Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats

"Pre-College Intensives: Portrait Drawing & Painting (Online)"
July 20-24, 2020

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, 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. Open to all 9-12 grades.
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632

"Capture the Beauty of Trees"
July 26, 2020

This day is split into two 3-hour segments. Discover and capture the magical personalities of trees in this soft pastel workshop. With many demonstrations, experimentation, and plenty of individual instruction, you will learn Kathy's techniques for achieving mood, emotion and atmosphere in the tree "portraits" that you produce. Plus! You'll learn how to create spiraling limbs and glowing keyholes of light shining through the trees you paint. All of Kathy's workshops are grounded in technique, experimentation, and intriguing information about the subject at hand. Her number one priority is that every student is able to build their confidence level in a safe and playful environment.
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kathy Beekman
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963

"Kim Casebeer: Composition of the Landscape (live virtual retreat)"
July 26-30, 2020

Start outside painting plein air, then move into a studio setting to work out composition and design. The beginner and advanced-level student is welcome; attendees should have a basic knowledge of painting and drawing. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, healthy, locally-sourced meals and retreat amenities, all in peaceful surroundings in the woods and on the water, Lodging packages available.
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kim Casebeer
Cost: $675
Sponsor: Wild Rice Retreat
Website, email, 715-779-0178

"Therapeutic Art sessions online in real time"
Per request

During these challenging times, all over the world, we are faced with uncertainty. Uplift your spirit, understand yourself better, relax and express yourself, fear, adjustments to isolation. These new circumstances upsurge feelings of depression, anxiety, self-doubt, grief, insomnia, addiction. An uplifting, constructive and relaxing alternative is Therapeutic Art. A session can help you sort out thoughts, heal, grow, and serve as a positive alternative to boredom, or obsessive negative thoughts. Creating art, it’s natural! No art experience is necessary, and if you do not have art materials a pencil and paper will suffice. It is an online session, real time interaction. Cristiana is an experienced artist therapist who is extending this prospect due to the current difficult times.
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cristiana Marinescu artist therapist
Cost: $35 for 1.5 hours session
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art
Website, email


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