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Color Mixing – A Jump-Start Oil Painting Workshop for You!

Peggy Cotton Feel in Blue

July 31 — August 02, 2015

Have you ever struggled to mix the color you want? This is a painting workshop for you!

We’ll be:

  • Creating a mixing chart
  • Painting a still life based using the color chart

If you are a beginner or a just like to dabble, and you want to learn more; you want to learn the basics, then this workshop is for you!

Have you ever found yourself admiring a painting and then wondering: How did they make that color? Do you ever feel frustrated while figuring out how to mix the exact color you want? Do you want a simple and easy method for mixing the correct color consistently? This is the workshop for you.

In this beginner workshop you will learn how to keep yourself organized by setting up and using your palette efficiently. You will learn exercises in creating color harmonies, use of grayscale, how to work with contrasts and color temperature.

These simple tried and true techniques will allow you more freedom in your painting process and faster results!

You’re invited to join in the fun of bringing your artistic side to life!

Please bring:

  • Your favorite paint colors including Titanium White
  • Paint box or paint pallet pad (okay)
  • Primed canvas at least 10 x 15 inches (Canvas pads are OK)
  • Princeton Paintbrushes, sizes 8 and 12 Flat
  • Painting knives (2) small and medium size
  • Roll of 1/4 inch masking tape
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Gamsol odorless thinner
  • Paper towels and/or rags
  • Apron or smock
  • Gloves, if you like

Please click the Purchase button to the right to register online.

Bring yourself and wear your apron and comfortable clothes.

About the instructor: Peggy Cotton has been a Bay Area Painter for ten years. She has been commissioned by art lovers in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Oakland, Alameda, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Nassau, Bahamas. Her work has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Boston, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Aroma’s Restaurant, Alameda Towne Center, ArtWorks Studio and Berkeley Fine Art Studio.

Sign up and register online now. (Class size is limited)

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Where:
Sawtooth Building
Studio 40, 933 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA [map]
Dates:
July 31 — August 02, 2015
Time:
Friday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Introduction & Shared Minds
Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Preparing for First Brush on Canvas
Sunday, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Paint Your Painting
Tuition:
$195

Use any card, PayPal optional

 

Frida's-Front-Painting-Seamus-Berkeley

Frida’s Front, 24” x 13”, oil on canvas, Seamus Berkeley

 

Frida’s Front

24″ x 13″, oil on canvas

This painting is a depiction of the front of Frida Kahlo’s house, La Casa Azul, in Mexico City. The inspiration for the piece was a collaborative art and poetry show Frida Fractured.

Painting is gallery wrapped, ready to hang.

$1,500

Fridas-Front-Print-Seamus-Berkeley

Frida’s Front, 11” x 8.5”, print on acid-free paper, Seamus Berkeley

Frida’s Front

11″ x 8.5″, print on acid-free paper

Print of the painting for the Frida Fractured show in Taos, NM, Frida’s Front.

Print is ready for your framing.

$30

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Seaing-Painting-Seamus-Berkeley

40″ x 18″, oil on canvas

Reverence

40″ x 20″, oil on canvas

A painting from the waterfront at the Berkeley Marina in Berkeley, California.

Painting is gallery wrapped, ready to hang.

$3,600
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Working magic: making your paintings always appear to be from life

Mango Agave Sorbet, oil on canvas

November 7-9, 2014

Painting from life is a key to successful painting and a skill to practice as much as possible. While working from life is essential, it is not always possible, so it is also useful to know how to work from photograhs when necessary. We will then learn how to integrate life painting skills into studio paintings from photographs in order to maintain the aliveness that comes from working from life.

We will cover topics such as how to:

  • Compose a photograph for use in a studio
  • Adjust a photo for the most vivid color & value range
  • Add color & value from memory of life paintings

This workshop is useful for both intermediate and advanced painters. Prior painting experience necessary. Group and individual instruction provided, with demonstrations throughout; emphasis on oil painting, all media welcome. Please see materials list for suggested supplies – some easels are available.

Instructor: Seamus Berkeley is an international award winning painter and portrait specialist with studios in Berkeley, CA and Taos, NM.

