Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Observational Perspective Drawing"
Tuesdays, September 21 - November 23, 2021
 

Perspective is at the heart of good drawing and painting, allowing us to translate the observable world into believable two-dimensional images and create invented spaces. Learn the fundamentals of linear perspective in clear, easy to-understand language, and apply these principles to still life, interiors and cityscape views. This course will utilize the online learning platform, Canvas, and include videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, plus weekly live sessions via Zoom. Basic drawing experience recommended.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Editorial Illustration"
Tuesdays, September 21 - November 23, 2021
 

Explore image making as a means of communication. This intermediate class is ideal for artists who wish to experiment with narrative and conceptual imagery as well as graphic designers interested in a pictorial approach to visual communication. Students will learn to analyze current news and opinion writing to create imagery with a message. Concept development methods including written brainstorming, thumbnails, and preliminary sketches will be introduced. Techniques combining traditional and digital media will be explored. This is an ideal opportunity for newcomers to digital media and will bridge the gap between the page and screen. In addition to a studio component, students will engage in a number of professional practice discussions focused on the business side of the editorial market.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: James Heimer
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing Fundamentals"
Tuesdays, September 21 - December 7, 2021
 

If you’ve never drawn before, or your skills are a little rusty, then this class is for you. Learn to draw what you see with confidence. Study the still life, interior spaces, and human figure to master the drawing elements – shape, contour line, composition, light and shadow, texture and perspective. All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Cost: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait & Figure Drawing"
Tuesdays, September 21 - December 7, 2021
 

Drawing from the portrait and life model is one of the most time-honored methods of art training at PAFA. Improve your observation-based drawing skills as you work in charcoal, graphite and ink with reed pen and brush. Models will take varied poses, short and long, to enable students to explore gesture, proportions, anatomy and expression. All levels welcome. All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Cost: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mindful Art-Making in Challenging Times"
Thursdays, September 23 - October 21, 2021
 

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 is especially important in these challenging times. Mindful art-making 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. Dona will guide you and a small group through light mediation and relaxation techniques to cultivate mindfulness, and help you express your thoughts and feelings through drawing and painting projects.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Dona Duncan
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing for Painters"
September 24-25, 2021
 

Most drawing classes focus on making a beautiful drawing. This class is designed for painters and is structured to address the specific drawing skills that are needed for painting. The students will be shown techniques of seeing proportion, angles, relative size and edge. The emphasis will be on helping each student find which approach to drawing will be most effective for them to use.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $280
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"The Traveler’s Creative Sketchbook"
September 24, 2021
 

Ready to travel again? I know I am! Join me for this online workshop as we learn an exciting new way to bring your past travels home and prepare to enjoy future travel. 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 airport hassle, lost luggage or experience is necessary to learn Jane’s favorite Travel Sketchbook techniques!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jane Barton
Cost: $95 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Pre-College: Drawing Portfolio Preparation"
Saturdays, September 25 - December 4, 2021
 

Come and build your observational skills, strengthen your drawing ability, and build your portfolio for college. Working from still-life, historic casts, and the nude figure, we will draw extensively from observation as we learn and use visual tools to help us observe. We will become familiar with and explore drawing materials and techniques, learning their characteristics and limitations. We will also explore works from historical and contemporary artists to begin a learning dialogue with these works and form a greater understanding of them and the two-dimensional visual language. This class will be in-person and all staff and students will be required to submit proof of vaccination.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pen & Ink Enhanced with Watercolor"
October 1, 2021
 

Satisfy your need to draw the scene and your desire for color! Discover how to use inks (yes, they are indelible!) in a loose and free way without worrying about needing to correct. Quick and colorful materials, methods, and techniques enable you to capture the moment in a lively ink sketch followed by enhancement with watercolor or colored pencils. This demo is a great introduction to composition and design in a simple yet structured format. Suitable media: watercolor or acrylic.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $10
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Introduction to Botanical Drawing & Painting"
October 2-3, 2021
 

Are you interested in learning to draw and paint flowers and other natural forms? Then this two-day, in-person workshop is for you! Learn the basics from one of the best: Linda Gist, noted artist, educator and member of the American Society of Botanical Art. First, learn the basics of plant anatomy; then follow along step-by-step with the instructor as you learn essential drawing and watercolor painting techniques. Apply your new skills to drawing and painting from simple plant forms, with helpful guidance along the way. No experience necessary.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Linda Gist
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Traveler’s Creative Sketchbook"
October 2, 2021
 

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


"Open Painting: In Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel or Charcoal"
Mondays, October 4-25, 2021
 

Paint with the medium of your choice in a relaxed Summertime atmosphere with as much instructor help as you want. Bring in new or unfinished work you want to do. Short demos and techniques in laying out and blocking in your choice of pictures will be discussed. Frequent critiques will be available to assist you. Realism and impressionism techniques will be discussed for use in your painting.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Extended Studies: Studio Painting and Drawing"
Mon & Wed, October 4 - December 15, 2021
 

