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Please note that workshop descriptions and materials lists for all 2020 workshops will be coming soon!

    ARCHEOLOGY OF FORM: ABSTRACTION IN LAYERS: Multiple Media
    
SEPTEMBER 21-22,  Sat- Sun 10 am-4 pm
    Mira M. White Teaching Studio, Room 16  Meher Schools, 999 Leland Dr. Laf.  CATuition: $225 ( $ 25 materials fee)
    Pre-register: mira@mirawhitefineart.com

  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: $350
Pre-register: http://www.dakotapastels.cominfo@dakotapastels.com / 888.345.0067

 THE ABSTRACT BEAUTY OF BLACK – and all the shades of grey
NOVEMBER  1-3, Fri- Sun 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St., Mendocino, CA 95460
Tuition: $ 345Pre-register: 1 800 653-3328 or http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org

 ABSTRACT INTENTIONS WITH MIXED MEDIA & PIGMENT STICKS
FEBRUARY 21-23, Fri- Sun 10 am-4 pm
Studio 55, 55 Howe RoadMartinez, CA
Tuition: $ 350 ( $30  additional materials fee )
Pre-register:http://www.studio55martinez.com/Tel:925 937-6422
Advance registration required

 EXPERIMENTS WITH GRAPHITE
MARCH 7-8, 2020 10 am-4 pm
Jen Tough Gallery Studio Space 940 Tyler St. #29, Benicia,  CA
Tuition: $ 300
Pre-register:https://jentough.gallery/workshops or mira@mirawhitefineart.com
Advance registration required ( enrollment limited to 8)

 ABSTRACTING THE FIGURE WITH MIXED MEDIA
MARCH21-22, 2020, Sat-Sun 10 am-4 pm
Marin MOCA,781 Hamilton Parkway
Novato, CA
Tuition $ 275 ( plus additional materials fee of $ 25 to the instructor)
Pre-register: http:www.www.marinmoca.org

WONDROUS WAX!: Abstract Intentions with Hot Wax & Mixed Media
APRIL  24-26, 2020  Fri-Mon  10 am-4 pm
Jen Tough Gallery, 942 Tyler St. Suite #28, Benicia, CA
Tuition: $ 425 ( plus $ 75 materials fee directly to the instructor)
Pre-register:https://jentough.gallery/workshops or mira@mirawhitefineart.com
Advance registration required ( enrollment limited to 6)

 ABSTRACTION IN LAYERS: A MIXED MEDIA MASH-UP: Oil & Water based media
MAY 23,24,25, 2020, Sat- Mon- 9:30am-4:30 pm
Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake St. PO Box 765
Mendocino, CA 95460
Tuition:$ 345
( Additional materials fee of $30  directly to instructor)
Pre-register: 1 800 653-3328 or http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org

MIRA’S MIXED MEDIA MASH UP :Oil & Waterbased Media
JUNE 12-14, 2020 Fri-Sun 10 am-4 pm
Jen Tough Gallery, 942 Tyler St. #28, Benicia, CA
Tuition: $400 ( $30 additional materials fee to instructor)
Pre-register:https://jentough.gallery/workshops or mira@mirawhitefineart.com

 ARCHEOLOGY OF FORM: Mira’s Mixed Media Mash Up
July17-19, 2020, Fri-bSun. 10 am-4 pm
Healdsburg Center for the Arts,
Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg, CA
Tuition: $350 ( additional materials fee of $30 for extra supplies I bring)
Kelly Ebeling <kelly@4everywhere.com>707-344-2248

ABSTRACTING THE FIGURE WITH MIXED MEDIA
SEPT. 19-20, 2020, Sat-Sun. 10 am-4 pm
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road
Martinez, Ca
Tuition: $300 ( $40 additional models fee to the instructor)
Pre-register:Pre-register:http://www.studio55martinez.com/Tel:925 937-6422
Advance registration required

STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS & MIXED MEDIA
OCTOBER 17-18, Sat- Sun 10 am-4 pm
Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave.Healdsburg, CA
Tuition: $ 275 ( additional materials fee of $30 to instructor)
Kelly Ebeling :kelly@4everywhere.com  / text :707-344-2248

 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.

 

 

 

 

Archeology of Form:Abstraction in Layers

Layers upon layers300

This weekend workshop focuses on building an abstract visual structure through the application of multiple layers, working primarily with a combination of dry media and acrylic paints. Dry media will include graphite, soft pastels,   transfers, some collage.  We do morning exercises, have informal lecture and continual demonstration. This workshop will be small, affording lots of time for personal exploration and individual attention.  For continuing artists.

