Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Woodcut Relief"
February 5, 2023
 

Local artist Thurber is preserving a traditional art form—one with deep roots in Cayo Hueso. This workshop offers a very rare opportunity to learn the basics of woodcut relief from someone who’s mastered the form. Go from pencil drawing to carved wood relief, telling Key West stories. All supplies included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Andy Thurber
Cost: $135 / $120 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Your Path to Perfect Color Mixing: Using the 6-Color Split Primary Method"
February 5, 2023
 

Imagine six specially chosen colors that will result in mixes that give you the most vibrant colors all while avoiding muddiness. Colors combine to make other colors, some bright and vibrant, others low key. Learn how this happens and how to control it as you broaden your color options using a limited, but specially chosen, palette of colors. Come prepared to paint in the medium of your choice as Alex introduces some surprising color combinations that make for brighter, more intense, fresh colors, all while avoiding dull color.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Materials and Techniques of Oil Painting"
Mondays, February 6 - April 10, 2023
 

Discover how great oil paintings are made in this fascinating examination of artists’ materials from the pre-Renaissance to the present day! Explore and sample traditional underpainting techniques, glazing and scumbling layering methods, and wet-into-wet alla prima painting in this combination seminar and hands-on class. Learn about artists’ palettes, the development of colors and mediums, and the mass production of art materials, as well as display, storage, and health issues. Includes behind-the-scenes visits to the PAFA painting vaults and works on paper archives. Open to artists and art appreciators alike.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Life Model Drawing"
February 6, 2023
 

Life Drawing, also known as Figure Drawing, is the practice of drawing in order to study the human figure in detail. Many artists perceive figure drawing as an endless effort with limitless possibility for improvement, learning, and diversity. There will be a model, male or female, most often nude, posing for different durations: 2 minutes to 10 minutes, then followed by a long pose of 20 to 30 minutes. Some popular mediums used during life drawings are charcoal, graphite, pen, ink and pastels. For the longer poses, some may use painting mediums like acrylics or oil, or, go back after the session and add in additional media. Feel free to bring and use whatever you desire.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Mondays, February 6-27, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Works & Words"
Tuesdays, February 7-28, 2023
 

Works and Words concentrates on concepts pertaining to why we work, how we work and the results we aim for as artists. Creative and engaging discussion is generated by assignments, critique and slide lectures. Work will be done in each individual’s studio or home and brought to class each week along with notebooks. Assignments will include painting, collage, mixed media. Roberta Marks is a noted Key West artist who works in sculpture, mixed-media, painting, and collage. She has shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad, including the Smithsonian Institution and Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She has lectured in University settings here and in Europe, and is represented in Key West by the Lucky Street Gallery.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Roberta Marks
Cost: $210 / $190 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Tuesdays, February 7-28, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Beginning Crochet: Part 1"
February 7, 2023
 

Learn basic crochet stitches including chain, single crochet, double crochet and a little flower. Students will all make their first baby hat in this newly offered introduction class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! Students should bring $15 cash to pay for materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Beginning Knitting: Part 1"
February 7, 2023
 

Learn basic techniques such as casting on, knitting and purling, and decrease stitches in this newly offered introduction class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! Students should bring $15 cash to pay for materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Beginner Drawing"
Tuesdays, February 7-28, 2023
 

Everyone can learn to draw, and finding your individual style is an exciting adventure. This course is designed to help beginners and others who want to polish up their drawing skills to become more confident and expressive. We will draw from nature, use man-made made materials, and learn different drawing techniques. Sharpen your pencils and get ready to draw!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Joanna Chalson
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Classical Painting and Drawing"
Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21
 

All of Gayle's classes and workshops include step-by-step instruction and personal guidance. Gayle is classically trained as well as being an excellent instructor. Helping students build a solid foundation of strong basic skills is one of Gayle's most outstanding assets. She is also encouraging, positive and easy to be with. You will be amazed at how fast your art will grow in these intensive-study classes. Work at your own pace, in a small group, at the beautiful OnTrack classroom.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Gayle Levee, www.gaylelevee.com
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Aloha Plein Air painting workshop"
February 7-9, 2023
 

With aloha spirit, two-time Maui Plein Air - "Best in Show" recipient Randall Sexton returns to Maui to share his passion for painting island style. Randall's three-day plein air workshop is focused on the fundamentals of design and painting while exploring expressive paint application, brushwork and color mixing. The class welcomes all artists (from the advanced beginner to experienced) and is open to other mediums (with experience), while Randall's medium of choice is oil paint. Contrast in values and conceptualizing your finished painting are key and Randall will guide you through the process no matter what your level. Hope you can join us!
 
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $525
Website, email


"Open Abstract Class in Non-Objective Abstract and Representational Abstract Landscape"
Wednesdays, February 8 - March 1, 2023
 

This course is appropriate for all artists wishing to advance their level of understanding and capabilities in abstract work. It is for intermediate and advanced students who have an art background and/or have been in previous abstract classes, or who have been doing abstract work. Non-objective abstract work is without any true identity in the representative world. It is a pure creation of expression. Representational landscape as the name implies is work that is recognizable, done in an abstract or different way. This course will be taught in heavy acrylics.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Art Cornell
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Abstract Exploration with Acrylics"
February 9, 2023
 

Join instructor Andrea Smith for a new class on abstract exploration! Abstraction is a unique form of expression and there are zero rules! Emotion, Texture and Imagination take center stage. This class is a judgement-free zone where students will have the opportunity to explore their own style and try new techniques. Vivid color, happy accidents and artistic risk-taking are encouraged. This class is designed for beginners and intermediate students.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Andrea Smith
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Lines, Forms, Shapes: Geometric Inspirations for Painting"
Thursdays, February 9-23, 2023
 

Geometry has been a source of interest, beauty and creative inspiration for the artist through the ages. Geometry and geometric forms are all around us: lines, forms, and shapes can be seen in everything from architecture to plant life to seashells. Artist and educator Michael Smith will guide you through several non-mathematical working methods inspired by geometry in this in-person class, designed to enhance your ongoing body of work or be the starting point for a new one. Create a painting in the medium of your choice: acrylic, gouache or watercolor while you work from your own reference photographs, magazines, books or digital imagery.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michael Smith
Cost: $125
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Photography 101: Through the Lens"
February 9, 2023
 

Do you love snapping photographs but consider yourself an amateur? Do you own a nice camera but don't know how to use it or, maybe you know how to use it but only it's basic functions? Well look no farther for help because this class was designed specifically for you! Academy instructor and lowcountry photographer Kendra Natter will help students learn the different functions of their digital camera so that they know how to use it in the most efficient manner going forward.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Drop-In Figure Drawing"
February 9, 2023
 

Our monthly drop-in platform helps those who have an ongoing figure drawing practice, want to incorporate the figure into their work, or simply want to start with one of the best possible drawing foundations. So, take a break from working from photos or trying to convince your family members to sit still. Our monthly sessions offer the chance to work from a live model for up to two hours.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Cost: $35 per session
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Commanding Color"
February 10-12, 2023
 

This course is designed to inspire your creativity by learning to "see" and experience some of the different aspects of color theory and painting light on objects. Color is one of the elements of design! This course is also designed to inspire advanced beginners and provide a review and challenge for the advanced student. In this 3-day workshop, watercolor painters will be exposed to the importance of pigment quality, the importance of considering the white paper as a "color", and how to achieve darks. Painters of all mediums will be exposed to all other aspects of color theory to help achieve successful paintings. Acrylic or water-soluble oil painters are welcomed!
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Sue Archer
Cost: $450
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Watercolor Bootcamp - 2-Days of Wonderful Watercolors"
February 10-11, 2023
 

Join artist and guest instructor, Catherine Hillis for this exciting 2-Day watercolor workshop for beginner or intermediate students! Whether you want to learn some basic skills of watercolor painting, or you need a "tune up," join Catherine Hillis for two days of nothing but watercolor painting. Review the best materials and how to use them and care for them. Move on to basic technique and learn a little about basic composition and design. Your instructor will guide you to complete a well-designed watercolor painting based on your own photographic references. If you've been feeling frustrated with your painting technique, this workshop is for you. Students bring supplies, lunch, snacks, drinks, photographs to work from, etc.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Catherine Hillis
Cost: $300
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Gouache Painting Workshop"
February 11-12, 2023
 

Learn the fundamentals of painting with gouache, an opaque watercolor paint. Painters of all levels will fall in love with it as a portable, fast-drying, and easy-to-clean-up alternative to oils – great for travel or limited working time and space. Explore color and painting techniques through still life and outdoor views. Note: Tuition includes a $15 materials fee, which covers surfaces and paints for class-use.)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Allison Syvertsen
Cost: $230
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Fundamentals of Illustration"
Saturdays, February 11 - March 18, 2023
 

