Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Acrylics in the City"
Tuesdays, May 24 - June 28, 2022
 

Acrylic paint is the perfect medium for landscape painting in the open air! Explore acrylic’s vibrant color and versatile application and layering methods as you portray the beauty of Philadelphia’s parks in your own personal style. Learn techniques for choosing a composition, mixing color, and working efficiently outdoors as you complete a series of rapid sketches and at least one sustained painting. Open to all levels. Painting locations featuring shade, restrooms, and other amenities may include Clark Park in West Philly, Wissahickon Park in Mt. Airy, and Bartram's Garden in Southwest Philadelphia. Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation to painting locations.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan
Cost: $325
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Classical Design for Contemporary Artists"
Tuesdays, May 24 - June 28, 2022
 

Design is the application of the formal elements of aesthetics to an artwork to enhance its strengths. This class will explain these formal elements of design: composition, space, value, light, color, line, texture and pattern. Course content will include art historical discussions using artists past and present to exemplify these design principles. The classes will also include demonstrations of the applications of each principle, and time to experiment and apply what you learned to your own work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Art Journaling: From the Garden"
Tuesdays, May 24 - June 28, 2022
 

Using the spring and summer seasons as a starting point, learn how to commit your life’s memories to book form though engaging prompts and practical tips. Art journaling allows you to document your feelings and life events in a meaningful and creative format through a calming, personally expressive practice. Fuse words with imagery though drawing, watercolor pencil, and more to organize your thoughts and preserve your experiences. No drawing experience is necessary.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dressler Smith
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Abstraction: Investigation and Experimentation in Painting"
Tuesdays, May 24 - June 28, 2022
 

Immerse yourself in the creative process in this exploration of painting techniques and personal expression. Explore the back-and-forth conversation you have with your materials and mark-making to create paintings that engage and even surprise you as they develop depth and visual resonance. Learn to hone your critical eye and personal intuition as you use color, mark, space, and texture as the means to encapsulate your unique artistic voice. Class discussions will be focused upon in-depth investigations of master painters, and on informing and encouraging your practice, in order to help you make the paintings you want to make. Note: This previously online class now meets in-person.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Drawing from 2D and Life"
Wednesdays, May 25 - June 29, 2022
 

Draw one of art’s most compelling and moving subjects: the portrait. Learn to create realistic and expressive renderings from both photographs and live models, in order to explore a range of approaches for your personal practice. Use charcoal and graphite drawing techniques to suggest light and volume, and discover how to incorporate contrast and detail to create interest. Instruction will cover basic anatomy, including skull bone structure and musculature, as well as how to determine the movement and direction of the head. Useful information for all levels.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Alicia Mino
Cost: $620
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Terra Cotta Figure Sculpture"
Wednesdays, May 25 - June 29, 2022
 

Explore the versatility of terra cotta clay, which requires neither an armature nor casting. Learn various techniques and tools through demonstration and hands-on sculpting from the life model or imagination. Anatomy, proportion, design, and personal growth will be emphasized, as well as both representational and abstract approaches. (Tuition includes a $20 lab fee)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O’Donnell
Cost: $620
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Animals in Casein and Gouache"
Wednesdays, May 25 - June 29, 2022
 

Cats, dogs, horses, birds, even fantasy animals like dragons have enriched the history of art! Whether done as portraits or as part of your own personal art study, painting animals convincingly adds a rich element to any artist’s vocabulary. Basics, such as composition, color, drawing accuracy and animal anatomy will be part of this course, but rendering textures like fur and feathers, which bring animals to life on the canvas will be a special focus. Although students can work in any medium, the weekly demonstrations will be done in casein and gouache. Art historical examples and contemporary uses of animal imagery, as well as student discussion of their own work will also be a major part of the sessions.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fred Danziger
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Over the Line, Section 1"
Wednesdays, May 25 - June 29, 2022
 

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class. Expert instruction and advice will push you to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Paint from personal subject matter to find your own visual language, informed by examples from contemporary and modern art. Painting experience recommended. Kassem will begin each class with a slide presentation/lecture focusing on how master artists through history have addressed color, harmony, focal points, space, mark making, paint application, and more, and how to apply these concepts to your own work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Creations"
May 25, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
May 25, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
May 26, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Paint, Pots & Plants"
May 26, 2022
 

Join us for a fun time painting with Andrea Smith, of 7th & Palm. Each student will be guided through painting their own terra cotta pot, perfect to keep or give away as a unique and special gift! Every student will leave with a completed pot and will be given a live plant to accompany their new creation! Let loose and unwind and get your creativity flowing. No experience is required to join in on the fun so grab your girlfriends, your significant other, or come by yourself! This class is ideal for ages 18+ but miners are permitted to attend with a registered parent or supervisor. Browse painting ideas for your pot at pin.it/6mFvvBz! Price includes all materials.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Andrea Smith
Cost: $45
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Screenprinting & Beyond"
Thursdays, May 26 - June 30, 2022
 

The versatile nature of screenprinting lends itself to printing on paper, fabric and other surfaces. For the beginner, this course will cover all aspects of the process including screen preparation, image development, and printing techniques. Printmakers with experience may propose independent projects. (Tuition includes $20 lab fee.)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Lisa Hamilton
Cost: $315
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mindful Painting"
Thursdays, May 26 - June 30, 2022
 

Free your inner artist as you explore new ways of expressing your feelings on canvas. Study the life and work of master artists to be able to appreciate their work in a deeper way and to incorporate aspects of their artwork into your own personal style. Class sessions will incorporate meditation and mindfulness techniques, as well as discussions about how artists’ experiences and emotional states affect their work, as students paint together in a supportive and fun atmosphere, supplemented by music and poetry. Discover how creativity can enrich your daily life under the guidance of Dona Duncan, registered art therapist and practicing artist, in this live Zoom class. No prior art experience necessary.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Dona Duncan
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Natural History Illustration"
Thursdays, May 26 - June 30, 2022
 

Discover the fascinating world of natural history illustration through its greatest contributors from ancient Greece to the nineteenth century. Investigate the unusual lives of those who traveled the globe in search of new specimens and how they contributed to our understanding of nature. Each week’s instruction will focus on a different field of study: botany, entomology, mammalogy, ornithology, marine biology, and cartography. Students will be guided through the process of illustrating specimens from each field using Micron pens, colored pencils, acrylic inks, or other wet or dry media of choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kate Samworth
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure Painting (Summer Session 1)"
Fridays, May 27 - July 1, 2022
 

Painting the human form from observation is one of the cornerstones of PAFA's long tradition of rigorous instruction. Working from the nude model, investigate color mixing, proportion, and composition using oil paint as a medium. Intended for all skill levels, this course offers foundational instruction on building form and mixing flesh tones for beginning-level students, as well as the the valuable opportunity for more advanced students to continue to hone their skills to deepen their understanding of the language of painting.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $320
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"In-Depth Watercolor (Summer Session 1)"
Fridays, May 27 - July 1, 2022
 

Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Metal Sculpture"
Fridays, May 27 - July 1, 2022
 

This course focuses on metal sculpture fabrication and construction, gas and arc welding, brazing, and forging. Basic equipment will be provided, and all techniques will be demonstrated. All levels welcome. (Tuition includes $60 lab fee.) This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credits for $810.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steve Nocella
Cost: $655
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"From Austria with Love - Watercolor Painting"
May 27-28, 2022
 

In this online workshop, Gourav will show several of his techniques to achieve depth, color harmony and contrast in a painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Gourav Dutta
Cost: $148 for 7 hours until May 10 then reg price of $198
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Drawing People: Portrait and Figure with Pat Crowley"
May 27, 2022
 

Working from models and worksheets the artist will study the portrait and figure. Students will learn to observe the subject properly and transfer what they see to the paper. At its core, this a fundamental drawing class that will serve the artist in all mediums and subject matter. This is all about drawing and composition, the foundations of all great paintings.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Pat Crowley
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
May 27, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Through The Lens, Photography 101"
May 27-28, 2022
 

This is a beginner’s class that teaches the basic details of photography. Students will learn the different functions, buttons, and settings on and will become familiar with using their digital cameras. Students will learn and practice basic point and shoot techniques in this studio photography class inside of or outside around the Academy.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Intermediate Oil Pastel"
May 27-28, 2022
 

Oil pastels are not geared for the standard painter. The medium is geared for those who love to work with their hands. You mush, squash, push and blend with your fingertips. You carve, scrape and cut away with your palette knife. They are dynamic, vivid, versatile and extremely forgiving and will expand your range of artistic expression. Though open to all levels of experience, this two-day workshop assumes the student has a basic working knowledge of oil pastels. Three basic techniques will be reviewed prior to launching into the project. The Project: Landscape. Please bring a reference photo to work from.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Scott Turner, www.turneronlinegallery.com
Cost: $220 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"The Art of the Portrait"
May 28, 29, July 2, 2022
 

Delve deep into the intricacies of portraiture watercolor painting with world-class artist Marcos Beccari. As one of the leading artists revolutionizing watercolor portraiture, Beccari brings this class an incredible perspective and approach to painting that can be transformative for artists of all backgrounds. Students will explore the design process from drawing to tonal study to color portrait during three live demonstrations as Marcos takes students behind the scenes of his approach. Using photo references, students will receive guided resources for their own journey expanding the limits of watercolor portraiture. Over these two days, students will breathe life into their portraits while leaving with a good understanding of watercolor painting and the complexities and opportunities in painting the human figure.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Marcos Beccari
Cost: $240
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Realistic Drawing Techniques"
Saturdays, May 28 - July 2, 2022
 

Gain the skills and confidence to enhance the realism of your drawings through sound historical practices. Learn fundamental and advanced drawing techniques to perceive form, depict accurate tonal values, and develop individual line character through informative demonstrations, detailed handouts, and homework assignments designed to reinforce skills. Discover the methods, characteristics, and historical origins of charcoal, blending stumps, erasers, chalk, and color media. Instruction will address the application of color as an enhancement, as well as the use of preliminary and finished drawings as references for paintings.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Robert Waddington
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Plunge"
Saturdays, May 28 - July 2, 2022
 

Join Tony Rosati, PAFA BFA faculty and accomplished watercolorist, in this live Zoom class designed for those with little or no experience in watercolor. Acquire a thorough grounding in basic watercolor materials and techniques, including papers, brushes and pigments, as well as transparent and opaque painting methods. Gain the the confidence to continue to work with watercolor beyond the workshop.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Rosati
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Painting with Pastel"
May 28, 2022
 

There is an immediacy to pastel that cannot be captured by any other medium. By the time a painter has set up their palette and prepared the canvas a pastelist can already be halfway done! In this workshop Corey Pitkin will show you how he uses pastels to quickly develop a portrait from a photo by focusing on the fundamental structure of the head and letting impressionistic mark-making fill in the blanks. Beginning with a slide presentation of relevant masterworks Corey will show you the inspirations that founded his approach followed by a demonstration of his tools and techniques. We will end with a group critique of student work. Photo reference will be provided. This class is open to all levels.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Corey Pitkin
Cost: $120 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Alla Prima Landscape Painting"
Sundays, May 29 - July 3, 2022
 

Al Gury, Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, presents this in-depth approach to the skills, materials, colors, history, and techniques of direct landscape painting. Working from photographs, master works, or available on-site images, learn concepts that will not only improve your landscape painting but also grow your confidence in your artistic practice. Video demonstrations, images, and written instructions on Canvas will be supplemented by critiques and weekly Zoom discussions. Oil painting will be the primary focus, but all media are welcome. This is a Condensed Course, available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Color in Painting"
Sundays, May 29 - July 3, 2022
 

An in-depth approach to understanding and mixing color for oil painting from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. Explore history, palettes, mixing and application for still life, portrait, interior spaces and landscape through a series of studio paintings. Includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, and weekly Zoom meetings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Still Life Drawing for Teens"
May 30, 2022
 

Classes held on Mondays from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. This class is specialized for students interested in applying to middle school and high school of the arts programs. Ages 10-16
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Suzanne Scherer
Cost: $25 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Realistic Painting from Photographs"
May 30, 2022
 

Classes held Mondays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Utilizing their own high-resolution photographs, students will learn how to achieve realistic paintings and develop their own style in the medium of their choice. Materials Fee for new Egg Tempera Students: $50
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Suzanne Scherer
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"The Figure and the Landscape"
May 30 - June 4, 2022
 

Have you been struggling with adding a figure into a scene…or been curious about painting from life en plein air? Come join Randall Sexton for this unique workshop experience in the Northwoods of Wisconsin at the natural serene world of Dillman’s Bay Resort. The class will focus on the fundamentals of plein air for two days and then experience the joy of working on location from life with a model(s). Open to all levels the demonstrations will be done in oil, but the workshop is open to other mediums as well. Beginning students must have some experience with plein air (mainly to insure that you have proper equipment and experience working outside. Hope you can join us!
 
Location: Luc du Flambeau, Wisconsin
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Sponsor: Dillman's Bay Resort
Website, email, 715-588-3143


"Jewelry Making, Polymer Clay Beads"
May 30-31, 2022
 

Join jeweler and potter, Jami Wright, as she teaches the ins and outs of Polymer clay and guides you step-by-step in creating your own gorgeous beads with one-of-a-kind designs! Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost... Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Deep Dive: Color"
Tuesdays, May 31 - June 14, 2022
 

This workshop will unlock secrets of color structure found in nature and in master paintings throughout art history. “Painting from the heart” is not enough. To become a work of art, ideas and emotion must take form, organized into a coherent, expressive design. As I like to say, “Vomiting up the rainbow does not a colorist make.” Good painters, like musicians, create harmonies intentionally. If you are ready to go deeper in your understanding of color, this workshop is for you. Topics include: How to Create Color Harmonies, Image Structure Basics, The Power of Hierarchy in Color, The Secret of Color Transitions, Seeing Color in Nature, Film, and Pop Culture, Staying Open to Wonder, Overcoming Personal Obstacles, Painting with Confidence and Freedom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Michael Slonim
Cost: $315 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Mosaic Landscapes"
May 31, June 14, 21, 28, 2022
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting 4-week class where students will learn the ins and outs of glass mosaics creating a landscape from start to finish! Using a variety of glass and mixed media, students will explore the techniques for making a mosaic landscape. Students are encouraged to bring sample photos of landscapes that interest them to the first class - bonus points if they're photographs you took yourself! Students will learn about basic tool use, materials, adhesives and grouping in this course! Students should bring $60 cash to pay the instructor for all materials.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Assemblage Art"
Tuesdays, May 31 - August 2, 2022
 

From the reclusive Joseph Cornell’s fantastical sculptures to Betye Saar’s complex revisioning of racist tropes, assemblage as a means of artistic expression could not be better suited for this time of social-distancing and tension. Assemblage intrinsically engages the unconscious while drawing on elements of design, whimsy, and chance to reflect a point of view and a moment in time. In this class, learn to transform everyday items, found objects, elements of nature, or memorabilia into three-dimensional sculpture and collage. Be guided through a different topic each week, delving into your own responses and ideas to create dramatic, humorous, emotional, and satirical works of art.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Basic Oil Painting"
Wednesdays, June 1 - August 3, 2022
 

This course is designed to help both beginning painters and students needing a refresher in basics gain a firm grounding in oil painting materials and techniques while working from direct observation. Learn to analyze and construct form, space, and volumetric relationships through a series of monochromatic, limited-color, and full-color paintings. Painting projects will focus primarily on the study of still-life subjects.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing in Colored Pencil"
Wednesdays, June 1 - July 6, 2022
 

Discover the vibrancy and realism you can achieve with color pencil in this live Zoom class! Topics include descriptive and expressive line quality, color relationships, cross-hatching and layering, capturing light and volume, and working on colored and textured papers. Subjects will include still life, the portrait, and master copies. Basic drawing experience required.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Lithography"
Wednesdays, June 1 - August 3, 2022
 

Lithography is a versatile printmaking process that allows for a complete range of drawing effects: contour line, hatching/cross-hatching, painterly wash applications, expressive mark-making, and reductive techniques. Learn all aspects of the lithographic process through step-by-step demonstrations and hands-on practice: preparing a traditional stone or lightweight aluminum plate; creating your own drawing from observation, imagination or photographic transfer using a range of drawing materials; selecting paper; printing in black-and-white and color; and editioning your prints. Tuition includes a $20 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ronald Wyffels
Cost: $415
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Creations"
June 1, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 1, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Contemporary Approaches to Acrylic Painting"
Wednesdays, June 1 - July 6, 2022
 

Explore the limitless possibilities of acrylic paint! The numerous products and options now available enable you to experiment with multiple ways of applying paint to a variety of surfaces, beyond canvas and brushes. Non-traditional materials and exciting application techniques will bring your creative efforts to a higher, more personal level. Open to all students with some painting experience.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $285
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Beach & Seascape Painting"
Wednesdays, June 1 - July 6, 2022
 

Enjoy painting "the land and sky meet the sea" with plein air painter extraordinaire Joe Sweeney in this live Zoom class! Learn to paint from photo references in preparation for working outdoors with beach and seascape images supplied by the instructor. Topics include color mixing to capture the tonal quality and character of the time of day, drawing, compositional fundamentals, and sound painting practices. Instruction is geared towards oil, acrylic, and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Capturing the Figure in the Landscape"
June 2-6, 2022
 

There is an excitement about the figure in a natural setting – an immediacy and a sense of familiarity to the model. Even in painting from a photo there can be a sense of wind, temperature and light that can enhance the portrayal of the figure and create a wonderful sense of space and involvement in both the environment and how the figure is engaged in the setting. We will explore composition choices and of course, the importance of composition, brush work, color, value and edges in order to make for a more interesting and exciting painting. The class will meet on Zoom for demos, instruction, assignments and individual critiques. All levels are welcome but some painting experience is encouraged.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Julee Hutchison
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Watercolor Adventures in Southwest France - Session II"
June 2-9, 2022
 

Join Janet and Steve Rogers for their Watercolor Adventure in France! - two workshops – June 2-9 Session I - and/or - June 10 – 17, 2022 Session II. Hurry to sign up – www.hautbaran.com or call 386-451-8441 or 386-562-8118 (Janet or Steve). Cost $2950 – includes tours with William Haas, travel (excluding airfare), instruction with Janet & Steve, gourmet meals, lodging with private bath in beautiful accommodations – indoor state-of-the art studio w/travel easels, stools for travel to painting sites . All you have to bring are some papers, paint and brushes! (and of course your personal stuff!) A dream trip – not to be missed! Beauty and Laughter are free!!!
 
Location: Puy-l'Eveque, France
Instructor: Janet Rogers and Steve Rogers
Cost: $2950
Sponsor: Domaine du Haut Baran
Website, email, 386-451-8441


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 2, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Realistic Drawing Techniques"
Thursdays, June 2 - July 7, 2022
 

Learn advanced drawing techniques to produce accurate and realistic drawn images in this informative and energetic class. This class offers step-by-step drawing processes that will allow students create accurate compositions, intricate details and three-dimensional effects. You will learn how to utilize drawing materials including graphite and color pencil; how to transfer images; how to work with intricate compositions, proportion and size relationships; how to analyze and manipulate visual information for accuracy; how to render texture and shapes; how to identify and correct drawing errors; develop hand-eye coordination and how to utilize the Bargue Drawing Method to increase your visual literacy.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Alicia Mino Gonzalez
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Portrait Drawing from Photographs"
Thursdays, June 2 - July 7, 2022
 

Learn to create lively portrait drawings using photographs as inspiration and visual source in this live Zoom class. Starting with basic planes and volumes, you’ll build a strong three-dimensional foundation using line and light and shade. You’ll learn about the major structures of the head, the features of the face, and how to relate them to create a lively human presence. Tips and hacks to make the process go more smoothly will also be discussed. Drawing experience is helpful, but not required.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Ecorche"
Thursdays, June 2 - August 4, 2022
 

Écorché is the three-dimensional study of human form by developing the bone and muscle structures beneath the skin. Working from the skeleton, students will model the underlying forms in clay on an armature. Excellent for both draftspersons and sculptors interested in a detailed study of human anatomy. Note: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Independent Print Study"
Thursdays, June 2 - August 4, 2022
 

For intermediate/advanced printmakers, this class allows the opportunity to pursue independent projects with assistance and critique from Print Shop Manager, Lisa Hamilton. Come with work in progress, or discuss and prepare projects, in intaglio, relief, and screenprinting.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Lisa Hamilton
Cost: $415
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™"
June 2-5, 2022
 

Absolutely no drawing experience necessary in David Lobenberg’s California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™ workshop. He uses a reference photo and tracing technique that’s super simple to execute. Throughout the course of the workshop, artists learn: How to shoot dramatic, stylistic reference photos with a smart phone and natural daylight. How to utilize a simple photo/tracing technique to prepare for the painting process. How to bust through the color barrier. How to mix gutsy colors with a minimal five-color palette. How to merge positive and negative stencil embellishment techniques into their portraits. Artists will have the where-with-all to follow their own path towards creating California Vibe Watercolor Portraits™! For more information, visit lobenbergart.com and Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and on YouTube.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $575 Museum members/ $625 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Stories Beneath the Skin"
June 3, 2022
 

My portraits all begin with a story that’s built, layer by layer, with each new technique and feeling. First, let's conquer the fear of the blank page as we play with various media, focusing on colors, textures, and the present moment. Then, we'll work on drawing simple and satisfying faces. The last layers will be drawing the face and shading with a variety of techniques to create character and dimension. This is where we will play with transparency as we allow some previous layers to "peek" through and make our portraits come alive. You’ll come away with several portraits showing the exact steps of the process so you can easily recreate these. Materials fee includes shared use of class supplies.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Nicole Austin
Cost: $170
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Inching to Etching"
Fridays, June 3-24, 2022
 

This short course teaches a step-by-step introduction to etching for persons with no experience or for anyone seeking a basic refresher course. Learn traditional line etching, aquatint, and softground techniques, including painterly and photopolymer intaglio methods. Images will be printed in small editions using monochromatic black or tinted black ink. Students will need minimal supplies including paper, small-format zinc plates, and one or more fundamental intaglio tools such as an etching needle. All classes will start with a demonstration followed by individual work time for each week’s focus.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Tony Rosati
Cost: $215
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painterly Printmaking"
June 3-4, 2022
 

This two-day workshop will explore essential monotype techniques made famous by artists such as Picasso, Chagall, Miro', Dubuffet, Degas, and Matisse. Monotype, described as the “Painterly Print”, is created by using Additive, Reductive, Chine Collé and other experimental methods to create images that are truly unique, no matter what your style. National award-winning artist Gerald Ruggiero uses demonstration and guidance so that each student learns how to compose a monotype using these methods. Students are sure to enjoy this truly fun experience while acquiring critical skill sets that can be used in any art form moving forward. Monotype is the most rewarding and exciting method of artistic expression.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Gerald Ruggiero, www.geraldruggiero.com
Cost: $210 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Entrance to Red Cliff Canyon - Watercolor Painting"
June 3-4, 2022
 

We’ll use the reference photo to inspire without feeling like we need to duplicate or copy. Blocking in the large value shapes and letting the paint mix and flow freely will allow for a dynamic underpainting. The challenge & the key will be to know what needs to be added and what is best left alone. Sometimes, if we can trust the process and be open to those “happy accidents,” the painting almost paints itself!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kristi Grussendorf, AWS
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
June 3, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Drawing People: Portrait and Figure with Pat Crowley"
June 3, 2022
 

Working from models and worksheets the artist will study the portrait and figure. Students will learn to observe the subject properly and transfer what they see to the paper. At its core, this a fundamental drawing class that will serve the artist in all mediums and subject matter. This is all about drawing and composition, the foundations of all great paintings.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Pat Crowley
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Drawing Explorations"
Fridays, June 3 - July 8, 2022
 

Discover the wide range of possibilities available for creating works on paper with noted educator, sculptor and draftsperson, Colleen O'Donnell! Investigate personal expression in various drawing media including charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, and pastel. Subject matter will include still life from observation, landscape and portraiture using photographs as a point of departure, as well as your imagination. All materials and techniques will be explained and demonstrated. All levels are welcome, especially beginners.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Contemporary Still Life Painting in Oil"
Saturdays, June 4-25, 2022
 

The still life has been a subject of artists from art history through today, allowing for a range of personal expression. This class is designed to provide you with a grounding in painting the still life as you explore your own formal language as an artist. Noted artist Elizabeth Heller will guide you through a step-by-step process as you work directly from a series of engaging still life arrangements and develop your oil painting skills. Examples of master painters from the past will be presented and discussed including Francisco de Zurbarán, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Giorgio Morandi, and Paul Bonnard, as well as contemporary masters such Lennart Anderson, Elizabeth Geiger, Catherine Kehoe and Scott Noel. Designed for all levels.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Elizabeth Heller
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Beginning Drawing I"
June 4-5, 2022
 

