“Painting Momentum” with Anna George_ Nov 7 – Dec 26_ Tuesdays_ 1-4_ Studio 1   

“Painting Momentum”

Anna George

Nov 7 – Dec 26

$180 for members—- $200 for non-member or non-resident

Studio 1    Tuesdays     1-4

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

Are you a brand-new artist? Are you starting a new painting or revisiting a piece? Whether abstract or representational, work your individual style in oils or acrylics. (Water-colorists also join this series.) Try fresh ideas. Skirt common pitfalls in this convivial class that has run for eleven years.

I enjoying helping you develop good sequencing in the painting process. Typically we simplify new and age-old painting concepts with short demonstrations and handouts and a bit of levity. I offer information on form, light, composition, values, atmospheric perspective, color mixing, media, etc. I’m happy to oblige when painters request a special focus or demo.

Connect the dots of composition, color partnering, and technique that fit your style. Paint using sources you choose, preferably photographic, and share your progress with others. In Studio 1 we all help each other.

Having been a full-time artist for decades, I bring that learning to Studio 1. In eleven years here, I’ve witnessed a lot of student success and feel proud of it. Beginners are most welcome. Our Tuesday studio is a warm place—we have fun, we encourage each other, and the final class is part paint session, part festival–we celebrate with a showing of finished work and pieces in progress while enjoying scrumptious things to eat and drink.

I’ve exhibited in the U.S. and Italy, galleries, museum shows, etc. I show both abstract and representational art, and offer painted silkwear. See my pieces in Gateway and Creekside and at annageorgeartist.com and at annageorgeonline.com. Ask about news on upcoming show of my work nearby.

I hope you, too, will look forward to Tuesday afternoons, when for a few fine hours, we let go of the outer world. Beginners may request a materials list and a consult if desired, plus guidance on choosing quality materials. Reach me at 925 783 9000 with questions/enrollment needs. Enroll well ahead of the start date, please. See you in November!

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."