Puerto Rican Portrait Series
I completed 16 paintings during a six-week trip to Puerto Rico this winter, painting portraits of Puerto Rican women and men living in the island. Now that I am back in the Bay Area I am doing the same thing here, with a show at Sánchez Contemporary gallery slated for July 2019. Check out 16 Puerto Rican Portraits to learn more about the goals of this project.
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, March 28-May 30 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Register here.
Painting for Total Beginners, at the Richmond Art Center
Adults who have had little or no previous instruction in painting will learn to paint in the medium of their choice. Learn how to shop for supplies, choose a composition, begin a painting, select a palette and decide how much detail to include. Through short demos and individual assistance, emerge with increased confidence and a new awareness of your voice as a painter. Ages 18 and up welcome. No class 5/16. Begins Thursday, March 28, from 1-4 pm. Register here.
Gel Printing Addiction Workshop at the Richmond Art 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. Sunday, April 7, 10-1 pm. $55Register 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. Sunday, April 28 from 10-4 pm.
Plein Air Landscape Painting at the Richmond Art Center
I will be teaching two sessions of this class (most likely Mondays and Wednesdays), which meets at various East Bay locations near Richmond from 12-3 pm. This is a very popular class, so please register early! More info coming soon.