Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Mindful Art-Making in Challenging Times"
Thursdays, January 27 - February 24, 2022
 

During the pandemic, you may have experienced anxiety and sadness due to being sick, having lost a loved one, or from the non-stop news coverage of daily death tolls, political unrest, and social upheaval. You are not alone. Learn to work through your feelings and the anxiety we are all carrying through art-making. Cultivating mindfulness, or wakefulness, allows you to be fully present and aware of your actions, without feeling distracted and overwhelmed by other thoughts or outside influences. Art-making is a natural way of practicing mindfulness, and has been shown not only to reduce stress and improve communication skills, but also benefits those suffering from memory loss, depression, or PTSD. Discover how creativity can enrich your daily life under the guidance of Dona Duncan, registered art therapist and practicing artist, in this live Zoom class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Dona Duncan
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting and Poetry"
January 29 & 30, 2022
 

Do you jot down writings as you paint? Or maybe you have a ongoing writing practice. Join poet and artist Cathleen Cohen in this live Zoom workshop and explore the link between painting and poetry. Deepen and expand your creative process, even if you've never written a poem before! Paint 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. Some experience with drawing and painting recommended.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cathleen Cohen
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Art Journaling: Things Remembered"
January 29, 2022
 

Create an art journal from the fabric of your life! Learn to translate your personal memories and writings into symbolic images and quotes in book form using mixed media drawing, watercolor and collage. Instruction in basic visual art elements and design principles will assist you in crafting a cherished keepsake book or gift for a loved one. No art experience necessary.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dressler Smith
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Drawing 101"
January 29, 2022
 

Join nationally and internationally acclaimed artist and instructor, Addison Palmer, for this 1-Day in-person drawing workshop where you will learn the keys to successful drawing and how good drawing can instantly make you a better painter!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $90
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Pre-College: Drawing Comics: Visual Storytelling"
Saturdays, January 29 - April 2, 2022
 

In this course, students will explore the materials, methods, and language of sequential visual storytelling. Students will build on the fundamentals of drawing for comics to reach a new level of skill in the realization of their own story. Students will write a real or fictional story, design characters and environments, and then transform that story into a short-form comic. This course is designed to help students with experience bring their art to the next level as well as introduce new students to the artform. The course will be taught in person, but will also utilize the Canvas online learning management system and will include videos, lectures, and assignments, with regular instructor feedback.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Deon Robinson
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"For the Love of Drawing"
February 1, 2022
 

With pencil, conte crayon and charcoal - enjoy the gritty experience of putting graphite on some paper while abstracting a still life. This creative coffee break from your normal routine will put a big smile on your face! As part of our Art Camp series for Adults, all supplies are included and students will receive an Art Center apron.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Allison Lehti
Cost: $55 Member | $65 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Drawing Animals"
February 5 & 6, 2022
 

Learn to draw animals, birds and insects with award-winning illustrator Kate Samworth in this live Zoom workshop! Kate will guide you through a series of drawing exercises to develop your understanding of animal anatomy, texture and movement enabling you to render a variety of creatures with confidence. Includes a discussion of the historic role of animals in art.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kate Samworth
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Line Drawing: The Landscape"
Saturdays, February 5 - April 9, 2022
 

Line is the fundamental element in drawing, capable of a wide range of aesthetic possibilities, from describing shape to creating space and atmospheric effects. Capture the landscape though descriptive and expressive drawn line in this live Zoom class. Make quick studies from your own photographs and window views, and develop them into finished pieces through impressionistic, calligraphic, cross-hatch, and linear mark-making. Learn to achieve a variety of effects by using different papers and drawing implements, including pencil, pen, ink and brush, and color pencil. Find inspiration in references to contemporary and historical artists such as Mondrian, Van Gogh, and Andrew Wyeth.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Art of Illustration"
Saturdays, February 12-26, 2022
 

Students will explore various forms of illustration (pairings of text and imagery) including technical drawing, text to image translation, and the art of comic books. For the purposes of this class to illustrate means to illuminate. The prompts will challenge students to engage in storytelling and explore text/imagery relationships while simultaneously honing basic rendering skills. At times the student will be finding images to illuminate, enhance, or subvert the meaning of written language and at other times will be creating language as a result of creating an image. The interplay between text and images will be a constant in this class.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Turner Davis, www.turnergdavis.com
Cost: $315 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Portrait Drawing from Photographs"
February 12 & 13, 2022
 

