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  CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

ACRYLIC STILL LIFE BOTANICAL MONOPRINTING WITH GELLI PLATE CARTOONING COLOR IMMERSION (WATERCOLOR) ~ DRAWING DYNAMICS ~ INTRO TO ZENTANGLE DRAWING iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY 101 ~ LANDSCAPE PAINTING USING SOFT PASTELS ~ MOSAICPERSPECTIVE FOR ARTISTS (DRAWING) ~ UKULELE CLASSES ~ WATERCOLOR DYNAMICS ~ WATERCOLOR: FINE ARTS STYLE FEATURED INSTRUCTOR ONGOING PROGRAMS ~  CURRENT EXHIBITS UPCOMING EXHIBITSSATELLITE GALLERIES  ~  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2018 PLEIN AIR PAINTOUT CALL FOR ART MOTHER'S DAY SALE ~ DOWN TO THE REWIRE SPONSORSVOLUNTEER ~  JOIN!
Grace Mendez
 
As a life coach, Grace Mendez uses creativity regularly, both with her clients and as a sewing instructor. She values self-expression through the visual medium and she is fascinated by simple materials such as pen, pencil and paper that create works of art through the Zentangle process. Grace has a B.A. in Visual and Public Art, CSUMB, and is a member of the Creativity Coaching Association.  Visit her online at Grace Mendez.
Latino Vanitas by Rebeca Garcia-Gonzales

1-Day Workshop
Acrylic Still Life with
Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez

Friday, March 23
9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Fee:

$80 Members; $100 Non-members


Come take a tour of  the exciting possibilities while painting the still life using acrylic.

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Bungalow in Mint Condition by Carolyn Lord

6 Sessions
Perspective for Artists (Drawing) with Carolyn Lord

April 19, 26 & May 3, 10, 17, 21
Thursdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fee: $350 per registrant
(All materials and equipment included in fee)


This perspective drawing class is designed for the novice and the experienced artist.  Students will gain the skills and confidence to observe and draw rectilinear forms in the studio as well as drawing the architecture and streets of Alameda
.

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Zentangle drawing by Grace Mendez

1-Day Workshop
Introduction to Zentangle® Drawing  with Grace Mendez, Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Sunday, April 22
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fee:

$45 Members; $55 Non-members
($10 Materials fee paid in class)


 Easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

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Watercolor by Wendy Soneson

8-Week Workshop
Watercolor: Fine Arts Style with
Wendy Soneson


May 9, 16, 23, 30 & 
June 6, 13, 20, 27

Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fee: 
$160 Members; $210 Non-members


Learn the art of making  colors from primaries, brush methods and more. We will work on still lives and landscapes.


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Janet Lenore, ukulele instructor

6 Sessions Ukulele Classes for Total Beginners and Advanced Beginners with Janet Lenore

Thursdays,
May 17, 31, June 7, 21, 28 & July 5

Total Beginners, 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Want to work on new strums, beginning finger style and other right hand techniques, this would be a good class for you.

Advanced Beginners Guided Jam
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This class will emphasize rhythm and groove for making music in a group setting.

Fee for each class level:
$125 Members; $135 Non-members


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    Flower drawing by Margaret W. Fago
 
6 Sessions
Drawing Dynamics
with Margaret W. Fago


June 4, 18, 25 & July 9, 16, 23
Mondays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fee:
$120 Members; $162 Non-members


Learn how to create design and form through line, shading, black and white shapes and tonal values.

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Botanical monoprint by Grace Mendez
 
1-Day Workshop
Botanical Monoprint with Gelli Plate with Grace Mendez


Sunday, April 29
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fee:
$65 Members; $78 Non-members


Learn to make monoprints without a press using a Gelli Arts printing plate.

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Cartoon by Gary Francis
 
1-Day Workshops
Creative Cartooning
with Gary Francis


Saturday, March 24
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Next workshop: Saturday, April 7


Fee per workshop:
$45 Members; $55 Non-members

Learn to construct solid characters in classic Looney Tunes and Disney cartoon style.

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Reflections by Amy Patick
 
1-Day Workshop
iPhone Photography 101 with
Amy Patick

Saturday, April 21
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Fee:
$45 Members; $55 Non-members


Learn essential features of your iPhone, simple editing techniques, basic principles for great pictures, as well as technical and creative iPhone photography.


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Stroll by the Beach by Mandar Wagholikar

1-Day Workshop
Landscape Painting Using Soft Pastels with Mandar Wagholikar


Saturday, April 28
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fee:
$60 Members; $70 Non-members

Learn to paint vibrant landscapes using the magic of soft pastels.


