What we're about

I share my love of French Impressionist Art as I teach students the traditional way this notorious group of artists painted. This Dinner Party Art Class is a great fun group that, with no experience required, paints amazing paintings! We start the night off with a dinner, I make, at a beautiful home in Montecito/ After dinner, we go into the art studio and learn to paint. I teach French Impressionist oil painting, and have for over 30 years. Check out the photos on this site to see the beautiful paintings that come out from these classes! You don't need to know anything at all about art, I coach you! You will have a gorgeous painting in the end! It's a lot of fun and we form really wonderful friendships.

You bring your art supplies, the first night, don't worry, I can help you with mine til you get yours. I have a special line on Oil Painting Art Kits that have everything, here's a video on those:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XM7Ksp5GHI It also shows a glimpse of the original class.

We have about 12 - 16 people that will show up in anyone night. Sign up for the nights that work for you on this site. The fee is $60 and includes the dinner and the art lesson. We paint to great classic soft rock music in the background.

It's an amazing time every time!

Message me for more questions, or just sign up!

Cheers,

Rebecca

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Dinner Party Art Class 2021 NEW FIRST SERIES TUESDAY NIGHTS

In the residential section of Montecito, all RSVP's will be notified of the address

$60.00

DINNER PARTY ART CLASS:
First class of a new Dinner Party Art Class series. Tuesday nights, 5:45 - 9:00. We will have dinner together, then head into the oil painting studio to paint. I teach French Impressionism. You bring your own materials (or get a kit from me around $200 that will last you). I have easels set up in the studio for you. I teach from the very beginning, the first steps and onward of the classic painting method of the French Impressionists. No experience at all is required.

5:45 Arrival - to set up, get organized
6:00 Wine Down (BYOB) Cocktails
6:15 Dinner - Usually Soup, Salad, Casserole, Dessert
7:00 Art Class
8:45 Clean up and over by 9 ish.

The first class is orientation after dinner which is talking and going through beautiful French Impressionists books for you to choose your painting to copy. Or bring your Photo - I will help you. Then, we will go start the painting! You do not need supplies for the first class. I have canvases for you to pick out and purchase, about $10 each depending on size. Bring cash. Or bring your own canvas appropriate for the dimensions/shape of the painting you want to create. We will do the "wash" of the canvas, a special method I teach, the first nigh -- see photo above.

On all following classes, you will progress with your painting at your individual pace. The 2nd class is the drawing of your subject with vine charcoal, then we progress into the Prussian blue outline... there is a method I teach that helps get your painting to be a life long treasure! Part of the fees are used to pay an assistant in the class who is highly trained in art as well.

The background music is soft classic rock as we paint.

The home for this series of art classes is that of a past attendee. The setting is an amazing Montecito home on a gorgeous property. There will be parking instructions to respect the neighborhood.

There will be some wine supplied, but it's nice when attendees bring wine, perhaps to share, or their other beverages, alcohol or non alcohol is fine.

Many of the former students love to bring a side dish! Which is always appreciated! I will make a soup or stew recipe, and my homemade bread, and another member brings a big salad, another an casserole, etc, then the side dishes appear by those wanting to bring! Don't worry, you will not go hungry! If you have any dietary restrictions - plan on bringing things you can eat for yourself, because the recipes are very standard American fare.

We will sit down to dinner, and there will be 2 tables, all in all with my private list of past art class members there will be about 14 guests altogether. If you want to help set the table or otherwise be more involved, just let me know, it is soooooo fun! We have such a good time!

I will from time to time film these nights, and certainly do lots of social media. You can Google me to see the types of projects I'm involved with -- Rebecca Brand. Everyone that attends will need to sign a waiver for the filming (so if you are photo adverse, this is not the class for you - you don't need to pose, but incidentally you may be in a photo or video) and also you will be asked to show your vaccination card to me. Only those vaccinated may attend. Masks will not be required.

The art studio is in a large garage set up as an art studio. I will heat as necessary.

This is a special special group and event. I have been studying or teaching French Impressionist oil painting for over 30 years. It my passion! I hope you may check it out! Everyone is welcome!

Cheers!

Rebecca Brand

Dinner Party Art Class 2021 NEW FIRST SERIES TUESDAY NIGHTS

In the residential section of Montecito, all RSVP's will be notified of the address

$60.00

DINNER PARTY ART CLASS:
First class of a new Dinner Party Art Class series. Tuesday nights, 5:45 - 9:00. We will have dinner together, then head into the oil painting studio to paint. I teach French Impressionism. You bring your own materials (or get a kit from me around $200 that will last you). I have easels set up in the studio for you. I teach from the very beginning, the first steps and onward of the classic painting method of the French Impressionists. No experience at all is required.

