Workshops

Schedule

Charles Shurcliff - Fast and Free: Summer Plein Air Painting

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
Wednesday, June 27, 10:30am-4:00pm

M: $150 / NM: $200

MASTER WORKSHOP: Stanley Bielen - Exploring Still Life Through the Alla Prima Approach

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, June 29, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, June 30, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 1, 10:00am–4:00pm

M: $900 / NM: $950

Santiago Hernandez - Abstract Drawing and Painting

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, July 6, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, July 7, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 8, 12:00am–4:00pm

M: $200 / NM: $250

Helen Byers - Drawing from Nature in Color

FOUR-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday – Thursday, July 9-12, 10:00am–4:00pm

M: $350 / NM: $400

Ania Gilmore - Joomchi: Practicing Gratitude

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, July 13, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, July 14, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 15, 12:00am–4:00pm

M: $200 / NM: $250

Emily Passman - Sketching In and Around Town with Ink and Watercolor

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday – Friday, July 16-20, 10:00am–4:00pm

M: $400 / NM: $450

Carolyn Letvin - Gyotaku Fish Printing

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 21, 10:00am–4:00pm

M: $100 / NM: $150

Charles Shurcliff - Can Plein Air Painting be Abstract?

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday, July 23, 10:30am-4:00pm

M: $150 / NM: $200

Marcia Wise - Bold and Fearless Full Color Impressionist Painting

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday – Friday, July 23-27, 10:00am–4:00pm

M: $400 / NM: $450

Lisa Daria Kennedy - Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 28, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 10:00am–4:00pm

M: $200 / NM: $250

Marjorie Glick - All Mediums: Focusing on Color

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday – Friday, July 30 – August 3, 10:00am–4:00pm

M: $400 / NM: $450

Joanne Tarlin - Color Games: See and Understand the Interaction of Color Through Play

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, August 4, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 12:00am–4:00pm

M: $150 / NM: $200

Martha Wakefield - Power Painting and Dynamic Color

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday – Friday, August 6 – August 10 , 10:00am–4:00pm

M: $400 / NM: $450

Descriptions

Charles Shurcliff - Fast and Free: Summer Plein Air Painting

Fast and Free: Summer Plein Air Painting

All Levels

Medium: Oil and Acrylics

Instructor: Charles Shurcliff

Get to the heart of the matter and learn to paint the essence of the landscape in this one day workshop with Charlie Shurcliff. 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 details and emphasize the broader picture. Simplicity is the key.

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ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
Wednesday, June 27, 10:30am-4:00pm

M: $150 / NM: $200

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MASTER WORKSHOP: Stanley Bielen - Exploring Still Life Through the Alla Prima Approach

MASTER WORKSHOP: Exploring Still Life Through the Alla Prima Approach

Intermediate Level

Medium: Oil

Instructor: 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.

www.stanleybielen.com

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THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, June 29, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, June 30, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 1, 10:00am–4:00pm

M: $900 / NM: $950

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Santiago Hernandez - Abstract Drawing and Painting

Abstract Drawing and Painting

All Levels

Medium: All Mediums

Instructor: Santiago Hernandez

This is fun course designed to de-mystify abstract art through a series of exercises and projects that focus on color, line, shape and texture. Abstract drawing and painting represents a shift from recording the visible to expressing our impressions and feelings for what we see. The possibilities of finding inspiration for abstract works are endless and can be found, for example, in nature, music and architecture. Let your imagination soar as Santiago Hernandez, professor at Lesley University College of Art and Design, helps you to explore the potential for developing personal expression and style while focusing on elements of pure form.

www.santiagohernandez.com

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THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, July 6, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, July 7, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 8, 12:00am–4:00pm

M: $200 / NM: $250

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Helen Byers - Drawing from Nature in Color

Drawing from Nature in Color

All Levels

Medium: Colored Pencil, Graphite, Watercolor

Instructor: Helen Byers


Take your drawing skills to the next level in this illustration course devoted to close observation and detailed representation of natural subjects. Plant, pet, or pollinator, shell, stone, or bone—the choice will be yours. Through demonstrations, tips, and individualized instruction, Helen Byers will guide students in the delights of drawing from life as well as with the help of magnification and photo reference. We will practice versatile illustration techniques on paper using graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor, singly or in combination, to achieve desired effects of tone, texture, and color. Some previous drawing experience helpful.

www.helenbyers.com

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FOUR-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday – Thursday, July 9-12, 10:00am–4:00pm

M: $350 / NM: $400

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Ania Gilmore - Joomchi: Practicing Gratitude

Joomchi: Practicing Gratitude
All Levels
Medium: Handmade Paper
Instructor: Ania Gilmore

Joomchi is a traditional Korean technique of felting Mulberry fibers (Hanji) that creates strong, textural and painterly surfaces by layering and agitating Hanji with water. Release your creativity and immerse yourself in a 3 day hands-on Joomchi workshop and learn its history, practice and role in Korean society. Ania will share how she alters the properties of fibers to create a range of papers from smooth leather-like to strong textural pieces and its applications in contemporary art practices. Students will create a wall hanging and personal jewelry piece. Joomchi can be incorporated in 2-D & 3D form into surface design, collage, drawing, wearable art, and serve as a functional or fine art sculptural objects. (This workshop will include $30 materials fee directly paid to the instructor.)

www.aniaart.com

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THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, July 13, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, July 14, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 15, 12:00am–4:00pm

M: $200 / NM: $250

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Emily Passman - Sketching In and Around Town with Ink and Watercolor

