Painting Momentum with Anna George_ Tuesdays 1-4pm_ Studio 1_ starts 5/30/23

Painting Momentum

Eight weeks starting May 30 – July 18

Tuesdays  1-4pm     Studio 1

$180 residents $200 non-members


“Painting Momentum”

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 embarking on a new painting or revisiting a piece? Whether abstract or representational, work your individual style in oils or acrylics. Try fresh ideas. Skirt common pitfalls in this convivial class.

I intend to help you develop a path with good sequencing in the painting process. I like to simplify new and age-old painting concepts with short demonstrations and handouts and a bit of levity. Typically I offer information on form, light, composition, values, atmospheric perspective, color mixing, media, etc. I am 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 benefit from sharing your process with others. We all help each other.

Having been a full-time artist for decades with a history of successful custom paintings for clients, I enjoy sharing what I love. Being a fine arts instructor for more than eleven years right here, I feel proud of my students’ growth. Our Tuesday studio is a warm place—we have fun and we uplift each other. All celebrate in the final class with a group showing of finished work and pieces in progress.

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


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."