WORKSHOPS

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For Adults

Acrylic and Collage
Creating a Mandala
Painting With and Without Brushes
Clay Workshops
Collaging and Decorating Boxes
Card Making
Holiday Gift Making

The Art of Negative Painting and Collage
Creative Art - “Loving Who You Are”
Creative Art - “The Gift of Gratitude”
Custom Workshops for Groups of 3 or more
Private and Semi-Private Lessons


Scroll down for workshop descriptions, dates, and locations.  

Workshops take place in Rona's art studio in Palo Alto, The Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, and University Art in Redwood City.

To register  call Rona 650-858-0589

Acrylic and Collage

In this workshop learn a variety of collage and painting techniques using acrylic paint, colorful paper, texturing, and varnish. Students begin with practice boards to experiment with different techniques demonstrated by Rona. The final product will be on canvas, where the student is free to create any image they want. Come for a fun time of art making. Beginners or any skill level are welcome.

Date: Saturday, Oct 19, 2019

Time: 1:30-4:30 PM

Cost: $75 plus $10 for materials. Students need to bring two canvases no larger than 16”x 20”

Place: Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto, 94301

To register: 650-321-3891, www.pacificartleague.org

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019

Time: 1:30-4:30 PM

Cost :$75, Most supplies included. Students need to bring two canvases no larger than 16”x 20”

Place: University Art, 2550 El Camino Real, Redwood City

To register contact Rona - 650-858-0589 or pay: Paypal.me/createart97

Date: Saturday, Jan 11, 2020

Time: 1:30-4:30PM

Cost: $75, Most supplies included. Students need to bring two canvases no larger than 16”x 20”

Place: University Art, 2550 El Camino Real, Redwood City

To register contact Rona - 650-858-0589 or pay: Paypal.me/createart97

Holbrook Palmer Park art room, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton, 94027

TBA

CREATING A MANDALA

Mandala means circle and represents wholeness. The mandala appears in all aspects of life; the earth, sun, moon, and more. It is a circular design symbolizing life as never ending. Mandala art refers to symbols that are drawn or painted in a circular frame. Using symbols and colors that are meaningful to you; you'll create your own personal mandala using a variety of art materials such as, paint, colored pencils, markers, collage, oil crayons and more on a flat surface. There will be a short relaxation exercise prior to creating your mandala. Rona will guide you through this relaxing and centering process. The workshop is open and supportive to all skill levels.

Date: Tues. Nov. 12, 2019

Time: 1:30-4:30 PM

Cost: $50 includes materials

Place: Rona’s Studio in Palo Alto

To register contact Rona- 650-858-0589 or on this website under “Contact”

Date: Feb. 2, 2020

Time: 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Cost: $75 plus $5 for materials. All materials included,

Place: University Art, 2550 El Camino Real, Redwood City

To register contact Rona - 650-858-0589 or pay: Paypal.me/createart97

Clay WORKSHOPS

 Date: TBA

 

Collaging & Decorating Boxes

In this fun and creative workshop decorate boxes with colorful paper, ribbons, sequins and more.  This is a great way to make gifts for others or for yourself.  Materials, including boxes, are supplied.  The workshop is open and supportive to all skill levels.

Holbrook Palmer Park art room, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton, 94027

TBA

Card Making

In this workshop create cards with colorful paper, stamps, ribbons, and other art materials.  Bring your imagination and creative self!  This is a great way to make cards for those special people in your life.  The workshop is open and supportive to all skill levels.

Holbrook Palmer Park art room, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton, 94027

TBA

PAINTING WITH AND WITHOUT BRUSHES

Acrylic paint is fun and easy when using rollers, sponges, droppers, scrapers, brushes, and more.  Rona will demonstrate various techniques through out the afternoon.  There will be plenty of time to practice techniques before you create your painting on canvas.  This is a playful and explorative workshop.  It's great for the beginner or experienced artist.  

