September guest artist - Paulette Lagana

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Join us for our next meeting at the Concord Library on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 (1-3pm). Bring your latest work for our monthly mini art show!

Paulette Lagana is our guest artist whose art in watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil and mixed media is on display at the Delta Gallery in Brentwood, the Blackhawk Gallery in Danville, as well as several other art centers in the East Bay. Paulette is a certified instructor of a technique called "Pocket Sketching" that was created by Kath Macaulay.

Pocket Sketching is a portable, compact, quick sketching technique, ideal for travel. Using a water-soluble pen and watercolor paints, everything fits into a fanny pack so you can create a memory on the go. No experience needed - with Pocket Sketching, the world becomes your studio!

"I’m inspired by my life’s adventures, by the seasons, by my own sense of wonder and whimsy, and by being open to the stimulation of my surroundings. For me, painting was a secret place in my heart that I was afraid to enter for most of my life. Then in 2000, I found a teacher and my life changed with the tip of a brush. Painting is the place where I find endless possibilities to see the world and to express myself."


Our fall schedule is here - take an art class with us!

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We are thrilled to announce a brand new partnership with the I Heart Art studio in Pleasant Hill!

The studio owners, Abby and Amy, have created a wonderful space for their art programs for kids and adults. CAA will rent their studio two nights a week for our own art and craft classes that are geared for adults of all skill levels. Try something new just for the FUN of it!

We have a fantastic line-up of affordable and creative one-night classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays this fall, taught by some super talented local artists. You're going to want to sign up for absolutely everything!

The studio address is 15 Vivian Drive, right off Contra Costa Blvd. (next to Jack in the Box).

Advance registration and payment is required.  Each class will have a minimum requirement to avoid cancellation, so sign up early.


Each class you select requires a separate PayPal transaction. You can also mail a check to CAA (PO Box 641, Concord 94522), or pay in person at a meeting or other CAA event.

Here's our schedule at a glance - visit our Classes page for details and registration!

Tuesday 9/5:  Shading Abstract Forms with Colored Pencils - Amy Eikner

Thursday 9/7:  Painting Handmade Soap - Deena Sheranko

Tuesday 9/12:  Mixed Media Bookmaking - Joani Share

Thursday 9/14:  Monoprinting with a Gel Plate - Michaele Ignon

Tuesday 9/19:  Make a Halloween Wreath - Liz Roberts

Thursday 9/21:  DIY Bath Bombs - Deena Sheranko

Tuesday 9/26:  Paper Mache Sculpture - Amy Eikner

Thursday 9/28:  Gestural Sculpture with Foil - Manon Jodoin

Thursday 10/5:  Pocket Sketching 1 - Paulette Lagana

Thursday 10/12:  Pocket Sketching 2 - Paulette Lagana

Tuesday 10/17:  Creating Textures with Watercolor - Manon Jodoin

Thursday 10/19:  Stamping Fun - Handmade Greeting Cards - Liz Roberts

Tuesday 10/24:  The Art of Social Media for Self-Promotion (for artists) - Lisa Fulmer

Thursday 10/26:  Printing Your Own Collage Papers - Michaele Ignon