Dynamic Insects: Creating Bold Colors & Simplifying Details ONLINE with Zebith Thalden
ONLINE WORKSHOP April 30 - May 2, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm
Join us and celebrate the incredible world of insects! In this workshop, you will learn Zebith’s method of layering your choice of acrylic or watercolor paint with colored pencil to create highly realistic subjects. You will learn simple tricks for creating accurate proportions, voluminous forms, and intricate details to make your insect appear 3-dimensional and life-like. You will be encouraged to look through new eyes at the reference images provided to allow both anatomy and negative space inspire aesthetic composition designs. You will be able to watch demonstrations and receive instruction that is centered around your individual advancement. All skill levels are welcome. https://www.zebiththalden.com Painting Strong Elements in Watercolor ONLINE with Ron Stocke
Fri-Sun, May 14-16, 2021
9:00am - 1:00pm
In this three-day online Zoom workshop, you will learn how to transform your paintings into strong works of art. Ron is asking you, his students, to bring paintings you’ve done in the past that haven’t worked as you envisioned. He will address solutions on how to fix the paintings, while you learn or review artistic elements. Don’t worry if you have nothing to bring, as Ron will have his own paintings that he feels need improving. Ron will spend plenty of one-on-one time with each student and demo daily in the studio setting.
https://www.ronstocke.com/ Price: Member $ 340.00 | Non-Member $ 400.00 Watercolor Plein Air for All with Sandra Pearce
Fri-Sun, June 11-13, 2021
9:00am - 4:00pm
Want to give plein air a try? Sandra can help you get started. Have challenges with plein air? She will be your mentor as you improve in techniques and composition. Each day will begin in the classroom and move outside, weather permitting, not too far from the OSA building. The instructor will demo, and students can follow by choosing their preferred subject - a city street, a certain house, garden, or people. Learn to simplify and how to capture the feeling of the moment and the joy that made you choose a certain image to paint. Sandra will be using watercolor, but other media can be used as long as you are familiar with the medium. Beginners, intermediate and advanced students are welcome. https://www.sandrapearce.com/ Price: Member $ 380.00 | Non-Member $ 460.00 Add Structure to your Pastel Landscape or Cityscape with Nancie King Mertz
Fri-Sun, July 9-11, 2021
9:00am - 4:00pm
Whether you’re a big-city or small-town fan, this pastel workshop will turn your favorite views of buildings and structures into dramatic, expressive paintings. Examine space, perspective, and design through practical hands-on lessons that will help you build confidence. Nancie will start each day with a short demonstration clarifying techniques and sharing pointers on perspective and composing a scene. From there, you’ll have one-on-one guidance from Nancie as you complete two or more paintings each day. Open to all levels. Anji Grainger: An Exploration into the Wonders of Alcohol Ink
Sat-Sun, July 24-25, 2021
9:30am - 3:30pm
Alcohol inks are wonderfully vibrant and yet translucent, and they work especially well on ceramic surfaces. Learn how to work with this vibrant ink media in this instructional workshop. Anji will be teaching several techniques and give lots of tips and tricks for success. You will begin each day with a few exercises to familiarize you with the media and techniques. It is very easy to “wipe the slate clean” on ceramic tiles and pots and begin again, using tools to manipulate the inks. All skill levels welcome. https://www.bluepansycottage.com/ Price: Member $ 195.00 | Non-Member $ 235.00 Colored Pencil and Watercolor: Drawing and Painting Summer's Bounty with Wendy Hollender
Sat-Sun, July 31 - Aug 1 and Friday, August 6
10:00am - 1:00pm
Join botanical artist, Wendy Hollender, to learn the techniques outlined in her new book, The Joy of Botanical Drawing. In this three-day workshop, you’ll learn how to use a grisaille technique for undertones in a neutral color and then how to layer color on top to create depth, using watercolor pencils in combination with dry colored pencils. This technique is very immediate and the materials are simple, allowing you to work easily in a variety of locations, especially in the field.
