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Flowering Chinoiserie
Mural Master Class with Pascal Amblard
Cloud Cieling Murals
Florentine Gilding Techniques

Accommodations in San Francisco

Some tips on finding a place to stay near Lynne Rutter Studio

First, I recommend looking at the location of my studio on this map: Lynne Rutter Studio
Also to note is the city is only 7 miles wide, so being “across town” is not really that far. You can stay just about any part of the city.
I recommend that you obtain a reservation well in advance, because you may also cancel or change later, and if you want to share a room, please contact me so I can help pair you up with another artist in your class.

Home Rentals:


AirBnB.com or VRBO.com have many listings in residential settings. You can rent an apartment, maybe a larger one to share, or just find a room for yourself.
To find something in easy walking distance to the studio, search for "Potrero Hill" or "Dogpatch" in the zip code 94107, and compare to my studio location.

Hotels:


look in the Union Square or Embarcadero areas for the most hotel choices. I like the website Booking.com for its fast reservation system with everything from hostels to luxury resorts. Log in to find the best deals. Some I recommend:
  • "Marines Memorial Club" has a nice hotel with good rates
  • “Harbor Court Hotel” is on the Embarcadero and very nice, reasonably priced.
  • “Hotel Fusion” is remarkably affordable and close to transportation, shopping, and nightlife.
  • "Hotel des Arts" where every room is decorated with murals and funky art, great location for restaurants.
  • "Cornell Hotel de France" charming small hotel up on Nob Hill, short walk to transportation.
  • "Hotel Beresford” is affordable, usually full of British tourists.
  • "Beresford Arms” is just above Union Square, also affordable.
  • "Chancellor Hotel” on Union Square larger hotel with good rates.

    Transportation:

    Renting a car is not necessary! From Union Square, or anywhere along the Embarcadero, there is easy transportation to the studio via light rail trolley which join up with the trolley “T” line which stops directly in front of my studio.
    You can get a MUNI tourist passes to use on the light rail, trolleys, buses, etc. or pay about $2.25 each direction. This rail car takes about 30-40 minutes to get here from Market Street.
    If you are in a hurry, Uber, Lyft, and Flywheel apps are a great way to get a quick ride to the studio, and cost between $6 and $15 depending on the time of day or how far you are going.

    If you are driving, there is a parking lot for $10 per day directly behind my building.

    I want you have a good experience in my home city, so please do feel free to contact me if you are unsure about a place or its location or need any assistance with your travel plans.

    I look forward to welcoming you to the studio! ~Lynne

  • WELCOME to the workshop page!

    Lynne Rutter Studio occasionally hosts decorative painting and mural classes and specialized workshops on the finer points of decorative art, gilding, and finishing, taught hands-on by established, practicing artists in a spacious, working atelier. Classes emphasize traditional techniques and materials and practical methods.

    Contact the studio with questions, or to be added to the email list.

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    "What a great, immersive experience, to learn something- really learn something I can use- in such a wonderful space... "

    "Thank you Lynne! I loved everything about this class- the work, your generous teaching and humor, the magnificent studio space, and the great food! Please let me know as soon as you schedule another class!"

    "I just finished an entire 10 by 12 foot cloud ceiling in a little over one day all by myself. It came out awesome and I have you to thank for teaching me how to paint clouds so easily. I amazed myself and my client."

    "This is what I want to do and you have totally encouraged me to do it. I didn't want to leave your studio, I had to much fun..."

    "Of course I wear a tiara while I am painting. Doesn't everyone?"

    "Thank you so much for taking the time to teach us. I haven't been so inspired in so long! Looking forward to more classes. "