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.


Amazing Night Sky Painting
Amazing Night sky !
We are going to start by spreading 3 colors for our sky with our big brush then we r gonna be blending them and getting even more amazing colors from the blending ! Then we ll move to our next step by using our magical trick of having that amazing dusty white tiny dots of white which we see in galaxies by using Tooth brushes !!! Then we ll follow with a silver lovely moon in our sky !
Then we ll start some easy waves of turquoise and teal for the ocean then last we ll put our sparkling ship with glitter which is the most fun part ! 

So by the time you go home you ll have a lovely fairy tale night theme with lovely colors and absolutely amazing skills you ll learn through out the process of doing the art piece 


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Main Gallery
6 - 10 Khafagy 9/8 - 9/8 Sa 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $70.00 View 12

Beginner Art Series: Digital Photography - Get Out of Auto Mode
Get yourself out of "Auto" mode with master photographer David Coleman as he shows you his secrets for capturing magical images. The goal of this class is to become a better photographer by putting you in charge of your digital camera's controls and how to work with digital files. Learn how to use shutter speed, aperture, and ISO on your camera for your creative process. This class covers basic composition skills, image design, focus, and depth of field.



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Studio One
Coleman 7/22 - 7/29 Su 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM $129.00 View 2

Book Art: Hide and Seek Book Structure

Make a nested book structure containing 4 small books each tucked into nesting compartments. Boxes will be created from pre-cut mat board and covered with decorative paper. While the boxes dry we'll stitch more books then create more boxes in which to hide them. Long stitch will be used to bind the books $20 Materials fee payable to instructor covers book board, paper, thread, ribbon and other materials used to create the structure. Students tool kit should include: scissors, pencil, ruler, bone folder and paper piercing tool or awl.

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$20 Materials fee payable to instructor covers book board, paper, thread, ribbon and other materials used to create the structure.

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Studio Two
Rufaro 9/15 - 9/16 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM $100.00 View 10

Book Arts: Beautiful Exposed Bindings
Exposed spine bindings are a lovely way to showcase the stitching on multi-signature books that lay flat when open. Combine multiple stitches of your choice with a hard cover that covers the fore edge of the book and there you have the perfect handmade book ready to receive your artwork, journaling, photographs, ideas or stand as a work of art on it's own. Coptic Stitch, French Link Stitch and Long Stitch will all be incorporated into one magnificent hardcover book during this 4-hour workshop.



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$15 Materials fee payable to instructor covers book board, paper, thread and other materials used to create one book. Students tool kit should include: scissors, pencil, ruler, bone folder and paper piercing tool or awl.


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Studio One
Rufaro 7/15 - 7/15 Su 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM $55.00 View 10

Book Arts: Carousel Books
Introducing the Carousel Book, a virtual theater, and repeating the most popular book from the PAL Summer Book Arts Camp--the Gallery Book. Young artisans will design and construct these two unique book structures with ample time to decorate their creations. Suitable for children 9-13.

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Main Gallery
9 - 13 Rufaro 8/19 - 8/19 Su 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM $55.00 View 11

Cantor Arts Center: Interaction of Color
Journey through the works Josef Albers at the Anderson Collection in the Cantor Art Center at Stanford. His work represents a transition between traditional European art and the new American art with the focus on intense color and pattern. Learn the color theories of the Bauhaus followed by onsite color exercises taught using an iPad or iPhone.


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Mustard 8/30 - 8/30 Th 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM $69.00 View 9

deYoung Museum: Cult of the Machine Exhibition
Explore the world of Precisionism at the "Cult of the Machine" exhibition at the de Young. Characterized by highly structured, geometric compositions with smooth surfaces, linear qualities, and lucid forms. Precisionism—a style that flourished in America in the 1920s and 1930s - is currently relevant for all artists, especially digital painters.

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Mustard 8/12 - 8/12 Su 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM $69.00 View 10

Drawing Out and About

Spend the day learning urban sketch drawing and sketch crawling with Robert Dvorark. This workshop gives you great ideas on how to improve and practice your drawing skills while you are out and about in public. Learn how to sketch while traveling, in the city, on hikes...wherever! Most of this workshop is spent outdoors. Meet at Pacific Art League then we will drive to the Stanford Campus Art Museum and explore the different areas and subjects to draw. Bring your lunch.

