Art representatives H. Heather Edelman, and Walter Edelman with artist E.J. Gold and his wife Morgan Fox

Art representatives H. Heather Edelman, and Walter Edelman with artist E.J. Gold and his wife Morgan Fox


Art Education Background

E.J. Gold started the popular "You Can Paint!tm" classes in 1999, which were quickly picked up by educational and community television stations, and since being made available on video, have been used in university courses and workshops in the United States, Canada, Spain and Italy. Offerings include his most popular "Art as Tai Chi" and "Art as Healing".

At the Mill Street Gallery in Grass Valley, California, Gold is works with the Mill Street Jazz Lab, bringing together musicians, artists and music and art educators to both educate and entertain students, workshop participants and visitors to the Gallery. To date the Jazz Lab has produced music CDs featuring the musical talents of E.J. Gold, Bob Canatsey, Jimmi Accardi, Robbert Trice, Bob Bachtold, Pedro Gonzalez, Matthias Schossig, Justin Lowis, Isaac James, Aja Salvatore and others.

To rave reviews, Gold has also conducted "Music for Morons" workshops at the Mill Street Gallery, giving beginning musicians a structure within which to delve into musical performance.

As a volunteer to the Museum of Ancient and Modern Art (MAMA), Gold initiated and participated in the Museum's twenty-five years of Free Saturday Morning Children's Art Classes in Nevada City, California, which course received numerous commendations from state and local educational departments for its contribution to the art education of the children of the County.

Gold also provided his expertise and talent in helping MAMA develop the TAP (Travelling Art Program) Tours which brought to elementary schools in six surrounding counties programs on Ancient Egypt, "Mummies, Myths & Magic," "When Dinosaurs Invented Flowers," "The Medieval Art of Illumination," and "The Martians have Landed!"

Gold's formal and informal educational influences include:

Instructor, Otis Art Institute

Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles
Arthur Ames, Otis, Los Angeles, Instructor
John C. Braun, Otis, Los Angeles, Instructor
Edmund Carpenter, Otis, Los Angeles, Design Instructor
Samuel Clayberger, Otis, Los Angeles, Drawing, Painting & Design
William Enking, Otis, Los Angeles, Oriental Art History
Renzo Fenci, Otis, Los Angeles, Sculpture Instructor & Dept. Head
Harry Finestone, Otis, Los Angeles, Instructor
Joe Funk, Otis, Los Angeles, Instructor, Graphics & Design
Bob Glover, Otis, Los Angeles, Instructor, 3-D Design
David Green, Otis, Los Angeles, Instructor, Carpentry, Art, Plumbing & Mechanics
Rico Lebrun, Otis, Los Angeles, Instructor
Bentley Schaad, Otis, Los Angeles, Painting Instructor
Millard Sheets, Los Angeles, Instructor
Tom Van Sant, Otis, Los Angeles, Instructor
Helen Watson, Otis, Los Angeles, Instructor
Charles White III, Otis, Los Angeles, Instructor
Alan Zaslove, Otis, Los Angeles, Drawing Instructor

Fritz Schwaderer, Los Angeles
1964-65 Gutai School of Art, Japan

Rico Lebrun, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles City College

Franz Kline, NY

George Rosenberg, NY, mentor
Isamu Noguchi, Woodstock, family friend

Ben Shahn, NY, family friend

In addition, as a developing artist, Gold's rich cultural upbringing enabled him to have the opportunity to spend time with Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein; Charles Laughton, Orson Welles, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Pete Seeger, Jackson Pollock, Willem deKooning, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, among others.