Introductory class for the 2005 fall semester
Winter 2005/2006 semester begins:
We will work inside the merry-go-round or one of the local restaurants
Please call if you do not expect to come out in the rain.
Note: RAINY DAYS -
meet INSIDE the Merry-go-Round at
the Santa Monica Pier
AUGUST 30 - Emeritus College art gallery - 1227 2nd St., Santa Monica
Distribution of itinerary, finding locations on the maps,
discussion of equipment to use for "plein-aire" painting, and
discussions in general of things to think about.
September 6 & 13 - "The Rose Cafe". 220 Rose St., Venice
Parking behind restaurant free l hour, also street parking
Meet inside patio just off parking lot
September 20 & 27 - The Fairmont-Miramar Hotel - 101 Wilshire, Santa Monica
Parking in public lot next to Emeritus - 1 hr free
Meet inside courtyard of
Miramar under large fig tree
October 4 & 11 - 3rd St. Promenade - Wilshire and 3rd St.
Parking in public lot south of Emeritus - 1 hr free
Meet on corner of 3rd and Wilshire under dinosaur
October 18 & 25 - Gazebo on Ocean Ave south of Idaho and north of the incline SM
5 hr metered parking on Ocean Ave.
near very large gazebo
November 1 & 8 - Casa del Mar Colonade Park - on the south side of the hotel
and just above the parking lot. Santa Monica
Parking in lot just south of
Casa el Mar - free with pass
November 15 & 22 - The Huntley Hotel and surroundings - 2nd & California across the
street and diagonal from the Miramar (a very interesting corner)
Park in Emeritus lot and meet on the corner of the Huntley
November 29 & December 6 - Main St. - Heritage Museum at Ocean Park Santa Monica
Free parking in museum lot
Meet at museum
December 13 - Loew's Hotel Colonade Park - just below the hotel
free parking in city lots if you have a pass, also street pkg.
NOTE TO STUDENTS; This
semester we will be using a site for two (2) consecutive weeks.
This will enable students to become acquainted with the site, photograph,
make preliminary sketches and
prepare for a more complicated painting.
We will be concentrating on Historic Sites in Santa Monica
(for the most part) right now, and
then next semester will move on to Venice, the Marina, and possibly Playa del
The Miramar is excited to have us. They are looking for a new logo of the Fig Tree to use for
one of their cards. Also, the
PR director is writing an article about us to put into their National newsletter.
I am hoping that we will become known in the area for being
"that painting group which is going around painting landmarks".
I have some shows lined up for us, and some ideas on making prints of
some of our work to put in various businesses and office buildings
in Santa Monica. We will
discuss this as time goes on.
We will always meet at the end of the session (about 11:15
or so) to show our work and have some "show and tell".
I will set up certain sessions (at
a later time) for a more complete critique.
After we are set up, I will begin painting along with you, and will
demonstrate techniques or anything else you need to learn.
Just talk to me.
Have fun - enjoy being outside with friends, and enjoy your
February 14, 2007 1st meeting only Emeritus College Gallery 1227 2nd St. Santa Monica
1st 4 week period February 21 March 14
WEST END OF WINDWARD AVE. VENICE parking in Venice Blvd. lot north end of lot
Meet under Mark de Suervo statue west end of Windward Ave. nearest to ocean
Rainy days meet at Sidewalk Cafι on the boardwalk just north of Windward
Possible sites: Feb. 21 area around childrens playground, Bill Attaway ceramic Sculpture, waves crashing over rocks
Feb. 28 graffiti walls, trees and walks, skateboard park
Mar. 7 - muscle pit, basketball courts, paddle tennis courts, take-out food stands
Mar. 14 Sidewalk Cafι and surroundings
2nd 4 week period March 21 April 11
VENICE CANALS parking in paid lot on S. Venice Blvd.,
on the surrounding streets, on Dell Ave.
just north of Washington St., or on Ocean Ave. in
between Washington and Venice Blvd.
Meet on bridge corner of Linnie Canal and Dell
Rainy days meet at Susans studio 1605 1/2 Ocean Front Walk, SM (310) 392-5042
Possible sites: Mar. 21 east end of Linnie Canal
Mar. 28 corner of Carroll Canal and Grand Canal
Apr. 4 - corner of Howland Canal and Bridge at Dell Ave.
Apr. 11 east end of Sherman Canal
3rd 4 week period April 18 May 9
SM beach just west of Palisades Park, in between Pacific Coast Hwy and the bike path a series of parking lots north and south of the incline.
