Barbara's art classes and the Figure Drawing Workshop are now being held at the Bothwell Art Center, 2466 8th St. Livermore, Ca. 94550
Figure Drawing Workshop. (Live nude models, no instructor) on Fri. mornings 9:30 - 12:30. Artists bring their own materials and easels. We start with one and two minute gesture poses, then two ten minute poses and twenty minute poses for the rest of the session. On the last Fri. of the month we have gestures and then one long pose for the rest of the session. Coffee, tea and refreshments are available. Individual sessions are $20. If you sign up and pay for the month in advance it's $18. per session. If you are interested in being on the e-mail reminder list, send a note to Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be sent an e-mail the day before telling you about the model we will be drawing. Open to all artists. Students under 18 need a parental permission to attend. Call Barbara for more info about the class, 925-373-9638.
Note to inquiring models: We only hire models through the Bay Area Modeling Guild. For information about them go to: http://bayareamodelsguild.org/
Note to Students: There will be no art classes on May 17th, 2013. The Figure Workshop will go on as usual.
ADULT ART CLASSES-
The classes are small and intimate. You will get individual instruction in either drawing or painting in a variety of mediums, depending on your current skill level or interests. The class is geared towards each student and their goals. If you are interested in drawing you will learn to draw from life with emphasis on shading and texture. If you would like to learn to paint you will learn about color, composition and how to build a painting, etc. If you have never drawn before Barbara recommends taking drawing first. For a list of materials for oil painting classes call or e-mail Barbara.
Working on a painting and having trouble? Why don't you just drop in for one or two sessions and Barbara will help you through it.
Classes are on Friday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. $110. per month or $35. as a drop in. Teens and adults are welcome to attend from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the childrens rate. $75. per month or $25. to drop in.
CHILDREN'S ART CLASSES
Your child will start out learning basic drawing skills and be introduced to drawing from life. He/she will also experiment with pastels, watercolor, oil painting, color pencil pen & ink, scratchboard, etc. Kids will be allowed free drawing time after their group projects are done. The students need at least eight classes of drawing before they are introduced to oil painting unless they show they already have good drawing skills.
Classes are open to children ages 8 and older (and moms/dads if they want to learn to draw too). Class is every Friday afternoon from 3:30pm until 5:00pm. $75. per month or $25. to drop in. Student should have a spiral bound sketchbook (9x12, 11x14), a 4B graphite pencil (not charcoal) and a kneaded eraser. A tote bag to carry supplies is also nice. The pencil and eraser set is available from Barbara for $2.
Students should wear old clothing that they won't have to worry about getting paint on and they should tie back long hair. Class size is kept small (around eight students) so Barbara can give each child the attention they may need with their projects. The childrens art class is usually full. Write or call to be put on the waiting list.
For more info call Barbara at her home/studio at (925) 373-9638. On Fri.'s. you can reach her on her cell phone (925) 518-9273 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Miniature Painting Workshop
SET UP A WORKSHOP IN YOUR AREA!
Barbara is available as a workshop instructor and has taught at the IGMA Guild School in Castine, Maine (2001 & 2003).
Barbara teaches groups of five to ten students to paint miniature oil paintings. Ask your local Dollhouse Shop or Miniature Club to put a class together or you can put one together yourself with a group of friends! It's ton's of fun and no experience is necessary! Honest!
Barbara Stanton, I.G.M.A. Fellow, is well known in the dollhouse world for her miniature oil paintings. You've seen her at the shows painting under a magnifying lens. You can give it a try yourself! Classes are geared for beginners and intermediate students. Barbara will carefully guide each student every step of the way. YOU CAN DO IT! Learn some basic color mixing, composition, how to make a mini canvas, tips on framing and miniature painting techniques. A simple wooden frame is provided also.