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ONLINE: WONDROUS WATERCOLOR #2–class
July 29- Sept.2, 2020,
Wednesdays 10 am-12 noon on Zoom
Pre-register: mira@mirawhitefineart.com
Tuition: $300 payable through PayPal ( go to workshop promo for payment on Paypal
Limited enrollment to 10 participants

 

ONLINE: MIX THOSE MEDIA- class
August 3- Sept.7, 2020
Mondays 1-3 pm on Zoom
Pre-register: mira@mirawhitefineart.com
Tuition: $300 ( payable through PayPal( go to workshop promo for payment on PayPal)
Limited enrollment to 10 participants

 

ONLINE ABSTRACTION IN LAYERS: A MIXED MEDIA MASH-UP: Oil & Water based media
AUGUST 11,13, 18, 20, 2 Tuesdays 1-3 2 Thursdays 1-3 pm meet on Zoom
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St. PO Box 765
Mendocino, CA 95460
 Tuition:$ 250
Pre-register: 707 937-5818 or http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org

 ABSTRACTING THE FIGURE WITH MIXED MEDIA
September 12-13, 2020, Sat-Sun 10 am-4 pm
Marin MOCA,781 Hamilton Parkway
Novato, CA
Enrollment limited to 8 participants
Tuition $ 275 ( plus additional materials fee of $ 25 to the instructor)
Pre-register: http:www.www.marinmoca.org

ABSTRACT INTENTIONS WITH OIL, COLD WAX AND PIGMENT STICKS
October 2-4, Fri-Sun 10 am-4 pm
Studio 55,
55 Howe Road, Martinez 94553
Tuition$ 350 ( additional materials fee of $30 to the instructor)
 Pre-register: http://www.studio55martinez.com
925 937-6422. pay through PayPal on their site (enrollment limited to 8 participants)
STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS & MIXED MEDIA
Oct.31-Nov.1 Sat-Sun 10am-4 pm
Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Healdsburg Community Center
1557 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg CA 95448
Tuition $275 (Additional materials fee to instructor $25)
Pre-register: 707 344-2248 kelly@everywhere.com

ONLINE-EXPRESSIONS IN  COLD WAX, OIL & PIGMENT STICKS!
NOVEMBER 7-8, Sat- Sun 10am-12, 1-3 pm
Tuition: $300   Enrollment limited to 10 participants
Meet on Zoom, work from home studios
Pre-register: mira@mirawhitefineart.com

 

 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.

 

 

 

 

ONLINE. :MIX THOSE MEDIA!#2

                             AUGUST 3-SEPTEMBER 7, 2020

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This vibrant online class explores abstraction with multiple layers and multiple media techniques.  Oil, cold wax, pigment sticks and collage converse on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing unity of design, texture and color.  We  work with a combination of both dry & wet media, including soft pastels, watercolor, oil paint, pigment sticks, charcoal, graphite and collage.  Acrylic media can serve as a base underpainting.  All imagery applicable.  Appropriate for continuing painters, who work toward developing a strong personal vocabulary.

    We will meet weekly on Zoom, Mondays 1-3 pm for discussion,live demos, and presentation of work. It is my hope that participants can set themselves up in their home studios and work along with me. Increased dialogue occurs through weekly lessons, demos and , our private Facebook group. This class will be limited to 10 participants.  Materials list will be supplied upon registration.

 

Mix Those Media!

$300.00

 

 

Questions: mira@mirawhitefineart.com

 

ONLINE: WONDROUS WATERCOLOR#2

                                     JULY 29- SEPTEMBER 2, 2020

 

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               A 6 week course outline for Online Learning

     

I offer a unique perspective as regards traditional approaches to  watercolor.  I use the watercolor medium to enable  and encourage personal, intuitive journeys, to enable access to internal sources, to work from the heart.  Painting is my prayer and  I want to inspire you to find your own unique vision.

World events have necessitated approaching teaching in experimental and innovative ways.  Our class will continue to meet  for 6 weekly meetings on Zoom. It is my hope that participants will set themselves up in their home studios and work along with me while I demonstrate.  Lessons will be sent through e mail, further interaction and presentations through our private Facebook group and some live videos. Our time on Zoom will consist of discussion, Q&A, presentation of work done during the week, and demos by me.

Who should take this class?
.You are fascinated with abstraction as a way to bring more personal meaning, excitement and drama into your work. You want to find a way to combine representation with abstraction.
You want to learn more about this luminous medium and the layering process.

You are frustrated with traditional representational watercolor approaches but love    the watercolor and want to explore more about color, design & the power of water      itself.

You want to work more physically with this medium, permit innovative processes to influence your current work. Experiment more with non-traditional tools: rags, scrapers, rollers

Experiment and incorporate mark making, and personal form of calligraphy into your visual vocabulary

Tuition: $300 , payable through Paypal. 

