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Sunday, 09 December 2012 02:13

Private Painting Parties

This entertaining night out provides an upbeat, casual yet creative atmosphere where Red Brick Art's experienced and enthusiastic resident artists will guide you step by step through the process of recreating the party’s featured original acrylic painting.
 
This party isn’t about creating the perfect piece of art nor is it a serious art lesson, it is about exploring your imagination and having a fun-filled evening as you enjoy festive snacks and get a peek into your inner creative artist.  At the end of the evening, each guest will go home with the best party favor ever, your very own a one-of-a-kind art creation.

We are happy to organize a private party for a group of your friends or co-workers.  These parties are a fun evening that are great for celebrating an event or a unique way to do a little team building.  You can pick from a variety of our subjects and we will provide everything you need from the materials, the location and  the instruction.   You are welcome to bring your own refreshments, but please keep in mind you will need to clean up after yourselves.

If you wish us to come to you that is also an option, we are flexible and can work with your desires; additional travel fees apply and a minimum of 10 day cancellation policy applies.

These parties can be on just about any night you like, but advance reservations are required so please give us a call to discuss possibilities 805-643-6400.

No experience is needed to have a great time with our Painting Party.

How many people and what are the costs?
Our pricing all depends on how many people you wish to invite, these are the prices for parties at our location.

1-5 People $90 each including all supplies

6-11 People $64 each including all supplies

12-30 People $39 each including all supplies (the bigger the party the more fun you'll have)

For Parties at your location we require a minimum of 16 people.

Additional travel fees apply - $25 for parties in Ventura and West Oxnard; $50 for any area from SB to the Grade; please call for other location fees.   

All off site class reservations must be paid 72+ hours in advance and cannot be cancelled or changed less than 72 hours prior to class. Sorry, no exceptions.  If you wish to have your guests pay we can set-up an on-line payment option, however the host is responsible to make sure the minimum number is met or they will have to pay for the missing guests.

Please email or give us a call for more details 805-643-6400. 

How do I pick a date and time?
Email or call us and request a date. Ideally, we would like your request 3-4 weeks in advance of the party, because we try and update the calendar on a rolling monthly basis. The calendar fills up quickly, so email us as soon you can!

Parties can start at just about any time and they last about 2 hours.

What can we paint?

You can choose your subject in advance from a wide variety of images, everyone in your party will using the same reference painting. Below are some of the options, give us a call if you have something specific in mind.

          

 

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Sunday, 09 December 2012 01:10

Winter Wonderland Watercolor Series

To Sign Up for the Whole Series, select any date and on the next page select the correct amount.

               
8 weeks of 3 Hour Classes on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:30PM  October 10th to December 14th 

No Classes on Oct 31st (Halloween) and Nov 21st (Thanksgiving week)

       

Series Discount for all 8 weeks is $320 if you bring your own supplies

OR  $440 for all 8 weeks with all watercolor supplies included. 

You may also purchase individual classes at $49 without supplies or $64 each with supplies.


Week 1:  Tuesday, Oct 10th 5:30-8:30pm - Paint the Beauty of Snow & a Mountain Stream in Motion

Learn techniques that will give new dimensions to your paintings as you add natural water elements into your art. We will create a beautiful river scene with chilling water flowing through the snow and beautiful colorful reflections & shadows.

 

 

Week 2:  Tuesday, Oct 17th 5:30-8:30pm - Painting a Heavy Evening Snowstorm 

How to paint the effect of heavy snowfall on evergreens and see how reflected light and cast shadows could be used to describe mass and form in the winter evening landscape.

 

 

 

Week 3:  Tuesday, Oct  24th 5:30-8:30pm - Capture the Beauty of Nature ’s Winter Birds

Choose either a beautiful, fluffy red Cardinal or a bright Blue Jay as your subject sitting on a snow-covered branch with falling snow in the background.

 

 

 

Week 4:  Tuesday, Nov 7th  5:30-8:30pm - Majestic Snow Covered Mountain Range 

Paint the varied colors of snow covering these huge, rugged mountains with a few soft details of trees and a river in the foreground.

