Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Tuesdays, December 6-27, 2022
 

As one of Key West’s most well-known artists, Rick Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. Rick portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Join this perennial winner of “Best Artist” awards in his popular Painting Boot Camp class. Each week has a new scene so you can paint alongside Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece! All supplies provided.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Christmas Cookie Decorating"
December 7, 2022
 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is proud to host Dulze Pastries’ Christmas Cookie decorating class! Join Jessica Nava to ring in the holidays with these precious cookies! In this 2-hour class, you will decorate 6 different cookies, work with 5 different icing colors and 2 icing consistencies. You will learn the basic piping techniques like flooding and wet on wet. All supplies are provided. Hope to see you there! Space limited to 10 people.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Jessica Nava
Cost: $75
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Abstract Painting 101"
December 7, 2022
 

Did you know that there's a difference between abstract art and non-representational art? Well now you do, so come learn all about these two contemporary art forms and create your own painting!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Tissue Paper Box Ornaments"
December 10, 2022
 

In this workshop, instructor Rhonda Nass will guide students through the process of ripping and layering tissue paper in order to create a topographic-looking surface. The pieces will be folded into a box shape, and can be made into ornaments or kept as a sculptural box. Students will choose their own colors, with guidance from Rhonda, as well as adding pen details to add depth and definition. Create miniature landscapes or keep it fully abstract – up to you! No prior experience is necessary. Most materials provided; students should bring along one Micron pen, tip size 0.2 or close to it. Avoid brush-tip pens.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rhonda Nass
Cost: $35
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Basic Paint Pouring"
December 10, 2022
 

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like! All supplies included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Sandy Trupcevic-West
Cost: $95 / $85 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Mixed Media Collage Workshop"
December 17, 2022
 

Enhance your creativity with the highly individual medium of collage! Learn how to bring together random materials to create your own unique images, patterns and textures. Alicia Mino Gonzalez will guide you through the process as you compose a layout, create surfaces, gather materials according to color, texture and pattern, and paste up your composition. Enjoy a day of artistic exploration and have fun discovering the numerous ways to manipulate paper, cardboard, fabric and more!
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Alicia Mino Gonzalez
Cost: $85
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Art, Angels and Holiday Ornaments"
December 17, 2022
 

Art, Angels & Holiday Ornaments will be a 3-hour workshop where each student will be able to paint their guardian angel’s wings on ornaments, shells and or rocks. They will learn how connecting to their angels through painting will empower them to solicit their help and attract abundance in all areas of their life. These handmade decorative creations will be ideal Christmas and Hanukkah gifts for their loved ones.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Dede Lyons and Carol Calicchio
Cost: $95
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Mondays, January 2-30, 2022
 

As one of Key West’s most well-known artists, Rick Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. Rick portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Join this perennial winner of “Best Artist” awards in his popular Painting Boot Camp class. Each week has a new scene so you can paint alongside Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece! All supplies provided.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $170 / $145 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Tuesdays, January 3-31, 2022
 

As one of Key West’s most well-known artists, Rick Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. Rick portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Join this perennial winner of “Best Artist” awards in his popular Painting Boot Camp class. Each week has a new scene so you can paint alongside Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece! All supplies provided.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $170 / $145 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Paint Pouring"
January 4, 2023
 

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like! All supplies included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Sandy Trupcevic-West
Cost: $95 / $85 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Intuitive Painting with B Lucy Stevens"
January 7, 2023
 

A playful way to investigate your own creativity. We’re all born creative, but as we grow older many of us forget this about ourselves. Remember finger painting, when you created something for the sheer joy of it, not because you were trying to make “good” art? This workshop will help you reawaken the creative spirit you had as a child. in a no-pressure, non-judgmental environment, Lucy will guide you through a series of playful painting and drawing exercises, designed to access and develop your creativity and imagination. Class activities include action painting, automatic drawing, blind contour drawing, fast sketches, group art games, painting to music, self-portraits, etc. We’ll experiment with all kinds of mediums, too — paints, pencils, pastels, mono-type printing, crayons and collage.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: B. Lucy Stevens
Cost: $90 / $75 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Malas and Mantras"
January 8, 2023
 

