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  CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

CARTOONING ~ DRAWING DYNAMICS ~ INTRODUCTION TO ZENTANGLE DRAWING ~ MONOPRINTS WITH GELLI PLATE PLEIN AIR PAINTING ~ UNDER THE SEA: ZENTANGLE-INSPIRED ART ~ WATERCOLOR WRITING WORKSHOP ~ FEATURED INSTRUCTOR ~  ONGOING PROGRAMS ~ CURRENT EXHIBITS UPCOMING EXHIBIT SATELLITE GALLERIES ~  PLEIN AIR PAINTOUT~ 2017 PLEIN AIR PAINTOUT ARTISTS   ~    SPONSORS ~ JOIN! ~ VOLUNTEER 

Margaret W. Fago

After twenty years of being around boats, marinas, and the bay and ocean as a sail maker and boat canvas designer and watercolor painter, Margaret now devotes her life, full time, to capturing images of water scenes and moods in watercolor paintings. She sells original work and fine art limited edition prints of her work and her paintings can be found in collections in the US and abroad.  Check out Margaret's website here!
    Gourd Drawing by Margaret W. Fago
 
6 Sessions
Drawing Dynamics
with Margaret W. Fago


July 10, 17, 24 & Aug. 14, 21, 28
Mondays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

LATE REGISTRATION ACCEPTED

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

2 Sessions Available!


July 22, 29 & Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturdays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

July 25 & Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 19
Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


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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Zentangle-inspired art by Grace Mendez

1-Day Workshop
Under the Sea: Zentangle Inspired Art with Grace Mendez,
Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Saturday, July 22
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Fee:
$45 Members; $55 Non-members


Prerequisite of Introduction to Zentangle Drawing


Integrate writing into your art journal pages with a variety of tips and techniques.

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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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City Sunset by Margaret W. Fago

6 Sessions
Color Dynamics in Watercolor
with
Margaret W. Fago


LATE REGISTRATION ACCEPTED

Beginning - Intermediate
July 10, 17, 24 & Aug. 14, 21, 28
Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Intermediate - Advanced
July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 15, 22, 29
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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Robot by Gary Francis
 
1-Day Workshops
Creative Cartooning
with Gary Francis


Friday, July 21
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Next Workshop: Saturday, July 29

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

Saturday, July 22
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fee:
$45 Members; $55 Non-members


Create beautiful abstract images using repetitive patterns.

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Monoprint by Grace Mendez

1-Day Workshop
Monoprints with a Gelli Arts Plate with Grace Mendez

Saturday, July 29
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fee:
$65 Members; $75 Non-members


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If you don't see a class or workshop you would like offered, please send suggestions to programsFrankBetteCenter.org

               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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Vaqueros Spirit by Nancy Roberts


Complementary Colors Exhibit

June 9 - August 5

 

In our Signature Gallery:

Alameda Snapshots

Watercolor paintings by

Candace Rowe

July 14 - August 6

 
Vacations, travel, discovering new and beautiful places, postcards sent home… “having a great time, wish you were here.”  This is the spirit conveyed in the show called “Alameda Snapshots” by Candace Rowe.   Excerpt from Summertime at the Frank Bette Center by Karen Braun Malpas.
Plein Air Paintout Quick Draw Sale

Wednesday, August 2

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Backyard of Frank Bette Center for the Arts
1601 Paru St. (at Lincoln Ave.)
Alameda
Plein Air Paintout Exhibit & Sale

Saturday, August 5

10:00 am - 6:00 pm


South Shore Center ~ Park St. & Otis Dr., Alameda


 
Alameda en Plein Air

August 11 - September 30

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 11

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red and Blue by Paul Feinberg, PAPo Award
          Pink Shopping Bags by Beth Bourland                              The Fighting Roosters of the Philippines
                                                                                                                                     
by George Powell 

 

Art of Beth Bourland and George Powell

Currently on exhibit at 
 
Eyewise Optometry

2561 Blanding Ave., Suite B, near Nob Hill Grocery
 
The Lodge Art Gallery

All in Alameda by photographer, Charles Lucke
 
On exhibit though Sunday, July 30

The Lodge at Harbor Bay 
801 Island Drive, Alameda, CA 94502   
Viewing hours are 10 am - 5 pm daily

 

Please sign up to Volunteer! Just click on the SignUp button above.  Thanks
for your loyal support!  If you have questions, please visit
FrankBetteCenter.
Volunteers needed for help with upcoming Plein Air Paintout week, July 31 - August 5.
 
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

2017 Alameda

On Camera 

Sponsors




 
Thanks to our

sponsors for the

2016  Plein Air

Paintout

Thank you to
eon Computer Technologies
of Alameda!

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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