Studio Visits / Mentoring by arrangement. Please contact Sara

Winter 2023

Words and Pictures: Exploring Abstract Drawing

This class meets once weekly for 90 minutes on Zoom.

Two sessions:

Tuesdays, January 10-February 14 10am Pacific Time 
OR
Wednesdays, January 11-February 15 4pm Pacific Time FULL

Workshops Description

Words and Pictures follows up on the principles addressed in Drawing is Everything--Abstract Drawing. In this class we'll concentrate on how text is used in abstract drawing. The class includes a commitment to drawing everyday, brief in class exercises, discussion of abstract drawing works by various artists who include letters/text/asemic writing in their drawing practice, and sharing of student work in class. We’ll be working with the ingredients important to making good art as well as the design principles that help us determine just what good art is. Students will complete weekly drawing assignments and brief daily “morning pages” outside of class. 

Included in Zoom drawing classes:

*Class drawing exercises and weekly assignments
*Access to Abstract Drawing Resource Page on padlet.com includes links, videos, images, artist interviews, ideas and inspiration.
*Access to Abstract Drawing Materials Page includes a wide variety of drawing materials: papers, mark making materials, paints, inks, brushes, pens, etc.
*Access to Abstract Drawing class page for sharing artwork
*group discussion and individual feedback
*Zoom video recordings

Drawing classes are limited to twelve students.

$360. Contact Sara
for information, registration

Fall 2022

Painting With Pigment Sticks: Layered Abstract Painting


This in person workshop meets for two days, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm at The Pence Gallery in Davis, CA.  

Painting with Pigment Sticks is a workshop for abstract painters, using several approaches to collage as a base for oil or acrylic painting as well as using abstract drawing under or over paint layers.

For more information, description, materials go to the Pence Gallery website, www.pencegallery.org. 


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Goat Rodeo

When art and life intersect--
Art as a way of life, a way of "moving through this world".
Lynn Beldner is a diarist whose subtle sculptural pieces "pair the fragile, interior and domestic with the dangers of the external world".
A photographer's moment of intense awareness...
"At what moment did you become an artist?"
Who and what is contributing to your artwork?
What is it about green?

04/09/2021

Zoom portfolio reviews--worth it?
Painter and painting--who's really in charge?
Art with a message--experiments with a word challenge.
Revise, renew, reinvent...
Walking to the studio, looking around...

12/28/2020

Concerning art and angels
Learning from artist's block
How do paintings come together? Do you end up with what you had in mind when you started?
John Cage informs the process
Making art. Hard enough to do it. Should I write about it? Yes? No? But what about...

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Studio Visits / Mentoring by arrangement. Please contact Sara

Winter 2023

Words and Pictures: Exploring Abstract Drawing

This class meets once weekly for 90 minutes on Zoom.

Two sessions:

Tuesdays, January 10-February 14 10am Pacific Time 
OR
Wednesdays, January 11-February 15 4pm Pacific Time FULL

Workshops Description

Words and Pictures follows up on the principles addressed in Drawing is Everything--Abstract Drawing. In this class we'll concentrate on how text is used in abstract drawing. The class includes a commitment to drawing everyday, brief in class exercises, discussion of abstract drawing works by various artists who include letters/text/asemic writing in their drawing practice, and sharing of student work in class. We’ll be working with the ingredients important to making good art as well as the design principles that help us determine just what good art is. Students will complete weekly drawing assignments and brief daily “morning pages” outside of class. 

Included in Zoom drawing classes:

*Class drawing exercises and weekly assignments
*Access to Abstract Drawing Resource Page on padlet.com includes links, videos, images, artist interviews, ideas and inspiration.
*Access to Abstract Drawing Materials Page includes a wide variety of drawing materials: papers, mark making materials, paints, inks, brushes, pens, etc.
*Access to Abstract Drawing class page for sharing artwork
*group discussion and individual feedback
*Zoom video recordings

Drawing classes are limited to twelve students.

$360. Contact Sara
for information, registration

Fall 2022

Painting With Pigment Sticks: Layered Abstract Painting


This in person workshop meets for two days, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm at The Pence Gallery in Davis, CA.  

Painting with Pigment Sticks is a workshop for abstract painters, using several approaches to collage as a base for oil or acrylic painting as well as using abstract drawing under or over paint layers.

For more information, description, materials go to the Pence Gallery website, www.pencegallery.org. 


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