Golden Age Portrait Masters Study (Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center)

Learn how to capture the romantic realism and Film Noir style of a Coby Whitmore female portrait in this exciting Golden Age Masters Study! Painting techniques including how velvety Gouache can emulate the rich, opaque look of oils, layout deconstruction, color theory, and art history will all be covered in this info dense workshop. Gouache (opaque watercolor) or Watercolors accompanied by a tube of white gouache will both work for this study, so park your brushes here, and let the retro art adventures begin!

 

Detailed syllabus available via “Materials List” on SCAL’s website.

Hajra Meeks is an Author-Illustrator, fine artist, and Lecturer from the Bay Area. She has a BSc in Physics from the Univ. of San Francisco, an MSc in International History from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and a Picture Book Certificate from the MA program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She was a Lecturer in Art History, International History, and Calculus at UC Merced for 4 years, and has taught watercolor, gouache, and ink in-person and online for a decade. Her Youtube channel currently has 1.5 million views, her art has been in exhibitions in Union City, Mariposa, Vermont, Santa Clara, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and Merced (where it was viewed by First Lady Michelle Obama), and she had a successfully funded online Kickstarter campaign for an environmentalist picture book about the real wolf OR-7. She also collaborates on digital, interactive Data Visualization projects that combine art and information. Currently, she’s teaching at SCAL, SCMNH, and via Patreon. You can learn more about her artwork and instruction at http://hajrameeks.com 

 

*This class is being held at the Tannery Arts Center in Studio 119, NOT at the Art League*

The Art of Selling Art

 

SELLING ART, YOUR OWN OR OTHER ARTISTS’ IS EASY WHEN YOU KNOW HOW!

This is a comprehensive sales program oriented to the individual artist, art representative, or art gallery personnel.  Be prepared for a fun-filled day of lively lecture and in-class games.  You will learn how to sell art to individual clients, collectors, and corporations.  Robert Dvořák, a successful California artist, will demonstrate what works and what doesn’t work so that by the end of the workshop, you can begin selling–and prospering–immediately with confidence and self-assurance. A comprehensive handout is included in the price of the class. The book, Selling Art 101 will be available. 

Important:  Remember to bring one artwork, which is framed or mounted and available for sale.  Frequently sales take place in this class.

 

This workshop will cover:

prospecting for clients                      referrals

developing rapport                            planning sales meetings and phone calls

telephone techniques                        emotions–how to use them

what not to say or do                        closing secrets

what questions to ask                       what words to use

portfolios on phone or pad              artist’s statements

presentations                                     pricing the art

goal setting                                        art gallery selling

internet selling                                  showing work on internet sites

open studio selling                            planning a web site that works

 

About Robert Regis Dvorák  is the author of the new book, Selling Art 101.  He has been teaching The Art of Selling Art to artists, art representatives, and art gallery sales people for 35 years.  His paintings and prints and films are part of many individual, corporate, and institutional collections. His films are in the collections of The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Institute, The New York Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Institute, his paintings are in the collections of The Bank of America, Del Monte Corporation, and ICON of California and many private collections including the Vanderbuilts, the Boyds, the Kwei collection and many others.  Phone and Fax:  916.391.5051  Web site: www.youcreate.com.  email: robert@youcreate.com

 

“Aloha Robert, I love your book! If I had written a book like this I would be helping artists reach their highest level. It is simply the best art sales manual I have ever read. It is a bible for me now. I am a moderately successful artist in Kauai. I make over $150,000.00 a year. My sales were really down due to a bump in the road. The first day I perused your book I sold $1400, the second day $1200, and the third day $1440 at an outdoor show. Thank you so much.” Dawn Lundquist 

Return Of Indigo Shibori Workshop

Shibori is the Japanese word for a type of surface design used to create complex patterns on fabric by twisting, clamping, pleating, binding or stitching before dyeing. This is a two session workshop that will be split over two weekends. The price of $120.00 includes both days.

Session 1, Sunday 9/15/19 1:00-4:00pm: Students will learn four Shibori techniques and have time to begin them during class. The week between the two sessions is to allow more time to complete the fabric resists, as discussed in class, at home.

Session 2, Saturday 9/21/19  1:00pm-4:00pm: is an indigo dye day where everyone dyes their pieces. A set of four cotton napkins will be provided in addition to other sample size pieces of fabric for experimenting. Students may bring their own clean natural fiber t-shirts or yarn for dyeing on the Saturday Dye Day. Also, participants will receive a folder of written notes on all class instruction, internet resources, materials suppliers and a bibliography.

*Materials list available below by clicking the blue “Download Materials List”: at bottom of page*

 

Kris holds a BS in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Millwaukee and a MS in Science Education from Oregon State University. She has taught numerous textile workshops for the Santa Cruz Knitting Guild, Carmel Crafts Guild, Santa Cruz Natural History Museum and the Santa Cruz Textile Arts Guild as well as teaching at local middle schools for 25 years. Kris uses her natural dyed yarns in her hand-woven rugs and knitted garments.

Palette Knife Painting in Oil or Acrylic

In this workshop brushes are set aside, and palette knives are used to make a complete small, slightly abstracted landscape painting. Instructor will demonstrate and discuss paint application, color, value, perspective, palette organization, and so much more.  This is a casual and fun class and students often say their palette knife painting is their favorite painting.

