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.
In reopening from the COVID 19, we are following CT State guidelines and are maintaining our own guidelines.
3-Day Workshop 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Nov. 4-6, 2020
In this workshop, students will capture the essence and humanity of the live model in the Alla Prima method, that is, completing an oil portrait sketch “at first attempt.” Sandra will guide artists through demonstration and individual critiques emphasizing a strong likeness with accurate drawing, color mixing, value relationships, modeling form and organizing value in relation to the light source. The course will embrace the student’s personal artistic goals and advance their understanding of the portrait.
This workshop is geared towards artists of all skill levels. The fee includes the model cost.
3-Day Workshop Online
9:30 am-4:30 pm
Jan. 8-10, 2021
In this three day workshop, (great for absolute beginners or veteran painters) we will dive into the complex world of color mixing, perception and relationships. Day 1 we ensure that we fully understand our tools and use that to develop a color mixing strategy that is repeatable and consistent so we can learn how to make subtle and accurate adjustments to our paint mixes. While color mixing can seem overwhelming or complicated, this approach is all about being logical, and easy to understand. Day 2 we will learn about and understand the process of making a color study. We will put our mixing and matching strategies to the test with a color study from the flat (you can choose something to work from or choose from some existing options). Day 3 we will either continue the color study from the previous day or start a new one.
3-Day Workshop 9:30 am-4:30 pm
March 5-7, 2021
In this workshop, you will be given the power to move mountains and trees -- on your canvas. We will paint plein air one day producing multiple grisailles and color studies in oils. On the second and third day, we will compose a new oil painting each day, applying what we learned outside and allowing ourselves the freedom of self expression in the studio.
Each morning will begin with a demonstration, followed by independent painting time with Paul providing personal help at the easel, and ending with a group critique. A strong emphasis will be placed on composition and drawing. All levels of students are welcome. The intent of this workshop is not to walk away with a nice picture of your afternoon but, to discover the value of painting outside and the power of creation in the studio.
5-Day Workshop 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Please note this workshop is being moved to June 2021
Paint gorgeous flowers with confidence and joy! Learn to paint roses and other fresh flowers, as well as how to mix accurate, luminescent color during this five-day workshop. Click here for more details.
4-Day Workshop 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Please note this workshop is being moved to September 2021
This 4 day workshop will focus on still life painting fundamentals. The students will first make a fairly simple line drawing of their set up, and when finished will transfer the drawing onto a pre-primed panel. Over the course of the next several days the painting will be developed in a multi-step process which will give the objects a strong sense of form, color and depth. The instructor will offer daily demonstrations to help reinforce the technique and will offer plenty of individual help and critique to the students.
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.