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Encaustics Introduction Workshops
An Introduction to Encaustics

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 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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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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Monoprint Workshops
Hand Print . . . Monoprint Workshops

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

4 Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, 30
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, October 2, 9, 16, 30

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Painting the Elements
Friday Landscape Painting
With Paint-along Demonstrations

4 Fridays: November 3, 10, 17, 24
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor: Bernard Healey
Prerequisite: None

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Learn important elements to paint a successful landscape. 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 $100; non-members $125 Registration fees payable to MarinMOCA.

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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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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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The Triptych
Abstraction by Design: The Triptych

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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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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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. 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.