Learn to Watercolor With LOCA

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LOCA Instructor Lydia Delgado. Photo by Mike Tauber.
LOCA Instructor Lydia Delgado. Photo by Mike Tauber.

LOCA Arts Education is offering watercolor workshops January through April in Laguna Beach. Workshops are on select Thursday mornings, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Delgado Gallery, 1550 S. Coast Highway. Beginners and all levels are invited.

Instructor Lydia Delgado will introduce a plant or flower theme, then will lead everyone together in easy step-by-step painting processes. Participants may choose one, or up to eight workshops, as a new subject and process will be featured at each class. All supplies are included, and everyone takes home finished art each time.

The Jan. 14th workshop, themed Working with Nature, will focus on composition and backgrounds. Cost is $30 for an individual, or $125 for five workshops and advance registration is required.

Call (949) 363-4700 or visit LOCAarts.org .



Laguna Canyon Exhibit Nears Its End

An image of the protest mural erected in Laguna Canyon and seen in the museum exhibit.
An image of the protest mural erected in Laguna Canyon and seen in the museum exhibit.

The Laguna Canyon Project: Artivism at the Laguna Art Museum closes on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. This exhibition is the only time all 16 phases of this 30-year project have been shown together.

Project curator Mike McGee and artist Mark Chamberlain talk about the project Sunday, Jan. 10, from 2-4 p.m.

The presentation will preview the book scheduled for release in 2016 by Laguna Wilderness Press that will reveal the depth and breadth of this enormous undertaking that was instrumental in preserving open space in Laguna Canyon.




New Oil Paintings, Wood Carvings Exhibited by Artists Republic

A sample of Dennis McNett’s work.
A sample of Dennis McNett’s work.

Dennis McNett and Kati Williams open a duo exhibit at Artists Republic Gallery, 1175 S. Coast Highway, with a reception from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9.

McNett will show mixed media works and woodcarvings including a set of crows similar to those acquired by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art earlier this year. McNett’s work includes performance art and large-scale installations shown in museums around the world.

“I have an immense respect for the Old Masters and all that they achieved with the medium.  I study their techniques quite a bit in my own work as far as traditional indirect application of the paint, through layering and glazing,” said Williams, a native of Austin, Tex.


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