Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Painting Birds in Watercolor"
Wednesdays, July 6-27, 2022
 

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 of 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


"Colorful Birds in Watercolor"
July 7-8, 2022
 

David will be teaching a combination of wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry painting techniques to capture a colorful Polly-want-a-cracker parrot and a regal American bald eagle in full flight 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


"Modeling Animals in 3-D"
Mondays, July 11 - August 1, 2022
 

This will be a four-week online study of the anatomy and tools for correct proportion when sculpting horses and other animals. Students will have the option of choosing the animal they would like to sculpt from dogs and cats to horses and wildlife. Students will learn how to build armature and use shapes for proportion and muscle skeletal structure to reference in finishing their sculpture. Rod’s known for his expressive animal sculptures, based on solid proportions, but not derived from extensive math or measuring. Students can expect to finish a medium sized clay model, suitable for bronze casting. The workshop will use Zoom and a closed Facebook group and will include online critique, demos and group learning for all levels.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rod Zullo
Cost: $400 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"The Ins & Outs of Dogs"
August 26, 2022
 

You asked for it and we’re doing it! This one day workshop is a crash course in Dog Anatomy without all the boing diagrams!! Johanne will demonstrate how to paint various shapes of ears, noses, eyes and even snouts. Then put them all together into a portrait. Ever wonder how to make your portrait look real? It starts with knowing how all the parts fit! This workshop will change the way you approach any portrait. Even people! The workshop will be recorded and the recording available to students for two months.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Johanne Mangi
Cost: $75 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"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


"Zooming Zoo Animals"
Fridays, November 11 - December 2, 2022
 

Have you considered wildlife painting? Come join us for a unique experience. Johanne has designed a workshop centered around a live stream from the Beardsley Zoo in CT. Along with the live animal demonstrations we will have access to high resolution photographs by the Zoo's official photographer. Does all that fur confuse you? Do your paintings fall short of lifelike? Wondering how to make your subject alive? Want to learn better brush handling? Afraid you haven't the drawing skills to tackle this subject? If you answered yes to one or more of those questions then this workshop is for you! We will explore all of that and more. Johanne guarantees you will end up much braver than you imagined possible.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Johanne Mangi
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


 

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