Workshops

Schedule

The Life Studio as Painted and Perceptual Space: A Figurative Painting And Drawing Master Workshop

Stuart Shils
Three-Day Workshop
(Thursday, June 2, 6:30 slide lecture open to public)
Friday, June 3, 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, June 4, 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, June 5, 12:00pm-4:00pm
$900 M $950 NM

Fast and Free: Plein Air Painting

Charles Shurcliff
1 Day Workshop
Saturday, June 18, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
$150 M $200 NM

Yupo Watercolor

Gwen Chasan
Weekend Workshop
Saturday, June 25, 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, June 26, noon-4:00pm
$150 M $200 NM

Dramatic Skies: Sensational Landscapes in Pastel

Robert Carsten
3 Day Workshop
Tuesday, June 28-Thursday, June 30
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$275 M $325 NM

Summer Plein Air Workshop at River Road Farm, Carlisle

Maris Platais
Three-Day Workshop
Tuesday, July 5–Thursday, July 7
10:00 am–4:00 pm
$250 M $300 NM

Fun & Joyful Collage

Alexandra Sheldon
Weekend Workshop
Saturday, July 9, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday, July 10, noon–4:00 pm
$175 M $225 NM
($30.00 materials fee to be paid directly to the instructor)

Underpainting Techniques to Transform your Pastels into Masterpieces

Shelly Eager
Three-Day Weekend Workshop
Friday, July 15, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday, July 16, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday, July 17, noon–4:00 pm
$250 M $300 NM

Watercolor the Whole World Over

Marjorie Glick
Five-Day Workshop
Monday, July 18–Friday, July 22
10:00 am–4:00 pm
$400 M $450 NM

Summer Sketching: Pen and Ink with Watercolors

Emily Passman
5 Day Workshop
Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$400 M $450 NM

Introduction to Botanical Drawing in Colored Pencil

Helen Byers
Weekend Workshop
Saturday, July 30, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday, July 31, noon–4:00 pm
$150 M $200 NM

Contemporary Paper Marbling

Cristina Hajosy
Three-Day Workshop
Tuesday, August 2-Thursday, August 4
10:00pm-4:00pm
$250 M $300 NM
($40 materials fee payable to the instructor.)

Shibori: The Art of Resist Dyed Patterns

Kristina Goransson
Three-Day Weekend Workshop
Friday, August 5, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday, August 6, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday, August 7, noon–4:00 pm
$250 M $300 NM
($30 materials fee payable to the instructor.)

Descriptions

The Life Studio as Painted and Perceptual Space: A Figurative Painting And Drawing Master Workshop

This intensive studio class offers a carefully orchestrated setting to engage students in the understanding of pictorial concerns, as well as challenge participants to go beyond a literal, naturalistic description and not to dwell on “how to” paint the figure. Learning to see and how to shape a graphic response are the first steps. Students will focus on pictorial structure, composition, and expanding observational skills; which will allow the focus of the art to include not just the model, but the surrounding studio space. Shils will guide participants through a series of exercises and explorations to understand that abstraction – composition with shape and color – is THE foundation behind all painting. Considerable emphasis is placed on 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 the evening of Thursday, June 2 at 6:30pm.

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Stuart Shils
Three-Day Workshop
(Thursday, June 2, 6:30 slide lecture open to public)
Friday, June 3, 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, June 4, 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, June 5, 12:00pm-4:00pm
$900 M $950 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.

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Charles Shurcliff
1 Day Workshop
Saturday, June 18, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
$150 M $200 NM

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Yupo Watercolor

Yupo Watercolor

All Levels

Gwen Chasan

YUPO Synthetic Paper is a 100% recyclable, waterproof and tree-free surface that offers exciting, playful opportunities to watercolor painters. In this workshop we will use a variety of materials, implements and techniques to produce several spontaneous, colorful watercolor Yupo paintings. There will be a still life set up, photos, and other reference images, or you can explore an abstract approach and just enjoy the paint. Bring your tube watercolors, large and small soft brushes, and an open mind for a unique painting experience. All other materials will be provided.

gwenchasan.com

Gwen Chasan
Weekend Workshop
Saturday, June 25, 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, June 26, noon-4:00pm
$150 M $200 NM

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Dramatic Skies: Sensational Landscapes in Pastel

Dramatic Skies: Sensational Landscapes in Pastel

All Levels

Robert Carsten, PSA-mp, IAPS-mc, CPS

 

Skies offer a plethora of possibilities for creating drama, buoyancy, atmosphere, color and light effect to greatly enhance your landscapes. Whether around midday, dawn or sunset, skies will serve as our muse for capturing the striking beauty of luminous light while the the colors and contours of the landscape below will captivate us with vibrant effects in pastel. We will develop strong compositional designs in color vibrancy and value from your photos through a series of exercises. There will be demonstrations, critique and lots of painting time.

robertcarsten.com

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Robert Carsten
3 Day Workshop
Tuesday, June 28-Thursday, June 30
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$275 M $325 NM

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Summer Plein Air Workshop at River Road Farm, Carlisle

Summer Plein Air Workshop at River Road Farm, Carlisle

All Levels

Maris Platais

 

Come to a New England farm setting with fields, ponds, wooded areas, stonewalls, fences and animals. This workshop will emphasize individual critiques as well as demonstrations and the selection of subject matter, while encouraging each student’s talent and creativity. Individual instruction will allow the student to express new ideas confidently and spontaneously. Maris will teach color mixing as well as different brushwork techniques to create mass, line, texture and atmosphere. He will also demonstrate how to do a value study using the actual canvas for a full size “thumbnail sketch.” Outdoor painting equipment is required, as well as a box lunch. Some light refreshments will be provided. The workshop will meet at Concord Art on the morning of the first day and we will ride to the River Road Farm together. In case of inclement weather, the class will take place at Concord Art.

