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A Painterly Exploration by Instructor Sondra Holtzman

August 15 @ 9:00 am - August 16 @ 5:00 pm

PLAYA: A Painterly Exploration 

Instructor Sondra Holtzman

Using photographs of the playa as our inspiration and guides, we will explore local color, patterns and rhythms, atmosphere, edges and light in this very special place using a variety of materials. Students are encouraged to work as intuitively as they can, as perfection is not a welcome guest. We will create a series of small studies or vignettes, along with a larger painting(s) each afternoon. Class will begin each day with a brief writing exercise that will be the springboard for our painterly endeavors. A goal of the class will be to convey our own individual sense of place through our paintings.

Upon registration, students will be emailed the set of reference photos.

Artist Bio: A record keeper of an evolving life, professional artist Sondra Holtzman’s sketchbooks and artwork reflect musings of travel, afar and close to home. She leads painting explorations all over the world, including Europe, South America and the South Pacific.

After attending Rhode Island School of Design and California College of the Arts, Sondra worked in San Francisco as a freelance designer, creating artwork for clients like Nike and Delta Air Lines. Her work has been published in 1000 Artist Journal Pages and Signatures: The Art Journal Collection by Somerset Studio.

For Sondra, the true joy of being an artist also lies in the sharing of her passion with others, helping them to discover their own artistic voice.

Date: August 15 – 16

9am-12:30 & 1:30-4pm both days

Fee: $250

Maximum group size: 12

Online via Zoom

supply list and Zoom link provided after registration

To sign up click HERE


August 15 @ 9:00 am
August 16 @ 5:00 pm