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January 27 – 29, 2015 
Debra Huse
"Beginners Basics"

No experience necessary!
Start from the beginning, as Debra teaches you step by step about setting-up the easel, design and composition, the color wheel, the palette, how to hold the brush to apply paint, and mixing with the palette knife. We will paint along together one step at a time and make the fundamentals FUN. This is a wonderful class for beginning painters, collectors, or anyone who loves art. The workshop will take place indoors in a very comfortable setting. Each participant will go home with a small framed completed painting or three! Class size is limited to ensure individual attention and instruction. Pease contact the Debra Huse Gallery at 949.723.6171 or
mail@debrahuse.com to enroll.
Location: Newport Beach, CA; Hours: 9am – 4pm; Tuition: $400



February 19 – 21, 2015
Kristen Olson
3 Days Coastal Workshop

Join Kristen Olson in beautiful Southern California and take a beach break while you learn to paint three different types of coastal landscapes.  We will paint boats and their reflections on Balboa Island, The sea cliffs, sea rocks and turquoise water at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach and beach cottages with umbrellas at Crystal Cove.  
 
Throughout the workshop I will tailor each location to a different lesson that includes work on the fundamentals of painting such as composition, value, color, edges and how to add that special quality you love about your chosen location by showing you how to add the emotions you feel for your subject to your painting.

Each morning I'll begin with a painting demonstration and lecture.  We'll have a short lunch break and then you will paint for the rest of the afternoon with my help.
 
The workshop hours will be from 9:30am-4:00pm and it is open to all levels of painters and to oil, watercolor, acrylic and gouache.

The exact class meeting locations will be emailed upon registration. Class size is limited.  The cost is $345.00 for all 3 days or $115.00 per day. 

Please email me at
Kristenpaints@gmail.com for more information or register online at KristenOlson.net.



March 3 – 6, 2015
Calvin Liang
Rich Color & Controlled Values

Award-winning artist Calvin Liang will be teaching with a focus on painting on location from direct observation. Lessons will include:

• Planning the most effective composition for the individual artist's preferences
• Learning to better see and use warm and cool color in landscape
Commanding hardness and softness of the edges to create space in painting
• Simplifying the subject through the use of basic design, value, color, and drawing skills
• Reasons for different paint surface texture and brushstroke direction
• How to get the best possible results in a short time

Space is limited to ensure individual attention and instruction.
Tuition: $550.
Please contact the Debra Huse Gallery at 949.723.6171 or
mail@debrahuse.com to enroll. 



March 12 – 14, 2015
Kristen Olson
"March at Montage" 3 Days Workshop

We will meet and paint at Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California, you can choose to come for 1, 2 or all 3 days. This is one of the most beautiful locations in Southern California. There are long, gorgeous beaches dotted with sea rocks, colorful gardens uniquely shaped sea cliffs and vistas.  

Class will be held on March 12th – 14th from 9:30am – 4pm each day. There will be daily demonstrations and lecture. You will get a lot of personal help at your easel.  Class size is limited.
This workshop is open to artists of all levels including beginners and to oil, acrylic, watercolor and gouache.  

The cost is $345.00 for all 3 days or $115.00 per day

For more information, please email me at
Kristenpaints@gmail.com.
To register, visit the workshops page on my website at
KristenOlson.net



March 17 – 19, 2015 
Debra Huse 
“Focus on Value” 

Besides drawing and composition, the most important component of a successful painting is value. Learn how to achieve foreground, middle-ground and background. Debra will teach you how to look past color and achieve correct value. The workshop will take place indoors in a very comfortable setting. This is a great class for both beginning and intermediate painters. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention and instruction.
Please contact the Debra Huse Gallery at 949.723.6171 or
mail@debrahuse.com to enroll.
Location: Newport Beach, CA; Hours: 9am – 4pm; Tuition: $400



March 27 – 29, 2015
Saim Caglayan
3 Day Anza Borrego Desert Painting Workshop

Click here for details

To sign up, email saimcaglayan@aol.com
or call (808) 634 - 6941




April 9 – 11, 2015
Kristen Olson
"April in Orange County" 3 Days Workshop

Join Kristen Olson in beautiful Southern California and take a beach break while you learn to paint three different types of coastal landscapes.  We will paint boats and their reflections on Balboa Island, The sea cliffs, sea rocks and turquoise water at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach and beach cottages with umbrellas at Crystal Cove.  
Throughout the workshop I will tailor each location to a different lesson that includes work on the fundamentals of painting such as composition, value, color, edges and how to add that special quality you love about your chosen location by showing you how to add the emotions you feel for your subject to your painting.

