Levels: Some experience recommended
Offered: Saturday Afternoon, 07/13/19, 12:00pm-6:00pm, Including lunch break
Instructor: Hajra Meeks
For this Golden Age Masters study, students will be focusing on the ever popular Alphonse Mucha for this first Master class! This Golden Age, Art Nouveau icon combined realism with stylization that can be modified for the use of watercolor, gouache, or ink mediums very readily. Hajra’s workshops are rooted in technique as well as art history. This will be a fun and insightful workshop, not to be missed. A detailed syllabus is available linked to the “Materials List” below.
Hajra Meeks is an Author-Illustrator, fine artist, and lecturer who recently moved from the Bay Area to Santa Cruz. 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 (via Youtube, Patreon, and Skillshare) 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. You can learn more about her artwork and instruction at http://hajrameeks.com Students can email her at email@example.com for questions and input regarding their class projects.