Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Youth Summer Sessions: Exploring Polymer Clay!"
July 5-8, 2022
 

Explore Polymer Clay through Mixed Media! Polymer Clay is an exciting colorful sculpting medium that allows you to sculpt anything you can imagine. Your child will create designs according to the week’s theme and learn sculpting tips, mixed media, and design concepts along the way. They will leave this class with a collection of their own sculptures and art, plus the skills needed to continue on their own at home.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Beth West
Cost: Half Days $140 per Week, Full Days $280 per Week
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Summer Studio/Critique Program"
July 5 - August 12, 2022
 

This six-week on-campus studio-rental program is designed for experienced visual artists and educators who desire constructive feedback on their artwork, as well as the support and interaction of an artistic community. Stimulate your personal artistic growth in your own private PAFA studio through individual weekly critiques from a stellar ensemble of nationally and internationally known artists, including members of PAFA’s acclaimed faculty, as well as discussion, group critiques, and artist studio visits. Tuition covers a private studio in PAFA's Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, weekly individual critiques, and additional group critiques/activities, as well as the option to earn 4.0 undergraduate credits or 3.0 graduate credits upon satisfactory completion of the program.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cost: $1,500
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Collage and Assemblage"
Saturdays, July 9 - August 13, 2022
 

Explore the expressive potential of collage for producing both aesthetic imagery and philosophical statements. Experiment with a variety of materials including drawing and painting media, paper, cardboard, fabric, metal, photographs, and found objects; and combine them using assorted fastening techniques such as gluing, nailing/screwing, or sewing. Stimulate your creativity by responding to assigned problems and prompts, and critically examine the resulting compositions as well as the implied ideas. Realize the tentative or "trial and error" nature of the collage process as a means to discover and learn, and ultimately affirm, your unique and individual aesthetic assertions.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steve Nocella
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting & Poetry Workshop"
July 9, 2022
 

Do you jot down writings as you paint? Or maybe you have an ongoing writing practice. Join award winning poet and watercolor artist Cathleen Cohen and explore the link between painting and poetry. Deepen and expand your creative process even if you've never written a poem before! Make your artist statement more engaging! Draw and paint with watercolor and write in response to helpful prompts in a supportive environment. Examine how artists like Jean Arp, Kenneth Patchen and Wassily Kandinsky linked the written word and visual art. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Cathleen Cohen
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Youth Summer Sessions: Meet the Masters!"
July 11-15, 2022
 

Discover the mediums and techniques of master artists such as Van Gogh, Okeefe, and more. This is a fun introduction to the wonderful world of art for the naturally curious and creative young artist. A variety of mixed media may be used including watercolor & acrylic paint.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Jacalyn Gmoch
Cost: Half Days $175 per Week, Full Days $350 per Week
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Intuitive Painting with Ink, Watercolor and Gouache"
July 13-16, 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: Lowell, Michigan
Instructor: Stan Kurth
Cost: $480
Sponsor: Franciscan Life Process Center
Website, email, 616-897-7842


"Monotype/Monoprint: Theme and Variation"
July 17-22, 2022
 

In this Master Printer Series workshop, each participant will work to develop a group of prints that explores a range of variations on a theme. We will work with monotype and other print techniques including woodcut, drypoint, and collograph. Over the week, each artist will work toward achieving a body of work that forms a group both thematically and aesthetically.
 
Location: Provincetown, Massachusetts
Instructor: Andrew Mockler
Cost: $800
Sponsor: Fine Arts Work Center
Website, email, 508-487-9960


"Youth Summer Sessions: Exploring Art Though Nature!"
July 18-22, 2022
 

Grab your binoculars, your sketch books as we study nature & venture deep into the wild. Discover the unique & colorful world of bugs, flowers, plants, & wild animals. A variety of mixed media may be used including paper making, printmaking & acrylic paint.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Jacalyn Gmoch
Cost: Half Days $175 per Week, Full Days $350 per Week
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"More Than What We See: Color, Abstraction, Representation"
July 22-23, 2022
 

