Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Paint a Vintage Scene of Edinburgh in Watercolor"
June 14-15, 2021
 

In this class we will explore how to use vintage photography as a reference for watercolor paintings. Our objective will be taking a black and white photograph and, using value as our guide, create a painting in color that reflects how we perceive the reference. Our goal is not an exact replica but to breathe new life into forgotten times. There are many sources of imagery to be found on the internet and during this time of slowed travel I have found solace in a sort of time travel. Looking at cities I love and the old places there that are now gone.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Iain Stewart, AWS
Cost: $198 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Wet-Into-Wet Watercolor – One Evening Workshop"
June 15, 2021
 

This Class Is For Anyone Who Wants To Get A Handle On Two Essential Watercolor Painting Techniques. The “wet into wet” technique is one of the most basic and most beautiful available to the watercolor painter and produces a look that is impossible in any other medium. Learn how to handle, and master, this fundamental watercolor technique. The workshop will also cover its less well known, but no less important companion – the Dry-In-Wet Technique. Together, these two techniques will add looseness and subtlety to your paintings. Class includes three pre-class video tutorials, drawing layouts for in-class projects and complete materials list.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $55
Sponsor: Watercolor Methods
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"The Uncommon Art Journal"
June 17-19, 2021
 

Join us as we spend 3 days immersed in a variety of mixed media techniques, incorporating different materials to create artist journals that are tactile, rich and “uncommon.” During the weekend you will have the opportunity to learn from 3 different Artists with 3 different styles to create 3 handmade artist journals from scratch. Each day will be taught by a different Artist. They will share their own approach and techniques to give your artist journal a unique and organic look. Through the creative process, you will discover artistic beauty in what is unrefined and imperfect. Also join us for "Meet the Instructors" Night.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: 3 Instructors
Cost: $245.00
Sponsor: True Creativity Within
Website, email, 626-470-7278


"Figures and Fabrics in Watercolor (Online)"
June 17-18, 2021
 

This class is live and interactive on Zoom. Discover how you can capture the likeness of people in watercolors utilizing shape relationships, color, light and shadow. Cindy will take you through the process step-by-step as she shares how to simplify and translate a photograph into a colorful painting. She’ll share how to photograph your subjects for the best reference images.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Group Critique with James Toogood (Online)"
June 18, 2021
 

Feeling isolated in your studio? Unsure of your next step? A group critique is an excellent means of both relieving artistic uncertainty and ?nding inspiration in the ideas and artwork of others in a supportive environment. Join noted artist and PAFA faculty James Toogood for supportive, non-judgmental feedback on your artwork while helping you to dispel feelings of self-criticism or discouragement. Learn to perceive doubt as a tantalizing entry for creative investigation rather than a destructive force. Each student will receive a 30-minute critique minimum.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Everything Water"
June 18, 2021
 

Online Zoom Demo. Water is one of the most pleasing of subjects. Added to a painting, water can bring movement and depth, or add calm, and reflected colors. Alex will demonstrate detailed techniques to show how to depict the apparent flow or stillness of water to dramatic effect. The focus will be color mixing for various kinds of water bodies, along with brush strokes to achieve the desired effect. Alex will paint in watercolor; however, the color mixing and brush techniques are the same for all painting media. Participate by painting along in your medium of choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $8 for Members, $10 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting a Nocturnal Architectural setting of Santa Fe"
June 19-20, 2021
 

This scene from Santa Fe, New Mexico was chosen to paint because of its cozy street scene with unique shapes of colors and values. The composition lends itself perfectly to change a day time scene to a moon lit scene. A value sketch will help to establish eye level and light direction for our painting. Using painterly, impressionistic brushwork, we’ll learn glazing techniques to enhance color and add drama to our composition. As a Master in the American Impressionist Society, Carr will be emphasizing how to achieve dynamic paintings using loose and painterly brushwork while capturing light. Join us!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Betty Carr
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Launching a Masterpiece, Lessons in Perspective"
June 21-23, 2021
 

