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THE CENTER WILL BE CLOSED  UNTIL FEBRUARY 1. 
SCHEDULED CLASSES WILL BE HELD AND CENTER WILL BE OPEN FOR SAS ART DROP OFF JANUARY 16 - 19.

  CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

BEGIN AGAIN IN OILS ~ BEGINNING GUITARCLOUDS, SKY AND WATER WITH WATERCOLORS ~ CREATE YOUR OWN BOOKCREATIVE CARTOONING ~ DRAWING DYNAMICS ~ DYNAMIC PAINTING IN SOFT PASTELS ~ HANDMADE PAPER CARD AND ENVELOPE ~ HANDMADE PAPER WORKING WITH COLOR ~ HANDMADE PAPER CREATING AT THE VAT ~ INTERMEDIATE UKULELE ~ iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY 101 MAKING GREETING CARDS WITH PRESSED PLANTS AND FLOWERS ~ OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTING ~ PAINT THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE IN WATERCOLORPAINT WITH WATERCOLOR! DRAW WITH STICKS & INK!  ~ VALENTINE'S DAY TEA AND TANGLE ~  WATERCOLOR DYNAMICS ~ FEATURED INSTRUCTOR ~ PROGRAMS ~ UPCOMING EXHIBITS ~ SATELLITE EXHIBITS ~ CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2020 ALAMEDA ON CAMERA 2020 PLEIN AIR PAINTOUTCALLS FOR ART ~   SPONSORS ~ DOWN TO THE REWIRE ~ VOLUNTEER ~ JOIN!
Peggy Cotton
 
Peggy Cotton is a skilled representational artist whose work is bright with primary color and light. With over 20 years of successful artistic expression, she embraces new ideas and concepts openly. In addition to painting in oil on canvas, she enjoys graphic art, logo design, greeting card art, video presentations, and photography. Peggy now devotes her time and is inspired by her students, capturing the light, the mood, and coloring the energy of what she feels and sees -- loving it all.. She sells original work and fine art limited edition prints of her originals and her paintings can be found across the U.S.
Cartoon by Gary Francis
 
1 Session Workshops
Creative Cartooning
with Gary Francis


Saturday, January 18
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Next Workshop:
Saturday,  January 25


Fee :
$45 Members; $55 Non-members

Learn to construct  characters in classic Looney Tunes and Disney cartoon style.

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6 Session Workshop
Beginning Guitar with Janet Lenore

Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 26 & Mar. 4, 11    
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm

Fee:
$125 Members; $135 Non-members


We will start at the beginning with the basics. 

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Card and envelope by Barbara DiSalvo

2-Day Workshop
Handmade Paper Card & Envelope with Barbara DiSalvo


February 8 and 9
Saturday and Sunday


Saturday, 1:1:00 am - 3::00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Fee:
$110 Members; $120 Non-members


Make your own handmade paper and leave with a card and envelope set.


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Colored paper by Barbara DiSalvo

2-Day Workshop
Handmade Paper ~ Working with Color with Barbara DiSalvo


Saturday and Sunday
February 15 and 16


Saturday, 1:1:00 am - 3::00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Fee :
$110 Members; $120 Non-members
              1 SPOT LEFT!


Create paper pieces laying one color over another in inventive ways.


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Watercolor by Wendy Soneson

1 Session Workshop
Clouds, Sky and Water with
Watercolor with Wendy Soneson

Sunday, February 23
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Fee:
$40 Members; $50 Non-members
($5 Materials fee)


Learn what to look for when painting  clouds, sky and water.


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Art book by Emily Weil

1 Session Workshop
Create Your Own Book with 

Emily Weil
 
Saturday, March 7
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fee: 
$55 Members; $65 Non-members


Learn to write your own story using pen and ink and watercolor or acrylic to illustrate.

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Golden Gate Bridge by Wendy Soneson
 
1 Session Workshop
Paint the Golden Gate Bridge in Watercolor with Wendy Soneson

Sunday. March 22
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fee:
$40 Members; $50 Non-members
($5 materials fee)


We will work from photos of this famous landmark, using several resist techniques. 


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


April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11
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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Photo by Amy Patick
 
1 Session Workshop
iPhone Photography 101 with
Amy Patick


TBA
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fee:
$55 Members; $65 Non-members


Learn essential features of your iPhone, simple editing techniques and more.

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I Saw Utah by Peggy Cotton
 
6 Session Workshop
Begin Again in Oils with
Peggy Cotton


January 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Saturdays,
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Fee:
$225 Members; $275 Non-members
(Limited seating!)


Acquire the tools to paint in oil and get to THAT plus color much more.  

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Janet Lenore
 
6 Session Workshop
Intermediate Ukulele with
Janet Lenore


Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, 26 & Mar. 4, 11    
Wednesdays, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Fee:
$125 Members; $135 Non-members


If you are in a rut with “down up down up” on your right hand and the  same old pop songs - this class is for you!


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Bouquet by Grace  Mendez
 
1 Session Workshop
2nd Annual Valentine's Day Tea and Tangle with Grace Mendez

Sunday, February 9
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fee:
$45 Members; $55 Non-members
All materials included


Create a whimsical still life using mixed media techniques and tangled flowers.


