Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


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

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


"Impasto Painting (Online)"
Tuesdays, July 27 - August 10, 2021
 

Impasto is a technique in which paint is applied in very thick layers, often with visible brush or painting-knife strokes, to impart texture, expression, or even sculptural effects. Impasto techniques have been an essential part of painting history, from the underlying vigorous brushwork of Renaissance artists to the distinctive mark-making of past and contemporary masters such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, de Kooning, Soutine, Lucian Freud, and Auerbach. Learn techniques to build a thick, textured surface to find your own unique impasto style in this course.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Cost: $125
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Abstract Landscape Painting"
July 27-31, 2021
 

Zoom class. How do you experience nature? Some climb the biggest mountain they can find, others comb the beach or cultivate colorful gardens in their backyard. Abstract landscape painting allows us to relive these moments in nature and capture those fleeting moments of exhilaration, nostalgia and serenity through color and mark.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amanda Hawkins
Cost: $495
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Watercolor: Mountains Framed by Brilliant Wildflowers (Online)"
July 29-31, 2021
 

For this live-online painting workshop we will use a photo with discretion to loosely evoke plein-air flavor and atmosphere in our paintings. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Julie Gilbert Pollard, www.juliegilbertpollard.com
Cost: $249 for 9 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Online Close-up Bee and Flower Watercolor Workshop"
July 31, 2021
 

Learn how to paint a close-up Bee with transparent wings as he buzzes around some flowers. This one-day online watercolor workshop walks students through the process of creating a realistic bee, flowers, and a soft focus background. Students learn watercolor techniques like wet on wet, layering, lifting, and more. Lorraine provides the reference photo and instructions. Paint along with Lorraine as she demonstrates the painting step-by-step. (image is only an example)
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lorraine Watry
Cost: $140.00
Sponsor: Arvada Art Center
Website, email, 720-898-7200


"Studies in Photographic Possibility"
Thursdays, August 1-29, 2021
 

This course is online via Zoom. Five weeks of open, informal discussion and analysis of hundreds of photographs of note. This course may alter the way you see the world and the way you capture photographs.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Joseph Podlesnik, www.josephpodlesnik.com
Cost: $199 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


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

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


"What We Learn From Vincent: Still Life"
Tuesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 31, 2021
 

There are so many things that we can learn when we study other painters. When we look at the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh, we can explore color, composition, perspective and form. His creative force continues to be an inspiration to the entire world. Royce Deans and Tali Farchi have spent years studying the work of Vincent and visiting many of the locations that he worked. They have much to share.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $175.00
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Watercolor Techniques"
August 3-4, 2021
 

Zoom class. Technique is everything and Michael Reardon will help you explore so many ways to strengthen your skills in landscape and cityscape watercolor painting. You will learn how to create a strong composition and use value to invoke a sense of light. Michael will teach you how to manipulate color for a full expressive effect. Join us for this 2-day workshop and you'll go home with an abundance of techniques you can use the rest of your life. Michael is the Author of Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes, from North Light Books and has three instructional DVD’s.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Reardon
Cost: $255
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Watercolor: European Vacation (Online)"
August 4-5, 2021
 

This online workshop is live, interactive and hands-on. Keiko will demonstrate step by step, breaking up the process in manageable steps, giving you time to paint during the live session. You will be able to ask questions directly to Keiko and get personal feedback. Day 1: We will paint a seascape. Day 2: We will paint a sunny cafe terrace scene.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe, AWS, NWS, www.ktanabefineart.com
Cost: $198 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Luminous Paintings in Watercolor!"
Wednesdays, August 4-25, 2021
 

This online workshop will focus on techniques in painting the effects of light on form resulting in masterful paintings! As a signature member of the American Impressionist Society, techniques in using painterly, impressionistic brushwork will be demonstrated throughout the month. Students will gain experience and knowledge in painting with watercolor. How to manipulate color, value and edges and control the fluidity will also be demonstrated. Our main focus will be painting the landscape. A variety of techniques in creating textures using the brush and palette knife will take place as well! Come and enjoy! Book: "Seeing the Light, an artist's guide", Create depth, form and atmosphere with light in watercolor and oil Betty Carr, Author.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Betty Carr
Cost: $325 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Paint a Gorgeous Hilton Head Landscape"
Wednesdays, August 4 & 11, 2021
 

Each student will follow along step-by-step with Addison as you complete this gorgeous Hilton Head Island landscape. Addison will be painting alongside everyone, demonstrating and teaching the fundamentals to create the painting. We will be using acrylic paint for this class. All levels are welcome to join.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor Basics - for Beginners"
Thursdays, August 5-26, 2021
 

