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Oct
18
Thu
Joshua Clare-“How To Paint Everything” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day

Much of learning to paint is learning to see simply and truly. Often we allow ourselves to be discouraged by things that we tell ourselves are difficult to paint. We’ve all heard artists say things like, “I can’t paint people,” or “I’ve never been a landscape guy.” It is not until we clear our minds of the idea that we’re painting ‘things’ and start to believe that all an artist can really do is paint the light that reflects off things that we begin to truly see. There’s not as much difference as you think between still life, landscape, and portraiture; so over this three day course we’ll tackle all three–and hopefully start learning to see. The cost of this workshop is $425.

www.joshclare.com

Mark Daniel Nelson-Image to Abstract 2 @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day

This workshop is for the painter ready to push his or her work beyond the point of recognizable subject matter into the realm of pure abstraction. Students will start with traditional representational approaches and move through progressively more abstract techniques until arriving at purely non-objective paintings. Special attention will be paid to the elements of composition as they apply to abstract painting. Through a combination of slideshows, discussions, assignments and critiques, this workshop will expose students to new artistic possibilities for self-expression. Students should bring their own reference photos and also plan to take photos during the workshop. Printed photos and/or digital images on laptop/iPad may be used for reference. Photo

editing software is also helpful but not required. Students will have the option to paint from a still life set up. The cost of this workshop is $405.

http://markdanielnelson.com/

Oct
22
Mon
Kathleen Mooney – COLLAGE PAPERS – Making, Personalizing and Using – SPECIAL 3-DAY WORKSHOP @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm

Enjoy exploring the unique properties of working with acrylic paints while making and using YOUR OWN CUSTOM COLLAGE PAPERS in this SPECIAL REQUEST 3-day workshop – October 22, 23 and 24. There are techniques that acrylics are perfectly suited for that will take your paintings to a new level. Combine acrylics and hand cut stamps with Pacon and deli wrap – then add special techniques for rich collage papers that are UNIQUE to you!  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.  Instead of the concentrated 1-day workshop (held on October 26) – this IMMERSIVE workshop allows 3 days (October 22, 23 and 24) to fully explore and create with your own personalized acrylic collage papers.  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

Oct
26
Fri
Kathleen Mooney – “YOUR OWN COLLAGE PAPERS and Acrylics!” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy exploring the unique properties of working with acrylic paints while making and using YOUR OWN CUSTOM COLLAGE PAPERS. There are techniques that acrylics are perfectly suited for that will take your paintings to a new level. Combine acrylics and hand cut stamps with Pacon and deli wrap – then add special techniques for rich collage papers that are UNIQUE to you!   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.  We need a minimum of 4 students to run this class.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kathleen-mooney-your-own-collage-papers-and-acrylics-tickets-43352292875

Nov
12
Mon
Kathleen Mooney – “GREAT FINISHES and Acrylics!” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Nov 12 @ 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 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.  We need a minimum of 4 students to run this class.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kathleen-mooney-great-finishes-and-acrylics-tickets-43353004002

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.
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
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.