ROBERT REGIS DVORAK
PAINTING & DRAWING WORKSHOPS

 

"I feel such a sense of self confidence whenever I attend one of your classes.  Even more important is that wonderful sense of inner peace that you project."
Linda Logan, adult student








“I have observed thousands of teachers.  I train teachers in colleges of education and for the United States Federal Government.  Mr. Dvorak was the most organized, most interesting, and had the most academic content of any course I have ever observed.”

Laurie Phillips

Honolulu, Hawaii


CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE–LIST OF CLASSES–2017


Please scroll below the schedule and for a detailed description of each workshop!


June 15, 2018, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA. Drawing Portraits the Easy Way. To register call:951.659.2171 or go on line to: https://www.idyllwildarts.org/summer/adultarts/

June 18, 2018, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA. Travel Drawing and Painting. To register call:951.659.2171 or go on line to: https://www.idyllwildarts.org/summer/adultarts/

July 21, 2018. Santa Cruz Art League. The One Minute Drawing Class. Saturday, 10 AM–4 PM. Call: 831.426.5787  (Full, wait list only)


August 3, 2018. Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA 5:30 PM–8 PM, FREE DEMO Ink and stick plus watercolor demo. Print room. To register call:  650.321.3891 or go on line to: https://pacificartleague.asapconnected.com.


August 4, 2018. Pacific Art League, and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 10 AM–4 PM, Drawing Out and About To register call:  650.321.3891 or go on line to: https://pacificartleague.asapconnected.com.


August 10, 2018. Santa Rosa JC, CA. The Five Ancient Tibetan Rites. Friday, 6:30 PM–9:30 PM. To register call: 707.527.4371 or go online: www.santarosa.edu/communityed


August 11, 2018. Santa Rosa JC, CA. Travel Drawing and Painting. Saturday, 10–4. To register call: 707.527.4371 or go online: www.santarosa.edu/communityed


August 12, 2018. Santa Rosa JC, CA. Spontaneous Watercolor. Sunday, 10–4. To register call: 707.527.4371 or go online: www.santarosa.edu/communityed


August 18, 2018. Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA 10 AM–4 PM, The Magic of Drawing. To register call:  650.321.3891 or go on line to: https://pacificartleague.asapconnected.com.


August 19, 2018. Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA 10 AM–4 PM, The Magic of Watercolor. To register call:  650.321.3891 or go on line to: https://pacificartleague.asapconnected.com. (only 1 place left)


August 24–26, 2018. CALIFORNIA COAST WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP, To register send $199 to:  R. R. Dvorak, 5825 Annrud Way, Sacramento, CA 95822.  Please include your email address and cell phone number. Call: 916.391.5051 for more information. (full, wait list only)

September 1, 2018. University Art, Redwood City, CA. TRAVEL DRAWING AND PAINTING. 10 AM–4 PM. To register send $124 ($99 + $25 mat) to:  R. R. Dvorak, 5825 Annrud Way, Sacramento, CA 95822.  Please include your email address and cell phone number. Call: 916.391.5051 for more information. (1 place left)

September 15, 2018. Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA 10 AM–4 PM, The Art of Selling Art. To register call:  650.321.3891 or go on line to: https://pacificartleague.asapconnected.com.


September 16, 2018.  NATURAL BRIDGES WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP. Sunday, 10 AM–5 PM.

Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, CA. To register send $99, email address and cell phone to:  R. R. Dvorak, 5825 Annrud Way, Sacramento, CA 95822.  Call: 916.391.5051 for more information. Materials list will be emailed upon registration. 2 spaces left!


September 29, 2018. Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA. Saturday, 10 AM–4 PM, Spontaneous Drawing. To register call:  650.321.3891 or go on line to: https://pacificartleague.asapconnected.com.


September 30, 2018. Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA Sunday, 10 AM–4 PM, Spontaneous Watercolor. To register call:  650.321.3891 or go on line to: https://pacificartleague.asapconnected.com.


