Workshops



Color Harmony Made Simple

If you've ever experienced difficulty in understanding color harmony or felt like you had to be a rocket scientist to figure it out, this is the workshop for you. An all day class where you will not only grasp the same color harmony fundamentals studied (and used) by the impressionist painters on upwards into the 20th century abstract artists, you will get to experiment with your own paintings. Use acrylic paint as well as the iPad as a digital canvas which makes studying and experimenting very rapid. Bring your own iPAD (with the programs Art Set Pro and Procreate downloaded in advance) or borrow an iPad from PAL.

 



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Pacific Art League
Main Gallery
Mustard 2/17 - 2/17 Su 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM $110.00 View -3

Approaching the Landscape in Watercolor

In this special workshop held in our new teaching studio location at The Foster, in Palo Alto, we will learn how to observe the landscape and break it down into manageable visual elements to create an exciting design in our paintings. You will focus on learning to simplify, manage clean washes, and explore various watercolor techniques to bring validity & definition to the specific areas of our paintings. There will be an 'Open House' with Steve to introduce PAL students to the new venue on Sunday, February 10th from 1p - 4p. Please join us there!

 



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Sacred Places Gallery
Curl 3/2 - 3/2 Sa 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $120.00 View 1

Art & Wine : Watercolor with Steve Curl
Come spend a fun evening over a glass of wine while creating a watercolor painting with Steve Curl. Via demonstration, Steve guides the way on how to create a landscape watercolor from a photograph. The evening concludes with a finished painting ready to take home. Learn some watercolor techniques while having a great time.

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Main Gallery
Curl 2/22 - 2/22 Fr 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM $65.00 View 6

Brunch & Champagne: Paint like Van Gogh

What changed in Van Gogh's life that turned his paintings from dark and forbidding to the wonderful color palette he used? This workshop specifically addresses the influence of Japanese woodcuts on Van Gogh's work. We will, as he did, trace one of the prints he admired the most, then learn his palette and create our own painting inspired by his. All materials included.

 



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Main Gallery
Mustard 3/24 - 3/24 Su 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM $75.00 View 9

Floral Arranging 101: Tropical Flower Arrangment

Shake off the winter chills by learning to design a colorful and exotic tropical flower arrangement. Caitlin shares techniques that enable you to create floral designs that will make you want to book your next trip to the Big Island. A 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 on social media.

Please bring a pair of gardening clippers. $48 supplies fee for fresh, exotic flowers, vase and materials made payable to instructor.

 



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Studio One
McCourt 3/17 - 3/17 Su 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $75.00 View 9

The Art of Silverpoint

Silverpoint is one of several types of metalpoint used by the Geat Masters such as Da Vinci, Raphael and Durer used the medium to create stunning portrait and figure studies. Easy to learn, this rewarding medium produces an elegant and beautiful etching-like appearance to the finished work. Students are provided with a primed surface, a silver stylus, and a subject reference for the work. Though the styluses will be returned to the instructor at the end of the workshop, students who wish it will be provided with sterling silver pins to produce their own styluses for future work.

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Studio One
Bramschreiber 2/17 - 2/17 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $120.00 View 4

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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Studio Two
Silverman 3/24 - 3/24 Su 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM $150.00 View 1
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Silverman 3/24 - 3/24 Su 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM $150.00 View

Workshop: Japanese-Style Woodblock Printmaking

Bay Area artist Tom Killion will introduce students to the use of Japanese wood blocks, hand tools and printing. Killion will cover the design and transfer of images onto blocks, multi-block registration, carving, sharpening of tools and basic printing techniques. Students will work on a small single-color block print to be proofed at end of class. (20 max students)

2 Days to choose from. They are not interchangeable. You must sign up for either Saturday or Sunday. Please do not sign up for both. Tom believes strongly in being able to share with as many students as possible.

Woodblocks, ink and paper will be provided for a materials fee of $25. Students must bring their own tools: see attached list. Be sure to register early. This class fills up very quickly!

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Main Gallery
18 - &up Killion 3/16 - 3/16 Sa 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $180.00 View -25
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Main Gallery
18 - &up Killion 3/17 - 3/17 Su 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $180.00 View -21

WS: 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.

You can sign up for both Morning & Afternoon workshop for a full day art workshop.



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Main Gallery
Zarem 3/30 - 3/30 Sa 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM $90.00 View 2
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Main Gallery
Zarem 3/30 - 3/30 Sa 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM $90.00 View 7