We are very excited to offer a variety of premier artist workshops in mixed media, watercolors, acrylic and more. Each workshop encourages networking with fellow artists in a studio environment and valuable interaction with instructors.
Students will paint their theme or topic of choice. In order to be best prepared for the workshop, students will need a completed drawing on watercolor paper. Paint a portrait, paint a horse, paint a landscape!! Whatever is your passion! Nirmal will demonstrate each day. He will discuss what his thinking process was as he rendered the drawing, and the purpose of a contour drawing as a foundation for the painting. Previous experience with watercolors suggested.
Painting and Composition Encounter –
Engage your imagination and create exciting and expressive work with Doug Walton, a master of the creative process.
In this ENCOUNTER we will combine creative resolved compositions with different painting procedures. We will explore two themes in order to maximize your understanding.
“BOOK IT” A Book Construction Workshop – $150
ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS WELCOME! This is an immersive experience in book construction. Participants will learn a bit of history, book arts’ terms, how to make their own book cloth and how to cover book boards, and create three, or more, books using different binding techniques. There will be opportunities to use your own painted papers as the cover material and/or text pages. These books are fantastic for art journaling. Mary Richardson has extensive experience in the artful construction of books.
Learn more about Mary.
Intuitive Painting with Acrylics – $500
Want more expressive art? Want more confidence in yourself and your art? Want to have a transformative experience with like-minded people?
Set yourself on a path of deeper self expression with 5 fun-filled days of innovation, curiosity and new possibilities. You can expect 2 painting demonstrations and an insightful group critique each day.
Learn more about Joan.
Watercolor Journey – $500
DAVID SMITH, INSTRUCTOR
Take a Watercolor Journey with David and learn the most valuable watercolor concepts and techniques. This workshop will save you countless hours of trial & error by demonstrating approaches in an easily understood manner that will open new doors of discovery and creativity. Participants will be provided with reference photos, drawing guides, typed outlines, and step-by-step instruction through all stages of the painting process. The workshop is packed with demos, guided practice and individual help. Regardless of your level of experience, whether the subject matter is a Street Scene, a Misty Lake, or a Radiant Floral, you’re almost guaranteed to leave with a handsome work of art, and the skills, concepts, and confidence to take your paintings to a higher level.
David will demonstrate a wide variety of techniques, including “wet-on-wet,” “pouring,” “spattering” and “spraying” – methods and approaches that will keep your paintings fresh with exciting blends and textures, and keep you inspired and eager to explore your new watercolor capabilities long into the future. Learn more about David.
Note: this workshop will close registration 6 weeks prior to class start to determine if the class “makes,” so sign up soon!
Concepts and Techniques
- Negative Painting
- Pouring Paint
- Using a Palette Knife
- Creating Texture
- Painting with a Sponge
- Masking Methods
- Lifting Paint
- Edge Quality
- Fading out an Edge
- Simplifying a Subject
- Linking/Connecting Shapes
- Developing a Value Study
Painting Still Life in Oil – $180
This two day workshop will deal with subjects that are ordinary objects, drapery, and organic material. Observing play of light on the set-up, Pamela will demonstrate use of line, shape, value, color, texture, and edges to create a dramatic painting.
Pamela will demonstrate in the mornings. Students will paint a variety of still life in the afternoons. Each student will receive ‘personal assistance according to their skill level’.
Learn more about Pam.
Painting Portraits in Oil – $260
This three day oil painting workshop is for those who desire to improve their skills in painting portraits. With painting demonstrations and individualized instruction, Pamela will help students improve drawing skills, understanding of value relationships, color, and edges, ultimately using these elements to bring the two dimensional figure to life.
Pamela will demonstrate painting from a live model, and students will paint in the afternoons. Good drawing skills and prior painting experience are highly recommended.
Learn more about Pam.
Acrylic Textures and Layers – $450
This class is about building a painting layer by layer. Students will paint with thin glazes of fluid acrylic paint and then begin adding additional layers of textures and paint. Texture will be formed in many ways including the use of miscellaneous acrylic media and common household items. Together these ingredients create a richly textured painting. Students will develop an understanding of how to make many different acrylic mediums work better for them in their artwork.
Using the principles of design in creating an Abstract Painting is an integral part of the class. Each student will receive printed instructions and color photos for the various techniques that are covered in the class. Students will have the opportunity to create more than one piece. Students will be encouraged to work on a “series” of paintings during the class.
Learn more about Jacqueline.
Painting the Costumed Figure in Oil – $340
This four day oil painting workshop is for those who desire to hone their painting skills to paint the costumed figure. Elements taught in Pamela’s previous workshops, PAINTING THE PORTRAIT IN OIL, and PAINTING THE STILL LIFE IN OIL, will be utilized to create a dramatic gallery painting. With painting demonstrations and individualized instruction, Pamela will help students improve drawing skills, understanding of value relationships, line, shape, color, and edges, ultimately using these elements to bring the two dimensional figure to life in an aesthetic and rich setting.
In the mornings, Pamela will demonstrate painting from a live model, and students will paint the model in the afternoons. Good drawing skills and prior painting experience are highly recommended.
Learn more about Pam.
Abstract Acrylic Painting and Collage – $630
Creative tearing and paint splashing starts off this all new “Loosen Up Workshop.” Also you will learn how to begin a new fresh body of work with your own artistic voice and point of view. Think “artist retreat,” producing a body of work, a series of paintings or your conceptual solo show. Robert Burridge, along with his famous daily handouts, demos and lectures, helps and guides you to paint the way you have always wanted to paint. Daily, you can expect warmup paint sketching, brief painting and lecture demos, constructive critiques and plenty of time to work on personal projects. Come prepared to paint your stuff! Learn more about Bob.