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


"Painting Animals with Personality - Watercolor (Online)"
March 10-11, 2021
 

The course will be a step-by-step tutorial of how to paint an animal in a dynamic composition with watercolor. Carol will demonstrate for 20 minutes and the participants will paint along and with additional time to finish each step. The tutorial painting will be completed each day. There will be two animals featured. Day 1: Cows. Day 2: Dog. Carol will discuss how to construct a representational animal from a reference photo. Instruction will include how to paint animal anatomy in a dynamic, artistic way. Participants are invited to paint along and ask questions. There will be a follow up critique with constructive feedback each day.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter, www.carol-carter.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Demonstration and Chat with Linda Kemp"
March 10, 2021
 

Join us at a live Zoom demonstration to watch Linda Kemp create a multi-layered watercolour from start to finish! The presentation will begin with a brief explanation about negative and positive approaches to painting. Linda will also display reference material and visual aids to explain her process and plan before the painting begins. Once the paint flows, you will see her direct application of colour on wet paper to build autumnal foliage and berries. By using fresh paint and without drying between layers, it will be a game of controlling the uncontrollable. Sit back in your favourite chair and see what sort of mischief she can get into. Following the demonstration, you will have the chance to ask questions.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Linda Kemp
Cost: $35 for Members | $40 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Expressive Watercolors - The Head and Figure"
March 11 & 12, 2021
 

This interactive virtual workshop will focus on interpreting the head and figure in a spontaneous and intuitive manner. We will focus on translucent flesh tones, features, values, color, hair background, clothing, etc. Since we can interact, I will be able to answer your questions, as I paint (a visual like looking over my shoulder - to see brush strokes and palette). I will send photos of portraits together with drawings that you can trace - or use your own! Also will send a few figure photos to interpret gesturally. A recording of the workshop will be sent everyday to attendees (in case you have to miss something). 6 1/2 hours from 9:30am EST with lunch and painting breaks. Enrollment limited.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Janet Rogers, AWS
Cost: $250
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"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


"Master Class with Ying Li: A Picture Journey of Space, Paint & Vision (Online)"
March 12-14, 2021
 

Discover how your surrounding studio, living, and outdoor spaces can become inspiring subjects for experimentation in your painting practice. Combine observation with imagination, memory, and improvisation to explore how an objective image can be transformed into a personal statement through the process of painting. Instruction will address the individual development of style, theme, metaphorical meaning, and expression through representational and abstract approaches. Students may work in their choice of oil, acrylic, watercolor, or pastels. Class instruction will be conducted through a combination of Zoom and Padlet, the free online message/image board, and will include one-on-one discussions, group critiques, and PowerPoint presentations examining works of old masters and contemporary artists. Open to abstract and representational artists of all levels.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ying Li
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"ArtisTTable Muse & Usability Art Laboratory"
March 13, 2021
 

Muse & Usability™ is an exclusive ArtisTTable original method that has been developed over the last 7 years and has been presented as a workshop to 100's of artists around the world. We are now making it available online to provide greater accessibility and maintain appropriate social distancing. Come and join the ArtisTTable's exclusive creative Muse & Usability™ Laboratory, an intensive guided workshop presented on Zoom designed to help you personally discover many new possibilities. You will have the opportunity to work with local and international artists with a method that will change the way you approach your art. • 4-hour online workshop • Make 6 paintings • Find unexpected muses • Put your muse to work
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $55
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Watercolor Journaling Workshop (Online)"
March 15-16, 2021
 

Cindy will share paintings from her travel sketchbook as studies for the lessons in this workshop. “The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit, I can’t wait to go back. Until then, let’s share this experience together.” On day one: We’ll paint a scene from Ravello. On day two: We’ll paint a scene from Positano. Step by step demo and critique each day.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs, cindybriggs.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Venice and Rome in Watercolor (Online)"
March 15-16, 2021
 