Learn to create lively portrait drawings using photographs as inspiration and visual source in this live Zoom workshop. Starting with basic planes and volumes, you’ll build a strong three-dimensional foundation using line and light and shade. You’ll learn about the major structures of the head, the features of the face, and how to relate them to create a lively human presence. Tips and hacks to make the process go more smoothly will also be discussed. Drawing experience is helpful, but not required.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $25
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Perspective Drawing"
Mondays, February 14-28, 2022
 

Learn to draw correct perspective to help with your paintings and other artistic creations. One, two, and three-point perspective drawings will be explained, demonstrated, and practiced.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Museum Visits with the ArtisTTable"
Tuesdays, February 15, 22, March 1, 8
 

In this series of classes we will be making virtual visits to some of the wonderful museums of the world and studying the art and artists whose masterpieces are housed there. Each week we will visit a different museum: Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Drawing), Chicago Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois (Abstraction), The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York (Motifs & Associations), Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France (Impressions of Impressionism). Class will be held on Zoom from 3:00 to 5:00 PM EST
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $175
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Studio Colombia Art & Eat"
February 15-23, 2022
 

Join our eight-night workshop and experience the stunning Caribbean coast from Puerto Colombia (Barranquilla) to Cartagena. Learn the fundamentals of perspective drawing and watercolors and have a taste of Colombian Caribbean food and culture. After an art class, try a "mojarra con arroz con coco" with a cold Colombian beer or an "aguardiente". Paint on the beach just like Gauguin was doing in Tahiti. Visit a few restaurants’ kitchens and learn from their chefs. Take part in a street food tour. Price of CAD 2600 (around US$2075) includes eight-night double accommodation in comfortable and centrally located hotels, all ground transportation, all breakfasts, one lunch, two suppers, one street food tour, art instruction, cooking classes/demonstrations, art supplies, and more.
 
Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US $2075
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Figure Drawing for the Painter"
February 17, 2022
 

In this one-day class, students will learn various drawing techniques from an accomplished figure painter. Students will learn how to accurately measure the proportions of the head and figure while working from the model. Line, shape, and tonal relationships will be explored through exercises designed to strengthen anatomical understanding and rendering. Students will work in a variety of drawing mediums. We will draw on white, toned and black paper with charcoal, graphite, conte, and pastel. The length of pose will vary from the relatively short gestural pose to the long formatted tonal rendering of the subject. Join us if you would like to draw better and have fun doing it. This class is appropriate for all levels of experience.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Robert Lemler, www.robertlemler.com
Cost: $95 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"The Illustrated Letter"
Saturdays, February 19 - March 5, 2022
 

Artists and authors have been illustrating their correspondence for centuries. Picasso, Victor Hugo, Gaugin, Corot and Van Gogh all combined words and pictures when writing to friends—just to name a few. Of course, these artists and authors didn’t have access to email or texts (thank goodness!) And although we do, I think it might be time for a “Slow Letter” movement, much like Slow Food, where we take the time and make the effort to communicate in a more creative, personal way. Join me as we explore this old idea and make it work for us in today’s high-tech world, with words and pictures of our own. All skill levels welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jane Barton
Cost: $125 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Figure Drawing"
February 19, 2022
 

Take a dive into drawing the human figure from life in this fun and energetic workshop! Working from a live model, the emphasis will be on drawing what you see while exploring the fundamentals: structure, proportion, composition, basic anatomy, gesture, and light and shadow. Drawing techniques using vine charcoal and more will also be covered. Perfect for all levels from beginner to advanced, this workshop will offer a relaxed setting to cultivate the enjoyable Zen experience of life drawing.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Joseph Hasenauer
Cost: $105
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"No Fear Portrait Drawing: Pencil & Chalk"
Tuesdays, February 22 - March 29, 2022
 

This class is designed to improve each artists ability to capture a subject’s likeness and expand on the design and style of their drawing technique. Produce a more recognizable likeness of their subject and explore different ways of improving their own style that can be applied to any subject matter. Students will learn principles of anatomical proportion and rendering techniques that help them improve their portrait ability using photographic references. Daily we will discuss the history of portrait art with examples and learn techniques to improve composition, lighting and rendering.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Craig Carl
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Drawing in Color"
February 23, 2022
 

