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Wild with Textures
An Introduction to Encaustics

Sunday, April 23
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/

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

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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

4 Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27
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, April 6, 13, 20, 27

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Exploring the Elements for Art
Exploring the Elements for Art
3 – Day Intensive Workshop

Friday, April 28, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, April 29, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, April 30, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Suzanne Jacquot
Prerequisite: None

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Art Lab / Playground
Learn, Explore, Create, GET WILD!

This is an exciting new weekend workshop to explore and play with all kinds of art exercises to keep in the creative flow, gain courage, learn the elements of making art, recapture freedom and wildness to make extraordinary art. Through art exercises we will build an art practice that loosens the mind, builds inner trust, grow skills of design, expands techniques, develops own unique inner journeys and nurtures our creative spirit. There will be short demos, instruction and exercises, videos/slide show, lots of work time.

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.

Registration fees: Members $360 Non-members $400; Additional $35 materials fee paid to instructor.
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Friday, April 28
Saturday, April 29
Sunday, April 30

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Painting the Elements
Complete Painting Acrylic
Techniques and Compositions

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

Instructor: Bernard Healey
Prerequisite: None

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Paint along with the instructor and learn to render water, trees, clouds and landscape compositions. Supportive critiques included in all of the classes. Beginner and advanced class members are welcome.

Bring any acrylic art supplies that you have (brushes, paints, water jars, stretched canvas or canvas pads, disposable palettes) and a supply list for additional materials will be furnished at the first session. Suitable brushes for acrylics as well as preferred colors will be discussed for this complete painting 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 $85; non-members $100 Registration fees payable to MarinMOCA.

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Monoprint Workshops
Hand Print . . . Monoprint Workshops

Workshop 3: Sunday, May 21
Workshop 4: Sunday, June 11
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 3: May 21, Members: $150; Non-members $165 (Plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor)


 

Workshop 4: June 11, Members: $150; Non-members $165 (Plus $20 materials fee paid to instructor)


 

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Glass Fusing Experience
Glass Fusing Experience

Workshop 2: Saturday, May 27
Workshop 3: Saturday, June 17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Instructors: Demetra Theofanous and Dean Benson, Artists in Residence
Prerequisite: None

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Bring the beauty of art glass into your home, with this fun and functional workshop! Join us for a 3 hour workshop where you will create works of art to take home. We will teach you to create your own set of colorful glass coasters, offering different possibilities for working with color and design. We will supply you with a wider variety of colored flat glass and rods which will be used to decorate a clear glass canvas. Learn glass cutting to create your own decorative accents, or work with pre-cut shapes available for your creative exploration. We will fire your pieces after class, and they will be available for pick up on the following Tuesday. This class is suitable for ages 7 and up. If anyone is uncomfortable cutting glass, precut shapes can be used to create their art.

Demetra Theofanous developed a method for weaving glass on the torch, and combines this technique with cast glass in her work. She has been internationally recognized for her glass nest and flora sculptures, and is included in numerous private collections as well as the permanent collection of the Racine Art Museum. She has taught at top glass institutions around the country, and has exhibited her work internationally.

Dean Bensen's sculpture began with his Redwood Tree series, which was featured at the Oakland Museum of California. He has evolved his work over the years, with his first solo show being featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. His sculpture expresses the beauty of nature, and its' life cycles. He has taught extensively for two decades, attended Dale Chihuly's Pilchuck Glass School on Scholarship, and helped create one of Dale Chihuly's famous chandeliers in Dubai.

Saturday workshops are from 1pm – 4pm

Workshop 2: May 27, $15 registration fee, plus $15 materials fee paid to instructors


 

Workshop 3: June 17 21, $15 registration fee, plus $15 materials fee paid to instructors


 

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Wild Creativity through Mark Making
Ignite Your Wild Creativity through Mark Making
Abstract Art Workshop

Sunday, June 4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Suzanne Jacquot
Prerequisite: None

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"Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-consciousness. Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make." ~Bruce Lee

Liberate your ability to use line and marks in your paintings and delight in our own inner vocabulary. Mark making is the oldest form of creative expression; it is the basis of art. In this hands-on, one day workshop you will use large and small tools/brushes from found materials to explore, learn techniques and create paintings with your own unique marks. A great workshop to let loose, trust your intuition, follow your urges and discover new ways to express you! We will be using acrylics, graphite, and charcoal.

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.

Registration fees: Members $150 Non-members $175; Additional $35 materials fee paid to instructor.
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Sunday, June 4

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iPhoneography
Creating Art on your iPhone.
An Introduction to iPhoneography

Sunday, June 25
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, June 25, 1-4 PM

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Wild with Textures
Fiber Arts: Shaping Space with Flax Fiber

Saturday, July 15
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Jacqueline Mallegni
Prerequisite: None

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Learn how to transform flax fiber into beautiful textured paper, then, use your paper to shape space creating a three-dimensional form. This fiber paper can also be used with book arts, collage and sculpture techniques. The possibilities are endless!

Jacqueline has taught workshops at Bay Area art centers since the mid-90’s. Her mixed media minimalist sculpture and custom lighting are ethereal in nature inspired by Asian aesthetics and philosophies of wabi-sabi (acceptance of transience and imperfection) and yugen (deep awareness).

www.mallegni.com

Registration fees: Members $130 Non-members $145;
Plus $25 materials fee paid to instructor.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Mosaic Workshop
Mosaic Workshop

Saturday, July 22
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Leslie Mathie
Prerequisite: None

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Learn the ancient art of mosaics in this fun and educational workshop. This workshop will allow you to explore design options for your piece in either a flat orientation or 3D piece. Since mosaics are long thought of as painting with glass, you will have the chance to choose from several different types of tile and glass in an array of colors. You will learn how to cut and set the tiles and learn about different types of adhesive. And finally finish your piece with grout to make your art work all come together and ready for your home or garden. You may get a little messy in this class so wear comfy clothes you are not afraid to get dirty. This class is suitable for all experience levels.

Leslie had 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.

Saturday, July 22. Members: $125; Non-members: $140; (Plus $15 materials fee payable 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.