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/Student
Seniors - 62 and above
$ 60.00
  College Student
Full or part-time with valid Student ID
$ 60.00
  Two Seniors (one address)
$ 110.00
  $1,000 Lifetime Membership
$ 1000.00
****Amy Dabalos
March 19 – Amy Dabalos – 5-7pm 
Bay Area vocalist Amy Dabalos makes a Santa Cruz debut! “Love in Bloom” features eclectic selections from the American songbook, bossa nova, and contemporary repertoire to celebrate the emergence of spring. Preview her music here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLgfkyzM1kw
$15 members/$20 non-members
$ 20.00
  ****Amy Dabalos
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 15.00
Botanical Art in Graphite, Watercolor and Colored Pencil
Botanical art involves accuracy as well as artistic technique and creativity, but you don't need to be a botanist, and artists at all levels are welcome. In this class we'll follow a traditional approach to drawing and painting a botanical subject –   from study to finished work. Some drawing experience is a plus. We'll practice particular methods of applying graphite pencil, watercolor and colored pencil. Each of these media has its own beauty and appeal for artists. The plan will be to render plant subjects in each of the three media first, then to use whatever one or more media you choose in a unified composition. You'll get plenty of individual attention as you work, to challenge and encourage you at your own level of skill. Plant material will be provided for each lesson, but you may bring botanical subjects of your choice (live plant material, not photographs) if you wish. Level: All, Offered: 6 Mondays, beginning: (Make up class , March 6th) March 13th, 9:00 – noon, Fee: $155 / $135, Instructor: MARIA CECILIA FREEMAN is a professional artist with 25 years of experience bridging scientific illustration and botanical fine art. Her award-winning drawings and paintings have appeared in solo and juried exhibitions across the U.S. and in Europe.
$ 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. Art can be intimidating and many people are too afraid to even try it thinking they aren't “artistic”. We will smash that notion right away, everyone is artistic and it can be taught. 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. The object of this course is to have you fall in love with painting and give you the confidence to see yourself    as a good artist. 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. Take it from Marilyn Bosworth who has taken my class three times, “Carrie Clayden is an inspiring and enthusiastic teacher with a passion for what she does.” Level: All, Offered: 6 Mondays, beginning March 6th, 1 - 3:30, Fee: $155 / $135. Members Instructor: CARRIE CLAYDEN is a professional artist and teacher.  She has taught at Art is You retreats, The Spotted Cow and Hip Chick Designs.  Carrie graduated from UCSC in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies and Fine Art in 1995.  She recently moved to Santa Cruz and has been accepted into Open Studios for 2015.  Her studio is at 17th Avenue and her work can be found on her website www.carrieclayden.com
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$ 155.00
  Loosen Up and Have Fun with Acrylics -Mondays
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
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$ 135.00
Introduction to Figure Drawing-Susie Wilson-
This is a small class and will 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. Level: Beginners, Offered: 6 Weds., beginning March 1st, 10 - 12:30.  Model  fee to teacher at first class $45. Class fee: $155/$135. Instructor: SUSIE WILSON Susie has a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design (UK), a degree in Illustration and an HNDBTEC degree in Education, also in the UK.  She taught Life Drawing at the Norfolk Institute and was a college lecturer in the subject at the Norwich School of Art. Since arriving in America she has taught private and group classes for approximately 20 years, and has participated in Open Studios
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$ 155.00
  Intro to Figure Drawing-Wednesday
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
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$ 135.00
Traditional Figure Drawing -Susie Wilson Wednesday
Drawing the human figure is acknowledged to be the best foundation for learning the process of really seeing small details and acquiring perspective and measurement skills to benefit all future artistic endeavours. In this traditional drawing class,    you will be encouraged to explore gesture, shape, tone, balance, perspective, and measurement as the means of producing accurate and confident drawings from a life model. By learning to draw realistically you will be empowered to draw creatively, with energy and CONFIDENCE. For the emerging artist, it will encourage guided exploration, using charcoal, pencil or conte, but it will also offer an opportunity for artists of all abilities to hone existing skills with instruction at any level they might require. Level: All, Offered: 6 Weds., beginning March 1st, 1:00- 3:30, Class Fee: $155/ $135 Members, Model Fee: $45 at 1st class.  Instructor: SUSIE WILSON*
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$ 155.00
  Traditional Figure Drawing- Susie Wilson- Wednesday-This Class is FULL
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
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$ 135.00
Watercolor - Linda Lord - Thursday
This class is geared to facilitate those who have never painted as well as 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. Levels: All. Offered: 6 Thurs., beginning March 2nd 1:00- 4:00 Fee: $155 / $135 Members, Instructor: LINDA LORD is a self-trained artist and illustrator with over 16  years teaching experience in her studio and via the SC Watercolor Society; an Open Studio artist whose exhibits include Cozumel, Mexico. Linda also publishes with a decorative art publisher.
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$ 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 paint vibrant landscapes and still life.  The essentials of pastel painting will be covered including approaches and methods of application, pastels from hard to soft, surface possibilities, color theory and underpainting. Demos, problem solving, and lots of individual instruction are included.  This class is appropriate for both beginners in pastel and those who are experienced with the medium.  Just bring whatever pastels you may have and explore the possibilities of this versatile medium!
