Fearless Abstract Painting – Virtual Workshop

INSTRUCTOR: Samantha da Silva

DATES: March 20 & 21, 2021

TIMES: 10 am – 3 pm (30 min lunch break included)

COST: $210 (Supplies not Included)

Ages: 16 and up

Register here:

A Zoom link will be sent to you upon your registration.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Play, experiment, have fun! Explore spontaneous creation with emphasis on “no rules!”.

Join professional artist Samantha da Silva as she shares her unorthodox method of painting: Rollers rather than brushes, tables instead of easels, lots of paint and water, canvas manipulation and plaster, salt, sand and wood shavings to create ethereal, textured abstracts. 

Heart-centered discussions will be offered to assist you to let go of fear, silence the inner critic, turn up your intuition & explore your own artistic style in a safe, supportive environment including: 6 Questions to Help You Paint Fearless, Compassionate Critiques, How to tell your painting is finished, and so much more! 

Everyone is considered a beginner. No previous artistic experience necessary, just an open mind and an open heart.

WORKSHOP OUTLINE | 2-days

1. Philosophy “The process of creation evolves into ideas.”

2. Materials Overview Deep VS Thin profile canvas Artist VS Student quality paint
3. How to Begin
Fear no canvas: Set your intention Tone your canvas
4. Fearless Abstract Painting Foundational Techniques Use nature as a starting point Paint application with a roller Use water to blend colors Canvas manipulation Paper towels to lift & transfer color
5. Texture
Modelling Paste VS Gloss gel Plaster Make your own mediums using salt, sand & sawdust
6. Create Depth in Your Paintings Glazes VS Washes

SUPPLY LIST

Decorative Papers for Crafting & Bookmaking – Virtual Workshop

Book Arts Roadshow, Decorative Papers for Crafting & Bookmaking

Workshop Type: Series of 2 sessions via Zoom
Dates: Saturdays, March 27 & April 3, 2021
Times: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)
Deadline to enroll: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Fee: $140 (includes all decorative papers materials and shipping within the US)
Instructors: Book Arts Roadshow
Ages: 16 and up

Register Now: Click HERE

This 2-session Decorative Papers for Crafting & Bookmaking Workshop, taught by Book Arts Roadshow, focuses on providing basic information and hands-on instruction (via Zoom) on how to make selection a selection of decorative papers for crafting & bookmaking. This lively, stress-free Decorative Papers workshop is intended to provide Decorative Paper beginners with an opportunity to have fun, explore a new creative outlet, and to create decorative papers to use in future crafting and bookmaking projects.

On Day One of this workshop, we will explore these decorative paper techniques: Contemporary Paste Papers, Wax Resist and Botanical Printing.

On Day Two of this workshop, we will explore Dry Rubbings and Stenciling, and we will dive in to a little bookmaking to make a Decorative Papers Sampler Book to hold samples of your decorative papers and your notes on how you created each design.

Good Idea: Register for this workshop with friends and family from across the country — it’s a great way to make something together even when you can’t be in the same place.

Materials: Book Arts Roadshow will prepare all Decorative Papers materials for this workshop and will ship them to each registered participant via US Postal Service Priority Mail prior to the first session.

Tools: Participants need to provide their own:

  • fresh leaves (several various shapes and sizes are best)
  • plastic garbage bag
  • small jar of water
  • paper towels or rags
  • a few sheets of waste paper (such as pages from an old newspaper or paper grocery bags)
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • pencil & eraser ruler
  • spoon (metal or wooden)
  • OPTIONAL: bone folder

Zoom Access Code & Password: Registered participants will receive an email containing the Zoom access code & password on Friday, March 26, 2021. (NOTE: The email will come from Book Arts Roadshow.)

Recording: The workshop will not be recorded and recording of this workshop is prohibited. Book Arts Roadshow provides Book Arts instruction to and hands-on learning experiences for children & families, teens & grown-ups. Offerings include teachers professional development workshops, private parties & group sessions, classes, summer camps, team builders. Find out more at www.bookartsroadshow.net and follow on Instagram @bookartsroadshow.

Bookmaking Workshop (Book Set C)

Workshop Type: Series of 4 classes via Zoom
Dates: Saturdays, January 23, 30 & February 6, 13, 2021
Times: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM (Pacific Standard Time)
Deadline to enroll: Friday, January 15, 2021
Fee: $120 (includes all bookmaking materials and shipping within the US)
Instructors: Book Arts Roadshow
Register Now: Click HERE

This 4-session Bookmaking Workshop (Book Set C), taught by Book Arts Roadshow, focuses on providing basic information and hands-on instruction (via Zoom) on how to make selection a selection of six folded, adhesive and sewn book structures, with particular emphasis on adapting bookmaking projects so they can be reproduced using materials and tools that are commonly found around the home and/or are reasonably easy to obtain. This lively, stress-free Bookmaking Workshop is intended to provide bookmaking beginners with an opportunity to have fun, explore a new creative outlet, and plant seeds of ideas of how books may be incorporated with existing personal art practices.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to make “Book Set C” book structures. (NOTE: These book structures are different from the ones that were taught in 2020 Bookmaking Summer Camp Book Set A and Bookmaking Workshop Book Set B.)

