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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 2015 - Karen Frey - Watercolor

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

Karen Frey workshop

Karen Frey, the instructor, will provide lectures and demonstrations about various aspects of developing a painting from concept to completion.  She will touch upon elements that include her specialty wet into wet watercolor techniques, compositions and structures, color theories, values, and one of the many important features as an artist--aesthetic reflection.

Participants will explore and practice these concepts and techniques during the workshop and receive individual feedback from Karen. Karen Frey has been teaching for thirty years, Including workshops both nationally and internationally.  Karen’s work can be found in various museums and institutions including the Encaustic Art Institute, NM, the Springfield Art Museum, MO, the Neville Public Museum, WI; and hospitals such as Northwestern Memorial Hospital, IL, the Kaiser Permanente system, CA. 

Frey’s work has been featured and reviewed by Northlight Books, Rockport Publishers, The Artists Magazine, Watercolor Magic, and the Watercolor Magazine.  In the spring of 2015, she will lead a sketching and plein air workshop at La Romita, Italy.

Space is limited; the workshop fee is $199 early bird before December 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.

Bothwell Classes and Workshops

Lisa Rigge - Dream Collage

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

Mark Shawver - Watercolor class

Mark ShawverSee more about this class
at the Bothwell Center here.

5 sessions
September 2 - 30, 9:30 - noon

Lisa Rigge

Lea DeCosta - Collage

See more about this class at
the Bothwell Center here.

Firehouse Arts Center Classes and Workshops

To register for these classes, please visit

Peggy Magovern

Realistic Portraiture in Colored Pencils
Starting September 4th. 10-noon Thursdays - 5 two-hour classes per session.
$125 resident / $138 non-resident - this class will be repeated #58676 - Thursdays 10/9-11/6
All skill levels accepted. In easy to understand steps, discover how small details and translucent color come together to create stunning realism. Working from provided photos, learn to "sculpt" a face with strong values, and enhance delicate information with layers of color - achieving amazing results.

Realistic Life and Still-Life in Colored Pencils
Starting September 4th. 1-3 Thursdays - 5 two-hour classes per session.
$125 resident / $138 non-resident - this class will be repeated #58677 - Thursdays 10/9-11/6

All skill levels accepted. Choose your subject, and work from your personal photos or from Instructor provided photos. Botanical, glassware, metal, cloth, even name it. You'll discover the versatility and depth of colored pencils while exploring ways to achieve multidimensional realism.

Linda Beach Teaches Fall classes at Livermore Community Center

Pastels: Basics and Beyond
October 1- 22, Wednesdays 7 - 9 pm, $80

Painting - Watercolor or Acrylic
October 7 - November 18, Tuesdays 7 - 9 pm, $120

Silk Painting
Saturday October 25, 10 am - 2 pm, $83
More information and signup at or 925-373-5700

Peggy Magovern workshop at Mendocino Arts Center

Draw the One you Love
On October 11th and 12th at the Mendocino Arts Center; Ages 15 - adult.
Workshop on realistic portraiture in colored pencil. All skill levels accepted. Honor a special person in your life by creating a beautiful and realistic portrait in colored pencils. After registering, choose a photograph of your portrait subject, and send it to my email; by October 1st. You will receive a personalized visual aid for the workshop. You will be amazed after completing this treasured heirloom.

To register for this workshop, please visit


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