Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Sparkling Lemonade"
August 11-12, 2022
 

You'll capture the sparkling light of a summer days as we paint this lemonade themed scene from Cindy's neighborhood. Enjoy step-by-step instruction as your create your own sunlit painting. You will use masking fluid to add sparkle to the flowers and save the spokes for a hint of light. As you paint the scene you'll discover how you can make it your own design by changing the colors of the bicycle, walls and flowers, maybe add some lemons. Using a fine point brush we'll do some lettering and fine details, plus we'll make use of positive and negative shapes.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $178
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Painting Negative Space First = Positively Exciting Compositions"
August 12, 2022
 

Imagine painting around the subject on your paper or canvas and watching how the positive image "P-O-P-S." Alex will demonstrate how to create exciting negative shapes to take your compositions to the next level. This is achieved by drawing a simple object in a creative way and then painting the negative, or background, shapes first! Alex will paint in watercolor, but the concept is the same for all media. Join us and paint along in the medium of your choice!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Skies and Clouds in Watercolor"
August 13-14, 2022
 

Learn to paint skies and clouds using the best characteristics of watercolor! Watercolor is perfect for creating light, transparent skies and clouds with subtle light and shade effects. Learn and practice the simple techniques that make painting both a cinch! Online 2-Day Weekend Workshop. Includes Pre-Class Info Sheet with Drawing Layouts and other class info; Four Painting Sessions with Demos and Paint Along Projects; End of Day Critique With Personal Advice and Suggestions; and Class Recordings For Review.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Tony Conner Studios
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"Abstracting Landscape and Still Life Scenes"
August 26, 2022
 

Discover how to design a scene, not just copy one. As artists, we edit the images we see in order to obtain the effect we are seeking. In this demonstration, Alex will use a photo reference (Landscape) and a still life set up, to demonstrate some of the ways we can simplify what we see and create a strong, bold, or rhythmic design using the elements of shape, color, contrast, value, texture and line. Feel free to draw or paint along in the medium of your choice!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Peonies in Morning Light: Watercolor Workshop"
September 5-6, 2022
 

The beauty of capturing fleeting, early morning light and shadow in watercolor is an amazing task and so rewarding. The “how tos” in achieving dynamic and impressionistic watercolors using painterly brushwork will be demonstrated while painting “the light”. We will, together, paint dramatic light and strong diagonal shadows while instantly creating drama and glow, “Peonies in Morning Light”. The class is live and interactive on Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Betty Carr
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Wild Life in Watercolor"
September 7-8, 2022
 

Carol will share her unique watercolor technique, painting from background to foreground, using dynamic and inventive color. You will complete one painting each day. The class is live and interactive on Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Understanding Perspective Drawing...Finally!"
September 8 - November 24, 2022
 

An essential Zoom live perspective drawing class for landscape painters, anyone getting ready for a plein air painting workshop, students applying to an architectural or animation program, etc. A series of exercises will sharpen your visual perception of various perspective drawing components: horizon line, ground line, vanishing points, proportions, the real vs. the virtual, etc. The notion of depth will become more accurate making your paintings more lifelike. At the end of this live online perspective drawing course, you will be able to draw from your imagination and easily transfer your ideas on paper. The schedule is suitable for participants from North America and Australia. The cost of this 16-hour course is CA$330 (around US$ 260 & AU$ 363).
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$ 260
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Palette Knife Painting for Sky and Water in Oils or Acrylics"
September 9, 2022
 

The palette knife is very versatile and does so much more than obtaining texture or working in a thick, impasto method. Imagine sooth water with beautiful reflections, and skies that have convincing clouds. In this demonstration, Alex will show how to hold and load your palette knife to get these effects to happen automatically as you paint. All you need to paint along with Alex is either acrylic or oil paint (colors: Red, Blue, Yellow & White), heavy weight drawing paper and a palette knife with a trowel type handle (The metal part of the handle should have a bend it in, not be straight).
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting Skies"
September 10-11, 2022
 

