OVERVIEW: My Fine Art Workshops 2019

WONDROUS WAX: ENCAUSTIC INTENSIVE ( Beginners welcome!)
FEBRUARY 8-10, Fri-Sun 10 am-4 pm
Richmond Art Center,2540 Barrett Ave. Richmond, CA
Tuition:$ 275( Additional Materials Fee of $ 75 to instructor)
Pre-register: 510-620-6772 or http://www.therac.org

STUNNING  ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS & MIXED MEDIA
MARCH 1& 3, Fri & Sun 10 am-4 pm
Richmond Art Center,2540 Barrett Ave. Richmond, CA
Tuition:$ 200 (Additional materials fee of $50 to instructor)
Pre-register: 510-620-6772 or http://www.therac.org

ABSTRACTING THE FIGURE WITH ACRYLICS, COLLAGE & SOFT PASTELS
MARCH 30-31, Sat- Sun, 10 AM-4 PM
Marin MOCA, 500 Palm Drive,Novato, California 94949
Studio is at 781 Hamilton Parkway ( Behind Best Cafe)
Tuition: Members $ 225  N/M $ 250(
additional models fee of $40, paid to the instructor)
Pre-register: 415 506 0137 /info@marinmoca.org

MIXED MEDIA MASH UP!  Stunning Abstracts with Acrylics, Collage, Soft Pastels
APRIL  26-28 , Fri – Sun 10 am-4 pm
Jen Tough Gallery 942 Tyler St., Suite E,  Benicia CA 94510
Tuition: $ 425 ( Includes lunch daily)
Pre-register: Phone: 1-833-ART-LOVE  |  1-833-278-5683

WONDROUS WAX!: Abstract Intentions with Hot Wax ( Intermediate/ Advanced)
May 25-27, Sat-Mon  10 am-4 pm 
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road, Martinez, CA
Tuition: $ 450 ( plus $ 85 materials fee directly to the instructor)
Pre-register: http://www.studio55martinez.com/ Tel:925 937 6422 mira@mirawhitefineart.com Advance registration recommended

STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS, ACRYLICS & COLLAGE
JUNE 14-17, Fri-Mon- 9:30am-4:30 pm
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St. PO Box 765
Mendocino, CA 95460
Tuition: $350 ( Additional materials fee of $40  directly to instructor)
Pre-register: 1 800 653-3328 or http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org

ABSTRACTION WITH OIL, COLD WAX & COLLAGE
AUGUST 16-18, Fri-Sun 10am-4 pm
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road, Martinez, CA
Tuition: $ 350 ( plus $ 30 materials fee directly to the instructor)
Pre-register: http://www.studio55martinez.com/ Tel:925 937 6422 mira@mirawhitefineart.com Advance registration recommended

STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS & MIXED MEDIA
OCTOBER 3-5, Thurs-Sat. 9am-4 pm
Dakota Pastels Art Center,
17873 State Route 536 Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Tuition: TBA
Pre-register: http://www.dakotapastels.com
info@dakotapastels.com / 
888.345.0067 (ext 5)

To register for my private workshops: 925 947-5773 / mira@mirawhitefineart.com
REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY FOR MY PRIVATE WORKSHOPS: Cancellation will yield a refund only if cancellation occurs no later than 2 weeks before said workshop.

 

WONDROUS WAX! Encaustic Intensive

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 3 Day Intensive Encaustic Workshop
FEBRUARY 8-10, 2019

 

This vibrant workshop combines multiple media techniques with melted beeswax
on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing unity of design, texture and color. We work with a combination of both dry and wet media, including soft pastels , watercolor, oil paint/ sticks/ pastels., charcoal, graphite and collage. No acrylic media. All Imagery applicable. Use mediums of choice. Appropriate for continuing painters and collagists.Beginners in Encaustics are welcome!. Instructor supplies the wax medium, wax paint, heating tools( griddles, heat guns, torches) practice surfaces and 1 panel  per student.

