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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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Express Your Wild Creativity
Express Your Wild Creativity: Making Extraordinary Art Abstract
Painting Workshops

Workshop 2: September 24
Workshop 3: October 15
Workshop 4: November 12
Workshop 5: December 3

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Suzanne Jacquot
Prerequisite: None

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Learn to create extraordinary abstract paintings from beginning to finished pieces, through play, exploration and delving deeply. All levels are welcome. While each class is open to be taken separately, I encourage you to consider taking the series to enhance your own creative wildness, learn lots of painting techniques, and build your own inspired art practice. Each workshop will give you new discoveries while developing trust in following your own intuitive urges, taking risks, and creating powerfully satisfying art in a small exciting community of like-minded artists.

There is a materials fee of $35 per class that 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.

Five Saturdays: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Members: $525; Non-members $600 ($35 materials fee per workshop)

Workshop 2: September 24
Exploring and delving; experience ways of creating layers, structure, contrast and design to your paintings. Members: $125; Non-members $150 ($35 materials fee payable to instructor)

Workshop 3: October 15
More exploring and delving; experience new tools and techniques to find your own unique vocabulary. Members: $125; Non-members $150 ($35 materials fee payable to instructor)

Workshop 4: November 12
Breakthroughs; making art without blocks; breaking old habits that hold you back; getting wild in your own unique expression. Members: $125; Non-members $150 ($35 materials fee payable to instructor)

Workshop 5: December 3
Finishing touches; learn when a painting is finished, finessing your work and finishing surfaces. You will go home with a matted image. Members: $125; Non-members $150 ($35 materials fee payable to instructor)

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

4 Thursdays, October 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, October 6, 13, 20, 27

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Acrylic Landscape Painting
Fall Friday Acrylic Landscape Painting

5 Fridays: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor: Bernard Healey
Prerequisite: None

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September starts a new series of creative acrylic painting with Bernard Healey. Beginners and advanced artists are welcome to join these unique “paint-along sessions”.

Techniques in producing gallery-ready acrylic paintings will be covered. Paint nature scenes such as ocean shores, still water reflections, as well as trees, rocks, rolling hills, barns, etc.

Bring the acrylic supplies you have, or a materials list will be given at the first session.

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.

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


 

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Ignite Your Wild Creativity
Tai Chi at MarinMOCA

4 Friday mornings: September 2, 9, 16 and 30.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Instructor: Gloria Matuszewski
Prerequisite: None

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new tai chi class, beginning in September, is being offered through MarinMOCA. Warm-ups will begin each class and the tai chi principles will be emphasized as we learn the sequence of the Special Short Form as developed by H. H. Lui.

Tai chi is an ancient form of exercise, first created in China, and designed to improve and rebuild one’s body, mind and spirit. Basically a form of dance, tai chi is "meditation in motion." Increasingly embraced by the western world, the benefits of tai chi, particularly for seniors, has been well documented and supported by healthcare practitioners and the medical community. Practiced routinely, tai chi will improve your balance, strength and flexibility.

This class will meet outside, so dress in layers and bring what you need to be comfortable. We will move to the Ron Collins Gallery indoors as needed in the months ahead.

Gloria has practiced tai chi for twenty-five years and has taught for many of those years at the San Anselmo Recreation Center, Piedmont Adult School, and, through the Oakland Adult Education programs.

All are welcome, no experience necessary!

For more information, contact Gloria Matuszewski via email: gloski913@gmail.com

September 2, 9, 16, 30, Members: $45; Non-members $52


 

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Ignite Your Wild Creativity
Making Your Mark

Sunday, September 11
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Instructor: Janet Bogardus
Prerequisite: None

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- Find your own mark-making style
- See to draw
- Draw expressively
- Trust your drawing

Students will be working with several projects outlined in Drawing Projects, by Nick Maslen and Jack Southern. Examples:
-drawing with a sharpie or brush (ink) on a stick or with extended arm
-drawing with two pencils or pens
-drawing a tactile self-portrait (pencil)
-drawing blind and modified contour drawings (pencil)
-seeing and drawing negative space around objects
-multiple drawings on top of each other

Students will be using large sheets of paper, pens, pencils, charcoal, and ink brush, and will be encouraged to simply go with the flow and not edit themselves.