Discover the vibrancy and realism you can achieve with color pencil in this live Zoom class! Topics include descriptive and expressive line quality, color relationships, cross-hatching and layering, capturing light and volume, and working on colored and textured papers. Subjects will include still life, the portrait, and master copies. Basic drawing experience required.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting with Pencils"
February 24, 2022
 

Both regular and watercolor pencils will be explored—demonstrating the amazing effects and ease of use of these versatile materials. One can create richly colored and detailed works that mimic glossy oil paintings or splashy textured acrylic or watercolor paintings, but with no mess and no real set up or clean up needed. Simply start and stop work as you wish! Many techniques will be explored and numerous examples will be available for inspiration. Just pick up a pencil and create your own master work!
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Kathryn Morrill
Cost: $90 Member | $110 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Illustrated Book Workshop"
February 26, 2022
 

Illustrated books are not just for children. They can be humorous, cinematic, quirky, and sometimes dark. Join illustrator Kate Samworth for an introduction to some of her favorite classic and contemporary illustrated books, followed by a series of exercises in generating ideas, developing concepts, and communicating action through sequential drawings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kate Samworth
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Online Figure Drawing Marathon"
February 26, 2022
 

Join us for a very special online edition of an ArtisTTable Figure Drawing Marathon. In this 6 hour figure drawing session, held on Zoom, you will be able to draw from 3 different models from Europe, Israel and the US for one single registration fee of $30. With your registration you will be able come and go from the session as you would like. This fee also includes automatic registration in our next online exhibition "Figuratively Speaking". The session will run from: 10 AM to 4 PM Eastern US time, 16:00 to 22:00 Central Europe time, 17:00 to 23:00 Israel time.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $30
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Drawing - Back to Basics of Sketching"
February 26, 2022
 

Students will learn to work with limited resources and time to sketch for fun or develop ideas. Based on the elements of art and principles of design. Discussion, demonstrations of techniques, exercises, critique and review of art.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Douglas Land
Cost: $45 Member | $65 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Portrait and Figure: Drawing and Alla Prima"
February 28 - March 4, 2022
 

This class will explore both the organized and elegant manner of classical drawing, and the dynamic, fresh approach of contemporary Alla Prima painting. Though each style has a distinctive character, together they provide the artist with a more complete understanding of artistic technique. The first part of the week will focus on drawing methods with an emphasis on form and light. The latter part will concentrate on the spirited technique of Alla Prima, (“wet-into-wet” application of paint) which will center on color and paint dynamics. Demonstrations will be given each day which will illustrate each approach.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Robert Liberace, www.robertliberace.com
Cost: $865 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"The Kogan Method"
February 28 - March 10, 2022
 

This three-part course explores Simon Kogan’s process of creating 2D and 3D works of art that have form, structure, mass, energy, mood, and movement. Students will use composition and design to create art that has presence, expression and emotion. Join Simon on this artistic exploration of anatomy and drawing, sculpture, and painting and how the Kogan Method gives you the skills and freedom to take your art to the next level! In this three-part course students will start with the understanding and use of line, then advance to form and space, and finish with the final workshop culminating in application of color. $1075 for the three-workshop program…which is a $200 savings or $425 per workshop if taken independently.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Simon Kogan, www.simonkogan.com
Cost: $1075 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Anatomy and Drawing"
February 28 - March 2, 2022
 

This anatomy class is a must for all artists, 2D and 3D, working in any medium. Simon covers each body part, not medical dissection, but conceptually, toward an understanding of movement and form for the needs of the artist: how a joint moves, how far you can “push” it for expressions’ sake, and when you will “break” it. This workshop is an intense class with Simon illustrating the concepts as he moves through the body parts. It will empower students’ drawing and will increase their understanding and freedom to manipulate the figure in space. Students will create an anatomy textbook of their own, forever a useful resource. Students can use pencil, chalk, charcoal, brush, stick, or anything that leaves a mark on paper.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Simon Kogan, www.simonkogan.com
Cost: $425 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Drawing Fundamentals"
Tuesdays, March 1-29, 2022
 

Join PAFA faculty Charles Muldowney from his home studio and master the five fundamental building blocks of strong drawing: composition, line, light/value, space, and volume/mass. Each class will focus on one of these foundational concepts from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Demonstrations, projects, and critiques will fortify your understanding of each topic presented.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mindful Art-Making in Challenging Times"
Thursdays, March 3-31, 2022
 

