Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Holiday Spice"
December 6-9, 2021
 

Join award winning, international artist, Carrie Waller as she shares her watercolor techniques while painting Holiday Spice. Carrie is a natural teacher and shares methods in an easy to follow way. Her mission is to elevate everyday objects into extraordinary paintings. She shares her process from beginning to end of a painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller, AWS, NWS
Cost: $269
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Printmaking Demonstrations"
December 9, 2021
 

Zoom in for demonstrations on Monotype with Aka Intaglio Inks - Methods and Materials. The zoom link for class will be emailed to students a week before the class starts.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Judy Just
Cost: $45
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Make an Artist Book in a Day!"
December 11, 2021
 

Combine story and sculpture in the inventive form of the artist book in this online Zoom workshop! Come with text (a story or personal narrative) and images (photos or drawings) or an idea for imagery. Assemble your book by learning basic book structures and using techniques to add your text and imagery, such as packing tape transfers, photocopy transfer, inkjet prints, matte medium transfers, and watercolor transfers. Apply these techniques, or add your own, to complete your own fully-realized artist book by the end of this fun workshop!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rosae Reeder
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Silent Night"
December 13-15, 2021
 

A painting from my imagination of a mountain that I have painted over one hundred times. It has a distinctly Japanese feeling, perhaps influenced by my having climbed Mt. Fuji. The two mountains, Katahdin and Fuji have a striking similarity from one particular viewpoint. You will learn to arrange shapes within a scene to design a strong composition and support the story, to plan a palette of colors that evoke the mood of the scene, to maintain a variety of edges for creating aerial perspective within the painting, to paint controlled graded washes to create light and shadow, and to put down flowing washes of various warm and cool colors.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Evelyn Dunphy
Cost: $249 for 9 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting Songbirds for Christmas"
Wednesdays, December 15 & 22, 2021
 

Each student will follow along with Zoom and learn to paint these gorgeous Christmas songbirds step-by-step. Addison will discuss shape, size, value, color mixing, and more. Each student will finish with a completed painting! We will be using acrylic paint for this class. All levels are welcome to join.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting Daily Life"
December 16-17, 2021
 

In this online Zoom workshop you will learn how to capture the mood to tell your story in Watercolor. We will create 2 paintings: A picturesque farm in the Belgium countryside and a street scene in Paris expressing the energy of the moment.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amid El Haddad
Cost: $178
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"How to plan a painting: design and composition"
December 21-22, 2021
 

Do you feel stuck when facing a blank watercolor page? Nobody can avoid the creation phase that underlies any painting. Where do I start? What do I crop? Is it balanced? Are my proportions right? Decisions can be stressful. Keiko will teach you how to design a painting by applying the basic rules of composition. We will use our references creatively to have more fun with watercolor. We will be focusing on composition on the first day to explore different ideas and options by doing various sketches. We will put together sketches to make a final painting on the second day. Reference photos will be provided. Subject matter will be some type of landscape or seascape.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe, AWS, NWS
Cost: $198 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Abstracting the Landscape"
Thursdays, January 6 & 13, 2022
 

Take your landscapes to an impressionistic and somewhat abstracted level to make them more painterly and exciting. Ms. Pullinsi will demonstrate color mixing for color harmony and basic structure. Week one will be the block in, week two will be the finishing touches. Students will paint landscapes from their own photo or paint along with the demo and learn both design strategies and exciting brushwork to create a work of art.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Linda Pullinsi
Cost: $95 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Paint aerial views, light and shadow in watercolor"
January 8-9, 2022
 

Join Amit Kapoor is this fast pace class. He will teach you composition (drawing will be done in class), how to simplify a complexe scene in an impressionist way as well as his techniques to capture Light & Shadow.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amit Kapoor, AWS
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Introduction to Munsell Color Theory"
January 8-9, 2022
 

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. In this course, you will learn how to purchase the paints you need for any color problem, expertly mix colors, and work through color problems systematically.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Graydon Parrish
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Luminous Odyssey in Watercolor"
January 12-14, 2022
 

Painting Frozen Hallstatt: In this workshop, Gourav will show several of his techniques to achieve depth, color harmony and contrast in a watercolor painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Gourav Dutta
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Beach and Seascape Painting"
Wednesdays, January 12 - February 16, 2022
 

