Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

Mixed Media Encaustic Art

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Learn the art of encaustic wax! Join local artist Jenn Leighton to create luminous layered effects on wood using beeswax, resin and heat.  In this three-hour class, students will learn the basic techniques of encaustic wax, layering collage elements, incorporating stamping, stenciling and more.  All materials, wooden boards, and lots of collage materials will be provided, but students are welcome to bring images that you would like to use in collage, or to serve as inspiration (drawings, photocopies, etc).

Encaustic is an ancient media used to decorate ships in ancient Greece and mummy portraits in Egypt.  Contemporary artists have revived the media experimenting with a variety of styles.  The possibilities for depth, color and texture are limitless.  Each student will leave with their own completed art piece on a wooden panel.

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Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

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Whether its your first figure drawing session, its been years since your last or you're a regular, all levels of experience are welcome!

$20 participation fee includes 20 sheets of newsprint, all participants must sign-up and prepay for each session.

ArtVale offers One-On-One art sessions, providing focused and directed lessons tailored to each students artistic interests and tendencies.

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Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Yappy Hour!

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Enjoy an opportunity to socialize with other pet lovers at Paws & Claws "Yappy Hour" Friday, April 27th, 6-8pm. Artist Reception for pet photographer Pipi Ray Diamond. 

Meet Pamela Wyman from dogEvolve who will be sharing training tips. This event is Networking pet lovers dream. Bring business cards and your well socialized four legged friend.

Paws & Claws
3436 Dimond Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602
PawsnClawsOakland.com

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Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Pit Fired Clay Workshop

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Class Date(s): 4/28/18 - 
Day of the Week: 
Age Group: 15+

Description: Master potter Blanka Soltys will bring you back to the ancient art of clay pit firing while exploring a California beach. We will meet at Dillon Beach parking lot at 9am on Saturday April 28. Pleae bring a shovel, wood to add to the fire and a lunch to share. Dogs are allowed on Dillon beach.
Resident Fee:  $50.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $45.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $60  

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Apr
28
11:30 AM11:30

Meet Your Sewing Machine- Beginners Sewing Class

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Get to know that mysterious and magical machine that’s been collecting dust in your house. Learn basic maintenance, how to thread, set tension, and choose the right fabric for a project! You’ll leave ready to make clothes, gifts, and beautiful things for your home.  If you don't have your own machine, learn the basics on ours.  We have sewing machines available.

This is also a great pre-requisite for Rebecca's Beginners Sew Lab and Intro to Knits

Materials list:
Bring your sewing machine (or use ours), and a pack of needles.

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May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Clay Play

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Clay Play every Thursday evening from 6-8:30 pm. Clay play is a drop in free form sculpting event (no wheel work).

The $10 drop-in fee provides you with one pound of your choice of low-fire clay and covers the initial firing fee. Once fired, participants can utilize the underglazes and glazes available for use to finish their works, the participation fee provides access to glazes and secondary firing fees.

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May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Painting from Observation

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: This is an introductory oil painting class that will emphasize color theory. Through a series of still lifes students will develop their observation skills by investigating the interaction of color. Students will learn how to properly mix colors and to apply paint. Students will also examine painters from art history.
Resident Fee:  $205.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $181.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $245.00  

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May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Acrylic Painting

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: In this painting class we start with an introduction to the materials, brushes and the most common styles of Acrylic paints and mediums currently used. The pace and the complexity of the class projects will be based on the student’s individual experience with painting. Topics explored in this class are faces, figures, still life and/or abstract images. A variety of painting techniques will be covered. Materials list will be given out on the first day of class, please bring paper and or paint to first class. www.mokhtarimage.com
Resident Fee:  $205.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $181.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $245.00  

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May
15
6:30 PM18:30

Yes, You Can Draw!

