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Watercolor of Mesa Prickly Pear, Opuntia x vaseyi, by Julie Schneider Ljubenkov, © 2006

Watercolor of Mesa Prickly Pear, Opuntia x vaseyi, by Julie Schneider Ljubenkov, © 2006

BAGSC Member Julie Schneider Ljubenkov is offering the following classes:

Eye on Nature, Beginning Watercolor Landscape Painting, 3 units (Adults)
January 20 to March 17th, 9 Thursday evenings, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
University of California San Diego, La Jolla. Extension. $275.00
Materials fee optional.

Mosaic Art, Mira Costa College Community Services (Adults)
7 Monday evenings, March 21 to May 2,  5:30 to 8:30. Non-credit
$109.00 to enroll. $35.00 materials fee.

Julie is also looking for three adults that would like to do a mosaic workshop with her in San Marcos. Email Julie if interested.

Introduction to Mosaic Art 1, 3 units. University of California San Diego (Adults) La Jolla, Extension. $275.00, 9 Tuesday evenings, 6:00 to 9:00 PM, April 5 to May 31st. Materials fee optional.

Watercolor Painting for Children, 4 Tuesday afternoons, 3:30 to 5:00, Feb. 1 to Feb. 22. City of Escondido, East Valley Community Center.

Gardening and Landscaping with California Native Plants at two locations:
1.       4 Tuesday evenings, 6:00 to 8:30, Feb. 1 to Feb. 22, City of Escondido
2.       3 Monday evenings, 5:30 to 8:30, May 9th to 23, Mira Costa College, Oceanside

There will be  two Saturday morning field trips to a native plant nursery. The dates will be announced. You may go to either one, or both.

Please check dates, times, and prices on-line or in the schedule of classes. Signing up early insures the class will not get canceled due to low enrollment.

by Deborah Shaw

Chinese Brush Painting

Chinese Brush Painting

Gloria Whea-Fun Teng will be teaching another session of Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting at the Arboretum:

4 Thursdays: January 6 – January 27;
4 Thursdays, February 3 – 24
12:30-2:30pm / Oak Room
$120 members / $130 non-members per session

In this introductory course the student will learn the difference between Chinese brush painting and other watercolor painting. The class will teach the beginning  painter to use Chinese brushes and ink to create beautiful paintings on rice paper. At the end of this course, a completed painting will be ready to be framed and  displayed. More experienced students will continue to refine their work  and learn new techniques.

For Reservations or Information, please call (626) 821-4623 or email Jill Berry.

Exhibition Invitation

Exhibition invitation postcard

The opening reception for “Needles & Glass”, an exhibition of baskets by Janice Sharp and Jill Carlson and glass by Phillip Smith will be held Friday, February 4, 2011 from 7 pm to 9 pm.

The gallery, Creative Arts Group, is located at 108 North Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, California 91024.

Congratulations Janice (and Jill)!

by Deborah Shaw

Chapman University Leatherby Libraries are promoting the BAGSC Exhibition, “A Brush with Nature” through press releases, invitations to their mailing lists, signage and campus communications.

Here are two links to campus sites where the exhibit is being promoted.  The first — Happenings — is available on the university website and emailed to the campus community each week:

The second is the online Events Calendar posted on the Chapman website.

See you at the show!

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