Suggested Art & Culture Groups near California
South Bay Art
San Jose, CA
This group is for anyone who is interested in creating and sharing art. All mediums such as charcoal, water color, oil paint, etc. are welcome. All skill levels are welcome as well.
For our group's events, you'll find a mix of outdoor painting, life painting, portrait parties and online zoom critiques and the locations vary from as far North as San Francisco to as far South as Monterey for the outdoor painting.
I try to host a few painting workshops a year, but I should say that most events aren't classes or workshops in that I consider the group more of a social group who's members enjoy creating and sharing art with other artists. That being said, if you've got questions, are looking for a critique, or are stuck on something feel free to ask for help though. We really do have a nice mix of experienced artists who are happy to help.
Also, check out our Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/131295087508526
Last updated 11-28-21
San Francisco, CA
We get together on weekends to wander around San Francisco, sketching people and places, natural and urban. We usually sketch for 2-3 hours, then sit down in a cafe to share sketches and chat. Sometimes we join up with other sketching groups or do field trips outside the city. Everyone welcome.
" San Francisco Is My Oyster !!" ComeWith Us and Explore
San Francisco, CA
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All the best in one place!
Think of this as Summer Camp for Adults.
In our digital world the more online, plugged in and connected we become the more disconnected we become from others. This group, with intention uses social medial to be Social in Real Life.
The mission of this group is its name.
(quick legal note: this group name and all derivations are ™ Trademarked/Servicemarked and/or Copyright protected. Unauthorized used is NOT permitted. This group is part of a confederation of groups. You may NOT start a chapter without express permission. There is no charge or fee to be part. The group must be for the most part "non-profit." You may not charge organizers to list events. The group may NOT be a promotional front, or a venue for one person or entity. The group must be diverse and open Chapter Guidelines may be obtained by clicking the "Contact the Organizers" button)
The whole Bay Area is so vibrant and diverse. We have the opportunity to explore it and make new friends while doing so. Meetup is one of the few (maybe only) websites dedicated to having it's participants get offline and do things in reality.
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. (William Butler Yeats )
EVERYONE IS WELCOME INTO THE GROUP!
This is a place where everyone can just come as they are, and mingle with people who are like them AND who are NOT like them. We are not limited, restricted or exclusive by age, gender, gender preference, national origin, relationship status, etc. To put it more simply this group is open to all. All ages, all genders, all sexual orientations, all types - And that includes you!!!
There are plenty of meetups that exclude based of one reason or another. Or there plenty meetups where people self segregate. This meetup is neither of those. Diversity is coveted here. People are not monochrome and neither are we. You will fit in perfectly and find a lot of folks who just like you in certain aspect, and differ from you in others. It's the good kind of variety of life.
Some events on this group may specify limits at times. Those will be clearly noted when needed. At times they may be age delineated, or even gender related. Limits are placed often as a means to control size. The event can then be repeated/recycled with a different limit range. If there is an event you really wish to go to with a limit, . . . please contact me. You can be the impetus and the catalyst for the next event in the different limit/range. Other times the limit can be waived or bent as needed.
Challenge yourself and importantly, BE yourself and expand your horizons and comfort zone. Let your hair down! Go wild! Be open minded and be non-judgmental. The group is based off quality events to bring people together from positive social interaction. Anyone who wants to explore an alternative, bohemian, experimental, strange, obscure, weird, wild, absurd, bizarre, avant garde, unconventional, wild-at-heart side of Los Angeles is welcome!
In the interest of making events successful . . . I will spread events across other meetup groups to bump up attendance. For as you know, . . . sometimes people don't show up. Some Organizers get really bent out of shape about that. I do however know that life happens. Even if it's 10 mins before the event. Just change your rsvp. No worries. No harm-no foul. There is not any sort strikes or penalty system, and there is nobody keeping score. The exception will be if it is listed as a "no flake" event. On those you gotta give good notice of changes. It's about fun and community. What I have found is that by being mellow and and having good events more show up. We tend to have 80% or more attendance. I approach with compassion. So if you don't make one event or another. . . try and make it to the next, or the one after that. When you do make it, .. . . we will be glad you are there and all are welcome.
Here are the basics of group rules.
Do NOT contact members who you have not met in real life.
Avoid Put Downs.
Speak For Yourself.
Listen To Others.
You Have The Option To Pass.
Expect Unfinished Business.