Get Meditative and Creative! Walk away with a personally designed 108-mala bead necklace handcrafted by you! Known traditionally and in various cultures as prayer beads, today malas have gained popularity for use in yoga and meditation, and are also simply worn as jewelry, serving as a physical reminder of your personal intentions & affirmations. Our workshop dives into the history & uses of malas and touches briefly on meditation & mantra practices. Learn about the energetic meaning of the natural elements and gemstones as you are led through the creation of your very own mala necklace. Price includes materials fee.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Karen Moore
Cost: $158 / $148 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Artful Mending: Creative Clothing Repair"
January 11-12, 2023
 

Find joy and express creativity through the art of mending. Students will learn to repurpose beloved, un-used, worn-out or simply interesting pieces of clothing into wearable art. Mending can be more than a means to an end – it can be a mindful, simple practice that engages hands, heart and memory into a tactile experience creating something beautiful. Through textiles, Varga aims to explore the essential connections humans have with handmade objects. Elevating and celebrating the textiles of everyday life and highlighting the tradition of re-use by repurposing fragments of hand-made material culture as artwork is her goal. No sewing experience needed, all skill-levels welcome.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Andrea Varga
Cost: $120 / $100 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Intuitive Painting with Ink, Watercolor and Gouache"
January 13-15, 2023
 

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 ink, watercolor 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: Tubac, Arizona
Instructor: Stan Kurth
Cost: $335
Sponsor: Tubac School of Fine Art
Website, email, 623-533-1580


"Mixed Media Explorations"
January 14-15, 2023
 

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 backgrounds 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


"One Day of Plein Air with Pastels at Honey Horn Plantation"
January 14, 2023
 

Spend a lovely day outside learning how to paint with pastels in plein air! The class will start with a pastel painting demonstration at Honey Horn Plantation, on Oyster Bay Dock. Carol will share how she creates brilliant color vibration in her pastel paintings. You will learn how to focus in on a strong composition, define your values, identify your light source, create a point of focus, and how to see and use color effectively in plein air. You will learn the importance of painting light, shadows and colors from real life. There will be personalized teaching and individualized feedback throughout the day.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Carol Iglesias
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor Pouring"
January 16-18, 2023
 

The techniques of watercolor pouring give a glowing luminous and fluid effect to paintings. Come and have fun, pouring and dropping paint while you watch the spontaneity of watercolor. Julie will demonstrate 2 different scenes, and provide the images for you to use. You may choose to paint your own subject if you bring reference photos. We will use masking fluid at the various stages of each pour to build up the values in a layering process. In the final stage we will use brushes to complete finishing details. Join us and let Julie teach you this awesome technique of pouring watercolors! Students should bring $55 cash to pay the instructor, who will provide all of the materials you'll need!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Bold and Loose Tropical Landscapes"
January 17, 2023
 

Have you ever wished your watercolor paintings could be more colorful? Looser? More expressive? More exciting? More fun? Join Ellen Negley for an intensive one-day watercolor workshop where she will discuss the tools she uses, explain the difference between value and color, demonstrate how to get colors mixing on the paper, discuss composition and most importantly… help make watercolor painting fun! You’ll be surrounded by like-minded people, and you might just go home with new friends. Students are encouraged to bring a lunch! Some watercolor experience is preferred.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Ellen Negley
Cost: $225
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Why Not Create?"
January 19, 2023
 

Don’t know how to use your iPhone to edit pictures, Excel a mystery, struggling with an artistic vision and not sure how to move forward? Join us for project time. Heffernan follows her successful critique series with a new open-lab concept, allowing participants to bring any stumbling block forward and find solutions. Heffernan will work one-on-one with participants and also crowd-source to the group to devise the best plan of attack for each quandary. Bring whatever you’d like to work on.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Erika Heffernan
Cost: $25 per session
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Mixed Media: Birds of a Feather"
January 19, 2023
 

