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.
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1-Day Workshop 9:00 am-3:30 pm
In-Studio with female model
In this monthly 6 hr workshop, students will draw the portrait from a live model for 6 hours. The sessions will consist of developing a linear drawing with graphite on paper to establish an accurate likeness, proportions, and structure. 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.
July 26, 28; Aug. 2, 4: 5:30 - 8:30pm
1, 2, 3 day sign-ups are possible. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is one long pose with a female model. Chelsea 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.
4-day Workshop with one model pose
Aug. 26, 27, 28, 29
9:30am - 4:30pm
Over the four 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 four-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. Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to join. Model fee included.
September 9 - 12, 2021
4-Day Workshop 9:30 am-4:30 pm
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.
Carlo graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2004 where he focused his studies in the methods and practices of traditional realism. Since his graduation, he has been a full-time artist and has exhibited his works in numerous galleries across the United States. While known primarily for his mastery in still life painting, he is accomplished in figurative and landscape painting as well. Carlo works in the natural northern light that fills his studio. He is intent on creating beautiful works which capture the myriad textures, colors and forms we find all around us.
Oct. 21 - 25, 2021
9:30 am-4:30 pm
The goal of this workshop is to help participants gain confidence and excitement as they learn to paint gorgeous fresh flowers with luminescent color. The instructor will focus on four crucial skill areas: how to mix beautiful and accurate hues in both light and shadow, practical ways to capture the various basic forms of flowers, specific brushwork to create lifelike blooms and accurate edges, how to capture lovely translucency for petals and foliage.
Each day will include color mixing and floral demos, key lessons and concepts, and lots of guided practice while painting fresh flower set ups. Tuition includes all fresh flowers arrangements.
Diane is a full-time artist best known for her lush florals, though her landscapes and portraits are quite beautiful, too. She has received numerous top awards at regional, national and international exhibitions, and her work has been featured in several prestigious art magazines including International Artist, American Art Collector and Southwest Art. Diane recently moved to Savannah, Georgia, and is delighted with her brand new studio that features a huge window with gorgeous light streaming in - and family nearby!
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.