In this two-day Zoom course, you will be taught to draw the way artists learn: through emulation and observation. By referencing master artists and nature, you will explore the basic principles of traditional sketching. This workshop will introduce you to numerous exercises and you can apply the lessons to freehand sketching from a variety of still life objects. Using an elegant and inspiring workbook, master contemporary artist and best-selling author Juliette Aristides breaks down the drawing process into small, manageable lessons; presents them progressively; and introduces time-tested principles and techniques in the Atelier (studio) tradition. Aristides uses the works of Old Masters and today's most respected realist artists to demonstrate and teach the principles of observational drawing, taking students step-by-step through foundation drawing.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Juliette Aristides
Cost: $290
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Online: Hummingbirds in Motion Watercolor Workshop"
June 4-7, 2022
 

In this online watercolor workshop we will paint a realistic hummingbird with motion in the wings. Along with the wet-on-wet technique for motion and soft edges; students will learn color and value techniques to create the shiny feathers. Paint along as Lorraine walks you through the process, step-by-step. Note: Reference photo, supply list, and instructions, are provided prior to the class. Students need to have access to a computer with video and audio during the class. Videos of the lessons are made available to the students and do not expire. Time - 4pm to 7pm (Mountain Time).
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lorraine Watry
Cost: $170.00
Website, email, 719-291-2748


"Jewelry Making: 2 Sets of Fabricated Earrings"
June 4, 2022
 

Join us for this brand new 1-Day class and learn how to make two sets of earrings out of 100% sterling silver. Award-Winning Jeweler and Art League Instructor, Jo Ann Graham, will teach you how to saw and fabricate individual earrings out of sterling silver to end up with 2 gorgeous pair of your own! All materials are included in the cost, just bring yourself!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jo Ann Graham
Cost: $190
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Plein Air Workshop at Ardrossan Estate"
June 4-5, 2022
 

Paint on location at beautiful Fern Valley Farm, part of the Ardrossan Estate, the 850-acre family seat of the Montgomery/Scott/Wheeler extended family, made famous in the movie The Philadelphia Story with Kathryn Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. Landscape painting topics will include color mixing to achieve a sense of light and air, capturing time of day, compositional fundamentals, and sound painting practices. Painting outdoors can be a daunting experience for the newcomer. When learning the intricacies of this art it pays to learn from someone who has over 20 years' experience in the field. In this class, Joseph Sweeney will be your guide.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Stone Carving"
Saturdays, June 4 - August 13, 2022
 

Explore the possibilities of stone carving by using traditional and nontraditional methods. All processes from rough carving to polishing will be covered, and various tools and techniques will be demonstrated. Students will procure a proficiency in basic tool use including manual carving, pneumatic carving, sawing, grinding, and sanding. Open to all levels. (Tuition includes $20 lab fee.) Note: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credits for $770.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steve Nocella
Cost: $615
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Frankenbook: The Art of Altered Journals"
June 4-5, 2022
 

I love finding old books and blank journals and transforming them into something that speaks to my creative heart! In this class, we’ll take an old book and a Moleskine-type journal and alter them to our heart’s content, filling them with our favorite colors, patterns, images, and textures! We will also create a recycled portfolio-style cover to keep our extra collage papers and altered Moleskine journal. It will be a feast for the eyes and reflect the things we hold dear. You will walk away with an altered book and journal filled to the brim with collage and mixed media techniques that you can use on other projects. Materials fee includes shared materials.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Nicole Austin
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Fresco Workshop in Italy"
June 4-11, 2022
 

Learn fresco techniques and materials from Elvio Marchionni, a specialist in medieval painting techniques. His studies in 1963 at the Bernardino de Betto Art Institute in Perugia gave him a love for restoration and medieval art that he still has today. This fascinating workshop takes place, as in renaissance time, at the Artist atelier and the accomodation at the four stars Hotel Palazzo Bocci in Spello.
 
Location: Spello, Italy
Instructor: Elvio Marchionni
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Portrait in the Park (Outdoor)"
Sundays, June 5-26, 2022
 

Enjoy plein air drawing of the clothed/costumed model in summer light and greenery. The class will center around line, light and form using monochromatic media. Experiment with a number of strategies for conceptualizing and building the drawing in order to capture what you see. Essential anatomy, drapery, and working with the features of the face will be covered. Drawing experience is helpful, but not required. Easy-to-access Philadelphia locations with restrooms and other amenities may include the Rose Garden, areas around the Philadelphia Art Museum, Lloyd Hall on Boathouse Row, and Fairmount Park. Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation. Tuition includes a $25 model fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $220
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Expressive Acrylic Painting"
Sundays, June 5 - July 17, 2022
 

Explore the exciting versatility of acrylics in your own painting style in this class! Study master artists such as Egon Schiele, Ludwig Kirchner, and Paul Klee in order to develop alternative and personally expressive ways of depicting objects, people, cities and landscapes. Instruction will cover the important aspects of acrylic painting, including color, texture, and its potential for three-dimensional effects. All levels welcome; no painting experience necessary.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Alicia Mino Gonzalez
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Plein Air Painting in Oil along the Schuylkill"
Sundays, June 5-26, 2022
 

Get outside and enjoy the summer breezes while you paint the landscape along the picturesque Schuylkill River, adjacent to the Philadelphia Art Museum. Select locations include the historic Fairmount Waterworks, scenic Lemon Hill and beautiful Laurel Hill Cemetery. Instruction will include composing an interesting picture, color mixing in oil and direct, plein air oil painting techniques which will enable you to rapidly capture a scene. Restrooms and parking available.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sean Sauer
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Introduction to Alla Prima Painting"
Sundays, June 5 - July 17, 2022
 

Learn to complete a painting in one sitting, alla prima, or “all at once” in this online Zoom class with Susan Sullivan! Learn the basics of this direct and exciting technique as you paint from your own still life, window, photographs and more. Topics to be covered include setting up a still life and other subjects, lighting, composition, color mixing, using warm and cool colors and brush work. Includes lecture, demonstration and group critique. We will paint together, share our setups and paintings and have some fun while we're at it.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Susan Sullivan
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Through The Lens, Photography 101"
June 6-7, 2022
 

This is a beginner’s class that teaches the basic details of photography. Students will learn the different functions, buttons, and settings on and will become familiar with using their digital cameras. Students will learn and practice basic point and shoot techniques in this studio photography class inside of or outside around the Academy.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Painting in The Medium of Your Choice"
Mondays, June 6-27, 2022
 

Paint with the medium( oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel) of your choice in a relaxed atmosphere with as much instructor help as you want. Bring in new or unfinished work you want to do. Short demos, techniques, and critiques will be available to assist you. Realism, impressionism, or something more modern is all welcome.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Dafford Murals Master Workshop"
June 6-18, 2022
 

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) announces the Dafford Murals Master Workshop, an intensive introduction to the materials, processes, and techniques of renowned muralist Robert Dafford. During this twelve-day hands-on workshop, June 6-18, 2022, Dafford will share his process from start to finish, with students applying these lessons on interior wall panels before moving onsite to the riverfront. Dafford’s team will complete the murals in the following weeks. Artists may apply to participate through submission of works samples through CaFÉ, an online application and jurying site at bit.ly/3m1AoTs. Submissions must be received by January 31, 2022. Accepted applicants will be notified by February 18, 2022.
 
Location: Paducah, Kentucky
Instructor: Robert Dafford
Cost: $795
Sponsor: Paducah School of Art and Design
Website, email, 270-534-3902


"Landscape Painting: Beyond the Photo"
June 6-10, 2022
 

Among representational artists, there has been an endless battle between those who paint from life and those who use photographic references. However, it’s a misguided argument: the source of the visual information we use to paint is irrelevant. The real issue lies not in painting from life or photos, but whether we’re simply copying what we see as opposed to using the information as a springboard for creating the paintings we want. In this workshop, participants will work from photographic references of the landscape to learn to break down the information, analyze it, and use it to generate tonal sketches, change color palettes, and create paintings based on multiple images, memory, and imagination. Lectures, demonstrations and one-on-one painting instruction each day.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: John MacDonald
Cost: $850
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor: Starting Small"
June 7-8, 2022
 

Sometimes beginners just starting out can find mid-size to large canvases daunting and a little scary. I find it much less stressful to paint small in the beginning! Join us for some fun exploring, learning, or reviewing some watercolor basics and techniques to build on. On our first day, we will be painting some 5” by 7” paintings. These can be placed in small frames or used as greeting cards or to start a notebook for future reference as you continue on your watercolor journey. On our second day, we learn to use a grid to take one of our smaller pieces to the larger 9 by 12 piece while keeping it in perspective. Hope to see you there!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Wendy Cunico
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor Unleashed – A Landscape of Cliffs, Rocks & Boulders"
Tuesdays, June 7 - July 12, 2022
 

Rocks, Pebbles, Boulders, Cliffs: the “bedrock” of landscape painting. Creating the shapes and depth of individual rocks and rocky outcroppings, learning to combine many rocks and pebbles into a single collective shape that says “rock” without detailing each is crucial to successful landscape painting. This class will focus on the challenge of painting a landscape in which rocks, boulders and cliffs are a significant feature. A photo will be provided for your use, but you are always welcome and encouraged to paint from your own reference material. There will be demos, instruction and individual critique throughout the Zoom class. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Julie Gilbert Pollard
Cost: $315 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"History of the Printed Image, Part 1"
Tuesdays, June 7-28, 2022
 

Join PAFA faculty and accomplished printmaker Tony Rosati for an overview of important prints and books spanning the 15th to the 20th centuries. Learn about artists in their context and the evolution of various printmaking mediums through three fascinating lectures: 1) 15th- and 16th-Century Engraving and Etching; 2) Color Chiaroscuro Relief Printmaking in the 16th Century and Beyond; 3) The Advent of 19th-Century Technologies and the Evolution of 20th-Century Screenprinting. View and discuss milestone prints and books from the collections of the PAFA museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Library of Congress.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Rosati
Cost: $75
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Extended Studies: Studio Painting & Drawing"
Tuesdays, June 7 - August 23, 2022
 

This is an observationally based course designed to reinforce and develop skills beyond basic drawing and painting. Students will work with a variety of subjects; still-life, portrait and figure. In addition to working from direct observation, photographs also provide great source material. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with size and subject, as well as to explore their media as a tool for invention, conceptualization, and idea development. The course also affords students an opportunity to take a look at materials in more breadth and depth. Drawing materials are always available, as well as some painting materials. Class will not meet on Tuesday, July 5th.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Michael Little, www.michaelmlittle.com
Cost: $735 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Scaling Up: Using Studies to Create a Larger Painting"
Wednesdays, June 8-29, 2022
 

Wondering how to take your studio work to the next level? In this 3-day course spread over a month, students will get to see how Kathleen Hudson uses color studies and field sketches to create a large-scale painting. Students will do value sketches and color studies based on their own photos or a selection of reference options provided, and then pick a favorite to scale up to a larger piece. The two-week gap in the last two classes will give students a longer time to work on the larger piece and receive feedback. No class on June 22nd.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kathleen Hudson
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 8, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Watercolor Creations"
June 8, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 9, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Paint, Pots & Plants"
June 9, 2022
 

Join us for a fun time painting with Andrea Smith, of 7th & Palm. Each student will be guided through painting their own terra cotta pot, perfect to keep or give away as a unique and special gift! Every student will leave with a completed pot and will be given a live plant to accompany their new creation! Let loose and unwind and get your creativity flowing. No experience is required to join in on the fun so grab your girlfriends, your significant other, or come by yourself! This class is ideal for ages 18+ but miners are permitted to attend with a registered parent or supervisor. Browse painting ideas for your pot at pin.it/6mFvvBz! Price includes all materials.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Andrea Smith
Cost: $45
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"The New Nouveau"
June 9-12, 2022
 

In our new approach to the now classic art form of Art Nouveau, we are going to spend four glorious days collaging and winding botanicals and whiplash curves around a central figure. We’ll focus on creating rich layered backgrounds, color mixing, transparent glazes, mesmerizing collage constructs, and adding the perfect accents. I will walk you through the process of creating your own nouveau-inspired stencil, botanical shapes, and undulating curves with the use of several tools to simplify the process and introduce you to some stunningly creative uses for paint skins. We’ll honor the old traditions and pay homage to Gustav Klimt with our skillful use of gold leaf, but we’ll bring this art form into the the 21st century.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Andrea Matus deMeng
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Painting in the Loire Valley: Travel Sketching in Watercolor"
June 10-17, 2022
 

We will spend an amazing week in the Loire Valley filling our watercolor journals with memories for a lifetime and inspiration for larger paintings back home. Kathy will share how she chooses and composes a composition with quick colorful sketches. As a master plein air artist at the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational (2016) and Olmsted Georgia Color (2019 & 2020), she has a wealth of painting knowledge to share with you, no matter what your level of experience. We will travel light with a small pack of supplies that can easily fit into your backpack or satchel. Kathy will work with each of you individually to create your best watercolor sketches. Kathy has a love for art, adventure and people.
 
Location: Saint Pierre de Corps, France
Instructor: Kathy Rennell Forbes, www.RennellForbes.com
Cost: $3,590
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Release Your Inner Artist"
June 10, 2022
 

This one-day workshop will help you discover your inner artist through guided play with different art forms. Perfect for beginners or anyone needing a boost to their creative journey, release your personal story by building a body of work. Increase your drawing skills and experiment with new materials. Students will bring their own sketchbook and favorite mark-making tools, all other supplies will be provided. We all have an inner spirit that longs to create. Each of us is unique and the very act of creative expression taps into the reason you are here right now.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Linda Pullinsi, www.lindapullinsi.com
Cost: $100 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Drawing People: Portrait and Figure with Pat Crowley"
June 10, 2022
 

Working from models and worksheets the artist will study the portrait and figure. Students will learn to observe the subject properly and transfer what they see to the paper. At its core, this a fundamental drawing class that will serve the artist in all mediums and subject matter. This is all about drawing and composition, the foundations of all great paintings.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Pat Crowley
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
June 10, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Watercolor Adventures in Southwest France - Session II"
June 10-17, 2022
 

Join Janet and Steve Rogers for their Watercolor Adventure in France! - two workshops – June 2-9 Session I - and/or - June 10 – 17, 2022 Session II. Hurry to sign up – www.hautbaran.com or call 386-451-8441 or 386-562-8118 (Janet or Steve). Cost $2950 – includes tours with William Haas, travel (excluding airfare), instruction with Janet & Steve, gourmet meals, lodging with private bath in beautiful accommodations – indoor studio w/travel easels, stools to travel to painting sites or paint in comfortable state-of-the-art studio at Haut Baran. A dream trip – not to be missed! Beauty and Laughter are free!!!
 
Location: Puy-l'Eveque, France
Instructor: Janet Rogers and Steve Rogers
Cost: $2950
Sponsor: Domaine du Haut Baran
Website, email, 386-451-8441


"Paint Your Pets"
June 10, 2022
 

Join 25+ year professional educator Debi West for this exciting half-day workshop! Paint or Draw in the medium of your choice your pet or your favorite animal as Debi shows you different tips and techniques to make your painting playful but fantastic! Both beginners and seasoned artists will enjoy this low-pressure workshop as Debi encourages students to try new techniques with your drawing and measuring that might be outside of your comfort zone, but will result in a one-of-a-kind masterpiece!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Basic Anatomy Workshop"
June 11-12, 2022
 

The human body is one of the most fascinating and inspiring subjects an artist can depict, but its complexity can make it intimidating. Join Roberto Osti, artist, teacher and author of Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide to gain the confidence to understand and enjoy drawing the beautiful forms of the human figure. Begin with study of the human form from a structural point of view: basic landmarks, essential volumes, and proportional relationships of body. Then focus on the main muscle groups and the aesthetic aspects they produce in the body. Each day will be divided into a lecture and then drawing from the model, with individual assistance.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Egg Tempera Techniques: Painting a Plum"
June 11-12, 2022
 

This is an introductory workshop that will focus on egg tempera materials and technique. A plum will be the subject. The objective will be to impart the instructor’s technique so students can explore the medium on their own. We will not be looking for a finished painting but will use the time to practice and understand the technique. The class will include demonstrations, such as making the binder, mixing it with dried pigment, and painting the plum.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Carrie Di Costanzo
Cost: $165
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Studio Italia - Art workshop in Tuscany offered since 1997"
June 11-20, 2022
 

A thought-provoking and inspirational art workshop open to artists of all levels and all media (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.). Nine full days of plein air painting, art history/art theory lectures, touring, group discussions, and gourmet cuisine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. We limit the size of our groups to eight participants to offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment. Cost of CAD 3375 (around US$ 2600) includes art instruction, 9-night double accommodation, all breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 gourmet dinners including wine, transportation from and to the Arezzo train station, transportation to all painting sites (Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, etc.) train ticket to Florence, and a guided tour to the Uffizi Museum. Testimonials from former participants on our website.
 
Location: Lucignano, Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US $2600
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Watercolour Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
June 11-17, 2022
 

Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The instructor will support you in experimentation and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the bold use of colour. The workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Robust Rag Rug"
June 11, 2022
 

Weave a traditional "rag" rug on an antique heavy-duty loom made just for this purpose. You will be making a serious piece of floor covering, about 28" wide and 5' long. The looms are warped and ready to go — just show up and weave! We have tons of new fabric available, so you can choose your favorite colors and patterns. The finished product will be durable, washable, and uniquely yours. No previous weaving experience needed. Also held July 16, August 14, October 8, November 6.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Carole Spelic
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Ceramic Flower Planters"
June 11, 2022
 

Make your own ceramic flower planter! No experience needed. In this easy workshop, you will learn to use the slab roller, texture molds, and how to attach cut-out pieces of clay to build ceramic boxes and trays. At the conclusion of this session, you may leave your product to dry and be bisque fired. The instructor will arrange a time for you to return to glaze work and then to collect the finished product. Materials fee includes clay, glazes, and all firings.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Katie White
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Plein Air Painting Central Oregon"
June 13-15, 2022
 

Preserve your memories in a reminiscent and unparalleled way. A photograph is evidence of your visit, but a sketch of the same will bring back the feeling of the day, the smell of the local cafe and the feel of the culture. David Lobenberg will teach the six universal skill sets of drawing, as well as, critical compositional, color, and value strategies. David’s watercolor paintings can be found in private, public, and corporate collections across the country. His work has been featured in American Artist, Southwest Art, and American Art Collector magazines to name a few.
 
Location: Bend, Oregon
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Plein Air Painting in Beartooth, Montana"
June 13-17, 2022
 

Landscape painting is mostly about learning how to see; how to interpret, compare and edit the shapes and colors of the scene we choose to paint. In other words, to not see literally the mountains, trees, grass, water, etc. but to see them as an interesting and beautiful arrangement of shapes and colors. This opens up a whole lot more possibilities for things to paint and also helps us find our own voice. Students will concentrate on the process of painting and not be so concerned with doing “finished” paintings. Students will work on what makes a plein air painting work; the mood, rhythm and movement along with an interesting and compelling arrangement of values, masses and color.
 
Location: Beartooth, Montana
Instructor: Ned Mueller, www.nedmueller.com
Cost: $680 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Plein Air Painting in Boulder, Colorado"
June 13-17, 2022
 

Join Mark for a five-day intensive plein air workshop in the beautiful Rocky Mountains outside of Boulder, Colorado. Mark will take his students high into the mountains, just west of Boulder, to paint crashing streams and epic vistas. Students will watch Mark demo each day and then receive personalized one-on-one critiques of their work as they paint. Portable equipment and transportation required. Students will receive lodging recommendations upon registration.
 
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Instructor: Mark Boedges, www.markboedges.com
Cost: $680 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Realistic Painting from Photographs"
June 13, 2022
 

Classes held Mondays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Utilizing their own high-resolution photographs, students will learn how to achieve realistic paintings and develop their own style in the medium of their choice. Materials Fee for new Egg Tempera Students: $50
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Suzanne Scherer
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Still Life Drawing for Teens"
June 13, 2022
 

Classes held on Mondays from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. This class is specialized for students interested in applying to middle school and high school of the arts programs. Ages 10-16
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Suzanne Scherer
Cost: $25 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Italian Language & Painting Workshop"
June 13-30, 2022
 

For those who love Italy and wish to combine learning the Italian language with painting its spectacular scenery, we offer a true “cultural vacation.” Elisa Bassetti is Director of the Artelingua Language School which specializes in teaching Italian Language and Culture as a second and foreign language. The Italian language course is divided into two parts: standard Italian and Italian for Arts. The second part is preparatory for the painting workshop that follows with artist Arnhild Kart. This uniquely immersive workshop will be held in the beautiful, family-run Hotel Le Fontanelle with an excellent restaurant.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Elisa Bassetti & Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2650 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"The Landscape Sketch Intensive"
June 13-17, 2022
 

The oil sketch is a traditional way for painters to execute preparatory ideas and quickly capture initial impressions – perfect for plein air painting! Learn useful techniques for rapidly encapsulating color and form while working directly from observation. Select locations along the Schuylkill River will include beautiful Laurel Hill Cemetery and Bartram’s Garden.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Stained Glass Sculptures"
June 13-15, 2022
 

Students will create an original stained glass sculpture using stained glass, glass nuggets, bevels, shells and findings. Cindy will show students how to cut glass, grind, copper foil and solder. Each will leave with a beautiful stained glass sculpture! Class size is limited to ensure individual attention. Long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes are recommended.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Cynthia Buckley
Cost: $260
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Extended Studies: Drawing I & II"
Mondays, June 13 - August 22, 2022
 

This is an introductory drawing course simplified to help students further their representational artistic endeavors. Students will develop basic drawing skills, enhancing their ability to translate visual relationships, helping them organize and develop a two-dimensional story. Included will be an important focus of light and shadow on form and how to relate that information to your drawing and painting interpretation. Students will work from photos and drawings, as well as direct observation of still-life and model. Homework assignments are optional. Supplies included. No class on Monday, July 4th.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Jennifer Freeman, www.jenniferemilefreeman.com
Cost: $735 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Master Class with Christine Lafuente: Alla Prima Oil Painting Marathon with Critique"
June 14-16, 2022
 

Get your studio up and running with Christine Lafuente! Experiment with alla prima oil techniques and produce several paintings focusing on still life subjects in this inspiring three-day painting marathon. Each morning will feature an hour-long demonstration focusing on studio set-up, color mixing, oil mediums, and brushwork. The rest of the day will consist of a virtual open studio of individual critique and problem-solving in which all can listen along while painting. Each session will wrap-up with a helpful discussion about specific painting issues. Be prepared to share your work via the online Padlet platform and have the class “visit” your painting space via Zoom on your smartphone or tablet in this interactive and engaging painting intensive.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Christine Lafuente
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Extended Studies: Painting I"
Wednesdays, June 15 - August 24, 2022
 

This class will teach the core skills required for professional oil painting. Students will study the effects of light on form and learn to apply the information to the painting of still life, portrait, and figure. Starting with a light and shadow value pattern, students will learn to build the illusion of dimension with form. Working with a limited palette of just three colors, students will learn to mix a full range of primary, secondary and tertiary colors. Students will learn how to see the shapes of color and value making them easier to render. The purpose of edges will also be explained. Students will learn how and why artists squint. No class on July 6.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Jennifer Freeman, www.jenniferemilefreeman.com
Cost: $735 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Photography in the Field"
June 15-17, 2022
 

This is an intermediate to advance level class geared towards students who are already familiar with their digital cameras and the basics of capturing images in the studio. Students in this workshop will travel to different parts of the Island to learn different techniques and what camera equipment to use to capture the best images in the elements every time.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor Creations"
June 15, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 15, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 16, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Portrait Painting"
June 16-18, 2022
 

This three-day class will offer students the opportunity to paint costumed portrait subjects under the guidance of an accomplished artist. Each day will present a unique context for study. The color of the light source greatly affects the character of the motif. Students will paint both cool and warm lit models during this class. Demonstrations and lecture will address tools and materials as well as procedure.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Robert Lemler, www.robertlemler.com
Cost: $375 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Southern Skies in Watercolor"
June 16-17, 2022
 

Low Country skies, whether at sunrise or sunset, or during those lazy days on the beach are always a joy to experience! In this two-day workshop, Jan will show students her special tips and techniques to help them learn to paint not only skies but clouds in a realistic, beautiful way!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jan Ross
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Sketch to Studio"
June 16-18, 2022
 

Students will paint “grocery bag” sketches on Kraft paper and then use the color sketches and pencil drawings to create larger paintings. This practice trains visual memory and helps a painter find their personal style.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $500
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Learning to Paint the Head"
June 16-18, 2022
 