You’ll become familiar with the techniques and will practice on Summer fruit and farmer’s market produce, adding cross section, and other parts of the fruit or produce to a composition. www.wendyhollender.com Price: Member $ 275.00 | Non-Member $ 335.00 Painting Magic in Oil & Cold Wax with Lynne Wintermute
Fri-Sun, August 6-8, 2021
9:00am - 4:00pm
Painting in oil and cold wax medium is a luminous and magical experience. Many layers of color and texture make each painting unique. The medium can enhance styles from realism to landscape to abstraction. You will finish several paintings in class after learning about the medium, underpainting in acrylic, building up layers of color and texture, and mark-making. During this workshop, composition and the elements of design will also be discussed. A book of instructions and inspiration will be given to each student for use with future oil and cold wax paintings. https://www.lynnewintermute.com Price: Member $ 360.00 | Non-Member $ 420.00 Spirit of the Rough Sketch with Kenneth O'Connell
Sat-Sun, August 21-22, 2021
10:00am - 4:00pm
Have you ever wanted to document a trip or an activity by creating a travel sketch book? Here is your chance to have success with illustrative journaling through instruction by an accomplished artist.
Each day of the workshop will involve multiple guided sketching opportunities. Learn how to quickly sketch plants, trees, people, buildings, and more with Ken’s assistance. If the weather is nice, the OSA garden could be used for sketching outdoors. Learn how to utilize colored pencils, pens, and watercolor washes to enhance your travel sketches. There will be time set aside for feedback and sharing of insights gained through this workshop experience. Price: Member $ 235.00 | Non-Member $ 275.00 Mitch Albala's "Color Harmony in Landscape: Understanding and Working with Color Strategies"
Fri-Sun, S eptember 10-12, 2021
9:30am - 4:30pm
To capture the qualities of color and light, landscape painters must modify the colors they see. To guide these color choices in an informed way, painters rely on a color plan or strategy. In this workshop for artists working in oil, acrylic, or pastel, you’ll learn how the colors you see in nature or a photo are just the first step toward a complete color strategy. Through a combination of exercises and small paintings, you’ll learn the practice of color grouping; how to create palettes “tuned” to the particular harmony you are after; how relationships like analogous or complementary colors are just one part of a complete strategy, and the importance of neutral harmonies to help create unified light.
This is not a workshop for first-time painters but, is ideally suited for those who work either en plein air or in studio and want to expand their color knowledge. This workshop is open to oil, acrylic and pastel painters.
Here is a link to Mitch Albala's Book "Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice": https://mitchalbala.com/landscape-painting-the-book/ Dry Brush Skills for Botanical Artists with Jean Emmons
Sat-Sun, September 18-19, 2021
9:00am - 4:00pm
A botanical painting traditionally begins with a line drawing, followed by some initial washes and then many, many hours of dry brush. In this two-day workshop, you’ll work on refining your dry brush skills while aiming to increase your precision and hand comfort. After a short review of washes, you’ll concentrate exclusively on dry brush. You’ll complete some exercises and then move on to paint a small flower or piece of fruit. Jean will lecture and demonstrate, explain common problems, and provide lots of individual attention. Some previous experience with watercolors or botanical drawing is helpful for this workshop.
Price: Member $ 340.00 | Non-Member $ 380.00 Watercolor from the Heart with Carol Carter
Fri-Sun, September 24-26, 2021
9:30am - 4:30pm
Learn how to paint with fluidity during this watercolor workshop. You’ll work on brilliance of colors and purity in paint application as you practice your skills. Can you juxtapose colors to make them appear to vibrate? You’ll be inspired by Carol’s daily demonstrations and experiments to create wet, loose watercolors while you learn about color, water, design, and value. Carol will focus on imagery, content, point of view, and taking risks. Afternoons will include individual instruction and group critique, and Carol will discuss and take questions on marketing and using social media to build your artistic career. Intermediate to advanced painting level
www.carol-carter.com Textures in the Landscape with Tom Christopher
Fri-Sun, October 1-3, 2021
9:30am - 4:30pm
