Write Happy — Journaling to Clear the Mind In this four-hour workshop, you’ll use the process of reflective journaling to discern your values, priorities, and methods. You’ll be guided by Wendy Fisher, a reflective journaling coach, in this relaxed and creativity-inspiring class. This workshop will help you design your own custom strategy for your upcoming plans and challenges. The workshop will include plenty of guided journaling, with occasional (optional!) opportunities for facilitated group conversation and walking meditation. This class is good for both experienced and novice journal-keepers, adults 18+
One day workshop Saturday Sept 29, 10am-2pm or Sunday October 21, 10am-2pm
$55 register here
Bothwell Arts Center Registration at bothwell.lvpac.org 925.447.ARTS
Enjoy painting roses with Botanical Specialist, Nancy Elizabeth Saltsman. Nancy will bring you to her beautiful garden filled with a plethora of roses; right around the corner from the Bothwell. Learn watercolor techniques to paint botanicals while enjoing the sight and smells of spring's lovliest of blossoms.
One day workshops: Saturday June 23, 10am-4 pm OR
Monday June 25, 10am-4pm. $60 for either workshop
Material list supplied upon reservation. Contact Bothwell Arts Center 925-447-2787 to register. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In this five-week class, you’ll learn the process of reflective journaling. You’ll be guided by Wendy Fisher, a reflective journaling coach and busy mom, in this relaxed and creativity-inspiring class. Each one-hour class will help you design your own custom strategy for sparking and maintaining wonderful friendships. These classes will include plenty of guided journaling, with occasional (optional!) opportunities for facilitated group conversation and walking meditation. This class is good for both experienced and novice journal-keepers, requires no prerequisite skills, and won’t require you journal during the week. Contact BOTHWELL ARTS CENTER at email@example.com or 925.447.ARTS if you have any questions.
$60 per person for 5 week course Register here
SPRING BREAK ART at the Bothwell is inspiring and creative! Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Spring Break will be filled with fun, interesting and creative art. Three age groups are offered: 4-6 year olds, 7-10 year olds and 11-18 year olds. A variety of media will be used: watercolor, acrylic, collage, mixed media, clay, chalk, charcoal, pencil. Multiple fun projects will be created on canvas, paper, sculptures, fabrics, and more! $190 for three full days.
7-10 and 11-18 year olds: Weds, Thurs, Fri 10am - 4 pm: $190
4-6 year olds: Weds, Thurs, Fri 10am-12:30pm or 1:30-4pm; or $85 for half days; $190 for full day 10-4
Half day, 4-6 year olds Register here
Both the Bothwell Arts Center and Bankhead Theater are operated by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center and offer a wide-range of programs providing access to the arts for the Tri-Valley community and beyond.
Introductory class in painting with Alcohol Inks. Instructor: Nancy Elizabeth Saltsman
Alcohol inks are similar to watercolors - lucid, vibrant, free-flowing and yet permanently adheres to non-porous surfaces). Anyone can enjoy this no-talent-needed art workshop for a few hours of flowing fun! So come get your color on!
Alcohol inks is an emerging medium born of the craft industry, growing in popularity in the fine arts world.
Tuesday, January 16, 10 am - 3 pm $75 including materials
WINTER BREAK ART at the Bothwell is the perfect creative outlet for the winter break. Multiple fun projects will be created: canvas, paper, drawing, painting and lots more! An artists’ reception will take place on Friday where family and friends are invited to see the works on display, and the artists get gallery experience.
Perfect for the budding artist and the serious art students looking to stretch their depth of knowledge, techniques and portfolio pieces. Fun themes; serious art.
Weds, Thurs., Fri JANUARY 3, 4, 5, 2018 from 10 am - 4 pm
Three age groups: 4-6 year olds 7-10 year olds and 11-18 year olds
$190 includes all art supplies. Limited Scholarships available.
Beginning to Intermediate watercolor instruction. Brighten up your paintings while enjoying the creation of brilliance, luminous watercolors. This workshop provides in-depth study of the properties of watercolor paints, materials and techniques.
