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Painting, Drawing, Printmaking & Mixed Media Workshops

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Choreographing the Dance of Art Making: A Mixed Media Process Painting Workshop


 

 

 

Join us for a weekend of creative explorations of the sensations within while honing the sensual eye to absorb the world outside. Through group and individual experiences participants will be guided to be both the painter and the object that is being painted.

This process can induce a trance state which opens up the creative process and the resulting work can feel very alive. A range of mixed media materials will be used. Explorations will include guided movement and art meditations, installation experimentation and work on personal projects.

This is a workshop for the novice who wants to explore creative process and for the experienced artist who wants to open up their creative field and try new things.

Please go to our Class Resources page for the required materials list.

Sat. & Sun., June 10 & 11
10 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 2020
Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210

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Andrew Purchin is an artist and psychotherapist who has created and exhibited paintings and performance installations for over twenty years. Through his Creative Witness Project he collaborates with other artist/performers and has created work on site at the last two Presidential Inaugurations, community celebrations, and the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

 

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Painting the Abstract: Explorations in the Language of Abstract Painting


 

 

 

This workshop will introduce participants to some of the major pictorial strategies of abstract painting.

We will have daily lectures and slideshows to introduce participants to the form of abstraction to be investigated that day. Time will be short and participants should look at this course as an opportunity to explore a variety of approaches to abstract painting.

The course is not designed to produce a series of finished works.

Students who have a clear direction in abstraction they wish to follow rather than explore a variety of approaches can easily be accomodated.

The workshop will be taught in acrylics, although other water-based paints will work.

Please go to our Class Resources page for the required materials list.

Mon. - Fri., August 7-11
11 am - 3 pm
Room: VAPA 2020
Register by June 5: $260
Register after June 5: $285

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Tim Craighead, MFA from Columbia University, has taught Drawing and Painting at Columbia, Stanford, UCSC, Cabrillo College and Monterey Peninsula College. He has had numerous one-person shows and his paintings, small works on paper and monotypes are represented in both national and international collections. He is a current recipient of the Rydell Fellowship for 2011.

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Wood Block Printmaking:
From Black and White to Color


 

 

 

Come and learn the simple and beautiful process of making wood block prints. Wood block prints are a great way of making your own cards, prayer flags, quilt design, and patches. Each student will walk away from this workshop with two editioned images of their own, one in black and white and one printed with two colors. The workshop will cover the various types of wood, tools, inks, and papers used to make a print. Carving, color mixing and printing techniques will be demonstrated and experienced first hand. We will be using hand and dremel tools for carving, and a press and wooden spoon for printing. We will be printing with oil-based inks and learning non-toxic clean up.

Register early! This workshop is limited to 15 students.

Please go to our Class Resources page for the required materials list.

Fri., Sat. & Sun., August 11, 12 & 13
10 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 2005
Register by June 5: $295
Register after June 5: $320
plus $35 materials fee at registration

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Bridget Henry has been exploring woodcut printmaking over 20 years and continues to be enthralled with this alchemical process. She co-manages the printmaking studio at UC Santa Cruz and has taught relief printmaking at Cabrillo College, California Art Education Association, and Idyllwild Arts Academy.

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Paper Arts - Silhouette, Surface Texture, and Sculptural Forms

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Experiment with paper in ways you never imagined possible! In this workshop, you’ll create two and three dimensional artwork as you think beyond paper's traditional uses. Explore conceptual implications in art and culture, and learn methods of manipulation such as intricate paper cut outs, dioramas, and creating surface textures for three dimensional forms.  

Students will be introduced to contemporary art work by famous paper artists such as Swoon, Adrien Coburn, Andy Byers and Kara Walker. You’ll leave this class with a body of cohesive and thought provoking paper works.

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class.