On a 12" x 16" canvas we'll create an amazing bird 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 an amazing dimensional piece of art! No experience necessary, all supplies included.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Oil/Acrylic Painting: Abstracting the Real"
Saturdays, January 21 - March 25, 2023
 

Using oil or acrylic paints, exploit a wide range of techniques and artistic languages to transform everyday reality into expressive, symbolic, or personal statements. Base your paintings on unique studio still-life arrangements or use your own photographs as a starting point. Topics discussed and demonstrated include using color as an emotive element, designing compositions to convey mood and movement, and employing energetic mark-making. For less experienced students, materials, color mixing, and basic techniques are also reviewed.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Stone Carving"
Saturdays, January 21 - April 15, 2023
 

Explore the possibilities of stone carving by using traditional and nontraditional methods. All processes from rough carving to polishing will be covered, and various tools and techniques will be demonstrated. Procure a proficiency in basic tool use including manual carving, pneumatic carving, sawing, grinding, and sanding. Open to all levels. Note: Tuition includes $20 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steve Nocella
Cost: $545
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Blowing Flowers in Alcohol Inks"
January 21, 2023
 

Join guest instructor and Minnesota based artist Julie Schroeder for this exciting workshop that will make you fall in love with Alcohol Inks! In this workshop, we will be exploring with the alcohol inks medium and will be focusing specifically on techniques used to create gorgeous floral pieces. These sessions are perfect for beginners or those are familiar with alcohol inks! We hope you're able to join us and channel your inner creativeness! Please bring $15 cash to pay the instructor for all materials, which will be provided for you!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Stained Glass 101: Gorgeous Window Panels"
January 24-26, 2023
 

Students will create their own Stained Glass Window Panel in this all levels course! Instructor Cynthia Buckley will teach students the ins and outs of stained glass and each student will leave with a stunning window panel ready for hanging! Class size is limited to ensure individual attention. Long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes are recommended. All materials and the use of tools included.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Cynthia Buckley
Cost: $280
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Metal Sculpture"
Saturdays, January 28 - March 4, 2023
 

This six-week course teaches the basic skills needed for making metal sculpture. Learn fundamental methods of cutting, bending and welding metal such as sawing, heating, and MIG welding. Students will be encouraged to explore the medium with directness and spontaneity to gain a knowledge and understanding of its complexion. Note: Tuition includes a $25 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steve Nocella
Cost: $320
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Intro to Acrylic Pours"
January 28, 2023
 

Acrylic Pouring is a fun way to create abstract art to enrich your life and enhance your home. Each student will learn how to select and mix colors with pouring medium, choose one of several methods, and complete 1-3 paintings. Students will have the opportunity to try 3 of these different pouring techniques: Dirty Pour, Open cup, Dutch Pour, Flip cup, and Smashes. Each student will create up to 3 canvases during class, depending on the speed with which you work. Canvases need to dry for at least three days after pouring, and will have to be picked up at the gallery the following week.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Mary Ringelstetter
Cost: $115
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Create Your Own Coloring Book"
February 1, 2023
 

Join us and learn about contour lines and how to create a themed coloring book based off of personal photos or images. This is always a fun way to capture special moments and/or create a unique gift! Students should bring $10 cash to pay for materials, which will all be provided for you!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Explorations in Oil and Cold Wax"
February 3-5, 2023
 

Using both additive and subtractive techniques, preplanned color schemes and compositional armatures we’ll explore the possibilities only cold wax medium can bring to oil painting. Cold wax medium can be used for representational painting as well as abstracts and everything in between. You’ll leave the class with 12-16 starts toward a comprehensive series and a tool box full of new techniques and a plan for self critique to bring the series of fruition. In this upbeat, three-day workshop the cold wax medium, substrates, and tools will be provided. Bring your favorite mark making tools and favorite professional quality oil paints. Suitable to beginners although some knowledge of working with oil paint will be very helpful.
 
