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  CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

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Dmitry Grudsky

Dmitry Grudsky is a skilled artist who is passionate about creating art for public spaces. He brings over thirty years of successful, international practice to his art designs. He uses mixed media and blends ancient Byzantine mosaic techniques with stained glass, mural painting and relief components in pieces that are visually stunning, strongly sculptural and surprisingly practical.  He also instructs adults in a variety of art forms, such as mosaic, wire sculpture, ceramics, painting and collage. 
Robot by Gary Francis
 
1-Day Workshops
Creative Cartooning
with Gary Francis


Friday, October 20
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Next workshop:
Saturday, October 28
2:30 pm - 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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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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City Sunset by Margaret W. Fago

6 Sessions
Color Dynamics in Watercolor
with
Margaret W. Fago


Beginning - Intermediate

Nov. 6, 13, 27 & Dec. 4, 11, 18
Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Intermediate - Advanced
Nov. 7, 14, 28 & Dec. 5, 12, 19
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, Feb. 15, Mar. 1, 15, 29 & Apr. 5, 19 in 2018

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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 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.
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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Deborah Medvick

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


Fridays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 & Dec. 1

This workshop will be held at
The Lodge 
801 Island Drive, Bay Farm Island

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


Nov. 6, 13, 27 & Dec. 4, 11, 18
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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Watercolor by Wendy Soneson

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


Jan. 24, 31 and Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 in 2018
Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Fee: 
$120 Members; $160 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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Latino Vanitas by Rebeca Garcia-Gonzales

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

Saturday, February 24, 2018
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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Coming in early 2018:

January 27: 1-Day Workshops ~ Gelli Plate Monoprint & Single Sheet Book with Jeka Lambert


April 19: 6  Sessions ~ Perspective for Artists with Carolyn Lord, 2017 Plein Air Paintout Juror
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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Annual Silent Auction Gala

Friday, October 20

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets: $25 person in advance; $35 person at door
 
The fun-filled evening will include 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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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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14th Annual Holiday Gift Boutique
 

Friday, Nov. 24 - Saturday, Dec.  23

Application Deadline: Sunday, Nov. 12

 

We are looking for jewelry, paper and fiber arts, ceramics, mosaics, wood, glass and more.

For questions contact HolidayBoutique


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In the Main Gallery...

 
Our Planet


On exhibit through Saturday, November 25


Mid-show Reception:  Friday, November 10
                                             7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 
La Romita Sunset by Maryanne Mock                 

In Our Signature Gallery...
 
Collage Mandalas
 
by Patricia Edith

On exhibit through Saturday, October 28

 
Collage mandala by Patricia Edith

The Lodge Art Gallery

Our Planet  ~  Group exhibit
 
On exhibit until Saturday, November 26

Opening reception:  Thursday, November 2
                              3:30 pm- 4:30 pm


 
La Romita Sunset by Maryanne Mock     
 
The Lodge at Harbor Bay 
801 Island Drive, Alameda, CA 94502   
Viewing hours are 10 am - 5 pm daily
         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
In our Signature Gallery...


 
Bridges to 2050 by Catie Faryl


Friday, November 8 - Saturday, December 23
 
Opening Reception: Friday, November 10
                                    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In the Main Gallery...

CROSS CURRENTS, 11th Annual Exhibition of California Artists

Friday, December 1, 2017 – Saturday, January 20, 2018


Opening Reception: Friday, December 8
                                       6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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