Pastel Studio

The perfect way to start the weekend….loosen up and have fun with pastels!  Using expressive marks and color we will paint vibrant landscapes and still life. The essentials of pastel painting will be covered including approaches and methods of application, pastels from hard to soft, surface possibilities, color theory and underpainting. Demos, problem solving, and lots of individual instruction are included. This class is appropriate for both beginners in pastel and those who are experienced with the medium. Just bring whatever pastels you may have and explore the possibilities of this versatile medium!

Instructor Joan Hellenthal, BA Fine Art Brown University, MA Fine Art SJSU; CA credentialed art instructor, painter and mixed media artist who exhibits in many private and corporate collections inc. MAH, UCSC and Open Studios. joanhellenthal.com

Urban Sketching; Explore and Enjoy where you are through journaling! (Sunday afternoons)

Explore the world, Experiment with new tools and techniques, & Enjoy life!

Urban sketching is a wonderful way to connect with the world around you. While making drawings on location, this workshop will cover a range of different techniques including watercolor, other water-media, collage, pen, ink, and the good old pencil! During the course we will discuss the unique methods and techniques that can help to develop artistic abilities and super-charge your creativity!

The workshop will begin with in-class demonstrations and discussions at the Art League, and followed by field trips to nearby locations.

Increasing our knowledge and extending our ability is an ongoing and continuous process to which everyone is invited! Please join our quest for improvement and ways to make different or better drawings. This workshop is limited to 15 students so sign up today!

Instructor Brian Bowes has an MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford, a BFA in Illustration from the California College of Arts and Crafts, and an AA in Graphic Design from the Santa Rosa Junior College. He has taught at the Disney Family Museum, Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, among others. Brian is proud of the work he does as the Youth Education Director for SCMAC in bringing Art After School Classes to the children of the San Lorenzo Valley. Brian teaches private lessons, and is a working illustrator. www.BrianBowesIllustration.com

Beginning Watercolor-Fridays

This class is aimed at familiarity of  Materials, as well as why to chose them.  In the 5 weeks, we  will endeavor to produce 6 pieces of frameable art.  Each session will comprise of an instructor demo on which a painting will be based.

Instructor Linda Lord is a self-trained artist and illustrator with over 16 years teaching experience in her studio and via the SC Watercolor Society; an Open Studio artist whose exhibits include Cozumel, Mexico. Linda also publishes with a decorative art publisher.

Wonderful Basic Drawing Techniques-You can do this!

This class will be an introduction to successful drawing techniques, strategies and exercise to allow you to gain confidence in drawing and enhance your creativity.

Instructor Kathryn Harper: BFA ’78 CCAC with distinction California State Teaching Credential- Drawing, Painting and Design Teacher 9-12th grader, 37 years at Santa Cruz High School Education Awards: Art Teacher of the year, Santa Cruz County Cultural Educator of the year for “Innovation” Santa Cruz Eddy Awards, NASA Youth Flight Ambassador

Acrylic Mixed Media-Summer Camp for grown ups

(4 classes) Acrylics and beyond! A fun and joyful approach to colour and expression through a variety of waterbased media and collage. Mixing it up with acrylic, watercolour, collage, watersoluble pencils and “inktense” sticks, we’ll step into abstraction through a series of paintings inspired by, (but not slavishly copying) YOUR subject matter, photos, drawings or other reference material. Loosen up. It’s summertime, let’s play!

Instructor Seana Mallen is a mixed media artist who loves to share her enthusiasm for colour and creativity. New to Santa Cruz, she has taught in England and the Middle East for over 30 years and exhibits her work internationally.

Loose and Painterly Landscapes

Barbara will demonstrate the process of landscape painting from photographs (mostly local scenes). Students can paint along with the demo or do their own thing with their own photographs. Topics covered: preparing canvas to paint, two difference approaches to painting, abstracting the landscape, color, perspective, brush control, value, edge quality, and much more. Bring your own photos, and lots of questions to ask.

Instructor Barbara Bailey-Porter holds a Masters of Fine Art, has been an Open Studio artist and has maintained a professional painting studio for well over 20 years. She has taught at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, through Cabrillo and DeAnza Colleges, and in the elementary schools in the past. She works in her studio as well as en plein air. Barbara’s work is in various private and corporate collections in the US and abroad.

Loosen Up and Have Fun with Acrylics – Session 1

Painting from the heart and loosening up are fundamentals of this class. We work fast and loose, layering our canvas with color, blocking in shapes, and adding definition to create a beautiful masterpieces. I want to introduce you to the fun of paint, we will use spray bottles and drip, splat, brush,even use our hands to create magic. We work on several canvases at a time, producing much work. The more you make, the better the results. Themes change every session. Many students repeat the class as it gives them a valuable critique of their work, and time and space to commit to a regular art practice.

Members  Instructor: Carrie Clayden is a professional artist and teacher. Carrie graduated from UCSC in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Fine Art in 1995. Her studio is at 17th Avenue and her work can be found on her website www.carrieclayden.com

   Loosen Up & Have Fun Class!

Watercolor-Linda Lord-Thursdays (Aug-Sept)

This class is geared to facilitate those who have never painted and those who have advanced their skills. Most class sessions will include a demo and then time to work on the elements of the demo. Information on materials, including colors and “gimmicks”,and tools is given throughout the six-week period. The goal of this class is to encourage the joy of painting, while improving skills and knowledge. This is a “fun” class, so bring a sense of humor and whatever materials you have and enjoy.

 

**NO CLASS 8/1/19**

 

Instructor Linda Lord is a self-trained artist and illustrator with over 16 years teaching experience in her studio and via the SC Watercolor Society; an Open Studio artist whose exhibits include Cozumel, Mexico. Linda also publishes with a decorative art publisher.

Traditional Figure Drawing (Oct-Dec)

Drawing can be described as an inquiring investigation into visible appearance, and the learned discipline should never exclude the potential for free and spontaneous input. Intuition, feelings and impulse are essential elements to the personal development of drawing skills. This class offers an opportunity to really look at the form, structure, spaces and surfaces of the nude figure and seek a unique and individual expression of making what we see visible. Increasing our knowledge and extending our ability is an ongoing and continuous process to which everyone is invited! Please join our quest for improvement and ways to make different or better drawings. This class is limited to 14 students per class so sign up today!

**NO CLASS 11/27/19**

Instructor Susie Wilson has a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design (UK), a degree in Illustration and an HNDBTEC degree in Education, also in the UK. She taught Life Drawing at the Norfolk Institute and was a college lecturer in the subject at the Norwich School of Art. Since arriving in America she has taught private and group classes for approximately 20 years, and has participated in Open Studios.

Introduction to Figure Drawing (Oct-Dec)

This is a small group to begin a study of the human form from a live model. Immerse yourself in an intimate and comprehensive introduction to the art of REALLY seeing. This class is limited to 14 students per class so sign up today!

**NO CLASS 11/27/19**

Instructor Susie Wilson has a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design (UK), a degree in Illustration and an HNDBTEC degree in Education, also in the UK. . She taught Life Drawing at the Norfolk Institute and was a college lecturer in the subject at the Norwich School of Art. Since arriving in America she has taught private and group classes for approximately 20 years, and has participated in Open Studios.