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: $145.00

Non-Member: $175.00


Tuesday

10/25/22 - 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: $65.00

Non-Member: $85.00


Tuesday

10/25/22 - 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: $55.00

Non-Member: $70.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00


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: $145.00

Non-Member: $175.00


Tuesday

11/15/22 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thomas-Weible, Debra

This three-day workshop meets on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

For the watercolorist who loves humans AND animals, let's combine them into an emotional portrait to convey the attachment we have with each other. Students should have some experience with drawing and watercolor to take this workshop, but need not be advanced. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate

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

Member Tuition: $145.00

Non-Member: $175.00


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: $145.00

Non-Member: $175.00


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: $145.00

Non-Member: $175.00


Wednesday

1/25/23 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

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. The painting area is near restrooms and very safe. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: TBD - , FL

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $115.00


Thursday

10/27/22 - 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: $65.00

Non-Member: $80.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00


Thursday

10/27/22 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

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. The painting area is near restrooms and very safe. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Downtown Dunedin - , FL

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $115.00


Thursday

10/27/22 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Canfield, Valory

Enjoy a laid back class with a group of art lovers like yourself. We will be diving into wet on wet blending and building textures with brush techniques. When painting barns there is plenty of room to make “mistakes” so the process is very fun and a great way to build your confident with watercolor. This workshop will include demos, and a lot of individual help. The supply list is simple. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $70.00


Friday

11/4/22 - 10:00 am - 5:00 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 September 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: $145.00

Non-Member: $175.00


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: $55.00

Non-Member: $70.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00


Friday

2/24/23 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oliver, Linda

In this one-day workshop, students will learn the methods of painting with alcohol ink, where to purchase different brands and why it is different than other types of art techniques. You will love the vibrancy and the ease that alcohol ink allows to create beautiful art. Everyone is an artist in this class! Students will learn abstract painting techniques, as well as landscape, seascapes, and sunsets using alcohol ink with different tools from brushes to sponges. Art will be created on tile, glass and yupo paper. Students will create take-home pieces of art or useful item like coasters, trivets and frameable art. No artistic experience required but experienced artists are welcome. All materials are provided by the instructor. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $75.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $20.00


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: $165.00

Non-Member: $195.00


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: $165.00

Non-Member: $195.00


Saturday

5/20/23 - 10:00 am - 1:00 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: $65.00

Non-Member: $80.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00


Saturday

1/21/23 - 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: $65.00

Non-Member: $85.00


Saturday

10/1/22 - 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: $65.00

Non-Member: $75.00


Saturday

10/8/22 - 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: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00


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: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00


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: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $20.00


Saturday

10/1/22 - 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: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00


Saturday

12/10/22 - 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: $55.00

Non-Member: $70.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00


Saturday

10/15/22 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oliver, Linda

In this one-day workshop, students will learn the methods of painting with alcohol ink, where to purchase different brands and why it is different than other types of art techniques. You will love the vibrancy and the ease that alcohol ink allows to create beautiful art. Everyone is an artist in this class! Students will learn abstract painting techniques, as well as landscape, seascapes, and sunsets using alcohol ink with different tools from brushes to sponges. Art will be created on tile, glass and yupo paper. Students will create take-home pieces of art or useful item like coasters, trivets and frameable art. No artistic experience required but experienced artists are welcome. All materials are provided by the instructor. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $75.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $20.00