Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Christmas Cookie Decorating"
December 7, 2022
 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is proud to host Dulze Pastries’ Christmas Cookie decorating class! Join Jessica Nava to ring in the holidays with these precious cookies! In this 2-hour class, you will decorate 6 different cookies, work with 5 different icing colors and 2 icing consistencies. You will learn the basic piping techniques like flooding and wet on wet. All supplies are provided. Hope to see you there! Space limited to 10 people.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Jessica Nava
Cost: $75
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Mosaic Pendants"
December 9, 2022
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting One-Day workshop where students will create their very own beautiful one-of-a-kind mosaic pendant! Students will learn to use the proper tools and materials to construct a small stainless steel and glass pendant. Whether you have experience with mosaics or not, this class, for students of all levels, is sure to be one for the books! Students should bring $25 for all materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Tissue Paper Box Ornaments"
December 10, 2022
 

In this workshop, instructor Rhonda Nass will guide students through the process of ripping and layering tissue paper in order to create a topographic-looking surface. The pieces will be folded into a box shape, and can be made into ornaments or kept as a sculptural box. Students will choose their own colors, with guidance from Rhonda, as well as adding pen details to add depth and definition. Create miniature landscapes or keep it fully abstract – up to you! No prior experience is necessary. Most materials provided; students should bring along one Micron pen, tip size 0.2 or close to it. Avoid brush-tip pens.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rhonda Nass
Cost: $35
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Mosaic Minis"
December 16, 2022
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting One-Day workshop where students will design & execute the creation of their own personal one-of-a-kind mosaic mini piece! Students will learn to use the proper tools and materials to construct a small mini mosaic piece. Whether you have experience with mosaics or not, this class, for students of all levels, is sure to be one for the books! Students should bring $40 for all materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Edible Art Series - Winter Wonderland Themed Cookies"
December 28, 2022
 

Pastry Chef, Jami Wright, will share tips and techniques that will give you insider secrets to professional cookie decorating! We'll incorporate the fundamentals of art... shape, line, color, and texture using fondant and royal icing to make tiny pieces of edible art. Sweet! All supplies are included in the cost. Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Cold Wax & Oil Painting Workshop - The Sublime in Nature"
January 21 & 22, 10AM to 3:00 PM
 

Sublime emotion toward nature is a composite of feelings of awe and inspiring energy which describes different affective experiences. This 2-Day workshop is designed for artists with prior cold wax knowledge and painting skills who want to take their work to a new level. The goal is to focus on the sublime of nature in both its abstraction and representational forms and work with each participant’s ideas and concepts as they develop their individual painting narratives. To help artists think more deeply about their work, Jorge will offer special presentations to the class and do one-on-one consultations. If you have no cold wax medium experience a one-day class is offered the day before at a discounted price.
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Jorge Luis Bernal
Cost: $395.00 + Tax, materials included
Sponsor: Encaustic Art Institute
Website, email, 301-821-3999


"Cold Wax + Oil I"
January 23-27, 2023
 

Join artist Anne Hebebrand for a 5 day long cold wax medium and oil workshop in Todos Santos. Learn to build a textured and vibrant paint surface using cold wax, oil and pigment sticks. Explore unique techniques using a variety of tools and materials to create richness and depth in your painting through layering. An hour away from Cabo San Lucas in Baja California, Mexico, Todos Santos is a vibrant small town full of restaurants, galleries, yoga studios and wonderful beaches, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Be inspired by the colors and scents of Todos Santos to explore your art and connect with yourself and others. Workshop is limited to ten students and artists new to cold wax and oil.
 
