Yogatopia
Aug
3
to Sep 7

Yogatopia

Discover the physical and mindful art of Yoga, Enjoy a fun, gentle and energzing 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

 5:30 -6:30

Cost: $12 /class; $60 for the series  Register here

Questions? agiancola@lvpac.org   925-447-2787

 

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Watercolor classes
Aug
12
to Sep 16

Watercolor classes

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

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Pocket Sketching with Paulette Lagana
Sep
6
to Sep 27

Pocket Sketching with Paulette Lagana

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

Sept 6 - Landscape; Sept 13 Still life; Sept 20 People; Sept 27 Journal.

call 925-325-9632 for more information. Call Bothwell at 925 447-2787 to register.

Instructor Paulette Lagana; certified instructor of Pocket Sketching (created by Kath Macaulay).

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Creative Writing at the Bothwell
Sep
27
to Oct 18

Creative Writing at the Bothwell

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

Register here

call 925.447.2787 or
agiancola@lvpac.org for more information

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Mosiac Workshop
Apr
22
10:00am10:00am

Mosiac Workshop

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

Register here

or call 925.447-2787     agiancola@lvpac.org

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Colored Pencil - Any Subject, Any Style
Apr
13
to May 1

Colored Pencil - Any Subject, Any Style

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)

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Creative Writing classes, for ages 8-17
Mar
8
to Mar 29

Creative Writing classes, for ages 8-17

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

Registration Form

call 925.447.2787 or agiancola@lvpac.org for more information

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Lily Xu's Chinese Cooking Classes
Feb
1
to Feb 2

Lily Xu's Chinese Cooking Classes

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: agiancola@lvpac.org, 925.447.ARTS

 

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Mardi Gras Mania! - Mask Making Workshop
Jan
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Mardi Gras Mania! - Mask Making Workshop

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.

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Homeschool Art Classes
Oct
17
to Nov 28

Homeschool Art Classes

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

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Advanced mask making
Sep
17
to Sep 24

Advanced mask making

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 agiancola@lvpac.org

 

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

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Sep
10
4:00pm 4:00pm

Printmaking without a Press - Monoprints

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.

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Mask Making Introductory Class
Sep
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Mask Making Introductory Class

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 agiancola@lvpac.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

For more information:  Sign up: contact agiancola@lvpac.org or:

Registration form here 

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Jul
19
10:00am10:00am

Paper Sculpture Class

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: agiancola@lvpac.org

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Jul
18
3:00pm 3:00pm

Graphic Novel Illustration

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

Sign up: agiancola@lvpac.org

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Botanical Watercolor Painting with Nancy Saltsman
Jun
18
to Jul 23

Botanical Watercolor Painting with Nancy Saltsman

6 Week Class Watercolors aren’t hard in spite of rumors to the contrary. Participants will learn to use a simple 12-color palette. We will know how to apply glazes, dry brush techniques, wet into wet applications, the ability to transfer drawings to 140 # paper and the knowledge of basic color theory and color mixing to achieve brilliant high intensity paintings. 

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Introduction to Linoleum Relief Printing Workshops
Jun
4
9:00am 9:00am

Introduction to Linoleum Relief Printing Workshops

Instructor: Erica Barajas, BFA, Independent Artist/Professional Printmaker/Educator

Description: This six-hour workshop is an introduction to making single-layer prints on paper using unmounted linoleum plates and water-based ink. Participants will learn the basics of designing, carving, and printing a 3”x3” or 3”x5” image, and will produce a limited edition of fine art prints or greeting cards. Two workshop formats are available. On going one day workshops; Saturdays, at the Bothwell Arts Center. Call for dates.

Workshop Fee: $150 per participant. Materials Fee: $0-$26 (see registration form for details) Fee: $150 per participant. Materials Fee: $0-$26 (registration form will have details) Sign up: www.ericabarajas.com/workshops or (925) 447-2787 agiancola@lvpac.org
Register online at www.ericabarajas.com/workshops

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