Workshops

Registration for Summer 2017 Workshops Opens on April 01 at 12pm!

 

Schedule

Working in Series: Perception - Abstraction

Kim Alemian
Three-Day Workshop
Friday, May 5, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 7, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
$325 M $375 NM

Small Format Landscape Painting

Kathleen Jacobs
Three-Day Workshop
Friday, May 5, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 7, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
$625 M $675 NM

Fast and Free: Plein Air Painting

Charles Shurcliff
One-Day Workshop
Thursday, May 11, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
$150 M $200 NM

Observing Abstraction / Inventing Subject

Ken Kewley
Three-Day Workshop
Friday, May 12, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, May 13, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$625 M $675 NM

Make It & Take It - Art Night: Gyotaku Fish Prints lead by Carolyn Letvin

Carolyn Letvin
Evening Workshop
Thursday, May 18, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$45 M / NM

Fee includes all supplies, wine and snacks.
Must be 21or older. Reservation required!

Liz Awalt - Experimental and Expressive Painting from Nature

WEEKEND WORKSHOP
Friday, May 19, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, May 20, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, May 21, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $300 / NM: $350

Gillian Frazier - The Portrait as Inspiration

WEEKEND WORKSHOP
Friday, May 26, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, May 27, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, May 28, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

MASTER WORKSHOP: Stuart Shils - The Life Studio as Painted and Perceptual Space

WEEKEND WORKSHOP
Public Lecture: Thursday, June 1, 6:30pm
Class: Friday–Sunday, June 2–4
9:00am–4:00pm
M: $900 / NM: $950

Carloyn Letvin - Plein Air Oil Monotypes

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Thursday and Friday, June 8 and 9
12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $175 / NM: $225

Erik Gehring - The Art of Photographing Trees

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, June 10
9:00am–12:00pm
M: $50 / NM: $100

Adria Arch - Deepening into Abstraction

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Tuesday–Thursday, June 13–15
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Make It & Take It - Art Night: Paper Collage lead by Jean Carter

Jean Carter
Evening Workshop
Thursday, June 15, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$45 M / NM

Fee includes all supplies, wine and snacks.
Must be 21or older. Reservation required!

Marcia Wise - Impressionist Full Color Painting in Oils and Acrylics

WEEKEND WORKSHOP
Friday, June 16, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, June 17, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, June 18, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Kate Hanlon - White Line Woodblock Printmaking and Beyond

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Tuesday–Thursday, June 20–22,
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Lisa Daria Kennedy - Embrace the Practice: Simplify the Path to Painting Everyday (or Almost)

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $200 / NM: $250

Helen Byers - Botanical Portraits in Colored Pencil

FOUR-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday–Thursday, June 26–29
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $350 / NM: $400

Martha Wakefiled - Expressive Landscape Painting

WEEKEND-WORKSHOP
Friday, July 7, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, July 8, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 9, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Jill Pottle - Still Life in the Landscape in Oil and Acrylic

FOUR-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday–Thursday, July 10–13
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $350 / NM: $400

Maris Platais - Summer Plein Air Workshop at River Road Farm, Carlisle

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Tuesday-Thursday, July 11–13
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Alexandra Sheldon - Fun and Joyful Collage

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday–Wednesday, July 17–19
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Robert Carsten - Sublime Summertime in Pastel

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Thursday–Saturday, July 20–22
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $350 / NM: $400

Emily Passmann - Summer Sketching: Pen and Ink with Watercolors

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday–Friday, July 24–28
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $400 / NM: $450

Make It & Take It - Art Night: Acrylic Landscape lead by Carolyn Kinloch-Winkler

Carolyn Kinloch-Winkler
Evening Workshop
Thursday, July 27, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$45 M / NM

Fee includes all supplies, wine and snacks.
Must be 21or older. Reservation required!

Dean Nimmer - Making Idea Logs and Jumbled Journals: Sketchbooks Worth Keeping!

