Workshops

Not able to commit to a weekly class or just curious about an art form or instructor? Why not try a workshop? Workshops are 1 to 2 day classes or educational art events.


Art & Wine: Beginner Modern Calligraphy

Brianne Connolly, an SF calligrapher and teacher brings her popular workshop to PAL! Brianne will go over the basics of pointed pen calligraphy including correct hand position, understanding pressure and how it relates to ink flow, and learn uppercase and lower alphabet as well as numbers. She also cover the fundamentals of connecting letters to form words. Classes are kept small to allow for individual instruction. Fee includes all materials, a kit you can bring home, snacks and....wine! - Ages 21+

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Connolly 4/27 - 4/27 Fr 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $180.00 View 6

Art & Wine: Monet and Champagne Brunch

Sip on champagne or mimosa's and enjoy some brunch goodies while listening to local artist, Caroline Mustard give a short talk about Monet's impact to 20th Century Art. You will then do your own version of Monet's Waterlilies under Caroline's expert guidance! No prior art experience required. Just come and enjoy yourself! Ages 21+.

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Mustard 5/27 - 5/27 Su 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM $75.00 View 5

Art & Wine: Mother's Day Celebration

Experiment in acrylic painting in a friendly environment designed for beginners. You will learn color mixing, shapes, patterns, line, and rhythm. Sip some wine as you create a bright, colorful and vibrant portrait painting based on Gustav Klimt's "The Mother and the Child ". Perfect class to gift your Mother for a shared art experience. With step by step instruction you will be amazed at your Portrait creation. All levels are welcome. Ages 21+.

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Moura 5/11 - 5/11 Fr 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM $50.00 View 0

Beginner Art Series: Sketching Around Stanford

A new experience in our Beginners Art Series: Hiking, starting at the Rodin Sculpture Garden. We will hike around the Stanford Campus and end up outside the Anderson Museum (pictured in Caroline's quick sketch). Caroline will help you sketch the trees, buildings and sculptures that you see on your hike. No prior art experience necessary, just an open heart and willingness to learn! This workshop is for true beginners and is part of our Beginner Art Series.

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Mustard 4/29 - 4/29 Su 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $55.00 View 2

Beginner Art Series: Sketching Nature from Scratch

Whether you love to draw or are certain you can’t, Caroline will introduce you to sketching while enjoying a light hike around Shoreline Lake Park. Enjoy nature while learning horizon tracing, mark making, natural lines, textures, patterns and more. This workshop is for true beginners and is part of our Beginner Art Series.

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Mustard 6/10 - 6/10 Su 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $55.00 View 9

Collagraph Printmaking

Have you always been curious about Printmaking but weren't sure you could do it without any experience? Then this is the workshop for you! You can learn in this 2 day course designed for those with no experience but lots of curiosity. Collagraph printmaking is an intaglio process using collage techniques to create printing plates. Using found materials, household items, and a bit of invention, you can get results unlike any other printmaking medium. Collagraph prints can also be easily combined with other printmaking processes. The first session will focus on collage techniques and operation of the printing press. During the second session, we spend the day experimenting with printing. You'll be using PAL's classic Griffin printing press that is newly refurbished to its original glory! No previous printmaking experience required, but also an excellent opportunity for those with experience that can't commit to a weekly class.

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Peterson 6/3 - 6/10 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $170.00 View 9

Floral Arranging: Hello to Spring!
PAL welcomes Caitlin McCourt, Lead Designer at Bell & Trunk Flowers (SF) who will be teaching us how to create stunning floral centerpieces using seasonal and local blooms. Caitlin shares secret techniques that enable you to create floral designs worthy of any event you may have.
 
You will learn the essentials such as depth, texture, color and flower care. Leave the class with a beautiful arrangement and a professional photograph of your final design. Perfect for sharing with your social media friends! 

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Please bring a pair of gardening clippers.

Materials Fee: $48 made payable to instructor. Due at beginning of class. Includes flowers & greenery, unique container/vase, chicken wire and floral tape. 

