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4-WK CLASS: Oils-All Roads Lead to the Focal Point with LIN LA MER. Aug/Sep 2017 12pm-3pm

ALL ROADS LEAD to the FOCAL POINT
with LIN LA MER

4-WEEK CLASS: $125
Sundays, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
August 20, 27, 2017 and
September 3, 10, 2017

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When we make a picture, some part of the scene catches our eye. Often that is the focal point, the place we want our viewer to notice. Our job as artists is to direct the viewer to the focal point and lead them around the picture so they enjoy everything we included.

This class series will introduce you to many of the ways you can move your viewer through your pictures. Come learn how controlling the focal point make pathways for your viewer to experience your picture, to participate and become involved with your art.

SUMMER DRAWING CLASS #6 of 12: Illuminated Letters with JANICE BERKEBILE. Jul 22, 2017. 10am-1pm.

SUMMER DRAWING CLASS 2017
ILLUMINATED LETTERS

with JANICE BERKEBILE

CLASS: $35
Saturday, July 22, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Explore the embellishment of a single letter!
An "Illuminated Letter" is a capital letter used to mark the beginning of a chapter, a paragraph, or important section. Illuminated Letters are larger than the page's other text and therefore they drop down through several lines of text. Illuminated Letters range from the graphically clean and simple to ornate and complete miniature works of art. No limit exists to the possibilities for creating Illuminated Letters.

Janice will provide a step-by-step process for firstly creating the Illuminated Letter and secondly embellishing it to express your ideas, personality, whatever you wish it to communicate!


SUMMER DRAWING CLASS #7 of 12: Value Sketching with Markers with SUE HESTON. Jul 22, 2017. 2pm-5pm.

SUMMER DRAWING CLASS 2017
VALUE SKETCHING with MARKERS

with SUE HESTON

CLASS: $35
Saturday, July 22, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This class will be an intro to drawing and sketching with gray-scale markers. Markers allow an artist to quickly record value and tone. They are particularly effective for making thumbnail sketches or compositional studies, but they can also be used for finished drawings. Light and portable, they are an excellent choice for a travel sketch kit.

Materials List * An object (no bigger than a shoe box) or photo to draw from. I will have reference materials also, but it is nice to have something you know you will enjoy drawing.
* 10-12 sheets of ordinary printer/copier paper
* 3-4 sheets of paper appropriate for your markers, about 9x12 inches
* Waterproof Pen, Black, fine point
* Light, Medium and Dark Gray Markers with a large brush or chisel point - I use Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens (large size), but other brands/types of markers also work well. See the list below for pros and cons of alcohol vs water-based markers and specific color recommendations.
* Pencil and soft eraser
* Some tissue for blotting/blending

Marker Options – these brands are all available at Daniel Smith, Seattle, but if you have a different brand that is similar, it will be fine.
* Prismacolor and Copic are alcohol based markers. They come in Warm, Cool or French Gray. I like warm gray, but lots of people prefer cool gray. A good range to choose for sketching is a 30% (light), a 60% (medium) and a 90% (dark).
Alcohol markers do have an odor, and they bleed through paper, so a blotter sheet is necessary. They are easier to blend but are permanent once dry. Paper – paper made specifically for markers is best.
* Faber Castell Pitt Brush Markers are water/pigment based. I suggest these three...
#230 (cold grey I), #232 (cold grey III) and #235 (cold grey VI)
These have no odor and will not bleed through paper. They are trickier to blend and permanent once dry, but techniques like blotting & stamping are possible before they dry. Paper – most drawing and sketching papers work well with these. Drawing paper that is sized for ink or light wash is better for blending. I like Stillman & Birn Alpha.
* Tombow also makes a nice double ended marker that is water based. Three good grays are...
N55 (light), N75 (medium) and N35 (dark)
Also no odor and will not bleed through most paper. A Colorless Blender is available from Tombow, but it is tricky to use.
Paper – most drawing and sketching papers work well with these.


July 23, 2017. Week 4 of 4-WEEK CLASS: Oil Painting-Skies and Clouds with LIN LA MER. Sundays 12pm-3pm

OIL PAINTING: SKIES & CLOUDS
with LIN LA MER

4-WEEK CLASS: $125
Sunday, June 4, July 2, 16, 23, 2017.
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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We will be working from photos that I'll bring for you. I have a huge variety of different skies, perspectives and compositions to choose from. Everyone will work with a different photo.

Besides being lots of fun, this kind of class gives you the added benefit of learning how your neighbor and colleague tackles the unique problems presented by different cloud and sky formations.


Two Saturdays in July FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele, July 15, 29, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am



SOCIAL WATERCOLOR PLAY DAY!
with JODI STEELE

Two Saturdays in July
July 15, 29, 2017
9:30 - 11:00 am


FREE and Hands-on!

Come on in.

So much color . . . so little time

Share and paint with other artists.
Social Watercolor -- Coffee and Treats provided!