This session is for beginning watercolor student or those who are returning to watercolor and want a refresher. Classes will focus on helping students: - Learn paint/water ratios - Practice mixing colors, washes and blends - Introduction to basic color theory - Learn about watercolor brushes, paint & paper quality and other tools. Classes recorded to watch later. Each week students will be given an “assignment” or a painting project to do on their own to help reinforce and build their skills.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberta Kiphuth
Cost: $85
Sponsor: Detati Art
Website, email, 408-744-9300


"Watercolor - Landscape for Beginners"
Thursdays, August 5-26, 2021
 

This watercolor session is all about landscapes. Classes will consist of exercises focusing on landscapes and landscape elements: skies, clouds, tress, rocks. Classes are recorded to watch later. Each week students will be given an “assignment” or a painting project to do on their own to help reinforce and build their skills.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberta Kiphuth
Cost: $85
Sponsor: Detati Art
Website, email, 408-744-9300


"Creating Dynamic, Abstract Landscapes in Oils and Acrylics (Online)"
Thursdays, August 5-26, 2021
 

Imagine letting your creativity loose by using special design techniques to edit and abstract your subject. Composition, shapes, colors, textures all come into play as we edit and simplify our landscape subjects. The class will paint from reference photos submitted by class registrants in advance. Personal, and full-class, input from Alex will move your designs to surprising and visually exciting conclusions. Alex will also demonstrate design techniques based on your image. Each class starts with a demonstration specific to the learning for the day.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor Techniques"
August 5-6, 2021
 

Zoom class. Technique is everything and Michael Reardon will help you explore so many ways to strengthen your skills in landscape and cityscape watercolor painting. You will learn how to create a strong composition and use value to invoke a sense of light. Michael will teach you how to manipulate color for a full expressive effect. Join us for this 2-day workshop and you'll go home with an abundance of techniques you can use the rest of your life. Michael is the Author of Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes, from North Light Books and has three instructional DVD’s.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Reardon
Cost: $255
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Watercolor Works!"
August 5-26, 2021
 

Great for Beginners and anyone struggling with Watercolor. If you want to improve, this class is for you. Watercolor is a uniquely beautiful but tricky medium. This class teaches you the important fundamental painting skills which make everything else easier. We also introduce some basic color and composition ideas to help strengthen and unify your paintings. Class includes: A Weekly Written Class Info Sheet with Drawing Layouts and illustrated Examples; Pre-Class “Homework”; Weekly Critique With Personal Advice and Suggestions; Online Class with Demos, Paint-along Projects, Q&A; and a Recording of Each Class For Review.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Watercolor Methods
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"Spontaneous Abstraction Workshop (Online)"
August 6-8, 2021
 

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class. Many artists can feel frustrated in front of a blank canvas. 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 will push students to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Demonstration of different drawing and painting techniques will enhance your knowledge of the process of painting. Students will utilize line, color and space and learn 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


"Watercolor: Painting Wildlife"
Fridays, August 6-17, 2021
 

A reference image will be emailed weekly. During class time, Christine will provide step-by-step instructions as she paints, and you paint along with her. Most students will have a finished painting at the end of each 2-hour virtual session. In addition, students may email a copy of their finished work to the instructor for encouraging suggestions to improve their watercolor painting. Classes will be videotaped for students to watch later.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Christine Oliver
Cost: $95 for 4 classes
Sponsor: Detati Art
Website, email, 408-744-9300


"Head Study of a Model in Costume"
Fridays, August 6-27, 2021
 

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


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

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


"Painting Birds In Watercolor"
August 9-30, 2021
 

Get loose, go outside the lines, and be unafraid of your watercolors! During this 4-week course, Kim will guide students through several different approaches to painting birds — a very direct painting approach, a wet into wet approach, and a unique “throwing paint” approach. Students will learn to relax and open up their creativity and imaginations. Although, continue to explore additional techniques around the making of shapes, using color combinations, simultaneously designing foreground and background, taking advantage soft and hard edges, students will gain confidence in reaching the point where they realize their painting is done.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kim Johnson Nechtman
Cost: $210 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"3 techniques to sketch Italy (Online)"
August 9-11, 2021
 

Learn fun sketching techniques before your next trip to Italy (or anywhere around the world)! This unique workshop will explore varies sketching techniques and styles. With just a few simple tools, you’ll learn how to sketch stylishly, loosely and more intuitively! You’ll be amazed with what you can create after taking this workshop.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Shuang Li
Cost: $249 for 9 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"From Life to Art: Infusing Meaning into Your Art"
4 Saturdays, August 14 - September 4, 2021
 