October 27, 2018. Santa Rosa JC, CA. Experiential Drawing. Saturday, 10–4. To register call: 707.527.4371 or go online: www.santarosa.edu/communityed


October 28, 2018. Santa Rosa JC, CA. Mastering the White in Watercolor. Sunday, 10–4. To register call: 707.527.4371 or go online: www.santarosa.edu/communityed


November 4, 2018. OPEN STUDIOS, Sanchez Art Center studio 21, Sunday 1-5 PM. 1220 Linda Mar Blvd. Pacifica, CA.


November 18, 2018. Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA. Sunday, 10 AM–4 PM, Creating Holiday Gifts with Watercolor. To register call:  650.321.3891 or go on line to: https://pacificartleague.asapconnected.com.


November 18, 2018. Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA. Sunday, 4:30 PM–7 PM, Art and Wine–Coastal Painting. To register call:  650.321.3891 or go on line to: https://pacificartleague.asapconnected.com.


January 4-11, 2019, WATERCOLOR HAWAII. To register for this workshop, send $1599 to: R. R. Dvorak, 5825 Annrud Way, Sacramento, CA 95822. Please include your email address and cell phone number. Call:916.391.5051 for more information.


Jan 12, 2019, Hui No’eau Visual Art Center, Maui, Spontaneous Drawing, 10–4. To register call: 808.572.6560.


Jan 13, 2019, Hui No’eau Visual Art Center, Maui, Spontaneous Watercolor, 10–4. To register call: 808.572.6560.


Jan 14, 2019, Hui No’eau Visual Art Center, Maui, Painting Flowers Simply and Beautifully in Watercolor, 10–4. To register call: 808.572.6560.


January 19, 2019, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Art of Selling Art ,10–4. To register call: 808.532.8741.


January 20, 2019, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Spontaneous Watercolor, 10–4. To register call:

808.532.8741.


January 21, 2019, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Spontaneous Drawing, 10–4. To register call: 808.532.8741.


SPECIAL WORKSHOPS:

January 5-12, 2018, WATERCOLOR HAWAII. To register for this workshop, send $1599 to: R. R. Dvorak, 5825 Annrud Way, Sacramento, CA 95822. Please include your email address and cell phone number. Call:916.391.5051 for more information. Register now!

May 1–May 13, 2018,  CROATIA TRIP: PAINTING WATERCOLORS AND DRAWING. www.youcreate.com for information. $3650. Single suppliment only $350. To be included send $1000 deposit to: R. R. Dvorak, 5825 Annrud Way, Sacramento, CA 95822.

June 21–23, 2019.  YOSEMITE DRAWING AND PAINTING, Yosemite Valley, CA To register send $199  before January 1, 2018 or $249 after that date. Please include your email address and cell phone number. Send to:  R. R. Dvorak, 5825 Annrud Way, Sacramento, CA 95822.  Call: 916.391.5051 for more information.

More to come!

“I have observed thousands of teachers.  I train teachers in colleges of education and for the United States Federal Government.  Mr. Dvorak was the most organized, most interesting, and had the most academic content of any course I have ever observed.”

Laurie Phillips

Honolulu, Hawaii


A short description of each workshop follows.

Note, the workshops below are not listed in order by date.

SPONTANEOUS WATERCOLOR

Jan 13, 2019, Hui No’eau Visual Art Center, Maui, Spontaneous Watercolor, 10–4. To register call: 808.572.6560.


January 20, 2019, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Spontaneous Watercolor, 10–4. To register call: 808.532.8741.


Watercolor painting is easy when you learn it one step at a time. This workshop will provide a sequence of easy exercises designed to save you months of trial and error frustration. If you want to find a way to express your creativity in your off hours, painting watercolors will delight and challenge you for years to come. Capitalizing on the spontaneous characteristic of watercolor, the exercises in these classes have been selected to give you the confidence you will need to continue painting watercolors on your own.

During this one day of demonstrations and hands-on exercises you will learn the magic of spontaneous watercolor painting; paint small abstract watercolors for gifts or greeting cards; learn brush techniques for quickly painting various subjects, how to paint trees, small figures, skies, still life subjects, and waterfalls; lay a foundation of skills so that you can continue to paint with pleasure. No matter what your skill or background, this workshop will have you painting watercolors and loving it in a matter of minutes.

