Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Drapery in Sculpture (Online)"
Mondays, March 8 - April 12, 2021
 

Expand your figure sculpture capabilities by learning how to model drapery in clay. Understand the structure and anatomy of cloth for a variety of decorative and naturalistic effects. Using materials suitable for the home studio, students will prepare drapery models and create multiple studies, with attention to how these principles can be translated to sculpture in the round. Instruction is comprised of video lectures, demonstrations, and assignments, as well as regular critiques. All levels welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing Better in 6 Hours or Less (Online)"
March 8-9, 2021
 

Do you struggle with drawing? Don’t feel alone, most do. You probably never learned this one trick that’ll have you instantly drawing better. In this class you’ll learn how to "see" which is the cornerstone of drawing. You’ll also learn the trick to drawing perspective, another critical skill essential to all artists. Mike Rooney is a popular national workshop instructor, who will have you drawing significantly better by the end of the class and having a blast doing it! Since this is an interactive class, you can ask questions directly to Mike, show him your work through your camera and receive personal feedback and critique along the way, just like in a plein air or studio workshop.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Mike Rooney
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours each
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor Impressions - Flowers and Landscape - Online Session I"
March 8-10, 2021
 

We will explore the colors, fragility, and movement of flowers in order to paint them in a loose, expressive manner. We will then move into an approach of the landscape - allowing the watercolor to interpret the mood and feeling of us. This is an online workshop, which will enable us to still interact and enable us to see up close - the painting process, design and colors. You will also receive a recorded version of this. Zoom Online
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Janet Rogers, AWS
Cost: $305 members; $381 non-members
Sponsor: Venice Art Center
Website, email, 941-485-7136


"Expressive Watercolors - Flowers to Landscape"
March 8-10, 2021
 

The focus of this dynamic workshop is to "loosen up" and discover how to create intuitive and spontaneous paintings - using flowers and landscape elements. We will use photos I send - or photos you have - for inspiration. Demonstrations, lessons, exercises, critiques, interactive questions and answers will all combine to make this Virtual experience as much like an "in-person" workshop as possible!! 6 1/2 hours for each of the three days - from 9:30am EST with painting and lunch breaks. A link of the recording of the workshop will be sent to you each day (in case you miss anything!) Janet has taught as a National Instructor for over 20 years.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Janet Rogers, AWS
Cost: $325
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"From Seen to Scene: A 365 Day Mentorship Program"
March 9, 2021 - March 9, 2022
 

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: $695
Sponsor: Tucson Art Academy Online
Website, email


"Art & Literacy in the 18th & 19th Centuries (Online)"
Tuesdays, March 9 - April 6, 2021
 

The Gentleman’s Magazine served as the primary source for knowledge and learning during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Long articles in extremely small type covered subjects as diverse as science, architecture, antiquities, and history. Stock prices, British and foreign news, and life-cycle announcements were regular features. The illustrations (usually in the form of engravings) enabled those with poor reading skills to engage with the textual content. This course examines the intersection of art and literacy in eighteenth-century Britain and beyond. Note: No class on March 30.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Dr. Paul Sivitz
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Animals with Personality - Watercolor (Online)"
March 10-11, 2021
 

The course will be a step-by-step tutorial of how to paint an animal in a dynamic composition with watercolor. Carol will demonstrate for 20 minutes and the participants will paint along and with additional time to finish each step. The tutorial painting will be completed each day. There will be two animals featured. Day 1: Cows. Day 2: Dog. Carol will discuss how to construct a representational animal from a reference photo. Instruction will include how to paint animal anatomy in a dynamic, artistic way. Participants are invited to paint along and ask questions. There will be a follow up critique with constructive feedback each day.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter, www.carol-carter.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Thomas Eakins' 'Clinic' Paintings (Online)"
Wednesdays, March 10 - April 7, 2021
 

Thomas Eakins’ two medical masterpieces, The Gross Clinic and The Agnew Clinic were both displayed at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. This course examines Eakins’ “modernized” use of a long-standing genre that made The Gross Clinic appear so off-putting to viewers in its initial reception. Discussion will also consider whether Eakins’ participation in the Chicago World’s Fair contributed to the racial inequality promoted by the fair’s organizers. Note: No class on March 31.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Dr. Paul Sivitz
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Demonstration and Chat with Linda Kemp"
March 10, 2021
 

Join us at a live Zoom demonstration to watch Linda Kemp create a multi-layered watercolour from start to finish! The presentation will begin with a brief explanation about negative and positive approaches to painting. Linda will also display reference material and visual aids to explain her process and plan before the painting begins. Once the paint flows, you will see her direct application of colour on wet paper to build autumnal foliage and berries. By using fresh paint and without drying between layers, it will be a game of controlling the uncontrollable. Sit back in your favourite chair and see what sort of mischief she can get into. Following the demonstration, you will have the chance to ask questions.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Linda Kemp
Cost: $35 for Members | $40 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Expressive Watercolors - The Head and Figure"
March 11 & 12, 2021
 

This interactive virtual workshop will focus on interpreting the head and figure in a spontaneous and intuitive manner. We will focus on translucent flesh tones, features, values, color, hair background, clothing, etc. Since we can interact, I will be able to answer your questions, as I paint (a visual like looking over my shoulder - to see brush strokes and palette). I will send photos of portraits together with drawings that you can trace - or use your own! Also will send a few figure photos to interpret gesturally. A recording of the workshop will be sent everyday to attendees (in case you have to miss something). 6 1/2 hours from 9:30am EST with lunch and painting breaks. Enrollment limited.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Janet Rogers, AWS
Cost: $250
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Capturing the Light in Watercolor (Online)"
March 12-14, 2021
 

Join award winning, international artist, Carrie Waller as she shares her watercolor techniques for painting glass jars. Carrie is a natural teacher and shares methods in an easy-to-follow way. In this class we will endeavor to learn how to really “see” what you are painting and achieve the look you want. Carrie will discuss her strategies for developing strong compositions and award-winning paintings. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to Carrie as well as show her your work through your camera to get personal feedback and critique. You will complete one painting by the end of the class. Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller, www.carriewallerfineart.com
Cost: $249 for 3 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Portrait Bootcamp"
March 12-14, 2021
 

