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"Plein Air Painting at The Scott Arboretum"
Fridays, July 19 & 26, 2024
 

Paint on location at the beautiful Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. The idyllic 350-acre arboretum that makes up the Swarthmore College campus is often named one of the most beautiful in the country. Located just 11 miles from Philadelphia, the rolling hills, flowering trees, and hiking trails offer a nature escape on the edge of a busy metropolis. Instructor and Cerulean Collective artist Keith Leitner will demonstrate techniques, reference art historical examples, and encourage personal expression. Instruction will be geared to watercolor, but experienced oil/acrylic painters are welcome. Free parking and restrooms will be available.
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $115
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"In-Depth Watercolor, Session 2"
Fridays, July 19 - August 23, 2024
 

Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: $675
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Vibrant Landscapes in Gouache"
July 27, 2024
 

In this one-day workshop, paint several smaller works on paper using this highly pigmented medium known for its versatility and opaque qualities. Working from photos of your own or supplied images, discover ways to simplify, build layers to create harmonious scenes. Abby will start the day with a short demo.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Abby Ober
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"The Art of Watercolor Workshop"
August 3-4, 2024
 

Discover the beauty and versatility of watercolor through colorful and thoughtful still life arrangements. Discussions and in-depth demonstrations will acquaint beginners and those with limited experience with basic watercolor painting materials and techniques. A variety of approaches will be explored, and students will be encouraged to engage with the medium to find their own personal means of expression.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"3-Day Plein Air"
August 19-21, 2024
 

Gouache is a water-based medium that continues to grow in popularity. Watercolor artists will take to it because it mixes with water and oil painters will understand its opaque quality. Our instructor Bernard Dellario uses it in a painterly, intuitive way, Bernie describes his style as “abstract with a foothold in reality.”
 
Location: Marietta, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Bernie Dellario
Cost: $450
Sponsor: Susquehanna Art Workshops
Website, email, 717-314-9551


"Plein Air: See and Paint with Confidence"
September 16-18, 2024
 

You can learn to create wonderfully energized paintings, capturing the light and atmosphere of your subject. Joe's 3-day plein air workshop will fill you with confidence and vision to move you forward.
 
Location: Marietta, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Joe Gyurcsak
Cost: $600
Sponsor: Susquehanna Art Workshops
Website, email, 717-314-9551


"Plein Air Painting at Fairmount Park Historic Houses"
Fridays, September 20 - October 18, 2024
 

Paint location at Philadelphia's historic Fairmount Park mansions including Laurel Hill Mansion, Ormiston Mansion, Woodford Mansion, Strawberry Mansion and Ridgeland Mansion! Built in the 18th century, these houses feature amazing architecture, beautiful gardens, and scenic views. The instructor will demonstrate watercolor and pastel techniques, reference art historical examples and encourage personal expression. Instruction will be geared to watercolor, but experienced oil/acrylic painters are welcome. House tours, restrooms and free parking will be available.
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"In-Class and Plein Air: Watercolor"
September 23-25, 2024
 

This intensive 3-day workshop covers all the important elements of painting like composition, value, and color, along with the intricacies of watercolor. Two days in classroom and one day to practice plein air.
 
Location: Marietta, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Yong Hong Zhong
Cost: $500
Sponsor: Susquehanna Art Workshops
Website, email, 717-314-9551


"Painting Clinic with Tom Csaszar"
September 28, 2024
 

Are you stuck on a painting and don't know what to do? Bring a problem painting or two to this workshop and artist and educator Tom Csaszar will help you find a solution. The day will begin with a critique and discussion to illuminate the issues in your painting and possible strategies to remedy them. Next you can work on your painting, or an alternative sketch or drawing, in your chosen media. You will work alongside the instructor and the group in this second part of the workshop, with ongoing feedback and discussion. Ideal for painters of all levels in all media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, and gouache.
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Tom Csaszar
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Doing What Comes Naturally: A Creativity Workshop"
September 29, 2024
 

Do you have the urge to make something but don't know where to start? Do you dabble and try different things but aren't getting anywhere? Join Cerulean Collective artist Carol Cole for a series of practical, playful exercises to help you figure out what you like and how to get started doing it. Explore ways to recognize and value your unique, artistic gift. No previous experience required, and all supplies included!
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Carol Cole
Cost: $85
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Watercolor Fundamentals"
Wednesdays, October 2 - November 13, 2024
 

Watercolor is a wonderful painting medium due to its vibrant and translucent nature, quick drying time, and easy set-up and clean-up. Learn the tools and techniques of the medium while painting directly from engaging still life arrangements. Direct and layered painting methods, color, brushes, and the variety of papers available will all be covered. Receive helpful feedback and critique along the way. Great watercolor painters of the past and present will be discussed including John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Charles Burchfield and Andrew Wyeth. All levels welcome, from beginner to those looking to brush up their skills. Basic materials will be supplied
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Alla Prima Watercolor"
Fridays, November 1 - December 13, 2024
 

Explore the world of watercolor! Watercolor is a wonderful painting medium due to its vibrant and translucent nature, quick drying time, and easy set-up and clean-up. Learn the tools and techniques of the medium while painting directly from engaging still life arrangements. Direct and layered painting methods, color, brushes, and the variety of papers available will all be covered. Receive helpful feedback and critique along the way. Great watercolor painters of the past and present will be discussed including John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Charles Burchfield and Andrew Wyeth. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced and all forms of expression from realist to abstract.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Painting & Poetry Workshop"
December 1, 2024
 

Do you jot down writings as you paint? Or maybe you have an ongoing writing practice. Join poet and artist Cathleen Cohen and explore the link between painting and poetry. Deepen and expand your creative process even if you've never written a poem before! Draw and paint with watercolor and write in response to helpful prompts in a supportive environment. Examine how artists like Jean Arp, Kenneth Patchen and Wassily Kandinsky linked the written word and visual art. No experience necessary; all levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Cathleen Cohen
Cost: $75
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


 

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