 

 

 

Week 5:  Tuesday, Nov 14th 5:30-8:30pm - Winter Fog & Mist with Distant Mountains and Pine Trees 

Atmosphere can be created by many watercolor techniques and in this class we will explore a variety of ways to create fog and mist in a cool winter landscape.

 

 

 

Week 6:  Tuesday, Nov 28th 5:30-8:30pm - Evening Glow of a Winter Sunset on Snow Covered Trees

Create a snowy night scenes blanketed with reflective snow and powerful contrasts.  We will paint the illusion of fluffy snow with pines and cast shadows on the snow.

 

 

 

Week 7:  Tuesday, Dec 5th 5:30-8:30pm - Create Easy Mini Winter Landscapes 

This week we will paint several easy snow-covered mini landscapes that will make perfect small paintings that can be given as gifts or they even can be transformed into holiday cards.

 

 

 

Week 8:  Tuesday, Dec 12th 5:30-8:30pm - Winter Wildlife Scenes

This final class of the series will be your choice of an Arctic fox, a snowy owl, a polar bear & cub, a snow bunny, a penguin & baby chick or a Christmas squirrel in their natural winter habitats. 

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Thursday, 31 May 2012 22:42

Marco Aguilar

Click here for Marco's classes.

Marco grew up in the small Caribbean nation of Belize. He cannot remember a time when he was not involved in something creative. He studied art at St. John’s College and it was there that he fell in love with the acrylic medium. In Belize, he painted numerous tropical scenes and wildlife paintings including a mural in the library at St. John’s. After graduation, Marco moved to California to try his hand at acting and quickly became a fixture in Antelope Valley theatre and has performed in many local productions there and in the Los Angeles area.  While Marco studied everything from acting, to commercial singing, to various styles of dance, painting took a back seat. It was not until he was “volunteered” to help paint a backdrop for a local theatre production that the fire was rekindled. The scene was an English garden with blue skies and billowy clouds. Constant compliments from the cast and crew made Marco re-evaluate his lost art form and he found himself once again putting brush to canvas.

Marco Antonio’s current painting style is virtually self-taught. He has developed it through years of experimentation and observing other great artists and their techniques.  He admits to being impatient and likes to work in acrylic for its speed more than anything else. He also likes to draw with pastel chalks on suede boards for a change of pace.

“I love the play of light and shadow,” Marco says, “and I use my theatrical background as reference for the dramatic lighting that seems to be the general theme in all my work. I love to observe the way light reacts in different settings. I am fascinated by the way it dances on water, or the way dust particles seem to float in a beam of light, or the way it will make rocks seem to glow. It just transports me to a place of tranquility and happiness.”

Marco’s older inspiration comes from masters such as Maxfield Parrish, Albert Bierstadt and the other Hudson River School Artists.  He also cites modern artists Dale Terbush, Roy Tabora and James Coleman as important influences. Marco also has an affinity for Asian artwork and attributes some of his painting style to Eastern philosophy, painting scenes that seem untouched by man. His subject matter ranges from landscapes to seascapes to wildlife to fantasy. “Painting has been a wonderful journey for me and I am anxious to see where my travels will lead.”

Marco currently has artwork on display in galleries in California and Hawaii. He lives in Lancaster, California with his wife Julie and their three young children.

 

Published in Artists
Saturday, 03 March 2012 22:06

Custom Watercolor Pet Portraits

Custom Watercolor Pet Portraits from YOUR Image

Let Phyllis capture the spirit and personality of your favorite family member. She uses her whimsical colors and unique style to capture your pet with a sparkle in it's eye and attitude that best represents them. Her passion for animals and watercolors is expressed in each of her paintings; let her share her creative painting with your family.

Each Portraits is a unique painting created with the best paints on Heavy Watercolor Paper, they come Matted in an Archival White Mat ready to be framed and hung on the wall.

