Classes in Progress

Pastel Studio (Jan-Feb) – Class is Full!

Levels: All Levels Welcome

Instructor: Joan Hellenthal

Offered: 6 Fridays, Beginning 1/17/2020 9:30am-12:00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 members

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 under painting. 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

Getting into Gouache – Class is Full!

Levels: All

Instructor: Cynthia Armstrong

Offered: 6 Thurs, beginning: 01/16/2020 9:30am-12pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 members

Gouache is an under appreciated watercolor medium that has amazing versatility and can transcend the boundaries of many other mediums. It can wash like watercolor, blend like an opaque oil, and dry brush like acrylic. In this series class, each week Cynthia will provide an in depth look into the nature and versatility of gouache.

Offering a variety of techniques that capitalize on gouache strengths, while mitigating challenges, students will come away with a deepened understanding of gouache handling capabilities. Instruction, demos, and exercises will explore it’s many strengths, from reintroducing lights (highlights) and delicious velvety matte finish, to intensely rich pigments and luscious handling.

 

 

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 artists 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

Loosen Up & Have Fun with Acrylics! (Jan-Feb) @ Studio119

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Carrie Clayden

Offered: 6 Wednesdays, starting 1/8/2020 1:00pm-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 members

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 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. I teach negative shape painting, complimentary color, value, composition, dry brush, and much more. Themes change every session. I intend on implementing much of my recent France residency in the New Year. 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. Most important, I teach that ANYONE can paint, and when we have FUN, we paint our best work.

 

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.  www.carrieclayden.com

 

 

 

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

Traditional Figure Drawing (Jan-Feb) – Class is Full!

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Susie Wilson

Offered: 6 Wednesdays, starting 1/8/20 1:00pm-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 members price

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!

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.

Model Fee: $45-Model fee to teacher at first class

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Loosen Up & Have Fun with Acrylics (Jan-Feb) – Class is Full!

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Carrie Clayden

Offered: 6 Monday afternoons, starting 1/6/2020 1:00pm-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 members

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 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. I teach negative shape painting, complimentary color, value, composition, dry brush, and much more. Themes change every session. I intend on implementing much of my recent France residency in the New Year. 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. Most important, I teach that ANYONE can paint, and when we have FUN, we paint our best work.

 

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.  www.carrieclayden.com

 

 

Beginning Watercolors-Fridays (Jan-Feb)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Linda Lord

Offered: 6 Fridays beginning: 01/03/20 1:00pm-3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 for 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 frame-able 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.

Watercolors-Thurs (Jan-Feb)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Linda Lord

Offered: 6 Thurs, beginning: 1/2/20 1pm -3:30pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 members

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.