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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.