Academy Program

How to take Professional Photos of your Art

with iPhone or iPad (or other smart phone)

February 18, 2023 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
CCA - Green Room

Learn the essentials for effectively photographing your artwork
In the first half we will take pictures of your artwork and will optimize for web and print in the second half of the workshop.

Instructor: Helmut Kuhn

Requirements:

  • A desire for better representation of your artwork.
  • Bring a few art pieces and your camera, iPhone, IPad or laptop.(or any other smart phone)
  • Apple iPad and software will be provided for the workshop if you don’t have your own.

Fee: $25 - for CCA members $10




Drawing/painting Group

February 23, 2023 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Every 4th Thursday of the month
Cambria Center for the Arts - Green Room

Starting on February 23rd, 2023, CCA will begin holding still life drawing/painting sessions from 1:00 to 3:30 on the 4th Thursday of each month.  Located in the Green Room at Cambria Center for the Arts, Sessions will cost $5.00 per person. These sessions are offered for members only.  

You will need to bring your own supplies, an easel if you choose to paint and a drop cloth to protect the floor and tables.  There is no teacher, just lots of practice and support from others.  A still life will be provided. 

Instructor:
There will be no instructor. Artists just gather to draw or paint.




Watercolor Demo and Lecture

by nationally known artist Frank Eber, AIS,AWS, NWS, CAC

February 25, 2023 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
CCA - Conference Room

Frank will present a talk about the process of finding creativity and 'style' in painting. While learning techniques is an important part of painting, the part that's even more important lies beyond it. Learn how to find the space within you that makes your paintings 'yours.'
Frank will also do a watercolor painting demonstration that shows what is taught during his upcoming workshops with the Cambria Center for the Arts. Duration of event is approx 2 hours. Limited space! Please sign up early. Fee: $30 - for CCA members  $25.

His upcoming Watercolor workshop for Experienced watercolor painters is March 17-19.


Biography
Frank grew up in Europe and was mentored by Italian master painter Renato Casaro in 1994 and 95. In the ’80s and ’90s Frank worked as a professional illustrator for video cover sleeves and as a portrait artist by commission.

He strives to create timeless art in both oil and watermedia and works in a direct, loose style influenced by the Old World Masters. He lived for three years in the south of France and has painted on location in many countries around the world. He is also an accomplished Portrait painter.

Frank is an award-winning artist and Signature member of the American Impressionist society (AIS), American Watercolor Society (AWS), the National Watercolor Society (NWS) He is a juried Artist member of the prestigious California Art Club. Frank conducts workshops and demonstrations locally and at the national and international level. 




Oil Painting Demo and Lecture

by nationally known artist Frank Eber, AIS,AWS, NWS, CAC

February 25, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CCA - Conference Room

Frank will present a talk about the process of finding creativity and 'style' in painting. While learning techniques is an important part of painting, the part that's even more important lies beyond it. Learn how to find the space within you that makes your paintings 'yours.'
Frank will also do an oil painting demonstration that shows what is taught during his upcoming workshops with the Cambria Center for the Arts. Duration of event is approx 2 hours. Limited space! Please sign up early. Fee: $30 - for CCA members $25

His upcoming Oil workshop for Experienced oil painters is June 9 to 11.

Biography
Frank grew up in Europe and was mentored by Italian master painter Renato Casaro in 1994 and 95. In the ’80s and ’90s Frank worked as a professional illustrator for video cover sleeves and as a portrait artist by commission.

He strives to create timeless art in both oil and watermedia and works in a direct, loose style influenced by the Old World Masters. He lived for three years in the south of France and has painted on location in many countries around the world. He is also an accomplished Portrait painter.

Frank is an award-winning artist and Signature member of the American Impressionist society (AIS), American Watercolor Society (AWS), the National Watercolor Society (NWS) He is a juried Artist member of the prestigious California Art Club. Frank conducts workshops and demonstrations locally and at the national and international level. 



Beyond Technique: Finding Individual Expression through Watercolor Painting

WORKSHOP with Frank Eber, AIS,AWS, NWS, CAC

March 17, 2023 - March 19, 2023
Hours are 10 to 1 and 2 to 5 with an hour for lunch from 1 to 2
Cambria Center for the Arts - Classroom 12

The workshop will:

  • Continue in the tradition of the 20th Century California Barbizon movement (“intimate works, painted with a limited palette; softly expressive, suggestive rather than detailed”)
  • Focus on emotional responses to nature
  • Encourage the individual artist’s expression while balancing the forces at play in creation of a painting. 
  • Topics will include design and composition, color and lighting, positives and negatives, simplification of shape, and atmospheric effects. The techniques you will learn in Frank’s workshop transcend the watercolor medium.

