Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Watercolor Creations"
Wednesdays, October 5-26, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations In Studio Class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with Watercolor painting. Students are encouraged to bring reference to paint what they are passionate about. Drawing skills are not mandatory but are encouraged. There will be a Lightbox to facilitate tracing of a photo or other references provided by the student if the student is intimidated about drawing. This class is ultimately about enjoying painting.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per session
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
Wednesdays, October 5-26, 2022
 

The Open Studio is designed for all levels of artistic ability and experience! Whether you paint with oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, mixed media, abstract, realism, or would just like to draw, this is the class for you! Demonstrations, along with lessons, will be given on the elements and principles of design, color theory, pigment personality, value, grid systems, perspective and theories which apply to all media. Bring what you would like to work on, and you will receive individualized instruction on how to approach, improve and successfully complete your work of art! Join us and experience the joy of creating art!
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per session
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Plein Air Painting at Laurel Hill Mansion"
October 6 & 7, 2022
 

Join landscape painter extraordinaire Joe Sweeney on location at historic Laurel Hill Mansion for this two-day workshop. Built in 1767, and nestled along the scenic Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park, Laurel Hill has a prominent location on a high bluff with a commanding view of the river. Joe Sweeney will paint along with you in these idyllic and historic surroundings, guiding you through color mixing to capture the tonal quality and character of the time of day, compositional fundamentals, and sound painting practices. Instruction is geared towards oil, acrylic, and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome. Restrooms and plenty of free parking available.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Cost: $125
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
Thursdays, October 6-27, 2022
 

The Open Studio is designed for all levels of artistic ability and experience! Whether you paint with oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, mixed media, abstract, realism, or would just like to draw, this is the class for you! Demonstrations, along with lessons, will be given on the elements and principles of design, color theory, pigment personality, value, grid systems, perspective and theories which apply to all media. Bring what you would like to work on, and you will receive individualized instruction on how to approach, improve and successfully complete your work of art! Join us and experience the joy of creating art!
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per session
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Lines, Forms, Shapes: Geometric Inspirations for Painting"
Fridays, October 7-21, 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 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: $125
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Painting & Poetry Workshop"
October 8, 2022
 

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. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Cathleen Cohen
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Watercolor Portraits"
Mondays, October 10-31, 2022
 

Join Art League instructor Dennis Lake for this exciting 4-Week course for watercolor artists of all levels and learn the basics of portraiture in watercolor. This course will include demos and instruction on proportions, skin tones and lighting techniques. Students will work from reference photos of their choosing.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Collage and Mixed Media"
Tuesdays, October 11 - November 8, 2022
 

Discover the excitement of creativity as you learn the art of combining a variety of materials and art processes such as painting, printmaking, and collage to create unique works of art. Students will create their own authentic materials to use in their art whether realistic or abstract, whimsical or serious, personal or universal. In an atmosphere of experimentation and guided instruction, new discoveries will inspire students to express themselves as they develop their own unique style.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Jacalyn Gmoch
Cost: $250
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Watercolor: Beginner, Beginnings"
October 21, 2022
 

Welcome to first time watercolor painters! As the name suggests, this course was developed for those new to the water medium. This course is all about encouragement and exploration! Join us as award-winning artist and instructor, Jan Ross, takes you back to the basics! You will learn the elements of art, basics of watercolor materials, washes, techniques, shapes and color theory! Each student will get individual attention at your working place, along with provided reference materials from the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jan Ross
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Seductive Surfaces with Jean Pederson"
October 21-23, 2022
 

Create depth and add texture to your paintings in this experimental workshop with Jean Pederson. This workshop is suitable for both abstract and representational artists.
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Instructor: Jean Pederson
Cost: $550
Sponsor: Ingrid's Originals Inc.
Website, email, 312-320-0833


"Amazing Watercolors"
October 26-28, 2022
 

Discover your inner artist! Experiment with a variety of watercolor techniques and materials while painting scenes such as landscapes and flowers. Class demonstrations and individual instruction will focus on discovering your skills and increasing your confidence. Bring your questions on techniques, tools & materials, color mixing, and making corrections to class. Painters with more experience – your choice: work on an individual painting(s) with guidance and tips from the instructor, or increase your skills by working on the projects that will be demonstrated during the day. If you’re new to watercolor & just want to give it a try, contact the office or instructor to enquire about a supply kit to be brought for you to use for the workshop.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Julie Schroeder
Cost: $180
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"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


"Beginner's Watercolor Still Life Workshop"
October 29-30, 2022
 

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. Materials will be supplied to better acquaint newcomers to the practice, but students are welcome to bring their own supplies to gain guidance on, and familiarity with, their use. Tuition includes a $5 materials fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $220
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"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