September 21-22, 2019                        Tuition: $ 225 ( Additional materials fee $ 25)
Sat-Sun 10 am-4 pm                              Pre-register : mira@mirawhitefineart.com                  

Mira M. White Teaching Studio                 
Meher Schools, 999 Leland Dr. 
Lafayette, CA 94549

MATERIALS LIST:

Liquid Media:Your collection of acrylic paints
White & Black Gesso
Acrylic gloss medium
Matt or Gloss Acrylic Gel

Dry Media:    Soft Chalk  Pastels( should include  Sennelier or Schminke or
Great American Artworks)Pan Pastels can be included
Colored Pencils, Watercolor Pencils, Water-soluble Oil Pastels
Water Soluble Graphite ( Lyra brand from Amazon or Blick)
Dry pigments ( optional)

Surfaces:       2 sheets full size  Gessoed watercolor paper, preferably rag 140 lb or 300 lb         hot  or           hot or cold press
10 pieces smaller sheets of Strathmore watercolor for exercises
1 good size cradled wood panel at least 12″ ( optional)

 

Additional Tools:

Palette of some form- Cookie sheet or tray is great
Wax Paper or freezer paper
2 Spray bottles 1 for water and 1 for Alcohol
Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol 70%
Dense Foam smooth rollers – contractors pack- roller handles are separate
Your collection of brushes and scraping tools
Drawing board of some kind- 1/2″  foam core is great- and light
Collage papers ( totally optional and your choice)

 

 

 

                     

STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS & Mixed Media

OCTOBER 3-5

Luminous nite300

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!

Thurs-Sat 9-4 pm
Dakota Pastels Art Center
17873 State Route 536
Mt. Vernon, Washington 98273

Tuition: $350   ($ 30  Additional materials fee to instructor)
 Pre-register: http://www.dakotapastels.com
info@dakotapastels.com/ 888.345.0067 Ext.5

 

MATERIALS LIST:

SOFT CHALK PASTELS & OTHER DRY MEDIA

1 set Nupastels ( by Prismacolor)
1 set Rembrandts ( can be set of 1⁄2 sticks)
1 set either Schmincke, Sennelier, or Great American ArtWorks ( if you are able) 1 each of Schmincke: 59 B & D deep Violet/ 66 B & D Prussian Blue ( my favorites)
Oil Pastels ( optional)

SURFACES:

2 Sheets of Colorfix by Art Spectrum Pastel paper 20”x28” or Premier or UArt
(Sanded Pastel Papers or Pastel Mat (From Dakota Pastels)
10 sheets of hardware grade 320 grit wet/dry sand paper ( It is black) ( for warm up exercises)
1 sheet of D’Arches Watercolor paper gessoed  hot or cold press ( 300 lb or 140 lb)
Strathmore watercolor pad 9″x12″ for warm up exercises

PAINTS:

Your collection of liquid acrylic paints / colored inks/ brushes for under-paintings
Black Gesso/ White Gesso
Matt or Gloss Gel Medium for collage

BRUSHES:

An assortment of inexpensive hog bristle brushes that can withstand sanded pastel papers, alcohol and acrylics… include a 1 1/2” and a 2” brush)

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:
Freezer paper or some kind of palette
Dense, smooth foam rollers and handle
Color shapers or innovative scrapers for pushing paint
1 pint Liquitex Clear Gesso ( has pumice, for priming – only this brand) Plastic tarp/tablecloth for floor and work surface

2 “ or wider Masking tape, Bull dog clips , Blending stumps/Q tips
Color shapers or innovative scrapers for pushing paint
Sprayer for fixative 8 oz trigger sprayer or Pre-Val sprayer (aerosol can and glass jar-Any paint store or Home Depot
Pint 70% Isopropyl 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
Scissors
Wax paper or Glassine paper for protecting work. and portfolio ( can be homemade & cardboard) for storing work
Additional papers for collage work ( optional)

You may purchase your art supplies at Dakota Art Pastels at an additional workshop discount of 10%. Call us at 888-345-0067 two weeks before class and we will have your order ready the day of registration.

WWW.DAKOTAPASTELS.COM | 888-345-0067 EXT. 5

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

The Abstract Beauty of Black ( and all the shades of grey)

Moon300November 1-3, 2019

This mixed media workshop focuses on the inherent beauty of black as a color. While the focus is on abstraction, it will incorporate both drawing and painting processes; it 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, graphite powder, soft pastels and oil pigment sticks. This exciting, innovative workshop is for continuing artists of all mediums.