Level: Beginners plus. Offered: 6 Fridays, beginning: March 3rd, 9:30 to 12:00.  Fee: $155 / $135 Members.  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
$ 155.00
  Pastel Studio - Joan Hellenthal – Friday
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 135.00
Loose and Painterly Landscapes - Oil
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.. Level: All. Offered: 4 Fridays, beginning:
March 10th, 1:30 to 4. Fee: $175 / $160 Members. 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.
$ 175.00
  Loose and Painterly Landscapes - Oil
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 160.00
Watercolor – Free and Easy -Bonni Carver
Come prepared to be inspired as Bonni open-handedly shares simple, easy to learn principles which appeal to beginners as well as seasoned artists looking for renewed inspiration. Beginning each class with a demonstration and instruction, Bonni leads  painters into thinking “out of the box” and approaching their subject in terms of creating rather than copying. Learn how to achieve colorful darks, consider your values, simplify the subject, and edit out distractions. Bonniʼs workshops are upbeat and fun! Bring a lunch. Offered: February 4 & 5. Fee: $160 / $140 members. Instructor: Bonni Carver After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Buffalo, Bonni moved from her hometown of Buffalo, New York to San Francisco where she attended classes at the Academy of Art and the Art Institute. Since making the Central Coast her home, her interest in art has been nurtured by local artists and instructors. Studying watercolor in Provence, France during 1996 with Barbara Nechis proved to be the catalyst for a yearlong painting odyssey throughout Western Europe the following year. Bonni is an Open Studio artist.
$ 160.00
  Watercolor – Free and Easy -Bonni Carver
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 140.00
THE ART OF SELLING ART- Robert Regis Dvorák 
SELLING ART, YOUR OWN OR OTHER ARTISTS’ IS EASY WHEN YOU KNOW HOW!
This workshop will cover: prospecting for clients, developing rapport, planning sales meetings and phone calls, telephone techniques, emotions--how to use them, what not to say or do, closing secrets, what questions to ask, what words to use, portfolios, slides, artist’s statements, presentations, goal setting, pricing the art, art gallery selling, referrals.
This is a comprehensive sales program oriented to the individual artist and art representative.  Be prepared for a fun-filled day of lively lecture and in-class games.  You will learn how to sell art to individual clients, collectors, and corporations. 
Robert Dvořák, a successful California artist, will demonstrate what works and what doesn't work so that by the end of the workshop, you can begin selling--and prospering--immediately with confidence and self-assurance.
One day:  Feb. 11, Sat., 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Cost: $89
A comprehensive handout is included. The book, Selling Art 101 will be available. 
Important:  Remember to bring one artwork, which is framed or mounted and available for sale.  Frequently sales take place in this class.
Instructor: Robert Regis Dvorák  is the author of the new book, Selling Art 101.  He has been teaching The Art of Selling Art to artists, art representatives, and art gallery sales people for 25 years.  His paintings and prints and films are part of many individual, corporate, and institutional collections.
$ 89.00
Courageous Color! Learn to be Brave in the Studio! - Oil or Acrylic
Learn how to see more color and find your courage! Improve your odds of creating a beautiful painting. Learn about Color mixing, Color temperature & Color theories. Also, learn about focal points, composition, value, perspective, shapes, volumes, edges. Maggie will guide you through the painting process step by step with demos, handouts and critiques. Bring your own seascape or landscape photos. All levels. Offered: February 18th & 19th, 9:00-1:00pm Fee: $160 / $140 Members. 
Students: "After working with Maggie, my work has taken a huge leap forward" "delightful teaching: enthusiastic, clear and patient." Instructor: MAGGIE RENNER HELLMANN appeared in international publications such as 'The Artist's Magazine’. She's won numerous International awards recently for her Seascapes and Landscapes. BA in Illustration SJSU, Advanced fine art studies at 'Lorenzo de Medici' Art Institute, Florence, Italy and studies with Ovanes Berberian, Calvin Liang and Ray Roberts. Tuscany, Italy Workshop Instructor. Open Studios Artist. Maggie’s work is collected internationally.
$ 160.00
  Courageous Color! Learn to be Brave in the Studio! - Oil or Acrylic
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 140.00
Pastels for the Enthusiastic Beginner -Erika Perloff
In this two-day workshop you'll discover how to use your soft pastels in interesting ways to depict the landscape. Day 1 will focus on adding zing to your pastels by underpainting on pastel paper with a variety of techniques including alcohol wash, watercolor and dry underpainting. We'll play with mark making and layering and learn to make color sing. Prepare to be messy and have fun. Day 2 we'll discuss strategies for successful compositions and practice finding compositions in the landscape. You'll do multiple compositional studies and then work on developing one more fully. The class includes demonstrations and lots of hands-on practice. Level: Beginning.Feb. 25 & 26, 9-3:30, $160/140 (members) Additional instructions; Bring landscape reference material that inspires you. Bring lunch. Erika Perloff has been painting the local landscape in pastel for over 20 years and is also an experienced educator. Her work is widely exhibited and collected.
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$ 160.00
  Pastels for the Enthusiastic Beginner -Erika Perloff
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 140.00
Drawing- JoNeal Boic
This course is an introduction to drawing. We will cover the fundamentals, including contour line, form and modeling with a variety of media. You will learn techniques to improve your observational drawing skills, be introduced to linear perspective   and will find that as your abilities improve, your perception of the world around you will as well…in a good way!  Bring lunch, March 4 & 5, 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
  Drawing- JoNeal Boic
Santa Cruz Art League Member's price
$ 140.00
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
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.
 
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
   
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