"I very much enjoyed and appreciated your class (Spontaneous Watercolor) at Santa Rosa J.C. yesterday.  Your class was informative, stimulating and a great deal of fun.  I was impressed with how smoothly you worked with so many of us and took us through a great deal of material, all done with graceful manner and light touch, a smile and good humor.  This was impressive due to our rather large number and the tremendous amount of material you covered.  It truly was a six week course in one day and made easily grasped by your refined and finely tuned approach to the many aspects of watercolor - from paints themselves the quality and behavior of, to brushes and types, weights and characteristics of papers involved.  The exercises and notes you gave us were so well thought out, covering just about any aspect of painting we wished to pursue....Your watercolor class was tremendously illuminating and I very much enjoy the immediacy of the medium.  Thank you for such a wonderful class which was highlighted with your wisdom and philosophy."
S.L. Santa Rosa, CA


THE ONE MINUTE DRAWING CLASS


July 21, 2018. Santa Cruz Art League. The One Minute Drawing Class. Saturday, 10 AM–4 PM. Call: 831.426.5787  (Full, wait list only)

This class is for you if you would like to be able to draw, think that you don't have any drawing talent, never took the time to learn how, haven't drawn for years and would like to start again or would like to be able to teach drawing with style.

Drawing is easy when you learn it one step at a time. This class will provide a sequence of easy one minute exercises designed to give you the kind of success that would please anyone's mother. If you are a person who sits in front of a computer screen all day or if you just yearn to find a way to express your creativity on your off hours, here is a class that will teach you how to draw and enjoy it even with the busiest of schedules.

This series of short drawing exercises will insure pleasure and minimize disappointment. During this day, you will learn one minute drawing exercises, the greatest drawing secret in the world, drawing games for parties and picnics, how to sketch people in public places, drawing exercises for children and basic drawing techniques. This day of hands-on exercises is designed for fun. No matter what your skill or background, this class will have you drawing and loving it in a matter of minutes.

The class materials include The Pocket Drawing Book, by Robert Regis Dvorak, and The Artist's Drawing Pad 6 X 9 (a blank sketchbook) and other drawing materials.

"What fun.  You have wonderful "teacher energy" and a great way of making each person feel good about him/herself."
C.W., Kentfield, CA

DRAWING WITHOUT FEAR

To be announced


Now you can draw without having to hide underneath the bed afterwards. You can draw without cold sweats, panic attacks, or feelings of imminent doom that may have plagued you before! The art of drawing is fun and easy to learn when you get beyond the fear of failure. When you join this easy unique drawing class, you will be in for some surprises. This enjoyable day should remove any drawing phobias you may have and open your creative expression for a life time of drawing pleasure.


Mr. Dvorak's book, Drawing Without Fear, outlines and illustrates the message in this workshop.


“Your class yesterday at DeAnza was so much fun and motivated me to start drawing every day. More importantly, it helped me think about how to defeat the fear and self-criticism that sometimes leads to being stuck in art and in life. My right brain really got a workout, especially doing the drawing with the inked string. I think I might be hooked on that.


You did a great job of making the class safe, keeping it fun, and keeping it moving so we got to experience lots of different ways of drawing. I really liked the variety and your great balance of instruction and practice time.  Thanks very much for offering this class!”  Julie Scott


PEN AND INK DRAWING THE EASY WAY

To Be Announced


Anyone can easily learn to draw in pen and ink.  Learn how to practice drawing in pen and ink so that you can enjoy drawing anywhere any time.


Pen and ink drawing is immediate and permanent. When you eliminate erasing time you learn to draw with “confidence of line.” Ink line drawings won’t smudge when they rub together and they can be easily reproduced on a copy machine to illustrate greeting cards, holiday and birthday cards.


If you have always wanted to be able to draw with a pen, but were afraid to try because you couldn’t erase, here is your chance to discover how easy it can be.  In this short three hour workshop you will learn how to do amazing drawings in pen and ink using different line weights, hatching, cross hatching, stippling, and ink wash. You will learn easy ways to draw people, trees, faces, architecture, and still life subjects. You will amaze your friends and family and most important yourself.

You will learn the bare bones of pen and ink drawing—the good habits that will give you hours of fun and increase your ability, every time you draw.  No matter what your skill or background, this class will have you drawing with pen and ink and loving it in a matter of minutes.


