Teaching Art It's Your Super Power! CAEA 2019 State Conference November 14 to 17, 2019 McClellan Conference Center 5411 Luce Avenue, McClellan, CA 95652

Conference Administrator: Nancy Andrzejczak, c[email protected]
Registration Questions: Linda Stevenson, [email protected] 
Telephone: 626.233.7879

Master Classes

Friday 1:00–3:45 PM  |  Saturday 12:30–3:30 PM  •  1:00–3:45 PM  •  6:30–9:30 PM

Master Classes are your Place to Discover Another SUPER POWER!

Check out our exceptional Master Classes. We are proud to offer a wide variety of media and skill levels to meet the needs of our members. Take a class for your own personal artistic interests, find new ideas and skills to use in your classroom, or engage in your own personal challenge! Learn how to forge a metal sculpture with certified blacksmith, welder and artist, Laura Parker! Explore the world of 3D and ceramics with Tony Natsoulas, Rodney Mott or Efren Tool - each in their own unique and different artistic styles. Encaustic, dry-point printing, printmaking, painting, airbrush and more. You can do a class and then wear home the art with Ann Ragland Bowns’ silk painting class! A virtual buffet of classes awaits!

The classes are offered at four different times: Friday afternoon, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening. There are more traditional master classes for $60, which includes transportation to the artists’ sites. The sites themselves offer true artistic adventures. Explore Verge Art Center, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Myrtle Press, American River College and Gallery, Rainbow Glass, and Alpha Fired Arts.

Specially-priced 2.5-hour master classes will also be offered at our first-ever SUPER STUDIO SUNDAY.

Please visit our conference Special Events webpage for details about the following additional conference happenings for which you may purchase tickets:

  • Lunch with a Mentor, Saturday, November 16, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Simón Silva Special Session, Cultivating the Creative Mind, Saturday, November 16, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

  • Simón Silva Special Session, Cultivating the Creative Mind, Sunday, November 17, 9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

  • Super Studio Sunday Onsite Master Classes, November 17, 9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

 

Friday, November 15, 1:00 PM – 3:45 PM

ceramic sculpture of a face and torso

Master Class 201

Behind the Mask with Tony Natsoulas

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Meet at the front entrance of the McClellan Conference Center at 12:30 p.m.
Class Location: Alpha Fired Arts
Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $20, plus firing charge paid to Alpha Fired Arts
Class Maximum: 20

In this course, we will learn the topography of the face. We will work on trying to concur the stereotypes that are in our heads about the human face and try to see what is really there. Through the use of demonstration, a slide show, and one-on-one teaching, we will get a better understanding of what makes up the face and why it is different from what we might imagine.

smiling man wearing overalls

Tony Natsoulas has been working as a professional artist specializing in ceramic sculpture since receiving his Masters of Fine Art degree in 1985 at the University of California, Davis. His main interest has been large-scale figurative ceramic sculpture with a flair for camp. In undergraduate and graduate school, Natsoulas was fortunate to have studied with world-renowned UC-Davis funk art professor Robert Arneson. Natsoulas' pieces are in galleries and museums around the world. His commissioned work includes several public and private sculptures in bronze, fiberglass and ceramic. For the past seven years, he has been Exhibition Coordinator of the Gallery at Blue Line Arts! Natsoulas maintains a studio in Sacramento, CA.

 

abstract textured painting

Master Class 202

Experimental Acrylic Painting with Anne Bradley

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Meet at the front entrance of the McClellan Conference Center at 12:30 p.m.
Class Location: Sacramento Fine Arts Center
Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $25 - includes a canvas, acrylic paints, bushes, specialty papers, lightweight metals, and attachments for a focal point.
Class Maximum: 15

abstract textured paintingCreate your own unique individual abstract painting. Anne will demonstrate a variety of techniques to break up space on a blank canvas. Learn new ways to use modeling paste to create texture and practice applying color for vibrant blends. When your composition, texture, and color are in place, try techniques for attaching lightweight sculptural elements for a finished sculptural painting.

Anne Bradley, a well-known Sacramento artist, started her career painting watercolors, and then she discovered transparent acrylics. Later in life, she learned to weld steel and cast aluminum to explore the world of 3-D creating sculpture. She is a consummate experimenter, always scouting for new materials and new ways to use old materials. Anne now is known for her large paintings, which explore texture, blending and overlapping colors and attaching sculptural elements. She has judged numerous shows and has a following of students and collectors. She lives in Carmichael, California, and is part of High Hand Gallery in Loomis and a member of the Creative Arts League of Sacramento. Among her many awards, she has taken Best of Show at the State Fair, KVIE Art Auction and Oakwilde Sculpture Park.