Location: Todos Santos, Mexico
Instructor: Anne Hebebrand
Cost: $700
Sponsor: Anne Hebebrand
Website, email, 857-930-9849


"Create Your Own Coloring Book"
February 1, 2023
 

Join us and learn about contour lines and how to create a themed coloring book based off of personal photos or images. This is always a fun way to capture special moments and/or create a unique gift! Students should bring $10 cash to pay for materials, which will all be provided for you!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Explorations in Oil and Cold Wax"
February 3-5, 2023
 

Using both additive and subtractive techniques, preplanned color schemes and compositional armatures we’ll explore the possibilities only cold wax medium can bring to oil painting. Cold wax medium can be used for representational painting as well as abstracts and everything in between. You’ll leave the class with 12-16 starts toward a comprehensive series and a tool box full of new techniques and a plan for self critique to bring the series of fruition. In this upbeat, three-day workshop the cold wax medium, substrates, and tools will be provided. Bring your favorite mark making tools and favorite professional quality oil paints. Suitable to beginners although some knowledge of working with oil paint will be very helpful.
 
Location: Tubac, Arizona
Instructor: Leslie Miller
Cost: $385
Sponsor: Tubac School of Fine Art
Website, email, 520-398-2589


"Create & Collaborate: Oil & Cold Wax Retreat"
February 18-19, 2023
 

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa. Join with other artists for two days of working with cold wax medium. This open exploration is for anyone that has taken previous cold wax classes and wants to come together and share ideas, tips, tricks, and community. This is not a guided, instructional workshop; instead it is a gathering time and space for artists to connect. Students may start new paintings or work on pieces already under way. No materials provided, so bring your own. While this is not an instructional session, Rick will be available to share ideas and techniques and answer questions.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rick Ross
Cost: $120
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Paper Marbling 101"
March 4, 2023
 

Paper marbling is an easy and fun way of creating beautiful artwork. Pigments are floated on a viscous water-based solution and then transferred to prepared paper. The result is a one of a kind creation of color, swirls and unique organic patterns. In this session, participants will learn about how marbling works including a discussion on prep work (which will have already been done), supplies (provided) and the tools used (also provided). Students will choose the pigments, design and create seven pieces of marbled paper! *Paper will need time to dry. Students will have to return to the studio to pick up finished pieces later in the day or the following week*
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jo MacDonald
Cost: $30
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Be a Cold Wax Boss"
March 18-20, 2023
 

Take your cold wax art to the next level. In this inspiring, intensive workshop, explore creative techniques in oil and cold wax. Learn to effectively and efficiently work in a series, creating strong, dynamic paintings in your own artistic style.
 
Location: Tubac, Arizona
Instructor: Leslie Miller and Dianna Fritzler
Cost: $535
Sponsor: Tubac School of Fine Art
Website, email, 520-398-2589


"Airbrush Painting Techniques"
March 30 - April 1, 2023
 

The Pastrana beginner airbrush course is intended for students who are newcomers or novices with limited or no experience in airbrushing. This workshop covers the basic principles of airbrushing, along with drills and exercises for airbrush control. This airbrush class is aimed at artists and craftsmen or women who are talented in their field but want to add another unique skill set such as airbrushing to their repertoire. This workshop is also intended for those who have some limited experience in airbrushing and want to reinforce and strengthen their understanding, knowledge, and practice in this particular field. For more information, visit pastranaunlimited.com. All materials and use of equipment included during the workshop.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Alan Pastrana
Cost: $825 Museum members/ $875 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Power of Black and White: Intro to Scratchboard"
April 1-2, 2023
 

The process of scratchboard is as basic as drawing with a pencil. The artist uses a knife instead of a pencil and applies the strokes to a panel coated with black india ink over white clay instead of applying to white paper. With each stroke of the knife blade, a scratch removes the black ink revealing the white beneath. We’ll be initially inspired by viewing contemporary scratchboard artists’ works, then do an exercise to gain confidence in removing a wide range of black and creating those grey tones, and finally on the second day we’ll do a quick review of composition and be starting our own artworks using our chosen subject matter and an excellent composition.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rhonda Nass
Cost: $175 + $15 kit fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Beach Bookmarks"
April 5, 2023
 

As the summer approaches and your reading list grows, you'll want to make some lovely beach inspired painted bookmarks! Learn painting techniques and enjoy exploring through these fun mini art works! Students should bring $10 cash to pay for materials, which will all be provided for you!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaic Workshop"
April 17-21, 2023
 