During the pandemic, you may have experienced anxiety and sadness due to being sick, having lost a loved one, or from the non-stop news coverage of daily death tolls, political unrest, and social upheaval. You are not alone. Learn to work through your feelings and the anxiety we are all carrying through art-making. Cultivating mindfulness, or wakefulness, allows you to be fully present and aware of your actions, without feeling distracted and overwhelmed by other thoughts or outside influences. Art-making is a natural way of practicing mindfulness, and has been shown not only to reduce stress and improve communication skills, but also benefits those suffering from memory loss, depression, or PTSD. Discover how creativity can enrich your daily life under the guidance of Dona Duncan, registered art therapist and practicing artist, in this live Zoom class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Dona Duncan
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Colored Pencil: Vivid and Versatile"
March 7-8, 2022
 

The Habersham, Artists invite you to experience colored pencil as a fine art medium. Discover the tools, surfaces, and surprisingly effective techniques which yield stunning, vivid colored pencil paintings, as these works are aptly named. Waxy and watersoluble colored pencil techniques will be included, along with an array of colored pencil-compatible surfaces, many of them free. Kristy is a seasoned, supportive teacher who aims to provide an informative and enjoyable workshop experience. She includes frequent demonstrations (questions welcomed and invited!), individual attention, and numerous take-home samples. The author of the books Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil, Kristy is also featured on 4 instructional DVDs.
 
Location: Habersham (Beaufort), South Carolina
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Habersham Artists
Website, email, 843-707-5523


"Drawing the Portrait from Life"
March 7-10, 2022
 

In this four-day workshop, students will create a finished portrait drawing from life. Emphasis will be placed on value control and edges. By focusing on deliberate pencil pressure and maintaining accurate mass relationships rather than rendering, the application of hatched directional marks creates form and energy. Students will use the method of relative sizing to transcribe the portrait to their paper. Class discussions will include how to accurately judge values, edges and forms while working from life. This workshop aims to guide students toward creating a drawing from life using traditional drawing techniques. Shana will demo from the model for the first three hours of class and the students will work the second three hours of class with guided instruction.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Shana Levenson, www.shanalevenson.com
Cost: $525 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Drawing the Features of the Head"
March 12-13, 2022
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This two-day weekend workshop is the first in a series of many dedicated to the human figure and will follow the same order that classically-trained artists have followed for centuries in their studies. Instructor and artist Jon DeMartin will guide students through a concentration on the features of the human face as preparation for drawing the human head. In the workshop, students can expect to develop skills for shading techniques and gain a more thorough understand of geometry, perspective, and anatomy– which are all vitally important in classical drawing.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jon De Martin
Cost: $220
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Extended Studies: Studio Painting and Drawing"
Mon & Wed, March 14 - April 27, 2022
 

An observationally based course designed to reinforce and develop skills beyond basic drawing and painting. Students will work with a variety of subjects; still-life, portrait and figure. In addition to working from direct observation, photographs also provide great source material. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with size and subject as well as the explore their media as a tool for invention, conceptualization, and idea development. The course also affords students an opportunity to take a look at materials in more breadth and depth. Drawing materials are always available as well as some painting materials.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Michael Little, www.michaelmlittle.com
Cost: $630 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Portrait drawing in charcoal: How to develop your skills through self-critiques"
Wednesdays, March 16-30, 2022
 

This workshop aims to develop your skills by guiding you through the steps of drawing a representational portrait. We will explore the charcoal medium and learn some key concepts of portrait drawing. Through step-by-step demonstrations, the instructor will cover the essential aspects of each step, starting from how to choose a good reference on the first day to fixing your own drawings through self-critiques on the last day. The goal in this workshop is to help everyone to step up in terms of skills and also the quality of your drawing. To participate in this class you will need a computer or a tablet (such as iPad) with internet access and an active Facebook account.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sookyi Lee
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"The Traveler’s Creative Sketchbook"
March 19, 2022
 

Learn an exciting new way to bring your travels home. Creating a travel sketchbook can enhance one's experience and connection to this new world of exploration. Students will come home from their next trip with less photos, less stress and possibly some new ideas to incorporate into their everyday life and work. This class includes drawing, painting and writing, but no experience is necessary to learn Jane's favorite Travel Sketchbook techniques!
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Jane Barton, www.janebartonstudio.com
Cost: $95 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Extended Studies: Drawing I and Drawing II"
Mon & Wed, March 21 - May 25, 2021
 

