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Encaustics Introduction Workshops
An Introduction to Encaustics

Workshop 1: Saturday, August 19
Workshop 2: Saturday, October 14
Workshop 3: Saturday, December 3
11:00 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 workshops are from 11am – 4pm

Workshop 1: August 19, Members: $115; Non-members $135 (Plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor)


 

Workshop 2: October 14, Members: $115; Non-members $135 (Plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor)


 

Workshop 3: December 3, Members: $115; Non-members $135 (Plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor)


 

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Encaustics Introduction Workshops
Traveling Postcards: Art for Social Change

Workshop 3: Saturday, August 26, 1-2:30pm

Facilitator: Caroline Lovell
Prerequisite: None

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Traveling Postcards are handmade art postcards that travel to women around the world who are survivors of violence and oppression as an expression of compassion and solidarity.

We are offering three professionally facilitated 90-minute workshops to make your own Traveling Postcard.

Workshops are fun, non-threatening and deeply moving. You do not need to be an artist to attend but you will have an opportunity to share your voice and to have your postcard exhibited at the MarinMOCA Small Treasures exhibition in December.

Traveling Postcards is a program of The Women’s Wisdom Initiative, a Bay Area nonprofit that uses the transformative nature of art to heal trauma from violence and to fight for gender equality.

Caroline Lovell, artist and the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Wisdom Initiative will be facilitating all sessions of the workshops. For more information about the Women’s Wisdom Initiative and to see postcards we have collected, please visit: http://womenswisdominitiative.org

Workshop 3: August 26, 1-2:30pm, Members: $55; Non-members $70


 

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Painting the Elements
Friday Landscape Painting
With Paint-along Demonstrations

5 Fridays: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor: Bernard Healey
Prerequisite: None

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Discover your own unique painting style with this approach to painting landscapes, sunsets, farmlands, ocean beaches, and much more.

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 furnished at the first session.

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 $125; non-members $150 Registration fees payable to MarinMOCA.

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

4 Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28
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, September 7, 14, 21, 28

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Monoprint Workshops
Hand Print . . . Monoprint Workshops

Workshop 1: Sunday, September 17
Workshop 2: Sunday, October 22
Workshop 3: Sunday, November 12
Workshop 4: Sunday, December 10
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: September 17, Members: $150; Non-members $165 (Plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor)


 

Workshop 2: October 22, Members: $150; Non-members $165 (Plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor)


 

Workshop 3: November 12, Members: $150; Non-members $165 (Plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor)


 

Workshop 4: December 10, Members: $150; Non-members $165 (Plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor)


 

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Dare to be Wild
Creative Mark Making:
Free Your Creative Self and Develop Your Own Personal Language

Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Sandi Miot
Prerequisite: None

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In this workshop, we will free-up our movements by discovering a new language of marks beyond our habituated ones and develop processes that can inform future works in any media. We begin by engaging the whole body, using big brushes and mops with India ink on body-size paper. Expand your vocabulary using unusual tools, such as sticks and found objects. Utilizing our "library" of marks and working freely, we can then combine with other media--oil crayons, pastels, watercolors, and inks. Our process will result in many works on paper that can then be used alone or with other works such as paintings on panels. This evolution will yield a new language of marks and a process that can continue to morph according to one’s personal vision, chosen imagery, and medium. Discussions include: creating a mark making library, an application to future works, and the creation of interesting compositions.

Sandi Miot is an experienced teacher having taught encaustic, mark making and printmaking across the country for almost 20 years. She is an exceptional communicator and provides a supportive environment for her students.

Registration fees: Members $120; Non-members $140. $30 materials fee paid to instructor. Materials fee includes the use of India ink, walnut ink, pastels, oil pastels, crayons, large brushes, mops, large body-size sheets of drawing paper and newsprint and other assorted sizes of paper.

Saturday, September 23
10am - 4pm

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Dare to be Wild
Cold Wax:
Expand Your Painting Experience

Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Sandi Miot
Prerequisite: None

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Learn the fundamentals of this popular new medium. The versatility of this new medium is endless! Learn the basics of painting with Cold Wax and how to use alone or combine with a variety of other mediums: oils, oil sticks, encaustics, pastels, crayons, collage, ink, and photography, to name a few. Learn what you can and can't do to combine work in an archival way. This one-day workshop will provide you with the basic skills needed to get started.

Sandi Miot is an experienced teacher having taught encaustic, mark making and printmaking across the country for almost 20 years. She is an exceptional communicator and provides a supportive environment for her students.

