SPONTANEOUS CLAY

ROOKERYAn Introduction to Paper Clay

Sculptor, Michele Collier, welcomes advanced students as well as the curious beginner to experience and create with paperclay slabs.

In slab form, this clay can be twisted, folded, squeezed and torn to mimick the human form. Because of the wicking properties that come from the paper additives, it will easily adhere to itself…no scoring or slipping needed. We will break some rules and also learn some new ones as you delve into this modern, user-friendly medium. Surface treatment will be discussed and recipe sheets for the stains and oxides will be provided.

Michele discovered clay at the age of 18. She  learned traditional forms on a kick-wheel at Sacramento City College, Sacramento Ca. In those days functional work was the gold standard. Hands-on clay has been a touchstone for her ever since. Throughout careers in both commercial and fine art, clay was the one medium she could return to when she needed to restore focus and sense of self. 

Dates: June 24 & 25, 9:00AM – 4:00PM (we will take one hour for lunch) 
Registration Fee:$235       click here to REGISTER NOW!

Join Michele for a free introductory lecture and demo:
Friday, June 23  6–8PM

 

Students should bring to class:

WOODEN ROLLING PIN (no metal or stone please…the clay will stick)
RED RUBBER RIB (red, because it’s the softest)
SMOOTH METAL RIB (no serrated edges)
CUTTING WIRE
YOUR FAVORITE WOODEN CLAY TOOLS
12 X 20  BOARD (you will build your wall-hung sculpture on this)
*(optional) SMALL PASTRY CONE

CLAY…one bag of clay is included with your registration fee. More will be available at $20.00 a bag.

We will not be firing, but Paper clay transports well in the green state. I will cover a process for preserving your work without firing. As well as recipe sheets for my finishes.

 

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POP! The Power of Printmaking

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Healdsburg Center for the Arts is delighted to announce POP! The Power of Printmaking, a juried exhibition that explores the unique ability of printmakers to express concerns about the world around them and share thoughts, ideas and visions thru printmaking. 

Exhibition Dates: May 20 thru July 16, 2017

 

 

 

POP! EVENTS

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 5:00 to 7:00 PM Opening Reception

Saturday, May 27, 2017* Printing Postcards with Veggies at the Healdsburg Farmers Market

Thursday, June 22*  San Francisco Studios Tour 

Saturday, July 15, 12:00 – 5:00 PM*  The Rhinoceros Project 

Sunday, July 16, 2017, 2:00 to 4:00 PM Closing Tea

*Watch for details

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ARTISTS

Miguel Aragon
Jonathan Barcan
Brandin Baron
Christiana Becker
Sue Bradford
Donna Brown
Caren Catterall
Zach Clark
Gary Comoglio
Lyn Dillin
Beth Fein
Barbara Foster
J. Ruth Gendler
Shannon Hartlep
Peter Hassen
Daryl Howard
Several Artists using Iota Printshop
Mila Lamberson
Genevieve L’Heureux
Margaret Miller
Melanie Mowinski
Pieter Myers
Rik Olson
Zackary Petot
Carrie Ann Plank
Julia Rigby
Luz Marina Ruiz
Suchitra Sharma
Maryly Snow
Marinka Solman
Laurie Szujewska
Jami Taback
Rakshika Thakor
Ivan Thorpe
Donna Westerman
Nancy Willis

THE JURORS 

MICHELLE WILSON is a printmaker, papermaking, book, installation, and social practice artist. She is also one-half of the ongoing collaborative, political art team BOOK BOMBS. She has exhibited her work both internationally and in the United States, including participation in biennials such as Philadelphia’s Philagrafika 2010 and the 2006 Second International Biennial for the Artist’s Book in Alexandria, Egypt. She a recipient of numerous awards, fellowships and grants, including an Artist-Investigator Award, a Puffin Grant, and the Lenore Adelman Award for Book Arts. In 2015, Creative Capital designated her an ‘On Our Radar’ artist. Wilson currently teaches printmaking at San Jose State University and Stanford University. 