Learn how to successfully imagine, develop, and execute an illustration! This course will help students gain effective illustration drawing techniques while encouraging their unique artistic visions. Students will learn the fundamental elements of illustration and design, including different applications of composition, line, character design, color, and storytelling. Students will learn individual elements of illustration art each week by completing exercises that strengthen those skills. Concurrently, students will work on a long-term illustration project. Students are encouraged to explore different materials and techniques while learning to realize their ideas.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Callie Coccia
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Abstract Painting Principles & Techniques"
February 11-12, 2023
 

Koenig takes students through the introductory principles and techniques of Abstraction. This class is about process not product, it is about discovering and tuning into the steps that will lead students to successful abstract painting. Koenig will cover traditional principles such as composition, color, line and value along with some new ideas such as energy, movement and texture. Students will be guided through exercises working on and off the canvas, discovering the mark-making that inspires each individual and ultimately makes the work uniquely your own. This workshop serves as an introduction for new painters, and serves as a refresher course on art theory for those a little further along in their practice.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Marlene Koenig
Cost: $200 / $170 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Bring Something to Mosaic"
February 13, 14, 17
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting 3-Half-Day workshop perfect for students of any level! Do you have an old wooden tray or a small accent table or old window frame or sign? In this class students will learn the basic techniques of mosaic art using stained glass and other media to revive and upcycle something worn. Note: Price includes all materials. Just bring yourself and your item! Items should not exceed 160 square inches (12" x 12") and need to be at least 1/4" thick.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor - Paint En Plein Air"
February 14, 2023
 

Join artist and guest instructor, Catherine Hillis for this exciting 1-day plein air watercolor workshop for beginner and intermediate students! Everybody's talkin' about plein air painting. What is it? What equipment do you use? How do you start a painting? What steps are involved? And how do you know when you're done? Meet instructor Catherine Hillis in beautiful Hilton Head, SC and learn the in's and out's of plein air painting. Ms. Hillis has been on the national plein air circuit for several years now, painting across the country. She'll share tips about equipment and how to approach working in the field. You'll learn how to select a spot and Hillis will provide multiple demonstrations as well as personal coaching.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Catherine Hillis
Cost: $180
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Pet Portraits Focus on Eyes: All Media"
February 15, 2023
 

Fulfill your desire to capture an animal’s character with this portrait class. Learn to build solid form on canvas or paper through accurate color and tonal relationships with emphasis on techniques to portray fur, hair, skin, and especially eyes. Paint from your own photographs or those provided by the instructor. Class demonstrations, critiques and individual attention are an integral part of this class.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Figure Drawing: Exploring the Classical Tradition"
February 15-17, 2023
 

Following in the footsteps of the masters, Speer leads his students through the basics of anatomy, rendering muscle and skeletal structure and the importance of lighting and tone. An alumnus of Vienna’s National Academy of the Fine Arts and recipient of the Academy’s prestigious Johannes Fuger Medal, Lothar leads his students to higher levels of self-sufficiency and visual acuity. All along, Lothar uses his irreverent humor and unconventional art historical perspectives to turn this learning experience into a fun, invigorating and lasting contribution to each participant’s creative journey.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Lothar Speer
Cost: $215 / $185 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Expressive Watercolor: Flowers"
February 15-16, 2023
 

Fresh flowers will greet artists as they attend this creative workshop! We will focus on creating spontaneous and loose floral compositions. Demonstrations, exercises, show and tell, will all combine to make this an exciting experience for all. Students will learn to work intuitively, gain insight into the unique and fluid qualities of watercolor, to “loosen up” through exercises, learn how to create colors, and “overwhelm” problems (or how to “fix” them) – basically students will “Learn to See”.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Janet Rogers
Cost: $350
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Expressive Watercolor: Head & Figure"
February 17-18, 2023
 

This workshop is to demonstrate an approach to painting the head and figure. Our goal will be to bring life to the painting, learning about the gesture of people, as well as the physical construction. We will cover flesh tones, features, hair, clothing, and backgrounds. Show and Tell will be part of the learning process and is for all levels. Students can work from Janet’s photos or their own. Drawing aids will be provided. No fear!! No matter what level, students will learn how to interpret the head and figure in a spontaneous manner. Once one gets over having to make an exact copy, the likeness comes easier, and the creative process begins.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Janet Rogers
Cost: $350
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"The Portrait Painting Basics Workshop"
February 18-19, 2023
 

This comprehensive workshop covers all aspects of painting a traditional portrait. Topics include achieving a likeness, modeling light and shade, mixing flesh tones and applying paint through various techniques. All participants will produce at least one finished portrait. Includes demonstrations and portrait history. Valuable information for all levels. Tuition includes a $25 model fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Theodore Xaras
Cost: $240
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Collage with Color"
February 18, 2023
 

Create a collage using rice papers of different colors and values, printed papers, screen, fabric, and wood pieces. Students may also choose to add ink, crayon, markers or oil stick as a final step in finishing their work. All materials included. This class is the second in a progressive series (Jan 21 is the first one), but may also be taken as a stand-alone workshop.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Pamela Kostmayer
Cost: $100 / $70 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Versatile Watercolor With Pen & Ink"
February 18, 2023
 

Satisfy your desire to draw the scene, and your craving for color! Quick and colorful methods and techniques enable the artist to capture the moment in a lively painted sketch. Learn how to use ink to incorporate texture, rhythm and pattern. Quick sketches are a way to plan and structure a painting, whether as a finished work, or for a later, larger work. Alex will demonstrate methods and use materials throughout the day.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Create & Collaborate: Oil & Cold Wax Retreat"
February 18-19, 2023
 

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa. Join with other artists for two days of working with cold wax medium. This open exploration is for anyone that has taken previous cold wax classes and wants to come together and share ideas, tips, tricks, and community. This is not a guided, instructional workshop; instead it is a gathering time and space for artists to connect. Students may start new paintings or work on pieces already under way. No materials provided, so bring your own. While this is not an instructional session, Rick will be available to share ideas and techniques and answer questions.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rick Ross
Cost: $120
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"One Day Intro To Encaustic Painting Workshop"
February 19, 2023
 

Curious about what encaustic paints are and how to get started with them? In this one day introductory workshop we will begin to explore the possibilities of the encaustic medium. Encaustic painting draws in artists from a wide variety of medium, such as mixed media, photographers, printmakers, painter and much more. We will work on the basics of working in this paint, as well as fusing tools and setting up a studio workspace. This workshop will give students a taste of what is possible with the medium. Most supplies are included in the workshop fee, see supply list for additional items.
 
Location: La Grange, Illinois
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $150-160
Sponsor: La Grange Art League
Website, email, 708-352-3101


"The Red Door is Open: Collaborative Artmaking"
February 20-22, 2023
 

The Red Door is Open project involves visual artists, musicians and writer/storytellers. Once a group is assembled, the process encourages: Musicians to respond to visual or written work, creating new music through improvisation. Visual artists to respond to music or written work with quick form art projects. Writers to respond to music or visual art with a written piece. Collectively, the group, depending on disciplines and interests, decides on the format for their next exploration. Robert Hitz facilitates and sets the groundwork for the group. At the close of the collaborative adventure, the class sets the stage for a culminating showcase event.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Robert Hitz
Cost: $120 / $100 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Exploring the Archives: Drawings in the PAFA Collection"
February 21, 2023
 

The experience of viewing physical works on paper by master artists is a rare and wonderful pleasure: the freshness of the artist’s hand, the texture of the surface, and the subtle details in the subject are most touchingly apparent up-close and in-person. Add to that another artist’s observations to guide you through the work, and you will come away with a truly insightful experience into the mind and practice of the artist. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see, appreciate, and be inspired by work rarely on display in the museum galleries.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Cost: $45
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Beginning Crochet: Part 2"
February 21, 2023
 

Learn how to crochet granny squares and then how to connect them together. Students will learn this process and then connect their squares to make a beautiful scarf, blanket or sweater! This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! Students should bring $40 cash to pay for materials, which will all be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Beginning Knitting: Part 2"
February 21, 2023
 

Join us for this continuance of Beginning Knitting: Part 1 and learn how to do ribbing, where your project will be a Ribbed scarf, in this introductory class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. All students should bring $45 cash for ALL materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"One Day of Plein Air with Pastels at Shelter Cove Community Park"
February 21, 2023
 

Spend a lovely day outside learning how to paint with pastels in plein air! The class will start with a pastel painting demonstration on the raised lawn at Shelter Cove Community Park. Carol will share how she creates brilliant color vibration in her pastel paintings. You will learn how to focus in on a strong composition, define your values, identify your light sources, create a point of focus, and how to see and use color effectively in plein air. You will learn the importance of painting light, shadows and colors from real life. There will be personalized teaching and individualized feedback throughout the day.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Carol Iglesias
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mixed Media Explorations"
February 22-23, 2023
 

