Painting Spring Vineyards (lunch included)
If you missed painting at Cuvaison last summer, then now is your chance to capture the raging spring greens in the vineyards. Price includes instruction, wine and cheese and charcuterie lunch.
Tuesday April 23rd at Cuvaison Winery in the Carneros
Stunning views of vineyards, rolling hills and a lake. Followed by a lunch of charcuterie, assorted cheeses and Cuvaison wine.
Painting 9:30 to12:30; lunch 12:30 to 2:00. $125.00
Reservations required: nancy@ nancywillis.com or 707.738.7173 (expected to sell out)
Paint Like a Girl: East Meets West
Napa Valley College
The East Coast may lay claim to Abstract Expressionism, but on the West Coast we have Bay Area Figuration. In this new iteration of Paint Like a Girl, we will focus on the influence of the two schools and the contributions of female painters to both movements. This is your chance to get in touch with your female powerhouse painter and let go of the confines of representation. We will also explore the methods and practices of some of the best contemporary painters working today. The class has been extended to 7 sessions over 9 weeks.
In class projects, research assignments and inspired group critiques make this a rich and vigorous experience. MFLGBT are all welcome to discover how to let go of past assumptions about painting and connect with the abstract painter within.
February 8, 22, March 1, 22, 29th, April 5th and April 12th
No Class February 15th, March 8th and 15th,
Fridays 9:30 to 2:00 Pm
$295. Bring sketchbook, scissors and paints to first class.
$30 materials fee due to instructor at first class meeting
Printmaking Workshop - Intro to Monotype
Whether you are already a printmaker, or have yet to discover the joys of a hand pulled print, join us at Nimbus Arts new printmaking studio for four weeks of creative bliss and discovery.
Monotype can be the most painterly printmaking process and also the most accessible. After a brief demo+ lecture, we will create images on Plexiglas plates and transfer them to paper using the Conrad French American printing press. Each week we will focus on one of the many approaches to monotype, working from photos or drawings, abstractly and with organic material. Bring sketchbook + ideas to first class. $175
*Inks and most materials are included. One sheet of RIVES BFK will be provided at first class with paper available to purchase on site.
PM–2 Teen/Adult Wednesdays June 26, July 10, 17, 24 9:30 to 12:30pm
Small & Large Format Printmaking
In these one-day workshops you can discover the beauty of the artist hand pulled print. Working with both and additive and subtractive process, students will apply ink to Plexiglas plates, and transfer to paper using the Conrad French American printing press. Create a series of small scale work or go BIG and discover the joys of living large. We will develop imagery from photos, drawings, or organic source material to create a series of prints that will leave you smiling and high-fiving the artist within you. $175
PM – 8 Ages Teen/Adult Saturday July 13 10:00-4:00pm
PM – 9 Ages Teen/Adult Saturday August 17 10:00-4:00pm
Price includes ink and most materials. Additional paper available to purchase on site.