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Watercolor Fundamentals for Beginners

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 23rd 2:00-7:00 pm in Room 11 Fee: $80/person Materials Fee: $10 Gain mastery of the watercolor fundamentals in this new workshop! In the first half of the workshop, spend time learning about the right kind of paper, paint and brushes to use, and practice a variety of watercolor painting techniques including: wet on wet, wet on dry, glazing, and masking. In the final two hours, you will put your new-found skills to work, completing two small watercolor paintings…

The Art of Doodling on Metal

September 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday, September 23rd 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 12 Fee: $35 Material Fee: $7 Material fee is for metal sheets; all tools and supplies are provided by instructor for student use. In this class, you'll discover doodling with intention through metal embossing.  This technique is sculptural, Zen-like, and simply gorgeous to look at. Instructor Charr will teach participants how to use embossing tools and the various techniques. Then you'll embark on a type of doodling that allowing freedom while creating line and design.…

Glass Act Mosaics Collective

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Want to bring your inner artist to life in a fun and supportive atmosphere? Creating mosaics is a fun way to explore colors and shapes while sharing ideas with one another. All levels of artistic abilities are welcomed, from beginners to experienced artists. Come join the fun! Class meets on Tuesdays from noon-3 in Room 11. Drop-in fee is $12 and monthly fees are $40 (includes supplies).

Art is Activism

September 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Wednesdays: September 13- October 18, 3:30-5:30pm,

Art is Activism Series with Mandy Benson Art is Activism is a six class series (register for one or all) developed to engage participants in art, activism and social justice. This course uses contemporary art and social justice theory to dive deep into the issues that we are facing in our country today. Each class includes a presentation of inspiring art and artists, a discussion of how the art and issues impact us and others, and an opportunity for participants…

Drawing 101

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 7, 2017

Tuesdays, October 3rd - November 14th (Skipping October 31st) 6:30-8 p.m. Fees: $65 Advanced Registration Required; Attendance capped at 10. Students need to purchase an 11x14 or 14x17 spiral-bound sketchbook (the Canson brand is recommended.) ‘I can’t even draw a stick figure.’ Well, we think you can learn! In this 6- week introduction to drawing, we will start with simple drawing exercises to get comfortable with mark making, then we’ll move onto the fun and excitement of contour line and…

Art is Powerful (Art is Activism Series)

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday, October 21st 2-4:30 p.m. Fee: $30/person; $10 materials Seating is limited; advanced registration required. Art gives us a glimpse at the world through another’s eyes, often moving us to action, and inspiring us to express ourselves. We will discuss art that changes the world and analyze “Fearless Girl” by Kristen Visbal and “Persist” by Julia Fernandez-Pol, bronze statues that have inspired many, although not always the way the artist intended. After examining what moves us to action, the participants…

Sacramento City Skyline (Watercolor Workshop)

October 28 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, October 28th 2:30-5pm  Class Fee: $35; Materials: $35  Advanced registration required.  City skylines serve as a kind of fingerprint of a city, as no two are exactly alike. The Sacramento skyline is iconic in it's own right, thanks in part to the bold Tower Bridge heading into West Sac. Join local watercolor artist Tonja Wilcox as she guides participants through the process of recreating our city's skyline with paint and ink. The Sacramento City Skyline is one of Tonja's…

Holiday Photo Memory Books & Calendars

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Monday, November 6th 10am - 1pm Room 9 Fee: $42 Advanced Registration Required; Attendance capped at 6 participants Participants need to bring a laptop with about 200 photos loaded for the memory book or calendar.  Learn how to make beautiful yet affordable memory books and calendars — great for loved ones this holiday season! Learn the step-by-step process of how to make your own Photo Memory Book using Mixbook.com, an Internet-based image publishing service. Mixbook lets you upload your favorite…

Am I A Feminist? (Art is Activism Series)

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday, November 18th 2-4:30 p.m. Fee: $30/person; $10 materials Seating is limited; advanced registration required. If you believe women are equal to men, then you are a feminist! Yet, many people who believe in the concept of equality do not identify as a feminist. We will explore the theories behind the term, the many aspects of identity, and you can determine what labels you use to describe yourself. We will explore the fractured identity of many female artists, and use…

Exploring the Spectrum of Gender Identity (Art is Activism Series)

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday, December 16th 2-4:30 p.m. Fee: $30/person; $10 materials Seating is limited; advanced registration required. “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls”, does not quite describe friends beyond the binary. This class will explore what we know about gender identities and how we can co-create a world that is more inclusive to all. Together we will look at visual art outside of the male/female binary, and use it as inspiration to create our own acrylic painting on canvas. Beginners welcome. Register…

The Dynamics of Privilege (Art is Activism Series)

January 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday, January 13th 2-4:30 p.m. Fee: $30/person; $10 materials Seating is limited; advanced registration required. We have all heard of white, male privilege, but the truth is that we all have varying amounts of privilege and disadvantages depending on our gender, race, class, religion, sexual orientation and more. We will discuss the systems of oppression that impact some people more than others, and determine who we want to be in the cycle of socialization. While we delve into this core…

What’s an Ally? (Art is Activism Series)

February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday, February 10th 2-4:30 p.m. Fee: $30/person; $10 materials Seating is limited; advanced registration required. While white supremacy is on the rise, many white Americans are questioning how they can be a true ally to people of color.  This class will help participants understand the interconnections between racism, economic issues, sexism, and other forms of injustice to illuminate the patterns and cycles that keep us separate and unequal. This class will use art to illustrate the ways that we can…

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