5:45 Arrival - to set up, get organized
6:00 Wine Down (BYOB) Cocktails
6:15 Dinner - Usually Soup, Salad, Casserole, Dessert
7:00 Art Class
8:45 Clean up and over by 9 ish.

The first class is orientation after dinner which is talking and going through beautiful French Impressionists books for you to choose your painting to copy. Or bring your Photo - I will help you. Then, we will go start the painting! You do not need supplies for the first class. I have canvases for you to pick out and purchase, about $10 each depending on size. Bring cash. Or bring your own canvas appropriate for the dimensions/shape of the painting you want to create. We will do the "wash" of the canvas, a special method I teach, the first nigh -- see photo above.

On all following classes, you will progress with your painting at your individual pace. The 2nd class is the drawing of your subject with vine charcoal, then we progress into the Prussian blue outline... there is a method I teach that helps get your painting to be a life long treasure! Part of the fees are used to pay an assistant in the class who is highly trained in art as well.

The background music is soft classic rock as we paint.

The home for this series of art classes is that of a past attendee. The setting is an amazing Montecito home on a gorgeous property. There will be parking instructions to respect the neighborhood.

There will be some wine supplied, but it's nice when attendees bring wine, perhaps to share, or their other beverages, alcohol or non alcohol is fine.

Many of the former students love to bring a side dish! Which is always appreciated! I will make a soup or stew recipe, and my homemade bread, and another member brings a big salad, another an casserole, etc, then the side dishes appear by those wanting to bring! Don't worry, you will not go hungry! If you have any dietary restrictions - plan on bringing things you can eat for yourself, because the recipes are very standard American fare.

We will sit down to dinner, and there will be 2 tables, all in all with my private list of past art class members there will be about 14 guests altogether. If you want to help set the table or otherwise be more involved, just let me know, it is soooooo fun! We have such a good time!

I will from time to time film these nights, and certainly do lots of social media. You can Google me to see the types of projects I'm involved with -- Rebecca Brand. Everyone that attends will need to sign a waiver for the filming (so if you are photo adverse, this is not the class for you - you don't need to pose, but incidentally you may be in a photo or video) and also you will be asked to show your vaccination card to me. Only those vaccinated may attend. Masks will not be required.

The art studio is in a large garage set up as an art studio. I will heat as necessary.

This is a special special group and event. I have been studying or teaching French Impressionist oil painting for over 30 years. It my passion! I hope you may check it out! Everyone is welcome!

Cheers!

Rebecca Brand

Dinner Party Art Class 2021 NEW FIRST SERIES TUESDAY NIGHTS

In the residential section of Montecito, all RSVP's will be notified of the address

$60.00

DINNER PARTY ART CLASS:
First class of a new Dinner Party Art Class series. Tuesday nights, 5:45 - 9:00. We will have dinner together, then head into the oil painting studio to paint. I teach French Impressionism. You bring your own materials (or get a kit from me around $200 that will last you). I have easels set up in the studio for you. I teach from the very beginning, the first steps and onward of the classic painting method of the French Impressionists. No experience at all is required.

5:45 Arrival - to set up, get organized
6:00 Wine Down (BYOB) Cocktails
6:15 Dinner - Usually Soup, Salad, Casserole, Dessert
7:00 Art Class
8:45 Clean up and over by 9 ish.

The first class is orientation after dinner which is talking and going through beautiful French Impressionists books for you to choose your painting to copy. Or bring your Photo - I will help you. Then, we will go start the painting! You do not need supplies for the first class. I have canvases for you to pick out and purchase, about $10 each depending on size. Bring cash. Or bring your own canvas appropriate for the dimensions/shape of the painting you want to create. We will do the "wash" of the canvas, a special method I teach, the first nigh -- see photo above.

On all following classes, you will progress with your painting at your individual pace. The 2nd class is the drawing of your subject with vine charcoal, then we progress into the Prussian blue outline... there is a method I teach that helps get your painting to be a life long treasure! Part of the fees are used to pay an assistant in the class who is highly trained in art as well.

The background music is soft classic rock as we paint.

The home for this series of art classes is that of a past attendee. The setting is an amazing Montecito home on a gorgeous property. There will be parking instructions to respect the neighborhood.