While there are flexible attendance rules. There are sex/gender related rules. As a guideline do not message people you have not met in person. This is not an online dating place. Ladies: If a guy messages you please contact me. There have been problems with that happening over meetup in general. It's just not cool. Meetup is about real life and not virtual. Guys, . . . get off your computer and come to an event. Say hello in person. Smile, . . . be personable and decent. And just be there to get to know people and make friends of whatever gender. You can always use new good friends. And this is one way to make/meet them. Wingman tactics and and Pickup artist tactics are similarly not allowed in this group. Organizers of another group that are not an organizer or host here are also not allowed to solicit members.
The rest of the rule are just good ways to live and be.
These rules apply here AND on like-minded sister groups. So it also applies on the following
Photo and Name: You are allowed to join with whatever name and whatever photo. HOWEVER the main organizers may request you change either name or photo a their discretion. Names that are products, promotional, advertisements are red flags that will be requested to change or be removed. If you are using a photo that is not your face, a current face photo may be requested. Here is the rule of thumb. Fake name and fake photo will be requested to change to a real photo and a real name or face removal. Real photo and fake name is usually fine. Fake photo and real name is usually fine.
IF you need to maintain privacy of both then contact the main organizers and just ask. That's all it takes usually.
All organizers on the group do have different set of rules.
The rules simplified.
• No Emailing (do not use the bulk email feature in any way)
• No outside links
• Great Copy
• Great Pix
• 4 weeks notice is best.
• List any money costs in the first 2 or 3 lines.
Not too many rules. Not too complicated. They all have to do with respect for the membership.
Let's talk a little more about age: Are you in your 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s ? (btw some write 20's 30's 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's ). I am often asked "What age range is this group?" 20 40 maybe? 30 50 perhaps? Or even 60 70. Forties ( forty's forty ), Fifties ( fifty's fifty ) of sixties ( sixty's sixty ) or older does matter. 24-39 3000 20+ 30+ 50+ 60+ & under or over. We are just aiming at good community.
Yeah, . . . All that is great, . . . But I still have one question, . . . What age is your group?
Age is a state of mind. And our state (this group) has no borders.
If so then you may be looking for us!
We do NOT discriminate by age, sex or gender, gender preference, origin, religion, belly button lint, etc . . . .
Do you enjoy friendship, activities, key networking, casual socializing, parties learning, sharing, inspiration? You do!?!?! How about personal and professional development with active nerd adult ( adults ) who like adventure ( adventurers, adventures, adventurous ) stuff that may involve silly dance game ( games ) and cool nerds with addicting, amazing fun? Great!!!! There will be sweet things to discover while engaging in retro revival underground unique geeky exploration of fringe play plus speed punk quirky sophisticated spectacular geek socials with high society making savvy friends. It will be an offbeat odyssey of an outing to nerdy paradise and we will party at random places (see locations below). Come and share fine no flake ( flakes ) fun that is free or inexpensive and goes late into the lovely night. Left, right or center, we will live life together and enjoy.
We do some sports related events. Are you interested in teammates players for your sport or hobby? Such as bowling, trivia, camping, biking, hike, hikes, hiking, snowboarder, snowboarding, ski, skiing, kayaking? Or even related to bmi, exercise, fitness, healthy, lock pong, recreation, recreational, outdoor, york Halloween, mammoth mountain, St Patrick's, Ensenada, un scrabble solitaire poker or more!!! We run the range.
A bigger majority of what we are cultural ( culture ), language, travel, music, arts, festival, performance, crave, dining, exotic, restaurant, food, foodie, architecture, art, artistic, urban, or ballet. But it does not stop there. We also do comedy, concert ( concerts ), cook, cooking, theater, theatre, culinary, cultural, tours, sub-culture, subculture sponge ( sponges ), performances, dances, dancing, museums, musical ( musicals ), bars, foodies, dinner, dinning, bbq, beach, restaurants, trips, cruise ( cruises ), cuisine. And even with all that we still to even more!!! Including, flea n farmer (farmers) market ( markets ), boutique, burlesque, crafting, craft, create, creating, sushi, pho, pizza, tastings, tickets, kim chi, tai kimchi, deserts, eating, festivals, film, films, galleries, games, karaoke, movies, sutra kama karma.And now the important question. Did we miss one? Oh. . . OK then, . . Send that so we can add it to the list.
