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Pleasanton Art League
P.O. Box 23
Pleasanton, CA 94566

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Workshop Information

For PAL Workshop Information, contact Rebecca Chou at 510-209-5348



For lodging near the PAL workshops see the accommodations listed in the Tri-Valley area at Hotels on Hopyard Road in Pleasanton will be closest to most workshops.


Private Instructors

Peggy Frank
Young Artists Studio

Openings for 2014 summer, students ages 7 and older. Also weekly school year lessons. Contact her at 925 443-8755 or email


Do you give private lessons? Let us know and we'll put your information here.



Photo by Lisa Rigge


Other Classes & Workshops in
the Area

Figurehead Gallery

Bothwell Art Center

Way Up Art & Frame


PAL Workshop: Jeannie Vodden Watercolor, September 12 & 13

September 12-13, 2014
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton, CA – Fee $199 early Bird, $209 Regular

Vodden WorkshopThis workshop will include watercolor demonstrations, plenty of painting time, individual coaching and gentle critiques.  Participants will use Jeannie’s template andphotos or bring own references (still life, floral or portrait) to paint on 11”x14” watercolor paper.  At the end of the workshop, they will gain skill in watercolor techniques, the use of a limited palette, ways to see and paint light and color, and techniques to heighten color.

Known for her patient teaching methods, Jeannie Vodden will demonstrate her rhythmic wet-on-dry approach to watercolor using a limited palette of transparent staining colors. She lives and paints in the foothills of the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains.  A versatile painter of portraits, still life, floral, landscape and fantasy, Jeannie most often paints with watercolor.  She is on the faculty of the California Water Color Association’s Watercolor Workshops 2014.  For more information about Jeannie, visit

Space is limited; the workshop fee is $199 early bird before July.1, 2014 or $209 after that.
Click here to download the registration form for this workshop.
To register online go to .

See PAL workshop policies here.

Lisa Rigge - Dream Collage

Lisa RiggeSee more about this class at
the Bothwell Center here.

Mark Shawver - Watercolor class

Lea DecostaSee more about this class
at the Bothwell Center here.

PAL Workshop 2015 - Katie Humphries - Painting Exploration

February 7-8, 2015
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton, CA – Fee $199 early Bird, $209 Regular

Katie HumphriesPeople often ask: “Where do artists get their ideas? How do you decide what to paint when you are stuck? This Pleasanton Art League workshop is ideal for artists who desire to expand their creativity and take their work to new places through experimentation and self-discovery. Participants will get the tools to gain insight into their own artistic process and to develop unique themes and motifs that they can continue to draw from. A series of guided exercises will help them identify dominant concepts, culminating in a small series of interrelated paintings with an emphasis on experimentation, exploration, and personal vision. For this workshop, she welcomes participants to bring and apply their own media.

Katie Humphries is a painter and teacher who lives and works in San Francisco. She received her Katie Humphries MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. A specialist in oil painting materials and techniques, Humphries was trained at Gamblin Artists Colors where she worked as an artists’ advisor. Her recent work includes a series of portraits that examines the power, vulnerability, and anxiety that can coexist in the over-determined female form. She has exhibited her work in Portland, San Francisco, and New York, and recently completed a three-month artist’s residency in Ireland.

Space is limited; the workshop fee is $199 early bird before December 1, 2014 or $209 after that. To register on line, go to

To see more information, or register by mail, view the pdf here.


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