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Workshops

Schedule

Drawn to Abstraction with Adria Arch

FOUR-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday-Thursday, June 17-20, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $375 / NM: $425

Oil Painting for the Beginner with Kathleen Jacobs

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday-Sunday, June 21-23, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $375 / NM: $425

iPad Procreate with Nancy Gruskin

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday, June 24, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $100 / NM: $150

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

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, June 29, 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, June 30, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $350/ NM: $400

Ink Interaction: Viscosity Layering With Akua Inks with Catherine Kernan

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday, July 8, 10:00am–4:00pm
Tuesday, July 9, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $375 / NM: $425

Plein Air Painting at River Road Farm with Maris Platais

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Tuesday, July 9, 10:00am–4:00pm
Wednesday, July 10, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thursday, July 11, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $360 / NM: $410

Choosing What to Paint with Shelly Eager

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Wednesday, July 10, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thursday, July 11, 10:00am–4:00pm
$250 / NM: $300

Felted Layers and Forms with Kristina Goransson

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, July 12, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, July 13, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 14, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $350 / NM: $400

Sketching In and Around Town with Emily Passman

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday – Friday, July 15-19,
10:00am-4:00pm
M: $425 . NM: $475

The Painterly Collage with Alexandra Sheldon

FOUR-DAY WORKSHOP
Tuesday-Friday, July 16-19
10:00am-4:00pm
M: $375 / NM: $425

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!

Drypoint and Color with Joyce Silverstone

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, July 19, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, July 20, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 21, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $400 / NM: $450

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

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

Drawn to Abstraction with Adria Arch

Drawn to Abstraction with Adria Arch

Medium: Acrylic Painting and Collage

Instructor: Adria Arch


Are you drawn to abstraction as a way for your art to speak in a poetic language that doesn’t pin down a narrative?  Do you wonder how to make your artistic practice more satisfying and judge yourself less in the process?  This four day course will teach you how to access this poetic language of abstraction.  You’ll learn how to trust yourself while drawing on individual strengths and interests.  This class is focused on creating a related body of work using acrylics and drawing materials.  You will come away from this class with 10 to 20 paintings and collages on paper that will provide lots of direction for independent work.

Click HERE for materials list!
 

www.adriaarch.com

FOUR-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday-Thursday, June 17-20, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $375 / NM: $425

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Oil Painting for the Beginner with Kathleen Jacobs

Oil Painting for the Beginner

Medium: Oils

Instructor: Kathleen Jacobs

This workshop is designed as an introduction to the basics of oil painting.  You will be given guidance and encouragement to take up the brush without fear and have fun doing it in a relaxed and open setting.  Today oil paints are one of the most versatile of mediums and will ensure you a lifetime of fascination because of the exquisite color, texture and satisfaction they deliver.  Topics covered will include: painting materials & equipment; i.e. choosing quality paint, brushes, mediums and various painting surfaces.  This class will help you sort out what is necessary, useful and what you do not need.  Ideas will be given for choosing a subject, to composing your picture to making your first mark as well as beginner color mixing and painting techniques.  No experience is required.

Click here for Material List

www.kathleendjacobs.com

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday-Sunday, June 21-23, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $375 / NM: $425

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iPad Procreate with Nancy Gruskin

iPad Procreate

Medium: Computer

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 OS 11.1 or newer) and have a basic familiarity with the iPad.  The use of an Apple pencil or any other type of stylus is optional.

www.nancygruskin.com

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday, June 24, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $100 / NM: $150

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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
Saturday, June 29, 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, June 30, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $350/ NM: $400

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Ink Interaction: Viscosity Layering With Akua Inks with Catherine Kernan

Ink Interaction: Viscosity Layering With Akua Inks

Medium: Printmaking

Instructor: Catherine Kernan

Just as peanut butter will not stick to jelly, a loose ink will reject a stiff ink.  This is true of traditional oil inks as well as newer, soy oil-based Akua Intaglio inks.

Modifying and controlling the viscosities of inks yields results that cannot be achieved any other way.  Taking advantage of the ink interactions allows the development of multi-color prints from a single plate, and naturally leads to sequences of related images.  Layers of ink rolls can be stacked on one plate rather than separated on multiple plates, eliminating the need for multiple runs.  With resists as stencils, contrasting colors can be dropped in next to each other.  Parts of an image can be protected from an over roll, and viscosities can give new dimension to relief blocks, stamps, texture tools, and cutout stencils.