2 Sat. & 2 Sun., June 17, 18, 24 & 25
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2008
Register by June 5: $180
Register after June 5: $195
plus $30 materials fee at registration

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Dana Peters, MFA, is a mixed media artist, printmaker, and 2012 Resident Paper Costumer and Performance Artist. She exhibits her two and three-dimensional works across the U.S. and internationally, including the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and the R. Blitzer Gallery in Santa Cruz. Go to http://daniellepeters.com/ for more information.

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En Plein Air Watercolor - A 3-Day Artists Retreat at Mission San Antonio de Padua

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Mission San Antonio de Padua beckons us to a quieter, simpler time, far from the distractions of the 21st century. Painters are able to unwind and immerse themselves in their artistic practice. Your time together includes an informal "critique" and social hour, demonstrations, instruction, and coaching from Bonni on your plein air watercolor pieces. This is a relaxing and inspiring journey to an historic mission with time for you to indulge and inspire your creative self in a serene setting.

During the 3-day artistic retreat you will enjoy five catered meals and two nights lodging at the historic mission. Students enjoy use of two dining rooms for buffet style meals in a relaxed atmosphere.

While at the Mission students will enjoy the beautifully restored peristyle garden and fiesta grounds, and simple yet comfortable single or double occupancy rooms. The mission’s recently restored cloister offers guests contemplative private space in keeping with the Mission’s monastic heritage. Rooms open onto the Padres Garden with their historic well and ancient grape vines, and include cozy beds, a sink, and fresh linens. Shower and bathroom facilities exist on each cloister wing.

For more information about the activities schedule, meals and lodging, required workshop supplies, and detailed directions, please check the Class Resources page.

Register Early! This new workshop has limited enrollment.

Double occupancy rates allow you to bring a friend or family member to share this special experience with!

Wed. - Fri., May 3 - 5
Wed., 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Thu., 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri., 8:00 – 1:00 am
On location at the Mission San Antonia de Padua – Jolon, CA


Single Occupancy Room - Fee:  $425

Double Occupancy Room - Fee:  $400 (per person)

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Bonni Carver - see bio below

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Paint the Central Coast - En Plein Air Watercolor

 


 

 

 

Come experience the joy of plein air watercolor painting (painting outside and on-site) at different venues on the Central Coast, from the West Side of Santa Cruz to Moss Landing. Plein air painting gives the painter a multi-sensory awareness of the subject, which can translate into a process chock-full of inspiration. When you are literally in your landscape, you can hear the sounds, smell the scents and feel the warm breeze that you are painting! We will demonstrate techniques and strategies that simplify and demystify this unique experience. Explore the boundless possibilities that painting en plein air offers while experimenting with shape, color, design and flair!

Whether you are a seasoned painter or a novice, painting outside will add a new dimension to your work. Demonstration and instruction will be given at the beginning of every class relating to design, approach and interpretation.

All levels welcome. The first class will meet in front of the Sesnon House on Cabrillo’s Aptos campus.

This workshop will include in depth demonstrations and critiques, and tips to complete paintings in order to assist painters in developing their pieces.

A materials list of needed supplies can be found online on the Class Resources page.

2 Tue. & 2 Thu., July 11, 13, 18 & 20
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
First class session meets at the Sesnon House
Register by June 5: $210
Register after June 5: $235

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Sat. & Sun., July 15 & 16
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
First class session meets at the Sesnon House
Register by June 5: $180
Register after June 5: $195

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Bonni Carver, MA, has taught drawing and art for over 16 years locally and internationally. She is a perennial Open Studios artist and has displayed her work in numerous juried shows throughout the Central Coast and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. She studied watercolor in Provence, France, which proved to be the catalyst for a yearlong painting odyssey throughout Western Europe.

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Expressive Spring Botanicals in Pastel  

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Using spring flowers and plants as our inspiration, this class explores pastel techniques to express modeling, texture, design and mood of our bouquets and individual plants. Demonstrations cover basic compositional, drawing, and shading tips to create vivacious leaves, stems and flowers. Color tips for believable greens and complementary background colors will be shared in specific, fun and expressive pastel exercises. We will draw inspiration from flower paintings from the 15th to the 21st century, with examples from Catherine of Bologna, Rachel Ruysch, Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O’Keefe and other contemporary botanical painters.

