Three longtime and popular artists – Mark Jacobucci, Mike Tauber and Anthony Salvo – are offering specific painting subjects on Saturday evenings. This is super cool (and non-intimidating fun), whether you choose to paint sunsets, donuts or the Monterey coastline. These sell out very quickly, so get on it. Here are notes on each week’s artist and subject matter that you’ll be painting and taking home with you.
Cost is $75 and includes supplies, complimentary wine or beverage and Festival admission. Classes begin at 8:30 p.mm. and are 1.5 hours. You must be 21 years of age or older. Reservations are absolutely required.
Mark Jacobucci grew up on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. As a child he was prodigious at drawing and maintained a cartoon strip in a local newspaper for several years. He painted in high school and college. He attended Brandeis University earning a BA with highest honors in fine arts and then a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Since coming to California in 1985 he has participated in the landscape planning and design of many significant communities throughout the region.
July 6 – Dana Point Sunset
July 13 – Provincetown Sailboat
July 27 – Crystal Cove Perspective
Mike Tauber is a full-time professional artist specializing in painterly landscapes in tile. He completed his BA Degree in art at San Diego State University in 1985. He worked as an architectural illustrator and muralist throughout the 1990s when he installed commissions in Baja California, Queensland Australia, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, and throughout the western United States. In the mid-2000’s, he expanded into the ceramic tile medium for projects at public locations and exteriors. His tiles have been selected for the prestigious juried show at the Museum Gallery of Yosemite National Park, annually 2012-2015. Tauber’s multi-award winning work has been commissioned by, or is in the collection of, Festival of Arts-Laguna Beach, Kaiser Permanente, Whole Foods Markets, San Diego Airport, City of Laguna Beach, City of Tustin, PIMCO Foundation, and many more.
July 20 – Koi Fish
Aug 17 – Koi Fish
Anthony Salvo has lived in Southern California since the age of 12. That’s when he discovered oil painting. Always drawing and painting as a young child he knew that art would be his vocation. With an impressive art background spanning over many years, Anthony enjoys plein air landscape painting as well as studio painting.
Aug 3 – Donuts
Aug 10 – Monterey Coast