Beat the winter 'blahs' where "the land and sky meet the sea" with plein air painter extraordinaire Joe Sweeney in this live Zoom class! Learn how 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 & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"The Magic of Color"
Wednesdays, January 12 - February 16, 2022
 

Jump into the magic of color! With practice artists can learn the nuances that bring a painting to life. Students will start painting with simple objects and a limited palette and progress to more complex forms and color palettes. This is an online course. Zoom link for class will be emailed to students a week before the class starts.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fernando Soler
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Playing with Monotype Akua Intaglio Inks"
Thursdays, January 13 - February 3, 2022
 

This class offers students a chance to play with monotype and expand their knowledge of safe printing methods, Additive, reductive, layering will be shown. Fun for all skill levels. The zoom link for class will be emailed to students a week before the class starts.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Judy Just
Cost: $115 Member | $145 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Zooming Zoo Animals!"
Thursdays, January 13-27, 2022
 

Have you considered wildlife painting? Come join us for a unique experience. Johanne has designed a workshop centered around a live stream from the Beardsley Zoo in CT. Along with the live animal demonstrations we will have access to high resolution photographs by the Zoo's official photographer. Does all that fur confuse you? Do your paintings fall short of lifelike? Wondering how to make your subject alive? Want to learn better brush handling? Afraid you haven't the drawing skills to tackle this subject? If you answered yes to one or more of those questions then this workshop is for you! We will explore all of that and more. Johanne guarantees you will end up much braver than you imagined possible.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Johanne Mangi
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Introduction to Book Illustration"
January 15 & 16, 2022
 

Illustrated books are not just for children. They can be humorous, cinematic, quirky, and sometimes dark. Join award-winning illustrator Kate Samworth for this live Zoom introduction to the wonderful world of illustrated books. Kate will guide you through a series of exercises in generating ideas, developing concepts, and communicating action through sequential drawings. Includes a discussion of some of Kate's favorite and contemporary illustrated books.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kate Samworth
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Running Stream in Watercolor"
January 17-18, 2022
 

Follow along with me as we look down on a running stream with all those rock colours and paint them. 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.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Barry Herniman
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Artist Demonstration by Jennifer Stone"
January 19, 2022
 

Jennifer Stone is offering a demonstration via Zoom prior to her Making Collage and Design Studies workshop scheduled for February 7-9.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jennifer Stone
Cost: $20 Member | $25 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Introduction to Alla Prima Painting"
Wednesdays, January 19 - February 16, 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 & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Rock Creek Waters in Watercolor"
January 20-21, 2022
 

This workshop will focus on techniques in painting the effects of movement and reflection in a gorgeous rock creek. While using painterly, colorful & impressionistic brushwork, we’ll create depth, mood and limited light in this serene setting. Colorful reflections, controlling temperatures of light and shadow, understanding warm & cool colors and working edges in watercolor will be demonstrated.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Betty Carr
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"The Art of the Portrait"
January 29-30, 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


"Painting and Poetry"
January 29 & 30, 2022
 

Do you jot down writings as you paint? Or maybe you have a ongoing writing practice. Join poet and artist Cathleen Cohen in this live Zoom workshop and explore the link between painting and poetry. Deepen and expand your creative process, even if you've never written a poem before! Paint and write in response to helpful prompts in a supportive environment. Examine how artists like Jean Arp, Kenneth Patchen and Wassily Kandinsky linked the written word and visual art. Some experience with drawing and painting recommended.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cathleen Cohen
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Online Sky Studies Watercolor Workshop"
January 29-30, 2022
 

During this two day, online workshop, students will work along with Lorraine as she demonstrates a variety of skies in small 4”x6” studies (6 to 8, depending on time). We will cover ways to depict soft-fluffy clouds, dramatic sunsets, and stars in the night sky. Learn and use techniques like wet-on-wet, softening edges, layering, and more. Reference photos, drawings, and instructions are emailed prior to the class. Students need to have access to a computer with video and audio during the class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lorraine Watry
Cost: $165.00
Sponsor: Lorraine Watry Studio
Website, email, 719-291-2748


"Pre-College: Figure Painting"
Saturdays, January 29 - April 2, 2022
 

Figure painting is one the most versatile and popular subjects taught at PAFA. Learn to paint the life model in oil, focusing on human anatomy and proportions, painthandling, materials, and design. Prior basic drawing experience recommended. Note: This class will use nude models, and includes a $25 model fee.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Inga Kimberly Brown
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Drawing Comics: Visual Storytelling"
Saturdays, January 29 - April 2, 2022
 

