2015 Open Studios Guest Artist: Linda Yao

Born in New Zealand, Linda Yao is a long-time Bay Area resident inspired by California’s cultural and geographical diversity. The San Francisco Bay is her home port; she observes and sketches the bay’s daily ship traffic, infrastructure, celestial patterns and aquatic residents. She distills her experiences into paintings and objects…

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Open Studios Artist: Sarah Granett

Guest Artists Sarah Granett makes hands-on, tactile paintings which explore material build up, layering, emergent forms and color as lyric.

See more of Sarah’s beautiful work on her website, sarahgra.net, and in-person during East Bay Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday, June 6th and 7th and 13th and 14th. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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Open Studios 2015 Artist: Mary Burger

Mary Burger is a poet and environmental designer as well as a visual artist. Drawing on these practices, she is interested in perceptions of space, light, and time in the natural environment, and relationships between natural and cultural adaptations. In her Optical Occlusions series, Mary starts with the simple concept of the horizon,…

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Open Studios 2015 Artist: Aliza Cohen

Aliza Cohen grew up in the Bay Area and received a BA in Art from UC Santa Cruz and an MFA in Painting from Boston University where she studied with English painter John Walker. A relentless observer, she is captivated by contrast, whether visual, philosophical or conceptual. Her work includes…

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Open Studios 2015 Artist: Tali Grinshpan

During East Bay Open Studios 2015, Norton Factory is pleased to exhibit the work of 10 guest artists in addition to our resident artists.

Joining Norton Factory this year is Tali Grinshpan, a glass artist from Walnut Creek, CA. For Tali, working with glass is an ever lasting source for challenge and interest. Her…

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2015 Summer Art Camp

Norton Factory Studios Art Camp offers a week of art and fun for kids ages 7 -11. The camp culminates in an art show and reception featuring the campers’ work on Friday, July 17. Five professional teachers and two art assistants will provide your children with an amazing art experience!

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Workshop: Drawing Marathon Weekend

Drawing Marathon Weekend
Instructor: Kim Bennett
2 Days
February 7th & 8th
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost $185

To Register: Email Kim at kimlaurenbennett@gmail.com

If you are looking to dive into drawing for the first time or just to get back into it, this workshop is for you. We will harness the power of group concentration and make…

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New Class: Watercolor Botanical Painting with Kim Bennett

Watercolor Botanical Painting
Instructor: Kim Bennett
10 classes
January 19th-March 23rd
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Cost $400

To Register: Email Kim at kimlaurenbennett@gmail.com

Learn to love plants and painting more in this botanical watercolor workshop. Beginners and advanced painters are welcome. We will work together towards a more precise appreciation of both the plant and paint. We…

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New Class: Color Introduction and Expansion with Mel Prest

Color Introduction and Expansion
Instructor: Mel Prest

10 classes
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30
January 21st-March 25th
Cost: $400

To register: e-mail Mel at melprest@gmail.com

Explore color through acrylic painting in this studio workshop. This class is suited for both beginner and intermediate students, and is appropriate for artists, craft-persons, designers and anyone wanting to achieve a greater knowledge of color. Using acrylic and other water-based…

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Studio Available Beginning February 1, 2015

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for 200 square foot semi-private studio space. The studio is available for lease beginning February 1st.  Rent is $418 a month.

The studio has windows, plentiful natural light and access to a shared kitchenette. Rent includes utilities, high-speed wifi, and off-street…

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