Students will explore various combinations of mixed media with an emphasis on water-soluble paints and mediums. During the workshop, students develop a variety of surfaces and backgrounds grounds. These techniques can be applied to a variety of subject matter, to create a unique artistic statement. Pederson emphasizes design, personal style and beautiful surface quality using both abstract and referential subjects.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Jean Pederson
Cost: $270 / $230 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Instant Art! The Magic of Poured Acrylics"
February 22, 2023
 

Painting with liquid acrylics using the pour method assisted by a few simple tools is fabulously satisfying, and fun! The resulting bright, crisp and nuanced forms are wonderfully beautiful and other-worldly. Fascinating! Join us in this workshop, where all materials are provided for you for just a $20 fee, and get ready to be amazed and delighted!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Wedding Cookies"
February 22, 2023
 

Looking for a special way to announce your engagement or invite your friends to be a bridesmaid? We have a perfect solution with these beautiful cookies. Also, perfect to serve at wedding showers. You can design them to match your dress (or the bride's dress)! Pastry Chef, Jami Wright will share tips and techniques that will give you insider secrets to professional cookie decorating. We’ll incorporate the fundamentals of art... shape, line, color and texture using fondant and royal icing to make tiny pieces of edible art. Sweet! All supplies are included in the cost. Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Photographing Hilton Head"
February 23, 2023
 

Have you always loved snapping pictures of our beautiful lowcountry, but consider yourself an amateur? Do you ever find yourself wishing you had a little more knowledge on how to capture the best photographs every time? Well worry no longer because this class was specifically designed for people like you! Join local instructor and photographer, Kendra Natter, and learn the ins and outs of capturing the best photographs every time! In this course, Kendra will take students to a favorite spot of many lowcountry photographers, Fish Haul Creek Park. You don't want to miss this class!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Paint & Sip"
February 23, 2023
 

Paint, sip, repeat. Sandy West leads participants through an evening of creative imbibing. Follow easy-to-recreate steps toward creating your own masterpiece. No matter your skill lever or confidence, you can grow your artistry while having a great time! All supplies (and wine!) included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Sandy West
Cost: $80 / $60 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Painting on Glass"
February 23, 2023
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 13”x 6” or 8”x 8” plate using glass as your canvas. No painting experience necessary! This is a fun workshop so bring a friend and create something new! Once you’ve finished your creations, Kathy will take them to her studio, fire them in the kiln and then return the finished plates to the Academy for you to pick up a week later. Students should bring $15 cash for materials the day of the workshop, which will be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Planes of Vision – 3-day Watercolor Studio Workshop"
February 24-26, 2023
 

During this workshop, we will be painting the variety of subjects including streetscapes, boats, and landscapes. Students will learn how to approach complicated scenery without a struggle and to convey its character without resorting to endless details’ depiction, and master watercolor application techniques in a loose bold brush style of painting. You will discover how to -Define existing scapes into three focal planes to tackle any subject matter -Find focal areas and their place within 3 planes of vision -Use different painting techniques for each focal plane to convey a sense of depth in the painting -Finish your painting with intricate details -Energize your painting with powerful brushwork
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Sponsor: New Studio for The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Polymer Clay: Beads & More"
February 25, 2023
 

Learn to make polymer beads! In this extensive one-day workshop you’ll learn to blend polymer clays to create a color wheel of custom colors. Then you’ll learn to create canes which will be used to make beads. We’ll explore a variety of bead shapes and discuss ideas for implementing into finished jewelry. Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost. Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $130
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting the Lowcountry 101"
February 25, 2023
 

Alongside nationally acclaimed artist and instructor, Addison Palmer, students will learn tips and techniques to help them paint the gorgeous essences that make the lowcountry the special place it is. From composition, to color mixing, shadows, lights and layering, Addison will help students paint from their own photo references in this class for acrylic painters. All levels are welcome to join.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Collage Therapy"
February 25-26, 2023
 

We all need it every now and then, so why not join Sharon for a session of Collage Therapy? Collage is a wonderful way to celebrate your past, your present, your dreams, your life and your passions. It’s a great way to embrace the things you love and the memories you want to share. It is the art for everyone. Sharon will show you the easy way to start and you will never tire of all the possibilities right at your fingertips, so get ready to experiment! Students will be provided with information about products, content, design, color, composition, texture and techniques galore. It’s all about letting go and having a positive experience with art and expressing yourself through creating.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Sharon DiGiulio
Cost: $240 / $220 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Intermediate Acrylic Pour Painting"
February 25, 2023
 

This workshop is meant for students who have some experience in acrylic pour painting, or those who attended the January 2023 introductory course. Instructor Mary Ringelstetter will guide students through more advanced pour techniques and color mixing options. Each student will create up to 3 canvases during class, depending on the speed with which you work. All materials included. Students should bring a smock or wear clothing that can get paint on it. Class size is extremely limited and early registration is recommended! Canvases need to dry for at least three days after pouring, and will have to be picked up at the gallery the following week.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Mary Ringelstetter
Cost: $135
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Simple Cable Stitch"
February 28, 2023
 

Learn how to make cables using cable needle in this newly offered class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. Each student will create a beautiful cable scarf! This is a fabulous offering for those who have already taken Beginner Knitting Parts 1 and 2, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take your skill to the next level! Students should bring $40 cash for materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Plein Air & Best Approaches to 'Quick Draw' 3-day Workshop"
February 28 - March 2, 2023
 

In this 3-day comprehensive workshop, you will learn Vladislav’s best approaches to working outdoors starting with location and “point-of-view”, important value sketching and composition lessons. Vlad will demonstrate his justified shortcuts in his painting process, and you will learn to paint more efficiently and effectively. You will learn how to choose the subject matter and properly compose it. Most attention will be guided towards the idea of painting the light on objects instead of painting the elements themselves. The last day we will practice “quick draw” painting. You will learn essential time allocation for each task on hand starting from the quick sketch and then efficient painting procedure. We will finish the workshop with the discussion and individual critiques.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Sponsor: New Studio for The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Glass Mosaic Stepping Stones"
March 1-2, 2023
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting 2-Half Day Class and create your own personalized glass stepping stone for your yard or to gift. Instructor Ryan McGivern will teach students to use tools to cut or use pre-made tiles to make a decorative focal point for your home. The first day of this workshop, students will design, cut and glue, and on the second day, students will grout and finish their pieces. Note: Price includes all materials. Just bring yourself!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Neuro-Graphic Therapeutic Paintings"
March 1, 2023
 

Come and learn about this relaxing and peaceful art making trend that not only makes for beautiful paintings, but allows you to get into the zen! Students should bring $10 cash to pay for materials, which will all be provided for you!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Acrylic/Exploring Mediums"
March 2-4, 2023
 

Explore the accessible and versatile medium of acrylic painting, with a master in the field. Speer is a classically trained painter and highly successful Chicago-based caricature artist. He is an alumnus of Vienna’s National Academy of the Fine Arts and recipient of the Academy’s prestigious Johannes Fuger Medal.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Lothar Speer
Cost: $215 / $185 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Paint & Sip"
March 4, 2023
 

Paint, sip, repeat. Sandy West leads participants through an evening of creative imbibing. Follow easy-to-recreate steps toward creating your own masterpiece. No matter your skill lever or confidence, you can grow your artistry while having a great time! All supplies (and wine!) included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Sandy West
Cost: $80 / $60 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Sequencing Painting Workshop"
March 4, 2023
 

Do you recall that wonderment and joy when you finger painted as a child; that awe of "I made that" when you looked at your painting afterward? As adults, we spend way too much time in our heads and not enough time engaged with our creative selves. Connecting to our creativity brings joy, pleasure, spark and vitality into every aspect of our lives. Sequencing ignites your creative spark. When you create with your fingers, you can engage directly with the paint, surface and tools in a very immediate and tactile way. This approach is a playful, satisfying, and visceral approach to art-making that is genuinely joyful. Join us!
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Damini Celebre
Cost: $85
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Weekend Warriors: Figure and Portrait Painting"
March 4-5, 2023
 

Join us in my studio to paint from life with outstanding models in an inspired atmosphere!! This popular painting series focuses on Figure and Portrait in a series of "Alla Prima: exercises designed to help artists at all levels to strengthen their brushwork, color-mixing, and observation skills. Demonstrations, individualized assistance, and a comfortable, conducive atmosphere provide for a productive and rewarding workshop experience. For intermediate and advanced levels (or beginning students with some figure experience). Demonstrations will be in oil, but open to other mediums. Hope you can join us! Space is limited. Register early.
 
