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Feb
18
Mon
Kathleen Mooney–GREAT FINISHES and Acrylics! @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm
 

Enjoy a full day to explore some of the unique properties of working with acrylic paints with an emphasis on GREAT FINISHES. There are techniques that acrylics are perfectly suited for that will take your paintings to a new level. Combine acrylics with watercolors, graphite pencil, conte crayon, and special techniques for a rich surface with GREAT FINISHES!

We are working our way through the principles and elements of great design – one class at a time.  See how GREAT FINISHES makes it all seem effortless… Kathleen Mooney has been exploring the possibilities for over 2 decades – come enjoy the magic! www.KathleenMooney.com

Plan on bringing a $15 fee for materials made out to Kathleen Mooney. This $15.00 materials fee includes items that you would have to buy in bulk or spend a lot of time and effort seeking out.  This ensures everyone in the class will have the same standard materials and supplies for this class.  For this class that includes a 1 1/2 inch brush, scraping tools, and Deli Wrap.  You may also use additional colors from Kathleen’s bin of acrylic paints, watercolors, conte crayons and graphite pencils.  The cost of this workshop is $165.

 

Feb
21
Thu
Eric Michaels-“Painting Snow Scenes in Watercolor” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm

This studio workshop will explore the properties of snow: how the light, and the surroundings, affect the snow, and how the snow affects its surroundings. I’ll demonstrate how snow can be used as a great foil for design in the landscape. We will look at the various watercolor techniques that can be employed to enhance winter landscapes. I will present tips on how to simplify, and, at the same time, strengthen your paintings. http://ericmichaelsfineart.com/

Mar
4
Mon
Dmitrii and Tatiana Berestova-“Icon Painting”-Prosopon School of Iconology @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm
Students are introduced to the practical and theoretical aspects of icon writing. Interpretations of iconographic symbolism and the theological and anthropological basis of each step of the process are presented in parallel to the technical instruction. By the end of an intensive workshop, the beginner completes writing of an icon. No artistic experience is required of the beginning student. The Prosopon School does not hold the preparation of professional icon writers as its foremost purpose, although such a possibility is not excluded. The main goal of study is rather to cultivate a clearer consciousness of the Image of God according to which man was created. The student is (re)introduced to the teaching of the Church through the language of line, light, and color. Notions are drawn from Scripture, Tradition, and Patristic thought. Through the visual language of the icon, the student may move toward a better vision of the self, the world, and the Divine. By writing an icon, the student works toward the reestablishment of the original untarnished condition of man’s image in a disciplined way.”
This will be the Beginners / Intermediate class.
The icon of Christ Pantocrator will be the theme for the class. The first time students will work on Archangel Michael/Archangel Gabriel, the others will work on the icon of Christ Pantocrator.
The cost for returning students is $100 less than for the beginning students since the returning students will be bringing their own boards with the gilding completed before the class.
Mar
25
Mon
Kathleen Mooney–Abstraction and Acrylics! @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy a full day to explore some of the unique properties of working with acrylic paints with an emphasis on Abstraction. There are techniques that acrylics are perfectly suited for that will take your paintings to a new level. Combine acrylics with watercolors, graphite pencil, conte crayon, and special techniques for a rich surface with the freedom of Abstraction!

We are working our way through the principles and elements of great design – one class at a time.  See how Abstraction makes it all seem effortless… Kathleen Mooney has been exploring the possibilities for over 2 decades – come enjoy the magic! www.KathleenMooney.com

Plan on bringing a $15 fee for materials made out to Kathleen Mooney. This $15.00 materials fee includes items that you would have to buy in bulk or spend a lot of time and effort seeking out.  This ensures everyone in the class will have the same standard materials and supplies for this class.  For this class that includes a 1 1/2 inch brush, scraping tools, and Deli Wrap.  You may also use additional colors from Kathleen’s bin of acrylic paints, watercolors, conte crayons and graphite pencils.  The cost of this workshop is $165.

Apr
15
Mon
Kathleen Mooney-Color and Acrylics! @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy a full day to explore some of the unique properties of working with acrylic paints with an emphasis on COLOR. There are techniques that acrylics are perfectly suited for that will take your colors to a new level. Combine acrylics with watercolors, graphite pencil, conte crayon, and special techniques for a rich surface with Absolutely Luscious Colors!

 If you already work with acrylics and watercolor be sure to bring your favorite colors along!  If not, Kathleen can share…

Kathleen Mooney has been exploring the possibilities for over 2 decades – come enjoy the magic!

Plan on bringing a $15 fee for materials made out to Kathleen Mooney. This $15.00 materials fee includes items that you would have to buy in bulk or spend a lot of time and effort seeking out.  This ensures everyone in the class will have the same standard materials and supplies for this class.  For this class that includes a 1 1/2 inch brush, scraping tools, pipettes, Deli Wrap, Graphite pencil, and Conte Crayon.  You may also use additional colors from Kathleen’s bin of acrylic paints.  The cost of this workshop is $165.