This class is designed as a skills building workshop. We will take a deep dive into drawing and proportions, value as it relates to skin tone, edges, and likeness. Class exercises, where you will work from photo reference, will equip you for painting better portraits. 4 weeks of online help, following the class, will walk you through that portrait project that you have been wanting to do. Students will receive a full color booklet of notes. Class size will be held to 12 students to maximize individual attention.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $590
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Vertical Storytelling in Collage"
June 16-19, 2022
 

Telling a visual story in a vertical format is a tall tale to carry out. The collage artwork created in this workshop leans on layers much like a landscape with interest and details. Students will work with magazines and glue sticks as a form of collage sketching to begin the process of design. The next step is to create a collage palette in reference to collage sketches. The fusion technique with a tack iron allows for the adherent of the collage papers on a long vertical wood panel. Storytelling with images, symbols, and design elements allow for unique creative segments to emerge.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Laura Lein-Svencner
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Drawing as the Foundation for the Painter"
Thursdays, June 16 - August 25, 2022
 

In this class, students will work on the understructure of a painting. What is that? The Drawing! The framework of every realist painting. Students will study shapes, proportions, ellipses, measuring and perspective and will learn how to place the subject on the canvas cleanly and accurately. The study and explanation of the planes of all objects will be studied including folds. Time will also be spent on shadows and design with emphasis on the notan. This class will help you with any subject you would like to paint. Any cityscape, figure, still life, or landscape will use proportion, planes, perspective and measurement. Join this class to clear up any confusion regarding getting a proper underdrawing for your painting. No class June 30.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Jerry Salinas, www.jerrysalinas.com
Cost: $735 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Extended Studies: Painting II"
Fridays, June 17 - August 26, 2022
 

In this second session, Jerry will expand on the core elements from Painting I. Students will be introduced to a full palette of colors which they will use to paint portraits, figures and still life. Students will experiment with their palette to see the vast amount of colors they can mix. This fun and educational class is designed to push skills to a higher level. Painting I is not required for students with Intermediate skills. Class will not meet on Friday, July 1.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Jerry Salinas, www.jerrysalinas.com
Cost: $735 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
June 17, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Drawing People: Portrait and Figure with Pat Crowley"
June 17, 2022
 

Working from models and worksheets the artist will study the portrait and figure. Students will learn to observe the subject properly and transfer what they see to the paper. At its core, this a fundamental drawing class that will serve the artist in all mediums and subject matter. This is all about drawing and composition, the foundations of all great paintings.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Pat Crowley
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Pinching & Coiling: Explore Functional Pottery"
June 17-19, 2022
 

Join Chicago artist Laura Williams to create charming cups, bowls, plates, lidded jars, spoons, vases and teapots using the handbuilding methods of pinching and coiling. This course is ideal for those with a bit of handbuilding experience, but it’s an option for newcomers to practice simpler forms. Using commercial underglazes and slips, we will decorate the outside of our functional wares. Favorite wares will be clear glazed, fired and, if needed, shipped. If local, you can arrange for pick up at the studio. $5 per piece for both firings (bisque and glaze) paid directly to Globe Clay Center. Shipping is an additional fee. Instagram: @lauramakesthingz Materials fee includes clay and studio tool use.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Laura Williams
Cost: $270
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Encaustic Painting: Basics, Methods, and Materials"
June 17-18, 2022
 

Designed for students new to the encaustic medium, this workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the materials, working methods, and safety of encaustic painting. Gain a solid foundation and the confidence to continue exploring encaustic beyond the workshop. Experience: Alternating between demonstrations and working time, learn how to set up your workspace and use the materials and equipment safely, as well as explore basic painting techniques and fusing methods. If you have current pieces made in another medium, please bring for a discussion on how to translate or enhance the work with encaustic paints. All paints and tools are supplied.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: Members: $230 | Non-Members: $255
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, 920.868.3455


"Soft Pastel Interpretations"
June 18 and/or June 19, 2022
 

June 18: Do More in Soft Pastel! This workshop is geared toward those who have already taken introductory pastel workshops, are fairly accomplished and comfortable with the medium, and have competent drawing skills. Work toward increasing your artistry through learning new techniques, advanced color theory, and consider design and content in developing your images. June 19: Soft Pastel Interpretations. The versatile medium of soft pastel is perfect for exploration of technique and style! Create three entirely different paintings based on a single photograph. We’ll be using different color palettes, papers and methods of application on each piece, learning which styles and techniques work best for you. This workshop is for all skill levels, but basic drawing skills are necessary.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kay Brathol-Hostvet
Cost: Saturday $95, Sunday $105, or both for $180
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Street in Santorini - Watercolor Painting"
June 18-19, 2022
 

George Politis paints in watermedia and lives in Thessaloniki in Greece. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Greece and in international exhibitions and contests. This watercolor painting class is live and interactive on Zoom. It is intended for Intermediate to Advanced level students.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: George Politis, RI, AWS
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Mosaic Workshop"
June 18-24, 2022
 

Born in Rome in 1975, Tiziana Mondini studied art and was awarded the diploma of Master Mosaicist. After an apprenticeship and internships with artistic businesses in Ravenna, she began her own business in 2000, creating artistic mosaics to order. By working with artists and professionals, she learned to create works of contemporary art and design. Her total dedication to this genre of art has now led the artist to become a lecturer in mosaic art for private and official organisations. Her art studio has since become a multi-purpose center of local art in the Italian artistic tradition. This exciting workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Tiziana Mondini
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting Workshop with Alison Ryde"
June 18-24, 2022
 

Join us as we paint with Watercolours/Acrylics on paper. This exciting workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century! The aim is to create conditions for the ability to create a painting which expresses the observations and insights of individual painters - the basis of originality. We will aim to go beyond the usual, creating something very uniquely yours and an expression of your individuality. We will be stretching one’s thinking and working to find the pure essence of our subject. Simplicity and the impression of light and distance without effort will be our goal. This workshop is useful for both beginners and experienced painters.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Alison Ryde
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Jewelry Making, Polymer Clay Beads"
June 18-19, 2022
 

Join jeweler and potter, Jami Wright, as she teaches the ins and outs of Polymer clay and guides you step-by-step in creating your own gorgeous beads with one-of-a-kind designs! Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost... Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Fresco Workshop in Italy"
June 20-27, 2022
 

Learn fresco techniques and materials from Elvio Marchionni, a specialist in medieval painting techniques. His studies in 1963 at the Bernardino de Betto Art Institute in Perugia gave him a love for restoration and medieval art that he still has today. This fascinating workshop takes place, as in renaissance time, at the Artist atelier and the accomodation at the four stars Hotel Palazzo Bocci in Spello.
 
Location: Spello, Italy
Instructor: Elvio Marchionni
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting Portraits from Photos"
June 20-24, 2022
 

Though often viewed as intimidating and challenging, painting the figure can be just as approachable as a still life and landscape, and brings with its accomplishment a unique satisfaction and reward. Ted will discuss the pitfalls and pluses of painting from photographic reference as well as how to achieve spontaneity, character, and life in your paintings. Class will include daily demonstrations and one-on-one interaction with class members. As Ted shares the specific techniques he uses to bring excitement to his figurative work, you will find your paintings taking on a new life. And, experience great fun in the process! Ted Nuttall is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and Watercolor West.
 
Location: Bend, Oregon
Instructor: Ted Nuttall, www.tednuttall.com
Cost: $795 for Full days, $400 for 1/2 days
Sponsor: Cascade Fine Art Workshops
Website, email, (541) 408-5524


"Still Life Drawing for Teens"
June 20, 2022
 

Classes held on Mondays from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. This class is specialized for students interested in applying to middle school and high school of the arts programs. Ages 10-16
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Suzanne Scherer
Cost: $25 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Realistic Painting from Photographs"
June 20, 2022
 

Classes held Mondays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Utilizing their own high-resolution photographs, students will learn how to achieve realistic paintings and develop their own style in the medium of their choice. Materials Fee for new Egg Tempera Students: $50
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Suzanne Scherer
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Eat Paint Live The Cotswolds Art Retreat"
June 20-24, 2022
 

Famous for its idyllic towns and villages, its castles and palaces and soft rolling landscapes, The Cotswolds is one of England’s most picturesque areas. This small-group art retreat includes accommodation at a Cotswolds country cottage and farm, plus 4 days and nights of sketching excursions to Oxford, Blenheim Palace and more. All levels welcome, recommended media: watercolors, gouache, inks, pencils, pastels.
 
Location: Cheltenham, England
Instructor: Anne Kupillas and Charles Leon
Cost: $2900
Sponsor: Eat Paint Live
Website, email, 562-362-0976


"Elephants in Watercolor"
June 21-22, 2022
 

Carol will share her unique watercolor techniques, painting from background to foreground, using dynamic and inventive color. You will create one painting each day. Learn how to paint loosely in watercolor— all the while keeping your subject representational and how to push color by exploring different and unusual color combinations.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter, www.carol-carter.com
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting in the French Alps: Watercolor Painting Workshop"
June 21-28, 2022
 

This workshop is focused on the plein-air experience. We will be painting in breathtaking locations in the French Alps where subject matter ranges from bucolic mountain scenes with French barn buildings to lakeside scene with boats as well as busy streets/ town settings. Frank Eber works in a direct, loose style influenced by the Old World masters. Typical in his art are color mixes and light that evoke nostalgia while remaining absolutely in the present. Frank’s watercolor workshops reach beyond technique, encouraging individual expression and observing the elusive balance of forces that create beauty in painting.
 
Location: Haute-Savoie, France
Instructor: Frank Eber, AWS, NWS
Cost: $3,590
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Beginning Knitting"
June 21, 2022
 

Learn basic techniques such as casting on, knitting and purling, and decrease stitches in this newly offered introduction class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! Students should bring $15 cash to pay for materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Beginning Crochet"
June 21, 2022
 

Learn basic crochet stitches including chain, single crochet, double crochet and a little flower. Students will all make their first baby hat in this newly offered introduction class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! Students should bring $10 cash to pay for materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Edible Art Series - Beach Themed Cookies for Summer"
June 22, 2022
 

Pastry Chef, Jami Wright, will share tips and techniques that will give you insider secrets to professional cookie decorating! We'll incorporate the fundamentals of art... shape, line, color, and texture using fondant and royal icing to make tiny pieces of edible art. Sweet! All supplies are included in the cost. Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor Creations"
June 22, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 22, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 23, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Painting on Glass"
June 23, 2022
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 13”x 6” or 9”x 9” plate using glass as your canvas. No painting experience necessary! This is a fun workshop so bring a friend and create something new! Once you’ve finished your creations, Kathy will take them to her studio, fire them in the kiln and then return the finished plates to the Academy for you to pick up a week later. Students should bring $15 cash for materials the day of the workshop, which will be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $40
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Acrylic Landscape Painting"
June 23-25, 2022
 

Students will learn how to use the fast-drying properties of acrylic paints to their creative advantage. Basic concepts of color mixing, design, value, edges, and atmospheric perspective are thoroughly covered. Students will learn how to select a good reference photo and recognize the faults of working from photography. This workshop will be fun and explorative for those unaware of the acrylic medium's power and potential.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Edward Sprafkin, www.sprafkinart.com
Cost: $315 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Crazed Anatomy"
June 23-26, 2022
 

If you’re like me you have plenty of spare body parts lying around your studio ... (hmmmmm, perhaps I should rephrase this) … If you’re like me you have plenty of mannequin and toy doll parts lying around your studio (much better). If so, it’s time to bring out your inner Dr. Frankenstein and reimagine these parts in strange and wild ways using the process of assemblage and my special paint techniques. Students can pick a singular body part, i.e., head, hand, torso, etc., and adorn it with other found objects, texture and paint ... or mix and match the body parts to create wild and freaky beasties. I suspect this will be unlike any class you’ve ever taken.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Michael deMeng
Cost: $550
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Mixed Media Magic"
June 24, 2022
 

Join 25+ year professional educator Debi West for this exciting half-day workshop! Debi will push students to explore new mediums they haven't tried before and teach the secrets of using a variety of media to create a gorgeous finished piece! Both beginners and seasoned artists will enjoy this low-pressure workshop as Debi guides you in an encouraging manner into bringing some mixed media magic to your artwork!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Plein Air Painting at the Riverton Yacht Club"
June 24-26, 2022
 

Paint on location at the historic Riverton Yacht Club in New Jersey, on the picturesque banks of the Delaware River. Instruction will include tips on choosing a prime location, reading the weather and light at a particular time of day, and setting up a landscape palette. All media welcome. Parking and restrooms available.
 
Location: Riverton, New Jersey
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Drawing People: Portrait and Figure with Pat Crowley"
June 24, 2022
 

Working from models and worksheets the artist will study the portrait and figure. Students will learn to observe the subject properly and transfer what they see to the paper. At its core, this a fundamental drawing class that will serve the artist in all mediums and subject matter. This is all about drawing and composition, the foundations of all great paintings.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Pat Crowley
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
June 24, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Landscape Painting In Watercolor: The Summer Scene"
June 25-26, 2022
 

Learn to paint the summer landscape! Class covers important ideas in technique, color, and composition ideas for capturing the summer scene. Online 2-Day Weekend Workshop. Includes Pre-Class Info Sheet with Drawing Layouts and other class info; Four Painting Sessions with Demos and Paint Along Projects; End of Day Critique With Personal Advice and Suggestions; and Class Recordings For Review.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Tony Conner Studios
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"Learn How to Finish Your Garment Professionally"
June 25, 2022
 

Learn secrets of professional seaming, buttonholes, picking up stitches for the cardigan bands, kitchener stitch and more. Students should bring their unfinished sweater or 4 knitted squares, darning needle and yarn for sewing!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $90
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Atelier Provence and Barcelona Art Trip 2022"
June 25 - July 6, 2022
 

A seven-day plein-air painting workshop in the Alpes de Haute Provence followed by a four-day art history tour in Barcelona. A unique learning experience open to artists of all levels and all mediums. Paint a varied range of subjects, from lavender and poppy fields to ochre cliffs and beautiful mountain scenery, visit Barcelona’s great art museums and architecture, and enjoy famous Provencal and Catalan cuisine. Price of CAD 3800 (around US$2950) includes painting instruction, art history/theory lectures,11-night double accommodation, 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 gourmet dinners including wine, TGV train ticket Avignon-Barcelona, transportation, and entrances to all museums and sites on schedule (Cézanne’s studio, La Sagrada Familia, Picasso Museum, Miró Museum, etc.). The perfect art holidays!
 
Location: Alpes de Haute Provence/Barcelona, France
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US $2950
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Acrylic Painting Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
June 25 - July 1, 2022
 

Join Arnhild Kart for this acrylic painting course and learn techniques that will lead you to more experimental work in landscape paintings and cityscapes. The instructor supports you in taking your painting process beyond reality, surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the expression of colour. With a broad brush or palette knife, mood and geometry, as well as light and shadow are captured. Here the art of omission is called for in order to direct the view to the essential. We will work with acrylic colours as well as with ink, charcoal, pastels or oil crayons - offering great opportunities for experimentation. This liberating workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle!
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Discovering Cyanotype Photography"
June 25, 2022
 

This half-day, partially outdoor workshop will explore the history of cyanotypes (a camera-less photography process) as well as offer lots of time for hands-on exploration of this media. We will work with pretreated fabric and pretreated watercolor paper to create dual sided imagery and wet cyanotypes. We’ll be using a variety of materials for inspiration including leaves, flowers, stencils, kitchen spices, bubbles and more! All materials are included for this workshop. Feel free to bring inspirational items from home to use (lace doily, pressed flowers, or other flat materials work well). As part of this class will be outside, please bring a hat or sunscreen as appropriate.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Angela Johnson
Cost: $55
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Ease into Oils Workshop"
June 25-26, 2022
 

Want to paint but don't know where to begin? This two-day structured workshop makes it painless and easy to ease into oil painting. Begin with a black-and-white painting (just like drawing) to become familiar with painting tools and materials. Be introduced to color with a simple earth-palette painting. Move on to a brighter palette, and then top off the weekend by completing a painting in a full palette of colors. This course will utilize still life subject matter. Drawing experience recommended.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Venice Canals- Rustic Textures and Reflective Water"
June 25-26, 2022
 

In this course I will show you how to paint the seemingly complex textures and reflections we all associate with Venice. At the heart of all good paintings there is the narrative of what you specifically want to say about your subject. For this painting that subject is time and its effects on buildings and how water can be used to illuminate them in unique ways. Confidence in your brush strokes and mark making is the most important tool in a watercolorist’s arsenal. Instead of painting and reacting to what is happening on the page my goal is to teach you to anticipate what will take place and plan ahead so you are not left guessing at what to do next.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Iain Stewart, AWS
Cost: $198 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Lines, Forms, Shapes: Geometric Inspirations for Painting Workshop"
June 26, 2022
 

Geometry has been a source of interest, beauty and creative inspiration for the artist through the ages. Geometry and geometric forms are all around us: lines, forms, and shapes can be seen in everything from architecture to plant life to seashells. Artist and educator Michael Smith will guide you through several non-mathematical working methods inspired by geometry in this one-day workshop, designed to enhance your ongoing body of work or be the starting point for a new one. Create a painting in the medium of your choice: acrylic, gouache or watercolor while you work from your own reference photographs, magazines, books or digital imagery.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michael Smith
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"People on the street in Watercolor"
June 27-28, 2022
 

In this course, you will learn simple techniques for working with negative space, making an easy way to create figures. We will be focusing on how to: Build a body in three-dimensional space using a simple understanding of the form; Correct light distribution to create volume; Build a color palette with the choice of basic and complementary colors for human skin tone. The work will be done step by step. You can expect plenty of individual attention and helpful demonstrations all the time.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Solovyev, NEWS
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Realistic Painting from Photographs"
June 27, 2022
 

Classes held Mondays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Utilizing their own high-resolution photographs, students will learn how to achieve realistic paintings and develop their own style in the medium of their choice. Materials Fee for new Egg Tempera Students: $50
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Suzanne Scherer
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Still Life Drawing for Teens"
June 27, 2022
 

Classes held on Mondays from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. This class is specialized for students interested in applying to middle school and high school of the arts programs. Ages 10-16
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Suzanne Scherer
Cost: $25 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Abstracting the Landscape"
June 27-29, 2022
 

This 3-day course will cover all the basics of landscape painting, from deciding what to paint and creating a simple value pattern to finishing with exciting textures to keep your work painterly and exciting. Students will learn to see value and structure and create a compelling composition in the beginning. Next they will create a harmonizing color palette that allows freedom while painting yet guarantees a beautiful result. Plenty of tips on good studio practices and fun ways to abstract or subdue edges. Students may work in acrylic or oil and instructor will demo in both.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Linda Pullinsi, www.lindapullinsi.com
Cost: $330 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Pre-College: Drawing I"
June 27 - July 1, 2022
 

Come build your drawing ability and develop your portfolio for college. Students will learn the fundamental principles of drawing as we learn to use visual tools to help us translate the 3D world into 2D art. We will learn the characteristics and limitations of drawing materials and techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the study of proportions, perspective, light & shadow, line, tone, gesture, and figure/ground relationships. Time spent on each drawing will expand throughout the class to develop a more complex treatment of form, value, composition, surface, and design. All participants are required to be masked, vaccinated, and boosted (if eligible).
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Meghan Cox
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Creations"
June 29, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 29, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"'Greens without a single green' in Watercolor"
June 29-30, 2022
 

Come and join me as we paint this lovely sunlit scene along a quiet British canal with all its glorious summer foliage. We will be painting all this verdant greenery without a single green in our palette by mixing our own colour combinations to produce a vibrant watercolour. Don’t be put off by the old adage ‘watercolours are difficult’, you just need to plan ahead and keep your colours clean…and don’t overmix! I will guide you through each stage of the painting in bite sized chunks so that you can build up the picture with confidence and have a finished painting at the end of the sessions. So why not join me …it really can be fun!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Barry Herniman
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Jewelry Making, Polymer Clay Beads"
June 29-30, 2022
 

Join jeweler and potter, Jami Wright, as she teaches the ins and outs of Polymer clay and guides you step-by-step in creating your own gorgeous beads with one-of-a-kind designs! Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost... Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 30, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Jewelry Making: Fold Form Earrings"
July 2, 2022
 

Join us for this brand new 1-Day class and learn how to make a set of earrings out of 100% sterling silver. Award-Winning Jeweler and Art League Instructor, Jo Ann Graham, will teach you how to saw and form fold sterling silver to create your own pair of Fold Form earrings out of 100% sterling silver! All materials are included in the cost, just bring yourself!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jo Ann Graham
Cost: $190
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolour Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
July 2-8, 2022
 

Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The instructor will support you in experimentation and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the bold use of colour. The workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Pre-College: Illustration: The Art of the Concert Poster"
July 5-8, 2022
 

Explore illustration as a counterpart to music through the art of the concert poster. Students will experiment with a variety of hands-on methods to develop imagery that interprets the lyrical content of their favorite artists. Spontaneous and stream of consciousness drawing and lettering exercises will be employed to invent narratives from instrumental music. The history of the concert poster will provide context and serve as inspiration for the students own projects. All participants are required to be masked, vaccinated, and boosted (if eligible).
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Heimer
Cost: $320
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure Drawing"
Tuesdays, July 5 - August 9, 2022
 

This course is for those who are new to figure drawing or who haven’t done it in a while. Methods will be introduced for gauging proportions and shapes along with study of basic anatomic structure and figure dynamics. Students will execute short, gestural drawings, as well as more developed extended studies, in order to build skills and knowledge.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $620
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Impasto Painting"
Tuesdays, July 5 - August 9, 2022
 

Impasto is a technique in which paint is applied in very thick layers, often with visible brush or painting-knife strokes, to impart texture, expression, or even sculptural effects. Impasto techniques have been an essential part of painting history, from the underlying vigorous brushwork of Renaissance artists to the distinctive mark-making of past and contemporary masters such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, de Kooning, Soutine, Lucian Freud, and Auerbach. Learn techniques to build a thick, textured surface to find your own unique impasto style in this course.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Summer Studio/Critique Program"
July 5 - August 12, 2022
 

This six-week on-campus studio-rental program is designed for experienced visual artists and educators who desire constructive feedback on their artwork, as well as the support and interaction of an artistic community. Stimulate your personal artistic growth in your own private PAFA studio through individual weekly critiques from a stellar ensemble of nationally and internationally known artists, including members of PAFA’s acclaimed faculty, as well as discussion, group critiques, and artist studio visits. Tuition covers a private studio in PAFA's Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, weekly individual critiques, and additional group critiques/activities, as well as the option to earn 4.0 undergraduate credits or 3.0 graduate credits upon satisfactory completion of the program.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cost: $1,500
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Anatomy for Figurative Artists: Major Muscle Masses"
Tuesdays, July 5 - August 23, 2022
 

Alicia N. Ponzio is an experienced figurative sculptor and instructor, as well as the former director of Anatomy and Ecorche Programs at the Florence Academy of Art. She has taught artistic anatomy extensively to 2D and 3D artists as well as at Pixar Studios and The University of Calgary Medical School. Alicia creates figurative compositions in bronze, often using her knowledge of anatomy to work from imagination. This course is designed to offer students information that applies directly to their artistic practice and further their understanding of the forms that are inherent in the human body. There is also a View Only Option (No critique included) for $315.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alicia Ponzio
Cost: $615 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Gelli-Printing 101"
July 6, 2022
 

Join 25+ year professional educator Debi West for this exciting half-day workshop! Learning how to use Gelli-plates to print abstract work has never been easier! Take this workshop and learn how to explore colors and textures that will make for exciting background and collage pages for your journal and drawings, or, abstract paintings ready to frame! Debi is ready to show you her tips and tricks in one of her favorite medias, and promises this course will be a lot of fun!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Realistic Still Life Painting"
Wednesdays, July 6 - August 10, 2022
 

Still life is a fascinating and useful introduction to oil painting, offering opportunities to explore color mixing, varied paint application methods, and techniques for creating light, shadow, and volume to impart a sense of realism. Experienced artists will appreciate the genre as a means of both growing their skills and experimenting with composition and subject matter to suggest ideas or meaning. Instruction will focus on selecting objects and arranging compositions, establishing lighting to create focus and drama, and applying and blending oil color to create volume and painterly effects.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Alicia Mino
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing the Urban Environment (Outdoor)"
Wednesdays, July 6 - August 10, 2022
 