Location: Benicia, California
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $250
Website, email


"Paper Marbling 101"
March 4, 2023
 

Paper marbling is an easy and fun way of creating beautiful artwork. Pigments are floated on a viscous water-based solution and then transferred to prepared paper. The result is a one of a kind creation of color, swirls and unique organic patterns. In this session, participants will learn about how marbling works including a discussion on prep work (which will have already been done), supplies (provided) and the tools used (also provided). Students will choose the pigments, design and create seven pieces of marbled paper! *Paper will need time to dry. Students will have to return to the studio to pick up finished pieces later in the day or the following week*
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jo MacDonald
Cost: $30
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Life Model Drawing"
March 6, 2023
 

Life Drawing, also known as Figure Drawing, is the practice of drawing in order to study the human figure in detail. Many artists perceive figure drawing as an endless effort with limitless possibility for improvement, learning, and diversity. There will be a model, male or female, most often nude, posing for different durations: 2 minutes to 10 minutes, then followed by a long pose of 20 to 30 minutes. Some popular mediums used during life drawings are charcoal, graphite, pen, ink and pastels. For the longer poses, some may use painting mediums like acrylics or oil, or, go back after the session and add in additional media. Feel free to bring and use whatever you desire.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaics From Start to Finish: Framed Mirrors"
Mondays, March 6-27, 2023
 

Do you ever wonder how to make those cool mosaic mirrors you see in fancy hotels and restaurants? Local artist and instructor, Ryan McGivern, will teach students to use stained glass and mixed media to create their very own mosaic mirror frame. Students can choose from a plethora of materials, and are free to bring old buttons, jewelry, game pieces, and small figurines of their own to include in their finished project as well. Ryan will lead students from start to finish using pre-cut frames and students will leave with a completed project! Price includes all materials. Students are welcome and encouraged to bring old jewelry, game pieces, buttons, small figurines or other discarded yet treasured items to use.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $320
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Painting in The Medium of Your Choice"
Mondays, March 6-27, 2023
 

Paint with the medium (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel) of your choice in a relaxed atmosphere with as much instructor help as you want. Bring in new or unfinished work you want to do. Short demos, techniques, and critiques will be available to assist you. Realism, impressionism, or something more modern is all welcome.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Mondays, March 6-27, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Tuesdays, March 7-28, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Beginning Knitting: Part 1"
March 7, 2023
 

Learn basic techniques such as casting on, knitting and purling, and decrease stitches in this newly offered introduction class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! Students should bring $15 cash to pay for materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Beginning Crochet: Part 1"
March 7, 2023
 

Learn basic crochet stitches including chain, single crochet, double crochet and a little flower. Students will all make their first baby hat in this newly offered introduction class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! Students should bring $15 cash to pay for materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"1-Day Open Abstract Workshop in Non-Objective Abstract and Representational Abstract Landscapes"
March 8, 2023
 

This newly added workshop is a compacted version of Art's 3-Week February course and is appropriate for all artists wishing to advance their level of understanding and capabilities in abstract work. It is for intermediate and advanced students who have an art background and/or have been in previous abstract classes, or who have been doing abstract work. Non-objective abstract work is without any true identity in the representative world. It is a pure creation of expression. Representational landscape as the name implies is work that is recognizable, done in an abstract or different way. This workshop will be taught in heavy acrylics.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Art Cornell
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Visions of Home"
March 8, 2023
 

Michael Ross leads you through collage techniques to explore the nature of “home”, to complement his exhibition in the Sanger Gallery. All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Michael Ross
Cost: $90 / $75 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Drop-In Figure Drawing"
March 9, 2023
 

Our monthly drop-in platform helps those who have an ongoing figure drawing practice, want to incorporate the figure into their work, or simply want to start with one of the best possible drawing foundations. So, take a break from working from photos or trying to convince your family members to sit still. Our monthly sessions offer the chance to work from a live model for up to two hours.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Cost: $35 per session
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Expressive Arts & the Tamalpa Life Art Process"
Thursdays, March 9-30, 2023
 

In this series of workshops, participants will explore their individual physical, emotional and mental experiences of life in a body through use of writing, drawing and movement. Based on the work of field pioneers and founders of Tamalpa Institute, Anna and Daria Halprin, each weekly focus on a different body part will build towards creation of a personal mythology and renewed whole body awareness. All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Katharine Doughty
Cost: $175 / $135 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Gelli Plate Printing"
March 10, 2023
 

Gelli plate printing is a fun and accessible way to create beautiful multilayered mono prints that can be used in your next mixed media art project or stand as a piece of artwork on their own. In this class you will learn how to create bands of color and texture and develop your images with stencils, stamping and drawing. Prints are made with acrylic paint and a gelli plate. This gelatinous slab allows you to create beautiful mono types without a press. Unlike traditional woodblock printing, this is not a precise practice and often the results are surprising adding to the fun. Come to appreciate the beauty found in the imperfect and unexpected! All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Marlene Koenig
Cost: $160 / $140 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Boot Camp Celebrates Tennessee Williams"
March 11, 2023
 

Key West’s favorite artist celebrates Tennessee Williams with a special edition Painting Bootcamp session. Representatives from the Key West Art and Historical Society, and The Tennessee Williams Exhibit, will start the workshop with some background in the life and artworks of Williams. Students will see some examples of Williams’s paintings before taking their own turn at emulating the famous former Key Wester. All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $50 / $40 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Gouache Painting Workshop"
March 11, 2023
 

Gouache is an opaque watercolor paint with a beautiful and unique look. It can be used on its own, or in combination with transparent watercolor. Learn the fundamentals of this portable, fast-drying and easy to clean-up medium in this one-day workshop. Explore color and painting techniques while working from an engaging still life.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Larry Francis
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Color Mixing, Color Balance, and Color Charts"
March 11, 2023
 

In this class geared towards artists or those looking to take their art to the next level, we will explore mixing oils. We’ll mix as many colors as we can using the fewest number of “mother” colors. We’ll explore using basic colors and then add some additional colors for comparison. We will make color charts to keep track of our mixes and we’ll do all of this without dirtying a brush. Color mixing is also a good time to practice wielding a palette knife! Beginners are welcome. Supplies to bring along: Pencil or pen for labeling your color charts. Ruler if you’re using tape to make the squares.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jan Norsetter
Cost: $85
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Value Does the Work, Color Gets the Credit"
March 12, 2023
 

In this oil painting class we will explore the role of value vs color. We’ll start by doing some very basic value studies and progress to using color. The aim of this class is to give you some experience in seeing the value relationships of a scene. We’ll use color photos as references, mine or bring your own. For substrates you can use canvas paper, gessoed paper, or gessoed panels. We can do the value studies in black/white mixes or any other single darker color plus white. Beginners are welcome. There will be a lunch break, so please either bring a lunch (fridge and microwave available) or be prepared to purchase food nearby.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jan Norsetter
Cost: $85
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Introduction to Stained Glass"
March 13-15, 2023
 

Students will create their own Stained Glass Window Panel in this all levels course! Instructor Cynthia Buckley will teach students the ins and outs of stained glass and each student will leave with a stunning window panel ready for hanging! Class size is limited to ensure individual attention. Long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes are recommended. All materials and the use of tools included.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Cynthia Buckley
Cost: $280
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Zen of Nature Printing"
March 15, 2023
 

Explore the many qualities that Nature Printing & Zen share in this print making class connecting artists with nature. Students learn accessible and fun techniques for printing plants and natural subjects on fabrics and paper. Wilkins focuses on repetitive printing practices with the goal of students becoming comfortable with various tools and procedures.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Dawn Wilkins
Cost: $150 / $135 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Why Not Create?"
March 15, 2023
 

Don’t know how to use your iPhone to edit pictures, Excel a mystery, struggling with an artistic vision and not sure how to move forward? Join us for project time. Heffernan follows her successful critique series with a new open-lab concept, allowing participants to bring any stumbling block forward and find solutions. Heffernan will work one-on-one with participants and also crowd-source to the group to devise the best plan of attack for each quandary. Bring whatever you’d like to work on.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Erika Heffernan
Cost: $25 per session
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Refresh! Painting Workshop with Debra Huse"
March 15-17, 2023
 

Are you ready to push yourself to the next level? Work with award-winning artist Debra Huse to refresh and refine your brushwork and design. Get clean color solutions for dynamic paintings. Learn fun and insightful techniques for capturing boats, clouds, and ocean. This workshop will be held indoors and include lots of individual attention. Debra will dial-in with each participant to improve each artist’s strengths. If you like, you are welcome to bring your own photos to work from. Debra will be working in regular oil, but water-based oil and acrylics are fine. Debra is also happy to work with you if you paint in pastel or watercolor. Class size is limited to ensure individual instruction.
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
Instructor: Debra Huse
Cost: $550.00
Sponsor: Huse Skelly Gallery
Website, email


"What Do I Paint?"
March 17-18, 2023
 

What Do I Paint? A simple question, or is it? Choices, choices. Narrowing it all down and then deciding how to go about it will be the essence of this class. Students will sort through their own photos and/or sketches to find the perfect one. Then be guided toward the best approach to take to achieve a painting they can be happy with. They will learn techniques to use as a template for their future work. Day one will be exploration of and decision upon source materials, and the start of our painting. Day two will be the resolution of the painting, with small instructor demos throughout. Open to all levels.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Priscilla Coote
Cost: $190 / $170 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Be a Cold Wax Boss"
March 18-20, 2023
 

Take your cold wax art to the next level. In this inspiring, intensive workshop, explore creative techniques in oil and cold wax. Learn to effectively and efficiently work in a series, creating strong, dynamic paintings in your own artistic style.
 
