My art classes have options to learn in person or take virtually. These classes are called hybrid. In addition, I create a lovely community for students via Google Classroom which serves to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students. All classes have a lecture, slideshow, video and critique! IF YOU CAN'T ATTEND A CLASS IN PERSON, YOU CAN TAKE THE CLASS VIA TAPED VIDEO!
SPECIALS: BUY TWO CLASSES/WORKSHOPS, RECEIVE 1/2 OFF (2nd class of equal or lesser value) • REFER A FRIEND, RECEIVE 1/2 OFF (one class/workshop of equal or lesser value). This offer is only valid if you are purchasing classes through Gianatiempo Fine Art.
How do you sign up for a class? Fill out the form at the bottom! AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR SIGN UPS IF YOU ARE MEMBERS AT CERTAIN ART ORGANIZATIONS.
How do you pay for a class? You may send payment via venmo, paypal, zelle, cash, check, or credit card! In the Fall, I will have a fancy shopping cart on my website! UNLESS THERE IS ANOTHER SIGN UP LINK WITH THE CLASS YOU ARE CHOOSING. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS AND EMAIL ME WITH QUESTIONS.
Do you want to get in touch with your abstract side but not sure how?This class will introduce a multitude of different exercises to get you thinking about form, space, shape, emotion and composition.Allow yourself to let go of control and surrender to the painting.Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite.Beginners a bonus!
LIGHT: 3 hour workshop:In-person @ The Sonoma Community Center/or Virtual via Zoom Saturday, July 17 • 9am-12pm • Cost: in Person: $75 + $15 Materials Fee • Virtual: $50
4 Weeks: July 20, 27, Aug 3, Aug 10 • 1-3pm • $100 Colleen G. presents Procreate for artists by PixelPat.art If you are an iPad user aspiring to learn digital painting with Procreate, then this is the right course for you. Colleen and PixelPat will introduce to you the basics of working with Procreate on iPad, step-by-step.With the help of this course, you will explore the tools in Procreate. You will understand what the various file types mean, master Procreate tools, learn to add colors to your drawings, and familiarize with an action menu.By the end of the course, you will be able to create drawings and paintings using Procreate’s powerful art tools.
Pat Calabro is an abstract painter who uses Procreate to make work that is satisfying and fun. Representational Artists can also use Procreate as a development tool or a primary substrate.Consider Plein Air without all the mess.Covid-19 has prompted so many of us to go ‘Virtual’ and promote our work using Facebook, Instagram, email and other tools.
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Drawing & Brain Exercises-Hybrid
Workshop #1 In-Person @ Franke Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda/or virtual via ZOOM July 24 • 10-12pm • $40 Learn exercises that will stimulate new neural pathways and use them as building blocks to help you to learn to “DRAW WHAT YOU SEE, NOT WHAT YOU KNOW!” Let’s get rid of old programming and stimulate your brain!
Workshop #2 In-Person @ Franke Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda/or virtual via ZOOM August 3 • 10-12 pm • $40 You don't need to take workshop #1 to be a part of workshop #2. This workshop was born because we had so much fun in the first one! We are going to do it again with NEW exercises that will continue to expand your mind, improve your drawing and problem solving skills.
July 31 • 10-12pm •$40 Introducing my newest found dynamic duo~cold wax and alcohol inks!Create amazing textures and layers with a new found love of these two mediums!Cold Wax brings an element of the unexpected to the painting process which is ideal for artists yearning to work more abstractly and intuitively.
Repetition, Rhythm & Pattern Workshop-Hybrid In-person @ The Sonoma Community Center/or virtual via Zoom August 21• 9am-12pm-SCC • In-Person: $75 + $15 Materials Fee •Virtual: $50
Do you know the difference between repetition and pattern or rhythm and pattern?This fun, quick workshop is for you to bring your art to the next level!The brain looks for patterns and fills in the blanks.It uses patterns to understand the relationship between things—putting them in context.Having patterns in your art is essential!You will make your own stamp and learn about the 5 different kinds of rhythm and the 3 essentials to pattern making.There will be demos, interactive exercises and slideshows!
In-person @ Rossmoor Art Studios/or Zoom • 2 weeks, 2.5 hour classes (5 hours total) • August 24, 31 • 9:30am-12pm • $100 (if you are not a Rossmoor resident there is an additional $20 fee for in person)
Painting with Mixed Media encourages you to step out of the box, to move beyond the concept of simply applying paint to canvas and to try new things, explore new combinations, and experiment with new techniques. If this sounds appealing but you don’t know where to begin, this class is for you.There are no limits to what you can create.Mixed media is a beautiful form of creative play and the process is meditative in nature.You will learn techniques in a step-by-step manner and also learn about the principles of design. Colleen will sprinkle ideas so you can get the ball rolling. You will feel inspired to share your work, you will be immersed in the flow of creativity, you will learn to achieve the look you want in your art and you will have a plethora of ideas and energy to paint!
This expressive watercolor course will show you the basic building blocks of watercolor and how to work with this unpredictable medium. You will create technique cards which will be a reference for years to come! You will learn how to allow the free flowing paint to create beautiful and unique results. This class will show you how enjoyable painting can be!
Gelli Printing Workshop-Hybrid
In-person @ Pacific Art League/or Virtual via Zoom • August 28 • 10am-12pm • In Person: $50 • Virtual: $40
Mono printing on a gel plate will be sheer FUN!Gelli printing is adventurous and experimental.And there are no mistakes! The thrill of pulling a print is hard to describe so come to this workshop and find out for yourself!
"Colleen is so full of life and creative talent and I am so happy she has brought many special people into my life from her classes as they attract interesting, creative and spiritual people that I now can call friends. "~Linda B.
"I cannot speak highly enough of Colleen Gianatiempo as a teacher who has a sound knowledge base, an organized approach to teaching and learning and a constructive, yet positive and supportive manner to guide me towards further growth as an artist."~Mary Beth H.
Once you reserve your spot, you will receive payment instructions, zoom links and supply lists!