In this course, students will explore the materials, methods, and language of sequential visual storytelling. Students will build on the fundamentals of drawing for comics to reach a new level of skill in the realization of their own story. Students will write a real or fictional story, design characters and environments, and then transform that story into a short-form comic. This course is designed to help students with experience bring their art to the next level as well as introduce new students to the artform. The course will be taught in person, but will also utilize the Canvas online learning management system and will include videos, lectures, and assignments, with regular instructor feedback.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Deon Robinson
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Artist Demonstration by Richard Stephens"
February 2, 2022
 

Richard Stephens is offering a demonstration via Zoom prior to his Lighten Up Loosen Up Watercolor workshop scheduled for February 21-23.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Richard Stephens
Cost: $20 Member | $25 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Randy Sexton - Expressive Brushwork"
Wednesdays, February 2-23, 2022
 

This class is taught live via Zoom. California-based artist Randall Sexton is nationally known for his use of expressive brushwork. Like your signature, your brushwork is recognizable. In this 4-week class, Sexton will share his methods for creating loose expressive brushwork and will cover fundamentals of successful picture-making: three dimensionality, value, color mixing, brushwork, paint quality, mood and concept. Whatever the subject matter, the success of any painting relies on a solid understanding of the basic principles of picture making in tandem with the creativity and passion of the artist.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $350
Website, email, 206-715-6663


"Head Study of a Model in Costume"
February 2-5, 2022
 

This 4-day online workshop will focus on painting a model in costume and is designed for painters who have already had basic figure drawing and painting experience but would like to continue improving their craftsmanship and visual language. Instructor will be doing painting demonstration during the first week’s meeting; during the following three weeks, students will be asked to work on assignments using the same reference photo provided by the instructor. There will be individual critiques in front of the group during each week’s meeting, along with a short problem-solving demonstration by the instructor. Overall, students will be learning a painting process broken down to three steps, beginning with block-in and color relationships to the final adjustments of the finished painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Huihan Liu
Cost: $400 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Drawing Animals"
February 5 & 6, 2022
 

Learn to draw animals, birds and insects with award-winning illustrator Kate Samworth in this live Zoom workshop! Kate will guide you through a series of drawing exercises to develop your understanding of animal anatomy, texture and movement enabling you to render a variety of creatures with confidence. Includes a discussion of the historic role of animals in art.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kate Samworth
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Making Collage & Design Studies in Mixed Media"
February 7-9, 2022
 

In this workshop students will create personal collage papers. The variety is endless. Jennifer will give us ideas on how to create our own stamps, utilizing what may be more personal to you and your work. After making collage papers, we will be able to construct smaller designs on paper, using all of the techniques she will be demonstrating in the workshop. Collage may be used alone, or with water media, creating a mixed media piece. This workshop will include demos and exercises on how to use stencils and stamps to create collage paper and also staining tissue paper and making blotter papers.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jennifer Stone, www.jenniferstoneartwork.com
Cost: $350 Member | $390 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Monotype: Images and More"
Thursdays, February 10 - March 3, 2022
 

This class will give students a chance to add imagery that is from other sources combined with monotype. It will also show various ways to include marks into their work. The zoom link for class will be emailed to students a week before the class starts.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Judy Just
Cost: $115 Member | $145 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Portrait Drawing from Photographs"
February 12 & 13, 2022
 

Learn to create lively portrait drawings using photographs as inspiration and visual source in this live Zoom workshop. 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: $25
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Artist Demonstration by Graham Berry"
February 23, 2022
 

Graham Berry is offering a demonstration via Zoom prior to his People at Work & Play in Watercolor workshop scheduled for March 7-9.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Graham Berry
Cost: $20 Member | $25 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Kimono Magic: Watercolor & Gold Leaf"
February 25-27, 2022
 

Gold leaf is integral to Japanese art and textiles since the 16th century and have been included in kimonos and obi designs since its introduction. Award-winning artist Carrie Waller has been living and working in Tokyo for over 7 years and is heavily influenced by the designs of Asia. This is an online Zoom workshop. We'll record the sessions for your additional 30 day access. (Hours are 10am-1pm EST on Feb 25, 26 & 27.) Early Bird: $200 by Dec 25.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $240
Sponsor: Beacham Fine Art
Website, email, 843-408-5240


