ROBERT REGIS DVORAK
SPECIAL STUDIO WORKSHOPS

 

 VEDIC POEM

Listen to the exhortation of the dawn.
Look to this day for it is life, the very life of life,
And in its brief course lie all the verities of your existence.
The glory of action, the bliss of hope, and the splendor of beauty.
For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision;
But today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
And each tomorrow a vision of hope.
So look well therefore on this day.
And such is the salutation of the dawn.

“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


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



PAINTING LINDA MAR BEACH
To Be Announced

Learn techniques for painting convincing  rock  and waves.    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.  Learn how to paint spray, mist, convincing rocks, sand, shore and more.


 
PAINTING THE COAST IN WATERCOLOR

To Be Announced

Learn how to paint the coast in watercolor. You will learn to create coastal landscapes, ocean scenes with birds, cliffs, beaches, bathers, distant islands, sea gulls, and other coastal features.   Learn how to paint: with shape and space.  We will paint outdoors if the weather is good.  You will learn how to create good colorful compositions.  For more information call: 91.391.5051. To register see below.



PAINTING FLOWERS SIMPLY AND BEAUTIFULLY IN WATERCOLOR

To Be Announced

Learn watercolor techniques and tricks to give you confidence and skill in painting flowers, including: composition, color control, mixing, blending, dark against light, graded washes, negative painting, backgrounds, wet on wet, and more. Beginners are always welcome!


STILL LIFE IN WATERCOLOR

To Be Announced: 

Learn to paint watercolor using still life subjects. A sequence of easy  watercolor paintings will open your world to the adventure of watercolor. You will learn how to compose a still life, color mixing and blending, dark against light, graded washes, how to paint glass, fruit, flowers, and more. This class will save you months of trial and error frustration. By the end of the class you will have the confidence to paint watercolor still life subjects on your own.




 




PAINTING ROCKS AND WAVES
To be announced

Learn techniques for painting convincing  rock  and waves.  This class is different from the Painting the Coast Workshop.  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.  Learn how to paint spray, mist, convincing rocks, sand, shore and more.




CREATING CARDS AND VALENTINES IN WATERCOLOR
To Be Announced
Learn to create beautiful greeting cards and valentines in watercolor.  You will learn: space and composition, a simple no-fail approach, three steps you must take, how to design and plan greeting cards and valentines and many new watercolor techniques. This could be the most enjoyable watercolor class you will ever take. To register see below.




Painting from Your Heart in Watercolor

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Learn to paint rich, colorful, personal paintings that come from your heart. In this smooth paced workshop you will free your spirit and nourish creative spirit. Through a series of easy exercises, you will discover many new and exciting techniques to apply when you paint watercolors.  You will learn to trust your ability to create without knowing the exact outcome.  Painting in watercolor is fun when you can find new opportunities for personal discovery, expression, and invention. You will enjoy the experience of new watercolor techniques in a relaxed environment for creative expression. You will learn to paint without expectations, connect with your imagination, paint deliberately, and use watercolors in new ways.


CREATING WATERCOLOR HOLIDAY OR CHRISTMAS GIFTS


You will create at least 10  small watercolors of your own design mounted and ready for giving. You will make a watercolor center piece sculpture for the table. You will learn how to make watercolor Christmas tree ornaments. You will paint 2 paintings, one is pictured to the left.  These unique gifts for the special people in your life will be treasured for years to come. Watercolor paper, mounting cards and other supplies furnished. Bring your own watercolors.  There is a $15 materials fee for paper and other supplies.  Beginners welcome!
  

Please Note:  Sometimes classes are canceled if there are not enough participants. Please pre-register. If you want to register the morning of the class, call to make sure that the class is being held. On occasion people have shown up to take a class that had to be canceled because the class needed one more person to be preregistered for the class to have its minimum number. 


PAINTING THE FIGURE SIMPLY AND BEAUTIFULLY IN WATERCOLOR

MORNING OPEN FIGURE DRAWING/PAINTING SESSIONS, Studio 22 Sanchez Art Center, Thursdays 10:00-1:00 PM $15 drop in per session! Call: 650.359.4336 for more information. Saturday mornings in the summer.



