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Upcoming events

    • 13 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Borrego Art Institute Gallery. 665 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs
    • 11
    Register
    Watercolor Collage Workshop with Jeni Bate

    This is a fun workshop creating your own watercolor collages and greeting cards from pieces leftover from the creation of Jeni Bate’s refractured watercolors. You will be able to create unique greeting cards for any occasion – holiday, birthday, something special. Go home with as many collages and/or cards that you can complete in the 2-3 hours. All materials included. Wear clothing that you won’t worry about if you get glue on it. This class is great for ages 15 and up.

    Class 1021JB02

    The class is at the Borrego Art Institute in the Gallery.

    665 Palm Canyon Drive (at Christmas Circle) Borrego Springs CA 92004


    Visit Jeni's website at:

    www.skyscapesforthesoul.com


    • 10 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Borrego Art Institute Gallery. 665 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs
    • 7
    Register
    Painting for Absolute Beginners with Jeni Bate

    This is an intensive 1-day class for anyone who would like to learn the basics of how to paint but doesn’t have the schedule to do a 10-part weekly class, or for those who have painted years ago and could use a refresher. Jeni teaches the class in watercolor, but the first three parts translate to all colored mediums (acrylic, oil, pastel, and to a certain extent, colored pencil). All materials are provided. Wear clothing that you won’t worry about if you splash paint on it, though watercolor is not an especially messy medium. You will work hard and you will learn a lot! You will go home with a number of reference exercises and online access to class materials, plus follow-on exercises. This class is great for ages 16 and up.

    Class 1121JB01

    The class is at the Borrego Art Institute in the Gallery.

    665 Palm Canyon Drive (at Christmas Circle) Borrego Springs CA 92004

    Download information for student:

    Jeni Bate Class Info Painting.pdf

    Visit Jeni's website at:

    www.skyscapesforthesoul.com


    • 11 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Nov 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • 9M Ranch in Borrego Springs
    • 4
    Register
    Stone Carving in Alabaster with Stu Bailey

    La Quinta artist Stu Bailey will present a hands-on workshop in which you will carve your own sculpture out of local alabaster stone. Stu will take you through the complete process from selecting the stone for the project you have in mind to the final polishing of your own work of art.

    All materials, tools and lunches are included. No experience needed.

    Class 1121SB01

    The workshop will be held at the 9M Ranch in Borrego Springs. Students are welcome to camp at the ranch. Directions will be supplied upon sign-up.


    • 12 Nov 2021
    • 9:30 AM
    • 14 Nov 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Borrego Art Institute Gallery. 665 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs
    • 8
    Register

    Intuitive and Gestural Abstract Painting with Theresa Vandenberg

    By its design, our right mind is spontaneous, carefree, and imaginative. It allows our artistic juices to flow free without inhibition or judgment. Through various exercises and prompts, you will: learn how to paint without inhibition, use a variety of tools and mediums, trust your instincts, balance intention with intuition, find your voice, express yourself freely, and have fun!


    Class 1121TV01

    The class is at the Borrego Art Institute in the Gallery.

    665 Palm Canyon Drive (at Christmas Circle) Borrego Springs CA 92004

    Bring your lunch and drinks for the day.
    Wear clothing that you won’t worry about if you splash paint on it. 


    Please download the supply list:

    Supply list to bring.pdf


    Visit Theresa's website:

    theresavandenbergdonche.com



    • 08 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Borrego Art Institute Gallery. 665 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs
    • 12
    Register
    Watercolor Collage Workshop with Jeni Bate

    This is a fun workshop creating your own watercolor collages and greeting cards from pieces leftover from the creation of Jeni Bate’s refractured watercolors. You will be able to create unique greeting cards for any occasion – holiday, birthday, something special. Go home with as many collages and/or cards that you can complete in the 2-3 hours. All materials included. Wear clothing that you won’t worry about if you get glue on it. This class is great for ages 15 and up.

    Class 1221JB02

    The class is at the Borrego Art Institute in the Gallery.

    665 Palm Canyon Drive (at Christmas Circle) Borrego Springs CA 92004


    Visit Jeni's website at:

    www.skyscapesforthesoul.com


    • 14 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Borrego Art Institute Gallery. 665 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs
    • 8
    Register
    Painting for Absolute Beginners with Jeni Bate

    This is an intensive 1-day class for anyone who would like to learn the basics of how to paint but doesn’t have the schedule to do a 10-part weekly class, or for those who have painted years ago and could use a refresher. Jeni teaches the class in watercolor, but the first three parts translate to all colored mediums (acrylic, oil, pastel, and to a certain extent, colored pencil). All materials are provided. Wear clothing that you won’t worry about if you splash paint on it, though watercolor is not an especially messy medium. You will work hard and you will learn a lot! You will go home with a number of reference exercises and online access to class materials, plus follow-on exercises. This class is great for ages 16 and up.