PENCIL DRAWING THE EASY WAY

To Be Announed


Anyone can easily learn to draw with a pencil.  Don’t waste your time trying to learn to draw from a book, or an expensive on-line course, the slow way—practicing bad habits that will frustrate and disappoint you.  If you have always wanted to be able to draw with a pencil, know that your lack of success is not because you don’t have talent or artistic ability…or because you don’t practice enough.  Most people who try pencil drawing approach it the wrong way.  In this short three hour course you will learn how to do amazing drawings with a pencil in no time.  You will amaze your friends and family and most important yourself.  You will learn the bare bones of pencil drawing—the good habits that will give you hours of fun and increase your ability, every time you draw.  No matter what your skill or background, this class will have you drawing with a pencil and loving it in a matter of minutes. 



CREATIVE WATERCOLOR  METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

March 24, 2018. Santa Cruz Art League. Creative Watercolor Methods and Techniques. Saturday, 10 AM–4 PM. Call: 831.426.5787


You will discover new secrets that will increase your painting skill. You will learn at least 10 techniques that can improve your paintings like magic.  You will be amazed at how easy this is.






EXPERIENTIAL DRAWING

October 27, 2018. Santa Rosa JC, CA. Experiential Drawing. Saturday, 10–4. To register call: 707.527.4371 or go online: www.santarosa.edu/communityed


Want to learn to draw? To see? Or would you like to loosen up tight drawing habits? If you are a beginner, an artist, teacher, or a person who would like to explore new levels of your creativity, this workshop is for you. It is the perfect course for people who think that they have little talent for drawing, for they will discover that when they experience seeing, they can draw. You will learn: to draw from your experience, the greatest drawing secret in the world, to see without judgment, to draw quickly and effortlessly, the joy of relaxed concentration, and how to practice drawing for a lifetime of enjoyment.


This is a non-judgmental drawing workshop outlined in Mr. Dvorak's book, Experiential Drawing which is included in the course materials. Many of the exercises are innovative and unusual and others employ right brain methods. This is a unique drawing course.


"...thank you so much for your class.  I was the one in back that had never put pencil to paper .  I'm even sharing the drawing upside down picture exercises with a friend.  Yippee!...Many thanks!"
L.O., Santa Rosa, CA

SPONTANEOUS DRAWING as a Meditation







Jan 12, 2019, Hui No’eau Visual Art Center, Maui, Spontaneous Drawing, 10–4. To register call: 808.572.6560.


January 21, 2019, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Spontaneous Drawing, 10–4. To register call: 808.532.8741.


The purpose of the workshop is to guide you to experience new levels of conscious awareness through drawing. You will experience drawing as meditation--a relaxed, conscious, and aware state--optimum for the enjoyment of drawing. You will practice seeing with unconditional regard, connecting with your object of attention--person, place, or thing-- drawing deliberately, dismantling fear, and drawing from your heart.


You will practice removing the barriers to your creative expression. Exercises will guide you to increased awareness, perception, and observation. You will learn to harmonize your inner and outer experience so that you can draw and create with total enjoyment. Those with no drawing skill as well as those who would like to move more deeply into their artistic processes are welcome.


Learn how to practice drawing in a state of restful alertness.  Discover your creative power through the drawing process.  Learn to draw any subject with careful observation and mindful attention.  Improve your ability to concentrate and stay present as you draw.  See and appreciate the marvel of life with a new and clear vision.  Learn ten ways to achieve depth with your drawingts. Become more perceptive and connected to the world around you.

This workshop is for you if you endeavor to understand yourself as a creative person better, become more self-aware, and connect your inner and outer experience through the drawing process. Drawing offers unlimited opportunities for personal discovery, expression, and invention. This workshop only requires a willingness to direct your awareness and be attentive to your experience.


TRAVEL DRAWING AND PAINTING

Eze, South of France, Panoramic Watercolor in my Artist’s Drawing Pad 6X9.




