painting classes

Choosing and Mixing Color

My popular eight-week class on the deliberate, mindful use of color in painting begins Sept 19 from 1-4 pm. We’ll focus on the application of color knowledge to the work you already do. Use the media of your preference and spend time in class painting and applying the concepts you’ll be learning. Take home color theory exercises designed to teach you about color through experience, not theory. Learn to keep your color options open as your painting progresses. Achieve clarity on the role color plays in your painting or illustration projects. Format Introduction to the concept, and short exercise in the first 1.5 hours. Painting – independent application of the concept in the next 1.5 hours. During this time, students are encouraged to pose color challenges for their own wo...[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]

Classes

Landscape Plein Air on Fridays Fridays, 1-4 pm at various locations starting July 6. This summer, 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 Landscape Plein Air at the Richmond Art Center Wednesdays, 12-3 pm at various locations starting July 11. This Summer, 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...[Read More]

About

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]

Painting in Acrylics Starts March 18

Some people start learning to paint with acrylics. Others begin with oil then switch to acrylics under the assumption that they are less messy or toxic. Watercolorists switch because it is less difficult and expensive to frame an acrylic painting. Then there are painters who are prevented from bringing their oils to communal spaces. No matter your reason to try them, rest assured no medium has been more misunderstood than this one. You see, it’s all about the additives. Knowing how to use them will give you a tremendous range of effects that simply cannot be achieved with oils. Yet visiting an art store and knowing which additives to get can be a bit intimidating, so many students continue painting without them and reaching the conclusion that acrylics is a difficult, unwieldy medium...[Read More]

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