Deposit / Cancellation Policy

Deposits are required for all classes and workshops in the amount of half the tuition to secure limited spots. Full payment is due two weeks before the start of the session. All cancellations must be made 2 weeks before the start of a class or workshop. We cannot be responsible for issuing refunds, credits or transfers for classes missed due to illness, emergencies or events beyond our control. If a workshop is cancelled by us, all money will be promptly refunded.

Christina Mastrangelo

Christina Mastrangelo

Christina Mastrangelo

Katherine Engberg

Academy Workshops


Eliza Moser

Color Mixing with Zorn      One-Day Workshop 

July 7, 2018, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

The Limited Palette, famously used by Anders Zorn, gets at the heart of the nature of light and color. Using only the primary colors, the artist is compelled to interpret what he sees, instead of copy. In the process, he or she gains a deep understanding of how all colors are connected and relate to each other. In this one-day course students will learn applicable methods to push the boundaries of the limited palette, all the while exploring color theory and the inner workings of light, form and color.

Fee: $95. members   ($30. member fee)

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Christina Mastrangelo

The Sight-Size Portrait Drawing from Life Workshop 

A Five-Day Workshop, June 4-8, 2018, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Learn a professional working method of portrait drawing from life. With two students per model you will have a close-up view and learn how to utilize the sight-size method for a much easier experience drawing a realistic portrait. Students will work at an individual pace and receive critiques and demos specific to them throughout the workshop. Each student will have the choice to use either graphite or charcoal, and will learn how to set up this type of portrait station at home for future projects. This course is recommended for those who have taken Christina's other drawing classes or have prior experience with drawing. Model fee included!

Fee: $650. members  ($30 member fee)

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Christina Mastrangelo

Frame Painting and Gilding Workshop 

A Three-Day Workshop, June 15-17, 2018, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Learn the steps and materials used to paint or gild a wood frame. For gilding, we will be using traditional gesso and clay bole before applying the gold leaf. Students will learn how to apply the layers properly and how to distress the look in different ways. Know how to create a frame worthy of your art! Materials included.

Fee: $270 members  ($30 member fee)

Christina Mastrangelo

The Business of Art

A Three-Day Workshop, June 29-July 1, 2018, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

There are many things I've learned while trying to "make it" as a professional artist. This workshop is an overview of the do's and don'ts I've learned along the way, including: how to write and build your art resume, write an artist statement, be savvy on instagram and facebook and other social media sites, set up a versatile website, make an attractive email newsletter, keep an art inventory, take great photos of your work, do quick photoshop tutorials to edit your images, approach galleries, work with galleries, price your work, make commission contracts, organize your taxes and accounts to benefit as a small business, and advice on getting your name and work out there.

Fee: $270 members  ($30 member fee)

Christina Mastrangelo

10-Day Still Life Workshop

July 9-13, 15-19;  9:30 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.

Fee: $1200. members  ($30 member fee)

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Kathryn Engberg

Portrait Sketch Workshop 

A Five-Day Workshop, July 23 - 27, 2018, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

In this 5 day workshop, artists will work with a new live model each day incrementally working through skills needed to create lively and highly REALIZED portrait sketches. We will Begin with drawing in graphite on white paper and ultimately ending with a full color painted portrait sketch. In each medium, we will tackle a new skill and discuss elements of light and form, tools for successful drawing, structural anatomy, and color. 

The first half of each day will be a demonstration with open discussion and lecture. The second half of the day will be taught with individual critique helping to guide artists to meet their goals. Artists will leave with a more complete understanding of the elements of line, shape, form, and color, as well as how to use these to create a highly realistic portrait from life in a short time frame.

The techniques covered will be Graphite on white paper, graphite and white chalk on toned paper, three color pencil on toned paper, grisaille painting, and full color painting.  Model fee additional.

Fee: $540 members  ($30 member fee)

Christina Mastrangelo

Finishing Paintings and Portfolio Review

Aug. 23-25;  9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Do you have an in-the-work project at home that you'd like to work on but aren't quite sure how to finish it? Have you taken a previous workshop and want guidance on finishing what you started? Bring in your drawings and paintings (with references) for individual critiques and we will work on finishing them to make them the best that they can be. Bring one for the entire workshop or up to three drawing or painting projects per person (one per day). Limited to drawing mediums and oil paint (no acrylic or watercolor.) Recommended for those who have taken Christina's workshops and classes before. Let's finish those projects! 

Additionally, if you'd like to bring in images of your work for a portfolio review please let Christina know and she will be happy to meet with you. Discuss your strengths, weaknesses, goals, and make a plan-of-action to make your goals into a reality.

Fee: $270. members  ($30 member fee)

Additional 2018 Workshops - Details to come

Sept. 3-7       The Portrait in Costume with Katie Engberg

Oct. 4-7        The Dutch Breakfast Still Life with Justin Wood

Nov.  15-17      The Landscape Painting with Lauren Sansaricq

May 20-24, 2019       Landscape Painting in Oils with John MacDonald