The first two class meetings are held at the Cabrillo Horticulture Center with inspiration from various plants in the gardens and greenhouse, plus bouquets from your own gardens. For our 3rd class we will create pastels on location in a private springtime garden and then we return to Cabrillo’s campus for our 4th class to one of our drawing and painting studios to finish studies and enjoy a group show. Getting the spirit, movement, and essence of the plants is  our focus.

A required supply list is posted on the Cabrillo Extension Class Resources web page.

4 Sat., April 1 - 29  (no class April 15)
1:30 - 5:00 pm
Room: Horticulture 5005 and (VAPA 2015 - 4th class only)
Register by Feb. 27: $195
Register after Feb. 27: $210

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Ann Thiermann - see bio below

For more information about Ann, please visit: AnnThierman.com

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Summer Pastel: From the River to the Sea, Santa Cruz Waterways and Shores  

 

 

This class will combine studio and on-location work and cover various aspects of creating the pastel river, lagoon and seascape throughout our Santa Cruz county. We will explore the colors of coastal vegetation, rock outcroppings, and play of light, color, and reflections on our coastal tides and shorelines. We’ll explore the riparian corridor vegetation reflected along the San Lorenzo River, local lagoons and wetlands. Students will gain a better grasp of the complexities of location work and learn ways to capture a mood through choice of color palette and colored grounds.

The five sessions will include a variety of sites.

First session will begin at Cabrillo and finish at a nearby coastal state park beach. Locations and directions will be provided to students at first day of class.

This course is for the artist who is comfortable with basic drawing techniques and the changing conditions of the outdoors.

A required supply list is posted on the Cabrillo Extension Class Resources web page.

5 Sat., July 8 - August 12 (no class August 5)
2:00 - 5:30 pm
First class meeting is in room: VAPA 2014
Register by June 5: $225
Register after June 5: $250

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Ann Thiermann, MFA, is an experienced studio arts instructor at Cabrillo College with years of helping students create vibrant plant forms in her botanical illustration classes. She has created pastel landscape, figurative, and still life paintings that are included in collections nationally and internationally.

For more information about Ann, please visit: AnnThierman.com

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Narrative Drawing

 

 

Explore personal narrative in this mixed media drawing class. Working from your own references and ideas, develop drawings that extend the story-qualities in your work. We’ll work with directed, experimental studies and then translate them into larger formats.

Plan to bring your favorite drawing supplies. High quality paper and some specialty supplies will be provided.

A required supply list is posted on the Cabrillo Extension Class Resources web page.

Fri., Sat. & Sun., July 7, 8 & 9
10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2020
Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210
Plus $30 materials fee payable at registration

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Claire Thorson teaches drawing, painting, and figure drawing at Monterey Peninsula College and Cabrillo College. She is a native of California, loves the coast, and has a studio in Elkhorn, CA. Her drawings and paintings travel the territory between figuration and abstraction.

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Advanced Moku-hanga Workshop

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Moku-hanga, the Japanese Woodcut Printmaking water-based technique, was used to print the refined ukiyo-e prints of the Japanese Edo period. This advanced class is designed for students of Japanese woodcut who wish to use more specialized printing techniques and learn how to print on dampened handmade paper. This advanced, four-day intensive workshop allows participants with some experience to work on blocks with dampened Japanese washi. We will review printing techniques like bokashi and goma zuri and delve further into the special characteristics of handmade paper.

The first half of the class is devoted to planning and carving blocks and the second half is reserved for printing. Each day will begin with a lecture-demonstration focusing on a different aspect of moku-hanga, including tool use and sharpening, paper, and printing techniques. The final day is devoted to printing an edition of multicolored prints on Japanese paper.

