Adult Classes/Workshops

Spring 2014 Adult Classes/Workshops

The Healdsburg Center For The Arts is pleased to announce our partnering with the City of  Healdsburg and the Parks and Recreation Department.  Parks and Recreation has an established program of classes and workshops that it runs at the Foss Creek Community Center located at 1557 Healdsburg Ave,  about a half mile north of Dry Creek Road.  With this new alliance, we will have the use of a larger and quieter classroom with easy access to the outside, and complement the Community Center’s vibrant program with art classes and workshops for kids, adults and families.

All classes and workshops marked as Foss Creek Community Center are held at 1557 Healdsburg Ave.
All weekend classes and workshops marked as Hbg Senior Center are held at 133 Matheson Street.

All classes and workshops marked Healdsburg Center for the Arts are held at The Healdsburg Center For The Arts, 130 Plaza Street.
Please note the downloadable applications are different.


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DRAWING WORKSHOP: THE FIGURE: SHADING & PROPORTION
14 years and older
Tuesdays, 6pm – 8pm
Location: Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Instructor: Sylvia Seventy
Each drawing workshop meeting will be a 2 hour hands-on studio approach to the skill of artistic expression through drawing.  Creative lessons by Healdsburg artist /teacher Sylvia Seventy, address shedding the fear of art, as well as building personal confidence and drawing skills.  Sylvia is an internationally known artist working in molded paper, collage and drawing.

 Sylvia Seventy has a B.A. from California State University, Northridge and an M.F.A. from Lone Mountain College, San Francisco. She has taught at the university level as well as being an art consultant. Her work has been in numerous exhibits and is in selected collections across the United States and Europe.
Her current work is represented by www.browngrotta.com     
Tuesdays, 6pm – 8pm
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Class Fee: $125
Materials List:
acid-free drawing pad, minimum size 11”x 14”
drawing pencils, 2B, 4B
white “MAGIC” eraser (for pencil)
kneaded eraser (for charcoal)
2-holed, hand-held pencil sharpener (metal best, plastic or wood OK)
2 sticks compressed charcoal
2 sticks “vine” or “willow” charcoal

Location: HCA Classroom
HCA Registration Form (PDF)
photo copyright Tom Grotta, courtesy browngrotta arts

 

JAPANESE BLANK “STAB BINDING” JOURNALS
2 Sessions:
Saturday, March 15, 10am – 4pm
Saturday, June 21, 10am – 4pm   
Location: Hbg Senior Center
Instructor: C.K. Itamura
Japanese stab binding is a traditional book binding method that is beautiful, elegant and practical. In this day-long hands-on workshop, participants will prepare materials to make unique, one-of-a-kind journals or notebooks and learn Japanese stab binding techniques. Participants will go home with four Japanese stab binding journals or notebooks made in class.
C.K.Itamura is a letterpress and linocut printer, photographer and writer. Her work blurs the lines between mediums as she combines letterpress and reduction linocut printing with photography, social commentary, personal idealism, live presentation and mixed media.
Her studio, Peach Farm Studio is based in Sonoma County, California. She teaches letterpress, linoleum block printing and other book arts classes and workshops in the San Francisco bay area and throughout the North Bay.
www.peachfarmstudio.com

Session 1 – Saturday, March 15, 10am – 4pm  
Class Fee: $125   
Materials Fee $10
Session 2 – Saturday, June 21, 10am – 4pm
Class Fee: $125   
Materials Fee $10
Location: Hbg Senior Center
Foss Creek / Senior Center  Registration Form  (PDF)
Link to Online Registration for Foss Creek Community Center / Senior Center (Healdsburg Parks and Recreation)  

 

hofmann1SUMI-E BRUSH PAINTING – One Day Workshop
Instructor: Michael Hofmann
Saturday March 29, 1pm – 4pm
Location: Hbg Senior Center

Sumi-e is an exciting medium to work in for it encourages spontaneity. The flexibility of the bamboo brush, the fluidity of the ink, and the sensitivity of the handmade paper enables a wonderful range of expression. Most sumi-e (in the US, as well as in Japan) is taught with a fairly formal and structured approach, using motifs found in manuals. My style is bit more improvisational; hence there will be an emphasis on expressive brushwork rather than formal technique. Along with some guided instruction, there will be a variety of themes, both figurative and abstract, for individual exploration.  Students will be encouraged to work from sketches rather than photographs.
Michael Hofmann grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, but spent most of his life in Kyoto as a painter and disciple to the sumi-e painter and Zen priest Jikihara Gyokusei. Michael has had exhibitions of his work in galleries and museums throughout Japan. Since returning to the U.S., he has given sumi-e classes at various cultural centers, including the San Francisco Asian Art Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
http://www.michaeldhofmann.com

Class Fee: $50
Materials Fee: $5
Location: Hbg Senior Center
Foss Creek / Senior Center  Registration Form  (PDF)
Link to Online Registration for Foss Creek Community Center / Senior Center (Healdsburg Parks and Recreation)  