September 1, 2018. University Art, Redwood City, CA. TRAVEL DRAWING AND PAINTING. 10 AM–4 PM. To register send $124 ($99 + $25 mat) to:  R. R. Dvorak, 5825 Annrud Way, Sacramento, CA 95822.  Please include your email address and cell phone number. Call: 916.391.5051 for more information. (1 place left)

Painting or Drawing while traveling makes the experience more rewarding, satisfying, and unforgettable. You will learn valuable short cuts on how to draw and paint landscape, architecture, and people while traveling, whether it be Asia, Africa, South or Central America, Europe, or North America. We will cover how to pack painting and drawing supplies, how to prepare yourself to sketch and paint each day, how to work large or small, how to be comfortable, relaxed, and uninterrupted, how to paint and draw on an airplane, in a restaurant, on the street, on a boat or cruise ship, how to draw in public--with and without an audience-- what to do about the sun , wind, and rain, how to simplify your material, how to draw rapidly to capture essence, and how to practice. Learn how to manage your supplies, draw or paint on planes, boats, from an automobile, and much more.


Mr. Dvorák will discuss and demonstrate his own personal methods of drawing and painting as well as his philosophy and attitude about the travel experience.

Mr. Dvorák has traveled to 69 countries sketching, painting and film-making.  He has exhibited his art works in Italy, China, Japan, and the USA.

"As a teacher myself, I can confidently say that Robert is an outstanding teacher.  Many painters are good painters but not good teachers.  Robert is both."   Sophie Torrance, Phd.

“I have observed thousands of teachers.  I train teachers in colleges of education and for the United States Federal Government.  Mr. Dvorak was the most organized, most interesting, and had the most academic content of any course I have ever observed.”

Laurie Phillips

Honolulu, Hawaii


PAINTING ABSTRACT WATERCOLORS

To Be Announced


Have fun creating rich, colorful, abstract paintings. In this creative workshop you will learn the most important criteria for any successful painting. This could be the most valuable watercolor workshop you will ever take. It will make you see all your painting endeavors as abstract compositions, full of energy, drama, light, and color. Using a variety of creative watercolor techniques you will paint beautiful abstract paintings. You will learn:

  1. how to create new ideas for paintings

  2. new watercolor painting techniques

  3. exciting ways to experiment with watercolor

  4. a variety of composition secrets

  5. techniques to create patterns and textures

  6. masking, brush techniques, and alternatives to the brush

  7. the correct use of sprays and spatters to create colorful textures.


You will watch step-by-step painting demonstrations, try them, and come away from the class with many new ways to create your own watercolor paintings. Beginning students as well as those with previous watercolor instruction will find this class new, valuable and exciting.


Through a series of easy exercises you will discover yourself painting beautiful abstract paintings by trusting your own ability to create. Painting in watercolor is easy when you seek opportunities for personal discovery, expression, and invention. You will learn and enjoy the experience of watercolor painting in a relaxed painting environment. You will practice, connecting with your imagination and painting deliberately.


Bring your watercolor painting materials.  A materials fee of $15 will be collected at the beginning of the class for watercolor paper, a mouth atomizer, and other materials to be supplied.  Bring a cotton rag and a water-container to class.  A few watercolor sets and brush will be available for $16.



PAINTING FLOWERS SIMPLY AND BEAUTIFULLY IN WATERCOLOR


Jan 14, 2019, Hui No’eau Visual Art Center, Maui, Painting Flowers Simply and Beautifully in Watercolor, 10–4. To register call: 808.572.6560.


This one day hands on workshop will provide a sequence of easy exercises designed to give you skill and success painting flowers.  The class will focus on the spontaneous representation of flowers rather than an attempt at careful realistic representation.  There will be a strong emphasis on the use of white space and composition.  The workshop will also cover, layout, color mixing and blending for light, shade and shadow, brush techniques, graded washes, lost and found edges and more.  No matter how much previous instruction you have had, this class will have you painting flowers with confidence.


DRAWING OUT AND ABOUT



August 4, 2018. Pacific Art League, and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 10 AM–4 PM, Drawing Out and About To register call:  650.321.3891 or go on line to: https://pacificartleague.asapconnected.com.


This will be a full day of learning to draw fun.  Sketch-crawling is now being practiced worldwide. This enjoyable day should prepare you for a lifetime of drawing pleasure.  It will give you great ideas for improving and practicing your drawing skills in public–when you travel or just when you are out an about.  Most of the day will be spent practicing drawing outdoors.  Bring your lunch to the class. We will take a short lunch break.  The less time for lunch the more time we will have to practice our sketch-crawling skills.  We will meet at the Learning Exchange for some preliminary instruction and then drive to an outdoor location with free parking and plenty of subjects to draw.


