Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Collage Workshop"
October 30, 2021
 

Welcome to the wonderful world of collage! Collage is a flexible, adaptive way to work that can refresh your way of seeing and using materials. We will work with everyday materials such as magazines, old papers, old artwork (if available) and non-toxic, water-based supplies. We will discuss color and composition as we combine papers and mixed media to create our pieces. Includes both demonstrations and examples, as well as regular feedback from the instructor.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Fran Gallun
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Open Studio, Advanced Abstract"
Wednesdays, November 3 - December 15, 2021
 

No class on Nov 24. Learn to paint like the masters by a former Ringling instructor in your medium of choice with simple techniques. Depth and perspective, light and shadow will be covered with personal instruction and demonstrations. Easy subject materials will be provided. A delightful method of creating beach scenes, seascapes, landscapes, florals, abstract, etc. will be introduced. Seasoned artists or complete novices will enjoy these classes. Students can bring their own materials or materials can be purchased from the instructor. Be prepared to have fun while learning.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Barbara Eisenberg
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Collage Collective Class"
Thursdays, November 4 - December 16, 2021
 

No class on Nov 25. Each class will include show and tell of student work (Voluntary), a discussion of a different collage artist each week, a teacher demo, and playtime. Over time, we will explore a variety of styles and methods of collage, often with a sprinkle of mixed media. A materials kit will be suggested each week with the materials needed to complete the project which will be demonstrated the following week.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Margaret Hillman
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Experimental Mixed Media"
Fridays, November 5 - December 17, 2021
 

No class on Nov 26. A six week course designed to help you develop your own language in art. Using mixed media (or not!!) you will potentially transform the way you make art. It is not about making art bigger or more complicated, but a search to communicate in a different way. You may use what you have already learned (or not!) in art making, but we will, together, identify new possibilities for your work to evolve.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Peter Gaztambide
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Oil & Cold Wax - Introductory Workshop – Santa Fe, NM"
November 5-6, 2021
 

3-Day Cold Wax (CWM). This class is for artists with prior experience painting, but new to cold wax medium or those with some cold wax experience who are looking to broaden or reinforce their skills through lectures, demos, hands-on and critique. During this workshop you will create multiple cold wax paintings. We will cover: • Basic tools, materials, surfaces, and safety • Mark-making, collages, shapes, forms and composition • Brayer techniques and veil of color • Foundational layers and textures • CWM monotypes applications and masking • The use of graphite and pigments • Mechanical and solvent reductions • Understanding the stages wetness and dryness. We follow CDC guidelines, ages 18+, max 6 and min of 3 people per class. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Jorge Luis Bernal
Cost: $450.00
Sponsor: Encaustic Art Institute
Website, email, 301-821-3999


"Beyond Description: Expressive Painting through Image Structure"
November 8-12, 2021
 

Your growth as an artist is my priority as we study great artists and unlock the universal secrets of image structure. At a primal level, it’s this abstract image structure that moves us-- the use of line, shape, space, value, color, and texture. This applies to any style or genre of painting because every good painting is good due to the underlying abstraction - the power of the purely visual. The plan is always to help you reach your potential, painting your way, with your voice and vision, but better than ever before. You can paint representational or abstract. Oils, watercolors, collage, and acrylics welcome. Come be encouraged and inspired in a fun, upbeat atmosphere.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: David Michael Slonim
Cost: $675 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Recycled Collage Scavenger Art"
Tuesdays, November 9-30, 2021
 

This class will be a creative journey perfect for students of all levels! Recycle! Turn your junk mail or paper scraps into a beautiful collaged work of art! Our focus will be on composition. The design elements: texture, line, form, and color will all be addressed. Join us and dive into your creative side as you create individual art from your reassembled new-found materials!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Joanna Chalson
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Photo Encaustic: Advanced Image Alterations"
November 11-14, 2021
 

The first day will start with a series of exercises on sample images and papers to explore methods of image alterations such as painting with water media, inks, image deconstruction, even stitching and collage. The remainder of the workshop will be a combination of demonstrations of ways to work with encaustic and student work time. Throughout the workshop we will focus on working with monochromatic or black and white photos, exploring various other materials and methods to add in controlled color and tones. Building layer upon layer to create rich and tactile surfaces that will push final works into a true sense of the term mixed media. Limit 5 students to give everyone a safe distance to work.
 
