Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Watercolor Creations"
May 25, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
May 25, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
May 26, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"In-Depth Watercolor (Summer Session 1)"
Fridays, May 27 - July 1, 2022
 

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: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
May 27, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Watercolor Creations"
June 1, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 1, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 2, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™"
June 2-5, 2022
 

Absolutely no drawing experience necessary in David Lobenberg’s California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™ workshop. He uses a reference photo and tracing technique that’s super simple to execute. Throughout the course of the workshop, artists learn: How to shoot dramatic, stylistic reference photos with a smart phone and natural daylight. How to utilize a simple photo/tracing technique to prepare for the painting process. How to bust through the color barrier. How to mix gutsy colors with a minimal five-color palette. How to merge positive and negative stencil embellishment techniques into their portraits. Artists will have the where-with-all to follow their own path towards creating California Vibe Watercolor Portraits™! For more information, visit lobenbergart.com and Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and on YouTube.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $575 Museum members/ $625 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
June 3, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Painting in The Medium of Your Choice"
Mondays, June 6-27, 2022
 

Paint with the medium( oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel) of your choice in a relaxed atmosphere with as much instructor help as you want. Bring in new or unfinished work you want to do. Short demos, techniques, and critiques will be available to assist you. Realism, impressionism, or something more modern is all welcome.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor: Starting Small"
June 7-8, 2022
 

Sometimes beginners just starting out can find mid-size to large canvases daunting and a little scary. I find it much less stressful to paint small in the beginning! Join us for some fun exploring, learning, or reviewing some watercolor basics and techniques to build on. On our first day, we will be painting some 5” by 7” paintings. These can be placed in small frames or used as greeting cards or to start a notebook for future reference as you continue on your watercolor journey. On our second day, we learn to use a grid to take one of our smaller pieces to the larger 9 by 12 piece while keeping it in perspective. Hope to see you there!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Wendy Cunico
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 8, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Watercolor Creations"
June 8, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 9, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
June 10, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Plein Air Painting Central Oregon"
June 13-15, 2022
 

Preserve your memories in a reminiscent and unparalleled way. A photograph is evidence of your visit, but a sketch of the same will bring back the feeling of the day, the smell of the local cafe and the feel of the culture. David Lobenberg will teach the six universal skill sets of drawing, as well as, critical compositional, color, and value strategies. 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 to name a few.
 
Location: Bend, Oregon
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Watercolor Creations"
June 15, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 15, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 16, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Southern Skies in Watercolor"
June 16-17, 2022
 

Low Country skies, whether at sunrise or sunset, or during those lazy days on the beach are always a joy to experience! In this two-day workshop, Jan will show students her special tips and techniques to help them learn to paint not only skies but clouds in a realistic, beautiful way!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jan Ross
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
June 17, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Painting Portraits from Photos"
June 20-24, 2022
 

Though often viewed as intimidating and challenging, painting the figure can be just as approachable as a still life and landscape, and brings with its accomplishment a unique satisfaction and reward. Ted will discuss the pitfalls and pluses of painting from photographic reference as well as how to achieve spontaneity, character, and life in your paintings. Class will include daily demonstrations and one-on-one interaction with class members. As Ted shares the specific techniques he uses to bring excitement to his figurative work, you will find your paintings taking on a new life. And, experience great fun in the process! Ted Nuttall is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and Watercolor West.
 
Location: Bend, Oregon
Instructor: Ted Nuttall, www.tednuttall.com
Cost: $795 for Full days, $400 for 1/2 days
Sponsor: Cascade Fine Art Workshops
Website, email, (541) 408-5524


"Watercolor Creations"
June 22, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 22, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 23, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
June 24, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Lines, Forms, Shapes: Geometric Inspirations for Painting Workshop"
June 26, 2022
 

Geometry has been a source of interest, beauty and creative inspiration for the artist through the ages. Geometry and geometric forms are all around us: lines, forms, and shapes can be seen in everything from architecture to plant life to seashells. Artist and educator Michael Smith will guide you through several non-mathematical working methods inspired by geometry in this one-day workshop, designed to enhance your ongoing body of work or be the starting point for a new one. Create a painting in the medium of your choice: acrylic, gouache or watercolor while you work from your own reference photographs, magazines, books or digital imagery.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michael Smith
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Watercolor Creations"
June 29, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 29, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 30, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"In-Depth Watercolor (Summer Session 2)"
Fridays, July 8 - August 12, 2022
 

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: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting & Poetry Workshop"
July 9, 2022
 

Do you jot down writings as you paint? Or maybe you have an ongoing writing practice. Join award winning poet and watercolor 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! Make your artist statement more engaging! 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. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Cathleen Cohen
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Plein Air in the Park"
Sundays, July 10-31, 2022
 