 

painting of colorful Yosemite mountain range

Master Class 203

Painting That is Irresistible!! with Ann Ragland Bowns

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Meet at the front entrance of the McClellan Conference Center at 12:30 p.m.
Class Location: Sacramento Fine Arts Center
Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $25
Class Maximum: 10 (Sign up quickly—this will fill class fast!)

abstract painting of river bluffsExplore a variety of techniques to create designs on silk. You will learn the art of line-building using resist to establish your design. Practice simple ways to add color and create texture with rock salt. Sometimes special quotations can be incorporated into the scarf or painting. Learn simple ways to introduce silk painting to students using boxes for frames. Go home with a unique wearable work of your art.

Ann Ragland Bowns has been a member of the art community in Sacramento for many years. She has explored watercolor, oil painting, and printmaking, sculpture and fabric-batik. Now she is known for her painting on silk. She has numerous large-scale Public Art commissions. Examples of her work are included in three books including, “The Best of Silk Painting” by North Light Books. See examples of her work on her website, https://annraglandbowns.com/.

 

sheets of colored glass

Master Class 204

Fused Glass Mosaic Tiles with Phil Teefy

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Meet at the front entrance of the McClellan Conference Center at 12:30 p.m.
Class Location: Rainbow Glass
Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $35
Class Maximum: 16

decorated glass tilesThis class will cover the history of glass and how making it impacts the world. The project is an 8”x 8” mosaic tile clear glass with colored glass in small pieces placed on the clear glass tile - making the design, then fired. We will be working with clear glass, glass that is ground, and glass paints. This will produce a tactile art piece with great depth of field. Pieces will be fired and available the next day at the conference.

man using tool to control hot blown glass

Phil Teefy has mad skill! Philip has been creating award-winning glass art for 40+ years. He has mastered stained glass, fused glass, sandblasting, and glass blowing, as well as other art mediums. He has built Rainbow Glass from a passion for glass. His ability to mentor and inspire students keeps students coming back for more. Participants will learn glass art skills from a true giant in the field.


 

silhouette of person laying down next to silhouettes of flowers

Master Class 205

Blue Magic with Altered Cyanotype with Linda Clark Johnson

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Meet at the front entrance of the McClellan Conference Center at 12:30 p.m.
Class Location: Myrtle Press
Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $10
Class Maximum: 20

Cyanotype is “blue magic”, and students of all ages enjoy making sunprints. This alternative photo process is an easy way to teach many artistic principles: composition, negative space, texture, and pattern. During the hands-on call, you will learn history of the process and a “little chemistry”. Then you will design your own print. You will walk away with your prints, a supply list and directions, and the know-how to make your own.

woman in glasses smiling with face resting on handAfter a twenty-year career in printing, graphic design, and illustration, Linda Clark Johnson was ready for a change and decided to become a schoolteacher. In 1998, she earned her teaching credential and began sharing her artistic passion with students. She also holds a master’s degree in the Arts in Education. Currently, she works as a full-time studio artist. She loves to share her work at shows, studio events, and online (especially Instagram!) She also teaches small groups in her Sacramento studio.

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Saturday, November 16, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

printmaking print

Master Class 309

Printmaking with Experimental Techniques with Emily Wilson

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the front entrance of the McClellan Conference Center at 11:50 a.m.
Class Location: Myrtle Press
Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $70 - includes Plexiglass, etching needles, Caran d'Ache pigments, paper
Class Maximum: 20

woman etching a surface for printmakingThe drypoint process involves scratching lines directly into a Plexiglass plate and printing on an etching press. In place of traditional oil based inks, we will print the plate with Caran d’Ache water soluble crayons. We will also explore monoprint methods of inking on the surface to create a variation of color and marks.

woman in glasses smiling in front of artwork

Emily Wilson came to Women’s Studio Workshop from Sacramento, CA as a workspace resident, layering waxed etchings on gampi and experimenting with encaustics. Emily received her MFA from the University of Arizona, Tucson. She has taught printmaking workshops around northern California and is the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Sacramento City College.

 

 

etching of bird on branch in front of geometric cube pattern

Master Class 310

Drypoint Master Class with Patricia Wood

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the front entrance of the McClellan Conference Center at 11:50 a.m.
Class Location: American River College
Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $15
Class Maximum: 20

Participants will learn to create a basic drypoint etching during the course of this workshop. Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking process that has been around for over 500 years. Each participant will be given a thin piece of Plexiglass and metal scribe to use to etch an image into the Plexiglass. Fine lines will be scratched into the Plexiglass with the scribe. Once the Plexiglass plate has been completed, participants will have the opportunity to ink their plates and run them through a small etching press to produce a print on paper.

smiling woman wearing scarf holding a tube of acrylic paint

Patricia Wood is currently a full-time Professor at American River College. She has had numerous exhibitions, both locally and nationally. She received her BA in Art Studio from UC Davis and her MFA in painting from the University of Arizona. Her artwork has been featured in several issues of New American Painting magazines, as well as on the cover of Studio Visit magazine's 7th edition. She currently lives and has an art studio in Sacramento, California. She shares her space with two adorable cats who, through their callous disregard for art supplies and works in progress, serve to remind her that ultimately the value of the art-making process is both personal and subjective.