Understanding value, color, and texture in landscape painting is at the core of this pastel workshop. Bring in your favorite landscape photographs and plein air sketches to use as reference material. Reference photos will be available, too. Tom will begin each day of the workshop with a demonstration of pastel painting using various textural techniques for underpainting on gator board. He’ll show you how to prepare your own textured surface for pastel painting. Throughout the workshop, you’ll receive instruction on plein air and studio techniques and will be encouraged to bring in previous work for critique. Tom will also discuss networking, gallery representation, and advertising your work. Open to current pastel artists and those new to pastels. tomchristopherartist.com Price: Member $ 385.00 | Non-Member $ 445.00 Landscape Painting; Chinese Brush Techniques with Cindy Lommasson
Sat-Sun, October 9-10, 2021
9:30am - 4:00pm
Create unique landscape paintings with Chinese materials and brush strokes during this workshop. Using photo references, you’ll explore numerous ways to depict rocks, mountains, trees, and the ethereal qualities of mist and clouds. You’ll experiment using Sumi ink, Chinese watercolor, and various brushes and papers. You’ll use split brushes for textures of trees and cliffs and coated Chinese papers for wet-in-wet ink and paint application. You’ll also learn an ink monotype technique for abstract backgrounds to complete with brushes and color. Cindy will give daily demonstrations, and everyone will have lots of hands-on practice. All skill levels welcome https://cindylommasson.com Painting Life with Life with Bev Jozwiak
Sat-Sun, October 23-24, 2021
9:30am - 4:30pm
In this no-nonsense watercolor workshop, you’ll learn to paint boldly, think outside the box, and paint outside the lines. You’ll get the answers to many questions that artists often ask, like “Why is my work muddy? How can I loosen up?” No matter what your skill level, Bev’s demonstrations and individual attention will help you master techniques of strong composition, design, values, and color. Bev will show examples of basic color mixing, including creating luscious greens, glowing white, great grays, rich blacks, and a variety of skin tones. The subject matter will be primarily human figures, birds, and animals, but you can use your own photo references. www.bevjozwiak.com Fall Fragments: Botanical Exploration with Dorota Haber-Lehigh
Fri-Sun, October 29-31, 2021
10:00am - 4:00pm
Learn how to create beautiful portraits of fall botanicals inspired by fall leaves, seedpods, cones and fall fruit in this workshop. You’ll explore a realistic drawing style using colored pencils and other supporting media on walnut ink-stained paper. Each walnut ink-stained paper offers a unique and interesting texture, providing an amazing background for fall botanical portraits, resembling the antiqued look of herbal illustrations. After using paper made by Dorota, you’ll learn how to prepare your own. During this botanical workshop, you will draw plants from observation starting with loose sketching and utilize various colored pencils techniques (embossing, layering and burnishing), to create textures and form. Composition and creating a mood in your work will be discussed and demonstrated. Intuitive Acrylic Painting with Joan Fullerton Nov 4, 5, 6, 7 9:30 AM-3:30 PM Location: Upstairs Studio
Thurs-Sun, November 4-7, 2021
9:30am - 3:30pm
Learn how to coax hints of reality from an abstract background, to integrate collage imagery, to control values and colors for emotional emphasis, and to suggest rather than delineate in this acrylic workshop. You’ll explore working intuitively and responding to what shows up in your work. During the workshop, you’ll learn to mix neutrals for softer, more ethereal abstracts. Class time will include demonstrations, practice, and guidance to help you feel confident being creative in your acrylic art. https://joanfullerton.com/ Exploration of Color with Yong Hong Zhong
Fri-Sun, November 12-14, 2021
9:00am - 4:30pm
Learn the basic fundamentals of color theory as you advance to expressive application of color during this watercolor workshop. Through short lectures, two daily demos, and critiques, Yong will teach you warm/cool and simultaneous contrast, seven different approaches to color, color harmony, color temperature, and color schemes. The last day of the workshop will deal with the importance of light and shadow in your paintings. Along the way, Yong will show you how to make value sketches and loosen up your painting style. All levels are welcome to join in this fun learning experience. https://www.yonghongzhong.com/ Price: Member $ 345.00 | Non-Member $ 405.00 Watercolor from A to Z with Sterling Edwards
Mon-Thurs, December 6-9, 2021
9:00am - 4:00pm
In this four-day watercolor workshop, you’ll learn a multitude of watercolor techniques and how to create dynamic compositions with expressive brushwork and colors. Sterling is renowned for his traditional watercolor techniques that are painted using mostly large brushes, with an emphasis on looseness and movement. During the four days, Sterling will demonstrate a wide variety of watercolor subjects and styles. Designed for all skill levels, this workshop is full of useful information to help you learn to be more creative and expressive with your painting.
All skill levels are welcome. However, previous watercolor experience is helpful.