Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fall StudioTime Schedule!


StudioTime Fall 2016

The 2016 Fall semester will begin the MondaySeptember 5th(Labor Day) and run 14 weeks through the third week of December (The last week is December 12-15th.) There will be a Fall Break from November 21-25th. The 14 classes in the semester will be divided into four months (Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec) and the monthly studio fees is $133.00

Alameda StudioTime has limited spots available. The program is pay-for-your-spot, not pay as you can attend. Enrollments are considered ongoing; we reserve a space in the weekly studio class until we hear otherwise. Classes are paid for per class, by the month or for the entire semester. Monthly tuition is based on $38.00 per class divided into the amount of months in the semester and charged until a notice of cancellation. The fee covers the cost of materials. There will be no refund for missed classes. Missed classes may be made up within the semester when available. After the semester ends, any make-up class is forfeited.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Summer Workshops Announced!




Alameda StudioTime Summer '16
Small groups. Wonderfully creative. 
Limited spaces.
These special Summer workshops are a wonderfully paced way for young artists to immerse in larger-scaled projects in the studio! Artists will receive great deal of one-on-one support and companionship to help turn their ideas into beautiful realities! 



(Full!) 
Graphic Novel Workshop I 
(Full!)
June 20, 21, 22, 23 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $392
Comics and Graphic Novels are a powerful and popular way of communicating ideas, telling stories and expressing one's artistic vision! In this four-day intensive we will create a multi-panel comic book and we will cover simple story writing, character development, storyboarding, inking and more. One of the four days will start off at a local cafe (TBA) for observational drawing - students may purchase a snack with their own funds.
Ages 7+

*Just added!*
 Graphic Novel Workshop II 
July 18, 19, 20, 21 (See below for listing)



Little Monsters
Saturday June 25th
9-2:00 p.m. $85.00
This five-hour workshop is a great way to get younger kids into the studio who want to create and have fun!  Using our silliest, most imaginative powers, we will create a large style painting of our very own monster! Starting with drawing, we will create our creature then supersize them with bright acrylic paint onto masonite board. 
Ages 4 -8 or with teacher permission.




The Art of the Portrait
June 27, 28, 29, 30
     9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $392
Come and explore the art of the portrait! This wonderful retreat offers artists fresh and challenging ways to explore the human image from classic portraiture to magical realism. Inspired by contemporary artists and past masters, we will use a wide range of mediums such as acrylic, tempera, oil, charcoal, printing, etc. This has been a popular workshop for the past two years and each Summer we offer brand new and powerful projects.




Fairy Village Workshop I
July 5, 6, 7, 8
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $392
If you can dream it you can do it! Really! This highly requested workshop focuses on building skills: foundation, framing, roofing and siding of a scale-model structure made from all natural materials. Each artist will build a structure and then construct accessory pieces to furnish their abodes. The building size is loosely based on the 1“=1’ scale. 
Ages 7+ and must have experience with the glue gun. Young artists must be able to work independently for periods of time.


Fairy Village Workshop II
July 11, 12, 13, 14
  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $392
If you can dream it you can do it! Really! This highly requested workshop focuses on building skills: foundation, framing, roofing and siding of a scale-model structure made from all natural materials. Each artist will build a structure and then construct accessory pieces to furnish their abodes. The building size is loosely based on the 1“=1’ scale. 
Ages 7+ and must have experience with the glue gun. Young artists must be able to work independently for periods of time.



Fairy Village Workshop III
July 25, 26, 27, 28
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $392

If you can dream it you can do it! Really! This highly requested workshop focuses on building skills: foundation, framing, roofing and siding of a scale-model structure made from all natural materials. Each artist will build a structure and then construct accessory pieces to furnish their abodes. The building size is loosely based on the 1“=1’ scale. 
Ages 7+ and must have experience with the glue gun. Young artists must be able to work independently for periods of time.






Summer Dreams
Saturday July 23rd
1:00-6:00 p.m. $85.00
This lovely StudioTime special offering is a five-hour painting exploration on canvas that will capture the feelings and dreams of Summer! Using a style of bold underpainting, we will sketch, fill and shade to capture the tone for this warm and wonderful season.
This workshop is designed for ages 18+. Younger artists joining in with a parent will be considered.




Graphic Novel Workshop II
July 18, 19, 20, 21
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $392
Comics and Graphic Novels are a powerful and popular way of communicating ideas, telling stories and expressing one's artistic vision! In this four-day intensive we will create a multi-panel comic book and we will cover simple story writing, character development, storyboarding, inking and more. One of the four days will start off at a local cafe (TBA) for observational drawing - students may purchase a snack with their own funds.
Ages 7+




Let's Make Small Things 
August 1, 2, 3, 4 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $392
Wood, Felt and Fiber!
Drawing from fictional or historical figures, fairy folks (gnomes, mermaids, pirates, forest folks) or real-life people, we will create these sculptures in either in the 1'=1" scale (matching the Fairy Houses created in the Fairy Village Workshops), or a larger 8" size! Using classic figure studies, we create a "skeleton" in wire, "flesh" it out with fiber, clothe it in hand sewn wool and hand embroidery, create the head in painted wood. 








