Offered: 6 Monday evenings, starting 9/2/19, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Instructor: Hajra Meeks
Location: Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center
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*