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


"Kimono Magic: Watercolor & Gold Leaf"
February 25-27, 2022
 

Gold leaf is integral to Japanese art and textiles since the 16th century and have been included in kimonos and obi designs since its introduction. Award-winning artist Carrie Waller has been living and working in Tokyo for over 7 years and is heavily influenced by the designs of Asia. This is an online Zoom workshop. We'll record the sessions for your additional 30 day access. (Hours are 10am-1pm EST on Feb 25, 26 & 27.) Early Bird: $200 by Dec 25.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $240
Sponsor: Beacham Fine Art
Website, email, 843-408-5240


"Blooming Cactus Watercolor Workshop"
March 2-4, 2022
 

When cactus bloom, the desert comes alive with color! In this workshop we will paint a prickly pear cactus with contrasting bright orange/red blooms against a cool green plant. Students will learn methods to create the glowing petals of the flowers in the sunlight. Color mixes for describing the cactus plant and techniques like layering, adjusting a masked area, wet-on-wet, and more. Time permitting, as a contrast to the desert plant, I will also demonstrate how I paint a swan in the water as smaller, bonus painting. Students are welcome to watch or paint along. Instructions, supply list, reference image sent after registration. The workshop video is available to students with no expiration.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lorraine Watry
Cost: $180
Sponsor: Western Colorado Watercolor Society
Website, email


"Hosukai Tea in Watercolor"
March 3-6, 2022
 

Join award winning, international artist, Carrie Waller as she shares her watercolor techniques. Carrie is a natural teacher and shares methods in an easy to follow way. Her mission is to elevate everyday objects into extraordinary paintings. She shares her process for painting from beginning to end. Learn how to really “see” what you are painting and achieve the look you want.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller, AWS, NWS
Cost: $269 for 10 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"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


"Still Life: Keys to Dynamic Composition"
Thursdays, March 10 & 17, 2022
 

Learn Sarah’s painting process – from the planning stages through finished, brilliant color! Get tips for setting up a successful still life, creating a thumbnail sketch and a value study, and working from the general to the specific, seeing the big value shapes in your still life, and using them as building blocks to create your composition. Next you’ll learn Sarah’s process for alla prima oil painting, working with a split-primary palette of six colors and white. You’ll see three steps: underpainting, color mixing, and brushwork during the demo. Ask questions in real time, via chat. Instruction will be in oils, and acrylics are also welcome. There will be a live critique, assignments, and follow up critiques on our Facebook page.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Sedwick, sarahsedwick.com
Cost: $185 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Rustic Textures"
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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 Angus McEwan and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. In this class, Angus will introduce you to using more creative textures in your artwork with purpose and intent. You will be specifically looking at representing wood & rust. Angus will demonstrate a few of the techniques he employs in his work. These will then be applied to an image that Angus will provide. Includes 14 supplementary videos and 17 accompanying PDFs on demonstrations as well as “Colour mixing (optical mixing),” “How I use Colour,” “My palette & Mixing tints,” “Stretching Paper-Gum strip,” and “Stretching to the edge.”
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Introduction to Painting Glass: Glass Teacups"
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With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule and have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Includes a personal critique from Carrie Waller. Learn how to capture the structure and transparency of glass in watercolor. Through demos, discussion, and a step-by-step painting of a glass teacup, Carrie offers guidance and methodology on painting realistic glass. A sketch is provided, ready to transfer to your watercolor paper. An image is also provided illustrating where to apply your masking fluid. This is a fun interactive, and informative class. The solid foundation of painting glass will enable students to express their personal creative vocabulary more clearly and effectively.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $140
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Illuminated Glass Teapots"
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With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 6 days of recordings available, 3 personal critiques from Carrie Waller and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Learn how to capture the structure and transparency of glass in watercolor. Through demos, discussion, and a step-by-step painting of glass teapots illuminated by bright bulbs, Carrie offers guidance and methodology on painting realistic glass. This class includes 20+ hours of instructional videos of Carrie painting from start to finish. Carrie uses live class sessions for demonstrations, critiques, and learning the fundamentals of capturing glass and light reflections in watercolor.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $360
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Introduction to Painting Glass: Lightbulbs"
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With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule and have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Includes a personal critique from Carrie Waller. Learn how to capture the structure and transparency of glass in watercolor. Through demos, discussion, and a step-by-step painting of a glass teacup, Carrie offers guidance and methodology on painting realistic glass. A sketch is provided, ready to transfer to your watercolor paper. An image is also provided illustrating where to apply your masking fluid. This is a fun interactive, and informative class. The solid foundation of painting glass will enable students to express their personal creative vocabulary more clearly and effectively.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $140
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Stories of Still Life"
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With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 4 days of recordings available, 4 personal critiques from Carol Carter and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. It’s a challenge to notice the small things in life —the ordinary things— and make them extraordinary. This class is designed to discuss content, meaning, intention, expression, communication of a personal, autobiographical, and narrative painting. Students will learn the history of still life in watercolor, prepare their own still life setups at home, and fundamental concepts of composition, value, and storytelling in creating a successful painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $380
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Tea & Red Maple Leaves"
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With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 4 days of recordings, 4 personal critiques from Carrie Waller and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Carrie is known for her highly detailed and realistic still-life paintings in watercolor. Join her for a workshop where she shares tips and techniques for a gorgeous composition. She breaks the painting down into easy-to-follow steps and guides you through her style. Carrie provides all the resource material to simplify your process: a reference photo, a supply list, an image of her drawing, and a map to guide you through the masking process. Carrie’s students have phenomenal success with her easy-to-follow and clear teaching style.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $360
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Maple Leaf & Glass Demo"
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Enjoy learning at your own pace. Join award-winning watercolor painter Carrie Waller for an instructive demo where she shares her techniques for realistic glass. Carrie will be using a challenging palette of reds and will share her palette and methods for achieving saturated and vibrant reds in watercolor.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $30
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Loose & Vivid Florals"
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Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. Learn how world-renowned watercolorist Yuko Nagayama observes and recreates vivid florals in watercolor. In this demonstration, you will learn about Yuko's process, from the beginning stages of creating a solid floral arrangement to the sketching process and finally executing the final painting. Yuko's down-to-earth and straightforward approach to art education provides students of all artistic backgrounds an opportunity to experiment with floral watercolors.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Yuko Nagayama
Cost: $39
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


 

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