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February 11, 2018


PixelpChan :: StudioCrescendoh SEP 15-16, 2018


Gouache Painting
2-Day Workshop :: September 15-16, 2018
with Peter PixelPChan

LOCATION
207 N. Broadway Street, Studio L
Santa Ana, CA 92701
studio@crescendoh.com

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Join Peter Chan of Pixelpchan as he offers a very special 2-day workshop where we explore the wonders of painting with gouache. On both days, Peter will provide slide presentations to review fundamental painting topics. He will also perform demo paintings, followed by in-class painting instruction and feedback as we review Peter's paintings from his earlier work all the way up to his most recent paintings.

SCHEDULE for BOTH DAYS:
  • Arrive & Settle: 9:00 :: Time for students to arrive, settle in.
  • Class Segment A: 9:30-12:00 :: Class time with Peter who will demonstrate and guide the 1st part of class.
  • Lunch & Stroll: 12:00 PM :: You can choose to brown bag it or take a stroll to one of the many hip and artsy eateries in the historic Artist's Village in Santa Ana, like C4 Deli, Chapter One4th Street Market, Cafe Calacas, and The Gypsy Den.
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:30 PM :: Class time with Peter who will guide the 2nd part of class.
  • Clean-Up & Depart: 4:30-5:00 PM


SUPPLY LIST: All participants are asked to bring the following to the workshop:

  • GOUACHE PAINTS: These are the colors that Peter is currently using but you are free to try other ones:
    • WINSOR NEWTON: Permanent white, primary yellow, cad yellow, bright red, cobalt blue, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, burnt umber, ivory black
    • HOLBEIN: ultramarine blue light, grey no. 1, lilac, pink, opal, navy blue
    • Peter also adds cheap gouaches by Reeves brand ... you can buy a 24 color pack for $15. They are actually pretty good to start out if you have less of a budget and want to test out gouache before committing to the expensive stuff. If you decide to start with the Reeves brand and can budget for a couple of expensive tubes, go for Winsor Newton's permanent white and primary yellow.
  • GOUACHE PAINT CONTAINER:
    • There are different ways to transport your gouache. Using a small box like this is a good option.
    • Some people also like to use the sta-wet, and squeeze out new paint for each painting session. The biggest difference is that if you go with the first option, you have to wet the paint once a week to keep it from drying out, and you have to always carry it in your hand leveled.
  • BRUSHES
    • One big Princeton brand synthetic round brusy, #16 or #20, and a 1/2-inch flat brush.
    • Also get a couple of variety of sizes for the flats and rounds like this set
  • OTHER STUFF
    • small cosmetic spray bottle
    • small water jar
    • mixing palette
    • watercolor paper or sketch book
    • masking tape
    • paper towels
    • foam board to tape your paper to

INSTRUCTOR: Check out more of Peter's work and offerings here.

SEPTEMBER 15-16, 2018
Price :: $390

 

February 05, 2018


Jenny Doh :: SexyWatercolors :: Studio Crescendoh :: MAR 17, 2018


Sexy Watercolors & Gouache
1-day Workshop :: March 17, 2018
with Jenny Doh

LOCATION
207 N. Broadway Street, Studio L
Santa Ana, CA 92701
studio@crescendoh.com

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In this 1-day workshop, we will create many practice papers as we work with watercolors, graphite, ink, and gouache to first study values, then to use make final compositions that are sexy, experimental, and downright exciting ... the opposite of boring and dusty. Here's what you'll need to bring:

Supplies to bring to class:

PAINTS
o Gouache performs like watercolors but it is opaque rather than sheer. Gouache comes in tubes and you squeeze out a little at a time. Make sure to include 2 reds, 2 blues, 2 yellows, black, white, 1-2 browns, 1 green, 1 orange, 1 violet, and any other colors that you might be attracted. Holbein Acryla Gouache, and Windsor Newton Designer Gouache are my favorite brands of gouache
o Watercolors comes in tubes or pan sets. Unlike gouache, it goes on sheer, and also you can squeeze out watercolors into a little container and though it will dry, it can be reactivated with water. If you want a basic set in little pans, a set like like this one will be fine. If you want to get tubes, get 2 reds, 2 blues, black, white, 1-2 browns, 1 green, 1 orange, 1 violet and any other colors you like. My favorite brands are M. Graham & Co. Artists' Watercolors, Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors, and Holbein Artists' Watercolors.