One of the amazing qualities of watercolor is an understanding that there is as much power in the areas of the work that are not painted as those that are. And often, to create a sky in our work, the best effects are achieved by learning what areas of our work not to paint. I usually recommend that painters play down areas of sky in a painting so that they do not threaten to dominate the work. But sometimes, the sky is the “star of the show.” In this workshop, I will focus on simple and effective ways to paint clouds and atmospheric effects in both calm and turbulent weather. Class includes lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W Schaller
Cost: $230
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Fall Harvest on the Vine: Watercolor Workshop"
September 12-13, 2022
 

David will be teaching a combination of wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry painting techniques to capture the vibrant colors of Fall with bright chalk marker color notes added. David often includes ink chalk marker color accents in his internationally-renowned California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™ paintings. With his years of college and workshop teaching experience, he is known for breaking down his watercolor painting techniques clearly and always with a dose of humor and encouragement.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Autumn Colors: Watercolor Workshop"
September 15-16, 2022
 

Fall color is on the way! Maples in yellow, red and orange blanket the steep hiking trail in this scene of Sterling Pass in Oak Creek Canyon. Paint the distant mountain formation and splash color into the foreground. Several watercolor techniques will be employed to capture the crisp mountain air in its October splendor. I will be teaching live through Zoom, giving you instruction and critique throughout. Still photos of the painting steps will be sent to you via e-mail after the class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Julie G. Pollard
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Underpainting and Layering in Oils, Acrylics and More!"
September 16, 2022
 

Join noted painter, sculptor and mixed media artist Anthony Ciambella for this live Zoom talk and PowerPoint lecture exploring traditional and contemporary techniques for underpainting and layering in oil, acrylic, and tempera paint. The skill of building multiple layers of transparent and translucent paint over an underpainting (glazing and scumbling) is as relevant today as it was to 15th-century Northern European artists who recognized its potential for achieving luminous color and depth. Lecture topics include painting supports (canvas & panel), color palettes, painting mediums, monochromatic and color underpainting, color mixing and layering techniques. Essential for painters of all levels and styles, and ideal for non-artists interested in learning more about painting!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $10
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Rendering Visible the Invisible"
September 17 - December 14, 2022
 

“Rendering Visible the Invisible” is a stimulating weekly live Zoom painting course emphasizing self-expression via personal stories since it is stories that link us all. This 11-week live virtual class is a unique mix of painting, art history/theory, weekly evaluations, and real-time stimulating discussions among peers. Open to all levels, however, participants need to feel at ease with the medium of their choice (oils, acrylics, watercolours, etc.). A unique online painting class that will foster your creativity and help you bring your art to the next level. The schedule is suitable for participants from North America and Australia. The course consists of 11 classes of three hours each and the cost is CA$ 375 (around US$ 295 & AU$ 420).
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$295
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Sunday Painting with Susan Sullivan"
Sundays, September 18 - October 23, 2022
 

Take a lively painting journey on Sunday afternoons with Susan Sullivan in this live Zoom class! Learn the basics of direct oil painting (alla prima) and layering techniques as you create paintings from your own still life, window view, photographs, and more. Lessons include setting up a still life and other subjects, lighting, drawing and composition, using warm and cool color, color mixing, brush work and using the palette knife. All levels welcome in this informative and fun class!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Susan Sullivan
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Classical Drawing & Painting"
September 19, 2022 to June 2023
 

My classical drawing and painting course is a sequential and comprehensive program offered online over the course of nine months. We start with incremental steps that build over time to gain the foundational skills and techniques required to create successful art. Interwoven throughout each project are discussions, demonstrations, and lectures, all designed to help you understand and apply what you are learning. After each lesson, artists, historians, and curators will join us for live lectures & discussions. This program is for all skill levels, whether you’ve always been interested in art, but never took the first steps, or if you’re a more experienced artist seeking a cohesive and sequential classical art education.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Juliette Aristides
Cost: $6,950
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Landscape Painting: Seascapes, Sunsets, Nocturnes and More!"
Wednesdays, September 21 - October 26, 2022
 

Enjoy painting the many manifestations of landscape with plein air painter extraordinaire Joe Sweeney in this live Zoom class! Learn to paint a range of landscape subjects including seascapes, sunsets, nocturnes and more from photo references supplied by the instructor. Topics include preparatory drawing, compositional fundamentals, color mixing to capture the tonal quality and character of the time of day, sound painting practices as well as many tips and hacks from Joe's long experience. Instruction is geared towards oil, acrylic, and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome. Each session will be recorded and available for viewing after class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Portrait Drawing from Photographs: Part 1"
Thursdays, September 22 - October 27, 2022
 

