Sausalito - Artist Kay Carlson


 en plein air Sausalito California Colorist Artist - Workshops & Classes

I have been teaching Painting Classes for Talmapias Community Education in Mill Valley since 1992. Expressive Watercolor is lively and popular with hands- on demonstrations. I also offer private lessons to my water students who have studied with me over the years.

I also offer The Right Side of the Brain Drawing, which presents a doorway to new perception by following the book that we all have on the shelf. These classes are held for four semesters each year, six weeks at a time. I have a clear communication style and offer solid support for beginning and intermediate students.

Feather River Adult Art Camp I will be teaching landscape oil painting for the 10th year at this wildly popular art experience in the Sierras. From June 20th to the 27th, 2010. Give yourself the gift of time for creating by the river. There are many classes to choose from. The fee pays for your meals, lodging, art classes, and camp activities, an art vacation. This is an amazing deal to immerse yourself in nature and art making. Call for a brochure. 415-331-9520 or visit

Oil Painting From the Carlson Art Gallery in Sausalito

I accept private students, or small groups, and I teach oil painting on location. Experience the splendor of plein air painting as we work with seeing luminous color on the landscape. Light creates color, and the color notes create light. The artistís challenge is to mix these notes on a pallete, and then create a composition. You will learn how to capture the feeling of light and atmosphere in expressing your own vision. Tailor learning to your own pace. I provide assistance with assembling the tools that you need for this experience. We will visit fantastic locations in the Bay Area, places I have been going to for many years.

Shifting light is my passion, and I am constantly studying to become a better painter. I believe that truthful observation, painting outdoors is the greatest teacher. I look to the lineage of Henry Hensche, the California Six, John Singer Sargeant, as well as the California and French Impressionist School.

Call Carlson Studios 415-331-9520 for dates and times.

Presenting yourself as a Professional Carlson Consulting

Kay Carlson has been assisting emerging artists for 18 years. She offers consultations and workshops in the art of marketing and presenting your art as a professional. You will receive a skilled individual analysis of the steps to take in promoting your work.  Begin your professional practices with strategic planning:

       Assembly of a resume, statement, and images in your portfolio and website

       How and where to find Exhibition opportunities

       Advice about competitions, consultants, and galleries

       Coaching in hosting Open Studios and making direct sales

       Understanding how to accomplish effective Publicity and Advertising.

    Support for setting goals and dialoging with the Art World

Kay was the co-founder of MARIN OPEN STUDIOS and has been a curator of exhibitions, Board member of the Marin Art Council and Sight Insight Art Center, and project director for The Downtown Art Center. Her work is represented in corporate and university collections throughout the country. She can be reached at her Sausalito Studio at 415-331-9520. She will visit your studio or home for a consultation.

Kay Carlson Consulting Biography                

Community Arts, Teaching, Art Related Employment

I invite you to make an appointment to personally meet me and view my current inventory of art works. After a visit to my Studio, spend the day experiencing the waterfront community of Sausalito, full of Mediterranean ambiance, open air cafes, and views of San Francisco. For contact information and directions to my studio visit Kay's-Website




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