Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Paint a puppy in vibrant watercolor (Online)"
July 8-9, 2020
 

Follow Steve’s step-by-step painting method to paint a little puppy dog. His style encompasses bold expressive colors and exuberant atypical painting techniques. He has been teaching this style over the past six years across the United States and Canada and has been published both here and abroad. His person-to-person and online teaching persona is enthusiastic, fun, and engaging. We will be painting with only five primary colors to aid in creating a strong color unity in each watercolor painting and also minimize the confusion that comes with too many color choices.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Lobenberg, www.lobenbergart.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours each
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor: Painting the Summer Landscape (Online Class)"
July 9, 2020
 

This 3-week Zoom course explores the colors and textures of the summer landscape. Techniques including wet-in-wet, glazing and dry brush will be addressed as we paint marsh, water, trees, flowers, shrubbery and meadows. The objective is to capture the spirit of the colors and textures rather than detailed realistic representation. We will accomplish this through brushwork, color mixing, attention to values, and composition. Class will have limited registration to enable each participant to have one-on-one attention. Registrants can paint from their own photographic references and interact with Alex as they paint.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $108 for Members, $120 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"The Art of the Portrait, A 4-Week Virtual Class via Zoom"
July 9, 2020
 

Whether you have always wanted to try portraiture or have years of experience drawing/painting people or animals this class will help you discover more of your own style while learning some time-tested techniques for simplifying and expressing yourself as a portrait artist. All of us have been looking at people’s faces our whole lives. Yet, rendering them as an artist involves seeing faces in a new way. Going beyond line drawing to shapes and shadows, use of chiaroscuro, color accuracy, and overall design composition this class will help you on your way to creating truly 3-dimensional portraits that are alive and vibrant.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jana Stiles
Cost: $108 for Members, $120 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Line Drawing: The Landscape (Online)"
Fridays, July 10 - August 7, 2020
 

Line is the fundamental element in drawing, capable of a wide range of aesthetic possibilities, from describing shape to creating space and atmospheric effects. Capture the landscape though descriptive and expressive drawn line in this live Zoom class. Make quick studies from your own photographs and window views, and develop them into finished pieces through impressionistic, calligraphic, cross-hatch, and linear mark-making. Learn to achieve a variety of effects by using different papers and drawing implements, including pencil, pen, ink and brush, and color pencil. Find inspiration in references to contemporary and historical artists such as Mondrian, Van Gogh, and Andrew Wyeth.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Reframing the Ordinary with Stuart Shils: Locating Yourself Graphically Wherever You Are (Online)"
July 10-12, 2020
 

Drawing is the fundamental thought-engine behind all visual thinking and about much more than getting the nose right or making sure that the railroad tracks recede in proper perspective – rather, it is learning and re-learning how to pay attention visually. This class will focus on observation of what is in front of us and will offer a bridge to apply these tools to many stages of studio life. Move through a variety of guided, interactive drawing exercises to analyze how you are seeing what you see, acquiring tools to locate yourself visually in any setting and to understand the drawing surface as a dynamic visual playing field. Instruction will be with graphite and simple collage supplemented by guided conversational time.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Stuart Shils
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Collage & Mixed Media (Online)"
Saturdays, July 11 - August 8, 2020
 

From newspapers to toys and old clothes, artists use almost any materials for their works. This course will guide you through the endless variety of tools, adhesives and supports available, and how to select which will work best for you. This live Zoom class includes weekly presentations on a variety of subjects related to two- and three-dimensional mixed media, along with exhibition and storage strategies.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Artist Book & Sculptural Book Forms (Online)"
Saturdays, July 11 - August 8, 2020
 

Explore traditional and novel forms and functions of the book as a means of artistic expression. The artist book, both a visual and linguistic experience, incorporates notions of sequence, repetition, juxtaposition, and duration; and it presents exciting possibilities for creating sculptural/movable forms to augment imagery and textual content. Participants will learn and practice the fundamentals of hand bookbinding, including folded, sewn, and adhesive binding methods. Each class will be dedicated to a new and completed book structure, in order to build a library of models for making unique or editioned artist books. Live Zoom sessions will take place every Saturday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Nicole Donnelly
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Lorraine Glessner: Exploring Landscape Through Encaustic & The Mark (live virtual retreat)"
July 12-16, 2020
 