Learn to create lively portrait drawings using photographs as inspiration and visual source in this live Zoom class. Starting with basic planes and volumes, you’ll build a strong three-dimensional foundation using line and light and shade. You’ll learn about the major structures of the head, the features of the face, and how to relate them to create a lively human presence. Tips and hacks to make the process go more smoothly will also be discussed. Drawing experience is helpful, but not required.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Summer Bliss: Watercolor Workshop"
September 27-28, 2022
 

Evelyn’s watercolor painting techniques demonstrate how to capture the softly unfolding petals of peonies and the other flowers shown in this bouquet of flowers from her garden. We will aim to be botanically correct, but also show the beauty of flowers in a more impressionistic way — the velvety quality of a petal, the delicate colors, the satin shine of a leaf. In this workshop, you will learn to capture not only the colors but also the textures and shadings that are so important in painting flowers. The importance of brush movement, applying paint, color mixing, layering, wet on dry and wet in wet techniques will all be part of our process to achieve glowing transparency as well as deep rich darks.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Evelyn Dunphy
Cost: $198 for 7 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting of Morocco in Watercolor"
September 29-30, 2022
 

Day 1: We will paint a scene of the shaded streets of the medina of Tetouan. Day 2: We will paint the sublime shores of the Mediterranean. The class will be live and interactive on Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amid El Haddad
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting Composition & Background Design"
October 1-2, 2022
 

Day 1: Composition. It is impossible to overestimate the importance of composition in the creation of works of fine art. Nothing is more important. Analyzing reference photos and using rules of composition, we will completely rebuild the space in our original photo to make our watercolor more interesting. Day 2: Designing a background: When constructing a composition for a single subject (for example, a portrait or a lone figure), we always include a background. But how do we properly create a background so that our subject stays at the center of attention? How do we choose colors and tone? How much should the background fill the space? These critical questions form the foundation of the second day of the course.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Solovyev
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Egg Tempera Techniques: Painting Figs via Zoom"
October 8-9, 2022
 

This is an online introductory workshop that will focus on Egg Tempera materials and technique. Figs will be the subject. The objective will be to impart the instructor’s technique so students can explore the medium on their own. We will not be looking for a finished painting but will use the time to practice and understand the technique. The class will include demonstrations, such as making the binder, mixing it with dried pigment, and painting the figs.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Di Costanzo
Cost: $175
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Stories in Painting"
Mondays, October 10-31, 2022
 

Journey with Carol Carter as you develop storytelling through art and explore the meaning behind different paintings. The essential question that this class will center around is, “Why are you painting?” In order to achieve an in-depth understanding, students will be encouraged to share their own art and stories to create an encouraging community of artists who can learn from the experiences of others. Students will participate in two class critiques where they can engage in friendly class discussions that explore why we paint, how we can better communicate our story, and what we can learn from other students. The intention of these conversations is to support students through taking risks, growing their skills, and exploring what art means to them.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $380
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Painting a Provencal Villa in Watercolor"
October 12-13, 2022
 

In this workshop, you will learn to adjust the composition and enhance the lighting to create harmonic balance that will enrich your landscape painting. You will learn how the combination of brilliant light and translucent shadows will enhance your paintings. We will cover how to create depth in your design that will lead your eye in to the into the painting. Theresa will teach you in a calming method, step-by-step to paint this beautiful petite villa from Oppéde le Vieux, located in the Luberon Valley of Provence.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Theresa Goesling
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting a Church in Greece: Collage and Watercolor"
October 15-16, 2022
 

The combination of collage and watercolor enhances the textural effects in this painting. It gives more chances to create interesting, beautiful and lively shapes and contrasts and definitely more depth. We will examine the various papers we can use, from oriental ones to simple tissue paper found in every house. This painting features a church in Greece. We will discuss: Composition, Collage, Watercolor on collaged paper, Choice of papers, Choice of watercolors, etc.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: George Politis, RI, AWS
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Interior Spaces"
October 15-16, 2022
 

