Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Meet Our Instructors - Barbara DeWein

We recently announced the spring schedule of classes and workshops now being offered at the Art Foundry Gallery.

Starting with Barbara DeWein, we will be introducing each of the instructors that will be bringing their knowledge and experience to the program.

For more information about the classes, including Barbara's "Intro to Water-based Monotype Printmaking" workshop, visit our website: artfoundrygallery.com

Barbara DeWein

Barbara DeWein has worked professionally in the Arts since 1980. Her mediums include monotype, sculpture in ceramic and bronze, painting, mixed media and murals. Having an affinity for monotype printmaking, she has been working continually since 1993 to develop her signature printmaking style.

© Barbara DeWein "Tiger Heart" - Monotype 6" x 6"

Working mostly with animal subjects, waterscapes and botanicals, she exhibits and sells her monotypes locally and regionally.

© Barbara DeWein "Golden Bear" - Monotype 22" x 30"

Skilled in her teaching, Barbara enjoys sharing with students the many exciting creative techniques and sense of discovery that monotype printmaking offers.

Education: CSUS, BA, Fine Arts, 1973; private tutelage.

Barbara DeWein (916) 922-3126

Monday, March 15, 2010

Workshops at the Art Foundry

Spring 2010 Art Workshops and Ongoing Classes
All classes take place at the Art Foundry - 1021 R Street, Sacramento

Bronze Workshop: Learn and implement the multiple-stages of foundry processes in the creation of your own bronze sculpture.
Instructor: Alan Osborne (916) 444-2787;
Tuition: $300 (Returning Students - $200) Material Fee: $100. This includes the use of Foundry equipment and costs of all materials wax, shell, etc.), exclusive of bronze;
Dates/Time: Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Check for class space openings.

Sculpture: Figures & Heads in Clay - Instructor demonstrates and guides artists to sculpting the human figure and partial figures in the Classical style, 6 - 12" tall in clay, or as a portrait of a human head, referencing figure casts, artists’ drawings, or from live models.
Instructor: Martha Esch (916) 776-1000;
Materials fee $25; Tuition:$60/monthly;
Days/Time: Tuesdays, ongoing 6 -7:30 p.m.

Still Life Painting: Artists bring their own supplies and choice of mediums to paint dramatically-lit scenes of fruit, vases, casts and other traditional subjects. Instructor gives demonstrations, guidance and constructive critiques.
Instructor: Martha Esch(916) 776-1000;
Materials fee: $5 - $20 (optional); Tuition: $80/monthly;
Days/Times: Mondays, ongoing 6 – 8 p.m.

Figure Drawing & Painting: Demonstrations and guidance given in painting and drawing costumed and draped live models. Drawing with pencil, conte and charcoal, and painting in mediums of choice. Artists bring their own supplies. Some easels are available.
Instructor: Martha Esch (916) 776-1000
Materials fee: $5 - $20 (optional); Tuition: $80/monthly;
Day/Time: Mondays, ongoing 6 – 8 p.m.

Open Session Drawing & Painting: Live costumed or draped models. Not instructed, however open session is run alongside the instructed class.

Host: Martha Esch; (916) 776-1000
Fee: $8/drop in or $20/monthly;
Day/Time: Mondays, ongoing 6 - 8 p.m.

Intro to Water-based Monotype Printmaking: Non-toxic Mediums Learn to create unique and original prints on the press using a variety of tools, quality papers, non-toxic water-based mediums and inks. Monotype methods allow creative exploration to be spontaneous and fun. Learn various techniques; experimentation encouraged. No drawing skills required. Limit 6 students.
Instructor: Barbara DeWein (916) 922-3126;
Tuition:$165, includes materials, except paper. [Section 1] is four meetings:
Dates/Times: Thursdays, April 22, 29, May 6, and13th / 6- 8:30 p.m.; [Section 2] is three meetings: Sat, May 15, Sun, May 16, Sat, May 22 / 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Intro to Oil Based Monotype Printmaking: Learn the basics of this fun, low-tech, experimental, painterly printmaking process. Develop an understanding of printmaking fundamentals, materials and techniques using the press and oil-based inks (non-toxic clean-up). All levels. Limit 8.
Instructor: Katherine Venturelli (209) 267-0567;
Tuition: $165 (includes materials, except paper) 3 meetings.
Dates/Time: Saturday, April 17, Sunday, April18, Saturday, April 24/1-4:30pm.