Understanding the interaction of inks is fundamental.  This two day intensive workshop will introduce and deepen your understanding of how to mix, modify, and to use inks to their full potential.  We will work fairly small and run through sequences of rolls, over-rolls, off-sets, and lift-offs.

www.catherinekernan.com

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday, July 8, 10:00am–4:00pm
Tuesday, July 9, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $375 / NM: $425

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Plein Air Painting at River Road Farm with Maris Platais

Plein Air Painting at River Road Farm with Maris Platais

Medium: Painting

Instructor: 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.  We will be looking beyond the obvious, concentrating on the subtleties of nature that will allow individual expression.  Subject selection, composition and choice of palette will be discussed.  At the end of three days there will be a general critique and 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. 

Click HERE for materials list!

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

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Tuesday, July 9, 10:00am–4:00pm
Wednesday, July 10, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thursday, July 11, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $360 / NM: $410

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Choosing What to Paint with Shelly Eager

Choosing What to Paint

Medium: All 

Instructor: Shelly Eager


Just because you think a scene is beautiful does not mean it will make a great painting.  There are many cues that we need to recognize in order to find that perfect site or reference photo.  Learn the thought process and techniques for interpreting the landscape into a perfect composition and for expressing the emotion that inspired you.  This course is applicable to any medium. Please note that the instructor’s experience is with pastel, and that is where her expertise lies. 

Click HERE to download materials list!
www.shellyeagerpastels.com

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Wednesday, July 10, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thursday, July 11, 10:00am–4:00pm
$250 / NM: $300

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Felted Layers and Forms with Kristina Goransson

Felted Layers and Forms

Medium: Fiber Arts

Instructor: Kristina Goransson


In this workshop students will learn to wet felt seamless forms that can become sculpture or functional objects like mittens.  The class will also include creating layers in both three-dimensional and flat-felted work.  Felted work is soft, lightweight and colorful, and we will create gorgeous, unique work in this class.  After three days of felting, you’ll be well on your way to creating anything with felted wool.  Felting is an ancient technique that doesn’t require much except water, soap and wool fibers.  It is somewhat physical, so please take that into consideration.  
(There will be an additional fee of $40 paid directly to the instructor.)
 

www.annakristinadesigns.com

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, July 12, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, July 13, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 14, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $350 / NM: $400

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Sketching In and Around Town with Emily Passman

Sketching In and Around Town

Medium: Watercolor and Ink

Instructor: Emily Passman

This workshop will take advantage of beautiful Concord in the summer!   Each day, the group will meet at a certain location to learn the art of sketching using pen and ink in combination with watercolor.  Using a quality sketchbook, the combination of ink and 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, and practice being in the moment.  It’s a perfect skill for artists to acquire!

Click HERE for materials list!

www.emilypassman.com

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday – Friday, July 15-19,
10:00am-4:00pm
M: $425 . NM: $475

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The Painterly Collage with Alexandra Sheldon

The Painterly Collage 

Medium: Collage

Instructor: Alexandra Sheldon


This class is open to beginners and more experienced artists alike. We will explore color, shape, light, texture and space. Techniques will include painting papers, making trace monotypes, using cold wax, acrylics and oil paints. Emphasis will be on a safe, noncompetitive and joyous atmosphere and I hope to get participants so busy that they forget to worry or get anxious. This class will include a separate materials fee of $40 paid directly to the instructor.

Click HERE for materials list!

www.alexandrasheldon.com

FOUR-DAY WORKSHOP
Tuesday-Friday, July 16-19
10:00am-4:00pm
M: $375 / NM: $425

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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

Drypoint and Color with Joyce Silverstone

Drypoint and Color

Medium: Printmaking

Instructor: Joyce Silverstone


In this workshop we will create repeatable drypoint plates that can be layered together with color monotype plates.  To warm-up on the first day we will begin with guided mark making experiences which will serve as the basis for making drypoint lines into plastic plates.  These plates will be inked in an intaglio manner and printed on dampened rag papers.  With the introduction of a colorful monotype plate, experimental moments of composing variations between these two techniques will be explored.  Playful juxtapositions of line and color guide this inquiry.  

All levels of printmaking experience are welcome.  Get to know the fundamentals of ink, paper and press use, along with the tools of the studio, the unique qualities of Akua water-based inks, and innovative monotype methods. 

www.joycesilverstone.com

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
Friday, July 19, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, July 20, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 21, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $400 / NM: $450

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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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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
 

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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