“Meaning-making,” is a psychological concept to which one is seeking a deeper understanding of a life event, a place or simply a technique. Whatever the meaning or intention behind what you’re creating, becomes infused in your creation. By first collecting resource material, whether that be going out and photographing or using existing images, we will begin to extract the essence of your meaning or intention. Through the use of a color palette, mixed media techniques, collage and more, we will create an abstract translation. You will have the option to create a series of small pieces or a few larger pieces. This workshop is for those who have had mixed media, acrylic painting & color mixing experience. Adults 18+
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lisa Agaran
Cost: $120.00
Sponsor: True Creativity Within
Website, email, 626-470-7278


"The Art of Asemic Writing"
4 Saturdays, August 14 - September 4, 2021
 

Asemic writing is markings whether it be scribbles, scratches, brush strokes, symbols or stitching that resemble handwritten words and sentences, but have no recognizable content, words or meaning. They are simply visual elements often used in mixed media and abstract artwork. The process of Asemic writing takes us back to the primitive and child like scribbles before we learned how to write, helping us tap into our innate artistic nature. Join me as we explore a variety of techniques utilizing different writing tools as well as explore different writing methods to shift the feel and look of your asemic writing. Asemic pieces will be pulled together & collaged to create an abstract creation. All art experience welcome. Adults 18+
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lisa Agaran
Cost: $120.00
Sponsor: True Creativity Within
Website, email, 626-470-7278


"Artist Retreat"
August 28, 2021
 

Calling all artists and creatives! Explore and discover how to tap into your inner artist in a fun and encouraging environment. We will be exploring the many uses of acrylic paints and mediums and their colour relationships while learning brush technique and how to create compelling abstract work. This class is ideally suited for those who have some knowledge of colour theory and drawing but want to further their techniques as an artist. This workshop offers a different spin on learning intuitively while offering an understanding of the necessary fundamentals. You will work towards creating a free, loose and confident painting which speaks to your unique style. Registration is limited to 10 people in person, and 10 more online.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate
Cost: $85 online / $185 in-person
Website, email


"Watercolor: Water & Sky in All Seasons (Online)"
Thursdays, September 2-23, 2021
 

Dramatic skies at sunset, or with high wind clouds, puffy cumulonimbus clouds, rain clouds, etc., are often the reason that we are drawn to paint a scene. This—and the reflective allure of water can make an ordinary scene extraordinary. This Zoom course will cover the techniques used to obtain all of the above types of cloud formations and the colors associated with them, and colors and reflections on the water. Paint along in watercolor with Alex Sharma as she demonstrates specific brush strokes, wet-on-wet, and mixing techniques to obtain dramatic results. We will paint from your photo images that will be sent to Alex prior to the course. All you need is watercolor paints, paper, and one or two good brushes.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"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


"Art History 101 (Online)"
Tuesdays, September 7-28, 2021
 

This weekly Art History Virtual 4-week series, led by Debi West, will take place each Tuesday from 10 to 11am via ZOOM. Get your visual journals and join us to take some creative notes as you learn about the art that documents our world! Each week Debi will introduce you to one of History's great artists as you learn how they influenced modern-day art.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $40
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"What We Learn From Vincent: Portraits and People"
Tuesdays, September 7-28, 2021
 

If we study the work and life of Vincent Van Gogh we find a most interesting, complex and caring person. He cared deeply for people and longed to express that desire in his paintings his entire life. In this class we will look at his portraits and self-portraits as well as how he used figures in his landscapes. Royce Deans and Tali Farchi your instructors for this class have made it a priority in their own work to learn every thing they can from Vincent.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $175.00
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Learning From the Masters (Online)"
Tuesdays, September 7-28, 2021
 

Join Art League Instructor Debi West for this exciting 4-week class offered in conjunction with the 4-week virtual Art History series. Each week students will follow Debi in a hands-on lesson inspired by one of History's great artists! This month's class will cover Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and Andy Warhol! Join us virtually, or, in person at Art League Academy, Debi's making this class flexible so that everyone can join!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Abstract Expressionism – Online Painting Workshop"
September 8 - October 26, 2021
 

