Want to attend our Workshops and need a place to stay?

We are happy to suggest Anchor Inn. Conveniently located within a mile of our studios, they offer the Artists’ Workshop NSB guests a discounted price when you mention AWI.

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November 2024

Pieces of the Puzzle: Negative Shapes

  • November 23 & 24, 2024

  • Member $325
  • Non-Member $375

Workshop Description

This workshop is designed for both beginners and intermediate pastelist. No experience with pastels is required. We will start with a review basics; color, composition, and elements, but the focus of this workshop will be isolating and executing negative shapes. Participants will complete 2-3 pastel paintings.

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December 2024

Exploring Gouache – The Versatile Medium

  • Dec 7 & 8, 2024

  • 10-4 (Hour break for lunch)

  • Member $300
  • Non-Member $350


Gouache is one of the most versatile painting mediums, allowing you to paint similar to oils and acrylics because of its opaque qualities, and also like watercolors with little mess, but with the ability to make changes easily.   The effortless set-up and clean-up make it easy to travel with, using no solvents, only water, as a convenient grab-and-go medium.  Making direct brushstrokes, like acrylics, allows your painting to not get overworked, but its ability to be re-wet, unlike acrylics, allows you to make changes to your painting at any time.   You can use it for quick studies or a finished painting.   The ease and convenience of using them is such a pleasure!  It can be challenging to learn how to use a new medium, so allow me to guide you through the ins-and-outs of gouache so you can enjoy it as much as I do. 

In This Class Learn How To:

  • Choose various surfaces to paint on.
  • Set up a palette box with all your colors in it ready to use.
  • Add medium to your paints so they are more fluid (like oils).
  • Choose which colors to use.
  • Use your pigments to achieve your desired objective.
  • Layer lights over darks and darks over lights.
  • Match dried colors (they change a little as they dry).
  • Soften edges as needed.
  • Varnish your final painting so you don’t have to mount it under glass.

In Addition, You Will Learn About:

  • Composition
  • Values
  • Color Theory

Day 1 – Learn how to use gouache, including your equipment, paints and surfaces.

Day 2 – Paint a scene – either from a photo of your own or a still life. 

*  If painting from a photo, the clearer your photo is, the better your painting will be. Choose one with clear and simple light and dark value shapes.  Viewing photos on a digital device is recommended rather than a printed photo (but feel free to bring a print also).  Don’t forget your charger and extension cord.

All levels may attend but being familiar with how to paint is helpful.

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February 2025

Paint like the Masters….with the Grisaille Method.

  • Feb 8 & 9, 2025

  • Member $300
  • Non-Member $350


Paint an underpainting in Grisaille and finish with glazes and impasto.

In this class we will start our painting by concentrating on our light and dark values. We will build our underpainting taking it to almost a finished simplistic black and white painting in acrylics. We will then see the color come to life with our oils using light glazes of colors and opaque’s to finish it off.  Our finished works will be a rich and in depth oil painting, in the style of the old masters.