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Painting Group
Monday Painting Group

Every Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Instructor: None
Prerequisite: None

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No instructor. Open space to paint with fellow artists. There are a few spaces available. Attend one session for free before you decide! Call office for details: 415-506-0137.

Class location: at 781 Hamilton

Fee: $10 per session

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The Draped Figure
The Draped Figure

Every Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderator: Kathy Lack
Prerequisite: None

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No instructor, just space to come, create, and be inspired by fellow artists. Draw or paint from live models in a variety of costumes and settings.

No sign-up needed. Drop-in and be inspired. For more information please call the office at 415-506-0137.

Class location: at 781 Hamilton

Fee: Drop-in $15 per session, or $80 for 8 consecutive sessions. Fee for photographing models (if model agrees): $20 per shot.

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The Portrait and the Figure
The Portrait and the Figure: Stretching Your Vision

4 Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor: Kathleen Lack
Prerequisite: None

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Develop your own style of painting the figure! If you are interested in painting portraits or figures, working from ‘life’ is essential. The nuances of light, reflections and shadows on the form are defining and inspirational. You will receive individualized instruction in composition, color, proportions and the use of your medium of choice.

Under the tutelage of Kathleen Lack, award winning artist and teacher, learn to capture the emotional spontaneity and beauty of the human form. Whether you are a beginner or experienced artist, Kathleen will bring out the best of your talents. Beginners and advanced students are welcome.

See more of Kathleen's work at www.kathleenlack.com Contact Kathleen at 415-883-5363, info@kathleenlack.com

Registration fees: Members $150 Non-members $175; plus model fee not to exceed $35. Model fee will be paid directly to instructor on the first day of class. Registration fees payable to MarinMOCA.

Drop in option, space permitting. Per session fees by check or cash only. Members $45; Non-members $50. Plus $5 model fee. All drop in fees paid to MarinMOCA and given to instructor at the beginning of the session. Checks payable to MarinMOCA. Class size limited to 12.

4 Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25

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Mixed Media Intensives
Mixed Media Intensives Workshops

Saturdays: February 27, March 26
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructors: Carl Heyward and Heather Wilcoxon
Prerequisite: None

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Mixed Media Intensives returns to MarinMOCA this winter with Carl Heyward and Heather Wilcoxon. Participants of all levels are encouraged to engage the facilitators, challenge their own habitual methods and expand technical and aesthetic considerations, all the while informing personal practice.

Through collaborative means the workshops will include print making techniques, painting, drawing, collage, and chemical image transfer with attention to individual needs.

Each participant will leave with at least two completed works and a number of works-in-progress. You are also encouraged to bring uncompleted works, favorite tools or papers, though primary supplies are provided by instructors. There is a $20 materials fee payable day of the workshops.

Additionally, all participants are expected to supply their own 8x10" wood panels to be used specifically for the purpose of producing take-home, wall-ready pieces. We recommend that you purchase two (2). They are available at either Dick Blick or Riley Street art supplies.

While you can produce finished works and works-in-progress on the 100 lb. watercolor paper that we will be providing, the panels allow an almost fool-proof opportunity to come out with satisfying works at the conclusion of the workshop.

Carl Heyward studied printmaking at SFAI and video production at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester NY. He is a NEA Fellow and former MFA instructor at SFAAU.

Heather Wilcoxon is represented by Jack Fischer Gallery SF. She is a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellow and received her BFA and MFA from SFAI.

Saturdays:

Workshop 2: February 27, Members: $135; Non-members $150 ($20 materials fee payable to instructor)


 

Workshop 3: March 26, Members: $135; Non-members $150 ($20 materials fee payable to instructor)


 

All workshops are from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, with lunch break

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Express Your Wild Creativity
Express Your Wild Creativity: Abstract Art Workshops

4 Saturdays: February 6, March 5, April 2, May 21
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Suzanne Jacquot
Prerequisite: None

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“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” - Martha Graham

A hands on approach to go beyond personal habits and find freedom in expression. We will engage in expressing drawing and painting exercises to explore your own inner language, to delve into your sense of play and joy. Each class will be different and by taking the series you will develop your own rhythms, language, styles and paintings.

