CLASSES with Cat Kaufman

My classes fill very quickly!

To be on my class email list, email me with your name to kaufmancat@gmail.com.  I will email you with class dates and times when they are scheduled!


get Learn new techniques every week. Work on your own pieces. Create in whatever direction your muse takes you!   Cat provides guidance, tools, and space for your artistic journey in her studio in the SOFA Arts Area of Santa Rosa, CA.  

Session 1 - FRIDAYS: June 9, 16, 30, July 7 & 14  9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Session 2 - THURSDAYS: July 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10 & 17  9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Reserve your space now to :

CREATE THE ENTIRE SUMMER (10 days) for just $490.  You're getting 2 1/2 days free!

OR  ONE SESSION (5 days) for $260.  You get 1 day free!

OR  INDIVIDUAL DAYS for $65 each. (Can reserve 2 weeks prior to day you want if space is available.)

Session Topics

I will provide instruction on a new technique during the first 30 - 45 minutes of each day.  I provide materials to work with the technique.  The rest of the day is yours to work on whatever you want.

 
SUNRISE SESSIONS: FRIDAYS 9:30 - 12:30
June 9   Paper Whimsy - Many types and so many ways to use it.
June 16  Architecture - Layering for depth and creating additions such as headers
June 30  Plastered - Using plaster as a surface, changing the feel of a piece
July 7     Dust Bunnies - Aging with "grime and cinders"
July 14   Secrets of Rust - Finding it and Creating it, real and faux
 
SUNSET SESSIONS:  THURSDAYS 9:30 - 12:30
July 20   Antique Chic - Aging techniques for all types of materials
July 27   Creatures - Creating poured plaster forms in 20 mins. to add as subjects
Aug 3     Tick Tock - Making your own clock parts and ephemera in paper & metal
Aug 10   Wired - Forms and techniques with different wires
Aug 17   Wax On - Encaustic wax adds magic to all types of mixed media

Contact Cat to sign up now - kaufmancat@gmail.com

 

SPACKLING ENCAUSTIC RELIEF CLASS

3 day class at the Mendocino Art Center June 23, 24, 25, 2017 

For more information and to register click here, MendocinoArtCenter

Plaster adds texture and three dimensionality to paintings and assemblage work. Learn to incorporate objects to add texture, add and subtract forms in plaster, add translucent color using paint, attach three dimensional objects, then us the ancient technique of encaustic wax to add a soft finish.  You will leave the class with 1- 2 pieces of finished artwork!

WIRE AND PAPER MASKS

Create one to three small wire and paper masks.  This technique was developed by Cat and incorporates sculpting wire mesh with torn paper to create a three dimensional piece that can be hung alone or added to another piece.     

Held in my studio, Santa Rosa, CA.

For upcoming dates and to register click here, SenseiScout.com

ASSEMBLAGE

Create an original piece of work that portrays who you are.  The Assemblage technique utilizes found objects with new pieces to create a new story.  You decide what it says by the objects you choose.  Create a shrine, or a story or an abstract piece - the possibilities are endless!  Cat supplies all the tools and attachments and helps you organize all your objects from home into a beautiful composition.  Boxes and some objects are available for sale.

For upcoming dates and to register click here, SenseiScout.com

 

MEDITATIVE PLASTER CARVING

Learn the relaxing technique of carving an abstract relief into a prepared hardened plaster panel.  Carve where the plater takes you with a sculpting tool, then add translucent layers of paint for dimension and finish the piece with a final coat of clear encaustic wax.  

This class is a one day tasting of my Spackling Encaustic Relief 3-day class in a one day 5 hour class.

To find upcoming classes and register click here.

 

ASSEMBLAGE WITH PLASTER & WAX

Create a small box assemblage with the added dimension of plaster and wax!  2 Day Class of 5 hours each day.

You supply the printed or found images and small objects.  Day 1: we compose the piece and prep the box with plaster and add decorative cornices to the box.  Day 2: Paint, images, objects and wax are added to finish the piece.

To find upcoming classes and register click here.

Assemblage class attendee

Assemblage class attendee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine & Art Parties

 

at Cat's Studio with Friends!

- REAL Wine deserves REAL Art

Gather a group of friends (3-10 people) for a few hours of making art and sipping wine in my studio, your home or wherever.  I will help you create a memorable birthday, reunion, or week!  Contact me directly for more information.

kaufmancat@gmail.com

 
Spackling Encaustic Relief with photo and wire

Spackling Encaustic Relief with photo and wire

Small Wire and Paper Mask Class

Small Wire and Paper Mask Class

Small Wire and Paper Mask

Small Wire and Paper Mask

Assemblage

Assemblage

Spackling Encaustic Relief & Meditative Plaster Carving

Spackling Encaustic Relief & Meditative Plaster Carving

Assemblage with Plaster and Wax

Assemblage with Plaster and Wax

Assemblage

Assemblage


DROP IN & CREATE! Sessions

   $25/hour per person  Reserve sessions by contacting me at kaufmancat@gmail.com

1. Show up at my studio with your stuff - Bring a friend!

2. Pay when you arrive  

I can accommodate up to 6 people per day.

Cat Kaufman's Studio, Santa Rosa, CA

Have you been accumulating pieces of memorabilia or small found objects for years, saying, "one day I'll turn this all into a piece of art"?  Your day has come!  For the first time, I am opening my studio for you to come play!  

You bring: memorabilia, small found objects, family photos, pieces from nature, collected trinkets, jewelry pieces, maps, letters, old keys....

I provide: tools, wire, screws, nails, glue, workspace, ideas, help with composition and attachment, and I will have some boxes available for sale if you don't have one and other found objects of my own for sale if you need just that right piece!

What you leave with: Peace of mind that you DID create that piece you always wanted and an assemblage or collage for your own home or as a gift.

Please email me for more information: kaufmancat@gmail.com

Wisconsin Road Trip by Cat Kaufman

Wisconsin Road Trip by Cat Kaufman