Born in Rome in 1975, Tiziana Mondini studied art and was awarded the diploma of Master Mosaicist. After an apprenticeship and internships with artistic businesses in Ravenna, she began her own business in 2000, creating artistic mosaics to order. By working with artists and professionals, she learned to create works of contemporary art and design. Her total dedication to this genre of art has now led the artist to become a lecturer in mosaic art for private and official organisations. Her art studio has since become a multi-purpose center of local art in the Italian artistic tradition.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Tiziana Mondini
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Water Gilding"
April 21 & 22, 2023
 

Come to a once in a lifetime workshop with master craftsman and nationally acclaimed artist Alan Shuptrine! Learn the historical background of this lost art of water gilding and discuss the art of the frame by taking a tour through the museum’s collection and viewing frames on display. Then head to the Museum Academy studios and learn water gilding with 22 kt. genuine gold leaf. At the end of the class, students will leave with their own water gilded and finished frame. Alan Shuptrine is also recognized as a nationally renowned artist for his sensitive and detailed paintings in watercolor and oil. His accomplishments in master craftsmanship with gold leaf are in museums nationwide. For more information, visit alanshuptrine.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Alan Shuptrine
Cost: $475 Museum members/ $525 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Mosaic Workshop"
May 8-12, 2023
 

Born in Rome in 1975, Tiziana Mondini studied art and was awarded the diploma of Master Mosaicist. After an apprenticeship and internships with artistic businesses in Ravenna, she began her own business in 2000, creating artistic mosaics to order. By working with artists and professionals, she learned to create works of contemporary art and design. Her total dedication to this genre of art has now led the artist to become a lecturer in mosaic art for private and official organisations. Her art studio has since become a multi-purpose center of local art in the Italian artistic tradition.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Tiziana Mondini
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Fresco Workshop in Italy"
May 20-27, 2023
 

Learn fresco techniques and materials from Elvio Marchionni, a specialist in medieval painting techniques. His studies in 1963 at the Bernardino de Betto Art Institute in Perugia gave him a love for restoration and medieval art that he still has today. This fascinating workshop takes place, as in renaissance time, at the Artist atelier and the accomodation at the four stars Hotel Palazzo Bocci in Spello.
 
Location: Spello, Italy
Instructor: Elvio Marchionni
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Mosaic Workshop"
June 12-16, 2023
 

Born in Rome in 1975, Tiziana Mondini studied art and was awarded the diploma of Master Mosaicist. After an apprenticeship and internships with artistic businesses in Ravenna, she began her own business in 2000, creating artistic mosaics to order. By working with artists and professionals, she learned to create works of contemporary art and design. Her total dedication to this genre of art has now led the artist to become a lecturer in mosaic art for private and official organisations. Her art studio has since become a multi-purpose center of local art in the Italian artistic tradition.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Tiziana Mondini
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Sculpture Casting Workshop with Sandra Wascher"
June 24-30, 2023
 

This is a wonderful opportunity to create art in a beautiful setting with gorgeous views, delicious cuisine, accommodating lodging and enjoy the magical atmosphere of the Umbria region of Italy. Join us for an exploratory course in the art of casting and mold-making. Learn to cast a relief of your face, torso, feet or hands in plaster gauze with various finishes to create a memorable self-portrait. Fabricate one or more reusable molds in latex rubber, silicone, and polyurethane rubber with mother-molds. Experiment with various materials to cast your forms from the fabricated molds. Assemble cast forms into a cohesive sculpture or a repetitive compositional design. Materials will be supplied. Take home all artwork made. Course taught in English.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Wascher
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Fresco Workshop in Italy"
June 24-30, 2023
 

Learn fresco techniques and materials from Elvio Marchionni, a specialist in medieval painting techniques. His studies in 1963 at the Bernardino de Betto Art Institute in Perugia gave him a love for restoration and medieval art that he still has today. This fascinating workshop takes place, as in renaissance time, at the Artist atelier and the accomodation at the four stars Hotel Palazzo Bocci in Spello.
 
