Workshops

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If you would like to register for our upcoming April workshop with Matt Bown: Introduction to Japanese Color Woodblock Printmaking please contact Concord Art at education@concordart.org  or 978.369.2578 for the registration procedure. Matt’s workshop will run from Saturday, April 6 to Sunday, April 8, from  9-4PM. The workshop fee for members is $350 / non-members: $400 (There will be an additional $75 materials fee directly paid to the instructor!)

Schedule

Alexandra Sheldon - Non-Anxious Collage

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, December 15, 10am–4pm
Saturday, December 16, 10am–4pm
Sunday, December 17, 12pm–4pm
M: $275 / NM: $325

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

Jean Carter
Evening Art Event
Thursday, January 18, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$45 M / NM

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

Erik Gehring - Photographing Winter Landscapes

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, January 20, 12:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, January 21, 12:00am–4:00pm

M: $120 / NM: $170

Kathy Deflice Secor - Keep it Fresh: Drawing and Painting with Acrylics and Paper

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, January 27, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, January 28, 12:00pm–4:00pm

M: $150 / NM: $200

Carolyn Letvin - Gyotaku Fish Printing

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

M: $100 / NM: $150

Make It & Take It - Art Night: Acrylic Landscape with Carolyn Letvin

Carolyn Letvin
Evening Art Event
Thursday, February 15, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$45 M / NM

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

Jill Pottle - Color and Light: Acrylics and Oils

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, March 2, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, March 3, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, March 4, 12:00pm–4:00pm

M: $230 / NM: $280

Linda Packard - Energize Your Canvas

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, March 9, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, March 10, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, March 11, 12:00am–4:00pm

M: $230 / NM: $280

Make It & Take It - Art Night: Notecard Printmaking with Cathy Karp

Cathy Karp
Evening Art Event
Thursday, January 18, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$45 M / NM

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

MASTER WORKSHOP: Stuart Shils - Getting a Grip on the Life Studio as Painted Space

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, March 16, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, March 17, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 10:00am–4:00pm

PUBLIC LECTURE
Thursday, March 15, 6:30pm

M: $900 / NM: $950

Shelly Eager - Pastel Painting with Expression

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 24, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, March 25, 12:00pm-4:00pm

M: $150 / NM: $200

Nancy Gruskin - Drawing and Painting on the iPad with Procreate

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
Wednesday, April 4, 1:30pm–4:00pm

M: $50 / NM: $100

MASTER WORKSHOP: Emily Eveleth - The Painted Object - Transformation Through Presentation

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

PUBLIC LECTURE
Thursday, April 12, 6:30pm

M: $500 / NM: $550

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

Carolyn Kinloch-Winkler
Evening Art Event
Thursday, January 18, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$45 M / NM

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

Marjorie Glick - Watercolor Intensive: Focus on Color and Layering

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, April 20, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, April 21, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 12:00pm–4:00pm

M: $230 / NM: $280

Maris Platais - The Nearly Lost Art of Pen and Ink Drawing

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, April 27, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, April 28, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 12:00am–4:00pm

M: $230 / NM: $280

Descriptions

Alexandra Sheldon - Non-Anxious Collage

Non-Anxious Collage

ALL LEVELS

Instructor: Alexandra Sheldon

Collage can be a great medium for loosening up and having fun. The instructor will get participants so busy making art that they forget feeling anxious! This class is open to complete beginners as well as experienced artists looking for new and fresh directions. We will explore color, light, movement, texture, composition, story and space. Materials for the collages will be made in class by painting papers, printmaking on papers, making different kinds of transfers, experimenting with faux acrylic encaustic techniques, and integrating natural elements like leaves, sand and bark. Emphasis will be on being together in a supportive and creative space.

www.alexandrasheldon.com

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THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, December 15, 10am–4pm
Saturday, December 16, 10am–4pm
Sunday, December 17, 12pm–4pm
M: $275 / NM: $325

Register

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

Make It & Take It - Art Night:

Paper Collage with 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 Art Event
Thursday, January 18, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$45 M / NM

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

Register

Erik Gehring - Photographing Winter Landscapes

Photographing Winter Landscapes

All Levels

Medium: Digital Photography

Instructor: Erik Gehring

Photographing outdoors in the winter presents both, challenge and opportunity: cold weather and snow are challenging to the equipment and photographer, but the sparse and snow-transformed landscape offers great opportunities for unique images. In this workshop, Erik Gehring will discuss and demonstrate tips, tricks, and techniques to help protect you and your camera from the weather while capturing wonderful winter landscapes. The first meeting will be split between classroom and field work; the second meeting will be a review of the previous day’s photos, and then more field work in the beautiful Concord area.

www.erikgehring.com

The supply list will be added shortly!

