Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"On the Go, Ink & Color Wash (Online)"
September 25-26, 2021
 

Through three key landscape exercises, David will teach the ins and outs of his en plein air ink and color wash technique. He will show you how complicated landscape scenes can be abstracted, and distilled down to simplified, energetic sketches. You’ll be painting a Traditional European River Village, a California Headlands Lighthouse with Trekkers, and an Asian Buddhist Pagoda. During the workshop, David will also show you an alternative to using a painting palette.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"'Surf, Sand and Paris' in Watercolor (Online)"
September 27-28, 2021
 

Each painting is pre-recorded allowing for close-ups and review if necessary. I will narrate it live to facilitate easy interaction with you. A 3-minute preview is on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/y5ls2q7b. 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.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Reardon
Cost: $224 for 8 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Staying Afloat in Watercolor"
October 5-25, 2021
 

WhatsApp Online. 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 will give a pre-recorded lesson/demonstration with step-by-step notes each Tuesday. You will have a week to work on your painting, share it with David and receive personalized feedback. 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
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Painting the Atmospheric Landscape – Oil or Acrylic"
Wednesdays, October 6-27, 2021
 

Learn the fundamental skills needed to transform flat, lifeless paintings into intriguing, depth-filled works of art. This 4-week online workshop is perfect for artists looking to understand how to put the concepts of shapes, values, edges, and color together to arrive at a successful painting. Students work from various photo references demonstrated weekly. Students will have the luxury of watching the class recording to paint along at their own pace. Homework encouraged and email support provided.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Edward Sprafkin, www.sprafkinart.com
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"'From Switzerland to Belgium' in Watercolor (Online)"
October 7-8, 2021
 

This online workshop is live, interactive and hands-on. Amid will demonstrate step by step, breaking up the process in manageable steps, giving you time to paint during the live session. You will be able to ask questions directly to Amid and get personal feedback. Learn how to paint the light and create mood in your watercolor paintings. Day 1: We will paint a scene of a walk along the canals of Ghent. Day 2: We will paint a scene of being on a wet road in Switzerland.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amid El Haddad, www.amidelhaddad.com
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"How to paint boats, light and shadow in watercolor (Online)"
October 9-10, 2021
 

This online workshop is live, interactive and hands-on. Amit will demonstrate step by step, breaking up the process in manageable steps, giving you time to paint during the live session. You will be able to ask questions directly to Amit and get personal feedback. Day 1: We will paint a boat scene of Greece. Day 2: We will paint a boat scene of Malta.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amit Kapoor, AWS, www.amitkapoorwatercolor.com
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"'Boats in Asian Landscapes' in Watercolor (Online)"
October 11-12, 2021
 

In this class Keiko will show you how to paint Asian landscapes using boats as a motif. Each day brings you a rich experience of learning fundamentals of her approach as she demonstrates her techniques thoroughly. She will explain everything and answer your questions in an easy-to-understand, friendly manner. In this interactive class, Keiko will show her process from composition in pencil to the watercolor painting, through a step-by-step demo each day. Reference photos will be provided prior to the start of class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe
Cost: $198 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Landscapes Unbound"
October 18-20, 2021
 

Sarah B. Hansen’s main objective in painting is to convey a connection to nature through its most elemental shapes. Using suggested patterns from an underlying texture, she captures this feeling by establishing strong color schemes, dynamic compositions, and gestural strokes using various tools. During the course of this workshop, Sarah will discuss the value of compositions, structure of natural forms, and development of color schemes. You will learn how to “see” landscape forms as masses of interlocking shapes and values, thus creating an abstract, yet recognizable landscape painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah B. Hansen, www.sarahbhansen.com
Cost: $395 in-person; $295 Zoom students
Sponsor: Cascade Fine Art Workshops
Website, email, (541) 408-5524


"'The wild and rolling sea' in Watercolor (Online)"
October 18-19, 2021
 

Follow along with me as we look down on a wild seascape with all those lovely sea colours and paint them. I will guide you through each stage of the painting in bite sized chunks so that you can build up the picture with confidence and have a finished painting at the end of the sessions.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Barry Herniman
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Calvin Liang Online OIl Painting"
October 28-30, 2021
 

Award-winning Californa Impressionist Calvin Liang is giving a 3-day online workshop with a focus on painting your favorite landscape from a photo. This workshop is a fundamental part of training the eyes to better understand the concept of composition, design, and color harmony. Calvin starts the workshop with a slide show to demonstrate how he uses photo references for his studio paintings. Calvin covers the areas: composition, warm and cool colors, soft and hard edges, simplification, different textures, and brushstrokes. He will also share his secrets of making his famous light and shadow paintings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Calvin Liang
Cost: $395
Sponsor: MId-Valley Arts League
Website, email, 818-790-8535


"'Tuscan Bistro' in Watercolor (Online)"
November 1-2, 2021
 

Join Cindy for a 2 day workshop as we virtually visit a spa town in sunny Tuscany. This small hilltop village, Bagno Vignoni, is a treasure that many travelers miss.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"From Seen to Scene: A 365 Day Mentorship Program"
November 4, 2021 - November 4, 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


"Abstracting the Landscape"
Thursdays, January 6 & 13, 2022
 

Take your landscapes to an impressionistic and somewhat abstracted level to make them more painterly and exciting. Ms. Pullinsi will demonstrate color mixing for color harmony and basic structure. Week one will be the block in, week two will be the finishing touches. Students will paint landscapes from their own photo or paint along with the demo and learn both design strategies and exciting brushwork to create a work of art.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Linda Pullinsi
Cost: $95 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Paint Tuscany in Watercolors"
Ongoing
 

Paint dreamy Tuscany from hilltop towns, vineyards and fields of poppies to simple olives and other Tuscan treasures. Select from 18+ lesson videos to paint from on your own time. Bonus Paint-alongs and Facebook community also included.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $279
Sponsor: Cindy Briggs Workshops
Website, email, 541-420-9463


 

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