Monday, August 28, 2017

Playing with Paint, Pattern and the Power of Color!


I'm all set-up for a fantastic 2-week project called The Power of Paint and Pattern. We will create repeat pattern combinations in our Altered Books using simple painting, design, color and craftsmanship skills. It is very challenging and fun and I can't wait to see what the kids do with it.
See you this week!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Fall 2017 is in the Air!

I'm busy painting, planning and gathering supplies for an adventurous Fall semester! I'm planning a project (and a cafe show!) based on work from a recent exhibit I enjoyed at Oakland Museum of California by Roy DeForest. I can't wait to see what the kids create. 

 
The 2017 Fall semester will begin the Monday August 28th and run 15 weeks through December 14th. There will be a Fall Break from November 20-24th. The fee per class is $40.00 and the 15 classes in the semester will be divided into four months (Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec) and the monthly studio fees is $150.00. 
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 $40.00 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 make-up spots are available. After the semester ends, any make-up class is forfeited. 


Friday, July 28, 2017


*1 Day* Oakland Chinatown Watercolors  
Saturday, August 5th
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Come and explore Oakland's Chinatown with Miss Patrice and Miss Brooke! All ages and levels welcome! We will focus on historic buildings, iconic markets and capture this wonderful and vibrant part of town in sketches and watercolors. We will begin our day at 9:00 a.m. at Lincoln Square Park, (the 250 block of 10th Street @ Alice.) All of our sketching locations are close to Lincoln Square Park, including a great old fortune cookie factory. 

We will offer sketching demonstrations and cover watercolor techniques including washes, dry brush, blotting and layering over to finish.

Once we have sketched our locations (and snacked) we will walk the three blocks to the Oakland Museum of California. There we we will have set-up for a picnic, watercolors and we will have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful gardens and environs that are so private and shady! 

Our ending time/pick-up will be at 4:00 at the 10th Street side of Oakland Museum of California, near Fallon St. (near the huge oak tree.)

Each artist must bring a lunch & beverage. 
All snacks, materials, fees & fares included.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$155.00 ​cash/check/PayPal

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

StudioTime Summer 2017

Summer 2017
Special Art Retreats

This summer's offerings are challenging, magical and very empowering! I really LOVE Summer because each artist can go deeper with each project and we have more time to connect and have fun together!

The Summer Studio 4-day retreat daily schedule is (approximately) a 2+ hour morning studio session with a short break mid-morning, then a picnic lunch, cinema or restful activity break, then a second 2+ hour afternoon session. Weather and workload can alter the daily schedule.
Please bring a lunch and beverage to each day. All materials and snacks included.

The Summer program fills quickly so enroll now with a non-refundable deposit (1-day $100 or 4-day $200) or full amount. Contact patrice@alamedastudiotime.com to request a spot!


*Filled* Fairy Village Workshop
Monday-Thursday
June 12, 13, 14, 15 
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. 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
$432 Cash/Check
$445 PayPal/Credit (includes 3% fee)



*1 Day* San Francisco Watercolors  
Thursday, June 22nd 
The SF Bay Ferry will take a band of artists to the exciting SF Ferry Building where we will capture historic buildings, wharves and iconic bridges and statues! Parents will drop-off and pick-up from the Alameda Main Street Terminal (2990 Main St. Alameda.) After our ferry ride, our first stop will be the historic Ferry Building! We will sketch, paint, sip hot chocolate and in between, take our break time at a wonderful park that is in close walking distancethe Levi Plaza Park @Embarcadero & Battery.
All ages.
Each artist must bring (and carry) a lunch & beverage. All snacks, materials, fees & fares included.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
$150 Cash/Check
$154.50 PayPal/Credit (includes 3% fee) 



*Filled* Magical Mouse Miniature Room Box 
Monday-Thursday
June 26, 27, 28, 29
Using the 1"=1' scale we will create a handmade, poseable mouse/mice creature and wonderful miniature room box to contain it! This exciting retreat includes hand and (supervised) machine sewing, sculpting, bead work, embroidery, mini-furniture making, wallpapering, miniature book making, and miniature mouse clothing. Pure miniature magic!
Ages 7+ and must have experience with the glue gun. We will use Exacto blades and other tools which are for careful kids.

Young artists must be able to work independently for periods of time. 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
$462 Cash/Check

$476 PayPal/Credit (includes 3% fee) 




 

*1 Day* *Filled* 
Let's Go to MoMA  
Thursday, July 6th
Choosing three inspiring artists to focus on, we will visit SF Museum of Modern Art with a series of fun art challenges and museum explorations! Parents will pick-up and drop-off at the Alameda Main Street Terminal (2990 Main St. Alameda.) After our ferry ride, we will make the twenty minute walk to the museum, stopping mid-way to have hot chocolate and introduce details about our featured artists. Each artist will do a small work based on the three artist highlighted.
All ages.
Each artist must bring (and carry) a lunch & beverage. All snacks, materials, fees & fares included. 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
$164 Cash/Check
$169 PayPal/Credit (includes 3% fee) 














Graphic Novel Workshop
Monday-Thursday 
July 10,11,12,13   
Comics and Graphic Novels are a powerful and popular way of expressing ideas, telling stories and expressing one's artistic vision! In this four-day intensive we will create a multi-panel, multi-page piece, including color cover art. We will present simple story writing, editing, thumbnails, character development, story-boarding, inking and more!
Ages 7+
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
$432 Cash/Check
$445 PayPal/Credit (includes 3% fee) 




FILLED! Fairy Village Workshop
Monday-Thursday
July 31, August 1, 2, 3
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. 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
$432 Cash/Check
$445 PayPal/Credit (includes 3% fee) 




























FILLED! Magical Mouse Miniature Room Box 
Monday-Thursday 
Using the 1"=1' scale we will create a handmade, poseable mouse/mice creature and wonderful miniature room box to contain it! This exciting retreat includes hand and (supervised) machine sewing, sculpting, bead work, embroidery, mini-furniture making, wallpapering, miniature book making, and miniature mouse clothing. Pure miniature magic!
Ages 7+ and must have experience with the glue gun. We will use Exacto blades and other tools which are for careful kids.

Young artists must be able to work independently for periods of time. 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
$462 Cash/Check
$476 PayPal/Credit (includes 3% fee) 



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!