Location: Tubac, Arizona
Instructor: Leslie Miller and Dianna Fritzler
Cost: $535
Sponsor: Tubac School of Fine Art
Website, email, 520-398-2589


"Beginning Knitting: Part 2"
March 21, 2023
 

Join us for this continuance of Beginning Knitting: Part 1 and learn how to do ribbing, where your project will be a Ribbed scarf, in this introductory class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. All students should bring $45 cash for ALL materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Beginning Crochet: Part 2"
March 21, 2023
 

Learn how to crochet granny squares and then how to connect them together. Students will learn this process and then connect their squares to make a beautiful scarf, blanket or sweater! This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! Students should bring $40 cash to pay for materials, which will all be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Classical Painting and Drawing"
Tuesdays, March 21, 28
 

All of Gayle's classes and workshops include step-by-step instruction and personal guidance. Gayle is classically trained as well as being an excellent instructor. Helping students build a solid foundation of strong basic skills is one of Gayle's most outstanding assets. She is also encouraging, positive and easy to be with. You will be amazed at how fast your art will grow in these intensive-study classes. Work at your own pace, in a small group, at the beautiful OnTrack classroom.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Gayle Levee, www.gaylelevee.com
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Make Your Own Mosaic Pendants"
March 22, 2023
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting Half-Day workshop perfect for students of any level! Students will make their very own mosaic necklace pendant with mixed media, glass and found objects. Ryan will show students how to design & execute the creation of their own personal one-of-a-kind mosaic pendant! The instructor will grout the works, and have them ready for pickup the next week. Out-of-Town visitors can pay a $5 flat rate fee to have their pieces shipped to them. Note: Price includes all materials. Just bring yourself!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Boro-Inspired Wearable Art"
March 23-25, 2023
 

Boro mending, kantha cloth, the Quilts of Gee’s Bend. Each of these evokes images of old, worn fabrics, simply but beautifully stitched for a new purpose. In this workshop we explore the traditions that created these garments and then look to them for inspiration in creating new works of wearable fiber art. Beginning with pieces of old and/or beloved fabrics—vintage linens, pieces of worn jeans, even bits of blankets or tattered garments—we select, curate, layer, and hand stitch them into new life as a work of wearable art. This workshop is a meditative blend of history, hand work, repurposing, and art making. This class is suitable for all levels of fiber artists, but some hand stitching experience is required.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Lisa Binkley
Cost: $415 + $10 kit fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Painting on Glass"
March 24, 2023
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 13”x 6” or 8”x 8” plate using glass as your canvas. No painting experience necessary! This is a fun workshop so bring a friend and create something new! Once you’ve finished your creations, Kathy will take them to her studio, fire them in the kiln and then return the finished plates to the Academy for you to pick up a week later. Students should bring $15 cash for materials the day of the workshop, which will be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Colored Pencils: Delicate to Dynamic with Kristy Kutch"
March 24-25, 2023
 

Colored pencil is ideal for creating stunning art, all in a portable, non-toxic, neat form. Kristy Kutch is the author of two colored pencil techniques books and is featured in four instructional films. She is a positive, supportive instructor who welcomes students with all levels of experience. With an emphasis on floral art with waxy (non-watercolor) pencils, students will create paintings (as these works are aptly called) on both white and colored surfaces, from velvety to sanded. Effects can range from soft and delicate to richly pigmented. Kristy offers demonstrations, personal attention, and a wealth of information. An array of materials, such as papers, blenders and pencils, will also be given to participants (lunches included). Welcome spring with floral inspiration!
 
Location: Valparaiso, Indiana
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: The Art Barn School of Art
Website, email, 219-462-9009


"Plein Air Workshop 'Freedom of the Brushstroke'"
March 24-26, 2023
 

You will learn Vladislav's best approaches to working outdoors starting with location and “point of view" followed by important value sketching and composition lessons. Each day will start with the detailed demonstration and lesson. Special attention will be given to the choice of colors which may be different from what’s there, and impressionistic style watercolor techniques. Discover simple steps to fresh and loose watercolor painting. Advance your skills in adding imaginary details. Receive individual instructions at the easel while creating your own painting. You will learn: Color mixing techniques, Painting the light, Bold Brush painting techniques, Adding people and other details to your painting, Choosing your focal point, Importance of finishing touches.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Cost: $480
Sponsor: Renaissance School of Art
Website, email, 941-330-6865


"Encaustic Collage"
March 25, 2023
 

Create a collage using hot wax, rice papers of different colors and values, printed papers, screen, and small wood pieces. In addition, there will be oil sticks, crayons, stamps, and markers to use for drawing onto the encaustic collage. All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Pamela Kostmayer
Cost: $160 / $130 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"iPhone Street Photography and B/W Editing"
March 25-26, 2023
 

Using Your iPhone for street photography and editing in black and white. This iPhoneography course introduces people to street photography and provides editing instruction (and time for practice), with a particular slant toward black and white. Smartphone familiarity is helpful.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: William Carito
Cost: $180 / $160 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Step by Step Painting: Lowcountry Light"
March 25, 2023
 

Each student will follow along step-by-step with Addison as you complete this gorgeous Hilton Head Island landscape. Addison will be painting alongside everyone, demonstrating and teaching the fundamentals to create the painting. We will be using acrylic paint for this class. All levels are welcome to join.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Learn How to Finish Your Garment Professionally"
March 28, 2023
 

Learn secrets of professional seaming, buttonholes, picking up stitches for the cardigan bands, kitchener stitch and more. Students should bring their unfinished sweater or 4 knitted squares, darning needle and yarn for sewing!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Go Bold! Painting Dynamic Pastel Landscapes"
March 29-31, 2023
 

This 3-Day workshop will explore ways to make more compelling and powerful visual statements through the luminous medium of pastel, focusing on the landscape for inspiration and subject matter. The workshop will consist of demos, painting exercises, group discussions, positive critiques and lots of hands-on individual attention. Oil and Acrylic painters are welcome to attend, however know that demos will be done in pastel and then Mayfield will work individually with you in your medium. Make colors pop, develop more interesting compositions, learn to edit and simplify, explore ways to use contrasts to push values and color temperature to make a stronger painting. Students will learn guidelines to help them critique their own work while strengthening the fundamentals in their paintings.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Susan Mayfield
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Liven Up Your Color and Brushwork"
March 29-31, 2023
 

This workshop is designed to push your skill level to greater heights! Randall will review all the basics of solid picture making while sharing his own methods for livening up your brushwork and color, two key elements for breathing new life into paintings. Come learn from Randall's award winning painting techniques as he shares his enthusiasm for new ideas and approaches for your works.
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $585
Website, email


"Airbrush Painting Techniques"
March 30 - April 1, 2023
 

The Pastrana beginner airbrush course is intended for students who are newcomers or novices with limited or no experience in airbrushing. This workshop covers the basic principles of airbrushing, along with drills and exercises for airbrush control. This airbrush class is aimed at artists and craftsmen or women who are talented in their field but want to add another unique skill set such as airbrushing to their repertoire. This workshop is also intended for those who have some limited experience in airbrushing and want to reinforce and strengthen their understanding, knowledge, and practice in this particular field. For more information, visit pastranaunlimited.com. All materials and use of equipment included during the workshop.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Alan Pastrana
Cost: $825 Museum members/ $875 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Stories the Life Writes"
March 31 - April 2, 2023
 

Even still life subjects can be incorporated into the most extraordinary story of your life! German artist Theissen leads students through developing drawings with pencil and ink in her signature sepia graphic novel style.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Heidi Theissen
Cost: $310 / $280 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Sketching and Journaling in Watercolor"
April 1-6, 2023
 

Old Pasadena with its Victorian and art deco buildings, palm trees and flowers, awaits your paintbrush. Enjoy a California painting getaway and start your summer early as we paint in Pasadena. Theresa and Cindy will guide you through painting experiences with daily demonstrations, personalized instruction, and encouraging support. They will share how to design and simplify your subject, draw confidently, jazz up your colors, paint with flowing serendipity and experiment with new techniques. Enjoy creating colorful paintings with an emphasis on your own unique point of view.
 