This workshop will be a step-by-step painting of a canal in Venice and a street in Rome. After I demonstrate each step, you will then have time to paint the area you just watched. By the end, you will have a finished painting each day. My demonstration is pre-recorded allowing for close-ups and review if necessary. I will narrate it live to facilitate easy interaction with you. Fundamentals covered will include: working wet-in-wet, creating a strong composition, evoking a sense of light through the use of values, and manipulating color for its full expressive effect. The class is interactive so you will be able to ask questions and get feedback on your work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Reardon, AWS
Cost: $224 for 2 sessions of 4 hours each
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


"New Strategies & Techniques in Portraiture with Rob Silverman"
March 15, 22, April 5, 12, 19 & 26
 

We will concentrate on painting the portrait in a traditional & realistic manner using modern, simplified techniques. Students will paint/draw the portrait from a single pose of a live model over 6 sessions. The following concepts will be explored: Effect of light on the form & how to choose optimal lighting set-up to reveal key ‘landmark’ features. Creating dramatic effects by massing forms & planes prior to detail exploration. Composition guidelines that take the mystery out of positioning the head. Guides for establishing flesh tones that convey depth and produce pleasing color harmony. Unique techniques to help convey likeness, expression & personality. Includes: demos, handouts & personalized critique tailored to student experience level. Mediums: Oil, pastel, charcoal, graphite & watercolor.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rob Silverman
Cost: $340 Member / $375 Non Member
Sponsor: The Art Guild of Port Washington/Manhasset
Website, email, 516-304-5797


"Painting Fog and Light in Watercolor (Online)"
March 17-19, 2021
 

Join us in painting this morning scene from Newfoundland. In this workshop you will: Paint edges that merge into the next, changing color and value with no blossoms or “run-backs.” Build a variety of textures. Mix neutrals that create the mood, and use complements to make those neutrals come alive. Increase your facility to judge the amount of pigment and water in your brush, your mixture and on your paper so that the value that you put down, dries almost exactly the same value. Practice putting a full loaded brush stroke on your paper, and leaving it alone, thus avoiding over-working and “muddy” mixtures. Distinguish between the effects of opaque pigments vs. transparent pigments, and the times it is appropriate to use each.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Evelyn Dunphy, www.evelyndunphy.com
Cost: $249 for 3 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Innovative Water Media (Online)"
March 19-21, 2021 10AM-3PM
 

Joe Cibere, a Signature member of National Watercolor Society, will teach a three-day extensive workshop covering three different areas of watrecolor: Confidence & Color Play; Graphics to Watercolr; and Creativescapes. Joe will share his secrets of good paintings, the value of values and how to loosen up. You’ll learn a new way to paint that helps with the color choices, starting with big shape and let the media suggest the details. Joe will teach you to get to the next level by seeing the possibilities that design gives you. This interactive workshop will be fun, interesting and learnable. Attn. Carol Ling 818.636.3770
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Joe Cibere
Cost: $310/ non-member
Sponsor: Mid Valley Arts League (MVAL.org)
Website, email, 818-636-3770


"Watercolor is perfect for painting water (Online)"
March 20-21, 2021
 

With its fluidity, watercolor is a perfect medium to paint waterscapes. Let’s explore its magic by trying 2 different scenes that portray water as a main feature. Day 1: Painting a beach with turquoise water. Day 2: Painting a harbor with sailboats. In this interactive class, Keiko will use her own motifs and show her process through a step-by-step demo each day. She will give you plenty of time to draw first and then paint. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to show your work through your camera to get personal feedback on your painting as well as see everybody else’s work. Q&A and critique are an integral part of the lessons on both days.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe, www.ktanabefineart.com
Cost: $198 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"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


"Capturing Essentials in Landscape"
March 20-21, 2021
 

Eugen will take you behind the scenes of creating a landscape painting using watercolor from the beginning to the end. He will share his approach to design and compositional process, introducing "The Language of the Landscape" as a common language between teacher and students. Over the course of 2 days, students will acquire a solid set of skills to provide them with the confidence needed to paint independently. We will cover: Design concept, Practicing visual reading using "The Language of Landscape", Making compositional sketches, Searching for the right tonal values, Mixing various color schemes, Painting final painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eugen Chisnicean
Cost: $180
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email, 360-510-0994