There will be some wine supplied, but it's nice when attendees bring wine, perhaps to share, or their other beverages, alcohol or non alcohol is fine.

Many of the former students love to bring a side dish! Which is always appreciated! I will make a soup or stew recipe, and my homemade bread, and another member brings a big salad, another an casserole, etc, then the side dishes appear by those wanting to bring! Don't worry, you will not go hungry! If you have any dietary restrictions - plan on bringing things you can eat for yourself, because the recipes are very standard American fare.

We will sit down to dinner, and there will be 2 tables, all in all with my private list of past art class members there will be about 14 guests altogether. If you want to help set the table or otherwise be more involved, just let me know, it is soooooo fun! We have such a good time!

I will from time to time film these nights, and certainly do lots of social media. You can Google me to see the types of projects I'm involved with -- Rebecca Brand. Everyone that attends will need to sign a waiver for the filming (so if you are photo adverse, this is not the class for you - you don't need to pose, but incidentally you may be in a photo or video) and also you will be asked to show your vaccination card to me. Only those vaccinated may attend. Masks will not be required.

The art studio is in a large garage set up as an art studio. I will heat as necessary.

This is a special special group and event. I have been studying or teaching French Impressionist oil painting for over 30 years. It my passion! I hope you may check it out! Everyone is welcome!

Cheers!

Rebecca Brand

Dinner Party Art Class 2021 NEW FIRST SERIES TUESDAY NIGHTS

In the residential section of Montecito, all RSVP's will be notified of the address

$60.00

DINNER PARTY ART CLASS:
First class of a new Dinner Party Art Class series. Tuesday nights, 5:45 - 9:00. We will have dinner together, then head into the oil painting studio to paint. I teach French Impressionism. You bring your own materials (or get a kit from me around $200 that will last you). I have easels set up in the studio for you. I teach from the very beginning, the first steps and onward of the classic painting method of the French Impressionists. No experience at all is required.

5:45 Arrival - to set up, get organized
6:00 Wine Down (BYOB) Cocktails
6:15 Dinner - Usually Soup, Salad, Casserole, Dessert
7:00 Art Class
8:45 Clean up and over by 9 ish.

The first class is orientation after dinner which is talking and going through beautiful French Impressionists books for you to choose your painting to copy. Or bring your Photo - I will help you. Then, we will go start the painting! You do not need supplies for the first class. I have canvases for you to pick out and purchase, about $10 each depending on size. Bring cash. Or bring your own canvas appropriate for the dimensions/shape of the painting you want to create. We will do the "wash" of the canvas, a special method I teach, the first nigh -- see photo above.

On all following classes, you will progress with your painting at your individual pace. The 2nd class is the drawing of your subject with vine charcoal, then we progress into the Prussian blue outline... there is a method I teach that helps get your painting to be a life long treasure! Part of the fees are used to pay an assistant in the class who is highly trained in art as well.

The background music is soft classic rock as we paint.

The home for this series of art classes is that of a past attendee. The setting is an amazing Montecito home on a gorgeous property. There will be parking instructions to respect the neighborhood.

There will be some wine supplied, but it's nice when attendees bring wine, perhaps to share, or their other beverages, alcohol or non alcohol is fine.

Many of the former students love to bring a side dish! Which is always appreciated! I will make a soup or stew recipe, and my homemade bread, and another member brings a big salad, another an casserole, etc, then the side dishes appear by those wanting to bring! Don't worry, you will not go hungry! If you have any dietary restrictions - plan on bringing things you can eat for yourself, because the recipes are very standard American fare.

We will sit down to dinner, and there will be 2 tables, all in all with my private list of past art class members there will be about 14 guests altogether. If you want to help set the table or otherwise be more involved, just let me know, it is soooooo fun! We have such a good time!

I will from time to time film these nights, and certainly do lots of social media. You can Google me to see the types of projects I'm involved with -- Rebecca Brand. Everyone that attends will need to sign a waiver for the filming (so if you are photo adverse, this is not the class for you - you don't need to pose, but incidentally you may be in a photo or video) and also you will be asked to show your vaccination card to me. Only those vaccinated may attend. Masks will not be required.

The art studio is in a large garage set up as an art studio. I will heat as necessary.

This is a special special group and event. I have been studying or teaching French Impressionist oil painting for over 30 years. It my passion! I hope you may check it out! Everyone is welcome!

Cheers!

Rebecca Brand

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