February Meeting – Mark Monsarrat Craftsman style painter

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Our February 8th program features oil painter Mark Monsarrat, who paints traditional landscapes in the Craftsman style, inspired by 19th-century romantic and early 20th-century California Impressionists. He works both on location and in his San Francisco studio, and has received various awards in art shows and Bay Area plein air competitions.

His art education includes a BFA from the California College of the Arts, MFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, as well as plein air workshops with noted artists. He also conducts his own classes, demonstrations and workshops.

Mark will re-create the plein-air experience, working from a photo and illustrating his tonal-colorist approach with a limited palette,. He will create a new painting, demonstrating the process from site selection and thumbnail sketch, through basic painting and final completion.

website: www.MarkMonsarrat.com

Presentation : Handmade Japanese paper

Linda Marshall from Washi Arts Paper (www.washiarts.com) will give a presentation on different types of handmade Japanese paper, with particular emphasis on their use in fine art printmaking. She’ll have samples to display, and papers available for purchase. Find out from the source how best to use these beautiful papers in your prints! Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 1 p.m., at the Graphic Arts Workshop, 2565 Third Street #305, San Francisco. (less than a block from the 23rd Street stop on the Muni T line, inbound/ballpark)  415-285-5660. Presentation
images: http://www.washiarts.com/shop/

CWA Workshop – February 15-19 – New Prices

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February Plein Air locations

2016 February Plein Air – Meet at the site.
We meet every Thursday, @ 11am.
Call 510-653-3600 Joanna Shafer for more info. or email sjshafer@sbcglobal.net

Feb. 4 – RICHMOND, MEEKER SLOUGH
Directions: From Berkeley, N. Oakland take Hwy 80 getting onto 580 toward Rich- mond Bridge. Take South23rd St./Marina Bay exit off 580. Turn left over highway on Marina Bay(1st traffic light.) Continue on Marina Bay across Regatta (4th traffic light). Turn left on to Bayside Dr. Parking in small area accessing path to Slough.

Feb. 11 – BERKELEY, GREAT STONE FACE PARK (suggested by Carol Ginsburg) Directions: To get there from the intersection of Solano Ave. and the Alameda, drive north on the Alameda and turn right on Thousand Oaks. Or going north on Key Route you can turn right onto Thousand Oaks.

Feb. 18 – WILDCAT CANYON AT BONITA CIRCLE
Directions: Go North on Highway 80 toward Sacramento. Exit San Pablo Dam Road (the one after McBryde). Turn immediate right onto frontage road and immediate left onto Alpine Rd. Take next left onto Hillcrest. Follow Hillcrest as it turns sharply right. Turn right on Bonita Rd. Continue straight as it becomes Bonita Ct. and park on this dead end street. The hillside opens out there onto vistas of the parklands.

Feb. 25 – BOTANICAL GARDEN, TILDEN PARK
Directions: Enter Tilden from the intersection of Spruce/Grizzly Peak Blvd onto Wild- cat Canyon Rd. Follow this to the the point that Shasta Rd enters Tilden. The Brazil Bldg is on your left, parking lot entrance is just beyond the junction. Views include the hills and Tilden Botanical Garden just beyond. You can also enter Tilden by the Shasta Rd entrance from Grizzly Peak Blvd.

Watercolorist Michael Reardon at Pinole Artisan Meeting

Watercolor artist, instructor and author Michael Reardon will be the guest speaker/demonstrator at the Friday February 5, 2016 Pinole Artisan general meeting.

"Gubbio" by Michael Reardon

“Gubbio” © Michael Reardon

Reardon exhibits his watercolors nationally and internationally, is very much in demand as an instructor, and has been featured in many magazines. His book,  “Watercolor Techniques: Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes”  will be published by North Light Books in February 2016. Click here to learn more about Micheal Reardon.

Pinole Artisan meetings are held on the first Friday of every month at the Pinole United Methodist Church, 2000 San Pablo Avenue.  Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are free. All are welcome!

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