To Be Announced, 10 AM-4 PM--Pacifica Coastal Site, $89.  916.391.5051
OIL PAINTING THE EASY WAY
This is a comprehensive beginning oil painting class.  You will learn everything you need to get you started oil painting the easy way. Easily paint dramatic oils. Sunsets, perfect skies, and colorful trees and water. You will learn the secrets of painting in oils the easy way. You will paint two finished paintings. Please register at least one week before class. All materials furnished for an additional $50 – Oil paint, two 9" x 12" prepared canvases, palette, paint, etc. or you may furnish your own.  For more information call 916.391.5051.  A portable wooden French easel (recommended) is available for $95 (please allow two weeks).


     



Private Lessons only--Pacifica Studio--$125/hour, recommend one hour per week for three weeks to learn everything.
WOODBLOCK PRINTMAKING
Learn to design, cut and print woodcut prints. See web site: www. youcreate.com for examples of woodcuts. Learn the tricks the experts use to make it easy, and fun. This class is for people who have never done woodcut block printing before. A 4 piece tool set, paper, wood blocks, ink, and other tools will be furnished as part of the lesson fee.


DRAWING ANIMALS
To be announced--Sacramento Zoo--$89, 10 AM-4 PM
Join Robert for an exciting day learning to draw animals from life.  You will learn:
to capture essence
to use different drawing media
to create movement
to draw fast and true
line, shade and shadow techniques
You are welcome to bring your children with you to this class.  Children can come free if they have their own drawing materials.  Paper and drawing materials furnished for the adults.  Bring your lunch. To register call the Learning Exchange 916.929.9200.

Private Lessons only--Pacifica Studio--$125/hour
FULL SHEET WATERCOLOR PAINTING
In this full sheet watercolor class Robert will demonstrate easy methods for designing and painting on a full sheet--22" x 30"--paper. He will explain step by step each technique. Students will create their own full sheet paintings. Full sheet paper will be furnished. Bring your large brushes!

Note:  You can come to this class without an idea of what you are going to paint.  Robert will give you suggestions.  If you have an idea of what you want to paint full sheet, and have a sketch or a photo of that idea, bring it to the class.





PAINTING AND DRAWING TREES

To be announced

To register send $89 to:  R. R. Dvorak, 5825 Annrud Way, Sacramento, CA 95822.

This workshop will give you concentrated instruction in painting and drawing trees in the landscape.  You will learn easy techniques for drawing and painting deciduous trees, pine trees, and palm tees in the landscape. The class will focus on typical tree subjects such as: roots, branches, twigs, leaves or needles.  People under the trees. Composition, light, shade and shadow will be demonstrated and practiced. For more information call 916.391.5051 in Sacramento.



ANCIENT SECRETS--THE FIVE TIBETAN RITES
August, 2018, Santa Rosa Junior College

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, (available at the class) you will learn how and when to perform the exercises, why they work and how to develop a foundation for daily practice.  It's easy, it's fast and it works!  Class includes a handouts and reminder card. 

To register for Robert Dvorak’s Studio workshops send check, email address and phone to:
R. R. Dvorak, 5825 Annrud Way, Sacramento, CA 95822
For more information call:
1-916.391.5051
or email:
workshops@youcreate.com

Cancellation policy for studio classes:
Refunds will be issued for cancellations prior to Wednesday at 12:00 PM preceding the class.
Sorry, no refunds or credits for cancellations after Wednesday at 12:00 PM before class.

DIRECTIONS TO ROBERT'S STUDIO

Directions to Pacifica from the north and south: If you are traveling north from the south Peninsula or south from San Francisco and points north, take Pacifica Highway 1 exit from 280. Travel south through Pacifica to Linda Mar Boulevard (the last light in Pacifica, look for the Denny’s Restaurant). Turn left and travel east (away from the ocean) on Linda Mar Boulevard 1.2 miles to the Sanchez Art Center located on the right. Notice the large mural on the building and park in front of the mural and walk to the left (east). Look for the door of studio 21. It is a short walk from the front parking lot. It is the farthest building east in the complex. Please give yourself enough time to arrive on time.

Directions to the Pacifica studio from the Monterey and Santa Cruz: Take Highway 1 north, pass Half Bay, continue north through Devil’s Slide. The first signal light in Pacifica will be Linda Mar Boulevard. Turn right, east (away from the ocean) on Linda Mar Boulevard and drive 1.2 miles to the Sanchez Art Center located on the right. Notice the large mural on the building and park in front of the mural and walk to the left (east). Look for the door of studio 21. It is a short walk from the front parking lot. It is the farthest building east in the complex. Please give yourself enough time to arrive on time.


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