Utilizing the natural luminosity, textural and layering possibilities of encaustic, participants will experiment with innovative materials, drawing and marks to depict the spirt and essence of the land. The mark of nature combined with encaustic painting creates timeless works which reference memory, change and time. Enjoy Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lorraine Glessner
Cost: $700
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Charles Wilson Peale and Natural History Illustration"
July 13-17, 2020
 

Explore Philadelphia’s rich tradition of natural history illustration through fascinating museum visits and hands-on art-making with award-winning artist, illustrator and PAFA alumna Kate Samworth. Follow the path of Charles Wilson Peale, the painter, scientist, inventor, and naturalist who established the nation’s first natural history museum in 1786, in an effort to collect and catalogue all living things. Visit the American Philosophical Society and the Library Company of Philadelphia and others to view prints, paintings and ephemera related to the exploration of the natural world at the end of the Enlightenment era. Return to PAFA to create your own nature illustration of flora and fauna with a new understanding of the role of those who collected, preserved, identified and depicted living things through history.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kate Samworth
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College Intensives: Drawing 1 (Online)"
July 13-17, 2020
 

Ideal for teens who want to further their drawing skills and develop a strong body of work for their portfolios. Students will learn the fundamental principles of observational drawing, as well as strategies for working successfully from photographs and invention. Emphasis will be placed on the study of proportions, perspective, light & shadow, line, tone, gesture, and figure/ground relationships. Time spent on each drawing will expand throughout the class in an effort to explore a more complex treatment of form, value, composition, surface, and design. This course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and include video demonstrations, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, as well as twice daily live chats via Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College Intensives: Portrait Drawing & Painting (Online)"
July 20-24, 2020
 

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, 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. Open to all 9-12 grades.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Storytelling of Venice in Watercolor (Online)"
July 20-21, 2020
 

For centuries, Venice has attracted many artists including John Singer Sargent who made hundreds of watercolors there in the early 1880s. In this interactive class, we will paint 2 new compositions that tell a compelling story, inspired by some of Sargent’s Venice paintings. Keiko will demonstrate her process and take you every step of the way to capture the romance of Venice. Q&A and critique is an integral part of the lessons on both days. Reference photos will be provided prior to the start of class. Make sure to print them to have them available during the sessions. Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe, www.ktanabefineart.com
Cost: $198 for 2 sessions of 3 hours each
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Colored wooden boats of Costa Brava (Online)"
July 22, 2020
 

Kathy Rennell Forbes will share her step by step process of painting the brightly colored wooden boats of Costa Brava Spain. Kathy will also share some of her fondest memories of this beautiful region of Spain. Kathy will comment as needed, while answering any additional questions you may have about watercolor painting. She will give each person personal feedback and the class will end with a critique. Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kathy Rennell Forbes, www.artbykrf.com
Cost: $98 for 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Boats and cliffs of the rocky coast of the Mediterranean (Online)"
July 22 & 29, 2020
 

Kathy Rennell Forbes will share her step by step process of painting the brightly colored wooden boats of Costa Brava Spain in the first lesson and the rocky coast of Calella in the second. Kathy will also share some of her fondest memories of this beautiful region of Spain. Kathy will comment as needed, while answering any additional questions you may have about watercolor painting. She will give each person personal feedback and the class will end with a critique. Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kathy Rennell Forbes, www.artbykrf.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


" Wisteria Terrace of a Medieval House in Italy (Online)"
July 22 & 24, 2020
 

In the heart of Tuscany, you can feel the warmth and the feelings of an ancient land…… an inspiration for artists for centuries! Working in Oil on Italian Linen, we construct a beautiful Italian painting in two sessions concentrating on strong natural light contrasts and composition harmony, as well as studying how to mix natural colours to create the essence of a beautiful Tuscan scene. As Janet demonstrates, step by step, quiet time is provided so that you can paint along with her. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to Janet as well as show her your work through your camera to get personal feedback and critique.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Janet Knight, janetknight.com.au
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Beach Bright’s & Glowing Light (Online)"
July 23-24, 2020
 

