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.

JANUARY 2023

January 11 – 13, 2023

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9:00am – 4:00pm

The Beauty of the Mark – $375

TERESA KIRK, INSTRUCTOR

In this workshop students will do exercises that will help them make their own unique marks as a surprise element for their work. You will build upon that mark-making process through negative painting, color mixing and design formats.  Students will play with these ideas along with the possibilities that will open as they work transparently and with opaque paint in watercolor, acrylic or both. This workshop will engage your intuitive creativity. Demos, group discussion and constructive critiques along with painting time are a part of this workshop.

Learn more about Teresa.

FEBRUARY 2023

February 20 - 23, 2023

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9:00am – 4:00pm

Watercolor Journey – $500

DAVID SMITH, INSTRUCTOR
Registration deadline: December 15, 2022

Take a Watercolor Journey with David and learn the most valuable watercolor concepts and techniques.  This workshop will save you countless hours of trial and 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, and step-by-step instruction through all stages of the painting process.  The workshop is packed with demos and guided practice. Regardless of your level of experience, whether the subject matter is a country landscape or a Misty Lake, 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,” “spattering,” “spraying,” and how to link shapes in a composition based on values, while also learning about edge quality of shapes, the importance of different consistencies of paint, and the different moisture qualities of paper – concepts 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.

Concepts and Techniques

  • Negative Painting
  • Pouring Paint
  • Spattering
  • Using a Palette Knife
  • Creating Texture
  • Painting with a Sponge
  • Masking Methods
  • Lifting Paint
  • Wet-into-Wet
  • Glazing
  • Washes
  • Edge Quality
  • Fading out an Edge
  • Composition
  • Simplifying a Subject
  • Linking/Connecting Shapes
  • Values
  • Developing a Value Study

APRIL 2023

April 24 - 28, 2023

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9:00am – 4:00pm

Mixed Media Smorgasbord – $575

JOAN FULLERTON, INSTRUCTOR

Joan’s class will be a ball-of-fire, fun workshop! She will address how to be selective with all the options on the table (in the studio). You will explore new things and try new combinations, pairing down to the final choices.  Joan’s classes in Pensacola always bring fresh ideas to splash onto the canvas! She teaches in such a creative and playful way that you can’t miss coming home with some really neat work.

Join us as we dive into the wonderful world of abstract art, learning how to suggest rather than delineate. You will learn how to work intuitively without even realizing it. She will show us how to charm our way thru our “starts” using shapes, line, and color…all while incorporating the neutrals for which she is so famous.

Learn more about Joan.

SEPTEMBER 2023

SEPT 12 - 14, 2023

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9:00am – 4:00pm

Painting and 2D Mixed Media on Paper – $375

RICK ANDERSON, INSTRUCTOR

Rick’s workshops are casual and relaxed, but are designed to help expand your painting and collage skills by experimenting with a variety of techniques you can add to your current level of creative skills.  Participants will create several works that include “creative” painting techniques on canvas, a variety of mixed media works on paper, and one of a kind creative greeting cards with artistically matching envelopes.  Group and individual positive critiques will be given throughout the workshop.  Rick will demonstrate on both canvas and paper demonstrating his painting and mixed media methods.

Please arrive about 10 minutes early.

 Learn more about Rick.

Directions to Workshops

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