WEEKEND WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 29, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 30, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $200 / NM: $250

Shelly Eager - Honing Your Pastel Skills Toward a Painterly Approach

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday–Friday, July 31–August 4
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $400 / NM: $450

Marjorie Glick - Watercolor Intensive

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday–Friday, August 7–11
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $400 / NM: $450

Descriptions

Working in Series: Perception - Abstraction

Working in Series: Perception - Abstraction

All Levels
Kim Alemian

As artists our sense of the world is informed by the art we make. In this class, intermediate and advanced students will work from observation to simplify and then extract the essential form. Students will choose their own subject matter and bring artwork or reproductions that reflect ideas of personal interest. Working quickly and in series, each individual’s perception will become apparent. We will start with drawing and move into open media. This may include painting, collage, pastel, watercolor, acrylic – according to individual choice. Discussion of how other artists developed their own language will be addressed.

www.kcalemian.com

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Kim Alemian
Three-Day Workshop
Friday, May 5, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 7, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
$325 M $375 NM

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Small Format Landscape Painting

Small Format Landscape Painting

All Levels

Kathleen Jacobs

Come paint the inspiring landscape and embrace the exciting challenge of painting and drawing outdoors. Simple hikes will take class members to the riverbanks, meadows and countryside within the historic town of Concord. There will be an emphasis on drawing the form and structure of the landscape, seeking a certain grace and order from nature. There will be an added push to hone observational and design skills to seek visual unity when composing a preliminary sketch. Working small, participants will create quickly, recording shape, line and color, allowing nature to dictate a response. Students of all skill levels welcome, using oil, watercolor, acrylic or gouache.

www.kathleendjacobs.com

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Kathleen Jacobs
Three-Day Workshop
Friday, May 5, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, May 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 7, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
$625 M $675 NM

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Fast and Free: Plein Air Painting

Fast and Free: Plein Air Painting

All Levels

Charles Shurcliff

Get to the heart of the matter and learn to paint the essence of the landscape. Learn how to approach each painting using color theory with simplified shapes. Train your eye to see areas of light and dark, by experimenting with color and value. You will create a painting reflecting the light and magic of the scene in front of you. Charlie will teach you to de-emphasize small detail and emphasize the broader picture in front of you. Simplicity is the key.

Charles Shurcliff
One-Day Workshop
Thursday, May 11, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
$150 M $200 NM

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Observing Abstraction / Inventing Subject

Observing Abstraction; Inventing Subject

All Levels

Ken Kewley

This workshop is an exploration of pure abstraction and the abstraction in representation through collage. We will draw, paint and construct by means of collage. The statements, ‘You cannot make it up’ and ‘You must make it up’ are both true. We must let both guide us. What we put down on our paper are real things that we can adjust, just as we pose the model, move through the landscape, or set up a still life. It is this abstraction that we must adjust if we are working purely abstractly or if we are working from life. On day one, the class will attempt to make a thousand abstract collages. On day two and three, our abstractions will be reconfigured into still lifes, landscapes and figures without losing the abstraction, all on a path away from copying and rendering towards composing a more exciting and ultimately more real picture of what we find beautiful in the world.


www.kenkewley.com

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Ken Kewley
Three-Day Workshop
Friday, May 12, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, May 13, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 14, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$625 M $675 NM

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Make It & Take It - Art Night: Gyotaku Fish Prints lead by Carolyn Letvin

Make It & Take It - Art Night:

Gyotaku Fish Prints lead by Carolyn Letvin

Enjoy wine and snacks while making an interesting and easy piece of art. Take home something amazing. New project every month; creative fun for everyone!

$45 per event, open to the public!

(Fee includes all supplies, wine and snacks. Must be 21 or older. Reservation required.)

Carolyn Letvin
Evening Workshop
Thursday, May 18, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$45 M / NM

Fee includes all supplies, wine and snacks.
Must be 21or older. Reservation required!

