Art & Culture Classes

Class: Kerrin Meis - More Superb Collections In American Art Museums

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:00am

2 Fridays: Apr. 21 & 28, 2017 • 10:00 - 12:00 pm • $75

Kerrin Meis offers a sequel to her popular class "Small Spaces: Superb Collections" Included are the Neue Galerie and the Jewish Museum in NYC, Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown (Washington, D.C.), the recently re-opened Wadsworth Atheneum, the Walters Collection in Baltimore, the Menil Collection in Houston, the Huntington Library and Art Gallery in San Marino California, and San Francisco's own California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Selected works discussed in depth. 

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years, and she currently teaches for the OLLI programs at Dominican University and UC Berkeley. She leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Mary Edwards - Jump Start Your Art Career

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, May 6 • 10:00am-12:30pm • $60
 
 

This lively workshop is for emerging and established visual artists who want to figure out the next steps in an art career.  Topics include:

  • A summary of art world trends in the Bay Area and across the United States 
  • Guiding principles to follow, no matter where you are in your career  
  • Four levels of exhibition opportunities, & how to identify the best ones for you
  • A list of “Do’s” and “Don’ts” when looking for a gallery
  • An overview of resources for visual artists (websites, magazines, journals, professional associations, etc.)

A recent participant said:  “The handouts alone from this great class guided my career for six months!”

 

Mary Edwards, Ph.D.

Mary Edwards is a Career & Life Coach for artists, based in Marin.  She has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and received her coach training from the College of Executive Coaching.  She has taught workshops for artists at Book Passage (Corte Madera), Dominican University, Art Works Downtown, and the ICB Artists Association.   Mary has written articles for a number of national art magazines, including Professional Artist, Studios, and Artists & Makers.  Currently she is completing a book titled “Left Brain Skills for Right-Brained People.”

Mary brings a unique combination of business knowledge, art world experience, and professional coaching skill to her practice.  She works with painters, sculptors, photographers, designers, and other creative people who want to reach the next level in their careers.

 
 

Class: Kerrin Meis - Celebrating the Legion of Honor (Corte Madera)

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 10:00am

2 Fridays: June 2 & 9, 2017 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $75

An in-depth  exploration of European masterpieces housed permanently in this gem of a museum. We survey the foundation of the Legion, recent changes in stewardship. We look at European painting from the Medieval and Renaissance periods, 17th and 18thc works, and paintings from the 19thc discussed  in terms of provenance, style and the socio-economic milieu in which they were created. Works by Fra Angelico, El Greco, Rembrandt, Rubens, Watteau, Monet and Cezanne.

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years, and she currently teaches for the OLLI programs at Dominican University and UC Berkeley. She leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kerrin Meis - Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade (Corte Madera)

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:00am

2 Fridays: June 16 & 23, 2017 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $75

Preview of the groundbreaking exhibition opening at the Legion of Honor on June 24. The importance of the milliner, usually a woman, in the fashion capital of the world, Paris, from 1874 to 1914. We study the social and economic ambience surrounding this phenomenon while being captivated by the colors, materials and innovation of these high fashion arbiters and the artists who celebrated them: Degas, Renoir, Manet, Cassatt and Toulouse-Lautrec.

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years, and she currently teaches for the OLLI programs at Dominican University and UC Berkeley. She leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925