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
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"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


"Master Class with Ying Li: A Picture Journey of Space, Paint & Vision (Online)"
March 12-14, 2021
 

Discover how your surrounding studio, living, and outdoor spaces can become inspiring subjects for experimentation in your painting practice. Combine observation with imagination, memory, and improvisation to explore how an objective image can be transformed into a personal statement through the process of painting. Instruction will address the individual development of style, theme, metaphorical meaning, and expression through representational and abstract approaches. Students may work in their choice of oil, acrylic, watercolor, or pastels. Class instruction will be conducted through a combination of Zoom and Padlet, the free online message/image board, and will include one-on-one discussions, group critiques, and PowerPoint presentations examining works of old masters and contemporary artists. Open to abstract and representational artists of all levels.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ying Li
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"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


"ArtisTTable Muse & Usability Art Laboratory"
March 13, 2021
 

Muse & Usability™ is an exclusive ArtisTTable original method that has been developed over the last 7 years and has been presented as a workshop to 100's of artists around the world. We are now making it available online to provide greater accessibility and maintain appropriate social distancing. Come and join the ArtisTTable's exclusive creative Muse & Usability™ Laboratory, an intensive guided workshop presented on Zoom designed to help you personally discover many new possibilities. You will have the opportunity to work with local and international artists with a method that will change the way you approach your art. • 4-hour online workshop • Make 6 paintings • Find unexpected muses • Put your muse to work
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $55
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"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


"Three Step Still Life"
March 18, 2021
 

Join Sarah Sedwick for a live online workshop, on Zoom and Facebook Group! Working with a split-primary palette of six colors and white, you’ll learn Sarah’s three-step process for creating alla prima paintings. Paint from Sarah’s reference photos, or set up your own still life! A slideshow and painting demo will be followed by Q & A, and you’ll have ten days to complete the assignment and share it on our Facebook page, for feedback. A recording of the demo will also be accessible. You’ll see the three steps: underpainting, color mixing, and brushwork during the demo, and ask questions in real time, via the chat. Instruction will be in oils, and acrylics are also welcome. All levels, ages 15 and above.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Sedwick, www.sarahsedwick.com
Cost: $120 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Spontaneous Abstraction Workshop (Online)"
March 19-21, 2021
 

Many artists can feel frustrated in front of a blank canvas, unsure of how to start and what to paint. This workshop offers a step-by-step technique which will enable you to paint with confidence by tapping into your intuitive process and finding inspiration more easily. Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push students to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Demonstration of different drawing and painting techniques will enhance your knowledge of the process of painting. Students will utilize line, color and space as will learning the power of editing to create busy/calm areas and focal points in their paintings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"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


"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


"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
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"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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"Painting Flowers in Vibrant Beautiful Colors"
Mondays, May 3-17, 2021
 

An intense workshop with an emphasis on drawing and creating clean beautiful color in flowers. The workshop will have a closed Facebook Group as its classroom. This group is available only for the students in the class. In this group Kathy will answer questions, critique student work, share painting tips, materials, and painting demos. Students will have access to all the material (including the recordings of all Zoom meetings) for the duration of the class and an additional 1 full month after the class is over! In addition to the Facebook group the class will meet once a week for a 3-hour long live Zoom meeting and lecture.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kathy Anderson
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"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


"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


"Pre-College: Still-Life Painting (Online)"
July 26-30, 2021
 

Explore the rich medium of oil painting through the subject of still-life while further acquiring the working knowledge of the fundamental principles of working from observation. Through a series of structured studies, we will examine how to analyze space, determine proportional relationships, develop form and structure, as well as, study composition, basic color theory, and the language of visual texture. In addition to the first-hour live introduction via the online Canvas platform each day, there will be an additional one-hour live session from 1-2pm. Students will have 2-3 hours to work on assignments following each presentation, assisted by available feedback from the instructor. 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: Sherif Habashi
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"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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