Puerto Rican Portrait Series
I will be traveling to Puerto Rico from December 3-January 13 to paint a series of portraits of Puerto Rican women and men living in the island, then I will return to the Bay Area and do the same during the Spring of 2019. In the fall I will show the best ones. Check out my Kickstarter page and find out all the rewards you’ll receive through your donation! Donors will also have access to the blog where I will post frequent updates of the project. Don’t miss it! Learn More.
Fundamental Drawing Class, at the Richmond Art Center
Introduces drawing beginners to concepts and techniques artists use to draw realistically. Gain confidence in your art-making by sharpening your drawing skills with charcoal, graphite or ink. Learn various approaches to drawing and expand your strategy repertoire. Whether you are a stark beginner or a person returning to art after a few years doing something else, this class is sure to leave you excited about drawing, more confident and with a repertoire of strategies to help you tackle difficult subjects.Every Thursday night, beginning Thursday, Jan 17 from 6:30-9:30 pm. Register here.
Introduction to Acrylics Class, at the Richmond Art Center
This eight week class will help you begin your painting journey with the most versatile medium. We’ll cover a new acrylic technique every week, how to begin various types of paintings, the use of acrylic additives, and much more. Geared at beginners and more experienced painters alike, this class will get you acquainted with all the possibilities of the medium. You do not need to have any type of painting experience to enjoy this class. Begins Wednesday, Jan 16, from 1-4 pm. Register here.
Gel Printing Addiction Workshop at the Frank Bette Center
It’s so much fun you won’t be able to stop! No previous printing knowledge is necessary to print multiple gorgeous, multi-hued textures for your collages, sketchbooks, and greeting cards. Use household objects and supplies found in your pantry. After a ten min demo, spend the rest of your time experimenting with colors, techniques and layering. Learn how to create and reuse your own durable gel plates. Leave with a treasure trove of resources. Saturday, February 23, from 9-12 pm. Register here.
Portraiture Basics Workshop at the Richmond Art Center
Set yourself up for success in portraiture, using the media of your choice. Learn how to analyze and “block” the structure of a skull to get a likeness, mix flesh tones, observe and paint facial features, and maintain key value relationships as you complete your portrait. We’ll spend 10-12 reviewing key concepts with demonstrations, and after a lunch break begin the guided painting of a live model until 4 pm. No fume-producing substances can be used. $75, plus a small amount for the model’s fee payable at the workshop. Taught on a Sunday in March 2019 from 10-4 pm, the actual date is TBA.