Painting Workshops

Spring, Late Spring, & Summer:

Spring: March 4 - April 27 (8 weeks)
Late Spring: April 29 - May 25 (4 weeks)
Summer A: June 3 - June 30 (4 weeks)
Summer B: July 8 - August 3 (4 weeks)

 

PLEASE NOTE: If there is no registration link available, class registrations are limited to Benefactor and Above memberships until February 26th.  

Bringing Life and Energy to your Paintings with Michele Usibelli

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Days & Times:
March 12, March 13, and March 14, 10am-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C

Participants may paint in oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor or pastel. Demonstrations and instruction will focus on the essential steps to building a successful painting, in studio and plein air. The workshop will start with a lecture on the fundamentals of sound painting, including a discussion on drawing, value, design, and color. Short demonstrations will be combined with one on one instruction creating a very personalized workshop.


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Oil Portraiture with Chris Kling

Chris Kling Painting A Demonstration Portrait Copy
Days & Times:
January 19 and January 20, 9am-4pm
Level:
Intermediate – Advanced
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

Impart life to your painting and learn skills that give you a solid foundation in oil portraiture. Using traditional oil paint or water mixable oil paint and working from a clothed model you learn color theory, values, composition, proportions, and edges – love and support are liberally added. For Intermediate and Advanced students. Prior painting experience with the medium is required.


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Adding Impressionistic Figures to Tell a Story with Michele Byrne

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Days & Times:
February 2, February 3, and February 4, 10am-4pm
Level:
Intermediate – Advanced
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

Michele will show you how to add natural-looking figures to your paintings using a palette knife or bold brush strokes. She will also teach you how to compose your paintings using strong design, value, temperature, and paint manipulation. Starting with a small-value Study/Thrust Map for the design and then moving onto the canvas. You will start your canvas with a strongly designed underpainting and then add the colors with the correct values and color chroma. Finishing with thick paint and then paint manipulation to create a powerful and dramatic impressionistic painting full of life and movement. Michele will do daily demonstrations in the mornings followed by student work time with lots of one-on-one help. On day one you will paint from live models to gain confidence in creating believable body language of your subjects. On day two you’ll design a strong piece from beginning to end. On day three you’ll continue with your painting or start a new one. Please bring your own photos or use some that I will supply. This will be an indoor class working from photos. It will be a fun and information-packed workshop!


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Achieve Perspective and Illumination in all Your Water Paintings with Michelle Held

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Days & Times:
January 25 and January 26, 10am-4pm
Level:
Intermediate – Advanced
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

Join award-winning artist Michelle Held in a 2-day workshop to learn sure-fire techniques to incorporate gorgeous water in your paintings. In this workshop, Michelle will inspire you with tricks and techniques to incorporate and enhance all your landscape paintings. Michelle’s tips will help you make the water elements easier for you and make your paintings sparkle!

Guiding you in painting both still and moving water, from lakes and waterfalls to ocean waves. Learn how to convey movement, distance and make distant water perspectively recede into the landscape.

We will dive deep to use transparency and atmosphere to depict water realistically, including waves washing up on a sandy shore, and a better understanding of reflections on an ever so still lake.

Michelle will enhance your paintings to create believable reflections and luminous rolling waves. Join in this unique opportunity to create beautiful water paintings and submerge yourself in techniques to level up all your future paintings!


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Introduction to Oil Painting without Solvents with Liza Karsai

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Days & Times:
May 3 and May 4, 2024, 9am-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

Experience how forgiving and easy oil painting can be, without using toxic solvents.

Day 1 will include a discussion of different methods and materials used for solvent-free oil painting and a demonstration of solvent-free painting with traditional oil paints and water-mixable oil paints.

On day 2, participants will use their choice of either traditional oil paints or water mixable oil paints to paint solvent-free from their own reference photos or from a selection of reference photos provided. All materials are included.

Each participant will receive

  • Three Panels
  • Palette knife
  • Palette paper
  • Selection of Oil Brushes
  • Selection of Oil Paints
  • Selection of nontoxic oils and thinners

A Taste of Marbling on Papers & Silk Scarves with Peggy Wertheim

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Days & Times:
Two Workshops, March 15 9:30am-12:30pm March 16 10:00am-1:00pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

Marbling will inspire you with instant gratification and success! Peggy teaches traditional marbling using acrylic paints floating on carrageenan to create intricate traditional marbled designs. You will create marbled papers that can be incorporated into greeting cards, scrapbooking, collages, framed art, journal covers, etc. and you will also create one Silk Scarf. Bring your love of art, your creativity & your curiosity – all materials are included in your tuition.