LUZ MARINA RUIZ works in printmaking, book arts, drawing, painting and installation. Her work is inspired by the world of dreams and nature. Luz Marina was born in Cali, Colombia and immigrated at an early age to New York. She studied printmaking, painting and drawing at the University of California at Berkeley, where she received a BA, MA, and MFA. She taught design, drawing, painting and printmaking at: Mills College, Art Academy University, Diablo Valley College, and City College San Francisco. She designed and implemented a printmaking program at Diablo Valley College. Currently, she teaches in the first year program at CCA and serves as the president of the California Society of Printmaking. 

C.K.ITAMURA is an autodidactic interdisciplinary artist, designer and producer. Her work blurs the lines between mediums as she combines printmaking, photography, book arts and mixed media, with social commentary and personal idealism, to create participatory work and conceptual installations. She is an artist member of The Center for the Book Arts, a director at San Francisco Center for the Book, and a board member and exhibition chairperson for Healdsburg Center for the Arts. 

EXHIBITION SPONSOR 

POP! The Power of Printmaking is sponsored by Peach Farm Studio.

 

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Still Life with Color

Samantha Buller returns to HCA to lead a four hour workshop on painting a still life, focusing on capturing vibrant color. This is an intermediate oil painting class that begins with a one hour demonstration to learn the steps on how to work through a painting. By the end of the workshop you will learn to use confident brushstrokes and capture clean color, while trying to simplify composition and shapes.

Still Life with Color, Oil Painting
November 19, 2016
1:00 – 5:00 PM
$110

Please bring:
A painting surface of your choice no larger than 20″x 20″

Oil Paint
Titanium White
Lemon Yellow
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Red Light and/or Medium
Alizarin Crimson
Sap Green
Phthalo Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Umber
Veronese green
Permanent Rose and/or Quinacridone Rose
Gamasol (Gamblin Odorless Spirits)
Brushes (#2, #5, #8, #12 are what Sam tends to work with)
Medium (Sam uses Neo-megilp by Gamblin)
Palette/palette paper
Rag
Easel (HCA has a limited supply, please indicate on your registration if you will need an easel)

REGISTER NOW

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Call for Artists

Annual Members Exhibition
JANUARY 7 – FEBRUARY 5, 2017

Opening Reception: January 7, 2017, 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Opening Reception Wine Sponsors:
Closing Tea: February 5, 2017, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

The Annual Members’ Exhibition provides a unique opportunity for Healdsburg Center for the Arts Artist Members to exhibit their work free from the restrictions of traditional themed shows.
Reflecting the Artist Members’ diverse range of artistic expression and use of materials, this exhibition includes 2-dimentional and 3-dimentional visual arts, literary, and other forms of artistic expression.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BY DECEMBER 31, 2016


 

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Print Fusion

print_fusionbridge-to-mars-300x244Learn a process of fusing several prints into your own uniquely crafted paper. With a few printmaking skills I can guide you through a way to embellish your papers with your own colorful images in a personal exploration…with endless results derived from prints created during the workshop. Artists come away with several prints.
In 1988 at my NYC studio, I developed this process and exhibited the final work at numerous galleries and expositions. In a one-day intensive, participants will walk away with newly-fused papers. Basic printmaking is helpful but not necessary.
Workshop is limited to 8.

