Featured fiber art by Susan Shirley
Join us for an adult art-making workshop.
Registration is now open for a new series of single session, Adult Art Workshops. These live, virtual workshops will be presented and taught by local artists and are designed for participants of all skill levels ages 18+. Two workshops are scheduled for February with announcements for classes in March and April coming soon.
Enrollment for each workshop is $10/materials not included. All art workshops will meet on Zoom.
Our first adult workshop is Intro into Sketching with Hollister artist, Clay Peer. In this workshop, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 6-7:30 pm, participants will be introduced to sketching techniques with a focus on the use of line and shade. All artists, both new and experienced and all those looking to explore different techniques & exercises for sketching are encouraged to participate.
Register for Intro into Sketching.
Next up is Wet-Felting Texture with Aromas fiber artist, Susan Shirley of Mosshollow Hill. Join Susan in her virtual studio on Wednesday, Feb. 17th, 7-9 pm to learn techniques of wet-felting, nuno-felting, and surface design. Participants will learn the difference between types of wool and create samples of the various techniques. See & purchase the workshop materials at the Mosshollow Hill online shop .
Register for Wet-Felting Texture.
On Monday, Mar. 8th, at 6 pm join illustrator & designer, Bryan West, and learn how to make digital collages using photos and graphics at his Making Digital Collages in Photoshop workshop. Collages will be created in Adobe Photoshop, experience using Photoshop or graphic design software is a plus, but not required.
Register for Making Digital Collages in Photoshop.
Friday, Mar. 19th, at 5 pm Hollister artist, Victoria Murray, will be presenting Watercolor Botany. This online watercolor workshop will bring botanical illustrations to life using modern watercolor techniques.
Register for Watercolor Botany.
In April, join us for Intro into Sketching II with Hollister artist, Clay Peer. In this workshop, scheduled for Wednesday, Apr. 7th, 6-7:30 pm, participants will be introduced to sketching techniques with a focus on the use of line and shade. All artists, both new and experienced and all those looking to explore different techniques & exercises for sketching are encouraged to participate. This is a companion session to our Februray “Into to Sketching Workshop.” Both new & returning participants are encouraged to join in.
Register for Intro into Sketching.
Clay Peer is an artist living and working in Hollister, CA. As a self described “do-er of all, master of none”; his work spans from automotive renderings and cartoons to portraits, landscapes, and abstract works. Clay earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from San Jose State in 2012 and currently is a teaching artist for the San Benito County Arts Council.
As a fiber artist, Susan Shirley creates a world of handmade felted magic inspired by nature and literature and thrives on learning new techniques. Living and playing at Mosshollow Hill in Aromas, California allow her to combine her two passions: creating and teaching.
Bryan West is an Illustrator and designer. Bryan creates bold illustrations and thoughtful graphic design. His work is inspired by genuine mass-produced pop art like toy packaging, trading cards, and comics. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Art & Design and started his professional career at a marketing agency before going into business for himself. Bryan specializes in creating editorial illustrations about popular culture and graphic design for marketing.
Victoria Murray is an artist of a variety of mediums, focusing primarily on digital artwork, polymer clay jewelry, and painting. Her artwork encompasses topics such as spirituality, environmentalism, and social justice. As a teacher, Victoria aims to encourage her students to authentically express themselves and enjoy the process of art making. Victoria received her BA in Human Communications/Global Studies from CSUMB in 2016. She has worked in the realm of education for 10 years, and is currently working towards obtaining her teaching credential.
*Adult Art Workshops are presented by the San Benito County Arts Council as part of their Community Art Education Program and are made possible with the support of the California Arts Council, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, United Way and Monterey Peninsula Foundation.
Featured art by Clay Peer
Featured art by Bryan West
Featured art by Victoria Murray