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Painting, Drawing, Printmaking & Mixed Media Workshops

Layered Monoprints Using Non-Toxic Methods

 

 

Join Stacy in her home studio as she shares her passion for printmaking. Enjoy this intimate and creative setting as you learn about various materials, methods and processes, how to use equipment, and how to create and ink the plates. Students will achieve surprising and unique monoprints by combining several techniques, including drypoint, monotype, masking, offset and ghost printing.

Explore non-toxic printmaking methods using materials such as plexiglass, 100% cotton paper, stencil paper and linseed oil-based inks to create beautiful layered images. With the instructor’s assistance students will “hand pull” a number of monoprints combining a variety of printmaking techniques.

This class is limited to only 4 students so register early!

Sat., Sept. 22
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Offsite at Art Studio -
1619 King St., Santa Cruz
Register before Sept. 10: $90
Register after Sept. 10: $105
plus $15 materials fee payable to instructor in class


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Sat., Nov. 3
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Offsite at Art Studio -
1619 King St., Santa Cruz
Register before Sept. 10: $90
Register after Sept. 10: $105
plus $15 materials fee payable to instructor in class


register online

 

Stacy Frank, B.S. in Environmental Studies, has studied etching and printmaking at both Cabrillo and Monterey Peninsula College and now has her own studio. She is a member of Monterey Penninsula College Printmakers Club as well as the California Society of Printmakers. Her work focuses on animals, botanicals, treescapes and scenic - a direct result of her love of nature and training in scientific illustration.



Handmade Paper Making Introduction       

 

 

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to make your own paper using new and recycled materials. You will learn how to construct your own paper making screen, how to prepare "paper pulp," and how to successfully create new sheets of paper. You can create your own colors, add 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 web page for important information including the required materials list.

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 29 & 30
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: 1520
- Click HERE for a campus map.
Register before Sept. 10: $98
Register after Sept. 10: $110
Register two or more: $95 each

plus $25 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.

register online

 

Melody Overstreet is a Master Gardener of California and certified California Naturalist through California Native Plant Society and UCSC's Arboretum. She developed a rooftop garden featuring edible, medicinal, and dye plants. Her work has been featured in publications such as Seed Broadcast, Inverness Almanac, and Chinquapin Quarterly. She was instrumental in initiating Santa Monica College’s Organic Learning Garden. To learn more about Melody go to www.melodyoverstreet.com.



Pages, Pockets and Windows — Layered Media in Book Form       

 

 

 

Whether you're new to Book Arts or a long-time practitioner, this workshop offers opportunities to learn new concepts, as well as new techniques and methods for construction. Learn a versatile structure and explore options for layering media and ideas. Students will dye Tyvek to make a thin but strong concertina (narrow accordion) spine for their pages. These layered pages can be approached in a variety of ways to reflect each maker’s style and may incorporate mark making, color washes, paper cutting, windowed pages, or even pockets! Students will learn to create and attach a personalized hard cover.

Students can bring any of their own artwork on paper, collage, or fabric materials to integrate into the structure. Students will leave class with a unique finished artist's book and countless ideas for further iterations.

Please go to our Class Resources web page for important information including the required materials list.

Sat. & Sun., Oct. 13 & 14
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2005
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Register before Sept. 10: $148
Register after Sept. 10: $160
plus $25 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.

register online

 

Victoria May received her MFA from San Jose State University where she studied Installation Art and Photography. She is based in Santa Cruz and teaches at many local colleges. In 2010 she received a Santa Cruz County Rydell Fellowship. Her work has been published in FiberArts and in the Princeton Architectural Press publication By Hand.



Travel Sketching - Capturing Intimate Memories

 

 

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.

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

Sat., Sept. 29
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: 1605 - C
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Register before Sept. 10: $82
Register after Sept. 10: $90
Register 2 or more: $80 each


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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.



Pastel Still Life Through the Ages

 

 

 

Learn about pastel technique and materials as you explore three unique styles of artists from the 18th through the 21st century. Students will create three pastel still life pieces using a vibrant cornucopia of fall peppers, squash, persimmons, apples, pears, and Thanksgiving pastries. You may also personalize your still life with fruit from your tree or the farmers’ market.