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Watercolor by Wendy Soneson

8-Week Watercolor Workshop
Color Immersion with
Wendy Soneson


May 9, 16, 23, 30 & June 6, 13, 20, 27
Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
              
Fee per session: 
$160  Members; $210 Non-members
($25 Supply kit)


Never make mud again! Learn how to create a harmonious color palette.

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Pumpkins by Margaret W. Fago

6 Sessions
Color Dynamics in Watercolor
with
Margaret W. Fago


Beginning - Intermediate

June 4, 18, 25 & July 9, 16, 23
Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Intermediate - Advanced
June 5, 19, 26, & July 10, 17, 24
Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fees:
$120 Members; $162 Non-members


Come develop your painting voice while learning watercolor techniques.

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Hearts & Heroes by Dmitry Grudsky

6-Session Workshop
Mosaic with Dmitry Grudsky


June 19, 26 & July 3, 10, 17, 24
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
                
Fee per session: 
$275 Members; $285 Non-members
(Materials included in class fee)


Learn about basic techniques, tools and materials involved in creating mosaic art.

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CALL FOR INSTRUCTORS
 If you would like to teach a class or start a program, please visit our website for more information at FrankBetteCenter.org 

If you don't see a class or workshop you would like offered, please send suggestions to programs
All classes and workshops are subject to change or cancellation.  Pre-registration is recommended.  Please visit our website for list of current offerings. Your continued support for the artistic community is greatly appreciated.
Life Drawing ~ Weekly Sessions with Model (no instructor)
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
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Alameda Island Poets
Hosted by Nanette Deetz
Every 1st Wednesday of the month
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Acoustic Jam
Facilitated by Janet Lenore
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
7:00 PM - 8:30 pm 

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Alameda Island Poets Workshop
Hosted by Mary Loughran and Marilyn Flower
Every 2nd Thursday of the month
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Poetry and Prose
Hosted by Jeanne Lupton & Deborah Medvick
Every 2nd  Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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In the Main Gallery...

 
Water, Water Everywhere

On exhibit until Friday, March 30
 


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In the Signature Gallery...


One Hundred Pairs of Jeans

Textiles by Shelley Gardner

On exhibit until Sat., March 31


 
Read more...                                                                                     Magnify by Shelley Gardner

Urbanscapes


James Gleeson, painter


Chris Adamson, photographer

On exhibit through beginning of May


 
Painting by James Gleeson


at Eyewise Optometry

2561 Blanding Ave., Suite B

near Nob Hill Grocery
Photograph by Chris Adamson

Water, Water Everywhere


On exhibit through March 30 at
 

The Lodge at Harbor Bay 
801 Island Drive, Alameda, CA 94502                            
Viewing hours are 10 am - 5 pm daily
XXXX Encinal Avenue by Jeff Cullen
 The Color Purple by Mike Gifford, photograph 
Abstract Hummer by Mike Gifford, photograph 
at The Lodge at Harbor Bay...
 
Birds of Alameda Group Show
Sunday, April 1 - Wednesday, June 6
Artist Reception: Monday, April 9 at 3:30 pm

801 Island Drive, Alameda, CA 94502 ~ Viewing hours are 10 am - 5 pm daily
Visit onlinejuriedshows.com to apply now.

Deadline extended: Saturday, April 22 2018
Call for Art  Patterns, Prose and Poetry


Theme: Abstract, Zentangle, design, repetition, music notes, story, plaid, nature’s designs, fractals, words

Receving day: Sunday, May 27
                             11:00 am - 5:00 pm


 
Renaissance drawing by Grace Mendez                                     Read more...

Call for postcard art!
 
Would you like your art featured? We are looking for art to portray our June/July group show: Patterns, Prose, and Poetry 

Please send your jpegs to 
communications@frankbettecenter.org by May 14, 2018

 
Mother's Day Plant Sale
Saturday, May 12 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Artists:  Please paint a pot and donate it to the center no later than May 10th. We will seal it, fill it with dirt and plant succulents in it.

If you plan to participate, please contact Ros Harper.  We have pots if you need one.  Thanks!

Please Help with Our Electrical Upgrade

As a non-profit, volunteer-driven art center, funding is often very tight for us. We also need to  face the realities of operating out of an 1898 Victorian building that requires frequent upgrading and maintenance. Our goal today is to raise $8500 to overhaul and upgrade our second floor electrical service (currently only 50 amp) and modify and install new classroom lighting. This will allow us to increase our class offerings and art group meeting space availability which in turn will increase our cash flow.

Read more and donate here...

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for your loyal support!  If you have questions, please visit
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