David’s website: www.davidshevlino.com. This class is about painting the figure and portrait alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects. After a demonstration, the class will work in monotone from the model for the first day, concentrating on value. After that, we’ll work in full color from the model; learning how to interpret and simplify by seeing the figure as a series of basic shapes described by color/ light and shadow. By learning to simplify what we see, we become better able to paint our subjects with greater clarity and directness. This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to use their brushstrokes with economy. The cost of this workshop is $485.
Learn the fundamentals of painting with encaustic paints and medium. This three day workshop will cover color mixing, making glazes and safe studio practices for working in this versatile medium. We will also work with the various characteristics that make this medium unique – from optical depth, to texture and mark making – as well as working with image transfers and mixed media and collage applications. Part of day
one will be spent using wax and other materials to create our own collage papers. You will come away with a basic understanding of the media and fusing techniques, as well as how to incorporate encaustic painting into your current studio practice. You do not need prior experience working with encaustic paint, but general art making experience will be helpful. Instructor will supply paint and medium plus all equipment and brushes needed for use during the workshop. The cost of this workshop is $400. http://rehmer-studio.com/
Join nationally-known artist Michael Chesley Johnson as he shows you how to paint the landscape on-location in pastel and oil. In this plein air workshop, you’ll start in the studio with basic principles, and then you’ll move to the field where Michael will demonstrate his method for “capturing the moment” quickly and efficiently but without sacrificing mood and magic. Michael will show you how focusing on just value and color temperature in an initial “bestguess” will get you started quickly, leaving plenty of time for making adjustments at a more leisurely pace. After the demonstration, you’ll have the opportunity to practice your new skills with Michael going from easel to easel offering plenty of personal help. Each day will offer at least one demo plus critiques of student work done in the workshop. The cost of this workshop is $400.
Enjoy a full day to explore some of the unique properties of working with acrylic paints with an emphasis on THE ICONIC LANDSCAPE. 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 ICONIC LANDSCAPES! Kathleen Mooney will be recently returned from her art residency at Georgia O’Keeffe’s iconic Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Mooney travels yearly to the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, frequently to the islands of Scotland and often to the outer reaches of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula… all landscapes connect deeply while carrying magic and meaning!
We are working our way through the principles and elements of great design – one class at a time. See how inspiration from ICONIC LANDSCAPES 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.
We need a minimum of 4 students to run this class.
Get ready to explore the beautiful Franciscan Life Process Center campus and the surrounding countryside during this plein air and studio painting workshop with award-winning artist Aaron Schuerr. Enjoy the beauty and challenge of painting in the field, and then learn how field studies can be used as a reference for studio paintings. During our time
outdoors, we’ll focus on sketching, simplification, fresh color, accurate drawing, dynamic composition, and discovering “the story” within the seeming complexity of nature. Back in the studio we’ll analyze the plein air work and dig into the nuances of color, value, and composition. I’ll introduce the charcoal preparatory drawing as a fun and inventive way to plan a studio pastel. This class will include demonstrations in the field and studio, friendly critiques, and plenty of one-on-one time. We’ll start from the thumbnail sketch and work through flat-color plane exercises before diving into longer plein air painting sessions. The focus will be on process over product, in learning to see in new and dynamic ways and work simply, directly, and with confidence. While experience is helpful, it is not required.
The workshop description: Painting from a live model can be one of the most challenging subjects for an artist to paint. This workshop is designed to help students over come the problems that arise while
working from life. Matt and his students will be working from live models throughout the workshop. You will learn how to simplify the subject through the use of value, color and edges. Learning to interpret the subject in a more expressive way will be emphasized during the workshop. There will be demonstrations and lots of individual instruction. The cost of this workshop is $380.
Jon’s workshop will focus on the importance of light and its relationship to how we paint forms and atmospheric space. Jon will make sense of the complexities of your oil painting materials and how best to use them for interpreting how we see. A special emphasis will be placed on the use of transparent and opaque pigments and how these relate to our perception of light. We will work outdoors (weather permitting) or indoors with still life. Jon will give demonstrations on the use of the
underpainting, the importance of “lost and found” form, and explanations of direct and indirect oil techniques. Intense personal instruction will be augmented with talks about the materials and the working methods of various artists (both contemporary and historical). All levels and mediums are welcome but the emphasis will be on oil. The cost of this workshop is $410.
In this workshop, the figure will be the subject matter however the focus will be on improving fundamental skills. Students will experience many specific assignments which will help “get to the point more successfully”. There will be daily demonstrations emphasizing big shapes, value pattern, color relationships, drawing, paint application and attention to the artists individual “voice” nurturing the personal esthetic. Be ready to cover a lot of canvas and paper. Students
will receive plenty of one-to-one instruction and individual demonstrations as needed. The cost of $450 includes model fee.
In this three day workshop I plan to start by talking about my process and my thoughts on landscape painting.I will paint a small demo the first morning to show my process for starting a landscape, how I work over the entire canvas in order to develop the painting as a unified whole, working on the land, trees, water, and sky so the painting develops with a cohesive feeling and not as separate parts.
I will describe how I see, and how I simplify what I see, how to focus on the design and values which will give your work a sense of completeness, throughout the process. I will also talk about my process of taking landscape paintings back into the field for several sittings to complete larger paintings. The cost of this workshop is $425.