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Irvine Fine Ar ts Center 41st Annual
December 2 • 3–7 p.m. December 3 • 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Great Park Hangar 244
November 4 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Great Park Palm Court Arts Complex
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Dear Friends, As fall welcomes the season of gathering and celebrating, we hope you will find time to make the best of it at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. Check out Page 11 for a listing of seasonal art and culinary camps to inspire youth in their visual arts and food skills. For adults, check out the Cloisonné Enamel class highlighted on Page 13 to learn more about this ancient metalwork technique. Join us in celebrating this year's All Media exhibition award recipients. A recap of the annual event can be viewed online at irvinefinearts.org/exhibitions . Our new fall exhibitions, Revision and Into the Garden , will open on November 8. If you are unable to attend, be sure to plan time to experience these shows through the holiday season. Holiday Faire returns to the Great Park with a day of shopping and art on Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Save the date and enjoy the atmosphere, shop local artists for a unique, handmade gift, and welcome the season’s festivities. New to the City’s holiday festivities is another opportunity for a curated shopping experience, the Holiday Market, Saturday, December 2, 3–7 p.m. and Sunday, December 3, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in Hangar 244 at the Great Park. You will not want to miss out on the launch of this fantastic new event. While visiting the Great Park, make a stop at the Great Park Gallery to see Dorothea Lange: California , on view through December 31. Art at City Hall will feature the exhibition, Paul Gardner: A Retrospective from December 11, 2023 to March 29, 2024. An instructor of drawing and painting, Paul Gardner taught adults and youth at the Irvine Fine Arts Center from 2004 to 2022. It is in his great memory that we are able to share his artwork with the larger Irvine community.
Laura Murphy Irvine Fine Arts Center Supervisor
IRVINE FINE ARTS CENTER Providing art classes, programs, and exhibitions for all ages in fully equipped art studios. Monday–Thursday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday: Closed
holiday closure dates November 4: Holiday Faire at the Great Park November 10: Veterans Day Observance November 23–24: Thanksgiving Holiday December 25–26: Christmas Holiday
14321 Yale Ave. (Located at Heritage Community Park) Visit yourirvine.org for information on registration, withdrawal, and refund policies.
cover image Curtis Stage, Unified Theory of Notably Unstable Systems -1 , 2022 archival giclée print on archival artist paper, 24 x 24 in.
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TOP: Curtis Stage, Unified Theory of Notably Unstable Systems -1 , 2022, archival giclée print on archival artist paper, 24 x 24 in. BOTTOM: Nadim Kurani, Bountyful Bloom , 2023, granite, steel, copper pipe, Bounty paper towel wrap, paint, wooden base, 15 x 10 x 6 in.
Revision Irvine Fine Arts Center Main Gallery + Gallery 2 Opening Reception: November 18, 2–4 p.m. Exhibition: November 18–February 3 Works featured in Revision exist as paintings, photographs, sculptures, site-specific installations, and hybrid forms that propose new uses for domestic objects, symbols of nostalgia, historical artifacts, and tools of perception. Bound by the spirit of exploration, works on view propose a reconsideration of “ordinariness” by reassembling found discarded personal items, playfully juxtaposing industrial and commonplace materials, and experimenting with visual language and meaning-making. The exhibition is curated in collaboration with Durden and Ray, a cohort of artists and curators who work together to create opportunities for artists and are committed both to individual praxis and to shared aims of curatorial experimentation, visual research, and artistic exchange with international partners. Exhibiting artists include Nadim Kurani, Hagop Najarian, Max Presneill, Stephanie Sherwood, John Sollom, Curtis Stage, and Surge Witrön.
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Carolyn Mason, Vivid Festive (detail), 2023, mixed media including wood, wool, expandable foam, wire, machine buffers, 53 x 18 x 15 in.
