Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats

"The Secrets to Natural Light Portrait Photography"
August 17-18, 2018

Take your portrait photography to the next level in this hands-on workshop. With a focus on naturally lit portraits, learn how to view and interpret light in relation to the figure, guide your subject, and infuse each image with content. Through lectures, guided exercises, and discussions, this workshop will address historical and contemporary trends in portraiture, adapting to different times of day and filters of light, interacting with and guiding your subject, candid vs posed or stylized approaches, and scouting locations. You will shoot on location with models and fellow classmates as subjects. An understanding of your DSLR and manual mode are required.
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rebecca Kames,
Cost: Members: $240, Non-Members: $265
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455

"The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography"
August 20-24, 2018

Glenn Randall’s approach to teaching landscape photography can be summed up in eight words: master the craft, and the art will follow. For a landscape photographer, the meaning of craft goes far beyond such photographic basics as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance. It includes mastering exposure strategies so that you can shoot in any kind of light, learning to refine your compositions until they clearly convey the essence of your idea, mastering techniques for shooting stitched panoramas, and achieving extraordinary depth-of-field through the use of focus-stacking and tilt-shift lenses. Mastering the craft also means learning to use an array of apps and programs to plan your shoots to be in the right place at the right time.
Location: La Pointe, Wisconsin
Instructor: Glenn Randall
Cost: $995
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Website, email, (715) 747-2054

"Mixed Media & Photography at Mission San Juan Capistrano"
August 23-25, 2018

Learn how to integrate your own photography with the mixed media process. With our cameras we will visit the historical landmark of the Mission San Juan Capistrano capturing dramatic imagery. We will then spend the remaining time working on our mixed media pieces. During the weekend you will be working on two 12 x 12 in. wood panels. I will show you step-by-step how to combine collage, your own photography, acrylic painting, layering, texturizing, adhering found objects and more. Some acrylic painting or mixed media experience is helpful, but not required. Join me in this unique & creative workshop. With mixed media you have the freedom to explore your creativity. You’ll be surprised at what you can create.
Location: San Clemente, California
Instructor: Lisa Agaran
Cost: $375.00
Sponsor: San Clemente Art Supply
Website, email, 626-470-7278

"3-D Printing"
Mondays, September 24 - December 10, 2018

Investigate the computer as a tool for creating art in three-dimensions using the 3-D modeling applications Sketchup and Sculptris. Sculpt and draw on the computer; designing 3-D objects that are conceptually interesting, exciting and compelling. Learn to use PAFA’s 3-D printers to generate physical objects from both AutoCAD drawings and original objects you scan.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Robert Roesch
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632

"Autumn Landscape Photography Workshop with Craig Varjabedian"
October 1-5, 2018

Challenge yourself and improve your image making vision with award winning photographer, Craig Varjabedian! Whether you are focusing your camera at the famous Lake Superior red sandstone cliffs and Sea Caves or capturing the dynamic weather and fall color, you’ll be sure to walk away with photographs of a lifetime. Enjoy daily instruction in the field along the shores and back roads of this very special location and receive feedback on your images while learning about such aspects of digital photography as histograms and HDR. This workshop is best suited to the intermediate - advanced digital photographer.
Location: La Pointe, Wisconsin
Instructor: Craig Varjabedian
Cost: $1,050
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Website, email, (715) 747-2054

"Collage: History and Practice"
Mondays, October 1 - November 19, 2018

From the political to the playful, artists have used collage to produce striking, whimsical and moving images through the juxtaposition of visual elements. Explore a variety of perceptual and tactile collage strategies using both traditional materials and digital methods. Demonstrations and lectures on artists that have used collage will supplement studio activity.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jacob Lunderby,
Cost: $315
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632

"Awaken Your True Creativity Mixed Media Retreat"
October 4-7, 2018

Join me on a weekend experience designed towards nourishing and uncovering your inner artist. Through the art of mixed media, you not only spend 3 days creating your own mixed media pieces, the weekend will also include found objects gathering & photographing at Moonstone Beach, Creativity enhancing yoga breaks (optional), Lunches (Friday, Saturday & Sunday), Snacks & Drinks, All art materials, Henna Tattoos…and more.
Location: Cambria, California
Instructor: Lisa Agaran
Cost: Before May 10 - $495, After May 10 - $595
Sponsor: True Creativity Within
Website, email, 626-470-7278

