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

Katherine Engberg

Katherine Engberg

 Justin Wood

 Lauren Sansarciq

 

 Richard Scott

 

 

Academy Workshops

 



Eliza Moser

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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

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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) 

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Christina Mastrangelo

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10-Day Still Life Workshop

July 9-13, 15-19;  9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Note: If taking this workshop for the second time, students are given the option of learning to paint red drapery. It is done with a glazing technique different to that of the first workshop. Please contact Christina to let her know prior to setting up or if you have any questions.

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

kengberg.com

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: $490. members  ($30 member fee)  

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Christina Mastrangelo

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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)

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Kathryn Engberg

kengberg.com

The Portrait in Costume Workshop 

A Five-Day Workshop, Sept. 3-7, 2018, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

In this five day workshop, artists will work through the process of creating a fully composed gallery-ready painting. We will draw the model dressed in costume, and then transfer the drawing to canvas. The following days will be divided between painting the portrait and capturing the different textures of the costume. This workshop will not only go in depth on creating the illusion of form on the portrait and costume, but also on creating the feeling of space and a striking composition. 
All levels workshop but some experience painting recommended.

Fee: $490. members  ($30 member fee) 

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Justin Wood

justinwoodart.com

The 17th C. Dutch Breakfast Still Life Workshop 

A Four-Day Workshop, Oct. 4 - 7, 2018, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

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”. The Breakfast Still Life is
characterized by the display of everything from common everyday foods and items to rare
delicacies and luxury goods such as roemers (wine glasses), silver/gold goblets, and chinese
porcelain bowls. Common themes in this genre included straight forward tributes to nature
and finely crafted wares to moral and religious warnings against excess.
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. I will work with everyone individually throughout the week and
will paint alongside the artists on my own still life.

Fee: $400. members  ($30 member fee) 

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Lauren Sansaricq

laurensansarciq.com

Understanding the Sky for Artists

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

The sky is the heart of a landscape painting. In this studio workshop we will dive into studying and painting the sky with oils. We will discuss how the sky is changing at different times of day, and what consistent principles can be found. We will also talk about the different varieties of clouds and how they optically interact with the sky. Also atmospheric glazing and other types of glazing will be demonstrated. A combination of imagination and reference material from master paintings will be used, no photography.

Fee: $315. members  ($30 member fee) 

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Richard Scott

richardscottartist.com

The Narrative Portrait Painting

A Five-Day Workshop, Dec. 26-30,  2018, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Finish the year with a five day intensive portrait workshop, exploring indirect painting techniques of the old masters with a focus on narrative development. Richard will walk you through the stages of conceiving, composing, and beginning a portrait. There will be helpful information on how to analyze your work in order to improve both your skills and give yourself the tools to express your vision.

We will explore both symbolism and how to express ideas through the composition itself. We’ll cover adaptive methods for utilizing the movement of the model, compositional changes due to the decision of the painter, and enhancing both analytical and intuitive approaches to painting.

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

Fee: $425. members  ($30 member fee) 

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Additional Workshops - Details to come

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