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, January 20, 12:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, January 21, 12:00am–4:00pm

M: $120 / NM: $170

Register

Kathy Deflice Secor - Keep it Fresh: Drawing and Painting with Acrylics and Paper

Keep it Fresh: Drawing and Painting with Acrylics and Paper

All Levels

Medium: Acrylic

Instructor: Kathy Deflice-Secor

Whether you work in an abstract or in a representational style, using your intuitive hand while responding to the materials will bring out spontaneity and a fresh approach to your work. During this two day workshop, Kathy Deflice-Secor will teach you how to use acrylic paint and different mediums along with a variety of brushes and drawing materials on paper. Starting with drawing as the foundation for structure the process of layering paints begins, and a wet surface allows for fluidity without hesitation. Students will explore line and color in distinctive, new ways to create unique artwork.

www.deflicesecor.com

The supply list will be added shortly!

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, January 27, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, January 28, 12:00pm–4:00pm

M: $150 / NM: $200

Register

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. (This class will include a material fee directly paid to the instructor)

www.carolynletvin.com

The supply list will be added shortly!

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

M: $100 / NM: $150

Register

Make It & Take It - Art Night: Acrylic Landscape with Carolyn Letvin

Make It & Take It - Art Night:

Acrylic Landscape with 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 Art Event
Thursday, February 15, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$45 M / NM

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

Register

Jill Pottle - Color and Light: Acrylics and Oils

Color and Light: Acrylics and Oils

All Levels

Medium: Oil and Acrylic

Instructor: Jill Pottle

Capture the richness of color and light that you see in the landscape. In this workshop led by Jill Pottle, students will paint on a variety of colored surfaces to better understand and use contrasting colors. The underpainting technique will provide a sense of light that is relevant for creating the illusion of depth and atmosphere. Students will also study the work of artists that convey this concept, ranging from Richard Diebenkorn to Connie Hayes. Jill will explain color values, tones and relationships and how to apply these concepts to your work. This workshop will teach you how to create vibrant and colorful paintings.

www.pottleart.com

SUPPLY LIST

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, March 2, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, March 3, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, March 4, 12:00pm–4:00pm

M: $230 / NM: $280

Register

Linda Packard - Energize Your Canvas

Energize Your Canvas

All Levels

Medium: Oil and Acrylic

Instructor: Linda Packard

A printmaker turned painter, Linda Packard brings her first love of building surface textures and layering colors to her painting process, introducing you to a variety of mark-making and paint-handling techniques. By examining color, value, line and texture, students will discover how to respond to what's happening on the canvas. Experimentation with tools and materials will be the emphasis of this weekend workshop. Come prepared to play and discover through happy accidents. There will be time on the second day for students who prefer to work representationally to incorporate newly learned techniques. Oil will be the medium used for instruction, but acrylics are welcome as well. Solvents will be used.

www.lindapackard.com

The supply list will be added shortly!

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, March 9, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, March 10, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, March 11, 12:00am–4:00pm

M: $230 / NM: $280

Register

Make It & Take It - Art Night: Notecard Printmaking with Cathy Karp

Make It & Take It - Art Night:

Notecard Printmaking with Cathy Karp

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.)

Cathy Karp
Evening Art Event
Thursday, January 18, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$45 M / NM

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

Register

MASTER WORKSHOP: Stuart Shils - Getting a Grip on the Life Studio as Painted Space

MASTER WORKSHOP: Getting a Grip on the Life Studio as Painted Space

All Levels

Medium: Acrylic, Collage and Drawing

Instructor: Stuart Shils

This master workshop by Stuart Shils is a three-day studio intensive with an intentional focus on pictorial structure, composition and color. The workshop will be conducted in acrylics with considerable emphasis on drawing, pursued with cut paper collage, crayons and graphite. Two days are devoted to working from the model and one day to using reproductions of old and modern masters to investigate interpretively how painters have constructed and organized painted space. But we are not talking about copying! This is painting from our own points of view. For both chapters of the class the concentration will be on close observation, improvisational shorthand and editorial intervention to establish perceptual hierarchy.

www.stuartshils.com

The supply list will be added shortly!

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, March 16, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, March 17, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 10:00am–4:00pm

PUBLIC LECTURE
Thursday, March 15, 6:30pm

M: $900 / NM: $950

Register

Shelly Eager - Pastel Painting with Expression

Pastel Painting with Expression

All Levels

Medium: Pastels

Instructor: Shelly Eager

Many of us seem to get so caught up with details - our lives are run by details - but our paintings should not! Spend two days with pastel artist Shelly Eager to learn new ways to let go of the details and paint the impression of a scene with expression. Shelly will guide students through many loosening-up activities and provide practical tips on how to let go of all the tightness we tend to paint with. You will feel freer and more energetic by the end of this workshop!

www.shellyeagerpastels.com

The supply list will be added shortly!