Aside from the High Brow we do engage in the Low Brow such as wine, beer, drink, bar hopping, dive bars ( dives ), rave ( raver ravers raves raving ), hip-hop hiphop, hole holes-in-walls, crawl crawls, trance techno, dubstep, night nightclub, nightlife, nights. As well as classic club clubbing, clubs eclectic, edm electro electronica, pubs, pub speak, speakeasy, drinks, meet meeting mix mixer mixers mixing, greet, happy hour hours haunts, Did somebody say volunteer mingle? Let's DoLA or make a Timeout and TimeoutLA. LAist anyone?
So the High Brow and the Low Brow get together and make up THE KNOW BROW and that is all about people and who makes us up.
By ethnicity we very much match the instagram ethnic makeup of Los Angeles with Caucasian and Non Hispanic Whites, Latino, Black or African American, Native American,Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and others such as Middle Eastern such as Arab or Israeli, and many more from across the global atlas.
Different than ethnicity is Nationality, or National Origin. And again . . . from that we run the range European, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, Indian, Taiwanese (Taiwan), Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese ( China, Cantonese, Mandarin ), Hong Kong Mexican ( Mexico ), and more and more. Even USC or UCLA
And that makes for sooooooooo many languages. We like language and the culture it is able to unlock It brings English, Spanish second ESL and ELL and ASL are big here. Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French, And the gamut of others to translate ( translation translator ) with class (classes).
Tolerance is a main tenet here as we are Christian ( Catholic, Mormon, etc), Jewish (Jew Jews), Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, tech Scientology and more. And even Republican, Conservative, Liberal, Democrat, Libertarian, Bernie / BernieCrat, or even Trump or Trumpian or Scientologist. This is a big tent and since it's decent social we will all be decent.
What it comes down to is we are making new friends ( friend freind freinds ) and to be friendly. Almost like finding your entourage Made up of Men (man men's mens) and women ( woman women's ) and non-binary too. Members may be young or old, married, single ( divorce divorced separated and never married ) or coupled (couple as part of a committed relationship / relationships ). Many are likely singles and looking to date in one way or another. Going on dates or dating is fine. But it does NOT happen via using the group like Tinder, Match.com, POF or eharmony.
This group is about real life. So online messaging of people you have not met in real life is not allowed. Why such a rule?
Because it is heterosexist of you to assume that all people are interested in you. Like is says above there are married or those in committed relationships. There is is also the range of sexual preference in the group. Gay, lesbian girls lgbt lgbtq queer bi poly swing swinger swinging and any sort of variation such as transsexual and transgender. We do accept all. Even rs40 and rso40. We do NOT accept SpeedDating or Speedating or whatever you call it. It's forbidden.
Whoever you find cute, hot, sexy or find attraction to that comes in person. Plenty a match and romance or spark may happen. You may find your love (or lover). But you also may just make great friends girlfriend ( girlfriends ). It's just down to good decent social. Conscious communication and engagement that makes for self-improvement and improvement of others. Conversation and network or networking of professionals. That's just smart l33t leet api entrepreneur groupting that will lead to inspirational international consciousness.
We just added Game of Thrones GOT and The Walking Dead viewing parties.
Where do you do events? We do them ALL OVER!!!! I have taken the time to look at past events and the cities they have happened in and near and put it together with the upcoming location too. Our groups IS different, . . . we DO range all over the city. Here are where we HAVE BEEN, and where we are GOING!! All of it is obscure or obscura.
So I have gone in great detail to cover who we are and what we do. This is accurate and verifiable by going to our past events and looking that what we have done. This is all fact based on the breadth, scope and mission of this group.