Please send a clear photo of your pet in the pose that you want your pet painted in. 
If you send me a full body photo, but just want a painting of the head and shoulders, I can do that please just let me know what you would like. Natural light photos make the best paintings. 
The photo is the only impression I have of your pet, so the better the photo that you can send me, the more I have to work with. Please also include 4-5 additional photos so that I may get to understand your pet’s personality to best capture that essence that makes your pet part of the family. Please also include a close-up of your pet's face. 

Once Phyllis paint's your pet's portrait you can also get it printed on one of the many things below, please select which items you would like and add it to your basket, once you place your order please email us pictures of your pet to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

Single Pet Head and Shoulders Custom Portrait

  

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Single Pet Full Body Custom Portrait

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2 Pet Custom Portrait

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You can also order your pet portrait printed on any of the following

 

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Tuesday, 27 September 2011 21:57

Colored Pencils with Phil Zubiate

 All Workshops are limited to 6 students, sign up early to reserve you seat. Call the gallery for more information 805-643-6400!

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early, class will start on time. All class reservations must be paid in advance and cannot be cancelled or changed less than 72 hours prior to class. Sorry, no exceptions.

 

Poppy in Colored Pencil with Icarus Board

Wednesday, August 30th 6-9pm

$64 includes all supplies

Learn basic colored pencil skills using the Icarus Board as you learn layering, burnishing, and a variety of techniques of drawing with colored pencils.  Phil will discuss the Icarus board, the hot and cold sides and how to use them, then I will go over the wax based colored pencils and what to expect by using the Prismacolored pencils on the Icarus Board. I will talk about the system I use to discover colors and how I mix and layer my colors to achieve the proper hues. He will cover the pressure needed to mix and burnish the colors and get that photographic look. We as a class look over the image and discuss its many color variations and draw color swatches to mix the proper colors. With the system I use beginners or professionals can follow along and discover how I see colors and how I make colors.  This class is to enjoy and learn about a new tool to use with wax base tools.  This class will focus on creating a unique Poppy flower.

 

We will be using Prismacolored Pencils which I will provide.

- white pc938

- poppy red pc922

- crimson red pc 924

- grass green pc909

- chartreuse  pc989

- dark green pc908

- warm grey 20% pc1051

I will provide an image of the flower on photographic paper and an outline image on paper from which each student will work from. The paper we will use is Canson 96lb bright white Bristol Recycled paper, 8.5x14

 

 

Magnolias in Colored Pencil with Icarus Board 

Wednesday, September 27th 6-9pm

$64 includes all supplies

Learn basic colored pencil skills using the Icarus Board as you learn layering, burnishing, and a variety of techniques of drawing with colored pencils.  Phil will discuss the Icarus board, the hot and cold sides and how to use them, then I will go over the wax based colored pencils and what to expect by using the Prismacolored pencils on the Icarus Board. I will talk about the system I use to discover colors and how I mix and layer my colors to achieve the proper hues. He will cover the pressure needed to mix and burnish the colors and get that photographic look. We as a class look over the image and discuss its many color variations and draw color swatches to mix the proper colors. With the system I use beginners or professionals can follow along and discover how I see colors and how I make colors.  This class is to enjoy and learn about a new tool to use with wax base tools.  This class will focus on creating a unique Magnolia.

 

 

Wild Cherries in Colored Pencil with Icarus Board 

Wednesday, October 25th 6-9pm

$64 includes all supplies

Learn basic colored pencil skills using the Icarus Board as you learn layering, burnishing, and a variety of techniques of drawing with colored pencils.  Phil will discuss the Icarus board, the hot and cold sides and how to use them, then I will go over the wax based colored pencils and what to expect by using the Prismacolored pencils on the Icarus Board. I will talk about the system I use to discover colors and how I mix and layer my colors to achieve the proper hues. He will cover the pressure needed to mix and burnish the colors and get that photographic look. We as a class look over the image and discuss its many color variations and draw color swatches to mix the proper colors. With the system I use beginners or professionals can follow along and discover how I see colors and how I make colors.  This class is to enjoy and learn about a new tool to use with wax base tools.  This class will focus on creating a unique Wild Cherry Bunch.