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: $735 (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, October 4 - December 15, 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


"Writing about Art in Italy"
October 7-13, 2021
 

The muses await in the Roman countryside. Explore art, beauty, and history through writing and sketching in this restorative, all-inclusive workshop retreat. Format offers: four guided art historical excursions to unique and stunning sites, olive oil tour and tasting, pasta-making lesson, local transport, and 15-hours of workshop time held on a private villa property where all meals are catered by private, professional chefs. Serene, private accommodations are in an elegant hilltop Medieval village B&B surrounded by nature. Experience the joy of creative art appreciation while immersed in the bounty of the harvest season with fellow art-lovers. Beginners welcome!
 
Location: Casperia, Italy
Instructor: Rissa Miller
Cost: €2400
Sponsor: Rome Retreats
Website, email, +39 328 047 2363


"Impactful Pencil: Transforming Simple Graphite Works to More"
October 9-10, 2021
 

We’ve all worked with a graphite pencil, even if it’s just signing our names or writing lists. In this workshop we’ll be training our hands and minds to have a sensitivity to the amount of pressure we use to apply that graphite mark so that we can produce impactful drawings that include the full range from white to black. We’ll initially be inspired by seeing other artists’ graphite drawings. We’ll then do an exercise that stretches your comfort zone to practice applying an almost invisible layer of graphite to white paper moving to almost black coverage. We’ll refine this use of a full polarized value range through fairly fast tiny drawings, and on the second day we’ll review composition.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rhonda Nass
Cost: $175 + $15 kit fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Drawing and Painting the Figurative Subject"
Saturdays, October 16 - November 20, 2021
 

Students will have the opportunity to draw portrait and nude models from life. Three sessions will be devoted to drawing of the model. Drawing is the most important area of study for the figurative artist! Shape, value relationship, edge relationship and anatomy will be considered during these three sessions. The following three sessions students will paint the portrait, nude and costumed model. Subjects will be lit with cool and warm light sources. An understanding of the effective difference between warm and cool lighting is essential to a successful interpretation. Color mixing, design, and other topics will also be addressed. This class welcomes all levels of experience and all mediums.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Robert Lemler, www.robertlemler.com
Cost: $575 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Figure Drawing for the Painter"
October 18, 2021
 

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


"Botanical Drawing & Painting"
Wednesdays, October 20 - November 24, 2021
 

Explore flowers and other natural forms, beginning with line and value drawing and progressing to full-color rendering in watercolor and mixed media. Topics will include sighting techniques, line quality, tone and value, creation of depth, composition, texture, and basic color. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Linda Gist
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mindful Art-Making in Challenging Times"
Thursdays, October 28 - December 2, 2021
 

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 is especially important in these challenging times. Mindful art-making 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. Dona will guide you and a small group through light mediation and relaxation techniques to cultivate mindfulness, and help you express your thoughts and feelings through drawing and painting projects.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Dona Duncan
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure Drawing"
Thursdays, October 28 - December 9, 2021
 

Learn to draw the human figure with Roberto Osti, noted artist, educator and author of the just released Dynamic Human Anatomy: An Artist's Guide to Structure, Gesture, and the Figure in Motion! Practice a variety of fundamental figure drawing approaches while working from photographic references. Proportion, anatomy and methods of measuring will be emphasized. Media and techniques include graphite on white paper, charcoal on white paper, charcoal and chalk on toned paper, reduction methods, and the trois crayon technique. Gain confidence in your representation of the human form and handling of materials as you draw alongside the instructor during live Zoom sessions.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Exploring Colored Pencil Techniques and Tools"
October 29-30, 2021
 

The Michigan City, Indiana Art League invites you to a colored pencil workshop with Kristy Kutch, author and experienced instructor. Kristy will guide the class through wonderful and sometimes surprising tools and techniques for applying, layering, and blending basic "waxy" colored pencils. Toned and colored papers and boards will also be featured. Enjoy an abundance of free samples of colored pencils, drawing surfaces, and other materials. Kristy is a supportive teacher who invites questions and conducts easily-understood demonstrations. Beginners and experienced students will find valuable techniques. Art League members are hospitable, happily welcoming non-members. This course will be taught at the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors' Bureau's comfortable conference area. Parking is plentiful and the Bureau is easy to find.
 