• Black Stabilo pencil
• Regular pencil
• Masking tape 1.5 or 2 inch in width
• Watercolor postcards
• Raw wood panel (a 3-pack of 5x7 will be good)
• Pencil sharpener
• Watercolor Graphite
• Mixed Media Sketchbook (I carry the smaller 5.5 x 8.5 size that fits nicely in my backpack. That's my go-to size. Having a larger size for the studio is also a good idea.)
• Parallel pen size 6.0mm with the blue cap
• Watercolor Paintbrushes (Currently I like Golden Taklon brushes by Trekell. Size 10 is a good one to have.) 
• Acrylic Rulers (I have several sizes and having several is good if you are using small and large sketchbooks. For a smaller sketchbook, a 5x5 or 6 x6 inches would be good.)
• (Optional): Watercolor tin: Here's a cute little tin that you can use to squeeze out your watercolor tubes if you go that route. This is only for watercolor tubes, not gouache.
• Smart phone or ipad fully charged, with images that you want to reference for work.

SCHEDULE for BOTH DAYS:
  • Arrive & Settle: 9:00 :: Time for students to arrive, settle in.
  • Class Segment A: 9:30-12:00 :: Class time with Jenny who will demonstrate and guide the 1st part of class.
  • Lunch & Stroll: 12:00 PM :: You can choose to brown bag it or take a stroll to one of the many hip and artsy eateries in the historic Artist's Village in Santa Ana, like C4 Deli, Chapter One4th Street Market, Cafe Calacas, and The Gypsy Den.
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:30 PM :: Class time with Jenny who will guide the 2nd part of class.
  • Clean-Up & Depart: 4:30-5:00 PM

NOTES:

  • Due to limited class size, the spot for this class is transferable but payment is non-refundable. Please read about this policy in our Studio Policies.

STUDIO POLICIES:
Please read class policies for Studio CRESCENDOh here. By purchasing this class, you are agreeing to abide by the class policies.

MARCH 17, 2018
Price :: 140
 

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November 23, 2017


JANAY EVERETT :: MAR 10+11, 2018 :: Oil Painted Heroes


Oil Painted Comic Book Heroes
2-day Workshop :: March 10-11, 2018
with Janay Everett

LOCATION
207 N. Broadway Street, Studio L
Santa Ana, CA 92701
studio@crescendoh.com

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
The workshop combines superhero and comic book art with traditional and classical painting techniques. It’s a fun way to master the art of painting while having fun. We will learn some simple ways to break down and recreate almost any image that you can use over and over again.

Students will create an underpainting, work with color theory while mixing colors and achieving the “drama” of comics though composition and traditional techniques. We will be working with comic art but the same theories can be applied to any painting. Whether you are painting comics, flowers, portraits, or landscapes, you can use the same techniques to get better and better. We will explore concepts that are good for the beginner or the experienced painter. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Recreating your favorite characters
  • Learning fundamentals of painting
  • Step by step guidance from beginning of the painting to the finishing touches
  • Learning techniques to create paintings at home
  • Combining classical techniques w/ modern subjects
  • Exploration into color theory, painting techniques, composition, materials and etc.
  • Steps to developing your voice and style as an artist

DAY ONE
We will begin by viewing some examples of different covers and artist techniques and discuss how these will influence what we paint. Next, we will do a 4-step process to complete day-one’s painting. I will have 4 paintings on hand that outline the process we are going to use. I demo the first step, then the class begins. Once everyone has caught up, we begin the second step together.

I would take time as the students get caught up in each phase to review their progress, help them make adjustments and give additional guidance for next steps. We would get as far as we can for the day and plan to do some touchup as well as what I call "bells and whistles" on day 2. 

DAY TWO
We spend 45 minutes touching up yesterday’s piece, adding some details and fun stuff. We begin a new painting that has a slightly advanced technique but builds off of yesterday’s technique. Day Two's techniques are focused more on expressive styles, manipulating the paint, mixing color, creative uses of the brushes and other materials.