The $50 materials fee covers two blocks, the loan of barens and some cutting tools, color, miscellaneous supplies, proof paper and a sheet of handmade Japanese washi that can be cut into approximately eight prints. Additional paper will be available for purchase in class.

Prerequisite: Previous experience with moku-hanga is required for this class so that we can cover more advanced approaches to printing.

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about this class.

Mon. - Thu., May 22 - 25
10 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 2005
Register by Feb. 27: $395
Register after Feb 27: $415
Plus $50 materials fee payable to instructor at class

 

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April Vollmer is a New York artist with an MFA from Hunter College who has specialized in Mokuhanga since 1998. She has exhibited widely and is on the Board of the International Mokuhanga Conference. For more information about the artist and the technique visit her website at www.aprilvollmer.com.

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Natural Inspiration: Exploring Water Media in the Garden

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Using local flora and fauna as inspiration, explore the techniques and effects specific to water based paints including inks, watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paints. Daily exercises focus on the marriage of formal design and experimentation. You’ll be encouraged to discover new processes and possibilities to expand and inspire new art works..

Please check the Extension Class Resources web page for a list of required supplies and materials.

Sat. & Sun., May 20 & 21
10 - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 2014
Register by Feb. 27: $195
Register after Feb 27: $210
plus $20 materials fee paid at registration

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Andrea Borsuk - see bio

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Monoprints and Mixed Media

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This 2-day workshop will introduce you to new ways for creating unique mixed media artworks. You’ll discover how to experiment and integrate imagery with hand-pressed monoprint techniques and various media such as acrylic paints and gel mediums, stencils, inks, graphite, and collage. Experimental in nature, this workshop gives  you new ideas for pushing your work in a variety of new directions.

Open to beginners.

Please check the Extension Class Resources web page for a list of required supplies and materials.

Sat. & Sun., April 29 & 30
10 - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 2005
Register by Feb. 27: $195
Register after Feb 27: $210
plus $25 materials fee paid at registration

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Andrea Borsuk is a local Santa Cruz artist best known for her use of archetypes of beauty and femininity.She has taught Drawing, Painting and Mixed-Media at Cabrillo College, Portland State University, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Columbia University and Pratt Institute. In 2010 she received a Santa Cruz County Rydell Fellowship.

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Graphic Novel and Comic Book Art: Writing and Illustrating Basics

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Artists, comic enthusiasts and graphic novel devotees come spend your Wednesday evening with Elijah to learn the basics of comic writing, comic illustration and narrative art. Students will gain skills in visual storytelling, character design and page layout including composition, perspective and value. Students will learn about the pencil and ink process as well as comic book writing.

Please check the Extension Class Resources web page for a list of supplies and materials.

5 Wed., May 3 - 31
6:30 – 8 pm
Room: VAPA 2005
Register by Feb. 27: $180
Register after Feb. 27: $195
plus $50 materials fee at registration

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2 Tue. & 2 Thu., July 18, 20, 25 & 27
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Room: 1521
Register by June 5: $180
Register after June 5: $195
plus $50 materials fee at registration

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Elijah Pfotenhauer is a local Santa Cruz Illustrator, painter and teacher. He grew up drawing comics and creating worlds then studying Character Animation at Cal Arts. He has 10 years experience in the fields of graphic art and illustration. He has painted several public murals, and worked with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Oakland’s Community Rejuvenation Project and through the William James Association.

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Image Transfer Processes for Mixed Media

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Explore simple yet versatile image transfer techniques that offer endless possibilities for creative expression. Gain inspiration and ideas from seeing the work of a number of artists applying wildly varied approaches to transferring images. Learn to transfer photographic images onto many types of non-traditional surfaces, such as patterned or unusual papers or boards, wood, stone, tile, metal, Plexiglass, and all kinds of objects. When you meld or fuse an image with such non-photographic surface or object, you create a relationship between them, opening up the potential for rich visual metaphors. Text can be added and images and/or text can be layered over each other.
 