 

SUMI-E BRUSH PAINTING
Instructor: Michael Hofmann
 4 Wednesdays, 7pm – 9pm
Location: Foss Creek Community Center

Sumi-e is an exciting medium to work in for it encourages spontaneity. The flexibility of the bamboo brush, the fluidity of the ink, and the sensitivity of the handmade paper enables a wonderful range of expression. Most sumi-e (in the US, as well as in Japan) is taught with a fairly formal and structured approach, using motifs found in manuals. My style is bit more improvisational; hence there will be an emphasis on expressive brushwork rather than formal technique. Along with some guided instruction, there will be a variety of themes, both figurative and abstract, for individual exploration.  Students will be encouraged to work from sketches rather than photographs.
Michael Hofmann grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, but spent most of his life in Kyoto as a painter and disciple to the sumi-e painter and Zen priest Jikihara Gyokusei. Michael has had exhibitions of his work in galleries and museums throughout Japan. Since returning to the U.S., he has given sumi-e classes at various cultural centers, including the San Francisco Asian Art Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
http://www.michaeldhofmann.com
April 2, 9, 16, 23
Class Fee: $125
Location: Foss Creek Community Center
Click here to download materials list (PDF)
Foss Creek Registration Form  (PDF)
Link to Online Registration for Foss Creek Community Center (Healdsburg Parks and Recreation)

 

viewlPAINTING WORKSHOP
Instructor: George Scribner
Saturday and Sunday, April 5 & 6
Location: Healdsburg Senior Center

Open to beginners as well as experienced painters.  The class will be taught with water based oil paints.  Using a basic set of supplies and a limited palette of colors you will learn a step by step approach to oil painting, from simple drawing tips to mixing a full range of colors using a small set of colors and using warm and cool colors to create depth in your paintings.
I was born and raised in Panama City, Republic of Panama and in 1977 moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in animation. After working at various animation houses, I joined Walt Disney Feature Animation as a character animator in 1983.
After animating on various projects, I directed Oliver and Company, a full length animated feature that was released in 1988. Following Oliver, I worked as a concept and story artist on numerous projects including The Lion King, Fantasia Continued and Dinosaur.
I am currently a contractor at Walt Disney Imagineering as a concept artist and Animation Director. Over the last ten years I’ve directed various animated projects including Mickey’s Philharmagic, Aladdin’s Magic Lamp in Tokyo and the Gran Fiesta Concert at Epcot starring the Three Caballeros. My Disneyland paintings are in the Disneyland Gallery on Main Street in California, The Disneyland Hotel Lobby and at The Art of Disney at Walt Disney World.
I’ve been commissioned by the Republic of Panama to paint large scale oil paintings of the upcoming Panama Canal Expansion – a nine year project. I will be painting the various phases of construction through 2014. The paintings will hang in the Canal Administration building in Panama City.
http://www.scribnerart.com

Saturday and Sunday, April 5 & 6
Location: Healdsburg Senior Center
10am – 4pm

Class Fee: $175
Materials List:
Click here to download materials list (PDF)
Foss Creek/ Senior Center Registration Form  (PDF)
Link to Online Registration for Foss Creek Community Center / Senior Center (Healdsburg Parks and Recreation)



MOSAICS
Ages 14 years and older
All materials are included,all levels of artistic ability welcome.
Instructor: Kathryn Henderson
Saturday, April 5, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Learn the ancient art of mosaics. A fun and functional art form that can be applied to many surfaces and has multiple varied uses. This one day workshop explores all aspects of mosaics through examples and demonstrations,including indirect and direct methods.A brief overview of design and color theory will be explored to help create your design. Students will create a 12 inch stepping stone using ceramic tile, just in time for your spring garden.
Kathryn Henderson h
as a degree in art from San Jose State University and over 30 years painting experience.  She has taught art classes in Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties through Recreation & Parks, Santa Rosa Junior College and Community Education.
Class Fee: $95
Materials Fee: $10
Location: HCA Classroom
HCA Registration Form (PDF)

 

HANDBUILDING WITH CLAY
Ages 14 years and older
Tuesdays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
April 8, 15, 22, 29
Instructor: Kathryn Henderson
Kathryn Henderson has a degree in art from San Jose State University and over 30 years painting experience.  She has taught art classes in Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties through Recreation & Parks, Santa Rosa Junior College and Community Education.
Tuesdays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
April 8, 15, 22, 29
Class Fee: $68
Materials Fee: $10
Location: HCA Classroom
HCA Registration Form (PDF)

