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

4 Thursdays, January 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, January 4, 11, 18, 25

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Painting the Elements
Painting the Landscape in Acrylics
Painting basics for beginners and advanced artists.

4 Fridays: January 5, 12, 19, 26
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor: Bernard Healey
Prerequisite: None

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Paint along with the instructor. Both beginners and advanced are welcome to this acrylics class. It will include washes, impasto, scumbling, brush techniques and stippling, while rendering clouds, water, seascapes, trees, snow, mountains and other elements that are found in the world of landscapes.

Designed for both beginners and advanced students, with supportive critiques at each session as we progress through this complete art series. Bring a canvas and whatever painting supplies you have and a suggested supply list for additional materials will be handed out at the first session. Or email me at bhmarinart@comcast.net and I will send you a recommended supply list before the first session. Easels will be furnished at all sessions. Come join us for this complete course.

Bernard has been instructing classes 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.

Registration fees: MarinMOCA members $100; non-members $125 Registration fees payable to MarinMOCA.

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iPhoneography
Creating Art on your iPhone.
An Introduction to iPhoneography

Sunday, January 14
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Patricia Leeds
Prerequisite: None

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Using everyday snapshots, you will learn to create extraordinary images. This class is for everyone who wants to create imagery anywhere you are. You will have an art studio in your pocket. You will learn the basics in this class and be able to create contemporary digital photographic composites.

Maximum number of students is 6 for hands-on help.
• Color enhancement.
• Textures.
• Painterly effects.
• Using text in your imagery.
• Compositing.

What you will need to bring:
• iPhone and/or iPad. Models 5 or later.
• Charging cords.
• Basic knowledge of iPhone camera and iTunes app store needed.

Patricia Leeds is a Bay Area artist who uses the iPhone/iPad and various apps to create compelling imagery. She has won many awards and her work has been published and exhibited nationally. Recently she was awarded the Gold winner in photography from New York’s "Artforward".

"I have been a commercial photographer for over 30 years. 7 years ago, I began my journey with mobile photography. Today I mostly create photographic imagery with my iPhone and iPad. The freedom to create imagery without the bulk of equipment has been a transforming experience for me and I hope it will be for you". www.patricialeedsart.com

Registration fees: Members $100 Non-members $125; No material fees, and under $10.00 in apps. I will be sending out an email after you sign up with a list of the apps we will be using so that you can install them before class.

Sunday, January 14

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Still Life Sketch
Still Life to Abstraction

Saturday, January 20
12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Louise Victor
Prerequisite: None

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Follow the path of the Abstract Expressionists who used the shapes, colors, and energy found in nature to create their energetic abstract forms. Working from still life in this fast paced workshop, we will explore and discover our own stunning abstractions.

Still Life Sketch
We will begin with a still life which will be worked into an abstraction. Working with color families, the abstraction will come to life. Join us for this fascinating adventure into the world of abstraction and color.

Louise has been a practicing artist for over 35 years, and has worked in most visual media, including printmaking, photography, installation, encaustic, sculpture and painting. She received a BFA from Northern Illinois University, continuing on to Graduate School of Art at the University of Minnesota. Her work has been show in galleries thought the United States and is in many private collections. Louise lives in San Francisco and maintains a vibrant art practice, while also teaching drawing, painting and the tradition of art. louisevictor.com

Registration fees: MarinMOCA members $140; non-members $160. Materials list provided prior to workshop.

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Wild Creativity
Ignite Your Wild Creativity!
2 - Day Abstract Art Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, January 27 & 28
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Suzanne Jacquot
Prerequisite: None

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Learn to Create Dynamic Paintings

In this 2-day intensive abstract art workshop, open to all levels, we explore one of the most basic fundamentals of painting: composition/design/ dividing space/eye flow. Through focused fun studio exercises we will take risks, trust our own intuition, explore and push our edges of comfort, learn what is natural and pleasing for us and become more confident working in the unknown. We will also learn what makes a painting stronger, more alive and begin to paint bolder. There will be plenty of time for personal exploration. My goal is to help you strengthen your studio practice, to help you make more dynamic paintings and to express your own authentic creativity.

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. She has shown her work in various galleries and museums throughout the Bay Area, and currently teaches Abstract Art at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art and on-line. www.SuzanneJacquotArt.com

Registration fees: MarinMOCA members $335; non-members $370.
Materials list provided by instructor; plus an additional $40 materials fee paid to instructor

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Hands-On Rauschenberg
Hands-On Rauschenberg

Friday, February 9
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, February 10
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Janet Bogardus
Prerequisite: None

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A two-part workshop inspired by one of the key artists of our time, Robert Rauschenberg. Through an evening lecture and discussion we will delve into Rauschenberg’s ideas and art practices, in preparation for the following day of our own art-making, using techniques, materials and concepts explored by this dynamic and influential artist.

