Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats

"Master Class with Christine Lafuente: Color Harmony in Tonal Painting (Online)"
June 14-18, 2021

Brooklyn-based painter and renowned PAFA alum Christine Lafuente is back with an all new oil painting master class. In this class, Christine will relate the concepts of tone, temperature, and key not only to color-mixing and paint-handling techniques, but also to an understanding of light source in the personal studio set-up. Instruction will guide students through a series of investigations of how different light sources affect composition, palette organization, and the building of a painting. Students will work from observation using their own still life or interior set-up, and must be prepared to rearrange studio furniture and move around in their personal painting spaces. Mornings will consist of lecture and demonstration on Zoom, afternoons will be devoted to painting time and individual instruction.
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Christine Lafuente
Cost: $750
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632

"Lovely Old Hollyhocks in Watercolor (Online)"
June 22-24, 2021

This class is live and interactive on Zoom. Evelyn’s recent large scale flower paintings have been recognized in international exhibitions, becoming a favorite subject for her during the past year, as her gardens are a source of inspiration. In this workshop, the focus will be on proficiency in mixing rich, dark, juicy, transparent colors and painting layers of pigment to create depth. The soft, out of focus background is a practice of wet in wet application of pigments. The structure of the stamen in hollyhocks is a study in itself, and adds a dramatic accent. Join us!
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Evelyn Dunphy,
Cost: $249 for 9 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713

"Botanical Drawing & Painting (Online)"
Wednesdays, June 23 - July 28, 2021

Explore flowers and other natural forms, beginning with line and value drawing and progressing to full-color rendering in watercolor and mixed media. Topics will include sighting techniques, line quality, tone and value, creation of depth, composition, texture, and basic color. All levels welcome. This Canvas course will include a weekly live Zoom session every Wednesday, 10 am – 12 p.m.
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Linda Gist
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632

"Randy Sexton - Expressive Brushwork"
Wednesdays, July 7-28, 2021

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,
Cost: $350
Website, email, 206-715-6663

"From Seen to Scene: A 365 Day Mentorship Program"
July 8, 2021 - July 8, 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,
Cost: $695
Sponsor: Tucson Art Academy Online
Website, email

"Small and Quick Still Life Paintings"
July 14-16, 2021

This class will focus on small still-life paintings of only a few items. A pear and some grapes, and apple, some peppers, coffee mugs, Plants, Shoes, your toothbrush, and yes anything else you can think of can all make for very interesting painting subjects. Especially for some quick small paintings. Painting small takes the pressure off of having to complete a finished painting. They are fun and excellent practice. And you can sell them too! They are quite popular. In this class we will cover, how to prep the canvas, drawing, framing materials, and even posting the results online.
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Clinton Hobart
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

"Online Close-up Bee and Flower Watercolor Workshop"
July 31, 2021

Learn how to paint a close-up Bee with transparent wings as he buzzes around some flowers. This one-day online watercolor workshop walks students through the process of creating a realistic bee, flowers, and a soft focus background. Students learn watercolor techniques like wet on wet, layering, lifting, and more. Lorraine provides the reference photo and instructions. Paint along with Lorraine as she demonstrates the painting step-by-step. (image is only an example)
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lorraine Watry
Cost: $140.00
Sponsor: Arvada Art Center
Website, email, 720-898-7200

"What We Learn From Vincent: Still Life"
Tuesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 31, 2021

There are so many things that we can learn when we study other painters. When we look at the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh, we can explore color, composition, perspective and form. His creative force continues to be an inspiration to the entire world. Royce Deans and Tali Farchi have spent years studying the work of Vincent and visiting many of the locations that he worked. They have much to share.
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $175.00
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681

"Paint Tuscany in Watercolors"

Paint dreamy Tuscany from hilltop towns, vineyards and fields of poppies to simple olives and other Tuscan treasures. Select from 18+ lesson videos to paint from on your own time. Bonus Paint-alongs and Facebook community also included.
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $279
Sponsor: Cindy Briggs Workshops
Website, email, 541-420-9463


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