Capture the colors of summer en plein air through vibrant watercolor and pastel. Become comfortable and confident with the practice of working outdoors, using either or both mediums, at picturesque Lemon Hill and other select locations around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fairmount Park. Instruction will cover means of accurately and expressively depicting outdoor sites, pastel drawing and layering methods, watercolor painting techniques, mixed media applications, color mixing, and the history and capabilities of each medium. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Botanical Drawing & Painting Intensive"
July 11-15, 2022
 

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. Tuition includes a $10 materials fee for floral subjects, provided.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Linda Gist
Cost: $405
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Open Painting in The Medium of Your Choice"
Mondays, July 11 - August 1, 2022
 

Paint with the medium( oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel) of your choice in a relaxed atmosphere with as much instructor help as you want. Bring in new or unfinished work you want to do. Short demos, techniques, and critiques will be available to assist you. Realism, impressionism, or something more modern is all welcome.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Intuitive Painting with Ink, Watercolor and Gouache"
July 13-16, 2022
 

This workshop is designed to teach all levels of students to paint intuitively, starting without preconceived notions or outcome. There will be no preliminary planning or drawing. Process will dictate direction as students use watercolor, ink and gouache to implement elements and principles of design. Instruction will start with random ink marks, then color using a mixture of ink, watercolor and gouache to create a library of design elements. There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between elements and principles. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is work which is compositionally pleasing and aligned with the artist's personal aesthetic.
 
Location: Lowell, Michigan
Instructor: Stan Kurth
Cost: $480
Sponsor: Franciscan Life Process Center
Website, email, 616-897-7842


"Watercolor From the Beginning"
August 1, 2022
 

Learn everything you need to build a strong foundation for getting started in watercolor. Receive detailed information on paper, paint, and brushes explained clearly and demonstrated with helpful visual aids. Practice mixing colors, learn how to do basic washes, and find out about special techniques unique to watercolor. This is one in a series of five classes designed to be taken in sequence or individually.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Pre-College: Watercolor"
August 1-5, 2022
 

Explore the vibrant and subtle possibilities of watercolor painting. Learn the fundamentals of the medium through transparent and opaque painting methods. Work from still life, old master photographs, and the cityscape. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sherif Habashi
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Color Theory Through Watercolor"
August 2, 2022
 

Understanding color is essential to creating work that captivates the eye and evokes certain moods or emotions. Through a series of fun exercises you will learn to understand tints, shades, and tone, the color wheel, complementary colors, warm and cool colors, and color schemes. You will make useful charts and swatches that can be used for future reference. Whether you are just starting out or have some experience with watercolor, this class will help you masterfully mix color, no matter what your medium or level of experience. This is one in a series of five classes designed to be taken in sequence or individually.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Watercolor Landscapes"
August 3, 2022
 

Translate the beauty of nature into watercolor paintings by learning to paint skies, trees, water, mountains, and rocks. This intermediate class will help you learn how to develop a strategy for building depth in your work and how to focus the center of interest using color and value. Lessons on technique for building texture, and how to use masking to pressure the white of the page, will be covered. This is one in a series of five classes designed to be taken in sequence or individually.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Abstract Watercolor Exploration"
August 4, 2022
 

Watercolors have the reputation of being the most challenging painting medium. The unforgiving white of the paper and the uncontrollable nature of water make it intimidating. Through exercises participants will learn how forgiving white paper can be and how to control water and pigment. Focusing on color and composition, participants will practice techniques while creating a series of abstract paintings. This is one in a series of five classes designed to be taken in sequence or individually.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Watercolor Still Life With Flowers"
August 5, 2022
 

For beginner or experienced watercolor painters, this class will focus on building form, choosing colors that harmonize, as well as painting shadows and backgrounds. Students will bring objects that they are interested in painting, and can make simple attainable compositions with fruit and vegetables, or challenge themselves with crystal and silver. Tips on painting flowers, vases, and water will be included. This is one in a series of five classes designed to be taken in sequence or individually.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Painting the Self Portrait with Mary Whyte"
August 8-9, 2022
 

Picture yourself painting with internationally acclaimed watercolorist, Mary Whyte in Santa Fe, NM. Mary will guide you through the techniques of planning your compositions, drawing, mixing color and creating great backgrounds. She will show you how to work with the model, avoid mistakes and give personal critiques and great tips for marketing your work. Enjoy lots of painting action and one-on-one instruction. Mary’s work is in many corporate and museum collections, and has been featured in International Artist, American Artist, Artist Magazine, and American Art Collector magazines. She has been awarded the Portrait Society of America's Gold Medal.
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Mary Whyte
Cost: $1000
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Little Black Book"
August 28, 2022
 

Create your own decorated papers and then turn them into a hand-bound book. The interior pages of the book will be created with sumi ink and white gouache. The spine will be stitched with beads. Once the book is bound, fun begins as each page becomes a canvas full of creative techniques including embossing, folding, cutting windows, adding tags and embellishments, and collage.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Roann Mathias
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"My Meander Map"
August 28, 2022
 

