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  CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

BASICS OF OIL PASTEL ON PAPER ~ CARTOONING ~ DRAWING DYNAMICS ~ MOSAIC ~ PLEIN AIR PAINTING SOFT PASTELS ~ UKULELE CLASSES ~ WATERCOLOR WRITING WORKSHOP ~ FEATURED INSTRUCTOR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS DEMOS ~ ONGOING PROGRAMS ~ CURRENT EXHIBIT UPCOMING EXHIBIT ~ SATELLITE GALLERIES ~ CALL FOR ART ALAMEDA LEGACY HOME TOUR ~ AUCTION GALA ~ GUATEMALAN CRAFT MERCADO DOWN TO THE REWIRE SPONSORS ~ JOIN! ~ VOLUNTEER 

Doug Lawler
Doug was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He lived and worked in Mexico in the 70’s and Spain in the 80’s where, for 12 years, he worked and exhibited in numerous galleries in Barcelona,, Ibiza, Madrid. Upon his return to the United States, Doug became involved in art conservation and worked as a free-lance fine arts conservator for many years at S.F. bay area museums including the Oakland Museum, the Mexican museum, the Fine Arts Museums and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.

Visit DougLawler to read Doug's full bio and view his artwork.
City Sunset by Margaret W. Fago

6 Sessions
Color Dynamics in Watercolor
with
Margaret W. Fago


LATE REGISTRATION ACCEPTED

Beginning - Intermediate

Sept. 11, 18, 25 & Oct. 9,6, 23

Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Intermediate - Advanced
Sept. 12, 19, 26 & Oct. 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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6 Sessions ~ 2 Levels
Ukulele Classes with Janet Lenore


Thursdays, Sept.21, 28, Oct. 5, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 

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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Plein air painting by Bruce Katz

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

Saturday, September 23
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fee:
$75 Members; $80 Non-members


The workshop is for painters who want to learn to paint and/or improve their painting skills “en plein air”.


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Hearts & Heroes by Dmitry Grudsky

6 Session Workshop
Mosaic with Dmitry Grudsky

Saturdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, 25 & Dec. 2

Fee:
$275 Members; $285 Non-members
Materials included


Geared toward beginners who want to learn about basic techniques, tools and materials involved in creating mosaic art.

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Coming in early 2018:
February 24: 1-Day Workshop ~ Acrylic Still Life with Rebeca Garcia-
Gonzalez                    Read more...

April 19: 6  Sessions ~ Perspective for Artists with Carolyn Lord, 2017 Plein Air Paintout Juror
Summer by Doug Lawler

1-Day Workshop
Basics of Oil Pastel on Paper with
Doug Lawson


Sunday, October 15
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Limited Seating!
Fee: $135

Materials fee: $35


A hands on class on the basics of oil pastel.


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    Gourd Drawing by Margaret W. Fago
 
6 Sessions
Drawing Dynamics
with Margaret W. Fago


LATE REGISTRATION ACCEPTED

Sept. 11, 18, 25 & Oct. 9,6, 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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Robot by Gary Francis
 
1-Day Workshops
Creative Cartooning
with Gary Francis


Friday, September 22
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Next workshop: Friday, October 6


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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Deborah Medvick

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


2 Sessions Available!

Saturdays, 11::00 am - 1:00 pm
Sept. 23, 30 & Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28


Mondays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 & Nov. 6, 13


Fee per session: 
$175  Members; $195 Non-members


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


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Egrets by the Bay by Mandar Wagholikar
 
1-Day Workshop
Landscape Painting Using Soft Pastels with Mandar Wagholikar

Saturday, October 28
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Fee:
$75 Members; $80 Non-members
Materials included


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

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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 would like to teach in your own studio space in collaboration with the Center or have any questions, please contact programs.
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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Acoustic Jam
Facilitated by Janet Lenore
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
7:00 PM - 8:30 pm 

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Alameda Poetry Writers' 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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Your Story—A Gift of a Lifetime   
 
by Deborah Medvick, writer

Saturday, October 7 
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Writing your life story can be inspiring
and  fun, and it can be done!


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Alameda en Plein Air

This exhibit will be up until

Saturday, September 30
 
Red and Blue by Paul Feinberg, PAPo Award
         Stratum by Bonnie Randall Boller, clayprint                        Twilight at Crab Cove by Renee Doty, mixed media
Color Impressions

Bonnie Randall Boller & Renee Doty
 
September 11 - January 6, 2018

on exhibit at Eyewise Optometry

2561 Blanding Ave., Suite B, near
Nob Hill Grocery
 

The Lodge Art Gallery

Savellano en Plein Air
watercolors
by David Savellano

 
On exhibit until Saturday, September 30



 
Cove Discovery by David Savellano, watercolor
 
The Lodge at Harbor Bay 
801 Island Drive, Alameda, CA 94502   
Viewing hours are 10 am - 5 pm daily
In Our Signature Gallery
 
Collage Mandalas
 
by Patricia Edith

Friday, October 6 - Saturday, October 28

Opening Reception: Friday, October 13
                                         7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collage mandala by Patricia Edith
Our Planet

Receiving day: Sunday, October  1
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Theme:  Caring, sharing, environmental concerns, one world for all, animals, creatures large and small, plants, forests, oceans, rivers, lakes, nature, family, friends, enemies.


Exhibit: Friday, October 6 - Saturday, November 25
Opening Reception:  Friday, October 13
                                          7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 
La Romita Sunset by Maryanne Mock                 
Submissions will also be considered for our satellite exhibit at The Lodge on Bayfarm Island.                                                         Read more...
 
Alameda Home Legacy Tour

Sunday, September 24

11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Celebrate Alameda's Glorious Historic Homes 

This year, the Frank Bette Center for the Arts is included in the tour.

 
If you would like to volunteer as a docent, please send an email here.

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Annual Silent Auction Gala

Friday, October 20

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 
The fun-filled evening will include live poetry readings, viewing of the Our Planet exhibit, hors d’oeuvres, no host bar serving wine and beer, and a silent auction of art, gifts and unique experiences. All proceeds will support the Frank Bette Center building fund and the many programs, exhibits and classes that we sponsor.

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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.

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ONE DAY ONLY!
Saturday, November 4
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 
Textile and bead crafts direct from the village artisans of Guatemala.
In time for your holiday shopping!  
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Please sign up to Volunteer! Just click on the SignUp button above.  Thanks
for your loyal support!  If you have questions, please visit
FrankBetteCenter.
 
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

2017  Plein Air

Paintout





 
Thanks to our

2017 Alameda

On Camera 

Sponsors

Thank you to
eon Computer Technologies
of Alameda!

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.

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