Friday, December 23, 2011

Art Classes and Workshops

Explore Your Creative Self!
Art is Therapeutic and Fun!
We offer various workshops on different subject matters
We teach all skill levels on how to draw and paint
We instruct in all mediums: charcoal, watercolors, acrylic and oil
Instructors Kathy McCartney, Barbara Davies, Charles White, Evan Davies, and Joanne Robinson.

Ocean and Seascape Workshop with Oil Paint
Instructor Kathy McCartney
In this class you will paint a beautiful, tropical ocean scene.  Kathy will demonstrate and you the student follow along.
This oil painting class will take 4 sessions and is offered different times/dates to suit your schedule.  Please visit the link below for class schedule, costs and other details:  Ocean Workshop   or call 925-876-4985
 Instructor Kathy McCartney
In this class we will paint your dog, cat, bird or whatever your favorite animal is.  Kathy will guide you and take you step by step to help you create your animal portrait.
This oil painting class will take 4 sessions and is offered different times/dates to suit your schedule.  Please visit the link below for dates/times, costs and other details:  Your Pet Project  or call 925-876-4985
Instructor Kathy McCartney – Acrylic and Oil painting classes for Teens and Adults.  You Name It We'll Paint It!  Click on Link below for details.
Instructor Kathy McCartney – Acrylic and Oil painting classes for Teens and Adults. You Name It We'll Paint It! Click on Link below for details.

Instructor Barbara Davies
Mediums:  watercolors, acrylic & oil

For the beginner to intermediate artist.  Working from life or photos, create paintings on canas while learning about materials, color mixing, perspective, proportion, painting techniques, value, form, and more.  Barbara has teaching credentials in art, elementary education and adult  education and has been a practicing artist for many years
Adult Group Classes:  Every Friday from 12:30 - 2:30
Children Group Classes:  Every Friday from 3:30 - 5:00. 
Classes are $120 per month and include a make up class one Saturday per month. 
Telephone:  (925) 683-0120 and visit

Instructor Charles White
Mediums:  acrylic and oil
I teach oil and acrylic painting with personal instruction in a casual, relaxed atmosphere
Every Wednesday
10am to 12 noon
7:00pm to 9:00 pm
Students bring their own canvas and supplies and we provide easels and expertise.  Classes are $20 per two hour session.  Telephone:  (510) 886-0133 and visit

Instructor Joanne Robinson
Mediums:  Acylic and Oil
Floral Workshops
Every Wednesday
Starting January 11th 2012
(First subject will be the tropical Hibiscus)
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Monthly Class Fee $100.00
Every second Saturday of the month
Starting January 14th 2012
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Monthly Class Fee $25.00

We will begin with the Hibiscus and continue with Tulips, Magnolias, a simple orchid and roses.
Students are required to bring all their on supplies (contact instructor for detailed list and to RSVP).  The instructor will provide some materials to help make creating your flower easy and fun!
Make up classes on the second Saturday of each month

Telephone:  (707) 334-5148 and

Instructor Evan Davies
Medium:  Pencil and Charcoal - Drawing Classes
Children - Sundays  1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 & 2/12
Time: 3 - 4       Class fee: $120.00
Adults - Thursdays 12/29, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26 & 2/2
Time: 2 - 4     Class fee: $120.00          
Evan Davies, honors senior at the Academy of Art in S.F., is back by popular demand…. In this class, children will learn to draw what they see, not what they think they see!  We will draw from life (objects in the studio) and photo-graphs as we learn about shape, proportion, and how to use value (shading) to create form and volume.  We will investigate the rules of perspective, as you draw buildings or other objects of your choice.  You will learn about using various drawing tools, and how to shade, cross hatch, use thick and thin line, and much more!  There will be handouts to take home so you can practice what you have learned.  You will learn how to mat your drawings for display and safe-keeping.  Some supplies required. 
For the adult class, Evan will demonstrate drawing techniques and you will draw from still life objects and photographs.  Use various values to create form, volume and depth in your drawings.  Discover new uses for drawing tools and learn some of the tricks of the ‘pros’ to create accurate, realistic drawings.  Evan will demonstrate and you will practice one and two point perspective, as you learn about horizons, vanishing points, convergence and other aspects of perspective that may have been holding you back.  Evan will provide handouts from his college texts and other sources.   If requested, the basics of portrait drawing may be covered.  Returning students may work on more advanced projects.
A Saturday make up class will be scheduled once during this session for students who miss a class.
Private and semi-private classes may also be scheduled.
Telephone Barbara Davies: (925) 683-0120 and visit

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Art On The Lane Gallery

November 2011

Art on The Lane Gallery
100 Railroad Avenue #D
Danville, CA.  