Stroll along the beach in Spain and you’ll come across colorful fishing boats mixed in with sunbathers and colorful umbrellas. Brighten your summer days as we head to the coast (virtually) to create with captivating colors illuminated by sunlight! Enjoy the camaraderie of two teachers with sunny dispositions and decades of leading watercolor workshops worldwide. Each instructor will be teaching a session of 4 hours, so you can discover different ways to approach your painting as they share their secrets. As you follow along step-by-step, you will complete two paintings (one in each session). Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly, get personal feedback, and see everyone’s work. Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
Cost: $198 for 2 sessions of 4 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting the Thistle"
July 24, 2020
 

This beautiful Thistle flower uses a few unique and routine watercolor techniques using Dr. Ph. Martin's Liquid Watercolors. Participants will learn how to apply paint with a basting brush and a caramel apple stick and create a wonderful background using negative space painting. When we finish this painting, we usually complete another smaller painting using some of the same skills. This way, you really learn how to paint with the liquid watercolors.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Janet Nunn
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"The Art of the Sketchbook"
July 24, 2020
 

Let's face it - life gets busy and studio time can be hard to come by. The key to maintaining a healthy studio practice lies in the sketchbook. This class explores the sketchbook as a portable art studio, a place to 'play' like nobody's watching, and a way of recording your personal process. Together, we'll embark on a creative journey starting with non-traditional warm-up exercises and resulting in standalone abstract works in your personal sketchbook. We'll explore color mixing, palette building, creative prompts, doodling, paint application and collage. Learn to take risks and work out ideas before starting on a big canvas. Most importantly, you'll learn to love the process in addition to the end result.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amanda Hawkins
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Mixed Media Magic"
July 24, 2020
 

Unleash your creativity by combining art media to create incredibly diverse and unique art. Try a variety of materials including acrylic paint, pastel, colored pencil and watercolor. Overcome any fear you may have of the "blank canvas" with "brushless" painting. Prepare substrates with paint and paper that will become a background layer for image transfer processes. Learn image transfer techniques to include photographs in your mixed media pieces. Learn how to think about what types of images work best with your art. Learn about gelli plate print-making and art journaling techniques to make individual pages that can stand alone or bind together in a book.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Heidi Sussman
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Gel Plate Monoprinting"
July 24, 2020
 

Are you frustrated with the fact that you have the Gel Plate but haven't mastered it? Are you afraid to even open it? This class is for you! I know how frustrating it can be when you don't get the results you want or expect. It's difficult trying to figure things out on your own - let's do this together! In this workshop you will learn how to create painterly, rich, layered collage papers with the Gel Press Monoprinting Plate.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Elizabeth St. Hilaire
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Finding the Soul of Forgotten Materials"
July 24-26, 2020
 

This three-day workshop encourages students to experiment with innovative and intuitive ways of creating structures and forms using organic, found and recycled materials. Students are invited to think about shapes and forms and bring these ideas to the workshop. Using unusual techniques developed by Geoffrey to overcome construction challenges, you will create a variety of forms of your choice. You'll be asked to bring some of their own favorite materials. This class is perfect for beginners seeking an introduction to creating curious objects as well as intermediate and advanced students wishing to reach the next level and break out of their comfort zone. Students will learn to use hand and power tools such as drills, band saws, and sanders.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Geoffrey Gorman
Cost: $465
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Fingerpainting Sunscapes and Moonscapes"
July 25, 2020
 

This day is split into two 3-hour segments. In this one-day workshop, you will be painting along with master finger-painting Kathy Beekman, as she shows you how to create dynamic paintings incorporating the sun and the moon. Perfect for beginners and fun for students that love to get down and dirty with their fingers. Learn how to mix color directly on your paper and how to manipulate the pastel sticks to create dreamy imagery. You'll be sure to find it refreshing not using any tools other than your fingers. Bonus: By the end of the day you will have a minimum of two beautiful paintings and a wonderful story about how they were created to share with family and friends.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kathy Beekman
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Kathy Beekman
Website, email, 303-269-6963


