EVENT & CLASS OFFERINGS

EVENTS (places you can find me and my art!
CREATE A SKETCH (or written!) JOURNAL OF OJAI!!!
9:30AM to 12:30PM – Create your unique “post card” or “heartscape” of Ojai. Find out all about it and days are custom, sign up on line: https://bit.ly/2MZDyHJ
I now have a fun 3 hour “experience” of doing journaling (writing and art!) through AirBnB. Reserve your spot on my calendar page at: ://bit.ly/2MZDyHJ
SEE YOU IN OJAI!

BEGINNING TO EXPLORE PASTEL PAINTING
Sunday, July 28, 10AM to 2PM – Carpenteria Arts Center : 855 Linden Ave, Carpenteria, CA 93013
SIGN UP: https://www.carpinteriaartscenter.org/art-classes#pastel
This will be a fun introduction to painting with pastels. Learn about value, composition, and the “why” of your painting, then create a pastel painting of your own. Step-by-step instruction will be given, along with discussion of different material choices for pastels. Come explore and find your painting muse with the malleable and beautiful medium of soft pastels.

3 SESSION QUICK SKETCH JOURNAL CRAWL AROUND CARPINTERIA.
Saturday, June 8, June 22, June 29(may change) 9AM to 11AM – Carpenteria Arts Center : 855 Linden Ave, Carpenteria, CA 93013
SIGN UP: https://www.carpinteriaartscenter.org/art-classes#sketch
Experience the beauty of Carpinteria through plein air art journaling, or “sketch crawling.” We will go to different locations, from beach to burger joint to see and develop awareness and to record details both large and small. Three sessions will give you the opportunity to really dive into art journaling. Supply list will be sent upon registration.

SPLASH INTO WATERCOLOR: UNDERPAINTING FOR PASTELS
Tuesday, April 16, 10:00AM to 2:00PM – Carpenteria Arts Center : 855 Linden Ave, Carpenteria, CA 93013
SIGN UP: https://www.carpinteriaartscenter.org/classes-workshops-2#splash
Learn the basics of watercolor underpainting to create a foundation for beautiful pastel paintings. Workshop will include a demo and personal guidance as you create your own 8×10” watercolor underpainting and begin pastel application from a provided photo source or a favorite photo you bring to class.  Supply list will be sent upon registration.

DRAWING THE EXTRAORDINARY FROM THE ORDINARY WITH QUICK SKETCH JOURNALING.
Tuesday, March 12, 10:00AM to 2:30PM – Carpenteria Arts Center : 855 Linden Ave, Carpenteria, CA 93013
SIGN UP: https://www.carpinteriaartscenter.org/art-classes#sketch
Join me to experience the “how to” for a Illustrated journal! This is a fun way to “see” deeper into what is all around you; to find, draw out, and write down thoughts from connections to nature. Learn how to combine words, sketches, and color into a pleasing page design of memories.  Jumpstart illustrated journals for gardens, travel, or other passions by combining pen with watercolor pencil and watercolors to express your thoughts.  We will have a morning “walkabout” concluding in the studio after lunch.  Bring your portable camp chair for the morning sketch crawl.  Supply list will be sent upon registration

Torrance Artist’s Guild, Pastel Demo
January 8, 2019: 7PM
Ken Miller Auditorium of the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90505
I will be giving a pastel demo highlighting a Maui North Shore Mt. naturescape. All are welcome!

Rejoice in Art: The Beauty of the Earth
October 13 & 14, 2018 (SAT & SUN) 11am-5pm
Riviera Methodist Church
375 Palos Verdes Blvd.,
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
310.378.9273

My pastel painting “Go With the Flow” is on the wall in the Juried Show / Main level
I am in Booth #2. downstairs / lower level at main door.
Also, I am giving a pastel painting demo on Sun, Oct 14 from 1-3…come on down for great art, sales, and fun!

My solo Art Show (Pastels) / Ojai, CA / The Bank of the Sierra
Oct. 1, 2018 to Nov. 16, 2018
Monday – Thursday: 9AM to 5PM, Friday: 9AM to 6PM, Closed Saturday & Sunday
The Bank of the Sierra
402 W Ojai Ave,
Ojai, CA 93023
My Solo Show includes over 20 pastel paintings that echo landscapes and seascapes of the Central Coast, Ojai, and Hawaii.
All art is for sale and the theme is The Light of Joy! Please come on in, bring your friends, you need not do “banking”, the bank is used to “show shoppers”. Send me your comments!