This workshop will tackle some of the unique challenges - and opportunities - presented when we turn our attention to the painting of interior spaces. Shadows and light, solids and voids, surfaces and textures all present a rich variety of amazing possibilities to the painter in watercolor.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W Schaller
Cost: $230
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Portrait Drawing from Photographs: Part 2"
Thursdays, November 3 - December 15, 2022
 

Extend your foundational portrait drawing abilities in this class with a focus on aspects key to capturing the uniqueness and personality of your subject: facial expressions, intersections, movement and spatial relationships of forms, and small but revealing details. Learn about changes in the head and face that occur as we age as well as more subjective issues in portraiture such as viewpoint and focus. Challenging and rewarding weekly sketchbook assignments drawing from invention, photos and/or life will supplement and enhance in-class learning. Portrait Drawing from Photographs Part 1 or previous portrait/figure drawing experience recommended.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"From Seen to Scene: A 365 Day Online Mentorship Program"
November 3, 2022 - November 3, 2023
 

Hosted by the Tucson Art Academy Online, this unique program combines a four-part modular system with guidance, feedback, and mentorship for an entire year…. a wonderful opportunity at a great value!! Study with California-based artist, Randall Sexton, who is nationally known for the color and expressive brushwork in his paintings of “everyday” scenes. This course is designed to encourage artists at all levels to explore new ways of seeing the world around them, to recognize the potential subject matter in everyday scenes, and how to translate that into paintings that share one’s unique vision. The success of any painting relies on a solid understanding of the basic principles of picture making in tandem with your creativity and passion.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $895
Sponsor: Tucson Art Academy Online
Website, email


"Bold & Beautiful Watercolors"
November 4-6, 2022
 

Join this live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings of the class. Painting loosely doesn't just 'happen'; it comes from gaining a comfortable level with your skills and materials. However, some techniques can speed up this process. This workshop will focus on using value studies from the outset to identify the large shapes in a scene. We will then complete color painting lessons together. Demonstration paintings will be done by Andy to reinforce the day’s lessons. To loosen up, it is imperative to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish with your painting and then execute it quickly. This class will give you the tools and confidence to do just that.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Polar and Panda Bears and Cubs"
November 10-12, 2022
 

Both engaging creatures are synomymous with the color white, but guess what? White fur is like white snow. It often reflects subtle and beautiful ambient colors. And Pandas live in rich forest-likesettings. There is a ton of creative color possibilities, and that is what we will be exploring with both mamas! A simple five-color palette and two round watercolor brushes will be required.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Basics of Encaustic"
Online ongoing
 

I cover studio safety and set up, as well a many tips and tricks in each lesson from my 17 years of working in encaustic and mixed media, and 12 years of teaching classes and workshops. Some of the topics we cover: Sizing Panels, Direct and Indirect Fusing methods, Scraping to refine surface and shape, Image Transfers, Using oils, Raised and Inset line work, and much more!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $119
Sponsor: Sarah Rehmer | visual artist
Website, email, (708) 680-6759


"Encaustic Mixed Media and Collage"
Online ongoing
 

I cover studio safety and set up, as well a many tips and tricks in each lesson from my 17 years of working in encaustic and mixed media, and 12 years of teaching classes and workshops. Some of the topics we cover: Sizing Panels, Direct and Indirect Fusing methods, Scraping to refine surface and shape, Image Transfers, Using oils, Using various types of paper, Mounting Paper to a panel and much more!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $149
Sponsor: Sarah Rehmer | visual artist
Website, email, (708) 680-6759


"Encaustic and Photography E-Course"
ongoing
 

In this 21 video e-course you will get all the basics plus more in getting you up and working with encaustic paints and your photographs. Over 3 hours of video content plus a companion guide outlining some additional info on supplies used. • Sizing Panels • Working on Mounted and Embedded Prints • Direct and Indirect Fusing methods • Scraping to refine surface and shape • Image Transfers • Using oils • Using various types of photo paper • Hand Coloring on an image • much more!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $149
Sponsor: Sarah Rehmer | visual artist
Website, email