Location: Pasadena, California
Instructor: Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel not included)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Power of Black and White: Intro to Scratchboard"
April 1-2, 2023
 

The process of scratchboard 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. We’ll be initially inspired by viewing contemporary scratchboard artists’ works, then do an exercise to gain confidence in removing a wide range of black and creating those grey tones, and finally on the second day we’ll do a quick review of composition and be starting our own artworks using our chosen subject matter and an excellent composition.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rhonda Nass
Cost: $175 + $15 kit fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Mondays, April 3-24, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Life Model Drawing"
April 3, 2023
 

Life Drawing, also known as Figure Drawing, is the practice of drawing in order to study the human figure in detail. Many artists perceive figure drawing as an endless effort with limitless possibility for improvement, learning, and diversity. There will be a model, male or female, most often nude, posing for different durations: 2 minutes to 10 minutes, then followed by a long pose of 20 to 30 minutes. Some popular mediums used during life drawings are charcoal, graphite, pen, ink and pastels. For the longer poses, some may use painting mediums like acrylics or oil, or, go back after the session and add in additional media. Feel free to bring and use whatever you desire.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Tuesdays, April 4-25, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Classical Painting and Drawing"
Tuesdays, April 4, 11
 

All of Gayle's classes and workshops include step-by-step instruction and personal guidance. Gayle is classically trained as well as being an excellent instructor. Helping students build a solid foundation of strong basic skills is one of Gayle's most outstanding assets. She is also encouraging, positive and easy to be with. You will be amazed at how fast your art will grow in these intensive-study classes. Work at your own pace, in a small group, at the beautiful OnTrack classroom.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Gayle Levee, www.gaylelevee.com
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Beach Bookmarks"
April 5, 2023
 

As the summer approaches and your reading list grows, you'll want to make some lovely beach inspired painted bookmarks! Learn painting techniques and enjoy exploring through these fun mini art works! Students should bring $10 cash to pay for materials, which will all be provided for you!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Journey Into the Great Round"
April 8, 2023
 

Journey into the Great Round is a yoga, meditation and philosophy class. As artists, we recognize there is a rhythm to our creative process. There are some days we are energized and full of inspiration, and there are other days when we feel stuck and exhausted. Understanding these rhythms and cycles is critical in finding your flow and sustaining a creative practice without getting frustrated and feeling defeated. We will move through an all-levels yoga class and guided meditation which embodies this journey. Learn how to navigate the ups and downs that are inevitable in all journeys (artistic, relationship, work, parenthood, creative projects, loss, etc.) and understand it is ultimately about personal growth.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Marlene Koenig
Cost: $75 / $60 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Printmaking and Fabric Dying with Vegetables"
April 8, 2023
 

For kids age 6-16 only. Using Bruno Munari’s classic book as inspiration, students will discover the art of printmaking & fabric dying using everyday vegetables to a create t-shirt and one-of-a-kind prints on paper. Basic principles of design will be taught and students will be led via a variety of prompts to keep them focused while pressing the edges of their creativity. All supplies included. Students may bring in additional light or white fabrics to create with.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Cricket Desmarais
Cost: $125 / $105 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Drop-In Figure Drawing"
April 13, 2023
 

Our monthly drop-in platform helps those who have an ongoing figure drawing practice, want to incorporate the figure into their work, or simply want to start with one of the best possible drawing foundations. So, take a break from working from photos or trying to convince your family members to sit still. Our monthly sessions offer the chance to work from a live model for up to two hours.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Cost: $35 per session
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"The Art of Caricature: Reasons and Means of Exaggeration"
April 13-14, 2023
 

Over the course of three evenings, Lothar Speer teaches artists how to capture the likeness of friends and strangers with a tongue in cheek nod to personality traits. Learn to incorporate the subtle art of satire into your drawing practice.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Lothar Speer
Cost: $140 / $125 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Ceramics: Serving Dishes with Finesse"
April 14 & 15, 2023
 

Master ceramic artists Lynnette Hesser and Steve Loucks will begin by demonstrating techniques to make unique serving dishes and then help you make your own to serve your special occasion or favorite foods such as cheese balls, shrimp cocktail, asparagus, deviled eggs, or baked salmon. Learn how to alter basic bowl and plate forms by darting, stretching, and reforming them and then embellishing them with carvings, sprigs, lugs, and/or handles. We will demonstrate all the clay wheel and handbuilding techniques used and more, as well as, help each participant individually both days. Pieces may be either taken home unfired or left to be bisqued and picked up later. For more information, visit the artists’ websites: lynnettehesserceramics.com and stevelouckspottery.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Lynnette Hesser & Steve Loucks
Cost: $450 Museum members/ $500 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Image, Words and Movement"
April 15-16, 2023
 

Images, Words, and Movement: Teaching Artist Panzeca leads participants through a series of exercises in writing, drawing, and movement. In this two-day workshop, students will write poems using randomly generated words, draw and ink narrative comics, mix and match images and captions, and write an improvisational poem after dancing.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Andrea Panzeca
Cost: $75 / $60 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Why Not Create?"
April 19, 2023
 

Don’t know how to use your iPhone to edit pictures, Excel a mystery, struggling with an artistic vision and not sure how to move forward? Join us for project time. Heffernan follows her successful critique series with a new open-lab concept, allowing participants to bring any stumbling block forward and find solutions. Heffernan will work one-on-one with participants and also crowd-source to the group to devise the best plan of attack for each quandary. Bring whatever you’d like to work on.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Erika Heffernan
Cost: $25 per session
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Batik: Painting with Wax and Dye on Fabric"
April 20-21, 2023
 

Try the classic textile art form that originated on the island of Java, Indonesia. Learn to create designs with wax and dye on fabric. Students must arrive with 3 pencil drawings on white cotton fabric. The rest of the materials are included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Wendy Tatter
Cost: $145 / $110 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Go Bold - In Design and Paint Application"
April 21-23, 2023
 

Are you frustrated with your paintings lately..feel like they lack something that you can't quite put your finger on. Join me for this three-day Plein Air painting intensive to jumpstart your work to another level. Much of the success of any painting is the strength of its initial design and your ability to keep your intention flowing with excitement. I will introduce some new ways of handling the paint to help energize your work while reviewing the basic principles of solid picture-making. Open to all levels, however, prior experience painting on location is mandatory. Register soon, Class size is limited to 12.
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $575
Website, email


"Water Gilding"
April 21 & 22, 2023
 

Come to a once in a lifetime workshop with master craftsman and nationally acclaimed artist Alan Shuptrine! Learn the historical background of this lost art of water gilding and discuss the art of the frame by taking a tour through the museum’s collection and viewing frames on display. Then head to the Museum Academy studios and learn water gilding with 22 kt. genuine gold leaf. At the end of the class, students will leave with their own water gilded and finished frame. Alan Shuptrine is also recognized as a nationally renowned artist for his sensitive and detailed paintings in watercolor and oil. His accomplishments in master craftsmanship with gold leaf are in museums nationwide. For more information, visit alanshuptrine.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Alan Shuptrine
Cost: $475 Museum members/ $525 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Step by Step Painting: Carolina Wren"
April 22, 2023
 

Each student will follow along step-by-step with Addison as you complete a gorgeous Carolina Wren. Addison will be painting alongside everyone, demonstrating and teaching the fundamentals to create the painting. You will discuss composition, color mixing, shape, shade, light, value and more! Students should use acrylic paint for this class. All levels are welcome to join.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"How To Create Pastel Paintings with Vibrant Colors"
April 26-27, 2023
 

Learn how to paint with pastels in brilliant color! Carol will share how she creates color vibration in her pastel paintings. The class will start with a full pastel painting demonstration each morning. You will learn how to work with your photos to create a strong composition, define your values, create an underpainting, identify a light source, create a point of focus, and how to see and use color and paper effectively to create a mood for your painting. There will be personalized teaching and individualized feedback throughout the day.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Carol Iglesias
Cost: $260
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Paint Pouring with a Sea Creature"
April 26-27, 2023
 

West builds upon her popular Paint Pouring series with a special two-day workshop. Pour your aquamarine background on day one and then return to add a sea creature to the finished product. All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Sandy West
Cost: $170 / $145 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"One Day of Plein Air with Pastels at Veterans Memorial Park"
April 28, 2023
 

Expand on your classroom skills and spend a lovely day outside learning how to paint with pastels in plein air! The class will start with a pastel painting demonstration on the boardwalk at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Carol will share how she creates brilliant color vibration in her pastel paintings. You will learn how to focus in on a strong composition, define your values, identify your light source, create a point of focus, and how to see and use color effectively in plein air. You will learn the importance of painting light, shadows and colors from real life. There will be personalized teaching and individualized feedback throughout the day.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Carol Iglesias
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting on Glass"
April 28, 2023
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 13”x 6” or 8”x 8” plate using glass as your canvas. No painting experience necessary! This is a fun workshop so bring a friend and create something new! Once you’ve finished your creations, Kathy will take them to her studio, fire them in the kiln and then return the finished plates to the Academy for you to pick up a week later. Students should bring $15 cash for materials the day of the workshop, which will be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Get it Down / With Figure and Portrait"
April 29-30, 2023
 

This popular weekend class focuses on the figure and portrait in a series of exercises designed to challenge artists at every experience level, but especially for intermediate to advanced painters. Class size is limited to 9 students. There will be plenty of room to view demonstrations and lots of individual feedback. Saturday is an “aerobic work-out” of short poses (25 to 40 minutes), while Sunday consists of longer poses - (one in the AM and one in the PM). A supply list will be sent out upon registration. Working from life, students come away with a new understanding of the human form, color-mixing, composition, and paint-handling.
 