Paint Your Travels & Memories with Eileen Lyons

Paint Your Travels Workshop
Days & Times:
See dates below, 10am-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A
Instructor:

Many of us travel, whether real or imagined. Learn how to document your travels through watercolor and colored pencil on a small scale. Explore techniques, methods, and materials to pack in your suitcase for your next adventure. Photography is an excellent way to document your journey, however, painting or drawing a place deepens the experience. Learn how to paint moments from previous/future trips or paint your way into a dream trip. Using memories and captured moments, participants will paint and draw from photos in the studio, en plein air (outside), and will ultimately create a collection of small works in a book, telling a travel story.

The Golden Hour and Sunset with Carl Bretzke

Workshop 4
Days & Times:
March 1 and March 2, 3-7pm
Level:
Intermediate – Advanced
Location:
TBA
Instructor:

The objective of this workshop is to learn the nature of late afternoon and sunset “light effects” and then develop an efficient method to capture that effect in paint. The techniques for capturing The Golden Hour Light Effect will be demonstrated through the use of a PowerPoint presentation, live mini-demos, and then supervised individual painting sessions. For this workshop, you should bring all of your usual painting gear. A nocturne light is strongly recommended so that you can more easily see during our sunset painting session. I recommend preloading your palettes with paint to save time.


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Relax with Art – For the Caregiver with Danica Papali

Art For The Caregiver
Days & Times:
Friday, 5-7pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A
Instructor:

This class is designed to help the Caregiver shift focus from the care of others and learn to declare through artistic practice. The goal of this workshop will be to begin an art journal. Participants will use Neuerographica and grounding techniques to explore and express emotions through the art-making process.

The focus of the class will be on the process of art creation. There is no need to have any prior art skill or knowledge. This class is appropriate for the absolute beginner, or any artist interested in learning to use art to connect to personal insights and wellbeing. The class provides but is not limited to acrylic, watercolor, pastel, drawing tools, and other media.

Get to know your local museum in an interactive museum tour, while learning a working knowledge of basic art principles and how to use basic art terminology.

Fun with Gouache with Manon Sander

Gouache Winter Wonderland
Days & Times:
April 5-6, 10:00am-4:00pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Dr. - Studio C
Instructor:

In this fun workshop you will get introduced to using this exciting water-based medium properly, so you can enjoy its portability on your travels or at home. Get acquainted with gouache’s unique properties while you create small paintings from your own photographs. Manon will go over materials, demo how to handle gouache, create a charming little gouache painting in simple steps, and help you with your own paintings. Gouaches are a great medium for small frameable paintings and travel sketchbooks.

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Double the Contrast – Black and White Abstract Painting with Mixed Media with Lisa Macnamara

Black And White Abstract Class
Days & Times:
4 Day Workshop; May 7, 9,14 & 16, 9am -12pm
3 Day Workshop June 4, 6, 11 , 4pm-7pm
1 Day Workshop June 15, 10am-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Dr. - Studio C
Instructor:

High contrasts/drama with black and white – Creating an abstract painting using these 2 colors or 2 colors of your choice take an object apart, deconstruct it visually creating something new Experimenting with tape to create negative space and paper materials There is freedom to try something out of your regular painting parameters! Does it have to be on canvas? Bring in an object like a vase and let’s make it something new using the Black and White abstract techniques.

Painting Seascapes and Waves with Olena Babak

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Days & Times:
February 27th & 28th, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Day 1: 373 Tequesta Dr. - Studio C ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Day 2: Offsite
Instructor:

Day 1: Dive into the art of painting realistic transparent water and rolling waves. The lesson commences with a drawing demonstration, delving into the wave’s structure. Students will follow along with their own drawings. Subsequently, the instructor will apply the drawing exercise’s lessons in a painting demonstration, with students replicating on their canvases. Individual critiques from the instructor will be provided throughout the day, using oil paints as the preferred medium.

Day 2: Head to the beach as students transition studio lessons into painting from life. Throughout the day, the instructor offers individual critiques, ensuring a seamless application of skills in an outdoor setting.

 

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Painting Interior Scenes and Cafes with Eli Cedrone

Workshop 2
Days & Times:
March 29 – 30, 10am – 4pm
Level:
All Skill Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Dr. Studio B
Instructor:

In this workshop, you’ll learn the key concepts of painting interior scenes. Eli will demonstrate and explain her methods and work one-on-one with each student. The focus will be on:

· How light flows through a scene, illuminating forms and creating an evocative mood.

· Achieving accurate drawing and correct values; two of the most crucial aspects of representational painting.

· How to develop a well-balanced composition of light and shadow patterns (chiaroscuro)

· How to quickly block in the motif or major elements of the scene.

· Balancing warm incandescent light with cool natural light

· And lastly how to achieve value contrast and add finishing touches to your painting.

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