Want to learn a few tricks to add depth and dimension to your portraits? The online course isn’t difficult so don’t let the name scare you - it’s just packed with information to help take your portraiture to the next level. No matter what your skill level coming into this workshop, I’ll help you with some things we all commonly struggle with while doing portraits and show you some ways to make that struggle easier so you can get on with the job of creating art. I’ll pass on some tools to help gauge your color values which will help your portraits and figures have more volume. Instructor demos of each process will make it easier to see and understand.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jenny Berry
Cost: $135 for Members | $155 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Master Class with Ying Li: A Picture Journey of Space, Paint & Vision (Online)"
March 12-14, 2021
 

Discover how your surrounding studio, living, and outdoor spaces can become inspiring subjects for experimentation in your painting practice. Combine observation with imagination, memory, and improvisation to explore how an objective image can be transformed into a personal statement through the process of painting. Instruction will address the individual development of style, theme, metaphorical meaning, and expression through representational and abstract approaches. Students may work in their choice of oil, acrylic, watercolor, or pastels. Class instruction will be conducted through a combination of Zoom and Padlet, the free online message/image board, and will include one-on-one discussions, group critiques, and PowerPoint presentations examining works of old masters and contemporary artists. Open to abstract and representational artists of all levels.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ying Li
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Secrets to Painting Children"
March 13, 2021
 

In this one-day intensive workshop you will learn the special drawing considerations when painting children. Discover how to help your paintings look three dimensional. Learn how to capture beautiful reference images of children with just your smartphone. Explore Forced Edges, to go beyond your reference image and make a work of art. Interact with Tina and other students, just like an in-person workshop. Everyone gets a front row seat and close-up view of Tina’s demonstration.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tina Garrett, www.tinagarrett.com
Cost: $150 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"ArtisTTable Muse & Usability Art Laboratory"
March 13, 2021
 

Muse & Usability™ is an exclusive ArtisTTable original method that has been developed over the last 7 years and has been presented as a workshop to 100's of artists around the world. We are now making it available online to provide greater accessibility and maintain appropriate social distancing. Come and join the ArtisTTable's exclusive creative Muse & Usability™ Laboratory, an intensive guided workshop presented on Zoom designed to help you personally discover many new possibilities. You will have the opportunity to work with local and international artists with a method that will change the way you approach your art. • 4-hour online workshop • Make 6 paintings • Find unexpected muses • Put your muse to work
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $55
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Watercolor Journaling Workshop (Online)"
March 15-16, 2021
 

Cindy will share paintings from her travel sketchbook as studies for the lessons in this workshop. “The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit, I can’t wait to go back. Until then, let’s share this experience together.” On day one: We’ll paint a scene from Ravello. On day two: We’ll paint a scene from Positano. Step by step demo and critique each day.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs, cindybriggs.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Venice and Rome in Watercolor (Online)"
March 15-16, 2021
 

This workshop will be a step-by-step painting of a canal in Venice and a street in Rome. After I demonstrate each step, you will then have time to paint the area you just watched. By the end, you will have a finished painting each day. My demonstration is pre-recorded allowing for close-ups and review if necessary. I will narrate it live to facilitate easy interaction with you. Fundamentals covered will include: working wet-in-wet, creating a strong composition, evoking a sense of light through the use of values, and manipulating color for its full expressive effect. The class is interactive so you will be able to ask questions and get feedback on your work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Reardon, AWS
Cost: $224 for 2 sessions of 4 hours each
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Introduction to Watercolor"
Mondays, March 15 - April 5, 2021
 

Theresa’s hands-on approach to learning will elevate your knowledge of watercolor painting so you will feel more at ease with the painting process. Each week we will build on the fundamentals taught in class through demonstrations and student exercises. Learn the value and utility of artist quality paints, paper & the right brush to achieve excellent results from the get-go. Students will practice developing their skills through weekly optional homework assignments. Whether you are just starting your journey with watercolors or want to solidify your foundational skills, Theresa will meet you where you are and help you achieve your artistic goals in this four-week class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Theresa Goesling
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email, 360-510-0994


"New Strategies & Techniques in Portraiture with Rob Silverman"
March 15, 22, April 5, 12, 19 & 26
 

We will concentrate on painting the portrait in a traditional & realistic manner using modern, simplified techniques. Students will paint/draw the portrait from a single pose of a live model over 6 sessions. The following concepts will be explored: Effect of light on the form & how to choose optimal lighting set-up to reveal key ‘landmark’ features. Creating dramatic effects by massing forms & planes prior to detail exploration. Composition guidelines that take the mystery out of positioning the head. Guides for establishing flesh tones that convey depth and produce pleasing color harmony. Unique techniques to help convey likeness, expression & personality. Includes: demos, handouts & personalized critique tailored to student experience level. Mediums: Oil, pastel, charcoal, graphite & watercolor.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rob Silverman
Cost: $340 Member / $375 Non Member
Sponsor: The Art Guild of Port Washington/Manhasset
Website, email, 516-304-5797


"Mandala Soul Rocks Workshop"
March 15, 2021
 

In this workshop we will create beautiful mandala designs on rocks. Beginning with a smooth, roundish or oval rock (about 3” diameter) we will use dotting tools, acrylic craft paint and small brushes to create a mandala-like pattern. This is a delicate, meditative process. I encourage you to play soft music in your background. This process is not difficult, but takes time and practice to perfect. After the paint has set you will glaze the rock with gloss medium. Once you have these tools and instructions you can continue on to create beautiful rocks. I often leave these in hidden places for others to “discover”.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Judy Lyon
Cost: $45 for Members | $65 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Acrylic Knife Painting, Come Sail Away (Online class)"
March 16, 2021
 

Come & have an amazing time creating a wonderful scene of boats on the water. You’ll see just how easy it is to blend colors using a palette knife. You'll follow as Julie leads you step by step.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $36 for Members, $40 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Pre-College: The Art of Magic and Myths: American Culture (Online)"
Tuesdays, March 16 - April 13, 2021
 

Storytelling in all its forms has played a critical role in constructing our collective understanding of the United States of America. From grand history paintings to Broadway musicals, Americans have used various forms of art to share our struggles, celebrate our triumphs and articulate what unites us as citizens. Whether creating a national identity or sustaining cultural and political norms, mythmaking has always been an important part of our legacy. Why do democratic nations rely on the art of visual storytelling, and how does this affect and influence national culture, morals and politics? This class will include lecture, discussion, and student presentations on Zoom, as well as short reading and writing assignments on Canvas.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kristina Murray
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Black & White Mixed Media Workshop"
March 17, 2021
 

