with Carole Hunnes-Nielsen
Watercolor batik is an amazing resist technique that combines painting with watercolor and melted wax on rice paper. Batik creates a loose look that can not be achieved with traditional watercolor methods. This technique will change the way you paint. It is a process of painting in alternating layers of paint and wax. The wax is removed in the final step.
with Diane Van Noord
Learn how to use cold wax medium mixed with oil paint to create paintings that have a unique appearance, depth, and texture. Experimentation and discovery will be encouraged! Students will mix oil and cold wax to paint two canvas panels and two wood panels (a total of four paintings). Brushes, palette knives, scrapers, etc. will be used to create semi-abstract and/or abstract works.
with Richard Jordan
Many factors play a role in the success or failure of a plein air painting. Not surprisingly, practice goes hand-in-hand with success. But there are also key lessons which can simplify the process, clarify understanding, and help improve your skills. In this workshop, plein air artist Richard Jordan will discuss and demonstrate his approach to painting on location.
with Sharon Griffes Tarr
This workshop explores the intimate effects of how light transforms waves and reflections on water. We’ll study ‘Big Lake’ shoreline waves, and wavelets in small lakes and ponds where waterlilies grow. The study of light on water will include elements such as perspective, color use, and the best palette choices for authentic representation of these watery phenomena.
with Brenda Jiral
Have you ever wanted to start an artist’s journal but didn’t know where to begin? Do you often find yourself just wanting to sit down and sketch or experiment with new materials, without the pressure to plan a full-scale painting? Would you like to have a visual record of your vacations but want something more personal and hands-on than ordinary photos? Are you a creative person, wanting to expand your creative practice, sharpen your drawing skills, or expand your visual observation skills? Then this class is for you!
with Cedar Kindy
This is an intuitive and fun class for beginners, as well as a chance for experienced painters to loosen up. Watercolor and pastel capture the brilliant colors of flowers better than any medium. This combined approach will utilize loose watercolor techniques and impressionistic accents of pastel overlays.
with Richard Jordan
Trees are grand living things and we relate to them on an emotional level. As artists, we should feel something when we paint trees, yet often they are handled as props or filler. In this special workshop, Richard will demonstrate his approach to painting trees and how you can give them life and a believable presence in your work.
with Scott Kenyon
In this workshop students will learn the basic principles to drawing the Human Portrait. Students will work from a photograph of their choice, so they can continue to practice on their own. Students will learn the dimensions, anatomy and structure of the head and facial features when drawing a portrait. There will also be a strong emphasis on values, and edges.
with Barbara Schilling
This workshop is open to all levels of experience. While we will be doing some serious learning, it is my goal that you just have fun and feel comfortable to explore and experiment. I will be presenting my techniques for creating thick, bold impressionistic works, using both brush and palette knife. Learn to loosen up and create paintings filled with energy!
with Connie Kuhnle
Dive into portraiture in this workshop, where students will work from both a live model and photographs. Students will gain knowledge of constructing the head and features, and how to create form to get a likeness. Class will also explore the finer details of drawing, value, color, handling edges, and composition.