Date: TBA

HOLIDAY GIFT MAKING

In this creative and fun workshop, we’ll dedicate the afternoon to creating holiday gifts and cards. You’ll have the choice to make whatever you want; such as fabric and paper decorated cards, and gift boxes. Rona will provide suggestions, instruction, and guidance. The sky’s the limit in this workshop. All materials are supplied. This workshop is open and supportive to all skill levels.

Date: Sat. Nov. 23, 2019

Time: 1:30 -4:00 PM

Cost: $45 includes materials

Place: Rona’s studio in Palo Alto

To Register contact Rona, 650-858-0589 on this website under “Contact”

Creative Art Workshop - "Loving Who You Are"

ART - JOURNALING - MEDITATION

A 3-hour Art Retreat

A guided process to awaken Self Love, Self Care, & Self Appreciation through Art, Journaling, & Guided Meditation.

 Connect with your Creative Self!  Spend a fun afternoon! Take time to appreciate the special person that YOU are in this reflective art experience. You'll be encouraged and supported to connect with your unique creative self.  No art experience necessary; artists of all levels are welcome. Journaling, guided meditation, group sharing, art making and more will be included.

Rona is experienced in this reflective and interactive process.  She has a BA degree in Expressive Arts and an MS degree in Spiritual Science.  It's her greatest joy to facilitate this workshop for the purpose of assisting others to discover their creativity and joy through art.

Where: Rona's art studio

Date: TBA

 

Creative Art Workshop - "The Gift of Gratitude"

Art - Journaling - Meditation

A 3-hour Art Retreat

In this reflective and interactive workshop discover ways to bring  gratitude to your life.  We'll focus on what we're grateful for, while creating a daily practice to bring more gratitude to our everyday lives.

Journaling, guided meditation, group sharing, art making and more will be included. Rona will guide you through this gentle process.

 You'll be encouraged and supported to connect with your unique creative self. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a pen, journal, and water.

Rona is experienced with this reflective and interactive process.  She has a BA degree in Expressive Arts and an MS degree in Spiritual Science.  It's her greatest joy to facilitate this workshop for the purpose of assisting others to discover their creativity and joy through art.

Where: Rona's art studio in Palo Alto

Date: TBA

To register contact Rona - 650-858-0589 or email her on this website under”Contact”

 

THE ART OF NEGATIVE PAINTING AND COLLAGE

In this workshop learn this simple and fun technique. You’ll begin by creating backgrounds on either watercolor paper, canvas paper, canvas boards or canvas using collage and paint. Your subject and composition will be created and come through magically by creating a contrast in colors. This is a great technique to explore your unique style of design. Rona will provide examples to inspire your imagination. Beginners and any skill level are welcome.

Date: TBA

 

Testimonials

"Thank you Rona for a wonderful afternoon, following your heart, inspiration, and sense of creativity."  M.S.

"Reminder to take care of myself, be where I am, take time to experience, draw and write."  M.M.

" I enjoyed the art experience. It was fun."  S. R.

" The workshop gave me the opportunity to step away from the normal daily tasks. " L.S.

" Validation, Inspiration, and Creativity."  C.S.

"Among a warm and friendly group of art-loving ladies.  I felt comfortable and at home.  Thought provoking concepts and mountains of lovely colored paper, paints, glue, other materials with a background of soothing music.  What a great place to do art!" C.H.

" Reinforcement to be gentle with myself and help awaken the more intuitive side." M.H.

" Loved the opportunity and space and materials to play." D.D.

"Calm, peaceful, welcoming environment. Relaxed." S.P.

"Thank you so much for the workshop.  The topic, the readings, and the art project were just perfect for me.  They helped reinforce and solidify a forward movement for me.  You made it safe and fun."  D. D.

 

Customize a Workshop

Any of my workshops can be set up for groups of three or more.  Call me at 650-858-0589 to set up a workshop for you and your friends.

Private or Semi Private lessons also available

See Palo Alto Art meet up for Women:  https://www.meetup.com/Palo-Alto-Group-Art-Meetup/