Draw Philadelphia’s picturesque historic and commercial architecture, using fundamental observational drawing techniques to capture the world around you. Learn simple methods for applying the principles of linear and atmospheric perspective to your drawings, giving them dimension and depth. Students at all experience levels are welcome, with instruction designed to appeal both to those who enjoy portraying landscape subjects in the open air and to students seeking to hone their basic drawing skills. This course takes place in easy-to-access Central Philadelphia and University City locations. Restrooms are available near all sites. Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Over the Line"
Wednesdays, July 6 - August 10, 2022
 

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class. Expert instruction and advice will push you to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Paint from personal subject matter to find your own visual language, informed by examples from contemporary and modern art. Painting experience recommended. Kassem will begin each class with a slide presentation/lecture focusing on how master artists through history have addressed color, harmony, focal points, space, mark making, paint application, and more, and how to apply these concepts to your own work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Birds in Watercolor"
Wednesdays, July 6-27, 2022
 

Get loose, go outside the lines, and be unafraid of your watercolors! During this 4-week course, Kim will guide students through several different approaches to painting birds -- a very direct painting approach, a wet into wet approach, and a unique “throwing paint” approach. Students will learn to relax and open up their creativity and imaginations. Although, continue to explore additional techniques around the making of shapes, using color combinations, simultaneously designing foreground and background, taking advantage of soft and hard edges, students will gain confidence in reaching the point where they realize their painting is done.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kim Johnson Nechtman
Cost: $210 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Figure Modeling"
Thursdays, July 7 - August 11, 2022
 

Sculpting from the life model is the foundational skill of traditional sculpture. Learn to model the 24-inch full figure in clay, from armature construction to finished sculpture. Topics of study will include proportion, gesture, and simplified sculptural form. All levels are welcome. Tuition includes a $20 lab fee. Note: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credits for $770.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt
Cost: $615
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Plein Air Painting in Valley Forge (Outdoor)"
Thursdays, July 7 - August 11, 2022
 

Enjoy open-air painting in beautiful Valley Forge National Historical Park, a painter’s delight of lush scenery and historic architecture! Just 35 minutes northwest of Center City Philadelphia, the park features great views of the Schuylkill River, Valley Creek, the Valley Forge Farm, Mt. Joy, Mt. Misery, and many valleys, cabins, and colonial houses, with ample parking and access to restrooms. Working from diverse landscape subject matter, students will learn the essential materials, tools, techniques, and strategies for painting on site. Instruction will cover a variety of plein air approaches, including painting with a knife and brush, painting from an imprimatura, Macchiaioli painting, and working from sketches to block in local color. Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Color and Design in Gouache"
Thursdays, July 7 - August 11, 2022
 

Learn the essentials of color mixing and harmony using gouache paint (opaque watercolor) – essential information for artists in all media. Develop your understanding of value, color temperature, and simultaneous contrast through a series of guided exercises using limited palettes. Basic techniques of painting with gouache will also be covered including control of flow, paint application and brush work. Subjects will include repeat pattern design, perspective drawing, tessellations, and making copies of masterworks.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kate Samworth
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"From Seen to Scene: A 365 Day Online Mentorship Program"
July 7, 2022 - July 7, 2023
 

Hosted by the Tucson Art Academy Online, this unique program combines a four-part modular system with guidance, feedback, and mentorship for an entire year…. a wonderful opportunity at a great value!! Study with California-based artist, Randall Sexton, who is nationally known for the color and expressive brushwork in his paintings of “everyday” scenes. This course is designed to encourage artists at all levels to explore new ways of seeing the world around them, to recognize the potential subject matter in everyday scenes, and how to translate that into paintings that share one’s unique vision. The success of any painting relies on a solid understanding of the basic principles of picture making in tandem with your creativity and passion.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $895
Sponsor: Tucson Art Academy Online
Website, email


"Paint without fear"
July 7-14, 2022
 

Bonjour, join us and artist Gregory Wellman at our beautiful country house, La Salle, in Southern France for a 7 night painting holiday. Luxury accommodation, delicious meals with wine, a friendly environment and like minded people. Non painters are welcome. We will visit villages nearby, passing through glorious landscapes ablaze with Sunflowers. We will be winetasting at the Chateau, visiting wonderful farmer's markets plus a fabulous flea market. Groups are of 5 -10 artists enabling plenty of individual tuition, painting on location and in the studio. Gregory demonstrates in acrylic but invites artists to bring their preferred medium. His teaching style is encouraging and confidence building while developing skills and technique. Pack your paints and brushes and let's go!
 
Location: Toulouse, France
Instructor: Gregory Wellman
Cost: $1660
Sponsor: Painting holidays at La Salle
Website, email, 0033(0)562294520


"Fundamentals of Landscape Painting"
July 7-9, 2022
 

Learning to paint is all about seeing. Through direct observation we see shapes, colors and texture. Once we learn to recognize these observations (actually see what we are looking at) we can begin to emulate these forms in a more accurate way. Representational painting focuses on seeing, i.e. What color is it? How light - how dark? What size is it? Students will learn to answer these basic questions and turn those answers into brush marks, taking your work to the next level. Be ready to work and learn and have fun doing it!
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Paul Steele, www.paulsteelefineart.com
Cost: $350 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Mastering Acrylics"
Thursdays, July 7 - August 11, 2022
 

Master the fundamental materials and techniques of acrylic painting in just six weeks! Through a combination of online videos, illustrated lessons, and live Zoom sessions, learn to paint in the alla prima style, apply paint both opaquely and transparently, blend color and value, and employ various layering techniques. Color mixing and theory are also addressed, and a rich resource of information about the wide array of acrylic painting materials is provided. This course is appropriate for students at all levels, including beginners, but drawing experience is recommended.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Landscape Painting with the Nagel's"
Thursdays, July 7-28, 2022
 

All good paintings evolve from a well-designed abstract value study! Join us for this open painting course focused around landscape paintings and receive plenty of daily individual help along with daily demos. During the first 2 sessions, students will design their landscapes and paint in the medium of their choice. Students will vote on optional Plein-Air day.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Don & Joyce Nagel
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Etching in Color"
Fridays, July 8 - August 12, 2022
 

Explore single-plate simultaneous color printing techniques, as well as multiple-plate methods with the use of shaped paper forms and acetate stencils. Monotype and chine colle additions can offer further color embellishments. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Tony Rosati
Cost: $615
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure Painting (Summer Session 2)"
Fridays, July 8 - August 12, 2022
 

Painting the human form from observation is one of the cornerstones of PAFA's long tradition of rigorous instruction. Working from the nude model, investigate color mixing, proportion, and composition using oil paint as a medium. Intended for all skill levels, this course offers foundational instruction on building form and mixing flesh tones for beginning-level students, as well as the the valuable opportunity for more advanced students to continue to hone their skills to deepen their understanding of the language of painting.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $320
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"In-Depth Watercolor (Summer Session 2)"
Fridays, July 8 - August 12, 2022
 

Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Foundry: An Introduction"
Saturdays, July 9 - August 13, 2022
 

This course will cover all aspects of the foundry process. Demonstrations and hands-on instruction will be given in wax modeling and casting, ceramic shell techniques, bronze pouring, metal chasing, TIG welding and patination. All levels welcome. Tuition includes $65 lab fee. Note: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credit for $815.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt
Cost: $660
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Painting Basics Workshop"
July 9-10, 2022
 

This comprehensive workshop covers all aspects of painting a traditional portrait. Topics include achieving a likeness, modeling light and shade, mixing flesh tones and applying paint through various techniques. All participants will produce at least one finished portrait. Includes demonstrations and portrait history. Valuable information for all levels.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Theodore Xaras
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Realistic Painting Techniques"
Saturdays, July 9 - August 13, 2022
 

Capture your subjects with confidence as you master the essential components and techniques of realistic oil painting. Informative demonstrations, handouts, and skill-building assignments will address drawing fundamentals for establishing correct proportions and tonal relationships, basic painting materials, color theory, and color tonal values, as well as the physical mixing, application, and blending of paint. Explore old master and modern painting methods, including underpainting, glazing and scumbling. Advanced painting techniques to create highly realistic renderings of materials and textures, such as fabrics and metals, will be explained in detail. A weekly Zoom meeting will be held every Wednesday evening, 7 - 8 p.m., for students to ask questions and present their independent work for critique. Basic drawing skills are a prerequisite.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Robert Waddington
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Collage and Assemblage"
Saturdays, July 9 - August 13, 2022
 

Explore the expressive potential of collage for producing both aesthetic imagery and philosophical statements. Experiment with a variety of materials including drawing and painting media, paper, cardboard, fabric, metal, photographs, and found objects; and combine them using assorted fastening techniques such as gluing, nailing/screwing, or sewing. Stimulate your creativity by responding to assigned problems and prompts, and critically examine the resulting compositions as well as the implied ideas. Realize the tentative or "trial and error" nature of the collage process as a means to discover and learn, and ultimately affirm, your unique and individual aesthetic assertions.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steve Nocella
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mosaic Workshop"
July 9-15, 2022
 

Born in Rome in 1975, Tiziana Mondini studied art and was awarded the diploma of Master Mosaicist. After an apprenticeship and internships with artistic businesses in Ravenna, she began her own business in 2000, creating artistic mosaics to order. By working with artists and professionals, she learned to create works of contemporary art and design. Her total dedication to this genre of art has now led the artist to become a lecturer in mosaic art for private and official organisations. Her art studio has since become a multi-purpose center of local art in the Italian artistic tradition. This exciting workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Tiziana Mondini
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting & Poetry Workshop"
July 9, 2022
 

Do you jot down writings as you paint? Or maybe you have an ongoing writing practice. Join award winning poet and watercolor artist Cathleen Cohen and explore the link between painting and poetry. Deepen and expand your creative process even if you've never written a poem before! Make your artist statement more engaging! Draw and paint with watercolor and write in response to helpful prompts in a supportive environment. Examine how artists like Jean Arp, Kenneth Patchen and Wassily Kandinsky linked the written word and visual art. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Cathleen Cohen
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Stranded Knitting Master Class"
July 9-10, 2022
 

Learn the interesting technique of stranded knitting, a variation of the Fair Isle Technique, with New York fashionista and published designer, Berta Karapetyan. Students will learn how to do the stranded knitting in the round and back and forth (on right side and wrong side of the garment), including the reading of the charts both ways. Students in this class should have intermediate knitting skills. Students should bring $25 cash to pay the instructor for the materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $230
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Moving To Mastery In Watercolor"
July 10, 2022
 

This is an in-depth program for those looking to increase the accomplishment and professionalism in their work. You’ll Learn A Conscious Approach To Watercolor Painting Based On Proven Methods In Composition And Color Have you “hit a wall” in your watercolor painting. It’s because mastering technique only takes you so far. The secret to breaking through is really no secret. This online seminar will show you the way with proven ideas in composition and practical color theory. This course is built on an expanded schedule that allows time for individual work and one-on-one coaching/critique sessions.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $875
Sponsor: Tony Conner Art & Illustration
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"Studio Italia - Art workshop in Tuscany offered since 1997"
July 10-19, 2022
 

A thought-provoking and inspirational art workshop open to artists of all levels and all media (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.). Nine full days of plein air painting, art history/art theory lectures, touring, and gourmet cuisine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. Our groups of eight participants and our teaching approach allow us to offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment. Cost of CAD 3570 (around US$ 2800) includes instruction, 9-night double accommodation, all breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 gourmet dinners including wine, transportation from and to the Arezzo train station, transportation to all painting sites (Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, etc.) train ticket to Florence, and a guided tour to the Uffizi Museum. Testimonials from former participants on our website.
 
Location: Lucignano, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$2800
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Plein Air in the Park"
Sundays, July 10-31, 2022
 

Capture the colors of summer en plein air through vibrant watercolor and pastel. Become comfortable and confident with the practice of working outdoors, using either or both mediums, at picturesque Lemon Hill and other select locations around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fairmount Park. Instruction will cover means of accurately and expressively depicting outdoor sites, pastel drawing and layering methods, watercolor painting techniques, mixed media applications, color mixing, and the history and capabilities of each medium. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Alla Prima Landscape Painting"
Sundays, July 10 - August 14, 2022
 

Al Gury, Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, presents this in-depth approach to the skills, materials, colors, history, and techniques of direct landscape painting. Working from photographs, master works, or available on-site images, learn concepts that will not only improve your landscape painting but also grow your confidence in your artistic practice. Video demonstrations, images, and written instructions on Canvas will be supplemented by critiques and weekly Zoom discussions. Oil painting will be the primary focus, but all media are welcome. This is a Condensed Course, available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Painting and Drawing"
Sundays, July 10 - August 14, 2022
 

An in-depth approach to portrait painting from noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. Investigate the structure of the human head through drawings and painted studies. Progress to finished paintings and address issues of likeness, composition, space and texture. Learn to better see and understand color to mix it more successfully – a useful skill for painting any subject matter. Includes weekly step-by-step painting demonstrations, assignments that target each important issue of painting a portrait, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings. All levels welcome. Note: This is a Condensed Course, available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Botanical Drawing & Painting Intensive"
July 11-15, 2022
 

Explore flowers and other natural forms, beginning with line and value drawing and progressing to full-color rendering in watercolor and mixed media. Topics will include sighting techniques, line quality, tone and value, creation of depth, composition, texture, and basic color. All levels welcome. Tuition includes a $10 materials fee for floral subjects, provided.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Linda Gist
Cost: $405
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Advanced Illustration in Mixed Media"
Mondays, July 11 - August 15, 2022
 

Examine historical and contemporary illustrated books for audiences of all ages. Develop a series of related images or picture book ideas through a series of class exercises in composition, perspective, and working in limited palettes. Demonstrations address perspective drawing challenges, working in mixed media, enhancing the written word, and working with photographic resources while avoiding the pitfalls of working associated with using photographic references.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kate Samworth
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing with Charcoal and Graphite Pencil"
Mondays, July 11 - August 15, 2022
 

Gain a firm foundation in classical drawing instruction using charcoal and graphite pencil. Working from still life subjects and natural forms through photo references, learn how to render texture, light, and contrast to create a sense of realism. Instruction will address not only line quality and shading, but also expressive addition and subtraction methods with brushes and kneaded erasers and techniques for mixing charcoal and graphite together for varied effects. Improve your drawing skills to encapsulate the world around you or to establish a firm grounding for further artistic study.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alicia Mino
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Painting I"
July 11-15, 2022
 

Come explore the vibrant possibilities of oil painting through PAFA’s time honored methods. In this course learn materials and techniques including painting supports, brushes, historical and contemporary oil mediums, and their preparations. Discussions and demonstrations will include topics such as paint chemistry, color mixing of prismatic hues and earth tone colors as well as the additive and subtractive color systems. Painting from a variety of subjects including the still life and the cityscape will allow for a development and understanding of the two-dimensional visual language. All participants are required to be masked, vaccinated, and boosted (if eligible).
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Modeling Animals in 3-D"
Mondays, July 11 - August 1, 2022
 

This will be a four-week online study of the anatomy and tools for correct proportion when sculpting horses and other animals. Students will have the option of choosing the animal they would like to sculpt from dogs and cats to horses and wildlife. Students will learn how to build armature and use shapes for proportion and muscle skeletal structure to reference in finishing their sculpture. Rod’s known for his expressive animal sculptures, based on solid proportions, but not derived from extensive math or measuring. Students can expect to finish a medium sized clay model, suitable for bronze casting. The workshop will use Zoom and a closed Facebook group and will include online critique, demos and group learning for all levels.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rod Zullo
Cost: $400 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Open Painting in The Medium of Your Choice"
Mondays, July 11 - August 1, 2022
 

Paint with the medium( oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel) of your choice in a relaxed atmosphere with as much instructor help as you want. Bring in new or unfinished work you want to do. Short demos, techniques, and critiques will be available to assist you. Realism, impressionism, or something more modern is all welcome.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Just Drawing"
Mondays, July 11-25, 2022
 

Join Art League instructor Joyce Nagel for this intense 4-Week offering all about drawing. Each week, daily demonstrations will be given and each student will get individual help. Students will practice gestures and contour with focus on proportion, perspective and values!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Joyce Nagel
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Jewelry Making, Polymer Clay Beads"
July 12-13, 2022
 

Join jeweler and potter, Jami Wright, as she teaches the ins and outs of Polymer clay and guides you step-by-step in creating your own gorgeous beads with one-of-a-kind designs! Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost... Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"History of the Printed Image, Part 2"
Tuesdays, July 12-26, 2022
 

Join PAFA faculty and accomplished printmaker Tony Rosati for another overview of important prints and books throughout history. Learn about artists in their context and the evolution of various printmaking mediums through three fascinating lectures: 1) Intaglio Printmaking Processes; 2) The Method and History of Mezzotint; 3) The Relief Etching and Illuminated Books of William Blake. View and discuss milestone prints and books from the collections of the PAFA museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Library of Congress. Students need not participate in Part 1 of this lecture series to enroll.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Rosati
Cost: $75
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Intuitive Painting with Ink, Watercolor and Gouache"
July 13-16, 2022
 

This workshop is designed to teach all levels of students to paint intuitively, starting without preconceived notions or outcome. There will be no preliminary planning or drawing. Process will dictate direction as students use watercolor, ink and gouache to implement elements and principles of design. Instruction will start with random ink marks, then color using a mixture of ink, watercolor and gouache to create a library of design elements. There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between elements and principles. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is work which is compositionally pleasing and aligned with the artist's personal aesthetic.
 
Location: Lowell, Michigan
Instructor: Stan Kurth
Cost: $480
Sponsor: Franciscan Life Process Center
Website, email, 616-897-7842


"For the Birds: Interpreting Photos to Create Contemporary Impressionist Paintings"
July 13-15, 2022
 

Learn to make beautiful paintings by using loose, vibrant and confident brush strokes to create energy and movement. The emphasis will be on shapes, values, composition, color temperature, edges, textures and color harmony. There will be a demo and plenty of individual attention throughout the three-day workshop. Participants will be encouraged to interpret rather than just copy photos. Photo reference will be provided or students can bring their own. Come have fun and be inspired!
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Vanya Allison, www.vanyaallison.com
Cost: $350 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Painting the Self Portrait with Mary Whyte"
July 14-15, 2022
 

Join Mary Whyte for a Zoom Workshop focusing on the Art of the Self Portrait. For centuries, artists like Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Sargent and Wyeth, periodically turned their focus inward for a reflective self portrait. During this time of the pandemic, historic changes, new insights and self-quarantine, many artists worldwide are doing the same. Using a standalone mirror, Mary will demonstrate and guide you through the techniques of planning your unique composition, drawing, mixing flesh color and creating a background that tells your story. She will also talk about maintaining your pose, avoiding mistakes and will also give personal critiques and tips for marketing your work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Mary Whyte
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Moku Hanga: An Intro to Japanese Woodblock Printing"
July 15-17, 2022
 

Moku Hanga, meaning “wood print,” is a simple, centuries-old Japanese technique employing water-based ink, basic carving and rubbing tools, beautiful Japanese paper, and fine-grained wood. Many Western printmaking methods involve complex printing presses, oil-based inks, and toxic solvents. By contrast, Moku Hanga utilizes only a few simple tools, a small work space, and is entirely water-based. Alfred will teach you to hand-carve and print your unique drawing from fine-grained Shina Plywood onto beautiful Japanese paper, a skill you can continue to use to make prints for many years. No experience necessary. You are encouraged to bring photos or drawings you can use in creating your print. Materials fee covers papers and other supplies.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Alfred Stark
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Refining and Expanding Wheel Throwing Techniques"
July 15-17, 2022
 

Do you have some experience throwing pottery, but want to ratchet up your skill set — centering more efficiently, working larger, or mastering new shapes? Join Joe from Windy Ridge Pottery to refine and expand your throwing techniques during this highly personalized process-oriented workshop. Along with working on the wheel, we will spend the weekend exploring spouts, lids, and handles, and looking at examples of outstanding ancient and contemporary pots. Clay is provided.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Joe Cole
Cost: $335
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Turquoise and Silver Inlay Ring"
July 15, 2022
 

In this intermediate class, you will learn the classic technique of inlay using small turquoise fragments. You will also learn how to properly size a ring for any given metal thickness. The inlay technique can be applied to other projects like bracelets, pendants, and earrings.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Richard Salley
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Monotype/Monoprint: Theme and Variation"
July 17-22, 2022
 

In this Master Printer Series workshop, each participant will work to develop a group of prints that explores a range of variations on a theme. We will work with monotype and other print techniques including woodcut, drypoint, and collograph. Over the week, each artist will work toward achieving a body of work that forms a group both thematically and aesthetically.
 
Location: Provincetown, Massachusetts
Instructor: Andrew Mockler
Cost: $800
Sponsor: Fine Arts Work Center
Website, email, 508-487-9960


"Painting from Photographs in Oil"
July 15-17, 2022
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Over this three-day program, ARC Associate Living Master Tina Garrett will welcome students of all levels to participate in a comprehensive study of portrait painting from photo references. She will take you through her artistic process from beginning to end while providing personalized critiques and advice to improve your painting. Over this workshop, Tina will demonstrate using Photoshop to edit photos and provide insight into analyzing value patterns, angles, and temperature. You will learn how to create accurate color, control the palette, transcend the photo, and create a stunning work of art.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tina Garrett
Cost: $590
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Beating Artist's Block: Resolving Your Unresolved Paintings"
July 15-17, 2022
 

All artists sometimes have difficulty resolving their paintings. It may take weeks, months even years before they work it out. If you are stuck on a painting, join noted artist, teacher and critic, Kassem Amoudi, who will help you speed the process in this live Zoom workshop. Kassem will review your painting and offer suggestions on how to take it towards completion. You will then work on your painting with ongoing feedback as needed. Emphasis will be on taking risks and exploring new territory. As Kassem says: without taking risks and breaking the rules, you will never make it in the artworld. The painting techniques of modern and contemporary masters will also be discussed.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Through The Lens, Photography 101"
July 16-17, 2022
 

This is a beginner’s class that teaches the basic details of photography. Students will learn the different functions, buttons, and settings on and will become familiar with using their digital cameras. Students will learn and practice basic point and shoot techniques in this studio photography class inside of or outside around the Academy.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Paint The Ocean and Seascapes In Watercolor"
July 16-17, 2022
 

Learn to paint the the ocean and seascapes. Class covers important ideas, methods and techniques for your seascape paintings. Online 2-Day Weekend Workshop. Includes Pre-Class Info Sheet with Drawing Layouts and other class info; Four Painting Sessions with Demos and Paint Along Projects; End of Day Critique With Personal Advice and Suggestions; and Class Recordings For Review.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Tony Conner Art & Illustration
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"Introduction to the Digital Camera Workshop"
July 16-17, 2022
 

Have a new dslr or mirrorless camera? Unsure what all those buttons, dials, and menus do? This two-afternoon course will explore the various systems and options your camera offers and how you can streamline and customize them. Become acquainted with which modes and techniques work best for various conditions. Learn exposure theory and digital workflow, and test out your camera’s operating limits. Soon, you'll be taking photos with both confidence and control!
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Braided Bracelet"
July 16-17, 2022
 

This class is for intermediate through advanced jewelry artists. We will learn how to incorporate braided silver wire in a bracelet band. We will also be fabricating a thick wall bezel and prong setting to complete the look. The resulting bracelet will be a stunning treasure.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Richard Salley
Cost: $460
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Tensile Fabric Sails"
July 16, 2022
 

Learn the art of creating fabric sails based on the hyberbolic-paraboloid principle, a 3-D geometry that generates strong curves that soar in space! Instructor Aris Georges will demonstrate basic principles of shapes, simple knots and anchoring methods. The group will create an installation at Shake Rag Alley, with each participant on the team stretching a shape in space. Fabrics for the installation will be provided. Students can transfer the skills to home and garden projects of their own later, i.e., garden shades/sculptures or interior space decor.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Aris Georges
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Robust Rag Rug"
July 16, 2022
 

Weave a traditional "rag" rug on an antique heavy-duty loom made just for this purpose. You will be making a serious piece of floor covering, about 28" wide and 5' long. The looms are warped and ready to go — just show up and weave! We have tons of new fabric available, so you can choose your favorite colors and patterns. The finished product will be durable, washable, and uniquely yours. No previous weaving experience needed. Also held August 14, October 8, November 6.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Carole Spelic
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Painting Workshop with Alison Ryde"
July 16-22, 2022
 

Join us as we paint with Watercolours/Acrylics on paper. This exciting workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century! The aim is to create conditions for the ability to create a painting which expresses the observations and insights of individual painters - the basis of originality. We will aim to go beyond the usual, creating something very uniquely yours and an expression of your individuality. We will be stretching one’s thinking and working to find the pure essence of our subject. Simplicity and the impression of light and distance without effort will be our goal. This workshop is useful for both beginners and experienced painters.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Alison Ryde
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting Hands & Jewelry"
July 18, 20, 22, 2022
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Over this 3-day workshop, Shana will discuss the structure of hands so you will understand the bone structure while learning how to paint skin tones and the values of dynamic hands. She will also discuss different approaches to jewelry with delicate brushstrokes and simple details to create realistic jewelry. Hands and jewelry describe so much emotion in a painting. Color, structure, values - there are so many aspects to painting a hand and finding the nuances in different textures in jewelry that you can capture to make a convincing and realistic painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Shana Levenson
Cost: $320
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Drawing Fundamentals Intensive"
July 18-22, 2022
 

If you’ve never drawn before, or your skills are a little rusty, then this class is for you. Learn to draw what you see with confidence. Study the still life, interior spaces, and human figure to master the drawing elements – shape, contour line, composition, light and shadow, texture and perspective. Note: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Drawing from Observation: Building on Fundamentals"
July 18-22, 2022
 

Students with foundational drawing experience as well as beginners will focus on building their observational skills. Using the still-life, cityscape and nude model as subjects, various visual tools will be used to help see relationships between objects and shapes. In addition, students will learn the characteristics and limitations of the picture plane to gain a better understanding of what it means to draw on the flat surface. Students will become aware of historical and contemporary drawing materials and techniques giving them insight to historical drawings and their artists. This class includes nude models. All participants are required to be masked, vaccinated, and boosted (if eligible).
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Keys to Color Choices in Landscape Painting"
July 18-20, 2022
 

To create a successful landscape painting, artists factor in lots of information, both about the scene and their painting goals. Good color choices are central to that mix! In this class, students will learn how to select the color groups that best represent the location, season, and time of day, but also the feelings they want to express in their landscape painting. Ways to orchestrate and build various harmonies that pull the colors together will be explored to help students achieve their paintings’ color goals. Come get inspired with practical and efficient strategies that are easily applied and make the painting experience more comfortable and enjoyable. David demonstrates in oils, but acrylic painters are welcome.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: David Flitner, www.davidflitner.com
Cost: $350 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Mosaic Pendants Workshop"
July 19, 2022
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting workshop where students will create their very own beautiful one-of-a-kind mosaic pendant! Students will learn to use the proper tools and materials to construct a small stainless steel and glass pendant. Whether you have experience with mosaics or not, this class, for students of all levels, is sure to be one for the books! Students should bring $25 for all materials, which will be provided for you. Just bring yourself, no additional materials will be required.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Wild Clay Workshop - Wilderness Artist Residency"
July 20 - August 6, 2022
 

Visitor Center Artist Camp is an Artist Residency site in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, nestled between rural townships, abandoned mines, and the vast wilderness of the Ottawa National Forest. We hold one residency session each summer, hosting artists from around the country for two weeks of camping, exploring, learning, making, and sharing. Choose the Wild Clay Workshop with master ceramicist Amy Joy Hosterman of Stinky Cheese Ceramics to immerse yourself in the clay process, learning everything from harvesting clay on-site and mixing clay bodies by hand with local natural materials, to firing using electric kilns or experimental wood-barrel kilns, atmospheric propane kilns, and raku kilns, all while camping in the woods! All skill levels welcome!
 
