Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Portrait Drawing from 2D and Life"
Wednesdays, May 25 - June 29, 2022
 

Draw one of art’s most compelling and moving subjects: the portrait. Learn to create realistic and expressive renderings from both photographs and live models, in order to explore a range of approaches for your personal practice. Use charcoal and graphite drawing techniques to suggest light and volume, and discover how to incorporate contrast and detail to create interest. Instruction will cover basic anatomy, including skull bone structure and musculature, as well as how to determine the movement and direction of the head. Useful information for all levels.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Alicia Mino
Cost: $620
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Terra Cotta Figure Sculpture"
Wednesdays, May 25 - June 29, 2022
 

Explore the versatility of terra cotta clay, which requires neither an armature nor casting. Learn various techniques and tools through demonstration and hands-on sculpting from the life model or imagination. Anatomy, proportion, design, and personal growth will be emphasized, as well as both representational and abstract approaches. (Tuition includes a $20 lab fee)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O’Donnell
Cost: $620
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure Painting (Summer Session 1)"
Fridays, May 27 - July 1, 2022
 

Painting the human form from observation is one of the cornerstones of PAFA's long tradition of rigorous instruction. Working from the nude model, investigate color mixing, proportion, and composition using oil paint as a medium. Intended for all skill levels, this course offers foundational instruction on building form and mixing flesh tones for beginning-level students, as well as the the valuable opportunity for more advanced students to continue to hone their skills to deepen their understanding of the language of painting.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $320
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing People: Portrait and Figure with Pat Crowley"
May 27, 2022
 

Working from models and worksheets the artist will study the portrait and figure. Students will learn to observe the subject properly and transfer what they see to the paper. At its core, this a fundamental drawing class that will serve the artist in all mediums and subject matter. This is all about drawing and composition, the foundations of all great paintings.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Pat Crowley
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
May 27, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"The Art of the Portrait"
May 28, 29, July 2, 2022
 

Delve deep into the intricacies of portraiture watercolor painting with world-class artist Marcos Beccari. As one of the leading artists revolutionizing watercolor portraiture, Beccari brings this class an incredible perspective and approach to painting that can be transformative for artists of all backgrounds. Students will explore the design process from drawing to tonal study to color portrait during three live demonstrations as Marcos takes students behind the scenes of his approach. Using photo references, students will receive guided resources for their own journey expanding the limits of watercolor portraiture. Over these two days, students will breathe life into their portraits while leaving with a good understanding of watercolor painting and the complexities and opportunities in painting the human figure.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Marcos Beccari
Cost: $240
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Portrait Painting with Pastel"
May 28, 2022
 

There is an immediacy to pastel that cannot be captured by any other medium. By the time a painter has set up their palette and prepared the canvas a pastelist can already be halfway done! In this workshop Corey Pitkin will show you how he uses pastels to quickly develop a portrait from a photo by focusing on the fundamental structure of the head and letting impressionistic mark-making fill in the blanks. Beginning with a slide presentation of relevant masterworks Corey will show you the inspirations that founded his approach followed by a demonstration of his tools and techniques. We will end with a group critique of student work. Photo reference will be provided. This class is open to all levels.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Corey Pitkin
Cost: $120 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Realistic Painting from Photographs"
May 30, 2022
 

Classes held Mondays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Utilizing their own high-resolution photographs, students will learn how to achieve realistic paintings and develop their own style in the medium of their choice. Materials Fee for new Egg Tempera Students: $50
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Suzanne Scherer
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"The Figure and the Landscape"
May 30 - June 4, 2022
 

Have you been struggling with adding a figure into a scene…or been curious about painting from life en plein air? Come join Randall Sexton for this unique workshop experience in the Northwoods of Wisconsin at the natural serene world of Dillman’s Bay Resort. The class will focus on the fundamentals of plein air for two days and then experience the joy of working on location from life with a model(s). Open to all levels the demonstrations will be done in oil, but the workshop is open to other mediums as well. Beginning students must have some experience with plein air (mainly to insure that you have proper equipment and experience working outside. Hope you can join us!
 
