I enjoy the dynamic environment of classes and workshops.  It's a pleasure to get together with others and explore new territory in art. There's real joy in seeing each student develop and follow a personal path as they acquire new techniques and integrate new ideas into an individual art practice.

All plans are only as good as the possibilities for completing them. Needless to say, 2020 has been upended at least from now until the end of June.  Stay tuned for mid summer into fall workshops to see if they will go forward.  Meanwhile, make art and be well.  I'll be in touch...

Sara Post 2020 Workshops In Beautiful Places

New this year: All Abstract Painting and Drawing workshops are open to both oil and acrylic painters.  Abstract techniques and ideas will be adaptable to both media.

 Surface History/Painterly Collage will continue to use water media, with the addition of oil pigment sticks and cold wax as an option for final layers.


FEBRUARY 1 : Myrtle Press at Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA
Trace Monotype and Simple Transfers: Five hours of printmaking fun.

FEBRUARY 21-23 : Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CAPainterly Collage : A Mixed Media Approach
: Learn great techniques for combining abstract collage with printmaking and painting. Details here : Mendocino Art Center 

MARCH 20-22 : Gualala Art Center, Gualala, CA  Abstract Painting With Oil and Acrylic Mixed Media CANCELED : Both oil and acrylic painters are welcome to explore abstract mixed media including cold wax and other mediums, pigment sticks, crayons and pastel. Discover ideas for creating beautiful surfaces and great paintings.  Details here :  Gualala Art Center

JUNE 5-7 : Pacific Northwest Art School, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington  Surface History : Layered Collage Paintings CANCELED Combine your drawings and hand printed papers with paint to make beautiful, unique mixed media fine art work. Details here: Pacific Northwest Art School  

JUNE 14-19 : Cullowhee Mountain Arts, Western Carolina University, Collowhee, NC, Groundworks: Abstract Drawing and Painting on Unconventional Surfaces CANCELED Create painting ground with cement, plaster and collage and see how each powerfully impacts abstract art work. Both oil and acrylic painters are welcome. Mixed media materials include pigment sticks, crayons, graphite, carbon and pastel. Registration opens soon. Details here: Cullowhee Arts 

JULY 24-26 : Shake Rag Alley, Mineral Point, WI : Surface History : Layered Collage Paintings Work in beautiful layers by combining your own hand made drawings and prints with house paint and acrylics. Details here: Shake Rag Alley 

SAVE THE DATE : AUGUST 7, 8, 9 : Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA Abstract Experiments : Painting With Layers Use themes that form the basis for contemporary abstraction in both painting and drawing. Both oil and acrylic painters are welcome to explore abstract mixed media including cold wax and other mediums, pigment sticks, crayons, charcoal and pastels. Discover ideas for creating beautiful surfaces and great paintings.

October 15, 16, 17, 18 :  Jen Tough Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Abstract Experiments: Abstract Drawing and Painting Ideas and Techniques. Four glorious days of working with abstract painting in inspiring Santa Fe, New Mexico. More info here: Abstract Painting and Drawing

Art 26 / Sara Post Studio Small Workshops

From time to time I offer workshops at my studio in downtown Davis, California.
These workshops are usually scheduled 1-3 months in advance and are limited to six students.  If you're interested, keep an eye on this space or sign up for my mailing list for notifications.

March 6, 7, 8 : Surface History: Exploring Painterly Collage Hand print papers to use in collaged layers that combine with abstract painting and drawing.
This workshop offers an abundance of techniques and ideas using a mixed media approach. Register early: Limited to six students.