Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"From Seen to Scene: A 365 Day Mentorship Program"
March 9, 2021 - March 9, 2022
 

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: $695
Sponsor: Tucson Art Academy Online
Website, email


"Expressive Watercolors - The Head and Figure"
March 11 & 12, 2021
 

This interactive virtual workshop will focus on interpreting the head and figure in a spontaneous and intuitive manner. We will focus on translucent flesh tones, features, values, color, hair background, clothing, etc. Since we can interact, I will be able to answer your questions, as I paint (a visual like looking over my shoulder - to see brush strokes and palette). I will send photos of portraits together with drawings that you can trace - or use your own! Also will send a few figure photos to interpret gesturally. A recording of the workshop will be sent everyday to attendees (in case you have to miss something). 6 1/2 hours from 9:30am EST with lunch and painting breaks. Enrollment limited.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Janet Rogers, AWS
Cost: $250
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Portrait Bootcamp"
March 12-14, 2021
 

Want to learn a few tricks to add depth and dimension to your portraits? The online course isn’t difficult so don’t let the name scare you - it’s just packed with information to help take your portraiture to the next level. No matter what your skill level coming into this workshop, I’ll help you with some things we all commonly struggle with while doing portraits and show you some ways to make that struggle easier so you can get on with the job of creating art. I’ll pass on some tools to help gauge your color values which will help your portraits and figures have more volume. Instructor demos of each process will make it easier to see and understand.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jenny Berry
Cost: $135 for Members | $155 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Secrets to Painting Children"
March 13, 2021
 

In this one-day intensive workshop you will learn the special drawing considerations when painting children. Discover how to help your paintings look three dimensional. Learn how to capture beautiful reference images of children with just your smartphone. Explore Forced Edges, to go beyond your reference image and make a work of art. Interact with Tina and other students, just like an in-person workshop. Everyone gets a front row seat and close-up view of Tina’s demonstration.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tina Garrett, www.tinagarrett.com
Cost: $150 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"New Strategies & Techniques in Portraiture with Rob Silverman"
March 15, 22, April 5, 12, 19 & 26
 

We will concentrate on painting the portrait in a traditional & realistic manner using modern, simplified techniques. Students will paint/draw the portrait from a single pose of a live model over 6 sessions. The following concepts will be explored: Effect of light on the form & how to choose optimal lighting set-up to reveal key ‘landmark’ features. Creating dramatic effects by massing forms & planes prior to detail exploration. Composition guidelines that take the mystery out of positioning the head. Guides for establishing flesh tones that convey depth and produce pleasing color harmony. Unique techniques to help convey likeness, expression & personality. Includes: demos, handouts & personalized critique tailored to student experience level. Mediums: Oil, pastel, charcoal, graphite & watercolor.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rob Silverman
Cost: $340 Member / $375 Non Member
Sponsor: The Art Guild of Port Washington/Manhasset
Website, email, 516-304-5797


"Understanding Perspective Drawing…Finally!"
Thursdays, March 18 - May 13, 2021
 

This 9-week live online class offered via Zoom will provide you with a solid notion of perspective drawing. A series of exercises will sharpen your visual perception of various drawing components: horizon line, vanishing points, proportions, the reality, the virtual, etc. At the end of the course, you will be able to easily transfer on paper ideas from your imagination. The notion of depth will be more than accurate, making your art more lifelike. This class is essential for anyone wishing to paint the landscape with confidence, getting ready for a plein air painting workshop, applying to an architectural or animation college program, or who simply enjoys drawing and the rationale behind the discipline.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$260
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Understanding Perspective Drawing…Finally! For Australians"
March 19 - May 14, 2021
 

This 9-week live online class offered via Zoom will provide you with a solid notion of perspective drawing. A series of exercises will sharpen your visual perception of various drawing components: horizon line, vanishing points, proportions, the reality, the virtual, etc. At the end of the course, you will be able to easily transfer on paper ideas from your imagination. The notion of depth will be more than accurate, making your art more lifelike. This class is essential for anyone wishing to paint the landscape with confidence, getting ready for a plein air painting workshop, applying to an architectural or animation college program, or who simply enjoys drawing and the rationale behind the discipline.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$260
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"From Drawing to Watercolour: Grandma’s Shoulder (Online)"
March 24-26, 2021
 

Key Points emphasized through this workshop: How to choose your subjects and important things for better composition; How to use water and control water; Mixing your colours better and using different brushwork; Drawing with proportion and painting with a variety of tones; Creating light in your painting; Giving your painting a special mood, and more! Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lisa Wang, www.lisawangfineart.com
Cost: $249 for 3 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting Portraits in Oil | Fundamentals to Bravura"
Saturdays, March 27 - April 10, 2021
 

