Santa Cruz Art League

Santa Cruz Art League   (831) 426-5787
526 Broadway   doreen@scal.org
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
   
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  Donation to Santa Cruz Art League
Let's make sure that our community continues to build art memories.
With your help, we can keep our art league going. 
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  SCAL Membership - Individual
Persons under 62
$ 85.00
  Membership - Family (2 or more)
$ 135.00
  Membership - Senior
Seniors - 62 and above
$ 60.00
  College Student
Full or part-time with valid Student ID
$ 30.00
  Two Seniors (one address)
$ 110.00
  $1,000 Lifetime Membership
$ 1000.00
Donation- 62nd Annual High School Art Show
April 28 – May 21, 2017
 
We do not ask the students for an entry fee so we must find other means to support this show. We appreciate your continued support and invite you to increase your donation.
 
Because it is our goal to provide this professional experience, there are awards and a reception for the artists, with refreshments and music. We also want to award $500 scholarships to seniors going on with their art. All donors will be listed in our PR and our publications.
 
We are so grateful to those of you who have donated in the past and hope you will continue to do so.
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''Brush N' Bottle'' art and wine party!
Come create an original masterpiece at the Santa Cruz Art League
"Brush N' Bottle" art and wine party!

This 2.5 hour, follow-along, acrylic painting course is open to artists of any skill level. No previous experience necessary. 

A ticket will provide each student with a glass of wine, as well as all the materials necessary to walk away with a work of their own creation.
Relax with a drink in a stress-free learning environment while gaining the basic painting skills that will inspire you to continue practicing.
Date and Time:Wednesday, April 26th • from 6:30 - 9pm
$35 per person
Limited to 14 students
Location: Santa Cruz Art League Classroom
526 Broadway, Santa Cruz CA 95060
Call 831-426-5787 to sign up or purchase a ticket here.
$ 35.00
>>Hidden Legacy-Film Screening & Performance with Japanese Cultural
May 7 – Hidden Legacy 
Film Screening & Performance in Partnership with Japanese Cultural Fair • 3-5pm
In partnership with the Japanese Cultural Fair, the Art League will be hosting a documentary film and performance by Shirley Muramota-Wong. Shirley’s film, Hidden Legacy, depicts the experiences that Japanese cultural artists endured during the War Relocation Authority of 1942. In addition to her stunning filmmaking skills, Shirley Muramota-Wong is a koto master and will gracing the audience with a performance utilizing this six-foot stringed instrument that was first introduced in the seventh century. 

$15 members/$20 non-members

$ 20.00
  >>Hidden Legacy-Film Screening & Performance with Japanese Cultural
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 15.00
••••Spending the End of the World on OkCupid
May 21 – Spending the End of the World on OkCupid
Stage Reading of Play by 
Playwright & Theater Director Jeffrey Lo
5-7pm
Jeffrey Lo is a Filipino-American playwright and director based in the Bay Area. In “ Spending the End of the World on OkCupid”, a modern-day prophet predicts the disappearance of half the world’s population. With twelve hours to live, some spend time with their friends, most spend time with their family, others spend the end of the world on OkCupid.

$15 members/$20  non-members
$ 20.00
  ••••Spending the End of the World on OkCupid
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 15.00
+++++Aza’s Fattah Abbou & Mohamed Aoualou
June 18 – 5-7pm
AZA unites traditional Tamazight (Berber) music, indigenous to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, with the global influences of its diverse members. Founding members Fattah Abbou and Mohamed Aoualou, Berbers native to the High Atlas mountain region of Morocco where they played and studied music for over twenty-five years, will be performing music evocative of Saharan-African blues, yet with an original style that truly defies categorization.
Preview Aza’s music here: http://azamusic.com/video/

$ 20.00
  +++++Aza’s Fattah Abbou & Mohamed Aoualou
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 15.00
Botanical Art in Graphite, Watercolor and Colored Pencil
This class is not offered this session. Next dates to be announced.


