Golden Age Portrait Masters Study (Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center)

Levels: All

Offered: One Sunday afternoon, 11/3/19, 12:00pm-6:00pm, Including lunch break

Instructor: Hajra Meeks

Location: Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center

Learn how to capture the romantic realism and Film Noir style of a Coby Whitmore female portrait in this exciting Golden Age Masters Study! Painting techniques including how velvety Gouache can emulate the rich, opaque look of oils, layout deconstruction, color theory, and art history will all be covered in this info dense workshop. Gouache (opaque watercolor) or Watercolors accompanied by a tube of white gouache will both work for this study, so park your brushes here, and let the retro art adventures begin!


Detailed syllabus available via “Materials List” on SCAL’s website.

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 


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

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Additional Instructions: Please bring a bag lunch.

Fee: $99.00 one price for all Join Now

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