Classes in Progress

Pastel Studio 3 Week Series (Sept)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Joan Hellenthal

Offered: 3-Friday mornings - beginning 09/13/19 9.30am - 12.00pm

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

Fee: $112.69/$99.00 for members

The perfect way to start the weekend….loosen up and have fun with pastels!  This will be a shorter series of 3 weeks. 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

Female Golden Age Masters Studies (Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center)

Levels: All

Instructor: Hajra Meeks

Offered: 6 Monday evenings, starting 9/2/19 5:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center

Fee: $170.75/$150.00 for members

Satisfy your vintage taste buds in a tasty concoction of painting techniques, layout tips, color theory, and art history: Recreate the whimsical aesthetic of the Golden Age in luminous watercolor and gouache, and regal ink lines. This series features separate masters study projects by four fabulous female illustrators—Kate Greenaway, Beatrix Potter, C. M. Barker, and Jessie Wilcox Smith! Feel free to wear your snoods and fascinators, park your brushes here, and let the retro art adventures begin!

Detailed syllabus available by clicking the blue “Download Materials List” link below.

 

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*

Traditional Figure Drawing (Aug-Oct) – Class is Full!

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Susie Wilson

Offered: 6 Wednesdays, starting 8/28/19 1:00pm-3:30pm

Fee: $160.00 / $140.00 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 at 1st class to the teacher

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Introduction to Figure Drawing (Aug-Oct) – Class is Full!

Levels: Beginner

Instructor: Susie Wilson

Offered: 6 Wednesdays, starting 8/28/19 10:00am-12:30pm

Fee: $160.00 / $140.00 members price

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!

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 (Aug-Sept)

Levels: All Levels

Instructor: Carrie Clayden

Offered: 6 Monday afternoons, starting 8/19/19 1:00pm-3:30pm

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 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.

 

**This is Carrie’s last series series until after she returns from her trip!**

 

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