I enjoy the dynamic environment of classes and workshops.  It's a pleasure to get together with others and explore new territory in art.

Summer 2017 Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
3-Day Immersion Workshop

Abstraction With Oil/Cold Wax/Pigment Sticks August 11, 12, 13 

Registration is open now!

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Coming to the Mendocino Art Center for the fourth year, this popular workshop offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in oil and cold wax abstract painting. Mendocino is a great place to get away from daily routines, concentrate on artwork and work with new techniques and materials.

This workshop focuses on abstract painting experiments using oil paint, cold wax, pigment sticks, graphite, solvents and powdered pigments, applied with unconventional tools: brayers, palette knives, wide brushes, scrapers, incising tools and handmade stencils.

Cold wax techniques form the basis for developing texture, line, mark making and color fields. Students learn to build up layers as well as to subtract areas, revealing hidden marks and color. Each student’s personal art language is nurtured by the process of working on multiple pieces at the same time, creating opportunities to explore a small body of work.

PowerPoint presentations and discussions of contemporary painting supply the creative groundwork for new directions. Individual feedback helps each student develop ideas for both work in class and continuing practice in his/her own studio.

Studio Workshops: Abstract Layers: Magical Secrets of Pigment Stick, Oil and Cold Wax Mixed Media

Paint and learn in an intimate, inspiring place--Art 26/Sara Post Studio—a space dedicated to making, exhibiting and offering instruction in abstract art. 
Studio workshops are limited to a maximum of 6 students, allowing for individual attention and feedback. 

September: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 15, 16, 17
November: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 3, 4, 5

Ever wonder why some paintings stand out?  How art communicates?  Strong technique + direct personal inspiration = powerful painting. Identify the "secrets" that energize your work and will make your studio time magic.

Combining oil pigment sticks with oil paint and cold wax add the energy of drawing to the beauty of cold wax painting. Included in this workshop are wet-on-wet painting, using texturing tools and materials, squeegee, brayer, palette knife and brush applications, working with pigments and solvents, printing and transfers—all with pigment sticks. We’ll explore sources of inspiration and discuss its place in your artwork both individually and as a group. Workshop is limited to 6 participants. $360.

Ongoing Opportunities for Learning

Private Studio Days and Classes Are Available By Appointment

Studio Day: Come spend a day in my studio working with mixed media oil and cold wax painting.  We'll work side by side from 9am-noon and 1pm-4pm, exploring techniques, ideas and feedback.  This is a good way to get started with oil and wax mixed media without having to wait for a workshop. One day private studio day: $300.

Private Abstract Art Classes: available for those who want to explore abstraction using water media. Arrange a session just for you! Learn new techniques, refine your current direction and receive valuable feedback. By appointment. $75. per hour Contact Sara to schedule dates, times:

All oil/cold wax/pigment stick workshops and studio days meet at Art 26, 231 G Street #26, Davis, CA.  For information, registration contact Sara by email:


Experiment with with paper, varnish, house paint and mark making materials while merging collage with abstract painting and drawing. We’ll make our own collage papers, work on a variety of supports and combine water media paints and adhesives with charcoal, graphite, colored pencils, pastels. Limit of 6 per session. 240. + 30. materials fee. Write me for details, reservations.

June 30, July 1, 2  FULL
July 7, 8, 9   FULL
9am-1pm each day

New Sections Now Open:

Night Owl Camp:
Friday,August 18 6-9pm,
Saturday and Sunday, August 19, 20, 9am-1:30pm each day

Day Camp:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 25, 26, 27

9am - 1pm each day