Location: Tubac, Arizona
Instructor: Leslie Miller
Cost: $385
Sponsor: Tubac School of Fine Art
Website, email, 520-398-2589


"Stained Glass Valentines"
February 4, 2023
 

Students will choose from pre-cut glass pieces and work with the instructor to follow step by step in creating their own personal stained glass valentine. This course is an appropriate introduction to stained glass, however, experienced students may wish to join too. Students should bring $35 cash to pay instructor for materials.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Cynthia Buckley
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Abstract Class in Non-Objective Abstract and Representational Abstract Landscape"
Wednesdays, February 8 - March 1, 2023
 

This course is appropriate for all artists wishing to advance their level of understanding and capabilities in abstract work. It is for intermediate and advanced students who have an art background and/or have been in previous abstract classes, or who have been doing abstract work. Non-objective abstract work is without any true identity in the representative world. It is a pure creation of expression. Representational landscape as the name implies is work that is recognizable, done in an abstract or different way. This course will be taught in heavy acrylics.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Art Cornell
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Abstract Exploration with Acrylics"
February 9, 2023
 

Join instructor Andrea Smith for a new class on abstract exploration! Abstraction is a unique form of expression and there are zero rules! Emotion, Texture and Imagination take center stage. This class is a judgement-free zone where students will have the opportunity to explore their own style and try new techniques. Vivid color, happy accidents and artistic risk-taking are encouraged. This class is designed for beginners and intermediate students.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Andrea Smith
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Pre-College: Fundamentals of Illustration"
Saturdays, February 11 - March 18, 2023
 

Learn how to successfully imagine, develop, and execute an illustration! This course will help students gain effective illustration drawing techniques while encouraging their unique artistic visions. Students will learn the fundamental elements of illustration and design, including different applications of composition, line, character design, color, and storytelling. Students will learn individual elements of illustration art each week by completing exercises that strengthen those skills. Concurrently, students will work on a long-term illustration project. Students are encouraged to explore different materials and techniques while learning to realize their ideas.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Callie Coccia
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Create & Collaborate: Oil & Cold Wax Retreat"
February 18-19, 2023
 

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa. Join with other artists for two days of working with cold wax medium. This open exploration is for anyone that has taken previous cold wax classes and wants to come together and share ideas, tips, tricks, and community. This is not a guided, instructional workshop; instead it is a gathering time and space for artists to connect. Students may start new paintings or work on pieces already under way. No materials provided, so bring your own. While this is not an instructional session, Rick will be available to share ideas and techniques and answer questions.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rick Ross
Cost: $120
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"One Day of Plein Air with Pastels at Shelter Cove Community Park"
February 21, 2023
 

Spend a lovely day outside learning how to paint with pastels in plein air! The class will start with a pastel painting demonstration on the raised lawn at Shelter Cove Community Park. Carol will share how she creates brilliant color vibration in her pastel paintings. You will learn how to focus in on a strong composition, define your values, identify your light sources, create a point of focus, and how to see and use color effectively in plein air. You will learn the importance of painting light, shadows and colors from real life. There will be personalized teaching and individualized feedback throughout the day.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Carol Iglesias
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Intermediate Acrylic Pour Painting"
February 25, 2023
 

This workshop is meant for students who have some experience in acrylic pour painting, or those who attended the January 2023 introductory course. Instructor Mary Ringelstetter will guide students through more advanced pour techniques and color mixing options. Each student will create up to 3 canvases during class, depending on the speed with which you work. All materials included. Students should bring a smock or wear clothing that can get paint on it. Class size is extremely limited and early registration is recommended! Canvases need to dry for at least three days after pouring, and will have to be picked up at the gallery the following week.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Mary Ringelstetter
Cost: $135
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Neuro-Graphic Therapeutic Paintings"
March 1, 2023
 

