Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Mondays, February 6-27, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Works & Words"
Tuesdays, February 7-28, 2023
 

Works and Words concentrates on concepts pertaining to why we work, how we work and the results we aim for as artists. Creative and engaging discussion is generated by assignments, critique and slide lectures. Work will be done in each individual’s studio or home and brought to class each week along with notebooks. Assignments will include painting, collage, mixed media. Roberta Marks is a noted Key West artist who works in sculpture, mixed-media, painting, and collage. She has shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad, including the Smithsonian Institution and Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She has lectured in University settings here and in Europe, and is represented in Key West by the Lucky Street Gallery.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Roberta Marks
Cost: $210 / $190 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Tuesdays, February 7-28, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Commanding Color"
February 10-12, 2023
 

This course is designed to inspire your creativity by learning to "see" and experience some of the different aspects of color theory and painting light on objects. Color is one of the elements of design! This course is also designed to inspire advanced beginners and provide a review and challenge for the advanced student. In this 3-day workshop, watercolor painters will be exposed to the importance of pigment quality, the importance of considering the white paper as a "color", and how to achieve darks. Painters of all mediums will be exposed to all other aspects of color theory to help achieve successful paintings. Acrylic or water-soluble oil painters are welcomed!
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Sue Archer
Cost: $450
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Abstract Painting Principles & Techniques"
February 11-12, 2023
 

Koenig takes students through the introductory principles and techniques of Abstraction. This class is about process not product, it is about discovering and tuning into the steps that will lead students to successful abstract painting. Koenig will cover traditional principles such as composition, color, line and value along with some new ideas such as energy, movement and texture. Students will be guided through exercises working on and off the canvas, discovering the mark-making that inspires each individual and ultimately makes the work uniquely your own. This workshop serves as an introduction for new painters, and serves as a refresher course on art theory for those a little further along in their practice.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Marlene Koenig
Cost: $200 / $170 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Paint & Sip"
February 23, 2023
 

Paint, sip, repeat. Sandy West leads participants through an evening of creative imbibing. Follow easy-to-recreate steps toward creating your own masterpiece. No matter your skill lever or confidence, you can grow your artistry while having a great time! All supplies (and wine!) included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Sandy West
Cost: $80 / $60 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Acrylic/Exploring Mediums"
March 2-4, 2023
 

Explore the accessible and versatile medium of acrylic painting, with a master in the field. Speer is a classically trained painter and highly successful Chicago-based caricature artist. He is an alumnus of Vienna’s National Academy of the Fine Arts and recipient of the Academy’s prestigious Johannes Fuger Medal.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Lothar Speer
Cost: $215 / $185 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Paint & Sip"
March 4, 2023
 

Paint, sip, repeat. Sandy West leads participants through an evening of creative imbibing. Follow easy-to-recreate steps toward creating your own masterpiece. No matter your skill lever or confidence, you can grow your artistry while having a great time! All supplies (and wine!) included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Sandy West
Cost: $80 / $60 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Mondays, March 6-27, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Tuesdays, March 7-28, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Gelli Plate Printing"
March 10, 2023
 

Gelli plate printing is a fun and accessible way to create beautiful multilayered mono prints that can be used in your next mixed media art project or stand as a piece of artwork on their own. In this class you will learn how to create bands of color and texture and develop your images with stencils, stamping and drawing. Prints are made with acrylic paint and a gelli plate. This gelatinous slab allows you to create beautiful mono types without a press. Unlike traditional woodblock printing, this is not a precise practice and often the results are surprising adding to the fun. Come to appreciate the beauty found in the imperfect and unexpected! All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Marlene Koenig
Cost: $160 / $140 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Boot Camp Celebrates Tennessee Williams"
March 11, 2023
 

Key West’s favorite artist celebrates Tennessee Williams with a special edition Painting Bootcamp session. Representatives from the Key West Art and Historical Society, and The Tennessee Williams Exhibit, will start the workshop with some background in the life and artworks of Williams. Students will see some examples of Williams’s paintings before taking their own turn at emulating the famous former Key Wester. All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $50 / $40 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Mondays, April 3-24, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Tuesdays, April 4-25, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Paint Pouring with a Sea Creature"
April 26-27, 2023
 

West builds upon her popular Paint Pouring series with a special two-day workshop. Pour your aquamarine background on day one and then return to add a sea creature to the finished product. All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Sandy West
Cost: $170 / $145 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"As Above, So Below"
May 4-6, 2023
 

This plein air workshop focuses on the rich historical and biological life of the Kapok Tree. Utilizing a variety of drawing and painting techniques, these painting classes will allow us to get up close and personal to this majestic Key West icon from above, below, and inside out. Moving between 3 different public locations, students will play with scale, perspective, light, and shadow to create a series of drawings and paintings on location. Morehouse will lead discussions on exploring how trees communicate and what we as humans can learn about reciprocal relationships through trees’ interdependent networks of communication and collaboration.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Fiona Morehouse
Cost: $260 / $220 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


 

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