Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"'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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


 

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