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

Abstract Experiments with Oil Based Mixed Media
Mendocino in Winter: 3 Days of Retreat and Exploration
February 15-17, 2019

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A winter workshop concentrating on the use of pigment sticks as medium and as a tool to enhance oil and cold wax paintings. Experiments with various tools and materials include a range of mediums, including cold wax, alkyds and solvents. 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.

Coming in 2019

Land Forms and Structures : Abstract Painting with Oil Based Mixed Media  May 16-19, 2019
Cullowhee Mountain Arts in Spring Hill, Maryland

Collage Camp: Painterly Collage Techniques, June 21-23, 2019
Shake Rag Alley, Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Experiments in Oil Based Mixed Media, October 3, 4, 5, 6, 2019
Pacific Northwest Art School, Whidbey Island, Washington


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:
FULL  Wait list available.

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:  
Full.  Waitlist available

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