Zoom class - drawing studio with some watercolor. Let's put paintings in perspective. You want your work to show mastery and a proper drawing will do this and make the journey so enjoyable. Steve Kleier will give you the tools to bring structure and meaning to your paintings. Using traditional and classic art skills that date from the renaissance, you will find proportion, capture the effects of light and create the illusion of depth. Experience success and be inspired to launch masterpiece after masterpiece. Steve's past clients include: Nike, Tektronix, US Bank, Stash tea, Microsoft and many more.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Steve Kleier
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"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, www.evelyndunphy.com
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


"Creating the Illusion of Depth: Atmospheric Perspective"
June 24, 2021
 

Online Zoom Demo. The illusion of depth in a painting—whether non-objective or realistic—can be very dynamic and pleasing. This appearance is called atmospheric perspective and is used to make contours or objects appear 3-dimensional and to recede into the distance. This effect is obtained by changing values (lightness and darkness) of the color and by reducing the intensity of the color. In a 2-part demo, Alex will demonstrate how to achieve this illusion of depth in both an abstract, and a landscape painting. Alex will be using oils, but the methods and color mixings are the same for all painting media. Plan to paint in your medium of choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $8 for Members, $10 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Group Critique with James Toogood (Online)"
June 25, 2021
 

Feeling isolated in your studio? Unsure of your next step? A group critique is an excellent means of both relieving artistic uncertainty and ?nding inspiration in the ideas and artwork of others in a supportive environment. Join noted artist and PAFA faculty James Toogood for supportive, non-judgmental feedback on your artwork while helping you to dispel feelings of self-criticism or discouragement. Learn to perceive doubt as a tantalizing entry for creative investigation rather than a destructive force. Each student will receive a 30-minute critique minimum.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Bee and Butterfly in Watercolor (Online)"
June 25-26, 2021
 

This class is live and interactive on Zoom. Carol will share her unique watercolor technique, painting from background to foreground, using dynamic and inventive color. You will create 2 paintings, one butterfly and one bee.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter, www.carol-carter.com
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Be Brave and Have Fun"
June 25-27, 2021
 

Zoom class. Unearth fresh and honest art inside yourself and learn to capture it with paint. Herman will teach you to find originality in your own work. Get started with new ideas in a way that is fun and fast. You will learn about color mixing, glazes, composition, drying time, thickness and edges to create an impressionist painting you never thought possible with watercolor. Expect to be challenged to be brave, and to have fun! Herman's works are featured in the books Australian Impressionists and Realist Artists, 120 years of Watercolourist, Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand, and Profile on Contemporary Watercolours.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Herman Pekel
Cost: $525
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Painting a Greek Monastery in Watercolor"
June 26-27, 2021
 

In this workshop the subject “Monastery in Greece”, George will show several of his techniques to achieve striking and successful watercolors, full of textures and contrasts. Instead of using collage like George did in his painting, you will only use watercolor but by applying his own technique of “fake collage in Watercolor”, you will achieve the same effect.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: George Politis, RI, AWS
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Carmel Coast in Watercolor (Online)"
June 28-29, 2021
 

This class is live and interactive on Zoom. I will teach you my California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture style that encompasses bold expressive colors and exuberant atypical painting techniques. I have been teaching this style over the past six years across the United States and Canada as well as being published both here and abroad. My person-to-person and online teaching persona is enthusiastic, fun, and engaging.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Lobenberg, www.lobenbergart.com
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Italian Beach Scene in Vibrant Hues in Watercolor (Online)"
June 30 & July 1, 2021
 

This class is live and interactive on Zoom. Enrich your watercolors with vibrant creative color. Explore how to simplify a complex landscape scene. In this watercolor workshop we will discover how to design and paint a creative and colorful beach scene from Camogli, Italy.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Theresa Goesling, theresagoesling.art
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Interpreting the landscape of Yosemite in Watercolor (Online)"
July 1-2, 2021
 

This class is live and interactive on Zoom. In this workshop, Frank will teach painting principles and above all, how to paint watercolors that look connected, soft and beautiful. We will focus on landscape, using a reference photo of Yosemite.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Frank Eber
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture"
July 5-7, 2021
 