Traditional botanical art involves accuracy as well as artistic technique and creativity. It brings out the beauty in detail and leads to a new perception of our plant subjects. But you don't need to be a botanist, and artists at all levels are welcome (some drawing experience helps). We'll work with graphite pencil, watercolor and colored pencil. You'll get plenty of individual attention as you draw and paint, to challenge and encourage you at your own level of skill. You may bring plant subjects of your choice or you may choose to work with botanical specimens that will be provided.
$ 155.00
  Botanical Art in Graphite, Watercolor and Colored Pencil
This class is not offered this session. Next dates to be announced.

Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 135.00
Loosen Up and Have Fun with Acrylics-Carrie Clayden
Painting from the heart and loosening up are fundamentals of this class. We work fast and loose, layering our canvas with color, blocking in shapes, and adding definition to create a beautiful masterpieces. I want to introduce you to the fun of paint, we will use spray bottles and drip, splat, brush,even use our hands to create magic. We work on several canvases at a time, producing much work. The more you make, the better the results. Themes change every session. Many students repeat the class   as it gives them a valuable critique of their work, and time and space to commit to a regular art practice. Members Instructor: Carrie Clayden is a professional artist and teacher. Carrie graduated from UCSC in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Fine Art in 1995. Her studio is at 17th Avenue and her work can be found on her website www.carrieclayden.com

Level: All, Offered: 6 Mondays, beginning: April 17, 1-3:30 Fee: $155 / $135 Members
$ 155.00
  Loosen Up and Have Fun with Acrylics -Mondays
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 135.00
Loose and Painterly Landscapes- Barbara Bailey- Porter-Oil-Tuesday
Barbara will demonstrate the process of landscape painting from photographs (mostly local scenes). Students can paint along with the demo or do their own thing with their own photographs. Topics covered: preparing canvas to paint, two difference approaches to painting, abstracting the landscape, color, perspective, brush control, value, edge quality, and much more. Bring your own photos, and lots of questions to ask. Instructor: Barbara Bailey-Porter holds a Masters of Fine Art, has been an Open Studio artist and has maintained a professional painting studio for well over 20 years. She has taught at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, through Cabrillo and DeAnza Colleges, and in the elementary schools in the past. She works in her studio as well as en plein air. Barbara’s work is in various private and corporate collections in the US and abroad.
 
Level: All. Offered: 4 Tuesadays, beginning: May 2, 9:30- 12. Fee: $175 / $160 Members.
$ 175.00
  Loose and Painterly Landscapes- Barbara Bailey- Porter-Oil-Tuesday
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 160.00
Introduction to Figure Drawing-Susie Wilson-
Susie Wilson Limited to 10 students 
This is a small group to begin a study of the human form from a live model. Immerse yourself in an intimate and comprehensive introduction to the art of REALLY seeing. Instructor: Susie Wilson. Susie has a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design (UK), a degree in Illustration and an HNDBTEC degree in Education, also in the UK. She taught Life Drawing at the Norfolk Institute and was a college lecturer in the subject at the Norwich School of Art. Since arriving in America she has taught private and group classes for approximately 20 years, and has participated in Open Studios.
 
Level: Beginners, Offered: 6 Weds. beginning: April 26 , 10-12:30. Fee: $155 / $135 Members, Model fee to teacher at first class $45
Sorry, Full Class
$ 155.00
  Intro to Figure Drawing-Wednesday
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
Wait List
$ 135.00
Traditional Figure Drawing -Susie Wilson Wednesday
Susie Wilson Limited to 14 students   
Drawing can be described as an inquiring investigation into visible appearance, and the learned discipline should never exclude the potential for free and spontaneous input. Intuition, feelings and impulse are essential elements to the personal development of drawing skills.This class offers an opportunity to really look at the form, structure, spaces and surfaces of the nude figure and seek a unique and individual expression of making what we see visible. Increasing our knowledge and extending our ability is an ongoing and continuous process to which everyone is invited! Please join our quest for improvement and ways to make different or better drawings… Instructor: Susie Wilson*
 
