I enjoy the dynamic environment of classes and workshops.  It's a pleasure to get together with others and explore new territory in art.

Annual Mendocino Retreat/Workshop: August 3, 4, 5  

Painting With Abstract Layers: Oil and Cold Wax Mixed Media


This year’s summer Mendocino workshop will concentrate on the use of pigment sticks as medium and as a tool to enhance oil and cold wax paintings.  We’ll look closely at abstract composition and design elements while working with themes of contemporary abstraction.

This workshop offers instruction in techniques as well as aesthetic considerations.  Open to all levels—a good chance for beginners to get their feet wet with oil based abstraction and for experienced painters to enhance their personal ideas and style.


Fall Workshops 2018


Studio Workshops at Art 26 Resume

In-studio workshops at Art 26 in Davis are offered in oil mixed media and painterly collage.

Workshops are three full days; limited to six students. Cost is $360. Contact Sara for details:

Painterly Collage  October 5, 6, 7

This popular workshop explores techniques for making collaged paintings using papers made in class, house paint, and polyurethane varnish. You’ll work with layers, adding and subtracting paint and paper to make exciting water based abstractions. Contact Sara for details:

Abstract Layers With Oil and Cold Wax  November 2, 3, 4

Explore ways to use oil paint and oil pigment sticks with cold wax medium.  We’ll work with layers, adding and subtracting as we go along, to create luminous abstract paintings.  Materials include raw pigments, grits and sand, charcoal, graphite and compressed carbon as well as mark making and texturing tools—all of which contribute to complex, evocative surfaces.  Contact Sara for details:

Private Classes and Workshops :  Study with Sara by the hour or by the day.  Contact Sara for available private lesson dates in June, July and August