Summer Art 2020

As we move through these extraordinary times, OGS continues to bring art-making to you through our virtual classroom. We teach our courses live on-line so you can interact with the instructor and classmates. Any workshop that is provided on-line, will be available also in person, onsite, inside our beautiful Seaside studio, when it is safe to do so.

Drawing from Life with Paul

Artist/ Instructor

Paul Richmond is an internationally recognized visual artist and activist whose career has included exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States as well as publication in numerous art journals and anthologies. His work is collected by individuals around the globe. In his role as the Associate Art Director for Dreamspinner Press and their young adult imprint, Harmony Ink Press, he has created over four hundred novel cover illustrations. He is a co-founder of the You Will Rise Project, an organization that empowers those who have experienced bullying to speak out creatively through art. He lives with his husband Dennis in Monterey, California. He works and teaches at Open Ground Studios in Seaside, California and is represented by Not Sheep Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. See his work at paulrichmondstudio.com

Online Portrait Drawing Workshop with Live Model

Saturday, May 30, 10 AM - 1 PM - live model: Mikaela 

Fee: $50 per session*** covid-19 hardship & member discounts available at check-out

Learn how to draw realistic portraits with a striking resemblance to your subject. This workshop is for everyone, from beginners to more experienced artists. We’ll begin with simple concepts and drawing exercises, including how to simplify the head into basic shapes so you can draw it more easily. We’ll cover methods of measuring that help you understand the proportions of your subject and help you identify and solve problems. Then we’ll put these skills to work, drawing from a live model who will be posing for us. Work with whatever supplies you have available. You can set up your work area in the comfort of your home and connect to the virtual classroom via your smartphone, computer or ipad. Instruction, demos, and support/feedback will be provided by OGS artist Paul Richmond using the online platform Zoom.

Online Figure Drawing Workshops with Live Model

Fee: $50 per session*** covid-19 hardship & member discounts available at check-out

Interested in improving your drawing skills by working with a live model? Explore your talents and enjoy the morning with like-minded creatives. No need to be a pro! Work with whatever supplies you have available. You can set up your work area in the comfort of your home and connect to the virtual classroom via your smartphone, computer or ipad. This workshop is designed to introduce the fundamentals of figure drawing and anatomy. Students of all experience levels are welcome. Skills covered will include gesture drawing, anatomy and proportion, and figure drawing/painting in a variety of mediums. We will have a live model with a variety of short and long poses. Instruction, demos, and support/feedback will be provided by OGS artist Paul Richmond using the online platform Zoom.

Session 1: Saturday, June 6, 10:00 am -1:00 pm

live model: Marisa 

Session 2: Saturday, June 13, 10:00 am -1:00 pm

live model: Sophia 

Visual Art Workshops with Denese

Denese Sanders began her career in printmaking as an undergraduate in 1982 at UW-Madison, furthered her training in Paris, France at Atelier 17 and received her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1998 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2003 Sanders relocated to California from Minneapolis, Minnesota where she continues her work as an educator, artist, and the founder of Open Ground Studios—a visual arts and printmaking studio in Seaside that provides access, opportunities and connection for creative adults, teens and emerging and professional artists.

 

Over the course of her career, she has worked extensively in arts education and community building in the arts, both in Minnesota and California. Her leadership through OGS has landed her several awards including, “Innovator of the Year” with the Startup Challenge in 2013, in 2015 she won the Community Palette Showcase Event and in 2019, Open Ground Studios was named Champion of the Arts through the Arts Council for Monterey County. Her work has been exhibited throughout California and the Midwest.

Summer Program Coming soon:

  • Introduction to Book Arts

  • Book Binding Series 

  • Desert Spring | Well Within

Contact Open Ground Studios

1230 Fremont Blvd. Seaside, CA 93955

831.204.8578 | Email Us

Gallery Hours During Exhibits

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 - 4:00

and by appointment 

 

Thank you!

Open Ground Studios' programs and facilities would not be possible without the on-going, generous support of our community, volunteers, members and artists.

Additional support is provided by the Arts Council for Monterey County and our Fiscal Sponsor, Fractured Atlas. Thank you!!

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