Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Watercolor Impressions - Flowers and Landscape - Online Session I"
March 8-10, 2021
 

We will explore the colors, fragility, and movement of flowers in order to paint them in a loose, expressive manner. We will then move into an approach of the landscape - allowing the watercolor to interpret the mood and feeling of us. This is an online workshop, which will enable us to still interact and enable us to see up close - the painting process, design and colors. You will also receive a recorded version of this. Zoom Online
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Janet Rogers, AWS
Cost: $305 members; $381 non-members
Sponsor: Venice Art Center
Website, email, 941-485-7136


"Expressive Watercolors - Flowers to Landscape"
March 8-10, 2021
 

The focus of this dynamic workshop is to "loosen up" and discover how to create intuitive and spontaneous paintings - using flowers and landscape elements. We will use photos I send - or photos you have - for inspiration. Demonstrations, lessons, exercises, critiques, interactive questions and answers will all combine to make this Virtual experience as much like an "in-person" workshop as possible!! 6 1/2 hours for each of the three days - from 9:30am EST with painting and lunch breaks. A link of the recording of the workshop will be sent to you each day (in case you miss anything!) Janet has taught as a National Instructor for over 20 years.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Janet Rogers, AWS
Cost: $325
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"From Seen to Scene: A 365 Day Mentorship Program"
March 9, 2021 - March 9, 2022
 

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: $695
Sponsor: Tucson Art Academy Online
Website, email


"Capturing the Light in Watercolor (Online)"
March 12-14, 2021
 

Join award winning, international artist, Carrie Waller as she shares her watercolor techniques for painting glass jars. Carrie is a natural teacher and shares methods in an easy-to-follow way. In this class we will endeavor to learn how to really “see” what you are painting and achieve the look you want. Carrie will discuss her strategies for developing strong compositions and award-winning paintings. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to Carrie as well as show her your work through your camera to get personal feedback and critique. You will complete one painting by the end of the class. Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller, www.carriewallerfineart.com
Cost: $249 for 3 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Introduction to Watercolor"
Mondays, March 15 - April 5, 2021
 

Theresa’s hands-on approach to learning will elevate your knowledge of watercolor painting so you will feel more at ease with the painting process. Each week we will build on the fundamentals taught in class through demonstrations and student exercises. Learn the value and utility of artist quality paints, paper & the right brush to achieve excellent results from the get-go. Students will practice developing their skills through weekly optional homework assignments. Whether you are just starting your journey with watercolors or want to solidify your foundational skills, Theresa will meet you where you are and help you achieve your artistic goals in this four-week class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Theresa Goesling
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email, 360-510-0994


"Three Step Still Life"
March 18, 2021
 

Join Sarah Sedwick for a live online workshop, on Zoom and Facebook Group! Working with a split-primary palette of six colors and white, you’ll learn Sarah’s three-step process for creating alla prima paintings. Paint from Sarah’s reference photos, or set up your own still life! A slideshow and painting demo will be followed by Q & A, and you’ll have ten days to complete the assignment and share it on our Facebook page, for feedback. A recording of the demo will also be accessible. You’ll see the three steps: underpainting, color mixing, and brushwork during the demo, and ask questions in real time, via the chat. Instruction will be in oils, and acrylics are also welcome. All levels, ages 15 and above.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Sedwick, www.sarahsedwick.com
Cost: $120 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Introduction to Painting Glass"
March 20, 2021
 

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. Before class, a sketch will be provided, ready to transfer to your watercolor paper. An image will also be provided illustrating where to apply your masking fluid. This is a fun interactive, and informative class. Each participant will receive critiques of their process and the final painting. 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, 360-510-0994


"Online Colored Pencil Realism: Spring Blooms with Cynthia Knox, CPSA"
March 20-21, 2021
 

Create a beautiful colored pencil still life over two days and learn how to transform a line drawing into your own personal masterpiece! A variety of tips, textures, and techniques will be shared as we develop each section of this lovely floral portrait. You can expect to learn, laugh, and leave inspired both days and will receive high-quality instructional material prior to class. This includes the following downloads: Reference photo, line drawing, supply list, full-color tutorial booklet, and Cynthia’s formula “cheat sheets” for each class demo. Personal critiques will be offered for WIP’s as well as for finished artworks. Follow-up instruction and feedback will also be available after the workshop is over.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cynthia Knox, CPSA
Cost: $220 (members), $255 (non members)
Sponsor: The Art Guild of Port Washington/Manhasset
Website, email, 516-304-5797