Oil paint possesses a materiality unlike any other medium. It readily gives itself over to autographic markings your unique voice as an artist. Learn how to quickly block-in the major pictorial elements and establish the dominant color harmony in the Ebauche. This is the initial dead-coloring-in. In the second session the planar structures of the head (you will be introduced to the concept of Big Form Modeling) and facial features will be articulated vis-a-vis step-by-step demonstrations and individual guidance. The locus of the third session is painting Bravura (i.e., John Singer Sargent) and constructing the abstract structural surface of your painting with a sculptural sensibility. Saturdays, 10:00 to 12:30 PST March 27 to April 10 (Three sessions)
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Britton
Cost: $125
Sponsor: artacademy.com
Website, email


"Painting the Realist Portrait in Watercolor - Online"
Thursdays, March 27 - April 15, 2021
 

Learn how to paint the realist portrait in watercolor step-by-step with both succinct demonstrations and individual attention. Beginning with a Cobalt Blue underpainting you will learn how to effect a mother-of-pearl optical grisaille and develop realist flesh tones by alternating cool and warm passages. Unlike many other Zoom painting courses mine are interactive and to ensure you get ample instruction and corrective direction the course is limited to a maximum of eight students. You will working from my photo reference used for Young Girl which will be sent upon registration. Thursdays, 10:00 - 12:30 Pacific Standard Time March 27 to April 10, 2021 (four sessions)
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Britton
Cost: $167.00
Sponsor: artacademy.com
Website, email


"No Fear Portrait Drawing"
Wednesdays, April 7-28, 2021
 

This online class is designed to improve each artists ability to capture a subject's likeness and expand on the design and style of their drawing technique. Produce a more recognizable likeness of their subject and explore different ways of improving their own style that can be applied to any subject matter. Students will learn principles of anatomical proportion and rendering techniques that help them improve their portrait ability using photographic references. Daily we will discuss the history of portrait art with examples and learn techniques to improve composition, lighting and rendering.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Craig Carl
Cost: $115 for Members | $145 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Online Figure Painting"
Wednesdays, April 14 - May 19, 2021
 

This is an online class held via Zoom. In this class, we will take a detailed approach to making a single figure painting over the course of 6 weeks. Throughout this process we will make anatomical drawings to better understand our subject, while also discussing materials and modes of observation. Concepts in drawing will also be heavily stressed. This class will focus on a back pose and the related musculature. Reference will be provided, and prior painting experience is strongly recommended. In addition to live feedback during class, students will also have full access to the class recordings and other materials used during class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Richard Greathouse
Cost: $300
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Flamenco Dancers - Watercolor Painting (Online)"
April 22-23, 2021
 

In this class Keiko will show you how to draw and paint flamenco dancers and capture their movement and emotions. With her lead, you will learn to paint human figures in a simple vignette style on the first day. Then on the second day, you will follow Keiko as she demonstrates how to make a painting of a dancer with a dramatic background. In this interactive class, Keiko will show her process through a step-by-step demo each day. Q&A and critique are an integral part of the lessons. Reference photos will be provided.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe, www.ktanabefineart.com
Cost: $198 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Pre-College: Portrait Drawing and Painting (Online)"
July 12-16, 2021
 

Learn to do excellent portraits, understand portrait structure and how to get a likeness. The instructor will guide students through understanding the anatomy and proportions of the head, how to draw the features, learn how to get a likeness and how to build portrait drawings and paintings for your portfolio. An overview of the history of portraits and portrait styles will be included as well as the materials of making a portrait. Step-by-step photo and video demonstrations will be provided, as well as regular live Zoom meetings for group discussion and critique. Additional demonstrations will include a portrait in acrylic and oil, pastel and self-portrait. Students will work in the media of their choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Creative Watercolor Portraits - Online Program"
Ongoing
 

Discover how to draw and paint the portrait in this online, access anytime program for a full year. Enjoy lessons that include how to mix skin tones, diagram the face, focus on capturing the eyes, as you paint through 5+ step-by-step portrait lessons. Plus enjoy live paint-along webinars and a group Facebook page for sharing. Join now to save with Cindy's Holiday offer.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $297
Sponsor: Cindy Briggs Art
Website, email, 541-420-9463


"Self-Portrait Photography"
TBD (to be determined by your availability)
 

Self-Portrait Photography provides the opportunity to explore the different ways to utilize self-portrait as a means of expressing yourself and gain tools for creating compelling self-portraits. This 2-hour meeting, held via Zoom, is provided by ARTiClass by Agora Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea NY since 1984. Learn or improve your self-portrait photography skills from the extremely talented and experienced instructor, Josefina Moran, while interacting with other art lovers from all over the world! In addition to enjoying our professional standards and friendly easy-to-use website, our graduates can join our online community, be awarded with the gallery's representation benefits and may be elected for the 2021 ARTiClass competition.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Josefina Moran
Cost: $25
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email, 212-226-4151


 

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