Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Mosaics on Glass"
Tuesdays, September 21 - October 12, 2021
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting 4-week class where students will learn the basic mosaic techniques to create a mosaic on glass! There is a $35 supply fee due in cash to the instructor on the first day of this class for materials that will be provided to you. There is a small additional list of materials students are responsible for bringing.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Photo + Encaustic: Layers, Surface, and Substrate"
September 27-30, 2021
 

This workshop is designed for both painters and photographers interested in gaining new skills and pushing the boundaries of their studio practice through the combination of encaustic and photography. Explore a range of subject matter, as well as a variety of surfaces on which to create work.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: Members: $510 / Non-Members: $550
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, 920-868-3455


"Layers: Intro to Oil & Cold Wax"
October 16-17, 2021
 

Painting with Cold Wax Medium is a popular artistic expression all over the world. In this class, you will explore the basic principles of using Cold Wax Medium through instructor-led demonstrations, individual guidance, and exploration of individual pieces. The techniques are fun, creative, and only limited by your imagination. We will explore the process of building layers using printmaking methods, mark making, and adding textures. What is added and hidden under layers will be uncovered by reduction including scraping, scratching, gouging and the use of solvents. There are no mistakes in this class, only results that are yet discovered. You will leave with basic knowledge of the medium, a finished painting, and some works in progress.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rick Ross of Summit Art Studio
Cost: $125 class fee + $125 kit fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"The Art of Cookie Decorating: Christmas Cookies"
October 19, 2021
 

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, even the wine! 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


"The Monochrome Approach & Encaustic Monotypes – Santa Fe, NM"
October 23-24, 2021
 

This workshop offers artists the opportunity to explore and develop ideas while using black ink, graphite, charcoal and carbon. When working monochromatically contrast is increased and subtle tones become clearer. Color is no longer a distraction and you can focus on the overall composition. This process allows for more expressive mark making and control while painting. What you lose in not having color, it’s gain in quality of composition, form and tone, as well as the ability to communicate mood and atmosphere in a totally different way. Color may be applied later if desired. We follow CDC guidelines, ages 18+, max 6 and min of 3 people per class. All levels welcome. Registration & Information Email me at: jorgeluisbernal@gmail.com
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Jorge Luis Bernal
Cost: $350.00
Sponsor: Encaustic Art Institute
Website, email, 301-821-3999


"The Art of Cookie Decorating: Wedding Dress Cookies"
November 3, 2021
 

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, even the wine! 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


"Intermediate Bookbinding"
Thursdays, November 4 - December 9, 2021
 

A handmade book can be a work of art! Learn to make your own sketchbooks and journals with noted artist and PAFA/UArts faculty, Rosae Reeder. Begin with simple structures including pamphlet, accordion/concertina, single and double section sewn books and progress to more advanced codex structures like hard cover paired station binding with combination single sheets and sections, French twist binding, and long-stitch binding with paper wrapper.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rosae Reeder
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Abstract Landscape and Nature-Based Painting With Oil and Cold Wax"
November 4-7, 2021
 

This 3.5-day workshop introduces mediums including Galkyd, Galkyd Gel, and Cold Wax as an addition to your current oil painting practice. The workshop blends instructor demos with guided exercises and personal experimentation and exploration. You will gain hands-on experience using new techniques, materials, and tools. Demos will include work on paper, wood panel, and stretched linen. Individual and group discussion focuses on composition, seeing and reacting, abstracted and simplified shapes, using unique and unconventional color, and unique and unconventional mark-making. Group and individual critiques throughout the workshop offer an opportunity to share ideas and learn from others. Class size is limited to ensure personal attention and ample one-on-one discussion time with the instructor.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Mark Russell
Cost: $435.00
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Oil & Cold Wax - Introductory Workshop – Santa Fe, NM"
November 5-6, 2021
 