Wondrous Watercolor Online class

A 6 week class using the watercolor medium

$300.00

Abstract Intentions with Oil, Cold Wax & Pigment Sticks

                         OCTOBER  2-4, 2020

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Join me for a delicious 3 day workshop focussing entirely on abstraction with a combination of oil media and pigment sticks.  Mornings will begin with demonstrations, informal discussion of media and methods, proceed with color exercises focussing on opacity , transparency and compositional force.  Adventurous mark making will be a part of this workshop.  For continuing painters. Masks and gloves and social distancing an important component of this workshop. enrollment limited to 8.

OCT. 2-4                                           Tuition:$ 350 ($30 additional materials fee to  mira
Fri-Sun. 10 am-4 pm                     Pre-register: http://www.studio55martinez.com
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road             925 937-6422. pay through PayPal on their site
Martinez, Ca 94553

MATERIALS LIST:

YOU BRING:

Cold wax:  Gamblin preferred
Your collection of oil  paints
Gamblin Galkyd Gel ( in a tube)
Oil Pigment Sticks: R & F preferred(   Paul De Marrais also)Sennelier , Shiva, Winsor Newton are acceptable but not nearly as malleable)
Citra- Solv ( in lieu of Turpentine)
Additional mark making tools :
Woody pencils, Soft Pastels, Waterbased Graphite tablets( Made by Art Graf- Amazon)

SURFACES:

Arches Oil Paper-  At least 3 sheets 22″x30″
Purchase also a pad of 9″x12″ for short term studies.
Comes in a variety of sizes- For exercises and developed paintings. Highly   recommended and capable of being mounted on panels upon finishing.
D’Arch Cold pressed watercolor paper gessoed is fine
1  cradled panel minimum 16″x20″

ADDITIONAL TOOLS:
Brushes of all sizes- can be disposable
Scrapers, Spatulas, Color Shapers
Nitrile Gloves
Abundant supply of rags

 

 

ABSTRACTING THE FIGURE WITH MIXED MEDIA

                                 SEPTEMBER  12-13, 2020

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Join me for an exhilarating adventure in contemporary figure painting with 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.  Masks and gloves and social distancing a mandatory part of this workshop, which will be This workshop will be limited to 8  participants.

September 12-13 Marin MOCA
781  Hamilton Parkway, Novato, CA 94949
Sat-Sun 10-4
Tuition $ 275 ( plus $25 models fee to instructor)
Register: http://www.marinmoca.org/ 415-506-0137    

MATERIALS LIST:

Please bring cash for the models fee.

This workshop involves creating artworks from a variety of materials. Artists acquire a great many supplies in their experiments with form and color. You will already have many of these materials.

Please note that the list below is a general reference list for your perusal.

Many items are optional and will be approached with ample demonstrations and discussion.

DRY MEDIA:

Graphite pencils and water-based graphite pencils or colored pencils
Black Rembrandt soft pastel
Black India ink /
Powdered Graphite  (optional)
Micron or other commercial marker pens
Oil pastels and/ or oil pigment sticks ( optional)

PAPERS/ SURFACES TO WORK ON:

Large 18”x24” drawing pad and 2 or more individual sheets of  22″x30″sturdy drawing or  watercolor paper. for work with our model

PRE-PRIME  1 SHEET  WATERCOLOR AND/OR DRAWING PAPER FOR PAINTING WITH WHITE ACRYLIC GESSO

Canvases, wood panels,( gessoed) or watercolor paper ( gessoed) (you choose)

PAINTS: White Gesso/ Black Gesso

Choice of acrylics and brushes( need not be expensive)

Brands: Golden ( liquid or tube) or Nova (purchase online from Nova Paints)

Suggested colors:
Hansa yellow med,
Scarlet lake,
Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Rose,
Magenta, Violet,
Ultramarine blue, Pthalo blue,

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

Acrylic gel medium – for  possible collage gluing
Hand pencil sharpener-/ 220 sand paper for sharpening/ Walsco Utility Knife
Throwaway thin plastic gloves and/ or dustmask
Scissors , Erasers- kneaded and hard plastic
Masking tape or artists drafting tape- 1 1/2 inch
Drawing board- large enough for 18”x24” paper ( foam core and clips preferable)
Paint palette ( roll of wax paper & cookie sheet will do nicely)
Cheap hardware store- chinese bristle brushes 1” 2 “ & / 3
Assorted scrapers and other improvised tools you may have
Other papers for possible collage use
Water containers- good size,
70%  Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol
Citra Solv ( for pigment sticks) (optional)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online!ABSTRACTION IN LAYERS: Mixed Media Mash Up

