• Registration Open – Limited to 10
  • Instructor:  Paul Cristina
  • Dates:  January 11-13
  • Materials:  Listed below
  • Cost – $479
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"In my work, I want to confront that place inside of myself where our fear, hate, anger, insecurity and dysfunction reside. I want to explore what might be below the surface of those things - in a place where truths can be found, regardless of how disturbing or unpleasant they may be."

-Paul Cristina

I am just beyond excited to announce that Paul Cristina will be coming to teach at my studio in Southern California!  What is even more thrilling is that he will be sharing his charcoal technique along with his mixed media creating process!  Learn more about this workshop below!

Dying Sun Study no.4 (new)
dying sun study no.5

Friday, Day 1:

10:00 – 4:00

Introductory segment:

  • Give everyone brief background about myself and what I do, artistic development, current process,
  • General approach to creativity / intuition,
  • Encourage, motivate
  • Ask folks what they hope to accomplish during the week


  • Guided walkthrough while I draw and work with charcoal and collage / talk about different aspects of the process / answer questions, etc

Warm up:

  • Allow everyone to play around and get comfortable with materials
  • Be loose, experiment, have fun


Saturday, Day 2:

10:00 – 4:00

  • Begin making small study pieces on preferred substrate
  • Can be drawing/portrait, photo collage, or abstract
  • Focus on layering, building the surface and experimenting with materials
  • Creating line with embedded string or twine within layers
  • Developing our pieces into compositions as we continue working


Sunday, Day 3:

10:00 – 4:00

  • Continue working on piece(s) from previous day and/or starting new piece
  • Returning piece(s) from previous day that were required to dry overnight (if applicable)
  • Cutting / tearing / sanding into built up layers
  • Finishing pieces
Portrait Study with pink_new
Portrait Study with Blue
Portrait Study with Triangle Motif

Registration is Open!  Limited to 10 Students!

January 11-13, 2019

Important Information

Supply List:

Supply list will be posted one month prior to workshop.


Studio Location:

Kara Bullock Art Studio
145 W. Main St. Suite 110
Tustin, CA 92780

*FREE PARKING - located at studio


Airport Information and Other Hotel Accommodations Nearby:

  • You will fly into John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California
  • Hotels within ten minutes include:
    • Embassy Suites has a shuttle service that runs from 5am to 11pm.  Embassy Suites and Country Inn both offer complimentary breakfast.  Transportation is not included at Double Tree or Country Inn, but Uber and/or Lyft are affordable and used regularly.


Workshop Policies: Due to limited class size, payment is non-refundable, but may transferable, keep reading. If you purchase a workshop and are unable to attend, AND if there is a wait list for the course, we will put you in contact with the first person on the wait list for the workshop. If that person agrees, he/she can pay you for your spot in the course. Once that transaction is completed, we will substitute that person for your spot in the course. If you are unable to attend the workshop, and the workshop has not sold out with a wait list, we will not be able to refund your purchase.


Cancellations: If the event does not reach the minimum number of participants, workshop may be cancelled. In the very rare event of an emergency or unavoidable natural disaster or act of God, the class may be cancelled. If this is to happen, all purchased workshops will be reimbursed to students in full.


Contact Questions?  Email us at karabullockart@gmail.com.  We will respond within 24 hours.