Location: Luc du Flambeau, Wisconsin
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Sponsor: Dillman's Bay Resort
Website, email, 715-588-3143


"Capturing the Figure in the Landscape"
June 2-6, 2022
 

There is an excitement about the figure in a natural setting – an immediacy and a sense of familiarity to the model. Even in painting from a photo there can be a sense of wind, temperature and light that can enhance the portrayal of the figure and create a wonderful sense of space and involvement in both the environment and how the figure is engaged in the setting. We will explore composition choices and of course, the importance of composition, brush work, color, value and edges in order to make for a more interesting and exciting painting. The class will meet on Zoom for demos, instruction, assignments and individual critiques. All levels are welcome but some painting experience is encouraged.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Julee Hutchison
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Watercolor Adventures in Southwest France - Session II"
June 2-9, 2022
 

Join Janet and Steve Rogers for their Watercolor Adventure in France! - two workshops – June 2-9 Session I - and/or - June 10 – 17, 2022 Session II. Hurry to sign up – www.hautbaran.com or call 386-451-8441 or 386-562-8118 (Janet or Steve). Cost $2950 – includes tours with William Haas, travel (excluding airfare), instruction with Janet & Steve, gourmet meals, lodging with private bath in beautiful accommodations – indoor state-of-the art studio w/travel easels, stools for travel to painting sites . All you have to bring are some papers, paint and brushes! (and of course your personal stuff!) A dream trip – not to be missed! Beauty and Laughter are free!!!
 
Location: Puy-l'Eveque, France
Instructor: Janet Rogers and Steve Rogers
Cost: $2950
Sponsor: Domaine du Haut Baran
Website, email, 386-451-8441


"Portrait Drawing from Photographs"
Thursdays, June 2 - July 7, 2022
 

Learn to create lively portrait drawings using photographs as inspiration and visual source in this live Zoom class. Starting with basic planes and volumes, you’ll build a strong three-dimensional foundation using line and light and shade. You’ll learn about the major structures of the head, the features of the face, and how to relate them to create a lively human presence. Tips and hacks to make the process go more smoothly will also be discussed. Drawing experience is helpful, but not required.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Ecorche"
Thursdays, June 2 - August 4, 2022
 

Écorché is the three-dimensional study of human form by developing the bone and muscle structures beneath the skin. Working from the skeleton, students will model the underlying forms in clay on an armature. Excellent for both draftspersons and sculptors interested in a detailed study of human anatomy. Note: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™"
June 2-5, 2022
 

Absolutely no drawing experience necessary in David Lobenberg’s California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™ workshop. He uses a reference photo and tracing technique that’s super simple to execute. Throughout the course of the workshop, artists learn: How to shoot dramatic, stylistic reference photos with a smart phone and natural daylight. How to utilize a simple photo/tracing technique to prepare for the painting process. How to bust through the color barrier. How to mix gutsy colors with a minimal five-color palette. How to merge positive and negative stencil embellishment techniques into their portraits. Artists will have the where-with-all to follow their own path towards creating California Vibe Watercolor Portraits™! For more information, visit lobenbergart.com and Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and on YouTube.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $575 Museum members/ $625 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Stories Beneath the Skin"
June 3, 2022
 

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


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
June 3, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Drawing People: Portrait and Figure with Pat Crowley"
June 3, 2022
 

Working from models and worksheets the artist will study the portrait and figure. Students will learn to observe the subject properly and transfer what they see to the paper. At its core, this a fundamental drawing class that will serve the artist in all mediums and subject matter. This is all about drawing and composition, the foundations of all great paintings.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Pat Crowley
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Drawing Explorations"
Fridays, June 3 - July 8, 2022
 