"Design & the Power of Imagination"
ongoing
 

As an instructor, it is my sincere desire to help guide aspiring painters to find better ways to trust, develop, and listen to their artistic voice. This is not done by providing answers so much as in helping artists to ask the right questions. When we begin to grasp this and ask ourselves these fundamental questions, we are well on our way to making significant strides. The curriculum presents a comprehensive and sequential education of watercolor techniques while inspiring the development of your own unique style. The program has rolling admission; you can join anytime and start from the beginning of the curriculum. Each month you will progress through a new 4-8 hour video series while honing your style & technique.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W. Schaller
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Rustic Textures"
Self-paced (recorded)
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 3 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Angus McEwan and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. In this class, Angus will introduce you to using more creative textures in your artwork with purpose and intent. You will be specifically looking at representing wood & rust. Angus will demonstrate a few of the techniques he employs in his work. These will then be applied to an image that Angus will provide. Includes 14 supplementary videos and 17 accompanying PDFs on demonstrations as well as “Colour mixing (optical mixing),” “How I use Colour,” “My palette & Mixing tints,” “Stretching Paper-Gum strip,” and “Stretching to the edge.”
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $238
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Capturing Essentials in Landscape"
Self-paced (recorded)
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 2 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Eugen Chisnicean and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Eugen will take you behind the scenes of creating a landscape painting using watercolor. He will share his approach to design and compositional process, introducing "The Language of the Landscape" as a common language between teacher and students. Students will learn how to read and simplify any subject, build their compositions, capture the essentials of their desired landscape, and create mood and atmosphere using a watercolor medium.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eugen Chisnicean
Cost: $154
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Bold & Colourful Watercolors"
Self-paced (recorded)
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 3 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Andy Evansen and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Painting loosely doesn't just 'happen'; it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time. However, there are techniques that can speed up this process. This workshop will focus on using value studies to identify the large shapes in a scene. Then we will move on to color. Demonstration paintings will reinforce the day’s lessons. In order to loosen up, it is imperative to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish with your painting and then execute it quickly.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $238
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Macroscale Contemporary Landscape"
Self-paced (recorded)
 

Enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule and have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This demo will show the creation of a large-scale contemporary landscape painting in watercolor from start to finish. Students will explore painterly ways to find the composition. Activating the entire picture plane and working with “push and pull” early in the process will be prioritized. We will use techniques such as glazing, scumbling, splattering, and smearing to deconstruct the image, and Elizabeth will demonstrate a variety of mark-making in this unconventional approach to watercolor. The inclusion of gouache will introduce opacity, and layering and removing paint will be a key part of the evolution of the painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Elizabeth Allison
Cost: $35
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Rustic Textures: Personal Project"
Self-paced (recorded)
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 4 days of recordings available, 6 personal critiques from Angus McEwan and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This class will primarily focus on mentoring students to develop their own body of work from concept to manifestation. In addition to exercises and demos, students will work on self-directed projects that incorporate drawing, painting textures. The class will also include critiques, discussions, and readings. This course is an opportunity to work on your own unique painting with guidance, support, and mentoring, with a whole host of supplementary videos, pdfs, and other support material.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $315
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Expanding the Limits of Watercolour"
Self-paced (recorded)
 

Enjoy this self-paced class where you will have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. In this intensive but fun course we will experiment with and push watercolor to the limits. This will make you question your understanding of watercolors. This isn’t just about messing around with paint, as we will corral our experimentation into a detailed rendition of surface texture. I will take you through the process step by step, but I will also back this up with videos & pdfs. Enjoy exploring watercolor while learning.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $238
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Introduction to Oil Painting"
video course
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. Angela will give you access to her step-by-step introduction to painting with oils, helping you to feel more confident through the skills you will be practicing and the tools you’ll get to know. Through PDFs, Instructional videos on how to use and load your brush, care for your supplies, and how to layer oil paint, you’ll learn how to use oil paint to create works of art at home without the fear of toxic fumes.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angela Bandurka
Cost: $89
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Introduction to Acrylics"
video course
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. Angela will give you access to her step-by-step introduction to painting with acrylics, helping you to feel more confident through the skills you will be practicing and the tools you’ll get to know. Through PDFs, Instructional videos on how to use and load your brush, care for your supplies, and how to layer acrylic paint, you’ll learn how to use acrylic paint to create works of art at home.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angela Bandurka
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Language of Landscape"
video course
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. In this course, Eugen takes you behind the scenes of creating a landscape painting. He shares his approach to design and compositional process, introducing "The Language of the Landscape" as a common language between teacher and students. Each lesson has step-by-step demonstrations showing in detail various technical approaches to watercolor. The course contains different types of landscape subjects and compositional solutions. This course grows with you! New lessons and teaching ideas will be added regularly and will be accessible to existing students.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eugen Chisnicean
Cost: $130
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Classical Figure Drawing Foundations"
Self-paced (recorded)
 

