Painting Momentum with Anna George _ Tuesdays  1-4 _Jan 9 through Feb 20 _ Studio 1

Painting Momentum with Anna George    Tuesdays  1-4     Jan 9 through Feb 20

7 weeks      $150 members  $170 non members

Surround yourself with ideas, ambient light, and open your paintbox! My style is to offer you constant support at your easel, where you are painting what you love. Whether you’re a beginner or hold an MFA, we take a fresh look together at painting fundamentals, and have fun.

A brand-new artist? Are you starting a new painting or revisiting a piece? Work your individual style in oils or acrylics, abstract or representational. As you develop your image you’ll learn to skirt common pitfalls in this convivial class that has run for eleven years.

I enjoying helping you develop good sequencing in the painting process. We simplify new and age-old painting concepts through discourse, demonstrations, and handouts. Learn about form, light, composition, values, atmospheric perspective, color mixing and placement, mediums, etc. When painters request a special focus or demo I’m happy to oblige.

Connect the dots of composition, color partnering, and specialized technique that fit your style. You choose source material; I recommend an 8×10 photograph. In the studio we share as we go, support each other, and bring some levity.

Having been a full-time artist for decades, I bring that experience to classes. In my years teaching I’ve witnessed a lot of success and feel proud of the artistic growth. Beginners are welcome! We encourage each other, and the final class is all about that, and part festival–a showing of work/pieces in progress with scrumptious things to eat.

After exhibiting in the U.S. and Italy, in galleries, museum shows, etc., I continue to show abstract and representational work. And I offer painted silkwear. See my pieces locally and at annageorgeartist.com and at annageorgeonline.com. Ask about a current show of my work nearby.

On Tuesday afternoons, for a few fine hours, we let go of the outer world and immerse. Beginners can get a materials list, a consult, plus guidance choosing quality materials. Reach me at 925 783 9000 with questions/enrolment needs. Become a current RAA member ($10) and then enroll well ahead of the start date, please. Welcome–see you in the bright new year!

Anna George, Instructor

Anna studied fine art in two east coast colleges and universities and has exhibited since. After founding a gallery in San Francisco, and garnering awards, she opened a big, bright studio on the Berkeley, Oakland border which housed a showroom of her multi-styled work. A decade later she moved a bit east where she has offered classes year-round for over eleven years at two venues. "I love witnessing our kinship as well as the growth and diversity of work emerging in the class," she says. "Each student moves in the direction they choose." In 2013 Anna launched and began hosting the RAA evening Soirées des Artistes which honors one artist in the community each event. Her current work involves oils and acrylics, canvas, linen, silk and mixed media. Call George at 925 783 9000. See annageorgeartist.com; for unrepeatable painted silkwear, annageorgeonline.com. In Anna's words, "In art there is heart."
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