Location: Michigan City, Indiana
Instructor: Kristy Kutch, C.P.S.A.
Sponsor: Michigan City Art League
Website, email, 219-879-2198


"Open Painting: In Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel or Charcoal"
Mondays, November 1-22, 2021
 

Paint with the medium of your choice in a relaxed Summertime atmosphere with as much instructor help as you want. Bring in new or unfinished work you want to do. Short demos and techniques in laying out and blocking in your choice of pictures will be discussed. Frequent critiques will be available to assist you. Realism and impressionism techniques will be discussed for use in your painting.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Figure Drawing in Charcoal"
Thursdays, November 4 - December 2, 2021
 

Explore the rich tonal and expressive possibilities of charcoal with master draftsperson Patricia Traub in PAFA’s historic studios. Work from the life model in a four-week extended pose to learn the properties of vine, compressed, stick, pencil, hard, and soft charcoal to achieve both a delicate range of values and dramatic contrast of light and shadow. Instruction will address papers, the employment of different types of charcoal at various stages of drawing, blending/stumping techniques using tortillons, and the addition of sanguine for reflected lights. Basic figure drawing experience is recommended.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Patricia Traub
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Illustrated Letter"
November 4-18, 2021
 

Artists and authors have been illustrating their correspondence for centuries. Beatrix Potter sprinkled her letters with bunnies in the garden, Saint Exupery drew stars, 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, 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


"Charcoal: Expressive Mark-Making, A Painter's Approach to Drawing"
November 5-6, 2021
 

Students will explore charcoal as the perfect drawing medium for expressive mark making. Students will develop a personal approach to loose, aggressive mark making with a combination of additive and subtractive techniques using charcoal and erasers for mark making and developing grounds. The class will focus upon mark making as it relates to abstraction and later students may opt to explore the different ways these same techniques can be applied to observational drawing for a provocative and beautiful fusion of abstraction and realism. Gary Chapman is a Professor of Art - Drawing and Painting at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has had over 60 solo exhibitions. For more information, visit garychapmanart.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Gary Chapman
Cost: $295 Museum members/ $325 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Charcoal and Pastel Portrait"
December 4-6, 2021
 

This three-day charcoal drawing workshop will include demonstrations as well as individual guidance and feedback. Kate will focus on the importance of placement accuracy, values, edges and textures, and the usefulness of photographic reference. She will show how she sets up, lights, and photographs a model. Students may also take new reference of the same model but can bring their own if they so desire. The class will start with a demonstration and discussion, then participants will be encouraged to work on their own drawings using the same process. Kate will lend assistance to each and every person.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Kate Zambrano, www.katezambrano.com
Cost: $400 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Drawing Heads Beautifully"
Thursdays, January 6-27, 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


"Drawing and Painting the Figurative Subject"
January 10-14, 2022
 

Drawing is fundamentally important to the student interested in painting portraits, nude and costumed subjects. Working from life is always preferable. Studio time will be divided equally between the practices of drawing and painting. The first half of the class will focus on figure drawing. Academic concepts of “comparative measurement”, “generalized proportions” and “tonal modeling” will be addressed in lecture and practice. The remainder of the class will be devoted to painting the model both nude and costumed. The topics of design, color mixing, color temperature and paint application will be discussed. Students will paint both warm and cool lit subjects. This class is open to all levels of experience. Students will receive lots of individualized support.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Robert Lemler, www.robertlemler.com
Cost: $625 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Figurative Drawing and Painting"
January 17-21, 2022
 

Learn how to use different methods and techniques in drawing and painting the figure with charcoals and oils. Accurate structures and values will be emphasized in drawing practices, and how it’s been used in paintings. Applications, in both drawing and painting, of line works, rendering of 3D forms, color choices, brush work, edge control, composition and design, will all be explained and demonstrated. Different techniques introduced in the book “Henry Yan’s Figure Drawing Techniques and Tips” will be used in drawing and painting practices. Although it’s a drawing and painting workshop, students can also choose to draw for the entire time of the five-day workshop.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Henry Yan, www.henryyanart.com
Cost: $685 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"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


"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 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


"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


"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


"Life Drawing Sessions"
Every other Saturday thru April 16, 2022
 

Must pre-register, no walk-ins. Masks required. These life drawing studios are open to all in the community. Each session will have an undraped and a costumed model. Social distancing will be enforced. There is no teacher.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: $15 Member | $20 Non-member per session
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"Short Introduction to Drawing"
TBD (to be determined by your availability)
 

Short Introduction to Drawing provides an opportunity to try different techniques for creating contour drawings and bringing them up to life with colors. This 3-session workshop, held via Zoom, is provided by ARTiClass by Agora Gallery - a contemporary art gallery located in Chelsea NY since 1984. Learn or improve your drawing skills from the extremely talented and experienced instructor, Kinga Brassay, while interacting & getting encouragement from other art lovers from all over the world! In addition to enjoying our professional standards and friendly easy to use website, our graduates can join our online community, be awarded with the gallery's representation benefits and may be elected for the 2021 ARTiClass competition.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kinga Brassay
Cost: $199
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email, 212-226-4151


 

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