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McCourt 5/20 - 5/20 Su 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $69.00 View -1

Sports Painting Workshop

Inspired by a passion for both art and sport, local artist Darren Kerr has created dozens of original paintings of athletes from the San Francisco Giants, Golden State Warriors, San Jose Sharks, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A’s, and other local teams.  This two day workshop will demonstrate the process and techniques to create your own original sports artwork.  Darren will cover the basics of how to shoot photo references of athletes, how to use these photos to create dynamic compositions, experimenting with quick study paintings, methods of transferring your best compositions to canvas, mixing and matching colors, and techniques for making your artwork exciting and original.  We will go over several sports artists’ work and discuss aesthetics of various styles.  To get the most out of the workshop, students are encouraged to enroll in both Sunday workshops, but we can accommodate students for a single day as well.

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Kerr 5/6 - 5/6 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $100.00 View 12

Stylizing Images

Stylize is defined as a means to represent something according to a practical format or structure, rather than the rules of nature. 

As photographers, we strive to “make” images that are different and exude a “personal” feel. Where do you start? Where do you get inspiration? How do you go about making unique images? What tools do you need? 

The Stylizing Images workshop is about “discovering” your inner artistry and giving you the tools that will enable you to turn your images into masterpieces. We start the workshop by showing examples on how “standard” images have been processed to make compelling masterpieces. (See the transformation of the ballerina photo.)

Let reknowned photographer, Oliver Klink, teach you the step-by-step process that will enable you to turn your photographs into masterpieces. Through hands-on exercises and increasing your knowledge of photoshop, you’ll leave the workshop with the standard image and the finished one with all the steps and layers.

Upon signing up for the workshop, you will receive a coursebook with recommended readings, what to bring, and much more. 

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Photoshop knowledge is a prerequisite. Oliver will supply you with the a photoshop tutorial link that must be taken prior to the Workshop.

 

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Klink 4/29 - 4/29 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $225.00 View -1

Watercolor Fun and Free!

This fun filled motivational class will inspire you to explore and loosen up your painting style. "Be free, have fun, explore, let go of the fear and frustration of trying to control or paint the perfect painting. Demonstrations will include many watercolor secrets and texture techniques. By working through a series of step-by-step demonstrations, you’ll gain a practical understanding of how to bring excitement to landscapes, flowers, and many more subjects. The real emphasis is on each individual expression and development of your own painting style. This is a wonderful workshop for beginners through advanced painters. 2 day workshop. All levels (Some experience).

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Materials fee: $15 Made payable to instructor due upon arriving for class.

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18 - &up Osborne 5/19 - 5/20 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $195.00 View 15

Watercolor: Big Bold Flowers

In this 2 day workshop, learn how to simplify a flower and turn it into a stunningly beautiful dramatic composition. Potential compositions are the Matilija poppy, red poppies, rhododendrons, foxgloves and white tulips. Beginners with some experience are welcome as well as advanced painters. 

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Osborne 6/9 - 6/10 Sa Su 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM $185.00 View 20

Workshop: Have Your Artwork Professionally Photographed

Your original artwork will be professionally photographed under calibrated lighting using a 36 MB camera and is suitable for fine art giclée prints and internet use. The files will be saved on a USB memory stick in two formats (JPEG for Internet use and DNG for Printing). Approximately 20 pieces of artwork can be photographed during your hour (more if artwork is close to the same size). If time permits, basic photo editing of your images will be provided. Your artwork can be paintings, mixed media, pottery, sculpture, jewelry or anything you can carry.

Past experience has shown that 25 or so pictures can be photographed in the hour, dropping the cost to about $5 per image. In addition, if you have friends with Artwork, but not enough pieces to fill the hour, you can share your time slot and cost with them.

Discounted printing of your art on paper, canvas or metal is available to attendees. Please bring at least a 4 GB USB flash drive to hold the images, or purchase an 8GB one from instructor for $10.

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