Shake it up with David Lobenberg. Apply watercolor with splatters, swabs, slaps, splats, and slashes to that portrait you’ve be waiting to paint or use one of David’s outline drawings. Come flood, blossom, and create textures with a style that is about gesture, expressive color, soft transparency and hard opacity. You’ll paint several studies with step-by-step demonstrations from painting start to painting finish. David’s watercolor paintings can be found in private, public, and corporate collections across the country. His work has been featured in American Artist, Southwest Art, and American Art Collector magazines and several others.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $495
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Portrait of a Native American Child (Online)"
July 5, 7 & 9, 2021
 

This watercolor class is live and interactive on Zoom. In this fun informative class you will learn how to use values to create a stunning portrait of a young Native American girl in native dress. The techniques you learn with help you with any subject you paint in the future, by simplifying the features of a subject into value shapes.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Laurie Goldstein-Warren, www.warrenwatercolors.com
Cost: $249 for 9 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"What We Learn From Vincent: Landscape"
Tuesdays, July 6-27, 2021
 

There is so much to learn from the work, life and letters of the great painter, Vincent Van Gogh. Royce Deans and Tali Farchi have lead many art retreats to the very places in France that Vincent created so many of his masterpieces. In this particular class we will look at how he approached the landscape. We will look at color, perspective, architecture in the landscape and more.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $175.00
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Watercolor Portrait (Online)"
Wednesdays, July 7 - August 11, 2021
 

Learn the art of watercolor portrait painting from photographic references. Working alongside the instructor during live Zoom sessions, paint a variety of portrait subjects, with a focus on mixing skin tone, rendering hair, achieving a likeness and realistic expression, and more. Instruction will feature demonstrations of fundamental watercolor techniques such as washes, gradations, textural effects, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, and more. Portrait drawing experience recommended.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Animals (Online)"
Wednesdays, July 7 - August 11, 2021
 

Convey the subtle color, fluid line, and realistic volume of the human form through watercolor. Working from photo references alongside the instructor during live Zoom sessions, paint nude and clothed figure subjects, with guidance on achieving anatomical and proportional accuracy, mixing skin tone, using value to suggest light and volume, rendering clothing, and more. Instruction will feature demonstrations of fundamental watercolor techniques such as washes, gradations, textural effects, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, and more.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Classical Design for the Contemporary Artist (Online)"
Thursdays, July 8 - August 12, 2021
 

Design is the application of the formal elements of aesthetics to an artwork to enhance its strengths. This class will explain these formal elements of design: composition, space, value, light, color, line, texture and pattern. Course content will include art historical discussions using artists past and present to exemplify these design principles. The classes will also include demonstrations of the applications of each principle, and time to experiment and apply what you learned to your own work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mindful Art-Making in Challenging Times (Online)"
Thursdays, July 8 - August 12, 2021
 

During the pandemic, you may have experienced anxiety and sadness. You are not alone. Learn to work through your feelings and the anxiety we are all carrying through art-making. Cultivating mindfulness, or wakefulness, allows you to be fully present and aware of your actions, without feeling distracted and overwhelmed by other thoughts or outside influences. Art-making is a natural way of practicing mindfulness, and is especially important in these challenging times. Mindful art-making has been shown not only to reduce stress and improve communication skills, but also benefits those suffering from memory loss, depression, or PTSD. Discover how creativity can enrich your daily life under the guidance of Dona Duncan, registered art therapist and practicing artist, in this live Zoom class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Dona Duncan
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Optical Color in Painting (Online)"
Thursdays, July 8 - August 12, 2021
 

Enrich your painting practice through an understanding of optical color, the perception of color resulting from the combination of hues placed next each other, rather than physically mixed. Just as important as admixture (the blending of pigments), optical mixing through the application of adjacent color strokes allows the creation of a variety of luminous effects. Examine optical color through historical examples from 13th-century egg tempera painting to the light-filled work of the Impressionists and Pointillists. Demystify this exciting perceptual phenomenon and learn how to apply it to your own art by working within a structured plan from varied subject matter in acrylic or gouache paint. Instruction features lecture, and demonstration, and ample references.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jill A. Rupinski
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Landscape (Online)"
Fridays, July 9 - August 13, 2021
 

