WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP CALENDAR

We are very excited to offer a variety of premier art workshops in mixed media, watercolors, acrylic and more. Each workshop encourages networking with fellow artists in a studio environment and valuable interaction with instructors.

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JUNE 2024

June 10 – 14, 2024

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9:00am – 4:00pm

Dynamic Depth & Dimension – $560

JACQUELINE SULLIVAN, INSTRUCTOR

As a Golden Certified Teaching Artist, Jacqueline Sullivan teaches classes that are designed to advance the skills of each student regardless of where they are in their artistic development. The goal is to take each student to the next level.

Abstraction, like representational work, is built on basic fundamental concepts. If you are frustrated by abstraction, explore the fundamentals as you experience this exciting form of artistic expression. If your focus is representational, then understanding the principles of abstraction will free you to explore a higher level of artistic freedom. This class will push your limits and help you make dynamic paintings.  

It is important to understand acrylic mediums and paste. This workshop will take you to the next step to use acrylic and pastes creating depth and dimension in your paintings.

You will learn by demonstration and hands on with plenty of individual guidance with Jacqueline. All skill levels are welcome, including beginners. 

Other important elements of this class are to learn how to paint from your heart and not your head. How to create fresh beautiful color without making mud. As a result you will create stronger and more personal paintings.

Learn more about Jacqueline.

AUGUST 2024

Aug 27 – 29, 2024

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9:00am – 4:00pm

Watercolor Basics and Beyond – $200

MARY ANNE STAPLES, INSTRUCTOR

Mary Anne will teach the traditional method of painting in watercolor. She will start with an under painting that will enhance your color palette.  Mary Anne will focus on intuitive painting with the goal of creating two paintings a day, one in the morning and one after lunch, but you will have the freedom to create more.

All paintings will be created on ¼ sheet of watercolor paper or 11” x 15”. Mary Anne will place a strong emphasis on color, what makes gray, what makes mud, and how to mix for optimal presentation.  She will demonstrate techniques for drawing your subject on watercolor paper. She will show examples of the elements of design and composition that will be useful for explanation. Mary Anne will focus on individual attention with each student and offer critiquing, a valuable tool to help students understand how they may want to proceed.

SEPTEMBER 2024

Sept 9 – 13, 2024

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9:00am – 4:00pm

Mixed Media Smorgasbord – $595

JOAN FULLERTON, INSTRUCTOR

Joan Fullerton’s art workshops are beyond energetic, blissfully creative, and just plain exciting. Joan instills confidence with positive feedback and by spending quality, one-on-one time with each of her students.

We will experiment with innovative techniques and a mindset of relaxed awareness, designed to cultivate your curiosity and self-confidence, and is sure to bring your artwork into the 21st century. Inspiring art demonstrations, ample time to paint, and group critiques all reinforce helpful design and mindset objectives.

Daily reviews, in non-judgmental language, help educate art students to “see” more and to appreciate whatever shows up. Discussions address confidence, procrastination, vulnerability, curiosity, courage, inspiration, intuition, metaphor, symbolic elements, competition, belief systems, and more. Dismiss that “mean inner critic” for greater productivity and authenticity!

Learn more about Joan.

OCTOBER 2024

OCT 28 – 31, 2024

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9:00am – 4:00pm

Creating Expressive Abstracts in Pastel, Acrylic, and Mixed Media – $525

DEBORA STEWART, INSTRUCTOR

Join artist Debora Stewart as she teaches you how to develop abstract paintings in soft pastel and mixed media acrylics. Debora uses a step-by-step approach that will take the mystery out of abstraction and add excitement to your work. The workshop will begin with energetic and expressive exercises designed to help you tap into your intuition. Next, you will move into creating abstract compositions and color studies from a variety of source materials.

Learn how to develop an underlying structure with under-paintings and gesso. Create your own textured surfaces for pastel abstracts. Learn mixed media techniques for acrylic painting. Take abstract concepts and apply them to realistic subjects like figures, flowers and landscapes. This workshop also includes lessons on in-depth color theory, mixed media approach to pastel and acrylic painting, composition and the elements of art. Learn to develop a series of works and evaluate your paintings.

Each workshop day includes warm up exercises, short lectures and demonstrations. Plenty of time will be available for you to work in depth with individual guidance from Debora. You will come away with renewed energy and many ideas to explore!

Learn more about Debora.

Directions to Workshops

FRAMING BY DESIGN

4718 North W Street
Pensacola, FL 32505