Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop: Pop-up Cards and Paper Boxes

Join us and make a set of pop-up cards sure to delight your next favorite person on their birthday or upcoming holiday. We’ll also make a set of nesting paper boxes out of postcards and note cards.

This is a FREE program for all ages, and all supplies are provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the El Cerrito Library (thank you!)

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Dec
6
to Dec 8

Handcrafted Holiday Sale

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I’ll be selling small works on paper and panels, collage grab bags, jewelry and handmade gift boxes. This is a really fun sale!

Shop for everyone on your list at the Handcrafted Holiday Sale at Center for Community Arts. The sale brings together handmade ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber arts, photography, prints, and much more – all by Community Arts teaching artists and students.  The first 50 shoppers on each day will receive a free tote bag.

Join me for the opening reception on Friday, December 6 from 5 - 8 pm as we kick off our Holiday Sale with an evening of drinks, appetizers, craft-making and entertainment.

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Jan
4
to Jan 25

Exhibition: Erin McCluskey Wheeler X NIAD

This show will feature the 28-foot long collage mural I created during my residency at the El Cerrito Recycling Center, 150 - 200 four x four collages made of rejected pieces, and some car paintings. My work will be in conversation with NIAD Studio Artists’ work in collage and on paper.

Opening reception January 11th from 1 - 4 pm.

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Botanical Monoprints

Using block printing ink and gelatin plates, participants will make beautiful botanical prints full of detail and color. Prints are suitable for framing in sets (first print and ghost print) and can be used as notecards or textured paper in further art projects. This is a fun, experimental, and iterative process with a lot of spontaneity and unexpected outcomes that lead to beautiful results.

Workshop is $90, all supplies included

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Nov
9
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Kids, You Are the Illustrators!

Calling all young illustrators! We need you to make a MESS!

A new children's book from local author David Griswold, The Mess, needs pictures, and El Cerrito's Artist-in-Residence, Erin Wheeler, is here to help YOU bring the pages to life. You'll draw, build, bend, twist, and collage, creating a monstrous mess that grows more gruesome across each page.

If you ever dreamed of making your own children's book, now's your chance!

Free, no registration required

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Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop: BAMPFA Gallery + Studio Family Program

Invented by the Surrealists as a drawing and writing game, exquisite corpse is a way to work collaboratively on a piece of art. Find some inspiration in the Strange galleries, then use found images from magazines and catalogs to add fantastically strange elements to your own creatures, landscapes, and abstract designs! 

About Gallery + Studio at BAMPFA
On the second Saturday of each month, Gallery + Studio connects art viewing with art making in ways that engage both young people and their grown-ups. Each two-part workshop integrates an interactive gallery tour with a related art project, and lasts about an hour and a half. Sign up on site beginning fifteen minutes before the session you wish to attend. Space is limited to twelve kids per session; please arrive promptly to sign up.

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Oct
5
to Oct 6

Workshop: Painted Paper Collage - New York

Join me at the 92nd Street Y in New York City for a special East Coast appearance.

Explore color and composition using collage as a starting point for painting and further mixed-media work.

Create several small pieces to experiment with color composition, layout, gluing and connecting techniques, or create one larger piece. Generate new ideas and think deeply about color and composition through this fun, accessible medium. All levels.

https://www.92y.org/class/painted-paper-collage

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Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Color + Collage

In this one day intensive class, we will explore color and composition and use collage as a starting point for painting and further mixed-media work. Students will look at editing and composition to create several studies. Frequent demonstrations of collage techniques and critiques throughout the day. Sign up with Jen Tough Gallery HERE

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Jun
17
to Aug 5

Weekly Classes: Summer session

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These classes meets weekly through the Center for Community Arts.

PAINTED PAPER COLLAGE (mornings): Learn to make your own amazing collage material that we will then incorporate through a range of collage techniques to make beautiful, lively works of art. SIGN UP HERE

ADVENTURES IN MIXED MEDIA (afternoons): This class will introduce students to a wide range of techniques and materials. Each class will open with a demonstration of a new art process or material including relief printing, gelatin printing, painting, paper marbling, drawing, and working with collage materials and found objects. SIGN UP HERE

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Jun
10
to Jul 5

Exhibition: Mixed Paper

As part of my artist residency with the El Cerrito Recycling Center, this second exhibition will present work created by finding and altering papers from the mixed paper bin and the book exchange area. On view will also be collaborative pieces made with 3rd grade students at Fairmont Elementary School. The exhibition will be on the second floor of City Hall. Open hours for City Hall can be found HERE

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May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Art & Text

In this one day workshop, we will work with a series of writing prompts to create highly visual writing that can be combined with visual art. Art techniques will be responsive to the writing and may include drawing, painting, paper folding, paper cutting, and bookmaking. We will look at artists who combine writing and text into their visual art pieces as inspiration and starting points for our own text and image works of art. REGISTER HERE

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Apr
19
to Jun 14

Exhibition: You Will Have to Leave

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As part of my artist residency with the El Cerrito Recycling Center, this exhibition of a group of collaged and painted found book pages will look at climate change related displacement. Read the full exhibit statement and download a flyer for the show HERE. Exhibit on view during library hours which can be found HERE.

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