Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"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


"Beeswax Collage"
January 20, 2022
 

In this one-day workshop we will experiment with traditional collage making but using beeswax as the binder. The instructor will provide most tools: wax, griddles, tools and brushes. Come with panels or heavy support for your pieces, images cutouts to tell your story. This is a fun and challenging class. Remember you can xerox photographs to include them. No experience necessary. $20 supply fee payable to instructor.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Elena De La Ville
Cost: $150 Member | $170 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Matting & Framing: From Start to Finish"
January 25, 2022
 

This newly designed workshop is perfect for students wanting to learn or refresh their matting and framing skills so that they can exhibit and sell their works in a professional, completed manner. Barb will not only teach the steps, but students will leave with a matted piece of art and can choose from an assortment of frames for sale if they choose to as well. Bring in a piece of art to frame or prepare a frame for a future work, this workshop will be full of invaluable information for every artist!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Barb Snow
Cost: $40
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Exploring Alcohol Inks"
January 26, 2022
 

Alcohol inks are a very special medium. It’s so exciting getting to watch the inks flow! Anyone, no matter your experience level, can create with this medium! Each painting is totally unique, bright, and powerful. Alcohol inks have a color intensity & personality unmatched by other mediums. In this workshop, Julie will walk you through the steps to beautiful vibrant paintings. You’ll be learning some new techniques and colors with Piñata Inks in the afternoon! We'll be using the inks on Yupo paper as well as on tiles for amazing effects! Students should bring $15 cash for supplies, which will include, inks, Yupo, tiles, everything needed to manipulate the inks, and anything else you’ll need!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Alcohol Inks and Beyond"
January 27, 2022
 

This medium is very special. It’s so exciting to watch the inks move and flow! Anyone can do it, no need to have experience! Each painting is totally unique, bright, and powerful. Alcohol inks have a color intensity and personality unmatched by any other medium. Join us as Julie walks you through the steps to creating beautiful and vibrant paintings. We'll also be using some new colors, and learning some new and exciting techniques by combining the effects of acrylic inks with alcohol inks! We'll be using the inks on Yupo paper as well as on tiles for amazing effects! Students should bring $15 cash for materials which will all be provided to you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Art Journaling: Things Remembered"
January 29, 2022
 

Create an art journal from the fabric of your life! Learn to translate your personal memories and writings into symbolic images and quotes in book form using mixed media drawing, watercolor and collage. Instruction in basic visual art elements and design principles will assist you in crafting a cherished keepsake book or gift for a loved one. No art experience necessary.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dressler Smith
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Batik Essentials"
January 31, 2022
 

Students will learn how to create a traditional batik artwork, using a step by step process, as well as how this art-form originated. Students will create two batik artworks on muslin fabric, which can later be made into hangings, pillows, scarves, or framed. Judy will start the workshop with a full demonstration of the process, along with step by step instructions. Students should arrive with an idea or two in mind for their work. Perhaps a flower, an animal, a bird, or a tree or just a pattern. Keep in mind designs need to be bold and relatively simple. Please contact Judy Lyons at lyon5028@verizon.net if you have any questions. All art materials provided, supply fee $15.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Judy Lyon
Cost: $90 Member | $110 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Cold Wax and Oil"
February 17-18, 2022
 

A 2-day workshop where we will work using cold wax medium with oil paints and oil sticks. Color and texture are the focus of this exploratory workshop. Cold wax is blended with oil paint that provides translucent to opaque layers, allowing you to push, pull, roll, or etch the surface through many layers, using blending techniques to create expressive impasto surfaces and abstractions. We will work with cradled panels and heavy watercolor paper.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Elena De La Ville
Cost: $320 Member | $350 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Batik Essentials 2"
March 10, 2022
 

Students will learn how to create a traditional batik artwork, using a step by step process, as well as how this art-form originated. Students will create two batik artworks on muslin fabric, which can later be made into hangings, pillows, scarves, or framed. Judy will start the workshop with a full demonstration of the process, along with step by step instructions. Students should arrive with an idea or two in mind for their work. Perhaps a flower, an animal, a bird, or a tree or just a pattern. Keep in mind designs need to be bold and relatively simple. Please contact Judy Lyons at lyon5028@verizon.net if you have any questions. All art materials provided, supply fee $15.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Judy Lyon
Cost: $90 Member | $110 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Mixed Media & Collage"
March 11, 2022
 

This is a hands-on course that will introduce you to the different materials available today for collage and mixed media. You will experiment with different papers, fabric and found images. Cut, glue, and explore the world of collage. No experience necessary.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Elena De La Ville
Cost: $150 Member | $170 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Create and Cast Your Own Bronze Sculpture"
Saturdays, March 19 - April 9, 2022
 

Jerry will be teaching an exciting sculpture class in which students will create their own small sculpture in wax and watch it cast in bronze at a foundry. In the first two sessions, students will learn the history and mysteries of bronze casting and create a small 6” sculpture to later be cast in bronze. For the third session, students will meet at the foundry where they will experience the bronze casting process, including a bronze pour and the divestment of their own sculptures. The final session will meet back at the School where the class will finish and photograph their bronze sculptures. Students may bring their own small sculpture tools or borrow ones from the instructor.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Jerry Cox
Cost: $250 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"The Art of Sumi-e"
April 7-8, 2022
 

Learn the delicate art of Japanese Sumi-e painting. This workshop is for all levels. Students will learn a variety of brush strokes, how to load Sumi ink onto the brush and how to apply background “wash.” Students who have painted semi-e before are encouraged to bring a piece of their own artwork in to share on the first day. As this is an all-day workshop lunch will be ordered and brought in. Cost less than $10 including tip. Please bring cash if you wish to order lunch or bring your own lunch. We have a refrigerator that lunches and drinks if needed.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Keiko Romerstein
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"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


"Dafford Murals Master Workshop"
June 6-18, 2022
 

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) announces the Dafford Murals Master Workshop, an intensive introduction to the materials, processes, and techniques of renowned muralist Robert Dafford. During this twelve-day hands-on workshop, June 6-18, 2022, Dafford will share his process from start to finish, with students applying these lessons on interior wall panels before moving onsite to the riverfront. Dafford’s team will complete the murals in the following weeks. Artists may apply to participate through submission of works samples through CaFÉ, an online application and jurying site at bit.ly/3m1AoTs. Submissions must be received by January 31, 2022. Accepted applicants will be notified by February 18, 2022.
 
Location: Paducah, Kentucky
Instructor: Robert Dafford
Cost: $795
Sponsor: Paducah School of Art and Design
Website, email, 270-534-3902


 

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