|Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting with Lisa Daria Kennedy|
|Figure Sculpture in Clay with Karina Kadiyska|
|Functional Japanese Inspired Embroidery: Sashiko and Boro with Kimberly Becker|
|Exploring Still Life Through the Alla Prima Approach with Stanley Bielen|
|On and Off the Press with Joyce Silverstone|
|Three-Day Drawing Marathon with Gwen Strahle|
|Encaustics Workshop with Tracey Spadafora|
|Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Matt Brown|
|Fabric Printing 101 Evening Workshop with Liz Shepherd and Rebekah Lord Gardiner|
|Watercolor for Absolute Beginners with Marjorie Glick|
|Go with the Flow: Watercolor and Watercolor Monotype with Jane Goldman|
|Small Format Landscape Painting and Drawing with Kathleen Jacobs|
Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting with Lisa Daria Kennedy
Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting
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.
Saturday, February 29, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, March 1, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300
Figure Sculpture in Clay with Karina Kadiyska
FIGURE SCUPTURE IN CLAY
In this workshop, participants will make a small sculpture from a live nude model using clay. A solid structure will first be established through blocking method, measuring proportions and rendering solid 3-D forms of major body masses. After establishing a solid figure, sculptures will then be finished with a personal interpretation in mind, through manipulation of color, shadows, texture, and line.
This workshop will include a materials fee of $15 paid directly to the instructor.
Saturday, March 7, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, March 8, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $300 / NM: $350
Functional Japanese Inspired Embroidery: Sashiko and Boro with Kimberly Becker
Functional Japanese Inspired Embroidery: Sashiko and Boro
Sashiko is a decorative, yet reinforcing, style of embroidery. Running stitches are typically sewn with white thread on indigo blue fabric in a geometric pattern. Boro is a technique of stitching layers on top of one another for mending worn or tattered cloth. Traditional Japanese boro cloth carries stories. Each cloth has a lifetime of layers and history sewn into it to give it renewed strength and resilience. Rather than tossing a worn garment or a torn bedlinen, the Japanese mended. Wabi sabi- translated- means to see beauty in imperfections. Through slow stitching and mending, rather than replacing, we are, in a sense, practicing wabi-sabi. Join me for a weekend of stitching and mending. We will focus on Boro one day and Sashiko on the other. By the end of the weekend you will have at least one completed project.
This workshop will include a materials fee of $15 payable directly to the instructor.
Friday, March 13, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, March 14, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, March 15, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $350 / NM: $400
Exploring Still Life Through the Alla Prima Approach with Stanley Bielen
Exploring Still Life Through the Alla Prima Approach
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.
Friday, March 20 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, March 21, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, March 22, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $900 / NM: $950
On and Off the Press with Joyce Silverstone
On and Off the Press
Have you ever felt inspired by the work of Paul Klee? Does the soft suggestion of ground and form combined with narrative or abstract line drawings speak to you? Learn the techniques that he used, and bring them into your studio - no presses required. Through demonstrations and practice throughout the day, become fluent in simple paper registration, multiple plates for color play, and transfer drawing. The line quality that reminds us of Paul Klee’s drawings is achieved by touching ink from a plate to paper with various mark making tools. We will experiment with ink viscosity and a variety of printing papers that enhance the particular character of line transfer.
Friday, March 20, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, March 21, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, March 22, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
M: $400 / NM: $450
Three-Day Drawing Marathon with Gwen Strahle
THREE-DAY DRAWING MARATHON
A three-day Drawing Marathon means you will be drawing during class, out of class, hopefully around the clock! We will be working from the model using series as a process to move forward. A very wet drawing class, using lots of ink and gesso. We’ll mix charcoal into the recipe. It will be easy and important to make changes in this process. We will be working observationally to see abstractly. In the series, one drawing will inform the next; a body of work developing from the first drawings’ strengths and weaknesses. Let’s see where this takes us.
Gwen Strahle earned her BA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Yale University School of Art. Among other achievements, she is the recipient of an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award (1990), a Guggenheim Fellowhsip (2000) and a Purchase Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2010). Recent exhibitions include Small Works Invitational at the Painting Center in New York (2010), American Academy of Arts and Letters Award Ceremony Exhibition, New York (2010), Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York (2010) and Matthew Noonan, Gwen Strahle-Still-life, Stonehill College, Easton, MA. She has served as a Senior Critic at Rhode Island School of Design since 1984.
