This 2 hour tour includes a brief city history about Sausalito and the development of its artist community and a visit to 3 galleries as we walk down Caledonia to a local artist’s studio for a painting class with Susan Sternau. (Golden Gate Bridge painting by Susan Sternau)Art Lessons:
The art lesson will last 70 minutes. All materials will be provided which include canvas board (9” x 12” or similar easily-packable size), as well as acrylic paints, brushes, palettes, and smocks for use in the studio.
By advance request, a watercolor class can be taught and those materials (paints, brushes, paper) provided, or a drawing session using charcoal and white chalk on gray or colored paper. Students will have easels and table easels and can work seated. Susan provides supportive and fun instruction, and will paint or draw along with the students.
Subject available for painting will be a variety of local scenes. The Golden Gate Bridge, boats, local landscapes and seascapes are inspiring and easy to do. Student ideas for subjects are also welcome. (In this case, advance notice to prepare materials is helpful, although Susan has extensive picture files in her studio). It’s helpful if everyone paints the same subject with the same materials, but Susan is flexible in accommodating individual preferences.
Students will receive a paper or plastic bag to carry their completed, dry artwork (drying can be aided with a hair-drier, but acrylic paint dries quickly and cleans up easily with water, as do the other materials). Set-up and clean-up for the art project is done by Susan.
Joining Place: 1001 Bridgeway, Across from Taste of Rome
Cost: $110.00 per person
Group size: 2-6 persons