Painted Holiday Ornaments & Cards!

Levels: All Levels

Offered: One Saturday afternoon, 11/30/19, 12pm-6pm

Instructor: Hajra Meeks

Location: Santa Cruz Art League

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Location: Studio 119 @ Tannery Arts Center

Whether it’s for a holiday, special occasion, or just to proudly showcase your work, painting and decoupaging onto wood or metal surfaces is a fabulous way to add your (watercolor, gouache, or ink) art to diverse objects like ornaments, jewelry, tins, or purses. In this workshop, students will paint, mount, and finish an ornament on a 6” wood blank, and also do a secondary project for a matching card—choose from 2 festive floral subject options, appropriate for any holiday! So, get in on this unique art form, park your brushes here, and let the epic art adventures begin! (Instructor will provide project materials–paints, paper, wood blanks, ribbons, cards, glue, varnish, etc.–students will be charged an $8 cash materials fee at the start of class. Students need only bring pencils, erasers, a 0.5 mm waterproof black/brown marker for linework, and a few small paintbrushes suitable for water-media!)

Detailed syllabus available via blue “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 



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

Materials Fee: $8.00 to be collected at the beginning of class.

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