Instructor: Jami Taback
Date:
October 22
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: HCA classroom
Fee: $140 plus $20 materials fee
Registration: Click here for online registration (credit card or check)

With numerous exhibitions to her credit, Jami Taback is a highly accomplished visual artist. Her ability to manipulate and master her medium is a wonderful compliment to her expansive cosmic vision and the subject matter she chooses to depict. From painting to drawing to print making and Book Arts Taback uses her considerable skills to bring life and vitality to her work. The work is highly personal in both her choice of subject matter and her articulation of it. It reflects a deep interest in the spiritual universe and its impact on our lives. She refers to herself as an artaholic…obsessed with the craft of making art, looking at art, and living an artist’s life.
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Mentoring: Mixed Media, Marketing

 

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Mentoring: Mixed Media and Marketing with Jeremy Joan Hewes

Learn new skills and enhance your art practice through one-on-one mentoring with mixed-media artist, printmaker, and photographer Jeremy Joan Hewes. In two-hour hands-on work sessions in the classroom at Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Jeremy will share her knowledge and experience on topics that you want to explore. Content covered in each mentoring session will be determined by prearrangement, so that you can try new skills, develop variations on familiar techniques, or master details of marketing, such as preparing images for a competition or matting and framing your work.
Mentoring sessions are limited to one or two participants to allow each person to use the tools and materials and apply the techniques covered. Jeremy will demonstrate, offer tips and suggestions, and work along with participants. Basic materials and essential tools are provided, and artists may bring their own materials as well. Jeremy will also provide notes and resource lists for the content of mentoring sessions. Mentoring topics include (but are not limited to):

Mixed Media, Printmaking, Photography
– Preparing and printing images on special papers, such as mulberry paper; computer, printer, some paper provided
– Collaging images printed on mulberry paper onto other surfaces, such as a painting, special paper, or a fine art print; sample materials provided
– Painting abstract backgrounds for mixed-media works on paper or canvas, using acrylic paints; mark-making tools, stamps, and stencils; selected papers, paints, and tools provided
– Exploring encaustics (melted wax, usually containing pigment) on paper, using a Hotbox; drawing with encaustics directly on a heated aluminum plate and transferring the wax to various papers; using tools, stamps, and stencils with wax on paper; selection of materials provided
– Making simple prints: using a very small press (paper 5 inches wide at most) or printing by hand with a pinpress (metal “rolling pin” designed for printmaking), a glass baren, or other tools; all inks are water-soluble and nontoxic; clean-up with water and gentle soap; selected inks and papers provided

Marketing Your Art
– Preparing an online application for an art event or competition; participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to work with digital images and online content
– Matting and framing basics: ordering mats and frames online; matting with archival materials and conservation techniques; assembling mats and frames; sources and tips; some mats and framing materials provided
– Adjusting images digitally: resize, reshape, crop; make edges straight (when a photo of artwork is not quite “square”); removing spots or dirt; extending edges a bit; saving a master version of each file; making a copy for each size of print; sample images provided; participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet and digital images
– Varied image manipulation techniques in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or another image editor, such as using filters, adjustment layers, opacity, curves, color modifications, and more. Specifics planned to participants’ interests and work; participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet and digital images
– Creating an image library: organizing images (of your work, reference sources, others); adding keywords for searching and sorting; adding copyright and creator data; making subsets of images by subject, location, and other criteria

Instructor: Jeremy Joan Hewes

Ages: 18 and older
Location: Classes held at HCA classroom
Time: determined by student and instructor
Fee: $200 / Four 2-hour sessions
For space availability and to determine topics, contact Jeremy at:
Email: hewes@jeremyjoanhewes.com
Phone: (707) 535-0931

Registration:
For mail-in registration, download class registration form here (PDF)

Online payment and registration (credit card only)

About the Instructor: Jeremy Joan Hewes has been a gallery artist at HCA for more than 3 years, participates in Art at the Source Open Studios, and was a founding artist at Riverfront Gallery in Petaluma (2007 to 2010). She has studied mixed media and painting with Teddy Elston and Maury Lapp, printmaking with Ron Pokrasso, Alan Azhderian, and Will Smith, encaustics with Paula Roland and at Wax Works West, and photography with Eddie Soloway and Nevada Wier at Sante Fe Workshops. Her work has been shown throughout northern California, in a solo gallery exhibit in Los Angeles, and at the Museum of the Gulf Coast.