Sat. & Sun., July 22 & 23
11 am – 5 pm
Room: VAPA 2008
Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210
Plus a $60 materials fee at registration

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Beverly Rayner, MFA, is an Art Studio and Art Photography faculty member at Cabrillo and is currently teaching at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Her photographic practice spans from antique to digital to mixed media approaches. Her artwork combines photographic media with materials and objects to create sculptural art works laden with meaning.

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Encaustics Explorations

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Join Beverly Rayner and Daniella Wolf for one or all of these unique workshops. No experience is necessary – all are welcome to explore the wonder of encaustics no matter what media you normally work in!

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Introduction to Encaustics

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On the first night of each workshop we’ll present an informative slide show and workshop overview designed to familiarize you with this unique medium and prepare for the best in-class experience. These evening workshops give you a chance to learn about the options for working in encaustic and helps you understand the supplies, tools, and materials you will be using.

Encaustic painting blends colored pigments to heated beeswax, then the liquid is applied to prepared wood, canvas and other materials. The application process allows for easy manipulation, painting, texture creation, and limitless visual possibilities. This time honored tradition allows you to layer and build. In the additional sessions, we’ll encapsulate mementos or objects. Dive in and discover the joys of working with natural, fragrant beeswax and rich pigments, exploring the seemingly endless variations of color, line, pattern and texture.

In this workshop you will learn a great variety of encaustic processes through demos and hands-on experimentation. Starting with the basics of how to safely work with the materials and equipment, we will cover options for preparing interesting support surfaces, techniques for fusing, coloring, layering and texturing melted wax, and how to add paints, pastels, stencils, and other materials into the mix.

Safety and affordable equipment options will be addressed. Artists working in any and all media are welcome!

Please see Extension’s Class Resources web page for important details about materials and supplies for this class.

Limited to just 15 enrollments, so register early!

Thu., Sat. & Sun., July 6, 8 & 9
Thu., 6:30 – 8 pm (Room: VAPA 1001)
Sat. & Sun., 11 am – 5 pm (Room: VAPA 3004)
Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210
Plus a $60 materials fee at registration

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Beverly Rayner - see bio below

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Mixed Media Encaustics and Embedded Objects

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The combination of beeswax encaustic medium with mixed media, such as small objects, fabric, specialty papers, images, and countless other materials offers an endless array of expressive possibilities. It has the same remarkable ability as amber to capture and preserve embedded materials. Encapsulate memories, mementos, and more in layered pigmented wax. This class is perfect for those wanting to make special gifts, create complex paintings, or encapsulate memories!

In this fun exploratory workshop, we’ll cover the steps for preparing supports and applying encaustic medium, then experiment with various techniques for embedding an eclectic collection of objects and mixed media materials into layers of wax. Safety and affordable equipment options will be addressed.

In this fun exploratory workshop, we’ll experi¬ment with exciting techniques for preparing, coloring, and applying encaustic medium over a diverse array of surfaces. Students will learn techniques for embedding an eclectic collection of objects and mixed media materials into layers of wax.

Artists working in any and all media are welcome!

Limited to just 15 enrollments, so register early!

Please see Extension’s Class Resources web page for important details about materials and supplies for this class.

Thu., Sat. & Sun., June 1, 3 & 4 CLASS CANCELLED
Thu., 6:30 – 8 pm (Room: VAPA 2021)
Sat. & Sun.,11 am – 5 pm (Room: VAPA 3004)
Register by Feb. 27: $195
Register after Feb. 27: $210
Plus a $60 materials fee at registration

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Beverly Rayner, MFA, is an Art Studio and Art Photography faculty member at Cabrillo and is currently teaching at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Her photographic practice spans from antique to digital to mixed media approaches. Her artwork combines photographic media with materials and objects to create sculptural art works laden with meaning.

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Encaustic Palette Collage

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Encaustic Palette Collage is fast, fun and easy.

