Open Studios Art Tour is THIS weekend! (and next)

This is such a fun event for both artists and visitors! A chance to stop by nearly 200 art spaces, in whatever order you wish and according to your own interests, over two weekends, October 8-9 and October 15-16. Los Osos has nearly 40 artists participating! and I am one of them. Please stop by 590 Ash St. from 10am to 5pm on those days to see LOTS of beautiful silk, oil and pastel paintings plus other great gift items by me and Dana Kimberly Hixson!

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Starting October 3 — a new session of SILK PAINTING for Beginners

Mondays, beginning October 3, 2 pm – 4 pm, $95 for 3 sessions. Held at Left Coast Art Studio, 1188 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos.

Silk painting yields beautiful results even for those inexperienced in any kind of painting or drawing. No previous art experience is needed. This introductory approach uses water-based French dyes, water-based resists, and chemical dyesetting (no steaming). Assorted geometric designs, as well as designs from nature, will be provided for your use. You will learn about fabrics, dyes, resists, and special effects. You’ll complete a handmade art piece, ready to take home and frame, mount or incorporate into a piece of clothing. All materials provided. Pre-registration required. Questions?  Just give me a call at 805-602-7817. Note: Once you complete this course you can attend my 2-hour Drop-In sessions for just $20/session.

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Silk is magical.

I’ve been hard at work on new silk paintings for Open Studios Art Tour, coming up in San Luis Obispo (CA) county on October 8-9 and October 15-16 (10am to 5pm each day). Here are a couple of the new pieces inspired by our epic western road trip earlier this summer! All of these 20×20 inch images will be available as originals, but also as giclee prints, cards, and art tiles!

Upcoming classes!

POSTPONED:  NEW AT ART – FOUNDATION SKILLS FOR BEGINNERS

$115 for 4 sessions. This class covers the most essential skills of art-making. It’s a great introduction for those who are fascinated by art but who have little or no previous experience. In a friendly, relaxed environment, you will learn fundamental art skills, using pencil, pen and ink, and charcoal. We will cover concepts such as line, shape, form, space/negative space, and texture. This is a time to explore and have fun while acquiring essential art skills. All materials provided. Held at Left Coast Art Studio, 1188 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos. Pre-registration required.

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Pastel Succulent 2

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POSTPONED: OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

$115 for 4 sessions. This workshop is targeted to those with no previous experience painting in oils. Composition and the use of a designated, limited color palette will be emphasized. You will learn about color mixing, presentation, materials and safety issues. The concepts of value, line, shape, form, space, and texture will also be reviewed. All materials provided. Held at Left Coast Art Studio, 1188 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos. Pre-registration required.

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039 Afterglow-ed.

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STARTING LATE OCTOBER: OIL PAINTING – AN INTUITIVE APPROACH TO THE LANDSCAPE

$115 for 4 sessions. For those with some landscape drawing or painting experience in any medium, who want to try oils for landscape painting. My approach emphasizes composition and the use of a designated, limited color palette. We will review color theory, atmospheric perspective, presentation, materials and safety issues, and will continually review value, line, shape, form, space, and texture. All materials provided. Held at Left Coast Art Studio, 1188 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos. Pre-registration required.

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045 It is Life Itself (Medium)

CLASS IS FULL! Let me know if you want to be notified of new session beginning in October. A new class I’m offering — SILK PAINTING for Beginners

Tuesdays beginning September 13, 2 pm – 4 pm, $95 for 3 sessions. Class will be held at Left Coast Art Studio, 1188 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos.
Silk painting yields beautiful results even for those inexperienced in any kind of painting or drawing. No previous art experience is needed. My approach uses water-based French dyes, water-based resists, and chemical dyesetting (no steaming). Assorted geometric designs, as well as designs from nature, will be provided for your use. You will learn about fabrics, dyes, resists, and special effects. You’ll complete a handmade art piece, ready to frame, mount or incorporate into a piece of clothing. All materials provided. Pre-registration required.

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Monotype & Collage Workshops at Art Central in SLO

I’m leading some workshops at Art Central, 1329 Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo! If you haven’t been there, Art Central is more than just an art supply store — it’s an art gallery that also has creative and functional teaching spaces for workshops and classes.

To register for these sessions, contact me (Jeanne) at westernartist@gmail.com or call 805-602-7817.  To see more of my work in oil, silk, collage, pastel, and watercolor, visit my web site.

Exploring Water-Based Monotypes, Monday, January 18. ($48). Most materials and supplies provided. Materials list on hand at Art Central (plan on about $12-15). This workshop is a time to play, explore, and have fun while using nontoxic, water-based materials to create abstract monotypes (single prints taken from an acrylic plate). For those of all experience levels; there is no prerequisite except a willingness to nurture the creative spirit within you! This approach will exercise your creativity and curiosity; the workshop will not use ‘traditional’ art techniques. You will create unique abstract monotypes which you can then frame or use in gorgeous handmade greeting cards.

Creating Abstract Collage from Water-Based Monotypes, Monday, January 25 ($48).  Most  materials and supplies provided. Materials list on hand at Art Central (plan on about $1​0-1​2). ​Prerequisite: Completion of the January 18 workshop. Use the monotypes you created the week before to make unique and beautiful abstracted collage art pieces. 

These are great sessions to share with friends, as you will feel each other’s energy and enthusiasm! Again, to register, contact me (Jeanne) at westernartist@gmail.com or call 602-7817.

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Water-media collage, 4×5 inches.