Workshops

Schedule

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

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!

Register

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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