 A materials fee of $25 includes:  The Pocket Drawing Book, The Pocket Drawing Pad 4X5, handouts and drawing instruments. If you already have these items, bring them to the workshop and save the materials fee.

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Materials fee of $25 made payable to instructor. 

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Studio Two
Dvorak 8/4 - 8/4 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $120.00 View 11

Encaustic Monotype Printmaking
This unique workshop introduces the use of beeswax to traditional monotype print techniques. Learn how to apply colorful beeswax to a heated surface to create an abstract image that is “pulled off” the plate using a variety of papers. Have fun exploring the process through different application methods and techniques to create your prints. Includes discussion on framing and other uses of these prints. Framing and other uses of these.

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Materials fee of $30.00 to be paid the first class

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Main Gallery
Zarem 7/28 - 7/28 Sa 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM $90.00 View 6

Figure Sculpture Workshop

Working from a live model with water-based clay, students will focus on the gesture rather than the detailed anatomy of the human figure, with the objective of improving their ability to depict life, movement and emotion. Starting with short poses (20 min to one hour) on Saturday, students will have the opportunity to create several “sketches”, before working on longer poses the second day. The class will also address technical aspects of clay sculpting such as types of clay, tools, armatures, requirements for firing and more. Demonstrations and hands-on critique will be an important part of the class. The price includes the model fee.

The workshop will be cancelled if less than 5 registrations by June 29.



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Studio One
Saint Georges 7/7 - 7/8 Sa Su 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM $300.00 View 8

Floral Arranging 101: Hello to Summer
You will learn how to create stunning floral centerpieces using seasonal and local blooms. Caitlin will share secret techniques that enable you to create floral designs worthy of any event you may have.
Perfect way to spend a Sunday with a friend or loved one! 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!
Please bring a pair of gardening clippers.


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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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Main Gallery
McCourt 7/15 - 7/15 Su 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $69.00 View 5

Floral Arranging: Dutch Masters Inspired Design

Learn the art of floral design through the lens of the Dutch Masters that are reminiscent of old world still-life paintings. The beauty of this aesthetic is the emphasis on the wild and pure indulgence.
Caitlin will guide you to create a grand compote vase arrangement using local seasonal blooms. Together we will discuss various composition styles and mechanics to develop these sprawling, wild, and rich arrangements that you will be able to take home. Previous floral design experience, such as the Hello to Summer course, is recommended but not required.
Please bring a pair of gardening clippers.

 




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Materials Fee: $62 Includes flowers & greenery, unique container, chicken wire, floral tape, etc.

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Main Gallery
McCourt 9/9 - 9/9 Su 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $69.00 View 8

Legion of Honor: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
This tour at The Legion of Honor, focuses on the exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite and Old Masters. In 1848—a year of political revolution across Europe—seven young Englishmen formed an artistic alliance aspiring to rebel against the contemporary Victorian art world. These artists defied idealized figures popularized by Raphael and other High Renaissance artists. The tour is followed by an onsite workshop of drawing and sketching the works by these masters.

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Mustard 8/26 - 8/26 Su 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM $90.00 View 10

Mixed Media and Installation Art Techniques

Learn the process of creating mixed media 2D artwork. Through instructor demonstration, learn a unique method for your art-creation. See techniques and details applied to create mixed media art works. Learn how to expand your voice and artistic expression by finding your own unique style.  No materials required.



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Studio Two
Zhang 7/24 - 7/24 Tu 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $69.00 View 11

Plein Air Painting: Bayfront Park
In this one-day outdoor painting workshop, we paint the beautiful tree-studded hills and marshes of Bedwell Bayfront Park off the end of Marsh Rd., Menlo Park. Bring your own equipment and supplies in any medium, and paint under Mark’s expert guidance. Demos in oils. (Classroom available at PAL for adverse weather).

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Studio Two
Monsarrat 7/25 - 7/25 We 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $90.00 View 12

Plein Air Painting: Half Moon bay
Enjoy painting outside in beautiful Half Moon Bay, with its bounty of rolling hills, farmlands and charming coastal town. Bring your own supplies and equipment, in the medium of your choice. Mark will demonstrate in oils and guide us through our wonderful painting adventures. (Classroom at PAL for inclement weather).

