Fine Art

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Overview

The picturesque surroundings of Filoli make a wonderful venue for art and artists, providing inspiration and a range of valuable resources. Students can experience one-on-one instruction and personal guidance while attending one of our 2 – 5 day classes or work on their own during special Artist Access Days. Artists are invited to join our registry of art exhibitors. A new schedule of exhibits is revisited annually.

Learn more about the knowledgable Instructors Filoli has to offer

“Susan is a wonderful encouraging instructor. I love her teaching style.”
—Student of Macro Photography Workshop with Susan Rosner

“Loved this class and look forward to learning more from Caroline.
—Student of iPad Art I with Caroline Mustard

“Wonderful teacher — very pleased.”
“I shall come back for the next class.”
—Students of Oil Painting for Beginners with Laurie Johnson

“Wonderful class and instructor.”
—Student of Landscapes in Pastel with Jan Prisco

“This was a fabulous hands on class. Guy is a master teacher as well as a master artist.”
—Student of The Fall Palette with Guy Magallanes

Upcoming Programs & Classes

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Sep 28 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
11:00am
Days: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (except on evening walk dates – see below), 2nd and 4th Thursday and 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, May 25 through November 4 (except June 3) Evenings: … Read More
Sep 28 @ 4:00pm – 7:00pm
4:00pm
Filoli extends the opportunity for artists and photographers to experience the quiet beauty and stunning vistas of this rare and historical country estate. Individuals may have access to the Garden on a select day each … Read More
Sep 30 @ 9:00am – 4:00pm
9:00am
This NEW one-day class will equip entry level photographers with the knowledge and techniques needed to take their photography to the next level.  Students will learn how to take control of their cameras through the use … Read More
9:30am
Capture the glow of your subject by balancing highlights, shadows, and reflected light to make it luminous. Find out how to skillfully observe, measure, and draw your subject, followed by careful and accurate color mixing. … Read More
9:30am
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 4, , 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm If you have wanted to try painting the details of dry botanicals along with the weavings of a bird … Read More
9:30am
Bring life to your subjects by mastering the finishing touches! Dry brush techniques are essential to capture the fine details of your botanical subjects. This class is held in the Roth Room on the second … Read More
Oct 7 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
11:00am
Days: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (except on evening walk dates – see below), 2nd and 4th Thursday and 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, May 25 through November 4 (except June 3) Evenings: … Read More
Oct 12 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
11:00am
Days: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (except on evening walk dates – see below), 2nd and 4th Thursday and 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, May 25 through November 4 (except June 3) Evenings: … Read More
9:30am
Enjoy this whistle stop introduction to the materials and the techniques Ann uses to produce her vibrant, contemporary illustrations with colored pencils. She will guide you through the minefield of materials and their uses, and … Read More
9:30am
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Wednesday, October 18 through Friday, October 20, 2017, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Immerse yourself for three days with Ann while she demonstrates a variety of techniques to help you create realistic … Read More
Oct 20 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
9:30am
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Get out your sketchbooks and create memories of the beautiful sites of Filoli. Begin each day indoors as the instructor … Read More
Oct 21 @ 10:00am – 4:00pm
10:00am
MULTI-DAY CLASS:  Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 Create a mosaic to enjoy and use this season, or give as a gift!  Maybe a terra cotta pot with autumn leaves & acorns, a wall hanging … Read More
Oct 21 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
11:00am
Days: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (except on evening walk dates – see below), 2nd and 4th Thursday and 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, May 25 through November 4 (except June 3) Evenings: … Read More
Oct 26 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
11:00am
Days: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (except on evening walk dates – see below), 2nd and 4th Thursday and 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, May 25 through November 4 (except June 3) Evenings: … Read More
Oct 26 @ 4:00pm – 7:00pm
4:00pm
Filoli extends the opportunity for artists and photographers to experience the quiet beauty and stunning vistas of this rare and historical country estate. Individuals may have access to the Garden on a select day each … Read More
Oct 27 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
9:30am
Discover how to monogram a letter on a household linen or holiday gift. This class will teach students how to pas and satin stich a monogram and add details like eyelets and trailing. There will … Read More
9:30am
SERIES (MULTIDAY): Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Be guided through a floral image from start to finish as the instructor explains composition, approach and technique so you … Read More
Oct 28 @ 8:30am – 11:00am
8:30am
A garden setting is such a perfect setting for taking portrait photographs. Picking the right spot with the right light is paramount in capturing images of family and friends in the garden setting. Using the … Read More
Oct 28 @ 9:30am – 2:00pm
9:30am
This studio format is for students who would like to get the extra help they need. Bring your work–in–progress and/or homework assignment to get instruction and guidance with your drawing and painting techniques. This class … Read More
Oct 28 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
9:30am
Stumpwork is a raised embroidery technique that became popular in the 17th century. In this class Fuchsia wired elements are stitched and added to a padded satin stitch and raised stem band to create a … Read More
9:30am
Learn how to make beautiful paper magnolia leaves in lovely shades of green, brown and gold. The instructor will guide you through making realistic leaves in several size, and demonstrate how to attached them to … Read More
Nov 4 @ 11:00am – 12:30pm
11:00am
Days: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (except on evening walk dates – see below), 2nd and 4th Thursday and 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, May 25 through November 4 (except June 3) Evenings: … Read More
Nov 9 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
9:30am
MULTI-DAY CLASS: Thursday, November 9 through Saturday, November 11, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Begin or improve your plein air (outdoor) painting under Mark’s expert instruction. Painting among the beautiful sights of Filoli, Mark’s unique Lock-Step, Paint-Along … Read More
Nov 11 @ 9:30am – 2:00pm
9:30am
This studio format is for students who would like to get the extra help they need. Bring your work–in–progress and/or homework assignment to get instruction and guidance with your drawing and painting techniques. This class … Read More
9:30am
In this unique workshop the instructor will guide you through making a delightful and whimsical metallic or white crepe paper acorn ornament using a real, blown-out chicken’s egg. Practice techniques for creating this keepsake, as … Read More
5:30pm
As days shorten natures green surrenders to autumn brilliant palette. Follow your camera lens as we lead you through the abundance of stunning reds, yellows tan colors. Looking for differences both large and small is … Read More
9:30am
MULTI-DAY CLASS: Wednesday, November 15 – Saturday, November 18 Through informative demonstrations and personal guidance, discover the intricacies of achieving fine detail with watercolor masking fluid and NEEF ¼ Comb, invaluable tools for contemporary botanical artists … Read More
Dec 1 @ 9:30am – 2:00pm
9:30am
This studio format is for students who would like to get the extra help they need. Bring your work–in–progress and/or homework assignment to get instruction and guidance with your drawing and painting techniques. This class … Read More