    Class 0122JB01

    The class is at the Borrego Art Institute in the Gallery.

    665 Palm Canyon Drive (at Christmas Circle) Borrego Springs CA 92004

    Visit Jeni's website at:

    www.skyscapesforthesoul.com


    • 15 Jan 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Borrego Art Institute Gallery. 665 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs
    • 15
    Register

    Painting a Bold, Colorful Landscape
    with Joe A. Oakes

    Join award-winning artist Joe A. Oakes for a fun, info-packed, painting experience. Let’s paint a landscape using bright, bold, unexpected color! Learn to take an ordinary image and transform it into an extraordinary, finished piece. Valuable art principles and important acrylic painting techniques will be discussed while we work through and complete a finished piece. This workshop will help experienced artists grow and beginners be inspired. All painting styles and skill levels are welcome. Also open to oil and pastel painters.

    • Composition, color, value, techniques
    • Give your painting depth & perspective
    • Color Choices for impact
    • Structured but light and fun
    • Each student will create a finished painting

    This one day class is from 11 am - 5 pm with a 30 minute lunch break.

    Minimum 6 students and maximum 15 students.

        Class 0122JO01

        The class is at the Borrego Art Institute in the Gallery.

        665 Palm Canyon Drive (at Christmas Circle) Borrego Springs CA 92004


        Visit Joe A. Oakes Website:

        www.joeaoakes.com



        • 22 Jan 2022
        • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • Borrego Art Institute Gallery. 665 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs
        • 12
        Register
        Screen Printing on Ceramics with Jackson Gray

        You will learn about creating a silkscreen by EZ Screen (due to needing a darkened room, we will not make one in this class) but I will bring all necessary items and explore methods of screen printing on clay through my demos and hands-on exploration.

        I will demonstrate making newsprint transfers and print directly on clay. I will bring commercial tissue transfers and show you how I use them and invite you to give it a go. After we have printed up a few slabs, we can build some plates with some GR Pottery Forms that I will bring and demonstrate. You have a choice to embellish your printed slabs with additional underglazes. You keep your plates to fire and glaze after the class. Clay, tools and firing are all included in the fee!

        Class 0122JG01

        This class is at ThePottery Studio, under the big blue canopy at the
             Borrego  Springs High School
             2281 Diegueno Road, Borrego Springs, CA 92004.
             Use the parking lot on Cahuilla Road. Show map

        ThePottery is an outside studio space. Please wear layers and clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. There is no "official" lunch break, but take a break anytime you like. The class might run a bit longer, from 9 am till 2 or 3. Bring water and a snack if you like.

        Visit Jackson Gray's website at:

        www.jackpots-pottery.com




        • 29 Jan 2022
        • 10:00 AM
        • 30 Jan 2022
        • 3:00 PM
        • Borrego Art Institute Gallery. 665 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs
        • 10
        Register
        Handbuilding with Hasuyo – 4 New Projects

        In this 2-day class, you are going to have fun with a different approach to creating textures. Four separate projects will utilize different hand-building techniques to create sculptural forms and a dish.
        Project 1: Sailing
        Project 2: Using a sling to create textures
        Project 3: Masks
        Project 4: Faux (wheel-thrown) dish (absolutely no throwing skills required)

        On Saturday, the class is from 10 am-4 pm, and 9 am - 3 pm on Sunday.

        With a 45 minute break for lunch. Bring your own lunch and snacks for the day.

        Clay, firing as well as the use of the tools in the studio are included. If you like to use your own tools, please bring them.

        Class 0122HM01

        This class is at ThePottery Studio, under the big blue canopy at the
             Borrego  Springs High School
             2281 Diegueno Road, Borrego Springs, CA 92004.
             Use the parking lot on Cahuilla Road. Show map

        ThePottery is an outside studio space. Please wear layers and clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.

        Visit Hasuyo website at:

        www.hasuyo.com



        • 10 Feb 2022
        • 9:00 AM
        • 11 Feb 2022
        • 4:00 PM
        • 9M Ranch in Borrego Springs
        • 6
        Register
        Stone Carving in Alabaster with Stu Bailey

        La Quinta artist Stu Bailey will present a hands-on workshop in which you will carve your own sculpture out of local alabaster stone. Stu will take you through the complete process from selecting the stone for the project you have in mind to the final polishing of your own work of art.

        All materials, tools, and lunches are included. No experience needed.

        Class 0222SB02

        The workshop will be held at the 9M Ranch in Borrego Springs. Students are welcome to camp at the ranch. Directions will be supplied upon sign-up.