Discover the joy of mixed-media acrylic painting in this 3-hour workshop designed to increase your creative skills using an abstract composition with a limited color pallet. For beginning to intermediate skill levels. Instructor will provide examples of artwork, overall and step by step methods, informational handouts and links for continued explorations. This is an online course.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Allison Lehti
Cost: $45 for Members | $65 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Painting Fog and Light in Watercolor (Online)"
March 17-19, 2021
 

Join us in painting this morning scene from Newfoundland. In this workshop you will: Paint edges that merge into the next, changing color and value with no blossoms or “run-backs.” Build a variety of textures. Mix neutrals that create the mood, and use complements to make those neutrals come alive. Increase your facility to judge the amount of pigment and water in your brush, your mixture and on your paper so that the value that you put down, dries almost exactly the same value. Practice putting a full loaded brush stroke on your paper, and leaving it alone, thus avoiding over-working and “muddy” mixtures. Distinguish between the effects of opaque pigments vs. transparent pigments, and the times it is appropriate to use each.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Evelyn Dunphy, www.evelyndunphy.com
Cost: $249 for 3 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Collage and Mixed Media Workshop"
March 18-19, 2021
 

This workshop is a fun and hands-on course that will introduce you to the different materials available today for collage and mixed media. You will experiment with different papers, fabric and found images. Work with and add paint. We will explore the materials that are used in the making of collage pieces and with that information you can choose the materials that are ‘right’ for you. This is an online course.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Elena De La Ville
Cost: $150 for Members | $170 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Artrageous Paint Pouring Workshop"
March 18-19, 2021
 

Learn all about the hot new painting method of pouring paint! Jenni will teach you the ins and outs of paint pouring and plenty of tricks that will create amazing and unique results. She has been pouring and experimenting with this technique for three years now and is so excited with the results. All ages welcome. Come and join Jenni for this fun workshop and let the pouring begin! This is an online course.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jenni Messina
Cost: $90 for Members | $110 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Understanding Perspective Drawing…Finally!"
Thursdays, March 18 - May 13, 2021
 

This 9-week live online class offered via Zoom will provide you with a solid notion of perspective drawing. A series of exercises will sharpen your visual perception of various drawing components: horizon line, vanishing points, proportions, the reality, the virtual, etc. At the end of the course, you will be able to easily transfer on paper ideas from your imagination. The notion of depth will be more than accurate, making your art more lifelike. This class is essential for anyone wishing to paint the landscape with confidence, getting ready for a plein air painting workshop, applying to an architectural or animation college program, or who simply enjoys drawing and the rationale behind the discipline.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$260
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Monotype: Playing with Layers"
Thursdays, March 18 - April 8, 2021
 

This class is a chance to use multi layers of color using viscosity “peanut butter and jelly” technique. This method gives the student an opportunity to play with textures and utilize the unique properties of printmaking. We will also cover studio set up, materials and how to use Akua inks. Appropriate for all skill levels. This is an online course.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Judy Just
Cost: $115 for Members | $145 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Three Step Still Life"
March 18, 2021
 

Join Sarah Sedwick for a live online workshop, on Zoom and Facebook Group! Working with a split-primary palette of six colors and white, you’ll learn Sarah’s three-step process for creating alla prima paintings. Paint from Sarah’s reference photos, or set up your own still life! A slideshow and painting demo will be followed by Q & A, and you’ll have ten days to complete the assignment and share it on our Facebook page, for feedback. A recording of the demo will also be accessible. You’ll see the three steps: underpainting, color mixing, and brushwork during the demo, and ask questions in real time, via the chat. Instruction will be in oils, and acrylics are also welcome. All levels, ages 15 and above.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Sedwick, www.sarahsedwick.com
Cost: $120 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Understanding Perspective Drawing…Finally! For Australians"
March 19 - May 14, 2021
 

This 9-week live online class offered via Zoom will provide you with a solid notion of perspective drawing. A series of exercises will sharpen your visual perception of various drawing components: horizon line, vanishing points, proportions, the reality, the virtual, etc. At the end of the course, you will be able to easily transfer on paper ideas from your imagination. The notion of depth will be more than accurate, making your art more lifelike. This class is essential for anyone wishing to paint the landscape with confidence, getting ready for a plein air painting workshop, applying to an architectural or animation college program, or who simply enjoys drawing and the rationale behind the discipline.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$260
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Spontaneous Abstraction Workshop (Online)"
March 19-21, 2021
 

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 and finding inspiration more easily. Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push students to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, 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 as will learning 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


"More History of the Printed Image (Online)"
Fridays, March 19 - April 2, 2021
 

Join Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Printmaking Department, for another fascinating exploration of the important prints and books spanning the 15th to 21st centuries. This session’s selected topics will include William Blake’s illuminated books, influences, and printing processes; screenprinting’s history, milestone prints, and evolution from silkscreen; and the significance of select artists, writers, and publishers in the context of 20th century printmaking.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Rosati
Cost: $75
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Innovative Water Media (Online)"
March 19-21, 2021 10AM-3PM
 

Joe Cibere, a Signature member of National Watercolor Society, will teach a three-day extensive workshop covering three different areas of watrecolor: Confidence & Color Play; Graphics to Watercolr; and Creativescapes. Joe will share his secrets of good paintings, the value of values and how to loosen up. You’ll learn a new way to paint that helps with the color choices, starting with big shape and let the media suggest the details. Joe will teach you to get to the next level by seeing the possibilities that design gives you. This interactive workshop will be fun, interesting and learnable. Attn. Carol Ling 818.636.3770
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Joe Cibere
Cost: $310/ non-member
Sponsor: Mid Valley Arts League (MVAL.org)
Website, email, 818-636-3770


"Watercolor is perfect for painting water (Online)"
March 20-21, 2021
 

With its fluidity, watercolor is a perfect medium to paint waterscapes. Let’s explore its magic by trying 2 different scenes that portray water as a main feature. Day 1: Painting a beach with turquoise water. Day 2: Painting a harbor with sailboats. In this interactive class, Keiko will use her own motifs and show her process through a step-by-step demo each day. She will give you plenty of time to draw first and then paint. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to show your work through your camera to get personal feedback on your painting as well as see everybody else’s work. Q&A and critique are an integral part of the lessons on both days.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe, www.ktanabefineart.com
Cost: $198 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Introduction to Painting Glass"
March 20, 2021
 

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. Before class, a sketch will be provided, ready to transfer to your watercolor paper. An image will also be provided illustrating where to apply your masking fluid. This is a fun interactive, and informative class. Each participant will receive critiques of their process and the final painting. 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
Website, email, 360-510-0994


