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

Workshops  2019

Spring and Summer 2019 Workshops are open for registration!
I'm happy to announce that thanks to a generous donation, I am able to offer $50. materials grants to those who need them. If such a grant would help you take a workshop, please let me know and we'll arrange it.  Six grants currently available.

Studio Workshops at Art 26, 231 G Street, #26, Davis California
Davis is easily accessible from the Bay Area by train (Capitol Corridor), car (your car or Lyft, Uber) and from other locations by air--Sacramento Airport is a short drive away, easy access to Davis.  Places to stay near the studio include Air B&Bs and small, cozy hotels.
Davis is a lovely place to explore with its nationally acclaimed Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings, and a variety of art galleries.  In-studio workshops at Art 26 in Davis are offered in oil mixed media, water based mixed media with gouache and painterly collage. Workshops are three full days; limited to six students. Cost is $380. Contact Sara for details:  

April 25, 26, 27  
Thursday, Friday Saturday, 9am-noon 1-4 each day

Gouache Based Mixed Media
If you are interested in future Gouache Workshops, please email me 
Gouache combines the best of acrylic paint and watercolor--deeply pigmented, matte surface with beautiful coverage when used thick translucent and diaphanous when thinned with water.  It also combines well with other media--colored pencils, ink, artgraf, pastels and even cold wax (as a top coat).  This workshops will explore materials in the context of abstract painting (think early Diebenkorn) and collage (Matisse's gouache colored cut outs). For more information, registration contact Sara:

May 31, June 1, 2
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9-noon and 1-4 each day
Mixed Media Collage
Handprinted monotype, drawings and beautiful papers form the basis for individual abstract mixed media collaged paintings.  House paint, newsprint and tissues create a base for the addition of interwoven successive layers of paper and paint.  We'll use additive and subtractive techniques to design beautiful, interesting surfaces and compositions.  Final layers of pigment sticks and cold wax add an additional option for creating radiant color and depth. FULL

Just Added: Mixed Media Collage June 14, 15, 16
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9-noon and 1-4 each day
Mixed Media Collage

The May 31-June2 section filled so quickly that I have added a second session--see description above
As of 4/28 there are 2 spots left.  

Art 26 Workshop Information, Registration, Email

Retreat / Workshops  
Beautiful places add their own special energy to making artwork, while getting away from home gives you a protected art environment.  Summer-Fall 2019 workshops in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, Mendocino, California and Whidbey Island, Washington are perfect places to relax and explore new directions in art.

June 21-23, 2019

Collage Camp:
Painterly Collage Techniques With Water Based Mixed Media
Shake Rag Alley, Mineral Point, Wisconsin

The art school at Shake Rag Alley is located in Mineral Point, a former mining town located in the midst of rolling hills surrounded by beautiful southern Wisconsin farm country. Students will capture the abstract essence of this beautiful layered landscape with paint and paper. This painterly collage workshop will lead you in interesting new directions with abstract ideas and fascinating techniques.  Don't miss it!  Options for using oil pigment sticks over a collaged base will be discussed.

For more information click here

August 9, 10, 11, 2019 

Landscape+Architecture: Abstract Experiments with Pigment Sticks, Oil Paint, Wax and Paper  Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

Mendocino is a beautiful a place to relax and enjoy art making with other artists as well as to explore the dramatic landscape of Mendocino Headlands.  This year our abstractions will look to the landscape and archtecture of the area for inspiration.

Click this link for registration, information:  Mendocino Art Center

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

For four memorable days work with innovative techniques and ideas in oil based mixed media. Materials include pigment sticks and oil paint, enhanced with cold wax, Galkyds and Gamsol, as well as texturing additives—including marble dust and sand. From thick to thin, opaque to transparent, smooth to textured, drawing to painting, we’ll explore the excitement of mixed media oil painting. 

For more information click here.