Location: Ewen, Michigan
Instructor: Amy Joy Hosterman, Rebecca Meszler
Cost: $1000
Sponsor: Visitor Center Artist Camp
Website, email, 612-385-2835


"Green Woodworking Workshop - Wilderness Artist Residency"
July 20 - August 6, 2022
 

Visitor Center Artist Camp is an Artist Residency site in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, nestled between rural townships, abandoned mines, and the vast wilderness of the Ottawa National Forest. We hold one residency session each summer, hosting artists from around the country for two weeks of camping, exploring, learning, making, and sharing. Choose a workshop in Green Woodworking with Alo Osberg to explore the techniques for shaping fresh-cut, undried timber for uses big and small, using locally harvested materials and working mostly with hand tools. Whether you’re interested in making furniture, carving a spoon, chiseling a sculpture or constructing a cabin— it all begins with building a relationship to place and material.
 
Location: Ewen, Michigan
Instructor: Alo Osberg, Mel Seeger
Cost: $1000
Sponsor: Visitor Center Artist Camp
Website, email, 612-385-2835


"Photography in the Field"
July 20-22, 2022
 

This is an intermediate to advance level class geared towards students who are already familiar with their digital cameras and the basics of capturing images in the studio. Students in this workshop will travel to different parts of the Island to learn different techniques and what camera equipment to use to capture the best images in the elements every time.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"More Than What We See: Color, Abstraction, Representation"
July 22-23, 2022
 

Explore an approach to painting that frees you from rules and embraces chance. This workshop will explore experimental painting approaches that can be applied to both representation and abstraction; great for the artist interested in representational abstraction.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Anton Nowels, www.antonnowels.com
Cost: $220 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Color Matters Workshop"
July 22-24, 2022
 

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class. Many artists can feel frustrated in front of a blank canvas, unsure of how to start and what to paint. This workshop offers a step-by-step technique which will enable you to paint with confidence by tapping into your intuitive process. The instructor will push students to explore new possibilities, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Demonstration of different drawing and painting techniques will enhance your knowledge of the process of painting. Students will utilize line, color and space and learn the power of editing to create busy/calm areas and focal points in their paintings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Paper Printing Alchemy: Botanical and Rusting Methods"
July 22-24, 2022
 

This workshop is for the artist who loves the unexpected alchemy that can happen when a little time and some heat are applied to plants, flowers, and papers to make a unique eco-dyed print. We will explore the use of various prep methods for printing, as well modifiers to change the colors of our final prints. Rust printing will be explored and even combined with our botanical prints to create an additional level of colors, textures, and details to a print. Students will come away from the workshop with a treasure trove of papers that can be used in collage, book making, or even stand on their own as a beautiful finished botanical print.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $330
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Monotype: The Painterly Print Workshop"
July 23, 2022
 

Monotype is an expressive and accessible form of printmaking, in which an image is drawn or painted on a plexiglass plate or other surface and then printed on paper or fabric to create a one-of-a-kind artwork. Students will work in small-scale in black-and-white and color, exploring both hand-printing and press techniques. Each student will come away with an edition of 4 - 10 prints. Perfect for beginning printmakers, anyone interested in drawing and painting via a new technique, or experienced printmakers who love this painterly process!
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Lisa Hamilton
Cost: $115
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Secrets to Painting Eyes!"
July 23, 2022
 

Learn how to create deep, glassy eyes that look better than real. All attendees will join Tina’s private Facebook Group to view the live broadcast of this one day intensive. Tina will lecture and demonstrate her painting technique while students interact with Tina, asking direct questions during the demonstration by commenting in the live broadcast. Students will receive their answers in real time. At the end of the day, students will be given an assignment to paint in their studio. Students will post their paintings in the discussion thread in the group within 7 days to receive critique. The live broadcast will be available for students to rewatch for up to 30 days.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tina Garrett
Cost: $150 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Creative Collage"
July 23, 2022
 

Join 25+ year professional educator Debi West for this exciting half-day workshop! All levels of students will enjoy this workshop where participants will learn the art of collage, which you will love! Debi will help students create a collage by focusing on composition, color, value, lines, shape and negative space! You do not want to miss this awesome class!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Pre-College: Drawing for Comics"
July 25-29, 2022
 

In this course, students will be taught cartooning basics, studying drawing and inking techniques using a variety of professional tools. They will also be taught the language of sequential art (comics). Students will write a story based on real life or imagination, then design characters and environments to be used as they transform that story into a short-form comic. All participants are required to be masked, vaccinated, and boosted (if eligible).
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jeff Kilpatrick
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Edible Art Series - Birthday Cookies for Anyone Special"
July 26, 2022
 

Pastry Chef, Jami Wright, will share tips and techniques that will give you insider secrets to professional cookie decorating! We'll incorporate the fundamentals of art... shape, line, color, and texture using fondant and royal icing to make tiny pieces of edible art. Sweet! All supplies are included in the cost. Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Christmas in July! Christmas Stockings Workshop!"
July 26-27, 2022
 

Learn how to work on cables, heel with short rows, toe, crochet cord, pom-pom and more with New York fashionista and published designer, Berta Karapetyan in this exciting 2-Day workshop! Berta will show students all the tips and techniques to designing and executing their own Christmas Stocking for the Holidays! What an invaluable gift for yourself or a loved one! Join us to make something memorable and learn a craft that keeps giving! Students should bring $25 cash to pay the instructor for the materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $230
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Jewelry Making, Polymer Clay Beads"
July 27-28, 2022
 

Join jeweler and potter, Jami Wright, as she teaches the ins and outs of Polymer clay and guides you step-by-step in creating your own gorgeous beads with one-of-a-kind designs! Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost... Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting on Glass"
July 28, 2022
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 13”x 6” or 9”x 9” plate using glass as your canvas. No painting experience necessary! This is a fun workshop so bring a friend and create something new! Once you’ve finished your creations, Kathy will take them to her studio, fire them in the kiln and then return the finished plates to the Academy for you to pick up a week later. Students should bring $15 cash for materials the day of the workshop, which will be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $40
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Needle Felted Animal Sculptures"
July 28, 2022
 

In this fauna-inspired workshop, we will learn how to make incredibly realistic 3-dimensional felt sculptures of our beloved animals. The class will start with an overview of wool types and needles that are used for felting. We will then experiment with various felting techniques and will work on prepping the wool and creating a wire skeleton for your sculpture. In the second half of the class we will add wool to the skeleton and apply the needle-felting techniques to complete the felted animal. All materials will be provided.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Tamara Tsurkan
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Hot Wired Rings"
July 29, 2022
 

Create dramatic textures by fusing multiple layers of silver wire to a silver base. Embellish the piece with tube set cubic zircona gems for added glamour. Students will create a pendant and a ring while learning to fuse silver without melting, a huge cost and time saver!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Cost: $185
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Oil Pastels: Surrealistic Landscapes"
July 29, 2022
 

Join 25+ year professional educator Debi West for this exciting half-day workshop! Students of all ages and levels are welcome to dive into the exhilarating medium of oil pastels. Explore the various techniques you can use to bring your landscapes to life! Debi will provide you with tips and different approaches you can take to escalate your artwork to the next level!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Metal Clay Alchemy"
July 30, 2022
 

If you prefer a bit of rough in your designs, creating rings with metal clay may be right up your alley! In this class students will create three rings using a PMC3 syringe, while adding faceted stones, and tube bezels. Students will also learn to allow for shrinkage to be sure their rings are the right size. No prerequisites required.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Cost: $185
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Photoshop for Photographers Workshop"
July 30-31, 2022
 

Photoshop has become the editing tool of choice for photography: an essential part of the “digital darkroom,” allowing the photographer to make precise corrections to carefully defined parts of a photo. It is nearly indispensable for refining an image to make it the most impactful, especially if it is to be digitally printed. This two-session hands-on workshop will focus on the needs of photographers and show you how to unlock the potential within the program. Learn how to do quick edits for things like social media and how to work with layers and masks -- a method that gives you virtually unlimited image control.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Beach Glass Rings or Pendant"
July 31, 2022
 

Create a beach glass ring or pendant to wear year round as souvenir of golden summer days! In this class students will learn to make a bezel that will hold the glass securely in place and give the jewelry a polished, professional look, while practicing and perfecting soldering skills. This is an intermediate class and previous soldering experience is recommended.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Eva Sherman
Cost: $185
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Watercolor From the Beginning"
August 1, 2022
 

Learn everything you need to build a strong foundation for getting started in watercolor. Receive detailed information on paper, paint, and brushes explained clearly and demonstrated with helpful visual aids. Practice mixing colors, learn how to do basic washes, and find out about special techniques unique to watercolor. This is one in a series of five classes designed to be taken in sequence or individually.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Pre-College: Watercolor"
August 1-5, 2022
 

Explore the vibrant and subtle possibilities of watercolor painting. Learn the fundamentals of the medium through transparent and opaque painting methods. Work from still life, old master photographs, and the cityscape. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sherif Habashi
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Just Drawing"
Mondays, August 1-22, 2022
 

Join Art League instructor Joyce Nagel for this intense 4-Week offering all about drawing. Each week, daily demonstrations will be given and each student will get individual help. Students will practice gestures and contour with focus on proportion, perspective and values!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Joyce Nagel
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Color Theory Through Watercolor"
August 2, 2022
 

Understanding color is essential to creating work that captivates the eye and evokes certain moods or emotions. Through a series of fun exercises you will learn to understand tints, shades, and tone, the color wheel, complementary colors, warm and cool colors, and color schemes. You will make useful charts and swatches that can be used for future reference. Whether you are just starting out or have some experience with watercolor, this class will help you masterfully mix color, no matter what your medium or level of experience. This is one in a series of five classes designed to be taken in sequence or individually.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Watercolor Landscapes"
August 3, 2022
 

Translate the beauty of nature into watercolor paintings by learning to paint skies, trees, water, mountains, and rocks. This intermediate class will help you learn how to develop a strategy for building depth in your work and how to focus the center of interest using color and value. Lessons on technique for building texture, and how to use masking to pressure the white of the page, will be covered. This is one in a series of five classes designed to be taken in sequence or individually.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Abstract Watercolor Exploration"
August 4, 2022
 

Watercolors have the reputation of being the most challenging painting medium. The unforgiving white of the paper and the uncontrollable nature of water make it intimidating. Through exercises participants will learn how forgiving white paper can be and how to control water and pigment. Focusing on color and composition, participants will practice techniques while creating a series of abstract paintings. This is one in a series of five classes designed to be taken in sequence or individually.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Watercolor Still Life With Flowers"
August 5, 2022
 

For beginner or experienced watercolor painters, this class will focus on building form, choosing colors that harmonize, as well as painting shadows and backgrounds. Students will bring objects that they are interested in painting, and can make simple attainable compositions with fruit and vegetables, or challenge themselves with crystal and silver. Tips on painting flowers, vases, and water will be included. This is one in a series of five classes designed to be taken in sequence or individually.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"The Beautiful Basics of Bezels"
August 6-7, 2022
 

Learn to create a bezel setting and bail in silver for a round or oval cabochon stone. Fitting, soldering, and setting skills will be covered. By day 2, your cemented skills will produce a second, elegant piece. This is a great workshop for people who have had a little soldering experience, experienced jewelers who need a refresher, or those who are very confident beginners.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Leslie Perrino
Cost: $240
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Abstract Artist Retreat 2022"
August 6, 2022
 

This workshop scheduled for 2022 will focus on working in abstract while considering some basic fundamentals exploring composition, colour and expressive brushwork. This event is held at my Niagara-on-the-Lake studio. The studio is bright and spacious and registration is limited to 10 people. Outdoor painting may be an option, weather permitting. In this workshop you will learn how to plan work as well as work intuitively to create a loose and confident painting which speaks to your unique style. No lugging of paints and materials! All GOLDEN Artist quality paints and mediums are included along with 16”x20” canvas. A healthy artisan lunch is included and all beverages. All participants will take home their abstract work along with an Artist Pack gift.
 
Location: Niagara, Canada
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate
Cost: $80 online / $185 in-person
Website, email


"Abstract Artist Retreat 2022"
August 6, 2022
 

This workshop scheduled for 2022 will focus on working in abstract while considering some basic fundamentals exploring composition, colour and expressive brushwork. In this workshop you will learn how to plan work as well as work intuitively to create a loose and confident painting which speaks to your unique style.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate
Cost: $80 online / $185 in-person
Website, email


"Drawing Hands and Feet Workshop"
August 6-7, 2022
 

Designed for figurative artists and students of anatomy, this online workshop will explore the structural, anatomical, dynamic and aesthetic qualities of hands and feet. These highly mobile and expressive parts of the human figure are notoriously challenging for an artist to depict. Master the beautiful complexity of the extremities so you can promote their expressive potential and add credibility to your depictions of the human form. You will draw along with renowned artist and author Roberto Osti in this live Zoom workshop.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Portfolio Bootcamp"
August 8-12, 2022
 

Learn how to develop a portfolio that will wow any art school admissions committee. Start the week with a portfolio review by PAFA's admissions team and learn where you are excelling and where you could strengthen your presentation. Then spend the rest of the week focusing on developing observational art skills and working with your teacher to develop pieces that directly address the needs of your portfolio. Additional sessions will go over the art school application process, what makes a great portfolio, how to photograph your art for your portfolio, and what to consider when choosing a school. All participants are required to be masked, vaccinated, and boosted (if eligible).
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting the Self Portrait with Mary Whyte"
August 8-9, 2022
 

Picture yourself painting with internationally acclaimed watercolorist, Mary Whyte in Santa Fe, NM. Mary will 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. Enjoy lots of painting action and one-on-one instruction. 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: $1000
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Developing Forms & Surfaces: Handbuilding & Wheel Throwing"
August 11-13, 2022
 

Gain experience with the great tool of the potter’s wheel. Demonstrations will include wheel throwing, building off the wheel, and a variety of decoration techniques, including slip-decorating, stamp-making, stamping, and some others. Come, experiment, work with earthenware clay, and share ideas. Personalized instruction will enhance your learning experience. You will take home a group of bisque-fired pieces showing your exploration in clay and a collection of new skills. Guadalupe Lanning Robinson – Studio Ceramics Apprentice, Centro de Artes Plasticas Independencia, Mexico City, Mexico. Currently, Guadalupe has a studio at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment Center in Railroad Room 1. To view some of her artwork and biography, visit guadalupepots.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Guadalupe Lanning Robinson
Cost: $400 Museum members/ $425 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Gouache Techniques"
Thursdays, August 11-25, 2022
 

This three-week online workshop is designed to help new painters become familiar with gouache, a fantastic portable medium for plein air. Students will start small and learn the foundational principles of landscape painting in an accessible step-by-step format. Gouache techniques covered will include color mixing, washes, and application through weekly exercises and demos. Composition, values, and color concepts will be covered in the online lectures. The main goal of this workshop is to help develop the skills and confidence needed for new painters to get out to paint and enjoy the process! Total beginners are welcomed, but this class is also a great refresh for painters switching mediums or wanting to get outside.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Judd Mercer
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Paint, Pots & Plants"
August 11, 2022
 

Join us for a fun time painting with Andrea Smith, of 7th & Palm. Each student will be guided through painting their own terra cotta pot, perfect to keep or give away as a unique and special gift! Every student will leave with a completed pot and will be given a live plant to accompany their new creation! Let loose and unwind and get your creativity flowing. No experience is required to join in on the fun so grab your girlfriends, your significant other, or come by yourself! This class is ideal for ages 18+ but miners are permitted to attend with a registered parent or supervisor. Browse painting ideas for your pot at pin.it/6mFvvBz! Price includes all materials.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Andrea Smith
Cost: $45
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Classic Woodblock Prints Plus Paint"
August 13-14, 2022
 

Team up with Audrey to create a woodblock print and explore how to hand color and use your prints. She will discuss the history and strengths of woodcut art, good subjects for woodcuts, and how to use and care for woodcut tools. You’ll practice strokes and techniques and then create and carve your original composition. You’ll ink and hand-print your work, then explore ways to add color with paints. Block sizes will be 5” x 7” or 8” x 10.” Bring sketches for your woodcut. Audrey will supply blocks, ink, paper, and tools, as well as paint and brushes.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Audrey Christie
Cost: $235
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Hand Stitching Design for Art Quilts"
August 13-14, 2022
 

Hand stitching is often associated with “active meditation,” because while your hands are busy, your mind is free to relax and wander. This class will focus on hand stitching a small and elegant fabric art quilt. Students will quickly compose a simple abstract design from a kit supplied by the instructor. The majority of class time will focus on enhancing the composition with simple embroidery stitches. Although the stitches are quickly learned, the opportunity for creativity is endless.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Suzi Dillinger
Cost: $185
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Expressive Head Drawing"
Saturdays, August 13-27, 2022
 

Zin Lim will share his unique charcoal drawing techniques, composition methods and ideas in the online lectures and demonstration. Week 1: You will learn about charcoal drawing material and various ways of application. Then, you will watch Zin’s demo and draw heads’ gestures in various angles and lightings along with Zin’s step by step progress. Week 2: Zin will provide lectures and demos about main principles of drawing; value, shape, edge. You will draw along and complete heads in full detail. Week 3: Instructor will provide lectures and demos about composition of drawing; staging, contrast, depth, and mood. You will draw along and complete a head in full detail. Instructor will give timely feedback and critique of your work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Zin Lim
Cost: $315 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Skies and Clouds in Watercolor"
August 13-14, 2022
 

Learn to paint skies and clouds using the best characteristics of watercolor! Watercolor is perfect for creating light, transparent skies and clouds with subtle light and shade effects. Learn and practice the simple techniques that make painting both a cinch! Online 2-Day Weekend Workshop. Includes Pre-Class Info Sheet with Drawing Layouts and other class info; Four Painting Sessions with Demos and Paint Along Projects; End of Day Critique With Personal Advice and Suggestions; and Class Recordings For Review.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Tony Conner Studios
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"Robust Rag Rug"
August 14, 2022
 

Weave a traditional "rag" rug on an antique heavy-duty loom made just for this purpose. You will be making a serious piece of floor covering, about 28" wide and 5' long. The looms are warped and ready to go — just show up and weave! We have tons of new fabric available, so you can choose your favorite colors and patterns. The finished product will be durable, washable, and uniquely yours. No previous weaving experience needed. Also held October 8, November 6.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Carole Spelic
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Through The Lens, Photography 101"
August 15-16, 2022
 

This is a beginner’s class that teaches the basic details of photography. Students will learn the different functions, buttons, and settings on and will become familiar with using their digital cameras. Students will learn and practice basic point and shoot techniques in this studio photography class inside of or outside around the Academy.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Jewelry Making, Polymer Clay Beads"
August 17-18, 2022
 

Join jeweler and potter, Jami Wright, as she teaches the ins and outs of Polymer clay and guides you step-by-step in creating your own gorgeous beads with one-of-a-kind designs! Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost... Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Photo + Encaustic: Layers and Surface"
August 18-21, 2022
 

This workshop is designed for both painters and photographers interested in gaining new skills and pushing the boundaries of their studio practice through the combination of encaustic and photography. Explore a range of subject matter and create richly layered and textured images that will push the viewer to question if they are looking at the photo, a painting, or both! Demonstrations introduce you to the basics of encaustic painting and digital printing, while ample working time and one-on-one conversations with Sarah provide hands-on practice and time to discuss thematic and aesthetic concepts. All paints, tools, and some printing is included with the supply fee.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Studio Painting: Beyond the Basics"
August 18-20, 2022
 

In this class you will develop a better understanding of certain aspects of your work. Take a step beyond the basics of painting by exploring color harmony, value pattern and edges.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $495
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Storytelling Through Illustration"
August 19-21, 2022
 

Draw: The best advice you’ve ever received. Mannerisms of our pet or someone we love. A very special day. In this workshop, students will develop their own set of images and characters via pen, colored pencil, watercolor, and crayon. We will develop and explore our own personal styles of drawing by completing exercises designed to inspire, play, and share. Participants will spend the weekend creating stories from these characters in addition to discussing the work of contemporary illustrators and their practices.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Laura Williams
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Painting in France: Oil Painting Workshop"
August 19-26, 2022
 

Join me to follow in the footsteps of master painters Monet, Pisarro, Renoir, Gaugin, Picasso, Cassatt and more. Each day we’ll enjoy artistic and cultural experiences, including the unique opportunity to paint in Monet’s Garden with no crowds. My plein air workshops are extremely comprehensive and have been described as ‘art school in a week’. I’ll de-mystify the painting process by teaching straightforward, easy to understand steps. Using tried and true principles as a jumping off point will allow you to loosen up and find your own voice. You’ll leave this class with the skills needed to take your work to the next level…both outdoors and in the studio. There will be demos, discussions, handouts, lots of painting time and individual attention.
 