Rauschenberg’s work is now featured through March at SFMOMA in a retrospective, Erasing the Rules. Visiting the show before the workshop is strongly encouraged. Reading Off the Wall, by Calvin Tomkins, will also enrich your experience.

Janet Bogardus is a painter and mixed-media artist, who has exhibited her work since 1989 in California and New York. Since completing an MFA in 1990, she has taught college courses in modern art history, painting, drawing, and mixed media at numerous Bay Area locations. Her paintings, artists’ books and commissioned works are included in many private collections in the Bay Area, Mexico, and the East Coast. Her work can be viewed by appointment at her studio in Novato, or at: www.janetbogardus.net.

Day 1: Friday, February 9, 6-8:30pm
War Room, 2nd Floor, 500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA
A PowerPoint lecture on Rauschenberg’s life, his milieu, his innovations, and influence on contemporary American and global art. There will be time for questions and comments.

Day 2: Saturday, February 10, 10am-4pm
781 Hamilton Parkway, classroom
Participants will create several mixed media pieces inspired by Rauschenberg’s practice. 10am-12 noon: mainly 2-D pieces, collage with some low relief; use of the grid in composition will be demonstrated. I will also demonstrate several ways to transfer printed images to your work. 1-4pm: hybrid pieces, using a mix of flat and sculptural items.

BRING TO CLASS at least 2 household or found objects that call out to you in some way. These can be photos, clothing, knick-knacks, cloth, wallpaper, books, tools, ephemera, stuffed animals, memorabilia, etc. If you want to do image transfers, bring fresh xeroxes (not laser or inkjet prints)

Registration fees: MarinMOCA members $170; non-members $190 (plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor).

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Cut Loose Get Wild
Cut Loose, Get Wild
Acrylic Abstract Art 3-Day Intensive Workshop

Friday, February 16
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday, February 17, 18
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructors: Suzanne Jacquot and Julie Schumer
Prerequisite: None

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Get wild with us! Bring your courage, your curiosity, your love of creating for this 3-day intensive abstract acrylic workshop. This workshop is chock full of learning, exploring, delving, trusting, getting wildly creative. You will be guided in a series of structured loosening up exercises, incorporating both painting and drawing, using acrylic paint and a variety of drawing tools in the creation of non-objective abstract paintings. You will gain courage, build trust in your artistic choices, grow your skills of design, explore your own inner painting language and nurture your creative spirit. Plenty of free painting time as well. Come prepared to rediscover the art of play and tap into your inner wildness! All levels welcome.

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. She has shown her work in various galleries and museums throughout the Bay Area, and currently teaches Abstract Art at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art and on-line. www.SuzanneJacquotArt.com

Julie Schumer is a self taught artist. Her work is shown in galleries across the United States and is in many private collections. She lives and works in Santa Fe, NM and in the past several years began teaching loosening up painting workshops. Her paintings may be seen online at www.julieschumer.com.

Registration fees: MarinMOCA members $495; non-members $550.
Things to bring: blue tape, 9 x 12" or 11 x 14" mixed media workbook, brushes of many sizes, scrapers, palette knife, shapers, paper towels.
Additional $75 materials fee paid to instructor includes: archival papers, all acrylic paints, graphite, charcoal, eraser, mediums, misc. studio equipment.

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The Triptych
Abstraction by Design: The Triptych
Class is full, waitlist only

Saturday, February 24, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 25, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Michael Shemchuk
Prerequisite: None

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In this workshop we will be creating a suite of 3-panels using mixed media, predominately paint & paper. We will be limiting our color choices and will focus on textures, placement, markings and visual balance as well as the process of applying and manipulating traditional mixed mediums in an unconventional way. All three completed panels should work as one unit and individually as well.

The Triptych

Shemchuk is a SF Bay Area artist who is represented by several fine art galleries. He shows his work internationally. His mixed media abstractions combine the use color, line, textures and composition to enable a pictorially designed space that is layered with both a visual meaning and an undeniable intentionality.

The Triptych

Please bring to workshop:
3 - 18"x18" wood panels (bring additional panels to work on, if you wish)
1 - qt. white latex (satin or semi gloss) house paint
1 - qt. black latex(satin or semi gloss) house paint
1 - qt. acrylic satin varnish
5 - mixing containers w/lids (plastic yogurt, cottage cheese, qt. containers)
4 - 2" chip brushes & artist brushes
Pencils, graphite, charcoal, wax oil stick (optional)
1 - small squeegee (only if you have on hand).
Scissors
Various wide and narrow putty knives
Scrubber sponge & rags for clean up
Collage paper

Registration fees: Members $260 Non-members $285.
Plus $15 materials fee paid to instructor (for additional paint & collage papers, and tinting pigments)

Saturday, February 24, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 25, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Introduction to Encaustics
An Introduction to Encaustics

Saturday, March 17, 2018
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Margot Hartford
Prerequisite: None

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This one-day encaustics workshop is a great introduction if you have never worked with wax and the art of encaustics before. The workshop will examine approaches to using colored wax like paint, as well as experimenting with papers and other objects that can be embedded into the wax. We will address heating, fusing, and manipulating wax, as well as discuss colors, brushes, and where to find supplies. All materials are provided although students are welcome to bring along their own collage materials. Participants will be working on wooden panels and will take home at least two completed works of encaustic art.