Discover the wide range of possibilities available for creating works on paper with noted educator, sculptor and draftsperson, Colleen O'Donnell! Investigate personal expression in various drawing media including charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, and pastel. Subject matter will include still life from observation, landscape and portraiture using photographs as a point of departure, as well as your imagination. All materials and techniques will be explained and demonstrated. All levels are welcome, especially beginners.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Portrait in the Park (Outdoor)"
Sundays, June 5-26, 2022
 

Enjoy plein air drawing of the clothed/costumed model in summer light and greenery. The class will center around line, light and form using monochromatic media. Experiment with a number of strategies for conceptualizing and building the drawing in order to capture what you see. Essential anatomy, drapery, and working with the features of the face will be covered. Drawing experience is helpful, but not required. Easy-to-access Philadelphia locations with restrooms and other amenities may include the Rose Garden, areas around the Philadelphia Art Museum, Lloyd Hall on Boathouse Row, and Fairmount Park. Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation. Tuition includes a $25 model fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $220
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Expressive Acrylic Painting"
Sundays, June 5 - July 17, 2022
 

Explore the exciting versatility of acrylics in your own painting style in this class! Study master artists such as Egon Schiele, Ludwig Kirchner, and Paul Klee in order to develop alternative and personally expressive ways of depicting objects, people, cities and landscapes. Instruction will cover the important aspects of acrylic painting, including color, texture, and its potential for three-dimensional effects. All levels welcome; no painting experience necessary.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Alicia Mino Gonzalez
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"The New Nouveau"
June 9-12, 2022
 

In our new approach to the now classic art form of Art Nouveau, we are going to spend four glorious days collaging and winding botanicals and whiplash curves around a central figure. We’ll focus on creating rich layered backgrounds, color mixing, transparent glazes, mesmerizing collage constructs, and adding the perfect accents. I will walk you through the process of creating your own nouveau-inspired stencil, botanical shapes, and undulating curves with the use of several tools to simplify the process and introduce you to some stunningly creative uses for paint skins. We’ll honor the old traditions and pay homage to Gustav Klimt with our skillful use of gold leaf, but we’ll bring this art form into the the 21st century.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Andrea Matus deMeng
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Drawing People: Portrait and Figure with Pat Crowley"
June 10, 2022
 

Working from models and worksheets the artist will study the portrait and figure. Students will learn to observe the subject properly and transfer what they see to the paper. At its core, this a fundamental drawing class that will serve the artist in all mediums and subject matter. This is all about drawing and composition, the foundations of all great paintings.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Pat Crowley
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
June 10, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Watercolor Adventures in Southwest France - Session II"
June 10-17, 2022
 

Join Janet and Steve Rogers for their Watercolor Adventure in France! - two workshops – June 2-9 Session I - and/or - June 10 – 17, 2022 Session II. Hurry to sign up – www.hautbaran.com or call 386-451-8441 or 386-562-8118 (Janet or Steve). Cost $2950 – includes tours with William Haas, travel (excluding airfare), instruction with Janet & Steve, gourmet meals, lodging with private bath in beautiful accommodations – indoor studio w/travel easels, stools to travel to painting sites or paint in comfortable state-of-the-art studio at Haut Baran. A dream trip – not to be missed! Beauty and Laughter are free!!!
 
Location: Puy-l'Eveque, France
Instructor: Janet Rogers and Steve Rogers
Cost: $2950
Sponsor: Domaine du Haut Baran
Website, email, 386-451-8441


"Basic Anatomy Workshop"
June 11-12, 2022
 

The human body is one of the most fascinating and inspiring subjects an artist can depict, but its complexity can make it intimidating. Join Roberto Osti, artist, teacher and author of Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide to gain the confidence to understand and enjoy drawing the beautiful forms of the human figure. Begin with study of the human form from a structural point of view: basic landmarks, essential volumes, and proportional relationships of body. Then focus on the main muscle groups and the aesthetic aspects they produce in the body. Each day will be divided into a lecture and then drawing from the model, with individual assistance.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Realistic Painting from Photographs"
June 13, 2022
 

