February is widely known as the month of love, and love has many forms. Pacific Art League is encouraging artists to submit works based off their feeling and expression of love. Being an interesting subject, PAL hopes to bring a sense of emotion and appreciation of love to the exhibition. The gallery invites submissions that demonstrate developing and mature stylistic approaches to the perennial question of visual fidelity.
Come and explore various techniques of clay hand-building to create your own sculptures, tea bowls or whatever your imagination holds. Begin to find your own vocabulary and style of making 3-D imagery. Learn pinch, coil, texture, slab and sculpting techniques. Younger and beginning students will be guided through a series of projects. Materials and firing are included. Students under 8 years old must be accompanied by an enrolled parent.
This class encourages innovation, imagination, creativity, collaboration, and problem solving while developing skills for drawing, sketching, painting, sculpture, perspective, and printmaking. We will use the design thinking process to invent a product and create its logo. Students will sketch concepts for their dream home or school inspired by Gehry, paint self portraits inspired by Frida Kahlo, create clay sculptures inspired by Oldenburg, Kusama, and Bourgeois, illustrate and make their own small books, and more. Students will also be encouraged to share and develop their personal art projects in class. Many art supplies will be available for student use.
Through monotype printmaking we will explore gesture, color and landscape. This class will cover various techniques from water-based printing methods to traditional oil-based modes. We will explore ghost plating and layering to make thematic shifts from a single image. We will also learn to use watercolor and acrylic printing techniques with soap and discuss how color acts in our landscape. Finally, we will employ outside materials and incorporate other media into printed material. No prior printmaking experience necessary.
Learn how to use your iPad as a mobile sketchbook or canvas using two of the major painting applications: Procreate and Paper by FiftyThree. This course is designed to get students comfortable using the iPad to create original works of art anywhere – without the mess! Continuing students will master all the apps, tools and tricks and build their digital art portfolio. Bring your mobile device, password and stylus.
Choose your medium: oil, acrylic or pastel, to learn traditional painting techniques and impressionistic application. Explore color mixing, layering and brush techniques used in handling edges and surfaces for optimum illusion. Instructor provides still life subjects, or work from your own photos or materials.
This workshop presents a way to improve understanding of what makes a photograph memorable. An infinite number of images pre-exist in the camera frame once the eye peers through the viewfinder. The intended interaction of frame and content makes an image dynamic or static, balanced or chaotic. The frame sets the stage. Composition provides the grammar of how to fill the stage and put an image together. Along with framing the image, this workshop focuses on two fundamental principles of composition: contrast and balance. It includes a series of exercises and practical studio shots using modern DSLR to get hands-on understanding of these fundamentals.
A mosaic-bordered mirror is a one-of-a kind art decoration for any room in the house. Students will learn to make a 10” x 10” mirror by using vitreous glass, stained glass, mini tiles, gems and other materials. Open to all levels. Materials provided.
Learn from Caroline Mustard how to paint on your iPad using a unique app that has brushes that approximate real paint, oil pastel and more. Best of all, its easy to learn and use on your iPad and even your iPhone, so bring either and enjoy a morning of creativity.
Come expecting the unexpected! Caroline will be your guide into the world of iphoneography where, using your iPad and/or your iPhone or android phone with the help of two apps (Snapseed and Procreate) you will turn seemingly dull photos of nothing in particular into amazing artwork that will make you proud.