Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Impasto Painting"
Tuesdays, July 5 - August 9, 2022
 

Impasto is a technique in which paint is applied in very thick layers, often with visible brush or painting-knife strokes, to impart texture, expression, or even sculptural effects. Impasto techniques have been an essential part of painting history, from the underlying vigorous brushwork of Renaissance artists to the distinctive mark-making of past and contemporary masters such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, de Kooning, Soutine, Lucian Freud, and Auerbach. Learn techniques to build a thick, textured surface to find your own unique impasto style in this course.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Over the Line"
Wednesdays, July 6 - August 10, 2022
 

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class. Expert instruction and advice will push you to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Paint from personal subject matter to find your own visual language, informed by examples from contemporary and modern art. Painting experience recommended. Kassem will begin each class with a slide presentation/lecture focusing on how master artists through history have addressed color, harmony, focal points, space, mark making, paint application, and more, and how to apply these concepts to your own work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"From Seen to Scene: A 365 Day Online Mentorship Program"
July 7, 2022 - July 7, 2023
 

Hosted by the Tucson Art Academy Online, this unique program combines a four-part modular system with guidance, feedback, and mentorship for an entire year…. a wonderful opportunity at a great value!! Study with California-based artist, Randall Sexton, who is nationally known for the color and expressive brushwork in his paintings of “everyday” scenes. This course is designed to encourage artists at all levels to explore new ways of seeing the world around them, to recognize the potential subject matter in everyday scenes, and how to translate that into paintings that share one’s unique vision. The success of any painting relies on a solid understanding of the basic principles of picture making in tandem with your creativity and passion.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $895
Sponsor: Tucson Art Academy Online
Website, email


"Color and Design in Gouache"
Thursdays, July 7 - August 11, 2022
 

Learn the essentials of color mixing and harmony using gouache paint (opaque watercolor) – essential information for artists in all media. Develop your understanding of value, color temperature, and simultaneous contrast through a series of guided exercises using limited palettes. Basic techniques of painting with gouache will also be covered including control of flow, paint application and brush work. Subjects will include repeat pattern design, perspective drawing, tessellations, and making copies of masterworks.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kate Samworth
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Moving To Mastery In Watercolor"
July 10, 2022
 

This is an in-depth program for those looking to increase the accomplishment and professionalism in their work. You’ll Learn A Conscious Approach To Watercolor Painting Based On Proven Methods In Composition And Color Have you “hit a wall” in your watercolor painting. It’s because mastering technique only takes you so far. The secret to breaking through is really no secret. This online seminar will show you the way with proven ideas in composition and practical color theory. This course is built on an expanded schedule that allows time for individual work and one-on-one coaching/critique sessions.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $875
Sponsor: Tony Conner Art & Illustration
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"Advanced Illustration in Mixed Media"
Mondays, July 11 - August 15, 2022
 

Examine historical and contemporary illustrated books for audiences of all ages. Develop a series of related images or picture book ideas through a series of class exercises in composition, perspective, and working in limited palettes. Demonstrations address perspective drawing challenges, working in mixed media, enhancing the written word, and working with photographic resources while avoiding the pitfalls of working associated with using photographic references.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kate Samworth
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Beating Artist's Block: Resolving Your Unresolved Paintings"
July 15-17, 2022
 

All artists sometimes have difficulty resolving their paintings. It may take weeks, months even years before they work it out. If you are stuck on a painting, join noted artist, teacher and critic, Kassem Amoudi, who will help you speed the process in this live Zoom workshop. Kassem will review your painting and offer suggestions on how to take it towards completion. You will then work on your painting with ongoing feedback as needed. Emphasis will be on taking risks and exploring new territory. As Kassem says: without taking risks and breaking the rules, you will never make it in the artworld. The painting techniques of modern and contemporary masters will also be discussed.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Color Matters Workshop"
July 22-24, 2022
 

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class. Many artists can feel frustrated in front of a blank canvas, unsure of how to start and what to paint. This workshop offers a step-by-step technique which will enable you to paint with confidence by tapping into your intuitive process. The instructor will push students to explore new possibilities, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Demonstration of different drawing and painting techniques will enhance your knowledge of the process of painting. Students will utilize line, color and space and learn the power of editing to create busy/calm areas and focal points in their paintings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Introduction to Munsell Color Theory"
August 27, 28, September 17
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Demystify the world of color mixing with the careful guidance of classical figurative painter, and educator Graydon Parrish. Parrish has taught color theory for years and has even remodeled color theories by Albert Munsell and Josef Albers to fit traditional painting methods. Color mixing can be challenging and intimidating, but with the right techniques can be broken down into manageable steps. This course will clear up any misconceptions about paint purchasing, color theory, and color mixing that you might have. You will learn to navigate the palettes and approaches of other painters, past and present.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Graydon Parrish
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"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
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"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


"Design & the Power of Imagination"
ongoing
 

As an instructor, it is my sincere desire to help guide aspiring painters to find better ways to trust, develop, and listen to their artistic voice. This is not done by providing answers so much as in helping artists to ask the right questions. When we begin to grasp this and ask ourselves these fundamental questions, we are well on our way to making significant strides. The curriculum presents a comprehensive and sequential education of watercolor techniques while inspiring the development of your own unique style. The program has rolling admission; you can join anytime and start from the beginning of the curriculum. Each month you will progress through a new 4-8 hour video series while honing your style & technique.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W. Schaller
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Bold & Colourful Watercolors"
ongoing
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 3 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Andy Evansen and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Painting loosely doesn't just 'happen'; it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time. However, there are techniques that can speed up this process. This workshop will focus on using value studies to identify the large shapes in a scene. Then we will move on to color. Demonstration paintings will reinforce the day’s lessons. In order to loosen up, it is imperative to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish with your painting and then execute it quickly.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Rustic Textures: Personal Project"
ongoing
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 4 days of recordings available, 6 personal critiques from Angus McEwan and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This class will primarily focus on mentoring students to develop their own body of work from concept to manifestation. In addition to exercises and demos, students will work on self-directed projects that incorporate drawing, painting textures. The class will also include critiques, discussions, and readings. This course is an opportunity to work on your own unique painting with guidance, support, and mentoring, with a whole host of supplementary videos, pdfs, and other support material.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $450
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


 

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