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Liz Awalt - Experimental and Expressive Painting from Nature

Experimental and Expressive Painting from Nature

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

Liz Awalt

Spring is here and it’s time to get the body and hands warmed up and reconnected to the energy and excitement of painting from nature. The aim is to look carefully while painting outdoors, immersing yourself in the moment and losing yourself in the process. We’ll incorporate drawing and collage, small and large scale, and will experiment with some collaborative approaches. Class time will be divided into painting outside and discussion with critique in the studio. We’ll work outdoors at a site convenient to Concord Art and return to the same location through the weekend. The aim is to awaken the spirit of expression inside you and discover a personal approach to painting that you can continue beyond the workshop’s time frame. Students must know the basics of painting and come with an open mind and spirit of adventure!

www.elizabethawalt.com

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WEEKEND WORKSHOP
Friday, May 19, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, May 20, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, May 21, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $300 / NM: $350

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Gillian Frazier - The Portrait as Inspiration

The Portrait as Inspiration

ALL LEVELS

Gillian Frazier

Students will investigate both the formal and conceptual aspects of portraiture. Using models and reference photos, we will explore anatomy, proportion, shading and facial expression using a variety of drawing media including pencil, charcoal, conte crayon, pastel and colored pencils. Some drawing experience is helpful but not required. Basic drawing skills will also be reviewed as related to drawing the portrait. Students will be encouraged to explore new ways of seeing and drawing by looking at historical and contemporary approaches to portraiture. (Class will include a model fee directly paid to the instructor.)

www.gillianfrazier.com

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WEEKEND WORKSHOP
Friday, May 26, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, May 27, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, May 28, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

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MASTER WORKSHOP: Stuart Shils - The Life Studio as Painted and Perceptual Space

MASTER WORKSHOP: The Life Studio as Painted and Perceptual Space

ALL LEVELS

Stuart Shils

This intensive studio class offers a carefully orchestrated setting to engage students in the comprehensive understanding of pictorial concerns as well as challenging participants to go beyond a literal, naturalistic description of “the figure.” Students will focus on learning to “see” and how to shape a graphic response in painted space by considering pictorial structure, composition and expanding observational skills. Shils will present a series of exercises and explorations to understand that abstraction–composition with shape and color–is the foundation behind all painting. Considerable emphasis will be placed on drawing in a variety of materials, drawing for its own sake and not as something that “sits” under a painting. Daily demonstrations as well as analyzing the work of master painters will serve to deepen personal understanding and direction in one’s own work. Students will work both independently and collaboratively on assignments. The workshop will open with a 90 minute public slide lecture at Concord Art on Thursday evening, June 1.

www.stuartshils.com

WEEKEND WORKSHOP
Public Lecture: Thursday, June 1, 6:30pm
Class: Friday–Sunday, June 2–4
9:00am–4:00pm
M: $900 / NM: $950

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Carloyn Letvin - Plein Air Oil Monotypes

Plein Air Oil Monotypes

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED

Carolyn Letvin

This two-day workshop will cover the process of taking a basic printmaking process into the field. Using your current oil painting supplies and some simple tools, you can create unique, beautiful prints. By adding this technique to your painting repertoire, you will open opportunities to be able to show with organizations like the Boston Printmakers and the Monotype Guild of New England. Each day will include time for demonstration and critique as well as time for printing your own images. Tools needed for the printing process will be supplied. In case of inclement weather, we will work from photos and looking out the windows at Concord Art. This workshop is open to intermediate through experienced oil painters. Please bring your usual plein air oil painting supplies.

www.carolynletvin.com

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TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Thursday and Friday, June 8 and 9
12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $175 / NM: $225

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Erik Gehring - The Art of Photographing Trees

The Art of Photographing Trees

ALL LEVELS

Erik Gehring

Trees, because of their branching breadth and trunk height, can be challenging subjects to photograph. In this workshop, Erik will provide tips, tricks and photographic theory to help you create unique and dramatic images of trees. Using images from his own teaching library, from 9-10:45am, he will discuss what features you might want to emphasize, composition and framing, and what conditions might best complement your subject. Then, from 11am-12pm, the class will go into the field for hands-on practice and to evaluate options for photographing trees.

