0ver view: Fine Art ONLINE CLASSES &ALL Workshops 2020

September 12-13 Marin MOCA Sat/Sun 10am-4pm
781  Hamilton Parkway, Novato, CA 94949

Tuition $ 275 ( plus $25 models fee to instructor)
Register: http://www.marinmoca.org/ 415-506-0137    


September 23- October 28 (Advance enrollment)
November 11- December 16 ( Advance enrollment)
Wednesdays 10 am-12 noon on Zoom
Pre-register: mira@mirawhitefineart.com
Tuition: $300 payable through PayPal ( go to specific workshop page for payment on Paypal
Limited enrollment to 10 participants


September 28- November 2( Advance Enrollment)
November 16-December 14 (Advance Enrollment- 5 classes $250)
Mondays 1-3 pm on Zoom
Pre-register: mira@mirawhitefineart.com
Tuition: $300 ( payable through PayPal( go to specific workshop page for payment on PayPal)
Limited enrollment to 10 participants

Oct.31-Nov.1 Sat-Sun 10am-4 pm
Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Healdsburg Community Center Enrollment limited to 10 participants
1557 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg CA 95448
Tuition $275 (Additional materials fee to instructor $30)
Pre-register: 707 344-2248 kelly@everywhere.com

NOVEMBER 7-8, Sat- Sun 10am-12, 1-3 pm
Tuition: $300   Enrollment limited to 10 participants 7 spaces open
Meet on Zoom, work from home studios
Pre-register: mira@mirawhitefineart.com

 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.

Stunning Abstracts with Soft Pastels & Mixed Media

                    OCTOBER 31-NOV.1, 2020

Layers upon layers300

     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



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
: 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


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




                                 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    


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.


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)


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


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,


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)








NOVEMBER 16- DECEMBER 14 ( 5 Classes)*

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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.

*Shortened Class November 16- December 14 $250 Please contact Mira: mira@mirawhitefineart.com

Mix Those Media!


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





watery blooms

               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


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.



                                 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



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