Workshop: Build a Canvas:
Learn to build a wood frame, stretch canvas, and prepare the canvas for painting. Leave with a finished prepared canvas, and the knowledge to begin stretching your own canvases. Ideas, techniques, and information on mediums commonly used in traditional canvas painting will be provided.
Instructor: Christina Pate (530)591-3787;
Tuition: $35; Materials Fee: $25;
Date/Time: March 19, 2010/ 5:30-8 p.m.

Workshop: Build a Watercolor Canvas: Learn to build a wood frame, stretch watercolor paper, and the different ways to prepare the paper for painting. Leave the class with a complete prepared watercolor frame, ideas, techniques, and information on mediums commonly used in preparation and application. 1 meeting.
Instructor: Christina Pate (530)591-3787;
Tuition: $35; Materials Fee: $40;
Date/Time: Sunday, June 20, 2010 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Workshop: Build a Wood Panel Canvas: Learn to make a wood panel frame suitable to paint on with various mediums. Leave with a complete and prepared wood panel frame ready for painting. Ideas, techniques, and information on mediums commonly used on wood panel paintings. 1 meeting.
Instructor Christina Pate (530)591-3787;
Tuition: $35;Materials Fee: $35;
Date/Time: Friday, May 21, 2010/ 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Plein Air Hot Springs Weekend: A fun field trip for adult artists. We’ll meet at the Art Foundry at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 15 and drive up I-5 to Wilbur Hot Springs, near Williams, California. Painting guidance and camaraderie.
Instructor: Martha Esch (916) 776-1000;
Tuition: $20; Materials: $20(optional);
Hotel stay and hot springs use additional charge, arranged with Wilbur Hot Springs.
Dates: May 15 – 16, returning to Sacramento around 8 p.m. Sunday.

Painting ~ Plein Air and a Costumed Model A non-instructed outing. We’ll meet at The Art Foundry and walk to Capitol Park with our supplies, easels and our costumed model. Also bring a sack lunch, sunhat and a camera. 1 meeting.
Host: Martha Esch (916)776-1000;
Fee: $12;
Date /Time: Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Ink, Paper, Roller Learn printmaking with easily obtained materials and equipment. Explore the basic techniques of printmaking as well as design and composition strategies for achieving creative, satisfying and unique results. Good class to take before advancing to the printing press. Instructor: Taylor Gutermute (916)833-6248;
Tuition (including supplies): $65;
Date/Time: Adults Only - Two Thursday evenings, April 15 & April 22/6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Ink, Paper, Roller for Parent and Child: Beginning class for children 7 years and up and a parent.

Instructor: Taylor Gutermute (916)833-6248;
Tuition: $65
Date/Time: Two Saturdays, April 17 & April 24/ 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Upcycled Mixed MediaTags Fun, funky and colorful little tags made from found objects and plastic laminate tags. For ages 10+ years to adult. Can be worn as necklaces or used as tags on gifts, wine, etc.
Tuition: $45 includes all materials. 1 meeting.
Instructor: J.J.Jacobs (916) 997-0005;
Date/Time: Saturday, May 1, 2010/ 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registering for Your Classes and Workshops: Workshops are scheduled for varying durations, and most have specific start and end dates. Classes are ongoing. Tuition and materials fees should be paid through the instructors. Call the instructors directly for information regarding your classes or workshops of interest and to register. If for any reason you are not satisfied with any class or workshop, your instructor will refund your unused balance of paid tuition and materials fees.


Alan Osborne

Barbara DeWein

Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Tower Show" in the Upstairs Gallery

Now Showing in the Upstairs Gallery

The Tower Show

March 12 - May 1, 2010

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday; 10 - 6, or by appointment.

Second Saturday Reception

March 13th, 2010 - 6 - 9

Participating Artists:

Maxine Aaron
Charles Asher
Maliheh Bartolomeo
Christopher Beer
Yvonne Bryte
Pam Findleton
Cherie Hacker
John Heinen
Keith Hopkins
Marta Irvin
Sheila Jacobs
Susan Lehman
Judy Lew-Loose
Jim Marxen
Anthony Montanino
Rhett Neal
Don Nicholson
David Peterson
Jean Roach
Gwen Samuels
Patty Paige Short
Robyn Slakey
Lonn Stern
Carol Trieste