Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Interpreting your Photographic Reference"
June 8-10, 2020
 

This three-day workshop will offer students the opportunity to work from photographic reference of the subject of their choice. The instructor is an accomplished painter of all of the conventional genres…including still life, landscape and the figurative subject. The topics of drawing, values, color, design, technique, paint-mixing, tools, materials and paint application will be addressed during this workshop. This workshop is open to all levels of experience and all mediums are welcome including oil or acrylic paint, watercolor, pastel and drawing mediums. Please bring photographic references of your choice.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Robert Lemler, www.robertlemler.com
Cost: $375 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Creating Expressive Animal Paintings in Watercolor"
June 18-19, 2020
 

Are you looking to gain more confidence when painting animals? This workshop will help you increase your painting skills and confidence in this area. Students will learn to be more analytical of their own and others’ paintings. Kim will teach the use of design, textures, value studies, color, and composition. Students will breathe life into their subject matter with positive and negative spaces and build shapes through the use of glazes. Students will learn to leave lost and found edges for interest and movement, integrating the foreground with the background to make a cohesive painting. Students will bring their favorite photos for inspiration, and Kim will provide the tips and techniques for making them come alive with paint!
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Kim Johnson Nechtman, www.kj-art.com
Cost: $210 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Desert Botanicals"
June 23, 2020
 

Botanicals have been popular for hundreds of years and never go out of style. For the student who enjoys instant gratification, you will walk away with up to four 5 x 7 paintings and two 8 x 10 paintings. They make wonderful gifts and these little gems are easy to create as no two flowers grow exactly alike. The morning will be spent studying different types of leaves and petals and drawing impressions of favorite plants and flowers. The afternoon will be spent painting, after an easy-to-follow demonstration in color mixing and control. Lastly, students will add wet-into-wet matching borders and some fine details which will add sophistication to their work. Students will be working from life and photos.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Linda Pullinsi, www.lindapullinsi.com
Cost: $95 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Studio Painting, the Figurative Subject"
June 29 - July 1, 2020
 

This three-day workshop will offer the student the opportunity to work from the figurative subject posed in a supportive context. The pose will be held all day. Students may choose to work on a single study or paint several each day. All levels of experience are welcome. All mediums are welcome, including oil or acrylic paint, watercolor, pastel and drawing mediums. The instructor is accomplished in all mediums. The topics of drawing, color, edges, composition, paint application, use of tools and materials will be addressed.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Robert Lemler, www.robertlemler.com
Cost: $375 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Watercolor Portraits from Life"
July 20-22, 2020
 

Painting a portrait from life can be intimidating, but painting a watercolor portrait from life is just plain crazy!! In this three-day workshop Annette will share her method of madness for painting an expressive watercolor portrait from a live model. There will be a demonstration every morning with plenty of time for students to paint in the afternoon. Individual attention will be given to all students. Annette will cover how to draw a convincing likeness by learning to see facial planes and structure of the human head. She will explain her use of color, mixing flesh tones, brushwork and controlling edges. This workshop is geared toward sharpening drawing skills, having fun, and painting expressively in watercolor. Come prepared to paint outside the lines.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Annette Smith, www.annettesmithfineart.com
Cost: $315 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Watercolor Unleashed! White Flower in Transparent Watercolor"
August 1, 2020
 

Learn to use light, airy washes in multiple transparent colors to paint a white flower in all the colors of the rainbow, yet appear as a “white” flower, with the sun shining through its translucent petals. Students will use rich, clean, darker values to set off those beautiful white blooms. A photo will be provided, but students are welcome and encouraged to paint from their own reference material. There will be demos, instruction at all levels, one-on-one critique and lots of painting time. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting!
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Julie Gilbert Pollard, www.JulieGilbertPollard.com
Cost: $95 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


 

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