 

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.

Painting With Texture

Learn how to get that highly textured surface using common and uncommon materials!  A highly textured surface evokes the elements of earth and appeals to our sense of touch.  Let’s explore new ways to create textured surfaces and interact with them with sepia washes, scumbling, sanding and more! This workshop is limited to 14 students.

 

 

Janet Trenchard has retired from teaching art in the public schools and now is a fulltime professional artist. She has been in juried exhibitions around the Bay Area and Carmel, and is a Santa Cruz Open Studios artist.

“I work in an abstract contemporary style and often work in large format for the physicality of it, and the sense of expansion. I enjoy the texture for the sense of touch, implied or real. My work is inspired by exploration and the interaction with materials. What’s coming through in my current work expresses the earth, geology, geography, and water.” -Janet Trenchard

 

 

 

Painting the Luminous Peace Rose

In this workshop we will learn the layering processes and colors used to create a beautiful luminous flower with depth and also an interesting background. We will be using the techniques of wet into wet as well as layering/glazing. There will be practice of hard and soft edges. Since this is a one day workshop, I will send students a variety of peace rose images to chose from and  ask that you have your drawing ready for class so we can get started immediately! We will be using a totally transparent color palette so please pay close attention to the materials list with regard to colors. Feel free to write to me with questions. I do suggest that you have some watercolor experience but it isn’t necessary to be advanced or even intermediate.  jonealgraves@gmail.com

*Please have your prepared drawing completed for class on 10/26/19 so we can start painting immediately the day of workshop*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Jo-Neal was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and has taught for more than 40 years. She attended what is now called Cal State University East Bay. Although retired from teaching high school in Santa Cruz, California, she is still teaching…adults. She studied fresco painting and restoration as well as oil painting and restoration in Florence, Italy as part of her preparation for teaching art. Teaching at the secondary level encouraged her to add to her repertoire a variety of media. She remains the eternal student! 

Sketching with Watercolor, Pen & Ink

Join us at the Castro Adobe in Watsonville for a day full of plein air painting and instruction. Since the adobe has been reserved for our September 28 class, the garden and grounds will be our classroom for the whole day. Watercolor and pen and ink are the perfect portable media through which any place or setting can become a springboard for a creative sketch. Bonni will demonstrate her facility with different approaches to sketching by melding water soluble ink with watercolor paint and producing dynamic results. Discover the power of the imperfect line and how a simple blush of color can convey so much! All levels are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch. Go to https://www.thatsmypark.org/parks-and-beaches/castro-adobe-state-historic-park/ for directions from your house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Achieving Exciting Visual Effects with Water Media (Studio 119 @ The Tannery)

This workshop is designed to help jump start your creativity. You will learn how to paint with more drama, distance, and visual excitement by combining water media such as, watercolor, acrylic and water soluble oil paint on the same surface. Also, by adding complementary under- painting you can create optic vibration. An added plus is that you can save money by creating watercolor paintings (and other water media) that won’t need matting, glazing or framing. All materials needed will be provided by the instructor for a small material fee of $10.00 due at the beginning of the first class. Please bring a sack lunch.

 

Linda Curtis has a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art. She is a Signature Member of the California Watercolor Association (CWA) and the Internal Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP). She also is an Open Studios artist. Her work is included in the book, Painting In Acrylics by Lorena Kloostervoer. Linda’s water media works have been accepted into numerous statewide, national and international exhibits. She’s been delightedly teaching watercolor on cruise ships sailing around the world and has done workshops and demonstrations for Bay Area arts associations. She is an enthusiastic instructor and painter. Please feel free to visit her website at: www.paintingsbylindacurtis.us. 

 

 

*This class is being held at the Tannery Arts Center in Studio 119, NOT at the Art League*

Golden Age Masters Study 1: Alphonse Mucha

For this Golden Age Masters study, students will be focusing on the ever popular Alphonse Mucha for this first Master class! This Golden Age, Art Nouveau icon combined realism with stylization that can be modified for the use of watercolor, gouache, or ink mediums very readily. Hajra’s workshops are rooted in technique as well as art history. This will be a fun and insightful workshop, not to be missed. A detailed syllabus is available linked to the “Materials List” below.

 

 

 

 

Hajra Meeks is an Author-Illustrator, fine artist, and lecturer  who recently moved from the Bay Area to Santa Cruz. She has a BSc in Physics from the Univ. of San Francisco, an MSc in International History from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and a Picture Book Certificate from the MA program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She was a Lecturer in Art History, International History, and Calculus at UC Merced for 4 years, and has taught watercolor, gouache, and ink in-person and online (via Youtube, Patreon, and Skillshare) for a decade. Her Youtube channel currently has 1.5 million views, her art has been in exhibitions in Union City, Mariposa, Vermont, Santa Clara, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and Merced (where it was viewed by First Lady Michelle Obama), and she had a successfully funded online Kickstarter campaign for an environmentalist picture book about the real wolf OR-7. She also collaborates on digital, interactive Data Visualization projects that combine art and information. You can learn more about her artwork and instruction at http://hajrameeks.com Students can email her at hajrameeks@gmail.com for questions and input regarding their class projects.