Janet Bogardus is a Bay Area artist with more than ten years’ experience teaching drawing and painting to college students, seniors and children. She earned an MFA in Printmaking and Book Arts at San Francisco State University, and currently focuses on acrylic painting incorporating mixed-media and drawing. She has shown work in the San Francisco area, Southern California, New York, and various locations on the Pacific Rim.

Sunday, September 11, Members: $60; Non-members $70
Plus $10 materials fee paid to instructor


 

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Mixed Media Intensives
The Carl Heyward Mixed-Media Workshops

Saturdays: Sep 17, October 29, December 10
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Carl Heyward
Prerequisite: None

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Mixed Media Intensives returns to MarinMOCA this winter with Carl Heyward. 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.

Saturdays:

Workshop 6: September 17, Members: $135; Non-members $150 ($20 materials fee payable to instructor)


 

Workshop 7: October 29, Members: $135; Non-members $150 ($20 materials fee payable to instructor)


 

Workshop 8: December 10, 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
Questions regarding workshops or materials please email Carl Heyward at: artspeak2020@yahoo.com

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Identity Masks
Cultural / Identity Masks

Sunday, September 25
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Luis Garcia, Artist in Residence
Prerequisite: None

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We encourage you to stop by and see Luis at work in the 789 Building, and to sign up for his workshops.

The workshop consists of a lecture regarding the artists’ work, the reflections they carry about memory, place, time, identity, indigenous cultures, and social perspectives. An ‘artistic expression’ component would follow on creating Cultural/Identity masks. The masks will be a visual representation, an echo on one’s own ideas about personal/social/ cultural/identity. At completion of the project, we’ll hold an interactive group discussion in which guests will talk about their own process, meaning, and ideas behind the mask. This workshop allows for a communal experience in which participants learn more about themselves and become open and informed of others’ life/cultural experiences. Participants take the masks home at the end of the session.

The ideas in Luis’s work revolve around themes of memory, place, cultural identity, social/political strata, mystical, fantastic, and scientific notions. He gathers imagery and data from different sources - books, magazines, music, and the internet - before and throughout the process of realizing a piece. A variety of styles of paper are sometimes used (handmade paper, joss paper, origami paper) to help enhance line work, create space, or bring in a different quality of light into a piece.

Luis, is fluent in Spanish, and has received his BFA in painting from CCA. He has been a practicing artist for over fifteen years and has exhibited work in various venues throughout the Bay Area, including the de Young Museum (Day of the Dead Exhibition), Mission Cultural Center, 111 Minna, SOMARTS, and Galeria de la Raza).

September 25, Registration fee: $15; plus $15 materials fee paid to instructor.


 

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Acrylic Abstract Painting
Driven to Abstraction:
Acrylic Painting from another Point of View

4 Fridays: October 7, 14, 21, 27
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor: Bernard Healey
Prerequisite: None

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Gain insight into abstract expressionism. You will learn how to simplify your paintings by employing shapes, textures, color manipulation, and composition theory while working on your own project throughout this unique and interesting course.

Beginners and advanced students accepted.

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.

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


 

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Robert Frank Landscape
Painting the Landscape

Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Robert Frank
Prerequisite: None

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Plein air and studio painter Robert Frank will be giving an intensive two day landscape painting workshop. Robert will focus on how to develop a painting using perspective, value, and color in the tonalist tradition. The workshop is geared toward painters of all levels. Keeping the class size limited to 12 students will allow for ample individual attention.

Robert will demonstrate how he starts with thumbnail sketches to establish the best composition and values and move through to finished paintings. Using photographic reference material as a starting point we will simplify shapes and build color harmony using a limited palette. Though Robert will be working in oils, acrylic painters are welcome.