Into the Garden Irvine Fine Arts Center Gallery 1 Opening Reception: November 18, 2–4 p.m. Exhibition: November 18–February 3 Into the Garden couples works on fabric by Dani Dodge and sculptural works by Carolyn Mason in an environment that invites viewers to indulge in the act of looking and imagining. The exhibition features Carolyn Mason's vivid sculptures comprised of expanding foam, wood, various metals, and felt. Transformed by the artists’ imaginative use of materials and drawing upon inspiration found in biological forms such as fungi, fauna, and reptiles, Mason’s works stand before viewers as radically new objects that evoke curiosity. Similarly evocative of a sense of wonder and discovery, Dani Dodge’s ceiling-hung fabric and ink installation reflects affirmative moments the artist has spent in the Southern California desert.
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FAMILY PROGRAMS Family Art Time: Ages 6+ Printmaking Sa Oct 21 10am–11:30am
Specialized Art Workshop: Ages 6–12 Sugar Skulls
F Oct 27 3pm–5pm $20 #85444 W Nov 8 3pm–5pm $20 #85445 F Dec 8 3pm–5pm $20 #85446
Mason Jar Lantern
$9 #85409 $9 #85410 $9 #85411
Sa Nov 18 10am–11:30am
Mixed Media Sa Dec 2 10am–11:30am Let’s Cook Together: Ages 9–11 French Quiche
TEENS Chuck Jones Teen Drawing: Ages 12–17 Observational Drawing Tu Oct 10–Oct 31
Sa Oct 21 10am–Noon $76 #85412 Sa Dec 16 10am–Noon $76 #85413
Holiday Cookies & Peppermint Bark
4pm–5:30pm $120 #85450
Drawing in Perspective Tu
Nov 7–Nov 28
4pm–5:30pm $120 #85451
EARLY CHILDHOOD Artists in Training: Ages 3.5–5 M Oct 23–Nov 6
Teen Culinary Workshop: Ages 12–17 Beef Bourguignon
M Oct 23 4pm–6:30pm $54 #85447
10am–11:30am $45 #85255
Homemade Sushi M Nov 6 4pm–6:30pm $54 #85448 Cupcakes from Scratch M Dec 4 4pm–6:30pm $54 #85449 Teen Wheel-Throwing: Ages 12–17 Tu Oct 24–Dec 12 4pm–6pm $78 #85453 W Oct 25–Dec 13 4pm–6pm $78 #85454
Tu M Tu
Oct 24–Nov 7 Nov 20–Dec 4 Nov 21–Dec 5
10am–11:30am $45 #85257
Parent & Me Art Time: Ages 3–5 W Oct 25–Nov 8 11am-Noon
$39 #85427 $39 #85428 $39 #85429 $39 #85431
Th W Th
Oct 26–Nov 9 Nov 15–Nov 29 Nov 16–Dec 7
11am-Noon 11am-Noon 11am-Noon
ADULTS COOKING & CULINARY French Baking: Ages 16+ Baguette & Brioche Tu Oct 3 6:30pm–9pm
CHILDREN Art After School: Ages 6–8 Printmaking F Nov 3
3:30pm–5pm $16 #85252 3:30pm–5pm $16 #85253 3:30pm–5pm $16 #85254
Caneles & Financiers Tu Oct 10
F Nov 17 F Dec 1
Aspiring Artists: Ages 9–12 W, F Oct 18–Nov 3
Oct 17 Dec 5
$52 #89037 $52 #89050
$96 #85265 $96 #85266
W, F Nov 15–Dec 8*
Lemon Tiramisu Tu Oct 24
10am–12:30pm $52 #89039
Claymania Ages 6–8 M Oct 23–Nov 13 3:30pm–5pm $80 #85267 Ages 9–12 Tu Oct 24–Nov 14 3:30pm–5pm $80 #85268 Ages 6–8 M Nov 20–Dec 11 3:30pm–5pm $80 #85269 Ages 9–12 Tu Nov 21–Dec 12 3:30pm–5pm $80 #85270 Culinary Workshop for Children: Ages 6–11 Pretzels from Scratch Sa Oct 14 10am–Noon $49 #85405 Apple Cider Doughnuts Sa Nov 18 10am–Noon $49 #85406 Holiday Cookies Sa Dec 2 10am–Noon $49 #85407 Mixed Media Monday: Ages 6–8 M Nov 13 3:30pm–5pm $16 #85421 Seasonal Ceramic Workshop: Ages 6–12 Shiba Inu Pot Th Oct 26 3pm–5pm $20 #85438 Whale Plate Th Nov 16 3pm–5pm $20 #85439 Bell Pepper Jar Th Dec 7 3pm–5pm $20 #85440
Apple Pie & Tatin Tart Tu Nov 7
10am–12:30pm $52 #89045
Eclairs & Choux Tu Nov 14 Buche de Noel Tu Dec 12
10am–12:30pm $52 #89051
Thai Fruit Carving: Ages 18+ W Oct 18–Nov 22
1:30pm–3:30pm $98 #89056
Thai Fruit Carving Workshop: Ages 18+ Sa Sep 16
1:30pm-3:30pm $27 #89057
*No class 11/24, 11/25.
