Simplifying the Garden WORKSHOP FILLED
Three Day Workshop, June 3 - 5, 2013 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Students will work on how to block in, simplify, and compose from a complex subject. They will work plein air in gardens in the area and Kathy will set-up a complex floral arrangement inside if inclement weather, and work on the same elements. Kathy will teach the students to create a strong block in with the emphasis on design and looking at things in a new way. They will work on how to see blossoms and leaves as masses of simple shapes and values, and how important it is to listen to ones instincts. She will help the students particularly learn how to paint white and yellow flowers, and how to keep the color clean and delicate.
Fee: $300. members, $330. non-members
Three Day Workshop, June 20-22, 2013 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
This workshop will take students through the process of casting their clay sculptures into plaster, which is a more permanent material. Students will make plaster waste molds and have a final unique piece in plaster. This course will give students a foundation from which to explore casting future pieces independently. Further possibilities such as faux bronze finishes and other types of casting will be discussed. This workshop is intended as a companion class to "Sculpting the Portrait of a Child", but is open to any sculptor who has a sculpture under 24" in clay that they would like to cast into plaster.
Elizabeth Allison received a B.F.A. from the University of Michigan and studied at the Art Students League. She is the recipient of the Raluca Popescu Memorial Scholarship, a Nessa Cohen Grant, and three Elizabeth Greenshields Grants. She has had monumental sculptures in Riverside Park South, Van Cortland Park, the Greenpoint Sculpture Wall and Rockland Community College. She was a visiting artist at Buffalo State College and is a technical instructor at the Art Students League. She is represented by Bertrand Delacroix Gallery in New York and Axelle Galerie in Boston.
Fee: $325. members, $355. non-members Materials: Bring your own or Elizabeth can supply for approx. $50.
10-Day Still Life Painting
Ten Day Workshop, July 1 - 12, 2013 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Students will learn how to approach an oil painting from start to finish. We start with drawing the still life in the sight-size method, transfer it to canvas, and paint in layers until the objects have form and detail. This course teaches traditional atelier-style methods, from using a campiturra, to dead color, first painting, and second painting, all working from life. Demonstrations will be given on the layout & methodical uses of the full-color palette, as well as lectures and handouts on mediums, steps of the process, hue/value/chroma, color mixing, palette care, and varnishing. The goal of the course is to understand the observational painting process and come away with a realistic still-life painting.
This course is recommended for artists looking to create more realistic work. Prior experience with painting in oil is not necessary. This is a very logical, academic course; everything learned here will translate well into drawing or painting any subject from life.
Course outline available upon request.
Fee: $1200. members, $1230. non-members
Plein Air From Ground Up
Four Day Workshop, July 29 - Aug. 1, 2013 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
This workshop will cover the overall principals of painting, including getting a good start and picking what to paint from the wealth of fascinating subjects. Students will prepare smallthumnail sketches and value paintins to learn the concept behind painting, building the "skeleton" of the work and "fleshing out" with value, color and edging to impart a sense of depth. The course will cover practical considerations such as basic supplies, setups and transferring fresh artwork. There will be at least one exercise; a demo in pastel on the first morning and possibly a second on the last day. A slide show of plein air paintings will illustrate important aspects of plein air practice. There will be critique and discussion of the day's paintings at the end of the day. Students will paint on site, with personal attention at the easel, and produce at least one painting a day. One evening painting off site.
Fee: $315. members, $345. non-members
Contempory Figure Realism in Oils
Three Day Workshop, Sept. 26-28, 2013 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Vincent is a contemporary realist painter of the urban dynamic between people and their environment. In this workshop, students will learn his process for using oil painting to enhance the mood of his subjects using a cool, even light. In Wethersfield, he will use the interplay of classic and contemporary elements to create this setting with a clothed model. These paintings will resonate as sincere moments of life. Demos will be followed by individual instruction. Familiarity with oil paints advised.
Fee: $325. members, $355. non-members
Egg Tempera Workshop
OCT. 16, 18 & 19, 2013
This workshop is open to artists at all levels. During this three day workshop, participants will learn the traditional techniques of egg tempera painting as discussed by Cennino Cennini in his 14th century ‘Libro dell’Arte’ (The Craftsman’s Handbook). Day one begins with the making of rabbit-skin glue gessoed panels, using a traditional recipe. Days 2 & 3 will be spent perfecting the techniques of tempering pigments, and the layered application of cross-hatching and glazing to build luminous and colorful forms and paint surface.
WORKSHOP DAY 1 (OCT 16): Making traditional rabbit skin glue gesso & preparing a panel. Demonstrations of gesso making, panel making and developing an ink underdrawing. DAY 1 ends with a slide talk on the history of egg tempra.
In between Days 1 & 2 (OCT. 17): During the interim day, participants will work on their own at home to develop the india ink underdrawing.
DAY 2 (OCT 18): Arrive with completed ink underdrawing and begin to build up surface layers of color through underpainting. Learn technique of glazing and modeling.
WORKSHOP DAY 3 (OCT. 19TH): Continue layering color over underpainting to develop finish of form and surface.
Fee: $300. members, $330. non-members
Kathleen Newman, PSA, IAPS, AIS
Adventures in Color Using Soft Pastel
Three Day Workshop, Nov. 6-8, 2013 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
The focus of this workshop will be learning the tools to interpret subject matter through the basics of composition, dark and light value pattern and improvise with creative use of color harmony. We will use our sketchbook to plan simplified B/W compositions, then develop a variety of color strategies from the same reference material: high key, low key, complimentary, analogous, etc. Using these preliminary studies, we will then complete finished paintings focusing on the painterly techniques of layered color using soft pastel. Kathleen will provide a thorough demonstration on each process throughout the workshop as well as individual attention for each student. Kathleen brings her enthusiasm for teaching and promises that you will be inspired with new methods of expression in finding your own, true artistic voice.
Kathleen studied at Chicago’s American Academy of Art, The School of the Art Institute has been awarded the International Association of Pastel Artists Master’s Circle Gold Medal. She has earned her signature letters in the Pastel Society of America, the American Impressionist Society, American Society of Marine Artists, Chicago Pastel Painters and the American Transparent Watercolor Society and is a member of the historic Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Coast Guard Artists Program, American Impressionist Society and the Oil Painters of America.
Advanced beginners (basic drawing skills) to Advanced students.
Fee: $325. members, $355. non-members