"The artist does not retire. They simply die. (laughs) And this is why art is not a business; it’s the existence."                                                 Christo

Fallbrook School of the Arts   2017

Mondays 1:30 to 4:30pm
Jun 5, 2017 to Jul 10, 2017 
No Class on June 19

Illuminated Manuscripts are basically documents with text and decoration. We'll create contemporary Manuscript book structures with rich, ornate, pattered illustrations, floral and alphabet letter embellishments with detailed borders. Learn construction and techniques on Open spine Coptic stitch bindings, and French Link stitch books. We'll work on 2 projects during this 6-week class, concentrating on concept and technique. Gold leaf application will be introduced for embellishments. Coptic stitch bindings are a beautiful addition to the spine of a handmade book. The French Link stitch book will include mixed media techniques with a touch of whimsy and the unexpected. 

EscondidoAdult School       Spring 2017
  located at 220 West Crest Avenue, CA 92025.
 Just north of Mission between Broadway and Escondido Blvd near the end of the 78 Freeway.
760 739-7300

Watercolors and Acrylics   Fridays 9am to 12:00pm  
May 12 to July 14      no class June 16 and June 30 For intermediate to advanced painters.

Experimental Watermedia approaches will be explored with watercolor and acrylic with a focus on composition, negative painting, and textures in still life, landscape, and figurative works.   Build up layers with translucent hues and simple printmaking techniques.
Metaphors and messages can play a thoughtful role in your works with added bits of collage and text. Be prepared to loosen up and experiment with different resists and textures to build up the surfaces, paint translucent layers, and create extraordinary shapes.

Journaling With Pens and Watercolor  

May 2 to June 27      no class on June 20, June 27      2017
Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm

Pens and watercolor are a very useful combo for journaling on location and just about anywhere! We’ll work with an assortment of water soluble and waterproof pens to create textures, values and compositions in journals. This will be the foundation for watercolor transparencies. Learn how to paint watercolor layers and fused colors with intensity. This is your chance to play with shape making and combine images in an artful way on paper. Paint freely while dropping in color onto the wet paper surface.  And no worries if you’ve never painted or drawn before! - I’ll go over the basics and there will be images available to work from or bring some images of your own.

PalomarCollegespecial notice...unfortunately, this class has been canceled for Spring 2017 due to budget cuts. I have been teaching this course every semester since 2007. It will return in Fall 2017. 
3 units        Fall semester starts August 26, 2017
Classes will be held on the main campus in San Marcos, CA.
 Watercolor I #235, Watercolor II #236
These classes will consist of contemporary Watermedia methods including Acrylics and Gouache. 
3 units        
This is your chance to paint for 6 hours every Saturday in a studio setting. Demos, critiques and field trips are held periodically.  Take it for credit/non credit or the full blown “grade”! 

Saturdays   9:00am to 3:30pm   
Concepts of studio painting utilizing acrylic based colors and watercolors as the primary medium.
Exploration of different styles and techniques with emphasis on contemporary modes of expression. Concentration of gaining skills in composition, brush handling, and the use of color.