Learn to paint watercolor landscapes from photographic references – a virtual getaway for plein air painters during this time of isolation and limited travel. Subjects will include a variety of types of terrain, and instruction will address the rendering of trees, grass, sky, and water. Students will practice fundamental watercolor techniques such as washes, gradations, textural effects, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, and more as they paint in real-time with the instructor.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Plunge (Online)"
Saturdays, July 10 - August 14, 2021
 

Join Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Print Department, and accomplished watercolorist in this live Zoom class designed for those with little or no experience in watercolor. Acquire a thorough grounding in basic watercolor materials and techniques, including papers, brushes and pigments, as well as transparent and opaque painting methods. Gain the confidence to continue to work with watercolor beyond the workshop. Take the plunge; a lifeguard will be on duty!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Rosati
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Art of Watercolor with James Toogood (Online)"
Mondays, July 12 - August 16, 2021
 

Join James Toogood, renowned watercolorist, and author of Incredible Light and Texture in Watercolor for a discussion of what is needed to paint truly great and successful watercolors. Referencing his own award-winning watercolor landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, James will present a thorough explanation of watercolor materials and techniques via Zoom. Topics will include the proper selection and preparation of your paper, brushes, color palettes as well as a thorough discussion of paint and pigment. James will take you through the development of a painting, from drawing and composition to opening washes to a completed piece. He will talk about how to develop a sense of light and atmosphere, and how to achieve a range of textural effects from glass, metal, stone, grass and water!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Landscape Painting In Watercolor: The Summer Scene"
July 13 - August 10, 2021
 

This class focuses on composition, color and painting important elements of the landscape such as, skies, mountains and hills, fields, trees, roads, etc. There are many challenges to painting the summer landscape – we cover them in this online class. This class will improve your watercolor landscape painting with simple approaches to common landscape elements, color and composition ideas and – especially – how to manage all that green!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $285
Sponsor: Watercolor Methods
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"Skies and Clouds in Watercolor"
July 15, 2021
 

Watercolor is perfect for creating light, transparent skies with subtle color changes. Same for light, airy clouds. Learn and practice the simple techniques that make painting both a cinch! This one evening workshop will get you off on the right track. We’ll paint two skies – one evening and one summery mid-day. More importantly, we’ll practice the techniques you’ll need for beautiful skies and clouds in any painting. The class includes three pre-class video tutorials, downloadable drawing layouts and materials lists.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $55
Sponsor: WatercolorMethods.com
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"Virtual Landscape Color and Composition"
July 17-20, 2021
 

Zoom class. Give life to your landscapes. Figures accent a painting unlike anything else. Don will teach you how to capture man’s relationship or contrast to nature and the environment. He will show you how to paint believable figures with lessons on figure construction and the variety of ways to use the human form as an accent, point of interest or dominant character. Don is a signature member of the AWS. He is the author of Interpreting the Landscape in Watercolor, Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor, and Rough Sketches, Short Stories of a Traveling Artist.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Don Andrews
Cost: $625
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Watercolor Unleashed! Wet & Wild Ocean"
Tuesdays, July 20 - August 31, 2021
 

Paint the misty, crashing, salty ocean waves and learn to apply the “anatomy” of an ocean wave to a watercolor painting. For this virtual online painting workshop, we will use a photo and other class materials that will be sent to you by e-mail. During class time you will see demos with painting demo shown full screen through a dual camera set-up. You will have your own painting time during the class with individual critique throughout. 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. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Julie Gilbert Pollard, www.juliegilbertpollard.com
Cost: $315 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Online Sky Studies Watercolor Workshop"
July 24-25, 2021
 

During this two day, online workshop, Students will work along with Lorraine as she demonstrates a variety of skies in small 4”x6” studies (6 to 8, depending on time). We will cover ways to depict soft-fluffy clouds, dramatic sunsets, and stars in the night sky. Learn and use techniques like wet-on-wet, softening edges, layering, and more. Lorraine will demonstrate steps in the process and share lots of tips and tricks along the way. Reference photos, drawings, and instructions are emailed prior to the class. No time limit on video recording. (image is only an example)
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lorraine Watry
Cost: $165.00
Sponsor: Lorraine Watry Studio
Website, email, 719-291-2748