Location: Giverny, France
Instructor: Jane Hunt, janehuntart.com
Cost: $3,590
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Fine Silver Leaves from the Garden"
August 20, 2022
 

Transform leaves into fine silver jewelry using precious metal clay in this exciting one-day class. Sherry will demonstrate the process, from collecting appropriate organic material, then preparing and/or storing that material, all the way to completing a fine silver piece of jewelry. Learn to make bails and embellish your jewelry with fire-in-place stones, syringe, and extruder. You will go home with one or more beautiful pieces of pure silver jewelry, and the knowledge to create more. You will also learn how to torch fire PMC with a small butane torch so you can fire your work without a kiln. Materials fee of $45 includes 18gm PMC clay, a fire-in-place stone, and use of tools. More PMC available for purchase.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sherry Viktora
Cost: $130
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Photography in the Field"
August 20-21, 2022
 

This is an intermediate to advance level class geared towards students who are already familiar with their digital cameras and the basics of capturing images in the studio. Students in this workshop will travel to different parts of the Island to learn different techniques and what camera equipment to use to capture the best images in the elements every time.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Paper Marbling & Traditional Book Binding Structures"
August 21-22, 2022
 

This workshop focuses on the timeless crafts of bookbinding and paper marbling. Learn how to create interesting and unpredictable patterns on paper, several book binding styles, and basic skills in paper and book arts. Discover opportunities for experimentation within each process. Open to all experience levels.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Carey Watters
Cost: $160 + $30 kit fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Fine Silver Rings in a Day"
August 21, 2022
 

Create your own unique .999 pure silver ring using precious metal clay silver and wear it home. Learn the techniques to size, form, refine, embellish, and set a fire-in-place stone into your ring. Make your ring as plain or glitzy as you wish, with or without a stone. After it’s fired and polished, you can leave it bright silver or add patina. You’ll also learn to torch-fire PMC. If you have clay left over from your ring, you can make earrings or charms and torch-fire those. Materials fee of $45 paid to instructor in class includes silver metal clay, use of silver paste and syringe, appropriate stone, disposables, and use of tools.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sherry Viktora
Cost: $130
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Using Abstract Thinking to Create Illustrative Paintings"
August 23-25, 2022
 

Aline is known for her vivid paintings and creative use of color. Working from their own photo references, students will transform these into pastel or oil paintings using the principles of color and design. Aline will emphasize the understanding of color in terms of temperature, intensity, and value while translating those ideas using pastel or oil techniques. Experimenting with exciting different colors while maintaining the value and intensity will serve as a great exercise in helping students expand their color sensitivity. Ten stroke exercises are fun to develop confidence in both decision-making and interesting strokes. Let’s say goodbye to overworked tight pastels and oils and learn to create loose, bold but still illustrative paintings.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Aline Ordman
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Peetie’s Book: Metal Transfers and Canvas Surface Design"
August 25-26, 2022
 

With the intention of focusing on gratitude, I spent a good part of 2020 creating special handmade books to honor the places, people, and memories that have been a such an important part of my life. I would love to teach you how to create this lovely keepsake, a substantial canvas book, using a theme close to your heart. I will teach you how to create stunning metal transfers and how to connect them to pages without glue. You’ll learn simple bookbinding skills while creating a book out of painted and collaged canvas. I will also share with you my favorite collage and surface design techniques. Please bring your materials fee in cash to class.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Leighanna Light
Cost: $280
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Beyond Collage"
August 25, 2022
 

If you love to collage or are even entirely new to it, this welcoming class will enhance your creativity by allowing you to add depth and texture to your colorful designs. Working within cradled panels, we will collage and paint the background, adding embossed ceramic elements to our compositions to create our own unique works. The ceramic tiles, of varied sizes and shapes, have already been fired, allowing you to stain, paint, or antique them as you like to enhance the depth of your creation. Materials fee includes a cradled board and a generous assortment of unique ceramic pieces.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Gail Willert
Cost: $145
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Printing Botanicals on Paper"
August 25, 2022
 

Have you even wanted to capture the beautiful shape of a leaf to preserve it, so you could marvel at it again and again? In this class you will learn a natural process of direct printing of leaves onto paper to create a lasting image. We will forage on the Shake Rag Alley grounds for perfect leaves to print. In the studio, we will learn how to prepare the leaves and paper for a custom leaf image. Students will have to time to explore and experiment with an assortment of leaves and papers for additional images.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Marianne Biagi
Cost: $145
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Raku Painting"
August 25, 2022
 

Raku is a Japanese form of pottery that often results in a coppery metallic finish with blue, green, and purple highlights. In this class, Jacqueline will use her experience as a Golden Artist Educator to guide you in working with aluminum foil and other metallic media to form these glistening little paintings that are like jewels that resemble the colors of the ancient art of Raku and its colorful metallic finish.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jacqueline Sullivan
Cost: $155
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Upcycled Mixed-Media Collage Cards"
August 26, 2022
 

Create one-of-a-kind, hand-stitched cards that mix “old-timey” photos with whimsical verse. We will start by creating our own collage background papers using old paper, inks, paint, and mark making. Then we will learn how to assemble the mini-little portraits that are mounted onto 4” x 5” note cards. Use them to send an extra special message to someone you love or as a portable work of art. Materials fee includes everything needed to make 10 cards. You may bring additional paper, digital images or ephemera to use to personalize your work. Basic sewing machine knowledge is helpful but not required.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Lorraine Reynolds
Cost: $155
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Textures and Transfers"
August 26, 2022
 

Image transfers are one of the best ways to add photos to your work. Transfers create luscious, transparent layers that can be painted over and altered with different acrylic media, adding stunning dimensions to the page. In reverse, transfers can be applied over textured surfaces, adding more depth. Both inkjet and Xerox transfer techniques will be taught. Explore new and unusual techniques using joint compound, crackle paste, gesso, and molding paste to create irresistible textures and raised areas. This will be so much fun that you won’t want to stop adding layers and textures!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Roann Mathias
Cost: $155
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Family Reliquary"
August 26, 2022
 

In this class we will create a family keepsake in the style of a religious reliquary. Reliquaries are small, shrine-like, sometimes highly decorated receptacles for a relic of a saint. The relic is sealed with a wax seal and that seal should never be broken. In our case, we will create a family tree inside the reliquary and then seal a memento or even a prayer on the back. We will create a holder or monstrance to display our reliquary. Using found objects, textiles, and your mementoes, you can create a family treasure.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Deborah Petronio
Cost: $165
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Acrylic Textures & Layers"
August 26, 2022
 

The best thing about working with acrylic paint is the versatility of the medium. Jacqueline is a certified teacher for Golden Paints and will use her experience to guide you in exploring making various textures to be used in their painting practice. We’ll work with textural elements like tissue and cheesecloth and other household items. You’ll learn about acrylic pastes and mediums as they build their textured painting. The result will be richly textured surfaces and very interesting abstract paintings. You’ll develop an understanding of how to make many different acrylic mediums work better for you in your art work. Using the principles of design in creating an abstract painting is an integral part of the class.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jacqueline Sullivan
Cost: $155
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Painting in France: Oil Painting Workshop"
August 26 - September 2, 2022
 

Join me to follow in the footsteps of master painters Monet, Pisarro, Renoir, Gaugin, Picasso, Cassatt and more. Each day we’ll enjoy artistic and cultural experiences, including the unique opportunity to paint in Monet’s Garden with no crowds. My plein air workshops are extremely comprehensive and have been described as ‘art school in a week’. I’ll de-mystify the painting process by teaching straightforward, easy to understand steps. Using tried and true principles as a jumping off point will allow you to loosen up and find your own voice. You’ll leave this class with the skills needed to take your work to the next level…both outdoors and in the studio. There will be demos, discussions, handouts, lots of painting time and individual attention.
 
Location: Giverny, France
Instructor: Jane Hunt, janehuntart.com
Cost: $3,590
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Dazzling Florals in Colored Pencil"
August 26, 2022
 

Colored pencil is blossoming as a gorgeous, easily-handled, non-toxic art medium. Kristy Kutch is the author of two colored pencil techniques books and is featured in four instructional films. She is an upbeat, supportive instructor who welcomes students with all levels of experience. With an emphasis on floral art with waxy (non-watercolor) pencils, students will undertake their own paintings, as these works are aptly called. Kristy offers demonstrations, personal attention, and a wealth of information. An array of materials, such as paper, blenders and sample pencils, will also be given to participants. Come and be inspired!
 
Location: Plymouth, Indiana
Instructor: Kristy Ann Kutch
Cost: $90
Sponsor: Heartland Artists' Organization
Website, email, 574-936-9515


"Painting on Glass"
August 26, 2022
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 13”x 6” or 9”x 9” plate using glass as your canvas. No painting experience necessary! This is a fun workshop so bring a friend and create something new! Once you’ve finished your creations, Kathy will take them to her studio, fire them in the kiln and then return the finished plates to the Academy for you to pick up a week later. Students should bring $15 cash for materials the day of the workshop, which will be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $40
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Bold & Beautiful Watercolors"
August 26-28, 2022
 

Join this live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings of the class. Painting loosely doesn't just 'happen'; it comes from gaining a comfortable level with your skills and materials. However, some techniques can speed up this process. This workshop will focus on using value studies from the outset to identify the large shapes in a scene. We will then complete color painting lessons together. Demonstration paintings will be done by Andy to reinforce the day’s lessons. To loosen up, it is imperative to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish with your painting and then execute it quickly. This class will give you the tools and confidence to do just that.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Jewelry Making, Polymer Clay Beads"
August 27-28, 2022
 

Join jeweler and potter, Jami Wright, as she teaches the ins and outs of Polymer clay and guides you step-by-step in creating your own gorgeous beads with one-of-a-kind designs! Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost... Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Introduction to Munsell Color Theory"
August 27, 28, September 17
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Demystify the world of color mixing with the careful guidance of classical figurative painter, and educator Graydon Parrish. Parrish has taught color theory for years and has even remodeled color theories by Albert Munsell and Josef Albers to fit traditional painting methods. Color mixing can be challenging and intimidating, but with the right techniques can be broken down into manageable steps. This course will clear up any misconceptions about paint purchasing, color theory, and color mixing that you might have. You will learn to navigate the palettes and approaches of other painters, past and present.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Graydon Parrish
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Collage Exploration"
August 27, 2022
 

Explore the endless possibilities of collage. Create a collage by applying a variety of approaches to materials that have meaning to you such as photographs, fabric scraps, letters, drawings, and decorative papers. Rita will also demonstrate some mixed media techniques that are compatible with collage. Artists of all skill levels are welcome. Materials fee includes handouts, some adhesives and mediums to try, and the prepared board on which you will mount your collage. Rita will bring birch wood panels that students can choose from, ranging in size from 7” x 7” to 13” x 13”. Please see the supply list for additional tools and materials to bring.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rita Yanny
Cost: $155
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"If the Shoe Fits"
August 27, 2022
 

The saying goes, “If the shoe fits, wear it.” If it doesn’t fit … well … I say, make art with it. Shoes are very intimate accessories that are so close to us every day, yet are generally taken for granted. They separate us from the ground. They protect us from the elements. They are a part of our daily lives. If they could talk, they would have rich histories to tell. The shoe, then, is our starting point to create visual stories. Their deep recesses have the potential to hold so much meaning and inspiration. This class is an introduction to the art of assemblage, using everyday discarded and recycled objects to create a shrine assemblage.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Lorraine Reynolds
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Serenity Stones"
August 27, 2022
 

Stones talk to me. While beach combing, walking, hiking, I cannot pass up a good-looking stone! If you loves stones and fill your pockets like me, this class is for you! You'll learn a few simple knots to wrap stones with leather cord. The first knot will bind a twig or bamboo stick around a stone. The second stone will be wrapped using a Japanese knot technique. You will learn how to add trinkets and feathers and stone rings to enhance your designs. There will be time in the class to experiment with assorted sized stones and other Japanese-inspired knots to make each creation truly your own. Bring your own favorite stones, or select from a variety of stones provided.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Marianne Biagi
Cost: $85
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Vintage Metal Deck: Taking the Mystery Out of Working with Metal"
August 27-28, 2022
 

Transform ordinary metal into a fabulous thick, chunky, beautifully embellished deck of cards! You will receive 10 flat pieces of metal, each 6” x 3”, to transform into beautiful works of art. We will explore a variety of ways to use and distress metal, cloth, paper, and found objects. You will learn a plethora of new ideas and techniques and leave with a unique, beautifully embellished art deck that can be bound by decorative wire or transformed into a book or sculpture. Materials fee includes 10 pieces of pre-cut metal, wire, images, sandpaper, a nice package of ephemera, and use of instructor’s tools, stamps, paints, paper, and consumables. Please bring your fee in cash to class.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Leighanna Light
Cost: $280
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Abstract Painting with Oil and Cold Wax"
August 27-28, 2022
 

Come and explore a new medium! In this class, you will learn about building multiple layers with cold wax and oil paints. The wax and paint will be brushed, smeared, and spread into a pleasing composition of layered, translucent color. Once the layers are built, you can work back into them, making marks and patterns. When layering paint, understanding color theory is very important, particularly with translucent paint. You will spend some time mixing colors and see how far you can “push” the paint colors that are provided. The end result of this time spent emerged in wax and paint will be several abstract paintings.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jacqueline Sullivan
Cost: $305
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Little Black Book"
August 28, 2022
 

Create your own decorated papers and then turn them into a hand-bound book. The interior pages of the book will be created with sumi ink and white gouache. The spine will be stitched with beads. Once the book is bound, fun begins as each page becomes a canvas full of creative techniques including embossing, folding, cutting windows, adding tags and embellishments, and collage.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Roann Mathias
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"My Meander Map"
August 28, 2022
 

I’m blown away by Harold Fisk’s 1944 folio of illustrations that document changes to the course of the Mississippi River over thousands of years. Come explore Fisk’s techniques that express space and time in a single image. We’ll start by selecting pages from vintage sources – encyclopedias, sheet music, ledgers, and maps! Reference the twists and turns of today’s Mississippi and create your own river on one sheet by drawing and cutting it out. Then, start imagining where that river flowed before. We’ll be painting with only four colors of watercolor and/or gouache, and drawing with Micron pens and graphite pencils. When your painted page is complete, you’ll glue your river on top for a unique mixed media piece.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Carole Spelic
Cost: $152
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Painting Impressionistic Landscapes in Cold Wax & Oil"
August 29-31, 2022
 

Cold wax is an "alternative" to encaustic painting. If you love encaustic, but are afraid of fusing, heat, fumes, etc.... then this workshop is for you! Linda Benton McCloskey has designed this workshop for the beginner to the more advanced artist. Students will learn everything about using this luscious medium, including harmonious color mixing and all the many techniques of painting with cold wax. We will touch on the use of abstract composition and also, impressionistic landscapes/seascapes. No matter what your artistic experience is, you will learn! Expect lots of demonstrations and personal instruction!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Linda Benton McCloskey
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Expressive Arts in the Cyclades"
June, July and August
 

Connect, create, rejuvenate in art and nature retreats on the beautiful island of Ios in the Cyclades. Explore self through art and embodied expressive arts practices on a secluded beach where you can indulge in natural living. Facilitated by an artist, writer, and professor whose family goes back generations, an Art and Nature Retreat in Ios will heal mind, body and spirit.
 
Location: Ios Cyclades, Greece
Instructor: Eirené
Cost: ranges from $60 per session to $999 per week
Sponsor: Atelier Eirene
Website, email, 6466412076


"Edible Art Series - So Long Summer Themed Cookies"
August 31, 2022
 

Pastry Chef, Jami Wright, will share tips and techniques that will give you insider secrets to professional cookie decorating! We'll incorporate the fundamentals of art... shape, line, color, and texture using fondant and royal icing to make tiny pieces of edible art. Sweet! All supplies are included in the cost. Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting in the French Alps: Watercolor Sketching Workshop"
September 2-9, 2022
 

Come along with me to France for a week of painting the French Alps. All the logistics will be taken care of – all you have to do is relax and enjoy as we sketch Alpine meadows, cobblestoned villages, wooden chalets with flowery boxes and spectacular lakes and mountains. We’ll also paint in Annecy, known as the Venice of the North, a beautiful medieval city surrounded by canals and mountains. We’ll capture these once-in-a-lifetime experiences on the pages of our travel journals. The workshop is suitable for all levels, but some experience with drawing and watercolor would be helpful.
 
Location: Haute-Savoie, France
Instructor: Leslie Fehling, www.lesliefehling.com
Cost: $3,390
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Mosaic Workshop"
September 3-9, 2022
 

Born in Rome in 1975, Tiziana Mondini studied art and was awarded the diploma of Master Mosaicist. After an apprenticeship and internships with artistic businesses in Ravenna, she began her own business in 2000, creating artistic mosaics to order. By working with artists and professionals, she learned to create works of contemporary art and design. Her total dedication to this genre of art has now led the artist to become a lecturer in mosaic art for private and official organisations. Her art studio has since become a multi-purpose center of local art in the Italian artistic tradition. This exciting workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Tiziana Mondini
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Watercolour Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
September 3-9, 2022
 

Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The instructor will support you in experimentation and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the bold use of colour. The workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Local Color: Botanical Printing & Dyeing"
September 8-10, 2022
 

During this workshop students learn about the history of dyeing and printing with plants; how to prepare fabric for dyeing and printing; ways to secure and alter dye color on cloth; and many ways to get patterns and images on fabric with a variety of mordants and plant materials. We begin by gathering our printing and dyeing plants from the area surrounding the workshop (and at home). Then we explore dyeing solid and mottled colors with botanical pigments both individually and in combination; printing plant materials onto fabrics; eco-printing and dyeing together. These fabrics will all have a distinct connection to the place and time of the workshop.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Lisa Binkley
Cost: $350 + $30 kit fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Gary’s Flea Market: Some Assemblage May Be Required"
September 9-11, 2022
 

Gary will be teaching the history of assemblage, the basics of assemblage construction, and some focus points to keep your project on track. Have you ever wanted to do assemblage but feel like you do not have enough stuff? That has never been a problem for Gary, so he is offering an assemblage workshop where everything you will need is going to be provided. Gary hopes you will walk into this workshop with nothing and allow the materials he provides to inspire you. Throughout the class there will be time built in to share ideas, review our work, and learn from fellow participants.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Gary Warren Niebuhr
Cost: $360
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Fine Silver and Dichroic Glass Pendants"
September 10, 2022
 

In this fun class you will combine dichroic glass, which has an ethereal, sparkly, and opal-like quality with precious metal clay to make amazing fine silver and glass pendants. Although our studio kiln is necessary to work with PMC and glass, Sherry will demonstrate torch firing so you can continue to work with PMC at home if you wish. Materials fee of $65 paid to instructor in class includes silver metal clay, use of silver paste and syringe, appropriate stone, disposables, and use of tools.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sherry Viktora
Cost: $110
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Sculpture Workshop with wire and paper maché"
September 10-16, 2022
 

Join Arnhild Kart for this inspiring workshop that includes a short introduction to artistic anatomy, the construction of an anatomic skeleton, sculpture modelling with paper and glue, and different types of final treatments. Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle!
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Watercolour Workshop with Mariette Egreteau"
September 10-16, 2022
 

Mariette Egreteau Martelli was born in France but now lives in Arezzo, where she has been a teacher for more than thirty years. She has a scientific background and has always been interested in the link between science and art, with her curiosity fully satisfied in the spectacle offered by nature. Light playing on ordinary objects, and the transparency of sky and water are her favourite subjects. She mostly uses watercolour to express herself, for its immediacy and union between water and light. She is bilingual in French and Italian and fluent in English. The workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Mariette Egreteau Martelli
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting in Spain: Travel Sketching in Watercolor"
September 10-17, 2022
 

The best thing about our itinerary for travel sketching in Spain is the sheer breadth of subjects to choose from — that, and the near-magical light and colour of this unique part of the world. In our week together I’ll teach you techniques for capturing the close-up and colourful in villages and towns, as well as the distant and scenic on the magical coast of Costa Brava. We’ll sketch the sea, majestic cliffs, boats, a botanical garden, a castle, a medieval village, etc… In true travel sketching tradition, we’ll pack light — carrying a small bag for art materials and a folding stool (that will be provided). This workshop is designed to give you confidence sketching wherever you are.
 
Location: Calella de Palafrugel, Spain
Instructor: Shari Blaukopf, shariblaukopf.com
Cost: $3,390
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Link Bracelet"
September 11, 2022
 

In this class you will form both the links and toggle attachment from fine silver metal clay using your choice of design and shape. After shaping, drilling holes, and refining, you will attach them with sterling jump rings and polish, then patina if desired. You will be able to wear your beautiful bracelet home and out on the town! Material fee of $70 includes: 28 grams of precious metal clay and sterling silver jump rings.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sherry Viktora
Cost: $125
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Colored Pencil: Delicate to Dynamic"
September 12-15, 2022
 

Sharpen your colored pencils for workshop fun in historic, picturesque Lake Geneva, Wisconsin- post-summer rush but still during the mild September weather. Kristy Kutch, a supportive, upbeat teacher, is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil; she is also featured in 4 instructional DVDs. Included are many aspects of this medium and its compatible surfaces. Create effects ranging from soft, transparent, and aqueous to dense and dramatic. Harbor Shores Hotel, located on Geneva Lake, offers fantastic student discounts. Guests enjoy rooms featuring mini-fridges and microwaves. (Lodging reservations should be made separately: 888-746-7371. Mention this workshop for discount.) Bring an extra tote bag for samples; plan for this memorable fall workshop!
 
Location: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Cost: $295, including a class dinner and light snacks, drinks
Sponsor: Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshops
Website, email, 219-874-4688


"Plein Air Painting in Vermont"
September 12-15, 2022
 

Join Randall for his annual return to the quintessential New England backdrop of Landgrove Vermont. Close to the Vermont Country Store in Weston, between Manchester and Brattleboro, this plein air workshop is a favorite of past and returning attendees. All levels welcome, visiting students are encouraged to spoil themselves at the Langrove Inn that hosts the workshop series.
 
Location: Landgrove, Vermont
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Langrove Inn
Website, (802) 824-6673


"Jewelry Making, Polymer Clay Beads"
September 13-14, 2022
 

Join jeweler and potter, Jami Wright, as she teaches the ins and outs of Polymer clay and guides you step-by-step in creating your own gorgeous beads with one-of-a-kind designs! Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost... Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Creating Beautiful Landscapes in Acrylic or Oil"
September 15-18, 2022
 

Completing a painting each day. Learn to perceive and simplify shape and color while creating a painting. Visually interpret relationship of shape, value and color. Donna Bland will start a demo painting, then begin a step-by-step process to completing a painting each day. Bland lives and paints in the Austin, Texas area. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, the Austin Plein Air Painters, American Women Artists and Artists of Texas. She formally studied art at The Student Art League of New York, Scottsdale School of Art, University of Georgia and Tyler Junior College in Texas. For more information, visit donnabland.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Donna Bland
Cost: $550 Museum members/ $600 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Bead Ring"
September 16, 2022
 

Expand your wire skills as you discover the art of making wire-woven rings. The class will focus on understanding the basic construction and design and will explore techniques for proper ring sizing. Ideas for customizing the design will be discussed. Students will need basic skills in over-over weave. Class is appropriate for advanced beginners through advanced students. Weave instructions available upon request for those who wish to practice before class. Materials fee includes color step-by-step handout, copper wire, choice of pearl, stone or crystal 10mm bead, 2 bobbins. Upgrade to silver will be available in class.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kaska Firor
Cost: $98
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Chandelier Earrings"
September 16, 2022
 

Learn several wire techniques as you create these beautiful earrings. The class will introduce the basic over-over weave and wire shaping methods. Students will also learn how to bead the ends of wires with a torch. Most students will complete at least one earring. Some experience with wire will be helpful but not required. Weave instructions available upon request for those who wish to practice before class. Materials fee includes color step-by-step handout, copper wire, copper chain, copper jump rings, copper ear wires, choice of pearl, stone or crystal drop beads, two bobbins. Upgrade to silver will be available in class.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kaska Firor
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Free-Form Bracelet"
September 17, 2022
 

Take your weaving skills up a notch as you work to create this unique cuff. Intermediate through advanced students will learn how to merge different weaving techniques to create exciting new patterns. The class will focus on improving weaving skills and learning more advanced techniques including weaving with beads. Students need to be proficient in several weaving methods. Weave instructions available upon request for those wishing to practice before class. Materials fee include color step-by-step handout, templates, copper wire, copper beads, 2 bobbins. Upgrade to silver will be available in class.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kaska Firor
Cost: $178
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Pastel Painting Workshop: The People and Landscapes of Umbria"
September 17-23, 2022
 

This pastel workshop is designed for the beginning and intermediate pastelist and will cover materials, basic design, color, and application. Some materials will be supplied. We will be painting from life and photographs taken on-site or in the surrounding areas of Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy. This is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of pastel painting as well as providing a challenge to those who already have a basic understanding of pastel technique. Expect plenty of encouragement and actionable advice. Enjoy a beautiful location with magnificent views and a special atmosphere that only Umbria can offer. This exciting workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle!
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Neva Rossi Smoll
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Contemporary Boro Scarf"
September 17, 2022
 

With an emphasis on the Japanese Boro aesthetics, we will use improvisation to create a wearable scarf, or surface design panel to use in another project if you choose, using a sewing machine. The scarf panel will be adorned with the rich textures of improv Sashiko hand-stitching using colorful threads to give your work textural elegance. The big stitch look invigorates the maker's creation for an unparalleled, textural, bespoke piece. These techniques will accent your current sewing projects beautifully, ranging from quilts to garments. Beginners are welcome, but confidence in setting up and using a sewing machine is necessary.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Maday Delgado
Cost: $130
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Painting in Spain: Watercolor Painting & Journaling"
September 17-24, 2022
 

Join us on the Costa Brava of Spain and experience daily demonstrations, personalized instruction, and, encouraging support. We show you how to design and simplify your subject, draw confidently, jazz up your colors, paint with serendipity and experiment with new techniques. Enjoy creating colorful paintings with an emphasis on your own unique point of view. We look forward to returning to dreamy Spain and sharing the adventure with you. We have already been there with French Escapade a few years ago and can’t wait to be back! We’ll explore the inspiring coast of the Costa Brava and charming villages as we make the most of our painting time together.
 
