Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"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


"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


"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


"How to Find Your Ideal Art Buyer Online Workshop"
July 13, 2022
 

Join our online workshop with award-winning artist Samantha Messias and VAA artist mentor Karen van Hoey Smith. This session is for artists of all levels who would like to understand how to find their ideal art buyer to create multiple streams of income.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Cost: Free to premium members of the VAA, or £39.99
Sponsor: Visual Artists Association
Website, email, 01244952020


"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


"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


"Introduction to Acrylics"
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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
Website, email


 

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