"Impasto Landscape Painting"
March 20-21, 2021
 

Discover how to create radiant broken color with impasto techniques using oil paint in this 2-day oil painting course, and all without solvents. Learn to capture vivid color with a knife or brush and how to make your colors glow. No more dull chalky colors or overworked surfaces. Loosen up and create excitement by letting the marks of the artist remain. Charlotte will demonstrate impasto painting techniques with a knife or brush and how to use a value plan to strengthen your composition. Experienced beginners to intermediate students will benefit from this class, as well as students wishing to develop impasto painting techniques and all the benefits of oil paints without the worry of using solvents.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Charlotte Fitzgerlad
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email, 360-510-0994


"Capturing Essentials in Landscape"
March 20-21, 2021
 

Eugen will take you behind the scenes of creating a landscape painting using watercolor from the beginning to the end. He will share his approach to design and compositional process, introducing "The Language of the Landscape" as a common language between teacher and students. Over the course of 2 days, students will acquire a solid set of skills to provide them with the confidence needed to paint independently. We will cover: Design concept, Practicing visual reading using "The Language of Landscape", Making compositional sketches, Searching for the right tonal values, Mixing various color schemes, Painting final painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eugen Chisnicean
Cost: $180
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email, 360-510-0994


"Online Colored Pencil Realism: Spring Blooms with Cynthia Knox, CPSA"
March 20-21, 2021
 

Create a beautiful colored pencil still life over two days and learn how to transform a line drawing into your own personal masterpiece! A variety of tips, textures, and techniques will be shared as we develop each section of this lovely floral portrait. You can expect to learn, laugh, and leave inspired both days and will receive high-quality instructional material prior to class. This includes the following downloads: Reference photo, line drawing, supply list, full-color tutorial booklet, and Cynthia’s formula “cheat sheets” for each class demo. Personal critiques will be offered for WIP’s as well as for finished artworks. Follow-up instruction and feedback will also be available after the workshop is over.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cynthia Knox, CPSA
Cost: $220 (members), $255 (non members)
Sponsor: The Art Guild of Port Washington/Manhasset
Website, email, 516-304-5797


"Negative Painting: Transforming Nature"
March 22-23, 2021
 

Get ready to explore painting outside the lines. Kemp guides students in this innovative approach to negative painting with techniques that transform imagery into evocative, stylized paintings that are built with layers of negative shapes. This stimulating workshop offers demonstrations, prepared notes and individual painting time guided by friendly, helpful advice. Subjects will focus on landscapes. Kemp will be working with acrylics but watercolor painters who would like to explore acrylics are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Linda Kemp, www.lindakemp.com
Cost: $300 for Members | $330 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Benvenuti alla dolce Toscana (Online)"
March 22-23, 2021
 

As Amid demonstrates, painting scenes from Tuscany step by step, quiet time is provided so that you can paint what he just demoed. Critique and feedback are an important part of the class. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to Amid, show your work through your computer to get personal feedback and you will also be able to see everyone else’s work. Day 1: We will paint Cypress Shadows. Day 2: We will paint Aperitif Time.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amid El Haddad, www.amidelhaddad.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Karen Knutson Watermedia Demonstration"
March 24, 2021
 

Artist Demonstration and Q & A online via Zoom. When you register, a Zoom link will be emailed to you.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Karen Knutson
Cost: $20 for Members | $25 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"From Drawing to Watercolour: Grandma’s Shoulder (Online)"
March 24-26, 2021
 

Key Points emphasized through this workshop: How to choose your subjects and important things for better composition; How to use water and control water; Mixing your colours better and using different brushwork; Drawing with proportion and painting with a variety of tones; Creating light in your painting; Giving your painting a special mood, and more! Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lisa Wang, www.lisawangfineart.com
Cost: $249 for 3 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting With Pencils Workshop"
March 25, 2021
 

Both regular and watercolor pencils will be explored—demonstrating the amazing effects and ease of use of these versatile materials. One can create richly colored and detailed works that mimic glossy oil paintings or splashy textured acrylic or watercolor paintings, but with no mess and no real set up or clean up needed. Simply start and stop work as you wish! Many techniques will be explored and numerous examples will be available for inspiration. Just pick up a pencil and create your own master work!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kathryn Morrill
Cost: $90 for Members | $110 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Ink & String Surreal Workshop"
March 26, 2021
 

Using ink and string we will create random lines on watercolor paper. Within these lines we will look at the shapes and patterns. Using our imagination and unconscious mind, we will be guided to find hidden images within the shapes and lines. We will then use our small brush and more ink to bring forth these images and create an overall composition. These paintings will be finished in watercolor paint. This process is fun and playful. The images are often childlike or fantasy-like and most delightful.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Judy Lyon
Cost: $45 for Members | $65 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Painting Knife Workshop (Online)"
March 27, 2021
 

Have you been using a painting knife to mix colors, but you aren’t sure how to use it to apply paint? This online workshop will demonstrate how to get great results with a painting knife. Using a knife properly in painting can create beautifully crisp edges and fine details. This class will cover how to use knife painting techniques to paint architecture and landscape environments. Learn about color, texture and painterly application in this fun one-day workshop. Course content will be conveyed through short video tutorials, printable tutorials, and Zoom videoconferencing.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Shushana Rucker
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Portraits in Oil | Fundamentals to Bravura"
Saturdays, March 27 - April 10, 2021
 

Oil paint possesses a materiality unlike any other medium. It readily gives itself over to autographic markings your unique voice as an artist. Learn how to quickly block-in the major pictorial elements and establish the dominant color harmony in the Ebauche. This is the initial dead-coloring-in. In the second session the planar structures of the head (you will be introduced to the concept of Big Form Modeling) and facial features will be articulated vis-a-vis step-by-step demonstrations and individual guidance. The locus of the third session is painting Bravura (i.e., John Singer Sargent) and constructing the abstract structural surface of your painting with a sculptural sensibility. Saturdays, 10:00 to 12:30 PST March 27 to April 10 (Three sessions)
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Britton
Cost: $125
Sponsor: artacademy.com
Website, email


"Painting the Realist Portrait in Watercolor - Online"
Thursdays, March 27 - April 15, 2021
 

Learn how to paint the realist portrait in watercolor step-by-step with both succinct demonstrations and individual attention. Beginning with a Cobalt Blue underpainting you will learn how to effect a mother-of-pearl optical grisaille and develop realist flesh tones by alternating cool and warm passages. Unlike many other Zoom painting courses mine are interactive and to ensure you get ample instruction and corrective direction the course is limited to a maximum of eight students. You will working from my photo reference used for Young Girl which will be sent upon registration. Thursdays, 10:00 - 12:30 Pacific Standard Time March 27 to April 10, 2021 (four sessions)
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Britton
Cost: $167.00
Sponsor: artacademy.com
Website, email