Feb 8-10, 2019
Tuition: $ 250 ( plus additional materials fee of $ 75 directly to the instructor
Fri-Sun  10 am-4 pm                                    Pre-register: http://www.therac.org/ 510-620-6772
Tuition: $ 250 ( additional materials fee of $ 85 directly to the instructor)
Richmond Art Center

2540 Barrett Ave.
Richmond, CA

 MATERIALS LIST

Due to the nature of this workshop, the Instructor is supplying many of the materials and requires a materials fee of $75  to  help defray the costs. Please pay at the workshop. CASH is preferred payment.  

 INSTRUCTOR  BRINGS :

 1 Cradled, primed Birch Panels 8’x8”  for each student
 3 8 ply museum mat board , small pieces for mounting  8”x8” for practice pieces
Paint Brushes
Encaustic Medium ( wax with damar resin)
Encaustic Paint ( the rainbow spectrum plus white)
Heat Guns, torches, heating surfaces ( electric griddles, fry pans)
Graphite Powder, Charcoal powder
Some scraping tools
Some Collage tools
Some Oil Pastels , soft pastels & Drawing Media, watercolor in spray bottles
Tubs for pouring Wax

MATERIALS YOU BRING :  

  1. You will need 300 lb w/c paper or 4 or 8 ply museum board – 1 full sheet cut up in 8 “ squares for exercises
  2. Your collection of watercolor, drawing, oil  and collage materials including:
    Watercolor crayons, charcoal, oil pastels, water based graphite pencils, colored pencils, Oil paint sticks, graphite pencils. Wax loves Oil. No acrylic paint
  3. 3  Additonal Surfaces to work on:  Must be Absorbent and Inflexible
    2 Wood *or prepared Encaustic panels—8”x8” up to 14”
    * 1/2″  birch or finished plywood is great

ADDITIONAL:

           3 Bristle utility brushes ,  variety of sizes ½”, 1”, 2” – cheap are fine.
           Scissors, Tweezers,
           Collage materials: Papers, Threads, Xerox images, photos
          Masking Tape for stenciling—1/2 “ , 1”
          Rags/ Wear crummy clothes, bring an oven mitt
          The following mediums are entirely optional but extremely useful

               Oil Paint Sticks ( Sennelier or R&F are best)
               Oil Pastels
               Woody Stabilo pencils
Soft Pastels  – both stick and/or Pan pastels                                        

 

 

 

STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS & Mixed Media

MARCH 1 & 3

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We are going to have a great time working with soft pastels in a variety of experimental ways: under-paintings with acrylics, watercolors or pastel diluted with rubbing alcohol.( No petroleum-based solvents in this workshop.)  We will be layering both dry and wet processes.  Lots of exuberant mark making on several surfaces!  Open to continuing artists of all levels and media and adventurous beginners who want to explore the versatility of this vibrant medium!

March 1 & 3, Friday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave. , Richmond, CA

Tuition: $ 200 ( Additional materials fee  of $ 50  cash to instructor)
 Pre-register: http://www.therac.org   /510 620-6772

 

MATERIALS LIST: 

INSTRUCTOR WILL BRING SPECIAL SCHMINKE  SOFT PASTELS FOR YOUR USE, SOME PAPERS.

  YOU BRING:

Soft Pastels: ( No Oil Pastels)

 1 set Nupastels ( by Prismacolor)
 1 set Rembrandts  ( can be set of ½ sticks)
 OPTIONAL :Schmincke, Sennelier, or Great American ArtWorks  ( if you are able)

  Papers: Surfaces

2 sheets  full size Gesso Primed 140 lb or 300 lb watercolor paper ( both sides)
1 Sheetsof Colorfix by Art Spectrum Pastel paper 20”x28” or Premier or U Art ( Sanded Pastel Papers or Pastel Mat (From Dakota Pastels) ( OPTIONAL)
10 sheets of hardware grade 320 grit wet/dry sand paper ( It is black) ( for warm up exercises)

Paints: Your collection of acrylic paints / colored inks

 Brushes: An assortment of inexpensive hog bristle brushes that can withstand sanded pastel papers,