Your drawing supplies will be provided with your materials fee of $25. If you would like to add color to your drawings bring a travel watercolor set.  We will use my book, The Pocket Drawing Book, as a guide to the exercises presented.  You will learn:

  1. short and easy practice exercises

  2. different ways to draw in a public place

  3. ways to add watercolor to your drawings

  4. how to draw quickly and easily with confidence

  5. how to draw people, faces, places, trees and other things.

  6. simple and impressive drawing techniques


This day of hands-on drawing is designed to get you drawing and loving it.  No matter what your skill or background, this class will have you drawing with success in a matter of minutes.


DRAWING PORTRAITS THE EASY WAY

June 15, 2018, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA. Drawing Portraits the Easy Way. To register call:951.659.2171 or go on line to: https://www.idyllwildarts.org/summer/adultarts/


You can easily learn to draw a portrait.  Don’t waste your time trying to learn to draw portraits from a book, or an expensive on-line course, the slow way—practicing bad habits that will frustrate and disappoint you.

If you have always wanted to be able to draw portraits of friends and family, know that your lack of success is not because you don’t have talent or artistic ability, or because you don’t practice enough.  Most people who try to draw faces practice the wrong way.  In this workshop you will learn how to do amazing drawings of faces.  You will amaze your friends and family and most important yourself.

You will learn the bare bones of portrait drawing—the good habits that will give you hours of fun and increase your ability, every time you draw.  You will learn:

  1. easy to remember portrait proportions,

  2. how to take advantage of lighting so that your faces don’t look flat,

  3. how to place the face on the paper

  4. how to make your drawing quickly without a lot of fuss

  5. where to begin and how to proceed

  6. what media to use for the best results


No matter what your skill or background, this workshop will have you drawing faces and loving it.

PORTRAITS IN WATERCOLOR THE EASY WAY

To Be Announced


Gain confidence in painting watercolor faces with pencil line contours. View and discuss angles of the head and hand position, then learn numerous ways to compose a portrait. Through demonstration and painting from observation, you will gain skill in rendering accurate proportions and form in watercolor. Learn what colors to use and when and how to apply them.






THE MAGIC OF WATERCOLOR

August 19, 2018. Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA 10 AM–4 PM, The Magic of Watercolor. To register call:  650.321.3891 or go on line to: https://pacificartleague.asapconnected.com.


In this special one day watercolor workshop you will free your spirit and unleash your creativity. Through a series of easy exercises, you will discover how to paint watercolors simply and beautifully. We will review all the basics and more advanced techniques will be presented.  Painting in watercolor is fun. You will find many new opportunities for personal discovery, expression, and invention. You will enjoy the experience of painting watercolors in a relaxed safe environment for creative expression. You will learn to paint without expectations, connect with your imagination, paint deliberately, with good painting habits.



PAINTING ROCKS AND WAVES
November 18, 2018. Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA. Sunday, 4:30 PM–7 PM, Art and Wine–Coastal Painting. To register call:  650.321.3891 or go on line to: https://pacificartleague.asapconnected.com.

Learn how to paint dynamic ocean wavers, spray and coastal rocks and even surfer in action with watercolor. You will learn how to make breakers, waves splashing against the rocks and sky, how to color a wave to show the transparency and movement of the water. 


ANCIENT SECRETS--THE FIVE TIBETAN RITES
August 10, 2018. Santa Rosa JC, CA. The Five Ancient Tibetan Rites. Friday, 6:30 PM–9:30 PM. To register call: 707.527.4371 or go online: www.santarosa.edu/communityed

Hidden in the remote regions of the Himalayan mountains lie the secrets for longevity, vitality and youth.  There, generations of Tibetan monks have passed down a series of yoga-like exercises with mystical, age reversing properties.  Taking just eight minutes a day to perform, the benefits of these rites can include increased energy, weight loss, new hair growth, better memory, arthritis relief, better digestion, improved balance and sleep, lower blood pressure, renewed sexual energy, perfect health and just feeling and looking younger.  As outlined in Peter Kelder's book Ancient Secrets Of The Fountain of Youth,  you will learn how and when to perform the exercises, why they work and how to develop a foundation for daily practice.  This workshop also includes suggestions for food combining and meditation. It's easy, it's fast and it works!  Class includes handouts materials and a reminder card. 