"Figure Painting: Lessons from the Masters"
Tuesdays, March 1-29, 2022
 

We will take a gestural approach to painting the figure, using historical paintings as reference (instead of a model). Each class will include a demo/paint-along, with the last class saved for critique. Homework assignments will reinforce your understanding of color and palette for flesh tones.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Aimee Erickson
Cost: $395 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Artist Demonstration by Stan Kurth"
March 2, 2022
 

Stan Kurth is offering a demonstration via Zoom prior to his Intuitive Painting with Ink, Watercolor and Gouache workshop scheduled for March 14-16.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Stan Kurth
Cost: $20 Member | $25 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"From Seen to Scene: A 365 Day Online Mentorship Program"
March 8, 2022 - March 8, 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


"Printmaking - Expanding Your Horizons with Color and Texture"
Thursdays, March 10 - April 7, 2022
 

In this workshop students will be using an extended palette and modifiers to explore new color horizons. Collagraph will be demonstrated to offer a tool for textures. The zoom link for class will be emailed to students a week before the class starts.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Judy Just
Cost: $115 Member | $145 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Still Life: Keys to Dynamic Composition"
Thursdays, March 10 & 17, 2022
 

Learn Sarah’s painting process – from the planning stages through finished, brilliant color! Get tips for setting up a successful still life, creating a thumbnail sketch and a value study, and working from the general to the specific, seeing the big value shapes in your still life, and using them as building blocks to create your composition. Next you’ll learn Sarah’s process for alla prima oil painting, working with a split-primary palette of six colors and white. You’ll see three steps: underpainting, color mixing, and brushwork during the demo. Ask questions in real time, via chat. Instruction will be in oils, and acrylics are also welcome. There will be a live critique, assignments, and follow up critiques on our Facebook page.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Sedwick, sarahsedwick.com
Cost: $185 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Artist Demonstration by Jane Slivka"
March 16, 2022
 

Jane Slivka is offering a demonstration via Zoom prior to her Freedom of Acrylics workshop scheduled for April 4-6.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jane Slivka
Cost: $20 Member | $25 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Constructing a Painting in the Studio Setting"
Thursdays, May 6-27, 2022
 

In this online course, Joseph will take you through his process of constructing a painting from start to finish. Each day’s session will focus on one or two aspects of his painting process. Topics such as concept and subject matter generation, to explanation of materials, to the actual painting process will all be discussed and demonstrated. Students will be encouraged to work along with Joseph using reference that he will provide. Joseph will discuss what makes a good story, how do you decide what to paint, and how do you get the proper reference to work from. This will be an interactive class and students will be encouraged to ask questions throughout the process.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Joseph Lorusso
Cost: $395 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Flow in Watercolor Portrait"
July 13-15, 2022
 

This workshop will explore how to paint portraits using organic and loose techniques. The objective is to paint portraits that express the persons' characters and personalities and to do it with the artist's own personal touches. The interactive class includes: Daily demos, Introductions to concepts such as anatomy, forms, lighting, and brushwork, and Individual student work feedback. This workshop aims to help students to develop their unique creative vocabulary in watercolor portraits. Stephen will explore a new set of subjects for the demonstrations.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Stephen Zhang
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Abstract Artist Retreat 2022"
August 6, 2022
 

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


"Creative Watercolor Portraits - Online Program"
Ongoing
 

From start to finish, discover how to draw and paint 6+ watercolor portraits. Enjoy livestream paint-alongs and an encouraging facebook community. You'll learn how to mix skin tones, layer and blend paint, create eyes that sparkle and capture the personality of your subject in flowing colors. Program now open for a limited time.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $247
Sponsor: CindyBriggs
Website, email, 541-420-9463


"All About Watercolors Membership Program"
Ongoing
 

Enjoy monthly livestream paint-alongs in this watercolor immersion course. Monthly video modules are also added to the library of lesson modules. You'll make connections in our encouraging private facebook community with over 100 artists. Beginner basics lessons and more advanced lessons provided, plus bonuses. Registration is only open twice a year.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $42 month or $420 year
Sponsor: Cindy Briggs
Website, email, 541-420-9463


