Norton Factory Studios

East Bay Open Studios 2016

Available Studios at NFS – Apply Now to Join Our Creative Community!

205 square-foot semi-private studio available for immediate lease – $440.00 per month. Studio has plentiful natural light and access to a shared kitchenette, common seating areas, a utility sink, and roll-up door. Rent includes utilities, high-speed wifi, and off-street parking. Please note that spaces are not live/work and cannot accommodate welding or manufacturing. About Norton […]

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1-Day Alla Prima Portrait Painting Workshop with Elizabeth Zanzinger

Date: Saturday, August 29th Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop Fee: $140 Location: Norton Factory Studios Register Online Attend this affordable alla prima intensive to learn and explore new ways of drawing and observing the live model. Elizabeth Zanzinger has spent years training in academic realism and wants to share some of the exciting painting concepts she […]

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2015 East Bay Open Studios Artist: Laurie Close

Laurie Close’s work investigates notions of depth and space on the painted surface. There is a dependency on opposing positions finding the right balance, a struggle between order and chaos. Hard edges and flat space is met with atmospheric illusion. By challenging the visual structure tension is created. Uncertainty is embraced to transcend to openness. […]

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East Bay Open Studios Artist: Mikey Kelly

Mikey Kelly received his Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2003. He lived in New York for six years where he worked as a fabricator for various artists and created retail displays for Urban Outfitters, Barney’s and Bergdorf Goodman and interiors for The Ace and Standard Hotels. In 2009 Mikey returned […]

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2015 East Bay Open Studios Guest Artist: Frank Ramsay

Frank Ramsay fascinated by the intricacies of Chinese joinery and enjoy working on projects that show the beauty of real wood while at the same time incorporating shapes that are pleasing to the eye. Most of his furniture works are one-of-a-kind pieces whose designs are influenced by traditional Chinese and Japanese work. He tries to allow these same […]

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2015 Open Studios Guest Artist: Sean Kim

Sean Kim’s paintings are a record of impulses that reflect the continually evolving moment.  Each canvas displays an act of faith and committment to particular feelings as they arise, either through images, memories, or gestures, and that are slowly built up in layers over a period of time.  Like diary entries, they are a reflection […]

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We are hiring a Studio Manager!

We are hiring a Studio and Classroom Manager! No calls, please. Send cover letter and resume to Walter@nortonfactorystudios.com. Norton Factory Studio Manager Position Description Responsibilities The Studio Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of Norton Factory Studios as well as long-term planning to establish Norton Factory as the premier fine artist studio building […]

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