There is a materials fee of $30 per class which includes paper and paint. Please bring your own brushes and drawing materials such as charcoal, graphite, acrylic markers, etc.

Suzanne Jacquot earned a BFA at UC Berkeley in psychology and design, an MFA from Mills College in sculpture and photography, and an Art Therapy Certificate from Sonoma State University. Along with making art, she has run a graphic design firm, held the position of Associate Dean of Students at California College of the Arts, and taught art classes at the junior college level. She has shown her work in various galleries and museums throughout the Bay Area, and previously shared the SECA Award from the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, as one of the most promising artists under 35.

Workshop 1: February 6, Members: $125; Non-members $150 ($30 materials fee payable to instructor)


 

Workshop 2: March 5, Members: $125; Non-members $150 ($30 materials fee payable to instructor)


 

Workshop 3: April 2, Members: $125; Non-members $150 ($30 materials fee payable to instructor)


 

Workshop 4: May 21, Members: $125; Non-members $150 ($30 materials fee payable to instructor)


 

Series of all 4 workshops:, Members: $450; Non-members $550 ($30 materials fee per workshop)


 

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Making Your Books Workshop
MAKING YOUR BOOKS! 3-week Workshop Series

3 Sundays, February 7, 14, 21
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: Mark Wangberg
Prerequisite: None

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This Book Arts Workshop series will take you through the process of designing and making your own book! Learn how to go from a model to a finished book, considering typography, media, structure, etc. Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to learn four different sets of skills to help you. Mark will also be coaching you one-on-one throughout the workshops as you work on your own book.

Workshop 3: Marbling, February 14
Workshop 4: NEW Folding Book Structures, February 21

Workshop 3, February 14, Registration:
Members: $95; Non-members $115
(plus $30 materials fee payable to instructor)
Deadline for registration:
Wednesday, February 10


 

Workshop 3: Marbling. Learn this Easy & Exciting way to make decorated papers for collage & book binding!

Bring some new adventure to your book making! NOTE: Make a marbled *Valentine HEART today! Participants will explore Marbling and expand their knowledge regarding its many possibilities! Mark will demo a number of Marbling patterns and go over basic materials needed - from buying the paints and thickener to "floating" the colors. He’ll also show and demo a number of Book Structures that can be made with the marbled papers (* including a HEART pop-up - shown above!)

Mark Wangberg has a lifelong passion for book making and marbling. He is especially good at coaching people new to marbling and books, and those who want to improve their skills and knowledge. He holds an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Recently he has been involved in giving book and paper making workshops in Africa and the Amazon. He founded Jack-In-The-Box Press in 1972. For MORE Marbling images go to markwangbergart.com

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Workshop 4, February 21, Registration:
Members: $95; Non-members $115
(plus $30 materials fee payable to instructor)
Deadline for registration:
Wednesday, February 17


 

Workshop 4: NEW Folding Book Structures. Learn MANY NEW folded books developed over the past 20 years by some of the TOP Book Artists from around the world -- Paul Johnson, Hedi Kyle, Helen Hiebert, etc. * PLUS some of Mark's own innovations & inventions! * For those of you who were in earlier folded book classes these WILL be new ones for you too!

Bring some new FOLDS to your book making! Participants will explore NEW folded books & pop-ups from MANY innovators in the field. You will make folded and simple cut or sewn book structures that are fast to make, need no special binding equipment, and are great for image-based and text work. This class is ideal for an artist who wants to use the book as a structure to create new work, or showcase existing work. Class handouts will give detailed instructions.

Mark Wangberg has a lifelong passion for book making. He is especially good at coaching people new to books, and those who want to improve their skills and knowledge. He holds an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Recently he has been involved in giving book and paper making workshops in Africa and the Amazon. He founded Jack-In-The-Box Press in 1972. For MORE images go to markwangbergart.com

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Series of ALL 4 workshops:,
Members: $300 plus $90 materials fee (SAVINGS $110); Non-members $350 plus $90 materials fee (SAVINGS $140)


 

 

 

Ceramic Sculpture
Ceramic Sculpture

6 Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor: Joshua Cornett
Prerequisite: None

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Ceramic Sculpture Clay is the most formative and fundamental building block to the human experience. In this six-week journey we will artistically explore such a highly progressive and humble material with the goal to better understand ourselves and the elements that surround us. Through a variety of hand building and glaze methods, each artist will find their own voice and project it through their work. All beginning and advanced students are welcome to come share their innermost inspirations.

