Category Archive: For Practicing Artists

Workshops where some prior experience is helpful

Expressive Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting

10am–4pm Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 2017

Instructor: Jacqui Beck

This two-day workshop will give you a great opportunity to learn many new ways of creating with acrylic paint and mixed media: collaging, stamping, stenciling, using mixed media, and other ways to apply and remove paint. You will learn to create art that …

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Stretch Your Own Canvas

7pm–9pm, Tuesday, August 22

Facilitator: Susan Walker

Learn to stretch your own canvas and never have to rely on store bought canvas again!

Walk away with your own canvas, gessoed, wired to hang, and ready to paint on. Learn how to stretch your own 12″ x 12″ canvas using stretcher bars from Canada and #12 cotton …

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Figure Drawing Night Out

Friday, June 30, 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Eric Swangstu

Figure drawing is a powerful and enjoyable way to express humanity through art. Using pencil, charcoal and pastels, students will be able to sketch the nude model with instruction from Eric Swangstu. Whether you have never sketched figures before of you are a regular at the figure drawing …

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“Be Brave, Bold and Quick: Gesture Figure Drawing”

Satruday & Sunday, November 3 & 4, 10am–5pm weekend intensive workshop

Instructor: Barbara Fugate

Gesture drawings capture a sense of the model’s life spirit and action—of how they are, not what they look like. Such a drawing practice teaches us to be more compassionate observers and enthusiastic participants in our drawings.

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Designing for Visual Dialogue

Wednesdays, September 6–November 1, 6:30–8:30pm 8-week course (no class October 18)

Instructor: Pamela Beer

Could your painting compositions use some fresh ideas? This class structure will give you creative confidence, the ability to discern good design, and strong tools for making well-designed abstracts. By the end of class some simple self-critique tools will remove …

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Ceramic Wheel Throwing

Saturdays, May 6, 13 & 27, 6–9pm (3 sessions)

Instructor: Shelly Vollstedt

Bring a friend and enjoy 3 weeks of ceramics instruction on the potter’s wheel with instructor Shelly Vollstedt. Students will spend the first two weeks learning to throw pottery and successfully build ceramic pots using the hypnotic and tactile potter’s wheel. You’ll …

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Mono Print Portraits

Sunday, February 19, 1–5pm

Instructor: Gail Baker

Mono print portraits… with mixed media.

In this workshop we begin with Touch Drawing to create several mono print portraits (intuitive, quiet, sensual, slow) on archival tissue paper and rice paper. When these pieces dry (about 1/2 hour) We”ll embellish them with Nupastels, ink, and watercolor …

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Encaustic Collage

Saturday, March 4, 10am–4pm 

Instructor: Deborah Kapoor

Encaustic collage incorporates mixed media between translucent layers of beeswax onto two dimensional supports to create a rich and luminous surface. Bring your own fibrous ephemera such as printed images, old book pages, stencils, etc. to layer between encaustic.

The encaustic process involves heat fusing layers of …

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Expressive Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting

Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, 10am–4pm (Sold Out) 

Instructor: Jacqui Beck

This two-day workshop will give you a great opportunity to learn many new ways of creating with acrylic paint and mixed media: collaging, stamping, stenciling, using mixed media, and other ways to apply and remove paint. You will learn to create art …

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Painting from the Fire Within

Sunday, March 26, 10am–4pm

Instructor: Gail Baker

Process Painting (Painting from the Fire Within) is done in an environment where criticism is absent, where the painter is free from constraints. Intuitive spontaneous painting is a practice of releasing habits and honoring opportunities as they arise in the painting process and in life. Paint for …

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Encaustic Sculpture

Saturday & Sunday, June 3–4, 10am–4pm (2 sessions)

Instructor: Deborah Kapoor

This workshop will explore the use of wire and plaster bandage to create simple sculptural forms, and treating the surface in encaustic. The application and heating of wax on a sculptural form as well as burnishing, incising, collaging and transferring onto …

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