We use encaustic medium for our “glue” that can be worked and magically reworked an infinite amount of times. If you don’t like your collage, you can simply reheat it and move the elements till you are happy with your composition. What glue do you know that will do that for you? We will use thin calligraphy paper for our base paper.

This unique method provides you with a quick way to make small collage elements that can be part of a large panel, elements for an installation, embedded in future work, or combined to fabricate a long scroll. You will use thin papers and fabrics and combine them into lovely translucent compositions. Unique hanging opportunities abound. Think layering beyond your wildest
dreams!

If you’ve taken the Tea Rust and Burn for Textile Artists, also taught by Daniella, bring all your samples, scraps, large and small to incorporate into your Encaustic Palette Collages.

Sat. & Sun., July 29 & 30
10 am – 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210
Plus a $50 materials fee at registration

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Daniella Woolf - see bio below

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Encaustics and India Ink

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If you love black and white, this workshop is for you! We will be minimizing our color and material choices thereby expanding our creativity.

India ink is often known as “lampblack” and can become waterproof after drying and is lightfast (resists fading). It is often chosen when artists want to control detail. Students in this workshop will be learn to control the India Ink, and also discover how it can be unpredictable!

India ink can dry on the encaustic surface creating fractal patterns. It is permanent on the surface, and can also be deeply embedded. It can be painted, printed, stamped and written on the surface with various nibs and pens.

This workshop will allow you to delve deeply into the magic of India Ink on the encaustic surface.

Sat. & Sun., August 12 & 13
10 am – 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210
Plus a $50 materials fee at registration

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Daniella Woolf - see bio below

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Totems – Mixed Media Sculpture as Story Tellers

 

Totems have been used by many cultures to signify a kinship group. They can feature designs that function as supernatural beings, as family crests or to honor chiefs. In this workshop students will construct a totem that tell a story that may commemorate a person, a place, a special occasion, a memory, honor some material no longer in use (bank checks, library due-date cards) or simply transfigure materials into vertical sculpture.

Students should bring materials that have personal or familial significance to incorporate into their totem. They can be photos, letters, artifacts, fabric, wood, etc. These items will be formed into bundles and spacers to create continuity and variety. They will be assembled to be free hanging in space, strung with waxed linen and hung with an “S” hook.

This is a workshop for those who have stories to tell, personal objects they want to shape into art, or who love to sort, arrange and organize.

Please go to our Class Resources page for a detailed list of required materials and supplies.

Sat. & Sun., July 22 & 23
10 am – 4 pm
Room: 1520
Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210
Plus a $50 materials fee at registration

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Daniella Woolf holds an M.A. in Textile Structures from UCLA, and was a founding partner at Wax Works West. She taught encaustic for R and F Paints, and continues to teach in many corners of the world. She is a 2007 recipient of the Gail Rich Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the 2008 Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship.

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SoulCollage®: For the Love of Images and the Changes They Bring!

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Give expression to your life story in all its beauty and complexity! SoulCollage® is a flexible and profound expressive arts method through which you make your own unique cards for personal reading. Anyone who has a love of images and is looking for an intuitive process for change and growth will find this process meaningful. Your cards give voice to all of who you are and even offer expression to the qualities you want to bring into your life!

SoulCollage® originated right here in Santa Cruz County by local author Seena Frost and is now in 39 countries around the world! Come experience for yourself what has inspired thousands: a method deeply personal, incredibly fun, and perfect for the quiet individualist as well as the one who loves community. As simple as the ingredients of cut images, a pair of scissors, and some glue, this process is considered by many to be transformational and vitally expressive, even with zero art experience!

This is a course for beginners as well as those already familiar with SoulCollage® who will enjoy having time to review concepts and create several new cards in a relaxing and lovely environment. Participants will be able to immediately apply what they learn during this creative day together. Anyone can make SoulCollage® cards!

Sat., August 5
10 am - 4 pm
Room: Horticulture 5005

Register by June 5: $75
Register after June 5: $88
plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor in class

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other important information about classes.

