When you attend one of Helga’s dozen or so workshops that she teaches in a year, you are immersed in creativity and art. Helga has a way of inspiring the artist in you. You will never receive the same workshop twice because she is constantly practicing with new techniques, subject matter, and media. A typical watercolor workshop teaches you how to create realism and then stretches your imagination to take you further into to world of originality with your painting.
Helga’s daily teaching format from 9am to 4pm each day will consist of demonstrations, critique, and most of all individual guidance. She teaches to all levels of experience. She enjoys opening the eyes of the beginner, encouraging the intermediate, and exploring the more creative abilities of the advanced student. The cost of this workshop is $295.
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“Secrets” used by Classical through contemporary painting Masters are introduced and demonstrated: establishing the composition, light and dark masses, and the proportions and structure of the head and figure; selecting and mixing colors on the palette and the canvas; painting convincing flesh tones; understanding and rendering folds and different materials of clothing in a painterly manner; capturing the effects of light and atmosphere; alla prima brush and palette knife techniques; and helpful studio tips.
The workshop is open to artists of all levels, from beginner to professional. Demonstrations will be in oil. After each demonstration, Srebnik will work with each student individually.
This workshop is designed for those who would like to gain a better understanding of methods and techniques to make a watercolor painting that is simple yet strong. The goal is to capture the essence of the subject that conveys a certain mood and atmosphere. The process of simplification begins with visualization. In representational art, this ability to see the end result of a painting, through the mind’s eye, is instrumental in realizing an artist’s vision. The ability to do so and quickly is especially useful when painting en plein air. Through various exercises and step-by-step demonstrations, Keiko will show you how to take the initial inspiration, through the simplification process, to an expressive painting that is strong in composition and content.
Subject matters include landscape, cityscape, waterscape and interior, which will be demonstrated in a manner that is more representational and impressionistic rather than abstract.
The introduction focuses on the fundamentals including getting to know our materials and seeing things with an artist’s eye. The areas of topic covered in this workshop include: the importance of tonal value studies, how to do a preliminary drawing, how to edit a complex subject, what makes a good design, understanding of relationship of tonal values and colors, and a variety of techniques in paint application and brush handling. We will paint different subject(s) every day, en plein-air weather permitting (for an outdoor workshop). Each day there will be a small exercise which will then be applied to a painting later in the day. Keiko will do two demonstrations a day. There will be plenty of one-on-one guidance and a question-and-answer session on a daily basis. A class critique will be conducted at the end of each day. An amount of time spent indoors and outdoors will be determined by the organizer and the instructor. The cost of this workshop is $460.
Indirect oil painting methods work beautifully to breathe new life into old, or not so loved work. Lightly sanding and beginning again with a foundation already in place is a great way to see new directions to follow. In this two day workshop, we will work from pieces previously started and continue with a new composition from there. I will bring my own painting top reimagine, and share my favorite techniques that can be applied to any genre of painting. Acrylic painters also welcomed. Feel free to bring several pieces to work on.
How to craft a well designed piece.
Working with textural elements to enhance the composition.
Understanding the power of color harmony to create an emotional impact.
Interpreting source materials rather than copying them literally.
*This workshop geared toward experienced painters. Fundamentals of painting not covered.
Kathleen Mooney has been exploring the possibilities for over 2 decades – come share 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 (2) 8×8 canvas panels, a 1 1/2 inch brush, flexible stamping plates, scraping tools, pipettes, Deli Wrap, Graphite pencil, and Conte Crayon. You may also use additional colors from my bin of acrylics. The cost of this workshop is $165.
Wouldn’t you love to paint and draw more? But who’s got time? This workshop will be about making time for watercolor and sketching when it feels like there is no time by working smaller, and using a travel kit that can fit in a pocket, purse, shoulder bag, etc.. I have been working with travel kits since the mid-eighties and can speak directly to the great freedom and sense of accomplishment that comes from working small and often. I will bring each participant a small kit, all ready to go with paint, a waterproof pen, a waterbrush and a watercolor sketchbook. Please plan on bringing a materials cost of $40 to the class.
We’ll tackle a variety of subject matter and discuss ways to approach each in a no time to waste manner incorporating such topics as perspective and composition. We’ll talk about materials and how to put together a more personalized travel kit, discuss some painting subjects you might not necessarily have considered before and how paying attention to the world around you by sketching it, opens the door to a potentially richer appreciation of the extraordinariness of the ordinary. Or as Thoreau said “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
He will discuss both an analytical and emotive approach to painting the human figure with an emphasis on color and value relationships in a related atmosphere. The class will consist of a single long pose in both cool and warm light. The development of form through an observation and interpretation of plane shifts projecting and receding from the eye will be stressed. Aspects of anatomy, proportion and movement will be discussed along with the development of an Ala Prima technique which involves both scumbling and glazing.
The course will involve lectures, demo’s and critiques on a daily basis.
You will not only make your own unique collage papers, you will be guided through making a custom print block, printing, and then how to use the papers in finished paintings. See how using your own custom collage papers will make 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 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 Pacon paper, Deli Wrap, and a block printing blank. Kathleen will loan you the cutting tool for your block carving and the use of her iron. The cost of this workshop is $365.