Little Monsters
Saturday August 6th
9-2:00 p.m. $85.00
This five-hour workshop is a great way to get younger kids into the studio who want to create and have fun! Starting with colorful sketches we will then use hand and (supervised) machine sewing to turn drawings into lovable sturdy stuffy's. 
We will use fleece, trims, notions and magic to transform imaginative characters into lovable friends. 
Ages 4 -8 or with teacher permission.


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The Summer studio day is (approximately) a 2+ hour morning studio session with a short break mid- morning, then a picnic lunch, cinema break and second 2+ hour afternoon studio session. 


All full workshop artists are to bring a lunch and a beverage to each day . 
All materials and snacks, afternoon creative cinema offerings included. 

Some workshops may include local outings based on the area 
of study and will be arranged with approval by parents, per workshop. Call Patrice to ask questions 522-3494 or to sign-up!






Tuesday, January 26, 2016

2016 Year of the Monkey


We've just begun a wonderful, complicated and energetic 3D Year of the Monkey mask this week! We are building the foundation with a chipboard form and dreaming/designing the character we want to depict. I'll snap some pictures tomorrow. Today we were so immersed in the cutting, fitting, forming and creating crowns, adornments, etc. that I completely forgot to step back and grab the camera.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Carving Crows (& Ravens)

I've been developing a great Crow and Raven project for Fall hoping to continue in the theme of printing that I've started this semester. I really like the feel of carving the EZ carve blocks and getting such a wonderful "woodblock" print look. The kids are going to LOVE this project. New tools, challenging subject matter and oh so perfect for the season.





Sunday, July 5, 2015

A Few Spots Left!



StudioTime Summer 2015
Small groups. Wonderfully creative. Limited spaces.
Bring a lunch and a beverage. All materials, snacks and baking are included.

Fairy Village Workshop - If you can dream it you can do it! Really! This highly requested workshop focuses on building skills: foundation, framing, roofing and siding of a scale-model structure made from all natural materials. Each artist will build a structure and accessory pieces to furnish their abodes. Loosely based on the 1“=1’ scale. Hot glue gun used. 

Fairy Village Workshop II FULL
July 6, 7, 8 & 9  (9:00-4:00)  $392

Fairy Village Workshop III  Two spots open!
July 13, 14, 15 & 16 (9:00-4:00)  $392

Fairy Village Workshop IIII FULL
July 27, 28, 29 &30  (9:00-4:00)  $392



The Art of the PortraitCapturing the Spirit
In this wonderful retreat we will explore classic portraiture to magical realism using all the materials and techniques I love, acrylic, tempera, oil, sketching, shading, blocking, layering and brush techniques.

The Art of the Portrait Two spots open!
August 3, 4, 5 & 6  (9:00-4:00)  $392
In this wonderful retreat we will explore classic portraiture to magical realism using all the materials and techniques I love, acrylic, tempera, oil, sketching, shading, blocking, layering and brush techniques.
Please email for more information or to sign-up!

    

Monday, June 15, 2015



Sign-up now! There are two spots remaining in the upcoming Little Monsters Workshop!


Little Monsters is a fun Alameda StudioTime Summer Workshop for kids 4-8 years old. Our theme is Monsters & Make Believe Creatures and presents projects, play, picnicking and art exploration! 
You can sign up your little monster for either T&W or Th&F or both (T,W,Th & F).  Each two-day workshop will present a different main project as well as some fun, shorter projects.

Little Monsters 1 -Tuesday & Wednesday
We will look at fun images of monsters and sketch our own creative creatures! We will enlarge that image and do a wonderful large painting on board! 
Little Monsters 2 -Thursday & Friday
Using fleece, stuffing, embroidery, etc. each young artist will create a "Monster Doll" with hand and supervised machine sewing. 

Little Monsters 
June 23, 24 25 & 26th
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
$150 2-day or $285 4-day
Call Patrice 522-3494 for more information or to sign-up!



Sunday, June 14, 2015

More Little Monsters!


Little Monsters is a fun Alameda StudioTime 
Summer Workshop for kids 4-7 years old.
Our theme is Monsters & Make-Believe Creatures and presents projects, play, picnicking and art exploration! 
You can sign up your little monster for either 
T&W or Th&F or both (T,W,Th & F). 
Each two-day workshop will present a different 
main project as well as some fun, shorter projects.

Little Monsters 1 -Tuesday & Wednesday
We will look at fun images of monsters and sketch our own creative creatures! We will enlarge that image and do a wonderful large painting on board! 
Little Monsters 2 -Thursday & Friday
Using fleece, stuffing, embroidery, etc. each young 
artist will create a "Monster Doll" with hand and 
supervised machine sewing. 

Little Monsters 
June 23, 24 25 & 26th
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
$150 2-day or $285 4-day
Call Patrice 522-3494 for more information or to sign-up!