Level: ALL Offered: 6 Weds.beginning April 26, Time:1:00 - 3:30 pm, Class Fee: $155 / $135 Members, Model Fee: $45 at 1st class to the teacher.
Sorry, Full Class
$ 155.00
  Traditional Figure Drawing- Susie Wilson- Wednesday
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
Wait List
$ 135.00
Watercolor - Linda Lord - Thursday
This class is geared to facilitate those who have never painted and those who have advanced their skills. Most class sessions will include a demo and then time to work on the elements of the demo. Information on materials, including colors and “gimmicks”,and tools is given throughout the six-week period. The goal of this class is to encourage the joy of painting, while improving skills and knowledge.This is a “fun” class, so bring a sense of humor and whatever materials you have and enjoy. Instructor: Linda Lord is a self-trained artist and illustrator with over 16 years teaching experience in her studio and via the SC Watercolor Society; an Open Studio artist whose exhibits include Cozumel, Mexico. Linda also publishes with a decorative art publisher.
 
Level: All. Offered: 6 Thurs., beginning: April 27, 1 to 4pm Fee: $155 / $135 Members
$ 155.00
  Watercolor - Linda Lord - Thursday
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 135.00
Pastel Studio - Joan Hellenthal – Friday - 4 week class
Loosen up and have fun with pastels! Using expressive marks and color we will create vibrant paintings of landscape and still life. The essentials of pastel painting will be covered including pastels from hard to soft, approaches and methods of application, surface possibilities, color theory, value, underpainting and much more. Demos, critiques, and lots of individual instruction are included. Bring your pastels and explore the possibilities of this versatile medium. Instructor: Joan Hellenthal BA Fine Art Brown University, MA Fine Art SJSU; CA credentialed art instructor, painter and mixed media artist who exhibits in many private and corporate collections incl. MAH, UCSC and Open Studios.www.joanhellenthal.com