"Benvenuti alla dolce Toscana (Online)"
March 22-23, 2021
 

As Amid demonstrates, painting scenes from Tuscany step by step, quiet time is provided so that you can paint what he just demoed. Critique and feedback are an important part of the class. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to Amid, show your work through your computer to get personal feedback and you will also be able to see everyone else’s work. Day 1: We will paint Cypress Shadows. Day 2: We will paint Aperitif Time.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amid El Haddad, www.amidelhaddad.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Karen Knutson Watermedia Demonstration"
March 24, 2021
 

Artist Demonstration and Q & A online via Zoom. When you register, a Zoom link will be emailed to you.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Karen Knutson
Cost: $20 for Members | $25 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"From Drawing to Watercolour: Grandma’s Shoulder (Online)"
March 24-26, 2021
 

Key Points emphasized through this workshop: How to choose your subjects and important things for better composition; How to use water and control water; Mixing your colours better and using different brushwork; Drawing with proportion and painting with a variety of tones; Creating light in your painting; Giving your painting a special mood, and more! Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lisa Wang, www.lisawangfineart.com
Cost: $249 for 3 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"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


"Painting the Realist Portrait in Watercolor - Online"
Thursdays, March 27 - April 15, 2021
 

Learn how to paint the realist portrait in watercolor step-by-step with both succinct demonstrations and individual attention. Beginning with a Cobalt Blue underpainting you will learn how to effect a mother-of-pearl optical grisaille and develop realist flesh tones by alternating cool and warm passages. Unlike many other Zoom painting courses mine are interactive and to ensure you get ample instruction and corrective direction the course is limited to a maximum of eight students. You will working from my photo reference used for Young Girl which will be sent upon registration. Thursdays, 10:00 - 12:30 Pacific Standard Time March 27 to April 10, 2021 (four sessions)
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Britton
Cost: $167.00
Sponsor: artacademy.com
Website, email


"Fluid Connections in Watercolor (Online)"
March 27-28, 2021
 

Learn the value of a value study while we plan out our colored masterpiece with a value-painting. Through the process, we will learn to simplify a subject into its basic shapes and the multitude of values into four. We’ll unify the painting by connecting individual shapes with beads of color through the multiple stages of the painting process. As David demonstrates, step by step, time is provided so that you can paint what he just demoed. Critique and feedback are an important part of the class. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to David, show your work through your computer to get personal feedback and you will also be able to see everyone else’s work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David R. Smith, AWS, NWS
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"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


"Polar Bear and Baby - Watercolor (Online)"
April 10-11, 2021
 

You will follow David’s step-by-step painting method to create a colorful painting. David’s person-to-person and online teaching persona is enthusiastic, fun, and engaging. We will be painting with only five primary colors, but we’ll be able to mix a myriad of expressive colors that will go into our painting. This minimal array of palette colors will aid in creating a strong color unity and also minimize the confusion that comes with too many color choices. Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Lobenberg, www.lobenbergart.com
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


"Flamenco Dancers - Watercolor Painting (Online)"
April 22-23, 2021
 

In this class Keiko will show you how to draw and paint flamenco dancers and capture their movement and emotions. With her lead, you will learn to paint human figures in a simple vignette style on the first day. Then on the second day, you will follow Keiko as she demonstrates how to make a painting of a dancer with a dramatic background. In this interactive class, Keiko will show her process through a step-by-step demo each day. Q&A and critique are an integral part of the lessons. Reference photos will be provided.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe, www.ktanabefineart.com
Cost: $198 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"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


"Watercolors-by-the-Sea Online Program"
Ongoing
 

Imagine painting by-the-Sea all year long with scenes from Greece to California, the Caribbean to Italy. Cindy takes you through 12 Step-by-Step Watercolor Lesson Modules with reference materials provided, plus 10 watercolor basics lessons to help you get started. Enjoy Bonus "Live" Paint-along Webinars plus a library of 5 Recorded Live Webinars. Experience group camaraderie on our private facebook group page. Price goes up on August 13, 2020. Teaching internationally for over 20 years, Cindy creates a fun learning experience as you discover how to paint your journeys.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $397
Sponsor: Cindy Briggs Workshops
Website, 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


"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


 

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