Registration fees: Members $120; Non-members $140. $30 materials fee paid to instructor. $30 materials fee paid to instructor. Materials fee includes the use of cold wax, oils, India ink, walnut ink, pastels, oil pastels, crayons and tools.

Saturday, September 30
10am - 4pm

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iPhoneography
Get Wild with Color!
3 – Day Abstract Art Immersion Workshop

Friday, Oct. 6, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:30 - 4:30 PM
Sunday, Oct. 8, 10:00 - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Suzanne Jacquot
Prerequisite: None

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"Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways." ~Oscar Wilde.

This is an Art/Lab/Playground hands-on exploration to go beyond your own personal habits and be wowed by what color can do to make your paintings truly dynamic. This experiential workshop specifically looks in depth at the three properties of color, hue, value, and saturation. Through slide show, hand-outs, and hands-on color exercises you will learn about mood, harmony, rhythm and color mixing. By the end of the class you will have greater skill and knowledge, your own resource guide, and palettes of color that are unique to you. There will be time to create your own paintings. 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

Registration fees: Members $390 Non-members $415. Materials list will be provided by instructor prior to class. Plus an additional $35 materials fee paid to instructor.

Friday, Oct. 6, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:30 - 4:30 PM
Sunday, Oct. 8, 10:00 - 4:30 PM

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iPhoneography
Creating Art on your iPhone.
An Introduction to iPhoneography

Sunday, October 15
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, October 15, 1-4 PM

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Start Art Legal
LEGAL BASICS for a successful art practice

Saturday, October 21
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Instructor: Jake Janzen
Prerequisite: None

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A Business and Legal Basics workshop designed for artists, that seek to dispel some myths about the legal and business concepts related to successful art practices, and to help artists know their legal rights.

"LEGAL BASICS for a successful art practice" gives Artists a clear understanding of the nuts and bolts of Federal Copyright and Trademark law, their Federal VARA rights and their State CAPA rights. It also covers tax basics for Artists, and the pros and cons of the many types of business entities available to them. The workshop also details the issues and pitfalls that Artists should be aware of when entering into contracts for gallery shows, commissions and art sales.

Jake Janzen owns Start Art Legal, a law practice dedicated to the Arts. He is a member of the California Lawyers for the Arts Modest Means Incubator Program. Jake provides affordable, discounted, and pro-bono legal aid for artists, galleries, and creative entrepreneurs throughout California. As part of his role at California Lawyers for the Arts, he teaches educational workshops for artists, art lawyers, and art business owners. www.startlegal

Registration fees: MarinMOCA members $50; non-members $60.

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Dare to be Wild
Dare to be Wild!
Enliven Your Art by Breaking the Rules
2 – Day Abstract Art Workshop Intensive

Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5
10:00am - 4pm

Instructor: Suzanne Jacquot
Guest Artist: Colin Talcroft
Prerequisite: None

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This 2 Day workshop is about understanding and challenging the grid structure, a very basic form of abstract art. We will start with the familiar grid and push the boundaries, going beyond to discover new ways to enliven the image and make it your own. We will do several exercises to give you new techniques and ideas. We will make our own collage papers through easy mono printing techniques and put together amazing collages that will be ready to frame. Plenty of time to create your own art works. This workshop is a great chance, to create, rebel and break though into wild creativity. No experience necessary. Come join a great group of like-minded artists for a fun learning weekend of Creating, Connecting and Community. Acrylics, missed media, mono printing, collage.

Registration fees: Members $325 Non-members $350. Materials list will be provided by instructor prior to class. Plus an additional $40 materials fee paid to instructor.

Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5
10:00am - 4pm

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Mosaic Mug
Mosaics: Coffee mugs, planters and more

Saturday, November 18
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: Leslie Mathie
Prerequisite: None

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Learn to create mosaic art. This workshop will give you an opportunity to create a one of a kind mosaic piece using a coffee mug or tea cup to hold small plants or air plants. You will explore cutting techniques (including how to get a straight cut on the mug), adhesive choices, and design layout, and finish the piece with grouting techniques. I will have many mugs to choose from or if you have a favorite you’re not using you can bring it along. Lots of fun with this one!

Leslie has been creating mosaic art for over 20 years with formal training from master mosaic artist Luciana Notturni, in Ravenna, Italy. She is a member of The Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) and regularly attends their annual mosaic convention held throughout the US. Her focus is on creating garden pieces and working on unique substrates. Leslie has been teaching mosaic art for over 8 years and enjoys seeing her students advance in mosaics.

Registration fees: MarinMOCA members $125; non-members $140. Plus $15 materials fee (which includes one air plant) paid to instructor.

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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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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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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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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.

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.