www.erikgehring.com

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, June 10
9:00am–12:00pm
M: $50 / NM: $100

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Adria Arch - Deepening into Abstraction

Deepening into Abstraction

ALL LEVELS

Adria Arch

Are you drawn to abstraction as a way for your art to speak in a poetic language that doesn’t pin down a narrative? Do you wonder how to make your artistic practice more satisfying and judge yourself less in the process? This threeday course will teach you how to access this poetic language of abstraction. You’ll learn how to trust yourself while drawing on individual strengths and interests. This class is focused on creating a related body of work. You will come away from this class with 10 to 20 paintings and collages on paper that will provide lots of direction for independent work.

www.adriaarch.com

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THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Tuesday–Thursday, June 13–15
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

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Make It & Take It - Art Night: Paper Collage lead by Jean Carter

Make It & Take It - Art Night:

Paper Collage lead by Jean Carter

Enjoy wine and snacks while making an interesting and easy piece of art. Take home something amazing. New project every month; creative fun for everyone!

$45 per event, open to the public!

(Fee includes all supplies, wine and snacks. Must be 21 or older. Reservation required.)

Jean Carter
Evening Workshop
Thursday, June 15, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$45 M / NM

Fee includes all supplies, wine and snacks.
Must be 21or older. Reservation required!

Register

Marcia Wise - Impressionist Full Color Painting in Oils and Acrylics

Impressionist Full Color Painting in Oils and Acrylics

ALL LEVELS

Marcia Wise

This workshop loosens the student up with its bold and fearless approach to using color and gives everyone a hands-on opportunity to jump into painting right away. We will cover the elements of a good painting using Impressionist color theory and simplifying scenes into basic shapes of color values. We will begin with a simple study using blocks and rounded objects as we move toward creating simple landscape paintings or still lifes. Students will work with a landscape photograph as reference and apply the color theory learned through the object studies. Students are asked to bring in photographs for reference studies (simple landscapes/still lifes). Students will be moved along quickly with critiques each day, often at the end of a painting session (or after applying a color note or layer of color). We will use brushes for our first layer of paint and then the palette knife will be utilized to keep away from detail and allow us to focus on color and color placement.

www.marciawise.com

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WEEKEND WORKSHOP
Friday, June 16, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, June 17, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, June 18, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

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Kate Hanlon - White Line Woodblock Printmaking and Beyond

White Line Woodblock Printmaking and Beyond

ALL LEVELS

Kate Hanlon

The white line woodcut, also known as the Provincetown Print, is a uniquely American form of printmaking, invented by artists working in Provincetown in the early 1900s. In this method, beautiful multicolor prints are printed by hand using a single block, eliminating the need for a press or complicated registration methods. This fun workshop offers the opportunity to learn traditional techniques of design, carving and printing, as well as the chance to expand upon the tradition with creative inking and printing options to create contemporary interpretations of the medium. Participants will leave with a number of prints along with newfound skills and appreciation of the process. (Class will include a materials fee directly paid to the instructor)

www.katehanlon.com

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THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Tuesday–Thursday, June 20–22,
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

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Lisa Daria Kennedy - Embrace the Practice: Simplify the Path to Painting Everyday (or Almost)

Embrace the Practice: Simplify the Path to Painting Everyday (or Almost)

ALL LEVELS

Lisa Daria Kennedy

Learn how to improve your painting, connect with your personal style, and stay motivated and inspired. This two-day intensive workshop will embrace the painting process and the importance of daily practice as a path to improving creativity and image-making skills. Over the course of the workshop, students will paint at least 10 panels, guided by the artist who has made over 2800 daily, consecutive, paintings–so far! Using acrylic or oil paint, students will discover approaches to simplify the process of painting.

www.lisadariakennedy.com

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TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $200 / NM: $250

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Helen Byers - Botanical Portraits in Colored Pencil

