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CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

CARTOONING ~ DRAWING ~ INTRO TO ZENTANGLE ~ ZENTANGLE II ~ MOSAICS ~ PHOTOGRAPHY ~ PLEIN AIR ~ STILL LIFE WATERCOLOR ~ ONGOING PROGRAMS ~ UPCOMING EXHIBITS ~ 2015 ALAMEDA ON CAMERA ~ DEJA VU AUCTION CALL FOR ART ~ PHOTOGRAPHY TALK ~ THE GOLDEN PROJECT

Onions and Garlic by Bruce Katz
 

1-Day Workshop
Painting the Still Life
with Bruce Katz

Saturday, February 7
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Fee: $80 Members
          $95 Non-members


Learn the process of creating successful still life paintings using oil paint, water-soluble oils or acrylics.

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Old Town Square by Chris Rochette

1-Day Workshop
Using Your Digital Camera
with Chris Rochette

Sunday, January 25
1:00 pm -  4:00 pm

Next Workshop:
Sunday, February 22

Fee: $60 Members
          $80 Non-members


 Learn the basics of your digital camera and how to manipulate its settings.

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    Gourd Drawing by Margaret W. Fago

6-Sessions
Drawing Dynamics
with Margaret W. Fago

Feb. 9, 23 & Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23

Mondays, 2 - 4 pm


Fee:$120 Members
         $150 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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Zentangle Drawing by Grace Mendez

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

Saturday, February 28

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Fee: $45 Members;
         $55 Non-members

Materials: $8.00 paid day of class


Learn to create beautiful abstract images using repetitive patterns.

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Palm Grove Evening by Lois Griffel
4.5 Day Plein Air Workshop
Painting the Impressionist Landscape
with Lois Griffel

Monday - Friday
May 11 - 15
Mon. - Thurs. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fee: $585


This workshop focuses on interpreting light effects of nature into color. 

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Enmeshed by Stephen Elbert

 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:

2015 ALAMEDA ON CAMERA

A Juried, Photo-Based, Multimedia Competition
        48 ●  48  ●  48 

Forty-eight artists will be invited to photograph 48 sections of Alameda during the specific 48-hour time period of 9 p.m. Friday, February 20 until 9 p.m. Sunday, February 22, 2015.


Application deadline 5:00 pm, Sunday, January 25, 2015

Late applications accepted until 5:00 pm, Sunday, February 8, 2015

Application fee: $35

Late application fee: $45

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ALAMEDA ON CAMERA...

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


Saturday, January 31
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Next workshop:
Friday, February 20
2:00 pm - 4:00 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
Beyond the Basics: Zentangle II with Grace Mendez, Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Saturday, January 31
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fee: $45 Members
         $55 Non-members


Prereq:  Intro to Zentangle Drawing


Learn additional string variations and easy resources for inspiration.

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City Sunset by Margaret W. Fago

Color Dynamics in Watercolor
with
Margaret W. Fago

 6 Sessions
Beginning - Intermediate
Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Feb. 9,  23 & Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23

Fees: $120 Members
        
   $150 Non-members

7 Sessions
Intermediate - Advanced
Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Feb. 10, 17, 24 & Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24


Fees: $140 Members
        
    $175 Non-members
Come develop your painting voice while learning watercolor techniques.


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Mirror mosaic by Mela Delgado

2-Day Workshop
Mirror Mosaic
with Mela Delgado


Saturday & Sunday
February 21 & 22

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fees: $165 Menbers
            $175
Non-members


Learn how to make a Girly Mirror Mosaic, using glass, mirror, beads and jewelry!

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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
Hosted by Vince Storti
Every 2nd Thursday of the month
7:00 pm - 9:00 p

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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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Colored Reflections by Barbara James

Driven to Abstraction
February 6 - March 28
Gala Opening: Friday, February 13
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


In Our Signature Salon:

February 6 - February 28

Wabi-Sabi: Decay, Emptiness and Other Ephemeral Beauty
Photographs by Joel Koosed
Gala Opening: Friday, February 13
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

DEJA VU SILENT AUCTION CLOSING PARTY

Déjà Vu 2015 Silent Auction and Fundraiser
 

Closing Party with
Final Bidding

 

Sunday, January 25

3:00 pm - 6:30 pm


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Image by Karen Braun Malpas
George Olney and the bike rider
 
Tricks of the Trade: Free Photography Talk by George Olney

Sunday, February 15 ~ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

George Olney, has resided and taken photos all around Mexico for the last 17 years.   He taught  at the art institute in San Miguel de Allende and regularly submits photos to BBC. 

Sponsored by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation

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CALL FOR ART & POSTCARD ART

Call for Art: Driven to Abstraction 
Receiving Day Sunday, February 1 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Call for Postcard Art: Contact Camilla Scott

THE GOLDEN PROJECT

CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND PLEIN AIR ARTISTS

For eligibility requirements and all information, please visit The Golden Project.

Application deadline:
Sunday, February 8 at
5:00 pm
 

                    Photograph by Dick Davis                                  Sponsored by the Davis Family Foundation

All classes and workshops subject to change or cancellation.  Pre-registration is recommended.  Please visit our website for list of current offerings or call the Center at 510-523-6957.  Your continued support for the artistic community is greatly appreciated.

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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