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NEW! I DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS: COME PLAY WITH ME!
MAY 13: EXPERIMENTS WITH GRAPHITE JUNE 3: MARKING YOUR STORY with Oil, Pigment Sticks AUGUST 5: LARGE FORMAT WATERCOLOR All workshops: $175 Register: https://www.studio55martinez.com See details: click on info column to the right
MIRA’S MIXED MEDIA MASH UP June 5- July 24 September 18-November 6, 2023 Mondays 10 am-1 pm Studio 55, 55 Howe Road, Martinez Register:https:// http://www.studio55martinez.com Tuition: $325
MIX THOSE MEDIA! May 11-June 8 June 20-August 1 Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 pm Studio One Art Center 365 45th St. Oakland, CA 94610 Register:https://www.studiooneartcenter.net/ 510 597-5027 Tuition:Res. $244 Non Res $288
THE WAY OF WATERCOLOR( For Beginners) May 10- June 7 June 21-August 2 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30 pm Studio One Art Center 365 45th St. Oakland, CA, 94610 Register:https://www.studiooneartcenter.net/ 510 597-5027 Tuition: Res.$244 Non Res $288
CONTINUING WATERCOLOR ( for continuing watercolorists only) May 11-June 8 June 22-August 3 Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 pm Studio One Art Center 365 45th St. Oakland, CA 94610 Register:https:www.studiooneartcenter.net/ 510 597-5027
BREAKING BOUNDARIES WITH WATERCOLOR: Intermediate/ Advanced June 7- July 26, 2023 September 20-November 8, 2023 Wednesdays, 10 am- 1 pm Studio 55, 55 Howe Road, Martinez, CA Register: https://www.studio55martinez.com Tuition:$325
LIFE DRAWING(live models) March 11- April 29 June 17- August 5 Saturdays 10 am-1 pm Studio One Art Center 365 45th St. Oakland, CA 94610 Register:https:www.studiooneartcenter.net/ 510 597-5027
MAY 13: EXPERIMENTS WITH GRAPHITE ( Subtle is the key word here)
You Bring: Gessoed paper or panel, Graphite powder, any form of graphite tools I Bring: Additional tools, templates, papers for transfer, fixative
JUNE 3: MARKING YOUR STORY with Oil, Pigment Sticks, Cold Wax
You Bring: Your paper or panel, Oil paint, pigment sticks, I Bring: Cold Wax, additional oil media, solvent (biodegradable, organic) additional tools
AUGUST 5: LARGE FORMAT WATERCOLOR
You Bring: large watercolor paper and support board ( 22″x30″ – 30″x40″), Your Brushes, Paint & Palette and containers for mixing & pouring. 6 small 2 oz. sprayers ( on Amazon) , large sprayer, scissors
I Bring : Additional Sprayers, stencils, etc., templates
Join me for a second wonderful opportunity to experiment with soft pastels in a variety of experimental ways in gorgeous Whidbey Island: underpinnings 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! Focus on this workshop will be on building structure. Open to continuing artists of all levels and media- and adventurous beginners who want to explore the versatility of this vibrant medium!
Pacific Northwest Art School, Coupeville , Washington June 17-19, 2023 Saturday-Monday, 9 am-4 pm, Tuition $575 Pre-Register: https://pacificnorthwestartschool.org Coupeville, Washington, Whidbey Island
MATERIALS LIST:YOU BRING:
Soft Chalk Pastels:Your collection of soft chalk pastels, preferably: Schmincke, Sennelier, or Great American ArtWorks , ( the richer and softer pigment load make for a richer , more vibrant result) and 1 set of Rembrandts for foundation work.
2 sheets full size Gesso Primed 140 lb or 300 lb watercolor paper ( both sides) 2 12”x12” cradled panels, primed with 2 coats gesso (can be larger) 10 sheets of hardware grade 320 grit wet/dry sand paper( 8″x10″ ( It is black) ( for warm up exercises)
Paints & other media: Your collection of acrylic paints / colored inks, collage papers,colored pencil, oil pastels, graphite tools
Brushes: An assortment of inexpensive hog bristle brushes that can withstand sanded pastel papers,acrylic paint, and painting with rubbing alcohol on a roughened surface.
