Workshops | Painting Workshops

455 - Acrylic, Meet Your Future Better Half

Member Tuition: $225.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $250.00

Instructor: Kouffman, Jakki

Let's see where acrylic mediums intersect with "wow" underpaintings and explore how to make your paintings sing. Combine acrylic pigments with liquid mediums, solid gels and opaque pastes and watch how they magnify sheen, transparency, texture and chromatic brilliance. Bring digital or prints images of landscapes that you can use as starting points for compositions. Also bring examples of previous paintings (or reproductions), whether acrylic or other medium.

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542W - Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Member Tuition: $75.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $90.00

Instructor: Thomas-Weible Debra

This is a one day workshop.
Learn how to draw/paint eyes, human or animal from someone who knows eyes...a retired opthamologist! Come with your paints, pencils and good photographs of eyes, human or otherwise. We will learn the anatomy, how to draw the eye and then add color. You can choose your medium.

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383W - Color Intensive Workshop with Elio Camacho

Member Tuition: $345.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $375.00

Instructor: Camacho, Elio

Elio Camacho, a San Francisco painter, is an accomplished colorist who teaches in oil and acrylic. He uses engaging demos in his still life workshops and stresses design and color theory in conveying emotion and effective composition. His technique incorporates an ala prima approach to mixing color on the canvas as well as the palette. Revealing how warm and cool colors, value and transparency control composition, depth and focal points of the painting, Elio can help you bring new life to your work.

Students will work from still life setups in the studio that provide basic challenges of composition, form, texture, highlighting and shadowing. Each student is given personal attention with care not to discourage their style or vision, but to enhance them. This workshop is meant to help the student to raise the bar on their own work by finding new freedom in painting. Let your brush become your voice!
Demo scheduled for Monday, October 16 from 1-4pm. Free for members/$5 non-members.

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368W - Intuitive Acrylic Painting

Member Tuition: $175.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $195.00

Instructor: Schultheis, Candy

This is a 2 day workshop.

Abandon traditional methods of painting in this non-traditional course and get in touch with your intuitive self. We will be using a variety of tools and techniques (layering, stamping, spraying with water, rolling paint, etching), we’ll be explore color mixing, contrast, mark making and where to begin, with demonstrations and plenty of individualized attention.

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497W - One Day Intro to Acrylic Painting

Member Tuition: $65.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2

Non-Member: $95.00

Instructor: Rosefelt, Carole

Find out if acrylic painting is for you. Students will complete three small projects on paper and/or canvas inspired by the subject of your choice. A $5 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor and includes all supplies.

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452 - Pastel Brilliance-Underpaint with Pizzazz!

Member Tuition: $225.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $250.00

Instructor: Kouffman, Jakki

This 2 day workshop will offer several techniques for altering the environment using different “underpainting” strategies. Employing dry grounds, wet grounds and pumice-infused acrylic grounds, we will sample several methods for preparing the surface to enhance the effect of your pastel marks. In this way, you will see there are many choices for bringing flair to your final statement. To give your pastels more pizzazz, just try some nifty re-tooling from underneath!

Bring personal source material such as photos of landscapes (print or digital), preferably with clear patterns of light and dark.

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