Each morning I'll begin with a painting demonstration and lecture.  We'll have a short lunch break and then you will paint for the rest of the afternoon with my help.  

The workshop hours will be from 9:30am-4:00pm and it is open to all levels of painters and to oil, watercolor, acrylic and gouache.

The cost is $345.00 for all 3 days or $115.00 per day.
The exact class meeting locations will be emailed upon registration.
Class size is limited.  

For more information, please email me at
Kristenpaints@gmail.com.
To register, visit the workshops page on my website at
KristenOlson.net



April 21 – 23, 2015
Debra Huse 
“Focus on Color I” 

Achieve color harmony! Explore new ways to paint white using color and discover alternatives to grey in shadows. Master the art of mixing color while perfecting value. Learn how to warm up a color or cool it down and how to neutralize a color and show it off with its compliment. We will do color studies and work on 6 x 8 studies. The workshop will take place indoors in a very comfortable setting for both beginning and intermediate painters.  Class size is limited to ensure individual attention and instruction.
Please contact the Debra Huse Gallery at 949.723.6171 or
mail@debrahuse.com to enroll.
Location: Newport Beach, CA; Hours: 9am-4pm; Tuition: $400



May 4 – 6, 2015
Debra Huse
“Paint Catalina!”

Paint plein air on Catalina Island in the beautiful town of Avalon. Arrive by Catalina Flyer on Sunday, May 3rd and join us on Debra’s boat, Grouper for a cookout and happy hour on the water. We will be painting Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday and return on the flyer later Wednesday afternoon.

Tuition: $300 (Cost of Catalina Flyer and hotel not included).
Please contact the Debra Huse Gallery at 949.723.6171 or
mail@debrahuse.com to enroll. 



May 16 & 17, 2015
Victoria Brooks
AIS, NOAPS (LPAPA Artist Member)
Mendocino Plein Air Painting Workshop

This weekend long workshop is located at the Mendocino Art Center in the heart of the beautiful village of Mendocino on the coast 150 miles north of San Francisco overlooking the rugged expanse of the Pacific Ocean.

Victoria Brooks will be teaching this impressionist workshop both in the studio and on location. This is the 8th year Victoria has taught this workshop. She will address choice of subject, technique, composition, color and values. She will give several quick demos as well as constructive class critiques. This class is for all level of painters. Class size limited to 12.

Cost: $255. MAC Members: $207.

To register: Call the Mendocino Art Center at (800) 653-3328 or go to www.mendocinoartcenter.org.  Also contact Victoria Brooks at (916) 768-1751 or victoria@vbrooks.com.  Visit Victoria’s website at www.vbrooks.com. 



May 19 – 21, 2015
Debra Huse 
“Focus on Color 2”
 
Achieve color harmony! Explore new ways to paint white using color and discover alternatives to grey in shadows. Master the art of mixing color while perfecting value. Learn how to warm up a color or cool it down and how to neutralize a color and show it off with its compliment. We will do color studies and work on 6 x 8 studies. The workshop will take place indoors in a very comfortable setting for both beginning and intermediate painters.  Class size is limited to ensure individual attention and instruction.

Please contact the Debra Huse Gallery at 949.723.6171 or
mail@debrahuse.com to enroll. 
Location: Newport Beach, CA; Hours: 9am-4pm; Tuition: $400



June 9 – 11, 2015
Debra Huse 
“Lay it Down and Leave It Alone” 

Stop futzing! Learn how to mix a bigger pile of paint and get it onto your brush and off onto the canvas without overworking it. People want to see your brushstrokes. We will also be working with a palette knife. This class is often held outdoors to better enjoy the beautiful spring weather in Southern California. 
Space is limited to ten students to ensure individual attention and instruction.

Please contact the Debra Huse Gallery at 949.723.6171 or
mail@debrahuse.com to enroll. 
Location: Newport Beach, CA; Hours: 9am-4pm; Tuition: $400



June 23 – 26, 2015
Lori Putnam
“Expression & Response”

Lori Putnam’s paintings are a personal and genuine response to a scene, and she encourages her students to learn to do the same. Lori believes that each artist sees differently and should leave their distinctive mark on the canvas. However, letting go of formulas and finding the confidence to honestly express ourselves can seem daunting or difficult. Students will leave this workshop excited, ready to experiment more on their own, and above all, pointed towards meaningful, personal artistic growth. The workshop will include lectures and demonstrations, individual painting time, personalized instruction, and group critiques to promote your progress and take you to the next level of creating poetry in your paintings. This class is appropriate for advanced beginners, and intermediate and advanced painters. Previous plein air experience is highly recommended. 