Come and learn about this relaxing and peaceful art making trend that not only makes for beautiful paintings, but allows you to get into the zen! Students should bring $10 cash to pay for materials, which will all be provided for you!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Paper Marbling 101"
March 4, 2023
 

Paper marbling is an easy and fun way of creating beautiful artwork. Pigments are floated on a viscous water-based solution and then transferred to prepared paper. The result is a one of a kind creation of color, swirls and unique organic patterns. In this session, participants will learn about how marbling works including a discussion on prep work (which will have already been done), supplies (provided) and the tools used (also provided). Students will choose the pigments, design and create seven pieces of marbled paper! *Paper will need time to dry. Students will have to return to the studio to pick up finished pieces later in the day or the following week*
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jo MacDonald
Cost: $30
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"1-Day Open Abstract Workshop in Non-Objective Abstract and Representational Abstract Landscapes"
March 8, 2023
 

This newly added workshop is a compacted version of Art's 3-Week February course and is appropriate for all artists wishing to advance their level of understanding and capabilities in abstract work. It is for intermediate and advanced students who have an art background and/or have been in previous abstract classes, or who have been doing abstract work. Non-objective abstract work is without any true identity in the representative world. It is a pure creation of expression. Representational landscape as the name implies is work that is recognizable, done in an abstract or different way. This workshop will be taught in heavy acrylics.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Art Cornell
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Introduction to Stained Glass"
March 13-15, 2023
 

Students will create their own Stained Glass Window Panel in this all levels course! Instructor Cynthia Buckley will teach students the ins and outs of stained glass and each student will leave with a stunning window panel ready for hanging! Class size is limited to ensure individual attention. Long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes are recommended. All materials and the use of tools included.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Cynthia Buckley
Cost: $280
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Be a Cold Wax Boss"
March 18-20, 2023
 

Take your cold wax art to the next level. In this inspiring, intensive workshop, explore creative techniques in oil and cold wax. Learn to effectively and efficiently work in a series, creating strong, dynamic paintings in your own artistic style.
 
Location: Tubac, Arizona
Instructor: Leslie Miller and Dianna Fritzler
Cost: $535
Sponsor: Tubac School of Fine Art
Website, email, 520-398-2589


"Boro-Inspired Wearable Art"
March 23-25, 2023
 

Boro mending, kantha cloth, the Quilts of Gee’s Bend. Each of these evokes images of old, worn fabrics, simply but beautifully stitched for a new purpose. In this workshop we explore the traditions that created these garments and then look to them for inspiration in creating new works of wearable fiber art. Beginning with pieces of old and/or beloved fabrics—vintage linens, pieces of worn jeans, even bits of blankets or tattered garments—we select, curate, layer, and hand stitch them into new life as a work of wearable art. This workshop is a meditative blend of history, hand work, repurposing, and art making. This class is suitable for all levels of fiber artists, but some hand stitching experience is required.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Lisa Binkley
Cost: $415 + $10 kit fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Liven Up Your Color and Brushwork"
March 29-31, 2023
 

This workshop is designed to push your skill level to greater heights! Randall will review all the basics of solid picture making while sharing his own methods for livening up your brushwork and color, two key elements for breathing new life into paintings. Come learn from Randall's award winning painting techniques as he shares his enthusiasm for new ideas and approaches for your works.
 
Location: Raliegh, North Carolina
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $585
Website, email


"Airbrush Painting Techniques"
March 30 - April 1, 2023
 

The Pastrana beginner airbrush course is intended for students who are newcomers or novices with limited or no experience in airbrushing. This workshop covers the basic principles of airbrushing, along with drills and exercises for airbrush control. This airbrush class is aimed at artists and craftsmen or women who are talented in their field but want to add another unique skill set such as airbrushing to their repertoire. This workshop is also intended for those who have some limited experience in airbrushing and want to reinforce and strengthen their understanding, knowledge, and practice in this particular field. For more information, visit pastranaunlimited.com. All materials and use of equipment included during the workshop.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Alan Pastrana
Cost: $825 Museum members/ $875 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Making Your Paintings Better"
April 1-2, 2023
 