Location: LaGrange, Illinois
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $610M/ $660NM
Sponsor: La Grange Art LEague
Website, email, 708-352-3101


"Doing What Comes Naturally: A Creativity Workshop"
December 4, 2021
 

Do you have the urge to make something but don't know where to start? Do you dabble and try different things but aren't getting anywhere? A series of practical, playful exercises will help you figure out what you like and how to get started doing it. Explore ways to recognize and value your unique, artistic gift. No previous experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Carol Cole
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Oil and Cold Wax Painting: Explore the Possibilities"
December 17-18, 2021
 

This will be a fun and informative workshop, focusing on cold wax medium with oils and creating layers, depth and textures in a painting. Students will achieve this by using various tools and mediums, such as oil paint, oil pastels, powdered charcoal, collage, tissue paper, photos (laser printing), old credit cards, squeegees, brayers, etc. Bring your creativity, curiosity and fearlessness to create exciting and interesting paintings in either a traditional or abstract style. Remember, the more you experiment, the faster you grow as an artist! Happy painting!
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Vanya Allison, www.vanyaallison.com
Cost: $210 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Mixed Media Watercolor Workshop"
December 18-19, 2021
 

Use India ink and watercolor to create drama and mystery from nocturnal and low-light subjects in this two-day, in-person workshop. Learn to develop a drawing on rag paper from photo references then layer ink and watercolor to develop a deep, rich surface. Add gouache and drawing media for contrast and definition.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michael Kowbuz
Cost: $185
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Mixed Media Painting Explorations"
January 10-12, 2022
 

Let’s explore new paint delivery systems for the purpose of creating random marks and shapes…you’ll discover that what shows up has great value for constructing meaningful content! Inspiring demonstrations will excite you to become more aware of the power and intricacies of value, shape, line and color. You will learn to appreciate your own distinctive creative voice and create a series of uniquely personal paintings.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Joan Fullerton, www.joanfullerton.com
Cost: $550 Member | $590 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Open Studio, Advanced Abstract"
Wednesdays, January 12 - February 16, 2022
 

Learn to paint like the masters by a former Ringling instructor in your medium of choice with simple techniques. Depth and perspective, light and shadow will be covered with personal instruction and demonstrations. Easy subject materials will be provided. A delightful method of creating beach scenes, seascapes, landscapes, florals, abstract, etc. will be introduced. Seasoned artists or complete novices will enjoy these classes. Students can bring their own materials or materials can be purchased from the instructor. Be prepared to have fun while learning.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Barbara Eisenberg
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Collage Collective Class"
Thursdays, January 13 - February 17, 2022
 

Each class will include show and tell of student work (Voluntary), a discussion of a different collage artist each week, a teacher demo, and playtime. Over time, we will explore a variety of styles and methods of collage, often with a sprinkle of mixed media. A materials kit will be suggested each week with the materials needed to complete the project which will be demonstrated the following week.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Margaret Hillman
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Intuitive Abstract Landscape Painting"
January 13-15, 2022
 

Learn how to coax hints of reality from an abstract background or start with the inspiration of a place and abstract it to reveal more emotional essence. Learn how to control values and colors and how to suggest rather than delineate.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Joan Fullerton, www.joanfullerton.com
Cost: $550 Member | $590 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Experimental Mixed Media"
Fridays, January 14 - February 18, 2022
 

A six week course designed to help you develop your own language in art. Using mixed media (or not!!) you will potentially transform the way you make art. It is not about making art bigger or more complicated, but a search to communicate in a different way. You may use what you have already learned (or not!) in art making, but we will, together, identify new possibilities for your work to evolve.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Peter Gaztambide
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Like a Jam Session: Mixed Media"
January 18, 2022
 

Focusing on the power of rhythm and repetition, students will mix brightly colored tissue papers, music score, acrylic paints and NeoColor II crayons to create a melodious, abstract piece of rock-n-roll fun! No rules.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Allison Lehti
Cost: $45 Member | $65 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Beeswax Collage"
January 20, 2022
 