PAINTING THE FIGURE SIMPLY AND BEAUTIFULLY IN WATERCOLOR


June 17, 2018, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA. Painting the Figure Simply and Beautifully in Watercolor. To register call:951.659.2171 or go on line to: https://www.idyllwildarts.org/summer/adultarts/

Learn the art of painting the figure in watercolor.  The class will be directed to the spontaneous representation of the male and female figure rather than an attempt at careful realistic representation.  There will be a strong emphasis on the use of white space and composition.  Color mixing from a limited palette, light, shade, and shadow, brush techniques, graded washes, foreshortening, facial details, lost and found edges, and proportion will be demonstrated.  Students will work from professional models.  No matter how much previous instruction you have had, this class will have you seeing and painting the figure in a new way.  This class is for you if you:  Have had some previous watercolor painting instruction.   Would like to learn some easy techniques for painting the figure quickly.   Want more confidence and skill painting figures.  Would like to be able to paint the figure in watercolor.  Want to paint the figure loose and free.


THE ART OF SELLING ART

January 19, 2019, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Art of Selling Art ,10–4. To register call: 808.532.8741.

Selling art, your own or other artists', is easy when you know how. This workshop will cover prospecting for clients, developing rapport, what questions to ask, portfolios, slides, presentations, referrals, pre-planning sales meetings, emotions--how to use them--closing secrets, what words to use, artist's statements, pricing, and art gallery selling. This is a comprehensive sales program oriented to the art dealer, an art representative, or an artist. Be prepared for an exciting, fun-filled day of lively lecture and in-class games. You will learn how to sell art to individual clients, collectors, and corporations. Mr. Dvorak will demonstrate what works and what doesn't work so that by the end of the training, you can begin selling--and prospering--immediately with confidence and self-assurance.

Robert Regis Dvorak, FAAR, a professional speaker on the subject of creative selling.  He is the author of the book, Selling Art 101.


“Just a note to say thanks for all your great advice and sharing of life experience. I attended your class The Art of Selling Art the other night at the JC in Santa Rosa. You were right about it being life-changing. I was a little skeptical when you said that but I've found myself thinking about interactions differently and less rigidly since hearing what you have to say and reading your book. For example, I just sent a note to a potential boss (we are in the interview stage) offering my graphic design services for his backlog in a freelance or temp-to-hire capacity while he makes his decision. I NEVER would have done that before. My attitude now even has flickers of "hey it's fine either way" which is frankly a revelation. Also, listening listening listening.”  Jessica B.

--Jessica Back

Santa Rosa, CA

MASTERING THE WHITE PAPER IN WATERCOLOR

October 28, 2018. Santa Rosa JC, CA. Mastering the White in Watercolor. Sunday, 10–4. To register call: 707.527.4371 or go online: www.santarosa.edu/communityed


Follow in the footsteps of John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer as you learn, through a series of carefully crafted exercises, how to make your watercolors come alive with the light of the white. The transparency of watercolor demands that you work from white to dark. You will learn that where we put color is just as important as where we leave the paper clean and white. Light in a painting is expressed through values and contrasts—the greater the contrast, the more brilliant the light.  Contrasts make your painting come alive. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced painter, you will benefit from this workshop.  Mastering the white paper is one of the most important skills in watercolor painting.




Robert Regis Dvorak, FAAR, has been making drawing and painting fun for 35 years. He is a professional speaker on all subjects of creativity in business and education.  He is also an accomplished watercolor artist and oil painter. He has authored six books on drawing: Drawing without Fear, The Pocket Drawing Book, The Magic of Drawing, Experiential Drawing, The Practice of Drawing as Meditation, and Travel Drawing and Painting. He also wrote: Selling Art 101. He has produced a number of animated films featured in festivals in the USA, Europe, and Australia. He has worked as an architectural designer and is a former professor of architecture at the universities of Oregon and California, Berkeley.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

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