Gallery Programs


COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR

Join us for tours of the exhibition presented by CWA members. All tours are held from 1:00-2:30 pm. $5 tickets can be purchased from the Firehouse Arts Center Box Office. 

Michael Friedland and Barbara Tapp
1:00- 2:30,  Tuesday,  January 21, 2020

Pat Moseuk
1:00-2:30, Saturday, February 8, 2020

SPECIAL SESSION: Everything you ever wanted to know about CWA and a national show

Panel conversation with CWA National Exhibition Organizers Iretta Hunter, Ruth Miller, and Carol Husslein
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
1:00-2:30 PM

Free and open to the public


ARTIST DEMOS

Every Wednesday during the exhibition, CWA members will present art demos at the Firehouse Arts Center. All demos are held from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Harrington Gallery and are free and open to the public.


 

 

 

Sue Johnston- Playing with Texture
January 15, 2020

Steve Berry- Simplifying Your Subject for Better Composition
January 22, 2020

Sal Valencia- Airbrush, Painting from the Heart
January 29, 2020

David Savellano-Plein Air, Urban Streets
February 5, 2020

Barbara Tapp- Urban Painting
February 12, 2020


WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP:

Michael Reardon – Watercolor Techniques


Hosted by the California Watercolor Association

  • When: January 31 to February 2, 2020 • 3 Day Worskshop
  • Level: Advanced Beginner to Advanced
  • Registration Fee: Non-CWA Members $485 , CWA Members $425

Register Here This link takes you to CWA’s registration page.

Happening concurrently with the 50th Anniversary of the California Watercolor Association’s National Exhibition, Michael Reardon will share information from his latest book, Watercolor Techniques, during this three day workshop. He will share some of his insights into painting and how to enjoy it. Through demonstrations and hands-on painting, Michael will show ways to simplify and create dynamic compositions, work quickly and decisively, and capture the essence of a scene convincingly. He will cover the use of a limited palette, dynamic color mixing, and the use of light and value to describe form.

Learn more about Michael Reardon  and to learn more about the workshop and for a materials list, visit California Watercolor Association


YOUNG@ART

An exciting and educational afternoon program for kids ages 5-11.  Kids will learn about each new exhibit in the Harrington Gallery and then create a fun art project to take home. Visit PleasantonFun.com to sign up.




Watercolor Adventure

  • Thursday, Feb 6, 2020
  • 4:30-5:45pm
  • Ages 5-11, $18R/$21N
  • Code 16085   *Registration Starts 8/14/2019

The California Watercolor Association’s annual show is always diverse and colorful.  After viewing the show at the Harrington Gallery, participants will experiment with watercolor techniques and create a painting or two in the classroom.

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SCHOOL TOURS

 school tour of galleryDid you know the Harrington Gallery offers school and youth group tours? Tours are by appointment only, available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with limited availability. Includes gallery talk. $5 per person. Contact: Alena Sauzade, Visual Arts Coordinator asauzade@cityofpleasantonca.gov (925) 931-4849