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Lauren Mari-Navarro and Mischa Eovaldi, are trained facilitators of the SoulCollage® Method encouraging creativity and self-discovery. Both Lauren and Mischa have their own private counseling practices.

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Travel Sketching - Capturing Intimate Memories

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Whether you are travelling to exotic places, around town, or your own backyard, you can learn to do quick and spontaneous ink sketches. Using a Pilot Parallel chisel edged pen, along with a water brush, learn how to draw out various values with the pen's water-soluble ink. Lots of demos and lots of fun! Discover your own creative expression in this all-day class.

No experience necessary. All skill levels welcome. Bring a lunch and beverage.

Please click this link Cabrillo Class Resources to review the required materials list.

Sat., June 3
10 am - 4 pm
Room: Horticulture 5010
Fee: $85

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Sat., August 12
10 am - 4 pm
Room: Horticulture 5010
Fee: $85

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Carolyn Fitz - see bio

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Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting: Landscapes

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In this day long workshop, we will capture the essence of Sumi-e landscape painting. Using various techniques of brush work and black ink, mixed with water values, we will create the elements of: waterfalls, rocks, granite cliffs, trees and plants, mist between the mountain ranges, cloudy skies, and other natural beauty.

We will begin by painting a traditional Asian landscape scene then move towards painting a California landscape using the same techniques.

Lots of demonstrations and lots of fun!

No experience necessary. All skill levels welcome. Bring a lunch and beverage.

Please click this link Cabrillo Class Resources to review the required materials list.

Sat., August 5
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: Horticulture 5010
Register by June 5: $82
Register after June 5: $90
plus $12 materials fee payable to instructor in class. All other materials needed for class can be found on Cabrillo Class Resources.

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Carolyn Fitz has been sharing her passion for calligraphy and ink painting for over 30 years. She has taken many art and garden study tours in Japan and China. From 2000 to 2013, she was the “Artist in Residence Instructor” at the Yosemite Art Center.

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Photo Encaustics

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Create museum-quality art pieces by enhancing your photographic imagery by added layers of depth with melted, pigmented beeswax. Creatively applying encaustic medium over photographs provides endless possibilities for enriching the visual qualities of images and adding layers of metaphorical meaning to your work.

Learn a variety of techniques for applying wax over multiple types of photographic media, from traditional and alternative process to inkjet and photocopies. Layer images in wax to create visual depth and add color and texture for all kinds of interesting effects. We will look at the work of a number of artists working in photo-encaustic for inspiration. There will be time to explore and experiment with the approaches you like the best.

Please see Extension’s Class Resources web page for important details about materials and supplies for this class.

Limited to just 15 enrollments, so register early!

COMING SOON!
Thu., 6:30 – 8 pm (Room: VAPA 2021)
Sat. & Sun., 11 am – 5 pm (Room: VAPA 2005)
Register by Feb. 27: $195
Register after Feb. 27: $210
Plus a $60 materials fee at registration

 

Beverly Rayner

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The Artist's Illustrated Journal  

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Back by popular demand! In this workshop you will learn about various techniques and materials used in creating a visual journal. We will work with creative prompts and ideas that will be sure to inspire you, combining instruction for techniques in drawing, writing, watercolor and page design while nurturing your creative process.

Keeping a visual creative journal helps you to live life more deeply. In your travels it helps you to experience a place on a connected and more meaningful level. It keeps you in touch with your deepest desires and affirms you as a creative being in the world, helping you to engage through more than just your senses. This is not a class in scrapbooking, crafts or bookmaking. It is a tool to awaken your senses and help you experience the world through artist’s eyes.

This workshop provides a safe and non-judgmental environment for participants of all levels of artistic experience.

A required materials list is available on our Class Resources web page

Sat. & Sun., April 22 & 23
10 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 2008
Register by Feb. 27: $180
Register after Feb. 27: $195

register online

 

Susan Dorf – see bio

 


 

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