Location: Spello, Italy
Instructor: Elvio Marchionni
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Sculpture Casting Workshop with Sandra Wascher"
July 1-7, 2023
 

This is a wonderful opportunity to create art in a beautiful setting with gorgeous views, delicious cuisine, accommodating lodging and enjoy the magical atmosphere of the Umbria region of Italy. Join us for an exploratory course in the art of casting and mold-making. Learn to cast a relief of your face, torso, feet or hands in plaster gauze with various finishes to create a memorable self-portrait. Fabricate one or more reusable molds in latex rubber, silicone, and polyurethane rubber with mother-molds. Experiment with various materials to cast your forms from the fabricated molds. Assemble cast forms into a cohesive sculpture or a repetitive compositional design. Materials will be supplied. Take home all artwork made. Course taught in English.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Wascher
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Fresco Workshop in Italy"
July 1-8, 2023
 

Learn fresco techniques and materials from Elvio Marchionni, a specialist in medieval painting techniques. His studies in 1963 at the Bernardino de Betto Art Institute in Perugia gave him a love for restoration and medieval art that he still has today. This fascinating workshop takes place, as in renaissance time, at the Artist atelier and the accomodation at the four stars Hotel Palazzo Bocci in Spello.
 
Location: Spello, Italy
Instructor: Elvio Marchionni
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Mosaic Workshop"
July 3-7, 2023
 

Born in Rome in 1975, Tiziana Mondini studied art and was awarded the diploma of Master Mosaicist. After an apprenticeship and internships with artistic businesses in Ravenna, she began her own business in 2000, creating artistic mosaics to order. By working with artists and professionals, she learned to create works of contemporary art and design. Her total dedication to this genre of art has now led the artist to become a lecturer in mosaic art for private and official organisations. Her art studio has since become a multi-purpose center of local art in the Italian artistic tradition.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Tiziana Mondini
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Sculpture Casting Workshop with Sandra Wascher"
July 8-14, 2023
 

This is a wonderful opportunity to create art in a beautiful setting with gorgeous views, delicious cuisine, accommodating lodging and enjoy the magical atmosphere of the Umbria region of Italy. Join us for an exploratory course in the art of casting and mold-making. Learn to cast a relief of your face, torso, feet or hands in plaster gauze with various finishes to create a memorable self-portrait. Fabricate one or more reusable molds in latex rubber, silicone, and polyurethane rubber with mother-molds. Experiment with various materials to cast your forms from the fabricated molds. Assemble cast forms into a cohesive sculpture or a repetitive compositional design. Materials will be supplied. Take home all artwork made. Course taught in English.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Wascher
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Sculpture Casting Workshop with Sandra Wascher"
July 15-21, 2023
 

This is a wonderful opportunity to create art in a beautiful setting with gorgeous views, delicious cuisine, accommodating lodging and enjoy the magical atmosphere of the Umbria region of Italy. Join us for an exploratory course in the art of casting and mold-making. Learn to cast a relief of your face, torso, feet or hands in plaster gauze with various finishes to create a memorable self-portrait. Fabricate one or more reusable molds in latex rubber, silicone, and polyurethane rubber with mother-molds. Experiment with various materials to cast your forms from the fabricated molds. Assemble cast forms into a cohesive sculpture or a repetitive compositional design. Materials will be supplied. Take home all artwork made. Course taught in English.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Wascher
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Sculpture Casting Workshop with Sandra Wascher"
July 22-29, 2023
 

This is a wonderful opportunity to create art in a beautiful setting with gorgeous views, delicious cuisine, accommodating lodging and enjoy the magical atmosphere of the Umbria region of Italy. Join us for an exploratory course in the art of casting and mold-making. Learn to cast a relief of your face, torso, feet or hands in plaster gauze with various finishes to create a memorable self-portrait. Fabricate one or more reusable molds in latex rubber, silicone, and polyurethane rubber with mother-molds. Experiment with various materials to cast your forms from the fabricated molds. Assemble cast forms into a cohesive sculpture or a repetitive compositional design. Materials will be supplied. Take home all artwork made. Course taught in English.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Wascher
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Fresco Workshop in Italy"
September 9-16, 2023
 

Learn fresco techniques and materials from Elvio Marchionni, a specialist in medieval painting techniques. His studies in 1963 at the Bernardino de Betto Art Institute in Perugia gave him a love for restoration and medieval art that he still has today. This fascinating workshop takes place, as in renaissance time, at the Artist atelier and the accomodation at the four stars Hotel Palazzo Bocci in Spello.
 
