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.
Instructor: Thomas-Weible Debra
Want to learn to paint dogs, cats, birds? Week one will focus on picking several subjects from your photographs and working on the pencil drawing…with the emphasis on learning to draw. Week two, we will deal with color theory and how to mix colors from a limited palette. Once we have mastered the basics, we will paint our animal subjects.
Instructor: Lobenberg, David
Like California’s San Andreas fault line, David Lobenberg likes to shake things up. He applies watercolor paint to paper with splatters, swabs, slaps, splats, and slashes. It is added, subtracted, and added again. He floods, blossoms, and textures. His style is about gesture, no-holds-barred expressive color, odd shapes in odd places, soft transparency and hard opacity. In his three-day workshop, you too will learn how to shake It up starting with David’s method of posing and taking photographs of your subjects to tracing out simple outline contour drawings of their head and features from the photographs. The drawings are then easily traced onto sheets of watercolor paper from quarter to full sheet size.. After that, it’s time to California-Vibe them!
David Lobenberg’s watercolor paintings can be found in private, public, and corporate collections across the country. He has had his work published nationally and internationally in American Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, the French art magazine, Pratique Des Art, Plein Air Magazine, The Palette Magazine, and the European magazine, The World of Watercolour.
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.
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.
Instructor: Wiley, Susan
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.
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.
Instructor: McKinley, Richard
This special Destination workshop will offer you, the student, the opportunity to express your creative intent with the renowned workshop instructor, Richard McKinley. You will explore various artistic manipulations of composition, value, and color as a means of helping you, the artist, add your personal feelings and emotions to the landscape.
In addition to ‘easel time’ indoors or out, the workshop will offer a special trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg for a private viewing of selected artwork in their collection, a private walking tour of the famous outdoor wall murals around the city, and a live glass blowing demonstration at the Duncan McClellan Gallery.
Take advantage of the beautiful weather, sugar sand beaches, golf, art galleries and all the wonders of the Dunedin area while you are here.
You may reserve your place in the workshop with a $250 non-refundable deposit with the balance due on or before Dec. 1st. Call to make your reservations today as this incredible opportunity will fill fast.
Instructor: DeLorenzo, Sara