Local artists collaborate in a unique exhibit and provide support for the local community animals programs. Keep our friends "safe".

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Thursday, March 27, 2014


Welcoming Linda Luisi, to the ZOOINITAS Exhibition; an amazing muralist and instructor, her paintings walk you right into the scene as you become a part of her vision.

"Painting murals has been my lifetime passion. Each mural transforms a dull place into a refreshing environment--such a gift. Teaching is also a gift: to see students enjoy creativity and acquire skills. Everyone is fully capable of being artistic. It takes an open mind and sense of adventure. The ‘magic of it all’ is for everyone to enjoy.” www.lindaluisi.com.

Join us on July 26th for an Opening reception and meet the artists.  Visit .zooinitas.zohosites.com  for more information.

Linda is currently providing art instruction at many levels.  Here is one of her classes. (many more available, check online) 

Drawing And Color: Pencil, Color Pencil, Pastel - For new and returning students. at the Carlsbad Senior Center on 799 Pine Ave.(not limited to seniors). Register 4 weeks at a time for ongoing lessons:

9:45-11:45 AM Four Tuesdays , Classes start Apr. 15; May 13.
Start dates for summer: July 1; July 28; Aug. 26.

Learn right brain drawing, shading for depth and dimension, and color harmony for richness. Improve your observation skills with line, color and composition for your art to be aesthetic and accurate. This also helps painters to draw their subject properly (abstractly or realistically). Learn several approaches to see what works best for you. There will be demonstrations and you will receive individual attention. 

Linda Luisi is an experienced trompe l'oeil muralist known for depth and dimension. She shares her skills with enthusiasm for novices and those with all levels of experience.

Bring: pencils (#2 HB soft pencils, or soft art pencils as #4B), kneaded eraser (or any eraser), ruler, and sketch pad (9x12" or larger) or plenty of plain paper. If you wish, you may also bring a color media of your choice: colored pencils, pastels, and appropriate papers for that media.

Four weeks: $70 nonresidents. Carlsbad residents: 10% discount. (Six week classes: $100 nonresidents). Register: Carlsbad Senior Center: (760) 602-4650) If you have any questions please contact Linda at the number above.

Saturday, March 1, 2014


SAdele Richert, Zooinitas Artist

We are happy to introduce Adele into our collaborative of animal artists. 

Adele relocated to San Diego in 2011 and was an emerging artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has exhibited her wildlife, still life and landscape paintings at the Atrium in San Francisco, the Hearst Gallery in Moraga, Frank Bette Center for the Arts and Estuary Art Attack in Alameda and F3 Oakland.

She studied at U.C. Berkeley Extension in the Studio Design program. She also studied with San Francisco wildlife artist Carolyn Griffin, attended courses at Chabot College with artist and instructor Kim Mendenhall and attended workshops with Oakland fine artist Carol Tarzier. Ms. Richert has been mentored by master artists John Cosby, Gil Dellinger, Kevin Macpherson and Joseph Paquet.

Adele works primarily in oil and has also created wildlife art in pen and ink, graphite, watercolor, and mixed media. Her subjects are wildlife, still life and landscape en plein air. Adele's intention is to show the beauty the world has to offer, if remember to take the time to see it.

Currently, Adele works from her studio in the Point Loma Liberty Station/NTC Promenade Creative Arts and Culture District.  You can reach Adele at adele@richertstudio.com.


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