“Custom” Art Escapes Adults & Groups
Enjoy a walk through through this spectacular ocean-front park and get a close-up view of more than 14 works including sculptures, seating, and floor murals in bronze, glass, metal, stone, and ceramic. Unlike a regular docent – your guide Mike Tauber is a longtime Laguna Beach resident and artist who personally worked with many the artists who made these pieces. The stories will amaze you!
Have you ever wanted to capture the essence of a place by drawing or painting it? Join local artist, Mary Gulino, while she guides you through how to assess a scene and create a quick sketch, control paint flow and transparency with washes and glazes and explore wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry painting techniques. Finally, we will bring life to each painting with inking with superfine permanent technical pens, learning outlining and different texturing and shading techniques.
Free yourself to be Bold and Expressive! Lisa Rainey will demonstrate her floral painting techniques step-by-step, encouraging you to capture the essence of the flower by working from life.
This class is about your creative expression through painting, and your own view of what you see. Use your imagination and play with shapes, color and line. Rainey loves to use her knowledge and love of watercolor to bring a fresh way of painting in acrylics. Starting with warm washes first, we will build up the layers using thicker paint with brushes and palette knives. The desire is to create a floral painting that glows from within. Supplies are provided.
Learn the art of block printing with a variety of materials. In this workshop, we focus on printing on fabric but will touch on the techniques that will translate to other materials. Each participant will receive a cotton tote and lots of paper to print their original designs on and take home. If you really get the printing bug, we will also have extra blanks, t-shirts, scarves and cards if you really get into it…once you start you won’t want to stop. These make for great gifts! All supplies included, wine and refreshments.
Having earned six Signature Member Honors and over 44 awards, this artist knows her way around the world of pastels. September will show you new inventive and exciting techniques to have your paintings singing with color, expressive strokes and a magic this special medium offers. It’s pure pigment! It’s the only fine art medium that will never change color nor hue over time. You will learn the process of drawing, layering and blending and have FUN as you master your own unique style. All levels of experience are welcome!
Draw Realistic Colored Pencil FlowersInstructor: Elizabeth McGhee
Elizabeth McGhee, an accomplished artist trained in the classical realist tradition, is offering a private class in using colored pencils to beautifully render objects. You will learn how to create luminous and blended botanical drawings. Materials to be provided, just bring yourselves!
Draw Realistic Colored Pencil FlowersInstructor: Elizabeth McGhee
Enjoy a walk through our charming downtown and get a close-up view of more than 14 works including sculptures, seating, and murals in bronze, glass, metal, paint, stone, and tile. Unlike a regular docent your guide Mike Tauber is a longtime Laguna Beach resident and artist who created several of the pieces, or has personally worked with many the artists who made them. The stories will amaze you!
Using different plant material, Reem will teach the art of nature and alchemy as the fountain of inspiration! Eco-printing is a technique where plants, leaves and flowers leave their shapes, color, and marks on fabric. Learn the art of Eco print while enjoying time in the garden! A beautiful afternoon in the garden creating while sipping on champagne. Join me in an eco printing experience bringing Nature and Alchemy together. Each person will make their own eco print scarf to take home as a gift. All supplies and refreshments included.
Using a mint tin container as both canvas and palette, the innovative painter Lisa Mansour will teach you how to create a tiny, dynamic piece of art. Painting en plein air, on location in Laguna Beach, your lesson will include basic color mixing and compositional techniques. Your small paintings will be big fun!
Reem invites you to learn the art of Indigo & Shibori, enjoy refreshments while making your summer sarong. Learn how to make Organic Indigo dye vat and original patterns using the ancient technique Shibori. In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of Shibori pattern making and how to create a variety of shapes focusing on folded, tied and clamped resist dyeing. Get your girl friends together and through a party… every girl needs a sarong!
Using brayers and lithography inks we will coat a plexiglass plate with color. An assortment of thin shapes – natural, man made and shaped by your hand will be inked and arranged on the base plate. After rolling the plate through an etching press the resulting print will a surprising spring board into a series of monotypes you will make during this studio session.
This is a relaxed introduction to the art of printmaking. It requires no previous experience or drawing skill. It is open to people who want to explore a new medium and who are somewhere between 6 and 96. We will enjoy getting inky together, the exploration of something new and then marvel at the prints produced!
Lisa Rainey, a Laguna Beach Fine Artist, would like to invite you to explore the coves of Laguna while capturing the beauty of the waves, the cliffs and the sky, using oils on canvas. She will demonstrate her painting technique step-by-step with you, simplifying the process, making it fun and inspiring! free yourselves to learn how to see, play with shapes and color while tapping into your creative side. Whether you are an experienced painter who just wants practice or have no experience, all levels are welcome. Take the leap! You won’t regret it, all supplies are included.
Classes will focus on next level techniques in oil and cold wax and palette knife. Create bold expressive textures and colors that will allow your unique creative spirit to emerge! We will be painting with total abandon, freeing up any creative blocks you might have. This is perhaps the “funnest” way to paint with incredible results! All levels of experience are welcome!
Award winning artist, September McGee, is opening her Studio offering classes in oil in a variety of genre. Learn some of her secret techniques and tools to create amazing paintings in this versatile medium! We will be working in a “hands on” approach to help guide you to your own unique creative style. What have you always wanted to paint? Let’s do that. All levels of experience are welcome!
Working with pencil, pen, and watercolor pencils, we will enjoy the beautiful views and draw flora found in Laguna’s exquisite parks. Hedy will demonstrate gesture and contour sketching techniques, and instruct on color mixing and the use of watercolor pencils. All materials provided and each participant will receive a mini mat that will fit in a 5×7” frame.
With over 21 years of art and photography teaching experience, local artist/photographer Mary Gulino will guide you through understanding camera settings, composition and lighting as well as the new iphone camera features. Learn creative editing techniques in phone without the need for a computer and easily prep for web or printing and making your iphone photographs really stand out.