In this one-day workshop we will experiment with traditional collage making but using beeswax as the binder. The instructor will provide most tools: wax, griddles, tools and brushes. Come with panels or heavy support for your pieces, images cutouts to tell your story. This is a fun and challenging class. Remember you can xerox photographs to include them. No experience necessary. $20 supply fee payable to instructor.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Elena De La Ville
Cost: $150 Member | $170 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Beyond Description: Expressive Painting through Image Structure"
February 14-18, 2022
 

Your growth as an artist is my priority as we study great artists and unlock the universal secrets of image structure. At a primal level, it’s this abstract image structure that moves us-- the use of line, shape, space, value, color, and texture. This applies to any style or genre of painting because every good painting is good due to the underlying abstraction--the power of the purely visual. Helping other artists exceed their own expectations is one of the most enjoyable things I ever get to do. The plan is always to help you reach your potential, painting your way, with your voice and vision, but better than ever before. Paint representational or abstract. Oils, watercolors, collage, and acrylics welcome.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: David Michael Slonim, www.davidmichaelslonim.com
Cost: $675 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Just Mixing it: Mixed Media"
February 15, 2022
 

With complimentary colors and their neutrals, watercolor, acrylic, ink, newsprint and stencils we’ll explore botanical illustration from a print and put our own twist on it.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Allison Lehti
Cost: $45 Member | $65 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Cold Wax and Oil"
February 17-18, 2022
 

A 2-day workshop where we will work using cold wax medium with oil paints and oil sticks. Color and texture are the focus of this exploratory workshop. Cold wax is blended with oil paint that provides translucent to opaque layers, allowing you to push, pull, roll, or etch the surface through many layers, using blending techniques to create expressive impasto surfaces and abstractions. We will work with cradled panels and heavy watercolor paper.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Elena De La Ville
Cost: $320 Member | $350 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Open Studio, Advanced Abstract"
Wednesdays, February 23 - March 30, 2022
 

Learn to paint like the masters by a former Ringling instructor in your medium of choice with simple techniques. Depth and perspective, light and shadow will be covered with personal instruction and demonstrations. Easy subject materials will be provided. A delightful method of creating beach scenes, seascapes, landscapes, florals, abstract, etc. will be introduced. Seasoned artists or complete novices will enjoy these classes. Students can bring their own materials or materials can be purchased from the instructor. Be prepared to have fun while learning.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Barbara Eisenberg
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Collage Collective Class"
Thursdays, February 24 - March 31, 2022
 

Each class will include show and tell of student work (Voluntary), a discussion of a different collage artist each week, a teacher demo, and playtime. Over time, we will explore a variety of styles and methods of collage, often with a sprinkle of mixed media. A materials kit will be suggested each week with the materials needed to complete the project which will be demonstrated the following week.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Margaret Hillman
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Experimental Mixed Media"
Fridays, February 25 - April 1, 2022
 

A six week course designed to help you develop your own language in art. Using mixed media (or not!!) you will potentially transform the way you make art. It is not about making art bigger or more complicated, but a search to communicate in a different way. You may use what you have already learned (or not!) in art making, but we will, together, identify new possibilities for your work to evolve.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Peter Gaztambide
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Mixed Media & Collage"
March 11, 2022
 

This is a hands-on course that will introduce you to the different materials available today for collage and mixed media. You will experiment with different papers, fabric and found images. Cut, glue, and explore the world of collage. No experience necessary.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Elena De La Ville
Cost: $150 Member | $170 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Intuitive Painting with Ink, Watercolor & Gouache"
March 14-16, 2022
 

This workshop is designed to teach all levels of students to paint intuitively, starting without preconceived notions or outcome. There will be no preliminary planning or drawing. Process will dictate direction as students use watercolor, ink and gouache to implement elements and principles of design. Instruction will start with random ink marks, then color using a mixture of ink, watercolor and gouache to create a library of design elements. There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between elements and principles. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is work which is compositionally pleasing and aligned with the artist's personal aesthetic.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Stan Kurth
Cost: $410 Member | $450 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Paint, Paper, Paste: Mixed Media"
March 17, 2022
 