Location: Calella de Palafrugel, Spain
Instructor: Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
Cost: $3,390
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor Painting: Landscapes, Skies, and Water"
September 17-18, 2022
 

Treat yourself to two days of painting with Lee Mothes! Beginners and returning students are welcome, as well as anyone who wants to try new techniques. Lee will start by demonstrating watercolor techniques in capturing cloud patterns, sunlight-on-water, landforms, foliage, and the sense of distance in hills or mountains. Then the class will start painting. Lee will help each student with setting up colors on a palette, how to use brushes, create washes with colors, plus offer tips on perspective and composition. You may choose to work in graphite pencil, color pencils or ink along with watercolor. Lee will provide a list of drawing and watercolor supplies.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Lee Mothes
Cost: $165
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Carbochon Pendant: Beaded Ribbon Design"
September 18, 2022
 

Explore several intermediate to advanced wire-weaving techniques as you craft this unique pendant. Students will learn how to construct a woven bezel to securely hold the cabochon and a large bail to accommodate various chain sizes. Next comes the elegant embellishments, including a woven ribbon with beads woven into it. Discussion and demonstrations will include design process, various weaving techniques, and ways to customize the design to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Must be familiar with basic weaving methods in order to complete this project in class. Weave instructions available upon request for those wishing to practice before class. Materials fee includes step-by-step handout, copper wire, choice of a cabochon, copper beads, 2 bobbins (upgrade to silver will be available in class).
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kaska Firor
Cost: $187
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Foundations in Classical Drawing & Painting"
September 19, 2022 to June 2023
 

My classical drawing and painting course is a sequential and comprehensive program offered online over the course of nine months. We start with incremental steps that build over time to gain the foundational skills and techniques required to create successful art. Interwoven throughout each project are discussions, demonstrations, and lectures, all designed to help you understand and apply what you are learning. After each lesson, artists, historians, and curators will join us for live lectures & discussions. This program is for all skill levels, whether you’ve always been interested in art, but never took the first steps, or if you’re a more experienced artist seeking a cohesive and sequential classical art education.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Juliette Aristides
Cost: $6,950
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Photography in the Field"
September 19-21, 2022
 

This is an intermediate to advance level class geared towards students who are already familiar with their digital cameras and the basics of capturing images in the studio. Students in this workshop will travel to different parts of the Island to learn different techniques and what camera equipment to use to capture the best images in the elements every time.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Through The Lens, Photography 101"
September 22-23, 2022
 

This is a beginner’s class that teaches the basic details of photography. Students will learn the different functions, buttons, and settings on and will become familiar with using their digital cameras. Students will learn and practice basic point and shoot techniques in this studio photography class inside of or outside around the Academy.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Paint, Pots & Plants"
September 22, 2022
 

Join us for a fun time painting with Andrea Smith, of 7th & Palm. Each student will be guided through painting their own terra cotta pot, perfect to keep or give away as a unique and special gift! Every student will leave with a completed pot and will be given a live plant to accompany their new creation! Let loose and unwind and get your creativity flowing. No experience is required to join in on the fun so grab your girlfriends, your significant other, or come by yourself! This class is ideal for ages 18+ but miners are permitted to attend with a registered parent or supervisor. Browse painting ideas for your pot at pin.it/6mFvvBz! Price includes all materials.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Andrea Smith
Cost: $48
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting The Figure and Portrait Alla Prima"
September 22-25, 2022
 

Learn techniques to create a fresh, direct response to your subjects. There will be painting demonstrations and lots of class time for students to work from a live figure and portrait model. The class will work on a different painting/pose each day and learn to simplify and interpret the figure/portrait as a series of basic shapes and planes described by light and shadow. In addition to discussing technical concepts like value, color, paint application and basic proportions of the head and figure, we’ll also talk about some of the psychological aspects of learning to paint, such as giving ourselves permission to experiment and make mistakes so that we can learn and discover ways to become better, more creative artists.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: David Shevlino, www.davidshevlino.com
Cost: $475 includes model fees
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Capturing the Magic of Tuscany"
September 22-30, 2022
 

Join me for a magical painting and sketching vacation workshop in Tuscany, Italy - a trip of a lifetime for artists & art enthusiasts, combining Renaissance art, history, culture, watercolor painting, and Tuscan cousin and wine! We will spend our first 2 days in Florence, immersing ourselves in Renaissance art and architecture, seeing works of Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. We will then transfer to a 16th -century renovated family-owned farmhouse with its history, winery and a spectacular view. We will be painting on the beautiful grounds of the farmhouse as well as during the excursion to Siena, Pienza and Bagno Vigoni. You will also be enjoying authentic Tuscan cuisine, wine tour and cooking course.
 
Location: Florence, Trequanda, Italy
Instructor: Yuki Hall, TWSA
Cost: $3,400
Website, email, 937-679-2464


"Expressive Realism: Landscape, Still-life, and Figurative"
September 22-24, 2022
 

Join us for this “Three day ~ Three subject” workshop focused on the importance of design and paint handling while exploring the differences and similarities of Landscape, Still-Life, and Figurative subject matter. In his workshops Randall Sexton is frequently asked to help people “loosen-up” with their brushwork. Yes indeed, Brushwork is your other “Voice”…Your Signature… It is recognizable whether you know it or not….but brushes aren’t the only way to this endgame. A solid understanding of the fundamentals of good design will bolster your ability to paint more expressive and exciting work. Oil/Acrylic, All Levels Welcome.
 
Location: Lowell, Michigan
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $600
Sponsor: Franciscan Life Process Center
Website, 831.620.2955


"Exploring Oil and Cold Wax Painting"
September 23-25, 2022
 

When I discovered oil and cold wax painting five years ago, I was instantly hooked! I’m here to make your learning a little less intimidating by sharing with you everything I know about this genre, so that you can grow as an artist no matter what your experience. We will discover how to use cold wax with oil paint by creating abstract samplers and full-sized paintings on wood and paper. We’ll cover preparing surfaces, favorite techniques, layering, revealing, concealing, shifting, editing and working with colors. Trying something new can be scary, but it can also be an investment. Aren’t you worth it? If growth as an artist is a priority, let’s take the mystery out of this medium together!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jodi Ohl
Cost: $430
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Pastel Painting Workshop: The People and Landscapes of Umbria"
September 24-30, 2022
 

This pastel workshop is designed for the beginning and intermediate pastelist and will cover materials, basic design, color, and application. Some materials will be supplied. We will be painting from life and photographs taken on-site or in the surrounding areas of Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy. This is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of pastel painting as well as providing a challenge to those who already have a basic understanding of pastel technique. Expect plenty of encouragement and actionable advice. Enjoy a beautiful location with magnificent views and a special atmosphere that only Umbria can offer. This exciting workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle!
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Neva Rossi Smoll
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Autumn Adornments: Leaf Pins"
September 24, 2022
 

Spend a fun day learning to make unique pins celebrating autumn leaves. Bring a sharp scissors, pencil and paper to class. Cynde will provide supplies to get you started. We will learn two embroidery stitches, plus how to sew on beads. An assortment of embroidery floss, naturally dyed wool and beads will be available to customize your design. If you have special floss or beads you’d like to use bring them to class. Once you get started, make more on your own for gifts. Some sewing experience a plus. Materials provided: Hand-dyed wool, sewing needles, embroidery floss, beading thread, beads, batting, templates for leaves, glue, white and black charcoal pencils, pin backs.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Cynthia Quinn
Cost: $70 + $15 kit fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Acrylic Painting Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
September 25 - October 1, 2022
 

Join Arnhild Kart for this acrylic painting course and learn techniques that will lead you to more experimental work in landscape paintings and cityscapes. The instructor supports you in taking your painting process beyond reality, surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the expression of colour. With a broad brush or palette knife, mood and geometry, as well as light and shadow are captured. Here the art of omission is called for in order to direct the view to the essential. We will work with acrylic colours as well as with ink, charcoal, pastels or oil crayons - offering great opportunities for experimentation. This liberating workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle!
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Wax, Paper, Scissors: Encaustic Collage and Mixed"
September 26-29, 2022
 

This workshop is designed for students who enjoy seeing how far they can push materials. The versatile materials of encaustic medium and paints act as glue in collage and assemblage, but with the added characteristics of transparency, texture, and layering capabilities when applied to paper. Dive deep into the exploration of working with encaustic paints, pigment sticks, collage applications, and other forms of mixed media. Experience: Begin by creating a few of your own papers with rust and inks to use alongside vintage, found, and other handmade and decorative papers. Demonstrations introduce you to the basics of setting up your workspace and using the equipment safely, encaustic painting, and various techniques for applying paper to other surfaces.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: Members: $510 | Non-Members: $550
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, 920.868.3455


"Jewelry Making, Polymer Clay Beads"
September 26-27, 2022
 

Join jeweler and potter, Jami Wright, as she teaches the ins and outs of Polymer clay and guides you step-by-step in creating your own gorgeous beads with one-of-a-kind designs! Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost... Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Edible Art Series - Halloween Themed Cookies, A Spooktacular Time"
September 29, 2022
 

Pastry Chef, Jami Wright, will share tips and techniques that will give you insider secrets to professional cookie decorating! We'll incorporate the fundamentals of art... shape, line, color, and texture using fondant and royal icing to make tiny pieces of edible art. Sweet! All supplies are included in the cost. Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Primitive Rug Hooking Retreat With Wide Cut Wool"
September 30 - October 2, 2022
 

Explore primitive rug hooking using soft muted colors and wool textures such as plaids, stripes, herringbones, checks, etc. Kris teaches primitive rug hooking, which encompasses wide cuts of at least #8 and above. All the color planning will be done in class and we will build the colors as we go to ensure a lovely rug. As time allows, different techniques and tips will be discussed to make your rug hooking journey easier and more creative. You may hook any primitive/wide cut rug hooking pattern of your choice. You may bring textured wool from your own stash, or you may select and purchase from the wide variety of exciting wool that the teacher will bring to the workshop.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kris Miller
Cost: $260
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Watercolour Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
October 1-7, 2022
 

Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The instructor will support you in experimentation and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the bold use of colour. The workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Tuscany Painting Holiday 2022"
October 1-8, 2022
 

Join us for this wonderful painting holiday during Italian harvest. See the vineyards at their ripe stages and smell the new autumn air as we paint in the Tuscan countryside and visit medieval towns nearby. Our stay is in an 18th century restored country house just outside of Sienna. Town visits to Sienna, Chiusure di Asciano and San Guismè will be part of our plein air explorations and inspiration! Most of our material is included in this trip. Professional-quality oil and acrylic paints and mediums are included, most meals, wine, excursions and accommodations. All painting levels are welcome from beginners to experienced artist, in this encouraging creative atmosphere.
 
Location: Siena, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate, sandraiafrate.com
Cost: 1750 GBP
Website, email


"Studio Italia - Art workshop offered since 1997"
October 1-10, 2022
 

A thought-provoking and inspirational art workshop open to artists of all levels and all media (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.). Nine full days of plein air painting, art history/art theory lectures, touring, group discussions, and gourmet cuisine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. We offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment that fosters creativity and fun. Cost of CAD 3570 (around US$ 2800) includes art instruction, 9-night double accommodation, all breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 gourmet dinners including wine, transportation from and to the Arezzo train station, transportation to all painting sites (Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, etc.) train ticket to Florence, and a guided tour to the Uffizi Museum. Testimonials from former participants on our website.
 
Location: Lucignano, Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US $2800
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Metamorphosis: Creating a Figurative Sculpture"
October 2-7, 2022
 

In this five-day creative exploration, Kate will teach you techniques to build her captivating sculptural figures using polymer clay, cloth, and wire construction. The class will delve into the idea of metamorphosis, transformation, and magic. Students will be free to design and create an individual metamorphosis figure using personal symbols and meaning. Starting with a drawing or image, you will design and make a fabric pattern, then use wire to build the internal form that will animate your piece. You can use paint, found objects, fabrics, or collage to embellish your work of art. Kate will also have designs and patterns available. Get ready for an extraordinary, fun, and inspiring adventure. Open to all levels.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kate Church
Cost: $700
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Landscape Painting in Oils"
October 3-5, 2022
 

During this landscape painting class, TJ Cunningham will focus on the two challenges that he considers the greatest impediment to a successful landscape painting. First, how to create atmosphere, and second, how to sculpt the landscape so that the trees seem vertical while the surrounding landscape appears flat. Painting time will take place in the studio and will address ideas behind a good landscape painting. TJ will begin each day with a presentation of his working process. The attendees will also receive clear instruction on how to simplify the landscape in an expressive way. Paint quality, value pattern, and abstraction will all be discussed as valuable tools when used in landscape painting.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: TJ Cunningham
Cost: $480
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Drawing to Painting"
Tuesdays, October 4 - November 22, 2022
 

Do you enjoy drawing, but are intimidated by paint? In this eight-week course, we'll explore diverse techniques and media that will give you the confidence you need to enable a smooth transition from drawing to painting. Find out why many common painting problems have their roots, and their solutions, in drawing. Topics include drawing with ink, the roles of value, understanding color, paint sticks and pastels, the expressive use of mark-making and more. This course is for people with some experience of drawing fundamentals, though beginners are also welcome.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Richard Moninski
Cost: $300
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"One Day of Plein Air Painting in Oils"
October 6, 2022
 

This class is perfect for intermediate and advanced-level oil painters! TJ Cunningham is a nationally recognized artist who is particularly noted for his landscape paintings, while Adam Clague is known for his dynamic portraits and figures in oil. With this one-day workshop, you will have the unique opportunity to learn from both!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: TJ Cunningham & Adam Clague
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting the Portrait in Oils"
October 7-9, 2022
 

Painting portraits can be highly rewarding, but it can also be intimidating! Perhaps your past attempts have looked flat and formless. Maybe the skin colors have been "chalky" or "muddy." If these struggles sound familiar, you are not alone. I'm excited to show you how to conquer these challenges and many more in this information-packed workshop! I'll begin each morning by sharing vital principles for portrait painting. Then, you'll see those concepts in action as I demonstrate painting a portrait from a live model. I'll verbalize my thoughts and show you my process from start to finish. Each afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to paint from a live model as I offer one-on-one assistance and critiques.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Adam Clague
Cost: $450
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Robust Rag Rug"
October 8, 2022
 

Weave a traditional "rag" rug on an antique heavy-duty loom made just for this purpose. You will be making a serious piece of floor covering, about 28" wide and 5' long. The looms are warped and ready to go — just show up and weave! We have tons of new fabric available, so you can choose your favorite colors and patterns. The finished product will be durable, washable, and uniquely yours. No previous weaving experience needed. Also held November 6.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Carole Spelic
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Mosaic Workshop"
October 8-14, 2022
 

Born in Rome in 1975, Tiziana Mondini studied art and was awarded the diploma of Master Mosaicist. After an apprenticeship and internships with artistic businesses in Ravenna, she began her own business in 2000, creating artistic mosaics to order. By working with artists and professionals, she learned to create works of contemporary art and design. Her total dedication to this genre of art has now led the artist to become a lecturer in mosaic art for private and official organisations. Her art studio has since become a multi-purpose center of local art in the Italian artistic tradition. This exciting workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Tiziana Mondini
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Sculpture Workshop with wire and paper maché"
October 8-14, 2022
 

Join Arnhild Kart for this inspiring workshop that includes a short introduction to artistic anatomy, the construction of an anatomic skeleton, sculpture modelling with paper and glue, and different types of final treatments. Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle!
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Simplifying the Complex en Plein Air"
October 8-10, 2022
 

Come paint the Monterey and Carmel Coastline with award-winning California artist Randall Sexton. This 3-day workshop is open to all levels—but it is especially geared to push the experienced artist to greater heights. Randy will review the basics of solid picture making… while sharing his own methods for “Simplifying the Complex.” Three days will be spent on location (gathering direct experience en plein air.) Daily demonstrations will be followed up with “one-on-one” assistance at the easel. Hosted by Carmel Visual Arts, Sexton returns to lead his seventh workshop in the Monterey Peninsula. Class size is limited and they tend to fill up quickly so don’t hesitate to register. Hope you can join us!
 
Location: Carmel, California
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $600
Sponsor: Carmel Visual Arts
Website, (831) 620-2955


"Sicily Painting Holiday 2022"
October 9-16, 2022
 

Sicily is an island of contrasts -from fertile volcanic land, ancient and arid ruins to baroque style architecture, it offers beautiful compositions for painters. Its stunning location in the middle of the Mediterranean means it is blessed with good weather, ideal for painting! This painting holiday is a complete artistic journey from start to finish. You will stay at authentic yet modern villas in the south-east of the island, surrounded by almond, olive and pomegranate trees. Your painting supplies, sketchbook, pencils, boards and easels are provided in a spacious beautiful studio. You will enjoy daily painting classes and excursions to: the coastal town of Siracusa; Ortigia; the Baroque town of Noto; the fishing village of Marzamemi; and the cities of Modica and Ragusa.
 
Location: Sicily, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate, sandraiafrate.com
Cost: 1750 GBP
Website, email


"Lush and Lively Colored Pencil"
October 10-12, 2022
 

The New Jersey shore beckons you! Explore the possibilities that can literally be drawn from the point of a colored pencil- or watercolor pencil! With vast choices of surfaces, blending tools, and techniques, colored pencil yields a tremendous range of effects: shimmer and shine, saturated intensity, sparkling highlights, even fluid, transparent effects. This promises to be an enjoyable workshop in a beautiful, historic Victorian mansion near the Atlantic Ocean. Kristy is an experienced, upbeat, supportive instructor who is the author of two colored pencil books and the featured artist in four DVDs. She has taught almost 300 workshops, readily making her students feel at home, whatever their experience.
 
Location: Island Heights, New Jersey
Instructor: Kristy A. Kutch
Sponsor: Ocean County Artists' Guild
Website, email, 732-998-8286


"Jewelry Making, Polymer Clay Beads"
October 14-15, 2022
 

Join jeweler and potter, Jami Wright, as she teaches the ins and outs of Polymer clay and guides you step-by-step in creating your own gorgeous beads with one-of-a-kind designs! Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost... Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Jewelry Making, Polymer Clay Beads"
October 16-17, 2022
 

Join jeweler and potter, Jami Wright, as she teaches the ins and outs of Polymer clay and guides you step-by-step in creating your own gorgeous beads with one-of-a-kind designs! Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost... Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Modern Impressionism in Action"
October 19-22, 2022
 

Colley Whisson believes "It is not what you paint but how you paint it". He has a strong belief that he is not copying nature but giving expression to visual ideas. Colley teaches the fundamentals needed to produce paintings with powerful light effects, loose brushwork and sensitivity to the subject. Colley's workshops are conducted in a positive and uplifting manner. In this workshop, he will focus on tone, composition, brushwork, color saturation, and pay special attention to the importance of edges. Colley employs a step-by-step process, demonstrating to all levels of students the best approach to constructing a painting. Weather permitting, Colley will conduct an outdoor demonstration to show his approach to working on site, or 'en plein air'.
 
Location: Bend, Oregon
Instructor: Colley Whisson, www.colleywhisson.com
Cost: $675
Sponsor: Cascade Fine Art Workshops
Website, email, (541) 408-5524


"Photo Encaustic: Ethereal Markings and Monochrome Workshop"
October 21-23, 2022
 

This workshop will explore ways to further alter our photographic images through a series of markings and underpainting combined with monochromatic imagery. We will focus on incorporating embedded photo prints on thin papers such as tissue and Japanese papers, as well as image transfers to create final work that is both ethereal and richly detailed in its layers. We will start off utilizing various methods of underdrawings to bring in pattern and additional detail to our work – with wood burning tools, inks, oil paints, and encaustic. Students must have a working knowledge of encaustic, as this is an intermediate level class and basics will not be covered. See website for full details.
 
Location: La Grange, Illinois
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $450 M / $480 NM
Sponsor: La Grange Art League
Website, email, 708-352-3101


"Acrylic Painting Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
October 22-28, 2022
 

Join Arnhild Kart for this acrylic painting course and learn techniques that will lead you to more experimental work in landscape paintings and cityscapes. The instructor supports you in taking your painting process beyond reality, surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the expression of colour. With a broad brush or palette knife, mood and geometry, as well as light and shadow are captured. Here the art of omission is called for in order to direct the view to the essential. We will work with acrylic colours as well as with ink, charcoal, pastels or oil crayons - offering great opportunities for experimentation. This liberating workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle!
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Watercolour Workshop with Mariette Egreteau"
October 22-28, 2022
 

Mariette Egreteau Martelli was born in France but now lives in Arezzo, where she has been a teacher for more than thirty years. She has a scientific background and has always been interested in the link between science and art, with her curiosity fully satisfied in the spectacle offered by nature. Light playing on ordinary objects, and the transparency of sky and water are her favourite subjects. She mostly uses watercolour to express herself, for its immediacy and union between water and light. She is bilingual in French and Italian and fluent in English. The workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Mariette Egreteau Martelli
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Italian Language & Painting Workshop"
October 24-31, 2022
 

For those who love Italy and wish to combine learning the Italian language with painting its spectacular scenery, we offer a true “cultural vacation.” Elisa Bassetti is Director of the Artelingua Language School which specializes in teaching Italian Language and Culture as a second and foreign language. The Italian language course is divided into two parts: standard Italian and Italian for Arts. The second part is preparatory for the painting workshop that follows with artist Arnhild Kart. This uniquely immersive workshop will be held in the beautiful, family-run Hotel Le Fontanelle with an excellent restaurant.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Elisa Bassetti & Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2650 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Travel Sketching in Watercolor"
October 26-31, 2022
 

Join me for 4 days of sketching with watercolor in beautiful Santa Barbara. We’ll enjoy the free-flowing and colorful nature of watercolor at its best while sketching and having fun! I’ll help you develop observation skills, color awareness, simple design principles and learn about light and shadows. We’ll investigate various techniques, sketching tools, and approaches to watercolor. Enjoy time with fellow artists, instruction and friendly critiques.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: Brenda Swenson, www.swensonsart.net
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"2022 Día de Muertos Art + Culture Workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico"
October 28 - November 6, 2022
 

Want to experience a hands-on, deep dive into authentic traditions of Day of the Dead? Nowhere is it observed with more color and pageantry than Oaxaca. Immerse yourself in the soulful art scene, indigenous culture, rich culinary and artisanal traditions of this magical city. Gather decorations and offerings for our group altar, make a Muertos sand tapestry, and tin milagros. Field trips include evening visits to cemeteries where graves are lovingly adorned, and master artisan studios. Paint symbolic representations of loved ones - adding natural pigments to make uniquely Oaxacan memories on paper. Mexican artist Pedro Cruz Pacheco shares his extensive repertoire of personal symbols incorporated into his art, and you'll discover and paint your own in this intimate setting.
 