The art gallery features 10 creative artists:  Barbara Davies, Charles White, Don Eagling, Evan Davies, Frances Hosmer, Joanne Robinson, Kathy McCartney, Linda McSweeney, Rich McVey and Stephen Sanfilippo. 

See the visual creations and meet the artists Sunday December 4th, 2011 from 1pm to 4pm.  Enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers.  This event is free to the public.  Support your local artisan and purchase one of a kind artwork.

Take a virtual tour:   See the YouTube video of our new gallery

"The Stinking Rose" original oil painting 24x30
Sales price $1,395.00
by artist Joanne Robinson

"You don't have to travel far in order to have the European experience. Just visit our beautiful city across the bridge San Francisco and North Beach. All the restaurants with their outdoor seating remind me of Europe. I really enjoy using color in my paintings and this was the perfect opportunity to play with the color red." artist Joanne Robinson

"Don't Mess with My World It's All I Got" 
original oil painting 30"x40"
by artist Kathy McCartney

"This image is a subtle statement visually and yet the title says it all. This young woman has her hand on her hip strong, defiant and beautiful. She stares out over her South Pacific home. The water is clear and pristine. Over the horizon there are signs of trouble. A big storm is approaching. “Don't mess with my world it is all I got” is a statement to protect our environment. The disturbance is not always natural, it can be man made. Let's protect our beautiful oceans. We are all connected and it is more valuable than oil. We truly need clean water for our survival.  This original oil painting is on sale the month of December for $1,500." artist Kathy McCartney

Jewelry artist by Frances Hosmer

"My love of fashion and costume jewelry has inspired me to use my talents and create Frannies Creations. My jewelry is inspired by different types of metals, precious stones and glass beads. My ultimate goal is to create fashion jewelry that all can afford and enjoy. Everyday I learn something new as I work with stones and metals from the earth. I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I do making them." jewelry artist Frances Hosmer

"Martini Heart" original photograph $35 to $450
 by artist Rich McVey

"This is from my last shoot. My client wanted a series of shots for their logo and their website. I took several pictures and after I finished, I went back and spent a little time in Photoshop and put the final touches on it. I morphed the pimiento into a heart as they all should look that way!  You have to love a good appletini with a heart!"  by Photographer Rich McVey

"Horses are a favorite subject of mine to paint, and this newest work is entitled "Dark Andalusian". The size is 24 x 36 x 1.5, oil on gallery wrapped canvas, and priced at $1200.00. It is inspired by the beautiful Spanish horse breed, the Andalusian. They come in many colors, but mostly grey, white, and dark bay. Considered the horse of Spanish and European nobility... elegant, fearless, and intelligent, these horses are still prized today, all over the world.  In fantasy movies, for example, such as "Gladiator", or "Lord of the Rings ", when a bold, beautiful war horse is called for, or a horse that might represent a mythical Unicorn, the Andalusian is always a first choice."  Artist  Linda McSweeney

Painting by Charles White

The size of the painting is 24 x 36 and the price is $2,450.00
by artist Barbara Davies

"My work is inspired by the places I love.   I strive to capture the interplay of light, shadow and reflections in the courtyards, cafes and piazzas of Europe, and, more recently, San Francisco." artist Barbara Davies
"The painting, titled Monastery Beach, is 18 x 24, and the price is $1200. I really enjoy painting on-site in and around Carmel. This scene is a vista from near the Horseshoe bend on south Scenic Drive looking from Carmel River Beach across the Bay to Monastery Beach located just south of Carmel along Highway 1. The Monastery tower, just jutting above the trees in the painting is a well known landmark. Previously, I made a small on-site painting of the same scene with less detail that I liked, and was inspired to do this larger one with more focus on the rocks."  artist Don Eagling

"Native American" portrait in pencil
18 x 24 original sold, limited edition prknt $475
by artist Evan Davies

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