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 24, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, March 25, 12:00pm-4:00pm

M: $150 / NM: $200

Register

Nancy Gruskin - Drawing and Painting on the iPad with Procreate

Drawing and Painting on the iPad with Procreate                             

All Levels

Medium: Digital Media

Instructor: Nancy Gruskin

Turn your iPad into a portable art studio and create digital sketches, paintings and collages with the drawing application, Procreate. During this workshop, students will learn how to create a digital drawing from start to finish and will be introduced to the application’s virtual brushes and painting effects. Tips on making prints of your digital artwork and using Procreate to assist with traditional studio work will also be discussed. Students must bring their own iPad installed with the current version of the Procreate app (requires iOS 11.1 or newer) and have a basic familiarity with the iPad. The use of an Apple Pencil (for iPad Pro models) or any other type of stylus is optional.

www.nancygruskin.com

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
Wednesday, April 4, 1:30pm–4:00pm

M: $50 / NM: $100

Register

MASTER WORKSHOP: Emily Eveleth - The Painted Object - Transformation Through Presentation

MASTER WORKSHOP: The Painted Object - Transformation Through Presentation

All Levels

Medium: Oil

Instructor: Emily Eveleth

How can you take an ordinary object, that one right in front of you, and make it extraordinary? Merging the analytical and the intuitive, this workshop lead by Emily Eveleth will be a time to invent, explore and experiment. Putting aside the idea of making finished, perfect paintings students will explore placement, gesture, composition, line, color, thick luscious paint – and create a wealth of feeling with painted subjects by expanding the ideas of presentation.

Working primarily from observation, this three-day workshop will have you thinking on your feet! Each day will start with quick thumbnail sketches and then move into fast, loose works that push the conventions of the painted object. Students will explore strategies that move an idea from its initial dynamic impulse to a flesh and blood painting. Class time will be focused on careful looking and light-handed painting using the oil paint’s unparalleled ability to express the tangible, the slippery, and the implied. A central still life with a variety of objects will be provided. In addition, students are encouraged to bring a few objects of their own to add to the mix.  

www.emilyeveleth.com

The supply list will be added shortly!

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

PUBLIC LECTURE
Thursday, April 12, 6:30pm

M: $500 / NM: $550

Register

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

Make It & Take It - Art Night:

Acrylic Landscape with 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 Art Event
Thursday, January 18, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$45 M / NM

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

Register

Marjorie Glick - Watercolor Intensive: Focus on Color and Layering

Watercolor Intensive: Focus on Color and Layering

All Levels

Medium: Watercolor

Instructor: Marjorie Glick

Color as it is used in watercolor and as a tool for expression will be the focus of this workshop. By seeing it, mixing it and layering it in innovative ways, students will learn when and how to use various watercolor pigments that are granular, transparent, staining and opaque. Students will choose one subject to focus on for the full three days and reimagine it in fresh, new ways using a variety of watercolor techniques. The subject could be a particular idea or any combination of figurative, abstract, floral, nature, landscape or narrative subjects. Students can approach this workshop in two ways: 1. Spend the three days working on one painting on a full or half sheet, creating accompanying research sketches to explore the mechanics and technical aspects of working on a larger format. 2. Alternatively, you may choose a theme and generate several smaller works that explore different variations and approaches.

www.marjorieglick.com

SUPPLY LIST

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, April 20, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, April 21, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 12:00pm–4:00pm

M: $230 / NM: $280

Register

Maris Platais - The Nearly Lost Art of Pen and Ink Drawing

The Nearly Lost Art of Pen and Ink Drawing

All Levels

Medium: Pen and Ink

Instructor: Maris Platais

Maris Platais, a national award-winning artist, will introduce his unique and masterful pen and ink techniques in which he employs old fashioned steel crow quill points and India ink in combination with light washes or mists of acrylic paint. Maris will demonstrate his methods and work with students individually to assist in developing each participant’s unique vision and talent. The stream of consciousness approach to pen and ink drawing can be very liberating. Surprises emerge with each stroke of the pen as they complement the subtle layers of color and texture applied to the paper. This three-day workshop is a wonderful antidote to the overstimulation of the digital world.

guildofbostonartists.org/artists/maris-platais/

SUPPLY LIST

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, April 27, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, April 28, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 12:00am–4:00pm

M: $230 / NM: $280

Register