"Fluid Connections in Watercolor (Online)"
March 27-28, 2021
 

Learn the value of a value study while we plan out our colored masterpiece with a value-painting. Through the process, we will learn to simplify a subject into its basic shapes and the multitude of values into four. We’ll unify the painting by connecting individual shapes with beads of color through the multiple stages of the painting process. As David demonstrates, step by step, time is provided so that you can paint what he just demoed. Critique and feedback are an important part of the class. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to David, show your work through your computer to get personal feedback and you will also be able to see everyone else’s work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David R. Smith, AWS, NWS
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"A New Spin on Mixed Media"
March 29-31, 2021
 

This is a workshop for the experienced acrylic painter as well as the beginner! Squirting fluid acrylics onto a surface and spreading it with a credit card produces beautiful streaks of color! Karen has experimented with this so much that she has many no fail color formulas to get you off to a great start. Subjects are students' choice, but Karen will be demonstrating contemporary figures and animals. Students will get to doodle to their heart’s content in this workshop. Good design will be emphasized and lots of tricks to make the detail work easier. Students will have no trouble with the drawing, etc. because Karen has some easy tips. We will also be working with several different types of metallic special effects and will be studying Gustav Klimt’s as well as Van Gogh’s paintings!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Karen Knutson, www.karenknutson.com
Cost: $325 for Members | $365 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Kyoto Maiko in Watercolor (Online)"
March 30, April 1 & 3, 2021
 

Join international award-winning artist, Kim Minichiello as she shares her techniques painting a colorful Maiko from Kyoto, Japan. Kim will share a variety of techniques that she uses in her work. This course will follow a step-by-step process and focus on: Understanding and using color temperature to make the subject matter more dynamic. Creating 3-dimensionality and form with value. Focusing on pigment to water ratio. Painting wet on dry paper, wet onto wet paper, and mingling and mixing color on the paper. Breaking away from painting exactly what you see in the reference photo. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to Kim, and show her your work to get personal feedback.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kim Minichiello, www.kimminichiello.com
Cost: $249 for 3 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Jane Slivka Acrylic Demonstration"
March 31, 2021
 

Artist Demonstration and Q & A online via Zoom. When you register, a Zoom link will be emailed to you.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jane Slivka
Cost: $20 for Members | $25 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Gorgeous Garments (Online)"
April 1 & 3, 2021
 

There is much to learn from a simple dress! It provides structure, color, texture, and suggests the human form! In this course students will work with beautiful shapes, creating folds and the illusion of sheer fabric. Hems, zippers, and seams become important motifs in this exploration of fashion as subject. Day 1: Instruction in basic drawing techniques including line, value, composition, and color. Several techniques will be introduced involving the suggestion of various types of fabric. The first session will culminate in a finished watercolor of a single dress. Day 2: Building on our previous lesson, students will execute a more complex composition involving multiple garments and fabrics.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amy D'Apice, artconspiracy.net
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Jane Slivka: Freedom of Acrylics"
April 5-7, 2021
 

Jane’s love of life bubbles up and over through her motivational artistry approach, as she teaches students to just relax and have a good time. They truly enjoy her outlook and her methodology that enables the connection between the artist and their art to flow openly without reservation. Jane demonstrates and vividly describes to her students how to utilize color with confidence. As a student, you can look forward to painting still life, landscapes, figures, and if time permits, you might even explore the exciting form of abstraction. Jane's students leave with more than a few canvases in hand; they leave with a sense of accomplishment, a new appreciation for their own abilities and the motivation to keep on painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jane Slivka, www.janeslivkagallery.com
Cost: $350 for Members | $380 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Intro to the Artist Statement/ 4-week class"
April 6-27, 2021
 

This e-class will be centered around drafting/revising artist statements and critically looking at your work for thematic consistency. This is a 4-part course (weekly assignments will be included) you will get one-on-one feedback from the instructor via email and one zoom call on your artist statement and also group feedback on your work vs your artist statement to see if the two are really trying to communicate the same message. The course will be a mix of writing prompts, recorded lecture audio, and email correspondence. By the end of the course students will gain more confidence in speaking and writing about their own work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $75 Members / $80 Non Members
Sponsor: LaGrange Art League
Website, email, 708-352-3101


"Flowers in the Landscape"
Tuesdays, April 6 - May 25, 2021
 

In this class I will lead you through the process of laying out a painting, massing in your large values, and finishing your scenes. We will not only study basic landscape painting - we will also address how to include animals in the landscape, as well as how to introduce water elements into your paintings. This is an eight-week course, offered in two four-week sessions. The classroom at On-Track Studios has a UV air cleaner, high ceilings, natural light and openable windows/doors. We keep all high-touch surfaces sanitized, and masks are required in class. This is a safe place to paint; it’s wonderful to be with other artists! Choose between Morning or Afternoon class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Gayle Levee, www.gaylelevee.com
Cost: $200
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Experimental Mixed Media"
Tuesdays, April 6-27, 2021
 

A six week course designed to help you develop your own language in art. Using mixed media (or not!!) you will potentially transform the way you make art. It is not about making art bigger or more complicated, but a search to communicate in a different way. You may use what you have already learned (or not!) in art making, but we will, together, identify new possibilities for your work to evolve. This is an online course.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Peter Gaztambide
Cost: $115 for Members | $145 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Pastel Workshop and Demo with Aline Ordman"
April 7-9, 2021
 

Philadelphia Water Color Society invites you to join Master Pastelist Aline Ordman, for her Pastel Workshop and Demo. In the workshop students will be working from their own photo references, and they will transform these images into pastel paintings using the principles of color and design. Along with daily painting demonstrations, Aline will emphasize the understanding of color in terms of temperature, intensity and value while translating those ideas using pastel technique. Individual attention and group critiques will serve to help students in their efforts. This class is limited in size to provide optimal time working with each artist. For details visit pwcsociety.org or contact Denise Vitollo at denise.vitollo@pwcsociety.org
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Aline Ordman
Sponsor: Philadelphia Water Color Society
Website, email