      AUGUST 11,13,18,20, 2020

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This vibrant workshop explores abstraction with multiple layers and multiple media techniques.  Oil, cold wax, pigment sticks and collage converse on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing unity of design, texture and color.  We  work with a combination of both dry & wet media, including soft pastels, watercolor, oil paint, pigment sticks, charcoal, graphite and collage.  Acrylic media can serve as a base underpainting.  All imagery applicable.  Appropriate for continuing painters.
Workshop limited to 10 participants

2 Tuesdays 1-3          2 Thursdays   1-3 pm                       Tuition: $250
 Pre-register: 1 707-937-5818
  Meet on Zoom                                               http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org
Work from  your own  studio

MATERIALS LIST:

PAINTS: Your collection of both oils and acrylic paints.  Please include white,  black, yellow or raw sienna, scarlet red, rose red, ultra and pthalo blue- other colors viable.
OIL PIGMENT STICKS:  I like R &F but others are fine
DRY MEDIA: Soft Pastels- the softer the better
MEDIUM: Gamblin Galkyd Gel or solvent free gel. 
SOLVENT: I use Citra-Solv, water-soluble with my oil media
SURFACES: 1 Arches Oil Paper pads 9″x12d” or 12″x16″ ( for warm ups)
                      2 sheets D-Arches watercolor paper 22″x30″ primed with gesso. (optional)
                      2 or 3 cradled panels at least 12″x12″
OTHER: 2-3 different palette knives and scraping tools
Bowl silicon scraper – Messermeister from Amazon
Smooth foam rollers- a contractor pack with handle
Assorted brushes
Waxed paper or freezer paper
Palette of some sort
Masking Tape
Protective nitrile gloves
Collage papers of choice

 

EXPRESSIONS IN COLD WAX, OIL & PIGMENT STICKS!

                                 NOVEMBER 7-8, 2020

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                ONLINE 2 Day Workshop with Mira M. White

This workshop will  focus on a variety of innovative  techniques with oil /cold wax and pigment sticks. During our time together we will work with a variety of mixed media methods with the wax, exploring its diversity.  You will leave the workshop with at least 3 panels that can work separately or together as a triptych. For continuing painters familiar with oil media. We will meet on Zoom and work together from our home studios. Enrollment limited to 10 participants.

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

       Pre-register: mira@mirawhitefineart.com
       Tuition: $300  payable thru paypal

Expressions in Wax, Oil and Pigment Sticks

Online workshop

$300.00

 

MATERIALS LIST 7You will need 300 lb w/c paper or 4 or 8 ply museum board – 1 full sheet cut up in 6 “ squares for exercises You should  have about 15 6″x6″ pieces for samplers. You can also use Arches Oil Paper

  1. Your collection of oil  and collage materials including:
    Watercolor crayons, charcoal, oil pastels, water based graphite pencils, colored pencils, Oil paint sticks, graphite pencils. Wax loves OilNo acrylic paint
  2. 3  Additonal Surfaces to work on:  Must be Absorbent and Inflexible
    3 Wood *or prepared Encaustic panels—8”x8” up to 14”
    * 1/2″  birch or finished plywood is great

    Gamblin cold wax 1 pint, variety of scraping, spreading tool
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,
          Protective gloves and/ or hand creme
          Nail scrubber and bar soap
         Wax paper

 

 

 

 

Stunning Abstracts with Soft Pastels & Mixed Media

                    OCTOBER 31-NOV.1, 2020

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     We are going to have a great time working with soft pastels in a variety of experimental ways: underpaintings with acrylics, watercolors or pastels diluted with rubbing alcohol .( No petroleum based solvents) We will be layering  with both dry and wet media. 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!  Masks and gloves and social distancing a critical component of this workshop.  Enrollment limited to 10

OCT.31-NOV.1                  Tuition: $ 275 ( $30 additional materials fee )
Sat- Sun 10am-4 pm        Pre-register: kelly@4everywhere.com  or  text 707-344-2248                Healdsburg Center for the Arts,
Healdsburg Community Center
1557 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA

 

MATERIALS LIST:

YOU BRING:

Soft  Chalk 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 Sheet 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( 8″x10″ ( 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 LiquitexClear Gesso ( has pumice, for priming – only this brand)
70 % isopropyl rubbing alcohol 1 pt.
Trigger sprayer with variable spray ( 8 oz size)
2 “ or wider Masking tape, Bull dog clips , Blending stumps/Q tips
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

INSTRUCTOR BRINGS:

Fixative for  pastels ( archival)
Graphite powder and dry pigments,
Additional tools and mediums
Extra mark making tools

 

Mail Order Suppliers:  Dakota Pastelshttp://www.dakotapastels.com