Workshops

Schedule

Portrait Drawing From Life in Charcoal

Cyrus Whittier
Weekend Workshop
Saturday, December 3, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday, December 4, noon–4:00 pm
$200 M $250 NM

Keep it Fresh: Drawing and Painting with Acrylics on Paper

Kathy DeFlice-Secor

One-Day Workshop
Saturday, December 10, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
$100 M $150 NM

Every Day Painting; Embrace the Practice

Lisa Daria Kennedy
Two-Day Workshop
Saturday, February 04, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, Febraury 05, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
$250 M $300 NM

Finding Inspiration from Landscape Paintings

Emily Passman & Kathleen Jacobs
One-Day Workshop
Wednesday, February 08, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$40 Members Only!

Plain Air Oil Monotypes

Carolyn Latvin
Two-Day Workshop
Saturday, March 11, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 12, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
$165 M $215 NM

A Weekend in the Studio of the Old Masters

Dustin Neece
Two-Day Workshop
Saturday, March 18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 19, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
$150 M $200 NM

Achieving Luminosity in Oil Painting

Linda Packard
Two-Day Workshop
Saturday, March 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 26, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
$150 M $200 NM

Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Printing

Matt Brown
Three-Day Workshop
Friday, April 7, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 8, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 9, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$325 M $375 NM

Master Workshop: Exploring Still-Life through the Alla-prima Approach

Stanley Bielen
Two-Day Workshop with Public Lecture
Friday, April 28, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Public Lecure & Demo)
Saturday, April 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 30, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
$900 M $950 NM

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, 10:00 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, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
$260 M $310 NM

Descriptions

Portrait Drawing From Life in Charcoal

Portrait Drawing From Life in Charcoal

All Levels

Cyrus Whittier

The portrait is an engaging subject to explore through new media and styles. In this class, students will work with a combination of vine sticks, compressed charcoal, and charcoal pencils.  Through demonstrations and individual instruction, Cyrus will guide you step-by-step through the process, working from the general large shapes to the specific smaller shapes and details. You will work with a live model to understand proportion, anatomy, and facial features. Basic drawing skills are recommended. Model fee included.

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Cyrus Whittier
Weekend Workshop
Saturday, December 3, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday, December 4, noon–4:00 pm
$200 M $250 NM

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Keep it Fresh: Drawing and Painting with Acrylics on Paper

Keep it Fresh: Drawing and Painting with Acrylics on Paper

All Levels

Kathy DeFlice-Secor

Drawing and painting on paper is a fresh and direct way to work. The wet surface allows for fluidity without hesitation. Whether you work in an abstract or representational style, using your intuitive hand while responding to the materials, will bring spontaneity and a fresh approach to your work. During this one day workshop, we will use acrylic paint and mediums along with a variety of brushes and drawing materials on paper. Starting with drawing as the foundation for structure, we will layer the paint as the process begins. You will explore line and color, both wet and dry to create your unique imagery.

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Kathy DeFlice-Secor

One-Day Workshop
Saturday, December 10, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
$100 M $150 NM

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Every Day Painting; Embrace the Practice

Every Day Painting; Embrace the Practice

All Levels

Lisa Daria Kennedy

Continuous painting is by far the most effective way to improve creativity and image making skills. My two-day workshop combines demos, in-class assignments and individual instruction to teach students techniques to create fresh, deliberate marks. I will share examples of how the discipline of daily painting produces personal growth. Using acrylic paint (oil painters are welcome too!) students will discover approaches to simplify the process of painting and ways to stay inspired and motivated. The class will delve into the principles of design, composition, value and color. We will examine color mixing, mark making and personal voice. Lastly we will discuss practical strategies to painting every day (or almost every day).

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Lisa Daria Kennedy
Two-Day Workshop
Saturday, February 04, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, Febraury 05, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
$250 M $300 NM

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Finding Inspiration from Landscape Paintings

Finding Inspiration from Landscape Paintings

All Levels

Emily Passman & Kathleen Jacobs

Finding inspiration from landscape paintings at the MFA, painters Emily Passman and Kathleen Jacobs, will conduct an informative walk, look and talk about key landscape paintings in the collection. Participants will meet at the museum at 10am having been given pre-assigned essays to read about landscape painting.  As we walk through the different time frames, ancient to contemporary, the discussion will be focused on simply understanding from a visual standpoint; the use of color, shape, form, composition, and the feelings or narrative that may be transmitted from the work. We will discuss how and why landscape paintings have inspired us and how they have changed over the centuries. Lunch together at the museum is an option (but not included in the fee) in order to continue our dialogue about what still makes landscape painting relevant and inspiring for all of us.