"No Fear Portrait Drawing"
Wednesdays, April 7-28, 2021
 

This online class is designed to improve each artists ability to capture a subject's likeness and expand on the design and style of their drawing technique. Produce a more recognizable likeness of their subject and explore different ways of improving their own style that can be applied to any subject matter. Students will learn principles of anatomical proportion and rendering techniques that help them improve their portrait ability using photographic references. Daily we will discuss the history of portrait art with examples and learn techniques to improve composition, lighting and rendering.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Craig Carl
Cost: $115 for Members | $145 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Artrageous Paint Pouring Workshop"
April 8-9, 2021
 

Learn all about the hot new painting method of pouring paint! Jenni will teach you the ins and outs of paint pouring and plenty of tricks that will create amazing and unique results. She has been pouring and experimenting with this technique for three years now and is so excited with the results. All ages welcome. Come and join Jenni for this fun workshop and let the pouring begin! This is an online course.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jenni Messina
Cost: $90 for Members | $110 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Polar Bear and Baby - Watercolor (Online)"
April 10-11, 2021
 

You will follow David’s step-by-step painting method to create a colorful painting. David’s person-to-person and online teaching persona is enthusiastic, fun, and engaging. We will be painting with only five primary colors, but we’ll be able to mix a myriad of expressive colors that will go into our painting. This minimal array of palette colors will aid in creating a strong color unity and also minimize the confusion that comes with too many color choices. Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Lobenberg, www.lobenbergart.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"The Business of Art: The Online Store (Virtual class)"
April 12, 2021
 

This is the second in a series of virtual and interactive 90-minute sessions designed to help artists of all types explore a variety of topics critical to their success as creative entrepreneurs. For the first part of the workshop, Paul will share best practices and his experiences with web-based commerce, including his management of the Galena Spoon Company online store. Then the remainder of the session will be given over to Q & A. Students are invited to submit a case study prior to the workshop so that your particular situation may be addressed. Register for one, two, three — or all eight of these Zoom-based Business of Art classes!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Paul Pendola
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Online Figure Painting"
Wednesdays, April 14 - May 19, 2021
 

This is an online class held via Zoom. In this class, we will take a detailed approach to making a single figure painting over the course of 6 weeks. Throughout this process we will make anatomical drawings to better understand our subject, while also discussing materials and modes of observation. Concepts in drawing will also be heavily stressed. This class will focus on a back pose and the related musculature. Reference will be provided, and prior painting experience is strongly recommended. In addition to live feedback during class, students will also have full access to the class recordings and other materials used during class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Richard Greathouse
Cost: $300
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Capturing the Light in Watercolor (Online)"
April 16-18, 2021
 

Join award winning, international artist, Carrie Waller as she shares her watercolor techniques for painting glass jars. Carrie is a natural teacher and shares methods in an easy-to-follow way. In this class we will endeavor to learn how to really “see” what you are painting and achieve the look you want. Carrie will discuss her strategies for developing strong compositions and award-winning paintings. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to Carrie as well as show her your work through your camera to get personal feedback and critique. You will complete one painting by the end of the class. Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller, www.carriewallerfineart.com
Cost: $249 for 3 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Outside/Inside: The At-Home Sketchbook (Virtual)"
Saturdays, April 17 - May 15, 2021
 

This virtual class will be delivered on the Zoom platform. Taking inspiration from the paintings of Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard, use your at-home sketchbook to explore different ways of drawing and painting the objects and spaces in your home, and the view from your window. Each class consists of a short examination of work by Bonnard and Matisse and a practical demonstration of a drawing/painting technique followed by guided creative time.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Philip Hartigan
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"The Business of Art: Art & Craft Fairs, Festivals, and Tours"
April 19, 2021
 

The is the third in a series of virtual and interactive 90-minute sessions designed to help artists of all types explore a variety of topics critical to their success as creative entrepreneurs. For the first part of the workshop, Paul will share best practices and past experiences taking his Galena Spoon Company on the road to art and craft fairs and festivals, or opening his studio doors during art and craft tours. The remainder of the session will be Q & A. Students are invited to submit a case study prior to the workshop so that your particular situation may be addressed. Register for one, two, three — or all eight of these Zoom-based Business of Art classes!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Paul Pendola
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Flamenco Dancers - Watercolor Painting (Online)"
April 22-23, 2021
 

In this class Keiko will show you how to draw and paint flamenco dancers and capture their movement and emotions. With her lead, you will learn to paint human figures in a simple vignette style on the first day. Then on the second day, you will follow Keiko as she demonstrates how to make a painting of a dancer with a dramatic background. In this interactive class, Keiko will show her process through a step-by-step demo each day. Q&A and critique are an integral part of the lessons. Reference photos will be provided.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe, www.ktanabefineart.com
Cost: $198 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"The Business of Art: Leading Workshops (Virtual class)"
April 26, 2021
 

The is the fourth in a series of virtual and interactive 90-minute sessions designed to help artists of all types explore a variety of topics critical to their success as creative entrepreneurs. For the first part of the workshop, Paul will share best practices and his experiences with teaching spoon carving to groups or individuals, whether at art fairs, art centers, or from his studio. Then the remainder of the session will be given over to Q & A. Students are invited to submit a case study prior to the workshop so that your particular situation may be addressed. Register for one, two, three — or all eight of these Zoom-based Business of Art classes!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Paul Pendola
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Painting Flowers in Vibrant Beautiful Colors"
Mondays, May 3-17, 2021
 

An intense workshop with an emphasis on drawing and creating clean beautiful color in flowers. The workshop will have a closed Facebook Group as its classroom. This group is available only for the students in the class. In this group Kathy will answer questions, critique student work, share painting tips, materials, and painting demos. Students will have access to all the material (including the recordings of all Zoom meetings) for the duration of the class and an additional 1 full month after the class is over! In addition to the Facebook group the class will meet once a week for a 3-hour long live Zoom meeting and lecture.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kathy Anderson
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"The Business of Art: Leveraging-up Social Media (Virtual Class)"
May 3, 2021
 

This is the fifth in a series of virtual and interactive 90-minute sessions designed to help artists of all types explore topics critical to their success as creative entrepreneurs. To begin this workshop, Paul and a guest lecturer will share best practices and examples of winning strategies in the social media realm. Including, but not limited to: promotion of self and product, networking, and audience expansion. The remainder of the session will be given over to Q & A. Students are invited to submit a case study prior to the workshop so that particular situations may be addressed. Register for one, two, three — or all eight of these Zoom-based Business of Art classes!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Paul Pendola
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"The Business of Art: Pricing Your Product (Virtual Class)"
May 10, 2021
 