Demo will be per stage, one phase at a time, creating more time for one on one’s with the students. Students will be given goals for their specific technique and skill level. At end of workshop, each student with get a hand-out of techniques and exercises they can do at home.

SCHEDULE for BOTH DAYS:
  • Arrive & Settle: 9:00 :: Time for students to arrive, settle in.
  • Class Segment A: 9:30-12:00 :: Class time with Janay who will demonstrate and guide the 1st part of class.
  • Lunch & Stroll: 12:00 PM :: You can choose to brown bag it or take a stroll to one of the many hip and artsy eateries in the historic Artist's Village in Santa Ana, like C4 Deli, Chapter One4th Street Market, Cafe Calacas, and The Gypsy Den.
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:30 PM :: Class time with Janay who will guide the 2nd part of class.
  • Clean-Up & Depart: 4:30-5:00 PM


SUPPLY LIST: All participants are asked to bring the following to the workshop:

  • SUBSTRATES: Any surface will do, stretched gessoed canvas, canvas panels, gessoed boards, Arches oil paper, etc. Bring 2 pieces, sizes should be 12x19 inches or larger
  • PAINTBRUSHES: Mix of brushes large and small, some bristle, some synthetic but all for oil painting. Larger brushes should be flat or bright, small to medium should have a mix of round flat and filbert. Sizes will vary between brands. Keep in mind that the smoother your surface, the softer your brush will need to be. Canvas painters should have more stiff brushes, panel and paper papers should have some synthetics. Recommended brands include Robert Simmons Signet, Rhenish Utrecht, Winsor Newton, Princeton Catalyst, Blick Masterstroke, Trekkell, Monarch, Rosemary & Co.
  • PAINTS: Avoid "hues" if you can as they have less pigment. I recommend Winsor Newton Artists' Oil Color but any brand will do. No water-soluble oil colors please:
    • Cadmium Red (not light or dark, if you have to choose, pick medium)
    • Alizarin Crimson (Old Holland has a nice Aliz Crim Lake Extra, pricey but a great color)
    • Cobalt Blue
    • French Ultramarine
    • Manganese Blue
    • Cadmium Yellow Light
    • Cadmium Yellow Dee
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Olive Green (Winsor Newton or M. Graham, not Gamblin)
    • Ivory Black
    • Titanium White
    • Optional (Dioxazine Purple, Cadmium Green, Paynes Grey)
  • PAINTING MEDIUM
    • Odorless mineral spirits (Turpenoid or Gamsol)
    • Linseed Oil or Walnut Oil
    • Small glass container with lid
    • Medium container with lid for brush washing (silicoil brand container is nice for this)
  • PALETTE
  • PALETTE KNIFE
  • #6 FLAT CHISEL COLOR SHAPER (This may be found with the sculpting tools, looks like a brush but has a rubber tip for shaping clay)
  • apron/baby wipes/palette
  • PAPER TOWELS (blue shop towels or viva brand paper towels)

NOTES:

  • Janay Everett will have a limited number of art items on hand for sale.
  • Due to limited class size, the spot for this class is transferable but payment is non-refundable. Please read about this policy in our Studio Policies.

STUDIO POLICIES:
Please read class policies for Studio CRESCENDOh here. By purchasing this class, you are agreeing to abide by the class policies.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Learn more about artist Janay Everett here.

MARCH 10-11, 2018
Price :: $280

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November 22, 2017


MaryBeth Shaw :: StudioCrescendoh MAR 24-25, 2018


Under the Influence of Your Art Journal
2-day Workshop :: March 24-25, 2018
with MaryBeth Shaw

LOCATION
207 N. Broadway Street, Studio L
Santa Ana, CA 92701
studio@crescendoh.com

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Workshop Description
The last several years I have focused my artistic efforts into my art journal. This has awakened my voice in a new direction and I now find tons of inspiration within its pages. Let your Art Journal be your guide in this 2-day class as we develop numerous mixed media paintings using our art journals as a springboard. I have several exercises that will help you explore multiple ideas based on one journal spread - hence leading to a body of work of larger pieces. Join me in an exploration of color, composition and style as we push our artistic limits to the next level.

