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"Washi Tape Collage"
March 5-7, 2024
 

Washi Tape is a not-very-sticky masking tape made from rice paper. It comes in rolls of solid colors, as well as patterns, and provides adherence to a variety of surfaces. This course is taught by local artist Joan Moreau McKeever, who is here to teach you how to create your very own realistic or abstract collages using washi tape! Students will learn the technique of creating with this new art form. Landscapes, Flowers, People, Abstracts.... No limit! Washi Tape is primarily used for crafting, but in this workshop, we are going to take it to a whole new level! No experience necessary!
 
Location: Hilton Head, South Carolina
Instructor: Joan Moreau McKeever
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mixed Media Collage Painting"
March 7 - April 11, 2024
 

Explore your creativity, open your senses and sharpen your mind to new realms of art-making with noted artist Mikel Elam. Mikel will help you articulate your vision and bring it to concrete reality in the form of a finished work. Explore techniques new and old with paint, paper, found objects and ephemera to best express both representational and abstract perspectives. Channel ideas of progressive artists from the past and present including Henri Matisse, Romare Bearden, Cecily Brown, Joan Mitchell while finding your own voice.
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Mikel Elam
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Mixed Media"
March 9-10, 2024
 

Internationally renowned artist Jean Pederson returns to offer her accessible approach to art-making. Students will explore various combinations of mixed media with an emphasis on water-soluble paints and mediums. During the workshop, students develop a variety of surfaces and grounds. These techniques can be applied to a variety of subject matter, to create a unique artistic statement. Pederson emphasizes design, personal style and beautiful surface quality using both abstract and referential subjects.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Jean Pederson
Cost: $270 / $230 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Collagraph: Printing the Collage"
Wednesdays, March 13 - April 24, 2024
 

This six-session workshop is designed for students who wish to explore the art of collagraph. Textured collages will be made, sealed, inked, and transformed into a printed image. No prior experience with collage or printing is necessary since this workshop is designed to meet the student at their level of experience. • Students will learn how to construct a textured collage which can be successfully printed. • Students will learn how to print their collages either as an intaglio print or a relief print. • Students will produce work that can form the basis for mixed media Images. • Students will learn how to enhance their initial printed collages through the addition of selected Monoprinting and Frottage techniques.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Christine Stoughton
Cost: $280
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Printmaking without a Press Workshop"
March 17, 2024
 

Learn to print without a press! Explore monoprints, the painterly approach to printmaking that combines the spontaneity of painting and drawing with the process of printmaking. Learn additive, subtractive, and trace monotype techniques using Plexiglass, Gelli printing plates and water-based inks with stencils and masks. The instructor will demonstrate all techniques and supply the materials. Experience the moment of magic and surprise when you pull a print and see the results of your effort!
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Bill Brookover
Cost: $125
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Mixed Media: Incredible Dragonflies"
March 20, 2024
 

You'll create an amazing dragonfly painting choosing your own colors! We will be using torn papers, napkins, stencils, gesso, glue, paint, pastels, lace, glitter and a variety of other fun materials. By layering paint, papers, fabrics and stenciling, you’ll create two amazing 3-dimensional pieces of art! Students should bring $20 cash to pay instructor for materials, which will all be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Creative Collage"
March 26, 2024
 

Join 25+ year professional educator and Art League Academy instructor, Debi West, for this exciting half-day workshop! All levels of students will enjoy this workshop where participants will learn the art of collage, which you will love! Debi will help students create a collage by focusing on composition, color, value, lines, shape and negative space! You do not want to miss this awesome class! This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $40
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Encaustic Collage"
March 30, 2024
 

Combine curation with creation in a class that offers hands-on exploration with hot wax. In addition, there will be oil sticks, crayons, stamps, and markers to use for drawing onto the encaustic collage. This class is the third in a progressive series, but may also be taken as a stand-alone workshop.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Pamela Kostmayer
Cost: $185 / $155 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Encaustic Photography"
April 6, 2024
 

