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.

Sundays, November 21 & 28 + December 5 & 12

10-11:15am Pacific Time

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

as well as to invite you all to actively participate in each session. Here is how this course will work:

  • Four live sessions on Zoom. Each will focus on technical aspects as well as philosophical questions related to YOUR studio practice.

  • Submit your questions prior to each call using the form we will provide, or ask your question live on camera, or through the chat feature.

  • A different Zoom link will be sent prior to each session

  • Mark your calendars for NOV 21 & 28 + DEC 5 & 12

  • 10-11:15 am Pacific Time

  • Recordings + PDF notes will be uploaded and yours forever

  • Live Calls

    A series of four conversations with Mark Eanes and his wife Marija. Join live, or listen to the recording and read the summary PDF.

  • 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.


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

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    Welcome to Office Hours!

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    The Four Sessions’ Topics

    • Studio Setup and Practice - The Sacred Space and Time - NOV 21st

    • Wrestling with Influences - Transcribing, Emulating & Channeling - NOV 28th

    • Problem Solving - When Things Go Wrong - DEC 5th

    • Open Mic - Ask Mark any art related question - DEC 12th


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.


  • I cannot attend all the sessions, will there be a recording?

    YES. Before after each session we will provide a video recording, PDF notes and an audio recording, all uploaded onto the learning platform.

  • If I cannot attend a session, can I still ask my question?

    YES. A week before each session a form to submit your question will be emailed to you. You will hear the answer to your question on the recording.

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

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

  • How long will I have access to the materials?

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

Reserve your spot now

First call on November 21st