Joshua is a ceramic teacher and artist living in Marin County. Joshua's call to clay was sparked prior to his birth when his grandmother created a ceramic sculpture representing him in his mother's womb. His admiration of clay and passion for teaching is why Josh has chosen to live a life dedicated to ceramics. He has studied under Marin County's ceramic masters Mark Jaeger and Bill Abright and continues his education through teaching at Mill Valley Potter's Studio and Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. Joshua is most interested in sculpting clay as a means to express the interrelationship between all people, plants, animals, and minerals. Often identified as a representation of the human face, Joshua's ceramic sculptures remind the viewer of the interconnection between all physical phenomena as well as implicate the question of what it is that ties us all together.

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 6, Members: $300; Non-members $325. Plus $45 materials fee, which covers clay, glaze, tools and firing.


 

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Acrylic Landscape Painting
Acrylic Landscape Painting

4 Fridays, March 4, 11, 18, 25
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor: Bernard Healey
Prerequisite: None

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This acrylic course will focus on producing credible landscapes. Beginner and advanced students welcome. You will be shown in detail how to paint clouds, water, skies, sunsets, trees, and foliage by using your personal creativity to produce finished work suitable for entering art shows. In addition, learn composition, basic color theory, perspective, and how to use color and values to paint compelling finished work with “paint-along” demonstrations and supportive critiques by the instructor.

Bring art supplies that you have and a supply list for additional material will be furnished at the first session. Suitable brushes for acrylics will be discussed, as well as preferred basic tube colors for this complete painting course.

Bernard has been instructing classes at MarinMOCA for six years and has been showing his art in Marin County galleries since 1960. He is a graduate of the California School of Fine Art and the Academy of Advertising Art in San Francisco.

March 4, 11, 18, & 25, Members: $85; Non-members $100


 

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Watercolor Techniques
Watercolor Techniques

4 Mondays: April 4, 11, 18, 25
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Instructor: Bob Justice
Prerequisite: None

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Bob Justice, accomplished watercolorist, will conduct a 4-week class at MarinMOCA where he will be featuring many facets of using watercolors. Each session will include demonstrations, personal instruction and “hands on” painting. Join Bob on Monday mornings to hone your skills.

The curriculum of the classes will include: types of paper and brushes, smooth washes, building skies, color hue and value, wet into wet painting, glazing, dry brush, use of masking materials and some useful “tricks.”

Bob has been painting watercolors for over 30 years. He has studied with some of the top watercolorists in the country, including, Jade Fon, Al Cunningham, Tony Couch, and Birgit O’Conner. He has won several awards for his landscapes and has artwork in private collections throughout the country.

Registration fees: MarinMOCA members $120; non-members $145 Registration fees payable to MarinMOCA.


 

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Express Your Wild Creativity
Abstracting the Figure with Mixed Media

Saturday & Sunday, April 23 and 24
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Mira M. White
Prerequisite: None

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Join Mira for an exhilarating adventure in contemporary figure painting with acrylics and mixed media. During this workshop you will initially work from a model. Focusing first on observation, then using your drawings as starting points, work toward interpretive abstraction and multiple painting processes. Primarily for water based media, although oil sticks/oil pastels will be included in the mix. Recommended for continuing artists and very adventurous beginners who have some experience in figure drawing/painting.

Mira M. White, MFA, is a drawing and painting instructor at San Francisco Bay Area colleges and community educational centers. Her professional career has also included curatorial and administrative positions for both galleries and private art schools.

An extraordinarily diversified and skillful artist, Mira works and teaches in several media—oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolor and graphics. She puts great value on observation and on personal invention. Her work has won many awards and is represented in private collections throughout the San Francisco region, the U.S., and in Europe.

April 23 and 24, Members: $225; Non-members $250 (plus model fee, not to exceed $30, paid to instructor)


 

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