Classes held Mondays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Utilizing their own high-resolution photographs, students will learn how to achieve realistic paintings and develop their own style in the medium of their choice. Materials Fee for new Egg Tempera Students: $50
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Suzanne Scherer
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Extended Studies: Drawing I & II"
Mondays, June 13 - August 22, 2022
 

This is an introductory drawing course simplified to help students further their representational artistic endeavors. Students will develop basic drawing skills, enhancing their ability to translate visual relationships, helping them organize and develop a two-dimensional story. Included will be an important focus of light and shadow on form and how to relate that information to your drawing and painting interpretation. Students will work from photos and drawings, as well as direct observation of still-life and model. Homework assignments are optional. Supplies included. No class on Monday, July 4th.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Jennifer Freeman, www.jenniferemilefreeman.com
Cost: $735 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Portrait Painting"
June 16-18, 2022
 

This three-day class will offer students the opportunity to paint costumed portrait subjects under the guidance of an accomplished artist. Each day will present a unique context for study. The color of the light source greatly affects the character of the motif. Students will paint both cool and warm lit models during this class. Demonstrations and lecture will address tools and materials as well as procedure.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Robert Lemler, www.robertlemler.com
Cost: $375 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Learning to Paint the Head"
June 16-18, 2022
 

This 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 held to 12 students to maximize individual attention.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $590
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Drawing as the Foundation for the Painter"
Thursdays, June 16 - August 25, 2022
 

In this class, students will work on the understructure of a painting. What is that? The Drawing! The framework of every realist painting. Students will study shapes, proportions, ellipses, measuring and perspective and will learn how to place the subject on the canvas cleanly and accurately. The study and explanation of the planes of all objects will be studied including folds. Time will also be spent on shadows and design with emphasis on the notan. This class will help you with any subject you would like to paint. Any cityscape, figure, still life, or landscape will use proportion, planes, perspective and measurement. Join this class to clear up any confusion regarding getting a proper underdrawing for your painting. No class June 30.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Jerry Salinas, www.jerrysalinas.com
Cost: $735 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Extended Studies: Painting II"
Fridays, June 17 - August 26, 2022
 

In this second session, Jerry will expand on the core elements from Painting I. Students will be introduced to a full palette of colors which they will use to paint portraits, figures and still life. Students will experiment with their palette to see the vast amount of colors they can mix. This fun and educational class is designed to push skills to a higher level. Painting I is not required for students with Intermediate skills. Class will not meet on Friday, July 1.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Jerry Salinas, www.jerrysalinas.com
Cost: $735 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
June 17, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Drawing People: Portrait and Figure with Pat Crowley"
June 17, 2022
 

Working from models and worksheets the artist will study the portrait and figure. Students will learn to observe the subject properly and transfer what they see to the paper. At its core, this a fundamental drawing class that will serve the artist in all mediums and subject matter. This is all about drawing and composition, the foundations of all great paintings.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Pat Crowley
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Painting Portraits from Photos"
June 20-24, 2022
 

Though often viewed as intimidating and challenging, painting the figure can be just as approachable as a still life and landscape, and brings with its accomplishment a unique satisfaction and reward. Ted will discuss the pitfalls and pluses of painting from photographic reference as well as how to achieve spontaneity, character, and life in your paintings. Class will include daily demonstrations and one-on-one interaction with class members. As Ted shares the specific techniques he uses to bring excitement to his figurative work, you will find your paintings taking on a new life. And, experience great fun in the process! Ted Nuttall is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and Watercolor West.
 
