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Happy Holidays!

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

BLACK ZENDALAS WITH COLORED PENCIL CARTOONING ~ DRAWING DYNAMICS ~ DRAWING STUDIO ~ INTRO TO ZENTANGLE ~ OIL PAINTING ~ HANDMADE PAPER MAKING PHOTOGRAPHY  ~  UKULELE ~ WATERCOLOR ~ ONGOING PROGRAMS ~ CALLS FOR ART ~ CURRENT EXHIBITS ~ SATELLITE GALLERY ~ SPECIAL EVENT ~  AMELIA EARHART PROJECT ~ SPONSORS ~ VOLUNTEER

Morning at the Rocky Coast
by Marshall Hasbrouck

Ongoing Oil Painting Classes
with Marshall Hasbrouck

Every Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Fee per class:
$25 Members; $30 Non-members


Minimum payment of three classes

Each session will cover some aspect of making pictures, such as color mixing, composition, still life and much more!

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Zentangle Drawing by Grace Mendez

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

Saturday, January 9

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Fee:
$45 Members; $55 Non-members

Materials: $10.00 paid day of class


Learn to create beautiful abstract images using repetitive patterns.

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Renaissance drawing by Grace Mendez

1-Day Workshop
Black Zendalas with Colored Pencil
with Grace Mendez,
, Certified Zentangle Teacher

Saturday, January 9
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fee:
$45 Members; $55 Non-members

No Prereq


Explore the vibrancy of colored pencil on black paper.

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 Handmade paper samples by Barbara DiSalvo


1-Day Workshops
Handmade Paper Making with
Barbara DiSalvo


Two levels:
Beginning and Independent

Beginning Paper Making:

Saturday, January 2
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fee: $40 per workshop


Independent Paper Making:
Day & Time: By appointment; to be arranged

Make your own handmade paper using a mould and deckle.

Workshop will be held at Jingletown Studios in Oakland.


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City Sunset by Margaret W. Fago

New Sessions in 2016
Color Dynamics in Watercolor
with
Margaret W. Fago

Beginning - Intermediate


2016 Dates TBA
Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Intermediate - Advanced

2016 Dates TBA

Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please check website for updates

Come develop your painting voice while learning watercolor techniques.

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Weekly Sessions

Life Drawing ~  with Model (no instructor)

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

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Upcoming Workshops 2016

Plein Air with John Hewitt
Plein Air with Elaine Carpenter

Old Town Square by Chris Rochette

1-Day Workshop
Using Your Digital Camera
with Chris Rochette

Sunday,January 10
1:00 pm -  4:00 pm

Next Workshop: January 10, 2016

Fee:
$60 Members; $80 Non-members


 Learn the basics of your digital camera and how to manipulate its settings.

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


Saturday, December 19
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Next workshop:
Saturday, January 9


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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Drawing by Grace Mendez

4-Week Workshop 
The Drawing Studio with
Grace Mendez

Saturdays
January 16, 23, 30 & February 6
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fee:
$90 Members; 
$110 Non-members

Explore weekly drawing exercises with pen, pencil, charcoal and more to build your skills in a relaxed environment.

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Janet Lenore, Instructor
 
6-Week Ukulele Course with 
Janet Lenore

Tuedays 

January 19, 26 &
February 2, 9,16,23
Beginners: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Adv. Beginners: 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm


Two levels of ukulele are being offered. Please visit our website for more details.


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    Gourd Drawing by Margaret W. Fago
 
New Sessions in 2016
Drawing Dynamics
with Margaret W. Fago


2016 Dates TBA
Mondays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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

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

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Poetry at the Bette
Hosted by Jeanne Lupton
Every 2nd & 4th Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Alameda Poetry Writers' Workshop
Hosted by Mary Loughran &
Marilyn Flower
Every 2nd Thursday of the month
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Storytelling
Hosted by Cathy Dana
Every 3rd Thursday of the month

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Alameda Island Poetry Reading
Hosted by Julia Park Tracey
Every 1st Wednesday of the month
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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                   11th Annual

       Holiday  Gift Boutique


     Last weekend to buy that special gift ~
 
      Closes December 20 at 5:00 pm

 
Gift certificates are now available for purchase at the Frank Bette Center. They can be used for a class, membership or to purchase a piece of artwork! 

Announcing the First Annual Frank Bette
Secret Art Sale Fundraiser

 
January 28 - January 30, 2016

Alameda school students are inviting you to contribute a piece of 5”x 7” art to be exhibited with their work at this fundraiser.  

Read all the details
here.
Call for Art: Blue Exhibit (February 5 - March 26) 

Receiving Day: Sunday, January 31 
                            11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Theme: Blues music, water, sky, mood, blue and yellow make green, black and blue, berries, cool, ice, storms, dawn, night.

All medium welcome!


Yellow Boat Redux by Kris Warrenburg
Call for Postcard Art for Blue Exhibit

Deadline: Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Needed: Image 4.25” x 6.25” 300 dpi. Can be either portrait or landscape

Theme: Blues music, water, sky, mood, blue and yellow make green, black and blue, berries, cool, ice, storms, dawn, night.

Email to:
Kris

 
Call for Applications:
 
10th Annual
Alameda On Camera

Entry Deadline:
January 24, 2016


New Youth Alameda On Camera

Learn details at and download
applications at
AOC...
                                                                                                                    Colors in Nature by Fran Estrada
CURRENT EXHIBITS



      In the Main Gallery:

        Comfort and Joy

Exhibit closes December 20

Grandma's Lap by Margaret Fago 
In the Signature Gallery:

Fantastic Voyage
Paintings by Beth Bourland and
Ceramic Sculpture by
 Barbara Buhrz

Closes December 20

Cut and Paste and Paint


Featuring the art of Sandi Adams

Exhibit runs until March, 2016

Eyewise Optometry
2651 Blanding St Suite B
(near Nob Hill Grocery)

The life size Amelia Earhart Statue, which the Frank Bette Center for the Arts donated to the Amelia Earhart Elementary School was formally unveiled  at her permanent location in front of the Alameda school.  The Frank Bette Center is proud to present, through a Grant from Dick Davis and donations from community members, this Public Art statue to the school and Bay Farm Island community for their enjoyment.

Amelia Earhart School
400 Packet Landing, Alameda 94502 

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 Amelia Earhart Statue by Jane DeDecker

Many thanks to the volunteers who have stepped up for possible board positions or help with gallery minding. We are still working on filling the following positions, so please continue to "step up" to help keep the center running smoothly.

Treasurer  and Gallery Minders

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Thanks to our

sponsors for the

2015  Plein Air

Paintout



 
Thanks to our

2015 Alameda

On Camera 

Sponsors

All classes and workshops subject to change or cancellation.  Pre-registration is recommended.  Please visit our website for list of current offerings or call the Center at 510-523-6957.  Your continued support for the artistic community is greatly appreciated.

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 would like to teach in your own studio space in collaboration with the Center, please contact programs.

Any questions, contact Yvonne
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