Busy yet satisfying abstract exercise. On two different weights of paper we’ll experiment using modeling paste with stencils - scratching into it, masking areas with tape, applying a strong color with tissue paper - layering on and covering up with acrylics and pondering composition. We’ll focus on a limited complimentary palette with lots of values, some created by adding newspaper and see where the practice takes us.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Allison Lehti
Cost: $45 Member | $65 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Mega Mixed Media Workshop"
March 25, 2022
 

Beautiful colored and textured papers—acrylic paints—colored crayons and pencils—gloss or matte medium—string, feathers shells or any add-on that can be glued down—stretched canvas—all used to create exciting colorful or even monochromatic personal pieces of art! Layering techniques, drawing techniques, cutting techniques, ripping techniques, painting techniques and more will be demonstrated. Samples that may be studied will be available. This mode of putting together numerous materials to produce a unique and personal work of art is both satisfying and fun!
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Kathryn Morrill
Cost: $90 Member | $110 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Open Studio, Advanced Abstract"
Wednesdays, April 6 - May 11, 2022
 

Learn to paint like the masters by a former Ringling instructor in your medium of choice with simple techniques. Depth and perspective, light and shadow will be covered with personal instruction and demonstrations. Easy subject materials will be provided. A delightful method of creating beach scenes, seascapes, landscapes, florals, abstract, etc. will be introduced. Seasoned artists or complete novices will enjoy these classes. Students can bring their own materials or materials can be purchased from the instructor. Be prepared to have fun while learning.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Barbara Eisenberg
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Collage Collective Class"
Thursdays, April 7-28, 2022
 

Each class will include show and tell of student work (Voluntary), a discussion of a different collage artist each week, a teacher demo, and playtime. Over time, we will explore a variety of styles and methods of collage, often with a sprinkle of mixed media. A materials kit will be suggested each week with the materials needed to complete the project which will be demonstrated the following week.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Margaret Hillman
Cost: $115 Member | $145 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Experimental Mixed Media"
Fridays, April 8-29, 2022
 

A course designed to help you develop your own language in art. Using mixed media (or not!!) you will potentially transform the way you make art. It is not about making art bigger or more complicated, but a search to communicate in a different way. You may use what you have already learned (or not!) in art making, but we will, together, identify new possibilities for your work to evolve.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Peter Gaztambide
Cost: $115 Member | $145 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Nature Journaling: Artist Books"
April 9-10, 2022
 

Learn to make an accordion folded, standing booklet with your nature illustrations on both sides. We’ll start with a 4×6?, 4-panel prefolded accordion style booklet made from watercolor paper. Cynthia will do several demonstrations to show how to draw, use ink pens, paint in watercolor or use watercolor pens, make collage, and add calligraphy. Each person will create a unique nature art booklet that will stand vertically for display. No previous experience needed.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Cynthia Quinn
Cost: $150 + $10 supply fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Oil Painting Texture and Depth"
April 18-21, 2022
 

Expand your painting knowledge beyond the brush and palette knife. In this workshop you will be introduced to oil sticks, cold wax and color shapers and combine them with brushwork to build up texture and depth in an oil painting. Daily demonstrations by Michelle will get your day started with purpose. Michelle will explain why and when to manipulate the paint to achieve a more sophisticated painting surface. All levels and subject matter can benefit from this process. Bring a photo, small study or painting to work from.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Michelle Jung, www.michellejungstudio.com
Cost: $575 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Brayer Layer Player: Mixed Media"
April 19, 2022
 

Discover the joy of mixed-media painting with tissues, papers and acrylic layering effects. This 3 hour workshop is designed to increase students creative skills using an abstract composition with a contracting color palette.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Allison Lehti
Cost: $45 Member | $65 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Loosening the Boundaries with Mixed Media"
May 16-18, 2022
 

What is your narrative? Let’s explore it together. Liven up and loosen up! Let’s jumpstart your creativity. See what inspiration comes in the process as well as what story evolves. Students will use acrylics, markers, mixed media including paper, magazines, personal photos, and finishing touches of oils and more, executing a very personal painting with your own symbolism. Come feel renewed excitement as your inspiration is piqued. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Suzie Black, www.suzieblack.com
Cost: $315 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


 

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