Location: Bend, Oregon
Instructor: Ted Nuttall, www.tednuttall.com
Cost: $795 for Full days, $400 for 1/2 days
Sponsor: Cascade Fine Art Workshops
Website, email, (541) 408-5524


"Realistic Painting from Photographs"
June 20, 2022
 

Classes held Mondays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Utilizing their own high-resolution photographs, students will learn how to achieve realistic paintings and develop their own style in the medium of their choice. Materials Fee for new Egg Tempera Students: $50
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Suzanne Scherer
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Drawing People: Portrait and Figure with Pat Crowley"
June 24, 2022
 

Working from models and worksheets the artist will study the portrait and figure. Students will learn to observe the subject properly and transfer what they see to the paper. At its core, this a fundamental drawing class that will serve the artist in all mediums and subject matter. This is all about drawing and composition, the foundations of all great paintings.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Pat Crowley
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
June 24, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"People on the street in Watercolor"
June 27-28, 2022
 

In this course, you will learn simple techniques for working with negative space, making an easy way to create figures. We will be focusing on how to: Build a body in three-dimensional space using a simple understanding of the form; Correct light distribution to create volume; Build a color palette with the choice of basic and complementary colors for human skin tone. The work will be done step by step. You can expect plenty of individual attention and helpful demonstrations all the time.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Solovyev, NEWS
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Realistic Painting from Photographs"
June 27, 2022
 

Classes held Mondays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Utilizing their own high-resolution photographs, students will learn how to achieve realistic paintings and develop their own style in the medium of their choice. Materials Fee for new Egg Tempera Students: $50
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Suzanne Scherer
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Figure Drawing"
Tuesdays, July 5 - August 9, 2022
 

This course is for those who are new to figure drawing or who haven’t done it in a while. Methods will be introduced for gauging proportions and shapes along with study of basic anatomic structure and figure dynamics. Students will execute short, gestural drawings, as well as more developed extended studies, in order to build skills and knowledge.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $620
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


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

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


"Figure Modeling"
Thursdays, July 7 - August 11, 2022
 

Sculpting from the life model is the foundational skill of traditional sculpture. Learn to model the 24-inch full figure in clay, from armature construction to finished sculpture. Topics of study will include proportion, gesture, and simplified sculptural form. All levels are welcome. Tuition includes a $20 lab fee. Note: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credits for $770.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt
Cost: $615
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"From Seen to Scene: A 365 Day Online Mentorship Program"
July 7, 2022 - July 7, 2023
 

Hosted by the Tucson Art Academy Online, this unique program combines a four-part modular system with guidance, feedback, and mentorship for an entire year…. a wonderful opportunity at a great value!! Study with California-based artist, Randall Sexton, who is nationally known for the color and expressive brushwork in his paintings of “everyday” scenes. This course is designed to encourage artists at all levels to explore new ways of seeing the world around them, to recognize the potential subject matter in everyday scenes, and how to translate that into paintings that share one’s unique vision. The success of any painting relies on a solid understanding of the basic principles of picture making in tandem with your creativity and passion.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $895
Sponsor: Tucson Art Academy Online
Website, email


"Paint without fear"
July 7-14, 2022
 

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


"Figure Painting (Summer Session 2)"
Fridays, July 8 - August 12, 2022
 

Painting the human form from observation is one of the cornerstones of PAFA's long tradition of rigorous instruction. Working from the nude model, investigate color mixing, proportion, and composition using oil paint as a medium. Intended for all skill levels, this course offers foundational instruction on building form and mixing flesh tones for beginning-level students, as well as the the valuable opportunity for more advanced students to continue to hone their skills to deepen their understanding of the language of painting.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $320
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Painting Basics Workshop"
July 9-10, 2022
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Theodore Xaras
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Painting and Drawing"
Sundays, July 10 - August 14, 2022
 

An in-depth approach to portrait painting from noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. Investigate the structure of the human head through drawings and painted studies. Progress to finished paintings and address issues of likeness, composition, space and texture. Learn to better see and understand color to mix it more successfully – a useful skill for painting any subject matter. Includes weekly step-by-step painting demonstrations, assignments that target each important issue of painting a portrait, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings. All levels welcome. Note: This is a Condensed Course, available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting the Self Portrait with Mary Whyte"
July 14-15, 2022
 

