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2020

Leslie Wilson 2020 - CANCELLED

Leslie Wilson 2020 - CANCELLED

Leslie Wilson, CWA - Watercolors Fresh and Loose - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 Precautions
July 15-18, 2020 - 4 Days, Intermediate to Advanced

  

In this workshop, Leslie Wilson will teach students a direct painting method for an impressionistic result. She will help you explore brush techniques, find areas of emphasis and employ connections to promote looseness, and keep the viewer's eyes moving through the painting. She will challenge students to ask themselves "what the painting needs," instead of reproducing all that exists in front of them. The students will use still life, figures, and photos as source material and will be introduced to a variety of painting exercises. Leslie believes that good paintings begin with a contour drawing, which hones observation skills and provides a roadmap for the painting. During the painting process, colors are slightly worked out on the palette or mixed directly on the paper, incorporating soft and hard edges. Students will be shown how to use correct value, color, and shape the first time, rather than overworking. Join Leslie for an exciting artistic journey to develop a fresh and loose style of painting!

Demo:  General meeting Demo will be by Judith Kunzle July 15, 2020
Workshop Dates:
  July 15-18, 2020 - 4 days, Wednesday to Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm

Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $390 , Members $330
Artist Website: Leslie Wilson

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Peggi Habets 2020, Landscapes and Cityscapes - CANCELLED

Peggi Habets 2020, Landscapes and Cityscapes - CANCELLED

Peggi Habets - Creating Landscapes and Cityscapes with Personality and Mood - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 Precautions
May 20-21, 2020 - 2 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

   

In this 2-day workshop, we will work to create a place and time that evokes mood and atmosphere, rather than a copy of a photo. Day 1 will focus on the landscape/cityscape only and Day 2 will focus on painting figures in a scene. Although there will be a daily demo, this is not a follow along, step-by-step workshop; participants will be encouraged to develop their own personal style using their own reference material.

Demo:  May 20, CWA General Meeting
Workshop Dates:
  May 20-21, 2020 - 2 days, Wednesday-Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $335 , Members $275
Artist Website:  Peggi Habets

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Peggi Habets 2020, Portraits and Figures - CANCELLED

Peggi Habets 2020, Portraits and Figures - CANCELLED

Peggi Habets- Creating Expressive Portraits and Figures - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 Precautions
May 18-19, 2020 - 2 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

   

In this 2-day workshop, we will be expanding our idea of what a portrait is and will create personal works of art, rather than a copy of a photo. Day one will focus on the face and Day 2 will focus on the figure in a setting. Although there will be a daily demo, this is not a follow along, step-by-step workshop; participants will be encouraged to develop their own personal style using their own reference material.

Demo:  May 20, CWA General Meeting
Workshop Dates:
  May 18-19, 2020 - 2 days, Monday-Tuesday, 9 am - 4 pm

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $335 , Members $275
Artist Website:  Peggi Habets

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Thomas Schaller 2020 II

Thomas Schaller 2020 II

Thomas Schaller, AWS, NWS, TWSA- The Architecture of Light II - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 precautions
March 23-25, 2020 - 3 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

      

"The focus of my workshops is far less concerned with technical expertise and far more about inspiration and observation. Specifically, the focus is on finding and expressing ourselves with our unique personal artistic voice." - Thomas Schaller

A common phrase we often hear is: "Mother Nature is the best teacher." While Tom agrees that real world observation is a crucial skill for the artist, no less so are the lessons to be learned from memory, dreams, and pure invention. In Tom's workshops, painting indoors or out, he demonstrates the fundamentals and crucial importance of identifying strong compositional subjects for the artist. No amount of technical expertise or finesse evident in a final painting can compensate for a composition lacking in the strength and clarity of a strong initial intent, a main idea, and a solid value organization. We will try to learn how to see the beautiful and infinite compositions all around us and within us in the most grand and most humble of scenes.

Demo:  March 18, 2020 CWA General Meeting - CANCELLED
Workshop Dates:  March 23-25, 2020 - 3 days, Monday-Wednesday, 9 am - 4 pm
Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $510 , Members $450
Artist Website: Thomas Schaller

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Thomas Schaller 2020

Thomas Schaller 2020

Thomas Schaller - The Architecture of Light - CANCELLED due to COVID-19 Precautions
March 18-20, 2020 - 3 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

      

"The focus of my workshops is far less concerned with technical expertise and far more about inspiration and observation. Specifically, the focus is on finding and expressing ourselves with our unique personal artistic voice." - Thomas Schaller

A common phrase we often hear is: "Mother Nature is the best teacher." While Tom agrees that real world observation is a crucial skill for the artist, no less so are the lessons to be learned from memory, dreams, and pure invention. In Tom's workshops, painting indoors or out, he demonstrates the fundamentals and crucial importance of identifying strong compositional subjects for the artist. No amount of technical expertise or finesse evident in a final painting can compensate for a composition lacking in the strength and clarity of a strong initial intent, a main idea, and a solid value organization. We will try to learn how to see the beautiful and infinite compositions all around us and within us in the most grand and most humble of scenes.

Demo:  March 18, 2020 CWA General Meeting - CANCELLED
Workshop Dates:  March 18-20, 2020 - 3 days, Wednesday-Friday, 9 am - 4 pm
Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $510 , Members $450
Artist Website: Thomas Schaller

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Michael Reardon 2020

Michael Reardon 2020

Michael Reardon - Watercolor Techniques
January 31-February 2, 2020 - 3 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

    

In this workshop, Michael will share information from his latest book, Watercolor Techniques. He will share some of his insights into painting and how to enjoy it. Through demonstrations and hands-on painting, Michael will show ways to simplify and create dynamic compositions, work quickly and decisively, and capture the essence of a scene convincingly. He will cover the use of a limited palette, dynamic color mixing, and the use of light and value to describe form.

Location: Harrington Gallery, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton CA 94566   See Map here
Workshop Dates:
  January 31 - February 2, 2020,  3 days, Friday - Sunday, 9 am - 4 pm

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner to Advanced
Registration Fees:  Non-Members $485 , Members $425
Artist Website: Michael Reardon

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2019

Mark Mehaffey 2019 - CANCELLED

Mark Mehaffey 2019 - CANCELLED

Mark Mehaffey - Experiment for Fun, Design for Success, Traditional to Experimental
September 18-21, 2019 - 4 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

WORKSHOP CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconvenience.