Painting Workshops

Winter and Spring Sessions:

Winter: January 3 - February 26 (8 weeks)
Spring: February 28 - April 23 (8 weeks)
Late Spring: April 25 - May 21 (4 weeks)

Painting with the Masters

Days & Times:
Wednesdays - 1pm - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A
Instructor:
In this workshop, painters will look closely at master paintings, investigating the hidden language of a masterpiece to reveal its magical content. Working from a printed copy, painters will produce their own highly creative version. Drawing and/or painting in medium of choice is permitted.

Capturing the Soul of the Sitter with Serge Strosberg

Days & Times:
Wednesday - 10am - 4pm
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Friday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
Intermediate to Advanced
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

Capture the likeness of a model and give life to the portrait, to transcend anatomical resemblance. Day one, the class will start with a compositional pencil sketch, and paint the composition in black and white directly onto the canvas or board, using ink, and diluted white acrylic. When dry, students will apply a wash or glaze with light green or blue pigment. Day two, the class will add a warm glaze to the canvas with light red ochre pigment. Serge will give a 30-minute demonstration on how to mix colors to make harmonious flesh tones. Then the class will start building volume by adding shadows which should be apparent under the two glazes and light with thicker paint, combining warm and cold colors. Day three will be devoted to working on details in the portrait – in particular the eyes, the muscles of the face, and the expression of the mouth, going as far as possible to bring out the life and likeness of the sitter.

Glazes and Transparency in Painting

Days & Times:
Saturday - 10am - 2pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

This is a basic one-day workshop in mixing pigment and glazes creating beautiful transparencies in your paintings. It adds depth and dimension with the addition of layering. The class will be producing several experimental paintings to understand the process and how it will effect their work.

Painting without Borders

Days & Times:
Monday - 10am - 4pm
Tuesday - 10am - 4pm
Wednesday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

Explore the essential techniques for painting from direct observation and photography with award winning painter Patrick Saunders. Learn to paint any subject, from the most simple to complex with one approach. Patrick will demonstrate the process of simplifying the subject and moving to finish as rapidly as possible in order to add more energy and excitement to the painting experience. Students will learn about composition, value, texture, color temperature and accuracy in paint application. The class will work indoors with opportunities to explore multiple subjects.

Each day will begin with a short lecture and full demonstration, followed by one on one instruction with students. The class is highly tailored for each individual student and open to all levels. Class size is limited, so that each student can receive the maximum amount of interaction with the instructor. While Patrick will be demonstrating in oils, students are also welcome to use acrylic paints. A suggested materials list will be provided prior to the class.

Afraid of Color and Texture?

Days & Times:
Sunday - 10am - 5pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Guanabanas (960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477)
Instructor:

Both of these elements are paramount in oil painting, so dive in with Erin as she demonstrates how to see color in the landscape in new and different ways. No theories or charts, just exercising the power of acute vision coupled with knowledge of some of history’s great painters, especially Monet.

Watch as Erin blocks in her entire canvas with oil washes and her special lavender medium before icing the cake with a palette knife. One full day of dynamic demos, painting, and pushing the envelope will jump-start a new path toward a more solid structure and an exciting canvas texture.

Interpreting the Landscape

Days & Times:
Wednesday - 10am - 4pm
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
TBD
Instructor:

This workshop is for all skill levels from – beginner to advance. This class will discuss technique and various approaches to the application of the paint and there will be demonstrations each day. Students will also have the opportunity to paint while receiving individual suggestions and instruction based on their ability and level of experience. Painting is a way of interpreting the beauty that surrounds us. Good painters are able to capture the essence of that beauty in their paintings. First, students must learn the basics and become proficient in the processes of painting. The goal of this workshop will be to learn to develop the necessary skills to create better paintings and to nurture each student’s unique approach; to help them to learn new ways of working while they develop their own personal interpretation of the landscape.

 

Painting Sunset and Dusk

Days & Times:
Saturday - 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A for lecture, then the group will travel to DuBois Park
Instructor:

Carl’s mini-workshop will focus on painting sunset and dusk (the golden hour and the blue hour). A 30 minute slide presentation and 10 minute short demo will be followed by group paint out during sunset with individual help. The class will meet at the Lighthouse Art Center for the presentation and then drive to Dubois Park for the sunset paint out (west end). Start time is 4:30pm

A Clear and Complete Guide to Creative Studio Painting

Days & Times:
Tuesday - 10am - 4pm
Wednesday - 10am - 4pm
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio B
Instructor:

Learn to mix color better and simpler by using the right brush, and discover an easier way to draw. Learn to see shapes and colors more clearly, while painting in a healthier way with oils. Whether it’s oil, pastel, or acrylic, there are three stages to painting in a three-hour period. Working faster gives your painting a more spontaneous technique. Tom will provide the photos to work from each day. He will paint a demo in the morning from a photo that you will follow along with, as he explains his approach. Students will paint from the same photo in the afternoon: three days, three paintings. Each student should have some experience with the medium of their choice. 

Color and Temperature with Don Sahli

Days & Times:
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Friday - 10am - 4pm
Saturday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

This class focuses on color and temperature using paint on canvas. This fun learning experience will include working from a still life, where ‘color’ will be explored as well as temperature (warm and/or cool). Simple spots of color pieces will be stressed. The abstract foundation will be paramount and the detail left as accent and calligraphy. The landscape will also be explored, working from colorful plein air field studies. In this same vein of painting with color, the abstract will be a subject. In exploring these subjects, the techniques of alla prima, bravura, wash, drawing with a brush, wet into wet, working thin and thick, working quickly, and painting like a rich man will be used. Don works hands-on with the student and will demonstrate regularly and lecture during class. Many examples and paintings will be used to explain various concepts. Don will meet the students’ needs at their skill level. All levels of understanding painting are welcome. This is an oil painting class, but other mediums are permitted.

March 17, 18, and 19

Water Perspectives and Reflections

Days & Times:
Monday & Tuesday (Feb 14 & 15) - 1pm - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

This workshop is for all skill levels from – beginner to advanced. The goal of this workshop will be to develop the skills and techniques to create realistic water paintings. This workshop will cover painting the different perspectives, waves, reflections and patterns of water. The instructor will guide students in learning new ways of working while they develop their own personal approach to painting water. There will be demonstrations each day and students will also have the opportunity to paint while receiving individual instruction based on their ability and level of experience. Reference photos will be provided, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.

Impressionist Figures in the Landscape

Days & Times:
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Friday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio B
Instructor:

Learn to create dramatic paintings with a palette knife and impressionistic brushwork. Emphasis on value and design to create visual interest and lead the eye through the painting. Learn to place the figure in your landscape scenes. I’ll show you how to draw the essence and structure of the figure with simple, bold shapes and suggest rather than render in detail. Learn palette knife techniques and how to manipulate paint for different visual effects. I’ll begin with a step-by-step demo and then students will paint from a photograph. This will be a fun and inspirational workshop!

Day 1: Fundamentals of Figure Painting Day one begins in the classroom creating a color study from a masterwork. We’ll go over the fundamentals of drawing and painting the figure: gesture, simplifying forms and painting value, and color as a unit. A diversity of methods and techniques will be demonstrated.

Day 2: The Figure in an Environment On day two the focus is on painting people in an environment; such as a beach or cafe. Plan on doing a lot of small, gesture sketches in charcoal, monochrome, and eventually color. The emphasis will be on designing the figure-ground relationship and getting figures into a landscape