 

 

Phil Zubiate


ARTIST
It has always been one of my passions to have my art shown at a gallery or in a magazine, to give patrons a chance to see my artwork and if for a moment while looking at my work they can escape to places off the beaten path and enjoy.  This is my challenge for the present, I've taken photographs for many years, and have put them on a hard drive to easily view them. Now finally I have found my own photographic images that are worthy to be my voice to the ART WORLD!

100% COLOR PENCIL?
All my art pieces that I draw for the Color Pencil Society of America are 100% color pencils. I must say I enjoy using Prismacolor Soft Core pencils on all my art projects, I always get the desired results I need. When asked if I use solvents to blend my colors, I reply no! When asked if I have found something new to blend my colors and still create lots of layers, I say Yes! I have started to use the Icarus Board designed by a fellow CP artist Ester Roi. But who knows one day I may venture out of my comfort zone and use other tools.

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Monday, 26 September 2011 23:07

Mosaics Workshops

 

 All Workshops are limited to 8 students, sign up early to reserve you seat. Call the gallery for more information 805-643-6400! To see more samples of our Mosaics please click here.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early, class will start on time. All class reservations must be paid in advance and cannot be cancelled or changed less than 72 hours prior to class. Sorry, no exceptions.

The Magic of Mosaics w/ Phyllis Gubins 
and Jen Livia

Glass Mosaic Pick Your Project Workshops For both Beginning and Intermediate Students

Next classes:

Saturday, Sept. 2nd
11am-4pm $120 each or 2 for $200

In these classes you will create your own glass mosaic on a pre-cut 
wood board. Choose from over 25 
shapes to make your own or create a landscape on one of our square forms.  Some of the forms include dolphin, sea horse, sea shells, 
fish, butterfly, mirror, duck or turtle, surfboard, dragon fly and more . 
You will learn all the steps needed to create your desired stained 
glass mosaic and you will also learn how to incorporate designs 
within your mosaic to make it uniquely yours. You will leave the 
class with a finished piece ready to hang on your wall.

2nd Time Mosaic Students: 2nd Time Mosaic Students: Create your own personal design on a rectangular or circular base, or you can choose one of our more complex shapes to create your own critter with a pattern and more refined details. Your second class we will teach you advanced skills to make something uniquely yours. Some of the options to create include an abstract design, landscape, more realistic critter, or anything you can think of.  You will learn how to cut glass to create specific shapes and skills we don't teach in the first time classes.

Mosaics can be messy, so please don't wear your best outfit - or bring a shirt, smock or apron! Since this is a long class we suggest you bring a snack and something to drink.

 

New Mosaic Rocks

Saturday, Oct 14th 2-5pm

$64 each includes all supplies

Spend the afternoon creating your own garden rock for a your own garden or as a gift.  Select one garden sized rock or two smaller rocks to create a fun creative piece.  You can create any pattern on the rock or covering the rock with hearts, animals, shells and more.  This is a fun and creative class and you will go home with a finished piece.

Great for 1st time students and those who have had other classes.  What makes a better gift than something original and created by you.

 

 

 

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All Workshops are limited to 8 people Max, sign up early to reserve you place. Call the gallery for more information 805-643-6400! To see more samples of Jen's work please click Jen Livia.

All class reservations must be paid in advance and cannot be cancelled or changed less than 72 hours prior to class. Sorry, no exceptions.

“Photography- Getting Comfortable with your Camera Workshop”w/Jen Livia

Private Classes Available Please call for dates (805-643-6400) 

$90 for 2 hour class

Now that you have your camera what do you do with it? This class will take you beyond the basic point image. We will discuss how to capture the image that you see in your head and create great images. This is a great class for beginner photographer and those who need some help. We will decode the various settings in your camera and you will feel confident enough to go shooting on your own once we are finished with class. Part of the class will be discussion based and the other hands on so please bring your camera ready to shoot and walking shoes for our field trip.