An introductory drawing course simplified to help students further their representational artistic endeavors. Students will develop basic drawing skills, enhancing their ability to translate visual relationships. Helping them organize and develop a two-dimensional story. Included will be an important focus of light and shadow on form and how to relate that information to your drawing and painting interpretation. Students will work from photos and drawings, as well as direct observation of still-life and model. Homework assignments are optional. *Drawing materials included.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Jennifer Freeman, www.jenniferemilefreeman.com
Cost: $630 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"The Barnstone Method Intensive: Foundation in Drawing & Design"
Thursdays, March 24 - May 26, 2022
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. All art students have heard about the elements and principles of design, but few truly understand their significance or learn how to wield them to build strong designs. Students will discover how to recognize the design principles in the structure of observed nature, just as traditional classical draftsmen were trained to do. Furthermore, students will detect the same features in the works of trained master artists and be guided by their example, regardless of technique or style choice. This foundation will assist every art student that wants to draw with authority and find their personal artistic voice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roger Brinker
Cost: $1750
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Drawing - Back to Basics of Sketching"
March 26, 2022
 

Students will learn to work with limited resources and time to sketch for fun or develop ideas. Based on the elements of art and principles of design. Discussion, demonstrations of techniques, exercises, critique and review of art.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Douglas Land
Cost: $45 Member | $65 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Botanical Alla Prima Workshop"
March 26-27, 2022
 

Embody the spirit of spring with fresh and immediate painting! Learn to capture the essence of a living, botanical subject quickly and spontaneously in pencil and watercolor. This alla prima method can be used for preparatory studies for sustained paintings, compiling a field sketchbook, or as an end in itself. All levels welcome. (Tuition includes $10 materials fee.)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Linda Gist
Cost: $205
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Geometry and Nature Patterns"
April 2, 2022
 

Learn the art of geometric abstraction with flowers and plants developed by Frank Lloyd Wright and subsequent apprentices at Taliesin. Instructor Aris Georges will present the background of the exercise, share examples of the diverse results, and show the process step by step. Students will work individually to generate a pattern in class that they will briefly present to the group at the end. Students can transfer skills to any applications that can use organizing visual space (graphic design, illustration, quilt-making, signs, page layouts, etc).
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Aris Georges
Cost: $105
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Art Escape - Charleston- Gardens of Spring"
April 8-11, 2022
 

3 full days of Escaping into Gardens and History of Charleston- the plantations, the architecture and the Southern Style. All Breakfasts, lunches snacks included. Lodging separate. Transportation between locations is included. You will have an option work with Painter- Lorelle Miller to do Plein Air Watercolors, oil or your own medium of choice or go with fine art photographer April Bielefeldt. Spring in the South offers a mix of Oak Lined roads, fine gardens, and quaint streets and plantations. Evenings will be available for sharing and critique if you choose. April / Lorelle like to take an immersive approach, staying in historic places, eating local foods encouraging artists to play! Recharge and nurture the Creative Spirit inside you.
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Instructor: Lorelle Miller - April Bielefeldt
Cost: $1500.00
Sponsor: FallPhotoTrips
Website, email, 818-723-7413


"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


"Drawing the Head: An Introduction"
Tuesdays, April 12 - May 31, 2022
 

Interested in drawing the human head, but challenged by the idea? This stepwise approach starts with examining simple forms like the cube, cylinder, and sphere and applies those lessons toward a range of drawing issues culminating in drawings of actual people. Students become familiar with multiple media and techniques. Beginners welcome, though some drawing experience is helpful. Have fun, gain confidence and expand your powers of expression! Materials fee includes papers, drawing implements, and live model fee.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Richard Moninski
Cost: $300
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Portrait Drawing in Charcoal to Limited Palette"
May 2-6, 2022
 

This workshop will focus on developing drawing skills for representational portraits. Students will learn the key concepts of portraits as well as the fundamentals of drawing. Over the course of five days, the instructor will teach and share her knowledge of portrait drawing that includes the techniques of charcoal and other dry mediums like Da Vinci’s Red Chalk and monochromatic/limited colors of pastels. The goal of this workshop is to experience different ways of using different mediums to give you an opportunity to discover your own passion for portrait and find your best medium for your own style. Students will have 30 to 60-minute sketch sessions and four to six-hour drawing sessions with live models.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Sookyi Lee, www.sookyilee.com
Cost: $600 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Drawing Heads Beautifully"
Thursdays, May 5-26, 2022
 