Instructor: Nancy Elizabeth Saltsman
Tuition $175; materials $15
Fri, November 10 6p-9pm
Sat Nov 11 10am-4pm
Su Nov 12 10am - 4 pm
4 week session – Wednesdays Sept 27 - Oct 18
6:00pm - 7:30pm Ages8-17
$50/per session Title 1 scholarships available
CONNIE PAN, MFA Creative Writing
• Introduce genres
• Write in past, present and future tense
• Write personal narrative
• Generate ideas from life experience
• Create a narrative arc
• Share final drafts with an audience
call 925.447.2787 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Mix Those Media with Instructor Mira White.
Saturdays 10 am-1 pm
Sept. 16- Oct.28 (no class Oct.14) total 6 classes $200; plus materials
This is a materials based class and is designed for continuing artists and adventurous beginners. Some experience in drawing and painting preferred.
On your next excursion 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! You only need a water soluble pen, 4 x 6 pad of paper, a small paint set and brush to sketch in black and white or color.
Its so portable! You can use it while hiking, biking, sauntering, sirtting in a cafe,mat the airport, in a plane, on a bus or a park bench.
Its so quick! In the time it takes to sip a cup of coffee or tea, you ca create a memory of the moment.
WEDNESDAYS 10 am - 1 pm Series of 4 workshops $120, Materials on first day: $45
Sept 6 - Landscape; Sept 13 Still life; Sept 20 People; Sept 27 Journal.
call 925-325-9632 for more information. Register here. or Call Bothwell at 925 447-2787.
Instructor Paulette Lagana; certified instructor of Pocket Sketching (created by Kath Macaulay).
Saturdays Aug 12 to September 16, 10 am - 2 pm Instructor: Nancy Elizabeth Saltsman
$140 (free make up classes)
Give color life in your paintings. Watercolor is a luminous, facile medium. Students will learn different paint properties, papers, brushes, different subjects and techniques. All levels welcome! Registration here
Materials list upon request
Discover the physical and mindful art of Yoga, Enjoy a fun, gentle and energizing practice. This is a class for everyone. can't reach your toes? A little unbalanced? Cranky back? No problem. Our teaching is designed for your comfort and ease.
Anyone can do it! Get your yoga on and support the Bothwell.
August - Setpember, Thursdays from 5:30 -6:30
Cost: $12 /class; $60 for the series Register here
Questions? email@example.com 925-447-2787
This fun one day workshop will give you an opportunity to learn understand mosaics while at the same time create a piece using the direct method. Explore design layout, cutting techniques, tile choices, and grouting your piece. All tools, tile, adhesive and grout will be provided. Wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and bring a pack lunch.
$45 includes materials and a choice of several projects.
Instructor: Leslie Mathie
or call 925.447-2787 firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to all levels! Come discover the versatility that is created from the simple tool; the pencil. See how using colored pencils produces translucent washes of color, while also enabling delicate details. Find your style whether it is realistic or impressionistic, graphic or whimsical. Photos will be used for reference on all art projects, so the choices are endless.
On-going sessions; Join us!
Thursdays, 4- 6:30 pm (in the Art Classroom)
Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 4 weeks 6:30 - 8pm
Ages8-17 $40 for the four week session.
Title 1 scholarships available
CONNIE PAN, MFA Creative Writing
Curriculum: Introduce genres • Write in past, present, and future tense • Diagram sentences • Distinguish between fragments, sentences, and run-on sentences• Incorporate vocabulary words into writing • Generate ideas from life experience • Write personal narratives • Analyze drafts to make changes and additions • Write a variety of sentences • Create a narrative arc • Share final drafts with an audience
call 925.447.2787 or email@example.com for more information
Tuesdays for 4 weeks, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 11 am - 1 pm. Demonstration on cooking by Lily with tastings following. Recipes, healthy tips and instructions all included. $130
Learn Healthy cooking with Lily Xu's Elemental Healthy methods of cooking Chinese food. Food has a deeply medicinal value that you can learn for your own healthy eating. Learn how to eat with the seasons, based on local food and your own personal blood type.
Learn step-by-step how to cook delicious food for your family that will teach you how to cook on a budget and for the health of your family.
