Workshops

Registrations for workshops requires a yearly membership which covers administration costs. You will receive email updates on our latest offerings. General membership is $30. Student and senior memberships are $25. Family memberships are $60. Registrations can be accomplished online with payment button under each class or you can mail in a check with the registration form here (PDF Registration Form). Deposit/Cancellation Policy at bottom.

26 August

Figure Drawing Workshop

with  Tyler Berry
3-Day Workshop: August 26 - 28,  9:30am - 4:30pm
   

Over the three days, students will strengthen their drawing skills and anatomical knowledge through drawing the figure from life. The class will begin with a series of short poses leading to one long pose for the three day workshop. The instructor will guide the participants through the drawing process with demonstrations and individual critiques. 

The process begins with the block-in stage, which aims to capture the dynamic gesture through accurate proportion, shape design and structural anatomy. After the block-in, students will move into modeling form through an understanding of the light source. 

Comparative measurement, structural anatomy, materials, light and form will be discussed. Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to join. Model fee included.

Tyler has studied with Colleen Barry at Grand Central Academy.

Fee : 295. with membership
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7 Sept

Color Mixing Crash Course

with  Steve Linberg

One-Day Workshop, September 7, 10am - 4pm

   

This intensive one-day workshop will introduce the scientific principles of color mixing in oil paint, so that you can confidently mix colors with accuracy and understand why mixing works the way it does. This workshop is a highly distilled version of the Classical Lab / Graydon Parrish Color Mixing Course, which is normally a 2-week class, but it presents the same core concepts and methods (just a lot less practice). The class starts with a lecture about basic color science and the problems faced by artists trying to control color, and a brief introduction to the Munsell color system, which provides the vocabulary and framework for the class, and then moves on to color mixing, starting with a short demo, and then hands-on mixing challenges for the remainder of the day. 

Students should bring their own paints - whatever they have and can comfortably carry, no specific colors or brands are required. They should bring a mixing surface (palette, disposable palettes, a sheet of window glass, or whatever they normally work on), palette knives for mixing, and clean-up materials. Latex gloves are recommended but not required. Students wishing to mix larger quantities for storage might want to bring empty aluminum paint tubes.

Students are welcome to also bring their hardest color questions and toughest target-color challenges, to be tackled with gusto.

Fee : $95. with membership
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11 Sept

Portrait Painting with Expressive Color

with  Richard Scott

September 11-14   9:30 - 4:30

   

     Learn to use color to express emotion, personality, and your unique sense of beauty. This four day workshop will offer techniques for beginners to advanced students. We will cover accurate drawing, proportion, composition, and of course, COLOR! Come to class with an artist in mind!  

     Emphasis will be on balancing accurate observation of light, form and anatomy - with color expression.

Fee : $395 with membership
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26 Sept

Perceptual Color and Color Temperature in Landscape Painting

with  Richard Coyne

September 26- 28, 2019   9:30 - 4:30

   

      Join S. Carolina landscape painter, Richard Coyne in this 3-day plein air workshop about understanding perceptual color, color temperature and how it determines pictorial volume on the picture plane. Whether one paints using local color, perspective and atmospherics or strives to create depth on the picture plane using color temperature and perceptual color, think Cezanne, if you paint as a photorealist, impressionist or abstract painter, understanding color temperature is the key to creating volume in the rectangle. 

     This workshop will stretch you, take you out of your comfort zone but understanding and applying what you learn over time will deepen and enrich your painting experience. One on one instruction throughout the day by the instructor. 

     You will receive some instructions to prepare and execute two exercises, the results of which you will bring with you the first day. This is to save time and maximize the time for painting in the workshop.  You will receive the instructions and materials list approximately two weeks before the workshop to allow you to schedule your time to complete the exercises.

Fee : $295. with membership
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2 October 2019

The 17th C. Dutch Breakfast Still Life Workshop

with  Justin Wood

October 2-5, 2019   9:30 - 4:30

   

This workshop is inspired by the Dutch Breakfast Still Life (Ontbijtjes). This type of still life painting developed in the 17th century and while the word “ontbijtjes” is Dutch for breakfast, it was more thought of as “a light meal taken at any time of day”.            

We will spend the first day setting up our compositions, drawing and transferring. The second day will be used to complete the grisailles. The remainder of time will be spent completing each part with color. Justin will work with everyone individually throughout the week.

Fee : $455. with membership
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8 Nov

The Unique Portrait Drawing

with  Kathryn Engberg

Nov. 8-10, 3-Day Workshop

9:30am - 4:30pm

 

   

In this portrait workshop, students will draw the portrait from a single pose. The sessions will consist of developing a linear drawing with graphite on paper to establish an accurate likeness, proportions, and structure. The students will then begin modeling the form in a highly rational method, slowly developing each area based on an understanding of the effect of light on form. Some topics that will be discussed in length are comparative measuring, shape finding, anatomy of the skull, light and form. Kathryn will demonstrate each stage of the process briefly as well as give each student individual critiques throughout each session.  Beginning to advanced artists are welcome. The model fee is included in the price of the workshop.

 

Fee : $345. with membership
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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 are not responsible for issuing refunds, credits or transfers for classes/workshops missed due to illness, emergencies or events beyond our control.  If a workshop is cancelled by us, you will receive a refund.

All requested refunds (within 2 weeks of the start of the class or workshop) from online payments will be returned via check. A 5% refund fee will be subtracted from the amount paid through online payments. 

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