Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A very informative and successful event with Sacramento Business Journal

60 chairs fit nicely for this event.

Sacramento Business Journal did a great job making it all happen this morning.  Thank you Panera Bread for catering the event.
Many business leaders and companies learned about the exciting things we are doing here at the studio and in Oak Park. 

We had a great presentation on the mobile app industry and the importance it plays for businesses. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Working with Wax: Encaustic Workshop at the Studio this past weekend

Instructor and artist Sue Stover taught artists how to use her unique encaustic approach with wax and other materials. She is a great teacher and everyone enjoyed this two day workshop of experimenting, creating, and learning.
Students learned and practiced new techniques to create beautiful encaustic artwork during the workshop.  Thank you everyone who attended and helped put this workshop together at the studio.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A great 2nd Saturday Art Event

Wonderful artwork by local artists, with a DJ Francisco in the house.
Awesome music by our friends John, James, and Craig.  Portrait drawing on the right created earlier in the day during our Art In Action from 3 pm - 6 pm.
A fun after hours party.

Everybody putting on their boogie shoes.   Thank you everyone who came out and enjoyed the evening with us!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Reserve your space--Paint and Sip paint-along Aug 23

Come join us for our next Paint and Sip paint along scheduled for Friday August 23.
Paint and Sip paint along

A great way to kick off your weekend and unwind from your daily schedule.  We provide all step-by-step instruction, all materials, beverages and munchies.   You provide the fun.  Perfect for corporate events, bridal showers, date nights, girls night out--whatever the occasion to get your friends or special someones together for a unique and creative evening of art and fun.

$35 per person
 includes materials, all instruction and supplies, beverages
(and a good time!)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A wonderful workshop with Randy Blasquez this weekend at the studio.

Randy discussed how she prepares to paint a large format painting.
Using a small plein air study, notan sketches, and source material, she showed us how to get the big simple color value shapes.

It was a really nice weekend of painting large, meeting some new artist friends, and working through the artistic struggle together.  I would never say painting is easy, but the rewards of hanging in there and figuring it out, in an environment that is mutually supportive and instructional, is well worth the uncomfortableness.  

And of course it's always fun to take a lunch break during the workshop and head up the block to Old Soul for something delicious to eat and drink.

Announcing upcoming Michael Siegel Still Life Workshop Sept. 27 - 29