PAL 2 Day Workshop – Painting an Expressive Still Life in Oil or Acrylic by Oil Painter, Eric Jacobsen
Saturday-Sunday, June 24 – 25 9:30 am to 4:30 pm – At the Firehouse Art Center – 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566
The workshop fee is $299 early bird before June 15, 2017 or $310 after that.
Loosen up your style and paint expressive still lifes. Learn the craft of setting up a still life by focusing on overall design, appropriate lighting, material selection and placement. Further enhance your work by paying attention to composition, values, temperature and paint quality. We will cover composition, color, edges and the use of expressive brush strokes to give life and energy to your painting. The atmosphere will be informal and friendly so come and enjoy your time painting a still life. Beginners to advanced students are welcome.
Eric Jacobsen received his training at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT. While at the Academy he was introduced to scores of great artists work. Eric fell in love with the Russian painters; the most influential and inspiring work by Isaac Levitan, Fedor Zakharov and Valerian Formozov. Eric feels that their work is filled with such honesty, joy and raw beauty. Eric deliberately steers clear of rendering and high detail in favor of large simple shapes with minimal detail. His goal is to engage the viewer and allow him/her to interact with the painting rather than spell out every detail.
How to register for the Workshop:
To register on line, go to www.palworkshope2017.eventbrite.com
To register by mail, please provide your name, address, phone, email address and mail it with your check payable to Pleasanton Art League, c/o Workshops, P.O. Box 23, Pleasanton, CA 94566. For more information, contact George or Linda Garbarino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Classes and Workshops
Bothwell Arts Center On-going Art Classes: figure drawing, drawing and painting classes, colored pencil classes, oils, collage, portraiture. Art instruction for beginners through intermediate and beyond. “Feed your creativity here.” Contact Anne Giancola, www.bothwell.lvpac.org, 925 447-ARTS, or email email@example.com.
The Young Artists’ Studio has openings in its 2017 Summer Session. Artist Peggy Frank welcomes interested students ages 7 and older to sign up for a week or more of small group instruction in art. Projects include all kinds of drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture and are held in Peggy’s studio. High school students working on advanced portfolios are welcome, as are adults and families, if space allows. Peggy has been working with young artists in the Livermore Valley since 1980. For information about the summer art program or weekly school year lessons contact her at 925 443-8755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linda Ryan Pour Painting Classes, Basic and Introduction, and Intermediate, held at Bothwell Arts Center. For dates and fee schedule, check Way Up Art and Frame email@example.com
CWA Workshops: For more information on the following, or to sign up, www.californiawatercolor.org/classes.php.
Birgit O’Connor – Fearless Flowers, May 15-18, 4 Days, Intermediate/Advanced
Michael Reardon – Watercolor Techniques, July 21- 22, 2 Days, Intermediate/Advanced
Janet Rogers – Expressive Watercolors: Flowers, Faces and Figures, October 16-19, 4 days, Intermediate/ Advanced. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paula Lagana, Pocket Sketching, a compact and portable pen & watercolor technique ideal for travel. One day workshop for adults, Sundays 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Beginners on June 4, 11, July 16, 23 or August 6. Intermediate workshops June 25, July 30 or August 20. $45 to Delta Gallery, Streets of Brentwood, $15 materials paid to the instructor. Contact paulettelagana@ gmail.com or call 925 325-9632. www.LaganaFineArts.com.