Emily Passman & Kathleen Jacobs
One-Day Workshop
Wednesday, February 08, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$40 Members Only!

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Plain Air Oil Monotypes

Plain 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 beautiful, unique prints. By adding this technique to your painting repertoire, you will open opportunities to be able show with organizations like Boston Printmakers and the Monotype Guild of New England. Each day will include classroom time for demonstration and critique, as well as time for printing your own images. Tools needed for the printing process will be supplied. This workshop is open to beginners through experienced oil painters. We will work from photos and looking out the windows at Concord Art. Please bring your usual oil painting supplies.

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Carolyn Latvin
Two-Day Workshop
Saturday, March 11, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 12, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
$165 M $215 NM

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A Weekend in the Studio of the Old Masters

A Weekend in the Studio of the Old Masters

All Levels

Dustin Neece

In this workshop we are going to recreate the experience of an other-worldly apprenticeship. We are going to immerse ourselves in the techniques of a living master by transforming Concord Art’s classroom into a Norwegian Studio on the North Sea. My apprenticeship with Odd Nerdrum forever changed my painting methods and my life and for one weekend, I’d like to recreate that experience with you. In this workshop you will learn how to confidently apply sanding, layering, and glazing techniques (along with a host of other advanced paint handling methods). You will learn an old master recipe for preparing your canvases (which gives you a working surface like nothing you’ve ever seen). And we will tackle a new approach to painting from life while working with a live model. Let’s explore the ‘old’ ways… in a new light. This class will include a model fee directly paid to the instructor.

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Dustin Neece
Two-Day Workshop
Saturday, March 18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 19, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
$150 M $200 NM

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Achieving Luminosity in Oil Painting

Achieving Luminosity in Oil Painting

All Levels
Linda Packard

Through demos and one-on-one guidance, you will be introduced to a variety of reductive mark-making tools and the use of transparent oil colors on smooth finish panel. When these techniques are combined and contrasted with opaque colors and traditional brush applications, paintings become deep, energized and luminous. Experimentation with the tools and medium will be the emphasis of the day. Come prepared to play and discover through happy accidents. The second day we will apply these techniques toward a finished painting. Some experience with oils is recommended. Solvents will be used!

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Linda Packard
Two-Day Workshop
Saturday, March 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 26, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
$150 M $200 NM

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Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Printing

Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Printing

All Levels

Matt Brown

This exciting workshop offers an introduction to the range of wonderful Japanese tools, techniques and materials involved in the printing process. The Japanese hanga woodblock printmaking tradition uses water without a press. Everyone completes a multi-color print and engages with aspects of design, carving and printing. The instructor shares tricks and techniques that can also be adapted to other art-making approaches. The materials are pigments, wooden blocks and paper. The challenge is the line, shape and color. Students visualize an image, analyze it into parts, put hand to tool and get very original results.

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Matt Brown
Three-Day Workshop
Friday, April 7, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 8, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 9, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$325 M $375 NM

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Master Workshop: Exploring Still-Life through the Alla-prima Approach

Master Workshop: Exploring Still-Life through the Alla-prima Approach

Level: Intermediate & advanced
Stanley Bielen

Still life painting is an exceptional way for students and advanced painters alike to explore the fundamentals of paint and painting, especially for those who enjoy the meditative quiet of the studio. The focus of this workshop will be direct observation and response to nature in the studio. Appreciation of and sensitivity to materials: oil paint, grounds, and paint handling will be stressed. The alla-prima approach will be encouraged as a way to strengthen tonal and chromatic development.

Note: This workshop will open with a 120 minute public at Concord Art on the evening of Friday, April 28, at 5:00 pm.

www.stanleybielen.com

Stanley Bielen
Two-Day Workshop with Public Lecture
Friday, April 28, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Public Lecure & Demo)
Saturday, April 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 30, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
$900 M $950 NM

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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

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, 10:00 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.kathleenjacobs.com

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.


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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, 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
$260 M $310 NM

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