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Instructor: Pedro Cruz Pacheco
Cost: $1850 (lodging including)
Sponsor: Oaxaca Dreams - Pedro Cruz Pacheco
Website, email, 707-575-6801


"The Black-and-White Woodcut"
October 28-30, 2022
 

Join Alfred to learn the principles of design that make a black-and-white image successful. You will design, carve, and print your own composition using a mix of European and Japanese techniques. Working in black-and-white expands the artist's visual vocabulary by reducing subject matter to its essential nature. Through this distillation, the artist discovers new ways of describing form and movement in what they see. Materials fee covers papers and other supplies.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Alfred Stark
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Edible Art Series - Thanksgiving Cookies, Gobble Gobble"
October 31, 2022
 

Pastry Chef, Jami Wright, will share tips and techniques that will give you insider secrets to professional cookie decorating! We'll incorporate the fundamentals of art... shape, line, color, and texture using fondant and royal icing to make tiny pieces of edible art. Sweet! All supplies are included in the cost. Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"On-The-Go Ink-n-Splash Sketching Workshop"
November 1-6, 2022
 

Close by or across the globe, travel light and capture your views with pop and zing. All it takes is a small watercolor palette (with five basic primary colors), a classic Ticonderoga pencil, a black office pen, a medium size watercolor brush, a small water container, and a medium-size sketch book. You are now at the ready to knock off joyful sketches! To keep those sketches rolling, I’ll teach you how to visually K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple) what you see and what you draw and paint.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor Journaling"
November 1-6, 2022
 

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Santa Barbara for five blissful days, and capture all the fun and memories on the pages of your illustrated watercolor journal. Each day, we’ll sketch outdoors in the warm California sunshine, and I’ll share practical ways to narrow your focus and sketch what you love about a scene. I’ll give you the building blocks for creating dynamic sketchbook pages filled with colorful images, hand lettering, and creative page layouts that complement your images perfectly, and, along the way, I’ll show you practical ways to confidently draw even the trickiest subject matter. If you’ve always wanted to sketch on location, this is a great opportunity to give it a try.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: Leslie Fehling
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Taking Your Work to The Next Level"
November 3-5, 2022
 

Artists who are interested in improving their work often get stalled in their progress and just need a kick-start to get back on the path for excellence. This workshop is a chance to take a good honest look at your current work and consider what exactly needs improvement. The class will be divided into three parts: identification of the one area that most needs improvement, individualized exercises to address the problem, studio painting to put new ideas in to practice. Six weeks of online mentoring is included with the class to maximize the class work. Class size is limited to 12 to maximize individual help.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $550
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Oil Pastels"
November 4-5, 2022
 

Oil pastels have a soft, buttery feel and are fun to work with. The color effects and textures that can be achieved are stunningly beautiful. Learn to prepare the substrate and under painting, to blend pastels for three-dimensional effects, and to layer with Holbein and Sennelier oil pastels. Scrape away oil pastel to reveal previous layers. Add oil pastel to build up the painting surface and color quality. We’ll cover use of line and mark making, color theory as it relates to layering with oil pastels, and composition, negative and positive space, shapes, and the placement of objects. Learn the dialog of self-critique and how to unleash your imagination. Must have some art experience.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jane Wilcoxson
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Tube Set Stones"
November 5, 2022
 

Tube setting is a versatile and surprisingly easy way to set round faceted stones — it just takes a little practice. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn and practice. Techniques covered include how to measure faceted stones, how to cut tubing to the right size, how to cut seats for stones in tubes, how to solder tubes to metal, and finally how to set the stones themselves. At the end of the workshop, walk away with a pendant sporting a tube set sparkly stone.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Deborah Donaghue
Cost: $145
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Robust Rag Rug"
November 6, 2022
 

Weave a traditional "rag" rug on an antique heavy-duty loom made just for this purpose. You will be making a serious piece of floor covering, about 28" wide and 5' long. The looms are warped and ready to go — just show up and weave! We have tons of new fabric available, so you can choose your favorite colors and patterns. The finished product will be durable, washable, and uniquely yours. No previous weaving experience needed.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Carole Spelic
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Watercolor Painting Workshop"
November 6-11, 2022
 

Join David on a Watercolor Journey, learning the most valuable watercolor concepts and techniques. This workshop will save you countless hours of trial & error by demonstrating approaches in an easily understood manner that will open new doors of discovery and creativity. David will discuss outdoor equipment options, considerations when choosing a composition, value study options to help prepare for the painting process, and provide numerous demonstrations and individual attention. Regardless of your level of experience, you’re almost guaranteed to leave with a handsome work of art, and the skills, concepts, and confidence to take your paintings to a higher level.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: David R. Smith, AWS
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor Painting"
November 6-11, 2022
 

Come and paint in beautiful, historic Santa Barbara with Carol Carter. We will begin each day with a watercolor tutorial. In the studio, Carol will share her watercolor technique while teaching site specific tutorials gathered from various vistas in Santa Barbara. The workshop will provide templates, reference photos and materials information. After lunch, we will visit the painting site downtown Santa Barbara that will be the topic of our next day painting: time for photography and sketching: the Mission, the Rose garden, the Wharf, the Presidio, the Court House, etc… Relax, enjoy, learn a new watercolor technique or two.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Jewelry Making, Polymer Clay Beads"
November 8-9, 2022
 

Join jeweler and potter, Jami Wright, as she teaches the ins and outs of Polymer clay and guides you step-by-step in creating your own gorgeous beads with one-of-a-kind designs! Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost... Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Paint, Pots & Plants"
November 10, 2022
 

Join us for a fun time painting with Andrea Smith, of 7th & Palm. Each student will be guided through painting their own terra cotta pot, perfect to keep or give away as a unique and special gift! Every student will leave with a completed pot and will be given a live plant to accompany their new creation! Let loose and unwind and get your creativity flowing. No experience is required to join in on the fun so grab your girlfriends, your significant other, or come by yourself! This class is ideal for ages 18+ but miners are permitted to attend with a registered parent or supervisor. Browse painting ideas for your pot at pin.it/6mFvvBz! Price includes all materials.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Andrea Smith
Cost: $48
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Polar and Panda Bears and Cubs"
November 10-12, 2022
 

Both engaging creatures are synomymous with the color white, but guess what? White fur is like white snow. It often reflects subtle and beautiful ambient colors. And Pandas live in rich forest-likesettings. There is a ton of creative color possibilities, and that is what we will be exploring with both mamas! A simple five-color palette and two round watercolor brushes will be required.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Batiked Copper and Glass Enameled Necklace"
November 12, 2022
 

This beginning copper and glass enameling class will teach you a unique batik technique for the signature Javanese, batiked look. The necklace will be hand cut from copper sheet metal and forged, and you’ll be able to choose from a variety of colored enamel. Embellish your one-of-a-kind art piece with gemstones if you wish. A wonderful skill to add to your jewelry making repertoire!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Julie Lukosaitis
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Jewelry Making, Polymer Clay Beads"
November 14-15, 2022
 

Join jeweler and potter, Jami Wright, as she teaches the ins and outs of Polymer clay and guides you step-by-step in creating your own gorgeous beads with one-of-a-kind designs! Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost... Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Quilting Made Easy"
November 19-20, 2022
 

Interested in making a few quilt tops but don’t want to purchase fabric yardage? This class is for you! Have a stash of loved fabric and want something new to do with it? This class is for you! Come join Dierdra for a low-stress, fun weekend using pre-cuts to make lap-size quilts. Learn different patterns and new ways to sew and cut the pre-cut fabric. Bring your own pre-cuts, or Dierdra will have some available in class for $60.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dierdra Stary
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Edible Art Series - Christmas Cookies You'll Be Proud to Gift"
November 29, 2022
 

Pastry Chef, Jami Wright, will share tips and techniques that will give you insider secrets to professional cookie decorating! We'll incorporate the fundamentals of art... shape, line, color, and texture using fondant and royal icing to make tiny pieces of edible art. Sweet! All supplies are included in the cost. Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Jewelry Making, Polymer Clay Beads"
December 10-11, 2022
 

Join jeweler and potter, Jami Wright, as she teaches the ins and outs of Polymer clay and guides you step-by-step in creating your own gorgeous beads with one-of-a-kind designs! Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost... Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Jewelry Making, Polymer Clay Beads"
December 13-14, 2022
 

Join jeweler and potter, Jami Wright, as she teaches the ins and outs of Polymer clay and guides you step-by-step in creating your own gorgeous beads with one-of-a-kind designs! Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost... Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Edible Art Series - Winter Wonderland Themed Cookies"
December 28, 2022
 

Pastry Chef, Jami Wright, will share tips and techniques that will give you insider secrets to professional cookie decorating! We'll incorporate the fundamentals of art... shape, line, color, and texture using fondant and royal icing to make tiny pieces of edible art. Sweet! All supplies are included in the cost. Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Private Pottery Wheel or Handbuilding Lessons"
Ongoing
 

Ever wanted to try your hand at throwing clay on the wheel? Want to make a cup or bowl that you can proudly call your own? One-on-One lessons are a perfect way for students of all levels, even beginners, to gain experience and learn to elevate your work using additive and subtractive techniques to modify your forms. Sign up for private, one-on-one wheel lessons (or Handbuilding) with Art League instructor and local potter, Jami Wright. Call Art League Academy to schedule a time that works for you! Students should bring $25 cash for materials the day of the lesson, which will be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Thoroughly Oaxaca Art Experience 2: mixed media, natural pigments"
March 17-27, 2023
 

Join Oaxacan watercolor artist Pedro Cruz Pacheco and immerse yourself in the soulful art scene, indigenous culture, rich culinary and artisanal traditions of this magical colonial city, a UNESCO world heritage site. Field trips include a Sunday open air market, artisan studios, Francisco Toledo's CaSa arts center, and a papermaking studio. Use locally sourced natural pigments to make uniquely Oaxacan memories on paper in a handmade artist book. Develop your unique voice and mark making by playing with different materials. Get out of your habitual way of doing things and be surprised by what shows up on paper. Find your symbols, talismans, personal marks - the "secret soul" of things that matter to you and bring them into your painting.
 
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Instructor: Pedro Cruz Pacheco & Corrie McCluskey
Cost: $1950 (lodging including)
Sponsor: Oaxaca Dreams - Pedro Cruz Pacheco
Website, email, 707-575-6801


"Colored Pencils: Delicate to Dynamic with Kristy Kutch"
March 24-25, 2023
 

Colored pencil is ideal for creating stunning art, all in a portable, non-toxic, neat form. Kristy Kutch is the author of two colored pencil techniques books and is featured in four instructional films. She is a positive, supportive instructor who welcomes students with all levels of experience. With an emphasis on floral art with waxy (non-watercolor) pencils, students will create paintings (as these works are aptly called) on both white and colored surfaces, from velvety to sanded. Effects can range from soft and delicate to richly pigmented. Kristy offers demonstrations, personal attention, and a wealth of information. An array of materials, such as papers, blenders and pencils, will also be given to participants (lunches included). Welcome spring with floral inspiration!
 
Location: Valparaiso, Indiana
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: The Art Barn School of Art
Website, email, 219-462-9009


"Plein-air Pastel Workshop"
March 26-31, 2023
 

We will be painting on-site at the Santa Barbara wharf and along the coastal waterway (beaches) with emphasis on capturing the light and water-in-motion in pastels. I will do daily live demos at each location and assist everyone at their easels as you paint from the same subjects. Boats, buildings and people along the wharf area, set against the distant atmosphere over the Pacific will play into your paintings. On one of the days we will paint the famous courthouse buildings and gardens in spring color, as well. Emphasis on all will be learning to “see like a painter” and utilizing small sketches (thumbnails) that you produce, to get the values and design patterns before you paint!
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: Steve Hill
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Sketching and Journaling in Watercolor"
April 1-6, 2023
 

Old Pasadena with its Victorian and art deco buildings, palm trees and flowers, awaits your paintbrush. Enjoy a California painting getaway and start your summer early as we paint in Pasadena. Theresa and Cindy will guide you through painting experiences with daily demonstrations, personalized instruction, and encouraging support. They will share how to design and simplify your subject, draw confidently, jazz up your colors, paint with flowing serendipity and experiment with new techniques. Enjoy creating colorful paintings with an emphasis on your own unique point of view.
 
Location: Pasadena, California
Instructor: Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel not included)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Tuscan Treasures in Colored Pencil"
May 7-12, 2023
 

Join Kristy Kutch for this extraordinary colored pencil workshop at your own private villa set in the gorgeous Italian countryside. Learn a vast variety of easy-to-implement techniques for improving your colored pencil sketches. From the use of color for painterly effects to capturing the stunning Tuscan landscape, prepare to take your sketching to the next level. All of this is while you enjoy delightful excursions, inspiring activities, and delectable chef-prepared meals. This small workshop group (maximum 10) offers the opportunity for many one-on-one sessions with Kristy, who is experienced at providing personalized attention to each student. Under her guidance, beginners feel comfortable and confident and experienced artists feel challenged and informed as they learn the newest tools and techniques.
 
Location: Villa Poggio alle Trese, Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Kristy Ann Kutch
Cost: $3,130 Single Occupancy w/ Ensuite Bath; $3,030 Shared
Sponsor: Strada Toscana
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"Painting in Spain: Travel Sketching in Watercolor"
May 14-21, 2023
 

Join me for one week of sketching with watercolor in beautiful Spain. Drawing while traveling is the best way to experience and remember a new place. When we see new sights everything strikes us as unusual, memorable and inspiring. We have a natural desire to admire new vistas, taste new flavors, inhale unusual aromas and record these sensations through taking photos, but also through drawing and writing. For me, drawing while traveling is instinctual, and I am eager to share my passion to fully immerse yourself in a new place through the practice of travel sketching. I will share some of my favorite watercolor techniques and tips on drawing architecture, water, and greenery.
 
Location: Calella de Palafrugel, Spain
Instructor: Rita Sabler, www.ritasabler.com
Cost: $3,390 Before Nov 30th
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting in the Loire Valley: Travel Sketching in Watercolor"
June 1-8, 2023
 

We will spend an amazing week in the Loire Valley filling our watercolor journals with memories of a lifetime. Sketching on-location is powerful. The process of drawing imprints what you see into your brain in such a way that years from now, the sounds of the people walking by, the scent of the rain, the feel of the warm air, and much more will all flood back when you look at your sketch. Urban Sketching is about quickly capturing your experiences on paper, and more important, in your mind and heart. In this workshop, I combine my background in architecture and illustration, together with my many years of teaching, to demystify the world of on-location perspective sketching and painting.
 
Location: Saint Pierre de Corps, France
Instructor: Stephanie Bower
Cost: $3,590 ($3,390 before Nov 30th)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting in the French Alps: Watercolor Painting Workshop"
June 2-9, 2023
 

Join David on a watercolor journey, in the breathtaking surrounding of the Alps. You will be learning valuable watercolor concepts and techniques. This workshop will save you countless hours of trial & error by demonstrating approaches in an easily understood manner that will open new doors of discovery and creativity.David will discuss outdoor equipment options, considerations when choosing a composition, value study options to help prepare for the painting process, and provide numerous demonstrations and individual attention. Regardless of your level of experience, you’re almost guaranteed to leave with a handsome work of art, and the skills, concepts, and confidence to take your paintings to a higher level.
 
Location: Haute-Savoie, France
Instructor: David R. Smith
Cost: $3,590 ($3,390 before Nov 30th)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting in France: Watercolor Sketching Workshop"
August 25 - September 1, 2022
 

Join me as we visit Monet’s house, studio, gardens and ponds. This wonderful week is entirely devoted to filling our sketchbooks with the very scenes that inspired the greatest Impressionists: not just Monet, but also Renoir, Pissarro and Cezanne. And, we crown this glorious week with a day at Auvers-sur-Oise, where Van Gogh spent his final days. And what better way to record this memorable week than in our sketchbooks? I’ll share my techniques for capturing the texture and colour of the Normandy Region’s storybook villages and narrow lanes. We’ll sketch gardens and ponds, romantic scenes along the Seine River, and a charming medieval mill. I’ll show you how to keep your watercolour sketches loose, fresh and vibrant.
 
Location: Giverny, France
Instructor: Shari Blaukopf
Cost: $3,590 ($3,390 before Mar 31st)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting in Provence: Oil Painting Workshop"
September 1-8, 2023
 

While learning the importance of oil painting techniques (values, edges, composition, etc.), the joy of actually painting France en plein air won’t get lost on Kathie! Her enthusiasm for painting the rolling vineyards and lavender fields with you will be contagious! Kathie will walk through her process of narrowing down the choices of subject matter and then demo before it’s time for you to get your brushes wet too… and she will be right alongside cheering you on with personal instruction and encouragement! There is a reason why you want to paint. Kathie will work to help you tap that desire by throwing herself into the entire experience and beauty of Provence!
 
Location: Venasque, France
Instructor: Kathie Odom
Cost: $3,390 before Mar 31st
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting in Provence: Watercolor Sketching Workshop"
September 15-22, 2023
 

Do you struggle to apply watercolour or get overwhelmed sometimes when sketching? I will help solve your problems by showing you how to make fast improvements through sharing my most successful tips with watercolour sketching. You will receive plenty of individual tuition, demonstrations and examples to support you along the way. Return home armed with new skills in watercolour and sketching as you will have learnt how to sketch confidently, understand paint consistency and application and mix wonderful glowing colours to capture the magical light of Provence. I will encourage you to sketch what makes your heart sing! We will be a lovely small group so I can work with you individually to ensure that every aspect of the experience meets your expectations.
 
Location: Venasque, France
Instructor: Judy Salleh, www.judysalleh.com.au
Cost: $3,390 before Mar 31st
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Basics of Encaustic"
Online ongoing
 

I cover studio safety and set up, as well a many tips and tricks in each lesson from my 17 years of working in encaustic and mixed media, and 12 years of teaching classes and workshops. Some of the topics we cover: Sizing Panels, Direct and Indirect Fusing methods, Scraping to refine surface and shape, Image Transfers, Using oils, Raised and Inset line work, and much more!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $119
Sponsor: Sarah Rehmer | visual artist
Website, email, (708) 680-6759


"Encaustic Mixed Media and Collage"
Online ongoing
 

I cover studio safety and set up, as well a many tips and tricks in each lesson from my 17 years of working in encaustic and mixed media, and 12 years of teaching classes and workshops. Some of the topics we cover: Sizing Panels, Direct and Indirect Fusing methods, Scraping to refine surface and shape, Image Transfers, Using oils, Using various types of paper, Mounting Paper to a panel and much more!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $149
Sponsor: Sarah Rehmer | visual artist
Website, email, (708) 680-6759


"Encaustic and Photography E-Course"
ongoing
 

In this 21 video e-course you will get all the basics plus more in getting you up and working with encaustic paints and your photographs. Over 3 hours of video content plus a companion guide outlining some additional info on supplies used. • Sizing Panels • Working on Mounted and Embedded Prints • Direct and Indirect Fusing methods • Scraping to refine surface and shape • Image Transfers • Using oils • Using various types of photo paper • Hand Coloring on an image • much more!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $149
Sponsor: Sarah Rehmer | visual artist
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"Design & the Power of Imagination"
ongoing
 

As an instructor, it is my sincere desire to help guide aspiring painters to find better ways to trust, develop, and listen to their artistic voice. This is not done by providing answers so much as in helping artists to ask the right questions. When we begin to grasp this and ask ourselves these fundamental questions, we are well on our way to making significant strides. The curriculum presents a comprehensive and sequential education of watercolor techniques while inspiring the development of your own unique style. The program has rolling admission; you can join anytime and start from the beginning of the curriculum. Each month you will progress through a new 4-8 hour video series while honing your style & technique.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W. Schaller
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Rustic Textures"
ongoing
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 3 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Angus McEwan and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. In this class, Angus will introduce you to using more creative textures in your artwork with purpose and intent. You will be specifically looking at representing wood & rust. Angus will demonstrate a few of the techniques he employs in his work. These will then be applied to an image that Angus will provide. Includes 14 supplementary videos and 17 accompanying PDFs on demonstrations as well as “Colour mixing (optical mixing),” “How I use Colour,” “My palette & Mixing tints,” “Stretching Paper-Gum strip,” and “Stretching to the edge.”
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Capturing Essentials in Landscape"
ongoing
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 2 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Eugen Chisnicean and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Eugen will take you behind the scenes of creating a landscape painting using watercolor. He will share his approach to design and compositional process, introducing "The Language of the Landscape" as a common language between teacher and students. Students will learn how to read and simplify any subject, build their compositions, capture the essentials of their desired landscape, and create mood and atmosphere using a watercolor medium.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eugen Chisnicean
Cost: $220
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Bold & Colourful Watercolors"
ongoing
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 3 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Andy Evansen and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Painting loosely doesn't just 'happen'; it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time. However, there are techniques that can speed up this process. This workshop will focus on using value studies to identify the large shapes in a scene. Then we will move on to color. Demonstration paintings will reinforce the day’s lessons. In order to loosen up, it is imperative to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish with your painting and then execute it quickly.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Macroscale Contemporary Landscape"
ongoing
 

Enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule and have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This demo will show the creation of a large-scale contemporary landscape painting in watercolor from start to finish. Students will explore painterly ways to find the composition. Activating the entire picture plane and working with “push and pull” early in the process will be prioritized. We will use techniques such as glazing, scumbling, splattering, and smearing to deconstruct the image, and Elizabeth will demonstrate a variety of mark-making in this unconventional approach to watercolor. The inclusion of gouache will introduce opacity, and layering and removing paint will be a key part of the evolution of the painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Elizabeth Allison
Cost: $35
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Rustic Textures: Personal Project"
ongoing
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 4 days of recordings available, 6 personal critiques from Angus McEwan and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This class will primarily focus on mentoring students to develop their own body of work from concept to manifestation. In addition to exercises and demos, students will work on self-directed projects that incorporate drawing, painting textures. The class will also include critiques, discussions, and readings. This course is an opportunity to work on your own unique painting with guidance, support, and mentoring, with a whole host of supplementary videos, pdfs, and other support material.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $450
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Expanding the Limits of Watercolour"
ongoing
 

Enjoy this self-paced class where you will have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. In this intensive but fun course we will experiment with and push watercolor to the limits. This will make you question your understanding of watercolors. This isn’t just about messing around with paint, as we will corral our experimentation into a detailed rendition of surface texture. I will take you through the process step by step, but I will also back this up with videos & pdfs. Enjoy exploring watercolor while learning.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Introduction to Oil Painting"
ongoing
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. Angela will give you access to her step-by-step introduction to painting with oils, helping you to feel more confident through the skills you will be practicing and the tools you’ll get to know. Through PDFs, Instructional videos on how to use and load your brush, care for your supplies, and how to layer oil paint, you’ll learn how to use oil paint to create works of art at home without the fear of toxic fumes.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angela Bandurka
Cost: $89
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Introduction to Acrylics"
ongoing
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. Angela will give you access to her step-by-step introduction to painting with acrylics, helping you to feel more confident through the skills you will be practicing and the tools you’ll get to know. Through PDFs, Instructional videos on how to use and load your brush, care for your supplies, and how to layer acrylic paint, you’ll learn how to use acrylic paint to create works of art at home.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angela Bandurka
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Language of Landscape"
ongoing
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. In this course, Eugen takes you behind the scenes of creating a landscape painting. He shares his approach to design and compositional process, introducing "The Language of the Landscape" as a common language between teacher and students. Each lesson has step-by-step demonstrations showing in detail various technical approaches to watercolor. The course contains different types of landscape subjects and compositional solutions. This course grows with you! New lessons and teaching ideas will be added regularly and will be accessible to existing students.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eugen Chisnicean
Cost: $130
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Rees Atelier"
ongoing
 

This remotely accessible course teaches classical drawing and painting and provides personal critiques and guidance. This self-paced program will give you the opportunity to build a foundation of skills that will last a lifetime while being directed down a path focused on your personal goals and ambitions. From tightly rendered realism to glazing, to impressionistic realism, no two artists are alike. No one program is right for everyone. So join me while we take the best of the foundation lessons from traditional ateliers and combine them with a deep dive into the methods and techniques that will help you become the artist you’ve always wanted to be.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tim Rees
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Stories in Painting"
ongoing
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. This four-week class is designed to discuss content, meaning, intention, expression, communication of a personal, autobiographical, and narrative painting. I will demonstrate the techniques in executing a watercolor and imbuing it with emotion and symbolism. Every week, we will look at painting with a new lens.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $380
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Classical Figure Drawing Foundations"
ongoing
 

This methodical eight-week figure drawing course will teach you cornerstone principles for realist drawing of the human form. In this course, American figurative artist Patricia Watwood will introduce the essential components she uses to craft realistic figure drawings. First, Patricia will guide you through learning to use the central axis to establish a dynamic gesture with the pose. Next, she will teach the envelope and block-in, building your perceptual skills to see flat shapes, angles, and distances, and observing light and shadow patterns. Patricia will also lead you through understanding the primary structures of the torso and the basics of proportion, an essential in every figurative artist's toolbox. You will use male and female full-figure pose photo and video references.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Patricia Watwood
Cost: $465
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Loose & Vivid Florals"
ongoing
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. Learn how world-renowned watercolorist Yuko Nagayama observes and recreates vivid florals in watercolor. In this demonstration, you will learn about Yuko's process, from the beginning stages of creating a solid floral arrangement to the sketching process and finally executing the final painting. Yuko's down-to-earth and straightforward approach to art education provides students of all artistic backgrounds an opportunity to experiment with floral watercolors.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Yuko Nagayama
Cost: $39
Sponsor: Terracotta
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