Sketching In and Around Town with Ink and Watercolor

All Levels

Medium: Watercolor and Ink

Instructor: Emily Passman

Led by Emily Passman, this workshop will take advantage of beautiful Concord in the summer! Each day the group will meet at a certain location to learn the art of sketching using pen and ink in combination with watercolor. Using a quality sketchbook, the combination of pen and ink 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 artists to acquire!

www.emilypassman.com

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FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday – Friday, July 16-20, 10:00am–4:00pm

M: $400 / NM: $450

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Carolyn Letvin - Gyotaku Fish Printing

Gyotaku Fish Printing

All Levels

Medium: Monotype Printmaking

Instructor: Carolyn Letvin

In this one-day workshop, Carolyn Letvin will teach the process of making and enhancing prints made from fish. Originating from Japan in the mid-1800s, Gyotaku prints are a form of nature printing, believed to have been used by fishermen to record their catches, subsequently becoming a popular art form of its own. Using both acrylic paint and water-based ink, students will create beautiful prints, then learn how to enhance the image to make them come alive on the paper. All supplies, including the fish, will be provided.

www.carolynletvin.com

This class will include a $10 material fee directly paid to the instructor!

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 21, 10:00am–4:00pm

M: $100 / NM: $150

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Charles Shurcliff - Can Plein Air Painting be Abstract?

Can Plein Air Painting be Abstract?

All Levels

Medium: Oil and Acrylics

Instructor: Charles Shurcliff

In this workshop Charlie Shurcliff will introduce new approaches to plein air painting! Working with the landscape in and around Concord, students will work from nature trying to open up their perception to abstraction. Starting with quick landscape studies, students will ignore the meaning and identity of the elements and instead incorporate visual elements, shapes, gestures and colors in simplified ways. Based on demonstrations and individual instructions, Charlie will guide you to stress relationships and assist you with tackling subjects in your own preferred way.

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ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday, July 23, 10:30am-4:00pm

M: $150 / NM: $200

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Marcia Wise - Bold and Fearless Full Color Impressionist Painting

Bold and Fearless Full Color Impressionist Painting

All Levels

Medium: Acrylics and Oil

Instructor: Marcia Wise

This workshop is designed to loosen students up by its bold and fearless approach to using color as taught by Marcia Wise. Students will learn how to simplify scenes into shapes of color values with block studies, working in layers, and integrating simple rounded objects as we move from still life toward creating landscape paintings. Students will be moved along quickly with critiques each day or at the end of each class. We will use the palette knife for painting, as well as brushes. Using a palette knife gets everyone thinking only in terms of color and color placement instead of attention to details. A slideshow and short demos will be included during the workshop.

www.marciarwise.com

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FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday – Friday, July 23-27, 10:00am–4:00pm

M: $400 / NM: $450

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Lisa Daria Kennedy - Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting

Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting

All Levels

Medium: Acrylics and Oil

Instructor: Lisa Daria Kennedy

This 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 an artist who has made over 3200 daily, consecutive, paintings - so far! A combination of demos, in-class assignments and individual instruction will teach students techniques to create fresh, deliberate marks. Using acrylic or oil paint students will discover approaches to simplify the process of painting and ways to stay inspired and motivated.

www.lisadariakennedy.com

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TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 28, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 10:00am–4:00pm

M: $200 / NM: $250

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Marjorie Glick - All Mediums: Focusing on Color

All Mediums: Focusing on Color

All Level

Medium: All Mediums

Instructor: Marjorie Glick

Work in any medium of your choosing and focus on color use. Using your own imagery with its myriad of colors and individualized instruction, you’ll accelerate your thinking about and seeing of color. Students have the option to work from life outside at gardens nearby Concord Art, or, from photos. There will be some color theory discussed but mostly, this is a class about how to think about, combine and juxtapose color(s) to make a compelling image. This workshop will include demonstrations and also individualized Instructions. Since this is a class on color, students should have a basic knowledge of their medium.

www.marjorieglick.com

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FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday – Friday, July 30 – August 3, 10:00am–4:00pm

M: $400 / NM: $450

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Joanne Tarlin - Color Games: See and Understand the Interaction of Color Through Play

Color Games: See and Understand the Interaction of Color Through Play

All Levels

Medium: Mixed Media

Instructor: Joanne Tarlin

Solve visual puzzles created by the famous colorist, artist and educator Josef Albers and create your own deck of color relationship cards that will help you develop your use of color in your own artwork. This workshop led by Joanne Tarlin will be using simple materials such as color paper, glue, large index cards and tape to create progressively more sophisticated images which can be great reference tools regardless of your artistic medium.

www.joannetarlin.com

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TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, August 4, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 12:00am–4:00pm

M: $150 / NM: $200

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Martha Wakefield - Power Painting and Dynamic Color

Power Painting and Dynamic Color

All Levels

Medium: Oil and Acrylics

Instructor: Martha Wakefield

In this multi-level workshop we will use the landscape as a point of departure and explore the possibilities of personal expression. Through close observation, an in-depth study of form and structure your skills will be enhanced, leading to unity and enlivened content. By traveling beyond “what is seen” we will instead realize the landscape’s poetry rendering it into an authentic and visual response. We will examine the design elements (i.e.: color, shape, line etc.) and continue to refine by investigating the design principles (i.e.: rhythm, unity, balance, repetition, harmony, dominance, variation, etc.). The study of master works, demos and emphasis on exercises will provide a crucial step in your artistic growth requiring you “to push outside your comfort zone”, whether that be a favorite color palette and tools, familiar surfaces, or habitual ways of working. A few hours will be spent outdoors sketching the landscape as material for studio paintings. One-on-one critiques/feedback will be ongoing and group critique will take place mid-week and on the final day.

www.marthawakefield.com

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FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday – Friday, August 6 – August 10 , 10:00am–4:00pm

M: $400 / NM: $450

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