May Workshops 2016/18

Sign up for two or more May workshops and receive $25 off the total!

<p><span color="#00629b">May Workshops

<p><span color="#00629b">May Workshops

  • May Workshops

    Sign up by April 9th to receive 10% off each workshop!

    Dive Deeply into the Still Life

    Get inspired with a week of workshops that will fire up your creativity! Each session will offer unique and creative perspectives on composition, the effects of light, the relationships of color, and the fundamental character of line, form and mass.

    Take more than one workshop to develop new insights by exploring the still life through different materials and concepts. Expand your point of view and grow as an artist!

  • Refining and Expanding Your Practice
    Instructor: Hamlett Dobbins

    Thursday Evenings
    6:00 - 9:00 pm
    May 1st - 29th | 5 Sessions
    $200 | No materials fee | Some experience required | Ages 15 +

    Focus on developing and improving your individual studio practice through a series of lectures and discussions exploring the working methods of a variety of local, regional, and internationally known artists. Each week Hamlett Dobbins and fellow students will provide feedback on work done outside of class. Learn how to articulate intention and listen to feedback. Find words for the wordless.

    Tuesdays. 6-9pm. May 1st - 29th
  • Painterly Sketching: Starting with Shapes
    Instructor: Elizabeth Alley

    Thursday Evenings
    6:00 - 9:00 pm
    May 3rd and 10th | 2 Sessions
    $125 | Materials Included | Some experience required | Ages 15 +

    This workshop will help you create a starting point for your sketches by translating shapes into washes of color before adding lines. We'll explore mark-making, layering, and composition using watercolor, pens, and colored pencils.

    Thursdays. 6-9pm. May 3rd & 10th
  • Gray Matter: Exploring Value with Collage
    Instructor: Susan Maakestad

    9:00am - 2:00 pm
    May 7th
    $125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    In this workshop students will translate a colorful still life into black, white and a variety of grays. By tearing and cutting papers they will create the illusion of light, dark and volume with flat papers. Students will develop sensitivity to subtle nuances of shape that give objects their individual characteristics. Compositional skills will also be honed. Suitable for all levels.

    Monday. 9am-2pm. May 7th
  • Drawing in Color
    Instructor: Emma Kate Rose

    9:00am - 2:00 pm
    May 8th
    $125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    Learn the basics of drawing: line, shape, texture, value, and composition. We will use a variety of colored media, including markers, pencils, and pastels, to complete drawing exercises. Artist Mary Fedden will be our inspiration as we strengthen essential drawing skills and see our subject matter in a fresh way. Open to artists of all levels.

    Tuesday. 9am-2pm. May 8th
  • Alla Prima Painting in Acrylic
    Instructor: Melissa Dunn

    9:00am - 2:00 pm
    May 9th
    $125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    Alla Prima means a painting done in one sitting. In this class the student will learn how to make a dynamic still life composition and paint an alla prima painting in one day! A variety of exercises will start the day to help the student loosen up; then we will build a palette and create a complete painting on canvas. This class will be a wonderful introduction to acrylic paint or a perfect day for the more experienced painter to practice.

    Wednesday. 9am-2pm. May 9th
  • Gestural Oil Painting
    Instructor: Sunny Montgomery

    9:00am - 2:00 pm
    May 11th
    $125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    This workshop is an introduction to oil painting for those new to the medium as well as essential painting time for more experienced students. We will explore color mixing, value and composition as we loosen up our brushwork and practice working wet in wet. Brushes, mediums, and materials will be discussed as we examine this classic subject.

    Friday. 9am-2pm. May 11th
  • Watercolor: Light and Shadow
    Instructor: Nancy Cheairs

    9:00am - 2:00 pm
    May 12th
    $125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    Capture not only what you see, but also how you react, as you interpret the still life in watercolor. In this fun workshop the student will learn how to simplify and abstract subject matter, recording the essence of the objects by using a broad spectrum of techniques and warm and cool color combinations. We will explore drawing, composition, value and color relationships. Each student will work on paintings of varied sizes that explore different techniques such as wet-on-wet, dry brush, and glazing. Beginner and Up.

    Saturday. 9am-2pm. May 12th
  • 2016

  • The Joy of Drawing with Melissa Dunn

    Monday Mornings
    9:00 am -12:00 pm
    May 2nd and 9th | 2 sessions
    $150 | Materials Included | Beginner and up

    Whether you’ve made one drawing or a thousand, drawing never stops teaching us. The key to a strong drawing is combining observational skills with a willingness to take chances. In the first week of this workshop, students will use charcoal and work observationally, thinking about basic elements like line, value, gesture, and composition. In the second week, exercises in experimentation and improvisation using different mediums will be added into the mix, letting imagination and noticing work together. Open to all levels.

  • Acrylic Painting: Translating Color Theory into Practice with Laurel Sucsy

    Tuesday Mornings
    9:00 am -12:00 pm
    May 3rd and 10th | 2 sessions
    $150 | Materials Included | Beginner and up

    Color is a critical element for self-expression. Understanding colors and values as well as composing and understanding their relationships, is an essential part of an artist’s education. In this class students will explore the various ways that color functions in painting. Using acrylic paint we will practice methods for mixing color as well as examine works of art in which color plays a major role.

  • Oil Painting from Sketches and Photographs with Elizabeth Alley

    Tuesday Evenings
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    May 3rd - 24th | 4 sessions
    $225 | Materials Included | Beginner and up

    Students will explore composition and basic oil painting techniques while learning how to translate their photo or sketch into a painting.

  • Fluid Acrylics with Hamlett Dobbins

    Wednesday Mornings
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    May 4th and 11th | 2 sessions
    $150 | Materials Included | Beginner and up

    This two day workshop will introduce students to Fluid Acrylics. Students will explore a variety of new approaches to incorporate this incredibly versatile medium into their existing studio practice.

  • Watercolor with Nancy Cheairs

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    Thursday Mornings
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    May 5th and 12th | 2 sessions
    $150 | Materials Included | Beginner and up

    Watercolor is a lively medium and has a wide range of expressive possibilities. In this workshop, we will explore the basics of watercolor and methods for achieving its beautiful sparkle and vibrant color. This class will investigate watercolor in its many forms: tubes, cakes, pencils and crayons. Students will experiment with wet into wet, slow layering, dry brush, light to dark, broad to detail and subtractive/additive methods. Discussions will include materials, techniques, and color mixing with lots of practice time devoted to letting go of perfectionist expectations and discovering your individual voice.

  • All About Acrylics with Hamlett Dobbins

    Thursday Evenings
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    May 5th and 12th | 2 sessions
    $150 | Materials Included | Beginner and up

    This bootcamp approach to learning about acrylic paints and their many forms will provide students with a variety of techniques and approaches. The two day workshop provides students with the tools (and a few tricks) they might need to kickstart their practice with this water-based medium.
  • $275 Gift Certificate

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