Friday, March 27, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, March 28, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, March 29, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $400 / NM: $450
Encaustics Workshop with Tracey Spadafora
Encaustic paint is perhaps the most beautiful and durable paint that an artist can use. Made from beeswax and resin that can be polished to an enamel-like finish, it offers a number of possibilities for exquisite surface qualities. This is the legendary paint of the Fayum mummy portraits of the first and second centuries, yet its incredible versatility has made it a desirable painting medium in the 21st century. This comprehensive workshop, which will cover safety, equipment & materials, supports & grounds, and many popular mixed media techniques, is a great introduction for beginning students, or continuation for intermediate students. Learn and practice fusing, scraping, layering, incising, collage, transfer, mono-printing, and a range of other encaustic techniques. Limited to 6 participants.
This workshop will include a separate materials fee of $40 paid directly to the instructor.
Saturday, April 4, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, April 5, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $300 / NM: $350
Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with Matt Brown
Introduction to Japanese Color Woodblock Printmaking
The Japanese developed woodblock printing using water as a medium, brushes to apply colors to the blocks, and a hand-held baren instead of a press to transfer colors from the carved blocks to the papers. This is low-tech, non-toxic printmaking. This workshop is organized to offer a comprehensive introduction to the wonderful range of tools, techniques, and materials involved in the process. Matt will teach you how to complete multi-color prints while engaging with aspects of design, carving and printing. There is an emphasis on sharing tricks and techniques that may be adapted to other art-making, for example watercolor painting or western style printmaking. This class is limited to 8 students. There will be a separate materials fee of $75 that is paid directly to the instructor.
Friday, April 17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, April 18, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, April 19, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
M: $350 / NM: $400
Fabric Printing 101 Evening Workshop with Liz Shepherd and Rebekah Lord Gardiner
Fabric Printing 101 Evening Workshop
At Shepherd-Maudsleigh Studio
West Newton, MA
Liz Shepherd and Rebekah Lord Gardiner
These are two separate introductory workshops for people who are interested in silkscreen printing their own fabric, rather than searching commercially for the patterns and colors they like. We will demonstrate how to print and register a repeat pattern. We will mix inks, discuss fabric choices and monoprint techniques as well as traditional patterns. We will team-print yardage using our 3-yard fabric printing table with a focus on learning the process. Having completed the two-session workshop, participants will be able to print their own patterns on yardage for garments, quilting, household linens, bags and whatever they need fabric for!
Each workshop will have a separate materials fee of $20 payable directly to the instructors. No experience necessary. Limited to 6 attendees. Free parking available.
Mondays 6:00pm – 9:00pm
April 20 and 27
M: $250 / NM: $300
Watercolor for Absolute Beginners with Marjorie Glick
Unlike most watercolor workshops, this one will start at the very beginning!
This workshop is geared toward the absolute beginner and will prepare you for future watercolor classes. We will begin wih learning the basic tecniques of color mixing, wash, wet into wet, edge shading and building an image using transparent layering. You will also develop an understading and appreciation of how water is used in watercolor. Water is everything: it is used to create paint movement, spontaneous expression as well as control, and transparency. Learn how to use value to build up an image spatially, and with light and shadow.
Note: If you are not a beginner, you are welcome to take this class as a refresher course but we will start at the begininning with basics.
Friday, April 24 and Saturday April 25 10:00 - 4:00, Sunday April 26 12:00 - 4:00
Go with the Flow: Watercolor and Watercolor Monotype with Jane Goldman
Go with the Flow: Watercolor and Watercolor Monotype
Do you love the translucence and flowing marks of watercolor, the surprises and freshness of seeing your painting on plexiglass transform through the alchemy of working with a press? Explore these aspects of this medium – and more – as you print with watercolor on plexiglass for an exciting combination of luminosity and complex color layering.
Friday, April 24, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, April 25, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, April 26, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
M: $350 / $NM: $400
Small Format Landscape Painting and Drawing with Kathleen Jacobs
SMALL FORMAT LANDSCAPE PAINTING & DRAWING
Outdoor and Indoor
Working outdoors, students will investigate, record and hone their observational skills. You will work intuitively to explore and consider line, form and the distinctive colors that exist in this beautiful part of the world. Students will take simple hikes to the riverbanks, ponds, meadows and countryside of historic Minuteman Park, Concord. Small sketches will help students to understand a simplified sense of space and compositional structure -- without over analysis of detail. There will be an emphasis on drawing form and structure to seek a certain compositional grace and order from nature. Working small, participants will draw and paint quickly. All skill levels welcome. Any medium welcome; including oil, watercolor, acrylic or gouache, charcoal, etc.
Friday, May 1, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, May 2, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, May 3, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $625 / NM: $675