Painting the Costumed Figure

Painting the Costumed Figure with Peggi Kroll Roberts

March 7th and 8th   

Times: 10:00 am -5:00 pm

Where:  Headsburg Community Center,

1557 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA

Fee: $485 and includes all model fees

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In Peggi’s workshop, we will paint the clothed figure, utilizing props, different poses and simple vignettes in the studio. There will be lots of demonstrations emphasizing the big shapes and color/value relationships.  This workshop is great for beginning to advanced students alike, in a comfortable and easy-going atmosphere. All mediums are acceptable for this workshop.

Bio:

Award-winning artist, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, was trained at Arizona State University and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Peggi worked as a fashion and advertising illustrator before making the transition into fine art. Using intense color and value to accentuate her subject, she moved into fine art with a bold palette, a love for small paintings and a very loose style that achieves a lot with a few very energetic brush strokes. She prefers to suggest reality than render it. 

Supply list can be found at Peggi’s website:https://scottsdaleartschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Kroll-Roberts-Workshop-Supply-List-The-Figure-old-1.pdf

Mosaic Stepping Stones with Barbara McNally

Create a colorful and unique mosaic stepping stone for the garden in this 2-day workshop. This class is great for beginners and continuing students alike. We will cover design, approach, materials selection, tool use and mosaic setting and grouting. This class focuses on use of color, pattern and repetition, while teaching students how to use tile cutting tools to get special cuts, creating different looks with various setting styles. 

Saturday is dedicated to design and mosaic creation, and on Sunday students will learn how to grout and finish their stepping stone so it can be displayed or used in the garden.  

There will be a 45 min break for lunch each day. Students can bring a lunch or go to a nearby restaurant or deli. 

Dates:  March 21st and 22nd

Times:  Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
              Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave., Room 9

Fee:      $150 which includes all materials. 

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ARCHEOLOGY OF FORM: Abstraction in Layers

with Mira M White

July 17-19, 2020, Fri-Sun. 10am – 4 pm

Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg Community Center

Tuition: $350 ( additional materials fee of $30 for extra supplies provided)

Healdsburg Community Center, Room 9, 1557 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA

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This 3 day workshop focuses on building an abstract visual structure through the application of multiple layers, working primarily with a combination of dry media, acrylic paints & collage. Dry media includes graphite, soft pastels and transfers.  We will do morning exercises, have informal lecture and continual with a demonstration. The intention of this workshop is to enrich your current practice with a combination of spontaneous, innovative paint processes and mark making. There will be ample time for personal exploration and individual attention.  For continuing artists.

MATERIALS LIST:

Liquid Media: Your collection of acrylic paint

  • White & Black Gesso
  • Acrylic gloss medium
  • Matt or Gloss Acrylic Gel

Dry Media:  Soft Chalk Pastels (should include Sennelier or Schminke or  Great American Artworks) Pan Pastels can be included, Colored Pencils, Watercolor Pencils, Water-soluble Oil Pastels, Water Soluble Graphite (Lyra brand from Amazon or Blick) Dry pigments (optional)

Surfaces:

  • 2 sheets full size Gessoed watercolor paper, 140lb or 300lb hot or cold press
  • 10 pieces smaller sheets of Strathmore watercolor for exercises
  • 2 same size size cradled wood panel at least 12″  for focused diptych

Mediums: Gel medium-mat or gloss & Liquitex Clear Gesso

Additional Tools:

  • Palette of some form- Cookie sheet or tray is great
  • Wax Paper or freezer paper
  • 2 Spray bottles 1 for water and 1 for Alcohol
  • Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol 70%
  • Dense Foam smooth rollers – contractors pack- roller handles are separate
  • Your collection of brushes and scraping tools
  • Drawing board of some kind- 1/2″  foam core is great- and light
  • Collage papers ( totally optional and your choice)

MIRA M WHITE FINE ART Artist Bio

Colorist and visionary, American artist Mira M. White is an award winning painter with an exhibition record both domestic and international.  When viewing her multi-media artworks one bears witness to a personal mythology of deeply felt images that stem from a lifelong preoccupation with and devotion to life as an ongoing journey of change and transformation.

Her professional responsibilities include a full teaching schedule of classes and workshops in multiple media.  Widely respected in Northern California Bay Area art communities, she has in recent years broadened her teaching venues to include workshops in  New Mexico, Florida, North Carolina, Nebraska and Washington.