Add a layer to your photography with the luminosity of encaustics. This workshop offers tips on prepping your image with apps beforehand plus guided exercises to help you discover photo transfer and inlay techniques, mark-making methods, and color, texture and embellishment possibilities. Cricket Desmarais is a local visual and performing artist who has taught workshops to all levels and ages.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Cricket Desmarais
Cost: $195 / $175 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Mixed Media Magic"
April 9, 2024
 

Join Debi as she walks you through dry and wet media and the joy that comes when those media come together! If you're looking to add some wow factors to your own body of work, taking it to that next level, or, if you want to learn a few new techniques, this is the perfect class for you! In addition to the registration cost, students should bring $15 cash to pay the instructor directly for materials you will need that will be provided for you. This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $40
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Making Cyanotypes"
April 9-10, 2024
 

Cyanotypes exist at the intersection of photography and printmaking – perfect for Florida sunshine. Join Timothy in a fun, easy and informative workshop and leave with a few cyanotypes and newfound knowledge of the medium. With a background in printmaking and alternative photographic processes, Timothy has innovated the historical cyanotype process into a larger format using photographic negatives as a base. His time spent with graffiti artists across the country has led him to expand upon the uses of the traditional wheat-paste process to create beautiful and unique pieces. Timothy has a passion for altering spaces through the creation of massive wall pieces that are impactful, boundary-pushing, and completely unique.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Timothy Goldkin
Cost: $125 / $100 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Creating Layers, Creating Stories: Mixed Media Coptic Bound Art Journals"
May 17-19, 2024
 

Create keepsake journals with beautiful, handmade pages and covers in this engaging retreat. These all-inclusive 3 day retreats feature intimate group instruction (max 8 participants), serene Flint Hills setting, balanced schedule with instruction, work time, family style meals, free time and social gathering. Lessons will include cyanotype printing, block carving and printing, paper marbling, botanical printing, collage, collating and composition, and Coptic bookbinding.
 
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Instructor: Hollie Blakeney
Cost: $595.00
Sponsor: Flint Hills Arts & Happiness
Website, email, 785-840-7940


"Developing Personal Visual Archetypes"
July 8-9, 2024
 

Often, Southern folklife is represented visually as a whole in redundant cliches. The repainted tropes strip away all meaning, beauty and dignity, and unfortunately, result in a loss of interest and respect, with the real danger of having no societal contribution. Nonney shares new visual archetypes that are based on specifics – regional folklife, folklore and indigenous flora and fauna, but with an added personal twist. These twists reclaim individuality, and use modernism coupled with tradition to create a new depiction of Southern Art. Create your own new archetypes influenced by her presentation.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Nonney Oddlokken
Cost: $80 / $65 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Storytelling Through Mixed Media Collage"
July 29-30, 2024
 

The workshop includes a short lecture and presentation highlighting storytelling through mixed media collage with the use of historical imagery. Participants will observe a demonstration and view artwork made by the artist instructor. A hands-on session follows, covering the use of mixed media collage including examples of methods and projects as well as reference materials for the classroom. Lavett Ballard is a female mixed media visual artist, art historian, curator and author. She holds a dual Bachelor’s in Studio Art and Art History with a minor in Museum Studies from Rutgers University- Camden and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Ballard’s art has been commissioned twice as a cover for Time Magazine.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Lavett Ballard
Cost: $100 / $75 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Art on the Water"
August 24 - September 1, 2024
 

Special Interest 9 day Plein Air Painting/Sketching Workshop in Grand Canyon National Park *Painting White Water, Side Canyons and Botany * Managing artwork in the wilderness, Setting up quick compositions *Talks on Art History in Grand Canyon *Workshops on sketching, limiting colors and quick composition
 
Location: Grand Canyon, Arizona
Instructor: Ani Eastwood with Grand Canyon Expeditions
Sponsor: Grand Canyon Expeditions Company
Website, email, 1-800-544-2691


 

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