What did DaVinci, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Bernini and other great masters have in common? They all knew that drawing ability is fundamental to creating respectable artwork, and such ability is not possible without an understanding of the anatomy of their subjects. In this course, we will explore the anatomy of the head, including the bone structure and musculature, and how an understanding of this anatomy can help you to elevate your drawing ability. We will then practice applying this knowledge as you create your artwork, thus adding essential tools to your drawing toolbox. Don’t wait any longer to develop these critical skills.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Tracy Schacht, www.tracyschacht.com
Cost: $210 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Sketch-on-the-Go"
May 7, 2022
 

Capture the active life of the city and its rich architecture. This is an excellent workshop for anyone who wants to learn to sketch on the bus or train, in cafés and public parks, or while traveling abroad. Topics include perspective, gauging proportions by eye, gesture figure drawing, and methods for simplifying form. All levels welcome. Rain date: May 14.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Plein Air Drawing and Painting"
Sundays, May 8 - June 12, 2022
 

Capture the small town beauty Manayunk's hilly streets, rowhomes, and storefronts. Learn to create a convincing sense of space, light and time of day while depicting streetscapes, trees, water and sky. Color mixing and painting techniques for oils will be demonstrated, but all drawing/painting media are welcome. Located just 15 minutes outside of Philadelphia, Manayunk offers engaging urban and riverside neighborhood subjects with parking, shade, provisions and facilities available.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Larry Francis
Cost: $325
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Van Gogh and Cézanne in Provence, France"
May 8-15, 2022
 

This retreat will take you to the very places that Van Gogh and Cézanne painted many of their masterpieces. You will be inspired by the rich locations of Arles, Saint Remy, and Aix-en-Provence. Hosts Royce Deans (USA) and Tali Farchi (NL) are accomplished painters and teachers, providing art instruction to enrich your creative process, they’ll share information about these artist's lives and how they worked. The ArtisTTable has hosted hundreds of artists of all levels and backgrounds. During this retreat, we will stay in the center of Arles giving easy access to this historic city. This all inclusive retreat boasts delicious meals, exclusive day trips and lots of art making. It will be a trip you won't forget.
 
Location: Arles, and Aix-en-Provence, France
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $2990.00
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Altered Grid Journaling"
May 12, 2022
 

Imagine, draw, and paint with pathways and grids on paper in your journal. Divide and intersect lines with interesting botanical shapes that tie the compositions together. We will draw the shapes with easy prompts and methods that will help you overcome those “I can’t draw” thoughts. Stencils, gesso mark making, and dropped in watercolor will give textures and depth to the flora and backgrounds. Watercolor techniques are very diverse. The methods I’ll teach you will create color fusion with beautiful interlocking values and hues that flow together on their own. Crisscross, laugh, plot, and paint the day away!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Value, Value, Value: Introduction to Scratchboard"
May 14-15, 2022
 

Scratchboard, as in black and white photography, draws its drama by including the widest range of light to dark in each “painting.” The process itself is as basic as drawing with a pencil. The artist uses a knife instead of a pencil and applies the strokes to a panel coated with black india ink over white clay instead of applying to white paper. With each stroke of the knife blade, a scratch removes the black ink revealing the white beneath. The challenge is to remember you are creating various grey tones all the way to white (depending on the amount of scratching you do to remove the black). It is a thrill mid-process because your imagery emerges with each stroke.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rhonda Nass
Cost: $175 + $15 kit fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Life Sessions: Open Studio, Live Models"
ongoing thru May 14, 2022
 

Studio space is available for artists to work on their skills without a teacher. Students will have a choice of space for table or easel work, and with a draped or undraped model. Class size is limited. Students must register via phone or in-person the week of the session. Registration opens the Monday prior, and fees are non-refundable. Alternating Saturdays, 1-4 pm (subject to change): Dec 4, 18, Jan 8, 22, Feb 5, 19, March 5, 19, April 2, 16, 30, May 14.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: Members $15, Non-Members $20
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Tuscan Treasures in Colored Pencil"
May 15-20, 2022; 5 days, 4 nights
 

