September 2020

Loosen up with Palette Knife

  • September 12-13, 2020
  • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Member $200
  • Non-Member $235

Workshop Description

Explore techniques with painting knives and loosen up! Trish will cover composition, value, color and edges. Gain confidence and learn how to find your personal style in the process.

Trish will demo her painting process Saturday morning.  Students will paint the second half of the day with Trish’s guidance. On Sunday, Trish will add a second layer to the demo painting and will go over techniques to add texture and manipulate value to achieve a final composition. Students will work on their paintings the second half of the day. Sunday will finish up with a group discussion.

For intermediate to advanced printers. Trish uses oils but acrylics are welcome. Students will paint from photos.

October 2020

Painting at the Ranch

  • October 27-28, 2020
  • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Member $200
  • Non-Member $235

Workshop Description

This workshop will help you explore your creative voice while working in the landscape en plein air. You will learn how to get that big world out there on a two-dimensional canvas with demo, personal instruction and on-site critique. Traditional oil painters, watermixable oil painters and acrylic painters of all skill levels are welcome.
We will explore multiple palettes, starting with the 2-color palette of a warm and cool color.  Ultramarine Blue and Transparent Oxide Red (Burnt Sienna is a good substitute).
We will move onto complementary and split complementary palettes and prismatic colors.  Colors we are using are:  Transparent Oxide Red, Thalo Rose, or Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Hansa Yellow or Cad. Yellow Light, Cad. Red Light, Viridian Green, Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White.
Regarding brushes, I only use flats, sizes 2-10, but the student can use whatever they are comfortable with.

​Artists may use their choice of medium (oil or acrylics) and canvas to paint with. 
Instructor will do quick demos before each exercise.

November 2020

Go Figure!

  • November 7-8, 2020
  • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Member $200
  • Non-Member $235

Workshop Description

You can do figures too!
This workshop will take the mystery away. Once you learn these principles you will have the confidence to add figures to your paintings! This will be a workshop demystifying the process of painting a figure through learning the proportions of the human body and painting shapes – love and support are liberally added.  Painting experience required. Note: we will paint from the model in the studio.

The Visceral Arena

  • November 13-15, 2020
  • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Member $200
  • Non-Member $230

Workshop Description

A demonstrative process: emphasis on firm, Mark making, and arbitrary color. 

January 2021

Watercolor Secrets Revealed

  • January 7,8,9 & 10, 2021
  • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Member $400
  • Non-Member $435

Workshop Description

Tom’s objective is to show the vast range and flexibility of watercolor. His plan for the workshop is to give the students three different ways to create a painting. This class is organized in a way that will bring out the best in each student giving them options to choose. The first two days the students will practice several 1/4 sheet images that will give them a solid foundation and great visuals that will serve them long after the workshop ends. Tom has an organized program, with lots of visuals. He sets a goal for each day and sees that each student has an example and understanding of that day’s lesson. There will be daily demonstrations with detailed explanations of all the ‘how’s and why’s’, and plenty of individual attention, followed by a positive critique session. The last two days Tom demonstrates in the morning with a theme, and then continues with one-on-one guidance helping each student with a subject and style they choose. A comprehensive and positive critique session follows at the end of these days.

Tom’s main objective …

To have a good time, learn a little more about watercolor … Improve your skills which will encourage you to paint more!


February 2021

Power of Planning/Think outside the Box

  • February 13, 14 & 15, 2021
  • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Member $325
  • Non-Member $360

Workshop Description

Adv. Beginners thru Advanced
(2 years painting experience needed watercolor)

A course designed to inspire your creativity by understanding the power of planning and learning to “see” and experience different design and composition concepts. Even if you are an “intuitive painter” you will benefit from gaining knowledge of the building blocks of painting. Designed to inspire adv. beginners and provide a review and challenge for the advanced student.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Ben Franklin

“My goal as an instructor is to present you with information about DESIGN AND COMPOSITION to add to your core of knowledge regardless of your medium. I believe in the power of planning and understanding the basics. The objective here is not to change you, but to take you to another level. Then it is up to you to internalize this knowledge and apply it to the medium, genre, style and subject matter that suits you. If you like to paint intuitively, the more you know the better your choices will be during your process.

In this workshop you will experience how Sue creates and designs her imagery and achieves a “strong” quality of light. You will be introduced to many topics and concepts dealing with design and composition. Your goal should be to decide how these ideas could apply to your painting, your subject matter, your intent and style. Elements and principles of design need to be understood; They are not rules, only guidelines. You, as the artist, need to learn how to use them successfully in your work! Learning about design takes a lifetime of study. Let’s get started!

March 2021

Abstract: Ways, Means, and Results

  • March 13 & 14, 2021
  • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Member $225
  • Non-Member $260

Workshop Description

Learn to be fearless! Judy will give you multiple ways to begin an abstract painting, focus on individual development, as well as general knowledge to help you succeed and develop your artwork to a resolution.

A group critique (critique, not criticism) will be invaluable at the end of each day to focus on your successes and to help resolve pieces that you do not feel are finished.

In addition, you may bring pieces that you have begun and have not resolved. While we will have some demonstrations, and class discussions, the focus will be on you working on your own art pieces.

Acrylic paint and collage are encouraged.