Santa Cruz Art League

Santa Cruz Art League   (831) 426-5787
526 Broadway   doreen@scal.org
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
   
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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
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: April 4, 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
$ 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.
$ 155.00
  Traditional Figure Drawing- Susie Wilson- Wednesday
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 135.00
Drawing From the Right Side of the Brain- Laura Shepardson
Using the time honored book by acclaimed author/artist Betty Edwards, we will
focus on practicing the skills needed to draw. This basic beginners class is held
in a fun supportive atmosphere which provides an opportunity to produce
satisfying results and promote artistic confidence.
Laura Shepardson: Laura’s passion for creativity and travel is the catalyst for her variety
of vibrant artwork. Often inspired by the diverse settings in her life, Laura expresses her imaginative voice through a wide assortment of mediums.
 
Level: Beginners,Offered: 6 Thursdays beginning: April 6th, 9:30 - 12 Fee: $155 / $135 Members
$ 155.00
  Drawing From the Right Side of the Brain- Laura Shepardson
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: 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
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: April 28, 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
Watercolor for Beginners – 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. Bring lunch, March 18 & 19, Time: 9-3:30 Fee: $160 / $140 members. 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
  Watercolor for Beginners – JoNeal Boic
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 140.00
Painting the Figure Simply & Beautifully in Watercolor - Robert R. Dvorak
This class will be directed to the spontaneous representation of the female figure in watercolor. There will be a strong emphasis on the use of color, white space and composition. Color mixing from a limited palette, light, shade, shadow, brush techniques, graded washes, foreshortening, facial details, lost and found edges, and proportion will be demonstrated and practiced. We will work from professional models. No matter how much previous instruction you have had, this class will have you seeing and painting the figure in a new way. Have had some experience with watercolor, drawing the figure? You will learn easy techniques for painting the figure quickly, loose and free. You will build more confidence and skill painting figures. Robert will demonstrate, work with the class and give individual instruction. Bring a lunch, Offered, Sat. March 25th, Time: 10-4, Fee: $89.. Instructor Robert R. Dvorak, FAAR, presents workshops and lectures on creativity, drawing, and painting for colleges, universities and art centers. He is the author of The Magic of Drawing, Drawing Without Fear, and Experiential Drawing, The Practice of Drawing as Meditation, Travel Drawing and Painting and The Pocket Drawing Book. He is the author of “Twenty Minutes to a Beautiful Figure” featured in WATERCOLOR An American Artist Publication.  He has presented this workshop many times for the University of California Santa Cruz, Foothill and De Anza Colleges, The University of Hawaii, Hui No’eau Visual Art Center in Maui, the Palo Alto Art Center and others. For more information:  email: robert@youcreate.com 
$ 89.00
Intermediate Watercolor – JoNeal Boic
This Intermediate level class will include a variety of skills instruction and practice. How do you create the fold of a leaf or flower petal, the fold of fabric or the surface texture of wood? Can you paint a convincing water drop or effectively paint reflections on water. How do you paint a windowpane that looks real? How about the waves out on West Cliff? Do you know how to paint a tree using the technique of negative space painting? We will focus primarily on creating the illusion of form, painting reflections/reflective surface and negative space painting through a series of exercises. Come and join in on the fun!!!! Bring lunch, April 1 & 2, Time: 9-3:30 Fee: $160 / $140 members. Instructor Jo-NealBoic 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
  Intermediate Watercolor – JoNeal Boic
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 140.00
Basic Encaustic Painting - Terry Dowell-limit 6 students
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. Pack a lunch. All materials are provided. This workshop is taught at the instructor’s studio in Aptos. Limited: 6 students, Saturday & Sunday…April 8th & 9th, 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
Introduction to Plein Air Pastel -Paul Fortis
This class is an introduction to Plein Air painting with pastels, geared toward the beginning artist. Class begins in the classroom with a pastel demonstration, which will go over composition, color use and application techniques. Students will create their own landscape painting in the studio. Class will then head outside to paint on location. The outdoor painting session will last typically 3 hours. Returning to the classroom we will view all the paintings and discuss the results. Bring lunch, April 8 & 9,10am-4pm. Level: Beginner. Fee: $160 / $140 Members. Instructor: Paul Fortis graduated from U C Santa Cruz, receiving a BFA in 1978. He studied Printmaking, and began painting from nature. He studied under Don Weygandt for studio painting, and began painting outdoors under the tutelage of Peter Loftus. Loftus was a major painting influence, and taught the technique of "plein air" painting. Paul's primary expertise are chalk pastels. Paul renders fantastic landscapes full of color and spacious skies. His images depict the natural beauty of this region, and other locations he is fortunate enough to visit. Paul also does printmaking,monotypes. His work is in galleries in Santa Cruz and Atherton, CA. He has been an Open Studio Artist since 1988. www.paulfortis.com
$ 160.00
  Introduction to Plein Air Pastel -Paul Fortis
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 140.00
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
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
  Impressionistic Landscapes - Oil & Acrylic- Donna Bland
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 140.00
   
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