SCHEDULE for BOTH DAYS:
  • Arrive & Settle: 9:00 :: Time for students to arrive, settle in.
  • Class Segment A: 9:30-12:00 :: Class time with MaryBeth who will demonstrate and guide the 1st part of class.
  • Lunch & Stroll: 12:00 PM :: You can choose to brown bag it or take a stroll to one of the many hip and artsy eateries in the historic Artist's Village in Santa Ana, like C4 Deli, Chapter One4th Street Market, Cafe Calacas, and The Gypsy Den.
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:30 PM :: Class time with MaryBeth who will guide the 2nd part of class.
  • Clean-Up & Depart: 4:30-5:00 PM


SUPPLY LIST: All participants are asked to bring the following to the workshop:

  • art journal with completed pages
  • scissors
  • metal ruler (12 inches or larger)
  • a few paintbrushes in assorted sizes including a large 2-inch flat brush (cheap is fine)
  • pencil
  • soft rubber grayer
  • spray bottle
  • baby wipes
  • sponges for stencil use
  • apron
  • (If you have very specific things you wish to include or a unique paint color (that you think I might not furnish), feel free to bring it along. We will be working in acrylics, specifically Golden Artist Colors.)

KIT + KIT FEE: MaryBeth will provide a kit for a fee of $20 to be collected during the workshop. The kit will include: 

  • substrates
  • collage items
  • paints and gessos
  • acrylic inks
  • stencils
  • papers

INSTRUCTOR BIO: MaryBeth Shaw worked in the insurance industry for 18 years before she quit her job in 2000 to re-ignite a childhood love of art. Since then she has spent all her waking hours exploring life as a painter working in mixed media, primarily acrylic, encaustic and collage. She initially put in lots of hours as a road gypsy, exhibiting at outdoor art fairs and selling as many as 300 paintings in one very blurry year. She transitioned into being a workshop instructor in 2008 and finds pleasure helping students find their own voice as a painter. Her personal creative process is a dance between spontaneity and intent; she finds great joy in the physical act of painting and looks at her best work as a gift from a higher power. She welcomes mistakes because they so often provide a delightful detour into new territory. She is author of Flavor for Mixed Media and Stencil Girl, is a columnist for Somerset Studio magazine and a Golden Artist Educator. She is founder of StencilGirl Products, LLC. She has a tattoo of a shooting star on her right shoulder.

NOTES:

  • MaryBeth will have a limited number of art items on hand for sale.
  • Due to limited class size, the spot for this class is transferable but payment is non-refundable. Please read about this policy in our Studio Policies.

STUDIO POLICIES:
Please read class policies for Studio CRESCENDOh here. By purchasing this class, you are agreeing to abide by the class policies.

MARCH 24-25, 2018
Price :: $255

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October 10, 2017


Ukulele Party :: November 5th


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Have you wanted to learn the basics of how to play the ukulele? Well, I'm still a beginner myself but what I know I'm happy to teach. So grab your ukulele (smallest soprano size ... not the concert or tenor or baritone sizes) and join me on November 5th at 2PM. I'll show you how to tune the ukulele, how to play a handful of basic chords and with those basic chords, how to play and sing a song or two. I'll also show you how I painted my ukulele and provide paint and brushes and everything else for you to use to also paint your uke if you want to.

To participate, please:

  • RSVP via email at jenny@crescendoh.com
  • Bring with you a screenshot receipt of a $50+ donation to a helping organization providing aid to victims of recent disasters
  • Bring with you a canned food item (to be collected and donated to a local food bank)

PS: If you don't have a ukulele but want to participate, email me and I'll send you a link to one you could order via Amazon.

April 21, 2016


Announcing My New Online Class :: How to Run an Art Studio + Gallery!


I am very excited to announce my new Instant Watch online class titled:

How to Run an Art Studio + Gallery!

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The reason I created this class is because I receive frequent questions from people all over, on how I opened my art studio, Studio Crescendoh, and what I've been doing to keep it open for so many years. 

So I have made 4 videos in which I answer the many frequently asked questions and demystify the process for you.

Once you enroll in the class, you will be emailed a password. You will use that password to access the class and be able to watch all four videos at once or at a pace that works for you.

You can enroll for this class by clicking here and then adding the item to your cart and completing the transaction.

Thank you, and welcome.