I’m blown away by Harold Fisk’s 1944 folio of illustrations that document changes to the course of the Mississippi River over thousands of years. Come explore Fisk’s techniques that express space and time in a single image. We’ll start by selecting pages from vintage sources – encyclopedias, sheet music, ledgers, and maps! Reference the twists and turns of today’s Mississippi and create your own river on one sheet by drawing and cutting it out. Then, start imagining where that river flowed before. We’ll be painting with only four colors of watercolor and/or gouache, and drawing with Micron pens and graphite pencils. When your painted page is complete, you’ll glue your river on top for a unique mixed media piece.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Carole Spelic
Cost: $152
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Watercolor Painting: Landscapes, Skies, and Water"
September 17-18, 2022
 

Treat yourself to two days of painting with Lee Mothes! Beginners and returning students are welcome, as well as anyone who wants to try new techniques. Lee will start by demonstrating watercolor techniques in capturing cloud patterns, sunlight-on-water, landforms, foliage, and the sense of distance in hills or mountains. Then the class will start painting. Lee will help each student with setting up colors on a palette, how to use brushes, create washes with colors, plus offer tips on perspective and composition. You may choose to work in graphite pencil, color pencils or ink along with watercolor. Lee will provide a list of drawing and watercolor supplies.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Lee Mothes
Cost: $165
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Travel Sketching in Watercolor"
October 26-31, 2022
 

Join me for 4 days of sketching with watercolor in beautiful Santa Barbara. We’ll enjoy the free-flowing and colorful nature of watercolor at its best while sketching and having fun! I’ll help you develop observation skills, color awareness, simple design principles and learn about light and shadows. We’ll investigate various techniques, sketching tools, and approaches to watercolor. Enjoy time with fellow artists, instruction and friendly critiques.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: Brenda Swenson, www.swensonsart.net
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"On-The-Go Ink-n-Splash Sketching Workshop"
November 1-6, 2022
 

Close by or across the globe, travel light and capture your views with pop and zing. All it takes is a small watercolor palette (with five basic primary colors), a classic Ticonderoga pencil, a black office pen, a medium size watercolor brush, a small water container, and a medium-size sketch book. You are now at the ready to knock off joyful sketches! To keep those sketches rolling, I’ll teach you how to visually K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple) what you see and what you draw and paint.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor Journaling"
November 1-6, 2022
 

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Santa Barbara for five blissful days, and capture all the fun and memories on the pages of your illustrated watercolor journal. Each day, we’ll sketch outdoors in the warm California sunshine, and I’ll share practical ways to narrow your focus and sketch what you love about a scene. I’ll give you the building blocks for creating dynamic sketchbook pages filled with colorful images, hand lettering, and creative page layouts that complement your images perfectly, and, along the way, I’ll show you practical ways to confidently draw even the trickiest subject matter. If you’ve always wanted to sketch on location, this is a great opportunity to give it a try.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: Leslie Fehling
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor Painting Workshop"
November 6-11, 2022
 

Join David on a Watercolor Journey, learning the most valuable watercolor concepts and techniques. This workshop will save you countless hours of trial & error by demonstrating approaches in an easily understood manner that will open new doors of discovery and creativity. David will discuss outdoor equipment options, considerations when choosing a composition, value study options to help prepare for the painting process, and provide numerous demonstrations and individual attention. Regardless of your level of experience, you’re almost guaranteed to leave with a handsome work of art, and the skills, concepts, and confidence to take your paintings to a higher level.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: David R. Smith, AWS
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor Painting"
November 6-11, 2022
 

Come and paint in beautiful, historic Santa Barbara with Carol Carter. We will begin each day with a watercolor tutorial. In the studio, Carol will share her watercolor technique while teaching site specific tutorials gathered from various vistas in Santa Barbara. The workshop will provide templates, reference photos and materials information. After lunch, we will visit the painting site downtown Santa Barbara that will be the topic of our next day painting: time for photography and sketching: the Mission, the Rose garden, the Wharf, the Presidio, the Court House, etc… Relax, enjoy, learn a new watercolor technique or two.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Sketching and Journaling in Watercolor"
April 1-6, 2023
 

Old Pasadena with its Victorian and art deco buildings, palm trees and flowers, awaits your paintbrush. Enjoy a California painting getaway and start your summer early as we paint in Pasadena. Theresa and Cindy will guide you through painting experiences with daily demonstrations, personalized instruction, and encouraging support. They will share how to design and simplify your subject, draw confidently, jazz up your colors, paint with flowing serendipity and experiment with new techniques. Enjoy creating colorful paintings with an emphasis on your own unique point of view.
 
Location: Pasadena, California
Instructor: Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel not included)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


 

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