Fri-Sun 9:30 am-4:30pm                         Tuition: MAC member $ 310 Non member $345
Mendocino Art Center                           (Additional $15 materials fee to instructor)
45200 Little Lake St.                                Pre-register: 800 653-3328           
Mendocino, CA 95460                              http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org

MATERIALS LIST: YOU BRING:

DRY MEDIA:

Lyra Water based Graphite crayon (Blick online
Art Graf Water Based Graphite Tablets (Amazon)
Rembrandt black, white, grey soft pastel sticks,
Black, white & grey oil pigment sticks (R&F preferred)

LIQUID MEDIA:

Gel medium (pint size), and/or Polymer Medium
White and Black Acrylic Gesso 1 pint each
Black Sumi Ink (Yasutomo preferred)
Liquitex Clear Gesso- 1 quart

PAPERS/ SURFACES TO WORK ON: Select your choice.

Rag Drawing paper- 2 large sheets (Lennox 100, Coventry rag)
1 Cradled wood panel and/or, gessoed cardboard

1 sheets Arches hot press 140lb.or 300 lb watercolor paper—
A support board for your work
2 sheets 140 lb Watercolor paper 22”x30”, cut up into 7”x10” pieces for warm ups

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES:

Variety of brushes and/or foam rollers
3 Cosmetic spray bottles (.99 @ Bed, Bath & Beyond) or on Amazon
Variety of purchased or personally designed stencils (optional)
Mark making tools: The following are your choice: Feathers,
Different Brushes
Color Shapers
Sponges
Rags
Scrapers of all kinds

INSTRUCTOR BRINGS:

Roll of practice paper
Large feather duster tools
Fixative
Extra tools

EXPERIMENTS WITH GRAPHITE

                               MARCH 7-8, 2020

 

Graphite Grey Wonder300 Graphite Grey Wonder Graphite/ Gesso  on 30”x40”                     © Mira M. White 2019                  

     This workshop is all about graphite and its multiple uses as both a drawing and painting medium. We will be experimenting with graphite powder, water-based graphite pencils, & exploring an exciting array of techniques.  If you are captivated by the subtle richness of delicate grays or the range of powerful charcoal tones you can achieve with this medium,  this workshop is for you.!

  Sat/ Sun 10 am- 4 pm
  Jen Tough Gallery Studio Space
  940 Tyler St. Suite #29, Benicia, CA
  Pre-register: http://www.jentoughworkshops.com
  Tuition: $ 300 ( $ 15 additional materials fee to instructor)

 

MATERIALS LIST:

DRY MEDIA:

Graphite Powder (comes in a 6 oz. jar)
Lyra Water based graphite stick-  set of 3 ( Amazon)comes 2B, 6B / 9B
Art Graf water soluble graphite tablets ( set of  3 or 6 on Amazon)
Black Rembrandt Soft Chalk Pastel ( really dense black)
Your collection of regular drawing pencils ( any brand)
Fine line Marker pens – white & Black
Magic Rub Eraser
Kneaded Eraser
Saral graphite transfer paper- can be a single sheet or a roll

WET MEDIA:
White Gesso
Black Gesso
Black Sumi Ink

SURFACES:
1 sheet 140 lb or 300 lb Rag Watercolor Paper 22”x30” ( Hot Press), cut in 2 pieces
I mixed media sketch book 9”x12” ( at least 80 lb weight) for exercises
1 Claybord  Cradled or Uncradled
1(optional) wood panel at least 12”x12”- best if cradled and primed with white gesso
1 sheet  matte Duralar ( needs to be fairly thick)(.005)(also called matte drafting   film)(Amazon)
1 sheet Yupo- ( can be 9”x12”)

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

Drawing Board
Protective gloves
Scissors
Sand paper ( 320 grit)
Masking tape ( 1 ½”
Q Tips/ Blending Stumps/ Tortillons
Citra Solv ( waterbased potent organic solvent)
Rubbing Alcohol ( 70 %)
Trigger Sprayer with variable nozzle
Appropriate brushes- bristle and/ or synthetic
Rags
Dust Mask
Containers for liquid and lidded container for small amounts of graphite powder
Color shapers and/ or color scrapers
Additional Materials fee of $ 15 to be paid to the Instructor for additional materials she will be bringing .

 

 

Stunning Abstracts with Soft Pastels & Mixed Media

                            OCTOBER 17-18, 2020

the X Factor300

     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!

October 17-18, 2020             Tuition: $ 275 ( $30 additional materials fee to instructor)
Sat- Sun 10am-4 pm             Pre-register: kelly@4everywhere.comor  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

 

 

 

ABSTRACTING THE FIGURE WITH ACRYLICS, COLLAGE & SOFT PASTEL

MARCH 21-22, 2020

 

      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