Robert is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and has been teaching at the Academy of Art University since 2001. His work can be seen at www.RobertFrankFineArt.com.

Registration fees: Members $185 Non-members $205. Once registered, a suggested supply list will be provided. Registration fees payable to MarinMOCA.

Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9

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Day of the Dead / Altars
Day of the Dead / Altars

Sundays: October 23, 30
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Luis Garcia, Artist in Residence
Prerequisite: None

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We encourage you to stop by and see Luis at work in the 789 Building, and to sign up for his workshops.

Week 1: Day of the Dead/Altars (Theme Windows into the past)
A brief lecture on the history, cultural significance, and importance of celebrating the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) and in particular, Altars. Followed by a session of decorating sugar skulls, making paper cut-outs (papel picado), and paper flowers, in preparation of building the altar.
*Note- not necessary to attend both weeks, but would be more of a complete experience if possible.

Week 2: Day of the Dead/Altars - A brief lecture/recap of previous week, continued by the construction of personalized altars, that will be a part of the main altar using the paper cut outs, sugar skulls, and paper flowers made the previous week. A communal ceremony will follow, with hot Mexican chocolate and traditional sweet bread (pan dulce). This is a good opportunity to learn, via an artistic approach, about other cultures and to pay homage to those that have passed, and to celebrate and build community. *Please bring photo-copied image(s) of those you’d like to pay homage to. Will incorporate images into personalized altars, and participants will take their personal altar home at end of session.

The ideas in Luis’s work revolve around themes of memory, place, cultural identity, social/political strata, mystical, fantastic, and scientific notions. He gathers imagery and data from different sources - books, magazines, music, and the internet - before and throughout the process of realizing a piece. A variety of styles of paper are sometimes used (handmade paper, joss paper, origami paper) to help enhance line work, create space, or bring in a different quality of light into a piece.

Sundays:

Week 1: October 23, Registration fee: $15; plus $15 materials fee paid to instructor.


 

Week 2: October 30, Registration fee: $15; plus $15 materials fee paid to instructor.


 

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Identity Masks
Memory Books

Sunday, November 13
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Luis Garcia, Artist in Residence
Prerequisite: None

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We encourage you to stop by and see Luis at work in the 789 Building, and to sign up for his workshops.

A workshop paying homage to Veterans Day, by creating Memory Books about what this day of remembrance evokes for you (war, trauma, loss, pride, joy, love and honor). This session will consist of a lecture about the location of the museum, Hamilton Air Force Base, the history of the site, the functionality, a connection to historic figures, and everyday military men and women. The workshop component incorporates the making of an accordion style memory ‘book’. The book can be filled with memories/ideas/feelings that are raised by or in response to Veterans Day. This is an alternative approach to book making that allows deep, special memories to unfold, or be held in special container/vessel/book. Guests will be asked to speak a little about their book; the act of sharing the book is a verbal and visual way to honor and remember. *Please bring photo-copied image(s) of those you would like to pay respect/homage to; will incorporate images into Memory Books. Participants take personal memory books home at the end of the session.

The ideas in Luis’s work revolve around themes of memory, place, cultural identity, social/political strata, mystical, fantastic, and scientific notions. He gathers imagery and data from different sources - books, magazines, music, and the internet - before and throughout the process of realizing a piece. A variety of styles of paper are sometimes used (handmade paper, joss paper, origami paper) to help enhance line work, create space, or bring in a different quality of light into a piece.

Luis, is fluent in Spanish, and has received his BFA in painting from CCA. He has been a practicing artist for over fifteen years and has exhibited work in various venues throughout the Bay Area, including the de Young Museum (Day of the Dead Exhibition), Mission Cultural Center, 111 Minna, SOMARTS, and Galeria de la Raza).

November 13, Registration fee: $15; plus $15 materials fee paid to instructor.


 

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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.