Explore an approach to painting that frees you from rules and embraces chance. This workshop will explore experimental painting approaches that can be applied to both representation and abstraction; great for the artist interested in representational abstraction.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Anton Nowels, www.antonnowels.com
Cost: $220 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Youth Summer Sessions: Art Around the World!"
July 25-29, 2022
 

Join us on a journey hopping from continent to continent learning about different cultures of the world through creative eyes. We will explore a variety of artistic traditions and explore multiple cultures. A variety of mixed media may be used including modeling clay, watercolor & acrylic paint.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Jacalyn Gmoch
Cost: Half Days $175 per Week, Full Days $350 per Week
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Youth Summer Sessions: Exploring Polymer Clay!"
August 1-5, 2022
 

Explore Polymer Clay through Mixed Media! Polymer Clay is an exciting colorful sculpting medium that allows you to sculpt anything you can imagine. Your child will create designs according to the week’s theme and learn sculpting tips, mixed media, and design concepts along the way. They will leave this class with a collection of their own sculptures and art, plus the skills needed to continue on their own at home.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Beth West
Cost: Half Days $175 per Week, Full Days $350 per Week
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Intro to Encaustic"
August 5-6, 2022
 

Designed for students new to the encaustic medium, this 2-day workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the materials, working methods, and safety fundamentals for working in encaustic. Students will leave the workshop with a solid technical foundation and the confidence to continue exploring encaustic beyond the workshop. Sarah approaches her teaching by alternating between demonstrations and working time so students can see and discuss a process, and then immediately give it a try. We will explore basic painting techniques, color mixing, and surface refinement. If you have current pieces made in another medium, please bring for a discussion on how to translate or enhance the work with encaustic paints. Paints, tools, and brushes are supplied.
 
Location: Birmingham, Michigan
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $348 Members, $388 Guests, $50 Materials Fee
Sponsor: Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
Website, email, 248.644.0866


"Developing Forms & Surfaces: Handbuilding & Wheel Throwing"
August 11-13, 2022
 

Gain experience with the great tool of the potter’s wheel. Demonstrations will include wheel throwing, building off the wheel, and a variety of decoration techniques, including slip-decorating, stamp-making, stamping, and some others. Come, experiment, work with earthenware clay, and share ideas. Personalized instruction will enhance your learning experience. You will take home a group of bisque-fired pieces showing your exploration in clay and a collection of new skills. Guadalupe Lanning Robinson – Studio Ceramics Apprentice, Centro de Artes Plasticas Independencia, Mexico City, Mexico. Currently, Guadalupe has a studio at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment Center in Railroad Room 1. To view some of her artwork and biography, visit guadalupepots.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Guadalupe Lanning Robinson
Cost: $400 Museum members/ $425 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Paint, Pots & Plants"
August 11, 2022
 

Join us for a fun time painting with Andrea Smith, of 7th & Palm. Each student will be guided through painting their own terra cotta pot, perfect to keep or give away as a unique and special gift! Every student will leave with a completed pot and will be given a live plant to accompany their new creation! Let loose and unwind and get your creativity flowing. No experience is required to join in on the fun so grab your girlfriends, your significant other, or come by yourself! This class is ideal for ages 18+ but miners are permitted to attend with a registered parent or supervisor. Browse painting ideas for your pot at pin.it/6mFvvBz! Price includes all materials.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Andrea Smith
Cost: $45
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Using Abstract Thinking to Create Illustrative Paintings"
August 23-25, 2022
 

Aline is known for her vivid paintings and creative use of color. Working from their own photo references, students will transform these into pastel or oil paintings using the principles of color and design. Aline will emphasize the understanding of color in terms of temperature, intensity, and value while translating those ideas using pastel or oil techniques. Experimenting with exciting different colors while maintaining the value and intensity will serve as a great exercise in helping students expand their color sensitivity. Ten stroke exercises are fun to develop confidence in both decision-making and interesting strokes. Let’s say goodbye to overworked tight pastels and oils and learn to create loose, bold but still illustrative paintings.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Aline Ordman
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting Impressionistic Landscapes in Cold Wax & Oil"
August 29-31, 2022
 