 

enca

Master Class 311

Encaustic with Sarah Mattson

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the front entrance of the McClellan Conference Center at 11:50 a.m.
Class Location: American River College
Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $20
Class Maximum: 25

This workshop teaches the ancient technique of Encaustic, hot beeswax mixed with dry pigments painted on panels to create their very own unique artworks; additionally, participants will learn about Wax Image Transfer using a photocopy and hot wax. Students will be able to keep and take home their created artworks at the end of the day. ARC is the only campus in the local region that teaches the Encaustic technique as part of a regularly offered course—Art 440 - Artists’ Materials and Techniques; it is offered every spring semester, taught by Professor Mattson. Along with Encaustic, students also learn about pigments, binders, and how to make their own paint(s), pastels, inks, other ancient techniques like Fresco, Tempera, and much more.

Sarah Mattson is a figurative mixed-media artist and professor of Art at American River College and offers private lessons out of her Fair Oaks studio. She has a Master of Fine Arts focused in Painting and Drawing from California State University, Long Beach. Sarah says, “I am enamored with the traditional Encaustic technique: hot molten bees wax colored with powdered pigment(s). It is aesthetically pleasing to my senses because of the sculptural process I use; I incorporate direct painting, found objects, and wax transfer techniques.”

 

Master Class 312

Sculpting with Metal and a Forge with Laura Parker

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Meet at the front entrance of the McClellan Conference Center at 11:50 a.m.
Class Location: American River College
Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $25
Class Maximum: 15

The class instruction will include both design and fabrication instruction.

sculpture of ship made from metal

Laura Parker, a certified welder who was chosen to participate in the Monster Garage TV series as one of the fabricator/welders, is passionate about the creative potential of metal. What attracts her to the working of steel is the exploration of its qualities when it enters its “plastic” state through direct process: bending, twisting, riveting, joining, etc. There is something sustaining and true about shaping hot metal in much the same way as it was done centuries ago. Her work is an exploration of movement and motion. The immediacy and directness of the process encourage spontaneity in her idea development, and the forge fire is her “inner center”. Laura’s work is usually personal in nature and emulates her own trials and tribulations, as well as her responses to the fragility of human interaction and relationships. She has been published in three professional metal sculpture publications and is constantly working to grow as an artist/blacksmith.

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Saturday, November 16, 1:00 PM – 3:45 PM

mug that says "I just make cups"

Master Class 306

Clay Cups That Tell a Story with Ehren Tool

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Meet at the front entrance of the McClellan Conference Center at 12:30 p.m.
Class Location: Alpha Fired Arts
Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: no materials fee, but there will be an option to have the cup fired and sent for an additional fee
Class Maximum: 20

man holding clay cup in workshopParticipants will experience making a cup that holds personal significance using photographs and clay.

Ehren Tool has been featured by Craft in America on PBS. He is a ceramic artist and Senior Laboratory Mechanician at the Ceramic Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Marine Veteran of the 1991 Gulf War. Tool was greatly influenced by American expressionist ceramic sculptor, Peter Voulkos. He received his MFA from the University of California, Berkeley, and BFA from the University of Southern California and has exhibited his vessels at the Oakland Museum of California, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, the Berkeley Art Center, the Bellevue Arts Museum, and The Clay Studio among others.

 

cover of a journal made using a repousse process

Master Class 307

Repousse Journals with Sue Anne Foster

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Meet at the front entrance of the McClellan Conference Center at 12:30 p.m.
Class Location: Sacramento Fine Arts Center
Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $25
Class Maximum: 20

The master class will involve the creation of repousse covers for a journal. This class offers opportunities to explore individual creativity, incorporate design principles (line, shape & texture), and practice skills working with aluminum. This project encourages sketching and writing ideas in a special place. We will explore and evaluate creating original designs suitable for the repousse process. Participants will go home with their own cover and journal with loads of ideas for adapting the process for grades 4 and up.

Sue Anne Foster will be sharing her skills in her Repousse Journal Class. As a sculptor, instructor, and Artist-in-the-Schools, Sue Anne Foster tries to live what she teaches. She has taught around the world and in many different levels. She’s taught kindergarten to college (she is a professor emeritus on the faculty at CSU Sacramento), from Sacramento to Alaska to Uganda, where she taught high school and junior college while serving in the Peace Corps. She’s also an art therapist and was the first Visual Arts Director at the Alan Short Center, a Developmental Disabilities Service Organization in Stockton, CA.