If you have made it this far. Then watch this and then, . . .get off social media and on meetup. The social part of social media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEWnXmDfVZg
This group is also very Reddit and Redditor affiliated. As such redditors events will be doing activities that do involve meme memes dank redidit subeddit snu snoo lurker boardgames board gaming gamer video cardgames card cards against humanity computers anime internet upvote downvote vote secret santa harry potter wow world warcraft karma programming digg cheap low cost nsfw league legends wtf youtube hearthstone twitch csgo narwhals bacon bacons midnight overwatch lol bernie sanders front page reddiyt r/all homepage android apple iphone mac samsung s6 s7 s8 r mobile funny dota dota2 nba politics discussion pokemon aww askreddit app apps comicon comic con convention disneyland disney diy diablo rams dodgers raiders cosplay star trek wars trekkie scifi sci-fi science fiction gif troll thrones got comment comments ama til today i learned ask me anything steam pc independent yorker independents artemis jackbox jack box com firefly serenity citizen& something comedy urban nightlife foodies friendship sierra wine food drinks dining american ny karaoke
And the other members will have events involving cuisine recreation organizations snowboarding recreational fitness pubs eating culinary consciousness psychology philosophy growth conversation snowboarder theatre theater performances movies films creating galleries museums speak easy speakeasy opening nights music film festivals dancing street performance literature hikes greet tastings tours crawls outdoor activities beer * " ! +
left eclectic couple couples mel town mixing jason la professionals business lovers lover exercise referral hike boating boat hollywood adventurers ballet eow tips asian downtown dtla ladies lady socal oc orange county english esl korean strategy jewish yid yiddish jew hebrew catholic healthy california connect hot christian cute beach wednesday ivy south bay pasadena woodland hills men man male gay european realities parents americans newly inland empire southern thai japanese chinese vietnamese filipino service empowerment females female law badminton mountain biking cooking book zandra sub-culture holes-in-walls hidden haunts seminars art classes, 3,000 jan 2017 boutique twist organized welcome boxing line camping archery trivia architecture classes burlesque baseball beat flee kyaking chi early morning adventures skin walls deserts small venues farmers trips written spoken word soooo losangeles los angeles ucla usc cantonese westside west ass artistic arts citizen cook crafting dances dinning learning festival foodie girl jews mens organization snowboardingsocal tip wall hong kong
Shakespeare Zoom Play Reading - WooHoo
Welcome to all interested in reading - I want this open to anyone even if you haven't read plays aloud before. We will read one play over 2 weeks (2 Saturday or Sunday afternoons). Everyone gets a nice amount to read if they want it. Woohoo. I may cast when we meet or I may tell you your role(s) ahead. You don't need a zoom account. Oh, and you don't need a copy of the play.
The Fair Oaks Book Club
Fair Oaks, CA
We currently meet on Zoom-6PM- on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to discuss a book we have all agreed to read. Every fall we vote for a variety of genres - mainly fiction - for the upcoming year. Genres have included Non Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Classics. Our book discussions are focussed on personal interpretation and insight and can include laughter, tears, and great conversation. We are accepting new members.
Dining Out, Bookish Style
We meet at fine and fine-enough restaurants in small-groups of 8-maximum. Convivial conversations revolve around books, film, and travel. Bonhomie is the order of the day; good food and drink are the lovely etceteras...
Four Essentials to Know Before Requesting Membership:
1) Cordial participation without pecuniary self-interest is expected at all times. And though differences of opinion that spur superb conversations are welcome, intolerance of people or ideas, rudeness, and self-righteousness are antithetical to the spirit of this group.
2) Since ours are small gatherings and empty chairs inspire sadness for both the wait staff and fellow diners, members are required to honor their RSVPs. Thus, save for a genuine last-minute emergency, if members must cancel they must do so in a timely manner at least 48 hours before the start of an event so that people on the waitlist can be notified and reservation can be corrected. This is, after all, a simple courtesy towards fellow diners, the restaurant, and the organizer. No-shows and those who repeatedly cancel within 48 hours of the event will be removed from the group.
3) Please know that all members are each responsible for their own charges. We do ask for separate checks, but sometimes the restaurant will not provide them for one table, particularly for the Happy Hours and Coffees/Teas. Please plan accordingly.
4) For purposes of identification at meetings, on the group's meetup website each member must post their first name, a photo that clearly shows the individual's face, and a brief introduction. Please note: only members may RSVP for an event. For a variety of reasons, +1 are not allowed, unless it is for a special "couples" event.
In closing, please know that the organizer of this group pays for her meals just like the other members do, and she does not get any special advantage for organizing the group or suggesting restaurants. She does the work of organizing the group only because she enjoys breaking bread with pleasant, interesting people.
Who We Are: Alameda Artists is a Meetup group for all Bay Area Artists and Creatives. <br>
The Alameda Artist Group is for all creative media and practicing at all skill levels. (And you don't have to live in Alameda!) Most meetups are in Alameda but anyone who wants to sketch and draw and make art is welcome. We also have writing meetups, open studio/galleries shows, calls for art, maker space workshops, and many more creative meetups - don't see what you want? Suggest it! <br>
2020 was insane but we managed to keep things going with virtual artist talks and publishing the East Bay Artist 2020 Book
Inspire others or be inspired, learn new techniques to implement or brush up on some old ones. Hone your craft and meet new people with similar interests.
Artist's are currently very active on Facebook, selling work, sharing techniques and cool upcoming art events. Be sure to join us on social media!
Visit us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/alamedaarti...