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SUMMER 2023 FALL
Teen Drawing & Painting Learn a wide variety of art fundamentals while discovering your unique artistic style. Ages 12–17. Chuck Jones Teen Drawing: Observational Drawing Tu Oct 10–Oct 31 4pm–5:30pm
Chuck Jones Teen Drawing: Drawing in Perspective Tu Nov 7–Nov 28 4pm–5:30pm
Teen Painting: Portrait Acrylic Painting Th Oct 12–Nov 16
Arts Camp · 8:30am–3pm · $230 Sep 25–29 People & the Planet
Ages 6–8 Ages 9–12 #85259 #85260
Through the Enchanted Forest #85261 #85262
Oct 9–13 An Artsy Harvest
Culinary Camp · 9am–Noon · $226 Sep 25–29 Street Food Around the World
#85402 #85403 #85404
One Dough Recipes
Oct 9–13 Chocolate Everything
The French Kitchen: Ages 16+ Burgundy Beef Tu Oct 17
DRAWING & PAINTING Daily Sketchbook: Ages 16+ Workshop Sa Sep 23 10am–1pm
Chicken Riesling Tu Nov 14
$27 #89058 $115 #89059
Oct 4–Nov 8
Leek & Salmon Mousse Tu Dec 5
Drawing Foundations I: Ages 18+ Th Oct 19–Nov 30* 6pm–8pm $125 #89060 Introduction to Gelatin Printmaking: Ages 18+ Sa Dec 2 10am–1pm $65 #89073 Painting Foundations: 18+ W Oct 18–Nov 29* 10am–1pm $125 #89062 Painting in Oils: Ages 18+ Sa Oct 14–Nov 18 9:30am–12:30pm $125 #89063 Th Oct 19–Nov 30* 10am–1pm $125 #89064 Printmaking: Ages 18+ W Sep 20–Nov 8 6:30pm–9:30pm $165 #89072 Silk Painting: Ages 18+ Sa Sep 30–Oct 7 1:30pm–4:30pm $80 #89065 JEWELRY Jewelry: Cloisonne Enamel: Ages 18+ Th Oct 12–Nov 30* 10am–2pm $215 #89078 Tu Oct 17–Dec 12* 6:30pm–9:30pm $184 #89077 NEW Make a Polymer Clay Bangle: Ages 18+ Sa Sep 30 10am–5pm $185 #89108 PHOTOGRAPHY Beginning Darkroom Photography: Ages 18+ Th Sep 28–Oct 26 6:30pm–9pm $135 #89074 Photography: Cyanotype Workshop: Ages 16+ Sa Sep 23 10am–2pm $43 #89076
CRAFTS & ART Beginning Wheel-Throwing: Ages 18+ Tu Sep 12–Oct 31 Ceramic Foundations & Techniques: Ages 18+ Beg Th Sep 7–Oct 26 2pm–5pm
6:30pm–9:30pm $148 #89010
Th Sep 7–Oct 26
6:30pm–9:30pm $148 #89022
Ceramics: Advanced Concepts: Ages 18+ Tu Oct 24–Dec 12 10am–1pm
Pottery: Combined Techniques: 18+ Th Sep 7–Oct 26 10am–1pm
Sculpture: Ages 18+ W Sep 6–Oct 25
6:30pm–9:30pm $148 #89011
Wheel-Thrown Ceramics: Ages 18+ M Sep 11–Oct 30
6:30pm–9:30pm $148 #89029
new Irvine Fine Arts Center Registration Dates Fall 2023: Adult Ceramics & Jewelry: August 17, 7 a.m. All Other Classes: August 15, 6 a.m.
