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Creating Dynamic Paintings: A Cornacopia of Techniques

at Living Your Wild Creativity - Santa Rosa 4404 Ross Rd
Studio 4404, Sebastopol, California 95407

This is the first of two exciting Day Long Workshops in which you will learn acrylic painting techniques that will make your paintings more exciting.  For all levels but especially good for people who have had some painting experience.   In Part I workshop, we will explore: Ways to put paint on paper or canvas, both thick and thin----...

Saturday Oct 26th, 10am - 4pm

Comprehensive Studies Program: Metalwork

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Full course name: "Comprehensive Studies Program in Hand Embroidery: Metalwork" Metalwork, often referred to as Goldwork, is a method of surface embroidery that incorporates the use of metal threads – gold, copper, silver, bronze, and non-natural metallic colors. Early literary sources reference gold threads and textiles, including the Old Testament...

Monday Jan 13th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$1,000

5 sessions

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Comprehensive Studies Program: Surface Embroidery

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Full course name: "Comprehensive Studies Program in Hand Embroidery: Surface Embroidery" Hand embroidery is found in cultures worldwide, dating to between the 5th – 3rd centuries B.C.E. Techniques used to make tents, tailor clothing, patch, mend, and reinforce cloth fostered the development of both sewing and the decorative possibilities that led...

Monday Jan 13th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$950

5 sessions

Comprehensive Studies Program: Needlepainting

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Comprehensive Studies Program in Hand Embroidery: Needlepainting Needlepainting creates naturalistic embroidered effects on a two-dimensional surface. This effect is typically worked in long and short stitches,i n rows that either overlap or interlock with one another. The blending of colors, the sheen of the thread, and the staggered and angled...

Monday Feb 3rd, 9:30am - 4:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$950

5 sessions

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Color Theory for Craftspeople

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Every craftsperson and artist uses color, even if instinctively! Refresh your craft practice by learning a more systematic approach to color.  Master the basic concepts of hue, value and saturation Explore ranges of true neutrals and chromatic greys Study color interactions with scale Proportion and optical mixing Experiment with traditional...

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$80

Color Theory & Application

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Get the tools to tackle the complexities of understanding color and color mixing. We will be attempting to understand how we see color by using two approaches, as both a logical system as developed by Albert Munsell and as the dynamic viewing experience as shown by Josef Albers. We will be exploring color through discussion, demonstrations, and exercises...

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$170

2 sessions

Moon Tools

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Are you passionate about a project, an art vision or a new habit? Do you find you don't quite have the motivation or stamina to get it going, or you are halfway through and losing steam? You'll learn skills to support all of the stages of working through a complete cycle of the creative process.

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$85

Panel Discussion: Picturing a Life

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Join us for a panel discussion of artists, former students, and those who worked with Joan Brown. Image: Joan Brown, Model with Foot on Table, Acrylic, graphite, and ink on paper, 1973. Courtesy of the Estate of Joan Brown

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Free

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De Young Museum: Game of Thrones Mini-Tour

at Museum Hack - GOLDEN GATE PARK 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, California 94118

Valar Dohaeris, Nerds. Have you read 'Game of Thrones' so many times that you broke the book's spine? Does your loved one keep saying "The night is dark and full of terrors" and you just don't get it? Did you not read past 'Game of Thrones' because you got immediately suspicious that we don't know the difference between 'Game of Thrones' and 'A Song...

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$39

Glass Beads & More

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Do you love glass beads and wonder how they are made? Now you can learn the fundamentals of glass torch work and make them yourself! Topics include a brief history of beads and glass technology, safety procedures, tools and techniques. Demonstrations and plenty of studio time for hands-on work. $10 materials fee includes fuel, oxygen, Venetian glass...

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$205

6 sessions

Indian Embroidery: Mirrorwork Variations

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Learn to embellish with mirrors! Indian Embroidery: Mirrorwork Variations was popularized in India during the 17th century and became a fashionable technique for embellishing a variety of clothing, accessories, and textiles.  Recent trends have seen Shisha mirrors appear on designer clothing and luxury goods. Come along to this workshop and...

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$165

Shisha Variations

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Learn to embellish with mirrors! Shisha Mirrorwork was popularixed in India during the 17th century and became a fashionable technique for embellishing a variety of clothing, accessories and textiles.  Recent trends have seen Shisha mirrors appear on designer clothing and luxury goods. Come along to this workshop and be inspired to learn about...

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$165

Introduction to Embroidery Lecture

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

This 1-hour evening lecture will cover an overview of the history of embroidery and what we have to offer.

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$15

Panel Discussion: Picturing the Environment

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Join us for a panel of exhibiting artists whose work is in relationship to the environment. Image: Chester Arnold, Histories, 2010, Oil on linen

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Free

Spun, Dyed, Woven and Tied: Some California Fiber

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

A one-day symposium on the history of California textile art and current trends, innovations and happenings.  Box lunch included: Tom's Turkey sandwich, Tuna Salad sandwich, or Vegetarian sandwich.

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$40
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