Botanical Portraits in Colored Pencil

ALL LEVELS

Helen Byers

Fruits and vegetables aren’t just good to eat–they’re also great to draw! In this four-day course, you can do so in detail. What’s your fancy–a pair of pears, a cabbage leaf, something tropical? The choice of subject will be yours. Helen’s daily demos and personalized instruction will guide you in layering techniques to achieve luminous color, necessary values and challenging textures.

www.helenbyers.com

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FOUR-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday–Thursday, June 26–29
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $350 / NM: $400

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Martha Wakefiled - Expressive Landscape Painting

Expressive Landscape Painting

ALL LEVELS

Martha Wakefield

The focus of this workshop is to explore and experiment with the fundamentals of painting the landscape. As Paul Klee said, “Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.” Artists will refine their skills through exercises and direct observation of their subject. The goal will be expressive painting attaining vibrant compositions and conveying the individuality of the artist’s voice. In addiiton to group critiques, examples of contemporary painters’ and past masters’ artwork will inspire your process. Martha creates an engaging, supportive environment to assist each artist in his or her artistic journey.

www.marthawakefield.com

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WEEKEND-WORKSHOP
Friday, July 7, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, July 8, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 9, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

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Jill Pottle - Still Life in the Landscape in Oil and Acrylic

Still Life in the Landscape in Oil and Acrylic

ALL LEVELS

Jill Pottle

Come and paint all around Concord for four days this summer. There are so many beautiful spots with doorways, potted plants against houses and wonderful park benches that can be set up with a picnic scene. Painting in real time with natural light is a great way to learn how to see true relationships in color, value and scale. And what a fun opportunity for those of you who enjoy both still life and the great outdoors! The combining of two subjects can assist students in furthering the understanding of composition and design issues. The goal is to work on two paintings each day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. This is also a great way to explore still life in a much more exciting environment than a studio set-up. If bad weather occurs we will work inside, looking through windows.

www.pottleart.com

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FOUR-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday–Thursday, July 10–13
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $350 / NM: $400

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Maris Platais - Summer Plein Air Workshop at River Road Farm, Carlisle

Summer Plein Air Workshop at River Road Farm, Carlisle

ALL LEVELS

Maris Platais

Come enjoy the summer breezes under old shade trees on an 18th century New England farm. The scenery ranges from pastures and stone walls to horses, woodlands and even a small pond. This workshop is designed to encourage each participant’s own vision and creativity with individual critiques as well as demonstrations. Subject selection, composition and choice of palette will be discussed. At the end of the three days there will be a general critique and a review. Outdoor painting equipment is required as well as a box lunch. Some light refreshment will be provided. The workshop will meet at Concord Art on the first morning and we will caravan to the farm. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will take place at Concord Art.

http://guildofbostonartists.org/artists/maris-platais/

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THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Tuesday-Thursday, July 11–13
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

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Alexandra Sheldon - Fun and Joyful Collage

Fun and Joyful Collage

ALL LEVELS

Alexandra Sheldon

This workshop is for complete beginners or experienced artists needing a fun tune-up. We will explore color, texture, composition, light, movement and space. Materials for the collages will be made from scratch. We will use and experiment with painting paper, printmaking on paper, making transfers from magazines and adding textures. The emphasis of this class will be on having fun and being with others in a creative, joyous and supportive space.

www.alexandrasheldon.com

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THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday–Wednesday, July 17–19
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

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Robert Carsten - Sublime Summertime in Pastel

Sublime Summertime in Pastel

ALL LEVELS

Robert Carsten

Working from your seasonal photos and/or sketches, celebrate the essence of summer with landscape paintings that express the exquisite beauty of the season. Bring pictures of the rural landscape, gardens in bloom and townscapes that inspire you. We will work with paring down imagery to essentials, accentuating light effect, strengthening composition and using color to create mood and drama in our pastel paintings, as well as exploring various pastel application techniques presented by this popular instructor. There will be demonstrations, critiques and lots of painting time.