Costs: The cost of each class or event will vary depending on supplies needed and the location it is being held. The cost for the class will be announced in the details of that particular event page when the event is created. 2nd Friday Virtual Art Talks are free!
Donations are welcome go to pay for Meetup.com fees, group art shows, snacks, drinks, rent and other various art supplies. Your donations are appreciated! Suggested donation per event is on a sliding scale $5-$10.
Don't let the donation suggestion stop you from coming to an art meetup if it is listed as FREE. We want every artist to have a place that they are welcome. However, paid classes are different and that fee would be required to participate. We are supported by local businesses who sponsor us like <a href="https://flaxart.com/oakland-store/">Flax and Digifli.
IMPORTANT! If less then 3 members RSVP for a meetup the meetup may be canceled right up to within a few hours before that meetup. Please check back the day of the meetup and look for cancelation notices in your email. We will do our best to inform you that a meetup has canceled asap.
RSVPs <br>Please do not RSVP unless you really plan on coming so we know how many artists to expect. If you do RSVP and can NOT make it (even at the last minute or after the event has started) please CHANGE your RSVP so we are not waiting for you!
Monterey Mini Painters, Director’s Cut
We’re a group of people who enjoy painting gaming miniatures, for fun. We’re not teachers, but we’re a helpful group. All skill levels welcome. Join us at the Monterey Moose Lodge every Sunday from 1-4 pm. We’ve got plenty of figurines and paints to share for those new to the hobby.
San Jose Art Classes
San Jose, CA
Have you always wanted to dabble with art materials but didn't have the time, or the space, or the support? This meetup is for you! The purpose of this group is to express yourself through various art mediums. You will learn the basics of composition, color, balance and shape through collage and other mediums so you can explore and experiment and have fun! I'll be there to coach and support you along the way. This is a great way to reconnect with your creativity and others who are interested in the same thing. No experience is required. Just a desire to play and connect with other like-minded people who enjoy making art, from the heart. You are welcome to use my materials, or bring your own. I will offer specific classes from time to time too. Check out my youtube channel or website to see videos of students work and to get an idea of what we do. LoriKrein.com FYI: If you have 2 no-shows without letting me know, you will be removed form the group.
Draw & Paint Like A Pro!
Castro Valley, CA
Art for All Ages.
Visit website: http://www.LessonsInArt.com click on camps. 1/2 day mornings, 1/2 day afternoon and full day camps. Register while seats are available. Call with questions 510 303-3494
Now accepting enrollment for art lessons once a week 2 hours each. Can't commit? Saturdays hours 11am - 1pm pay per class. $30.00.
Learn painting techniques like the Masters. Draw and Paint like a pro!
Questions call 510 303-3494
Art for all ages.
Improv Drop-In for BIPOC (in-person)
San Francisco, CA
Come experience the joy of play in Leela's improv drop-in for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and all self-identified People of Color). This is a safe and affirming space where we play and explore with one another in community. All levels of experience welcome! If you’ve never done a minute of improv in your life, this is a great and gentle introduction to this art form through a series of fun, interactive, and engaging games and activities. If you are an experienced improvisor, this is an excellent opportunity to hone your skills and meet new BIPOC improvisor friends. If you have ever worried about or experienced being “the only one” in class, then this drop-in is for you. Let’s grow together!
Plein Air - Painting, Drawing
This group is for people who like painting and drawing outdoors.
All levels, styles, and mediums (oils. watercolors, ink, pencils) are welcome.
We will choose a place, meet, and paint something we see around us.
It's a great way to meet like-minded friends, share knowledge, and grow as artists together.
P.s. We are all tired of covid-19, but the masks are required for all participants. Thank you for your understanding :)
Citrus Heights, CA
Do you have a sketchbook but can't seem to draw at home? Are you an introvert looking for a artistic social outlet? Do you like cafés and/or bars? If yes, then come join me (and hopefully others) as we venture around Sacramento filling up our scketch books while sharing stories and ideas. No skill are required to be part of this group and you may use whatever creative outlet that feels comfortable to you. Whether it be a sketchbook, note pad, canvas or tablet, you are always welcome.
Sacramento Black Professionals
Tired of the same old scene? Looking for other professionals like yourself? Look no further. We are a group of Black Professionals of all ages and diverse ethnic backgrounds who come together in a social and informal setting to enjoy the company of one another and foster professional alliances. Join us for civic, cultural, and social events. Enjoy local wine tasting, cocktail hour, live jazz, professional networking mixers and our annual group trip. If you’re interested in making new friends and need to unwind from the work week, please join us for an event!
