Paint in the Style of Richard Diebenkorn

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6 - 8:30 PM

This class is currently full. To have your name added to the waiting list, please call (916) 808-1182 or email

Four Tuesdays - October 10 - 31

Ages 18+

Emulating the work of a master artist is not a new idea; art students often analyze and draw inspiration from the masters. This class invites participants to borrow techniques from Bay Area artist Richard Diebenkorn, who was himself heavily influenced by Matisse. Spend some class time in the studios with an introduction to abstract painting with acrylic in the style of Diebenkorn. Then, discover how the artist's later works explored the human figure and led to the Bay Area Figurative Movement. Educators receive free instruction materials.

$110 members • $130 nonmembers

Instructor: Patris

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About the Instructor:

Patris left the education profession in 2004 to pursue her art full-time. She has recently been juried into several national plein air painting competitions and her work is in many private and public collections. She served on the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and is a member of the California Art Club, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and Landscape Artists International.


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No experience is required unless noted. The Museum provides student-quality supplies included in the fee unless indicated otherwise. Students are welcome to bring their personal supplies; however there is no discount for doing so. Oil paints are not allowed in studio classrooms.

Image Caption:

Richard Diebenkorn, Urbana #2 (The Archer), 1953, oil on canvas, 64 1/2 x 47 1/2 in. Catalogue raisonné 1245 © Richard Diebenkorn Foundation.

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