Aug
30
Fri
William Mancuso-Watercolor Sketchbook Workshop @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm

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.”

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/william-mancuso-watercolor-sketchbook-workshop-tickets-58492832637

Sep
4
Wed
Painting Workshop on Color and Form by Steven Assael @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm

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.

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For more information and to register.

Sep
16
Mon
Kathleen Mooney – YOUR OWN COLLAGE PAPERS and Acrylics! @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Sep 16 @ 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.  The cost of this workshop is $365.

Sep
26
Thu
Douglas Fryer-“Unity and Variety: Simplifying and Expanding Compositional Possibilities” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm

Art reveals the evidence of our experiences and values; in observing and creating, the artist suggests themes that are essential to his character, and perpetuates the making and sharing of experience.  Through art, subjects become significant to us in a unique ways, aesthetically and conceptually. The artist must be aware of the spacial and formal reality of the subject but also of subtle personal impressions, memories, and symbols that may be inspired by the process, and which comprise the content of the work.

Through lecture and demonstration this workshop will not only reinforce an understanding of composition and form, but will also explore methods to break up and strip down the subject, then reconstruct it in new and perhaps surprising ways.

Students will participate in discussions regarding:  the subtleties, variations, lines, textures and colors that enliven our senses and captivate our interest; the way our eyes perceive things and how we make choices regarding their relative importance; the suggestion of the passage of time; the relative states of motion and stillness; how the artist may represent nature in order to reflect on his or her perceptions, experiences and values while also contemplating the important power of symbol and abstraction.  The cost of this workshop is $520.

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Oct
3
Thu
Mary Qian-“Edges and Color” @ Franciscan life Process Center
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm
Each day will start 8:30 -9am with lecture. 9-12 Demo. 12:30 –3:30 Students painting time. Value will be the basic starting point on day 1. Day 2, based on the principle of value, we will introduce Edges as an additional concept. Day3 will add color as the focal point on top of value and edges. Each day will have one pose. Painted in alla prima technique.  The cost of this workshop is $420.

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Still Life Painting with Kerry Dunn @ Franciscan Life Procss Center
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm
This workshop explores the building stages of a painting from beginning to finish. Still life is ideal for this type of study because it provides a subject and light source that is constant. Every morning the instructor will demonstrate from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. To lead the class with what they will work on for the day. The first day drawing construction will be explored. The second day value and color relationships and the third day we will focus on finish modeling. Students will leave with a greater understanding of the how to build a painting from start to finish and a 3 day still life painting.
Oct
10
Thu
Tom Francesconi, AWS, NWS, TWSA, WW-“FRESH and EXPRESSIVE WATERCOLORS” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm
Tom’s energetic teaching style and his passion for painting combine to create a workshop experience that is enjoyable, informative and inspirational. Utilizing his ability to clearly explain visual concepts, Tom will share his approach and methods for painting bold and interpretive watercolors. Each morning will begin with a discussion covering various topics such as value, design/planning the painting, along with color and its usage. Throughout, painted examples are employed to help the students more readily grasp certain abstract concepts. Daily demonstrations will allow participants to see how Tom approaches a work from start to finish. Painting subjects may include water and/or landscapes, street scenes and the clothed figure. Students will work from their own references as they are presented each day with new challenges intended to encourage exploration. Ample opportunity is provided for everyone to paint with individual direction/guidance a priority. Each day will end with a class critique to afford students the opportunity to learn from the works of others. Tom welcomes all painters regardless of experience.  The cost of this workshop is $410.
 
Oct
16
Wed
Carolyn Anderson – “Interpreting Reality” @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm

LINE, SHAPE, VALUE, COLOR AND EDGES: Learn to interpret and see visual information in a new and interesting way. Carolyn’s teaching is based on years of experience explaining how to interpret edges, color temperature, and shapes, and learning how to recognize patterns and make comparisons. Her goal is to empower artists to look and see a little differently and be able to expand their own personal expression.

This workshop is for those artists who are interested in enhancing their painting skills, while also learning how to approach a painting in a more creative way. Although we will be working from live models, the instruction is applicable to any subject matter. There will be demonstrations, a slide presentation, and as much individual attention as possible. Instruction will be in oils and the class is primarily for the intermediate to advanced painter.  The cost of this workshop is $750.

www.carolynanderson.com

Oct
21
Mon
Kathleen Mooney – FOCAL POINT and Acrylics! @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 21 @ 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 FOCAL POINT. 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 FOCAL POINT!

We are working our way through the principles and elements of great design – one class at a time.  See how a compelling FOCAL POINT 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 (2) 8×8 canvas panels, 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.

Nov
11
Mon
Kathleen Mooney–ICONIC LANDSCAPES and Acrylics! @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Nov 11 @ 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 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.  The cost of this workshop is $165.