Workshops: Spring 2019


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.

John Peck

Figure Painting with John Peck (Sold Out)

Dates: Friday – Sunday, May 3, 4 & 5, 2019
Time: 10am – 4pm
Fee: $370 TMA members, $390 non-members


Would you like to create a more realistic figure painting? This workshop is designed for artists who wish to see and paint the classical figure in oil realistically. It’s open to beginner through advanced, but especially valuable to students who have experience drawing with charcoal on paper.

We’ll start with a monochrome underpainting- then move into limited palette painting. Each session will begin with a brief lecture followed by work directly with our model. Friendly and encouraging critiques are provided throughout the workshop. Detailed presentations on tools and materials included.

Course Outline - Spring 2019
Materials List - Spring 2019

Monotype and Beyond Workshop with Larry Stefl

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, June 22 & 23rd, 2019
Time:10-5pm (1 hour lunch break)
Fee: $240 TMA members, $260 non-members


In the Monotype and Beyond Workshop, we will use non-toxic water based Akua inks and cover a range of basic monotype techniques including subtraction and additive. The emphasis will be an intuitive approach with a focus on the artist as the inventor moving towards mixed media with collage elements. To aid in this, we will explore and mix techniques freely. Such as, the transfer technique used by Matisse and the surrealist decalcomania technique. No experience necessary, beginners and all levels welcome!

$40 Material Value Included!
(Materials include Akua inks, Arches 88 paper and other printmaking incidentals)


Larry Stefl is a practicing artist/art educator/jazz musician with his Masters in Fine Art from U.C. Berkeley. Stefl is well versed in a variety of different mediums including: printmaking, sculpture, drawing and mixed media. His works have been shown nationally and internationally in over 140 exhibitions in the past 35 years. Larry has studied Innovative Printmaking at the Printmaking Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Kala Institute in Berkeley. In recent years, he has taught monotype workshops at Kala Institute, the Richmond Art Center, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts and Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Having served on the Board of Directors at the Berkeley Art Center Larry has an in-depth understanding and presence in our local Art community.


Expressive Portrait Drawing Workshop with Oliver Sin

Dates: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Time: 10am – 5pm (includes an hour lunch break)
Fee: $170 TMA member, $185 non-member

All levels welcome!


This one-day workshop will help you make competent drawings of portraits. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this class will further your skills. Step by step demonstrations by artist/instructor Oliver Sin will help you look closely and understand structure of the face. You will draw from a live model and learn the techniques of mastering expressive portraiture with vine charcoal.

Material list: Extra Soft Vine Charcoal, Willow charcoal, 18"x24" Strathmore 70lbs drawing paper medium surface, kneaded eraser, final fixative


Oliver Sin graduated from the Academy of Art University in Illustration in 1996, and he has been teaching at Academy of Art University since year 2001. Sin was born in Hong Kong and has been living in San Francisco since 1990, he began working as a computer games concept artist upon graduation and has more than four years of experience at world-renowned computer games companies, such as Lucas Arts and 3DO. Sin has valuable knowledge and experience in many aspects as 2D animator, concept designer, background and layout artist and he has an excellent breadth of drawing and traditional animation skills 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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