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Watercolor and by Emily Weil

1 Session Workshop
Paint with Watercolor! Draw with Sticks and Ink! with 
Emily Weil
 
Saturday, February 15
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fee: 
$55 Members; $65 Non-members
(Supply kits available to purchase)


Watercolor and drawing-with-ink  using sticks and found objects instead of pens.

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Color creation by Barbara DiSalvo

2-Day Workshop
Handmade Paper ~ Creating at the Vat with Barbara DiSalvo


Saturday and Sunday
February 22 and 23


Saturday, 1:1:00 am - 3::00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Fee:
$110 Members; $120 Non-members


Pull paper creatively using varied pulling techniques. 

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Untitled by Elio Camacho
 
1 Session Workshop
Building a Strong Foundation in  Acrylic and Oil Painting with
Elio Camacho


Saturday, February 29
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fee:
$95 Members: $105 Non-members


Learn the tools needed for growing as a painter and artist and develop understanding and using color.


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Card by Nancy Overton
 
1 Session Workshop
Making Greeting Cards with Pressed Flowers and Plants with
Nancy Overton

Saturday, March 14
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fee:
$45 Members; $55 Non-members
$5 Materials fee


Fashion a work of art from pressed leaves and flowers.


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Pumpkins by Margaret W. Fago

6 Sessions
Color Dynamics in Watercolor
with
Margaret W. Fago


Beginning - Intermediate

April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11
Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Intermediate - Advanced

April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12
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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Ships Sunset by Mandar Wagholikar
 
1 Session Workshop
Dynamic Painting in Soft Pastels with Mandar Wagholikar


TBA
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fee:
$60 Members; $70 Non-members


Learn to paint vibrant landscapes using the magic of soft pastels.  Read workshop testimonials
 here!

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Workshop preregistration is recommended.  All classes and workshops are subject to change or cancellation.  Please visit our website for current offerings and updates here.
 
If you don't see a workshop offered that you would like to take, please
contact programs.

Your continued support for the artistic community is greatly appreciated.
Life Drawing ~ Weekly Sessions with Model (no instructor)
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Alameda Island Poets
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 Island Poets Workshop
Hosted by Cathy Dana and Marilyn Flower
Every 2nd Thursday of the month
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Poetry and Prose
Hosted by Wulf Losee
Every 2nd  Saturday
Special 1st Saturdays with Clive Matson
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Lodge at Harbor Bay...

Mix It Up II


Photography

by Mike Gifford



January 13 - April 4
Here He Is by Mike Gifford                             Artist Reception: Thursday, January 23

                                                                     3:30 pm - 4: 30 pm
Read more...         801 Island Drive, Alameda, CA 94502 ~ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily                                                                
at Eyewise Optometry...


 
Bountiful Fruits of Summer


by Marvin Dalander
 Firenze Santos Spiritos Market by Marvin Dalander ​                                    Read more...
 

Eyewise Optometry ~ Bridgeside Shopping Center ~ 2651 Blanding Ave, Ste B, Alameda
In the Main Gallery...
Love is in the Air
 
February 7 -  March 28

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 14

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

 
In our Signature Gallery....                                    Deconstructed and 
Reimagined

Paper Transformations


by Elizabeth Kueny

February 7 - 29

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 14
6:30 pm -  9:00 pm
Paper transformation by Elizabeth Kueny                                               Read more...
Call for students and professional artists and designers to create 5x7 artwork to be exhibited and sold anonymously. Each 5x7 piece of art is to be priced at only $20. Drop off artwork at:
Frank Bette Center for the Arts ~ 1601 Paru St., Alameda
Thursday, January 16 - Sunday, January 19

For other arrangements  contact Glenda McDowell at Glenda    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Themes: Feel the love, positive energy, good vibes, possibilities,

warm surroundings, romantic atmosphere, puppy love, fragrant

essences.     
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Call for Art at The Lodge 
The Waters Edge Lodge 
801 Island Drive, Alameda

We are looking for artists to exhibit at The Lodge, a satellite gallery for the Frank Bette Center.  If you are interested in exhibiting at The Lodge in 2020 as an individual or as a group please contact Mike Gifford for details.  Artwork should be wall mountable and each exhibit can have between 7 and 20 pieces depending on size and quantity.

Next exhibit:  April 6 - June 27 ~ Artist Reception: April 9 ~ 3:30 pm
Exhibit hanging day:  Sunday, April 5

On to Phase Two


Many thanks to Lary Heath from Enluma who has done
such a great job illuminating our upstairs classroom.  But we aren't done.  Phase Two is almost done . If you've been to the center you may have noticed the dust. Please donate. Thank you.
 

Please sign up to Volunteer! Just click on the SignUp button above.  Thanks
for your loyal support!  If you have questions, please visit
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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

2019 Alameda

On Camera 

Sponsors


 
Thanks to our

sponsors for the

2019  Plein Air

Paintout

A Big Thank You to Alameda Shade Shop

for donating new shades for our

upstairs classroom. 

Thank you to
eon Computer Technologies
of Alameda!
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