This methodical eight-week figure drawing course will teach you cornerstone principles for realist drawing of the human form. In this course, American figurative artist Patricia Watwood will introduce the essential components she uses to craft realistic figure drawings. First, Patricia will guide you through learning to use the central axis to establish a dynamic gesture with the pose. Next, she will teach the envelope and block-in, building your perceptual skills to see flat shapes, angles, and distances, and observing light and shadow patterns. Patricia will also lead you through understanding the primary structures of the torso and the basics of proportion, an essential in every figurative artist's toolbox. You will use male and female full-figure pose photo and video references.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Patricia Watwood
Cost: $465
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Stories in Painting"
Self-paced (recorded)
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. This four-week class is designed to discuss content, meaning, intention, expression, communication of a personal, autobiographical, and narrative painting. I will demonstrate the techniques in executing a watercolor and imbuing it with emotion and symbolism. Every week, we will look at painting with a new lens.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $266
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Loose & Vivid Florals"
video course
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. Learn how world-renowned watercolorist Yuko Nagayama observes and recreates vivid florals in watercolor. In this demonstration, you will learn about Yuko's process, from the beginning stages of creating a solid floral arrangement to the sketching process and finally executing the final painting. Yuko's down-to-earth and straightforward approach to art education provides students of all artistic backgrounds an opportunity to experiment with floral watercolors.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Yuko Nagayama
Cost: $39
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Water Scenes in Madrid"
video course
 

This course is for artists at all levels who want to learn to paint natural landscapes and waterscapes with confidence. Whether you are looking to develop your plein-air skills, improve your ability to capture natural light and colors in your studio work, or enhance your natural compositions - Pablo will cover it all in this course! An award-winning plein air artist, Pablo has spent over a decade specializing in the painting of water scenes. In this video course, Pablo will demonstrate how you can capture the ethereal flow, reflections, and color of water scenes. He’ll walk you through his set up, materials, palette, and explain his techniques for creating reflectivity, translucency, and fluidity in water scenes.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Pablo Ruben Lopez Sanz
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"The Art of the Illustrated Journal"
video course
 

In this video course, award-winning watercolorist, Brenda Swenson, will teach you to discover inspiration, awaken your senses, and tell your stories through illustrated journaling. You'll learn the fundamentals of watercolor, how to draw and paint from life and references, and how to find limitless artistic inspiration in everyday life. Included in the course are four demonstrations as well as lessons on watercolor, drawing, and font-writing techniques. Throughout the course, you’ll work on thoughtfully-designed projects that help you hone your illustration, sketching, and watercolor skills and breathe life into your own illustrated journal.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Brenda Swenson
Cost: $89
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"San Diego Seascapes"
video course
 

In this video course, award winning watercolorist, Keiko Tanabe walks you through her process of painting in Plein Air. She will share how she selects a scene, creates a striking composition, and uses value and color to create mood in her work. This course was filmed outdoors on location in San Diego California, and includes three complete painting demonstrations with two harbor scenes and one beach scene. This course is for artists at all levels who want to learn to paint natural seascapes with confidence. Whether you are looking to develop your plein-air skills, improve your ability to capture natural light and colors in your studio work, or enhance your compositions - Keiko will cover it all in this course!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Simplifying Landscapes"
video course
 

This video course is for artists at all levels who want to learn to paint natural landscapes or urban scenes with confidence. Whether you are looking to develop your plein-air skills, improve your ability to capture natural light and colors in your studio work, or enhance your natural and urban compositions - award-winning watercolorist Andy Evansen will cover it all! He guides you through the complete plein air painting process, from setting up on location, selecting a scene, understanding natural light and shadow, using simple shapes to create striking compositions, drawing with confidence, and finishing a painting. The course was filmed outdoors on location and includes three complete painting demonstrations with two charming landscapes and one bustling urban scene.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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