Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 3 1/2 to 5): Influential Artists"
July 31 - August 3, 2017
 

Discover famous artists and movements from throughout history and present day! Travel through time and study select art movements, artistic styles, and the artists that made them famous - from the Renaissance to Post-Modern times, including Leonardo da Vinci, Wassily Kandinsky, and Kara Walker. Experiment with a variety of materials and create pieces in response to each artist and movement.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Painted Selfies"
July 31 - August 3, 2017
 

Develop your skills in drawing and painting as you create a series of self-portraits. Lessons regarding how to accurately depict facial features and proportions will be covered, as well as color mixing and brush handling in watercolor. After viewing the master self-portrait works of Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and other artists, create images that tell the story of your unique personality, interests, and history. Please bring at least one printed photo of your face with you to class.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kathleen Nelson
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 13-17): Graffiti Arts"
July 31 - August 3, 2017
 

Unravel the complex world of graffiti art in this teen intensive. Discuss and examine the history and evolution of the medium, from the early days in New York City to current happenings in the graffiti movement. Learn about the different styles of graffiti art through video, discussion, and live demonstrations. Use this information as inspiration to develop your own style of painting and hand-drawn lettering. Create a collection of drawings and spray painted works by the end of the week. Tuition includes all materials and safety equipment.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Beau Thomas
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $235
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"High School Intensive: Photography"
July 31 - August 4, 2017
 

Discover the creative possibilities of digital photography. Learn to use the camera as an expressive tool as you develop an understanding of photography’s technical and visual aspects. Instruction covers camera functions, compositional strategies, image editing in Photoshop, and creating digital prints. Required: DSLR camera or compact camera with manual functions. Note: A limited number of cameras are available for checkout during the course from the PAFA library if needed. In order to guarantee equipment availability, students requiring a camera rental must let the Continuing Education Office know upon registration.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sharon Koelblinger
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Drawing, Section 2"
July 31 - August 4, 2017
 

Ideal for teens who want to further their drawing skills and develop a strong body of work for their portfolios. Students will work in drawing media from the still life, PAFA’s historic cast collection, and figure/portrait models to learn principles of composition, value, perspective, and drawing techniques. Note: This class will utilize nude models.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Painting Landscapes and Dreamscapes"
July 31 - August 3, 2017
 

This class will bring together images from your surroundings and imagination to create dynamic paintings of hybrid spaces. For inspiration, you will take a group hike around the grounds of PenArt, looking at the plants, animals, and sculptures, as well as sketch ideas and images from your dreams. Using expressive watercolor techniques, including flowing washes and painted textures, you will create a series of imaginative paintings that depict your ideal place. Create several watercolor paintings that you will be proud to take home.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kathleen Nelson
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Family Workshop - Our Family's Environment: Eco-Friendly Art"
August 4, 2017
 

Use environmentally friendly materials to create stunning works of two- and three-dimensional art. Looking at the land work of Andy Goldsworthy, Robert Smithson, and Maya Lin, assemble site-specific pieces around the PenArt campus using natural materials, such as branches, leaves, rocks, and more. Back inside, you will create mosaics using a variety of found objects, as well as items you can find in your kitchen pantry.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Laura Meikle
Cost: Members: $40, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"High School Intensive: Printmaking"
August 7-11, 2017
 

Printmaking enhances drawing/painting skills and creates striking contributions to a college portfolio. Explore the exciting possibilities of traditional line etching, screenprinting on t-shirts or other materials, and the painterly monotype. Learn the methods of image development, printing for each process, as well as the safe handling of all materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Shushana Rucker
Cost: $425 + Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure Drawing for Teens (Ages 13-18)"
August 7-10, 2017
 

Drawing the model, students will hone their drawing skills and explore contour drawing, negative space, and sighting for visual perspective, along with value and composition. Each class will begin with quick gestural drawings, then progress to longer poses. Students will investigate the formal issues of drawing while working with a variety of mediums, including pencil, charcoal and ink. We’ll end the week with a large, life-size drawing of the model.
 
Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington
Instructor: Karen Cornell
Cost: $260, materials & model fee included
Sponsor: Winslow Art Center
Website, email, 206-715-6663


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 3 1/2 to 5): Clay Creatures"
August 7-10, 2017
 

Create your own herd of sculptural creatures in this ceramics class. Will your pieces have fur, scales, sharp teeth, or wings? Gather inspiration for your creatures’ character traits from books, poems, and music. Use pinch, slab, and coil techniques to form each piece. Add texture, pattern, and color to your creatures using a variety of texture tools and tempera paint.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Cara Hutchison
Cost: Members: $135, Non-Members: $145
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 6 to 8): Ceramic Sculpture"
August 7-10, 2017
 

Explore both the sculptural and functional qualities of clay while creating unique works of art. Learn how to construct sculptures out of slabs, coils, and pinched forms as you create abstract sculptures, wall-hung clay pieces, and functional pots. The surfaces of your work will be decorated using mark-making tools and brightly colored underglazes. A final clear glaze will ensure all pieces are safe for handling.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Cara Hutchison
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Young Artists Workshops (Ages 9 to 12): Loving Clay: Handbuilding and Surface Design"
August 7-10, 2017
 

Whether you are new to clay construction or looking to perfect your skills, this class will explore techniques in handbuilding and surface decoration. From bowls, to birds, to tile self-portraits, each day will feature a unique form. Using your imagination and designs inspired by your surroundings, decorate your pieces with stencils, sgraffito, colored slip and knife techniques, and a variety of textures. A final clear glaze will ensure all pieces are safe for food and beverage.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jeanne Aurelius
Cost: Members: $140, Non-Members: $150
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Family Workshop - Our Family's Backyard: Garden Sculptures"
August 11, 2017
 

Fill your garden with a variety of functional and decorative ceramic objects. Explore coil, slab, and pinch construction techniques as you create flower pots, plant markers, lanterns, and small creatures. Relief and carving methods will add texture and interest to your work, while brightly colored underglazes allow you to create patterns and emphasize details.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Cara Hutchison
Cost: Members: $40, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Mesmerizing with Metallic & Interference Paints"
Begin any time
 

Add drama, flair & mystery to your paintings with interference paints and metallics. Be dramatic or subtle. The choice is yours…limited only by your imagination. You’ll learn easily with close-up on demand video and clear explanations. The camera is 3 feet from my brush. You see each brushstroke. Watch as often as you like. You’ll learn something new and get new ideas every time you watch. Connect with your creative spirit & have fun. The best art comes from creative play. I designed this class for all levels of experience. I’ve included some basic painting instruction so beginners can benefit. Experienced painters will enjoy learning how to master these versatile paints.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $85
Website, email, 281-330-3827


"Mentoring Program with Cary Jurriaans"
Ongoing
 

This coaching & mentoring program is for beginners and advanced youth to adult. This is not general instruction but rather a personal approach addressing the needs and goals of the individual at their level. In painting, we begin with a clear understanding of values using a limited palette. Drawing, composition and shading are essential for all observational art. Drawing will start with the basics, master copies and cast drawing.
 
Location: Langley, Washington
Instructor: Cary Jurriaans, caryjurriaans.com
Cost: $50 whole day; $25 half day
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Website, email, 360.637.4690


"Visual Journaling Online Workshop"
Begin any time
 

Visual Journaling offers an easy intuitive way to connect with your creative spirit, capture emotions & ideas, access inner knowledge, record life's special moments, and envision your future. This powerful tool is available to everyone, even non-artists, although many artists use it as a rich resource to develop new work & to access intuition. Carl Jung said "The soul speaks in images." You'll learn simple ways to create interesting color & texture on your pages, how to add images, personal photos & text. This powerful tool is yours forever after this introductory class. Watch online as many times as you like. Receive bonus journal if you register early. 6 weekly video lessons. Or receive all right away.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $75. Free journal
Website, email, 281-330-3827


"Creative Collage Online Workshop"
Begin any time
 

Learn Creative Collage at home, any time. Connect with your creative spirit as you express your personal ideas. My camera is only 3 feet from my hands as I clearly show you my perfect-every-time collage technique and my easy ways of painting texture with acrylic paint. I share my thoughts & choices. I explain what I'm doing & why, in detail. Over 4 hours of instruction. You'll learn to make real paintings (not just things glued on a surface), even if you are a new painter. Watch videos as many times as you like for at least 6 months. You'll have fun making your own original collage paintings. The best art comes from creative play. Free vintage papers.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost:
Website, email, 281-330-3827


 

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