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PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM

ART STUDIO CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

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2018-2019 ART STUDIO

Our programs offer diverse learning opportunities that go beyond the classroom setting and expand into the museum. Classes and workshops are taught by leading professional artists, and draw from different influences and genres, including painting, storytelling, collage and printmaking, that challenge students of all levels to explore their creative abilities and further develop their artistic skills.

For questions or more information, please contact the Education Department Coordinator, Hilary Roberts at hroberts@psmuseum.org or call 760-322-4850.

3, 4 AND 5-DAY

STUDIO CLASSES

MONDAY-FRIDAY

Weekday Art Studio Classes are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are held in the Artists Council Center on the lower level of the museum. Tickets are available through the museum’s Box Office at 760-325-4490.

MEMORY AND HISTORY THROUGH CONTEMPORARY PAINTING WITH MARA DE LUCA

  • March 25-29, 2019, 5-Day, Monday-Friday
  • $450 Members - For Member pricing, please call the Box Office at 760-325-4490
  • $500 Non-Members
  • Supplies required
  • Skill level: All levels

Explore fundamental aspects of painting viewed through an art historical and contemporary lens. Slide presentations, readings and discussions inspire an investigation of value, color, paint application, mark making and atmospheric effects. Students will be sent a supplies list before class.

Mara De Luca uses color and texture to evoke memories of a place; dusk monochromes, nighttime clouds and glowing sunsets suggest the beauty of the SoCal landscape, whereas stoic colors and metallic frames glamorize the bleakness of the industrial Southland freeways. Often referencing literature and poetry, she allows her experience of these diverse elements to inform her work. De Luca is a graduate of Columbia University and CalArts, and she has had solo exhibitions at Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Quint Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and TOTAH, NY.

CREATIVE PAINTING WITH KWOK WAI LAU

  • April 15-19, 2019
  • 5-Day, Monday-Friday
  • $450 Members - For Member pricing, please call the Box Office at 760-325-4490
  • $500 Non-Members
  • Bring Own Materials and Supplies
  • Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

Kwok Wai Lau is a painter and instructor who helps intermediate to advanced artists develop their unique style. His exceptional visual knowledge and uncomplicated teaching style guides students through concepts and techniques ranging from abstraction to realism, and in a variety of mediums.

His instruction in watercolor, acrylic, oil, and collage includes demonstrations, discussion and assignments. He will inspire new perspectives, understandings and accomplishments; bring your own supplies, a few blank canvases and whatever projects you are working on.

Lau was on the faculty of the International Art School in Hong Kong, and is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has taught and inspired students in the Chicago North Shore, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Palm Springs areas. His own work ranges from classical realism to abstraction and has been shown worldwide. Lau was the recipient of the prestigious Pauline Palmer Prize from the Art Institute of Chicago

2-DAY STUDIO

WORKSHOPS

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Weekend Art Studio Workshops are in the museum’s Artists Council Center on the lower level of the museum. Workshops are on select Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are available through the museum’s Box Office at 760-325-4490.

DREAM HOUSE: CREATIVE APPROACH TO MAKING ART WITH CAROL BISHOP

  • March 30-31, 2019, Saturday-Sunday   |   10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • $100 Members - For Member pricing, please call the Box Office at 760-325-4490
  • $150 Non-Members
  • Supplies required
  • Skill level: All levels

In this workshop, we will build a series of images and paintings that “build” an artwork similar to building a dream house. Using collage and painting techniques, we will concentrate on creative processes that borrow concepts related to architecture and design. Transforming your love of architecture into drawings and paintings will be a means to embrace and remember the buildings you use.

BEADING WITH BIRDIE

  • April 6-7, 2019, Saturday-Sunday   |   10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • $100 Members - For Member pricing, please call the Box Office at 760-325-4490
  • $150 Non-Members
  • Materials provided
  • Skill level: All levels

Join Native American artist Brighid Pulskamp in a beading workshop and learn how to create your own beaded jewelry designs.

I am Diné, a citizen of the Navajo Nation. I have created many crowns for our local royalty and many other pieces for local tribes and tribal members. The majority of my pieces are custom commissioned pieces for special occasions or gifts. Each piece tells a unique story. The colors, the shapes the images all have meaning lending to the expression of that personal story.” -Brighid Pulskamp