TRADITIONAL ARTS Ikebana: Sogetsu Arrangements: Intermediate/Advanced; Ages 18+ Tu Oct 17–Nov 14 Ikebana: Sogetsu Arrangements: Beginning: Ages 18+ Tu Oct 17–Nov 14 Introduction to Mosaic Art: Ages 16+ Sa Dec 2 10am–1pm
10:30am–1:30pm $145 #89088
2:30pm–5:30pm $145 #89087
Mosaic Art: Exterior: Ages 16+ Sa Oct 21–Oct 28
1:30pm–4:30pm $160 #89103
*No class 9/4, 11/21, 11/22, 11/23.
SUMMER 2023 FALL
Jewelry: Cloisonné Enamel Cloisonné is an ancient metalwork technique that produces beautiful art pieces. Learn the basics of this process on fine silver. Ages 18+. Th Oct 12–Nov 30* 10am–2pm
Oct 17–Dec 12*
6:30pm–9:30pm $184 #89077
Open Studio is an opportunity for individuals with previous experience to independently pursue their art projects using the Irvine Fine Arts Center facilities and equipment. Studios are supervised by technicians or registered volunteers. Instruction is not provided during Open Studio.
CERAMICS OPEN STUDIO Open studio sessions available by registration. The Ceramics Studio is equipped with wheels, kilns, slab roller, damp room, and complete glaze room. Regular firings are scheduled by technicians. Stoneware clay is available for purchase. Closed-toe shoes and previous studio experience required. Fee: $15 per session
JEWELRY OPEN STUDIO Open studio sessions available by registration. The Jewelry Studio is equipped with jewelry casting and fabricating equipment including casting centrifuge, burnout ovens, torches, hydraulic press, polishing, and finishing machines. Closed-toe shoes and previous studio experience required. Fee: $19 per session
How to Participate in Open Studio Complete one full course or refresher course in the studio. Pass a quiz to demonstrate your level of understanding of studio use. Complete an Open Studio Agreement. Register for studio sessions at yourirvine.org . 1 2 3 4
Open Studio programs are subject to change. Previous studio experience required for all Open Studio sessions. Ages 18 and older. For more information on participation requirements, call 949-724-6880. OPEN STUDIO
PHOTOGRAPHY OPEN STUDIO Open studio sessions available by registration. The David Kawashima Photography Studio features a group and an individual darkroom with complete black-and-white tray setups. Standard black-and-white chemistry is provided. Enlargers accommodate 35mm, 120mm, and 4 x 5 in. negatives. The lab also features a film processing and finishing room with film dryer, print washer, print dryer, and dry mount press. Closed-toe shoes and previous studio experience required. Fees: $15–$19 per session
PRINTMAKING OPEN STUDIO Open studio sessions available by registration. The Patrick Merrill Printmaking Studio is a fully equipped, ventilated studio suitable for traditional printmaking techniques. Various etching presses, including a 36 x 72 in. manual Ettan press, outfit the 800-square-foot studio space that allows for various print techniques and processes such as intaglio, relief, collagraph, and monoprint. Closed-toe shoes and previous studio experience required. Fee: $19 per session
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