Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


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

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


"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
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"Two Portraits in Watercolor"
July 9-10, 2022
 

Day 1: Portrait of a child. Day 2: Portrait of a wise man in Morocco. I will talk about drawing anatomy of both ages, some specificity, features and personality of both. We will paint both portraits in wet-on-wet watercolor technique. I will talk about my technique, time values and light aspects. We will work step by step. I will paint and explain everything before giving you time to do your part. I will also give you continuous feedback. The class is live on Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Anna Ivanova
Cost: $224 for 8 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"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
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"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
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"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


"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


"Portrait Drawing in Charcoal"
Wednesdays, November 2-16, 2022
 

This workshop aims to develop your skills by guiding you through the steps of drawing a representational portrait. We will explore the charcoal medium and learn some key concepts of portrait drawing. Through step-by-step demonstrations, the instructor will cover the essential aspects of each step, starting from how to choose a good reference on the first day to fixing your own drawings through self-critiques on the last day. The goal in this workshop is to help everyone to step up in terms of skills and also the quality of your drawing. To participate in this class you will need a computer or a tablet (such as iPad) with internet access and an active Facebook account.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sookyi Lee
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


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