Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Spontaneous Abstraction Workshop (Online)"
December 4-6, 2020
 

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class. Many artists can feel frustrated in front of a blank canvas, unsure of how to start and what to paint. This workshop offers a step-by-step technique which will enable you to paint with confidence by tapping into your intuitive process 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. 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


"Awakening Your Creative Soul (Online)"
December 4, 2020 - February 26, 2021
 

Go beyond the book Awakening Your Creative Soul to expand and grow as an artist. The online Creative Soul Courses will take you deeper into the creative process. The Creative Soul Courses are broken out into four 13-week sessions throughout the year. Complete the full circle with all four sessions or join in on individual sessions. Either way, you have all course content for life!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sandra Duran Wilson
Cost: $450
Website, email, 505-954-4179


"Beginning Portrait in Pure Color - Watercolor (Online)"
December 4-5, 2020
 

Join award-winning artist, Jeannie Vodden, as she shares her approach to The Portrait in Watercolor, using a limited palette of only 3 transparent staining colors. All variations of color and value are achieved by layering and mingling color. With Jeannie’s thoughtful approach to painting people and gentle guidance you will gain confidence in this exciting and challenging subject matter. We will focus on the form and features of the face, but we will also touch on hair and background. And, we will talk about ideas on taking and picking the best photo for a portrait. You will have plenty of time to paint, and will be able to ask questions directly to Jeannie and show her your work for feedback.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jeannie Vodden, www.jeannievodden.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours each
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Pre-College: Persuasive Writing Workshop: Rhetorical Tools for Visual Rhetoric (Online)"
December 5-6, 2020
 

Persuasive writing is essential in many fields. Researchers, policy makers, advertisers, critics and visual artists all must convince others to adopt their point of view, often in writing. To practice this skill, we will focus on an ongoing cultural debate: is graffiti art or vandalism? How we answer this question has huge ramifications for real people and communities. Writing a clear and persuasive answer will require students to take a position and defend it convincingly. Students are also free to develop an op-ed on another topic they are interested in.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Brian Heston
Cost: $110
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Holiday Magic in Watercolor (Online)"
December 6-8, 2020
 

Join award winning, international artist, Carrie Waller as she shares her watercolor techniques. 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. We will paint cookies and milk in a jar over a Santa background. Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller, www.carriewallerfineart.com
Cost: $249 for 3 sessions of 3 hours each
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Landscape Painting: Beyond the Photo (Online)"
December 7-11, 2020
 

Among representational artists, there has been an endless battle between those who paint from life and those who use photographic reference. The real problem lies not in painting from life or photos but whether we’re simply copying what we see as opposed to using the information as a springboard for creating the paintings we want. In this 5-day workshop, participants will work in the studio from photographic reference of the landscape, using it to create paintings of different value keys, color keys, times of day, and seasons of the year. We’ll break down the information in photos, analyze it, and use it to create tonal sketches, change color palettes, and create paintings based on multiple images, memory, and imagination.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: John MacDonald
Cost: $750
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Paint a Mexican Window Live Online"
December 8-9, 2020
 

Easy paint along live workshop online from a photo reference. The windows of Mexico make such a wonderful subject: full of character, colorful, ornate! In the context of the painting you will learn all it is to know about painting a painting in acrylics from start to finish. No experience needed! The Workshop is design for all levels of experience! Your painting will be as unique as you are. The photo is just a starting point. The creative license it's yours! Experienced and engaging Mexican painter Fernando Gonzalez will guide you (in English) through the secrets of painting a truly wonderful depiction of a Mexican window without copying the photo or his sketch! Register early space is limited.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $75.00
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 011-52- 322-153-1906


"Holiday Winter Scenes - Watercolor (Online)"
December 8-9, 2020
 

Watch as Kathy Rennell Forbes paints two different snow scenes: a dashing red cardinal and a joyful Christmas barn. You will then have the opportunity to paint what Kathy just demonstrated. It will be a step-by-step process so we will have time to progress on our sketches and paintings together at the same time. Kathy will share her tips and techniques and provide encouragement and suggestions for improvement. You can ask questions along the way since it is a live session.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kathy Rennell Forbes, www.rennellforbes.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours each
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"White Poinsettias – Watercolor Painting (Online)"
December 9-10, 2020
 