Jenny :-)

PS: If after the class you have additional questions very specific to your situation, I welcome the opportunity to consult with you individually by appointment.

January 19, 2016


Benjamin Bjorklund with Blake Neubert in the Studio


This is the painting that Benjamin Bjorklund painted during his live demonstration during his recent visit to Studio Crescendoh.

Bb2Here's a photo from the actual demo where everyone witnessed this painting come to life.

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In addition to this demo, Benjamin, along with Blake Neubert provided a 3-day workshop where participants worked with pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolors, and oils. Below are some photos that recap the workshop:

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Here is a charcoal drawing demonstration that Blake Neubert did, along with the final drawing.

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And here's the final painting that Benjamin did on the final day of the workshop, of his dog, Solomon.

Bb1Everyone had a wonderful time and it was an honor for Studio Crescendoh to host this workshop and demo experience. For those who have asked if they will return to the studio, the answer is YES! So please stay tuned for details of future studio experiences with Benjamin and Blake.

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October 15, 2015


NEW Workshop! :: Oil Painting by Heart :: Magical Portraits


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A couple important things I've learned about oil painting portraits:

  • I am not a camera. I am an artist. Which is why when I paint a portrait, it's the emotional ESSENCE that I capture, not the mechanically EXACT likeness.
  • Starting a portrait is half the battle of finishing a portrait. Which is why I spend lots of time prepping and planning the overall approach to create a framework that can be finished.

I am excited to be teaching my new workshop: Oil Painting by Heart :: Magical Portraits in Studio Crescendoh this November 28th and30th. The details and link to enroll can be found here.

September 09, 2015


Open Studio


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This is an uninstructed live model open studio session where painters are welcome to practice painting while referencing a real live model.

Artists are to bring their own paints, substrates, brushes and other items needed for their work aside from the following, which the studio will provide:

  • Experienced model
  • Good lighting
  • Good music
  • Easels and trays
  • Chairs
  • Containers for water (for acrylic and watercolor artists)
  • Gamsol mineral spirits (for oil painters)

It's a time to peacefully enter the painting zone, and paint alongside just me or me and any others who join in. No formal instruction, just good lighting, good music and good company of other humans painting at all skill levels:

SCHEDULE

  • 1:30 PM: Arrive and settle
  • 2:00 PM: Live model first pose begins
  • 5:00 PM: Live model final pose ends

NOTE:

  • When the live model is posing for portrait work, the poses will likely be two 20 minute posesand five 25 minute poses with five 5-minute breaks in between each pose.
  • When the live model is posing for nude figurative work, the poses will likely be several short 2-minute poses, some longer short 7-minute poses, and a few long 20-minute poses.
  • Please prepare your substrates and supplies prior to the first pose so that you can get right to work with the first pose.
  • If you end up arriving late or leaving early, please enter/exit during one of the breaks.
  • There is no official programming after the session is over but there are lots of wonderful eateries around the studio for any artists who may spontaneously feel like enjoying a happy hour after the session. A good time to develop and enjoy friendships.
  • Once purchased, the spot for this open studio is transferable but payment is non-refundable. Please read about this policy in our Studio Policies.
  • Please remember that this session is UNINSTRUCTED. There will be no instructor and therefore no instruction given. It is just a time for you to practice your work referencing a live model experienced with short and long poses.

 

To enroll in the next Uninstructed Open Studio Live model session, please visit the enrollment page here.

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And to enroll in other workshop experiences, please visit the master calendar.

 

 

February 10, 2015


1: Loosen up. 2: Alter. 3: Integrate.


I've been hard at work getting my Artfully Altered workshop ready! It is a one-day workshop that will happen Saturday February 21st and/or Monday February 23rd. I like to offer my workshops once on a weekday and once on a weekend so people with assorted obligations can have a chance to take it. :)

Photo-63In the class, we will:

  • begin with quite innovative and outside the box exercises to get us to loosen up and consider new ways of seeing and creating
  • utilize approximately ten methods that I love to use to uniquely alter photos, and pages from catalogs and magazines
  • create a monster journal using file folders and papers into which we will integrate the altered works
  • discover ways to integrate altered works onto other substrates

Fun group has started to form. Enrollment is now open here. Join us if you want to. :)

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