Join Kristy Kutch for this extraordinary colored pencil workshop at your own private villa set in the gorgeous Italian countryside. Learn a vast variety of easy-to-implement techniques for improving your colored pencil sketches. From the use of color for painterly effects to capturing the stunning Tuscan landscape, prepare to take your sketching to the next level. All of this is while you enjoy delightful excursions, inspiring activities, and delectable chef-prepared meals. This small workshop group (maximum 10) offers the opportunity for many one-on-one sessions with Kristy, who is experienced at providing personalized attention to each student. Under her guidance, beginners feel comfortable and confident and experienced artists feel challenged and informed as they learn the newest tools and techniques.
 
Location: Villa Poggio alle Trese, Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Kristy Ann Kutch
Cost: $3,130 Single Occupancy w/ Ensuite Bath; $3,030 Shared
Sponsor: Strada Toscana
Website, email


"Transparent Stitched Color Pencil Book"
May 15, 2022
 

Working with color pencil on vellum is a beautiful combination of showing extraordinary botanical and animal shapes in a book form. This simple book structure is a perfect way to create, draw, stitch, blend color, ink, collage, and paint on two different but compatible surfaces. The combinations of color will harmonize with each other, shimmering through the translucent surfaces. This book structure is a multi-signature simple bound book that can be easily constructed. You’ll learn at least six different techniques including color pencil techniques on vellum, drawing flora and fauna shapes, color mixing, acrylic painting with abandonment, and book binding to stitch signatures in place. It’s a book that will continue to change and become more beautiful in time.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Stories Beneath the Skin"
June 3, 2022
 

My portraits all begin with a story that’s built, layer by layer, with each new technique and feeling. First, let's conquer the fear of the blank page as we play with various media, focusing on colors, textures, and the present moment. Then, we'll work on drawing simple and satisfying faces. The last layers will be drawing the face and shading with a variety of techniques to create character and dimension. This is where we will play with transparency as we allow some previous layers to "peek" through and make our portraits come alive. You’ll come away with several portraits showing the exact steps of the process so you can easily recreate these. Materials fee includes shared use of class supplies.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Nicole Austin
Cost: $170
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Studio Italia - Art workshop in Tuscany offered since 1997"
June 11-20, 2022
 

A thought-provoking and inspirational art workshop open to artists of all levels and all media (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.). Nine full days of plein air painting, art history/art theory lectures, touring, group discussions, and gourmet cuisine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. We limit the size of our groups to eight participants to offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment. Cost of CAD 3375 (around US$ 2600) includes art instruction, 9-night double accommodation, all breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 gourmet dinners including wine, transportation from and to the Arezzo train station, transportation to all painting sites (Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, etc.) train ticket to Florence, and a guided tour to the Uffizi Museum. Testimonials from former participants on our website.
 
Location: Lucignano, Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US $2600
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Paint without fear"
July 7-14, 2022
 

Bonjour, join us and artist Gregory Wellman at our beautiful country house, La Salle, in Southern France for a 7 night painting holiday. Luxury accommodation, delicious meals with wine, a friendly environment and like minded people. Non painters are welcome. We will visit villages nearby, passing through glorious landscapes ablaze with Sunflowers. We will be winetasting at the Chateau, visiting wonderful farmer's markets plus a fabulous flea market. Groups are of 5 -10 artists enabling plenty of individual tuition, painting on location and in the studio. Gregory demonstrates in acrylic but invites artists to bring their preferred medium. His teaching style is encouraging and confidence building while developing skills and technique. Pack your paints and brushes and let's go!
 
Location: Toulouse, France
Instructor: Gregory Wellman
Cost: $1660
Sponsor: Painting holidays at La Salle
Website, email, 0033(0)562294520


"Studio Italia - Art workshop in Tuscany offered since 1997"
July 10-19, 2022
 

A thought-provoking and inspirational art workshop open to artists of all levels and all media (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.). Nine full days of plein air painting, art history/art theory lectures, touring, and gourmet cuisine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. Our groups of eight participants and our teaching approach allow us to offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment. Cost of CAD 3475 (around US$ 2700) includes instruction, 9-night double accommodation, all breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 gourmet dinners including wine, transportation from and to the Arezzo train station, transportation to all painting sites (Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, etc.) train ticket to Florence, and a guided tour to the Uffizi Museum. Testimonials from former participants on our website.
 