This is the sixth in a series of virtual and interactive 90-minute sessions designed to help artists of all types explore a variety of topics critical to their success as creative entrepreneurs. You created it, you love it, now it’s time to sell it. Sure, but for how much? To begin this workshop, Paul will address that oh-so-difficult topic of how to put an appropriate price on the things you make. The remainder of the session will be given over to Q & A. Students are invited to submit a case study prior to the workshop so that particular situations may be addressed. Register for one, two, three — or all eight of these Zoom-based Business of Art classes!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Paul Pendola
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"The Business of Art: Managing the Business End (Virtual Class)"
May 17, 2021
 

This is the seventh in a series of virtual and interactive 90-minute sessions designed to help artists of all types explore a variety of topics critical to their success as creative entrepreneurs. To begin the workshop, Paul will apply his substantial academic background and corporate work experience in laying out the nuts and bolts of the business side of being an artist, including some company management knowledge. The remainder of the session will be given over to Q & A. Students are invited to submit a case study prior to the workshop so that particular situations may be addressed. Register for one, two, three — or all eight of these Zoom-based Business of Art classes!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Paul Pendola
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"The Business of Art: Supportive Organizations & Memberships"
May 24, 2021
 

This is the last in a series of virtual and interactive 90-minute sessions designed to help artists of all types explore a variety of topics critical to their success as creative entrepreneurs. Paul will begin the session by sharing examples of how local, regional, and national organizations – as well as state and federal programs – may be helpful to an individual artist. The remainder of the session will be given over to Q & A. Students are invited to submit a case study prior to the workshop so that particular situations may be addressed. Register for one, two, three — or all eight of these Zoom-based Business of Art classes!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Paul Pendola
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Pre-College: Landscape Painting (Online)"
June 21-25, 2021
 

Explore the exciting and challenging practice of landscape painting! Come study the Thaw Collection using high resolution images and make use of the timeless practice of learning from paintings. Using Canvas as an online platform to provide assignments, regular instructor feedback and lectures via Zoom, students will be able to concentrate, study and copy the landscape paintings in the collection to develop tactics for depicting foliage, trees, mountains, atmosphere, clouds and bring the awareness of the historical and revolutionary importance of these landscape paintings and their authors. Students then take their skills outdoors to paint the nearby landscape in the open air! Students have the option of taking this class for 1.0 college credit or no credit. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Drawing I (Online)"
June 28 - July 2, 2021
 

Students will explore a range of methods and techniques in the medium of drawing. The class objective is to learn what observational study and the imagination can unveil using the linear method of mark making. Each day includes a morning class (10 AM-1PM) and an afternoon class (2-5 PM) on a range of topics including lighting, perspective, color, tones, self-portrait, landscapes, still-life and more. Each class will start with a 30-minute live Zoom demonstration on drawing with different mediums on diverse surfaces. Students will then have time to work independently and meet one-on-one with the teacher. The last 30 minutes will be focused on sharing student art as a group on Zoom. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Inga Kimberly Brown
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Portrait Drawing and Painting (Online)"
July 12-16, 2021
 

Learn to do excellent portraits, understand portrait structure and how to get a likeness. The instructor will guide students through understanding the anatomy and proportions of the head, how to draw the features, learn how to get a likeness and how to build portrait drawings and paintings for your portfolio. An overview of the history of portraits and portrait styles will be included as well as the materials of making a portrait. Step-by-step photo and video demonstrations will be provided, as well as regular live Zoom meetings for group discussion and critique. Additional demonstrations will include a portrait in acrylic and oil, pastel and self-portrait. Students will work in the media of their choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Illustration: The Art of the Concert Poster (Online)"
July 12-16, 2021
 

Explore illustration as a counterpart to music through the art of the concert poster. Students will experiment with a variety of hands-on methods to develop imagery that interprets the lyrical content of their favorite artists. Spontaneous and stream of consciousness drawing and lettering exercises will be employed to invent narratives from instrumental music. The history of the concert poster will provide context and serve as inspiration for the students own projects. The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes demonstrations, lectures, and assignments. Daily group discussions and individual critiques will be conducted via Zoom. Students have the option of taking this class for 1.0 college credit or no credit. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: James Heimer
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Still-Life Painting (Online)"
July 26-30, 2021
 

Explore the rich medium of oil painting through the subject of still-life while further acquiring the working knowledge of the fundamental principles of working from observation. Through a series of structured studies, we will examine how to analyze space, determine proportional relationships, develop form and structure, as well as, study composition, basic color theory, and the language of visual texture. In addition to the first-hour live introduction via the online Canvas platform each day, there will be an additional one-hour live session from 1-2pm. Students will have 2-3 hours to work on assignments following each presentation, assisted by available feedback from the instructor. Students have the option of taking this class for 1.0 college credit or no credit. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sherif Habashi
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Mixed-Media Narrative Art (Online)"
August 2-6, 2021
 

Storytelling is an art form that has been passed down for centuries and in many cultures, the storyteller is highly regarded as being the keepers of history and culture. The stories told, helped people make sense of the world, taught children about their traditions, were entertaining and educational. Storytelling is a huge part of communication and it is something that we all do, even in regular conversation. In this one-week intensive course, you will make an Artist Book using your personal narrative/ story, alternative printmaking techniques and book structure. By combining images and techniques such as packing tape transfers, watercolor monoprint, Geli plate printing, bookbinding and more, you will create an Artist book that fully expresses the intent of your narrative.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rosae Reeder
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Drawing for Comics"
August 9-13, 2021
 

In this course, students will be taught cartooning basics, studying drawing and inking techniques using a variety of professional tools. They will also be taught the language of sequential art (comics). Students will write a story based on real life or imagination, then design characters and environments to be used as they transform that story into a short-form comic. The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, as well as live chat via Zoom. Students have the option of taking this class for 1.0 college credit or no credit. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jeff Kilpatrick
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Staying Afloat in Watercolor"
September 6-10, 2021
 

Capture the fleeting moments David will show you the best way to tackle painting the rugged coastline, the sea with its character, the calm waters and boats in the beautiful harbor, and street scenes along the harbor and about the city offering movement, color, and atmosphere. He will encourage your creativity and individuality and give you insight into portraying the subject in simple terms, helping you get fresh, spontaneous results. David is the coauthor of Solving Mysteries in Watercolor with Ron Ranson. His work has been featured in the International Artist Magazine.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Taylor
Cost: $525
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Watercolors-by-the-Sea Online Program"
Ongoing
 