 

Intermediate and Advanced Photography w/ Jen Livia

Private Classes Available Please call for dates (805-643-6400)

$90 for 2 hour class

Go Beyond the fundamentals to rally learn what you can do with your camera and additional components.  We will work with capturing an amazing image and the perfect light.  Bring ideas of what you would like to learn and we will explore how you can capture your one vision with your camera.

 

The Art of Photographing your Work w/ Jen Livia

Private Classes Available Please call for dates (805-643-6400)

$90 for 2 hour class

Get the tips on how to photograph your artwork for the best realistic representation of the piece.  This class is appropriate for all types of art both 2-D and 3-D.You will learn lighting techniques to capture your work's colors and textures, what settings your camera should be on and how to use photo editing software to give you images ready for the web and print.  Please come with 2 pieces of art, your camera, tripod and computer with photo editing software.

 

“PhotoShop The Basics and Beyond” w/Jen Livia

Private Classes Available Please call for dates (805-643-6400)

$90 for 2 hour class

This class is for both the beginner and the intermediate students to get a good foundation to understand the many features in PhotoShop, as well as refine your images to improve your final prints. Some of the elements we will cover include layers, adjusting your images, photo filters how to use the masking, adding text and more.Students will gain compositional design knowledge and Photoshop skills that can be applied to any photographic style.Each student will work on their own images and be given individual feedback.

We will also cover all of the steps necessary to go from your raw image to your final printed product. Information on printing options and locations will be covered with a list of recommended places.

In class we will work step by step through design concepts, content, sizing and image manipulation for your own images. Your computer loaded with a photo editing software is Required for this class.

 

Photoshop Special Projects w/ Jen Livia

Private Classes Available Please call for dates (805-643-6400)

 $90 for 2 hour class

This class is for someone who already has a general understanding of Photoshop, layers, pallets and how to navigate the program and has images they need to work on.  Each student is encouraged to bring in images and projects that they are struggling with or just need a second opinion on as well as any questions about the program that you have.  We will work through some questions as a group so we can learn from each other’s challenges and we will work individually to fine tune your personal projects. 

 

Published in Classes
Monday, 26 September 2011 21:35

Pastels with Tasia Erickson

 All Workshops are limited to 8 students, sign up early to reserve you seat. Call the gallery for more information 805-643-6400!

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early, class will start on time. All class reservations must be paid in advance and cannot be cancelled or changed less than 72 hours prior to class. Sorry, no exceptions.

 

 

New Beginning - a painting by Tasia

Saturday, Oct. 14th 10am-1pm

$57 includes all supplies

Capture Tasia's rendition of our local hillsides with soft colors and a unique view In pastels. You will learn a variety of new techniques to capture distance, layers of color and more. This fun painting has a unique perspective with distance featuring the tall majestic palm tree foreground and our iconic 2 Trees in the distance. Best of all you will leave with a finished painting and lots of new skills. Great for any level of painter, even beginners.

 

 

 

 

 

Shore Reflections

Sat. Nov. 4th 10am - 1pm

$57 includes all supplies

Tasia will guide you through capturing the coastline and reflections within Richard Schloss's painting.  She will guide you through all of the steps in creating this colorful and dynamic painting.  You will learn to layers colors to create shadows, reflections and ground the piece with perspective in both the foreground rocks and the cliff side.

Published in Classes
Monday, 26 September 2011 20:38

RED BRICK PRIVATE ART CLASS

Red Brick Gallery offers private classes in Mosaics, Watercolors, Acrylics, Mixed Media, Photography and Computer Arts (PhotoShop and Illustrator) with teachers Jen Livia and Phyllis Gubins.

Private classes are $90 for 2 hours and includes supplies, for 1-5 students.  If you have a larger group of people please check our Private Paint Party page for more options.

Privates are customizable for the student catering to what you wish to learn and the subject matter/ theme you choose.  Call to schedule your private class.

Give us a call at 805-643-6400 or send an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up for any of the classes.

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