Location: Spello, Italy
Instructor: Elvio Marchionni
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"A painting retreat. Watercolor journaling in Siicily"
September 15-28, 2023
 

Join Winnie Givot for her 5th workshop to Villa Salinara on the west coast of Sicily, a unique place that has been shaped by many cultures over many thousands of years. Our days will be filled with painting, drawing and writing in our watercolor journals as we explore this beautiful place, seeing more deeply through our art. Winnie will give daily lessons and individual help. This is an opportunity for art immersion as we play with color and texture, with composition, writing and page embellishments, while connecting with the beauty around us. There will be lightheartedness and musings in our journals and our days. Limited single rooms for a supplement.
 
Location: Marsala, Italy
Instructor: Winnie Givot
Cost: US$ 4200
Sponsor: Salinara
Website, email


"Mosaic Workshop"
September 25-29, 2023
 

Born in Rome in 1975, Tiziana Mondini studied art and was awarded the diploma of Master Mosaicist. After an apprenticeship and internships with artistic businesses in Ravenna, she began her own business in 2000, creating artistic mosaics to order. By working with artists and professionals, she learned to create works of contemporary art and design. Her total dedication to this genre of art has now led the artist to become a lecturer in mosaic art for private and official organisations. Her art studio has since become a multi-purpose center of local art in the Italian artistic tradition.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Tiziana Mondini
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Fresco Workshop in Italy"
September 30 - October 7, 2023
 

Learn fresco techniques and materials from Elvio Marchionni, a specialist in medieval painting techniques. His studies in 1963 at the Bernardino de Betto Art Institute in Perugia gave him a love for restoration and medieval art that he still has today. This fascinating workshop takes place, as in renaissance time, at the Artist atelier and the accomodation at the four stars Hotel Palazzo Bocci in Spello.
 
Location: Spello, Italy
Instructor: Elvio Marchionni
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Mosaic Workshop"
October 2-6, 2023
 

Born in Rome in 1975, Tiziana Mondini studied art and was awarded the diploma of Master Mosaicist. After an apprenticeship and internships with artistic businesses in Ravenna, she began her own business in 2000, creating artistic mosaics to order. By working with artists and professionals, she learned to create works of contemporary art and design. Her total dedication to this genre of art has now led the artist to become a lecturer in mosaic art for private and official organisations. Her art studio has since become a multi-purpose center of local art in the Italian artistic tradition.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Tiziana Mondini
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Basics of Encaustic"
Online ongoing
 

I cover studio safety and set up, as well a many tips and tricks in each lesson from my 17 years of working in encaustic and mixed media, and 12 years of teaching classes and workshops. Some of the topics we cover: Sizing Panels, Direct and Indirect Fusing methods, Scraping to refine surface and shape, Image Transfers, Using oils, Raised and Inset line work, and much more!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $119
Sponsor: Sarah Rehmer | visual artist
Website, email, (708) 680-6759


"Encaustic Mixed Media and Collage"
Online ongoing
 

I cover studio safety and set up, as well a many tips and tricks in each lesson from my 17 years of working in encaustic and mixed media, and 12 years of teaching classes and workshops. Some of the topics we cover: Sizing Panels, Direct and Indirect Fusing methods, Scraping to refine surface and shape, Image Transfers, Using oils, Using various types of paper, Mounting Paper to a panel and much more!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $149
Sponsor: Sarah Rehmer | visual artist
Website, email, (708) 680-6759


"Encaustic and Photography E-Course"
ongoing
 

In this 21 video e-course you will get all the basics plus more in getting you up and working with encaustic paints and your photographs. Over 3 hours of video content plus a companion guide outlining some additional info on supplies used. • Sizing Panels • Working on Mounted and Embedded Prints • Direct and Indirect Fusing methods • Scraping to refine surface and shape • Image Transfers • Using oils • Using various types of photo paper • Hand Coloring on an image • much more!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $149
Sponsor: Sarah Rehmer | visual artist
Website, email


 

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