Barbara Boren

Acrylics, Mixed Media, Paper Clay

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by.
Art has always been part of my life, both studying and teaching. After completing a degree in art I worked professionally in Hawaii creating pieces for some of the large hotels. Along the way I've taught many different art classes, but I've always had my hands in paint or clay. Exploring and experimenting with materials and techniques, and then sharing what I learn, are favorite activities. For more info on classes contact me at:, or find me on Instagram @barbaraaboren

Celebrate Spring With Colorful Birds & Blooms Classes!
Class dates: Saturdays, April 13 and April 27 and May 11. From 11- 3. In these classes, I’ll demonstrate an easy step-by-step method for creating a colorful spring painting of a bird with flowers. We’ll go slowly so everyone can follow along. No experience necessary! I’ll be demonstrating with acrylics, but watercolor will also work. Materials list will be provided upon registration. Hope to see you there!
Mixed Media with Acrylic and Gold Leaf, Dec 2, 2023 at University Art, 2601 J St., Sacramento. 11am- 2 pm. Make two (or more) beautiful works of art for Holiday gifts or for yourself. Gold, silver and bronze leaf will be supplied by the instructor, as well as a step-by-step demonstration. I'll have floral images to copy or bring your own. Supply list upon registration. $90 fee. I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

Examples of birds we'll be painting in the April and May classes.

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