

All Linda Ryan’s Livermore Classes are held at the Bothwell Arts Center 2466 8th Street and searchable on Facebook or Eventbrite.

Basics – Intro to Pour Painting (Last Chance in 2017)

Monday, 7-31-17, 6-8pm (class may go later depending on number of students)

$65     Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basicsintro-to-pour-painting-last-livermore-basics-2017-tickets-35642571892

Learn the basics of using this freeing and addictive Medium to tilt, swirl and create a 12x12 or 11x14" abstract work of art. No experience necessary. Designed to let you learn the basics and try the medium before you decide if it's for you.  This is a special type of pour painting with luminosity of transparent pigments being the key that makes it sing.

Price: Special Price of $65 Includes all Materials ($25 Value!)

This medium separates pigment particles out, reflecting light and giving a luminous feel to the painting. Color option choices for this are 1) warm golds, oranges and browns with metallics and interference gold, or 2) blue/sea tones with interference golds, bronzes as accent, 3) Purple/blues with magenta, alizarin crimson, with metallic golds, bronzes and interference pearl blues/violets, or 4) warm greens with golds & blacks as in event photo.

▪ Wear painting clothes (this stuff is messy!)

▪ Plan to leave your art overnight - it needs to dry level

▪ This workshop is highly recommended prior to taking Intermediate A or B Pour Painting classes. 

Note - Instructor will be Artist-in-Resident at Mendocino Art Center from October through May, so East Bay classes will be suspended until next May/June - if you have considered taking it before, do it now!

Intermediate Pour Painting Levels A/B, Livermore (Last Chance in 2017)

3 Dates – note time change for 2nd Class!!

Aug 13, Sept 10 1-3:00

August 20, 11-1pm*

$90    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intermediate-pour-painting-a-b-livermore-last-chance-here-in-2017-tickets-35671817366

This course is designed to give you the tools to free yourself up to create some beautiful abstract art with a type of painting that is on the rise in popularity for its results, but with quality techniques gleaned from years of experimentation by the instructor.  No housepaint, glue, or non-archival techniques taught here!

First, you will learn and expound on the basics, learn how to layer to achieve stronger art with more depth and better composition, use pigment interaction to your benefit, and get a better understanding of how to work the medium.

In this class, you will continue with basic pours as desired and then begin to learn layering techniques to take what you've learned in the Basics Workshop to a higher level, including experimenting with layers of Golden's High Flow Acrylics, GAC 800, gelskins and Airbrush Medium, depending on your interests.

Level A Materials purchase of initial basic Golden Fluid Acrylics & Pouring Medium through Way Up Art & Frame is necessary - approximately $90 total materials kit charge in addition to Class Fee. Initial material kit to purchase will include: Liquitex Pouring Medium (32 oz), specific Golden Fluid Acrylics, at least one cradled board. Teacher will bring material to the first class; plan to bring a check with you.

Additional Fluid Acrylics, High Flow Acrylics and GAC 800 medium is per student interest and desire, a suggested list will be provided during the first class.

For Level B, the teacher will provide a few specialty fluid paints and mediums to try, but Level B students need to mix and bring their own supplies which will depend on their interest.

Expect to leave your work overnight to dry each class date. Instructor strongly suggests taking the "Basics" workshop first so that you will be familiar with the process and medium.

Note - Instructor will be Artist-in-Resident at Mendocino Art Center from October through May, so East Bay classes will be suspended until next May/June - if you have considered taking it before, do it now!

Pour Painting Party!

Sunday, August 20th, 4pm-6pm

$55     Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pour-painting-party-tickets-35640777525

Come let go and have fun creating something unique and beautiful!

You may have gone to a painting party where everything is directed.  While those are fun and can be instructional, this is different, a more freeing method of painting, using Liquitex Pouring Medium.

You pour your paints, tilt, turn, tilt, maybe pour some more, maybe manipulate it with a gloved finger or even add a bit with an eyedropper, and all the while the medium and gravity become your tools.  No brushes necessary, and we’ll do all the mixing for you.  We’ll also help you as you work.

A little adult beverage is fine to bring - I just can't supply it or I'd have to charge quite a bit more.

To help you be successful with your early forays into the medium, we will have several sets of pouring paints that we’ve pre-mixed for you.  I’ve tested these groups to work well together, and I’ll ask you to email me or post on the Facebook event page with your choice.

1. Warm greens, golds, bronzes & blacks (as in the event photo)

2. Cool greens and green-blues, turquoise, black, burnt oranges and metallic

3. Purple-blues, magentas, interference blue (pearl blue), interference violets, alizarin crimsons, possibly interference (pearl-like gold) or metallic golds for contrast

4. Warm burnt oranges, golds, blacks, browns, metallic and interference paints of your choice, and possibly a bit of blue for contrast

Pour Painting Partiers have great fun and take home cool works afterwards. 

NOTE:  The paintings have to be left overnight to dry.  We will arrange for pickup on the date of the event.  Also, wear painting clothes!  This can be messy!

Your price includes all materials.

 

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Summer Colored Pencil Experience with Maryann Kot
Jun
19
to Jul 24

Summer Colored Pencil Experience with Maryann Kot

Summer Colored Pencil class with Maryann Kot. 6-week session, starting Mondays June 19 through July 24    9:30 am - noon

$145

This class will combine colored pencil and graphite using several techniques and drawing surfaces. Each technique will result in a beautiful and unique finished drawing in realism. Surfaces used will be drafting film, vellum, and smooth drawing paper and fine art photographic paper. All paper provided by instructor. Plan on doing a given sample exercise of each technique and then go on to develop your own creation. Plan on a fun summer drawing experience. 

Adult class - some colored pencil experience helpful  

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Adventures in Colored Pencil
Jan
9
to Feb 6

Adventures in Colored Pencil

2017 classes:

Monday’s 9:30 -12:00, 5 weeks Jan 9-Feb 6  

Thursday’s 12:30 - 3:00, 5 weeks Jan12 - Feb 9

Instructor: Laurie Miille

Classes are open to everyone 18 years and older. Beginners will learn the properties of the colored pencil, color theory, and how to create realistic drawings. Intermediate students will be in an open studio environment and will learn additional colored pencil techniques. A variety of projects will be available to all students. Students are encourages to also create their own colored pencil projects during the five week course. 

Laurie Miille is a California native who currently resides in San Ramon, CA. She has degrees in Drafting Technology, Interior Design and Photography. She worked as a Printed Circuit Designer for 35 years before retiring from her full time professional career and committing herself to her life-long interest in art. She has been drawing and painting landscapes, portraits and still life in oils, acrylics, pastel, watercolor and colored pencil. Contact: lauriemiille@comcast.net

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Adventures in Colored Pencil
Sep
8
to Oct 6

Adventures in Colored Pencil

Monday’s 9:30 -12:00

Sept 12, 19, 26 and Oct 3, 10

Thursday’s 12:30 - 3:00

Sept 8, 15, 22, 29 and Oct 6

 

 

Instructor: Laurie Miille

Beginner and Intermediate Color Pencil techniques, drawing from life, photos and imagination.

Monday Mornings and Thursday afternoons.

To sign up contact: 

 

lauriemiille@comcast.net

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