Cold wax is an "alternative" to encaustic painting. If you love encaustic, but are afraid of fusing, heat, fumes, etc.... then this workshop is for you! Linda Benton McCloskey has designed this workshop for the beginner to the more advanced artist. Students will learn everything about using this luscious medium, including harmonious color mixing and all the many techniques of painting with cold wax. We will touch on the use of abstract composition and also, impressionistic landscapes/seascapes. No matter what your artistic experience is, you will learn! Expect lots of demonstrations and personal instruction!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Linda Benton McCloskey
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Plein Air Painting in Vermont"
September 12-15, 2022
 

Join Randall for his annual return to the quintessential New England backdrop of Landgrove Vermont. Close to the Vermont Country Store in Weston, between Manchester and Brattleboro, this plein air workshop is a favorite of past and returning attendees. All levels welcome, visiting students are encouraged to spoil themselves at the Langrove Inn that hosts the workshop series.
 
Location: Landgrove, Vermont
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Langrove Inn
Website, (802) 824-6673


"Creating Beautiful Landscapes in Acrylic or Oil"
September 15-18, 2022
 

Completing a painting each day. Learn to perceive and simplify shape and color while creating a painting. Visually interpret relationship of shape, value and color. Donna Bland will start a demo painting, then begin a step-by-step process to completing a painting each day. Bland lives and paints in the Austin, Texas area. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, the Austin Plein Air Painters, American Women Artists and Artists of Texas. She formally studied art at The Student Art League of New York, Scottsdale School of Art, University of Georgia and Tyler Junior College in Texas. For more information, visit donnabland.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Donna Bland
Cost: $550 Museum members/ $600 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Paint, Pots & Plants"
September 22, 2022
 

Join us for a fun time painting with Andrea Smith, of 7th & Palm. Each student will be guided through painting their own terra cotta pot, perfect to keep or give away as a unique and special gift! Every student will leave with a completed pot and will be given a live plant to accompany their new creation! Let loose and unwind and get your creativity flowing. No experience is required to join in on the fun so grab your girlfriends, your significant other, or come by yourself! This class is ideal for ages 18+ but miners are permitted to attend with a registered parent or supervisor. Browse painting ideas for your pot at pin.it/6mFvvBz! Price includes all materials.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Andrea Smith
Cost: $48
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting The Figure and Portrait Alla Prima"
September 22-25, 2022
 

Learn techniques to create a fresh, direct response to your subjects. There will be painting demonstrations and lots of class time for students to work from a live figure and portrait model. The class will work on a different painting/pose each day and learn to simplify and interpret the figure/portrait as a series of basic shapes and planes described by light and shadow. In addition to discussing technical concepts like value, color, paint application and basic proportions of the head and figure, we’ll also talk about some of the psychological aspects of learning to paint, such as giving ourselves permission to experiment and make mistakes so that we can learn and discover ways to become better, more creative artists.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: David Shevlino, www.davidshevlino.com
Cost: $475 includes model fees
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Wax, Paper, Scissors: Encaustic Collage and Mixed"
September 26-29, 2022
 

This workshop is designed for students who enjoy seeing how far they can push materials. The versatile materials of encaustic medium and paints act as glue in collage and assemblage, but with the added characteristics of transparency, texture, and layering capabilities when applied to paper. Dive deep into the exploration of working with encaustic paints, pigment sticks, collage applications, and other forms of mixed media. Experience: Begin by creating a few of your own papers with rust and inks to use alongside vintage, found, and other handmade and decorative papers. Demonstrations introduce you to the basics of setting up your workspace and using the equipment safely, encaustic painting, and various techniques for applying paper to other surfaces.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: Members: $510 | Non-Members: $550
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, 920.868.3455


"Intuitive Painting at Alabama Art Colony 2022"
September 30 - October 4, 2022
 

Stan Kurth will be one of 3 instructors at Alabama Art Colony taking place at Children's Harbor on Lake Martin, Alabama. Children's Harbor on Lake Martin provides a serene and inspiring environment for the four and a half day workshop. Stan's class is designed to help students paint intuitively using their preferred substrates, mediums and painting tools. This process will work with all mediums. There will be no preliminary planning. Process will dictate direction as students use their choice of mediums, substrates and mark-making tools to intuitively implement elements and principles of design. Instruction starts with random marks to create a library of design elements. As the painting progresses there will be a shift with more emphasis on composition.
 