The dates will be April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19.
Level: All. Offered: 6 Fridays, beginning: April 28, 9:30 to 12:00. Fee: $103/ $90 Members.
$ 103.00
  Pastel Studio - Joan Hellenthal – Friday
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 90.00
PAINTING ABSTRACT WATERCOLORS – Robert Dvorak- 1 day
Have fun creating rich, colorful, abstract paintings. In this creative workshop you will learn the most important criteria for any successful painting. It will make you see all your painting endeavors as abstract compositions, full of energy, drama, light, and color. Using a variety of creative watercolor techniques you will paint beautiful abstract paintings. You will learn: a variety of composition secrets, how to exaggerate your colors and create drama, masking, brush techniques, and alternatives to the brush, the correct use of sprays and spatters to create colorful textures. Levels: All, Bring a lunch, Offered, Sat, April 22 Time: 10-4, Fee: $89... $15 material fee to instructor... Instructor Robert R. Dvorak, FAAR is a watercolor artist and public speaker on creativity. His books include: The Practice of Drawing as Meditation, Travel Drawing and Painting, Drawing Without Fear, Experiential Drawing, The Pocket Drawing Book, Selling Art 101. He has been a featured artist in American Artist Magazine and Watercolor Magazine. For more information:  email: robert@youcreate.com
$ 89.00
Watercolor Collage on Canvas with Soup - Seana Mallen
Using a technique that I've been developing and loving for years, we'll collaborate to create our materials by painting tissue paper with watercolor in a very free, loose and expressive way. Each sheet of tissue is then like a piece of stained glass, ready to be torn, cut, layered and collated to create images of pure color and texture that are unique and beautiful.You will learn a new technique, create one beautiful piece of artwork, enjoy a simple and delicious lunch, meet some other artists,   and it's really fun. Offered: April 29th 10-4 $89 with $10 material fee and again on May 13th, 10-4 $89 with $10 material fee. All materials and lunch are provided. Level: All, Instructor: Seana Mallen , MA, is happy to be back to Santa Cruz after 40 years overseas. She's exhibited her work internationally, in the US, England and Bahrain, and has an MA in Drawing from Kingston University, UK. She has over 25 years experience teaching painting and drawing at university and adult education level, and she loves to share her enthusiasm for painting. This is her first workshop in Santa Cruz. www.seanamallen.com
$ 89.00
  Impressionistic Landscapes - Oil & Acrylic- Donna Bland
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 140.00
Impressionistic Landscapes - Oil & Acrylic- Donna Bland
Donna is coming from Texas again due to the popularity of her class at SCAL. Donna Bland’s style of teaching in Oil & Acrylic is a step by step process. She will illustrate four different processes to complete a painting. After each process she will  help each artist to understand and complete the process. Sketch In, Color Mixing, Mass in Local Color, and Finishing. Interpreting your landscape photo into a beautiful painting using color and light. (Painting finished each day) Color value, design/composition and color relationships will be discussed. Individual help at each easel. Demo by Donna on color mixing first day, and Demo on shadow and value second day. Bring a bag lunch. Offered: May 20 & 21, 9am-3:30pm. Level: Beginner and Intermediate. Fee: $160 / $140 Members. Instructor Donna Bland. Donna lives and paints in the Austin, Texas area. She formally studied art at The Student Art League of New York, Scottsdale School of Art, University of Georgia and Tyler Jr. College in Texas. Donna teaches in several cities in Texas, Missouri and North Carolina. Donna is a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, the American Women in Art (AWA), The Artists of Texas and the Austin Plein AirPainters.Check out her website at www.donnabland.com
$ 160.00
Small Figure Sculpture in Wax-Richard Bennett-limited to 10 students
Working in microcrystalline wax from a live model, the participant will learn how to make a small sculpture, 14 inches or less in height, without any interior armature. The wax can stand alone or be taken to a foundry for casting into bronze. Levels: All, Bring a lunch, Offered: June 3 & 4, 2017 Time: 11-4:30, Fee: $160 /$140 members $45 model fee to instructor...A workbook will be provided which will include directions for working the wax, and finishing and mounting the bronze. Wax will be provided at a minimum cost. Instructor to provide: Workbook
Microcrystalline (Victory Amber) wax, Sculpture tools. Richard M. Bennett is a Santa Cruz painter and sculptor. He is the facilitator of Monday Night Drawing, an ongoing figure drawing workshop at the Santa Cruz Art League. dickbennett@baymoon.com
$ 160.00
  Small Figure Sculpture in Wax-Richard Bennett-limited to 10 students
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 140.00
Expressing the Self Through Stone -Michael Bashista
Experience the tactile. Carve alabaster. Shape space using the direct carve method. Over one weekend we will rough out, refine, sand, and polish a soft stone. In doing so we will face our apprehensions and release our creativity by irrevocably changing an object that has existed for millions of years and, in moments, hours and days, change it for millions of years to come. In the stone’s stillness, there is great movement. In the sculptor’s hands, there are great possibilities.Levels: All, Bring a lunch, Offered: June 10 &11,2017 Time: 9-4pm, Fee: $160 /$140 members, $25 material fee to instructor.Material Fee of $25 includes one 20-25 lb stone, ear, eye, and breathing protection, and shared used of hand carving tools. Bring a pair of leather or cloth gloves, fingers can be exposed. Michael Bashista came late in life to carving stone. He confessed no art talent until discovering the uniqueness of negative space offered by the plasticity of stone. “The essence of sculpture is the perception of space,” to quote Isamu Noguchi. Michael has taught at various Community Colleges over the past 30 years. For the past 3 years his “Stone and Self “workshop has been conducted at the Santa Cruz Zen Center. He annually participates in Santa Cruz County Open Studios and various Art Shows.
$ 160.00
  Expressing the Self Through Stone -Michael Bashista
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 140.00
   
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