Location: Saratoga, California
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $475
Website, email


"Classical Painting and Drawing"
Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16
 

All of Gayle's classes and workshops include step-by-step instruction and personal guidance. Gayle is classically trained as well as being an excellent instructor. Helping students build a solid foundation of strong basic skills is one of Gayle's most outstanding assets. She is also encouraging, positive and easy to be with. You will be amazed at how fast your art will grow in these intensive-study classes. Work at your own pace, in a small group, at the beautiful OnTrack classroom.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Gayle Levee, www.gaylelevee.com
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Wet-Felted Fiber Vessel"
May 3, 2023
 

Learn a new technique – wet-felting – by creating a small fiber vessel. Fiber artist Vogel’s professional background in weaving and graphic design influences her treatment of textile works through a keen sense for composition and line and the haptic aspects of fiber. All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Marianne Vogel
Cost: $155 / $135 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"As Above, So Below"
May 4-6, 2023
 

This plein air workshop focuses on the rich historical and biological life of the Kapok Tree. Utilizing a variety of drawing and painting techniques, these painting classes will allow us to get up close and personal to this majestic Key West icon from above, below, and inside out. Moving between 3 different public locations, students will play with scale, perspective, light, and shadow to create a series of drawings and paintings on location. Morehouse will lead discussions on exploring how trees communicate and what we as humans can learn about reciprocal relationships through trees’ interdependent networks of communication and collaboration.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Fiona Morehouse
Cost: $260 / $220 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Bird Reflections Three Day Workshop"
May 4-6, 2023
 

Water reflections can be fascinating. The water can act like glass and give an almost perfect reflection of the object or distort the objects due to movement of the surface. This workshop will focus on a bird and its reflection in the water. Students will learn methods to create the puzzle-like reflections in the water by using masking, layering, and wet-on-wet techniques. Next the subject of the reflection, the bird, will be explored as students learn techniques for creating a realistic likeness of the bird. The fundamentals of watercolor and the application of design principals will be discussed and demonstrated so that each student will have the tools to complete their own successful painting.
 
Location: Fairhope, Alabama
Instructor: Lorraine Watry
Cost: $400 (members), $440 (non-members)
Sponsor: Watercolor Society of Alabama
Website, email


"Wet-Felted Fiber Vessel"
May 6, 2023
 

Learn a new technique – wet-felting – by creating a small fiber vessel. Fiber artist Vogel’s professional background in weaving and graphic design influences her treatment of textile works through a keen sense for composition and line and the haptic aspects of fiber. All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Marianne Vogel
Cost: $155 / $135 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Life Model Drawing"
May 8, 2023
 

Life Drawing, also known as Figure Drawing, is the practice of drawing in order to study the human figure in detail. Many artists perceive figure drawing as an endless effort with limitless possibility for improvement, learning, and diversity. There will be a model, male or female, most often nude, posing for different durations: 2 minutes to 10 minutes, then followed by a long pose of 20 to 30 minutes. Some popular mediums used during life drawings are charcoal, graphite, pen, ink and pastels. For the longer poses, some may use painting mediums like acrylics or oil, or, go back after the session and add in additional media. Feel free to bring and use whatever you desire.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Portraits: Beautiful Skin Tones in Oil"
May 19-21, 2023
 

Want to paint more vibrant portraits? Ann Moeller Steverson will teach you how to create beautiful soft skin tones with a rainbow of natural colors. By enhancing your observational skills and noticing subtleties, you will explore how ambient light affects objects and color. You will learn how to observe the planes of the head, set up attractive and effective lighting, create excellent reference images, and mix paint for more natural-looking colors. Learning these techniques will help your subject matter glow, feel alive and significantly improve your skin tones. For information, visit annmoellerstudios.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Ann Moeller Steverson
Cost: $450 Museum members/ $475 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Pet Portraits 101"
May 20, 2023
 

Join nationally and internationally acclaimed artist and instructor, Addison Palmer, for this 1-Day in-person painting workshop where you will learn the keys to painting your pet in a realistic manner. Note: Students will paint from their own printed reference photos for this workshop in heavy acrylics.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Studio Painting: Beyond the Basics"
May 25-27, 2023
 

Take a step beyond the basics of painting by exploring color harmony, value pattern and edges. Class is limited to 12 students. A healthy, delicious lunch will be prepared by Brenda for $14 per day.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $550
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Studio Painting: Beyond the Basics"
June 2-4, 2023
 

Join us for a 3-day oil painting workshop with American Impressionist Artist, James Richards. His work is best known for its expressive and often experimental brushwork, spontaneity, sensitive color and mystery. Day 1 James will share his concepts, ideas and techniques for creating loose, impressionistic paintings. In addition, you’ll also be working on creating color harmony while using a limited palette. Days 2 and 3 will be a combination of studio/En Plein Air (weather permitting) demonstrations by James and student painting. You’ll have the opportunity to apply and sharpen the concepts and techniques from the previous day’s study while James circulates and works with students individually. You will be encouraged to paint multiple pieces, with a focus on smaller studies.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: James Richards (AISM)
Cost: $550
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Life Model Drawing"
June 5, 2023
 

Life Drawing, also known as Figure Drawing, is the practice of drawing in order to study the human figure in detail. Many artists perceive figure drawing as an endless effort with limitless possibility for improvement, learning, and diversity. There will be a model, male or female, most often nude, posing for different durations: 2 minutes to 10 minutes, then followed by a long pose of 20 to 30 minutes. Some popular mediums used during life drawings are charcoal, graphite, pen, ink and pastels. For the longer poses, some may use painting mediums like acrylics or oil, or, go back after the session and add in additional media. Feel free to bring and use whatever you desire.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Paint the Beauty of Carmel, California"
June 12-14, 2023
 

Are your paintings muddy and well, …kinda grey? In this in-person plein air workshop, you will learn how color secrets can transform your paintings! Many times, paintings end up looking too blue and green or grey. Learn how to push reds into your paintings in unexpected ways and places. Learn how to warm up a blue so it shimmers. Unlock the secrets to sparkle on the water! Award-winning artist Debra Huse is a great teacher, sharing every aspect of her techniques to achieve successful paintings. Break old habits and bring a new, more confident, approach to your work.
 
Location: Carmel, California
Instructor: Debra Huse
Cost: $595.00
Sponsor: Carmel Visual Arts
Website


"Summer Solstice Plein Air Watercolor Intensive"
June 18-21, 2023
 

Artist Susan Sugar invites students to the beach for a 4 session plein air watercolor workshop at dusk. Each evening begins with a group critique with the goal of becoming comfortable sharing their process with other painters. After the group critique, students disperse to paint on their own. Sugar circulates from person to person, offering individual counsel, as needed. The workshop culminates with a final critique and potluck at Sugar’s home/studio Turtle House. An exhibition of student work hosted by The Studios of Key West will take place at a later date.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Susan Sugar
Cost: $275 / $225 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Photo + Encaustic: Ethereal Markings and Monochrome"
June 20-23, 2023
 

This workshop is designed for both painters and photographers interested in gaining new skills and pushing the boundaries of their studio practice through the combination of encaustic, collage, and black and white photography. Explore a range of subject matter, paper rusting techniques, and methods for mixing media to create dynamic hybrid artworks. Begin by utilizing various methods of underdrawings to bring in pattern and additional detail to the work, such as wood burning tools, inks, oil paints, and encaustic. Focus is placed on incorporating embedded photo prints on thin papers such as tissue and Japanese papers, as well as image transfers to create final work that is both ethereal and richly detailed in its layers. Individualized feedback is provided
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: Members: $590 | Non-Members: $620
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, 920.868.3455


"Drawing for Painters"
June 22-24, 2023
 

This class is a three day intensive drawing experience. The emphasis is on accurate drawing for painting. If the drawing part of the painting process steals your joy, this is the class for you. Drawing is the foundation for painting. Improving your drawing will certainly improve your painting. Class is limited to 12 students. A healthy, delicious lunch will be prepared by Brenda for $14 per day.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $480
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Summer Solstice Plein Air Watercolor Intensive"
June 25-28, 2023
 