Registration necessary. Contact Anne Giancola with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, 925.447.ARTS
Just in time to get your Mardi Gras on! Bothwell presents a fun workshop by artist Nala Bean to design and create your own mask. Perfect timing to wear it at The New Orleans Bash at the Bothwell on Saturday Feb. 4 - and again and again for more Mardi Gras fun! All materials provided! $30 per person for a 90 minute workshop.
Join Jessica Betando who presents a fun, informative and creative art class for children on Mondays. The classes are geared to dove tail with curriculum, yet tailored for child-friendly creative fun! Mondays. Ages 5-7, 12:30 -2 pm and Ages 8+ 2-3:30 pm $60, 6- week program. On going
Watch for details on upcoming class offered this fall by Sonia Kechich. Have fun in art class while learning French at the same time. Oh la la! doesn't that sound like fun!
Open to middle school through adults. All art and language abilities welcome!
Advanced Mask Making Workshop
Cost: $130 (includes $40 materials fee of paints, plaster gauze, tools)
Date: September 17 and September24, 2016
Time: 9:00 am-Noon
Location: Bothwell Arts Center
Register: Anne Giancola email@example.com
JOURNEY – Through sculpting, painting, and adorning your plaster mold, your personal guide/healer mask emerges. This process is transformative for artists, therapists, healers, and anyone interested in dreams, the mysteries of energy and creativity flows for self-discovery and healing. All levels welcome, no art experience necessary.
A plaster gauze mold will be created on your face in Part I of the workshop. You may work in teams of two or request the instructor to apply your mask. Part II of the workshop starts with a relaxing meditation and a complimentary glass of wine. You will then have the opportunity to paint and adorn your mask (masks need one week to dry thoroughly).
Materials Fee includes all plaster mask making gauze, materials and tools -- a variety of art supplies (acrylic paint, tools, hanging wire, beads, feathers, fabric, patterns, decorative paper and old books, natural materials, etc.). Please collect and bring personal items for your mask (e.g. locks of hair, special mementos, images, photos, jewelry, etc.)
Workshop Part I: PLASTER MASK MAKING CREATION
Workshop Part II: CREATIVE PROCESS CLASS
You can view masks and the process on her website http://carolfaberpeake.com
Monoprints are considered to be a more painterly approach to print making. No two prints are alike and each displays a unique result you don’t get with painting on paper. The delight in creating monoprints is the spontaneity and the use of printmaking, drawing and painting.
Participant will explore printmaking utilizing watercolors, inks, a variety of papers, printing plates and tools.
Name: Mask-Making & Wine: Introduction to mask-making
Cost: $35 (Includes plastic mask, tools, paints and all materials)
Date: September 2
Time: 7-9 PM
Location: Bothwell Arts Center
Registration necessary: Anne Giancola via email firstname.lastname@example.org
JOURNEY – Through painting and adorning, your personal mask emerges. This process is transformative for anyone interested in dreams, the mysteries of energy and creativity flows for self-discovery and healing, and simply for the creative fun of it all! All levels welcome, no art experience necessary. There will be a relaxing short meditation to begin the class and then create! You will be able to paint and adorn your mask during class.
Carol Faber-Peake has an Advanced Mask Making class using plaster gauze to learn how to create masks scheduled in September. You can view masks and the process on her website http://carolfaberpeake.com
This introductory class offers the experience of mask creation. Carol Faber-Peake has an Advanced Mask Making class using plaster gauze to learn how to create masks similar to these pictured below. You can view masks and the process on her website http://carolfaberpeake.com
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Create dimensional artwork with sculpted and layered paper in a variety of styles, from the simple and graphic to the decadently detailed. Time in class will be divided between learning related skills and working on personal projects. Beginners welcome. Teen (16+) - adult
Instructor: Kim Anderson
$160 for 4 weeks, Tuesdays 10 am - 12 pm startingJuly 19-August 9
supply kit available for $50
Sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org
Create your own comics. In this class students will learn the ins and outs of the graphic novel medium. Emphasis will be placed on visual storytelling and effective paneling. These skills can be applied to anything from single panel jokes to full bore novel length epics and everything in between. Beginners welcome. Teen-Adult.
$75 Mondays, July 18 - July 25 3-5 pm Following up meeting on August 8
Instructor: Kim Anderson
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