Join Mary Whyte for a Zoom Workshop focusing on the Art of the Self Portrait. For centuries, artists like Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Sargent and Wyeth, periodically turned their focus inward for a reflective self portrait. During this time of the pandemic, historic changes, new insights and self-quarantine, many artists worldwide are doing the same. Using a standalone mirror, Mary will demonstrate and guide you through the techniques of planning your unique composition, drawing, mixing flesh color and creating a background that tells your story. She will also talk about maintaining your pose, avoiding mistakes and will also give personal critiques and tips for marketing your work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Mary Whyte
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Painting from Photographs in Oil"
July 15-17, 2022
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Over this three-day program, ARC Associate Living Master Tina Garrett will welcome students of all levels to participate in a comprehensive study of portrait painting from photo references. She will take you through her artistic process from beginning to end while providing personalized critiques and advice to improve your painting. Over this workshop, Tina will demonstrate using Photoshop to edit photos and provide insight into analyzing value patterns, angles, and temperature. You will learn how to create accurate color, control the palette, transcend the photo, and create a stunning work of art.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tina Garrett
Cost: $590
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Painting Hands & Jewelry"
July 18, 20, 22, 2022
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Over this 3-day workshop, Shana will discuss the structure of hands so you will understand the bone structure while learning how to paint skin tones and the values of dynamic hands. She will also discuss different approaches to jewelry with delicate brushstrokes and simple details to create realistic jewelry. Hands and jewelry describe so much emotion in a painting. Color, structure, values - there are so many aspects to painting a hand and finding the nuances in different textures in jewelry that you can capture to make a convincing and realistic painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Shana Levenson
Cost: $320
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Secrets to Painting Eyes!"
July 23, 2022
 

Learn how to create deep, glassy eyes that look better than real. All attendees will join Tina’s private Facebook Group to view the live broadcast of this one day intensive. Tina will lecture and demonstrate her painting technique while students interact with Tina, asking direct questions during the demonstration by commenting in the live broadcast. Students will receive their answers in real time. At the end of the day, students will be given an assignment to paint in their studio. Students will post their paintings in the discussion thread in the group within 7 days to receive critique. The live broadcast will be available for students to rewatch for up to 30 days.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tina Garrett
Cost: $150 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


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

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


"Painting the Self Portrait with Mary Whyte"
August 8-9, 2022
 

Picture yourself painting with internationally acclaimed watercolorist, Mary Whyte in Santa Fe, NM. Mary will guide you through the techniques of planning your compositions, drawing, mixing color and creating great backgrounds. She will show you how to work with the model, avoid mistakes and give personal critiques and great tips for marketing your work. Enjoy lots of painting action and one-on-one instruction. Mary’s work is in many corporate and museum collections, and has been featured in International Artist, American Artist, Artist Magazine, and American Art Collector magazines. She has been awarded the Portrait Society of America's Gold Medal.
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Mary Whyte
Cost: $1000
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


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

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


"Sculpture Workshop with wire and paper maché"
September 10-16, 2022
 

Join Arnhild Kart for this inspiring workshop that includes a short introduction to artistic anatomy, the construction of an anatomic skeleton, sculpture modelling with paper and glue, and different types of final treatments. Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle!
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Pastel Painting Workshop: The People and Landscapes of Umbria"
September 17-23, 2022
 

This pastel workshop is designed for the beginning and intermediate pastelist and will cover materials, basic design, color, and application. Some materials will be supplied. We will be painting from life and photographs taken on-site or in the surrounding areas of Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy. This is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of pastel painting as well as providing a challenge to those who already have a basic understanding of pastel technique. Expect plenty of encouragement and actionable advice. Enjoy a beautiful location with magnificent views and a special atmosphere that only Umbria can offer. This exciting workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle!
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Neva Rossi Smoll
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting The Figure and Portrait Alla Prima"
September 22-25, 2022
 

