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. 
$
  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.
$
+++++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
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.

Level: All, Offered:6 Mondays, No Class Sept. & Oct. Class will resume in November. 9:00 AM – noon Fee: $155 / $135
$ 155.00
  Botanical Art in Graphite, Watercolor and Colored Pencil
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: July 17, (skip 7/31) , 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-3 Tuesdays
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: 3 Tuesdays, beginning: July 11, 18 & 25, 9:30- 12. Fee: $131 / $120 Members.
$ 131.00
  Loose and Painterly Landscapes- Barbara Bailey- Porter-Oil-Tuesday
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 120.00
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: August 16th, 10-12:30. Fee: $155 / $135 Members, Model fee to teacher at first class $45
$ 155.00
  Intro to Figure Drawing-Wednesday
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 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: August 16th , Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm, Class Fee: $155 / $135 Members, Model Fee: $45 at 1st class to the teacher.
$ 155.00
  Traditional Figure Drawing- Susie Wilson- Wednesday
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 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: August 17th , 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

Level: All. Offered: 6 Fridays, beginning: August 4th, 9:30 to 12:00. Fee: $155 / $135 Members.
$ 155.00
  Pastel Studio - Joan Hellenthal – Friday
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 135.00
Experimental Drawing - Robert R. Dvorak
Learn a revolutionary drawing method that transcends technical rules to improve your drawing. Want to learn to draw or loosen up tight drawing habits? As outlined in Mr. Dvorak’s book,Experiential Drawing, the exercises are innovative and unusual or are new applications to familiar drawing methods. Experiential Drawing is for beginners, artists, and teachers who want to learn a spontaneous method of drawing that will enable you to draw quickly and effortlessly without judgment, and master the Zen-like ability to concentrate in a safe non-competitive environment. Those with no drawing skills and those who draw and would like to move more deeply into their artistic processes are welcome. This is not an ordinary drawing course.Levels: All, Bring a lunch, Offered: June 24th Time: 10-4pm, Fee: $89 Material fee: $30. All materials will be furnished and will include the book, Experiential Drawing, paper, drawing instruments, and other materials needed to present the class—a $30+ value. Instructor: Robert Regis Dvorák is an artist and keynote speaker on creativity. He has been conducting drawing and painting workshops for 30 years. He is the author of a number of books on drawing and painting: Drawing Without Fear, The Pocket Drawing Book, Experiential Drawing, The Practice of Drawing as Meditation and Travel Drawing and Painting.
$ 89.00
Paper Arts - Silhouette & Diorama - Dana Peters
Experiment with paper in ways you never imagined possible! In this weekend workshop you will create two and three dimensional artworks as you think beyond paper's traditional uses. We will explore conceptual implications in art and culture, and learn methods of manipulation such as intricate paper cut outs and dioramas. Students will be introduced to contemporary art work by famous paper artists such as Swoon, Adrien Coburn, Andy Byers and Kara Walker. Students will leave this class with two cohesive and thought provoking paper works. Bring Lunch. Level: All, July 8 & 9, 9-3:30pm--Fee: $160 / $140 member. Materials provided.Material Fee: $50. Instructor, Dana Peters, MFA, is a mixed media artist, printmaker, and performance artist. She was also the 2012 Resident Paper Costumer and Performance Artist at Proyecto Ace Residency Program in Buenos, Aires Argentina. She exhibits her two and three-dimensional paper works across the U.S. and internationally. She also exhibits locally in galleries and museums including the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and the R. Blitzer Gallery in Santa Cruz.
$ 160.00
  Paper Arts - Silhouette & Diorama - Dana Peters
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 140.00
Make Your Colors Sing! - Seana Mallen
This is a two day intensive workshop for painters in watercolor or acrylic who want to expand, intensify, and enliven their use of color. Starting with basic color theory, we will explore the concepts of hue, saturation, temperature and value. We will use complementary and harmonious colors to create a series of small paintings inventing and investigating new color ideas in the media of your choice. Bring Lunch. Level: All, July 15 & 16th, 9 – 3:30. Fee: $160 / $140 members. $10 materials fee. Some materials provided, but please bring your own paper, and your choice of paints and brushes. Coffe, tea and cookies provided. Instructor: Seana Mallen , MA, an inspiring teacher and great lover of color! 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.. www.seanamallen.com,
$ 160.00
  Make Your Colors Sing! - Seana Mallen
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 140.00
Intuitive Painting - Laura Shepardson
This class is designed to inspire creativity and encourage artistic expression. To create in a way that moves you into the mystery of yourself. The process, not the end result will become your focus. If you paint for product you havea result in mind, a direction, a goal, a place you are trying to reach. When you paint for process you can go anywhere. Using your intuition,imagination and spontaneity you’ll playfully paint highly original works of art without judgement, comparing, or concern for outcome. This creates an uplifting sense of inner freedom, where the painting possibilities are endless. Bring Lunch. Level: All, July 22,10- 3:30 Fee: $89, Laura Shepardson Often inspired by the diverse settings in her life, Laura expresses her imaginative voice through a wide assortment of mediums. With over 25 years of experience in creating art, Laura's various means of expression include clay pottery, bamboo jewelry, mosaics, mandalas, and of course,
painting.Much of her work has been exhibited in galleries, and successfully sold at gift shops throughout the Caribbean and Oregon, including her own boutique at the Tropical Treehouse in Rincon Puerto Rico. Laura also enjoys facilitating classes, and workshops that inspire
creative expression.
$ 89.00
Basic Encaustic Painting - Terry Dowell
Encaustic painting is an exciting, ancient and cutting-edge art form. Painting with molten beeswax is very forgiving and extremely versatile. The possibilities are endless using: collage, stencils, stamps, ink, oil paints, watercolors, photography and so much more. Explore through demonstrations how to mix paint, fuse layers of wax, apply oil and chalk pastels, embed photos, and apply image transfers. Artist of all media and skill level will enjoy the limitless possibilities and fascination  that encaustic has to offer. No drawing skills necessary. Bring a lunch. All materials are provided. This workshop is taught at the instructor’s studio in Aptos. Limited: 6 students, Saturday & Sunday…July 22 & 23, 2017, 10 am - 3:30 pm, Fees: $165 + $60 materials fee. Instructor:Terry Dowell is a mixed media artist specializing in encaustic work. Her work can be seen in private collections nationwide and in juried shows in Northern California. Other than encaustic, Terry has worked in wheel thrown and hand built pottery, photography, oil painting, watercolors, plein aire painting, and drawing for the last 50 years.
$ 165.00
   
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