Painting Momentum with Anna George__ Starts 3/28__Tues 1-4__Studio 1

Painting Momentum with Anna George__ Starts 3/28__Tues 1-4__Studio 1

On Tuesday afternoons surround yourself with the new Studio 1 digs, where we’ll invite some new Spring energy to animate our painting tools. Whether beginners or MFA, we join in on a fresh look at fundamentals. Receive constant support at your easels from artist, Anna George.

Work a new painting or resume or revisit a piece. Whether abstract or representational, gain insight in how to work your individual style in oils or acrylics. Try fresh ideas. Skirt common pitfalls in this convivial class. New painters receive guidance on acquiring quality materials.

Anna helps students to achieve good sequencing in the painting process and simplifies new and age-old painting concepts. With short demonstrations and handouts and a bit of levity she offers information on form, light, composition, values, atmospheric perspective, color mixing, and more. Painters at times request of her a special focus or demo.

Connect the dots of composition, color partnering, and technique. Paint using personally chosen sources, preferably photographic, and benefit from sharing your process with others if you wish.

“I like my students to paint what they love,” Anna says, who has been a working artist for decades and offering classes in Walnut Creek for more than eleven years. “We enjoy each other’s company, and I feel proud of my students’ growth. It’s a warm place—we have fun and, as it happens, we uplift each other.” All celebrate in the final class with a group showing of finished work and pieces in progress.

Anna has exhibited in the U.S. and Italy. She is currently making and showing both abstract and representational art; she also paints on silk. See her work at Gateway and Creekside and at and at Ask her about news on an upcoming show of her work in Walnut Creek.

For a few fine hours we succeed in letting of the outer world. Beginners receive a materials list and a consult if desired. Reach the instructor at 925 783 9000 with questions or late enrollment needs. (The series continues weekly without loss of class time during any delayed studio refurbishing.)

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; for unrepeatable painted silkwear, In Anna's words, "In art there is heart."