"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


"Flow in Watercolor Portrait"
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 Stephen Zhang and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This workshop explores how to paint portraits using organic and loose techniques. The objective is to learn how to tell the subjects' stories and explore the artist’s own unique touches. This solid foundation will enable students to express their personal creative vocabulary more clearly and effectively in watercolor portraits.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Stephen Zhang
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Rustic Textures"
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With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 3 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Angus McEwan and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. In this class, Angus will introduce you to using more creative textures in your artwork with purpose and intent. You will be specifically looking at representing wood & rust. Angus will demonstrate a few of the techniques he employs in his work. These will then be applied to an image that Angus will provide. Includes 14 supplementary videos and 17 accompanying PDFs on demonstrations as well as “Colour mixing (optical mixing),” “How I use Colour,” “My palette & Mixing tints,” “Stretching Paper-Gum strip,” and “Stretching to the edge.”
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Introduction to Painting Glass: Glass Teacups"
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With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule and have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Includes a personal critique from Carrie Waller. Learn how to capture the structure and transparency of glass in watercolor. Through demos, discussion, and a step-by-step painting of a glass teacup, Carrie offers guidance and methodology on painting realistic glass. A sketch is provided, ready to transfer to your watercolor paper. An image is also provided illustrating where to apply your masking fluid. This is a fun interactive, and informative class. The solid foundation of painting glass will enable students to express their personal creative vocabulary more clearly and effectively.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $140
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Illuminated Glass Teapots"
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With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 6 days of recordings available, 3 personal critiques from Carrie Waller and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Learn how to capture the structure and transparency of glass in watercolor. Through demos, discussion, and a step-by-step painting of glass teapots illuminated by bright bulbs, Carrie offers guidance and methodology on painting realistic glass. This class includes 20+ hours of instructional videos of Carrie painting from start to finish. Carrie uses live class sessions for demonstrations, critiques, and learning the fundamentals of capturing glass and light reflections in watercolor.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $360
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Capturing Essentials in Landscape"
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With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 2 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Eugen Chisnicean and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Eugen will take you behind the scenes of creating a landscape painting using watercolor. He will share his approach to design and compositional process, introducing "The Language of the Landscape" as a common language between teacher and students. Students will learn how to read and simplify any subject, build their compositions, capture the essentials of their desired landscape, and create mood and atmosphere using a watercolor medium.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eugen Chisnicean
Cost: $220
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Figure Drawing Fundamentals"
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With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 4 days of recordings available, 3 personal critiques from Patricia Watwood and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This workshop will teach the key steps to basic figure drawing. You’ll be learning two approaches and focusing on the torso. First, we will learn to draw the central axis and major forms of the torso to establish a good gesture with a realistic structure. Second, we will learn the basic block in and using shapes and angles to begin a drawing. This approach focuses on building 2-D perception and accurate proportion. Using these two approaches together makes a strong foundation for naturalistic life drawing.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Patricia Watwood
Cost: $290
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Introduction to Painting Glass: Lightbulbs"
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With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule and have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Includes a personal critique from Carrie Waller. Learn how to capture the structure and transparency of glass in watercolor. Through demos, discussion, and a step-by-step painting of a glass teacup, Carrie offers guidance and methodology on painting realistic glass. A sketch is provided, ready to transfer to your watercolor paper. An image is also provided illustrating where to apply your masking fluid. This is a fun interactive, and informative class. The solid foundation of painting glass will enable students to express their personal creative vocabulary more clearly and effectively.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $140
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Bold & Colorful Watercolors"
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With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 3 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Andy Evansen and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Painting loosely doesn't just 'happen'; it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time. However, there are techniques that can speed up this process. This workshop will focus on using value studies to identify the large shapes in a scene. Then we will move on to color. Demonstration paintings will reinforce the day’s lessons. In order to loosen up, it is imperative to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish with your painting and then execute it quickly.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Stories of Still Life"
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With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 4 days of recordings available, 4 personal critiques from Carol Carter and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. It’s a challenge to notice the small things in life —the ordinary things— and make them extraordinary. This class is designed to discuss content, meaning, intention, expression, communication of a personal, autobiographical, and narrative painting. Students will learn the history of still life in watercolor, prepare their own still life setups at home, and fundamental concepts of composition, value, and storytelling in creating a successful painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $380
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Macroscale Contemporary Landscape"
