Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Self-Compassion As a Producivity Tool: How to Get Your Creative Projects Finished"
March 24, 2018
 

It happens all the time: your creative work gets sidelined when other things jostle for your time and attention. But being severe with yourself is exactly how you don't regain momentum. What’s the alternative? Come to this talk and find out. Jessica Abel is a cartoonist, author, educator and Chair of the PAFA Illustration Department. She helps creative people get past procrastination and anxiety, and get on with the business of making their creative work in the real world.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jessica Abel
Cost: Free Public Lecture
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Chart Your True Course Workshop"
March 24, 2018
 

Do continual new ideas, indecision, and lack of focus distract you from the real business of getting down to work? Just thinking about your creative work will get you nowhere, and approaching tasks with a lack of clear direction will likewise result in anxiety and lack of accomplishment. Learn to prioritize, plan and focus in order to achieve your goals – and a more creatively fulfilled version of yourself along the way. Jessica Abel is a cartoonist, author, educator and Chair of the PAFA Illustration Department. She helps creative people get past procrastination and anxiety, and get on with the business of making their creative work in the real world.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jessica Abel
Cost: Non-Credit: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Photographing your Artwork"
March 31, 2018
 

The ability to document artwork is an important skill for any artist pursuing exhibition, professional or academic opportunities. Learn basic lighting and photography techniques to document two-dimensional drawings and paintings as well as three-dimensional sculptural works. Bring 2 - 3 pieces of art and your digital camera for hands-on experience.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples, www.juliastaples.com
Cost: Non-Credit: $95; Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Portrait and The Figure"
May 8-10, 2018
 

Using live models, Mary will demonstrate and guide you through the techniques of planning your compositions, drawing, mixing color and creating great backgrounds. She will show you how to work with the model, avoid mistakes and give personal critiques and great tips for marketing your work. Mary’s work is in many corporate and museum collections, and has been featured in International Artist, American Artist, Artist Magazine, and American Art Collector magazines. She has been awarded the Portrait Society of America's Gold Medal.
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Mary Whyte
Cost: $995
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503.930.4572


"Art and Your iPad"
July 6-7, 2018
 

The iPad has opened up a whole new world of creative possibilities for artists of all levels and media. In this workshop, you will explore ArtRage, an app that not only allows you to make art directly on your iPad, but also assists you in planning and improving your traditional studio work. Through demonstrations and hands-on learning as it relates to your practice, learn how to mimic a variety of media, combine and edit elements from various images to design compositions, and troubleshoot issues with existing paintings. Leave this workshop with an invaluable tool to add to your studio practice.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Susan Ploughe, www.SusanPloughe.com
Cost: Members: $115, Non-Members: $125
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"The Portrait and The Figure"
September 13-15, 2018
 

Join Mary Whyte for an extraordinary workshop in watercolor in Indianapolis, IN. Using live clothed models, Mary will demonstrate and guide you through the techniques of planning your compositions, drawing, mixing color and creating great backgrounds. She will show you how to work with the model, avoid mistakes and give personal critiques and great tips for marketing your work. Mary’s work is in many corporate and museum collections, and has been featured in International Artist, American Artist, Artist Magazine, and American Art Collector magazines. She has been awarded the Portrait Society of America's Gold Medal.
 
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Instructor: Mary Whyte
Cost: $995
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503.930.4572


"Successfully Promoting Your Work"
October 20, 2018
 

This professional development workshop is designed to outline various methods for promoting your work and practice. Topics such as building relationships with galleries, finding group exhibitions, and publication opportunities, both online and in print, will be covered. In addition to an outline of opportunities in the field, a variety of strategies will be discussed to customize the outcomes for desired professional goals on a regional, national, or international platform.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Trina May Smith, www.TrinaMaySmithArt.com
Cost: Members: $40, Non-Members: $45
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Maximizing the Impact of your CV, Statement, Bio, and Cover Letters"
October 20, 2018
 

Create or improve the effectiveness of your professional documents in this hands-on workshop. Strategies for maximizing every document, including more formal formats, such as the CV and cover letter, will be discussed. In addition, you will write and workshop a draft of your artist statement and bio. Multiple approaches will be presented so that you can design a statement and bio that best aligns with your artwork.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Trina May Smith, www.TrinaMaySmithArt.com
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


 

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