Santa Cruz Art League

Santa Cruz Art League   (831) 426-5787
526 Broadway   doreen@scal.org
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
   
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Wonderful Basic Drawing Techiques - Katy Harper
This class will be an introduction to successful drawing techniques, strategies and exercise to allow you to gain confidence in drawing and enhance your creativity.
Offered: 6 Mondays, starting Sept. 11th, 1-3:30. Fee: $155 
Instructor:Kathryn Harper BFA ’78 CCAC with distinction California State Teaching Credential- Drawing, Painting and Design Teacher 9-12th grader, 37 years at Santa Cruz High School
Education Awards: Art Teacher of the year, Santa Cruz County Cultural Educator of the year for “Innovation” Santa Cruz Eddy Awards, NASA Youth Flight Ambassador


Available: 10
$ 155.00
Wonderful Basic Drawing Techiques - Katy Harper -Member's fee
You can do it!
This class will be an introduction to successful drawing techniques, strategies and exercise to allo... Members $135
$ 135.00
Acrylics and Mixed Media Summer Camp, (for grown ups!)
Acrylics and beyond! A fun and joyful approach to colour and expression through a variety of waterbased media and collage. Mixing it up with acrylic, watercolour, collage, watersoluble pencils and "inktense" sticks, we'll step into abstraction through a series of paintings inspired by, (but not slavishly copying) YOUR subject matter, photos, drawings or other reference material. Loosen up. It's summertime, let's play!
Level: All, Offered: 4 Mondays. beginning: August 7th, 1 -3:30. Fee:$103 / $90 Members ,
$ 103.00
Acrylics and Mixed Media Summer Camp, members fee $90
Acrylics and beyond! A fun and joyful approach to colour and expression through a variety of waterbased media and collage. play!
Level: All, Offered: 4 Mondays. beginning: August 7th, 1 -3:30. $90 Members ,
$ 90.00
Basic Encaustic Painting - Terry Dowell August 12 & 13
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…August 12 & 13, 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
  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
  Two Seniors (one address)
$ 110.00
  College Student
Full or part-time with valid Student ID
$ 30.00
  $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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Loose and Painterly Landscapes-Barbara Bailey-Porter-Oil-3Tuesdays
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:Sept. 12,19, & 26 , 9:30am- 12. Fee: $175 / $160 Members.
$ 131.00
  Loose and Painterly Landscapes- Barbara Bailey- Porter-Oil- 3 Tuesdays
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 120.00
Introduction to Figure Drawing-Susie Wilson- FULL CLASS
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
Sorry, Full Class
$ 155.00
  Intro to Figure Drawing-Wednesday - Class is Full
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
Sorry, Full Class
$ 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
Mixed Up: The art of mixed media layering
Experience the infinite possibilities of paper, paint and found materials while creating a ready to hang, mixed-media artwork. The goal of this workshop is to experiment with different techniques, layer them properly and have a good time. Part color  theory class, part exposure to fresh ideas about composition with emphasis on creativity, how to loosen up and break the rules. Combing, scribing, rubbings, stencils, stickers, stamping, whitewashes, transfers, gold leaf, rust, glazing, tinting and even smoke are finding their way into FINE ART and we will play with them all. Feel free to bring 2D materials you have questions about or would like to use.. Each One Day Workshop is limited to 8 participants. All levels. Offered: August 12th (each class is a ONE DAY workshop.) TIME: 11:00 to 5:00ish. Fee: $145/$125 SCAL members. $10 materials fee. Class is at instructor’s studio. Includes lunch and California wines. Instructor: Dee Hooker is a professional artist, curator, director of the Cabrillo Music Festival BLUE UMBRELLA ART COLLABORATIVE and a 25+ year Open Studio participant.
$ 145.00
  Mixed Up: The art of mixed media layering
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 125.00
Watercolor - Linda Lord - Mondays- for Sept. & Oct.
Must have 10 students for this class to go
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 Mondays, beginning: Sept. 11th , 9:30 - noon Fee: $155 / $135 Members
$ 155.00
  Watercolor - Linda Lord - Mondays- for Sept. & Oct.
Must have 10 students for this class to go 
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 135.00
Loosen Up and Have Fun with Acrylics - Carrie Clayden - Thursday
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 isat 17th Avenue and her work can be found on her website www.carrieclayden.com
Level: All, Offered: 6 Thursday , beginning: Sept.21, 9:30 - noon Fee: $155 / $135 Members
$ 155.00
Loosen Up and Have Fun with Acrylics - Carrie Clayden - Thursday
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 135.00
Papier-mâché Masks – Donna Thompson
In this workshop you will learn the construction process of making a mask using the papier mache method: paper, tape , and wheat paste. You will be able to complete the mask over the two day workshop. The mask can be made to wear or as an art object to display. The first day will involve a brief overview of world masks with many examples to stir your imagination. Next the designing of the piece followed by the building of the mask with the papier mache process. The next week ( it takes a day  or so for drying) you will paint and decorate your mask. Create an animal, a person, a Day of the Dead skull, a Halloween surprise,or a magical beast. To bring with you: for an animal or person bring a photo image. Material fee: $10 All levels. Offered: September 23rd & 30th TIME: 11:00 to 4:00. Fee: $160/140 SCAL members. $10 materials fee. Class is at instructor’s studio. Instructor: Donna Thompson, BFA MA has been working in the medium for the past twenty five years. She had the amazing opportunity to take a workshop with two members of the legendary Linares family and learned several tips on creating paper sculptures from experts in this very special field. donnart@pacbell.net 
$ 160.00
Papier-mâché Masks – Donna Thompson
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 140.00
Beginning Watercolor – JoNeal Boic
This workshop is an introduction to the medium of watercolor. It will include the basic techniques used in painting with watercolor; wet into wet, washes, layering/glazing and a combination of these. Color theory as well as practical application of those theories. If you have a desire to learn to paint in watercolor,Jo-Neal will prove you can do it! And…she is especially fond of working with beginners. Offered: Saturday & Sunday… Sept. 23 & 24, 9 - 3:30 pm, Fees: $160 / $140. Instructor: Jo Neal Boic has been a teacher for more than 40 years and she has been painting and teaching watercolor for 29 of those. She loves to teach and believes that all students are capable of learning to draw and paint in whatever medium they choose. She fancies a variety of subjects but is particularly drawn to nature.
$ 160.00
Beginning Watercolor – JoNeal Boic
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 140.00
Mastering the White Paper in Watercolor - Robert Dvorak (One Day)
Follow in the footsteps of John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer as you learn, through a series of carefully crafted exercises, how to make your watercolors come alive with light and color. The transparency of watercolor demands that you work from white to dark and from large shapes to small. You will learn that where we put color is just as important as where we leave the paper clean and white. Enhance your color shapes with white paper–dark against light to create luminosity, use lost and found color edges to add mystery and space. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced painter, you will benefit from this workshop. Mastering the white paper is one of the most important skills in watercolor painting. Offered: Saturday, Sept 30, 2017, 10-4pm, Fee $89. Instructor: Robert Regis Dvořák is an artist and professional speaker who presents workshops and keynotes on drawing, watercolor and creative thinking education and business. He is the author of four books on drawing including The Practice of Drawing as Meditation. His latest book is Travel Drawing and Painting.
$ 89.00
   
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