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Enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule and have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This demo will show the creation of a large-scale contemporary landscape painting in watercolor from start to finish. Students will explore painterly ways to find the composition. Activating the entire picture plane and working with “push and pull” early in the process will be prioritized. We will use techniques such as glazing, scumbling, splattering, and smearing to deconstruct the image, and Elizabeth will demonstrate a variety of mark-making in this unconventional approach to watercolor. The inclusion of gouache will introduce opacity, and layering and removing paint will be a key part of the evolution of the painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Elizabeth Allison
Cost: $35
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"The Quick Portrait Sketch"
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Enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule and have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. In this demo, Dominique will break down the painting process into clear and consecutive steps, focusing on the 4 main aspects of a portrait: Proportion, Value, Color, and Edge. Working systematically is key in our development as a painter. She will be using a limited palette and painting Alla Prima as this is an efficient way to develop skills and intuition.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Dominique Medici
Cost: $35
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Figure Drawing Demo"
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Enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule and have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This demo features classical figurative artist Patricia Watwood as she demonstrates how to establish a good form gesture with a realistic structure. Students will learn techniques for the basic figure block-in and, using shapes and angles, begin a successful representational drawing of the male form. Patricia focuses on building 2-D perception and accurate proportion. Her method prioritizes aesthetic principles and technical rigor, balancing perception and design. Includes a discussion on what makes a strong foundation for naturalistic life drawing.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Patricia Watwood
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Rustic Textures: Personal Project"
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With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 4 days of recordings available, 6 personal critiques from Angus McEwan and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This class will primarily focus on mentoring students to develop their own body of work from concept to manifestation. In addition to exercises and demos, students will work on self-directed projects that incorporate drawing, painting textures. The class will also include critiques, discussions, and readings. This course is an opportunity to work on your own unique painting with guidance, support, and mentoring, with a whole host of supplementary videos, pdfs, and other support material.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $450
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Watercolor Portrait—Capturing the inside and outside"
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With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. In this unique demo, Stephen will share how he paints expressive portraits built on the solid foundation of physical forms. He will demonstrate how he uses dynamic brushwork and colors to loosen up and to express the subject's personality.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Stephen Zhang
Cost: $35
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Tea & Red Maple Leaves"
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With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 4 days of recordings, 4 personal critiques from Carrie Waller and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Carrie is known for her highly detailed and realistic still-life paintings in watercolor. Join her for a workshop where she shares tips and techniques for a gorgeous composition. She breaks the painting down into easy-to-follow steps and guides you through her style. Carrie provides all the resource material to simplify your process: a reference photo, a supply list, an image of her drawing, and a map to guide you through the masking process. Carrie’s students have phenomenal success with her easy-to-follow and clear teaching style.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $360
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Maple Leaf & Glass Demo"
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Enjoy learning at your own pace. Join award-winning watercolor painter Carrie Waller for an instructive demo where she shares her techniques for realistic glass. Carrie will be using a challenging palette of reds and will share her palette and methods for achieving saturated and vibrant reds in watercolor.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $30
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Expanding the Limits of Watercolour"
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Enjoy this self-paced class where you will have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. In this intensive but fun course we will experiment with and push watercolor to the limits. This will make you question your understanding of watercolors. This isn’t just about messing around with paint, as we will corral our experimentation into a detailed rendition of surface texture. I will take you through the process step by step, but I will also back this up with videos & pdfs. Enjoy exploring watercolor while learning.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Introduction to Oil Painting"
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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 oils, helping you to feel more confident through the skills you will be practicing and the tools you’ll get to know. Through PDFs, Instructional videos on how to use and load your brush, care for your supplies, and how to layer oil paint, you’ll learn how to use oil paint to create works of art at home without the fear of toxic fumes.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angela Bandurka
Cost: $89
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Introduction to Acrylics"
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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
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"Language of Landscape"
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Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. In this course, Eugen takes you behind the scenes of creating a landscape painting. He shares his approach to design and compositional process, introducing "The Language of the Landscape" as a common language between teacher and students. Each lesson has step-by-step demonstrations showing in detail various technical approaches to watercolor. The course contains different types of landscape subjects and compositional solutions. This course grows with you! New lessons and teaching ideas will be added regularly and will be accessible to existing students.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eugen Chisnicean
Cost: $130
Sponsor: Terracotta
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