Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Watercolor Impressions - Flowers and Landscape - Online Session I"
March 8-10, 2021
 

We will explore the colors, fragility, and movement of flowers in order to paint them in a loose, expressive manner. We will then move into an approach of the landscape - allowing the watercolor to interpret the mood and feeling of us. This is an online workshop, which will enable us to still interact and enable us to see up close - the painting process, design and colors. You will also receive a recorded version of this. Zoom Online
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Janet Rogers, AWS
Cost: $305 members; $381 non-members
Sponsor: Venice Art Center
Website, email, 941-485-7136


"Expressive Watercolors - Flowers to Landscape"
March 8-10, 2021
 

The focus of this dynamic workshop is to "loosen up" and discover how to create intuitive and spontaneous paintings - using flowers and landscape elements. We will use photos I send - or photos you have - for inspiration. Demonstrations, lessons, exercises, critiques, interactive questions and answers will all combine to make this Virtual experience as much like an "in-person" workshop as possible!! 6 1/2 hours for each of the three days - from 9:30am EST with painting and lunch breaks. A link of the recording of the workshop will be sent to you each day (in case you miss anything!) Janet has taught as a National Instructor for over 20 years.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Janet Rogers, AWS
Cost: $325
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"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


"Watercolor Journaling Workshop (Online)"
March 15-16, 2021
 

Cindy will share paintings from her travel sketchbook as studies for the lessons in this workshop. “The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit, I can’t wait to go back. Until then, let’s share this experience together.” On day one: We’ll paint a scene from Ravello. On day two: We’ll paint a scene from Positano. Step by step demo and critique each day.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs, cindybriggs.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Venice and Rome in Watercolor (Online)"
March 15-16, 2021
 

This workshop will be a step-by-step painting of a canal in Venice and a street in Rome. After I demonstrate each step, you will then have time to paint the area you just watched. By the end, you will have a finished painting each day. My demonstration is pre-recorded allowing for close-ups and review if necessary. I will narrate it live to facilitate easy interaction with you. Fundamentals covered will include: working wet-in-wet, creating a strong composition, evoking a sense of light through the use of values, and manipulating color for its full expressive effect. The class is interactive so you will be able to ask questions and get feedback on your work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Reardon, AWS
Cost: $224 for 2 sessions of 4 hours each
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Introduction to Watercolor"
Mondays, March 15 - April 5, 2021
 

Theresa’s hands-on approach to learning will elevate your knowledge of watercolor painting so you will feel more at ease with the painting process. Each week we will build on the fundamentals taught in class through demonstrations and student exercises. Learn the value and utility of artist quality paints, paper & the right brush to achieve excellent results from the get-go. Students will practice developing their skills through weekly optional homework assignments. Whether you are just starting your journey with watercolors or want to solidify your foundational skills, Theresa will meet you where you are and help you achieve your artistic goals in this four-week class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Theresa Goesling
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email, 360-510-0994


"Painting Fog and Light in Watercolor (Online)"
March 17-19, 2021
 

Join us in painting this morning scene from Newfoundland. In this workshop you will: Paint edges that merge into the next, changing color and value with no blossoms or “run-backs.” Build a variety of textures. Mix neutrals that create the mood, and use complements to make those neutrals come alive. Increase your facility to judge the amount of pigment and water in your brush, your mixture and on your paper so that the value that you put down, dries almost exactly the same value. Practice putting a full loaded brush stroke on your paper, and leaving it alone, thus avoiding over-working and “muddy” mixtures. Distinguish between the effects of opaque pigments vs. transparent pigments, and the times it is appropriate to use each.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Evelyn Dunphy, www.evelyndunphy.com
Cost: $249 for 3 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"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


"Innovative Water Media (Online)"
March 19-21, 2021 10AM-3PM
 

Joe Cibere, a Signature member of National Watercolor Society, will teach a three-day extensive workshop covering three different areas of watrecolor: Confidence & Color Play; Graphics to Watercolr; and Creativescapes. Joe will share his secrets of good paintings, the value of values and how to loosen up. You’ll learn a new way to paint that helps with the color choices, starting with big shape and let the media suggest the details. Joe will teach you to get to the next level by seeing the possibilities that design gives you. This interactive workshop will be fun, interesting and learnable. Attn. Carol Ling 818.636.3770
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Joe Cibere
Cost: $310/ non-member
Sponsor: Mid Valley Arts League (MVAL.org)
Website, email, 818-636-3770


"Watercolor is perfect for painting water (Online)"
March 20-21, 2021
 

With its fluidity, watercolor is a perfect medium to paint waterscapes. Let’s explore its magic by trying 2 different scenes that portray water as a main feature. Day 1: Painting a beach with turquoise water. Day 2: Painting a harbor with sailboats. In this interactive class, Keiko will use her own motifs and show her process through a step-by-step demo each day. She will give you plenty of time to draw first and then paint. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to show your work through your camera to get personal feedback on your painting as well as see everybody else’s work. Q&A and critique are an integral part of the lessons on both days.
 