Margot Hartford is a Bay Area lifestyle photographer who specializes in photographing people and interiors for commercial clients. While serving as a docent at SF MOMA, she discovered encaustic painting through the work of Jasper Johns. She created a small studio in her home to experiment with using wax to produce small pieces of art, usually incorporating her own photography. Here is a link to her art website: http://mhartford.com

Saturday, March 17, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Members: $115; Non-members $135
Plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor(boards, wax, papers & paints)


 

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Monoprint Workshops
Hand Print . . . Monoprint Workshops

Workshop 1: Sunday, March 18
Workshop 2: Sunday, May 20
Workshop 3: Sunday, July 15
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Heather Wilcoxon
Prerequisite: None

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A series of one-day INTENSIVE workshops in hand monoprinting. This is a painting process on plexiglass plates that are transferred onto paper by using a Pin Press, which is a stainless steel rolling pin that works as a press. Heather will be demonstrating several different approaches and techniques to this printing process. This is an exciting way of printing without using an etching press.

Students are asked to bring 3-5 sheets of BKF Reeves printing paper. All other materials will be provided and included in the materials fee.

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

Sunday workshops are from 11am – 4pm

Workshop 1: March 18, Members: $150; Non-members $165 (Plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor)


 

Workshop 2: May 20, Members: $150; Non-members $165 (Plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor)


 

Workshop 3: July 15, Members: $150; Non-members $165 (Plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor)


 

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Mixed Media Self Portrait
Mixed Media Self Portrait

Saturday, March 24, 2018
12 – 4pm

Instructor: Louise Victor
Prerequisite: None

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The self portrait is a way of storytelling or autobiography. It is a way to describe yourself through visual elements. We will begin with a brief discussion of the self portrait in art history and examine how a portrait communicates a personal story. Then we will dive into mixed media materials to tell our own stories. Drawing, painting, found objects, the stars for eyes, heads surrounded by words, many mouths cut from magazines, rivers, mountains, clouds - our imaginations will be ignited!

Louise has been a practicing artist for over 35 years, and has worked in most visual media, including printmaking, photography, installation, encaustic, sculpture and painting. She received a BFA from Northern Illinois University, continuing on to Graduate School of Art at the University of Minnesota. Her work has been show in galleries thought the United States and is in many private collections. Louise lives in San Francisco and maintains a vibrant art practice, while also teaching drawing, painting and the tradition of art. louisevictor.com

Registration fees: Members $140 Non-members $160. (materials list provided prior to workshop)

Saturday, March 24, 2018
12 – 4pm

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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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Painting Group
Ceramic Sculpture

Every Wednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: None
Prerequisite: None

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No instructor, just space to come, create, and be inspired by fellow artists. No registration needed. Come and join us on Wednesday afternoons. Call office for details: 415-506-0137.

Class location: at 781 Hamilton

Fee: Drop in $15 per session
Plus shared materials and firing fee

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Critique
Third Thursday Critique

January 18
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Host: Eric Whitten
Prerequisite: None

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This monthly event provides a friendly place to get feedback on your artwork from fellow artists. Everyone is encouraged to participate along with host Eric Whitten. Bring up to three pieces to be reviewed. Free to members and the public.

Class location: at 781 Hamilton

Fee: Free to members and the public.

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Class and Registration Policies, Information

Members of MarinMOCA (at the Contributor Level and above) receive a 15% discount on classes and workshops.

Register online, click here to download the registration form, or contact the museum.

Cancellation Policy: Fees are due at time of registration. You may cancel up to one (1) week prior to start of class/workshop and the fee, less $25 for processing, will be refunded to you. Should MarinMOCA cancel a class/workshop, you will receive a full refund.

Should you cancel less than one (1) week prior to a class or workshop begins, you will not receive a refund of any portion of your registration fee. There are no refunds for individual classes that are missed within a monthly series.

For additional information please contact the MarinMOCA office at 415.506.0137, Wednesday - Friday, 11am to 4pm or Saturday - Sunday 11am to 5pm.

Classrooms are located at 781 Hamilton Parkway unless otherwise indicated.