Vibrant NW Landscapes and Animals in Watercolor with Lian Quan Zhen Location: Upstairs Studio
May 28-31, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Lian teaches basic techniques such as compositions and coloring, and his unique methods including "Color Pouring and Blending" and "Paint Around (negative painting)". He shows how to mix colors on watercolor papers, as well as letting the pigments painting themselves. Only three primary colors will be used.
There are 4-6 demos each day with student practices between, so that they can absorb and assimilate the lessons. In critics Lian helps students by touching up their paintings. At end of workshop students may be able to finish couple of paintings, or learn enough techniques to complete them later. Supply List (click and then scroll to the bottom of the page) Price: Member $ 395.00 | Non-Member $ 395.00 Chinese Brushwork with Lian Quan Zhen Location: Upstairs Studio
June 1, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
In this one-day Chinese painting session, students will learn how to use Chinese brushes, ink and colors, as well as Asian Art techniques. These techniques will help students paint any subject matter in a more free and spontaneous style.
Supply List (click and then scroll to the bottom of the page) Price: Member $ 95.00 | Non-Member $ 95.00 Full, Waitlist Available The Power of Design and Colors in Landscape Painting with Michael Orwick Location: Upstairs Studio
June 8-9, 2019
Focus on the fundamentals of good painting. Instructor will help simplify the painting process and show how to use a step-by-step method to create a successful painting. Topics include: composition, value, design, choosing a subject, identifying and mixing accurate warm and cool colors, establishing a focal point, plus tips for studio and outdoor painting. Workshop includes informal lectures, demonstrations, group critiques, and individual advice. Beginners Guide to Pastel Painting with Susan Kuznitsky Location: Upstairs Studio
July 21, 9:30 am - 4 pm
This one day workshop is the perfect opportunity for artists who are curious about the pastel medium. It is a day to explore the joys of pastels to see if you want to dive in further. All you need to bring is a drawing board to accommodate a 9 x 12 piece of sanded pastel paper.The rest will there for you to ‘play’ with.
There will be a demo first. Then you have the option to paint along using the same image as the demo or use your own photo reference. You will try an underpainting technique and then practice layering with hard and soft pastels.
Price: Member $ 95.00 | Non-Member $ 120.00 California Vibe in Watercolor with David Lobenberg Location: Upstairs Studio
July 25-28, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
In my California Vibe workshop, you will learn watercolor portraiture that goes beyond the norm with super expressive paint applications and wildly intense colors. ABSOLUTELY NO DRAWING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY – You will work from photo references both provided by me and your own. A tracing technique will be utilized for all paintings. Here is what you will learn:
1. Learn how to take dramatic, stylistic photographs with a Camera, smart phone, or computer pad.
2. Learn a simple technique to trace contour outlines from your photographs that can be easily transferred to any size of watercolor paper.
3. Learn to economically and with minimal brush strokes, render head structure and facial features.
4. Learn how to work with a minimal color palette and the four basic water/pigment consistencies to render strong value contrasts, subtle tints, and intense hues.
5. Learn how to create one-eighth sheet (5 ½ by 7 ½ inch) “pochades” (a French word for a small painting), to quickly explore both paint application techniques and expressive color combinations. 6. Learn how to use your pochades as guides to paint your final California Vibe, beyond the norm, portraits. Depending on the duration of the workshop (a minimum of three to a maximum of five days), these six successive steps will be mastered and practiced. Towards the end of the period, you’ll have the where-with-all to follow your own path towards California Vibe watercolor portraiture! Delicate to Dynamic in Watercolor with Vickie Nelson Location: Upstairs Studio
August 3-4, 2019
9:30 am - 4 pm
Every skill level is welcome in this class. Vickie will focus on negative painting, good design and the use of clean color. Come with your drawings already drawn on your watercolor paper. Paint what YOU love.
Vickie will demo morning and afternoon, leaving time for you to paint your wonderful creations. Vickie paints flowers, nests, animals, still lifes, birds and bees, etc, not landscapes or portraits. However, you are welcome to paint those subjects. She will help you paint what inspires you. Freedom in Water Media with Stan Kurth Location: Upstairs Studio
August 12-15, 2019
9:30 am - 4 pm
The Freedom in Watermedia Workshop is designed to teach students to paint intuitively, starting without preconceived notions or outcome. There is no preliminary planning or drawing. The process will dictate direction as students use a variety of techniques to implement color, texture, line, shape and value. Instruction will start with arbitrary mark making and color application, working transparent to opaque, building layers using a variety of mark making tools, watercolor, gesso and acrylic.
