Learn how to transform and interpret observations of nature into inspired works of art! Instructor Nathan Beard will lead you on a step-by-step process beginning with a walk through Highlands Hammock to take reference photos for paintings and drawings. Students will be asked to digitally alter those photos to any degree they wish and then complete paintings/drawings over the course of 4 Saturdays. Students should be prepared to experiment with several different media. This course is excellent for students wanting to experiment with abstraction that is grounded in representation. Prerequisites will include basic painting and drawing classes and access to a basic photo-editing computer program at home.
Learn the simple and serene world of painting Sumi-e (painting with ink). This class is for anyone and covers the basic skills of Japanese brush painting for beginners, as well as more advanced techniques for experienced learners. The class focuses on Sumi-e to paint images, such as Bamboo, flowers, fish and Japanese landscape from beautiful photos. Learn the historical and cultural background of Sumi-e. The lecture will be minimal with focus on plenty of hands-on studio time. Learn how to balance Yin and Yang, using the contrast of ink to create the desired results.
A $15 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor to cover cost of sumi ink and use of Japanese brushes for session. Instructor will provide a variety of Japanese papers to try in the first class.
This workshop teaches you everything you need to know to get started off in bead embroidery! Exploration of two different bead embroidery stitches, stacking and backstitch, discussions about color and creating depth and realism. This workshop is perfect for beginners and/or advance students! A $25 fee is paid directly to the instructor for a materials kit.
Find new life in works you've started to paint! Create new work that wows! Cut loose and explore because anything is possible! What to expect: 2 experienced and fun instructors (Lorraine Potocki and Candy Schultheis), limitless exploration, enthusiastic encouragement. You are welcome to work in the 2D medium of your choice or play with something new.
Do you love working with a variety of media? This class allows you to experiment with all the supplies you have. Learn how to add texture with gels and mediums and to incorporate paint, inks, pastels, stamps, papers we make in class and much more to create layers and interest in your piece.
Elizabeth Shea's modern paper quilling workshop teaches the basics and some advanced techniques to create a complete, framed piece in one day! Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Students will use colorful paper to express your creativity. One set of basic tools (Quilling coach, pick, and slotted tools), paper and framing materials are included in this class material fee. You get to keep your own set of tools!
In this class you will learn some different techniques to create beautiful works of art with alcohol inks on Yupo paper. No experience necessary! A new painting will be completed each week focusing on a different subject, and building on the techniques we will learn. The instructor will give step by step directions and demos while allowing you plenty of time to explore this fascinating medium.
This workshop meets once a week for three weeks. The techniques are FUN and full of surprising possibilities! Students can paint in watercolors or fluid acrylics. The instructor’s demonstration will be tulips, but students can select their own composition - landscape, still life or flowers. Bring your idea and we will put it into action! Paint on cradled panel with paper for watercolors, canvas (stretched or not stretched), or paper. Depends on your finish! Finish with hot wax medium, cold wax medium or spray for watercolors. For acrylics, Finish with cold wax medium or spray.