"Gel Plate Monoprinting"
July 25, 2020
 

Are you frustrated with the fact that you have the Gel Plate but haven't mastered it? Are you afraid to even open it? This class is for you! I know how frustrating it can be when you don't get the results you want or expect. It's difficult trying to figure things out on your own - let's do this together! In this workshop you will learn how to create painterly, rich, layered collage papers with the Gel Press Monoprinting Plate.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Elizabeth St. Hilaire
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Expressive Landscape Painting"
July 25, 2020
 

The foundation of this workshop lies in traditional landscape painting, however, the resultant paintings will be anything but traditional! This workshop is rooted in the formal qualities of landscape painting and uses these principles as means to abstract. The first half of the workshop will be spent exploring automatic drawing techniques, compositional studies, and non-traditional color palettes. The later half will be spent working on a larger, more involved painting. The sequential layout of this class will give students the tools and confidence to take chances and make informed decisions on the canvas.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amanda Hawkins
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Painting Petunias"
July 25, 2020
 

Painting this group of flowers with Dr. Ph. Martin's Liquid Watercolors is a snap. Starting off with an India Ink drawing and then splattering with paint, make the colors to start this painting. In this class you will learn how to paint with liquid watercolors, splatter, and use India Ink. Then we will paint a smaller painting incorporating the skills in the Petunia lesson.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Janet Nunn
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Sketch Memories from Europe (Online)"
July 25 & August 1, 2020
 

Traveling becomes so much better when you sketch memories. Let me show you beautiful & fun ways to capture your impressions. Not just on a big trip, but on your journey through life right now. Capture your life in sketches you will treasure. In this class, we will explore a variety of ways to quickly get the essence or linger and let the details flow from you pen, pencil or brush. Remember – “ If you Sketch a Memory, it will stay with you Forever”. Through a step-by-step demo and Q&A, you will follow Susan as she shares her tips and secrets. Reference photos will be provided prior to the start of the class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Susan Blackwood, www.susanblackwood.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Koi Fish"
July 26, 2020
 

Painting the water and these colorful fish are easy with a few tips and painting with Liquid watercolors. In this class you will learn how to layer paint to create depth in water, use mask to protect the white of the paper and paint in details and shadows in the water. After we finish the Koi fish painting we will complete a smaller painting using the same skills.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Janet Nunn
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Small Floral Collage - Small Format 10x10"
July 26, 2020
 

A comprehensive one-day workshop that will take you through the collage process step-by-step. A great prerequisite to this class is the Gel Plate Monoprinting workshop, so that you can bring your own papers to class; however, I will provide a sampling of papers for sharing for those who do not make their own papers. Colors of provided papers will, of course, be limited. You may also bring colored, decorative papers from the art supply store, or papers you may have already painted or monoprinted. No magazines, scrapbook paper, or shiny paper please. At the end of this workshop, you will have the skills and confidence to create an impressionistic, painterly collage - your very own Paper Painting!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Elizabeth St. Hilaire
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Kim Casebeer: Composition of the Landscape (live virtual retreat)"
July 26-30, 2020
 

Start outside painting plein air, then move into a studio setting to work out composition and design. The beginner and advanced-level student is welcome; attendees should have a basic knowledge of painting and drawing. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water, Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kim Casebeer
Cost: $675
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Capture the Beauty of Trees"
July 26, 2020
 

This day is split into two 3-hour segments. Discover and capture the magical personalities of trees in this soft pastel workshop. With many demonstrations, experimentation, and plenty of individual instruction, you will learn Kathy's techniques for achieving mood, emotion and atmosphere in the tree "portraits" that you produce. Plus! You'll learn how to create spiraling limbs and glowing keyholes of light shining through the trees you paint. All of Kathy's workshops are grounded in technique, experimentation, and intriguing information about the subject at hand. Her number one priority is that every student is able to build their confidence level in a safe and playful environment.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kathy Beekman
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Exploring Alcohol Inks"
July 26, 2020
 