May
2
Thu
Andy Evansen-“Painting Stronger Watercolors” @ Franciscan life Process Center
May 2 @ 9:00 am – May 4 @ 3:00 pm
  • *Please note that you need to sign up for this workshop a month before it begins. Often we need to fly these instructors in. If we don’t have enough people signed up to cover the basic costs we must cancel the workshops. We want to run all of the workshops. Please help us with this by signing up a month before the workshop begins.

www.EvansenArtStudio.com There seems to be a never-endinq quest to loosen up in watercolor. I hear it from my students all the time. It’s easy to fall into the trap of putting too much into your paintings, and editing out the non-essential whether working from photo reference or painting on location is so important. Painting loosely doesn’t just happen, it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time. However, there are techniques that can speed up this process. In my workshop, we’ll discuss ways to simplify a scene into larger shapes that will help you paint more boldly. Value studies are emphasized from the outset. I will complete at least one demonstration painting each day, covering topics such as drawing, skies, trees, buildings, water, and figures. By the end of the class, each student should have enough information to help them on their path to painting impressionistic watercolors.

May
16
Thu
Kathleen Mooney-Contemporary Watercolor @ Franciscan Life Process Center
May 16 @ 9:00 am – May 18 @ 3:00 pm
A personal and dynamic combination of watercolor and other water-based media with materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that challenge traditional boundaries of watercolor and defy easy definition.  Diverse and eclectic — contemporary watercolor painting is distinguished by the very lack of a uniform organizing principle, ideology, or -ism.

Curiosity, openness, and dialogue are the most important tools for engaging with the medium in a “contemporary” manner.

It is: open, Expressive, Loose, often Abstract, Fluid, has the Beauty of the “Mistakes”, Exploratory, combines Water / Pigment / Paper / Timing, involves movement and change, luminous Color, has Traces of History – it can be difficult to remove past brush strokes, is Atmospheric, often Challenging.

Join Kathleen Mooney – a signature and award-winning member of NWS – National Watercolor Society as she guides you into the free and fluid approach to Contemporary Watercolor. www.KathleenMooney.com

This three-day course includes demonstrations, viewing examples of the best of contemporary watercolor, studio time to explore new techniques and materials, and individual discussions of how to powerfully define where you engage with this highly personal approach to watercolor and water media.  One to one coaching with compositional focus. Defining what Contemporary Watercolor means to you!

Prepare for working with an exciting and challenging medium — mixed with a healthy dose of humor and an encouraging, relaxed approach.  Invite water to be a visible part of each painting you create!

Plan on bringing a $15 fee for materials made out to Kathleen Mooney. This $15.00 materials fee includes items that you would have to buy in bulk or spend a lot of time and effort seeking out.  This ensures everyone in the class will have the same standard materials and supplies for this class.  For this class that includes three of Kathleen’s favorite 1 1/2 inch brushes, scraping tools, and Deli Wrap.  You may also use additional colors from Kathleen’s bin of acrylic paints, watercolors, water soluble pastels, conte crayons and graphite pencils.   The cost of this workshop is $365.

Kevin Beilfuss-“Painting the Clothed Figure/Portrait” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
May 16 @ 9:00 am – May 18 @ 4:00 pm

In this Class, Students will paint from the live model. Using the clothed model, Kevin will teach the elements that make up a great painting: ‘thinking abstractly’, ‘being able to see and make decisions quickly’, as well as color, value, and the use of lost and found edges. Students will also have time to learn how to paint the portrait from the live model.

Whether you are an experienced painter, or have never drawn the human form, Kevin’s approach to ‘seeing’ and drawing are methods that are easily grasped. Demonstrations will be done in the mornings, while students will get the chance to put into practice the morning’s lesson, in the afternoon sessions.  http://www.kevinbeilfuss.com/

May
23
Thu
Sandra Hansen-“Plants to Journals” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
May 23 @ 9:00 am – May 25 @ 3:00 pm

We are on a journey to discover the incredible joy and delight of paper making. From ancient times plant fibers have been made into paper. Working from plant materials either found on the Franciscan Life Process Center, or that I bring with me, we will create unique papers that are more beautiful than can be purchased in any store. Plant leaves or stalks will be cleaned, cooked, and beaten by hand or in a Holland beater. The second day will be spent making paper. On the third day we will take either the paper that was made the day before or new text blocks made from cotton T-shirt scraps from India to create hard backed journals. In the afternoon of the third day we will write, draw, paint, collage, or paste photos into our new journals. This workshop is good for teens and adults who are beginners and up.

Please plan on bringing $20 for supplies.

Qiang Huang-“Landscape Workshop” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
May 23 @ 9:00 pm – May 25 @ 4:00 am

Qiang’s approach to landscape painting will be demonstrated with particular focus on choosing dramatic compositions, observing the light distribution, and using bold and loose strokes to create a powerful and accurate representation on canvas. Using demonstrations, presentation, and individual assistance, Qiang will explain his process of creating energetic paintings by manipulating values, colors, edges, and brushwork. Personal attention will be given to each student according to his or her current skill level and personal goals in art. The workshop is designed for indoor practice from your photos of a landscape scene.