Artist Susan Sugar invites students to the beach for a 4 session plein air watercolor workshop at dusk. Each evening begins with a group critique with the goal of becoming comfortable sharing their process with other painters. After the group critique, students disperse to paint on their own. Sugar circulates from person to person, offering individual counsel, as needed. The workshop culminates with a final critique and potluck at Sugar’s home/studio Turtle House. An exhibition of student work hosted by The Studios of Key West will take place at a later date.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Susan Sugar
Cost: $275 / $225 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Vibrant, Versatile Colored Pencil"
July 14-16, 2023
 

This workshop focuses on "painting from a point", using a wide variety of colored pencils and compatible surfaces to create dynamic, vividly-drawn colored pencil paintings. Materials used include waxy/oily colored pencils as well as those remarkable “sleeper” products, watercolor pencils. Surfaces (provided) include papers, boards, even unique sanded papers. Featuring an abundance of free art supplies, this workshop is full to the brim with personal attention, demonstrations, tools, and techniques that are sure to increase your repertoire. Kristy Kutch, C.P.S.A. is an experienced, supportive workshop teacher, the author of two colored pencil technique books and the featured artist on four instructional films.
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
Instructor: Kristy Kutch, C.P.S.A.
Sponsor: Oregon Society of Artists
Website, email, 503-228-0706


"Learning to Paint the Head"
July 20-22, 2023
 

The class is designed as a skills building workshop. We will take a deep dive into drawing and proportions, value as it relates to skin tone, edges, and likeness. Class exercises, where you will work from photo reference, will equip you for painting better portraits. 4 weeks of online help, following the class, will walk you through that portrait project that you have been wanting to do. Students will receive a full color booklet of notes. Class size will be limited to maximize individual attention. A healthy, delicious lunch will be prepared by Brenda for $14 per day.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $590
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Figure in the Landscape"
August 7-9, 2023
 

Bill Farnsworth will teach a 3-day oil painting workshop dealing with a figure in a landscape. Bill will paint a demo every morning to show students a step-by-step process. Students will learn the importance of capturing the gesture of a figure and how it brings a narrative to a painting. Emphasis will be on drawing, values and edges. Bill will be instructing from photos the first two days and then a model the last day. A healthy, delicious lunch will be prepared by Brenda for $14 per day.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Bill Farnsworth
Cost: $550
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Painting the Figure in the Landscape"
August 17-20, 2023
 

With this workshop, Qiang will introduce his approaches of adding figures into landscape paintings in oil. Painters need to have adequate amount of training in anatomy, proportion, perspective, and skin tones to be able manage subtle variations in human forms. He will introduce visual tools to make figure painting much easier. The students will create storytelling paintings in an expressive style. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate. Qiang Huang (pronounced as Chong Wong) was born and raised in Beijing China and now lives in Austin, Texas. He has studied art from multiple master artists like David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw. For more information, visit qh-art.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Qiang Huang
Cost: $600 Museum members/ $650 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Encaustic Painting: Basics, Methods, and Materials"
September 9-10, 2023
 

Alternating between demonstrations and working time, learn how to set up your workspace and use the materials and equipment safely, as well as explore basic painting techniques and fusing methods. If you have current pieces made in another medium, please bring for a discussion on how to translate or enhance the work with encaustic paints. All paints and tools are supplied. Designed for students new to the encaustic medium, this workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the materials, working methods, and safety of encaustic painting. Gain a solid foundation and the confidence to continue exploring encaustic beyond the workshop.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: Members: $270 | Non-Members: $295
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, 920.868.3455


"Watercolor Painting"
September 11-14, 2023
 

The workshop sessions begin each morning at 9:00 a.m. when Couch completes a painting, explaining what he is doing, and why, as he paints. The “mysteries” of design will be unraveled for you while you learn watercolor painting! Students paint in the afternoons, after which Couch critiques all the day’s completed work, including his own. An optional slide show/lecture on the principles of design – including color and composition – will be presented in the afternoon of the first day. Skill Level: Beginners, Students, Hobbyists & Professional Artists. Visit tonycouch.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Tony Couch
Cost: $600 Museum members/ $650 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Colored Pencil: Delicate to Dynamic"
September 11-14, 2023 (9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.)
 

Sharpen your colored pencils for workshop fun in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin- post-summer rush but still during the mild September weather. Kristy Kutch, a supportive, generous teacher, is the author of "Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil" and "The New Colored Pencil". Kristy is 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, on Geneva Lake, offers outstanding student discounts. Rooms feature mini-fridges, wet-bars, and microwaves. (Lodging reservations should be made separately. Inquire at 888-746-7371 to receive booking link. Mention this workshop for discount.) Bring an extra tote bag for samples; plan for this memorable workshop!
 
Location: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kristy A. Kutch, C.P.S.A.
Cost: $285
Sponsor: Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshops
Website, email, 219-874-4688


"Populating the Landscape / Elements or Feature"
September 13-16, 2023
 

Join Randall Sexton for his 20th-year return to Landgrove with a freshly modified format for 2023. This four-day intensive will combine plein air and studio time dedicated to the challenges of the Figure in the Landscape. The focus will incorporate the landscape of the greater Landgrove area with figurative elements and painting the figure on location en plein air (weather permitting). The class is open to all levels, but geared towards artists with prior plein air experience looking to strengthen their figurative skills. Sexton will be painting in oil, is open to students using other mediums.
 
Location: Landgrove, Vermont
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Sponsor: Langrove Inn
Website, (802) 824-6673


"Simplifying the Complex en Plein Air"
September 25-27, 2023
 

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


"Colored Pencil: Vivid and Versatile"
October 8-12, 2023
 

Step into historic, charming Glastonbury, Connecticut and experience creating (and lodging) at a beautiful colonial inn! This course focuses on "painting from a point", using a variety of colored pencils and surfaces to create dynamic, vividly-drawn paintings. Products used include watercolor pencils and waxy/oily colored pencils. Surfaces feature papers, boards, and even sanded papers. Featuring an abundance of colored pencils and free art materials, this workshop is full to the brim with small-group personal attention, demonstrations, and techniques that are sure to increase your repertoire. Kristy Kutch is an upbeat, experienced workshop instructor, the author of "Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil" and "The New Colored Pencil". She is also the featured artist on four instructional DVDs.
 
Location: Glastonbury, Connecticut
Instructor: Kristy A. Kutch, C.P.S.A.
Sponsor: Artists Rising Creativity Retreats
Website, email, 860-916-0514


"Key Elements of Plein Air Painting"
October 11-13, 2023
 

Join George Van Hook, a nationally recognized artist who has won numerous Plein Air competitions and awards from around the country for his oils and watercolors, for a four-day plein air workshop. George stresses alla prima painting and using a loose and fast approach to capture the landscape in the first try. Participants will be meeting on location and painting all day from 9am-4pm. Workshop includes live demos and individual attention. Please bring your own plein air equipment, supports, and media (oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic). A healthy, delicious lunch will be prepared by Brenda for $14 per day.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: George Van Hook
Cost: $475
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Lay It Down & Leave It Alone!"
November 6-10, 2023
 

Enjoy painting indoors and outdoors in Southern California as you learn to "Lay It Down & Leave It Alone"! Award-winning artist Debra Huse will teach you three things you must always do for a successful painting and the Impressionist masters' secrets that she has uncovered. Let Debra “hold your hand” to get the correct feel of the brush and how to apply paint. Learn the secrets to capturing clouds, mountains, water, boats, skies, and trees. Enjoy positive, upbeat and insightful instruction. Break old habits and bring a new, more confident, approach to your work. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention and instruction.
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
Instructor: Debra Huse
Cost: $795.00
Sponsor: Huse Skelly Fine Art Gallery
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"Taking Your Work to the Next Level"
November 9-11, 2023
 

Artists who are interested in improving their work often get stalled in their progress and just need a kick-start to get back on the path for excellence. This workshop is a chance to take a good honest look at your current work and consider what exactly needs improvement. The class will be divided into three parts: identification of the one area that most needs improvement, individualized exercises to address the problem, studio painting to put new ideas in to practice. Six weeks of online mentoring is included with the class to maximize the class work. Class size is limited to 10 to maximize individual help. A healthy, delicious lunch will be prepared by Brenda for $14 per day.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $600
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Private Pottery Wheel or Handbuilding Lessons"
Ongoing
 

Ever wanted to try your hand at throwing clay on the wheel? Want to make a cup or bowl that you can proudly call your own? One-on-One lessons are a perfect way for students of all levels, even beginners, to gain experience and learn to elevate your work using additive and subtractive techniques to modify your forms. Sign up for private, one-on-one wheel lessons (or Handbuilding) with Art League instructor and local potter, Jami Wright. Call Art League Academy to schedule a time that works for you! Students should bring $25 cash for materials the day of the lesson, which will be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


 

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