Adult Workshops | Painting Workshops

Monday

3/6/23 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Camacho, Elio

Build a strong painting foundation with nationally known colorist Elio Camacho! This workshop is structured for both beginners and advanced students. If you are new to Elio's workshop this is the perfect foundation for preparing yourself for a more intensive workshop in the future. If you have taken his workshops in the past this will give you a reboot or push to that next level.
Developing a solid foundation is an important part of growing as an artist. This workshop will focus on helping students develop the tools needed to develop an understanding that the subject dictates how the painting should start and develop.
As a painting instructor, my mission is to provide students with the foundation necessary to be creative. My goal is to assist students in capturing the particular mood of the moment and to express themselves in a bold and colorful way, while capturing the beauty and spontaneity of life. This workshop will be very hands on, with an emphasis on easel side critiques. Giving instruction is important, but showing students how this instruction applies to their individual work is crucial. Based on the student’s level and goals, the instructor will develop a program for improving each individual’s ability as a painter.

Withdrawals from this workshop will not be refunded after January 1.

Elio Camacho was born in Madeira, an island south of Portugal. Elio immigrated to California with his family when he was young. His paintings are in the Alla Prima style to capture the first impression and light on a given subject.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $150.00

Non-Member: $180.00


Tuesday

2/21/23 - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Waltz, Kerry Stratton

This one-day 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. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $70.00

Non-Member: $90.00


Tuesday

5/2/23 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thomas-Weible, Debra

Let’s draw and paint birds in this three-day workshop. What’s not to love! The workshop will be a combination of lectures, demonstrations and working on your own drawings and paintings, with as much help from the instructor as you need. Students can bring their own bird photos or choose from photos provided by the instructor. All levels are encouraged to join this workshop.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $150.00

Non-Member: $185.00


Tuesday

2/21/23 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thomas-Weible, Debra

Let's paint animals, domestic or pets, portraits or whole body or even groups. You choose. The class will be composed of lectures, demonstrations and a lot of individual help. I will emphasize drawing your subject, picking a palette, concentrating on values and staying loose. All levels welcome. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $150.00

Non-Member: $185.00


Tuesday

3/21/23 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thomas-Weible, Debra

Yes, portraits are not easy, but they can be fun and even look like they should if you get a good drawing and paint them loosely with an interesting and colorful palette. If you are inclined, do a full figure painting! Classes consist of lectures, demos and individual help. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $150.00

Non-Member: $185.00


Tuesday

2/28/23 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haider, Luby

Artists love to hang out at coffee shops, but did you know you can make art with coffee? In this fun workshop you will create a painting using only coffee and a ballpoint pen! You will be amazed at how your creativity flourishes when you place your mind within limits. Ages 17 and up.

Instructor will provide watercolor paper and ballpoint pens.
Students will bring brewed, cold coffee, no cream or sugar, in a cup with a tight lid.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $70.00

Non-Member: $80.00


Thursday

2/23/23 - 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Waltz, Kerry Stratton

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. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $70.00

Non-Member: $85.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00


Friday

2/24/23 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Griffin, Margot

Watercolor can be used along with or in place of black ink to create casual and fun letterforms and designs. In this class we will cover the basic principles of brush lettering and use both paintbrushes and dip pen nibs to write with. Students will become familiar with using pan watercolors as well as gouache, which will be used to create our own inks for dipping. We will also practice writing on watercolor paper, which is far less smooth than most calligraphy paper and comes with its own set of challenges. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $75.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00


Friday

2/3/23 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tibus, Julie

Explore the incredible beauty of Alcohol Inks, an intensely vivid and fluid medium that practically paints itself! In this class, participants will learn to paint using the unique medium of alcohol inks on both paper and Yupo. Each student will be guided in painting their own rustic , natural cotton ball. We begin with a sketch, then apply masking fluid, next we paint with the inks, then learn different techniques to add detail. No previous experience required. Each class will include demonstrations, classroom time and coaching. All supplies are included. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $135.00