  • Flag Book
  • Paper Slipcase Book
  • Map Fold Book
  • Meandering Book
  • Exquisite Corpse Book I
  • Exquisite Corpse Book II

Good Idea: Register for this workshop with friends and family from across the country — it’s a great way to make something together even when you can’t be in the same place.

Materials: Book Arts Roadshow will prepare all bookmaking materials for this workshop and will ship them to each registered participant via US Postal Service Priority Mail prior to the first session.

Tools: Participants need to provide their own:

  • glue stick scissors
  • pencil & eraser ruler
  • a few sheets of waste paper such as pages from an old magazine, catalog or newspaper
  • spoon (metal or wooden)
  • OPTIONAL: bone folder

Zoom Access Code & Password: Registered participants will receive an email containing the Zoom access code & password on Friday, January 22, 2021. (NOTE: The email will come from Book Arts Roadshow.)

Recording: The workshop will not be recorded and recording of this workshop is prohibited.

Book Arts Roadshow provides Book Arts instruction to and hands-on learning experiences for children, teens & grown-ups. Offerings include classes, summer camps, private group sessions, team builders, retreats and teachers professional development workshops. Find out more at www.bookartsroadshow.net

Free Workshops for Kids and Families

Home for the Holidays?

Take a creative break with these Holiday classes and tutorials!

Tell all of the kids and families you know about this special opportunity!

Book Arts Roadshow has partnered with San Francisco Public Library to offer 6 free workshops for kids & families during fall and winter 2020. All workshops will be broadcast live on the San Francisco Public Library YouTube channel on these dates:

Monday, November 23 :: Inside-Out Zines (Click here to watch.)
Monday, November 30 :: Twig Calendar Book (Click here to watch.)
Monday, December 7 :: Easy Decorative Paper & Notebook (Click here to watch.)
Monday, December 14 :: Expandable Art-Scrap-Photo Book (Up next 4:00 to 4:45 PM!)
Monday, December 21 :: Happy-Pockets Book, 4:00 to 4:45 PM
Monday, December 28 :: Caterpillar Book, 4:00 to 4:45 PM

No registration is necessary.

Additional Resources:

WINTER CAMPS

RINCON VALLEY WINTER CAMPS

http://www.rvef.org/images/THKSWB_2020_Catalog_1_web.pdf

FREE OR UNDER $40

Live online workshops
https://schulzmuseum.org/classes-camps/

CARTOON ART MUSEUM

Online live workshops on cartooning

https://www.cartoonart.org/calendar/2020/winter-camptoons

(scholarships available)

https://www.cartoonart.org/calendar/2020/seasonal-kids-cartooning-drawing-dinosaurs

BAY AREA DISCOVERY MUSEUM

Live online classes on shadow puppets, inventions and more. ($20) https://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/camps-classes/badm-virtual-winter-programs

CAMP EDMO

Amazing lineup of workshops for kids (sliding scale)

Pre-recorded workshops/ tutorials:

EXPLORATORIUM

Online tutorials from animation to sculpture

https://www.exploratorium.edu/tinkering/projects

CALIFORNIA POETS IN SCHOOLS

Short prompts for writing poems—and you can submit your poem for publication!

https://www.californiapoets.org/online-poetry-workshop-for-youth

SONOMA VALLEY MUSEUM OF ART

Bilingual online art tutorials

https://svma.org/event/artshome/

Smithsonian Museum free online tutorials.

https://www.si.edu/kids

WEST SIDE SCHOOL ART Tutorials by Jessica Martin

https://westsideartprogram.wixsite.com/mysite/tutorials

HARVEST NIETO’S DRAWING CHANNEL

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMeLlrOrj9RI3c727bvbHCg/


https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org/on-line-store/

Joyful 4-D Journaling: a Special Bookmaking Workshop for the New Year

Workshop Type: 1 session, 4 hours (via Zoom) 

Dates: Saturday, January 2, 2021 

Times: 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM (Pacific Standard Time) 

Deadline to enroll: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 

Fee: $120 (includes all bookmaking materials and shipping) 

Enroll here:

Instructors: Book Arts Roadshow 

Joyful 4-D Journaling: a Bookmaking Workshop for the New Year, taught by Book  Arts Roadshow, is part hands-on workshop and part lecture, and provides hands-on  instruction on how to make a unique accordion-based journal that provides nooks and  crannies, flaps, fold-outs and pages on which to capture fleeting thoughts, record  memories of the past, track small achievements, hold dreams for the future and express  joy of the present moment. 

