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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 Oct 15th, 10am - 4pm Pacific Time

Mixed Media 2 Day Abstract Art Workshop

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

In this mixed media workshop, you will explore different ways to put various materials including collage into paintings. This class is about pushing your limits on the way to express yourself with mixed media. Two days will give us time to make your own collage papers and work on several pieces. All levels welcome. Review gluing techniques. Try...

Saturday Oct 8th, 10:30am - 4pm Pacific Time

  (2 sessions)
$550

2 sessions

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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...

Friday Oct 28th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time

  (6 sessions)
$240

6 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 Nov 3rd, 10:30am - 12:30pm Pacific Time

  (4 sessions)
$300

4 sessions

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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” ...

Tuesday Dec 6th, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

  (2 sessions)
$200

2 sessions

Art as Self-Exploration, Expression, & Healing

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

Through these series of workshops, youth are invited to explore and express their inner worlds, & hopefully finding healing in the process as they share & witness each other. We will engage with art making in a variety of ways including handmade collage, zine-making, self & body portraits, journaling, drawing, visual & verbal storytelling....

Thursday Oct 13th, 4pm - 6pm Pacific Time

  (4 sessions)
$140

4 sessions

Paper Mache Calaveritas

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

Let's make paper mache calaveritas (skulls) for our Day of the Dead altar! In this 2 day workshop led by artist Daniel Camacho, participants will learn the process of making and decorating paper mache calaveritas. Day 1 October 8: Make paper mache calaveritas Day 2 October 15: Paint and decorate the calaveritas. *The 2nd session will happen...

Saturday Oct 8th, 12pm - 2pm Pacific Time

  (2 sessions)
$10

2 sessions

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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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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

Marks Are King

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

This one day workshop is a great way to get in touch with your authentic marks and let go of inhibitions and control. It will infuse new energy and life into your paintings with new fresh marks. You can try new mark making tools as well. Limited to 6 people. Workshop will cover: Tools and methods Demonstrations and exercises for exploration Discussion...

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$275

Black Portraiture in Watercolor

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

Black figurative artists in the Bay Area will teach life drawing and painting students how to accurately depict Black art models. Celebrating professional Black art models of all sizes, genders, and identities, these 2-3 day workshops will cover topics ranging from portraiture (how to render African phenotypes, Black facial features, and hair textures)...

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$240

3 sessions

Intermediate & Advanced Painting

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

Explore your original vision! This class is for intermediate and advanced painters looking for technical and conceptual assistance as they pursue individual projects. Are you looking to get back into painting after taking a break? Are you struggling to work through a current project? Would your creative practice benefit from the structure...

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$280

8 sessions

Mini Rejuvenation & Play Retreat

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

We will play with paint, make mono print papers and create unique collages or flags. All materials provided. All you need is your curiosity and playfulness.

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$150

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...

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$560

14 sessions

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

10 sessions

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