Lori Putnam’s approachable, giving nature, energetic demonstrations, and hands-on teaching style have made her one of the most sought-after artist workshop instructors and her workshops often fill-up rapidly. “Expression & Response” is the only workshop she will be teaching on the West Coast in 2015.

Please contact the Debra Huse Gallery at 949.723.6171 or
mail@debrahuse.com to enroll. 
Location: Orange County; Tuition: $600



August 19 – 26, 2015
Victoria Brooks
AIS, NOAPS (LPAPA Artist Member)
Plein Air Dingle, Ireland Workshop

Join Victoria Brooks, for this week-long workshop on the Dingle Peninsula of Ireland. Once described as the most beautiful place on earth by the National Geographic Traveller, this amazing experience is not to be missed! Victoria teaches primarily in oil but also teaches acrylic and watercolor. This is her 11th year teaching internationally and she knows the secrets of simplicity in painting studies on location. Using her limited palette Victoria will share how she chooses her subject, composes her painting , captures changing light , mixes and applies the paint and completes the painting.  This all-inclusive workshop includes instruction, demos, ground transportation, hotel, meals, aperitifs, and a visit to Blaskett Island. Class size limited to 12. Visit Victoria’s website at www.vbrooks.com.

Victoria Brooks is also offering a
Free Travel Painting workshop at her Loomis, CA Studio to prepare for the trip. It is March 14, 2015. Reservations required. Contact Victoria Brooks at (916) 768-1751 or victoria@vbrooks.com for more information.

Location: The Dingle Peninsula of Ireland

Cost: $3490.pp double

To Register:
toscanaamericana.com/vbrooksdinglelandscape.html



September 29 – October 1, 2015
Debra Huse 
"The Secret Is to Strategize!”

Let Debra help you pull it all together! Learn how to craft a plan and strategy for a plein air painting. Debra will cover all of the key elements necessary for a successful painting - design, value, color, and brushwork. Choose a comfortable location and then decide what your focal point will be. Design the painting around the golden thirds of your canvas. Get your darks in thin. Build your medium and lighter values with clean paint and juicy strokes. Add highlights last. Save the punch for one spot only. All the secrets to creating a successful painting will be revealed. Get yourself to the next level We will be painting on location in Huntington Beach, Dana Point, Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, and/or Balboa Island. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention and instruction. 

Please contact the Debra Huse Gallery at 949.723.6171 or
mail@debrahuse.com to enroll. 
Location: Orange County, CA; Hours: 9am-4pm; Tuition: $400

 

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Fred Hope's Drawing for Painters Class
Fred Hope's popular Drawing For Painters class is continuing on Mondays through the Summer and Fall of 2014. This unique class is based on Fred's 30-plus years of teaching experience at the
Art Center College of Design and Laguna College of Art and Design.

The goal here is to improve each student's foundational drawing skills, elevating the quality and creativity of their painting. Examples of painters, such as
John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla and Edgar Payne, all of whom drew constantly in support of their painted works, will be presented and discussed in class.



Attendees will be working from a variety of sources, with demonstrations, examples, and constructive feedback to be featured. Exercises for the home studio will be suggested as well.

Artistic elements to be covered include: Composition, Quick Sketching, Concept Development, Value as applied to Color choices, Perspective, Lighting, Shadows and Form. Many of these exercises will begin as drawings and be finalized as paintings.

Classes are limited to 6 students, allowing for more personalized instruction and feedback. The smaller class will accommodate various levels of experience, also making it easy to join the flow of instruction at any time. Painters at any level of experience will benefit from this curriculum.

Classes are held in a spacious, professionally outfitted studio in Laguna Canyon (free parking).
Tuition is $450 for a block of 10 classes. Missed classes may be rescheduled, provided one week prior notice is given.

Classes are currently scheduled every Monday, with a morning session from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and an afternoon session from 2:00 to 5:00 pm

If you have an interest, or know an artist that might benefit from this kind of professional training, please contact Fred directly at:
fredrichope@mac.com




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