3-Day Cold Wax (CWM). This class is for artists with prior experience painting, but new to cold wax medium or those with some cold wax experience who are looking to broaden or reinforce their skills through lectures, demos, hands-on and critique. During this workshop you will create multiple cold wax paintings. We will cover: • Basic tools, materials, surfaces, and safety • Mark-making, collages, shapes, forms and composition • Brayer techniques and veil of color • Foundational layers and textures • CWM monotypes applications and masking • The use of graphite and pigments • Mechanical and solvent reductions • Understanding the stages wetness and dryness. We follow CDC guidelines, ages 18+, max 6 and min of 3 people per class. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Jorge Luis Bernal
Cost: $450.00
Sponsor: Encaustic Art Institute
Website, email, 301-821-3999


"Photo Encaustic: Advanced Image Alterations"
November 11-14, 2021
 

The first day will start with a series of exercises on sample images and papers to explore methods of image alterations such as painting with water media, inks, image deconstruction, even stitching and collage. The remainder of the workshop will be a combination of demonstrations of ways to work with encaustic and student work time. Throughout the workshop we will focus on working with monochromatic or black and white photos, exploring various other materials and methods to add in controlled color and tones. Building layer upon layer to create rich and tactile surfaces that will push final works into a true sense of the term mixed media. Limit 5 students to give everyone a safe distance to work.
 
Location: LaGrange, Illinois
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $610M/ $660NM
Sponsor: La Grange Art LEague
Website, email, 708-352-3101


"Oil and Cold Wax Painting: Explore the Possibilities"
December 17-18, 2021
 

This will be a fun and informative workshop, focusing on cold wax medium with oils and creating layers, depth and textures in a painting. Students will achieve this by using various tools and mediums, such as oil paint, oil pastels, powdered charcoal, collage, tissue paper, photos (laser printing), old credit cards, squeegees, brayers, etc. Bring your creativity, curiosity and fearlessness to create exciting and interesting paintings in either a traditional or abstract style. Remember, the more you experiment, the faster you grow as an artist! Happy painting!
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Vanya Allison, www.vanyaallison.com
Cost: $210 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Value, Value, Value: Introduction to Scratchboard"
May 14-15, 2022
 

Scratchboard, as in black and white photography, draws its drama by including the widest range of light to dark in each “painting.” The process itself 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. The challenge is to remember you are creating various grey tones all the way to white (depending on the amount of scratching you do to remove the black). It is a thrill mid-process because your imagery emerges with each stroke.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rhonda Nass
Cost: $175 + $15 kit fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Stop Motion Animation"
TBD (to be determined by your availability)
 

The Stop Motion Animation workshop guides you through the process to achieve a short stop motion animation film. This 4-session workshop held via Zoom is provided by ARTiClass by Agora Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea NY, since 1984. This unique and professional workshop will enable you to learn or improve your directing and story development skills from the super talented and experienced instructor, Bridget Johnson, while interacting & connecting with art lovers from all over the world! In addition to enjoying our professional standards and friendly easy-to-use website, our graduates can join our online community, be awarded with the gallery's representation benefits and be elected for the 2021 ARTiClass competition.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Bridget Johnson
Cost: $199
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email, 212-226-4151


"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


"Manuscript Consultations: Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction"
Online, Ongoing
 

Writers of all ages and levels of experience benefit from close reading and feedback on their work. Looking for support for your creative writing? Award-winning author Jacquelyn Thomas to the rescue! Short-form manuscripts – up to 25 pages of prose or 5 poems – will be returned to you in 7-10 days with: • written feedback in the form of an editorial/critique letter • in-manuscript comments with line edits • contact information for at least five publications seeking manuscripts similar to your work. Jacquelyn also will schedule a phone or virtual meeting with you to review and discuss feedback. Book-length manuscripts are welcome but will take longer to process. Consultation cost is $4/page. See our website for more information.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jacquelyn Thomas
Cost: $4/page
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"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


 

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