Monday, December 31, 2012

Workshops @ the Gray Loft Gallery

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It’s been an incredible first year at the gallery, and we want to thank all of our artists, art patrons and visitors who have supported the gallery!

We appreciate and rely on your support as we promote our artists and our mission to make art accessible and affordable.

 Thank you! 
Start your new year with creativity!
We are excited to announce January events at the gallery which include two dynamic workshops by 
renowned artist and instructor Betty Jo Costanzo:

Movement Drawing from the Figure
Saturday January 26, 12:30pm to 5:00pm

ACTION/REACTION: Drawing & Painting to the Moving Image
Sunday January 27, 12:00pm to 6:00pm


A professional model will be hired for this workshop. 
This workshop is for all artist levels, though previous drawing or life drawing experience will be helpful.
Please come prepared with these materials: 19" x 25" drawing board, 18" x 24" Sketch pad (Biggie, Canson or Strathmore), many sticks medium size Extra Soft vine charcoal, large kneaded eraser, mars staedtler eraser, chamois, two 3" bull dog clips, 3 graphite pencils 2B/4B/6B, Yasutomo Liquid Sumi Black Ink (2 oz green bottle), medium sumi brush (1.5" bristle length), two sponges, three pint size plastic containers with lids,  AND any other materials you like such as Caran D'Ache Neocolor II

Using moving images (video) and sounds already in action we enter into the rhythm of your body, respond to internal & external stimuli and then convert all this into your art making process. This workshop is for artists with previous drawing or painting experience.
A materials list will be e-mailed to you once you have made your reservation.

$85 per workshop (model fee is included in this price)

Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford St, Oakland, CA 94601

Reservation request is required by 01-08-13.
E-mail Betty Jo Costanzo (or Gray Loft Gallery by 01-08-13 (a simple “I'm in!” will do)
Registration payment must then be received by 01-15-13
Please make your checks out to Betty Jo Costanzo and mail to the following address:
1411 SW 128th Street, Burien, WA 98146

Our space is very limited for these workshops, so immediate reservation is urged. At the same time, to make the class economically feasible for all, it must be fully subscribed (filled) in order for it to go ahead. Please immediately send in your reservation request by email, then follow up by mailing your class fee payment in full, in time to be received by the registration deadline. 
Checks only please, - sorry, no debit or credit transactions. If class does not fill, all fees will be refunded. Once registration is paid and class is a go, no cancellation will be accepted and there will be no refunds.

About the Artist and Instructor:
Betty Jo Costanzo is a locally renowned and internationally beloved painter, movement artist and instructor.  She has an uncanny ability to inspire and bring new freedom even to experienced painters in their work, while at the same time being accessible to beginners. An interdisciplinary artist who has worked and taught in the SF Bay Area as well as Cyprus, Spain, Ireland, Italy and currently Seattle, she taught for 16 years at CCA in Media Arts, Individualized, Drawing/Painting and concept based courses such as Butoh Drawing with Tom White. 
Ms Costanzo now resides in Seattle where her works can be seen at E4C Electronic Gallery, SAM Gallery, and the Alexis Hotel as well as Equinox Studios in Georgetown. 
In Oakland you will see two paintings from her current Lake Chelan Series at the Gray Loft Gallery in March 2013 at The BIG PAINTING SHOW.

We hope you will join us for these inspiring workshops.

Please forward to anyone you think  might be interested. Thank you!

The Gray Loft Gallery website is now online!!

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 Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, #32
Oakland, CA 94601


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