Our first piece will use the bold coloration of California’s Wayne Thiebauld, (imagine his cakes with rich colorful contours and contrasting backgrounds). Next, we will explore the rhythmic approach of Cezanne with his apples and pears and unique cubist perspective. In our last session we will follow the classical approach of 18th Century Chardin with the use of subtle grays and tones to build a centered peaceful, deep space pastel still life. In our final session we will celebrate in our classroom filled with student’s beautiful work.

Participants will come away with several beautiful pastel studies perfect for seasonal gifts or ideas for personalized cards.

Instruction is geared to support the creativity of beginners to advanced artists.

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

2 Sat. & 1 Sun., Nov. 10, 11 & 17 CLASS FULL - Please see below for new class just added
1:30 - 5:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2015 - Click HERE for a campus map.
Register before Sept. 10: $148
Register after Sept. 10: $160

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3 Sat., Jan. 12, 19 & 26, 2019
1:30 - 5:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2015 - Click HERE for a campus map
Register before Jan. 28: $148
Register after Jan. 28: $160

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Ann Thiermann, M.F.A., is a college educator and fine artist. Her murals, landscapes and gardenscapes reflect her close attention to, and love for, the details of the natural world.



Children’s Book Illustration and Visual Storytelling

brain bowes illustration

Interested in developing a children’s book idea, or in becoming a children’s book illustrator? This class is a great introduction to the medium and the process. This class will focus on principles and techniques for creating illustrations that clearly communicate stories.  In this class you will:

  • Learn ways to captivate children's minds and sustain their attention in order to enrich their reading experience.
  • Understand storyboarding, basic book structure and design, character development, and how style relates to content.
  • Learn to work effectively with designers, editors and, sometimes, directly with authors to create the best possible manuscript.
  • Learn Portfolio development, presentation, and self-promotion strategies.

Participants will begin by generating a short children’s story, followed by a survey of the fundamentals of illustrating for children's books. In the end you will have developed a new story, an 8 page book dummy and one fully illustrated two page spread! Participants will benefit from experiencing the whole process from beginning to end and by focusing on the core principles. These concepts can easily be applied to larger projects.

Participants must have some prior experience with image-making, and be open to development. You will be required to create a two page illustrated book spread. The instructor will be offering numerous demonstrations on methods for creating illustrations with collage, pen and ink, and watercolor. How you create your final illustration is up to you.

Please go to Extension’s Class Resources web page for a detailed list of required materials and supplies.

8 Thu., Sept. 20 - Nov. 8 CLASS CANCELLED
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Room: VAPA 2005 - Click HERE for a campus map
Register before Sept. 10: $180
Register after Sept. 10: $210

Brian Bowes, MFA - see bio below



Children’s Book Visual Development

 

 

In this new workshop, we will be building on foundations established in Children’s Book Illustration and Story Development, moving forward by taking a deeper look into how to create consistent characters and build storybook worlds. We will be exploring how story, design, written words, and pictures can mix together to create a compelling and engaging picture book. In this class you will learn about:

  • Understanding and utilizing book design to help tell a story
  • Ways to create consistent characters and believable worlds
  • How to stick with a project over the long term while living a balanced life
  • Networking, portfolio presentations, and marketing

During this 8-week workshop participants will work on developing a personal book project. Each class will have exercises and prompts to help take your project to the next level! There will be numerous demonstrations on methods for creating illustrations, and sharing insights from the children’s book industry. Everybody’s journey is different, and together we will work to help move your project towards completion!

Prerequisite is completion of Children’s Book Illustration and Story Development, or equivalent skill and experience. If you would like to join the class, but have not completed that workshop, please contact Cabrillo Extension for more information.

Please go to Extension’s Class Resources web page for a detailed list of required materials and supplies.

8 Thu., Jan. 31 - Mar. 21 2019 CLASS CANCELLED
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2005 - Click HERE for a campus map
Register before Jan. 28: $198
Register after Jan. 28: $220

 

Brian Bowes, MFA, is a professional illustrator and experienced educator. He received his BFA from the California College of the Arts and his MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford Art School. He has been leading workshops, classes and educational programs for over 15 years. To learn more about Brian and his work please go to brianbowesillustration.com



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