During this relaxing, stress-free workshop and lecture, the instructors will share  concepts that are alternative to traditional “diary” style journaling, focusing instead on  ideas for non-linear journaling, micro journaling, visual journaling, incorporating 3- dimensional elements and considerations for folding time into the journaling process. 

This workshop is for those who have never journaled before and are looking for a place  to begin, and for those who have an existing journaling practice who would like to try  something new. 

(NOTES: We will take a couple of 5-minute hands-and-fingers stretch breaks during the  session and a 10-minute snack break at halftime. No actual journal writing will take  place during this workshop.) 

Good Idea: This workshop makes a great holiday gift! 

Materials: Book Arts Roadshow will prepare all bookmaking materials for this  workshop and will ship them to each registered participant via US Postal Service  Priority Mail prior to the first session. 

Tools: Participants need to provide their own:

glue stick 

scissors 

pencil & eraser 

ruler 

stapler 

a few sheets of waste paper such as pages from an old magazine, catalog or  newspaper 

spoon (metal or wooden) 

OPTIONAL: bone folder, Xacto knife, cutting mat 

OPTIONAL: your favorite warm beverage and a snack 

Zoom Access Code & Password: Registered participants will receive an email  containing the Zoom access code & password on Friday, January 1, 2021.  (NOTE: The email will come from Book Arts Roadshow.) 

Recording: The workshop will not be recorded and recording of this workshop  are prohibited. 

Book Arts Roadshow provides Book Arts instruction to and hands-on learning  experiences for children, teens & grown-ups. Offerings include classes, summer  camps, private group sessions, team builders, retreats and teachers professional  development workshops. Find out more at www.bookartsroadshow.net

Mosaic Stepping Stones with Barbara McNally

 

An In-Person and Socially Distanced 2-Day Workshop

Create colorful and unique mosaic stepping stones for the garden in the 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.  Depending on how fast you work, you may be able to create up to 2 stepping stones.

There will be a 45 min break for lunch on Sat. Please bring your own lunch.

Dates:  Jan. 9 & 10  

Times:  Sat., 10:00 am – 3:00 pm., Sun. 10:00-12:00

Where: Barbara’s studio in Alexander Valley (directions to follow upon enrollment)

Fee:  $125 which includes all materials. 

Register here:

**Enrollment is limited to 6 people only.  Masks mandatory.

2021 Members Exhibit

Inspiration and Connection

January 9 – February 21, 2021

During these times of uncertainty, and for some, isolation, members share through art what brightens their day. Is it the comforting beauty of nature? The bright colors on your palette? Music? A note from a dear friend? In the quiet moments of these times, what helps you to feel connected and comforted?

Thu-Mon 11-3, in HCA’s Gallery


Online catalog:

All pieces are for sale and can be purchased through this online catalog. Shipping is not included in the listed price and is the responsibility of the buyer.

Want to become a member? Join now at healdsburgcenterforthearts.org, or stop by the gallery at 130 Plaza St., Healdsburg.

SCULPTING WITH PAPER CLAY

Healdsburg Center for the Arts announces a Zoom paper clay sculpture demonstration with sculptor MICHELE COLLIER

Michele will host you on Zoom during an intimate visit to her studio as participants observe how to create a spontaneous figure using paper clay slabs.

During this demonstration, we learn that many rules are set aside as she rolls, slams, squeezes and stretches the clay. This unique medium – – is perfect for all skill levels.  

Michele will be sculpting a standing figure from undulating slabs. Follow along as she shares her secrets for working in this unusual way. Her work is truly unique and depends heavily on the properties of this clay. A clay that uses paper additives to give it strength in wet or dry form. It fires to cone 10…it’s REAL clay, but unlike any clay you have used before.

Michele has been using this clay exclusively for 15 years and all of the methods she will be sharing with you are discoveries she has made and used in her sculptures. The original rules of clay are changed and this opens up a vast array of possibilities. Discussion of non-glaze surfaces will be covered and “how to” sheets will be available online for each effect.

Sat., Jan. 16th, 10:00-1:00.  

Cost: $50
Zoom details will be sent a day before the class.

Click here to register:

PAPERCLAY WORKSHOP Materials and tools:

WOODEN ROLLING PIN…the biggest one you can push around.