Explore flowing vivid colors as you play with Alcohol Inks and create something beautiful. You will be guided through demos and given lots of individual attention. Tips on how to work with the inks on a tile or non-porous surface to direct the design will be shared. Printed materials and group sharing will inspire deeper exploration. All levels of experience are welcome. This is a wonderful workshop for any artist wanting to experience Alcohol Inks for the first time or broaden their use of Alcohol Inks.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Candace French
Cost: $240 - $270
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Pre-College Intensives: Drawing For Comics (Online)"
July 27-31, 2020
 

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.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jeff Kilpatrick
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Flowers of Giverny in Watercolor (Online)"
July 27-28, 2020
 

The class will paint a unique vision of the wisteria on the bridge overlooking Monet’s water garden, using wet in wet techniques to create a misty, ethereal affect, leading to watery reflections and glowing water lilies, emerging buds and leaves. This painting will increase your awareness of creating mood through merged and lost edges, choosing a limited palette to enhance that mood, and specific techniques to design a strong composition. As Evelyn demonstrates, step by step, quiet time is provided so that you can paint along with her. Evelyn emphasizes the fundamentals of good design, strong value arrangements and achieving a glowing, luminous surface in your paintings. Critique and feedback are an important part of the time in class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Evelyn Dunphy, www.evelyndunphy.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Rocky coast of the Spanish Mediterranean (Online)"
July 29, 2020
 

Kathy Rennell Forbes will share her step by step process of painting the rocky coast of Calella, Spain. Kathy will also share some of her fondest memories of this beautiful region of Spain. Kathy will comment as needed, while answering any additional questions you may have about watercolor painting. She will give each person personal feedback and the class will end with a critique. Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kathy Rennell Forbes, www.artbykrf.com
Cost: $98 for 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Capturing Light with Watercolor in an Architectural Setting (Online)"
July 30-31, 2020
 

Through a step by step approach, we will begin our session by focusing on the “how tos” of seeing light on form, understanding temperatures of light and shadow and working with edges in creating depth. We’ll be incorporating our value sketch in planning the pattern, direction and movement of light. As we paint along together, I’ll be demonstrating various ways to create textural effects in watercolor using impressionistic and painterly brushwork. How to paint using glazing techniques as well as incorporating frisket will be covered. We’ll have a number of critiques as we paint together to create the luminous qualities of this warm and inviting entrance to the Tlaquepaque courtyard located in Sedona, Arizona.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Betty Carr, bettycarrfineart.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Virtually Paint the Wild Coast of Spain in Oils (Online)"
July 30-31, 2020
 

Join me for two x 3-hour sessions (6 hours total) where I will show you how you can use the fundamental oil painting techniques of expressing what you see and feel into a piece of beautiful artwork. We will cover: the best compositional practices, massing value patterns and color harmony and theory among others. Critique and feedback are an important part of the time in class. Since this is an interactive class, you can ask questions directly, show 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: Howard Friedland
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Live Virtual Retreat: Tracking Wonder in Times of Change"
August 2-6, 2020
 

Through a curated schedule that includes live interaction with the instructor via Zoom, as well as assignments for individual work time, participants will experience how a new set of daily practices can momentarily dissolve habitual patterns of perception, open your mind with surprising delight, and train you to glean fresh insights to daily, spiritual, and creative challenges.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jeffrey Davis
Cost: $550 ( + tax)
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Pam Houston: Turning the Physical World into a Story (live virtual retreat)"
August 2-6, 2020
 

Join internationally-recognized author Pam Houston for a generative writing retreat focused on exploring the essential components of good writing and to utilize sensory details to inform and inspire your writing. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water. Lodging packages available.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Pam Houston
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178


"Creative Kids Summer Art Camp"
Choose from weekly sessions thru August 7, 2020
 

Creative Kids Art Camp is for younger campers (ages 6-9) of all skill levels and accomplishments. Our teachers are great at creatively adapting projects and working with variety of skill levels and dexterity. Each week campers will be led by the teacher in projects related to the theme of the week using various mediums. Campers will learn and practice basic art skills such as color mixing, painting with artist paintbrushes and drawing with pencil, marker, pastel and more.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Cost: Members $75/wk, Non-members $100/wk
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Emerging Artists Summer Art Camp"
Choose from weekly sessions thru August 7, 2020
 

