painting classes

Finding Your Painting Voice

You’ve done the workshops, bought the books and seen the demos, and now you’re ready for the next stage. For my students this means interacting with a practicing artist to get answers to many types of questions as well as support through the difficult tasks involved in the business of painting. Summary: This coaching class takes place once a month, with 1-2 other students. You get dedicated time with me, focused on you and your painting needs, in the media you choose. The group discusses the work you’ve done at home during the time between classes. You receive as much or as little support as you specify. The presence of other, congenial students help us maintain the supportive environment that is so important for your development as an artist, and helps you stay accountab...Read More

Choosing and Mixing Color

My popular eight-week class on the deliberate, mindful use of color in painting. Use the media of your preference and spend time in class painting, applying the concepts you’ll be learning. Take home color theory exercises designed to help you keep your color options open as your painting progresses. All students have access to the student-only part of this website, full of additional resources. $200 for six 3 hr sessions. Summary The focus of this class is on the application of color knowledge to the work you already do. While color theory might be mentioned, it will be more important to achieve clarity on the role color plays in your work, and on how to use it to deliver the message you find most important. Format Introduction to the concept, and short exercise in the first 1.5 hou...Read More

Create a Web Presence That Sells

You are working diligently on your art, with little time to spend studying the latest marketing techniques or the way these web tools work together. Or you are getting ready to make some decisions about selling your work online but need someone who understands your needs. Don’t you wish a fellow artist could demystify it all for you? Summary: In this once-a-month series of four classes, I will lead you through the process of understanding how to photograph and keep files of your work, getting a simple website online, or updating the one you have, building a mailing list, and reviewing some basic best practices for artists who want to sell their work through the web. Format: The sessions are well-spaced by design, to allow sufficient time for working professionals to do the “hom...Read More


Cal Create Feb 14, Feb 28, March 7 and March 21 at UCB A warm welcome to all my 15 mentees from CalCreate! I made a portal to all the resources I have curated for this program. Landscape Plein Air at the Richmond Art Center Wednesdays, 12-3 pm at various locations This Spring, spend time painting au plein air at several beautiful great East Bay outdoor locations. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced painting student, you’ll enjoy discovering beginner-friendly painting spots, and improving your technique in the company of new friends. You’ll receive support through the difficulties of painting outdoors. Read More Finding Your Painting Voice Class at Rebeca’s Studio One Sunday a Month, 10-1 pm You’ve done the workshops, bought the books and seen the demos, an...Read More


Rebeca grew up in a suburb of San Juan, Puerto Rico as part of a family of immigrants and sugar cane workers. She went to a public school of the arts and discovered painting through a scholarship from the Art Students’ League of San Juan. At the University of Puerto Rico, she completed a BFA in printmaking and moved to San Francisco immediately after. Rebeca has always been interested in the urban landscape and in the figure. She enjoys painting outdoors and the opportunity to interact with the communities she paints. Rebeca viene de una familia de immigrantes y trabajadores de la industria del azúcar. Ella se crió en un suburbio de San Juan, Puerto Rico y asistió a una escuela pública dedicada a las artes. Descubrió la pintura al recibir una beca de la Liga de estudiantes de Arte de San J...Read More