Overview: Fine Art Online & In Person Classes ; Workshops Fall 2021

YAY! IN PERSON WORKSHOPS ARE BACK!!!!!

Please scroll down this listing for fuller descriptions of workshop and classes OR click on the menu on the right to go to specific classes and workshops to register.

 

FALL WEEKLY CLASSES

ONLINE: WONDROUS WATERCOLOR
Sept.22- Nov.10  ( 8 weeks)
Wednesdays 10 am-12 noon
Register: http://www.miraMwhitefineartworkshops.com/ mira@mirawhitefineart.com
Tuition: $325 ( pay through pay pal  preferred

IN PERSON WEEKLY CLASSES

MIRA’S MIXED MEDIA MASH UP
Sept.20- Nov.8 ( 8 weeks)
Mondays 10 am-1 pm
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road, Martinez
Register: http://www.studio55martinez.com
Tuition: $300

THE WAY OF WATERCOLOR
Oct.7-Nov.18(7 weeks)
Thursdays 10 am-1 pm
Studio One Art Center
365 45th St. Oakland, CA, 94610

MIX THOSE MEDIA!
Oct.16-Nov.Nov.20 ( 6 weeks)
Saturdays 10 am-1 pm
Studio One Art Center
365 45th St. Oakland, CA 94610
Register: http://www.studiooneartcenter.net/ 510 597-5027
Tuition:TBA

IN PERSON WORKSHOPSTHE ARCHEOLOGY OF FORM: ABSTRACTION IN LAYERS
SEPT.18-19, 2021

Saturday-Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Healdsburg Center for the Arts ( meet  at Healdsburg community center Room 9)
Tuition $ 275.00 (plus $20 instructor materials fee)
Pre-register:http://www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.org/abstraction-layers/
more information:mira@mirawhitefineart.com

STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS & MIXED MEDIA
OCTOBER 9-10
Saturday-Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road, Martinez, CA 94553
 Pre-Register: http://www.studio55martinez.com
Tuition: $350

 

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

Mira’s Mixed Media Mash Up!

September 20- November 8
An In Person weekly class!

Monday mornings 10 am-1 pm
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road, Martinez, CA

Daylight300

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,  fully vaccinated. Masks will still be required. Materials list will be supplied upon registration.

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

Mix Those Media!

$300.00

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

Questions: mira@mirawhitefineart.com

 

The Abstract Beauty of Black

IN PERSON WORKSHOP!!!  AUGUST 14-15, 2021

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. Workshop limited to 7 persons, with social distancing and masks required.

Sat-Sun. 10 am-4 pm 
STUDIO 55, 55 HOWE ROAD, MARTINEZ, CA
Tuition: $350
Pre-register:https://www.studio55martinez.com

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MATERIALS LIST: 

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)

Jar of Graphite or Charcoal powder

LIQUID MEDIA:

Gel medium (pint size), and/or Polymer Medium
White and Black Acrylic Gesso 1 QUART 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”,  or 30’X40″cut up into 7”x10” pieces for warm ups 

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES:

Large bucket for wild floor work

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/ large plastic tarp for floor work/ crummy clothes
Scrapers of all kinds

Roll of practice paper

Mira’s Mixed Media Mash Up!

September 20- November 8
An In Person weekly class!

Monday mornings 10 am-1 pm
Studio 55, 55 Howe Road, Martinez, CA

Daylight300

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,  fully vaccinated. Masks will still be required. Materials list will be supplied upon registration.

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

Mix Those Media!

$300.00

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

Questions: mira@mirawhitefineart.com

 

Stunning Abstracts with Soft Pastels & Mixed Media

OCTOBER 9-10

     A wonderful opportunity to experiment with with soft pastels in a variety of experimental ways in your own home studio: 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! Open to continuing artists of all levels and media-  and adventurous beginners who want to explore the versatility of this vibrant medium!

Sat-Sun 10 am-4 PM
Studio55,55 Howe Road Martinez, Ca
Tuition $350
Pre-Register: http://www.studio55martinez.com
Workshop limited to 10 participants

MATERIALS LIST:

 Soft  Chalk Pastels: ( No Oil Pastels)

 1 set Nupastels ( by Prismacolor)
 1 set Rembrandts  ( can be set of ½ sticks)
: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 Liquitex Clear Gesso ( has pumice, for priming – only this brand)
70 % isopropyl rubbing alcohol 1 pt.
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
Fixative for  pastels (either Spectra Fix or my recipe)***
Graphite powder and dry pigments
Extra mark making tools
***Fixative recipe: part fat free milk
1 part 70% Isopropyl rubbing alcohol
Mix and pour into either a Pre-Val sprayer or a really good trigger sprayer

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

 

 

 

Stunning Abstracts with Soft Pastel and Mixed media

Online 2 day workshop

$350.00

The Archeology of Form: Abstraction in Layers-IN PERSON WORKSHOP

                       SEPT.18-19 2021

 

This 2 day workshop focuses on building an abstract visual structure through the application of multiple layers, working primarily with a combination of dry media ,acrylic paints & collage. Dry media includes  graphite, soft pastels,  transfers,.  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.

 

                                                                                                       Tuition: $275 ( Additional materials fee $ 20)
Sat -Sun 10 am-4 pm                                                             Pre-register : https://www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.org

Healdsburg Center for the Arts                                              text 707-314-2248
Healdsburg Community Center
1557 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg, CA

 

 

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, 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( I use this as both a clear barrier and a tooth providing surface, as this gesso has pumice in it- great product)

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)

 

 

Archeology of Form

2 day workshop in person

$275.00