Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"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


"Drawing 101"
October 30, 2021
 

Join nationally and internationally acclaimed artist and instructor, Addison Palmer, for this 1-day 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


"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


"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


"Portrait Drawing from Photographs"
November 6, 2021
 

Learn to create lively portrait drawings using photographs as inspiration and visual source. 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: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $25
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Drawing in the Galleries: Lessons from the Masters"
Mondays, November 8 - December 13, 2021
 

Explore the galleries of the PAFA museum and learn to draw from the masterpieces on display! Students will get special access to the galleries and Cast Hall while the Museum is closed to the public to learn without distraction. Studying masterpieces of art from the past is an excellent introduction to the foundational skills of drawing. Students will analyze great drawings, paintings and sculptures from the museum collection for lessons in gesture, anatomy, proportion and form. Learn the value of rapid sketches as well as finished drawings. Students will experiment with a variety of drawing media and papers. By copying and interpreting the masters, students will gain a greater appreciation of the artists who came before us, while learning essential skills.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"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 - Back to Basics of Sketching"
December 4, 2021
 

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


"Doing What Comes Naturally: A Creativity Workshop"
December 4, 2021
 

Do you have the urge to make something but don't know where to start? Do you dabble and try different things but aren't getting anywhere? A series of practical, playful exercises will help you figure out what you like and how to get started doing it. Explore ways to recognize and value your unique, artistic gift. No previous experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Carol Cole
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"ArtVenture - Doodle All Day"
December 15, 2021
 

Drawing. Develop a few doodles into cartoon characters using pencil and watercolor. Use your images for T-shirts, greeting cards or short stories and start a new career! All supplies included plus 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


"Extended Studies: Studio Painting and Drawing"
Mon & Wed, January 3 - March 9, 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


"Extended Studies: Drawing I and Drawing II"
Mon & Wed, January 3 - March 9, 2022
 

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


"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


"Draw or Paint the Figurative Subject"
Saturdays, January 8 - February 12, 2022
 

Students may choose to draw or paint the model from life. Portrait, nude and costumed models will be posed in a supportive context. Two weeks of portrait study will be followed by two weeks of working with the figure model. During the final two weeks, we will paint the costumed model. When drawing we focus on shape, edge and value relationships. These areas of study are fundamental to the successful interpretation of the figurative subject. Painters will focus on those elements as well as color relationships. The color and strength of the light source must be understood by the artist working in color. Daily demonstrations, lecture and individualized help will be offered. All levels of experience and all mediums are welcome.
 
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


"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


"Sketchbook Studio Class"
Tuesdays, January 11 - February 15, 2022
 

Students will bring their own sketchbooks and explore their creativity in a social setting. Students can work on their own subjects and mediums or follow teacher assignments and drawing prompts.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Charlotte Jordan
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Introduction to Media and Techniques of Drawing and Painting"
Thursdays, January 13 - February 17, 2022
 

This class is an exciting opportunity for the beginning art student looking for an introduction to the basics of drawing and painting. Together we will explore a variety of different methods, techniques, and processes that are unique to producing recognizable three-dimensional realistic images on a two-dimensional surface. A new media will be introduced each week during this six-week session i.e.: 1. Pencil, 2. Charcoal, 3. Pastel, 4. Watercolor, 5. Oil, and 6. Acrylic.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Vito-Leonardo Scarola
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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 Sessions: Open Studio, Live Models"
ongoing thru April 16, 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): Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18, Jan 8, 22, Feb 5, 19, March 5, 19, April 2, 16.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Cost: Members $15, Non-Members $20
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


"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


"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


"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


 

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