Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"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


"Alla Prima Landscape Painting"
Sundays, July 10 - August 14, 2022
 

Al Gury, Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, presents this in-depth approach to the skills, materials, colors, history, and techniques of direct landscape painting. Working from photographs, master works, or available on-site images, learn concepts that will not only improve your landscape painting but also grow your confidence in your artistic practice. Video demonstrations, images, and written instructions on Canvas will be supplemented by critiques and weekly Zoom discussions. Oil painting will be the primary focus, but all media are welcome. 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


"Moving To Mastery In Watercolor"
July 10, 2022
 

This is an in-depth program for those looking to increase the accomplishment and professionalism in their work. You’ll Learn A Conscious Approach To Watercolor Painting Based On Proven Methods In Composition And Color Have you “hit a wall” in your watercolor painting. It’s because mastering technique only takes you so far. The secret to breaking through is really no secret. This online seminar will show you the way with proven ideas in composition and practical color theory. This course is built on an expanded schedule that allows time for individual work and one-on-one coaching/critique sessions.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $875
Sponsor: Tony Conner Art & Illustration
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"Paint The Ocean and Seascapes In Watercolor"
July 16-17, 2022
 

Learn to paint the the ocean and seascapes. Class covers important ideas, methods and techniques for your seascape paintings. Online 2-Day Weekend Workshop. Includes Pre-Class Info Sheet with Drawing Layouts and other class info; Four Painting Sessions with Demos and Paint Along Projects; End of Day Critique With Personal Advice and Suggestions; and Class Recordings For Review.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Tony Conner Art & Illustration
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"Gouache Techniques"
Thursdays, August 11-25, 2022
 

This three-week online workshop is designed to help new painters become familiar with gouache, a fantastic portable medium for plein air. Students will start small and learn the foundational principles of landscape painting in an accessible step-by-step format. Gouache techniques covered will include color mixing, washes, and application through weekly exercises and demos. Composition, values, and color concepts will be covered in the online lectures. The main goal of this workshop is to help develop the skills and confidence needed for new painters to get out to paint and enjoy the process! Total beginners are welcomed, but this class is also a great refresh for painters switching mediums or wanting to get outside.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Judd Mercer
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Skies and Clouds in Watercolor"
August 13-14, 2022
 

Learn to paint skies and clouds using the best characteristics of watercolor! Watercolor is perfect for creating light, transparent skies and clouds with subtle light and shade effects. Learn and practice the simple techniques that make painting both a cinch! Online 2-Day Weekend Workshop. Includes Pre-Class Info Sheet with Drawing Layouts and other class info; Four Painting Sessions with Demos and Paint Along Projects; End of Day Critique With Personal Advice and Suggestions; and Class Recordings For Review.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Tony Conner Studios
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"Bold & Beautiful Watercolors"
August 26-28, 2022
 

Join this live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings of the class. Painting loosely doesn't just 'happen'; it comes from gaining a comfortable level with your skills and materials. However, some techniques can speed up this process. This workshop will focus on using value studies from the outset to identify the large shapes in a scene. We will then complete color painting lessons together. Demonstration paintings will be done by Andy to reinforce the day’s lessons. To loosen up, it is imperative to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish with your painting and then execute it quickly. This class will give you the tools and confidence to do just that.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Painting Skies"
September 10-11, 2022
 

One of the amazing qualities of watercolor is an understanding that there is as much power in the areas of the work that are not painted as those that are. And often, to create a sky in our work, the best effects are achieved by learning what areas of our work not to paint. I usually recommend that painters play down areas of sky in a painting so that they do not threaten to dominate the work. But sometimes, the sky is the “star of the show.” In this workshop, I will focus on simple and effective ways to paint clouds and atmospheric effects in both calm and turbulent weather. Class includes lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W Schaller
Cost: $230
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Capturing Essentials in Landscape"
ongoing
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 2 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Eugen Chisnicean and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Eugen will take you behind the scenes of creating a landscape painting using watercolor. He will share his approach to design and compositional process, introducing "The Language of the Landscape" as a common language between teacher and students. Students will learn how to read and simplify any subject, build their compositions, capture the essentials of their desired landscape, and create mood and atmosphere using a watercolor medium.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eugen Chisnicean
Cost: $220
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Macroscale Contemporary Landscape"
ongoing
 

Enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule and have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This demo will show the creation of a large-scale contemporary landscape painting in watercolor from start to finish. Students will explore painterly ways to find the composition. Activating the entire picture plane and working with “push and pull” early in the process will be prioritized. We will use techniques such as glazing, scumbling, splattering, and smearing to deconstruct the image, and Elizabeth will demonstrate a variety of mark-making in this unconventional approach to watercolor. The inclusion of gouache will introduce opacity, and layering and removing paint will be a key part of the evolution of the painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Elizabeth Allison
Cost: $35
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Language of Landscape"
ongoing
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. In this course, Eugen takes you behind the scenes of creating a landscape painting. He shares his approach to design and compositional process, introducing "The Language of the Landscape" as a common language between teacher and students. Each lesson has step-by-step demonstrations showing in detail various technical approaches to watercolor. The course contains different types of landscape subjects and compositional solutions. This course grows with you! New lessons and teaching ideas will be added regularly and will be accessible to existing students.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eugen Chisnicean
Cost: $130
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


 

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