Acrylic Gel Medium for gluing collage papers 1 pint Liquitex Clear Gesso ( has pumice, for layered 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, water containers Glassine paper for protecting work. and portfolio ( can be homemade & cardboard) for storing work Fixative for pastels( archival) :Use Spectrafix or my own fixative:
1part 70%isopropyl rubbing alcohol 1part fat free milk (combine and spray in a Pre-Val Sprayer( any hardware / paint store has this)
Graphite powder and dry pigments, Additional tools and mediums Extra mark making tools
This 3 day workshop focuses on building an abstract visual structure through the application of multiple layers, working primarily with a combination of dry media, acrylic paint and collage. Dry media includes graphite, soft pastels. We do morning exercises, have informal lecture and continual demonstration. The intention of this workshop is to enrich your current practice with a combination of spontaneous, innovative paint processes and mark making. Ample time for personal exploration and individual attention. For continuing artists.
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)
Collage Papers: Your collection of both bleeding and non-bleeding tissue , hand painted , decorative papers- all workable
Surfaces: 2 sheets full size Gessoed watercolor paper, 140 lb or 300 lb hot or cold press 10 pieces smaller sheets of Strathmore watercolor for exercises 2 same size size cradled wood panel at least 12″ for o focused diptych
Mediums: Gel medium- mat or gloss & Liquitex Clear Gesso
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
WAXING INTENSIVE:Working with Hot Wax & Mixed Media
August 18-20, 2023
This vibrant workshop combines multiple media techniques with melted beeswax on a variety of surfaces, emphasizing unity of design, texture & color. We work with a combination of both dry & wet media, including soft pastels, watercolor, oil paint/ sticks, charcoal, graphite & collage. No acrylic media. All imagery applicable. Use mediums of choice. Appropriate for continuing painters and collagists. Beginners in Encaustic are welcome. Instructor supplies the wax medium, wax paint, heating tools, practice surfaces and 1 panel per student.
INSTRUCTOR BRINGS : 1 Cradled, primed Birch Panels 8″x8” for each student 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 You should have several pieces for samplers 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 Additonal Surfaces to work on: Must be Absorbent and Inflexible2 Wood *or prepared Encaustic panels—8”x8” up to 14”* 1/2″ birch or finished plywood is great
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
This watercolor class is for artists who have experience working with watercolor and have a strong foundation in watercolor fundamentals. Designed for intermediate/ advanced artists and very experimental in nature. A wonderful opportunity to work with watercolor in a variety of experimental ways on both unusual formats and also large scale. Historically we associate watercolor with small-scale works on paper. In this workshop, our efforts will be magnified, very physical, and exciting. We will be working wet & dry. Open to continuing artists who love the adventure of the way of watercolor, and those who want to explore and expand their personal vision and celebrate the versatility of this vibrant medium!
Monday mornings 10 am-1 pm Studio 55, 55 Howe Road, Martinez, CA
This vibrant 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.The class will meet weekly from 10 am-1 pm for discussion, live demos, an opportunity to work in class and presentation of work. It is my hope that participants can exchange ideas and form a lively exchange.
This class will be limited to 10 participants, Masks are optional. Materials list will be supplied upon registration.
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Friday-Sunday 10 am-4 pm Studio 55, 55 Howe Road
Martinez, CA Tuition: $ 375 Pre-register:https://www.studio55martinez.com More info: email@example.com
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.
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.
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
Your collection of oil and collage materials including:
Oil paint, Watercolor crayons, charcoal, oil pastels, water based graphite pencils, colored pencils, Oil paint sticks, graphite pencils. Wax loves Oil. No acrylic paint
I use R&F Pigment sticks; also workable are Shiva, Winsor Newton & Sennelier
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 grea 4.Gamblin cold wax 1 pint, variety of scraping, spreading tool 4. 1pint Citra Solv or Gamblin’s Gamsol
5. 1 tube Gamblin’s G Gel
6. Variety of scrapers, innovative tools: Meissermeister bowl scraper( from Amazon) 7. Bristle utility brushes , variety of sizes ½”, 1”, 2” – cheap are fine. 8.Scissors, Tweezers, 9. Collage materials: Papers, Threads, Xerox images, photos 10. Masking Tape for stenciling—11/2 “ , 2-4” 11. Rags/ Wear crummy clothes, Protective gloves and/ or hand creme