Classes in Progress

Loosen Up & Have Fun with Acrylics (Studio 119 @ The Tannery) – Class is Full!

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Carrie Clayden

Offered: 6 Wednesday Afternoons, beginning February 13th, 2019 1.00pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $160 / $140 member price

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

Photo from one of Carrie’s Recent Classes

Loosen Up & Have Fun With Acrylics – Class is Full!

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Carrie Clayden

Offered: 6 Mondays, beginning February 11th, 2019 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $160/ $140 member price

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

     Photo from one of Carrie’s recent classes

Make Your Colors Sing! (Studio 119 at the Tannery Location)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Seana Mallen

Offered: 6 Tuesday afternoons starting 01/22/19 1 - 3.30pm

Fee: $160 / $140 member price

Develop your  creative voice through color and abstraction.
 Expand, intensify and enliven your use of color.

Abstract from nature with your own brushstrokes and marks and create your personal color ideas.Combining theory and practice,  for the first two weeks, we’ll explore hue, saturation, tone, and temperature through a series of experiments and small paintings in the water-based medium of your choice. (I will usually demo in acrylic or watercolor.)

After the first two weeks, you will work more independently on the  subjects of your choice, probably working from photographs. We will interpret these through color, tone, shape and space to step into abstraction with a focus on gorgeous color!

Special topics will include the colors of shadow, the colors of white, using complementary colors for bright impact and for mixing nuanced neutrals, choosing backgrounds, working wet-in-wet, glazing, and lots more.

I will provide basic materials on the first day,  but I would like you all to also bring the medium of your choice, probably Watercolor’s or acrylic, as well as your brushes and appropriate paper. A pad of  9″ x12″, 140lb watercolor or acrylic paper would be perfect.

Please note the new location for this class – Studio 119 at The Tannery.

           

Seana Mallen, MA has exhibited her work internationally in the US, England and Bahrain and has an MA in Drawing from Kingston University in the UK.  She has over 25 years experience teaching painting and drawing at university and adult education level and she loves to share her enthusiasm for painting.  To see more of Seana’s work, please visit her website at www.seanamallen.com.

 

 

Keeping A Nature Sketchbook

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Cynthia Armstrong

Offered: 6 Sunday Mornings beginning 01/20/2019 9.30am - 12.00pm

Fee: $160.00 / $140.00 members price

Sketching can be a pleasant and powerful tool for studying nature.  You don’t have to be an experienced scientist or an accomplished artist to be inspired to enjoy sketching and really ‘see’ the world around you.  Through regular recording of observations and your feelings and thoughts in response to them, you will come away with skills that open the door to endless possibilities to learn about the environment and it’s beauty.

 

         

Cynthia Armstrong holds a graduate degree from UC Santa Cruz in Science Illustration and a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford University.  She has been a freelance illustrator and artist for over 20 years, and a teacher for the past 15 years.   As a published illustrator, Cynthia has traveled and journaled extensively throughout her career. Clients include The New York Botanical Garden, The National Park Service, and The California Native Plant Society.

www.cynthiaarmstrongart.com

Creative Approaches to the Human Form – Sunday Afternoons

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Seana Mallen

Offered: 6 Sunday Afternoons beginning 01/20/19 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $160 / $140 member price

This 6 week course for artists of all levels who are interested in capturing the gesture, movement and spirit of the elusive and endlessly fascinating human form.
Working with life models, we will make expressive marks with a wide variety of materials, from sticks and sponges to traditional charcoal  and graphite. This course will help you to see and interpret the figure in new and exciting ways.
Seana received her MA in Drawing  in London and has been privileged to work with some of the most renowned teachers in England. She  shares their ideas and her own enthusiasm for life drawing  with humor and lots of one-to-one instruction.

Model Fee: $25 Model Fee to be collected by instructor at the beginning of class

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Pastel Studio – Class is Full!

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Joan Hellenthal

Offered: 6-Friday mornings - beginning 01/18/19 9.30am - 12.00pm

Fee: $160 / $140 member price

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