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Our "Humboldt to 29 Palms" will continue through June!

"Palm at the Oasis" by Rachel K. Schlueter

THE DESERT SHOW: Six women from Humboldt went to 29 Palms to paint en plein air in March. Regina Case, Joan Dunning, Linda Mitchell, Kathy O'Leary, Rachel K. Schlueter and Alicia Tredway are exhibiting their desert paintings in May, with an Arts Alive opening on June 6. Don't miss this exciting show! Check out the Humboldt to 29 Palms Facebook page for more images.



Painting the Plein Air Landscape
SOLD OUT! If you'd like to be put on a waiting list for Kathy's next workshop, please email us at info@eurekastudioarts.com.
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. Kathy will meet students at ESA on Saturday morning for a brief introduction, and students will spend the rest of the weekend painting on location. She'll demonstrate her painting approach and give students individual attention and feedback. Kathy is accepting a limited number of students so register early! MAY 23-24 PRICE: $175

Painting the Figure
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 will break down the process of painting the figure into a systematic step by step approach. Each class will include an instructor demonstration, painting from a live model, individual feedback, and a critical discussion period. Poses will range from quick 30-minute painted sketches to lengthy 9 to 12 hour poses (broken up over several weeks). Themes will range from semi-nude figurative to costumed models and portraits.

Mixed-Media in Art Making
Want to try something new? Rachel has designed this workshop with experimentation and creativity in mind. Join her and explore innovative ways of using a variety of materials, including paints, mediums, drawing implements, stencils, found objects, magazine clippings, etc. Specific techniques and exercises will be provided each month to get your creative juices flowing, and Rachel will even supply the materials!

Plein Air Painting 
DESCRIPTION: Don't miss this rare opportunity to spend three full days painting with one of the north coast's most beloved and accomplished painters. Jim will begin his workshop at ESA on Friday morning by talking about his process and giving a painting demo. In the afternoon, students will paint outdoors at a location in Eureka. On Saturday and Sunday, students will meet in Trinidad for two full days of plein air painting. Jim will help each artist understand how to see values, warm and cool color and light. He'll give individual instruction and guidance to each student as their paintings progress. Enrollment is limited and we expect this class to fill up rapidly, so please register early!
DATE AND TIME: June 5, 6, and 7 / 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
PRICE: $300

"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!
Our ongoing classes are just $100 for four 3-hour sessions. That's just over $8 an hour! Treat yourself and learn something new.

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

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. $100 for a 4-week pass. 
Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30  REGISTER HERE

with Rachel Schlueter 
DESCRIPTION: Rachel Schlueter has a direct approach to painting that is uniquely her own. Join her for this ongoing class and learn how to draw with paint; how to mix paint directly on the canvas; how to make intuitive color choices; and how to use the paint itself as a means of expression. Rachel will focus on the use of photographic or print materials in an interpretive, highly personal manner that honors the individuality and creative spirit of each student. STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO USE OILS OR ACRYLICS. All skill levels are welcome. $100 for a 4-session pass
Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 8:30 REGISTER HERE
Read more about Rachel on her blog!
We have lots of great art in our GALLERY
Note: Our hours revolve around our class schedules so if you'd like to see the show, just give us a call and we'll meet you at the studio at your convenience!

Our December, 2014, LEO STAFSNES exhibit was a huge success! Congratulations and a big thank you to Leo and all those who turned out to support this talented young man.

"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


Check out MORE ARTWORK  we've exhibited

"Gangster 1" from Amy Stewart's 
"Rogue's Gallery" series
See more paintings and read 
Amy's statement about the series 

last December 7, 2013 was a big success!
Everyone loved DUANE FLATMO'S 
Duane worked through the entire event and created eight 
small airbrush paintings. At the end of the night, we had
a drawing and gave the paintings away to some very happy
winners. A big thank you to Duane and everyone who came out
to support us!


HOURS: Our hours vary, depending on class schedules. 
Please CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT and we can meet you here.

If you'd like to read more about EUREKA STUDIO ARTS and our ARTIST/TEACHERS 
check out our  PRESS PAGE!

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