Fridays at the Senior Center
925 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA
September 14: Greta Waterman: Fauves Color
September 21: Gary Frink: Pen and Ink illustration
September 28: Nancee McDonnell: Collage
November 9: Gary Frink: Pen and Ink
November 16: Patricia Madson: Etegami
November 30: Laura McHugh: Monoprints from Gelli Plates using Stencils
December 7: Patricia Madson: Etegami 2 (newcomers welcome)
December 14: Laura McHugh: Image transfer to Canvas
January 4: Greta Waterman
January 11: Gary Frink: Pen & Ink
January 18: Rebecca Ellis
January 25: Nancee McDonnell: Collage with Watercolor
February 1: Greta Waterman
February 8: Sharon Ward: Drawing Still Life
February 15: Rebecca Ellis: Composition with collage & gold paint
February 22: Deanna Adams & Anne Grauzlis: Suncatchers
March 1: Greta Waterman & Gail Dennis
March 8: Gary Frink & Gail Dennis: Pen & Ink drawing
March 15: Cancelled
March 22: Laura McHugh: Tabletop Printmaking
March 29: Sharon Ward: Drawing with Different Media
April 5: Greta Waterman & Gail Dennis
April 12: Gary Frink & Gail Dennis: Fences, Windows, & Doors
April 19: Laura McHugh: Mixed media Little Books
April 26: Nancee McDonnell & Pat Keefe: Collage
May 3: Greta Waterman
May 10: Patricia Madson: Etagami
May 17: Rebecca Ellis: Drawing Flowers
May 24: Sharon Ward/Gail Dennis: Drawing in various media
May 31: Rebecca Ellis (seeks substitute)
June 7: Teacher Cadre Luncheon at CAL
June 14: Gary Frink/Gail Dennis: the Flag
June 21: Laura McHugh/Gail Dennis: Mixed media Collage
June 28: Laura McHugh: Monoprint ink transfers
July: Summer Break
Classes are open to adults from around the Coastside. Residency isn't required. Parking is available. Every Friday afternoon, a different artist brings his or her talents to the Community Center for a fun social experience centered on art. Everyone loves creating a piece of art to take home while socializing with new friends. Taught by volunteers, there is no cost to workshop participants. Materials are provided by the Coastal Arts League.
Etegami: Art for Everybody
Join Patricia Ryan Madsen on Friday November 2 in the art room. There we will learn the Japanese art of making postcards to send to your friends. Absolutely no drawing or art talent or experience is needed. This simple strategy for making a homemade card can be done by anyone. Using postcards Patricia will guide you to make personal cards to put in the mail. Bring any pens or small watercolors you have and other material will be supplied. To see samples of Etegami from around the world come to enjoy the exhibit in the Senior Center lobby.
Mixed Media - Image Transfer Techniques
In this class we will transfer images to raw canvas and use paint and gels to enhance the image. No drawing experience is needed. This technique is the basis for making finished art pieces and also for further embellishing or use as focal points in future mixed media assemblages.
Bring any laser jet printed image up to 8.5x11 (copy them at the UPS store, not ink jet from home). All other materials will be provided.
Mixed Media - Monoprints Using Gelli Plates
Join Laura McHugh on Friday November 30 in the art room. We will be exploring one of many mixed media techniques using GOLDEN artist materials. In this class we will use Gelli(R) Plates to transfer images to art-quality paper using GOLDEN OPEN paints. Absolutely no drawing or art talent or experience is needed.
This technique is the basis for making finished art pieces suitable for framing, and also focal points that can be further embellished or used in future mixed media assemblages. Bring any mylar or heavy paper stencils you have. All other materials will be provided. We will start with a warm up making marks.
"Good art history discussion and how art reflects the times (wars, economics etc). Good job Greta. Thanks."
~ Gail Dennis
We have had a very successful art program at the Senior Center for the last two years. Several people mentioned that our summer break would leave them wondering what to do on Fridays. It is a highlight of the week for some. Therefore, good people, we are asking you to review your commitments for the Winter and Spring, and add your name to the list of wonderful teachers who give an hour or two on Fridays. We have had lessons on collage, pen and ink drawing, print making, charcoal, oil pastel, and perspective. Can you think of something you would like to teach or repeat with a new twist? This is a volunteer opportunity which would not take a lot of your time but would be appreciated by the Senior community. ~Anne Grauzlis
"Gary is really a great teacher. He’s genuine and funny and skilled. He is also a generous person. He often provides pens and paper to the participants to practice at home. He says he gets materials from friends who know his style."
"When we age, we definitely keep active and, most of all, decide to have fun and explore new processes. No one wants to sit around just watching TV. So, many have come out to the classes even though they consider themselves beginners and have had no prior instruction. Most of the students will at least try something new and build on that creative spirit which is in all of us. So, sign up for a class and you will be amazed at the benefit to you." ~Anne Grauzlis
Anne Grauzlis joined the CAL Board as the on site liaison to the Senior Center. Anne can often be found hosting the Coastal Arts League Gallery at 300 Main Street, which is open from noon to 5:00 PM, Thursday through Monday. (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday) 650-726-6335.