San Francisco Center for the Book

375 Rhode Island St. San Francisco, CA 94103 / 415.565.0545

"Arts workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book are the creative heart of bookmaking –  where concept, materials, form and content come together. You'll find courses on varying approaches for creating an artist's book, the many art processes to capture your vision, and structures to spark your imagination." 


Introduction to Color Theory & Acrylic Techniques

Instructor: Rea Lynn de Guzman


Class Dates: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Class Time: 1:00 - 5:00 PM


In this workshop, the instructor will guide students through mixing colors with acrylic paint using a minimal palette to gain a basic understanding of color theory. Students will also get to experiment with acrylic mediums to achieve certain visual effects. The first half of class will focus on color theory, while the rest will center on paint application techniques using various acrylic media. The skills covered are great for altering surfaces inside and outside of books. Students will gain the groundwork and understanding to further develop their painting skills beyond this course and leave with their own handmade samples to reference in the future. 



Root Division

1131 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA  94103 / 415.863.7668

"Root Division’s Adult Education Program offers an array of highly innovative, personalized and affordable art classes. Our Studio Artists, as well as other experienced and Bay Area professional artists, guide students through a variety of art processes, all in a friendly, engaging environment."


Color Theory + Acrylic Mediums Workshop


Class Dates: 2 class meetings/ Wednesdays, January 10 and 17, 2018
Class Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM


In this two-day workshop, students will learn how to mix colors with acrylic paint and use acrylic mediums. The first meeting will focus on color theory. At the second meeting, students will experiment and learn different techniques with paint applications using various acrylic mediums.