Landscape Painting in Oil

With Samantha Buller

In this one day workshop we will all work through a landscape painting together, with step-by-step instruction. Learn the steps to take in order to move throughout a painting and create a finished piece.

Choose to work from your own photograph or pick from a photo reference provided.

We will start with a one hour demonstration, followed by individualized attention. After lunch, a mid point critique will help students jump back in to their piece, leaving the rest of the afternoon to paint.

In addition to the items on the materials list (below) please bring one medium to large painting surface (18″x24, 20 x 20, 24 x 30 …)

DATE: January 11, 2020
TIME: 9am – 4pm (1hour lunch break)
FEE: $198.00

Location: Healdsburg Community Center


About Samantha Buller

Samantha Buller lives in Sonoma County after painting and teaching in Kansas. She received her BFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Originally from the Bay Area, her work reflects the beautiful light and modernism that is found in Northern California. Her work has been shown in the Hall of Justice in downtown San Francisco, in business’ and several galleries, as well as on the set of a prime time television show.

She studied a semester abroad in Italy, which has greatly influenced her love and passion for the arts. “Italy was full of rich, golden colors. The culture is truly inspiring for any type of artist and to have the opportunity to paint while standing amongst an Italian sunflower field, should be one experienced by all.”

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Encaustic – Part 2

Join Cari Hernandez for a day of creativity and YOU will leave with a beautiful finished piece ready to hang in your home. An easy technique for anyone to master. Compose and collage onto a wood panel with various papers and images. 

We will cover mixed media, encaustic basics incorporating collage, transparent papers, wood glue burn, oil stick, inking, pastels, objects, colored wax and MORE!  Each student will make 1 finished piece and learn all the skills required to continue creating at home.  You are welcome to bring photographs and flat small objects (keys, buttons, etc) from home. All other materials are provided by Cari as part of the materials fee. 

1 Day Class –


Materials Fee:  $25 payable to Cari at the beginning of the session

For Beginner & Intermediate levels

DATES: Nov. 9, 2019

TIME: 10am – 3:00pm (1/2 hour for lunch)


LOCATION: Healdsburg Community Center

REGISTRATION: $95 Click HERE to register

About Cari

Cari Hernandez is a CORE Artist for R&F Handmade Paints, and will be bringing these professional grade materials with her for use in the workshop. Cari brings over 15 years of teaching experience, and in this workshop she will incorporate and expand upon the topics mentioned above.

Cari uses the ancient medium of encaustic (molten pigmented beeswax) to create many of her luscious abstract paintings and sculptures, as well as more commonly know mediums of oil and acrylic. 

As a full-time artist Cari teaches, lectures, and shows her work in the US and abroad. She is a founding board member of International Encaustic Artists (IEA). As a board member she served 5 years, serving as the Education Chair, which included creating and directing the first 3 annual retreats & conferences held in Carmel Valley, CA. Her methods and artwork are featured in two instructional DVDs, as well as being featured in several books and print articles. Cari is a CORE Artist for R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY.


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What a fun way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or reunion! HCA’s pARTy is an interactive art experience and every guest goes home with their own creative masterpiece. 

Youth parties start at $200 for up to 2 hours of art for 8. The pARTy includes supplies and 2 art projects. More than 8? Add $30 per child.


pARTy is available for all ages and any type of celebration. Please contact Creative Education Coordinator Kelly Ebeling to schedule your pARTy: 

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For Everyone, Every Age & Every Level

Create your Class: For Kids & Adults

A customized art experience for everyone, every age and every level.
Art Anytime allows students of all ages to design classes during convenient times that work well with their schedules. Whether for one person, a group of five or a pack of 20, we can arrange an instructor to teach the medium of your choice at a time that’s convenient for you in your space or ours.

ART ANYTIME is perfect for

  • Birthday parties
  • Reunion activities
  • Corporate events, or specialized one on one instruction. Art Anytime is open to all ages . 
  • Your personalized canvas & cocktails gathering,
  • Multi-generational art experience
  • Take advantage of an artist’s expertise in a specialized medium such as printmaking, cooking or photography.
  • Or schedule your private one on one art tutoring.
Art Anytime is available to all ages!
If you wish to schedule an ART ANYTIME session, please fill out the web form below, or give us a call at 707-344-2248. We need a minimum of 7 days to arrange for instructors.
Pricing: Private classes run $65-$100 per hour (minimum 2 hours) for one person, depending on the instructor. Additional students are just $25 per hour. A per-person materials fee also applies. Generally, materials fees start at $15 per person, but can run as high at $50, depending on the medium.
Cancellation: There is a $50 cancellation fee on private classes. No refund will be given when a cancellation is made less than 3 days before the class begins.


General Program Information Private classes run $65-$100 per hour (minimum 2 hours) for one person, depending on the instructor. Additional students are just $25 per hour. A per-person materials fee also applies. Generally, materials fees start at $10 per person, but can run as high at $50, depending on the medium. COMPLETE THIS FORM AND OUR CREATIVE EDUCATION COORDINATOR WILL GET BACK TO YOU.

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Watercolor & Journaling

 with Jean Warren

The practice of keeping a watercolor journal helps to nurture our creative spirit, and keeps the wildness alive inside us! Come join us as we combine words with our sketches and paintings. This is where we do our thinking and exploring. We’ll play with the paint and then write about it. Create a Haiku and then illustrate it. Word salads and word whittling, painting our feelings and the abstract!


Friday Sessions: Oct 25, Nov 1,  8, 22, Dec 6, 20

10am – 3pm, bring a lunch/snacks 

$35/session advanced registration recommended

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Jean holds a BA in Art Education and has been painting and teaching for over 35 years. Her paintings are included in public, corporate, and private collections and she is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association, and the Society of Layerists in Multi-Media. Jean has recently joined Healdsburg Center for the Arts as an exhibiting artist.


Materials List  


Healdsburg Center for the Arts 


  • Please bring sketches (preferable) or your own photos to work from.
  • Bring your usual watercolor supplies or the following suggested items:
    • Watercolor Sketchbook, 9×12 or 11×14, 140lb
      Online: Dick Blick – Canson Montval Art Book, 11×14, 140lb
      Cheap Joes – American Journey, Sanders Waterford paper, 9×12, 140lb
      Or any you can find in stores. Do not get the blocks (edges glued together).
    • Watercolor palette- I like John Pike, Alvin or a butcher tray
    • Watercolor tube paints- any red, yellow, blue (warm & cool of each)
      Winsor Newton, Holbein, Daniel Smith, Schmincke, or Graham
      My favorite triad: Winsor Blue (red shade), Winsor Red, New Gamboge
      I also use- Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Manganese Blue, Carmine, Permanent Rose, Scarlet Lake, Perinone Orange, Raw Sienna, Aureolin, Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Winsor Green, Green Gold, Sap Green, Permanent Green Light
    • Watercolor brushes- #12 or 16 round, 2” wash flat, 1” aquarelle flat, #20 large round, (synthetics are good)
  • Water container, spray bottle
  • Paper towels or rags
  • Pencils- HB, 2B, 6B
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Optional- w/c crayons, w/c pencils, waterproof pens 
  • Sources: 

Art & Soul, Sebastopol
Riley Street Art Supplies, Santa Rosa
Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff

Questions: or 707-875-9240



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Mentoring: Mixed Media, Marketing



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:
Phone: (707) 535-0931

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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