Imagine painting by-the-Sea all year long with scenes from Greece to California, the Caribbean to Italy. Cindy takes you through 12 Step-by-Step Watercolor Lesson Modules with reference materials provided, plus 10 watercolor basics lessons to help you get started. Enjoy Bonus "Live" Paint-along Webinars plus a library of 5 Recorded Live Webinars. Experience group camaraderie on our private facebook group page. Price goes up on August 13, 2020. Teaching internationally for over 20 years, Cindy creates a fun learning experience as you discover how to paint your journeys.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $397
Sponsor: Cindy Briggs Workshops
Website, 541-420-9463


"Rita Kirkman's Virtual Open Studio Days"
Online and Ongoing via Zoom
 

Are you in a slump with your art and need an inspiration boost? Are you craving the company of like-minded artists? Do you want to learn more about pastel and love to learn by watching? Is a full length workshop not in your budget? Rita Kirkman’s Virtual Open Studio days are a casual cross between classes, demos and mentoring. Laid back and informal with lots of live Q&A, demonstrations and discussions on technique, process, and more! “Share my space and enjoy some creative companionship and conversation about anything you want to ask about pastel, or art, or how to cut glass, or how to sneak up on a cow, or... whatever.”
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rita Kirkman, PSA, IAPS/EP
Cost: $10 / 1hr sessions, various dates
Website, email


"How to Mix Watercolors - Lavender en Provence, Plus Bonus Lesson"
Ongoing
 

Discover how to paint from watercolor basic mixing to composition to finished Valensole, Provence painting. Then enjoy a Bonus Quick Sketch Postcard Lesson. Cindy's step-by-step lesson includes the basics of how to easily mix watercolors to create the colors and values you want, a tracing of the scene to make it easy to draw out, and access anytime for a full year videos to take you through the process. Using just 6 colors in this lesson, you also receive Cindy's complete Watercolor Supply List with palette map and how to create a color wheel. Cindy also has a private Facebook Group Community where you can share your progress and get encouragement Cindy's circle of artists.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $29.97
Website, email, 541-420-9463


"Acrylic Pouring"
TBD (to be determined by your availability)
 

Acrylic Pouring provides an opportunity to create your acrylic pouring masterpiece and achieve the best results with spectacular cell-like and lacey effects. This 3-session workshop, held via Zoom, is provided by ARTiClass by Agora Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea NY since 1984. This unique and professional workshop will enable you to learn or improve your acrylic pouring skills from the extremely talented and experienced instructor, Kristina Tonev, while interacting with other art lovers! In addition to enjoying our professional standards and friendly easy-to-use website, our graduates can join our online community, be awarded with the gallery's representation benefits and may be elected for the 2021 ARTiClass competition.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kristina Tonev
Cost: $199
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email, (+1) 212-226-4151


"Creative Watercolor Portraits - Online Program"
Ongoing
 

Discover how to draw and paint the portrait in this online, access anytime program for a full year. Enjoy lessons that include how to mix skin tones, diagram the face, focus on capturing the eyes, as you paint through 5+ step-by-step portrait lessons. Plus enjoy live paint-along webinars and a group Facebook page for sharing. Join now to save with Cindy's Holiday offer.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $297
Sponsor: Cindy Briggs Art
Website, email, 541-420-9463


"Stop Motion Animation"
TBD (to be determined by your availability)
 

The Stop Motion Animation workshop guides you through the process to achieve a short stop motion animation film. This 4-session workshop held via Zoom is provided by ARTiClass by Agora Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea NY, since 1984. This unique and professional workshop will enable you to learn or improve your directing and story development skills from the super talented and experienced instructor, Bridget Johnson, while interacting & connecting with art lovers from all over the world! In addition to enjoying our professional standards and friendly easy-to-use website, our graduates can join our online community, be awarded with the gallery's representation benefits and be elected for the 2021 ARTiClass competition.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Bridget Johnson
Cost: $199
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email, 212-226-4151


"Short Introduction to Drawing"
TBD (to be determined by your availability)
 

Short Introduction to Drawing provides an opportunity to try different techniques for creating contour drawings and bringing them up to life with colors. This 3-session workshop, held via Zoom, is provided by ARTiClass by Agora Gallery - a contemporary art gallery located in Chelsea NY since 1984. Learn or improve your drawing skills from the extremely talented and experienced instructor, Kinga Brassay, while interacting & getting encouragement from other art lovers from all over the world! In addition to enjoying our professional standards and friendly easy to use website, our graduates can join our online community, be awarded with the gallery's representation benefits and may be elected for the 2021 ARTiClass competition.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kinga Brassay
Cost: $199
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email, 212-226-4151


"Self-Portrait Photography"
TBD (to be determined by your availability)
 

Self-Portrait Photography provides the opportunity to explore the different ways to utilize self-portrait as a means of expressing yourself and gain tools for creating compelling self-portraits. This 2-hour meeting, held via Zoom, is provided by ARTiClass by Agora Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea NY since 1984. Learn or improve your self-portrait photography skills from the extremely talented and experienced instructor, Josefina Moran, while interacting with other art lovers from all over the world! In addition to enjoying our professional standards and friendly easy-to-use website, our graduates can join our online community, be awarded with the gallery's representation benefits and may be elected for the 2021 ARTiClass competition.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Josefina Moran
Cost: $25
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email, 212-226-4151


"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?


"Manuscript Consultations: Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction"
Online, Ongoing
 

Writers of all ages and levels of experience benefit from close reading and feedback on their work. Looking for support for your creative writing? Award-winning author Jacquelyn Thomas to the rescue! Short-form manuscripts – up to 25 pages of prose or 5 poems – will be returned to you in 7-10 days with: • written feedback in the form of an editorial/critique letter • in-manuscript comments with line edits • contact information for at least five publications seeking manuscripts similar to your work. Jacquelyn also will schedule a phone or virtual meeting with you to review and discuss feedback. Book-length manuscripts are welcome but will take longer to process. Consultation cost is $4/page. See our website for more information.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jacquelyn Thomas
Cost: $4/page
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Mixed Media Monthly Soul Sparks (Online)"
Recurring Monthly
 

Little sparks of inspiration to ignite big creativity. A YouTube series of weekly mixed media techniques, studio tips and inspiration exercises. Covering everything from design, color mixing, tools, inspiration, textures, and so much more...
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sandra Duran Wilson
Cost: $16
Website, email, 505-954-4179


"From Seen to Scene, Framing Your Vision"
ongoing
 

This course is a four part modular format enabling online mentorship for an entire year…. a unique opportunity at a great value. The 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. Whether the scenes are inspired by exotic travels, memories of a favorite destination, or simply your own backyard, 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: $695
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