There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between shape, texture, line, color and value. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is a painting which is visually pleasing and aligned with the artist's personal aesthetic. Subject matter is the choice of each artist so participants are free to paint figure, landscape, still life, abstract or non-objective work. Stan’s own work ranges from recognizable figures to totally non-objective compositions. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, you will benefit from this hands-on workshop, gaining a new perspective on how to build and design a better painting. Intuitive Acrylic Painting with Joan Fullerton Location: Upstairs Studio
August 19-22, 2019
9:30 am - 4 pm
Join us for inspiring demonstrations, lectures, encouragement and practice. You’ll learn how to coax hints of reality from an abstract background, how to integrate collage imagery, how to control values and colors for emotional emphasis, and how to suggest rather than delineate. You’ll explore working intuitively, responding to what shows up, working in a series, mixing and utilizing neutrals for softer, more ethereal abstracts.
Joan Fullerton is gifted in helping students gain more freedom in the creative process and discover their own unique artistic voice. A multitude of approaches and techniques will give beginners encouragement and confidence, while more advanced students will benefit from insighful solutions to their artistic challenges.
Joan Fullerton holds a BFA and a MFA degree in painting from the University of Wyoming and is a well-known and respected artist and teacher.
www.JoanFullerton.com www.JoanFullertonWorkshops.com Fall Chinese Brush Painting with Cindy Lommasson Location: Upstairs Studio
September 15, 2019
10 am - 3 pm
Open to all experience levels, this seasonal workshop will focus on using traditional Chinese painting materials: ink, watercolor, various “rice” papers, and Chinese brushes. Combining ancient and modern techniques, and a “less is more” aesthetic, you will be encouraged to add your own personal style to create one-of-a-kind paintings. Clear demonstrations, followed by ample time to paint, with patient and supportive guidance.
Contact Cindy for supply list. Optional supply purchase from instructor: $25 (includes watercolors, ink, felt cloth, ceramic mixing dish, all paper for the day). Does not include purchase of brushes, which may be purchased for an additional $15 for a 3-brush set. Alternatively, brushes may be borrowed from instructor at no extra charge.
www.cindylommasson.com Mastering Fluid Acrylics on Yupo with Sandy Maudlin Location: Upstairs Studio
September 16-20, 2019
9:30 am - 4 pm
Art instructor Sandy Maudlin will share the many diverse methods she uses to achieve great results on this synthetic 'paper,' and you'll see why she says that painting on YUPO is a blast. The possibilities are endless, and mistakes can easily be corrected! Each workshop day will include well organized demonstrations of various, unique techniques, followed by studio time and lots of individualized help. Informative critiques throughout the workshop will help, not only with technique, but also with composition and design of your artwork. Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper with Kristie Mooney Location: Upstairs Studio
9:30 AM - 4 PM
This will be a 3 day workshop focused on creating a Batik using watercolors on Enryu rice paper. The workshop will start with a slide presentation meant to inspire students to create their own Batik. The presentation will be followed with Kristie showing her process step-by-step.
Kristie will meet each student individually to help with their own photo (or they have the option of using one of the instructors) with a great amount of help with technique, composition and design.
Students will need to send Kristie their photo references a week ahead of time. By using computer applications, kristie will enhance the student's photo and break it into layers and color options. She will also show how to use these helpful appliations in class. Both novice painters and master artists will be challenged. No drawing experience required.
Loose, Step-by-Step Watercolors with Bev Jozwiak Location: Upstairs Studio
October 26-27, 2019
9:30 am - 4 pm
This workshop is a no-nonsense approach to watercolor. Focuses on answering many to the questions artists constantly ask. Why is my work muddy? How can I loosen up?
It is designed to help students at every skill level, to master techniques, design and color. Learn to paint boldly, think outside the box and paint outside the lines, with examples of basic color mixing including luscious greens, glowing white, great grays, and rich blacks. Develop good composition and strong values.
Focus on figures, animals (crows, roosters, cats, etc). Help with recipes for great skin tones, good ways to paint hair, how to choose good photographs to work from, and more.
Demos every day, with time for individual help.
For more information and samples of Bev's work go to: bevjozwiak.com 2-day Pastel Punch with Brenda Boylan Location: Upstairs Studio
November 9-10, 2019
9:30 am - 4 pm
Learn the secrets of this intensely expressive and colorful medium with enthusiastic and hands-on instructor Brenda Boylan. Designed for all artistic levels who want to explore the wonderful medium of pastel while stretching creativity in a fast-paced and fun workshop. Students can expect demonstrations on each concept and will work a variety of exercises stressing the unique qualities of pastel on sanded paper. We will be concentrating on the special qualities of pastels including mark-making, values, under-painting, and color theory. The workshop will wrap up with a brief group critique summarizing your experience and lessons learned.