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Painting, Drawing, Printmaking & Mixed Media Workshops

Make Your Own Watercolor Paints

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Everyone from newcomers to experienced artists are welcome in this workshop where you will learn to make your own watercolor paints using natural pigments and simple ingredients. This workshop is designed to bring you closer to the origins of watercolor paints as we explore the possibility of color in this hands-on paint-making workshop. Come away from this class with the knowledge to reproduce this process yourself at home!

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

Sat., November 11 NEW DATE!
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2008
Register by Sept. 11: $72
Register after Sept. 11: $80
plus a $20 materials fee paid in class

register online

 

Melody Overstreet, BA, is an Artist, Educator, and Maker of Sorts. She currently teaches Book Arts and Printmaking at Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School. Her ongoing work as an artist is inspired by the interconnection between human beings and the land. She explores these ideas through the production of various hand-made items including self-published stories, prints, and soap.

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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.

3 Sun., Oct. 29, Nov. 5 & Nov. 12
12:00 Noon – 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2005
Register by Sept. 11: $195
Register after Sept. 11: $210
plus a $50 materials fee paid to instructor in class

register online

 

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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Handmade Paper Making Introduction

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In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to make your own paper from recycled items. You will learn how to construct your own paper making screen, how to prepare your “paper pulp,” and how to successfully create new sheets of paper. You can choose your own colors, add small items to the paper such as flower petals, fortune-cookie fortunes, thread, and many other small items to create paper that is beautiful and practical! This paper is ideal for craft projects, mixed media, printmaking, or for personalized stationery or cards!

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

Sun., Nov. 5
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register by Sept. 11: $72
Register after Sept. 11: $80
plus a $20 materials fee paid in class

register online

 

Melody Overstreet ,BA, is an Artist, Educator, Gardener, Seed Saver, and Maker. She currently teaches Book Arts and Printmaking at Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School. Her ongoing work as an artist is inspired by the interconnection between human beings and the Earth. More of her work can be seen at www.melodyoverstreet.com.

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Introduction to Linocut Printmaking

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This workshop will introduce you to the rich history and exciting process of relief printmaking. Learn about basic printmaking tools and vocabulary, traditional and contemporary techniques, and explore the simple but elegant linocut process. We will experiment with mark making, planning and drawing out images, carving, and hand printing an edition. You will create two bodies of work during this workshop: a self-portrait edition and a print, imagery determined by you to be part of a class print exchange. Leave this workshop with an edition of self portraits, an exchange portfolio, and the knowledge needed to continue making prints in the convenience of your own home! Materials fee includes most materials needed as well as your own carving set.

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

3 Sat., Oct. 28 - Nov 11
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA2005
Register by Sept. 11: $195
Register after Sept. 11: $210
Plus a $40 materials fee payable in class

register online

 

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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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., Oct. 14 & 15
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2008
Register by Sept 11: $195
Register after ept 11: $210
plus $25 materials fee paid in class

register online

 

Andrea Borsuk, see bio below

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Mixed Media Workshop

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Come explore a variety of ways to interpret your ideas using mixed media such as ink, pastel, water based paints, and stencils. Through experimentation and play, and using different approaches to collage methods, students will discover new possibilities with their work. Emphasis will be on discovering how to find a theme that is personally meaningful. Learn how to experiment with new processes and techniques to create varied yet cohesive pieces. Take the first 4-week session, take the 2nd 4-week session, or take them both! Whether you spend 4 or 8 weeks enjoying these sessions, the wide array of mediums offers a variety of possible projects for the adventurous artist to enjoy. No experience necessary.

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

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 23 & 24
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2008
Register by Sept. 11: $195
Register after Sept. 11: $210
plus $25 materials fee paid in class

register online

 

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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SoulCollage®: Invite the Poetry of Images into Your Life

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Anyone who has a love for images and symbols and is looking for an intuitive approach to enhance personal growth and nourish the soul will find this workshop inspiring and fun. Soul- Collage® is a flexible and profound expressive arts method through which you build your own unique deck of cards for personal reading. This is an introductory course meant for beginners but those already familiar with SoulCollage® will enjoy having time to review the basic concepts and create new cards. Participants will be able to immediately apply what they learn during this creative day together.

Sat., Nov. 11
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: Horticulture 5001

Register by Sept. 11: $78
Register after Sept. 11: $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 Mariabruna Sirabella are trained facilitators of the SoulCollage® Method encouraging creativity and self-discovery. Both Lauren and Mariabruna have their own private counseling practices in Santa Cruz County.

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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., October 21
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: 1520, on lower campus. Please click HERE for a campus map,
click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register by Sept. 11: $82
Register after Sept. 11: $90

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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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Linear Perspective on the Artist’s Side of the Brain

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This two-day workshop is a thorough, yet playful, approach to the age-old quest to add depth to drawings and paintings. Learn the basics of 1, 2 and 3 point perspective, simplified to their barest bones. Leave the class with finished studies that will make you proud! You’ll never shy away from linear perspective again! The materials fee covers everything needed in class, so just come with an open mind!

Coming Soon!
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2015
Register by Sept. 11: $195
Register after Sept. 11: $210
plus
a $25 materials fee payable in class

register online

Bob Lamp, MFA, is an adjunct instructor at Cabrillo College and Monterey Peninsula College. He currently teaches courses in sculpture, small metals, drawing and water-color painting. He has been showing his work both locally and internationally since 1993

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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.

Coming Soon!
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
First class session meets at the Sesnon House
Register by Sept 11: $210
Register after Sept 11: $235

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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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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.

Coming Soon!
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: 1520
Register by Sept. 11: $195
Register after Sept. 11: $210
Plus a $50 materials fee at registration

register online

 

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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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.

All materials are provided in class.

Coming Soon!
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Room: 1522
Register by Sept. 11: $180
Register after Sept. 11: $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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