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"PAINTINGS FOR PEOPLE": an exhibit of oil paintings by Amy Stewart

Arts Alive reception on August 1 from 6-9 pm

"Trinidad Cuba" by Amy Stewart

Amy will have around 50 paintings, some old and some new, most priced to sell at $95 each. She's donating 100% of her profits to FOOD FOR PEOPLE, so come on out, buy a lovely painting and support a great organization!

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NEW WORKSHOPS!


Painting the Plein Air Landscape
WITH KATHY O'LEARY
Kathy O'Leary is a nationally recognized landscape painter who has been painting en plein air for more than two decades. Join her for two days of painting on location and learn her approach to working directly from nature. She will provide an introduction for those new to plein air, and assist in the continuing development of those wishing to improve their plein air skills. Students will receive individual attention and feedback throughout the workshop. Kathy's main focus will be composition, value and color in plein air painting. She will demonstrate her painting approach, including preliminary thumbnail and small oil sketches in preparation to painting a larger piece. Participants will meet at ESA for a brief introduction on Saturday morning, then spend the rest of the weekend painting on location. Kathy is accepting a limited number of students so register early!
DATE AND TIME: August 22 and 23 from 9:00 to 4:00 pm
PRICE: $175
REGISTER HERE
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Introduction to Origami
with BLAKE RITTER 
Learn the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. Blake Ritter, with over 20 years of origami experience, will guide you through the process step by step. The majority of models taught will be traditional origami; no cuts and made from a single sheet, although some modular pieces will also be covered. Open for all ages and skill levels, paper and take home instructions will be provided.
Date and time: Saturday, August 29 from 1:00-4:00 pm
Price: $35 (includes supplies)
REGISTER HERE 
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Painting the Figure
ONGOING CLASS with ANDREW DANIEL
Thursdays from 1:00-4:00
PRICE: $100 for a 4-week pass plus model fee (model fee is split between students each week)
DESCRIPTION: Have you always been inspired by the portraits and figurative paintings of art history and wanted to try your hand at oil painting from a live model? Local artist Andrew Daniel breaks down the process of painting the figure into a systematic step by step approach. Each class  includes an instructor demonstration, painting from a live model, individual feedback, and a critical discussion period. Poses range from quick 30-minute painted sketches to lengthy 9 to 12 hour poses (broken up over several weeks). Themes range from semi-nude figurative to costumed models and portraits.
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LEARN TO DRAW THE FIGURE with BRENT EVISTON

"Mastering the Fundamentals of Figure Drawing and an Introduction to the Human Anatomy for the Artist"
This ONGOING CLASS takes a deeper look into the essential skeletal and muscular systems of the body from a drawing perspective.   Each week a new muscle or bone group will be studied through demonstration drawings, examinations of a live model and time for students to draw.  Students will gain a wider  understanding of the human body in figure drawing which can be applied immediately to their own drawings as well as give them a foundation for further anatomical study.
Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-noon.
$25 per session plus modeling fee (payable weekly in class   REGISTER HERE  
See Brent's inspiring TedX Eureka talk!
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ONGOING PAINTING CLASSES: 
Our ongoing classes are just $100 for four 3-hour sessions. That's just over $8 an hour! Treat yourself and learn something new.

"OIL PAINTING"
with Micki Dyson-Flatmo
This ongoing class focuses on the key principles that every artist needs to know in order to improve their work. The topics addressed include fundamentals of drawing and painting, understanding value, color, edges, and how to create a good design. Students work from their own photos or still life objects and individual goals and needs are addressed on a one-on-one basis.
TUESDAYS from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
PRICE: $100 for a 4-session pass. REGISTER HERE

"PAINTING FROM LIFE!”
with Linda Mitchell
Each week, Linda sets up a still life and guides students through the process of painting from life, focusing on color relationships and descriptive brushwork. The creative voices and personal goals of individual students are fostered and developed.
PRICE: $100 for a 4-week pass. 
Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30  REGISTER HERE

Painting the Figure
ONGOING CLASS with ANDREW DANIEL
PRICE: $100 for a 4-week pass plus model fee (model fee is split between students each week)
Thursdays from 1:00-4:00
DESCRIPTION: Have you always been inspired by the portraits and figurative paintings of art history and wanted to try your hand at oil painting from a live model? Local artist Andrew Daniel breaks down the process of painting the figure into a systematic step by step approach. Each class includes an instructor demonstration, painting from a live model, individual feedback, and a critical discussion period. Poses range from quick 30-minute painted sketches to lengthy 9 to 12 hour poses (broken up over several weeks). Themes range from semi-nude figurative to costumed models and portraits.
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Coming up in our GALLERY:
August, 2015: Recent Paintings By Amy Stewart
September, 2015: Recent Paintings by Leo Stafsnes

Our LEO STAFSNES exhibit in December, 2014 was a huge success! Leo is having another show in September, 2015 with an Arts Alive opening on September 5th from 6-9 pm.

"Eternal Rooftops" SOLD!   SEE MORE OF LEO'S WORK HERE 

"I painted again today with Leo Stafsnes. He is all of 15 years old and has been painting everyday this summer. Leo is on fire and loves to paint, paint, paint! Everyone so enjoys being around and painting with Leo. We are all impressed with his devotion and passion for painting and learning from so many. It is great for all of us to see." Jim McVicker, August 2014 

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Linda Mitchell and Micki Dyson-Flatmo are transferring ESA to Brent Evinson in October.

Read more about the big transistion right here.
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HOURS: Our hours vary, depending on class schedules. 
Please CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT and we can meet you at the studio at your convenience.

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526 Fifth Street, downtown Eureka (707) 440-9027
Art classes & workshops, exhibits and communal gatherings
email: info@eurekastudioarts.com