Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Anatomy for Figurative Artists: Major Muscle Masses"
Tuesdays, July 5 - August 23, 2022
 

Alicia N. Ponzio is an experienced figurative sculptor and instructor, as well as the former director of Anatomy and Ecorche Programs at the Florence Academy of Art. She has taught artistic anatomy extensively to 2D and 3D artists as well as at Pixar Studios and The University of Calgary Medical School. Alicia creates figurative compositions in bronze, often using her knowledge of anatomy to work from imagination. This course is designed to offer students information that applies directly to their artistic practice and further their understanding of the forms that are inherent in the human body. There is also a View Only Option (No critique included) for $315.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alicia Ponzio
Cost: $615 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Advanced Illustration in Mixed Media"
Mondays, July 11 - August 15, 2022
 

Examine historical and contemporary illustrated books for audiences of all ages. Develop a series of related images or picture book ideas through a series of class exercises in composition, perspective, and working in limited palettes. Demonstrations address perspective drawing challenges, working in mixed media, enhancing the written word, and working with photographic resources while avoiding the pitfalls of working associated with using photographic references.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kate Samworth
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing with Charcoal and Graphite Pencil"
Mondays, July 11 - August 15, 2022
 

Gain a firm foundation in classical drawing instruction using charcoal and graphite pencil. Working from still life subjects and natural forms through photo references, learn how to render texture, light, and contrast to create a sense of realism. Instruction will address not only line quality and shading, but also expressive addition and subtraction methods with brushes and kneaded erasers and techniques for mixing charcoal and graphite together for varied effects. Improve your drawing skills to encapsulate the world around you or to establish a firm grounding for further artistic study.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alicia Mino
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"How to Find Your Ideal Art Buyer Online Workshop"
July 13, 2022
 

Join our online workshop with award-winning artist Samantha Messias and VAA artist mentor Karen van Hoey Smith. This session is for artists of all levels who would like to understand how to find their ideal art buyer to create multiple streams of income.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Cost: Free to premium members of the VAA, or £39.99
Sponsor: Visual Artists Association
Website, email, 01244952020


"Drawing Hands and Feet Workshop"
August 6-7, 2022
 

Designed for figurative artists and students of anatomy, this online workshop will explore the structural, anatomical, dynamic and aesthetic qualities of hands and feet. These highly mobile and expressive parts of the human figure are notoriously challenging for an artist to depict. Master the beautiful complexity of the extremities so you can promote their expressive potential and add credibility to your depictions of the human form. You will draw along with renowned artist and author Roberto Osti in this live Zoom workshop.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Expressive Head Drawing"
Saturdays, August 13-27, 2022
 

Zin Lim will share his unique charcoal drawing techniques, composition methods and ideas in the online lectures and demonstration. Week 1: You will learn about charcoal drawing material and various ways of application. Then, you will watch Zin’s demo and draw heads’ gestures in various angles and lightings along with Zin’s step by step progress. Week 2: Zin will provide lectures and demos about main principles of drawing; value, shape, edge. You will draw along and complete heads in full detail. Week 3: Instructor will provide lectures and demos about composition of drawing; staging, contrast, depth, and mood. You will draw along and complete a head in full detail. Instructor will give timely feedback and critique of your work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Zin Lim
Cost: $315 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Foundations in Classical Drawing & Painting"
September 19, 2022 to June 2023
 

My classical drawing and painting course is a sequential and comprehensive program offered online over the course of nine months. We start with incremental steps that build over time to gain the foundational skills and techniques required to create successful art. Interwoven throughout each project are discussions, demonstrations, and lectures, all designed to help you understand and apply what you are learning. After each lesson, artists, historians, and curators will join us for live lectures & discussions. This program is for all skill levels, whether you’ve always been interested in art, but never took the first steps, or if you’re a more experienced artist seeking a cohesive and sequential classical art education.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Juliette Aristides
Cost: $6,950
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Portrait Drawing in Charcoal"
Wednesdays, November 2-16, 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


"Rees Atelier"
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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


"Classical Figure Drawing Foundations"
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This methodical eight-week figure drawing course will teach you cornerstone principles for realist drawing of the human form. In this course, American figurative artist Patricia Watwood will introduce the essential components she uses to craft realistic figure drawings. First, Patricia will guide you through learning to use the central axis to establish a dynamic gesture with the pose. Next, she will teach the envelope and block-in, building your perceptual skills to see flat shapes, angles, and distances, and observing light and shadow patterns. Patricia will also lead you through understanding the primary structures of the torso and the basics of proportion, an essential in every figurative artist's toolbox. You will use male and female full-figure pose photo and video references.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Patricia Watwood
Cost: $465
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


 

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