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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

Lisa Rigge - Dream Collage

See more about this class at
the Bothwell Center here.
Lisa Rigge

Lea DeCosta - Journal Spiraling

See more about this class at
the Bothwell Center here.
Mark Shawver

Mark Shawver - Watercolor class

See more about this class
at the Bothwell Center here.

Karen Frey workshop in Italy 2015

Karen Frey will be teaching “Eat, Sleep, Paint”, a workshop at La Romita in the beautiful Umbrian region of Italy from May 4 to 18, 2015. Focus will be on both painting en plein aire and developing a sketchbook. For more
information contact Karen at or 510 652-9837. To learn more about La Romita please visit their website at www.

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