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: Yes, You Can Draw! You can draw with confidence whether you are an adventurous beginner or a seasoned artist. All experience levels are welcome i this class. It offers both traditional and contemporary approaches to classical visual ideas about line, shading, value and perspective. A good drawing depends on a combination of good observation, a sense of play with materials, and personal invention. We explore these three elements by studying different techniques with a variety of black and white media and a variety of subjects. Weekly instructor demos and individual help. Materials list available online.
Resident Fee:  $205.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $181.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $246.00 

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May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Glass Fusing

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: Come to this hands on creative glass workshop and find your personal expression when playing with glass, powders, stringers, and confetti. You will learn how to cut and design glass to be fused (melted together in a kiln) and then slumped (sagged into a mold). Create several functional and non-functional works. Learn how to play with this magical material. Beginning and Intermediate students welcome! Most tools are available in the Glass Studio.
Resident Fee:  $175.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $160  Non-Resident Fee:  $209 

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May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Metal Jewelry Design

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: This class emphasizes building basic/intermediate knowledge of jewelry design and construction. Beginning students will design their own jewelry and construct their design pieces using the fundamental techniques of soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and basic bezel setting. Lectures, demonstrations, and handouts will provide the basis of any technique needed. Intermediate students will progress through more advanced techniques (forging, cold connections, etching, etc). Jewelry will be made from metal sheet and wire. Brass, copper, and tools are provided. *New students need to attend the first class for a safety discussion and a materials list.

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May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Drawing

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: This introductory drawing course is designed to provide students with fundamental drawing skills. Through observational drawing students will learn about mark making, line weight, perspective, value structure, space, proportion, and composition. Students will develop a vocabulary to discuss concerns relating to their drawings as well as others.
Resident Fee:  $205.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $181.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $246.00 

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May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Art

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: Come and explore your creativity through sketching, drawing, and painting from nature. We will be exploring the world around us and the changes taking place seasonally, while looking at what’s growing in and around us in our daily environment. We’ll make our own natural discoveries and connections while mixing and blending colors, making quick and more detailed sketches, and designing an accordion style book.
Resident Fee:  $205.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $181.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $245.00  

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May
29
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

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Whether its your first figure drawing session, its been years since your last or you're a regular, all levels of experience are welcome!

$20 participation fee includes 20 sheets of newsprint, all participants must sign-up and prepay for each session.

ArtVale offers One-On-One art sessions, providing focused and directed lessons tailored to each students artistic interests and tendencies.

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Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Clay Play

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Clay Play every Thursday evening from 6-8:30 pm. Clay play is a drop in free form sculpting event (no wheel work).

The $10 drop-in fee provides you with one pound of your choice of low-fire clay and covers the initial firing fee. Once fired, participants can utilize the underglazes and glazes available for use to finish their works, the participation fee provides access to glazes and secondary firing fees.

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Jun
12
6:15 PM18:15

Intro to Digital Photography

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: Having trouble getting your digital camera to give you the results you want? Learn all the features and controls of your digital camera. We’ll discuss making better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement` and flash. Basic image editing software will be discussed. Bring your camera manual and questions to class for individual help. The Instructor will tailor advice on editing software to the software the students already use. You’ll also learn to add images to both and how to maintain your site. If you have a laptop or if you prefer to learn on your own laptop please bring to class. Our lab is a Macintosh Lab.

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Jun
18
1:00 PM13:00

Youth Kinetics & Electronics

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Build a simple remote-controlled robot. From the wheels up, you will create your robot’s shape and personality from salvaged components, mechanisms, and electrical components. Learn soldering, mechanical construction techniques, and how to remove and repurpose these items. Multiple days. [More]

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Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

Painting from Observation

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: This is an introductory oil painting class that will emphasize color theory. Through a series of still lifes students will develop their observation skills by investigating the interaction of color. Students will learn how to properly mix colors and to apply paint. Students will also examine painters from art history.
Resident Fee:  $205.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $181.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $245.00  

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Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

Acrylic Painting

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: In this painting class we start with an introduction to the materials, brushes and the most common styles of Acrylic paints and mediums currently used. The pace and the complexity of the class projects will be based on the student’s individual experience with painting. Topics explored in this class are faces, figures, still life and/or abstract images. A variety of painting techniques will be covered. Materials list will be given out on the first day of class, please bring paper and or paint to first class. www.mokhtarimage.com
Resident Fee:  $205.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $181.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $245.00  

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Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

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Whether its your first figure drawing session, its been years since your last or you're a regular, all levels of experience are welcome!