INTRODUCTION TO LETTERPRESS PRINTING
Instructor: C.K. Itamura
2 Sessions
: April 19, July 19
9:30am – 1:30pm
Do you love the look and feel of letterpress printed cards, gifts and books? Learn the basics of letterpress in this beginning level class. In this half-day workshop, participants will learn the basics of letterpress and make unique small prints or cards by hand setting type and printing on an antique tabletop printing press. Participants will go home with 10 small prints or cards made in class.
C.K.Itamura is a letterpress and linocut printer, photographer and writer. Her work blurs the lines between mediums as she combines letterpress and reduction linocut printing with photography, social commentary, personal idealism, live presentation and mixed media. Her studio, Peach Farm Studio is based in Sonoma County, California. She teaches letterpress, linoleum block printing and other book arts classes and workshops in the San Francisco bay area and throughout the North Bay.
www.peachfarmstudio.com
Session 1 – Saturday, April 19
9:30am – 1:30pm
Class Fee: $50
Session 2 – Saturday, July 19
9:30am – 1:30pm
Class Fee: $50
Location: Hbg Senior Center
Foss Creek/ Senior Center Registration Form  (PDF)
Link to Online Registration for Foss Creek Community Center / Senior Center (Healdsburg Parks and Recreation)

 

INTRODUCTION TO LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINTING
Instructor: C.K. Itamura
2 Sessions: April 19, July 19
2pm-6pm

Do you love the look of linoleum block prints and cards? Learn the basics of linoleum block carving and printing in this beginning level class. In this half-day hands-on workshop, participants will learn the basics of linoleum block carving and printing and make unique small prints or cards by hand carving linoleum and printing on an antique tabletop printing press, by hand using a barren and also by using a wooden spoon. Participants will go home with 10 small prints or cards made in class.
C.K.Itamura is a letterpress and linocut printer, photographer and writer. Her work blurs the lines between mediums as she combines letterpress and reduction linocut printing with photography, social commentary, personal idealism, live presentation and mixed media. Her studio, Peach Farm Studio is based in Sonoma County, California. She teaches letterpress, linoleum block printing and other book arts classes and workshops in the San Francisco bay area and throughout the North Bay.
www.peachfarmstudio.com

Session 1 – Saturday, April 19, 2pm – 6pm
Class Fee: $50
Session 2 – Saturday, July 19, 2pm – 6pm
Class Fee: $50
Location: Hbg Senior Center
Foss Creek/ Senior Center Registration Form  (PDF)
Link to Online Registration for Foss Creek Community Center / Senior Center (Healdsburg Parks and Recreation)

 

 
DRAWING WITH CHARCOAL WORKSHOP
14 years and older
Tuesdays, 6pm – 8pm
May 6, 13, 20, 27
Instructor: Sylvia Seventy
Each drawing workshop meeting will be a 2 hour hands-on studio approach to the skill of artistic
expression through drawing.  Creative lessons by Healdsburg artist /teacher Sylvia Seventy, address shedding the fear of art, as well as building personal confidence and drawing skills.  Sylvia is an internationally known artist working in molded paper, collage and drawing.
Charcoal is a great medium for expressive drawings!
Sylvia Seventy has a B.A. from California State University, Northridge and an M.F.A. from Lone Mountain College, San Francisco. She has taught at the university level as well as being an art consultant. Her work has been in numerous exhibits and is in selected collections across the United States and Europe.
Tuesdays, 6pm – 8pm
May 6, 13, 20, 27
Class Fee: $125
Materials List:
acid-free drawing pad, minimum size 11”x 14”

 drawing pencils, 2B, 4B
white “MAGIC” eraser (for pencil)
kneaded eraser (for charcoal)
2-holed, hand-held pencil sharpener (metal best, plastic or wood OK)
2 sticks compressed charcoal
2 sticks “vine” or “willow” charcoal
Location: Foss Creek Community Center
Foss Creek/ Senior Center Registration Form  (PDF)
Link to Online Registration for Foss Creek Community Center / Senior Center (Healdsburg Parks and Recreation)

 

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ABSTRACT PAINTING WORKSHOP
 

Saturday & Sunday May 3 & 4
10am to 4pm each day

Instructor – Lisa Manes-James M.F.A
Location -  Healdsburg Senior Center
 
Participants will learn methods to create abstract art in acrylic paints.  Using still life set-ups we will explore semi–abstract to non-objective compositions through a series of drawing exercises prior to painting.  Concepts, personal expression and color schemes using a double primary palette will be addressed and basic elements and principles of art will be briefly discussed.  All levels are welcome.
Lisa Manes-James is a California abstract artist whose paintings are based on physical and spiritual connections to the earth inspired by the Northern California bay area where she resides and works. Originally from the Central San Joaquin Valley in California, Lisa holds a BA and teaching credential from California State University Fresno and an MFA from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has exhibited her recent work in juried shows at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts, the Sebastopol Center for the Arts and the Academy of Art Spring Show at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.  Lisa has been teaching art in California public schools for twelve years.
http://www.lisamanesjames.com

 Ages: 18 yrs and older
Saturday & Sunday May 3 & 4
10am to 4 pm each day

Location -  Healdsburg Senior Center
Materials List: click to download materials list (PDF)
Workshop Fee:
$175
Foss Creek / Senior Center Registration Form  (PDF)
Link to Online Registration for Foss Creek Community Center/ Senior Center (Healdsburg Parks and Recretion)