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“A fabulous instructor, gorgeous venue, wonderful staff, great fellow artists...what's not to love?”

Our gallery and workshop spaces are in the historic Benicia Arsenal in Benicia, California. The arsenal is a large area comprised of many former military buildings, and the building we inhabit is a stately brick structure built in 1878. Spend a few hours or a whole weekend with us in Benicia, where you’ll find plenty of dining options, shops and antique stores on Benicia’s waterfront First Street, just a 3 minute drive from the historic Benicia Arsenal.


Upcoming Workshops

 

Sept 6-8 / Karen LeGault: Four Treasures of Asian Brush Painting

Sept 6-8 / Karen LeGault: Four Treasures of Asian Brush Painting

375.00

Dates: September 6, 7 + 8, 2019 / 3 days / 10:00-4:00 each day

Location: Studio Space #29, 940 Tyler Street, Benicia, CA 94510

While there are many lessons in Asian Brush Painting, there are four classics of flower painting in the tradition of Chinese Brush that substantially aid in the progress of the developing student. Together they are known as the “Four Treasures.”

Representing the four seasons and classes of plants, in each of four lessons we will learn how to get control of the various brush strokes that go into that particular subject. These brush strokes can be applied to many other subjects, plant, animal or landscape, giving a brush painter a sense of freedom to explore on their own.

Suitable for beginners and more experienced.


Winter
Plum Blossom - flowering trees
The stark naked beauty of winter branches that are bursting with new life, symbolize hope and potential.

Spring
Orchid - Grasses and bulbs.
New Growth, love, beauty, and graceful elegance are implied.

Summer
Bamboo principles are used in upright growing plants and trees.
Flourishing, abundance, growth, vigor and the symbol of the scholar.

Fall
Chrysanthemum - Ligneous broad-leafed plants with simple-petal flowers. Community, enduring friendships and graciousness in age are suggested.

Schedule:

We start with introduction to principles, warm up brush stroke exercises and then begin to actually create topic image step by step in black ink. If there is enough time color is also applied. If there is still time then we may attempt some variations

Materials Fee: $5.00, paid to instructor first day of class

All materials provided by Instructor

About the Instructor:

Karen LeGault, fine art painter since 1967, painting professionally since 1993, is joyfully committed to visual poetry, light, transformation and healing, through her paintings that bring energy and serenity into the world.  Her lush, distilled compositions express beauty, fragrance, rhythm and form in a magical palette where spirit is reflected through matter.

Homeowners, art collectors, garden appreciators, nature lovers, healers, interior designers and architects who appreciate contemporary fine art with an ancient root that energizes, calms and inspires, turn to her to collect and commission original paintings that contribute to peaceful, welcoming and harmonious environments.
Over thirty years of spiritual practices and study, including Tai Chi, meditation, feng shui and clairvoyance along with a life time of painting contribute to a rare sensibility, energetic while serene, delicate yet powerful.

She applies her extensive artistic skill, mastery and sensitivity to compose and balance color, shape, form and depth that engages all the senses, offering gorgeous paintings, commissions or prints that define the spaces you live, work and breathe in with vibrant color and life. Ultimately Karen enjoys working with you to provide and create paintings that make your walls and heart sing and dance.

Instructor’s Website: https://www.karenlegault.com/index

By purchasing this workshop, I agree with the Waiver of Liability, Medical Release, Photography/Videotape Release and Indemnification Agreement and fully understand its contents. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract between myself and Okey Dokey Inc/Jen Tough Gallery, and that I do it of my own free will. I also understand the Refund Policies and the potential consequences thereof, set forth by Okey Dokey Inc/Jen Tough Gallery and agree to such terms. found here.

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