        • 10 Feb 2022
        • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Borrego Art Institute Gallery. 665 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs
        • 12
        Register
        Watercolor Collage Workshop with Jeni Bate

        This is a fun workshop creating your own watercolor collages and greeting cards from pieces leftover from the creation of Jeni Bate’s refractured watercolors. You will be able to create unique greeting cards for any occasion – holiday, birthday, something special. Go home with as many collages and/or cards that you can complete in the 2-3 hours. All materials included. Wear clothing that you won’t worry about if you get glue on it. This class is great for ages 15 and up.

        Class 0222JB02

        The class is at the Borrego Art Institute in the Gallery.

        665 Palm Canyon Drive (at Christmas Circle) Borrego Springs CA 92004


        Visit Jeni's website at:

        www.skyscapesforthesoul.com


        • 08 Mar 2022
        • 9:00 AM
        • 10 Mar 2022
        • 3:30 PM
        • Borrego Art Institute Gallery. 665 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs
        • 7
        Register
        Expressing Visual Poetry: Plein Air Painting in the Desert with Patty McGeeney

        The purpose of this class is a crash course in painting basics. Value, composition, drawing, temperature, and edges. We will discuss and practice painting light which is crucial to painting nature. Also finding one’s expression, not just copying what’s in front of you but depicting what you see in a poetic expression of two dimensions and learning how to edit. 

        I am going to jam pack a ton of knowledge I’ve learned through many workshops and my own art education and experience presenting it all in the simplest way I can. We’re going to think about what we are painting and how we can express what we want to say. If you are an experienced painter it will be a great class for you to dig deeper into your craft. If you are a beginner I’ll get you on a simple path of building blocks to develop your skills.

        This class is held during BAI 16th Annual Plein Air Invitational.

        Patty McGeeney is this years judge.

        This 3 day workshop is from 9-12 and 1:30-3:30 each day, with 1.5 lunch break. Minimum of 4 students and a max of 8 students.
        The class is at the Borrego Art Institute in the Gallery.
        665 Palm Canyon Drive (at Christmas Circle) Borrego Springs CA 92004

        Class number: 0322PG01

        Download the material list.

        Website: patriciamcgeeney.com

        Facebook: Patty McGeeney

        Instagram: @pmcgeeney



        • 16 Mar 2022
        • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
        • Borrego Art Institute Gallery. 665 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs
        • 8
        Register
        Painting for Absolute Beginners with Jeni Bate

        This is an intensive 1-day class for anyone who would like to learn the basics of how to paint but doesn’t have the schedule to do a 10-part weekly class, or for those who have painted years ago and could use a refresher. Jeni teaches the class in watercolor, but the first three parts translate to all colored mediums (acrylic, oil, pastel, and to a certain extent, colored pencil). All materials are provided. Wear clothing that you won’t worry about if you splash paint on it, though watercolor is not an especially messy medium. You will work hard and you will learn a lot! You will go home with a number of reference exercises and online access to class materials, plus follow-on exercises. This class is great for ages 16 and up.

        Class 0322JB01

        The class is at the Borrego Art Institute in the Gallery.

        665 Palm Canyon Drive (at Christmas Circle) Borrego Springs CA 92004

        Visit Jeni's website at:

        www.skyscapesforthesoul.com


        • 15 Apr 2022
        • 8:00 AM
        • 17 Apr 2022
        • 5:00 PM
        • Borrego Art Institute Gallery. 665 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs
        • 12
        Register
        Plein Air Painting during Palo Verde Tree Festival

        The Palo Verde tree is surely “Borrego’s tree”, with its distinctive green bark, elegant branches, and a canopy of yellow flowers that splash across the desert sky and carpet the ground in gold during April of each year. What a perfect time to take a Plein Air class while the town turns yellow! Plein Air painting with oil with talented Jessica Schiffman!

        Jessica will take the students to a beautiful location in Borrego Springs and paint two or more landscape paintings in this 2 or 3-day class. Teaching through demonstrations and explaining the steps of the system she uses. Emphasis is on composition, shadow patterns, contrast, color intensity, color temperature, painting alla prima (wet into wet), and perspective, creating the illusion of depth. There will be plenty of Individual instruction and some group critiques in an informal and supportive atmosphere.

        This 2 or 3-day class is from 8 to 5. With a lunch break from 12:00 - 1:00 (or longer, light is less interesting in the middle of the day)


        Minimum of 4 students and a max of 12 students.
        All skill levels are welcome.

        The class is at the Borrego Art Institute

        665 Palm Canyon Drive (at Christmas Circle) Borrego Springs CA 92004

        You will paint outside on a location that Jessica will select.

        Class number: 0422JS01

        Material list, please download

        Website: jessicaschiffman.com

        Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessica.schiffman

        Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessicaschiffmanart





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