Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"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


"Youth Summer Sessions: Meet the Masters!"
July 11-15, 2022
 

Discover the mediums and techniques of master artists such as Van Gogh, Okeefe, and more. This is a fun introduction to the wonderful world of art for the naturally curious and creative young artist. A variety of mixed media may be used including watercolor & acrylic paint.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Jacalyn Gmoch
Cost: Half Days $175 per Week, Full Days $350 per Week
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"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


"Youth Summer Sessions: Exploring Art Though Nature!"
July 18-22, 2022
 

Grab your binoculars, your sketch books as we study nature & venture deep into the wild. Discover the unique & colorful world of bugs, flowers, plants, & wild animals. A variety of mixed media may be used including paper making, printmaking & acrylic paint.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Jacalyn Gmoch
Cost: Half Days $175 per Week, Full Days $350 per Week
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"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


"Youth Summer Sessions: Art Around the World!"
July 25-29, 2022
 

Join us on a journey hopping from continent to continent learning about different cultures of the world through creative eyes. We will explore a variety of artistic traditions and explore multiple cultures. A variety of mixed media may be used including modeling clay, watercolor & acrylic paint.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Jacalyn Gmoch
Cost: Half Days $175 per Week, Full Days $350 per Week
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"Intuitive Painting at Alabama Art Colony 2022"
September 30 - October 4, 2022
 

Stan Kurth will be one of 3 instructors at Alabama Art Colony taking place at Children's Harbor on Lake Martin, Alabama. Children's Harbor on Lake Martin provides a serene and inspiring environment for the four and a half day workshop. Stan's class is designed to help students paint intuitively using their preferred substrates, mediums and painting tools. This process will work with all mediums. There will be no preliminary planning. Process will dictate direction as students use their choice of mediums, substrates and mark-making tools to intuitively implement elements and principles of design. Instruction starts with random marks to create a library of design elements. As the painting progresses there will be a shift with more emphasis on composition.
 
Location: Alexander City, Alabama
Instructor: Stan Kurth
Cost: $750 Semi-Private Room, $850 Private Room
Sponsor: Alabama Art Colony
Website, email, 334-546-2233


"Abstract Exploration with Acrylics"
September 30, 2022
 

Join instructor Andrea Smith for a new class on abstract exploration! Abstraction is a unique form of expression and there are zero rules! Emotion, Texture and Imagination take center stage. This class is a judgement-free zone where students will have the opportunity to explore their own style and try new techniques. Vivid color, happy accidents and artistic risk-taking are encouraged. This class is designed for beginners and intermediate students.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Andrea Smith
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"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


"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


"Seductive Surfaces with Jean Pederson"
October 21-23, 2022
 

Create depth and add texture to your paintings in this experimental workshop with Jean Pederson. This workshop is suitable for both abstract and representational artists.
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Instructor: Jean Pederson
Cost: $550
Sponsor: Ingrid's Originals Inc.
Website, email, 312-320-0833


"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


"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


 

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