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Color in the Middle of Winter

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

We will be exploring contrast and harmony to make your paintings sing and pop! You will learn lots of tips and tricks in this short course on Color. Must bring your own supplies except for basic studio use and materials. Supplies to bring: Mixed media (Canson) workbook 9” x 12” or 11” x 14” 1  tablet palette paper 11” x 14” ...

Thursday Dec 8th, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

  (2 sessions)
$200

2 sessions

Oil & Acrylic Painting

at Art School of SF Bay - THE SUNSET DISTRICT (INNER) 1603 Irving St, San Francisco, California 94122

This course will help art lovers master various methods of oil and acrylic painting, and develop a personal unique style! We will work on painting nature: landscape composition, clouds, waves, waterfalls, trees, sun spots; learn to represent texture of various objects; we will practice expressing character and emotions in portraits, set up the mood...

Thursday Jan 5th, 6:20pm - 8:20pm Pacific Time

  (14 sessions)
$560

14 sessions

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Beginning Watercolor

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

Discover how fun, beautiful and portable watercolor can be! We will explore different materials, learn basic techniques, and students are encouraged to develop their own style. No drawing experience necessary. Students need a size 10 round watercolor brush, 140 lb cold press watercolor paper, (preferably 100% cotton), 1 quart water container (old...

Tuesday Jan 10th, 4pm - 6pm Pacific Time

  (8 sessions)
$320

8 sessions

Beginning Painting

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

La maestra habla español.  For complete beginners who wish to improve their painting skills while learning to work in the medium of their choice. Each week we will discuss and put in practice a foundational painting concepts. Experience Levels: Beginning to Intermediate What To Bring Grounds Follow your preference for acrylic and oil....

Wednesday Jan 11th, 6pm - 8pm Pacific Time

  (6 sessions)
$240

6 sessions

Landscape Painting from Photos

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

Learn the "why" behind the importance of working from life... and how to use photos when working from life doesn't make sense (or isn’t possible!). We will be refining photo references as a tool, making your painting so much more than a copy of the picture. With a focus on landscape, once these tools are in your control they can be applied to any...

Wednesday Jan 11th, 10am - 12pm Pacific Time

  (8 sessions)
$320

8 sessions

Key Elements of Fine Arts

at Art School of SF Bay - THE SUNSET DISTRICT (INNER) 1603 Irving St, San Francisco, California 94122

This course introduces you to the key concepts of fine art. Each lesson starts with explanation and examples from the art history.​ Even a complete beginner by the end of this course will be able to paint a portrait and create a composition with one or several human figures from scratch.  Recommended for beginners and for art lovers who'd...

Monday Jan 2nd, 6:20pm - 8:20pm Pacific Time

  (13 sessions)
$400

13 sessions

Studio Practice

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

Each month we will explore a different topic. We meet as a group, check in, discuss the topic of the day, explore the topic through guided exercises and then have free time to paint and receive one-on-one support. A great way to meet artists from all over. Small class size. No experience necessary. Students will be responsible for bringing the following...

Thursday Jan 5th, 10:30am - 12:30pm Pacific Time

  (4 sessions)
$300

4 sessions

Watercolor With a Splash

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

If you love color and like experimenting with watercolor, this is the workshop for you. Start your painting by creating a ground through splashing, dripping and manipulating the paint. Then paint your own subject matter on top using overlapping images and transparencies that interact with and highlight your ground. You will discover intriguing effects...

Saturday Mar 18th, 10am - 4pm Pacific Time

Botanical Expressions in Pastel and Mixed Media

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

Let’s loosen up with bold and beautiful Pastels and discover the versatility of this age-old medium! I will show you techniques in layering, blending, and adding texture by using some unconventional tools to add marks and mayhem such as a brayer, stencils, torn paper, and much more! We will experiment with adding inks and other matte mediums to our...

Tuesday Jan 24th, 10am - 12pm Pacific Time

  (8 sessions)
$320

8 sessions

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Mixed Media Sketchbook

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

In this one day workshop we will be using an unlikely material for the pages of our sketchbook. Packing paper! Well actually, 'virgin kraft paper'. This material is amazing for drawing, sketching, and painting with opaque media. Paint pens, acrylic paints, and gouache pop off the page in beautiful contrast and typically do not bleed or come through...

Tuesday Mar 7th, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

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Don't Blink Ink

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

Permanent ink will be explored in this drawing techniques class. Students will get to learn how to make unique pieces of art by getting the most out of dipping their pen nibs and brushes in permanent ink to express their creativity. Tempera Resist - to create unique textures, waterproof India ink and Tempera paint will be used in a reduction process....

Saturday Feb 25th, 10am - 12pm Pacific Time

  (4 sessions)
$160

4 sessions

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Watercolor 101

at Art School of SF Bay - THE SUNSET DISTRICT (INNER) 1603 Irving St, San Francisco, California 94122

This workshop covers everything you need to know about watercolor to use it fluently in your projects: how to mix colors, use washes, work from light to dark, use reserve and  additives, and even such advanced technique as watercolor underpainting. You will learn the science behind the watercolor fluorescent colors, learn how to lead your work,...

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$480

12 sessions

Oil Painting, Old Masters Technique

at Art School of SF Bay - THE SUNSET DISTRICT (INNER) 1603 Irving St, San Francisco, California 94122

Master the effects of glowing skin, soft shadows, silky hair and unforgettable eyes! Learn to use traditional oil painting technique of XVII century, leading your work from the grisaille underpainting to glazes. This amazing technique can be applied to any genre of realistic painting. I am currently working on paintings of people riding subway. Detailed...

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$240

6 sessions

Fundamentals of Painting

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

Learn oil painting techniques by painting realistic still life- a great introduction to oil paint for beginning painters as well as intermediate painters wanting to hone their skills. Explore the versatility of oil paint as we cover the materials, explore value, brush handling, color and composition. While the focus is on oils, students may work in...

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$280

8 sessions

Paint Big Abstract Art Workshop

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

In this paint big workshop, we will explore working on paper, unstretched primed canvas and unstretched unprimed canvas and wood panel. We will paint on the floor, on the wall, and outdoors as each artist will do what works for them. This is a great chance to push your boundaries and experiment with working at a size you have not done before. Two...

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$550

2 sessions

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