DONNA's e-mail address is on the HOME PAGE OF THIS SITE........ Contact Donna anytime.
ONGOING classes are held at Riley Art Supply store:
"Alla Prima Spirited Still life and Landscape" Oil and Acrylic Classes held at Riley Street, Maxwell Ct., Santa Rosa, Wednesdays, 1-3 pm. $125.00 per 4 week month. (There are also opportunities to occasionally be a "fill in" student to try out the class on a day). ONGOING CLASSES. Alla Prima is an Italian word for painting "Wet into Wet'' in one to two session.This is a fun class to learn simplicity and spontaneous painting. Each month I coordinate a specific lesson, such as various use of brush strokes. color mixing, values, composition, etc. with demos and one on one help. You will find this an informative class with steps to create a still-life painting using traditional oil or water mixable oils or acrylic paints (your choice). Learn composing a setup, lighting, creating shapes and form, values, color mixing, with information on non toxic materials. We will also do landscape paintings that will be from on location and/or photographs. You will work on your own special project or the project of the day that I provide. All levels welcome, some experience helpful. Our style is painterly and spontaneous.
Go to Donna's E mail address on the home page of this site to sign up or for information -
SUMMER CLASSES - NO GRADES, JUST FUN LEARNING........
"Paint the Portrait and Figure in acrylic or oil paints" Three Sundays, 10 am-1:30 pm., NOVEMBER 5th to 19TH.
Held at the Santa Rosa Junior College. These classes will give you the basics of learning to draw in proportion, color mixing of flesh tones and the process of painting a portrait and gesture painting of the clothed figure. I will be demonstrating techniques, giving lectures and one on one help at your easel. (easels and models provided). Basic supply list given upon registration at the JC. No grades, just jun learning. Look up my Portrait and figure page on this site. To register: http://communityed.santarosa.edu or 707-527-4372. $129.
"Watercolor Basics and Beyond" Sundays, SPRING DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON, with classes in WATERCOLOR, ACRYLIC OR OIL CLASSES.
This one day indoor workshop will focus on the basics of watercolor with lots of demonstrations, projects and methods of painting in watercolor. Subjects include flower still life, landscapes, simple figure studies, and noj grades. A minimum supply list will be given at time of registration. You can also contact me for more information. Contact the Junior College Community ed (see above information to register). $89.
ADDITIONAL FUN EVENTS TO FOLLOW: These are non Instruction
Each month on the second Monday, 11-2 pm, I facilitate a 3 hour one long figure pose session held at Chroma Gallery on A St. Santa Rosa. This is either dressed or nude, and no instruction; bring your supplies, an easel, and enjoy the day practicing painting the figure or portrait. Come if you can; $$15.00 ea. for the model.
(free) Paintout; The First Monday of each month, For all information go back to my home page and click the button on the left for the Plein Air PAINTOUT page information. Times and location vary, so check back. This is a drop in, come if you can. No instruction.
MORE INSTRUCTION CLASSES WILL BE ADDED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND SEASONS, check back for updates:
Donna's classes are limited due to her busy painting schedule for shows and exhibits. It is best to sign up when you see a class or workshop that interests you. Some classes will no longer be scheduled again. She keeps her teaching schedule fresh, fun and informative with new updated classes.