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Workshops

Schedule

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

Carolyn Letvin
Evening Art Event
Thursday, July 18, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$45 M / NM

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

Paste Paper and Bookmaking with Suzette Durso

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 20, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 21, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Power Painting with Martha Wakefield

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday-Friday, July 22-26
M: $450 / NM: $500

Collage and the Third Thing with Todd Bartel

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 27, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 28, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $275 / NM: $325

Watercolor Intensive with Marjorie Glick

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $425 / NM: $475

Go With the Flow: Watercolor and Watercolor Monotype with Jane Goldman

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Wednesday, July 31, 10:00am-4:00pm
Thursday, August 1, 10:00pm–4:00pm
M: $350/ NM: $400

Photopolymer Etching with Nancy Diessner

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, August 3, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

What can Art do for you, and what can you do for Art? Listening Within... with Bernd Haussmann

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday – Friday, August 5-9
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $650 / NM: $700

Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting with Lisa Daria Kennedy

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, August 10, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, August 11, 12:00pm-4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Descriptions

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, July 18, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$45 M / NM

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

Register

Paste Paper and Bookmaking with Suzette Durso

Paste Paper and Bookmaking

Medium: Paper and Book Arts

Instructor: Suzette Durso

In this workshop you will learn how to make paste papers, a decorative paper that has been used in bookbinding for over 400 years.  You will also learn how to make a hardcover long stitch book.  Your finished paste papers will be used to embellish your long stitch books for their covers, pages, end papers and/or decorations.

The first day you will make your own paste paper, by brushing colored paste on paper and then creating patterns and textures with the use of a variety of tools, brushes, stencils and layers.  You will learn how to do different patterns, make your own tools and mix your own colored paste.

The second day you will create at least two books (two different sizes) bound in the long stitch
style.  This is a beautiful book where the stitches are exposed on the spine.  The long stitch book opens flat and is perfect for journaling, drawing, and writing.  You will learn the basics of book binding skills needed to make this book.
(There will be an additional $20.00 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.)

Click HERE for materials list!

www.booksbysuzette.webs.com

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 20, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 21, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

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Power Painting with Martha Wakefield

Power Painting

Medium: Oil and Acrylic

Instructor: Martha Wakefield

In this multi-level workshop, we will use the landscape as a point of departure and explore personal expression.  Through close observation and in-depth observation of form and structure, your skills will be enhanced leading to unity and enlivened content.  By traveling beyond what is seen we will realize the landscape’s poetry by rendering it into an authentic and visual response.  We will examine design elements (shape, color, line, etc.) and refine by considering design principles (i.e. dominance, rhythm, repetition, etc.)  The study of master works, demos and exercises will provide crucial exercises in artistic growth requiring you to push outside your comfort zone.  One-on-one critiques and feedback will be ongoing and a group critique will be held midweek and on the last day.  

Click HERE for materials list!

www.marthawakefield.com

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday-Friday, July 22-26
M: $450 / NM: $500

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Collage and the Third Thing with Todd Bartel

Collage and the Third Thing

Medium: Collage

Instructor: Todd Bartel


Collage is odd math.  What happens when you bring together two different things to form an unexpected union?  In collage, one plus one equals three—one thing plus another thing equals a third thing!  Join collage artist Todd Bartel in a weekend-long collage class that explores image coupling and various collage techniques including Surreal parlor games.  For this course, participants need to collect their own collage materials and tools and bring them to the class. 
(There will be an additional materials fee paid directly to the instructor.) 

Click HERE for materials list!

http://www.bigtowngallery.com/artists/todd-bartel
 

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 27, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 28, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $275 / NM: $325

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Watercolor Intensive with Marjorie Glick

Watercolor Intensive

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.  Through individual mentoring, you will clarify your vision of how you want your work to be by exploring new techniques or honing your skill set as it applies to your watercolor practice.
You’ll learn when and how to use various watercolor pigments that are granular, transparent staining and opaque as well as explore watercolors expressive capabilities.  Demonstrations will address layering sequences, color placement , wet into wet and wash techniques.  Students will choose one subject to focus on for the full week and will reimagine it in fresh new ways and using a variety of watercolor 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 week 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. 
References to contemporary and traditional watercolor artists are included.
 

Click HERE to download materials list!

www.marjorieglick.com

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $425 / NM: $475

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Go With the Flow: Watercolor and Watercolor Monotype with Jane Goldman

Go With the Flow: Watercolor and Watercolor Monotype

Medium: Printmaking

Instructor: Jane Goldman


Do you love the translucence and flowing marks of watercolor, the surprises and freshness of seeing your painting on plexi transform through the alchemy of working with a press?  Explore these aspects of this medium and more as you print with watercolor on Plexiglas for an exciting combination of luminosity and complex color layering.
 

Click HERE for materials list!

www.janegoldmanart.com

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Wednesday, July 31, 10:00am-4:00pm
Thursday, August 1, 10:00pm–4:00pm
M: $350/ NM: $400

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Photopolymer Etching with Nancy Diessner

Photopolymer Etching

Medium: Printmaking

Instructor: Nancy Diessner

In this workshop, participants will learn how to work with Toyobo photopolymer plates to create powerful and expressive prints. What distinguishes these plates from other types of photopolymer plates is their broad and sensitive tonal range, which means you’ll be creating intaglio prints with rich blacks as well as subtle, delicate tones. While these plates are sometimes associated with straight photographic imagery, they also work beautifully with direct, hand-drawn or painted imagery. We’ll be exploring the potential of these plates using photographic and/or hand-drawn imagery. We’ll explore the unique qualities of this process and how to best translate your imagery into strong photopolymer plates and prints. 
All levels of experience are welcome in this workshop; the pace of the workshop is set up for everyone’s success. 
There will be an additional materials fee paid directly to the instructor. 
 

Click HERE for materials list!

www.ndiessner.com

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, August 3, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

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What can Art do for you, and what can you do for Art? Listening Within... with Bernd Haussmann

What can Art do for you, and what can you do for Art? Listening Within...

Medium: All Mediums

Instructor: Bernd Haussmann


We see what we think and we think what we see.  But what we think we see is not what is.  If this sounds too brainy, don’t worry.  We will work on that riddle together in a practical way, through one-on-one, and in a collaborative and nurturing environment, thinking and not thinking – making and listening; within ourselves, our work, and to others.  We will focus on ways to improve our connectivity from the idea, to a beginning, into a form, into a finished product.  The goal is to get closer to who we really are and to make the art we really want, recognizing our true selves in our work and in the work of others.  This workshop is not about learning the techniques of art but about art as a tool that helps us learn about ourselves: our strengths, anxieties, hopes and desires.  Getting closer to our own experience will inevitably help us improve the art we are making and the art we are appreciating by digging deeper into the layers of our existence.  This course is open to all disciplines and all  levels of experience.  The focus is not sharpening your pencil but sharpening your mind.  

www.berndhaussmann.com

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday – Friday, August 5-9
10:00am–4:00pm
M: $650 / NM: $700

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Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting with Lisa Daria Kennedy

Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting

Medium: Oils and Acrylics

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.

Click HERE for materials list!

www.lisadariakennedycom

This workshop is FULL.
 

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, August 10, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, August 11, 12:00pm-4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

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