Location: Lucignano, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$2700
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Storytelling Through Illustration"
August 19-21, 2022
 

Draw: The best advice you’ve ever received. Mannerisms of our pet or someone we love. A very special day. In this workshop, students will develop their own set of images and characters via pen, colored pencil, watercolor, and crayon. We will develop and explore our own personal styles of drawing by completing exercises designed to inspire, play, and share. Participants will spend the weekend creating stories from these characters in addition to discussing the work of contemporary illustrators and their practices.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Laura Williams
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Dazzling Florals in Colored Pencil"
August 26, 2022
 

Colored pencil is blossoming as a gorgeous, easily-handled, non-toxic art medium. Kristy Kutch is the author of two colored pencil techniques books and is featured in four instructional films. She is an upbeat, supportive instructor who welcomes students with all levels of experience. With an emphasis on floral art with waxy (non-watercolor) pencils, students will undertake their own paintings, as these works are aptly called. Kristy offers demonstrations, personal attention, and a wealth of information. An array of materials, such as paper, blenders and sample pencils, will also be given to participants. Come and be inspired!
 
Location: Plymouth, Indiana
Instructor: Kristy Ann Kutch
Cost: $90
Sponsor: Heartland Artists' Organization
Website, email, 574-936-9515


"Colored Pencil: Delicate to Dynamic"
September 12-15, 2022
 

Sharpen your colored pencils for workshop fun in historic, picturesque Lake Geneva, Wisconsin- post-summer rush but still during the mild September weather. Kristy Kutch, a supportive, upbeat teacher, is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil; she is also featured in 4 instructional DVDs. Included are many aspects of this medium and its compatible surfaces. Create effects ranging from soft, transparent, and aqueous to dense and dramatic. Harbor Shores Hotel, located on Geneva Lake, offers fantastic student discounts. Guests enjoy rooms featuring mini-fridges and microwaves. (Lodging reservations should be made separately: 888-746-7371. Mention this workshop for discount.) Bring an extra tote bag for samples; plan for this memorable fall workshop!
 
Location: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Cost: $295, including a class dinner and light snacks, drinks
Sponsor: Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshops
Website, email, 219-874-4688


"Drawing to Painting"
Tuesdays, October 4 - November 22, 2022
 

Do you enjoy drawing, but are intimidated by paint? In this eight-week course, we'll explore diverse techniques and media that will give you the confidence you need to enable a smooth transition from drawing to painting. Find out why many common painting problems have their roots, and their solutions, in drawing. Topics include drawing with ink, the roles of value, understanding color, paint sticks and pastels, the expressive use of mark-making and more. This course is for people with some experience of drawing fundamentals, though beginners are also welcome.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Richard Moninski
Cost: $300
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Rees Atelier"
ongoing
 

This remotely accessible course teaches classical drawing and painting and provides personal critiques and guidance. This self-paced program will give you the opportunity to build a foundation of skills that will last a lifetime while being directed down a path focused on your personal goals and ambitions. From tightly rendered realism to glazing, to impressionistic realism, no two artists are alike. No one program is right for everyone. So join me while we take the best of the foundation lessons from traditional ateliers and combine them with a deep dive into the methods and techniques that will help you become the artist you’ve always wanted to be.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tim Rees
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Figure Drawing Fundamentals"
ongoing
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 4 days of recordings available, 3 personal critiques from Patricia Watwood and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This workshop will teach the key steps to basic figure drawing. You’ll be learning two approaches and focusing on the torso. First, we will learn to draw the central axis and major forms of the torso to establish a good gesture with a realistic structure. Second, we will learn the basic block in and using shapes and angles to begin a drawing. This approach focuses on building 2-D perception and accurate proportion. Using these two approaches together makes a strong foundation for naturalistic life drawing.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Patricia Watwood
Cost: $290
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Figure Drawing Demo"
ongoing
 

Enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule and have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This demo features classical figurative artist Patricia Watwood as she demonstrates how to establish a good form gesture with a realistic structure. Students will learn techniques for the basic figure block-in and, using shapes and angles, begin a successful representational drawing of the male form. Patricia focuses on building 2-D perception and accurate proportion. Her method prioritizes aesthetic principles and technical rigor, balancing perception and design. Includes a discussion on what makes a strong foundation for naturalistic life drawing.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Patricia Watwood
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


 

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