$20 participation fee includes 20 sheets of newsprint, all participants must sign-up and prepay for each session.

ArtVale offers One-On-One art sessions, providing focused and directed lessons tailored to each students artistic interests and tendencies.

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Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Yes, You Can Draw!

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: Yes, You Can Draw! You can draw with confidence whether you are an adventurous beginner or a seasoned artist. All experience levels are welcome i this class. It offers both traditional and contemporary approaches to classical visual ideas about line, shading, value and perspective. A good drawing depends on a combination of good observation, a sense of play with materials, and personal invention. We explore these three elements by studying different techniques with a variety of black and white media and a variety of subjects. Weekly instructor demos and individual help. Materials list available online.
Resident Fee:  $205.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $181.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $246.00 

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Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Metal Jewelry Design

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: This class emphasizes building basic/intermediate knowledge of jewelry design and construction. Beginning students will design their own jewelry and construct their design pieces using the fundamental techniques of soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and basic bezel setting. Lectures, demonstrations, and handouts will provide the basis of any technique needed. Intermediate students will progress through more advanced techniques (forging, cold connections, etching, etc). Jewelry will be made from metal sheet and wire. Brass, copper, and tools are provided. *New students need to attend the first class for a safety discussion and a materials list.

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Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Drawing

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: This introductory drawing course is designed to provide students with fundamental drawing skills. Through observational drawing students will learn about mark making, line weight, perspective, value structure, space, proportion, and composition. Students will develop a vocabulary to discuss concerns relating to their drawings as well as others.
Resident Fee:  $205.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $181.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $246.00 

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Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Art

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: Come and explore your creativity through sketching, drawing, and painting from nature. We will be exploring the world around us and the changes taking place seasonally, while looking at what’s growing in and around us in our daily environment. We’ll make our own natural discoveries and connections while mixing and blending colors, making quick and more detailed sketches, and designing an accordion style book.
Resident Fee:  $205.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $181.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $245.00  

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Jul
7
9:30 AM09:30

Life Drawing

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 18+

Description: We will work from costumed and nude models, both male and female, using short and long poses. This tutorial will cover a variety of approaches and materials. The class will be structured for both beginners and continuing artists who love drawing the human form. Continual instructor demonstrations and individual help will be provided. Emphasis will be on movement and proportion. For the first class please bring a large drawing pad 18” X 24”, vine charcoal, a variety of pencils and tools of your choice. Materials list will be provided on the first day of class. No class 7/23


Resident Fee:  $181.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $165.00  Non-Resident Fee:  $217.00  

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Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Glass Fusing

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Class Date(s): Series
Age Group: 15+

Description: Come to this hands on creative glass workshop and find your personal expression when playing with glass, powders, stringers, and confetti. You will learn how to cut and design glass to be fused (melted together in a kiln) and then slumped (sagged into a mold). Create several functional and non-functional works. Learn how to play with this magical material. Beginning and Intermediate students welcome! Most tools are available in the Glass Studio.
Resident Fee:  $175.00  Senior/Teen Fee:  $160  Non-Resident Fee:  $209 

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Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Clay Play

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Clay Play every Thursday evening from 6-8:30 pm. Clay play is a drop in free form sculpting event (no wheel work).

The $10 drop-in fee provides you with one pound of your choice of low-fire clay and covers the initial firing fee. Once fired, participants can utilize the underglazes and glazes available for use to finish their works, the participation fee provides access to glazes and secondary firing fees.

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Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

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Whether its your first figure drawing session, its been years since your last or you're a regular, all levels of experience are welcome!

$20 participation fee includes 20 sheets of newsprint, all participants must sign-up and prepay for each session.

ArtVale offers One-On-One art sessions, providing focused and directed lessons tailored to each students artistic interests and tendencies.

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