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


"Impasto Landscape Painting"
March 20-21, 2021
 

Discover how to create radiant broken color with impasto techniques using oil paint in this 2-day oil painting course, and all without solvents. Learn to capture vivid color with a knife or brush and how to make your colors glow. No more dull chalky colors or overworked surfaces. Loosen up and create excitement by letting the marks of the artist remain. Charlotte will demonstrate impasto painting techniques with a knife or brush and how to use a value plan to strengthen your composition. Experienced beginners to intermediate students will benefit from this class, as well as students wishing to develop impasto painting techniques and all the benefits of oil paints without the worry of using solvents.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Charlotte Fitzgerlad
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email, 360-510-0994


"Capturing Essentials in Landscape"
March 20-21, 2021
 

Eugen will take you behind the scenes of creating a landscape painting using watercolor from the beginning to the end. He will share his approach to design and compositional process, introducing "The Language of the Landscape" as a common language between teacher and students. Over the course of 2 days, students will acquire a solid set of skills to provide them with the confidence needed to paint independently. We will cover: Design concept, Practicing visual reading using "The Language of Landscape", Making compositional sketches, Searching for the right tonal values, Mixing various color schemes, Painting final painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eugen Chisnicean
Cost: $180
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email, 360-510-0994


"Benvenuti alla dolce Toscana (Online)"
March 22-23, 2021
 

As Amid demonstrates, painting scenes from Tuscany step by step, quiet time is provided so that you can paint what he just demoed. Critique and feedback are an important part of the class. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to Amid, show your work through your computer to get personal feedback and you will also be able to see everyone else’s work. Day 1: We will paint Cypress Shadows. Day 2: We will paint Aperitif Time.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amid El Haddad, www.amidelhaddad.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting Knife Workshop (Online)"
March 27, 2021
 

Have you been using a painting knife to mix colors, but you aren’t sure how to use it to apply paint? This online workshop will demonstrate how to get great results with a painting knife. Using a knife properly in painting can create beautifully crisp edges and fine details. This class will cover how to use knife painting techniques to paint architecture and landscape environments. Learn about color, texture and painterly application in this fun one-day workshop. Course content will be conveyed through short video tutorials, printable tutorials, and Zoom videoconferencing.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Shushana Rucker
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Fluid Connections in Watercolor (Online)"
March 27-28, 2021
 

Learn the value of a value study while we plan out our colored masterpiece with a value-painting. Through the process, we will learn to simplify a subject into its basic shapes and the multitude of values into four. We’ll unify the painting by connecting individual shapes with beads of color through the multiple stages of the painting process. As David demonstrates, step by step, time is provided so that you can paint what he just demoed. Critique and feedback are an important part of the class. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to David, show your work through your computer to get personal feedback and you will also be able to see everyone else’s work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David R. Smith, AWS, NWS
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Flowers in the Landscape"
Tuesdays, April 6 - May 25, 2021
 

In this class I will lead you through the process of laying out a painting, massing in your large values, and finishing your scenes. We will not only study basic landscape painting - we will also address how to include animals in the landscape, as well as how to introduce water elements into your paintings. This is an eight-week course, offered in two four-week sessions. The classroom at On-Track Studios has a UV air cleaner, high ceilings, natural light and openable windows/doors. We keep all high-touch surfaces sanitized, and masks are required in class. This is a safe place to paint; it’s wonderful to be with other artists! Choose between Morning or Afternoon class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Gayle Levee, www.gaylelevee.com
Cost: $200
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Pre-College: Landscape Painting (Online)"
June 21-25, 2021
 

Explore the exciting and challenging practice of landscape painting! Come study the Thaw Collection using high resolution images and make use of the timeless practice of learning from paintings. Using Canvas as an online platform to provide assignments, regular instructor feedback and lectures via Zoom, students will be able to concentrate, study and copy the landscape paintings in the collection to develop tactics for depicting foliage, trees, mountains, atmosphere, clouds and bring the awareness of the historical and revolutionary importance of these landscape paintings and their authors. Students then take their skills outdoors to paint the nearby landscape in the open air! Students have the option of taking this class for 1.0 college credit or no credit. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Staying Afloat in Watercolor"
September 6-10, 2021
 

Capture the fleeting moments David will show you the best way to tackle painting the rugged coastline, the sea with its character, the calm waters and boats in the beautiful harbor, and street scenes along the harbor and about the city offering movement, color, and atmosphere. He will encourage your creativity and individuality and give you insight into portraying the subject in simple terms, helping you get fresh, spontaneous results. David is the coauthor of Solving Mysteries in Watercolor with Ron Ranson. His work has been featured in the International Artist Magazine.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Taylor
Cost: $525
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"From Seen to Scene, Framing Your Vision"
ongoing
 

This course is a four part modular format enabling online mentorship for an entire year…. a unique opportunity at a great value. The 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. Whether the scenes are inspired by exotic travels, memories of a favorite destination, or simply your own backyard, 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
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