"Bold and Loose Tropical Landscapes"
November 7, 2022
 

Have you ever wished your watercolor paintings could be more colorful? Looser? More expressive? More exciting? More fun? Join Ellen Negley for an intensive one-day watercolor workshop where she will discuss the tools she uses, explain the difference between value and color, demonstrate how to get colors mixing on the paper, discuss composition and most importantly… help make watercolor painting fun! You’ll be surrounded by like-minded people, and you might just go home with new friends. Students are encouraged to bring a lunch! Some watercolor experience is preferred.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Ellen Negley
Cost: $225
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Watercolor Wow! Painting Loose On Yupo & Watercolor Canvas"
Thursdays, November 10 - December 8, 2022
 

Imagine how loose and free you can paint in watercolors without worrying about not being able to make corrections! Learn watercolor techniques, color mixing and brushwork specifically suited to the infinitely correctable surfaces of yupo paper and watercolor canvas (ready-made canvas that is prepared with a special, absorbent ground gesso). We will paint from life and from photo references. There will be instructor demos, critiques and lots of individual attention.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Painting in The Medium of Your Choice"
Mondays, November 14 - December 19, 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: $300
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Gouache Painting Workshop"
November 19 & 20, 2022
 

Learn the fundamentals of painting with gouache, an opaque watercolor paint. Painters of all levels will fall in love with it as a portable, fast-drying, and easy-to-clean-up alternative to oils – great for travel or limited working time and space. Explore color and painting techniques through still life and outdoor views. Learn to develop paint application techniques for fluidity and control with opaque and wash applications; gain the ability to mix color and to predict its effects; learn to incorporate principles of line, value, color and space for a greater command of the medium; work from still life and window views to learn how to representationally depict a variety of subject matter and recognize abstract concepts.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Allison Syverstesn
Cost: $185
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Watercolor Bootcamp - 2-Days of Wonderful Watercolors"
February 10-11, 2023
 

Join artist and guest instructor, Catherine Hillis for this exciting 2-Day watercolor workshop for beginner or intermediate students! Whether you want to learn some basic skills of watercolor painting, or you need a "tune up," join Catherine Hillis for two days of nothing but watercolor painting. Review the best materials and how to use them and care for them. Move on to basic technique and learn a little about basic composition and design. Your instructor will guide you to complete a well-designed watercolor painting based on your own photographic references. If you've been feeling frustrated with your painting technique, this workshop is for you. Students bring supplies, lunch, snacks, drinks, photographs to work from, etc.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Catherine Hillis
Cost: $300
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor - Paint En Plein Air"
February 14, 2023
 

Join artist and guest instructor, Catherine Hillis for this exciting 1-day plein air watercolor workshop for beginner and intermediate students! Everybody's talkin' about plein air painting. What is it? What equipment do you use? How do you start a painting? What steps are involved? And how do you know when you're done? Meet instructor Catherine Hillis in beautiful Hilton Head, SC and learn the in's and out's of plein air painting. Ms. Hillis has been on the national plein air circuit for several years now, painting across the country. She'll share tips about equipment and how to approach working in the field. You'll learn how to select a spot and Hillis will provide multiple demonstrations as well as personal coaching.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Catherine Hillis
Cost: $180
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Plein Air Workshop 'Freedom of the Brushstroke'"
March 24-26, 2023
 

You will learn Vladislav's best approaches to working outdoors starting with location and “point of view" followed by important value sketching and composition lessons. Each day will start with the detailed demonstration and lesson. Special attention will be given to the choice of colors which may be different from what’s there, and impressionistic style watercolor techniques. Discover simple steps to fresh and loose watercolor painting. Advance your skills in adding imaginary details. Receive individual instructions at the easel while creating your own painting. You will learn: Color mixing techniques, Painting the light, Bold Brush painting techniques, Adding people and other details to your painting, Choosing your focal point, Importance of finishing touches.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Cost: $480
Sponsor: Renaissance School of Art
Website, email, 941-330-6865


"Plein-air Watercolor Workshop"
March 26-31, 2023
 

Explore the Dramatic Light and Shadow in Santa Barbara with Amit Kapoor in this 5-day workshop. You will be learning about the Fundamentals and the Golden rules of painting, things that make your composition stronger. You will learn about the color combinations he uses, perspective study, line of action in figures, different and dynamic angles and views, role of elements and props in a composition and how source of light impacts the whole scene. Amit will be painting some wonderful street scenes, buildings, water, boats and reflection. You will also learn the importance of value studies in making a painting stronger. Don’t miss this opportunity since Amit rarely teaches in the US.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: Amit Kapoor
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


"Travel Sketching in Watercolor"
September 24-29, 2023
 

Join me for 4 days of sketching with watercolor in beautiful Santa Fe. 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 Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Brenda Swenson, www.swensonsart.net
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Travel Sketching in Watercolor"
September 30 - October 5, 2023
 

Join me for 4 days of sketching with watercolor in beautiful Santa Fe. 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 Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Brenda Swenson, www.swensonsart.net
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


 

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