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CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

BOTANICALS DRAWING ~ CARTOONING ~ DRAWING ~ ITALIAN ~ MOSAICS ~ PHOTOGRAPHY ~ PLEIN AIR ~ PRINTING ~ WATERCOLOR ~ ONGOING PROGRAMS ~ CALL FOR ART ~ CURRENT EXHIBITS  ~ UPCOMING EXHIBITS

 Poppies by Bruce Katz

2-Day Plein Air Workshop
Painting the Landscape with
Bruce Katz


October 4 & 5
Saturday & Sunday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Fee: $160 Members
          $180 Non-members


A workshop for beginning and intermediate painters who want to learn to paint “en plein air” or to improve their painting.


Come see Bruce's work from our annual Plein Air Paintout in our Alameda En Plein Air  exhibit. 

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Old Town Square by Chris Rochette

1-Day Workshop
How to Use Your Digital Camera
with Chris Rochette

Sunday, September 14
10:00 am -  2:00 pm

Fee: $120 Members
          $140 Non-members


Learn the basic elements of photography and how to use your digital camera to its full potential.

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


Friday, September 19 ~ 2 – 4 pm
Saturday, September 27~
2:30 - 4:30 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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    Gourd Drawing by Margaret W. Fago

7-Sessions
Drawing Dynamics
with Margaret W. Fago

Oct. 6, 13, 17, 24 & Nov. 3, 11, 17
Mondays, 2 - 4 pm


Fee:$140 Members
         $175 Non-members


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

Next sessions begin October 6th


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BOTANICALS DRAWING

Leaf Study by Andrea Reichert
 
1-Day Workshop
Fall Leaves ~ Botanicals in
Colored Pencil with
Andrea Reichert

October 11
Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Nature’s last splash before the dormant winter, fall leaves are wonderful studies of color.

Fee: $95 Members
         $115 Non-members


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CALL FOR ART

Chrysalis (Details) by Deborah Griffen
 
In the Cards
Receiving Day:
Sunday, September 28
11 am - 5 pm


Artists are invited to express themes relating to good luck, tarot, dice, lottery, fate, good vs. bad, computer cards, trading cards, playing games and playing cards, the games of hearts, old maid, go fish, etc.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

In the Cards 
October 3 - December 23
Opening Reception:
Friday, October 10 ~ 7 - 9 pm

In Our Signature Salon:

October 3 - November 2
Tuesday Nights
Figure Drawings
Opening Reception:
Friday, October 10 ~ 7 - 9 pm

November 7 - November 30

Semana Santa: Cultural Traditions in San Luis Potosi
Photos and paintings by the Fagos
Opening Reception:
Friday, November 14 ~ 7 - 9 pm

 

Noche de Dulce Nectar by Mela Delgado
2-Day Workshop
Mosaic Window Frame
with Mela Delgado
 
September 13 & 14
Saturday & Sunday
Hours:
Saturday:  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday:     11:00 am - 1:00 pm

 
Fees: $99 Members
            $110 Non-members


Fees include materials and use of tools.
Bring light and beauty into your home by creating one-of-a-kind glass mosaic window frame.
 

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ITALIAN

Tuscany village by Janet Butler

Beginning Intermediate Italian - 6 Week Course
with Janet Butler

Saturdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27 & October 4, 11
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Fees: $240 Members;
           $270 Non-members


This course is a continuation of the beginning Italian classes using the same book.


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Todos Merecen un Hogar by Patricia Rodriguez

1-Day Workshop
Monotype Printing Without a Press
with Patricia Rodriguez
 
September 27
Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
 

Learn to create an image in many colors all at once, in a loose painterly fashion by painting on a plexiglass plate.
 
Fee:
$55 Members; $65 Non-members




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                   City Sunset by Margaret W. Fago
7  Sessions
Color Dynamics in Watercolor
with Margaret W. Fago

Oct
. 7, 14, 21, 28 & Nov. 4, 11, 18
Tuesdays

9:30 am - 12 pm ~ Inter to Adv
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Begin to Inter


Fee: $140 Members
        
  $175 Non-members

Come develop your painting voice while learning watercolor techniques.


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Life Drawing ~ Weekly Sessions with Model (no instructor)
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 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
Facilitator: Vince Storti
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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Jay Walking by Nancy Crookston
2014 PAPo Award

Alameda En Plein Air

August 8 - September 27

 
Our 9th annual Plein Air exhibit will be over soon.  There's still time to purchase original painting of Alameda.
 

Gaudi Del Monte by Matthew Rampton
Alameda On Camera ~
Selected Works

at the Alameda Main Library
Regina K. Stafford Meeting Room

through September 27

There is still time to catch this exhibit at the Alameda Free Library!
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The 9th Annual

Plein Air Paintout

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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.

Any questions, contact Yvonne
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Frank Bette Center for the Arts
1601 Paru St,
Alameda, CA 94501


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