Why Office Hours?

We have heard from many of you in recent months, expressing your desire to keep the conversation going among the artists of our community. It appears as though there is a strong need to connect and learn from one another. Therefore, we decided to create the opportunity to do just that. We are offering four sessions of 75 minutes each, with various topics. We are calling this format OFFICE HOURS.

I am happy to share with you my 50+ years of experience

  • Four video sessions recordings, plus downloadable PDF notes and an audio version (think of it as a podcast). Each talk covers technical aspects as well as philosophical questions related to YOUR studio practice.

  • Recordings + PDF notes are yours forever

Artist reviews

5 star rating

Office Hours

Judy Shreve

This class is full of intelligent discussions about our art practices, influences, problem solving and so much more. This is the third workshop I've experien...

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This class is full of intelligent discussions about our art practices, influences, problem solving and so much more. This is the third workshop I've experienced with Mark & Marija. Mark is knowledgeable in all aspects of art and his teaching style is delightful - playfully serious. Marija brings a wonderful balance as artist and student - asking just the right questions. I also enjoyed the format for this class which includeds teaching and conversations with other artists. Highly recommend this workshop - well all of their workshops! Can't wait for the next one!

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Great Series

Wendy Ketchum

Thank you, Mark and Marija for a wonderful series. You did a great job selecting topics that resonate with many artists, and your final "open mic" video was ...

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Thank you, Mark and Marija for a wonderful series. You did a great job selecting topics that resonate with many artists, and your final "open mic" video was informative and inspirational. I especially appreciate the grounded wisdom you both impart to us, as opposed to a "touchy/feely" approach. Mark's final comments regarding student and teacher were brilliant. Looking forward to your future Language workshops. Thank you.

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  • Live Calls

    This was a series of four conversations held live with a group of artists. Now you can have unlimited access to recordings + written summary notes.

  • Learning

    A space for interaction and the exchange of ideas, perspectives and possibilities - encouraging artists to learn from one another as well as from Mark.

  • Community

    Historically, a strong sense of camaraderie among artists has been the driving force behind one’s practice and development.

Curriculum

In this course covers YOUR questions, technical as well as philosophical. From practical tips to inspirational quotes, with the goal to ignite and deepen your creative practice.

  • 1

    Welcome to Office Hours!

  • 2

    The Four Sessions’ Topics

    • Studio Setup and Practice - The Sacred Space and Time

    • Wrestling with Influences - Transcribing, Emulating & Channeling

    • Problem Solving - When Things Go Wrong

    • Open Mic - Ask Mark any art related question

Instructor(s)

Associate Professor of Art

Mark Eanes

Mark Eanes is a painter, printmaker, photographer, curator, and educator who has spent the last fifty years as a dedicated and devoted artist. He lives and works from his studio in Benicia, California. Mark is an Associate Professor at California College of the Arts (CCA), where he has taught for thirty years. Mark has taught at numerous art institutes such as San Francisco State, CalArts, Dominican College, to name a few. Mark has shown his paintings throughout California as well as nationally and internationally. He has had solo exhibitions at the Parsons School of Design in Paris, the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, the Patricia Sweetow and Michael Dunev Galleries in San Francisco, the Fairfield Center for the Arts, Dominican College in San Rafael, the Mill Valley Arts Commission Gallery, and the Hanford Center for the Arts. Mark’s works have been included in selected exhibitions at the Applied Arts Museum in Belgrade, Serbia, the San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art’s artist gallery, the Etra Gallery in Miami, the Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Los Angeles, the Cumberland gallery in Nashville, and the San Paulo Biennale, among many others.

Assistant Instructor

Marija Eanes

Marija obtained her BA (Hons.) in the Applied Arts and Restoration of Works of Art, at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. Marija works with parents of infants, as a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and a Certified Musical Baby Bonding instructor. In 2018 Marija was certified as a Yoga instructor and in 2019 she became a prenatal Yoga Instructor. She assists Mark with the technical aspects of teaching online, and is happy to play the role of the student and give voice to any questions you might have for Mark.

FAQ

  • How long will I have access to the materials?

    FOREVER. Or better said - as long as the Thinkific platform is running.

  • Will I be able to download any of the materials?

    YES. You will be able to download the PDF notes and the audio recordings. You will not be able to download the video recordings.

  • Will there be more live session?

    We hope so! Or better said, we are planning one more cycle for 2022. However, the new sessions will not be included in the price of this one.

Access the recordings now

We understand these are "only" recordings so we reduced the price accordingly.