Pleasanton Art League brings Art Education to the Museum on Main
FREE ONE HOUR ART CLASSES: Drop by the Museum anytime from 11:00 A. M. – 2:00 P. M. on April 7th, April 21st, May 12th, and May 19th to enjoy a free one-hour art lesson led by Pleasanton Art League Artists! These classes will provide attendees with lessons on a variety of techniques including watercolor, colored pencil, poster paint, and crayon. Children and adults are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Dates and Topics: April 7th: Drawing the Human Face and Drawing Animals April 21st: To be announced May 12th: To be announced May 19th: To be announced
ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS: On select Saturdays and Sundays Pleasanton Art League artists will be demonstrating their work at the Museum on Main. On April 14th, from 1:00 P. M. to 3:00 P.M., artist Linda Garbarino will be demonstrating how colored pencils appear on a variety of different surfaces. On April 22nd, Charlotte Severin will be demonstrating plein air watercolor of the John Muir House from 2:00 P.M.- 4:00 P.M. On April 28th and May 20th Eugenia Zobel will be demonstrating her technique for painting porcelain. On April 28th Eugenia will be demonstrating from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. and on May 20th she will be demonstrating from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Meet the Demo Artists:
Artist: Linda Garbarino Demo Date: April 14th Demo Time: 1:00 P.M. -3:00 P.M. Demo Location: Museum on Main Demo Subject: Colored Pencil Linda Garbarino is a classic style painter focusing on portraiture, figure study and landscape. She also works in digital photography morphing her photos and art into stylized block art. Formally trained in Art at the California College of Arts, she received her Bachelors of Art and Master Degrees from Cal State University East Bay in Hayward, California studying under renowned artists, Mel Ramos, Corbin Lapell and James Black. Her favorite mediums are watercolor, pastel, graphite/colored pencil and photography. Linda worked as a draftsman/artist for an architectural firm, and free-lanced in the field of medical illustration. Linda’s career path took her into the field of education and educational administration.
Linda exhibits in northern California and her work has been recognized with multiple Merit Awards Best in Class, Silver Awards, and the City of Livermore Distinguished Artist honors. Linda is a member of the local Pleasanton Art League, the Livermore Art Association, and the Olive Hyde Art Guild. Linda has exhibited and sold her watercolors and pencil drawings throughout the United States. She donates art for auction to her favorite non-profits: The Museum on Main in Pleasanton, The Pleasanton Library, and the Santa Clara Vanguard Music and Performing Arts organization.
Linda has painted for over thirty years completing commissions in portraiture, landscape and graphic design. Linda is an advocate for visual and performing arts. Her work with non-profit boards and programs that support the arts keeps her focused on our youth and the importance of visual and performing arts in their lives.
Artist: Charlotte Severin Demo Date: April 22nd Demo Time: 2:00 P.M. -4:00 P.M. Demo Location: Museum on Main Demo Subject: Watercolor Charlotte Severin is an award winning Bay Area Plein Air artist whose works are displayed in public and private collections in the United States and many foreign countries, including Japan, Guatemala, France, Germany, and Mexico, as well as the foreign Consulates and Embassies in San Francisco. Some corporate collectors have acquired as many as twenty-five of her works in permanent collection ans she has completed commissions for international corporations as well.
She began painting in oils at the age of twelve and studied with a German and an Italian artists, as well as at the California College of Arts and Crafts. Later she continued her studies at Stanford University where she graduated with honors, and in Wurzburg, Germany. She enjoys working in all media, but at present is painting mostly in watercolors. She prefers this medium because of its flexibility for on location painting and the freshness it inspires.
An inspired teacher for over 30 years, Charlotte Severin has taught classical watercolor, Oriental brush painting and drawing in San Francisco Bay Area Schools, both public and private. She has also taught weekly classes in watercolor for 21 years for the City of Pleasanton's Civic Arts Program and served as "Artist in Residence" in a number of schools. She has enjoyed lighting the spark of creativity in thousands of children and adults and helping her students enhance their awareness and create and new vision for all of life.
Having been honored with over 40 one-person shows, Charlotte is a signature member of the California Watercolor Association, charter member and past president of the Pleasanton Art League, founding President of the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council and founder of the PCAC "Arts in the Schools Program." Charlotte is currently celebrating her 25th year of teaching intermediate and Advanced classes which are now being taught at the Firehouse Art Center. There will be a 25th Anniversary Art Exhibit of students works at the Pleasanton Senior Center for April 30th to May 11th, 2018.
Information Coming Soon... EUGENIA ZOBEL, Painted Porcelain Artist, April 28th and May 20th
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