 

 

closeup of glass pieces

Master Class 308

Fused Glass Jewelry with Phil Teefy

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Meet at the front entrance of the McClellan Conference Center at 12:30 p.m.
Class Location: Rainbow Glass
Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $60 for five pieces of jewelry
Class Maximum: 16

sheets of colored glassWe will be using 96 compatibles glass in colors, clear dicro and black dicro. Subjects covered in the class are: etching dicro glass with screen etch, etching with a dremmel, layering dicro glass in depth, making holes in glass to hang from necklaces, and drilling holes for jump rings. Participants will make five pieces of glass jewelry that they will take home. Pieces will be fired and available the next day at the conference.

man using tool to control hot blown glass

Phil Teefy has mad skill! Philip has been creating award winning glass art for 40+ years. He has mastered stained glass, fused glass, sandblasting and glass blowing, as well as other art mediums. He has built Rainbow Glass from a passion for glass. His ability to mentor and inspire students keeps students coming back for more. Participants will learn glass art skills from a true giant in the field.

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Saturday, November 16, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

various ceramic pieces on a shelf

Master Class 313

The Power of Free Play with Clay with Rodney Mott

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Class Location: McClellan Conference Center
Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: None - materials have been donated
Class Maximum: 25

ceramic vases with different designsInstructor will work individually with participants to develop basic skills easily applied to any classroom using clay in the classroom without a kiln or proper facility. This class is perfect for K-8 teachers who want to expand the artistic experiences of their students into the exciting world of clay and thinking 3D. Rodney’s approach can easily be used with high school students and students with disabilities. This is a don’t miss class.

man wearing striped shirt

Rodney Mott’s experience as a ceramic artist began in 1972 at Los Altos High School in California, working with clay, acquiring skills on the pottery wheel, and selling his pottery at a local shop. At Penn State University, while majoring in English and studying poetry, Rodney continued to maintain an interest in ceramic art. After coursework under Dave Dontigny and Jim Stephenson, he was further inspired when introduced to Paul Soldner’s artwork. After receiving his B.A. Degree at Penn State University in 1984, Rodney began graduate work at Claremont Graduate School in southern California. There, as a student of Paul Soldner, he also worked as Soldner's teaching assistant in 1986 through receiving his M.F.A. Degree at Claremont Graduate School in 1987. Rodney returned to northern California where he continued creating and teaching art. Shortly thereafter, he met Daniel Rhodes and developed an interest in wood-fired ceramics. By 1990, Rodney had built his first wood-fired kiln in Volcano, California.

 

metal etched circular jewelry

Master Class 314

Jewelry Techniques: Electro-Etching on Copper with Melissa Offutt

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Class Location: McClellan Conference Center
Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $20
Class Maximum: 15

metal etched handmade earringsThis class is perfect for those who have an interest in jewelry processes. Learn how to create an etchant resist and use electricity and salt water to etch metal for texture and pattern design for Jewelry. Work with copper shape stampings and add your own designs to the metal by painting on and scratching off a resist, or creating a stencil. These are techniques that are easy to take back to the classroom in middle school or high school and can be used on copper, nickel silver, and brass or bronze sheet metal. Advanced techniques and extension activities will be discussed. Participants will take away a finished pendant or earrings and lesson support materials that they can use in their classrooms and studios.

Melissa Offutt has been a jewelry designer working primarily with texture and cold fabrication techniques since 2000. She has shown her jewelry across northern California in galleries in Berkeley, Healdsburg, San Jose, and Santa Cruz, and at the Santa Cruz County Open Studios Tour. She currently teaches high school 3D Art and Ceramics in Aptos, CA and has taught traditional and digital art mediums, including art, sculpture, jewelry, and photography. Melissa believes that the arts are the seed of innovation and developing relationships with students.

 

 

 

barn by lake

Master Class 315

Image Transfer Techniques with Veronique Marks

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Class Location: McClellan Conference Center
Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $30; participants need to bring digital photographs printed on copy paper/mat paper (non-glossy surface) inkjet or toner ink only
Class Maximum: 15

barnHave you ever thought about transferring photographs onto alternative surfaces? Join Veronique Marks in this photo transfer workshop and learn different ways to transfer digital images onto wood and other surfaces. Veronique will focus primarily on the paper removal method transfer, but will also discuss solvent, heat, and decal transfers. Participants will learn valuable tips and tricks for each of these processes and the knowledge necessary to experiment with these techniques.

woman with curly red hair

Veronique Marks has a deep passion for combining photography with mixed media. Her most recent art focuses around alternative process photography techniques using reclaimed wood and mixed media. She is a regular participant of the Santa Cruz County Open Studios and currently has her work in regional galleries, art shows and art festivals across northern California. Veronique has been teaching art for over 20 years in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District. She currently teaches high school photography (wet lab/digital lab), AP studio art drawing, and AP studio art 2D design.