OVA Art Gallery / Ojai, CA
https://ojaivalleyartists.com/
Open from 10 am to 6 pm at 238 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023.
You can find my paintings now on the WALL at Ojai Valley Artist’s Gallery; featuring Local Artists in the heart of downtown Ojai, CA!

The Lavender Festival
June 30, 2018 (SAT) 10am-5pm, The ART PAVILLION
Ojai, CA
Libbey Park, Downtown Ojai

Gallery 113
June 1 to June 30 Group show with fellow SBAA artists
114 State St, Santa Barbara, For info: 805-965-6611
40 E. Anapamu St.,
Santa Barbara, CA
805-962-7653

More to come…

CLASSES

Create unique expressions of place and purpose with painting, sketch journaling (writing too!), collage, and some art discovery experiences at my studio and off site locations in Ojai and other destinations. Sign up for my event notifications and email blasts by sending me an email request to be “on the list”. paula@paulabrowncreative.com

ALL CLASSES REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION AT LEAST A DAY IN ADVANCE AND PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED. (An invoice via PayPal per your class or workshop will be sent. No refunds.)

Sketch and Connect Sketch “Crawls”
Offered in Ojai, CA.
Includes a 2.5 hour stroll / observe, sit & sketch / journal time, spiral bound sketch pad, fine line ink pen, glue stick (for those items “collected along the way”) and a bottle of water to get you going. We stop, sit to draw and journal at least 3 locations to create your art and word maps of your visit to locations. Real Sketch Crawls!

1. OJAI TOWN SKETCH CRAWL: Meeting in downtown Ojai, CA. Sketch and journal in and about the town…explore downtown Ojai with a short walk through Arcades, Libbey Park, art galleries, quaint side streets, and ending with a great cup of coffee or tea at one of Ojai’s fine coffee shops. Bring your own folding camp chair, sun hat, sunglasses, any special beverage or water, and creative spirit. $65. fee / 3 hours: 9:30AM to 12:30PM Go to AirBnB Experiences at: Create an Ojai Sketch Journal

2. OJAI SKETCH CRAWL INTO NATURE: Go “plein air” out in nature Sketch Crawl into one of Ojai’s Land Conservancies alongside the Ventura dry river bed. We meet at my studio and car pool to the nearby staging area for the hike into the fields. Walking in approx. ½ mile we stop and sketch in at least 3 locations to map out our environment and thoughts. After our Sketch Crawl, we return to my studio to put finish touches on our art or words with an offering of Lemonade or Ice Tea (something warmer if weather is cool!). Bring your own folding camp chair, sun hat, sunglasses, any special beverage or water, and creative spirit.

FEE (per person, plus processing fee): Call me personally to craft a custom “crawl” and costs.

Custom Crawls can be planned for sketch sessions for ½ day and full day periods. Give me a call at least 48 hours in advance to check availability and your interests. paula@paulabrowncreative.com Phone: 310.621.8512

Private art classes
My art studio, Ojai, CA (Location given at time of registration)
Beginner to continuing artist private painting and art sketch classes available. No art supplies provided unless requested (if needed, materials list can be sent or provided for extra charge of materials). Call for information and to set up times.
FEE (per person, plus processing fee): $65. Per 2 hour.
paula@paulabrowncreative.com Phone: 310.621.8512

Group / “theme based” art sessions
8:30AM to 10:30AM
Third Saturday of each month
My art studio / Ojai, CA (Location given at time of registration)
Providing one “blank canvas” of art paper, oil pastel media to use, a theme with source to paint and draw from. Explore the purpose and connections that complete your art using a fun theme to create unique masterpieces.
I provide water, popcorn, theme and guidance for your creative adventure.
FEE (per person, plus processing fee): $60. (2 or more session package discounts)
paula@paulabrowncreative.com Phone: 310.621.8512

Group / BYOC
7PM to 9PM
Last Thursday evening each month
My art studio / Ojai, CA (Location given at time of registration)
Bring Your Own Creativity group art gathering. I provide a choice of white or red wine drink, water, and the classic Paula Brown Studio popcorn bowls. The purpose here is to celebrate the current month “almost over”. You select a quote that I supply to create your art theme using oil pastel media on supplied art paper. Feel free to bring your own media other than oil pastels, and we could, as a surprise work in an unannounced media. Create and celebrate!
FEE (per person, plus processing fee): $60. (2 or more session package discounts)
paula@paulabrowncreative.com Phone: 310.621.8512

 

MORE CLASSES, SPECIAL WORKSHOPS, WILL BE POSTED HERE AS THEY ARE PLANNED.
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