Academy Program

Drawing/Painting Group

December 28, 2023 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Every 4th Thursday of the month - except November 30th
Cambria Center for the Arts - Green Room

 CCA holds 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,

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

Fee: $10 - CCA members $5 - to benefit CCA




Procreate Monthly Artist Group

with Dena Kuhn

January 3, 2024 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Every first Wednesday 1pm - 3 pm
Cambria Center for the Arts - Green Room

Together we will learn the basic tools for using this wonderful iPad app: PROCREATE! Every month we will focus on a different way to use Procreate, sometimes starting our time together with a “how-to” video. Join a supportive community as we navigate the digital world of Procreate for the iPad, blending traditional artistry with digital finesse. This collaborative space is designed to nurture your creativity, together learning this very enjoyable mode to “do” art (without the mess)! * We’ll do the basic tools: Brushes, Layers, Un-do & re-do, Altering size, Color & Blending modes, and Exporting your image. * Explore calligraphy tools, practice a still-life, create a portrait, etc. * Excellent soundtrack provided! Bring your own iPad with Apple Pencil, or borrow one of CCA’s for this group.

Instructor: Dena Kuhn

Portfolio:DenaMaraKuhn.com

Materials: absolutely none - except your iPad (with Procreate APP) & pencil if you have it, or it will be provided

Fee: $10 - CCA members $5 - to benefit CCA




Breaking Barriers and Conquering New Plateaus and the Dynamics of Creating a Work of Art

Workshop with Art Sherwyn

January 13, 2024 - January 14, 2024
January 13th from 10 to 1, and January 14th from 1 to 4
Cambria Center for the Arts - Conference Room

Participants will take part on a creative journey exploring innovative ways to break through artistic barriers and climb to new plateaus, taking your art to exciting new heights. You will be encouraged to step out of your comfort zone and push the boundaries of your creative decision making, This class is suited for all levels of artist from the beginner to the advanced. You will be provided with strategies and guidance to experiment with a variety of techniques and sound decision making concepts. The concepts learned in this class are suitable for artists working in a wide range of mediums. Whether you create outdoors or indoors, the lessons are highly adaptable. By the end of this course, you will have expanded your artistic horizons with a deeper understanding of the creative process. Be prepared to unleash your creativity, embrace new challenges and embark on an artistic adventure like never before. 

Instructor: Art Sherwyn

For forty years Art Sherwyn has devoted himself to liberating the mind through the appreciation and practice of visual art. A seasoned teacher, writer, and lecturer, his techniques deepen the understanding of composition and color, employing exercises that encourage the reader, from all backgrounds, to embark on their own heroic journey, challenging common perception and to see their world with renewed passion and clarity. For more information go to www.artsherwyn.com.

Fee: $125 CCA members $115

Art will send a list of materials for students to bring in addition to the materials that he supplies.



Metalsmithing 1

WORKSHOP taught by Cindy Sassaman of Beryl Jewelry Design

January 19, 2024 - January 20, 2024
Friday Jan 19 - 6pm - 9pm
or
Saturday Jan 20 - 10am - 1pm
Cambria Center for the Arts - Classroom 12

Learn the basics of soldering including torch skills, tools, and safety. Tools will be provided, and project materials are included in the workshop fee. Each participant will solder and finish several rings to bring home. This is a beginner's workshop, no prior experience is needed.

An optional tool kit is available for purchase HERE and will be delivered at the workshop. 

Please contact me at beryljewelrydesign@gmail.com if you have any questions or to be put on a waitlist if your desired time/date is sold out. Also, please add my email to your contacts as I will be sending out an information packet a few weeks before the workshop 

Instructor: Cindy Sassaman is a local jewelry designer and has been teaching workshops in SLO and Los Osos for the last 8 years. 

Requirements:
No prior experience needed
Enrollment is limited and all participants must be at least 18 to participate unless prior approval is given

Fee: $95 - for CCA members $90




Intro to Gold-filled and Sterling Silver

WORKSHOP taught by Cindy Sassaman of Beryl Jewelry Design

January 20, 2024 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cambria Center for the Arts - Classroom 12

In this workshop we will apply the soldering techniques learned in Metalsmithing 1 to create a pair of metal and stone earrings. Workshop will go over design, metal preparation, texture, shaping and finishing. Students will walk away with a pair of hand fabricated earrings. 

This is not a beginners workshop, completion of MS-1 (or previous soldering experience) and a tool kit are required prerequisites. 

Please contact me at beryljewelrydesign@gmail.com if you have any questions or to be put on a waitlist if your desired time/date is sold out. Also, please add my email to your contacts as I will be sending out an information packet a few weeks before the workshop 

Instructor: Cindy Sassaman is a local jewelry designer and has been teaching workshops in SLO and Los Osos for the last 8 years. 