FREE DEMO and 2-DAY WORKSHOP: Watercolors with PABLO RUBEN. July 29, 2017. 11:30am-1:30pm

WATERCOLORS
with PABLO RUBEN

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, July 29, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
Sunday and Monday,
July 30-31, 2017

10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Pablo's DEMO will highlight him, the artist, and his teaching style. You will preview how the beautiful painting techniques of the workshop will be taught.

"Come and paint with Pablo Ruben. Pablo is a very talented artist, specialized in painting outdoors. Each year, his prize list grows considerably. He is specialist in painting outdoors in large formats, he will show you how not to be intimidated by the large blank paper. Enjoy learning everything you ever wanted to know about watercolour; tricks, trade secrets, fast painting technique and effects. Your paintings will significantly improve after this course with Pablo Ruben. He will teach you, in an easy and fun way, how to paint watercolour using reference photographs and also watercolour painting outdoors. We will wait for you…

FREE DEMO: Abstract Faces-Drippy Rorschaks in Mixed Media with ALICIA HARVEY. July 29, 2017. 2pm-3:30pm.

ABSTRACT FACES Part 1
DRIPPY RORSCHAKS using Mixed Media

with ALICIA HARVEY

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Alicia Harvey begins the first of a 3-series Abstract Faces demonstration with a loose, free-flowing style of abstract portraiture using Brusho water crystals, acrylic ink, color and watercolor pencils.

SUMMER DRAWING CLASS #8 of 12: Sketching on Toned Paper with SUE HESTON. July 29, 2017 2pm-5pm

SUMMER DRAWING CLASS 2017
SKETCHING ON TONED PAPER

with SUE HESTON

CLASS: $35
Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sketching and drawing on toned paper encompasses a wide variety of media and papers from delicate graphite renderings on pale tinted paper to bold primary colored drawings on velvety black. The classic style uses just white and black pencils or chalk on medium toned tan or gray paper. If you are new to this technique, I suggest starting with the classics. But almost any type of pens, pencils, crayons and chalk can be used effectively.

Although I am leaving the choice of drawing materials open, I do suggest that you select one type of material to work with in class. Don't bring the whole studio! Also, save the paints and liquid ink for another class. This class will focus on dry media.

Materials List – the Basics (everyone please bring these)
* An object (no bigger than a shoe box) or photo to draw from. I will have reference materials also, but it is nice to have something you know you will enjoy drawing.
* 3 or 4 sheets of colored/toned paper, about 9x12. See specific recommendations below.
* White Prismacolor pencil or Conte crayon or pencil
* Black Prismacolor pencil or Conte crayon or pencil
* Graphite pencil and soft eraser

Materials List – expanded optional materials * White gouache and a brush (the only paint allowed for this class)
* White gel/roller pens
* Waterproof pens or markers, various widths
* Sepia or Brown pencils/chalks instead of Black
* For colored drawing materials, choose a soft, opaque brand and a selection of light, dark and bright colors appropriate for the subjects you like to draw.
* Color Pencils
* Pastel Pencils or Hard Pastels (no soft pastels, please)
* Artist Crayons or sticks like Prismacolor or Conte or Caran d'Ache Neocolor
* Paint Markers
* Colored Markers like Faber Castell, Tombow or Copic. A good way to try markers is with a gray-scale set and a white pen or gouache. The paper should not be too dark.

Paper Suggestions
* Canson Mi-Teintes – one sheet can be cut into quarters for the class. Medium gray, blue or tan are good choices for beginners. But any color can be used. Has a smooth and a textured side.
* Strathmore tan or gray drawing paper – only available in sketchbooks. Smooth surface is good for pens and colored pencil. I suggest a spiral bound one because the hardcover binding does not open flat.
* Kona sketchbooks – similar to Strathmore with a little rougher surface.
* Stonehenge – available in sheets or pads. Very nice paper for all media including inks and gouache.
* Various pastel papers – sold in sheets which can be torn into quarters for the class. These will be best with pencils, hard pastels or other dry media.


FREE DEMO: Dark Arts (art made on black paper) with JANICE BERKEBILE. Aug 5, 2017 10am-11:30am

DARK ARTS
(art made on black paper)

with JANICE BERKEBILE

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, August 5, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Explore the possibilities using black paper as your substrate. In this hands on demo, try out a variety of media on black paper and see what happens! Try Daniel Smith luminescent watercolors, combined with white watercolor paint, crayons, inks, pens and pencils to see how much fun you can have using black paper!

6-SESSION WORKSHOP over 3 DAYS: A SHORT COURSE IN DRAWING with AMANDA SWEET. Aug 5-6, 19, 2017. 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

DRAWING
A SHORT COURSE

with AMANDA SWEET

SIX HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS
$50/session, $100/day, $300 for all

Morning session 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Afternoon session 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday, August 5, 6, 19, 2017
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August 5 morning: General Survey of Drawing
August 5 afternoon: Line and Gesture
August 6 morning: Composition
August 6 afternoon: Value-An Overview
August 19 morning: Value-Reductive Processes with Charcoal
August 19 afternoon: Collage and Ink