Location: Alexander City, Alabama
Instructor: Stan Kurth
Cost: $750 Semi-Private Room, $850 Private Room
Sponsor: Alabama Art Colony
Website, email, 334-546-2233


"Abstract Exploration with Acrylics"
September 30, 2022
 

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: $95
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Simplifying the Complex en Plein Air"
October 8-10, 2022
 

Come paint the Monterey and Carmel Coastline with award-winning California artist Randall Sexton. This 3-day workshop is open to all levels—but it is especially geared to push the experienced artist to greater heights. Randy will review the basics of solid picture making… while sharing his own methods for “Simplifying the Complex.” Three days will be spent on location (gathering direct experience en plein air.) Daily demonstrations will be followed up with “one-on-one” assistance at the easel. Hosted by Carmel Visual Arts, Sexton returns to lead his seventh workshop in the Monterey Peninsula. Class size is limited and they tend to fill up quickly so don’t hesitate to register. Hope you can join us!
 
Location: Carmel, California
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $600
Sponsor: Carmel Visual Arts
Website, (831) 620-2955


"Photo Encaustic: Ethereal Markings and Monochrome Workshop"
October 21-23, 2022
 

This workshop will explore ways to further alter our photographic images through a series of markings and underpainting combined with monochromatic imagery. We will focus on incorporating embedded photo prints on thin papers such as tissue and Japanese papers, as well as image transfers to create final work that is both ethereal and richly detailed in its layers. We will start off utilizing various methods of underdrawings to bring in pattern and additional detail to our work – with wood burning tools, inks, oil paints, and encaustic. Students must have a working knowledge of encaustic, as this is an intermediate level class and basics will not be covered. See website for full details.
 
Location: La Grange, Illinois
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $450 M / $480 NM
Sponsor: La Grange Art League
Website, email, 708-352-3101


"Dive Into Alcohol Inks"
October 27-28, 2022
 

Alcohol Inks are a very special medium, unlike any other art form. It’s so exciting getting to watch the inks flow right in your own hands! Anyone, no matter your experience level, can create with this medium! Each painting is totally unique, bright, and powerful. Alcohol inks have such a color intensity & personality unmatched by other mediums. In this workshop, Julie will walk you through the steps to create beautiful vibrant paintings. We'll be using the inks on Yupo paper as well as on tiles for amazing effects! Students should bring $15 cash for supplies, which will include, inks, Yupo, tiles, and everything needed to manipulate the inks! Come & have fun with colors & free flow painting.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Pinot & Palette Knife, an Evening of Wine and Art"
October 28, 2022
 

Come & have an amazing time creating some wonderful fields of flowers. We'll be using some really rich and creamy paints to have a lot of textures, interesting effects, (some almost like acrylic pouring) and 3-D effects. You’ll see just how easy it is to layer paint and a achieve 3 dimensional look using a palette knife. We’ll be painting on 2 square canvases to create 2 similar or different (it’s your choice) fields of flowers. You’ll be able to display each painting on their own or together as a focal point for a wall. No experience necessary; all supplies included. Space is limited so let me know soon. I hope to see you painting soon!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Blowing Flowers in Alcohol Inks"
October 29, 2022
 

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!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Paint, Pots & Plants"
November 10, 2022
 

Join us for a fun time painting with Andrea Smith, of 7th & Palm. Each student will be guided through painting their own terra cotta pot, perfect to keep or give away as a unique and special gift! Every student will leave with a completed pot and will be given a live plant to accompany their new creation! Let loose and unwind and get your creativity flowing. No experience is required to join in on the fun so grab your girlfriends, your significant other, or come by yourself! This class is ideal for ages 18+ but miners are permitted to attend with a registered parent or supervisor. Browse painting ideas for your pot at pin.it/6mFvvBz! Price includes all materials.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Andrea Smith
Cost: $48
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


 

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