Emerging Artists is a program for older campers (ages 10-13) of all skill levels and accomplishments. Our teachers are great at creatively adapting projects and working with variety of skill levels and dexterity. Each week campers will be led by the teacher in projects related to the theme of the week using various mediums. Campers will learn and practice basic art skills such as color mixing, painting with artist paintbrushes and drawing with pencil, marker, pastel and more.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Cost: Members $75/wk, Non-members $100/wk
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Pre-College Intensives: Illustration: The Art of the Concert Poster (Online)"
August 3-7, 2020
 

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 video demonstrations, lectures, and assignments. Daily group discussions and individual critiques will be conducted via Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: James Heimer
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Contemporary Studies Art Camp"
Choose from weekly sessions thru August 7, 2020
 

Contemporary Studies Art Camp is for teens (ages 14-18) of all skill levels and accomplishments. Our teachers are great at creatively adapting projects and working with variety of skill levels and dexterity. Each week campers will be led by the teacher in projects related to the theme of the week using various mediums. Campers will learn and practice basic art skills such as color mixing, painting with artist paintbrushes and drawing with pencil, marker, pastel and more.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Cost: Members $75/wk, Non-members $100/wk
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Non-Objective Abstract Painting (Online Class)"
August 5, 2020
 

Join Art Cornell in this virtual class offering, Non-Objective Abstract Painting. This class is perfect for anyone who has already done beginners work in abstract art and wants to progress to the next level and for students that want to refine their skills in painting non-objective abstract art work. Composition, texture, points of focus will be covered, as well as, when a work is done. Bring works that you have started to be critiqued or works you would like to try and emulate. This class is limited in size to ensure each person gets individual time for help and critique with the instructor.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Art Cornell, www.ArtByArtCornell.com
Cost: $144 for Members, $160 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting Intuitively: Watercolor Methods for Landscape & Still Life (Online Class)"
August 7, 2020
 

This 4-week Zoom course will focus on how to paint intuitively by employing fresh, loose brushwork while simplifying the complex elements of the landscape. We will examine the property of light and how it reveals form and color as we employ each to achieve atmospheric perspective and appearance of volume. Alex will demonstrate from life and from registrant’s own photo references. Class will have limited registration to enable each participant to have one-on-one attention.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $144 for Members, $160 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Pre-College Intensives: Digital Photography (Online)"
August 10-14, 2020
 

Discover the creative possibilities of digital photography. Learn to use the camera as an expressive tool as you develop an understanding of photography’s technical and visual aspects. Instruction covers camera functions, composition and content, logistics, post processing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, and assembling a photo project to create a portfolio. The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, as well as live chat. Class structure consists of new material being explored in the morning, and then applying that knowledge with camera or computer after lunch. Class will meet live via Zoom from 10am-12pm. The instructor will also be available via text/voice from 12pm to 5pm.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Abstracts From the Ground Up"
August 17-20, 2020
 

So you want to create abstracts but you haven’t a clue where to start. Abstracts From the Ground Up takes you from the very beginning…how to find your designs, so you are never without a design, then how to develop this design into a finished painting that is totally yours. This workshop will be a live virtual event. I will be there with you during the entire four days. I can’t wait as I am excited. Please email me if you have any questions….gwen@gwenfox.com
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Gwen Fox
Cost: $495
Sponsor: fox studio
Website, email, 575-751-0183


"Famous Places of Kyoto, Japan, inspired by Hiroshige (Online)"
August 24-25, 2020
 

I would like to invite you to travel virtually to Japan and paint my hometown Kyoto. This ancient Japanese capital has captivated artists for centuries including Hiroshige, a master of the Japanese traditional art of ukiyo-e, who influenced Western masters such as Claude Monet. Inspired by his dynamic composition and extraordinary storytelling skill, we will paint 2 scenes of famous places of Kyoto, one with a river and boats and another with a temple. I will demonstrate and give you a lot of tips to capture a sense of time and place effectively. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to show your work through your camera to get personal feedback as well as see everybody else’s work.
 
