Classes in Progress

Beginning Watercolor (4 week class)

Levels: Beginning

Instructor: Linda Lord

Offered: 4 Fridays, beginning: 10/05/18 1.00pm - 3.30pm

Fee: $120 / $105 members

This class is aimed at familiarity of  Materials, as well as why to chose them.  In the 6 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.

Watercolor-Linda Lord-Thursdays (4 week class)

Levels: All

Instructor: Linda Lord

Offered: 4 Thurs., beginning: 10/04/18 1pm-3:30pm

Fee: $120 / $105 with member discount

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.

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.

Keeping A Nature Sketchbook

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Cynthia Armstrong

Offered: 6 Tuesday Mornings beginning 10/02/18, no class 10/23/18 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

Plein Air Painting (Oil or Acrylics)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Mac McWilliams

Offered: 6 Sunday Afternoons beginning 09/30/18, no class 10/07 & 10/21 1pm - 4pm

Fee: $160/ $140 member price

From the mountains to the sea, from slough to farm, join us painting on location throughout the Central Coast.  In this six-week series class you will learn the basics of using oils/acrylics with regard to, medium, brushwork as well as composition, color and value.  A location list will be provided closer to the class start.

               

Mac returns to the Santa Cruz Art League with over 30 years of teaching experience in a variety of mediums.  In addition to teaching at UCSC , he has also taught Plein Air, Figure/Life Drawing & Portraiture classes in Carmel and Pacific Grove and is part of the Art Faculty at Notre Dame High School in Salinas.  His artwork has been displayed at many galleries and he has been an Open Studios artist for the past 16 years.  Welcome back Mac!  

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The Illustrated Journal – Sundays!

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Cynthia Armstrong

Offered: Six Sunday Mornings beginning 09/30/18, no class 10/21 9.30am - 12.00pm

Fee: $160.00 / $140.00 members price

Journaling helps us to slow down to really see and appreciate the world around us. This course is designed for those who wish to learn the joy of being artfully present in the moment and wish to record their experiences in the form of an illustrated journal. The basic elements of watercolor, color pencil, pen and ink wash will be covered as well as the fundamentals of page layout and design to create a pleasing page. Drawing theory from Frederick Franck’s “Zen of Seeing,” and Betty Edward’s “Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain,” will be presented to encourage us to tame the inner critic, free up creativity, and enjoy both the process and the product as we journal our experiences. 6 consecutive Sundays will give us time to explore techniques and build on what we learn. Some classes will be held outdoors, weather permitting, locations to be announced.

        

 

 

 

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. Cynthia, as a published illustrator, has traveled and journaled extensively throughout her career. www.cynthiaarmstrongart.com