Napa Workshops

 Come paint with me at Cuvaison Winery

Come paint with me at Cuvaison Winery

Paint on Location in Napa this summerJoin me for one or three mornings of paintings and turn your daily routine into a recorded memory of the beauty that surrounds us. Price includes instruction and food and beverage where applicable. Sign up for all three:  $195.

Tuesday July 31st     Cuvaison Winery in the Carneros

Stunning views of vineyards, rolling hills and a lake. Followed by a mini lunch of charcuterie, cheese and a stellar glass of Cuvaison wine. Painting 9:30 to 12:30  mini lunch 12:30 to 1:30.  $95.00

Tuesday August 14thCulinary Institute of America/ Greystone  From the herb terrace, we look across the vineyards and carriage house of Krug to the mountains on the east side of the valley.  The building and vignettes of the Greystone campus will call to your artistic sensiblities so a latte and dessert from the Illy Café are included to help motivate you to the canvas. 9:30 to 12:30    $70.

Tuesday August 21st   Lake Hennessey  Get off the beaten track with a morning of painting to the sounds of wildlife and the calm waters of Lake Hennesey.  Peace and quiet and painting.  9:30 to 12:30   $45. 

Reservations required: nancy@ or 707.738.7173

 I can see Delacroix' studio

I can see Delacroix' studio

Paint Like an Artist Living in Paris

The years 1863 to 1874 found artists Manet, Cezanne, Monet and Renoir facing self-doubt, rejection from the salons and few sales of their paintings. Artists like Ernest Meissonier achieved popular and economic success while few people today are familiar with his work. In this painting class, we will inhabit Paris from 1863 to 1874 and follow the intersections of the artists and the influences on their work. By framing the past as relevant to current painting practices we gain a better understanding of the artists achievements and inspiration to take risks and persevere.  This six-week class has in-class and weekly painting projects as well as some research including contemporary artists.  All levels of oil and acrylic painting are welcome. Bring painting materials and sketchbook to first class meeting (You must be registered beforehand.)
Fridays 9:30 to 2:00       $250.00
$30.  Materials fee payable to instructor at first class meeting
August 31st,  (NO class Sept 7th) September 14, 21, and 28, October 5th & 12th     
Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus Room 8
 Online registration    OR  707.967.2900

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If you are a printmaker or have yet to discover the joys of a hand pulled print, then join us in the beautiful NVC upper valley printmaking studio for five weeks of bliss and discovery. Monotype can be the most painterly printmaking process and the most accessible. After a brief demo or lecture, we will create images on Plexiglas plates and transfer them to paper using the TAKACH printing press. . Bring sketchbook, ideas and printmaking materials if you have them to first class.

DATE: Tuesdays August 28th - Sept.18th
COST: FOUR–week session $185. (or $100. two class card) + materials fee of $30 due instructor at first class meeting

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Paint Like A Girl

In this brisk six-week class, students will deconstruct representation into abstraction to understand the underlying principals of abstract composition. What makes an abstract painting successful? How do color; light and texture come together to convey meaning? We will look at the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell and other fantastic femmes who were painting inspiring paintings in New York alongside their male counterparts. For the beginner as well as advanced painter, this course will loosen up that tight grip you are holding on your painting style. We will be working in both a small and large scale so be prepared for some action painting and get ready to have some FUN.

DATE: August 25th to October 6th NO CLASS September 15th  2017
TIME: Fridays 9:30 to 2PM Six Week Session   $250.
COST: $25. Materials fee due to instructor at first class meeting.

NEW! Online registration
OR  707.967.2900

Santa’s Printmaking Workshop

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Get a jump on all the holidays with this printmaking workshop and create beautiful gifts for you and your list of lucky recipients. No experience necessary! Take one or two sessions.

DATE: Sunday November 18th
TIME: 9:30am–12:30pm & 1:30pm–4:30pm
COST: $85 per person each session or $150 all day
Price includes all materials* to create 2 of the following each session: one canvas bag, 6 note cards, 6 fine art prints (additional bags available for purchase).

Coffee and beverages will be provided.

Space is limited so reserve your place today.
Contact Nancy at: or (707) 738–7173