Requirements:
completion of Metalsmithing 1 (or previous soldering experience) and a tool kit is required.
Enrollment is limited and all participants must be at least 18 to participate unless prior approval is given.

Mandatory materials fee is $20. After enrolling, head HERE to pay the materials fee.

Fee: $90 - for CCA members $85 (plus $20 materials fee - purchased separately HERE)



Observational Drawing: A Mindful Practice

with Lynda Monick-Isenberg

February 17, 2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00
Cambria Center for the Arts - Room 1

“Photography is an immediate reaction; drawing is a meditation – Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson


According to clinical psychologist and researcher Liz Marks, Ph.D., mindfulness offers opportunities to enhance lives and provides the chance to look outside of themselves deepening our sense of place within the natural world and community. 


In this one-day immersion drawing experience we will slow down, look closely and connect with the natural world and one another through a mindful drawing practice. The workshop encourages exploration, interpretation, and discovery through drawing and a nonjudgmental feedback process. We will learn and practice basic drawing skills and new ways of seeing in direct observation of natural forms from the Cambrian landscape. 

All are welcome to engage and participate -- from the new drawer (I can’t even draw a stickman – oh yes you can!) to the experienced artist.

Instructor: 

Lynda Monick-Isenberg is a visual artist and educator on equal terms. Minneapolis College of Art and Design professor emeritus Lynda taught Foundational Drawing and created their Teaching Artist Programming during her tenure. Her work is included in a number of collections including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Minnesota Historical Society and Weisman Art Museum. She continues to teach, mentor and maintain an active studio practice while participating in the development and implementation of community-based teaching residencies and curriculum development for organizations and communities throughout the United States.

www.lyndamonickisenberg.com

Fee: $135 for CCA members $115




Mindful Marks: An Introduction to Observational Drawing for All

with Lynda Monick-Isenberg

February 21, 2024 10:00 am - March 13, 2024 - 12:00 pm
Wednesdays, Feb 21-March 13, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Cambria Center for the Arts - Green Room

Drawing is the way we first make our mark in the world. It is as unique and personal as a signature and expressive as a finished portrait. Drawing extends mind and spirit in an exciting activity promoting a deep respect for looking and thinking.

Participants in this 4-week course will be guided through traditional and nontraditional drawing exercises to develop personal drawing skills, techniques and strategies in support of their own creative practice. Most importantly they will participate in new ways of seeing, looking and engaging with the natural world through the act of drawing within a supportive non-judgmental community.

Each session provides instruction based on a global perspective, introduction to drawing materials and techniques, demonstrations, guided teaching and supportive space for personal and group reflection. 

NO drawing experience necessary. ALL experience levels invited. Materials list provided. 

Instructor:

Lynda Monick-Isenberg is a visual artist and educator on equal terms. Minneapolis College of Art and Design professor emeritus Lynda taught Foundational Drawing and created their Teaching Artist Programming during her tenure. Her work is included in a number of collections including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Minnesota Historical Society and Weisman Art Museum. She continues to teach, mentor and maintain an active studio practice while participating in the development and implementation of community-based teaching residencies and curriculum development for organizations and communities throughout the United States.

www.lyndamonickisenberg.com

Fee:$145 - for CCA members $125



Capturing the spirit, Portrait/ mid range Portrait

Oil Painting Workshop - 2 days with Frank Eber

April 20, 2024 - April 21, 2024
April 20 & 21 - 10 to 1 and 2 to 5
Cambria Center for the Arts - Room 12

This oil painting based workshop explores methods to capture a person’s spirit/ personality in painting. The ‘likeness’ is a by-product! We will be working from very good references. No model fees to pay.

Focus will be on composition, and color with an emphasis on skin tones as well as learning to translate the various planes of color and light.

Frank will show and explain value vs. temperature changes on a facial plane.The importance of connection of shape and immediacy of brushwork. References will be both male and female.

Requirements: Beginners in the genre are ok but must have a basic understanding and handling of the medium. 

Fee: $295 - for CCA members $275

Instructor: Frank Eber AIS, AWS, NWS,

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. 




Capturing the spirit, Portrait/ mid range Portrait

Watercolor Workshop - 2 days - with Frank Eber

June 22, 2024 - June 23, 2024
10 to 1 and 2 to 5
Cambria Center for the Arts - Room 12

This watercolor  based workshop explores methods to capture a person’s spirit/ personality in painting. The ‘likeness’ is a by-product! We will be working from very good references. No model fees to pay.

Focus will be on composition, and color with an emphasis on skin tones as well as learning to translate the various planes of color and light.

Frank will show and explain value vs. temperature changes on a facial plane.The importance of connection of shape and immediacy of brushwork. References will be both male and female.

Requirements: Beginners in the genre are ok but must have a basic understanding and handling of the medium. 

Fee: $295 - for CCA members $275

Instructor: Frank Eber AIS, AWS, NWS,

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.