Possible sites: Apr. 18 Back on the Beach restaurant 445 Pacific Coast Hwy just No. of the incline
Apr. 25 Perrys Beachfront Cafι 930 Pacific Coast Hwy just So.of the incline
May 2 - Will Rogers Beach at the bottom of Temescal- No. end of lot
May 9 Overpass at 810 Pacific Coast Hwy parking lot just so. Of the incline
4th 4 week period May 16 June 6
The Miramar Hotel parking in Emeritus city lot on 2nd St.
Possible sites: May 16 outdoor restaurant with waterfalls
May 23 gate on Wilshire Blvd.
May 30 - garden around fig tree
June 6 small cottages on west side of courtyard
This summer the session will be quite short - 5 weeks only
- one week off due to the 4th of July.
In the Emeritus brochure, there is no mention of where the first class will be held. Therefore, I am writing this letter to advise you of what will be going on this summer.
We will meet each session in front of my studio on the
Boardwalk. The address is printed
above. My studio is located ON the
Boardwalk, directly in front of the Merry-go-Round and the Ocean Discovery
Center. Parking is available in the
big lot directly to the north of the Pier.
There are also meters available, and a pay lot on the corner of Appian
Way and Seaside. The large lot
accepts disabled and senior passes, and the parking is free in that case.
Up to this point I have been stressing "site
specific" paintings. This
summer I want to approach the painting a little bit different. We will concentrate on "hidden places", or
"precious moments". We
will stay around my studio for the 5 week period.
The parking is good, my bathroom is available, food is available, and
there are plenty of places to paint.
We will meet in front of my studio at 9:00, have a brief
discussion, possibly a "show and tell" of work done the previous week,
and then disperse to the painting locations. It will be very helpful if you can be ON TIME.
I know this is difficult for many of you, but it makes everything so much
easier all the way around.
At the end of this letter I will suggest 5 places that we
might use as sites for painting. But,
it is also possible for you to choose your own sites, keeping within 2 blocks of
my studio so that I can get around to all of you. This will make it possible for some of you to do more
comprehensive work, and go back to a location as many times as needed.
Also, it is possible for me to make arrangements to paint
INSIDE the Merry-go-Round, and
INSIDE the Ocean Discovery Center. An
artist has just painted murals all around the Discovery Center - a beautiful
blue background with undersea life all over.
This would be beautiful to paint.
For the beginners, it is possible for me to do more teaching from my studio. My equipment is available, as well as my library. I know that there will be some people in the class who have NEVER PAINTED IN THEIR LIFE. With these people, I will begin at the beginning and teach them about paper, brushes, paints, and start them at the very beginning. They might want to stay on my front patio, or the back patio, and get into this "plein-aire" painting gradually.
l. August 29
1st meeting at my studio 1605 1/2 Ocean Front Walk
2. September 5 Self Realization Center ,
3 blocks up Sunset Blvd. from
the highway. Use the bottom parking lot. meet in the lot. Note: those people
using the bus should make arrangements with someone to be picked up at the
bottom of Sunset at a particular time, because it is too long a walk up Sunset.
3. September 12 Topanga Canyon Blvd. at Pacific Coast
Highway at the bottom where there is a furniture outdoor market.
4. September 19 Adamson House at Malibu Creek Rd.
and Pacific Coast Highway, on the west side.
There is a parking fee, so perhaps some people would like to carpool
5. September 26 Malibu Country Market = meet at
Tonys Taverna just east of Pacific Coast Highway , 1 block south of
Malibu Creek Rd.
3 -. Douglas Park, Santa Monica 25th and Wilshire metered
parking on side streets meet inside park just north of Wilshire near the
7. October 10
- Reed Park, Santa Monica Lincoln and Wilshire meet in front of Miles
Playhouse, on Lincoln just north of Wilshire metered parking.
8. October 17 Goose Egg Park , Santa Monica 700
block of Palisades Ave, , 1 blk, north of Montana note: no bathroom.
9. October 24 UNDER the Pier just north of the
compactor (side view of highway and plantings)
10. October 31 Temescal Canyon Park, Temescal and
Sunset, Pacific Palisades parking just above Sunset note: there will be a little walk from the parking lot.
7 - Serra Retreat Malibu
up a long road just east of Pacific Coast Highway note: possible carpool
14 Under the stairs and behind the Merry-go-round Santa Monica
21 Self-Realization Center Pacific Palisades (same as above)
28 - Plant Nursery bottom of Entrada Road at Pacific Coast Highway
15. December 4
- Adamson House (same as above)
16. December 11 Santa Monica Pier Bubba Gumps Restaurant on the pier
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