We will use a wet into wet painting approach, building values and focusing on the shadows, to create volume and dimension. Through layering, lifting, and glazing we will bring this image to life! This is an exciting and fast paced class which will help you expand your knowledge of the wonderful medium of watercolor and create a beautiful holiday painting for your mantel or to reproduce for cards. Kay will give you time to paint and then look at each student work in progress and comment on it along the way. You will also receive a final critique at the end of the session.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kay Barnes, kaybarnes.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Beautiful Cities in Czech Republic – Watercolor Painting (Online)"
December 10-11, 2020
 

In this interactive class, Keiko will show her process through a step-by-step demo each day. We will paint Prague and Cesky Krumlov which are among the most beautiful cities in Europe and full of Old World charm. Day 1: Prague Old Town in Winter. Day 2: Panoramic view of Cesky Krumlov. Q&A and critique is an integral part of the lessons. The class will end with a critique so that you get personal feedback. Max 16 participants.
 
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


"Watercolor Unleashed! Carmel Mission Adobe Arch (Online)"
December 11-12, 2020
 

For this live online workshop we will paint a scene of classic California Spanish Mission architecture – an adobe arch with vines, flowers and California sun inviting the viewer into the garden. There will be demos, instruction and one-on-one critique throughout the class. You will have class time painting, plus time between the 2 sessions in order to have private painting time with no time constraints. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all. All levels are welcome and encouraged to join.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Julie Gilbert Pollard, www.juliegilbertpollard.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours each
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting Knife Workshop (Online)"
December 12, 2020
 

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


"Urban Sketching Workshop in Ink and Watercolor (Online)"
December 14-15, 2020
 

Ever wanted to walk around your favorite city, or neighborhood and quickly sketch and/or paint the scene in front of you? In this online class, Mike Rooney will show you how to take a pen, a piece of paper, and a palm sized watercolor set to draw a quick scene and color it in with simple watercolor washes. It's fun and stress free and the wonkier the drawing, the cooler it looks! There will be demos, assignments, and helpful critiques. 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


"Snow in the Mountains - Watercolor (Online)"
December 14-16, 2020
 

I am thrilled to be teaching this 3-day workshop where I’ll be able to show you the benefits of my watercolor techniques. We will create this image painted from my imagination of one of my favorite places in the world, a remote mountain lake surrounded by over two hundred thousand acres of wilderness sanctuary. The simplicity of over-lapping forms and a limited palette is the key to the success of this composition. This is going to be such fun to paint!
 
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


"Stop Motion Animation"
December 14, 2020 - January 4, 2021
 

Stop Motion Animation workshop will guide you through the process to achieve a short stop motion animation film. This 4-session workshop will be held via Zoom. This workshop 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 & 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: Bridget Johnson
Cost: $199
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email


"Live online: Understand the mystery of color value in painting"
December 15-16, 2020
 

Do want to improve your painting but don’t know where to start? Are your paintings flat lacking depth? Do you want to add dimension to your art? Do you have difficulties understanding the qualities of color value? In these 2 days live online workshop artist Fernando Gonzalez will show you how to unravel the mystery with hand on exercise of painting a simple subject in black, white and gays. You will use acrylic paints, brushes and pallet knife. A list of materials will be emailed to you along with the photo reference after you register. Register early space is limited.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: 2 sessions $75.00
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 322-153-1906


"Dancing Crabs (Online)"
December 17-18, 2020
 

In this workshop you will paint crabs in the direct approach to watercolor that I have developed over the last 35 years. I will share my approach of painting from background to foreground, allowing the subject to emerge gently and slowly from the page. I will cover paint application, fluidity of water, and saturation of pigment. There will also be discussion about painting with vibrant color, point of view, strong composition, and center of interest/intent. There is a step by step process and no one will get lost. I will demonstrate each step for 10-15 minutes and allow ample time to finish before proceeding. The class is interactive, so participants will be able to ask questions and get feedback.
 
