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Color Studies in Gouache
a color mixing and abstract color painting workshop at Dona Tomas in Oakland, March 2017.


Take your eyes off your screen! Color Studies in Gouache is a four week immersive color workshop led by Bay Area artist Lena Wolff that engages participants in paint mixing and color relativity exercises using non-toxic water-soluble gouache, a vibrant opaque variant of watercolors. Drawing from the seminal books, Johannes Itten’s, The Art of Color, and Joseph Albers, The Interaction of Color, students will learn color theory fundamentals through observation and practice to enhance any future activity related to color. In addition to mixing experiments, participants will create a small series of abstract color paintings based on their own subjective inclinations and imagination.

Mondays, March 6 to March 27, 6-9pm
Dona Tomas (Closed Hours) 5004 Telegraph Avenue, Temescal District, Oakland
Tuition $225, plus $50 materials fee ($100 deposit to enroll)
email: to sign up
All Experience Levels Welcome

In light of the 2017 US Presidential election, I’m re-thinking the focus of my studio practice and engaging on a local and national level in community-based activism. This banner was made for the Women’s March in Oakland, California -in homage to a piece by Catholic artist Sister Corita Kent. On January 21, I was honored to walk in solidarity with over 5 million feminists of all genders across the globe. We work in the name of art, liberty, democracy, equality, love and justice. In the words of the organizers of the Women’s March in D.C. EXPECT US. The fight for a truly inclusive democracy and a more loving future is now the work of our lives.


Piecework Collective, an Independent Quilt Show, NYC, May 19-22, 2017 (location TBA)
image above from Maura Ambrose of Folk Fibers)

Piecework Collective is an annual exhibition that is held each May as part of NYC Design Week. The show brings together the work of textile artists from around the world who explore unique aesthetics, processes and materials in their individual approach to quilting. The object of the exhibition is to showcase the work of a contemporary quilt community, a community united by a love of the craft and who all feel a strong connection to its history. 2017 artists include Maura AmbroseMeg CallahanSeason EvansCoulter FussellMariah GillespieLesley GoldLorena MarañonKiva Motnyk, Jessica Ogden, Lindsay SteadErin Wilson and Lena Wolff.

Solo Show, Sweeney Kaye Gallery, Oakland, September 2017

Artist Residency, De Young Museum, June 2018