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2006 Painting Class St. Mary's College
(images from last summer's class)

The Hearst Art Gallery of Saint Mary’s College presents

An Advanced Outdoor Painting Workshop
Led by plein air artist Warren Dreher
Saturday, July 22, 2006 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Hearst Art Gallery is pleased to offer Warren Dreher’s advanced painting workshop again this summer. The highly regarded plein air artist is also a teacher and curator who has exhibited widely; his work is in numerous private and public collections, including the Saint Mary’s College collection. The campus is nestled among more than 400 scenic acres, with the area immediately surrounding the Gallery offering incredible vistas.

Photo by Jim Whiteaker, Hearst Art Gallery
Participants will meet in Studio One, in the College’s Art Department. Free parking is available next to the Gallery and Art Department or across the road in the Soda Activity Center lot. Warren will give an introductory session in the studio before the day’s outdoor painting adventure begins. Jim Whiteaker, the Gallery’s preparator and exhibitions designer, will assist Warren. Coffee, donuts and bottled water will be provided in the morning.

Artists will return to the art studio at 4 p.m. for a one-hour critique session.

Parking will be plentiful; participants who prefer not to walk can set up easels next to their cars. However, the unpaved walking paths behind the Gallery are easily traversed for nearby additional locations and pristine views.

Participants are welcome to work in any media they wish, including acrylic, oil, chalk pastel, oil pastel, or watercolor. Artists should bring their own materials, portable stool and easel, lunch and beverage. A hat and sunglasses are recommended.

Photo by Jim Whiteaker, Hearst Art Gallery

Limited to 15 experienced painters. $75 fee.
Checks should be made out to the Hearst Art Gallery.
Address: Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College,
P.O. Box 5110, Moraga, CA 94575.
Check, Visa and Mastercard accepted.
Call 925.631.4379 for reservations.
Web site: http://gallery.stmarys-ca.edu

Warren Dreher painting in Martinez, California
Photo: R. Kress