A course for Self-Expression. Self-Exploration and Fun! Online 8-week, guided independent study painting course. Structured exercises offered weekly. We use Zoom for our weekly critiques. Class time is 2-hours. 8-week series. Tuesdays, 10 am Hawaii time (Other possible day can be arranged) How it works: New painting exercises are introduced each week. I'll explain the exercises and record the classes. Students complete their paintings on their own time and we will meet 1x/week for shared critique and feedback. Choose whatever painting medium you prefer. I suggest acrylic on paper or canvas. I'll send a materials list. The size of the artwork will vary, depending on your personal setup at home. Limited class size. All levels are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Abbie Rabinowitz
Cost: $280-400 (sliding scale)
Sponsor: www.abbierabinowitz.com
Website, email, 808-657-8108


"Paint Beautiful Seashells on the Beach"
Wednesdays, September 8 & 15, 2021
 

Each student will follow along step-by-step with Addison as you complete this beautiful scene depicting seashells on a sandy beach. Addison will be painting alongside everyone, demonstrating and teaching the fundamentals to create the painting. We will be using acrylic paint for this class. All levels are welcome to join.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Rendering the Invisible Visible for US and Canada"
September 8 - December 15, 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$300
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Rendering the Invisible Visible for Australia"
September 9 - December 16, 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$300
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Color Mixing with a Limited Palette and Palette Knife Painting"
September 9-30, 2021
 

This online class for oil painters is designed to give the artist a really useful method of color mixing to achieve consistent, harmonious paintings, and to then apply those skills to palette knife painting. Learn how to use only six oil colors (plus white) to create every color and to master color temperature, values, and intensity. Then focus on traditional fundamentals including: values, temperature management, large masses, focal point emphasis, simplification of detail and soft edges…all with a palette knife! No brushes allowed. Learn to identify and solve “problems” ahead of time to ensure beautiful results. This is a fun, relaxed atmosphere that will push even the most advanced artists out of their comfort zones and open a new door to passionate expressionism.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Renee Palmer-Jones
Cost: $210 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Painting of Gingko Tea (Online)"
September 9-12, 2021
 

This online workshop is live, interactive and hands-on. Carrie will demonstrate step by step, breaking up the process in manageable steps, giving you time to paint during the live session. You will be able to ask questions directly to Carrie and get personal feedback. Carrie is a natural teacher and shares methods in an easy to follow way, discussing her strategies for developing strong compositions and award winning paintings. Her mission is to elevate everyday objects into extraordinary paintings. She shares her process of painting from beginning to end.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller, www.carriewallerfineart.com
Cost: $269 for 10 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Anatomy for Figurative Artists"
September 13 - November 1, 2021
 

Alicia N. Ponzio is an experienced figurative sculptor and instructor, as well as the former director of Anatomy and Ecorche Programs at the Florence Academy of Art. She has taught artistic anatomy extensively to 2D and 3D artists as well as at Pixar Studios and The University of Calgary Medical School. This course is designed to offer students information that applies directly to their artistic practice and furthers their understanding of the landmarks we often discuss in figurative art classes. Alicia will provide a lecture and demo each week, using pencil sketching and clay and delve deeper into the structure with slides. Students may engage in discussions related to the class and Alicia will offer critiques.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alicia Ponzio
Cost: $600 (not including fees); $300 without critiques
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"The Traveler’s Creative Sketchbook"
September 24, 2021
 

Ready to travel again? I know I am! Join me for this online workshop as we learn an exciting new way to bring your past travels home and prepare to enjoy future travel. Creating a travel sketchbook can enhance one’s experience and connection to this new world of exploration. Students will come home from their next trip with less photos, less stress and possibly some new ideas to incorporate into their everyday life and work. This class includes drawing, painting and writing, but no airport hassle, lost luggage or experience is necessary to learn Jane’s favorite Travel Sketchbook techniques!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jane Barton
Cost: $95 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Staying Afloat in Watercolor"
October 5-25, 2021
 

WhatsApp Online. 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 will give a pre-recorded lesson/demonstration with step-by-step notes each Tuesday. You will have a week to work on your painting, share it with David and receive personalized feedback. 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
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Abstract Artist Retreat 2022"
August 6, 2022
 

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


"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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


"Creative Watercolor Portraits - Online Program"
Ongoing
 

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


"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


"Paint Tuscany in Watercolors"
Ongoing
 

Paint dreamy Tuscany from hilltop towns, vineyards and fields of poppies to simple olives and other Tuscan treasures. Select from 18+ lesson videos to paint from on your own time. Bonus Paint-alongs and Facebook community also included.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $279
Sponsor: Cindy Briggs Workshops
Website, email, 541-420-9463


"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


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

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


 

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