The Pastel Journal just featured her work in its Dec. 2018 issue, with the apt title”Visual Narratives of Ethereal Beauty”.  Woven Tale Press just featured her graphic work in its June issue. She is included in a new hard cover book Art Journey: Abstract Painting, Encaustic Arts Magazine featured her work in its June 2015 issue. Other publications have honored her work as well: Gathering Clouds  in 2014, Inquiring Mind in 2012 & 2014, The Pastel Journal featured her pastel,  mixed media work in its Jan/Feb 2011 issue.  Her work is included in the 2010 anthology Best In American Water Media , and she is also featured in a recent anthology: Journeys Into Abstraction

BFA with High Distinction, MFA with Distinction California College of Arts & Crafts.  A member of CWA, IEA (International Encaustic Artists), National Museum of Women in the Arts, Arts Benicia and OPUS, an art collective affiliated with the Jen Tough Gallery.

STUNNING ABSTRACTS WITH SOFT PASTELS & MIXED MEDIA

with Mira M White

October 17-18, 2020

Sat- Sun 10am-4 pm  

Ages 16 – adult                           

Tuition: $ 275 ( $30 additional materials fee to instructor)

Click here to register

Healdsburg Community Center, Classroom 9

1557 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA

We are going to have a great time working with soft pastels in a variety of experimental ways: underpinnings with acrylics, watercolors or pastels diluted with rubbing alcohol (no petroleum based solvents). We will be layering  with both dry and wet media and using lots of exuberant mark making on several surfaces! Open to continuing artists of all levels and media!  

MATERIALS LIST

YOU BRING:

  • Soft  Chalk Pastels: ( No Oil Pastels)
  • 1 set Nupastels ( by Prismacolor)
  •  1 set Rembrandts  ( can be set of ½ sticks)
    OPTIONAL :Schmincke, Sennelier, or Great American ArtWorks  ( if you are able

Papers: Surfaces

  • 2 sheets  full size Gesso Primed 140 lb or 300 lb watercolor paper ( both sides)
  • 1 Sheet Colorfix by Art Spectrum Pastel paper 20”x28” or Premier or U Art ( Sanded Pastel Papers or Pastel Mat (From Dakota Pastels) ( OPTIONAL)
  • 10 sheets of hardware grade 320 grit wet/dry sand paper( 8″x10″ ( It is black) ( for warm up exercises)
  • Paints: Your collection of acrylic paints / colored inks
  • Brushes: An assortment of inexpensive hog bristle brushes that can withstand sanded pastel papers

Additional materials

  • 1 pint Liquitex Clear Gesso ( has pumice, for priming – only this brand
  • 70 % isopropyl rubbing alcohol 1 pt.
  • Trigger sprayer with variable spray ( 8 oz size)
  • 2 “ or wider Masking tape, Bull dog clips , Blending stumps/Q tips
  • Surgical/protective gloves/ protective hand creme
  • Utility knife
  • Drawing board to fit size of paper
  • Portable easel (optional)
  • Glassine paper for protecting work. and portfolio (can be homemade & cardboard) for storing work

INSTRUCTOR BRINGS:

  • Fixative for pastels ( archival)
  • Graphite powder and dry pigments
  • Additional tools and mediums
  • Extra mark making tools

Mail Order Suppliers:  Dakota Pastels http://www.dakotapastels.com

MIRA M WHITE FINE ART Artist Bio

Colorist and visionary, American artist Mira M. White is an award winning painter with an exhibition record both domestic and international.  When viewing her multi-media artworks one bears witness to a personal mythology of deeply felt images that stem from a lifelong preoccupation with and devotion to life as an ongoing journey of change and transformation.

Her professional responsibilities include a full teaching schedule of classes and workshops in multiple media.  Widely respected in Northern California Bay Area art communities, she has in recent years broadened her teaching venues to include workshops in  New Mexico, Florida, North Carolina, Nebraska and Washington.

The Pastel Journal just featured her work in its Dec. 2018 issue, with the apt title”Visual Narratives of Ethereal Beauty”.  Woven Tale Press just featured her graphic work in its June issue. She is included in a new hard cover book Art Journey: Abstract Painting, Encaustic Arts Magazine featured her work in its June 2015 issue. Other publications have honored her work as well: Gathering Clouds  in 2014, Inquiring Mind in 2012 & 2014, The Pastel Journal featured her pastel,  mixed media work in its Jan/Feb 2011 issue.  Her work is included in the 2010 anthology Best In American Water Media , and she is also featured in a recent anthology: Journeys Into Abstraction

BFA with High Distinction, MFA with Distinction California College of Arts & Crafts.  A member of CWA, IEA (International Encaustic Artists), National Museum of Women in the Arts, Arts Benicia and OPUS, an art collective affiliated with the Jen Tough Gallery.

pARTy

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: artclass@healdsburgcenterforthearts.org