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


"Bold & Dynamic Watercolor: Inspired by Monet’s Waterlilies at Giverny (Online)"
August 26-28, 2020
 

In this workshop you will paint a waterlily, which in many ancient cultures around the world symbolizes hope, rebirth, wellness, and peace. I will show you my approach to designing a painting for a more dynamic composition. I will also cover the painting techniques unique to my process; bold color focusing on water to pigment ratio, value structure, and color temperature. All are important to make images look three-dimensional. Alongside our waterlily journey, we will also explore the work and technique of Claude Monet and his time painting flowers at Giverny. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions, show your work through your camera to get personal feedback 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


"Powerful Design, Sensual Edges put Together with Exciting Color"
August 31 - September 3, 2020
 

Design is the foundation of any painting and you want your paintings to have powerful designs filled with exciting color. In this course we will discover designs two hidden meanings around where you put your center of interest plus how to use neutrals to make your paintings glow and finally add sensual edges that are the soul of the painting. This workshop will be a live virtual event. I will be there with you during the entire four day. I can't wait as I am excited. Please email me if you have any questions...gwenfox@msn.com
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Gwen Fox
Cost: $495
Sponsor: fox studio
Website, email, 575-751-0183


"Painting From the Heart"
September 14-17, 2020
 

You know your paintings are good but you want them to be great. You want to be able to connect to a deeper source within you and then put that onto your canvas or paper. To become aware of your depth, calm and genius that lives within your heart. You will discover ways to go within your heart and soul in order to tap into that special energy that is yours and yours alone. This workshop will be a live virtual event. I will be there with you during the entire four days. I can't wait as I am excited. Please email me if you have any questions...gwen@gwenfox.com
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Gwen Fox
Cost: $495
Sponsor: Fox Studio
Website, email, 575-751-0183


"Non-Objective Abstract Painting, Continued (Online Class)"
September 16, 2020
 

Join Art Cornell in this virtual class offering, Non-Objective Abstract Painting, Continued. This class is perfect for anyone who has already done beginners work in abstract art and wants to progress to the next level and for students that want to refine their skills in painting non-objective abstract art work. Composition, texture, points of focus will be covered, as well as, when a work is done. Bring works that you have started to be critiqued or works you would like to try and emulate. This class is limited in size to ensure each person gets individual time for help and critique with the instructor.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Art Cornell, www.ArtByArtCornell.com
Cost: $144 for Members, $160 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Quick Sketch Watercolors"
thru December 31, 2020
 

Discover how to draw with flowing lines and flowing colors. This online Quick Sketch Watercolors Workshop includes 10 Watercolor basics videos, 10+ lesson modules with subjects from the US and Europe, animals to landscapes and sunflowers. Bonus Plein Air Lesson. Live Paint-Along Webinars and previously recorded webinar bonuses with Cindy and a group Facebook Page for sharing the journey.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $297
Sponsor: CindyBriggs
Website, email, 541-420-9463


"Online: Paint Tuscany"
Now thru December 31, 2020
 

This online class includes 10+ lesson modules featuring Tuscan subjects including Sunflowers & Sunflower Fields, Poppies and Poppy Fields, Olives, Doorways, Sunflower Fields, Vineyards, Grapes, Passageways and more. Plus 10 videos teaching watercolor basics to get you warmed up. Bonus: Live Paint-Along Webinars and group facebook page.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $497
Sponsor: Cindy Briggs Designs
Website, email, 541-420-9463


"Therapeutic Art sessions online in real time"
Per request
 

During these challenging times, all over the world, we are faced with uncertainty. Uplift your spirit, understand yourself better, relax and express yourself, fear, adjustments to isolation. These new circumstances upsurge feelings of depression, anxiety, self-doubt, grief, insomnia, addiction. An uplifting, constructive and relaxing alternative is Therapeutic Art. A session can help you sort out thoughts, heal, grow, and serve as a positive alternative to boredom, or obsessive negative thoughts. Creating art, it’s natural! No art experience is necessary, and if you do not have art materials a pencil and paper will suffice. It is an online session, real time interaction. Cristiana is an experienced artist therapist who is extending this prospect due to the current difficult times.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cristiana Marinescu artist therapist
Cost: $35 for 1.5 hours session
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art
Website, email


"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


 

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