"Watercolor: Mountains Framed by Brilliant Wildflowers (Online)"
July 29-31, 2021
 

For this live-online painting workshop we will use a photo with discretion to loosely evoke plein-air flavor and atmosphere in our paintings. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Julie Gilbert Pollard, www.juliegilbertpollard.com
Cost: $249 for 9 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"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


"Watercolor Techniques"
August 3-4, 2021
 

Zoom class. Technique is everything and Michael Reardon will help you explore so many ways to strengthen your skills in landscape and cityscape watercolor painting. You will learn how to create a strong composition and use value to invoke a sense of light. Michael will teach you how to manipulate color for a full expressive effect. Join us for this 2-day workshop and you'll go home with an abundance of techniques you can use the rest of your life. Michael is the Author of Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes, from North Light Books and has three instructional DVD’s.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Reardon
Cost: $255
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"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


"Watercolor Techniques"
August 5-6, 2021
 

Zoom class. Technique is everything and Michael Reardon will help you explore so many ways to strengthen your skills in landscape and cityscape watercolor painting. You will learn how to create a strong composition and use value to invoke a sense of light. Michael will teach you how to manipulate color for a full expressive effect. Join us for this 2-day workshop and you'll go home with an abundance of techniques you can use the rest of your life. Michael is the Author of Painting Light and Color in Landscapes and Cityscapes, from North Light Books and has three instructional DVD’s.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Reardon
Cost: $255
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Watercolor Works!"
August 5-26, 2021
 

Great for Beginners and anyone struggling with Watercolor. If you want to improve, this class is for you. Watercolor is a uniquely beautiful but tricky medium. This class teaches you the important fundamental painting skills which make everything else easier. We also introduce some basic color and composition ideas to help strengthen and unify your paintings. Class includes: A Weekly Written Class Info Sheet with Drawing Layouts and illustrated Examples; Pre-Class “Homework”; Weekly Critique With Personal Advice and Suggestions; Online Class with Demos, Paint-along Projects, Q&A; and a Recording of Each Class For Review.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Watercolor Methods
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"3 techniques to sketch Italy (Online)"
August 9-11, 2021
 

Learn fun sketching techniques before your next trip to Italy (or anywhere around the world)! This unique workshop will explore varies sketching techniques and styles. With just a few simple tools, you’ll learn how to sketch stylishly, loosely and more intuitively! You’ll be amazed with what you can create after taking this workshop.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Shuang Li
Cost: $249 for 9 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting Birds In Watercolor"
August 9-30, 2021
 

Get loose, go outside the lines, and be unafraid of your watercolors! During this 4-week course, Kim will guide students through several different approaches to painting birds — a very direct painting approach, a wet into wet approach, and a unique “throwing paint” approach. Students will learn to relax and open up their creativity and imaginations. Although, continue to explore additional techniques around the making of shapes, using color combinations, simultaneously designing foreground and background, taking advantage soft and hard edges, students will gain confidence in reaching the point where they realize their painting is done.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kim Johnson Nechtman
Cost: $210 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Staying Afloat in Watercolor"
September 6-10, 2021
 

Capture the fleeting moments David will show you the best way to tackle painting the rugged coastline, the sea with its character, the calm waters and boats in the beautiful harbor, and street scenes along the harbor and about the city offering movement, color, and atmosphere. He will encourage your creativity and individuality and give you insight into portraying the subject in simple terms, helping you get fresh, spontaneous results. David is the coauthor of Solving Mysteries in Watercolor with Ron Ranson. His work has been featured in the International Artist Magazine.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Taylor
Cost: $525
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"What We Learn From Vincent: Portraits and People"
Tuesdays, September 7-28, 2021
 

If we study the work and life of Vincent Van Gogh we find a most interesting, complex and caring person. He cared deeply for people and longed to express that desire in his paintings his entire life. In this class we will look at his portraits and self-portraits as well as how he used figures in his landscapes. Royce Deans and Tali Farchi your instructors for this class have made it a priority in their own work to learn every thing they can from Vincent.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $175.00
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Abstract Expressionism – Online Painting Workshop"
September 8 - October 26, 2021
 