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Classical Painting Atelier

classic-drawingA hands on, classical drawing experience offering classical drawing mentorship in the French atelier tradition. Contemporary perceptual concepts involved in drawing “what we see” versus “what we think we see” will be blended with a classical influence and intellectual rigor. This series of art instruction will focus on drawing fundamentals which later become the ‘bones” for a classical approach to the Old Master’s style of oil painting in the Dutch and Flemish traditions.
Development of mental focus, eye-hand coordination, quiet mind, artistic voice and awareness of subject matter’s essence as well as one’s intention during the artistic process are primary.

Instructor: Rhonda Kyrias

Ages 17 and older
Classes held at HCA classroom

Time determined by student and instructor
Fee: $200 / Four 2 hour sessions
For space availability and supply list, contact Rhonda at:
Cell: (707) 467-9651
Email: rhonda@ateliergrisaille.com

For mail in registration, download class registration form here (PDF)

Online payment and registration

About the Instructor: Rhonda Kyrias studied the early Dutch and Italian Master’s approach to oil painting from age seven to nine from William Raymond Yelland … a California painter with roots in London’s Royal Academy of Art. She received her BA in Art History from the University of California, Irvine, and also studied with Anthony Ryder in Santa Fe. Her work has shown at the Laguna Museum of Art, the Haggin Museum of Art, the Vorpal Gallery in Laguna Beach and the University of California, Irvine. She is a Gallery Artist at the Healdsburg Center For The Arts, and is founder and director of Atelier Grisaille, a classical drawing and painting atelier located in Sonoma County, California.

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Beginning Classical Drawing for the Timid and the Curious

classic-drawing2Instructor: Rhonda Kyrias
Have you always wanted to draw like the Old Masters, but were too nervous to try?
Join us in a peaceful and inspired learning environment unique to the classical atelier traditions of Italy and France. Learn to choose, prepare and care for quality materials throughout the art making experience, as well as to nurture a refined intention and respect towards the fine art of drawing. Each student works at their own pace, and can choose to draw within a private journal if they so desire.

Classes held at HCA classroom
Ages 17 and older
Class Times are determined by instructor and student -please contact Rhonda
Fee: $200 / four, 2 hour sessions
For space availability and supply list, contact Rhonda at:
Cell: (707) 467-9651
Email: rhonda@ateliergrisaille.com

For mail in registration, download class registration form here (PDF)

Online payment and registration

About the Instructor: Rhonda Kyrias studied the early Dutch and Italian Master’s approach to oil painting from age seven to nine from William Raymond Yelland … a California painterwith roots in London’s Royal Academy of Art. She received her BA in Art History from the University of California, Irvine, and also studied with Anthony Ryder in Santa Fe. Her work has shown at the Laguna Museum of Art, the Haggin Museum of Art, the Vorpal Gallery in Laguna Beach and the University of California, Irvine. She is a Gallery Artist at the Healdsburg Center For The Arts and is founder and director of Atelier Grisaille, a classical drawing and painting atelier located in Sonoma County, California.

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Alcohol Ink Gifts

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Just in time for holiday gifts- come join alcohol ink artist Tina Moore and learn (or expand upon your knowledge of) alcohol ink techniques! Alcohol ink is a fun way to express yourself with colors, spontaneity, and your inner creativity. The inks are free flowing and vibrant and are perfect for the beginning or seasoned artist alike. We will be using alcohol ink to stain porcelain tile mandalas, flowers or abstracts, as well as, holiday cards, jewelry pieces from washers, votives, glass ornaments, coasters and ring plates. The projects are endless~ come join Tina for a fun, all skill- level class and learn the addictive craft of using alcohol inks.

~This class sold out last time so please register early to ensure your place~

Saturday, November 5th

10 am to 12 noon or 1 to 3 pm

$65 for the workshop, $30 for materials to Tina

Online Registration
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Afternoon
Or register in person at Healdsburg Center

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