"Painting With Pencils Workshop"
March 25, 2021
 

Both regular and watercolor pencils will be explored—demonstrating the amazing effects and ease of use of these versatile materials. One can create richly colored and detailed works that mimic glossy oil paintings or splashy textured acrylic or watercolor paintings, but with no mess and no real set up or clean up needed. Simply start and stop work as you wish! Many techniques will be explored and numerous examples will be available for inspiration. Just pick up a pencil and create your own master work!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kathryn Morrill
Cost: $90 for Members | $110 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Kyoto Maiko in Watercolor (Online)"
March 30, April 1 & 3, 2021
 

Join international award-winning artist, Kim Minichiello as she shares her techniques painting a colorful Maiko from Kyoto, Japan. Kim will share a variety of techniques that she uses in her work. This course will follow a step-by-step process and focus on: Understanding and using color temperature to make the subject matter more dynamic. Creating 3-dimensionality and form with value. Focusing on pigment to water ratio. Painting wet on dry paper, wet onto wet paper, and mingling and mixing color on the paper. Breaking away from painting exactly what you see in the reference photo. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to Kim, and show her your work to get personal feedback.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kim Minichiello, www.kimminichiello.com
Cost: $249 for 3 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Gorgeous Garments (Online)"
April 1 & 3, 2021
 

There is much to learn from a simple dress! It provides structure, color, texture, and suggests the human form! In this course students will work with beautiful shapes, creating folds and the illusion of sheer fabric. Hems, zippers, and seams become important motifs in this exploration of fashion as subject. Day 1: Instruction in basic drawing techniques including line, value, composition, and color. Several techniques will be introduced involving the suggestion of various types of fabric. The first session will culminate in a finished watercolor of a single dress. Day 2: Building on our previous lesson, students will execute a more complex composition involving multiple garments and fabrics.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amy D'Apice, artconspiracy.net
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Capturing the Light in Watercolor (Online)"
April 16-18, 2021
 

Join award winning, international artist, Carrie Waller as she shares her watercolor techniques for painting glass jars. Carrie is a natural teacher and shares methods in an easy-to-follow way. In this class we will endeavor to learn how to really “see” what you are painting and achieve the look you want. Carrie will discuss her strategies for developing strong compositions and award-winning paintings. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to Carrie as well as show her your work through your camera to get personal feedback and critique. You will complete one painting by the end of the class. Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller, www.carriewallerfineart.com
Cost: $249 for 3 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Outside/Inside: The At-Home Sketchbook (Virtual)"
Saturdays, April 17 - May 15, 2021
 

This virtual class will be delivered on the Zoom platform. Taking inspiration from the paintings of Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard, use your at-home sketchbook to explore different ways of drawing and painting the objects and spaces in your home, and the view from your window. Each class consists of a short examination of work by Bonnard and Matisse and a practical demonstration of a drawing/painting technique followed by guided creative time.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Philip Hartigan
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Painting Flowers in Vibrant Beautiful Colors"
Mondays, May 3-17, 2021
 

An intense workshop with an emphasis on drawing and creating clean beautiful color in flowers. The workshop will have a closed Facebook Group as its classroom. This group is available only for the students in the class. In this group Kathy will answer questions, critique student work, share painting tips, materials, and painting demos. Students will have access to all the material (including the recordings of all Zoom meetings) for the duration of the class and an additional 1 full month after the class is over! In addition to the Facebook group the class will meet once a week for a 3-hour long live Zoom meeting and lecture.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kathy Anderson
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Pre-College: Still-Life Painting (Online)"
July 26-30, 2021
 

Explore the rich medium of oil painting through the subject of still-life while further acquiring the working knowledge of the fundamental principles of working from observation. Through a series of structured studies, we will examine how to analyze space, determine proportional relationships, develop form and structure, as well as, study composition, basic color theory, and the language of visual texture. In addition to the first-hour live introduction via the online Canvas platform each day, there will be an additional one-hour live session from 1-2pm. Students will have 2-3 hours to work on assignments following each presentation, assisted by available feedback from the instructor. Students have the option of taking this class for 1.0 college credit or no credit. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sherif Habashi
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


 

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