Adult Art Workshops

2019 Artist Workshops

Laguna Art-A-Fair announces an exciting summer schedule of artist workshops for beginning through intermediate level artists.

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 yrs. of age).  All supplies are included. Classes begin Friday, June 28th and will include a 45 minute break for lunch. Enjoy seven 7 seven’s to-go menu or bring your own brown bag.

Classes will fill quickly; 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 Friday, June 28th.

Class Times & Prices

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

4-hr session

$45 each

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

Kids and Youth Classes

This year Laguna Art-A-Fair offers limited classes for young people of all ages. Class size is limited to six students, parents are encouraged to sit in with their younger children as space permits. Class times are 10:30 – 3:15pm with a 45 minute break for lunch. Parents are expected to supervise their children’s lunch period. Prices vary depending on the class and project, see calendar below for specific details.


Date                                   Project                 Age Range                              Price

Thurs, July 4                      Flags & Fans          6 – 11yrs                                       FREE ALL DAY

Fri, July 12                         Beading                   6 – 11yrs                                       $20 first project, $5 ea. additional project

Weds, July 17                     Oil Painting           10 – 15yrs                                     $30 all day

Fri, Aug 9                           Beading                   6 – 11yrs                                       $20 first project, $5 ea. additional project

Weds, Aug 21                    Oil Painting            10 – 15yrs                                     $30 all day

Thursdays July 11-August 29                          6 – 15yrs                                       FREE

 

July 28                               Book Reading        11-12pm                                         All ages welcome

July 28                               Ice Cream Social    12-2pm                                         All ages welcome


BUY 5, GET 1 FREE

Get the most out of your workshop dollars! Buy 5 workshops at the regular $45 price and get a 6th session FREE!

 Offer is not transferable and may not be combined with any other discount. Offer expires and sixth session must be redeemed before August 29, 2019. All sessions must be purchased by a single individual to qualify.

 Reserve your classes today!

949-494-4514

 

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EMILEE REED –ACRYLIC POURS

 

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

A member of Watercolor West and OCFA, Emilee is a published artist whose watercolors and acrylic pours are on display in local galleries as well as at Laguna Art-A-Fair.  She studied all mediums at Fullerton College before finding her passion first with watercolors, and now with acrylic pours. A different pour technique will be covered each week. (Please bring a shallow box sized to transport two 8×10 wet paintings home.)

“Pour painting allows me to loosen up in a way much different than my watercolor style. Paint flow and canvas manipulation combine to create endless unique and exciting design possibilities.”


TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

  • Paint pouring formulas
  • Silicone – to use or not to use
  • Pouring techniques – smash, swipe, string/chain pulls, etc.
  • Finishing the piece

WEB SITE

CONTACT:  714-420-9015

EMAIL:  emileeereed@sbcglobal.net

SCHEDULE:  Thursdays July 4 – August 29

(July 4 will be a Kids Class, 10-2pm)

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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

WEB SITE

CONTACT:  714-974-2579

EMAIL:  info@greeneart.com

SCHEDULE: Wednesdays July 3 – August 28

(July 17 & August 14 are Youth classes)

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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:

  • Learning to cut linoleum
  • Thinking in reverse
  • Inking processes
  • Printmaking without a press
  • Using the tools & inks

Subject matter will include monoprint-making, linoleum & etching


WEB SITE

CONTACT #  760-576-4571 (please leave a message)

EMAIL:  mo@mosartstudios.com

SCHEDULE: Sundays  June 30 – July 21

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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


WEB SITE: www.facebook.com/Sullivan-Collection

CONTACT #  949-280-6533

EMAIL:  patricksullivan22@mac.com

christinesullivan30@mac.com

 

SCHEDULE: Fridays June 28 – August 23

(July 12 & August 9 will be Kids Classes)

 

GERI MEDWAY – WATERCOLOR

 

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

A signature member of National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West, Geri’s work and instruction has been showcased in several Walter Foster publications, and is included in Art of the American West. She is an avid exhibitor and instructor, who enjoys sharing her enthusiasm, vision and mastery of the medium with her students.

“I love the transparency, vibrancy and purity of color watercolor allows, and the challenge of using these qualities to recreate the beauty found in nature.”


TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

  • Different papers & their qualities
  • Brush moisture vs. paper moisture
  • Color theory & composition
  • Pigment qualities
  • Transparency & glazing

Subject matter will include florals, rocks & water


WEB SITE

CONTACT: 949-280-3258

EMAIL:  gem4art@cox.net

SCHEDULE: Tuesdays July 2 – August 27

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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

WEB SITE: https://m.facebook.com/RosemarieRushArt/

CONTACT: 714-310-0452

EMAIL:  RosemarieRushArtist@aol.com

SCHEDULE: Saturdays June 29 – August 24

BARBARA PALMER-DAVIS – Fiber Clay for Children – ages 6 – 15yrs.

 

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

A retired elementary school teacher, Barbara has been painting for over 30 years and has taught art classes for children for more than 10 years. Students will enjoy discovering the fun and ease of fiber clay to create a finished sculpture, person or animal. Projects for younger children can be completed in two hours, teens may require more time for a more sophisticated project. Parents of younger children may stay with their child, or leave a contact number in case of emergency.


WEB SITE

CONTACT: 928-273-7089

EMAIL:  barb.palmer4@gmail.com

SCHEDULE: Thursdays, July 11 – August 29

RACHELLE WEIR – WOODCARVING

 

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Pursuing an education in fine art, craft, photography and design, Rachelle earned her BFA in Sculpture from CSUF. Students will learn to craft a beautiful wood carving from start to finish. Discover where to search for interesting materials, and explore the importance of good design and quality craftsmanship while exercising your personal creativity.

“The woodshop is my playground. Each piece of wood has a history and a past life which makes it a truly unique material. ”


TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

  • Choosing the right wood
  • Using the right tool
  • Selecting a pattern to carve
  • Working with wood
  • Carving techniques
  • Finishing with varnish or paint

Subject matter will include woodcarving sculpture


WEB SITE

CONTACT: 714-227-5607

EMAIL:  rweirworks@gmail.com

SCHEDULE: Sundays  August 4 – 25

AGNES COPELAND – COLLAGE

 

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Agnes has steeped herself in art history and design, watercolor and other art workshops. For more than 30 years she has painted and participated in some of Southern California’s largest art venues.

“I like to interpret rather than duplicate the subject matter; my paintings are a joyful reaction to places and things. I use color, composition and a good dose of whimsy to interpret what I see, resulting in something creative and original, while still recognizable.”


TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

  • Color, composition and value
  • Using a variety of papers to express whimsical ideas
  • Interpretation

Subject matter will include scenes from around the world and on the beach


CONTACT: 949-454-8962

EMAIL:  agnes.copeland20@gmail.com

SCHEDULE: Mondays July 1 – August 26

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