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