In this messy, experimental class, we’ll explore the fun and very addicting technique of “dirty pours” and “flip cup” acrylic pours. The results look like marble or even planets, when poured onto circular supports. Learn how to create “cells” within your pours.
This class includes a ton of paints, pouring mediums and several supports (canvases, etc.), and you will finish the day with at least 3 small finished pieces. All supplies included!
Want to paint outdoors but not sure how to start, or what equipment you need? Join award-winning plein air artist Shawn Dell Joyce as she shows you the basics of plein air painting. Learn how to make a value sketch, plan your painting, and capture the light in 1 hour. This workshop starts with an introduction to equipment, and a demonstration by the artist in how to translate a value sketch into a finished painting. After a lunch break at the Palm Cafe, students will paint their own plein air painting with one-on-one help. All materials will be supplied. Meet on the lawn by the Dunedin Fine Art Center.
Learn to capture the night! Nocturne painting has its own set of rules to capture the romance and intrigue hidden in the dark. Meet on site and paint with award-winning nocturne painter Shawn Dell Joyce to learn the tips and tricks of painting at night in public. Class will meet in downtown Dunedin before dark for demo and info session, then paint after dark for 2.5 hours. Instructor will demonstrate in pastel but welcomes all media (watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel). You’ll create a finished piece, a value sketch and a color study. Painting area is near restrooms and very safe.
This one-day Conceptual Abstract Painting workshop will unleash a new approach to your work, tapping into your unique creative perspective. We will discuss famous abstract painters and their unique style. You’ll learn the requirements for a strong composition. We will also incorporate free form writing into the painting process, utilizing tools by Julia Cameron’s book, “The Artist Way”. Working with acrylic or oil paints you will create your own abstract painting that reflects your inner-most essence. At the end of the workshop we will share our work with each other and participate in a group critique.
Be ready to have fun, share and grow!
*Bring your own paints, canvases, notepad and pencil.
This two-day intensive workshop will cover the fundamentals of painting. Working with acrylic or oil paints, textures and mediums, I will personally guide you, step-by-step, through the very same process I use to create my own paintings. We start with the absolute basics and progress steadily on to using color, textures, making effective compositions, and how to finish paintings. I demonstrate each and every step-in detail. There is more to making art than learning "techniques". During this workshop, I will share those "secrets" too.
Be ready to have fun, learn a lot and go home with your creativity ignited!
*Bring your own paints, canvases and vacation photos for inspiration.
In this workshop, we will be going beyond what we have learned in class and will be approaching painting through physical as well as visual prompts plus collaborative inspiration. Bring whatever supplies you would like to work with, including mixed media. It’s a time for exploration and to let your creativity have free reign.
Learn how to draw/paint eyes, human or animal from someone who knows eyes...an ophthalmologist (retired)! Come with your paints, your pencils and good photographs of eyes (your photos or cut from magazines). We will learn the anatomy, how to draw an eye, first with pencil, and then put some life into them with color. I will work in watercolor, but you can choose your medium. We will start with a lesson, then a demonstration and finally set to work to improve those faces. Without a beautiful and interesting eye, a portrait suffers. Bring your own painting or drawing equipment of your choice.
After drawing, the most important aspect of your watercolor is value and color. Come to this workshop and get an intensive learning experience in both subjects. We will learn the color wheel, how to mix colors using a limited number of colors, discover the beauty of "grays," and how to translate value into color. We will not be painting any subject matter in this workshop, so just bring your curiosity, desire to produce great art and the items on the materials list.
Tired of paying to have your watercolors matted, framed and put under "glass"? This demonstration will show you how you can avoid that cost and/or the frustration by mounting and protecting your watercolor, giving you a beautiful presentation for your work. As this is a process with time for drying, there will be no hands on work, but only demonstration. You will leave with written instructions and a supply list so you can try it at home.
Learn how to create a unique painting using the monoprint method. We will paint on plexiglass, using watercolor mixed with matte medium an then press a clean sheet of watercolor paper onto the painted plexiglass. A variety of results can be achieved using different techniques. The finished product is a one of a kind original painting. It is a fun technique that combines hand pulled printing and direct painting.
This class is a brief introduction to watercolors for beginners. No experience is necessary but it is helpful to have some drawing skills. In this hands on class, you will learn basic brush techniques, some mixing, and some basic principles of watercolor such as line, balance, value, color and composition. You will have a completed painting (or nearly so) by the end of the class. We'll even supply all the materials so you can try the technique before investing in supplies.
This workshop will explore all the wonderful creative techniques that watercolor offers. Demonstrations, individual attention, and classroom discussions that will help you create loose, impressionistic and expressive watercolors. We will learn how to plan for success by using the elements of design, color theory, and making painting plans. Enjoy the liquidity and spontaneity of watercolor.
This ongoing class will help you strengthen your skills of observation, principles, techniques and use of color no matter what level you are at. You will become confident in articulating your visual voice as you are challenged to explore new approaches, techniques and think about your work in new ways and explore new avenues. Drawing and previous watercolor classes are required.
In this workshop students will enhance their watercolor skills by learning to paint "in the style of" the American master Georgia O'Keeffe. This hands-on class will include wet-in-wet, fresh and loose brushwork, and color, inspired by her glorious flowers and landscape. You will enhance your own creativity by "seeing through her eyes." And you'll be inspired to create your own unique variation on her work. Students will also watch a video on the artist's extraordinary life, and how that shaped her painting.