"Contemporary Practices Oil Painting Workshop"
October 5-7, 2018

This 3-day workshop is an introduction to J Louis' art-marketing process from conception to actualization focusing on figure photography, computer-aided design, and traditional oil painting technique. Whether you are a passionate painting enthusiast or professional artist, J Louis will help you explore new opportunities in figurative art. This workshop will focus on painting the figure with contemporary tools and techniques. You will be guided through the fundamentals of live model photography, composition, material application, and the completion of a finished art piece.
Location: St Simons Island, Georgia
Instructor: J. Louis
Cost: $600.
Sponsor: Anderson Fine Art Gallery
Website, email, 912.634.8414

"Introduction to Your DSLR"
October 5-6, 2018

Designed to help you develop fluency with your DSLR camera, this two-day workshop will provide a framework in how your camera functions, adjusting settings in manual mode, and composing images. The first day will begin with a basic overview of the functions, settings, and features of your camera. Guided instruction will provide you with hands-on practice adjusting the exposure, shutter speed, aperture, and more, resulting in an understanding of what they each mean, how to change them, and when. Explore composition through a series of exercises addressing the rule of thirds, perspective, framing, repetition, and personal expression. Leave this workshop with new skills and confidence.
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rebecca Kames,
Cost: Members: $225, Non-Members: $250
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455

"New England Art Workshop Retreat"
October 11-16, 2018

Join Amber Palmer for an exclusive artists' retreat---a week of Autumn Color Painting in beautiful New Hampshire! You will have the unique opportunity to both paint and photograph in this magical setting. Whether you’re an aspiring artist or an experienced watercolor artist or photographer, the Gibson House is the perfect place to be inspired. Two 50-foot long porches overlook the Connecticut River Valley and Green Mountains of Vermont, insuring outdoor work and relaxation space in any weather. Formal gardens and the picture-perfect Village of Haverhill Corner offer tranquility and visual stimulation. Additional excursions will be included to Castle in the Clouds in nearby Moultonborough, NH and to a hidden 'On Golden Pond' inspired lakeside for plein air painting and photography.
Location: Haverhill, New Hampshire
Instructor: Amber Palmer
Cost: $190
Sponsor: Gibson House Bed and Breakfast
Website, email, (800) 989-2150 or (603) 989-3125

"The Elusive Image - Photo Plus Encaustic"
October 12-14, 2018

Combine photography with encaustic painting techniques as an alternative way to present your photographically based works give them a more painterly look and tactile feel. Explore different paper printing options for photographs - from fine art papers, Asian paper and anything in between. We will embed our photographic prints in an encaustic wax medium, which will allow us to overpaint them, apply image transfers, color glazes and hand color. Basics of working with encaustic paint, studio set up, safety measures and more will be covered. No prior encaustic experience required, but general art making experience helpful. Instructor will supply paint, medium and all necessary equipment and brushes, as well as all printing equipment and paper.
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $410
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292

"Pinhole Photography"
November 3, 2018

Pinhole photography, a technique invented in the 1850s, creates hand-crafted images that are visually daring and often surprising beautiful. Build your own fully-functional 35mm pinhole camera and try it out in this hands-on workshop. Develop your photos using a non-toxic coffee-based developer, and create scans of the negatives using a smartphone for inkjet printing or posting on social media. The $15 fee will cover all materials needed.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: RA Friedman,
Cost: $95, Lab Fee: $15
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632

"The Macro World of Madeline Island"
June 24-28, 2019

Come explore the island’s tiny landscapes and small details with the help of international award winning professional macro photographer Mike Moats. Each day the participants will start off with a few hours of shooting time in the field. Subjects include: a variety of styles of flower photography, along with other flora and non-nature subjects. Afternoons will be a combination of lecture, image critiques, and post processing. This workshop also includes a private boat tour to the sea caves of the Apostle Islands.
Location: La Pointe, Wisconsin
Instructor: Mike Moats
Cost: $900
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Website, email, (715) 747-2054

"Capturing a Full Portrait of Madeline Island"
August 12-16, 2019

For most photographers, taking a trip presents an incredible opportunity to capture the unique sights and allure of a new place. But are there any guidelines on how to best approach photographing a new destination? Learn what to consider when planning your itinerary and your photographs. Seasoned travel photographer Pei Ketron will lead the class to different visually-rich locations around Madeline Island, including the Big Bay Lagoon and downtown La Pointe, where she will provide instruction on how best to capture the scenes you encounter, whether you're shooting with a DSLR, film camera, or smartphone. This workshop also includes a private boat tour of the Devils Island sea caves, on the northern-most Apostle Island.
Location: La Pointe, Wisconsin
Instructor: Pei Ketron,
Cost: $770
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Website, email, (715) 747-2054


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