Additional materials:

 1 pint Liquitex Clear Gesso ( has pumice, for priming – only this brand)
  2 “ or wider Masking tape, Bull dog clips , Blending stumps/Q tips
 1 Pre-Val Paint Sprayer for fixative AT Any paint store or Home Depot
  Pint 70% Rubbing Alcohol

Homemade non-toxic fixative :mix at home and bring with you): Formula: Mix 1/2 cup 70% rubbing alcohol with 1/2 cup fresh non- fat milk ( fat free)( no need to refrigerate)

Surgical/protective gloves/ protective hand creme
Utility knife
Drawing board to fit size of paper
Portable easel (optional,) –
Glassine paper for protecting work. and portfolio ( can be homemade & cardboard) for storing work

Mail Order Suppliers:  Dakota Pastels http://www.dakotapastels.com

ABSTRACTING THE FIGURE WITH ACRYLICS, COLLAGE & SOFT PASTEL

MARCH 30-31

 

      Join me for an exhilarating adventure in contemporary figure painting with soft pastels and mixed  media. During this workshop you will initially work from a model. Focusing first on observation, then using your drawings as starting points, work toward interpretive abstraction using multiple processes. Recommended for continuing artists and very adventurous beginners who have some experience in figure drawing/painting.

     

 Sat- Sun 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Marin MOCA,  500 Palm Drive
(Studio is at :781 Hamilton Parkway, behind Beso Cafe)

  Fee: Members $225;  Non-members $250 (plus model fee of $40, paid to instructor)  Register online at www.marinmoca.org  Visa and MasterCard welcome.
Registration forms are also available in the MarinMOCA lobby, 500 Palm Drive, or in theclassroom building, 781 Hamilton Parkway.

More info:  MarinMOCA office at 415.506.0137, Wednesday – Friday, 11am to 4pm or Saturday – Sunday 11am to 5pm.

Materials list: TBA

MIXED MEDIA MASH UP:Stunning Abstracts with Acrylics, Collage, Soft Pastels

APRIL 26-28

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This workshop offers new possibilities for artists who want to enrich their work by incorporating multiple media.  It focuses on the amazing possibilities available in combining soft pastels, acrylics and collage. It is also about creating work that strikes a deeper meaning for you.  We will be building layers, adding, subtracting, scraping, using both homemade and commercial stencils, using soft pastels as both a drawing and painting medium, alternating with acrylics.

Our collage materials will be culled from painting exercises the first day, structured initially as a base layer or underpainting. Acrylics, soft pastels, water soluble graphite sticks, water soluble oil pastels will all contribute to this mixed media mash up!  I hope you will join me!

Who should take this workshop:

You are fascinated with Abstraction as a way to bring more personal meaning, excitement and  drama into your work.

You want to learn more about the soft pastel medium and how to incorporate it into your paintings.

You are obsessed with color, texture, and design and want to incorporate these elements more fully into your work:

You are fascinated with layering processes and the possibilities of layering and excavating- it is kind of an archeological dig.

You want to learn how to combine acrylics with pastels in a way that enhances rather than muddies.

 You want to experiment with  mark making, doodling and develop a  more personal   calligraphy and visual vocabulary.

MATERIALS LIST:  TBA

 

 

 

 

Wondrous Wax #4: Abstract Intentions

MAY 27-29, 2019

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 This exciting  workshop is for continuing artists familiar with basic encaustic processes.  We encourage working with large formats .and incorporating both oil and oil pigments into the process.Continued work with multiple media on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing unity of design, texture and color. Daily warm up exercises and continual individual instruction. All Imagery applicable. Instructor supplies the wax medium, wax paint, heating tools( griddles, heat guns, torches) practice surfaces and 2 panels per student.

