Adult Art Workshops

2018 Workshops

Receive valuable instruction from award-winning artists, learn new techniques and expand your artistic horizons in weekly class sessions

Class size is limited to six students (must be at least 16 years or age).  All supplies are included, though students are encouraged to bring their own supplies if they wish, as well as a sample of their work.

Classes begin on Friday, June 29th and will include a 45 minute break for lunch.  Take advantage of the restaurant’s to go menu or bring your own brown bag.

Classes will fill quickly and reservations are on a first-purchased-first-served basis.  To reserve your seat and pay in advance, contact the Laguna Art-A-Fair office at 949-494-4514.  If seats remain, classes may also be purchased, first-come-first-served, at the sales booth on the festival grounds beginning June 29th.

Class Times & Prices:

10:30-12:30pm and 1:15-3:15pm

2-hour session (am only) $30 each

4-hour session (am and pm) $45 each.

Workshop fees are non-refundable. Laguna Art-A-Fair is not responsible for any damages incurred during workshop participation.

 


Buy 5, Get 1 FREE!

 Get the most out of your workshop dollars! Buy 5 workshops at the regular $45 price and get a sixth session FREE!

Offer is not transferable and may not be combined with any other discount. Offer expires August 30, 2018. Students must purchase the equivalent of 20 class hours to qualify. Sixth session must be redeemed before August 30, 2017. All sessions must be purchased by a single individual to qualify.

Reserve your classes today!
949-494-4514

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EMILEE REED –TRADITIONAL WATERCOLOR

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:
A member of Watercolor West and OCFA, Emilee is a published artist whose work is found in multiple local galleries. She studied all mediums at Fullerton College before settling on watercolor which she studied under Resident Artist, Don Hendricks, and has been painting for more than 25 years.
“I am drawn to the excitement, surprise and wonder of watercolor. I enjoy the discipline of planning a new piece, paying special attention to composition and product so as not to lose that special nuance that originally inspired me.”
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
  • Protecting the white of the paper
  • Keeping colors fresh
  • Warm, cool & complimentary colors
  • “Repeating” colors
  • Techniques for using paint & tools for texture.
  • Subject matter will cover still life & painting from photos
CONTACT NUMBER: 714-420-9015
SCHEDULE: Thursdays July 5 – August 30
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CAROL HEIMAN-GREENE – OIL

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Carol has been published in “Best Of Wildlife Art 2” (Northlight), and “Art Of The American West” (Rockport), and exhibits consistently in the top wildlife art shows in the U.S. Carol has been the featured artist at the San Bernardino Wildlife Art Festival, and in 2012 received 1st place honors in the Miniature Art Society of Florida exhibition. Whether you fancy wildlife or still life, share her passion for Old Masters techniques and rich color in oil painting.
“I love to paint like the old masters, but with a twist…my subjects are full of life, and at times a bit of whimsy.”
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
  • Rules of composition
  • Basic rendering
  • Lean to fat oil painting
  • Defining the light source
  • Bounced light
  • Realism in oils
  • Subject matter will cover a variety of subjects, including wildlife
CONTACT NUMBER: 714-974-2579
SCHEDULE: Wednesdays July 4 – August 29
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MAUREEN NOLEN – COLLAGE

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Active in the art world for more than 50 years, Maureen received her bachelor’s degree from UCLA and completed graduate work at CSULB. She has studied all mediums in depth, including Chinese Brush Painting during an 8 year stay in Singapore. While expressing the freedom of collage, and the challenge of creating abstraction out of detail, students will enjoy Maureen’s laid back style and benefit from her knowledge of techniques and  materials.
“I am inspired by nature, organic shapes, line and color, mediums and experimental processes. For me, collage is pure enjoyment.”
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
  • Elements & principles of design
  • Pure collage vs. collage integrated with other mediums
  • Techniques, materials & tools
  • Layering & enriching the surface
  • Finishing, matting & framing
  • Subject matter will include simple landscapes & still life
CONTACT NUMBER: 949-903-0288
SCHEDULE: Fridays June 29 – August 24
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PATRICK & CHRISTINE SULLIVAN – JEWELRY

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

This engaging husband and wife team offer a unique summer workshop experience, alternating weeks between Wire Wrapping and Wire Forming. Students will learn the basic skills of both types of jewelry creation, and be able to make new creations using a variety of focal points and materials.
“These are simple, clean methods for making elegant jewelry, and for taking simple designs to the next step.”
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
  • Design
  • Wire wrapping
  • Wire forming
  • Hammering techniques
  • Subject matter will include necklaces, bracelets & earrings
CONTACT NUMBER: 949-280-6533
SCHEDULE: Mondays July 2 – August 27

 

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MO MCGEE – PRINTMAKING

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

After retiring from competitive athletics, Mo returned to school to earn her BFA and MFA degrees, and hasn’t slowed down artistically since. A love of drawing led her down the path to formal illustration, then on to explore the world of printmaking in all its expressions, and she cannot wait to share her enthusiasm with you!
“I enjoy randomness and trying new simple things. As an instructor I hope to help students find not only their creative voice but also their artistic confidence.”
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
  • Printmaking without a press
  • Working with different surfaces, tools & inks
  • Processes that are unique
  • Beyond the possibilities
  • Subject matter will include monoprint-making, linoleum & etching
CONTACT NUMBER: 760-576-4571
SCHEDULE: Sundays July 1-22; August 5, 19 & 26
Tuesday August 14
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ROSEMARIE RUSH–GOURDS

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

A whimsical and talented artist, Rosemarie is accomplished in colored pencil, acrylic paint, and gourd design and embellishment. Her work consistently shows a focal point that lures the viewer in and engages the imagination while remaining true to detail. Her passion for all things equine is a common theme throughout her portfolio.
“Gourds provide me the three-dimensional surface I have been craving! I burn, carve, stain and embellish this surface with original designs inspired by my love for western images.”
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
  • Cleaning gourds
  • Transferring designs
  • Burning & staining
  • Gold/Silver foiling
  • Embellishing & sealing
CONTACT NUMBER: 714-310-0452
SCHEDULE: Saturdays June 30 – August 25
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BARBARA PALMER-DAVIS – ACRYLIC

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Barbara has been painting for over 30 years and has taught art classes for more than 20 years. Students will enjoy her nurturing attitude and wealth of techniques for using acrylic paint. This is a great class for beginners.
“When I paint I look for subject matter that has something unusual in lighting or composition, something that catches my eye. Then I try to translate that onto canvas or paper.”

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
  • Composition
  • Working with acrylic paint
  • Using the palette knife for texture
  • Wet-into-wet techniques
  • Adding drama with light & shadow
  • Students may work from photos
  • Beginners will be assisted with drawing subjects as needed
  • Subject matter will include florals, land & seascapes, still life
CONTACT NUMBER: 928-273-7089
SCHEDULE: Tuesdays July 3 – August 7, 21 & 28
Sunday August 12

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