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

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Maris Platais
Three-Day Workshop
Tuesday, July 5–Thursday, July 7
10:00 am–4:00 pm
$250 M $300 NM

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Fun & Joyful Collage

Fun & Joyful Collage

All Levels

Alexandra Sheldon

 

This is a class 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.

alexandrasheldon.com

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Alexandra Sheldon
Weekend Workshop
Saturday, July 9, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday, July 10, noon–4:00 pm
$175 M $225 NM
($30.00 materials fee to be paid directly to the instructor)

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Underpainting Techniques to Transform your Pastels into Masterpieces

Underpainting Techniques to Transform your Pastels into Masterpieces

All Levels

Shelly Eager

 

In this workshop, students learn how to take your pastel paintings to new depths. The instructor demonstrates a variety of underpainting techniques, such as using hard pastels, watercolors, alcohol and water to utilizing an oil wash to create different effects in your overall style. Through instruction and practice students gain an in-depth understanding of each technique.The focus is not so much on the end piece, but on the various ways to begin a painting to make it feel alive and vibrant. Be prepared to learn and experiment with pastel painting. Class size limited to 8.

shellyeager.com

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Shelly Eager
Three-Day Weekend Workshop
Friday, July 15, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday, July 16, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday, July 17, noon–4:00 pm
$250 M $300 NM

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Watercolor the Whole World Over

Watercolor the Whole World Over

All Levels

Marjorie Glick

 

Explore the color palettes and working methods of various artists from Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Thailand and India. Inspired by international artists and their methods, we will adapt them to our own personal use and style. Utilizing 300lb watercolor paper, students can work on a different painting each day or work on one larger painting all week and, if you are so inclined, paint plein air in the garden adjoining the classroom. With 300lb paper one can create an explosion of light and color on the page facilitated by the copious amounts of water and paint used to move the paint across the page. The class will experiment with layering approaches and work to develop unique strategies to create an image that utilizes watercolor’s elusive qualities of spontaneity and transparency. Lectures will address layering sequences, color placement, paint qualities and use of the water element to create light and freshness. We will then progress to making color decisions as they relate to the overall design of the painting.  

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Marjorie Glick
Five-Day Workshop
Monday, July 18–Friday, July 22
10:00 am–4:00 pm
$400 M $450 NM

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Summer Sketching: Pen and Ink with Watercolors

Summer Sketching: Pen and Ink with Watercolors

All Levels

Emily Passman

 

Perfect for painters - 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 the tips 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  great way to slow down, record an experience, or practice being in the moment.

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Emily Passman
5 Day Workshop
Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$400 M $450 NM

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Introduction to Botanical Drawing in Colored Pencil

Introduction to Botanical Drawing in Colored Pencil
All Levels
Helen Byers

 

If you’ve ever been intrigued by colored pencil as a medium for achieving wondrous controlled results, here is a chance to immerse yourself in the basics. Through demonstrations and individualized instruction, Helen will provide an overview of tools and materials, observational drawing tips for accurate representation of a simple botanical subject (such as an apple or a pear), and layering techniques, including underpainting and blending, to achieve necessary values, luminous color, and fine detail.

helenbyers.com

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Helen Byers
Weekend Workshop
Saturday, July 30, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday, July 31, noon–4:00 pm
$150 M $200 NM

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Contemporary Paper Marbling

Contemporary Paper Marbling
All Levels
Cristina Hajosy

This 3-day workshop will explore contemporary paper marbling. We will create beautiful stone patterns and playful combed designs, and expand the concepts into unique creations that highlight the freeform potential of this technique. Working on water thickened with carrageenan (Irish moss), the patterns are easily controlled, while the colors become vibrant. Experiment with a wide range of papers and interesting materials such as wood and textiles. Select some of your papers to use in projects based on bookmaking, paper arts, and home decor. All supplies and instructional handouts are included. It’s messy business, so please dress appropriately.  

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Cristina Hajosy
Three-Day Workshop
Tuesday, August 2-Thursday, August 4
10:00pm-4:00pm
$250 M $300 NM
($40 materials fee payable to the instructor.)

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Shibori: The Art of Resist Dyed Patterns

Shibori: The Art of Resist Dyed Patterns
All Levels
Kristina Goransson

Shibori refers to a group of techniques used to create pattern on fabric by stitching, binding, and clamping cloth that is then dyed. Once the stitching or clamping is taken away after dyeing, the cloth reveals gorgeous patterns that range from bold geometric patterns to undulating lines and intricate dot patterns. This intensive will go over many of the Shibori techniques as well as dyeing with reactive dyes. Students will learn how to dye an evenly colored fabric, add stitching or clamping techniques, and lastly overdye these cloth bundles to create stunning patterns on scarves and other fabric. This is a great introductory class for beginners or more experienced textiles artists. No prior knowledge of dyeing or Shibori is needed.

annakristinadesigns.com

Please bring the following:
Rubber gloves that go up to the elbow
Ruler
Disappearing ink marker (like Mark­be­Gone)

Kristina Goransson
Three-Day Weekend Workshop
Friday, August 5, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday, August 6, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sunday, August 7, noon–4:00 pm
$250 M $300 NM
($30 materials fee payable to the instructor.)

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