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Workshop & Intensives

IN 603EH The Home Studio
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IN 603EH The Home Studio

$35

with Anthony Ciambella

Setting up an art studio in your home or apartment can be challenging, but a lot can be accomplished in a small space. Topics include efficiency, lighting, ventilation, storage, safety and waste disposal. Includes demonstrations on brush care, paint storage, varnishing and framing. Useful information for artists of all levels.

Materials List IN 603EH

IN 605EP Picture Framing Seminar
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IN 605EP Picture Framing Seminar

$35

with Anthony Ciambella

How you frame your artwork is vitally important to its impact. A bad frame or mat not only detracts from your artwork, but also can reject it from juried exhibitions, eliminate it from prize awards, or turn-off potential buyers. In this seminar, learn the fundamentals of choosing an appropriate frame for paintings, prints, drawings and photographs: material, style, size, color, matting, glazing, hanging hardware and more. Discussion will also address choosing among professional frame shops, online frame companies, art supply and craft retailers, or making your own frame. Valuable information for artists, collectors, and anyone wanting to frame work.

Materials List Ciambella IN 605EP

PT 600EW Portrait Painting Workshop
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PT 600EW Portrait Painting Workshop

$195

with Theodore Xaras

This comprehensive workshop covers all aspects of painting a traditional portrait. Topics include achieving a likeness, modeling light and shade, mixing flesh tones and applying paint through various techniques. All participants will produce at least one finished portrait. Includes demonstrations and portrait history. Valuable information for all levels.

Learning Objectives

• Students will learn to analyze and construct a portrait using clearly defined steps.

• Students will be able to achieve a likeness through the careful observation of shapes and their color/value equivalent, which together, form the “topography” of the face.

• Students will learn how to mix and adjust colors to produce accurate flesh tones.

• Students will be able to produce one completed portrait, either a head and shoulders or the entire torso and hands.

• Students will be able to paint a recognizable portrait from life.

• Students will gain an appreciation for the art of portraiture from their own work as well as becoming acquainted with historical and contemporary examples as a basis for further study.

Materials List Xaras PT 600EW

PR 604CW Collagraph: Printing the Collage
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PR 604CW Collagraph: Printing the Collage

$170

with Christine Stoughton

Explore the art of the collagraph, in which a textured collage is transformed into a printed image. This creative and accessible process promotes a tactile experience both in the making of the plate – in which fabric, yarn, natural forms and other found materials are glued down to a rigid surface – and in the implied texture of the printed form. No prior collage or printmaking experience is necessary. All levels welcome.

* Please note the workshop duration is 2 Saturdays.

Learning Objectives

• Students will learn how to construct a textured collage which can be successfully printed.

• Students will learn how to print their collages either as an intaglio print or a relief print.

• Students will learn how to print their collages using both an etching press and hand printing techniques.

• Students will produce work that can form the basis for mixed media Images.

• Students will learn how to enhance their initial printed collages through the addition of selected monoprinting techniques.

Materials List Stoughton PR 604CW 

PT 630EW Gouache Painting
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PT 630EW Gouache Painting

$215

with Allison Syvertsen

Learn the fundamentals of painting with gouache, an opaque watercolor paint. Painters of all levels will fall in love with it as a portable, fast-drying, and easy-to-clean-up alternative to oils – great for travel or limited working time and space. Explore color and painting techniques through still life and outdoor views.

Learning Objectives

• Develop paint application techniques for fluidity and control, with opaque and wash applications.

• Gain the ability to mix color and to predict its effects.

• Recognize and promote gouache’s characteristics and learn how to problem-solve with the material.

• Learn to incorporate principles of line, value, color and space for a greater command of the medium.

• Work from still life and window views to learn how to representationally depict a variety of subject matter and to recognize abstract concepts.

• Become familiar with artists’ techniques for selecting and preparing surfaces, as well as basic methods of displaying paintings for exhibition.

(Tuition includes $20 materials fee, which covers most materials.)

Materials List Syvertsen PT 630EW

DR 620EW Sketch on the Go

$95

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar May 9, 2020 at 9 am

Capture the active life of the city and its rich architecture. This is an excellent workshop for anyone who wants to learn to sketch on the bus or train, in cafés and public parks, or while traveling abroad. Topics include perspective, gauging proportions by eye, gesture figure drawing, and methods for simplifying form. All levels welcome. (rain or shine)

Learning Objectives

• Gesture figure drawing methods

• Basic perspective as applied to architecture

• Simplification of complex subjects

Materials List Kaplan DR 620EW

PT 604WN Watercolor: Depicting the Natural World

$195

with Roberto Osti

Calendar May 9, 2020 at 9 am

The natural world is an infinite and fantastic source of inspiration for the artist, and the versatility and luminosity of watercolor make it the perfect means of expression. Learn essential drawing and watercolor techniques to create both quick field sketches and detailed, finished artworks. Subject matter will include flowers, plants, animals and landscapes. Reference images will be gathered through observational sketches and photography. An ideal workshop for those interested in both the fine arts and the illustration field.

NOTE: This workshop was originally scheduled for May 2 & 3.

Materials List Osti PT 604WN

PT 626EE Flower Painting

$175

with Dori Spector

Calendar May 16, 2020 at 9 am

Celebrate the floral wonder of spring! Working from fresh flowers from the instructor’s garden, paint colorful still life arrangements of irises, lilacs, tulips and more. Oil painting demonstrations will address light, color, gesture of the bloom, and composition. Examples from master flower painters throughout history will provide inspiration.

Materiasl List Spector PT 626EE





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