RED RUBBER RIB…they are the softest

METAL RIB…no teeth

CUTTING WIRE

WOODEN CLAY TOOLS…a selection of your favorites 

BOARD (large enough for your sculpture)

SMALL PASTRY CONE

CLAY…IMCO IVORY PAPER CLAY

NON GLAZE SURFACE TREATMENTS

On Michele’s website, you can print these pages for your reference.

Emerging Artists – THE NEXT GENERATION

The Next Generation” asks who is the next generation of artists and how will they shape the new art world? Artists between the ages of 17 and 30 y/o are encouraged to submit their work for consideration by September 25.

Exhibit Dates: October 10 – November 15, 2020, in HCA’s gallery and online

2020 marks the 7th year, Healdsburg Center for the Arts has featured artists at the beginning of their career.

Online Gallery:

EXHIBIT JURORS: Magda Fraga, Clay Howard, Skylaer Palacios:

Magdalena (Magda) Fraga is the Creative and Marketing Director of MUSA, a startup that connects local artists to community spaces. Magdalena graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree with honors in history of art. Having worked closely with art museums, art galleries and non-profits, Magdalena is now interested in working with artists of all types to promote the arts in the public space. In her free time, Magdalena creates lamps, DJs, rock climbs and is learning how to surf.

Clay Howard is a multimedia artist, designer, and founder of Slippery Dirt which is a brand and fine art practice. Clay studied Rhetoric and Media and Fine Art at Lewis and Clark College. He worked at a small independent magazine in Portland OR called Beacon Quarterly and went on to intern at the Aperture Foundation in New York. He has experience curating exhibits and has shown his own work in a number of galleries.

Skylaer Palacios is a prodigious creator, performer, teacher, and social justice advocate. In 2015, at the age of 20, she earned her B.A in Liberal Studies and Performing Arts. Upon graduation, she was accepted by audition to attend a summer intensive with Dance Theater of Harlem, the first Black classical ballet company in existence. Soon after, she began to focus her artistic efforts, whether in the disciplines of dance, music, or theater, on projects whose narratives are based around social justice issues. Now, she is running for city council in her hometown of Healdsburg, CA to amplify the voices of marginalized communities and create more economic vitality for local artists.

Bookmaking Workshop for Youths

This 4-session Bookmaking Workshop (Book Set B), taught by Book Arts Roadshow, focuses on providing basic information and hands-on instruction (via Zoom) on how to make selection a selection of six folded, adhesive and sewn book structures, with particular emphasis on adapting bookmaking projects so they can be reproduced using materials and tools that are commonly found around the home and/or are reasonably easy to obtain.

This lively, stress-free Bookmaking Workshop is intended to provide bookmaking beginners with an opportunity to have fun, explore a new creative outlet, and plant seeds of ideas of how books may be incorporated with existing personal art practices.In this workshop, participants will learn how to make “Book Set B” book structures. (NOTE: These book structures are different from the ones that were taught in the 2020 Bookmaking Summer Camp.)

Participants will learn how to make:

Concertina Book

Hidden Page Book

Washi Hinge Book

3-Stitch Dos-a-Dos 

5-stitch French Doors Book

Chain Stitch Book

Instructors: Book Arts Roadshow

Sessions: 4 sessions via Zoom  
Dates: Saturdays, October 17, 24, 31 & November 7, 2020
Times: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM (Pacific Standard Time)

Deadline to enroll: Monday, October 5, 2020
Fee: $120 (includes all bookmaking materials and shipping)

REGISTER NOW: HERE

Zoom Access Code & Password:Registered participants will receive an email containing the Zoom access code & password on Friday, October 16, 2020.
(NOTE: The email will come from Book Arts Roadshow.)

Materials: Book Arts Roadshow will prepare all bookmaking materials for this workshop and will ship them to each registered participant via US Postal Service Priority Mail prior to the first session.

Tools: Participants need to provide their own:

• glue stick
• scissors
• pencil & eraser
• ruler
• a few sheets of waste paper such as pages from an old magazine, catalog
or newspaper
• spoon (metal or wooden)
• bone folder (optional)

Registration: Registration is open to people residing in the US (as packages will be sent via US Postal Service Priority Mail).

GREAT IDEA: Register for this workshops with friends and family from across the country — it’s a great way to make something together even when you can’t be in the same place.

Recording: The workshop will not be recorded and recording of this workshop is prohibited.

Book Arts Roadshow provides Book Arts instruction to and hands-on learning experiences for children, teens & grown-ups. Offerings include classes, summer camps, private group sessions, team builders, retreats and teachers professional development workshops. Find out more at www.bookartsroadshow.net