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


"Body Mind Art"
December 19, 2020
 

The Body Mind Art experience will provide an opportunity to relax through guided meditation and express yourself with watercolor. This 1.5-hour meeting will be held via Zoom, provided by ARTiClass, by Agora Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea NY, since 1984. This unique workshop will enable you to find calmness and embody a sense of stillness from the very talented and experienced instructor, Carisa Bledsoe, while interacting & getting encouragement from 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: Carisa Bledsoe
Cost: $25
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email


"Learn Urban Sketching from photos live online"
December 21-23, 2020
 

For the last 12 years I have been traveling and living throughout Mexico. During this journey I sketched, painted, shown, sold my art and sketches. Also taught over 1000 workshops. It is a great way to learn to see the world through the eyes of an artist!- Extend your perception of the world- Improve your sketching abilities or discover them- Record the world around you in a more personal manner- Improve your observation- Understand the relationship between shapes- If a painter take your art to the next step with drawing- Keep a visual journal. Register early space is limited. Live online sketch along.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cristiana Mar
Cost: $99.00, 3 sessions
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 322-153-1906


"Trash Art"
December 23, 2020 - January 27, 2021
 

Trash Art provides an opportunity to use the surroundings to create an assemblage box and focus on various techniques in material manipulation, joinery and finishing. This 6-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 equips you with skills to learn & improve your craftsmanship by getting inspiration from around you from the extremely talented and experienced instructor, Rebecka Dionne, while interacting with other art lovers! In addition to professional standards and friendly easy-to-use website, graduates can join our online community, be awarded with the gallery's representation benefits and elected for the 2021 ARTiClass competition.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rebecka Dionne
Cost: $325
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email


"The Late Great Fishing Boat in Point Reyes – Watercolor Painting (Online)"
December 28-29, 2020
 

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 the painting we’ll be working on. This minimal array of palette colors will aid in creating a strong color unity in your watercolor paintings 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


"Zine Making + DIY Publishing"
January 4 - February 8, 2021
 

Zine Making + DIY Publishing will provide an opportunity to create your own zine and learn the basics of self-published works. This 6-session workshop via Zoom is provided by ARTiClass, by Agora Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea NY, since 1984. Its unique and professional sessions will enable you to learn or improve how you make zines and take a shot at self-publishing your works from the extremely talented and experienced instructor, Andres Laszlo Konrath, while interacting with other art lovers! In addition to professional standards and friendly easy-to-use website, our graduates can join our online community, be awarded with the gallery's representation benefits and elected for the 2021 ARTiClass competition.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andreas Laszlo Konrath
Cost: $325
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email


"Sculpture with Paper Mache"
January 5-19, 2021
 

Sculpture with Paper Mache provides an opportunity to discover the paper mache sculpting experience intertwined with performance to create a short video with your artwork. This 3-session workshop, held via Zoom, is provided by ARTiClass by Agora Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in Chelsea NY since 1984. This unique and professional workshop will enable you to learn or improve your sculpting skills and creativity from the extremely talented and experienced instructor, Amanda Ba, while interacting with other art lovers from all over the world! In addition to enjoying our professional standards and easy-to-use website, 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: Amanda Ba
Cost: $199
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email, +1 212-226-4151


"Painting the Beautiful Countryside of Belgium (Online)"
January 7-8, 2021
 

Join us online as we paint the beautiful Belgium countryside, step by step. We will practice drawing and composition, learn colour mixing and wash consistency, develop proper use of edges, gain control of tonal values, and develop our own visual language. Day 1: Autumn Sunset. Day 2: Flanders Meadows.
 
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


"Filmmaking"
January 8-29, 2021
 

Filmmaking provides an opportunity to complete a short film using equipment at home, discover filming techniques, create stories, and learn about the production process. This 4-session workshop, held via Zoom, is provided by ARTiClass by Agora Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located at Chelsea NY since 1984. This unique and professional workshop will enable you to learn or improve your plot development and film production skills from the extremely talented and experienced instructor Bridget Johnson, 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: Bridget Johnsoon
Cost: $199
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email, +1 212-226-4151


"Reap What You Sew"
January 9 - February 6, 2021
 

Reap What You Sew provides an opportunity to explore the world of sewing and design with minimal materials, using hand-stitch practices to complete handy projects that spark a desire to learn the art. This 5-session workshop held via Zoom, is provided by ARTiClass by Agora Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in Chelsea NY since 1984. This unique and professional workshop will enable you to learn or improve your sewing skills from the extremely talented and experienced instructor, Mahdiyyah Muhammad, while interacting with other art lovers! In addition to enjoying professional standards and easy-to-use website, 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: Mahdiyyah Muhammad
Cost: $270
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email, +1 212-226-4151