Learn techniques to create a fresh, direct response to your subjects. There will be painting demonstrations and lots of class time for students to work from a live figure and portrait model. The class will work on a different painting/pose each day and learn to simplify and interpret the figure/portrait as a series of basic shapes and planes described by light and shadow. In addition to discussing technical concepts like value, color, paint application and basic proportions of the head and figure, we’ll also talk about some of the psychological aspects of learning to paint, such as giving ourselves permission to experiment and make mistakes so that we can learn and discover ways to become better, more creative artists.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: David Shevlino, www.davidshevlino.com
Cost: $475 includes model fees
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Expressive Realism: Landscape, Still-life, and Figurative"
September 22-24, 2022
 

Join us for this “Three day ~ Three subject” workshop focused on the importance of design and paint handling while exploring the differences and similarities of Landscape, Still-Life, and Figurative subject matter. In his workshops Randall Sexton is frequently asked to help people “loosen-up” with their brushwork. Yes indeed, Brushwork is your other “Voice”…Your Signature… It is recognizable whether you know it or not….but brushes aren’t the only way to this endgame. A solid understanding of the fundamentals of good design will bolster your ability to paint more expressive and exciting work. Oil/Acrylic, All Levels Welcome.
 
Location: Lowell, Michigan
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $600
Sponsor: Franciscan Life Process Center
Website, 831.620.2955


"Pastel Painting Workshop: The People and Landscapes of Umbria"
September 24-30, 2022
 

This pastel workshop is designed for the beginning and intermediate pastelist and will cover materials, basic design, color, and application. Some materials will be supplied. We will be painting from life and photographs taken on-site or in the surrounding areas of Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy. This is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of pastel painting as well as providing a challenge to those who already have a basic understanding of pastel technique. Expect plenty of encouragement and actionable advice. Enjoy a beautiful location with magnificent views and a special atmosphere that only Umbria can offer. This exciting workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle!
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Neva Rossi Smoll
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Metamorphosis: Creating a Figurative Sculpture"
October 2-7, 2022
 

In this five-day creative exploration, Kate will teach you techniques to build her captivating sculptural figures using polymer clay, cloth, and wire construction. The class will delve into the idea of metamorphosis, transformation, and magic. Students will be free to design and create an individual metamorphosis figure using personal symbols and meaning. Starting with a drawing or image, you will design and make a fabric pattern, then use wire to build the internal form that will animate your piece. You can use paint, found objects, fabrics, or collage to embellish your work of art. Kate will also have designs and patterns available. Get ready for an extraordinary, fun, and inspiring adventure. Open to all levels.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kate Church
Cost: $700
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"One Day of Plein Air Painting in Oils"
October 6, 2022
 

This class is perfect for intermediate and advanced-level oil painters! TJ Cunningham is a nationally recognized artist who is particularly noted for his landscape paintings, while Adam Clague is known for his dynamic portraits and figures in oil. With this one-day workshop, you will have the unique opportunity to learn from both!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: TJ Cunningham & Adam Clague
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting the Portrait in Oils"
October 7-9, 2022
 

Painting portraits can be highly rewarding, but it can also be intimidating! Perhaps your past attempts have looked flat and formless. Maybe the skin colors have been "chalky" or "muddy." If these struggles sound familiar, you are not alone. I'm excited to show you how to conquer these challenges and many more in this information-packed workshop! I'll begin each morning by sharing vital principles for portrait painting. Then, you'll see those concepts in action as I demonstrate painting a portrait from a live model. I'll verbalize my thoughts and show you my process from start to finish. Each afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to paint from a live model as I offer one-on-one assistance and critiques.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Adam Clague
Cost: $450
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Sculpture Workshop with wire and paper maché"
October 8-14, 2022
 

Join Arnhild Kart for this inspiring workshop that includes a short introduction to artistic anatomy, the construction of an anatomic skeleton, sculpture modelling with paper and glue, and different types of final treatments. Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle!
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Simplifying the Complex en Plein Air"
October 8-10, 2022
 

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


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


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


 

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