Workshops


Treat yourself to a weekend that focuses on honing your artistic skills. Personal and encouraging critiques of all student work will be provided.

Limited art supplies sold in the museum store. Discount for members.

RUPY

Contemporary Practice of Calligraphy in Gurmukhi and English Workshop by Rupy C. Tut

Dates: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Fee: $120 TMA member, $140 nonmember

Details

In this one-day workshop, you will learn introductory calligraphy skills and the use of pertinent tools. Through demonstrations and guided practice, you will work from the Gurumukhi script as well as the English alphabet and use watercolor and inks to create a final composition.

Materials List: (Click Here for PDF)

  • Paper
  • Nibs and Nib Holders
  • Sumi Ink
  • Watercolors
  • Rulers
  • Erasers
  • Brushes – Size #4 & Size #2

Artist's Info:

Rupy is an Oakland based visual artist blending mainly two unique traditional art forms: calligraphy and Indian miniature painting. Rupy’s work is particularly remarkable for her strict practice with traditional materials and methods associated with calligraphy and Indian miniature painting. Her work with these two forms has been presented through exhibits, talks and demonstrations at major venues including London City Hall, Stanford University, Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, and Peel Art Gallery and Museum Archives in Toronto, Canada.

Tut produces collections that challenge norms of identity and belonging as well document the richness of her experiences as a first generation Punjabi Sikh immigrant. In 2018, her first major international solo exhibition titled “A Journey Back Home” opened at Peel Art Gallery and Museum Archives in the Toronto area. Rupy's work with paintings and calligraphy also becomes translated into the medium of photography and video. The resulting visual projections are a unique way to experience artwork that is otherwise meant for small canvases and close audience.


2 Day Workshop Expressive Portrait Drawing Workshop with Oliver Sin

Dates:Saturday + Sunday, December 7 & 8, 2019
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Fee: $370 TMA member, $390 nonmember

Details

This workshop will help students make competent portrait drawings, step by step demonstrations will allow students to understand the structure of the face in terms of shapes, planes change and value by using lines and value rendering. Students will learn the techniques of mastering expressive portraiture drawings with vine charcoal and charcoal pencils on tonal papers from live models. All levels are welcome.

About the Artist :

Oliver Sin graduated from the Academy of Art University in Illustration in 1996 and has been teaching at Academy of Art University since 2001. Sin has valuable knowledge and experience as a 2D animator, concept designer and background and layout artist. In addition, he has an excellent breadth of skills in drawing, traditional animation and conception art skills. Sin is deeply inspired by fine artists Nicolai Fechin, John Sargent and Jose Roko, among others. Sin employs the influences of renowned artists and mentors Zhao Ming Wu and Henry Yan. The results are works of precise composition and evocative color harmonies in figurative portraits.

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Engaging with Traditional Indian Miniature Painting Workshop by Rupy C. Tut

Dates: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $220 TMA member, $240 nonmember

Details

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the rich history of miniature painting. You will explore with traditional materials and methods including fine brush detailing, paper preparation, burnishing, and color application. As a group you will prepare indigo and white pigments that will be used in the creation of your own composition.

    Materials List
  • Eraser
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Paint palette with wells
  • 2 glass jars
  • Watercolor sable brushes 0, 2, 4, 6

Artist's Info

Rupy is an Oakland based visual artist blending mainly two unique traditional art forms: calligraphy and Indian miniature painting. Rupy’s work is particularly remarkable for her strict practice with traditional materials and methods associated with calligraphy and Indian miniature painting. Her work with these two forms has been presented through exhibits, talks and demonstrations at major venues including London City Hall, Stanford University, Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, and Peel Art Gallery and Museum Archives in Toronto, Canada.

Tut produces collections that challenge norms of identity and belonging as well document the richness of her experiences as a first generation Punjabi Sikh immigrant. In 2018, her first major international solo exhibition titled “A Journey Back Home” opened at Peel Art Gallery and Museum Archives in the Toronto area. Rupy's work with paintings and calligraphy also becomes translated into the medium of photography and video. The resulting visual projections are a unique way to experience artwork that is otherwise meant for small canvases and close audience.


Remembrance Lantern Making Workshop with Judy Shintani

Dates: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Fee: $55 TMA members, $60 nonmembers

Details

Third-generation Japanese-American artist Judy Shintani uses art as a process and meditation. As a daughter of a father incarcerated at the Tule Lake Segregation Camp, Shintani has focused much of her art career on researching and creating works that give voice to memories and hidden stories about this time. Using her own story as a catalyst, Shintani offers a lantern-making workshop focused around celebration and remembrance of loved ones. Participants may want to honor ancestors, friends, or even pets.

The workshop is open to adults and children (10+, with parental supervision). No art making experience necessary. Please bring copies of photos (not larger than 3.5”x3”) that you may want to use in your lantern.

All materials included!