"Toy Theater"
January 11 - February 15, 2021
 

The Toy Theater experience provides an opportunity to explore the tradition of toy theater - miniature flat paper cutouts of famous theaters and the plays performed within them. This 6-session workshop, held via Zoom, is provided by ARTiClass by Agora Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in Chelsea NY since 1984. In this unique and professional workshop, you will learn or improve your puppeteering skills from the extremely talented and experienced instructor, Kate Brehm, while interacting with other art lovers! In addition to enjoying our professional standards and 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: Kate Brehm
Cost: $325
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email, +1 212-226-4151


"An Irish Cottage - Watercolor Painting (Online)"
January 13-15, 2021
 

We will paint this lovely scene from the village of Eyeries in Ireland. This view was the location of my very first plein air painting in Ireland, so it’s near to my heart. It has all of the elements needed; a cottage nestled into the gorse, overlooking Coulagh Bay with a dreamy sky overhead. The photo is our “jumping off point” for the painting we will create. We will make adjustments to the photo so that our composition will be improved. We’ll also make color changes to help create unity within the painting. If you have struggled with mixing greens, this workshop is a good opportunity to find new combinations of pigments to mix warm and cool greens. This is going to be such fun to paint!
 
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


"Open Abstract Techniques & Critiques (Online)"
January 13 & 20, 2021
 

This is an open abstract class that will explore different techniques to produce both non-objective and figurative abstract paintings. Impressionism will be produced using acrylic paints on watercolor paper. We will use palette knives, paper towels and other tools including brushes. The purpose of the class is to find new skills to accomplish different types of works that best fit your level of artistic expertise and your desire to engage in the unknown. There will be demos and critiques as each class moves to each new form. There may be homework to do each week, which you'll share collectively with the class the following week.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Art Cornell
Cost: $72 for Members, $80 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Self-Portrait Photography: The Artistic Selfie"
January 14, 2021
 

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. This unique and professional workshop will enable you to learn or improve your self-portrait photography skills from the extremely talented and experienced instructor, Josefina Moran, 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: Josefina Moran
Cost: $25
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email, +1 (212) 226-4151


"Rendering the Invisible Visible - Live painting course for US & Canada"
Tuesdays, January 19 - April 6, 2021
 

Our live online art classes offered via Zoom are a unique mix of art history/theory, painting, and discussions that will help you take your art to the next level. This 12-week workshop has been designed around this pandemic and of course, the stories arising from such a life-mind-altering situation. Do we agree that art is more than the mere representation of the surroundings, so we can finally accept rendering visible the invisible? We are currently reshaping our perceptions, rethinking our behavior to give birth to a new personal narrative. Knowing that creativity comes from everywhere and everything, the purpose of this online course is to help you fully express these new stories, using the painting medium of your choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$270
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Rendering the Invisible Visible - Live painting course for US & Canada"
Wednesdays, January 20 - April 7, 2021
 

Our live online art classes offered via Zoom are a unique mix of art history/theory lectures, painting, and discussions that will help you take your art to the next level. This 12-week workshop has been designed around this pandemic and of course, the stories arising from such a life-mind-altering situation. Do we agree that art is more than the mere representation of the surroundings, so we can finally accept rendering visible the invisible? We are currently reshaping our perceptions, rethinking our behavior to give birth to a new personal narrative. Knowing that creativity comes from everywhere and everything, the purpose of this online course is to help you fully express these new stories, using the painting medium of your choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$270
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Bold & Dynamic Watercolor: (Online)"
January 20 & 22, 2021
 

Join international award-winning artist, Kim Minichiello as she shares her techniques for achieving texture in watercolor. For an oil or acrylic painter, texture can be achieved by applying thick paint in an impasto manner. In watercolor, texture must be achieved to look three-dimensional on a two-dimensional surface. In this workshop we will paint a rusty, vintage gate. Kim will share a variety of techniques that she uses to give passages in watercolor interesting variety, as well as, imply texture on worn and aged surfaces. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to Kim, show her your work through your camera to get personal feedback and critique and see your fellow artists’ work too.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kim Minichiello, www.kimminichiello.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Rendering the Invisible Visible - Live painting course for Australians"
January 21 - April 8, 2021
 