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Studio Two
Monsarrat 9/7 - 9/8 Fr Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $150.00 View 9

Printmaking: Linoleum Block
Relief is the oldest form of printmaking and linoleum blocks allow artists easy access to this strong graphic tradition. Session one focuses on image preparation and carving techniques. Carving may be completed at home during the interval. During the second session, spend the day proofing and printing our images. No previous printmaking experience required. 2-session workshop.

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Studio Two
Peterson 7/15 - 7/22 Su 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM $240.00 View 10

SF MoMa: Matisse at MOMA
The SF MoMA collection contains some lovely examples of Matisse's drawings and paintings. On this tour, closely study and learn about Matisse's use of line, shape and color. Followed by an onsite workshop creating your own studies and artwork inspired by Matisse and his artistic process.

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SFMoma admission fee is extra. From $19 - $25. Free for 18 and under.

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Mustard 8/19 - 8/19 Su 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM $69.00 View 10

SF MoMa: Richter and Kiefer Exploration
This tour focuses on the 6th floor of SF MoMA and its unique collection of works by Gerhard Richter and Anself Kiefer, two very different but influential German contemporary artists. After experiencing and discussing the different works we will make our own drawings, artwork and even color sketches based on their influences.



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SFMoma admission fee is extra. From $19 - $25. Free for 18 and under.

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Mustard 8/20 - 8/20 Mo 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM $69.00 View 8

The Art of Selling Art
You can easily learn to sell art, turn more curious lookers into customers who buy art faster, and become collectors. Selling art is easy when you know how. In this fast paced course on the art of selling art, you will learn how to create immediate desire, how to create instant rapport, what to ask, when to listen, what to say, easy closing techniques you can learn in minutes, correct body language and voice tone, and how to magically connect a person to the art they will love to own.
The full day training will include motivation, attitude adjustments, self-confidence exercises, prospecting for clients, telephone techniques, art gallery floor selling, private presentations, respect and courtesy, what words to use and avoid, qualifying, emotional connections, closing secrets, handling objections, high priced art sales, corporate sales, how to contact a gallery, artist's statements, pricing the art, portfolios, referrals and more.
This is a comprehensive sales program oriented to the individual artist, the art gallery and any art representative. Be prepared for a full day of lively lecture and in-class games. You will learn how to sell art to individual clients, collectors, and corporations. Robert Dvořák, a successful California artist, will demonstrate what works and what doesn't work so that by the end of the workshop, you can begin selling--and prospering--immediately with confidence and self-assurance.





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Main Gallery
Dvorak 9/15 - 9/15 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $120.00 View 9

The Magic of Drawing

In this hands-on class you will learn how to practice to improve your drawing skills quickly. You will learn how to develop concentration, increase perception, self-awareness, and express your creativity drawing. During this well-planned one day workshop you will watch your skill unfold easily like magic. This workshop will prepare you for a lifetime of drawing pleasure. 

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 $20 materials fee is required and payable at the beginning of the class.

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Main Gallery
Dvorak 8/18 - 8/18 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $120.00 View 12

The Magic of Watercolor

In this hands-on class you will learn a variety of magic with this remarkable medium painting abstract, landscape, and still life subjects.You will paint lively watercolors to express your creativity and nourish your heart and soul.  Whether you are traveling, vacationing, on a weekend outing, or painting in your home, you will easily be able to incorporate these skills.  This class will prepare you for a lifetime of watercolor painting pleasure. 

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$35 Materials fee.

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Main Gallery
Dvorak 8/19 - 8/19 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $120.00 View 4

Watercolor: Close Focus Flowers
Learn the tricks and techniques for painting watercolors that glow and the intimate beauty of florals. Patricia shares her knowledge of watercolor pigments and how they work together. Learn to see color values so that you can give your paintings depth and form, and balance the effects of light to make a painting that glows from within.

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Main Gallery
Osborne 8/11 - 8/12 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $195.00 View 9

Watercolor: Developing Your Own Style
This fun filled motivational class inspires you to explore and loosen up your painting style. Learn inventive textures and techniques to produce outstanding watercolor paintings. Understand value changes and work on creating smooth, even washes. Patricia shows you how to expand your artistic vision and discover a world you can capture in your paintings.

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Main Gallery
Osborne 7/21 - 7/22 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $195.00 View 10

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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Silverman 9/9 - 9/9 Su 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM $150.00 View 1