Please register online now—class is limited to 12 students.

Convenient bicycle friendly Berkeley location, bus stops within 2 blocks and available street parking.

For more information, call 510.984.1850 or email.

“Seamus has the gift of artist and instructor and is able to project his experience for the student to understand. He is patient and funny and it is a pleasure to be in his class.” ~Amy W.

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Where:
Sawtooth Building
Studio 40, 933 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA [map]
Dates:
November 7-9, 2014
Time:
Friday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Tuition:
$325; ($295 paid in full by October 31, 2014)
Use any card, PayPal optional

Painting the one you want—in one weekend!

Frida's Front, oil on canvas

October 10-12, 2014

In this workshop Seamus will be working individually with each artist, helping you to set up your own composition and to work toward a finished painting. With demonstrations throughout, group instruction will focus on topics such as using thumbnails and composition, as well as beginning, reaching a mid-point, and finishing a work. Each phase can provide different challenges but also refreshing insight to your work; how each of these phases affect and transform the final product will be discussed.

This workshop is for you if you are looking to concentrate on:

  • Refining your end result from step one
  • Fully utilizing thumbnails
  • Generating important reflection points throughout a painting

This workshop is useful for painters who have some confidence in their abilities and are looking for direction with their ongoing work; emphasis on oil paints, other media welcome. Some painting experience necessary. Please see materials list for suggested supplies – some easels are available.

Instructor: Seamus Berkeley is an international award winning painter and portrait specialist with studios in Berkeley, CA and Taos, NM.

Please register online now—class is limited to 12 students.

Convenient bicycle friendly Berkeley location, bus stops within 2 blocks and available street parking.

For more information, call 510.984.1850 or email.

“Seamus’ classes are fun and conducive to learning and wanting to succeed. He encourages the students to learn from each other and there has been a lot of good will and friendship built up among the students.” ~Patricia B.

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Where:
Sawtooth Building
Studio 40, 933 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA [map]
Dates:
October 10-12, 2014
Time:
Friday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Tuition:
$325; ($295 paid in full by September 30, 2014)
Use any card, PayPal optional

Where in the world is that elusive vanishing point?

Reverence, oil on canvas

August 15-17, 2014

Perspective is important for everything you paint because in every subject, there is a point of view and a horizon line. At this workshop, learn simple techniques for identifying and capturing a perspective that adds great interest to your paintings. Seamus will cover how to identify the vanishing point, horizon line, create perspective in foreshortening, shadows and ellipses. This is an opportunity to approach your paintings in a whole new way.

As with all classes instructed by Seamus Berkeley, the intent will be on learning the fundamentals, leaving you, the artist, to develop your unique expression and vision. Focal points of this workshop will be:

  • Orchestrating a cohesive composition
  • Proper set up & measuring
  • Perspective from every angle: vanishing points, foreshortening, shadows & ellipses
  • Expanding your confidence painting still life and real world environments

Join Seamus Berkeley in order to learn from a lifetime of painting, and to better orient yourself in front of the canvas; Seamus’s skillful advice and delight in teaching might just push you toward surmounting hurdles within your work which have been (knowingly or not) holding you back from accelerating to the next level.

This workshop is useful for painters at all levels; emphasis on oil paints, other media welcome. Some painting experience necessary. Please see materials list for suggested supplies – some easels are available.

Instructor: Seamus Berkeley as an international award winning painter and portrait specialist with studios in Berkeley, CA and Taos, NM.

Please register online now—class is limited to 12 students.

Convenient bicycle friendly Berkeley location, bus stops within 2 blocks and available street parking.

For more information, call 510.984.1850 or email.

“He gives good attention to each student and the individual work during the class, as well as occasional painting technique demonstrations. The location is convenient with plenty of parking. The other students have a range of abilities, and they add to the overall class atmosphere.” ~Gina P.

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Where:
Sawtooth Building
Studio 40, 933 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA [map]
Dates:
August 15-17, 2014
Time:
Friday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Tuition:
$325; ($295 paid in full by July 31, 2014)
Use any card, PayPal optional
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