Our live online art classes offered via Zoom are a unique mix of art history/theory lectures, painting, and discussions that will help you take your art to the next level. This 12-week workshop has been designed around this pandemic and of course, the stories arising from such a life-mind-altering situation. Do we agree that art is more than the mere representation of the surroundings, so we can finally accept rendering visible the invisible? We are currently reshaping our perceptions, rethinking our behavior to give birth to a new personal narrative. Knowing that creativity comes from everywhere and everything, the purpose of this online course is to help you fully express these new stories, using the painting medium of your choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$270
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Understanding Perspective Drawing... Finally! For US & Canada"
January 21 - March 18, 2021
 

This 9-week live online class offered via Zoom aims to provide you with a solid notion of perspective drawing. A series of exercises will sharpen the 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 immediately transfer ideas directly on paper from your imagination. The notion of depth will be more than accurate, making your art more lifelike. This class is essential for anyone intending 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$250
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Understanding Perspective Drawing…Finally! For Australians"
January 22 - March 19, 2021
 

This 9-week live online class offered via Zoom aims to provide you with a solid notion of perspective drawing. A series of exercises will sharpen the 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 immediately transfer ideas directly on paper from your imagination. The notion of depth will be more than accurate, making your art more lifelike. This class is essential for anyone intending 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$250
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Acrylic Pouring"
January 25, 2021
 

Acrylic Pouring (one-day workshop) provides an opportunity to create your acrylic pouring masterpiece and achieve the best results with spectacular cell-like and lacey effects. This 1.5-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. 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: $25
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email, (+1) 212-226-4151


"Open Abstract Techniques & Critiques (Online)"
February 10 & 17, 2021
 

This is an open abstract class that will explore different techniques to produce both non-objective and figurative abstract paintings. Impressionism will be produced using acrylic paints on watercolor paper. We will use palette knives, paper towels and other tools including brushes. The purpose of the class is to find new skills to accomplish different types of works that best fit your level of artistic expertise and your desire to engage in the unknown. There will be demos and critiques as each class moves to each new form. There may be homework to do each week, which you'll share collectively with the class the following week.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Art Cornell
Cost: $72 for Members, $80 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Abstract Techniques & Critiques (Online)"
March 10 & 17, 2021
 

This is an open abstract class that will explore different techniques to produce both non-objective and figurative abstract paintings. Impressionism will be produced using acrylic paints on watercolor paper. We will use palette knives, paper towels and other tools including brushes. The purpose of the class is to find new skills to accomplish different types of works that best fit your level of artistic expertise and your desire to engage in the unknown. There will be demos and critiques as each class moves to each new form. There may be homework to do each week, which you'll share collectively with the class the following week.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Art Cornell
Cost: $72 for Members, $80 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"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


"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


"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


"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. This unique and professional workshop will enable you to learn or improve your self-portrait photography skills from the extremely talented and experienced instructor, Josefina Moran, 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: Josefina Moran
Cost: $25
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email, +1 212-226-4151


"Mixed Media Soul Sparks (Online)"
every Monday
 

Please join me every Monday for Mixed Media Soul Sparks on my YouTube channel. These are free demos on my You Tube channel, so sign up to see them.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sandra Duran Wilson
Cost: Free
Website, email, 505-954-4179


"Online Art Mentoring-Customized Drawing, Painting and Mural Painting"
Anytime
 

The Online Art Mentorship is a long distance learning from the comfort of your home at the time that most suits your needs. You will be able to practice drawing, painting and/or mural painting at your own pace, getting systematic instructions and feedbacks on the art project you are working on. Note that, because of the nature of the one-to-one mentoring, each student will be taken great care and time in personalised critiques and lessons. This is a most affordable and time flexible learning practice which requires self-discipline and commitment. The students will need to be open to work under guidance and critique to be able to reach goals and experience art technique and creativity improvement.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Valeria Latorre
Cost: £150 or £250 per month
Website, email, 00393664977501


"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
Website


 

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