A course for Self-Expression. Self-Exploration and Fun! Online 8-week, guided independent study painting course. Structured exercises offered weekly. We use Zoom for our weekly critiques. Class time is 2-hours. 8-week series. Tuesdays, 10 am Hawaii time (Other possible day can be arranged) How it works: New painting exercises are introduced each week. I'll explain the exercises and record the classes. Students complete their paintings on their own time and we will meet 1x/week for shared critique and feedback. Choose whatever painting medium you prefer. I suggest acrylic on paper or canvas. I'll send a materials list. The size of the artwork will vary, depending on your personal setup at home. Limited class size. All levels are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Abbie Rabinowitz
Cost: $280-400 (sliding scale)
Sponsor: www.abbierabinowitz.com
Website, email, 808-657-8108


"Rendering the Invisible Visible for US and Canada"
September 8 - December 15, 2021
 

Our live online art classes offered via Zoom are a unique mix of art history/theory lectures, painting, and discussions that will help you take your art to the next level. This 12-week workshop has been designed around this pandemic and of course, the stories arising from such a life-mind-altering situation. Do we agree that art is more than the mere representation of the surroundings, so we can finally accept rendering visible the invisible? We are currently reshaping our perceptions, rethinking our behavior to give birth to a new personal narrative. Knowing that creativity comes from everywhere and everything, the purpose of this online course is to help you fully express these new stories, using the painting medium of your choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$300
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Rendering the Invisible Visible for Australia"
September 9 - December 16, 2021
 

Our live online art classes offered via Zoom are a unique mix of art history/theory lectures, painting, and discussions that will help you take your art to the next level. This 12-week workshop has been designed around this pandemic and of course, the stories arising from such a life-mind-altering situation. Do we agree that art is more than the mere representation of the surroundings, so we can finally accept rendering visible the invisible? We are currently reshaping our perceptions, rethinking our behavior to give birth to a new personal narrative. Knowing that creativity comes from everywhere and everything, the purpose of this online course is to help you fully express these new stories, using the painting medium of your choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$300
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Staying Afloat in Watercolor"
October 5-25, 2021
 

WhatsApp Online. Capture the fleeting moments! David will show you the best way to tackle painting the rugged coastline, the sea with its character, the calm waters and boats in the beautiful harbor, and street scenes along the harbor and about the city offering movement, color and atmosphere. He will encourage your creativity and individuality and give you insight into portraying the subject in simple terms, helping you get fresh, spontaneous results. David will give a pre-recorded lesson/demonstration with step-by-step notes each Tuesday. You will have a week to work on your painting, share it with David and receive personalized feedback. David is the coauthor of Solving Mysteries in Watercolor with Ron Ranson. His work has been featured in the International Artist Magazine.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Taylor
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Creative Watercolor Portraits - Online Program"
Ongoing
 

Discover how to draw and paint the portrait in this online, access anytime program for a full year. Enjoy lessons that include how to mix skin tones, diagram the face, focus on capturing the eyes, as you paint through 5+ step-by-step portrait lessons. Plus enjoy live paint-along webinars and a group Facebook page for sharing. Join now to save with Cindy's Holiday offer.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $297
Sponsor: Cindy Briggs Art
Website, email, 541-420-9463


"How to Mix Watercolors - Lavender en Provence, Plus Bonus Lesson"
Ongoing
 

Discover how to paint from watercolor basic mixing to composition to finished Valensole, Provence painting. Then enjoy a Bonus Quick Sketch Postcard Lesson. Cindy's step-by-step lesson includes the basics of how to easily mix watercolors to create the colors and values you want, a tracing of the scene to make it easy to draw out, and access anytime for a full year videos to take you through the process. Using just 6 colors in this lesson, you also receive Cindy's complete Watercolor Supply List with palette map and how to create a color wheel. Cindy also has a private Facebook Group Community where you can share your progress and get encouragement Cindy's circle of artists.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $29.97
Website, email, 541-420-9463


"Paint Tuscany in Watercolors"
Ongoing
 

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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