 Small class settings only. Please sign up early!

A painter's painter, Frank Eber works in a direct, loose style influenced by the Old World masters. Typical in his art are color mixes and light that evoke nostalgia while remaining absolutely in the present. Frank's watercolor workshops reach beyond technique, encouraging individual expression and observing the elusive balance of forces that create beauty in painting. 



Students should have an understanding of the watercolor medium and of simple one point perspective. Students should be able to paint a simple watercolor wash. 

Frank stresses a solid foundation in the basics, “…so that our focus is on creating timeless art. An emotional link is necessary in our work, as well as the connection to the vibrancy of everything we paint.”


Biography

Frank grew up in Europe and was mentored by Italian master painter Renato Casaro in 1994 and 95. In the ’80s and ’90s Frank worked as a professional illustrator for video cover sleeves and as a portrait artist by commission.

He strives to create timeless art in both oil and watermedia and works in a direct, loose style influenced by the Old World Masters. He lived for three years in the south of France and has painted on location in many countries around the world. He is also an accomplished Portrait painter.

Frank is an award-winning artist and Signature member of the American Impressionist society (AIS), American Watercolor Society (AWS), the National Watercolor Society (NWS) He is a juried Artist member of the prestigious California Art Club. Frank conducts workshops and demonstrations locally and at the national and international level. 

www.frankeber.com Professional artist since 2010 has been painting all his life. Painting apprenticeship with Italian master painter in the late 80's. Frank has 12 years teaching experience around the country, overseas workshops, in both traditional painting both watercolor and oils. 

Please download the list of supplies to bring. You may bring what you have that is similar. It is very important that you bring a tarp to cover the floor under your space.

Fee: $375 - for CCA members $350




Beyond Technique: Finding Individual Expression through Oil Painting

WORKSHOP with Frank Eber, AIS,AWS, NWS, CAC

June 9, 2023 - June 11, 2023
Hours are 10 to 1 and 2 to 5 with an hour for lunch from 1 to 2
Cambria Center for the Arts - Classroom 12

The workshop will:

  • Continue in the tradition of the 20th Century California Barbizon movement (“intimate works, painted with a limited palette; softly expressive, suggestive rather than detailed”)
  • Focus on emotional responses to nature
  • Encourage the individual artist’s expression while balancing the forces at play in creation of a painting. 
  • Topics will include design and composition, color and lighting, positives and negatives, simplification of shape, and atmospheric effects. 
  • Small class settings only. Please sign up early!

A painter's painter, Frank Eber works in a direct, loose style influenced by the Old World masters. Typical in his art are color mixes and light that evoke nostalgia while remaining absolutely in the present. Frank's oil painting workshops reach beyond technique, encouraging individual expression and observing the elusive balance of forces that create beauty in painting. 



Students should have an understanding of the oil painting medium and of simple one point perspective. 

Frank stresses a solid foundation in the basics, “…so that our focus is on creating timeless art. An emotional link is necessary in our work, as well as the connection to the vibrancy of everything we paint.”

Biography

Frank grew up in Europe and was mentored by Italian master painter Renato Casaro in 1994 and 95. In the ’80s and ’90s Frank worked as a professional illustrator for video cover sleeves and as a portrait artist by commission.

He strives to create timeless art in both oil and watermedia and works in a direct, loose style influenced by the Old World Masters. He lived for three years in the south of France and has painted on location in many countries around the world. He is also an accomplished Portrait painter.

Frank is an award-winning artist and Signature member of the American Impressionist society (AIS), American Watercolor Society (AWS), the National Watercolor Society (NWS) He is a juried Artist member of the prestigious California Art Club. Frank conducts workshops and demonstrations locally and at the national and international level. 

www.frankeber.com Professional artist since 2010 has been painting all his life. Painting apprenticeship with Italian master painter in the late 80's. Frank has 12 years teaching experience around the country, overseas workshops, in both traditional painting both watercolor and oils. 

Please download the list of supplies to bring. You may bring what you have that is similar. It is very important that you bring a tarp to cover the floor under your space.