As you attend specific meetups, please text 916-252-6053 or post your arrival as a comment to the specific meetup to let us know you arrived. Most meetups will have a 15 minute waiting period, or you may not be able to find us. I may not be able to check the phone for late arrivals. Prior years did not have a cut off time period.
Late arrivals are fine, but it is not a guarantee that you'll be able to sit with everyone or find us. Not attending events you sign up for, without cancellation notifications (No Shows) is highly discouraged. Extreme no shows such as 5 in a row without explanation may result in your removal from the group.
Proper attendance will help everyone with future planning and help us find and welcome you in addition to any signage or reservations we may have.
OC Women's Art, Theater and Foodies Meetup
This group is for women in the Orange County area who want to meet and build friendships based on the shared interests of art, theater and great food & wine. Let's get together and enjoy live theater, musical performances, small playhouses, museums, art walks, galleries, film, dinners, wine tastings, concerts, harbor boat rides, potluck parties, dining out, happy hours, brunches, day trips, birthday celebrations, fine dining, high teas, self defense training and anything else fun. Age group 40-70 years old women only, and MUST have a PayPal account or Venmo and a PHOTO of yourself posted on your profile no animals or flowers! Dressing appropriately is required for upscale dining & theater events.
NOTE: This group is temporarily closed to new members right now.
Santa Cruz Art League Workshops
Santa Cruz, CA
For over 100 years, Santa Cruz Art League has been a creative hub in or community. Visual and performing artists are supported through education, exhibitions, and arts events. Santa Cruz Art League offers art workshops for both the beginner artist and the more experienced!
Burlingame Plein Air Painters
“The basis of human happiness is the possibility to be together with nature, to see it and to talk to it.” ~ Leo Tolstoy Or if you prefer Willie Sutton's Law, "Because that's where the money is!"
Welcome! This is a group for all artists from beginners to experienced who want to create art outdoors - any style, technique and medium. We are a friendly and supportive group that brings artists together by painting around the Bay area and sometimes beyond. Meetings are organized semi-monthly on weekends. Suggestions for sites are welcome. After a paint out event, we follow up with an optional lunch. We encourage artists to share their experiences and post photos of their work to our Meetup site. The low membership fee covers the cost of website and occasional costs for exhibitions and promotions for the group.
Unsolicited advertising is not welcome, and will be removed from the group's site.
Burlingame Plein Air Painters’ Group Statement (for shows)
Burlingame Plein Air Painters (BPAP) is a group of artists dedicated to the historic tradition of painting directly from life outdoors. Through this approach of firsthand observation, our members strive to express their unique visual and emotional response to the timeless beauty in the natural landscape of the Bay Area.
BPAP creates plein air painting opportunities on an ongoing semi-monthly basis. Burlingame PAP has established a forum for artists of all levels to support each other and to share ideas and knowledge of their plein air painting experiences. BPAP promotes a visual appreciation of our environment through the value of painting en plein air, by sharing with the public our combined knowledge and experience, and through public demonstrations and exhibitions of the highest caliber.
About Burlingame Plein Air Painters
Founded in 2013 by Jenny Wantuch, Burlingame Plein Air Painters began as a small group of artists dedicated to painting outdoors from life and to create a supportive and social ambience. BPAP has held over 200 paint-outs in the Bay Area, from Point Reyes in the north to Carmel-by-the-Sea in the south. Bart Charlow has kept this group growing and is today the Organizer. This format has encouraged beginers as well as established artists throughout the Bay Area. Today, Burlingame PAP has over 70 active members.
“Open Air” July 14-August 13, 2017, at Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, CA, was the group’s first show and exhibited artwork by twenty-two BPAP artists. Several of our group exhibited at "Along the Ohlone Portola Trail Plein Air" from July 12 - August 11, 2019, also at Sanchez. BPAP took a key role in organizing the painting series from which the show is drawn. We hope to do more in the future.
Painting and Drawing Lessons Meet in Art Studio in SF
San Francisco, CA
This is a group for anyone interested in taking an in-person oil or acrylic painting class, or a charcoal drawing class. All skill levels are welcome! I am the owner of an art studio for kids in San Francisco, and I would like to include adults interested in learning how to paint/draw in the evenings and on Saturdays at my art studio, located at 1643 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco. The classes are 2 hours, and we provide all paint supplies. Everyone will work on the same artwork guided by our art teacher, whether it's a landscape, a still life, or a portrait. Come alone or bring a friend!