Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Randy Sexton - Expressive Brushwork"
Wednesdays, February 2-23, 2022
 

This class is taught live via Zoom. California-based artist Randall Sexton is nationally known for his use of expressive brushwork. Like your signature, your brushwork is recognizable. In this 4-week class, Sexton will share his methods for creating loose expressive brushwork and will cover fundamentals of successful picture-making: three dimensionality, value, color mixing, brushwork, paint quality, mood and concept. Whatever the subject matter, the success of any painting relies on a solid understanding of the basic principles of picture making in tandem with the creativity and passion of the artist.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $350
Website, email, 206-715-6663


"Palette Knife Painting for Sky and Water in Oils or Acrylics"
February 11, 2022
 

We often think that the palette knife will only be useful for painting highly textured subjects or for working in a thick, impasto method. Imagine painting beautiful, smooth water with reflections and dramatic skies. Once you learn how to hold and to load your palette knife with paint, these effects will seem to happen automatically as you paint. Alex will be painting in oils, but the method is the same for acrylics. Paint along in either oil or acrylic.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Design and Composition: Storytelling from your own photos"
February 11-12, 2022
 

Keiko will teach you how to design a painting by applying the basic rules of composition. Day 1: We will use your references creatively to have more fun with watercolor. We will be focusing on story telling and explore different ideas and options by doing various sketches. Day 2: We will put together sketches to make a final painting. Bring your own reference photos to add your own figures in the painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe, www.ktanabefineart.com
Cost: $198 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting Venice"
February 15-16, 2022
 

Learn watercolor techinques from an avid plein-air painter. Day 1: Venice Sunset. The sunset over the domes of Santa Maria Della Salute in Venice remains an irresistible subject. The scene has been celebrated by thousands of painters through the centuries. Day 2: Canals of Venice. As an artist, I never tire of painting those narrow canals of Venice with the dance of shade and light on the beautiful buildings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amid El Haddad, www.amidelhaddad.com
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Museum Visits with the ArtisTTable"
Tuesdays, February 15, 22, March 1, 8
 

In this series of classes we will be making virtual visits to some of the wonderful museums of the world and studying the art and artists whose masterpieces are housed there. Each week we will visit a different museum: Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Drawing), Chicago Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois (Abstraction), The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York (Motifs & Associations), Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France (Impressions of Impressionism). Class will be held on Zoom from 3:00 to 5:00 PM EST
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $175
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Creating Mood with Color and Light"
February 25-27, 2022
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Magic happens when colors are harmonized with other design elements. By understanding how color affects the overall feel in our painting, we can use it to express our emotions and make a stronger statement. In this three-day workshop, students will explore the energy of vibrant colors and the subtlety of muted colors. Through a step-by-step demonstration and a running commentary, Keiko will guide you through her creative process to explain how she uses color as a useful tool. The goal is to capture the light and the essence of the subject that conveys a specific mood.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe
Cost: $290
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Online Figure Drawing Marathon"
February 26, 2022
 

Join us for a very special online edition of an ArtisTTable Figure Drawing Marathon. In this 6 hour figure drawing session, held on Zoom, you will be able to draw from 3 different models from Europe, Israel and the US for one single registration fee of $30. With your registration you will be able come and go from the session as you would like. This fee also includes automatic registration in our next online exhibition "Figuratively Speaking". The session will run from: 10 AM to 4 PM Eastern US time, 16:00 to 22:00 Central Europe time, 17:00 to 23:00 Israel time.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $30
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Drawing Fundamentals"
Tuesdays, March 1-29, 2022
 

Join PAFA faculty Charles Muldowney from his home studio and master the five fundamental building blocks of strong drawing: composition, line, light/value, space, and volume/mass. Each class will focus on one of these foundational concepts from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Demonstrations, projects, and critiques will fortify your understanding of each topic presented.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"From Seen to Scene: A 365 Day Online Mentorship Program"
March 8, 2022 - March 8, 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


"Six Primary Colors for Unlimited Possibilities"
March 11, 2022
 

Imagine painting with a wide variety of colors by mixing only six specially chosen colors. Painting with a limited palette of colors is one sure way to achieve unity and color harmony. The word “limited” makes us think we won’t have lots of colors, but with the three primary colors, we can mix all the colors. Alex Sharma will demonstrate the mixing possibilities and the wide color variations achievable. Paint along in any medium.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mix all the greens you'll ever need"
March 28-29, 2022
 

By mixing your own greens you are able to create transparent, glowing, warm and cool variations that can be adapted to any subject, season, lighting or weather. Simply by looking at a tree or field or any “green” subject and seeing all of the colors except green will be your first step towards gaining a repertoire of warm and cool combinations to use when painting subjects that our brain tells us are “green”. We will “name” the green in the painting, and then choose pigments to mix it. These paintings are all in the “spring” palette. Within each are warm and cool colors of different values.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Evelyn Dunphy
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Virtual International Watercolor Paint Along"
April 23-24, 2022
 

Each of the 12 artists will not only do a demo, but paint along with you while sharing their unique techniques, tips and tricks they have developed over the years. Each artist will give a 75 minute class. There will be no overlapped classes meaning you will be able to attend every teacher’s class, one after the other. The event will be live, online on Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: 12 World-Renowned Artists
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Abstract Artist Retreat 2022"
August 6, 2022
 

This workshop scheduled for 2022 will focus on working in abstract while considering some basic fundamentals exploring composition, colour and expressive brushwork. In this workshop you will learn how to plan work as well as work intuitively to create a loose and confident painting which speaks to your unique style.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate
Cost: $80 online / $185 in-person
Website, email


"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


"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


"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 & Colorful 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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