www.robertcarsten.com

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THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Thursday–Saturday, July 20–22
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $350 / NM: $400

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Emily Passmann - Summer Sketching: Pen and Ink with Watercolors

Summer Sketching: Pen and Ink with Watercolor

ALL LEVELS

Emily Passman

A good sketch can turn into a great painting! Using a good quality book, the combination of pen and ink along with watercolor is inspiring and satisfying. You will learn how to capture the essence of a scene and let go of the pressure to be precise. Learn different drawing techniques and approaches for measuring and improving perspective. Whether you are traveling, sitting quietly on a bench or inside a crowded cafe, the art of sketching is a great way to slow down, record an experience, or practice being in the moment. It’s a perfect skill for painters to acquire!

www.emilypassman.com

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FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday–Friday, July 24–28
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $400 / NM: $450

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Make It & Take It - Art Night: Acrylic Landscape lead by Carolyn Kinloch-Winkler

Make It & Take It - Art Night:

Acrylic Landscape lead by Carolyn Kinloch-Winkler

Enjoy wine and snacks while making an interesting and easy piece of art. Take home something amazing. New project every month; creative fun for everyone!

$45 per event, open to the public!

(Fee includes all supplies, wine and snacks. Must be 21 or older. Reservation required.)

Carolyn Kinloch-Winkler
Evening Workshop
Thursday, July 27, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$45 M / NM

Fee includes all supplies, wine and snacks.
Must be 21or older. Reservation required!

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Dean Nimmer - Making Idea Logs and Jumbled Journals: Sketchbooks Worth Keeping!

Making Idea Logs and Jumbled Journals: Sketchbooks Worth Keeping!

ALL LEVELS

Dean Nimmer

These sketchbooks become an important resource for your art, now and in the future. Idea Logs emphasize gathering all forms of spontaneous drawings, unstructured notations, random texts, open-ended lists and simple doodles, all pooled in one place to motivate your imagination and creativity. They act as a kind of insurance policy against being artistically blocked or stuck in an art rut, making the same things over and over again. Jumbled Journals are part artist books and part written diaries that keep images and notations inspired by your experiences, past, present and future. But unlike artist books or diaries, you needn’t follow any traditional forms or prescribed chronology. You just make it up as you go along. Like anything worth doing, you have to get started making these sketchbooks before it’s lost on an ancient to-do list. The main goal is to expand your creativity and develop a broader sense of what is possible in your art–and have fun along the way!

www.deannimmer.com

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WEEKEND WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 29, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 30, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $200 / NM: $250

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Shelly Eager - Honing Your Pastel Skills Toward a Painterly Approach

Honing Your Pastel Skills Toward a Painterly Approach

ALL LEVELS

Shelly Eager

Please join Shelly as she helps you hone your skills with the idea of building toward a looser, more poetic painting. She will teach you about concept and composition, value and temperature, mark-making, edge control and developing your personal palette. Throughout the activities, Shelly will work with you closely to help develop your “touch” in your paintings.

www.shellyeager.com

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FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday–Friday, July 31–August 4
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $400 / NM: $450

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Marjorie Glick - Watercolor Intensive

Watercolor Intensive

ALL LEVELS

Marjorie Glick

Students will choose one subject to focus on for the full five days. You will experiment with layering approaches and hone your watercolor skills. You’ll learn to develop a strategy that works for you for how to make color and design decisions to create a vibrant image. Lectures and demonstrations will address layering sequences, color placement and wet-into-wet and wash techniques. Your chosen subject could be a singular idea or any combination of figurative, abstract, floral, nature, landscape or narrative subjects. Choose from these two approaches: 1. Spend the five days working on one painting on a full or half sheet and create accompanying research sketches to explore color choices and approaches. You’ll learn the mechanics and technical aspects of working on a larger size paper. 2. Alternatively, you may choose a theme and generate several smaller works that explore different variations and approaches to the theme.

www.marjorieglick.com

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FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday–Friday, August 7–11
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $400 / NM: $450

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