Non-Member: $155.00


Saturday

3/25/23 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nece, Melissa Miller

This workshop meets on Saturday and Sunday.
The instructor is a Registered Teacher in the Michael Wilcox (author of Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green) School of Color. The Wilcox method saves money on paint and time in finding the color you need! Features introduction to color theory, video presentation and hands on exercises. Discussion will also include lightfastness, color schemes, and literal/interpretive use of color. Color theory applies to all color media. No matter your medium, this class will help you understand how to mix to get the right color with less trial and error.

You will provide your own choice of color media (acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolor or colored pencil). A packet of additional supplies from the School of Color will be available for purchase before the class begins (instructor will contact you with details). Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $170.00

Non-Member: $200.00


Saturday

2/11/23 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nece, Melissa Miller

This workshop meets on Saturday and Sunday. Water soluble colored pencils combine the precision and control of pencil drawing with the fluid possibilities of watercolor paint. They’re especially useful for travelers and plein air artists, great for sketchbooks and journals. Come explore the many ways these versatile drawing tools can be used—wet or dry, alone or for mixed media. Derwent, leading makers and innovators in this fine art medium, will provide all the pencils for use in this class. (And you’ll get to keep some too!) Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $170.00

Non-Member: $200.00


Saturday

2/4/23 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Waltz, Kerry Stratton

This one-day 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. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $70.00

Non-Member: $90.00


Saturday

2/18/23 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cadena, Elizabeth

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! Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $70.00

Non-Member: $80.00


Saturday

3/11/23 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Schultheis, Candy

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. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00


Saturday

2/11/23 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Learn to use pastels to make beautiful and realistic paintings from direct observation. Learn about pastel hardnesses, paper tooth, and substrates. Layer pastel to create your own color wheel from primaries, and how to use a complementary palette. All materials supplied! Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00


Saturday

3/4/23 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Learn the basics of painting in oil from direct observation. We will start off with simple exercises to learn how to mix colors from the basic primary colors, make our own color wheel, how to use color temperature, and to see color as values. We will make value sketches and learn ways to draw what we see on canvas, then match the color by mixing three colors to get every color we use. We will make two small studies and a larger finished painting. Perfect beginner course for learning the basics of mixing oils, brushwork, how to paint independently and follow along step-by-step, get individual instruction and group participation. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $20.00


Saturday

2/25/23 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Learn to see color as value and how to use color to illicit an emotional response from your viewers. Make your own color wheel, and learn how to mix all the colors from the three primaries. Learn about color temperature and how to use warm and cool colors. Learn about complementary palettes and how to neutralize with the complements. This course will change your attitude and use of color forever! Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00


Saturday

2/18/23 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Griffin, Margot

Watercolor can be used along with or in place of black ink to create casual and fun letterforms and designs. In this class we will cover the basic principles of brush lettering and use both paintbrushes and dip pen nibs to write with. Students will become familiar with using pan watercolors as well as gouache, which will be used to create our own inks for dipping. We will also practice writing on watercolor paper, which is far less smooth than most calligraphy paper and comes with its own set of challenges. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $75.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00


Saturday

2/4/23 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tibus, Julie

Learn the fascinating medium of alcohol inks - using Prisma colored pencils you will learn to draw the feather outline then drop in the inks to create fascinating colors. Finish your paintings with Copic markers and Posca pens for the details. Students will have plenty of time to create many works! All supplies included. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $50.00

Non-Member: $70.00


Saturday

3/11/23 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Duff-Bohrer, Joan

Working from a favorite place in your home, inside or outside, you will learn a way to develop an idea in an abstract way, using a photo you have taken. The second day will be a continuation of painting using your source photo.
A special guest of Joan's will give a short demo on how writing is taught to children in Korea, and students will have the opportunity to try calligraphic painting/writing if they like.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00