MATERIALS LIST:

INSTRUCTOR  BRINGS :

 2 Cradled, primed Birch Panels 12″X12″ for each student
 3 8 ply museum mat board , small pieces for mounting  8”x8” for practice pieces
Paint Brushes
Encaustic Medium ( wax with damar resin)
Encaustic Paint ( the rainbow spectrum plus white)
Heat Guns, torches, heating surfaces ( electric griddles, fry pans)
Graphite Powder, Charcoal powder
Some scraping tools
Some Collage tools
Some Oil Pastels , soft pastels & Drawing Media, watercolor in spray bottles
Some Oil Paint
Tubs for pouring Wax

MATERIALS YOU BRING :  

  1. You will need at least 4   3/8″ or 1/2″ plywood pieces – `10 or 12″ for warm up studies.  
  2. 3 sheets of Arches Oil Paper- in 22″x30″ sheets- Cut up – info later
  3. Your collection of watercolor, drawing, oil  and collage materials including:
    Watercolor crayons, charcoal, oil pastels, water based graphite pencils, colored pencils, Oil paint sticks, graphite pencils.  Oil Paint: Wax loves Oil. No acrylic paint
  4. 3  Additonal Surfaces to work on:  Must be Absorbent and Inflexible
    2 Wood *or prepared Encaustic panels—12″ up  larger is fine- up to 24″
    * 1/2″  birch or finished plywood is great

ADDITIONAL:

           3 Bristle utility brushes ,  variety of sizes ½”, 1”, 2” – cheap are fine.
           Scissors, Tweezers,
           Collage materials: Papers, Threads, Xerox images, photos
          Masking Tape for stenciling—1/2 “ , 1”
          Rags/ Wear crummy clothes, bring an oven mitt
          The following mediums are entirely optional but extremely useful

               Oil Paint Sticks ( Sennelier or R&F are best)
               Oil Pastels
               Woody Stabilo pencils
Soft Pastels  – both stick and/or Pan pastels                                        

 

THE ABSTRACT BEAUTY OF BLACK

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   3 DAY MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP

NOVEMBER 3-5, 2018

This mixed media workshop focuses on the inherent beauty of black as a color. It will incorporate both drawing and painting processes and honors the rich and varied tonal and textural effects one can achieve with a restrained palette of blacks, greys and white. We will work a variety of media which will include black and white gesso, ink, , graphite, water based graphite and graphite powder. Marker pens will be included in the mix as will both pencils and soft pastels. This exciting, innovative workshop is for continuing artists of all mediums.

Sat-Mon 9:30 am-4:30 pm                         Tuition: MAC Members: $310
45200 Little Lake St.                                  Pre-register: 800-653-3328 or
Mendocino, CA 95460                                 http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org

MATERIAlS LIST
DRY MEDIA:

Derwent Graphtone Water based Graphite set 2b, 4b,6b,8b
Lyra Water based Graphite crayon ( Blick online
Art Graf Water Based Graphite Discs- set of 6 ( Amazon)
Rembrandt black, white, grey soft pastel sticks, 1 each
Powdered Charcoal & Graphite powder( Weber OR Generals  brand)

LIQUID MEDIA:
Gel medium ( pint size), and/or Polymer Medium
White and Black Acrylic Gesso 1 quart each
Black Sumi Ink ( Yasutomo preferred) 1 pint

PAPERS/ SURFACES TO WORK ON: Select your choice.

Rag Drawing paper- 2 large sheets (Lennox 100 , Coventry rag)
Large drawing paper- a roll- available on Amazon- 5 yds for $ 25- Bee brand
1 Cradled wood panel and/or , gessoed cardboard
2 -3 sheets Arches hot press 140lb. or 300 lb watercolor paper—
A support board for your work
(It would be a good idea to bring a surplus of papers, especially if you work rapidly)
Collage is a possibility

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES:
quart or larger plastic  bucket for wild and wet work
3 Cosmetic spray bottles ( .99 @ Bed, Bath & Beyond) or on Amazon – travel size misters
Variety of purchased or personally designed stencils ( optional)
Mark making tools:The following are your choice:
Feathers,
Different Brushes
Color Shapers
Sponges
Rags
2 large quart size or larger water buckets
Scissors
Questions: mira@mirawhitefineart.com

 

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