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Please help us remain open by becoming a member, renewing your membership, taking an online class, making a purchase from our new online store or making a donation to the Center.   Stay safe, stay healthy, stay creative!  Please Donate Now! or Shop here! Membership extended with extra 4 months if you renew or join by July 31.

    WE ARE NOW OPEN ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS.  MASKS REQUIRED

  CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

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


Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Sept. 2, 16
Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 1:00 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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Day 8 Quarantine Art Club by Emily Weil

1 Session Workshop ~ ONLINE
Watercolor with Ink & Acrylic Pens   with Emily Weil
 
Saturday, August 29
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fee: 
$55 Members; $65 Non-members


Learn mixed media techniques using watercolor, ink and acrylic pens.

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Monochromatic watercolor by Emily Weil
 
1 Session Workshop ~ ONLINE
Explore Monochromatic Painting with Watercolor  with Emily Weil
 
Saturday, September 19
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fee: 
$55 Members; $65 Non-members


Learn to simplify your work and create more unified and atmospheric paintings.


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Photograph by Amy Patick

1 Session Workshop ~ ONLINE
iPhone Photography 101
with Amy Patick

Day and time to be decided by Amy and student

Fee: $50 Members; $60 Non-members for 1.5 hr.

 
Learn essential features of your iPhone, simple editing techniques, and basic principles for great pictures.

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Pumpkins by Margaret W. Fago

6 Sessions  ~ ONLINE
Color Dynamics in Watercolor
with
Margaret W. Fago


View free online demo here!

Beginning - Intermediate

Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Sept. 14
Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Intermediate - Advanced
Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25, and Sept. 1, 15

Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fees:
$120 Members; $162 Non-members


Come develop your painting voice while learning watercolor techniques.

Begin - Interm - Read more...
Interm - Adv -    Read more...
Watercolor by Wendy Soneson

1 Session Workshop - ONLINE
Luminous Flowers with Watercolor
with Wendy Soneson

Sunday, August 9
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Fee:
$40 Members; $50 Non-members


Learn to paint bright and colorful fresh flowers and 
to mix paints exclusively on the paper for more luminosity.


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Watercolor seascape by Wendy Soneson

1 Session Workshop - ONLINE
Seascapes in Watercolor with Wendy Soneson

Sunday, August 30
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Fee:
$40 Members; $50 Non-members


Water, sky and the open air, what a great way to pass the afternoon.


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Watercolor landscape by Wendy Soneson
 
1 Session Workshop - ONLINE
Landscapes in Watercolor with Wendy Soneson

Sunday, September 27
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Fee:
$40 Members; $50 Non-members


Paint landscapes from photos provided by teacher on fully saturated paper. 


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Alameda Island Poets Workshop 
Wed. August 13 ~ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hosts: 
Marilyn Flower and Cathy Dana               Read more...

Alameda Island Poets

Wed., August  ~ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hosts: Nanette Deetz and Cathy Dana                Read more...
These classes, and more, will be offered upon reopening:
Begin Again in Oils with Peggy Cotton 
        Read more...
Creative Cartooning with Gary Francis          Read more...
Perspective for Artists Drawing with Carolyn Lord          Read more...
Intermediate Perspective for Artists Drawing with Carolyn Lord     Read more...
Intermediate Ukulele with Janet Lenore          Read more...
Not Quite Beginning Guitar with Janet Lenore          Read more...
In both galleries...
 Travelin' Blues by Jennifer Cook, AOC Marketing Award                                               Read more...        
   

Frank Bette


Plein Air 2020

 Online Exhibit

August 1 -  September 27

 
Lifting Fog by Julia Munger Seelos                                                                Read more ...
Encinal by David Savellano

August 12 ~ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Won’t you be my neighborhood? 
Zoom presentation with David Savalleno

If you happen to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, chances are you may have seen David Savellano with his outdoor painting gear setup; painting a compelling street scene or house portrait.   David will demonstrate the design and painting process he employs to create a neighborhood street scene.  The Zoom link for the demo will be sent in a newsletter a couple of days before.  The demo is free, but donations are greatly needed and appreciated.
The Lodge at Harbor Bay...
Mix It Up II


Photography by Mike Gifford

The Lodge is currently closed to the public for viewing of this exhibit.
  Here He Is by Mike Gifford                                                                         Read more...    
   
                                        801 Island Drive, Alameda, CA 94502  
       
          For more information and details, please visit CA Art Council here!
Programs not currently online will resume upon reopening...

Life Drawing ~ Weekly Sessions with Model (no instructor)
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm                                                                  Read more...

Alameda Island Poets ~ Hosted by Nanette Deetz and Cathy Dana
First Wednesday of each month ~ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm   
             
Read more...    


Acoustic Jam ~ Facilitated by Janet Lenore
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm              
Read more...

Alameda Island Poets Workshop ~ Hosted by Cathy Dana and Marilyn Flower
Every 2nd Thursday of the month ~ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm              
 Read more...

Poetry and Prose ~ Hosted by Wulf Losee
Every 2nd  Saturday ~ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm                                         
Read more...
Your donations help support
  • maintaining our building
  • strengthening our programs
  • sustaining our day-to-day operations
  • providing awards to our artists
  • providing grants for special projects

Please make your tax deductible donation now here!

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Frank Bette Center for the Arts
1601 Paru Street
Alameda, CA 94501
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On to Phase Three


Many thanks to Lary Heath from Enluma who has done
such a great job illuminating our upstairs rooms.  But we aren't done.  Phase Three will entail illuminating the stairwell. Please donate. Thank you.
 


 
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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