Students should bring subject matter and medium of their own choice along with reference materials. They are encouraged to bring art they have in progress, art they are not satisfied with, and a subject they want to start new. All must have reference materials. It is also advised to bring a portfolio of photographs of previous artwork. Students can work in any style they chose and will be encouraged to develop a niche or style of their own.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Laurie Snow Hein
Cost: $350
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Beach Bookmarks"
April 5, 2023
 

As the summer approaches and your reading list grows, you'll want to make some lovely beach inspired painted bookmarks! Learn painting techniques and enjoy exploring through these fun mini art works! Students should bring $10 cash to pay for materials, which will all be provided for you!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Ceramics: Serving Dishes with Finesse"
April 14 & 15, 2023
 

Master ceramic artists Lynnette Hesser and Steve Loucks will begin by demonstrating techniques to make unique serving dishes and then help you make your own to serve your special occasion or favorite foods such as cheese balls, shrimp cocktail, asparagus, deviled eggs, or baked salmon. Learn how to alter basic bowl and plate forms by darting, stretching, and reforming them and then embellishing them with carvings, sprigs, lugs, and/or handles. We will demonstrate all the clay wheel and handbuilding techniques used and more, as well as, help each participant individually both days. Pieces may be either taken home unfired or left to be bisqued and picked up later. For more information, visit the artists’ websites: lynnettehesserceramics.com and stevelouckspottery.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Lynnette Hesser & Steve Loucks
Cost: $450 Museum members/ $500 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"How To Create Pastel Paintings with Vibrant Colors"
April 26-27, 2023
 

Learn how to paint with pastels in brilliant color! Carol will share how she creates color vibration in her pastel paintings. The class will start with a full pastel painting demonstration each morning. You will learn how to work with your photos to create a strong composition, define your values, create an underpainting, identify a light source, create a point of focus, and how to see and use color and paper effectively to create a mood for your painting. There will be personalized teaching and individualized feedback throughout the day.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Carol Iglesias
Cost: $260
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"One Day of Plein Air with Pastels at Veterans Memorial Park"
April 28, 2023
 

Expand on your classroom skills and spend a lovely day outside learning how to paint with pastels in plein air! The class will start with a pastel painting demonstration on the boardwalk at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Carol will share how she creates brilliant color vibration in her pastel paintings. You will learn how to focus in on a strong composition, define your values, identify your light source, create a point of focus, and how to see and use color effectively in plein air. You will learn the importance of painting light, shadows and colors from real life. There will be personalized teaching and individualized feedback throughout the day.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Carol Iglesias
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting the Figure in the Landscape"
August 17-20, 2023
 

With this workshop, Qiang will introduce his approaches of adding figures into landscape paintings in oil. Painters need to have adequate amount of training in anatomy, proportion, perspective, and skin tones to be able manage subtle variations in human forms. He will introduce visual tools to make figure painting much easier. The students will create storytelling paintings in an expressive style. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate. Qiang Huang (pronounced as Chong Wong) was born and raised in Beijing China and now lives in Austin, Texas. He has studied art from multiple master artists like David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw. For more information, visit qh-art.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Qiang Huang
Cost: $600 Museum members/ $650 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Watercolor Painting"
September 11-14, 2023
 

The workshop sessions begin each morning at 9:00 a.m. when Couch completes a painting, explaining what he is doing, and why, as he paints. The “mysteries” of design will be unraveled for you while you learn watercolor painting! Students paint in the afternoons, after which Couch critiques all the day’s completed work, including his own. An optional slide show/lecture on the principles of design – including color and composition – will be presented in the afternoon of the first day. Skill Level: Beginners, Students, Hobbyists & Professional Artists. Visit tonycouch.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Tony Couch
Cost: $600 Museum members/ $650 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


 

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