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CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

ALTERED BOOK ART JOURNAL ~ CARTOONING ~ DRAWING DYNAMICS ~ INTRO TO ZENTANGLE ~ MANDALA PRACTICE ~ MATCHBOX ART ~ MIXED MEDIA ART JOURNAL ~ MIXED MEDIA MEANDER BOOK ~ MONOPRINTS  WITH GELLI PLATE ~ OIL PAINTING ~ PHOTOGRAPHYPLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP ~ WATERCOLOR ~ WRITING WORKSHOPONGOING PROGRAMS ~ CALLS FOR ART ~ CURRENT EXHIBITS ~ UPCOMING EXHIBITS ~ SPONSORS ~ VOLUNTEER ~ JOIN! ~ GRAND REOPENING AND FUNDRAISER

Morning at the Rocky Coast
by Marshall Hasbrouck

Ongoing Oil Painting Classes
with Marshall Hasbrouck

Every Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Fee for 6 sessions: 

$200 Members;
$210 Non-members


Cost per session: 
$35 Members; $40 Non-members 


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


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Writer and instructor,  Deborah Medvick

6-Week Workshops
Your Story--A Gift of a Lifetime with 
Deborah Medvick

Dates:  
Mondays, ​7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sep. 19, 26 & Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24

Next Workshop:

Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct. 17, 24, 31 & Nov. 7, 14,  21


Fee per workshop:  $130 Members; $150 Non-members

Express yourself with confidence and clarity, keep up your writing momentum, and make your story come alive.  

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Mixed media meander book by Grace Mendez
 
1-Day Workshop
Mixed Media Meander Book with
Grace Mendez
 
Tuesday, October 4
6::00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Fee:
$65 Members; $75 Non-members
 

Flip and fold a no-sew book into a beautiful art journal.

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City Sunset by Margaret W. Fago

6 Sessions
Color Dynamics in Watercolor
with
Margaret W. Fago

Beginning - Intermediate

Oct. 10, 17, 24 &  Nov. 7, 14, 21
Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Intermediate - Advanced
Oct. 11, 18, 25 &  Nov. 8, 15, 22
Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fee: $120 Members; $150 Non-members


Come develop your painting voice while learning watercolor techniques.

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Art Journal by Grace Mendez

4-Week Series
Mixed Media Art Journaling for Beginners with Grace Mendez

Fridays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Oct. 14, 21, 28 & Nov. 4


Fee:
$130 Members; 
$160 Non-members

Explore how to collect and store ideas, play with colors and materials and develop your unique style.

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Matchbox art by Grace Mendez
 
1-Day Workshops
Matchbox Art with Grace Mendez

 
Porto Collection
Saturday, October 15
2::00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Ventana Collection
Saturday, October 22
2::00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Fee per workshop:
$65 Members; $75 Non-members

 
Create a collection of colorful mini artworks using matchboxes and an assortment of detailed imagery. Learn three styles per workshop.
 
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Old Town Square by Chris Rochette

1-Day Workshop
Using Your Digital Camera
with Chris Rochette

Sunday, November 13
1:00 pm -  4:00 pm

Fee:
$60 Members; $80 Non-members


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

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Crab Cove Fishing Boat by Mark Monsarrat
 
2-Day Workshop
Atmospheric Plein Air Painting with
Mark Monsarrat
 
Saturday & Sunday
October 15 & 16
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fee:
$190 Members; $230 Non-members
(Daily option available)


Learn or improve your plein air painting skills with Mark Monsarrat’s easy 3-step, limited-palette approach as he guides you on your way.  All media welcome!

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Monoprint by Grace Mendez

1-Day Workshop
Monoprints with a Gelli® Plate with Grace Mendez
 
Saturday, October 1
10::00 am – 1:00 pm


Fee:
$65 Members; $75 Non-members


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

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Zentangle Drawing by Grace Mendez

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

Saturday, October 1
2:00 pm - 4:00 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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    Gourd Drawing by Margaret W. Fago
 
6 Sessions
Drawing Dynamics
with Margaret W. Fago


Oct. 10, 17, 24 &  Nov. 7, 14, 21
Mondays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fee:
$120 Members; $150 Non-members


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

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Altered book art journal by Grace Mendez
 
1-Day Workshop
Altered Book Art Journal with
Grace Mendez
 
Tuesday, October 11
6::00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Fee:
$65 Members; $75 Non-members

 
Turn a discarded or rescued hardcover book into sketchbook for your artwork.


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Mandala by Grace Mendez

4-Week Series
Mandala Practice with
Grace Mendez
,

Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oct. 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5


Fee: 
$130 Members; $160 Non-members


Explore a variety of ways of creating mandalas including free form and the use of a compass and protractor.

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


Saturday,  October 21
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Friday, October 29
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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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6th Annual Backyard
Poets for Local Change:

a reading for the world-wide 100 Thousand Poets for Change 

Saturday, September 24
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Life Drawing ~ Weekly Sessions with Model (no instructor)
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
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Alameda Island Poetry Reading
Hosted by Nanette Deetz
Every 1st Wednesday 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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2016 Alameda En Plein Air Exhibit


Last day: Saturday, October 1



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Crab Cove Sunrise by Mark Monsaratt, 2015 PAPo Award
Frank Bette Satellite Gallery at

Eyewise Optometry ~
2651 Blanding, Suite B

 

Sailing the Bay
Painting and photographs by


Margaret Fago and Fred Fago
 

Exhibit on display until mid-November

Purple Spinnaker by Fred Fago, photo
Red and Black by Margaret Fafo, watercolor


 
In our Signature Gallery:

The Golden Project

October 14 -  October 30
Opening Reception: Friday, October 14
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Spring in Alleghany
 
      Photograph by Chris Adamson                                     Plein air painting by Mark Monsarrat
Up Exhibit: Friday, October 7 - December 24

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 14 ~ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Deadline to submit poetry: Sunday, October 9, 2016
 
We want poets to write poetry about the Park Street Bridge using the images created by the Alameda Women Artists as inspiration. Poetry can be any form - haiku, couplets, and blank verse to sonnets and so on.    E-mail poems with your name and the title of the poem to: Genie - please put your poem in the body of the email.    Read more...

Please sign up to Volunteer for the Alameda En Plein Air Exhibit! Just click on the SignUp button above.  Thanks for your loyal support!  If you have questions, please visit FrankBetteCenter.
We are looking for a Membership Director and Facilities Director.  If you are interested, please contact Margaret Fago at president@frankbettecenter.org
Support the arts and the Frank Bette Center by becoming a member now! 

Help support the Center's  on-going commitment to enrich the creative life of our community.  Select the membership level that suits you and join now!




 
Thanks to our

sponsors for the

2016  Plein Air

Paintout





 
Thanks to our

2016 Alameda

On Camera 

Sponsors

Thank you to eon Computer Technologies
of Alameda!

All classes and workshops 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.

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.
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